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A (brief) update
Wednesday, March 12, 2014      6 comments

Whew--this year has been crazy so far! First off, I am still alive and well and here, just not online with SP a lot. ... Read more
Four years of Sparking and some updates!
Wednesday, January 15, 2014      15 comments

This is way overdue in more ways than one--I can't believe my last blog was in September. There has been a lot that's changed in the last four months: - i ran another half marathon. - My job ended and I started looking for another. - I ... Read more
SparkRadio and other updates
Friday, September 27, 2013      14 comments

Well, I was interviewed last night by Lily Hills for SparkRadio. Lily said it will air next Tuesday, so if you are interested, have a listen. It's about a 10-minute interview in two segments; I hope I shared something that will be of interest an... Read more
Seattle 3-Day Walk
Tuesday, September 24, 2013      8 comments

"So how was your 3-Day walk?" How do you begin to answer that question? I thought I had a good idea of what I was getting myself into when I signed up to walk 60 miles in three days. I knew it would be work and that it would be emotional, b... Read more
Friday, September 13, 2013      11 comments

Thank you to all who commented on my last blog, "Maintenance: Nirvana?" It always surprises me when others are interested enough in what I write to read and comment on it, and I appreciate it! Life is a bit chaotic for me right now; lots an... Read more
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Wednesday, August 21, 2013      62 comments

I posted in my status today that I am amused. What sparked that was today's program from Spark Coach: "If you dream of the day when you'll no longer have to measure portions and count calories, then today's challenge will be a breath of fre... Read more
Ragnar Northwest Passage 2013
Tuesday, July 23, 2013      10 comments

First, thank you to everyone who commented on my last blog, particularly about my less than graceful fall. It hurt like the dickens at the time, but I couldn't imagine NOT finishing the race at that point; it was going to hurt whether I finished... Read more
See Jane Run Half Marathon: Race #7 of 2013
Thursday, July 18, 2013      10 comments

Sunday I ran the third annual See Jane Run half marathon in Seattle. The first one was my second half marathon, just three weeks after my first one; this was my 23rd half marathon. Crazy! Although I've done quite a few half marathons now, t... Read more
Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathn: Race #6 of 2013
Sunday, June 30, 2013      14 comments

Last Saturday, my husband and I ran the Seattle Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon. This was our 22nd(!) half marathon. Little did we know when we ran it as our first half marathon two years ago that we would get hooked on that distance! I wish I ... Read more
Portland Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon: Race #5 of 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013      9 comments

Okay, I'm going to try and make this short (ha! me write a short blog?!). My husband and I had the fun of running the second Portland Rock 'n' Roll Half Marathon last Sunday. We were really looking forward to this one for a number of reason... Read more
Inspiring Hope 10K: Race #4 of 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      12 comments

Last Saturday was the fourth annual Inspiring Hope 5K/10K Walk/Run. It's a walk/run to raise money to fight breast cancer, and it is without a doubt my favorite race to do; after all, it's the race that got me started. In 2010, my husband a... Read more
A&F? No thanks!
Wednesday, May 08, 2013      10 comments

One of the blogs I read regularly is "Weighty Matters: Musings of an Obesity Medicine Doc and Certifiably Cynical Realist" by Yoni Freedhoff, and his post today was about the exclusionary practices of Abercrombie & Fitch: www.weight... Read more
Choose love
Tuesday, April 16, 2013      14 comments

Yesterday's bombings in Boston shocked and shook us all, especially those in the running community. The finish line is a place for celebration, and someone tried to take t... Read more
What really matters
Wednesday, March 27, 2013      18 comments

I just received the news that I have been both expecting and dreading. One of my dearest friends, Marilyn, passed away today. I needed to write this to help process, to honor her, and to remind us all about what really matters. Marilyn and ... Read more
St. Paddy's Day Half Marathon: Race #3 of 2013
Monday, March 25, 2013      11 comments

Well, I'm a week late in getting this race report posted, but better late than never, right? A week ago my husband and I ran our third half marathon of the year and our 20th overall. (How did that happen--how did we get to 20 half marathon... Read more

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