Live with it, Fred.
Wednesday, September 14, 2011      4 comments

It's been a long time since I've created a blog. I blame summer and its disruption of routine. So, here is the first blog in about three months. This summer there have been many days of staying home from work, or working from home, to provi... Read more
Top 10: Things you should NOT do on SparkPeople
Friday, May 13, 2011      13 comments

10 - Schedule an appointment so you remember to schedule an appointment. 9 - Enter Xbox time in the Fitness tracker and call it “finger exercise” 8 - Post “I Win!” in a message board topic titled “Last one to post wins” 7 - Blog about ... Read more
Top 10: Reasons to Lose Weight
Thursday, May 12, 2011      5 comments

Here is my semi-serious top 10 reasons to drop a few pounds. 10 - You'll look more like your real age. 9 - No more blown out car tires. 8 - No more worrying about being kicked out of all-you-can-eat buffets. 7 - No more farmer tans... Read more
Life lessons learned from my first 5k race.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011      9 comments

This last weekend I participated in my first 5k race. From the experience I learned two very important lessons. More on those in a little while. First let me take you through the experience of a newbie 5k racer. I've been doing the Couch to... Read more
First 5k. Done.
Saturday, April 30, 2011      4 comments

This is just a quick note to let you know I survived my first 5k. I'm not home, so this is just a quick little "executive overview". I'll give you more detail later, when I get home. The weather was cold--in the mid 50s--and rainy, but hund... Read more
The runup to the "It's official" event
Monday, April 25, 2011      1 comments

Well, it's been a week and a half since I announced that I had signed up for my first "real" 5k. The official date is April 30, that's five days from now... ... umm... ... five days from now... ... Eek! ..... Read more
It's official
Thursday, April 14, 2011      8 comments

Just a short note... update... blog... thing... It's official. I've been planning on it and talking a little about it, but today I actually did it: I registered for my first 5k. Now that the money has left my wallet, I have incentive to fol... Read more
New 5k best
Friday, March 11, 2011      8 comments

Last night I missed my BootCamp workout, so I hit the gym and the treadmill to try to make up for it by running a 5k. I've been having knee pain for a while now, and I've been trying to take care of it with physical therapy, stretching and ... Read more
Is PT working? Part II
Tuesday, February 22, 2011      5 comments

Yesterday was my second PT session. They gave me another stretch to add to my collection, plus 2 strengthening exercises. They also gave me an ultrasound (heat) treatment and taped my knee up to see if forcing it into a more "correct" tracking p... Read more
Is PT working?
Monday, February 21, 2011      4 comments

Here's a quick update to my knee pain and subsequent physical therapy. I know that it is way too early for me to be able to say that physical therapy is, or is not, working, so I thought I would just record what I've experienced since my first P... Read more
Physical Therapy Results
Sunday, February 13, 2011      4 comments

I had my first round of physical therapy for my knee the other day. It wasn't really conclusive. They just took measurements and determined that I have tight calves, tight hamstrings, tight quads, and a tight IT band. Heck, I could have tol... Read more
Not quite a blog entry
Wednesday, February 09, 2011      4 comments

I just realized that it's been almost three weeks since I've created a blog entry. Well, this isn't exactly a blog entry, but I guess it counts. It's just a quick update. Tomorrow is my first PT (physical therapy) appointment. If you've bee... Read more
Nearing the finish line
Thursday, January 20, 2011      11 comments

Back when I started Sparking in early August one of the "fun" things that I did was set a weight loss goal and create that little "tracker dude" that sits underneath your message board posts. Well, he sits below my posts, anyway. I put my little... Read more
Cross Country: Day 6
Wednesday, January 05, 2011      2 comments

I woke up early this morning to the sound of tapping on a tree in the near distance. Are there woodpeckers in these parts? Try as I might, I couldn't get back to sleep, so shortly after sunrise I got up. Today I'll try to push it a bit and ... Read more
Holiday damage assessment
Tuesday, January 04, 2011      6 comments

Now that the holiday season is over I thought I'd take a look back to see what went right and what went wrong. I knew there were going to be challenges. First, it's a long holiday season with the actual Christmas and New Years holidays on b... Read more

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