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Posts Tagged ‘walking’

Readers are walking, recycling, biking, composting …

Wow, what awesome participation in last week’s Comment Contest Tuesday¬†and a great celebration of Earth Day. Like myself, many of my readers celebrate Earth Day every day … as it should be. Thank you to everyone who participated. You all shared some great things. Thank you. And the winner is … Gail! She will be […]


Long weekend for me

As I have posted lately that lots of changes are going on in my life right now, especially at work. And frankly, I am having a hard time dealing with them. I am finding myself more emotional than normal, exhausted, deflated … Last Monday I decided it would be a good idea for me to […]


Walking a golf course and then some

Curt and I drove down to Monterey on Friday night. That’s one of the great things about our life and lifestyle … our friend Tag, who is a professional golfer, texted Curt on Monday night asking if he should save tickets for us for the weekend. Before I hit the sack we had decided that […]


Back on plan, on my way to goal weight (again)

Right before Curt and I headed to Mexico City I weighed in super close to my goal weight. Like ounces away. My hard work is paying off. Like I said I would, while in Mexico City I ate and drank what I wanted. I had a lot of amazing food and beer and margaritas. We […]


Cactus, it doesn’t taste like chicken

Growing up in the Southwest I ate a lot of Mexican food, especially my mom’s cooking. She never used nopales to cook, which are prickly pear cactus. I have had it a few times. On Monday when Curt and I had lunch at a cafe both of our meals came with nopales. Curt had a […]


Dealing with higher altitude

Who knew I would have things to write about while on vacation? As soon as we got to Iris and David’s on Sunday night David poured all of us a glass of bottled water. He told us to make sure to have lots of water because of the altitude. Normally I drink a good amount […]


Shin splints

I believe I have had shin splints in the past. In college I had 10 minutes to get all the way across campus one day and walked so fast I was almost running. Soon after that I had pain in my shins. According to Mayo Clinic, shin splints are caused by excessive force (overload) on […]


Tiny bites and tiny spoons

For many years I have had a candy bowl on my desk at work. There are times it is very tempting to me and I feel like I can’t stop eating from it. Most of the time I find if I don’t start I am OK. Other times it is not tempting to me at […]


Walking miles on golf course in cold

Over the weekend Curt and I headed to Hayward to see our friend Tag Ridings play golf in the Nationwide Tour at Stonebrae. I wanted to know how many miles I would be walking over the weekend. I put a GPS tracking app on my iPhone. Tag’s father-in-law came along with him. So Curt and […]


Riding 100 miles and then some

My company recently launched a wellness program. We first started with biometric testing. Our results were input into a web portal. After that there was a wellness assessment in which I answered questions about my mental and physical health, fitness and exercise, work and personal situations, etc. From there my strengths were identified and areas […]