The Weight of Weight

Mar 05

The Weight of Weight

The blogging challenge is over.  Now it’s up to me to keep going on my own. I’ve been working on a kind of schedule for this blog.  I thought I’d deal with my spiritual challenges and discoveries on Tuesdays, my physical challenges and discoveries on Thursdays, and let stuff surprise us all on Saturdays. I thought I’d start the process with...

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New Gadgets Part 2

Dec 28

New Gadgets Part 2

As I said in my post on Monday, I do love getting fitness gadgets for Christmas! I’ve been in a real slump, fitness-wise, over the past several months. I’m struggling to find the time I need to commit to my fitness goals, and my life, as a result, is getting more and more sedentary. I know the “UP Bracelet“ is going to help with that. ...

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New Gadgets Part 1

Dec 26

New Gadgets Part 1

Hello all! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that you get a more relaxed week this week to enjoy family and friends! I had an amazing Christmas! My husband and son are techies. One of their favourite things is to find me some new techno-gadget for Christmas, and this year was no exception. The first gadget thing was a pair of incredibly warm gloves that...

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Learning to See

Jan 21

Learning to See

Have you ever watched a young child discovering something? Maybe they’ve found an ant on the sidewalk, or the first dandelion, or a feather. Maybe it’s the first time they’ve ever seen real animals up close, or heard a symphony orchestra, or bounced on a trampoline. Whatever it is, children have the most magical sense of the world around them. ...

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Sit Down, Die Young

Aug 25

Sit Down, Die Young

If you’re sitting at your desk while reading this, you might want to stand up! Sitting for prolonged periods seems to seriously affect your life span, according to the Stanford Center on Longevity. Most of us spend a good 8 hours a day sitting at our jobs, and then 2-3 hours in the evening sitting in front of the tube. Some of us are still energetic enough to...

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Rethinking the Training Thing

May 19

Rethinking the Training Thing

I’ve been spending a lot of time since my last race thinking about how I want to move ahead with my training. Technically I have my second Marathon in October, and I’ve been setting up my training to be able to accomplish that one well. However, doing it well requires that every weekend I’m doing a LOOONG walk (3-5 hours) which takes up a chunk of...

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