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Making a run-like motion
Friday, September 04, 2020      10 comments

On a runners group on facebook there was a woman who was heartbroken because some "runner" told her that she was too slow to call herself a runner and that all she was was a mere jogger. Akkk! Honestly rude people are everywhere so one rude r... Read more
Me? A Motivator? Well Dang.
Wednesday, September 02, 2020      8 comments

I woke up this morning to find that SparkPeople designated me "Today's Featured Motivator"! Rarely do I tear up over an email but my espresso is just a little salty this morning. I feel like such a little part of this great big sparky universe... Read more
End o' August - monthly goal review
Monday, August 31, 2020      4 comments

Hey! So it is the last day in August. Technically I am a year older than I was at the beginning of August. And as the month of August progressed we went from the dog days of summer to hints of autumn on the breeze. I have now log... Read more
90 days in and 5+ goals met
Saturday, August 22, 2020      4 comments

1. Today is day 90 of showing up and sparking every single day! This is my most life changing streak. 2. Yesterday I ran my first 5k of the summer! I have gotten out into the woods and "run" every other day since Memorial Day. This is m... Read more
My three fitness tests - one must have standards
Monday, August 17, 2020      4 comments

So I don't find eating clean and balanced diet all that tough. Okay, it is tough for me to get in as much protein as my Spark nutrition tracker would like to see but I guess that is what a Greek yogurt and fruit sundae before bed is for. I fin... Read more
I crack myself up...
Thursday, June 25, 2020      7 comments

Bwa ha ha ha! I tried so hard to go for my run this morning. Honest. I did get in 15 minutes of walking and about 6 minutes of running but you know how the best intentions go sometimes. I have an appointment at 11:30 with a GI surgeon b... Read more
Email to my doctor follow up
Sunday, June 21, 2020      6 comments

Well I emailed my doctor and was truly schocked when she called me instead of replying. She was truly scared that I had gone so long without a bowel movement. After years of post colorecal cancer plumbing issues, I have learned just to take it... Read more
Email to my doctor...
Thursday, June 18, 2020      4 comments

Today is day 25! Clean eating, lots of water, running, push ups, showing up and logging my food and movement every day. But. I've gained both weight and inches. Here is the message I just sent my doctor. If anyone has advice I am eager to ... Read more
The Four Year Retirement Plan - Three General Goals
Monday, June 15, 2020      3 comments

I retire in four years! That is only the time it takes to get through high school. I read an article on Sparkpeople today about setting long term goals. Life is good when you are taking it one day at a time but rather directionless. I th... Read more
A tiny change which has made a huge difference
Thursday, June 11, 2020      5 comments

I suck at breaking bad habits. Honestly. I have an adictive personality so breaking bad habits can take years. I've quit smoking. I've quit biting my nails. I haven't had a soda in a very long time. But man, it has taken so much energy to ... Read more
"Other Goals"
Tuesday, June 09, 2020      3 comments

At the moment I have four daily "other goals" in Sparkpeople. * Take Metamucil * Make my bed * Do the dishes * Floss my teeth None of these will help me lose weight or even be in better shape but they are important. I ... Read more
Whirl Wind Week and the best run of my life.
Friday, September 28, 2012      8 comments

Lets see... Monday: Colonoscopy and being told I have cancer... holy smokes! Tuesday: CT Scan and blood tests Wednesday: Meet with the surgeon find out I need the full gambit: chemo, radiation and surgery Thursday: A "normal" da... Read more
I have cancer... at the moment if feels like it has me.
Thursday, September 27, 2012      18 comments

This has been a big year. I ran my first 5k. I took part in two triathlons. I turned 50. And now, this past Monday, I was diagnosed with cancer. I have colorectal cancer. I have none of the risk factors. I have no symptoms. I was jus... Read more
Mixing it up a bit...
Thursday, July 26, 2012      8 comments

For months I've been swimming/biking/running (non-freaking-stop) along with going to body pump once a week. I got to the day after the big triathlon and suddenly lost all desire to work out. I was just burnt out. I have been training for... Read more
Turning 50 goals revisited... with pigeon issues
Friday, July 20, 2012      4 comments

So... it seems my 50th birthday is three weeks from today. 5 months or so ago I wrote a blog with 7 goals to meet by the time I turned 50. So, with 3 weeks left to meet them I might as well face them each individually. 1. Go bicycl... Read more

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