Where to run 10 miles? That’s the question.
Saturday, February 08, 2014 16 comments
It’s 32* at 7 am. That’s good. Any day above freezing is a good day lately. It’s overcast and there’s a 40 % chance of rain. That’s bad. I don’t mind a drizzle, but if the clouds open up, I want to go home. So here are my choices. ... Read more
Baking potatoes 5 lb bag – 2/$4
Wednesday, February 05, 2014 19 comments
That poster in my supermarket window caught my eye. It was one of many, but it was the only heavily advertised special that wasn’t some kind of processed food. Entering the store, before even walking through the main doors, there are bins ... Read more
Amazing! I really wanted that virtual trophy
Saturday, February 01, 2014 24 comments
Yesterday, we were having a heat wave, at least compared to the temperature in recent weeks. It was 43* and DH suggested we go for a walk. Great idea! Although it was my scheduled rest day, with only some gentle yoga and taichi required... Read more
All treadmills are not created equal
Friday, January 31, 2014 17 comments
But sometimes even false achievement can push you in the right direction. On Wednesday I wrote about my terrific workout on an unfamiliar treadmill, running comfortably at a higher setting (6.1 vs 5.8 on MY treadmill) all the while covertly... Read more
Mastering "new technology”
Thursday, January 30, 2014 19 comments
A false sense of achievement?
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 23 comments
I won’t know until tomorrow. At my little gym there’s one treadmill that I consider MINE. In fact the regulars also call it MINE. That’s because it’s on the end, far from the wall mounted TVs and right in front of a fan. Fortunately, thi... Read more
Speed intervals - “wind sprints” – and me
Sunday, January 26, 2014 17 comments
Whenever I think about these terms along with my senior citizen age, I get a mental image of a Seinfeld episode where George (faking a disability for advantage) is escaping from a group of angry old people – all of them, including George, riding... Read more
Am I really a “success” story?
Thursday, January 23, 2014 32 comments
I recently received an email inviting me to fill out a form to be considered a SP “success.” I replied that they couldn’t really mean me. Compared to the success stories I’ve read, hearing about me might elicit the response “big deal!” ... Read more
What do Peyton Manning and Jeremy Abbott have in common?
Tuesday, January 21, 2014 17 comments
While Manning is well known to more people, makes a lot more money and is a Sunday fixture on TV from Sept – Jan, Abbott and others like him come into our national consciousness only every 4 years. Manning is on his way to the Super Bowl a... Read more
All Spark Points are not created equal and I don’t mind
Sunday, January 19, 2014 19 comments
It took me nearly 3 years to get to 1000 spark points. That’s because I was a spark hermit. I conscientiously used the nutrition tracker because eating huge quantities of food caused my weight problem. I always loved exercise so I ignored the... Read more
The Jolly Green Giant and Me – the final chapter
Saturday, January 18, 2014 26 comments
Thank you to SP tech support for their prompt response to my questions about my “hijacked” nutrition tracker (details in yesterday’s blog). It seems that the Green Giant ad is in such close proximity to the drop down menu (bfast,lunch,din... Read more
Are the SP powers trying to read my mind or maybe just mad at me?
Friday, January 17, 2014 20 comments
Yesterday I did blog a complaint about one particular pop-up ad. Today I logged in to discover that I already had earned one point in my nutrition tracker. HUH? I haven’t eaten or recorded anything yet. I’ve heard that some people eat ... Read more
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