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A breath of fresh air
Sunday, January 22, 2017      9 comments

We had a break between storms so today my husband and I took a walk along the coast. It was exactly what I needed! My Mom came home from the hosptial Wednesday night after round 2 (or round 1, continued) of pneumonia. I don't know about you... Read more
Hiking in the Redwoods
Thursday, August 18, 2016      11 comments

My family and I enjoyed our recent camping trip in the Santa Cruz mountains. We went for a long hike on Monday, and here's a few photos. I'm always amazed by the Redwoods! ... Read more
My Medals Arrived Today!
Friday, July 29, 2016      6 comments

A few months ago, I signed up for the Run Disney Virtual Running Shorts series. For those of you not familiar with a virtual event, you're on your honor to complete the distance by a certain time, and the proceeds go to a worthy cause. In my cas... Read more
Montara Mountain
Sunday, May 15, 2016      14 comments

Today my husband and I hiked a trail on Montara Mountain. We started at the end in a county park, and you can take this trail all the way to the ocean. That actually would be nice to try some day, but for today, we got about halfway, almost to t... Read more
Hiking Mt. Konocti
Sunday, April 03, 2016      11 comments

On Thursday, I hiked Mount Konocti with my husband and kids. Mt. Konocti is a dormant volcano on the edge of Clear Lake in California. Clear Lake is the biggest freshwater lake in California. (Lake Tahoe is bigger, but we share that with Nevada.... Read more
Approaching a Milestone
Sunday, March 20, 2016      10 comments

How long have you been on Spark People? This past week, I've read blog posts from more than a few Sparkers who were marking an anniversary. That, and a conversation I had last night with a friend, got me thinking about how long I've been on Spar... Read more
And This is Why I Need to Track My Nutrition
Monday, October 05, 2015      12 comments

I'm participating in the Fall 5% Challenge and one of our tasks this week is to track our food. All of it. Each day. I really don't care to track my food. I'm not sure why. Most of what I eat has been saved in "favorites" or "recent" and it... Read more
Don't Give Up!
Saturday, June 27, 2015      7 comments

I've been struggling to keep the spark going the past few months. emoticon I've been pretty consistent with s... Read more
Dusting Myself Off...
Friday, April 03, 2015      14 comments

Well, March turned out to be an interesting month. The day I wrote my last post (3/8), I went to the beach with my family and I blew out my ankle. I was already dealing with a sore shoulder, so when I hurt my ankle, I really felt like a mess. ... Read more
Time for an Adjustment
Sunday, March 08, 2015      7 comments

Yesterday was the official end of the Winter 5% Challenge. How did it go? Overall, great! We had wonderful leaders with lots of good ideas to share, and "reporting" my fitness minutes and other details to my team made me feel more accountable. I... Read more
Looking Back, Moving Forward
Monday, December 29, 2014      4 comments

It's that time of year...New Year's Resolutions. Everywhere we look, we see nifty ideas on getting fit or getting organized "once and for all" or "New Year, new you!" I wish it were that easy, all my bad habits broken at the stroke of midni... Read more
May You Be Blessed Today...
Tuesday, November 18, 2014      4 comments

That's what a kind stranger told me today. I had held the door open for him. Then we were both on the elevator, on our way to our respective doctor's appointments. I was lost in thought, a little bit nervous. He got out one floor before me,... Read more
No, thank you!
Thursday, November 06, 2014      6 comments

My gym is undergoing renovations, so to keep us campers happy, they've been giving out freebies almost every day. Some days, it's tea and/or coffee, and some days it's sample-size hair-care products. Recently, there was a beautiful platter... Read more
Monday, November 03, 2014      2 comments

My favorite thing to do on Spark is to read blog entries. I know, my favorite thing should be "trying new healthy recipes" or "doing a new workout video." Those are worthwhile activities that I definitely should be doing more often. But the... Read more
Checking In
Monday, October 13, 2014      8 comments

In my last blog, I wrote about how I wanted to make the time for some kind of creative outlet. So far so good! I've signed up for another crochet class at the rec, and I'm in the process of finishing a cowl I started in March. I've done a l... Read more

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