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Transitioning to self-sufficiency
Sunday, October 18, 2015     

I am in a slow transition to maintenance without SparkPeople. I guess I've been in this period for a few years, really. After having my SparkPeople Other Goals clear out unexpectedly one too many times without any support other than "try anothe... Read more
Moderation is harder than all-or-nothing
Monday, September 07, 2015     

This bog is really for me with intentions that I’ll be able to look back in a few months and find this little thing didn’t slow me down one bit. I accidentally ended my daily Spark streak of 1578 days yesterday. I forgot to log food, ex... Read more
Trail adventure of epic beauty
Sunday, June 28, 2015     

The beauty from this trail will be hard to beat. I feel that way about nearly every adventure but this one rates way up there! While on the trail, I reflected how this would not have been possible about 4+ years ago/pre-spark. Love the co... Read more
Pictures from today's trail adventure
Sunday, June 07, 2015     

Just a few pictures from today's run/hike. We covered about 13 miles/2700 ft elevation gain on a trail that I've wanted to do for a long time. It was out of range/comfort last year but a mild challenge this year. We still had legs for a lot m... Read more
Learning from DNFd 25k
Wednesday, May 20, 2015     

It's strange to read my name in the blog of my Spark Friend, KONRAD695. But LOL! It is an honor to help inspire some good stuff and stuff that helps me! I wrote a long reply but I decided to post as a blog purely so I could reflect back. ... Read more
25k countdown and building confidence
Sunday, April 19, 2015     

My first 25k is in about a month. The longest race to this point has been 10k. Yesterday's training schedule called for a mild-paced, mostly flat 10-12 miles. Knowing I wouldn't be contending with steep hills that I would have to hike, I ... Read more
The hills are getting smaller
Sunday, April 05, 2015     

Saturday I was scheduled to run 10-12 miles for my 25k training but I was with someone having an off-day and we ended up at 6.25 miles in about two hours. It wasn’t much of a workout, but it was good to be there for someone else and I had a few... Read more
I have lots of places to go but back isn’t one of them - 160 Flights of stairs done!
Saturday, January 24, 2015     

I did it! I completed a 160-flight stair race (over 3100 individual stairs). I wasn’t as physically prepared as I planned but I got it done. I was more concerned about the mental challenges but in the end, I was prepared for that too. ... Read more
Beautiful Trail Run Saturday
Sunday, October 05, 2014     

The views were some of the best we've ever enjoyed. I felt strong and good. I think a 25k may be in my future. ... Read more
September Refocus
Monday, September 01, 2014     

I've reached some goals this summer and it's time to think about what's next. Over the last many months, my aim has been related to physical-activity pursuits; it's time to get some of the basics back to a level that will help me reach my weigh... Read more
Hike with Payoffs
Sunday, August 31, 2014     

A lot of our hikes this summer have been for conditioning or training. Today we hike a trail with two great pay offs! It was great to feel strong and in-control on some steep and challenging sections. It was great not to be passed but to ... Read more
Big mid-term goal reached
Monday, August 18, 2014     

2800 feet up in 1.8 miles emoticon More leg and lung burning fun for another mid-term goal. Very good w... Read more
Stadium Stair Race - 816 Stairs Up and 816 Stairs down
Sunday, August 03, 2014     

Today was a training opportunity for a steep hike/climb in about 3 weeks. A stair race in a local historic stadium benefiting a foundation that provides sanctuary to abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats and much more. It was hard!... Read more
Hike pics from weekend and a bit of a scare
Sunday, June 29, 2014     

Two Hike Saturday - One ended at a water crossing running too fast and deep. The other was a short group hike with coworkers to a beautiful water fall. One Hike Today - Our most challenging elevation gain to date and a little more than 5 h... Read more
Active Weekend - Cake Making, Hiking, Running & Kayaking
Sunday, June 22, 2014     

As mentioned a couple days ago, hubby's old truck was stolen. When we thought we'd never see it again - assuming it was taken for parts, we were on the road to acceptance. Acceptance turned to sadness and a sick feeling when we saw what... Read more

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