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While my heart and mind are fixed on Boston this morning,
Monday, April 21, 2014      13 comments

I’m also remembering those days when only men were allowed to participate in this iconic event. /www.bostonmagazine.com/
news/blog/2014/04/17/throw
back-thursday-women-first-
ran-marathon/ The image of a race offi... Read more
Does this mean I’m a perfect 10?
Saturday, April 19, 2014      20 comments

All the other race numbers this morning were 100-300. What did I do to deserve this? I know that elite runners are given special low numbers. That sure is NOT me.... Read more
An unexpected use for a “body shaper”
Sunday, April 13, 2014      28 comments

And the careless behavior that caused me to need it. Some years ago in a moment of vanity I bought a “body shaper.” My mother (and Betty White) would have called it a girdle. It was advertised as taking inches off your waist and hips and ... Read more
What Spring Means to Me
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      22 comments

I’m glad winter is over. I love to be outside in nature. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t love me as much as I love it. Still I want go outside every chance I get. I ... Read more
What does my new profile picture tell you?
Saturday, April 05, 2014      27 comments

8 years since my last half marathon and I’m still smiling. Mile 12 and I want to finish happy. I carry my own water (and cough drops, darn allergies) 25 yea... Read more
I must choose WISELY because I have been choosing POORLY.
Tuesday, April 01, 2014      19 comments

I was halfway through the box of wheat thins when I realized that something was wrong. I wasn’t unhappy or upset. This wasn’t emotional eating. I just really liked the... Read more
G-R-A-D-U-A-L spells “ME”
Friday, March 28, 2014      25 comments

I admire those who go “cold turkey” – no sugar, no caffeine, no TV etc. I just was never very good at all or nothing. Still, I want to improve myself in all areas. Check out this teaspoon. ... Read more
“10 ways to keep your diet GMO free”
Thursday, March 27, 2014      13 comments

This article speaks for itself, although I was surprised by number 10. www.cnn.com/2014/03/25/h
ealth/upwave-gmo-free-diet
/index.html?hpt=hp_bn13 As a personal choice, I’ve always avoided artificial sweeteners, b... Read more
I think the planet has a virus
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      19 comments

When I’m “coming down with something” my body’s thermostat is all mixed up,. I’m hot. I’m cold. Hot…cold until finally I’m really sick. After weeks of alternating running outside in winter wear or shorts and T shirt, my body is confused.... Read more
“Have you tried to lose weight and had no success?"
Thursday, March 20, 2014      15 comments

"Maybe it’s not YOU. Maybe it’s your diet” - Huh? I’m confused by this ad for a popular diet plan. It’s not YOU? Who else decides what you will be eating? I understand the importance of “diet” (the noun) and exercise too. That’... Read more
Is GMO Salmon coming to a supermarket near you?
Wednesday, March 19, 2014      14 comments

Kroger and Safeway say they will not carry it even if it is approved by the FDA Whole Foods, Trader Joes and Target say they will not carry the genetically modified fish either. Walmart and Costco have not yet announced a decision (as ... Read more
A second opinion and a solution from an unexpected source
Tuesday, March 18, 2014      25 comments

I couldn’t believe I didn’t realize it myself, but sometimes a fresh pair of eyes is what we need. One reason my last 3 weeks of training were such a bust was the nasty blister on my arch that developed suddenly. The worn covering on my cu... Read more
I really wanted this beach towel, so I ran 13.1 miles!
Monday, March 17, 2014      32 comments

It took 2:25:50 but at nearly 67 years old, I’m grateful to still be “in the race” If you’ve read my March 5th blog, “Do you believe in Jinxes,” you know I wasn’t su... Read more
I’m grateful for antibiotics as my status states, but what else happened?
Monday, March 10, 2014      18 comments

It was quite a coincidence to read the following article in the NY Times on day 7 of my penicillin regimen. The Fat Drug www.nytimes.com/2014/03/
09/opinion/sunday/the-fat-
drug.html?_r=0 I knew that antibiotics we... Read more
Do you believe in jinxes?
Wednesday, March 05, 2014      21 comments

I don’t think I’m a superstitious person, but a few hours after I posted my blog on Sunday about tripling my fitness minutes goal, I started to feel “funny.” DH & I went for a nice 2 mile stroll while the weather was still nice. Another sn... Read more

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