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Worka worka Satirdy
Saturday, September 03, 2011     

Last night I ran a 5K race on the Grand Prix circuit in Baltimore City. It was flat. It was fast. It was also about 0.09 miles short of 5k. That being the case 25:05.94 is not a 5k time, it's more like a 3 mile time. The first place finishers we... Read more
The Gluten-Free Fad
Friday, September 02, 2011     

I have a sister-in-law with celiac disease. She must avoid gluten. Even when she does, the lack of gluten in her diet is causing other issues to be exacerbate, like osteoporosis. It is a terrible disease. I just read a Spark Health article:... Read more
Sometimes they surprise you.
Thursday, September 01, 2011     

Couple of days ago I posted Mike's picture from first day of school. That was one week ago. On Friday the school told everyone that they wanted to minimize campus population in anticipation of the storm. If you lived close enough, you should go ... Read more
Gettin' the carbs in.
Thursday, September 01, 2011     

I was in the store recently and I was looking at the Nutritional Information label trying to come up with the PointsPlus Value. Another fellow came by, ran his finge down the label to the carbs line (there were less than 20g) and set teh box dow... Read more
My baby's first day of school (Picture!!)
Wednesday, August 31, 2011     

Mike started college last week. We have pictures for the baby book. He promises that he does not want to gain the freshman 15. I would settle for sober and no unexpected grandchildren. And yes I gave him a special "care package" from Dad to help... Read more
You still want to run?
Tuesday, August 30, 2011     

I didn't just walk. I walked a lot. We went on a Disney Cruise and I walked on the ship and on the island and everywhere I could walk. when we got home, I made myself a gift of the Wii Fit package. It's really a game, but in my then condition, i... Read more
You say you want to be a runner?
Monday, August 29, 2011     

My regular advice is don't. That's an odd thing for a runner to say, I suppose. But I do go on. I never set out to be a runner. I was at least 80 pounds overweight. The leader at Weight Watchers would remind us every week about the imp... Read more
After the storm
Sunday, August 28, 2011     

I used to get migraines. For those who get them, they know. To call them a migraine headache only tells a part of the story. I never knew when I would get one or what would be my trigger. But during an episode, my life was a living hell. ... Read more
I am the master of my fate ...
Friday, August 26, 2011     

It matters not how strait the gate How charged with punisment the scroll I am the master of my fate I am the captain of my soul. That is the last four lines from the poem Invictus. www.bartleby.com/103/7.h
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I have been reading The Spark ...
Thursday, August 25, 2011     

.... and today I came across the part where Chris Downie started to jump rope. I have a jump rope. I tried it a couple of years ago. It's hanging on a nail in my cellar. I think I will try to learn how to jump rope. And I have a Perfec... Read more
Is your man a lump on the couch? Save his life!!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011     

I was too. But my dearest friend changed that for me. If you love him save his life. There is merit to the idea of "body acceptance" only to a point. I used to look in the mirror and actually say to myself "Yeah, I'm a little overweight, bu... Read more
She wanted to quit ...
Tuesday, August 23, 2011     

Jamgirl8 is now one of my Spark Friends. I like that. She posted on W8Watchers Friendsthat she was thinking about quitting; she was frustrated. And I responded to her. What developed was an exchange that I thought might be useful to anyone havin... Read more
A day with my Mom
Monday, August 22, 2011     

Last winter Mom started to have a series of TIAs. And she would make a little progress then have another TIA. She was well enough to be at home, but she needed companionship. 24/7 companionship. Luckily, she had 13 children, 9 of whom live ... Read more
Had a Sparkling good day
Sunday, August 21, 2011     

How did I do woking Spark into an adverb? A little forced? Yeah, I think so, too. Tough. I ran the Celebration Triathlon in Columbia, MD back in June. What fun. Today was the Irongirl Triathlon on the sam course. I volunteered to work ... Read more
This morning's five miler ...
Saturday, August 20, 2011     

... well, nearly six! Marathon training continues apace. Last week I ran my 17 miles. When I mapped it, it was more like 18.4. I was a little sore, but no real pain. OK my right big toe hurt like an MF, but otherwise I was good. By Monday I... Read more

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