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WHAM Bike Ride
Sunday, August 03, 2014      31 comments

I was determined to do the WHAM bike ride this year. WHAM is Whiting-Hammond After Midnight ride. I have not been riding this summer as planned but you all know me, when did lack of prep stop me from doing something. So the details of the... Read more
Pierogi Fest
Monday, July 28, 2014      26 comments

I had a great time at Pierogi Fest yesterday. One of my Spark buddies came over to my house (I had parking saved right in front of my house for her to use). She got to meet Buffy and say hi to my girls. Then we headed off to the fest. I ... Read more
My new dog.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014      37 comments

I just wanted to let everyone know, my whole family has been to the doc. We are all on antibiotics and some heavy duty cough syrup. This is far from fun. I have no energy or stamina right now. I can only hope this runs it's course soon so I ... Read more
China Town 5K Swim, I mean Run.
Monday, July 14, 2014      26 comments

I know this is late but . . . This past Saturday was the China Town 5K. I'd wanted to do this race last year but I had a scheduling conflict. So needless to say I was really excited for this year. I hadn't been feeling well all week, ... Read more
Bad Kitty!!
Monday, July 07, 2014      29 comments

I've had 5 days off - and I took them off of EVERYTHING. I'm admitting to it: I did not track. I did not eat well. I did not exercise. I sat on my butt for hours. I just played with my girls around the house. We shared pizza. I... Read more
5 mile trail extension (Pictures!)
Sunday, July 06, 2014      21 comments

Well I left everyone at our nature center yesterday. If we turn around there and come straight home it is exactly 2.97 miles. That would be our normal week night walk. Weekends and holiday we go further. The five mile extension turns off at ... Read more
Our Trail (picture heavy)
Saturday, July 05, 2014      33 comments

I realized that I always talk about our local trail but have never shared it with you. So here is our 5 mile dog walk. Enjoy! This is the entrance to the park/trail. ... Read more
Still unhappy but supposed to be fixed
Friday, June 27, 2014      24 comments

Well I will not be running the dirty dash this year. Glad I had other runs in June. Supposedly I will gay a refund in 7 to 10 days. Believe it when I see it. I was told that they sent an email "several weeks" ago announcing the change. ... Read more
Dirty Dash has me PO'ed
Friday, June 27, 2014      21 comments

I signed up for the Chicago Dirty Dash back in January. My confirmation says tomorrow 6/28 at 9am. I have an entire day planned as Ottawa is about a 1.5 hr drive and I have friends that live out there. I didn’t get any emails this week w... Read more
Day at the Dunes!
Sunday, June 22, 2014      32 comments

Had a really fun day today! One of my Spark buddies came over this morning so we could go to the Dunes. She brought her dog with, and we introduced him to Tazzy. It took a few trips around the block but eventually they hit it off. We pac... Read more
Color Me Rad - 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014      24 comments

I know I’ve been a bit MIA the last two days. See I signed up for a Color Run in Fort Wayne, Indiana. When I signed up, I didn’t realize Fort Wayne was almost 3 hours away! After hubby revealed this fact to me, we decided to make a short week... Read more
food and motivation
Thursday, June 19, 2014      20 comments

It’s amazing how attached you can get to an animal in just 2 months. Hubby and I are still heartbroken, but this too will pass. Snuggle my girls and move on. I’m on day 3 of being in calorie range. I’m pretty happy with that. Food has a... Read more
Getting some good
Wednesday, June 18, 2014      28 comments

Well, I’m finally getting some good to go with all the bad. Gram is at home. One week after almost dying of a heart attack, she is home and doing well. “Getting back to life” is the only Spark appropriate quote. My gram could make a sa... Read more
Who Uses a Fitness Tracker?
Monday, June 16, 2014      26 comments

Ok, the Universe has decided to give me another little smack in the face - my FitBit died. I mean, it is beyond dead. So I need a new fitness tracker. I'm trying to decide what route to go. So I'm looking for input. What trackers do you... Read more
Good and Bad
Sunday, June 15, 2014      24 comments

The good is Gram is much better. She will probably come home this week. She is recovering extremely well and already driving the nurses nuts. She was even moved out of ICU already. I got to talk to her the other day. She gets out of breath ... Read more

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