Saturday, August 13, 2016
I am developing a new dream. I have been reading about the El Camino, it is a 500 mile pilgrimage through France and Spain. I have been reading different books on it, talking to people, watching movies etc. I am seriously considering this in the next two years. Cheri has given it some thought and is very willing to go along with me. I think its time to start training a bit and ensure I am in good enough health to do it. It will involve walking approx. 16 miles a day for a month. That is to complete the entire camino, which is what I would prefer to do. I know it can be done in stages, but doubt I would ever get back over there again to do it. My feelings now are better to do it all at once. To that end, I am going to start today to up my steps and my strength training in the lower body. I am talking via email to a woman friend of Nadine Carr's who has done the trip twice. I also am following various blogs and facebook pages. Trying to figure it all out.
Sunday, August 09, 2015
40 years ago today, Mike showed up at my door. He sort of moved right in, took right over. I let him. We had a very happy 23 years together. I miss him still. He had just gotten discharged from the navy. He had been my high school crush and I had not seen him in years. Tonight, I am remembering.
Thursday, January 01, 2015
I always love the first day of the New Year. I use it to recharge myself. Lazy morning, writing goals for the year. Last year I accomplished quite a few. I ran/walked my first half marathon, the Zion Half in Utah, with my daughter, her fiance and my sister. That was a great time. That was March, in June, I accomplished a long time goal and became a Certified Personal Trainer with Ace, went on to become a licensed Piyo teacher and Weight Management Specialist. I am also continuing to build my business and last year in April we ordered all new machines, they are awesome. Goals this year include mastering the pogo stick my hubby bought me for Christmas, I want to be able to go up and down my long driveway. I still want to run the track, not intervals, but run the entire thing, I want to finish my Precision Nutrition Certification and teach a Piyo live class. I want to continue to build my business. These are things I am working on for 2015. Happy New Year everyone. Edit Blog Entry | Delete Blog Entry
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Woo Hoo, I did it. I passed that damn test first time. Not by a lot, but I did it. It was hairy, touch and go throughout the entire thing. Just wasn't sure until the grade came back. I celebrated with a few new purses from Macy's. LOl Been a busy week since then, we had Relay for Life the day after, then this past weekend I worked and it was fathers day. I think I am still in shock that I did it and I am now a Certified Personal Trainer with ACE, American Council on Exercise. I am working on some things to do with it.
Thursday, June 05, 2014
I cannot believe tomorrow is here. How quickly these past months have just flown by. Tomorrow is the day I travel to Pittsburgh and take the test for CPT through Ace Fitness. I am a bit nervous. I know how much I have learned and how much I still have to learn. It is never ending. There are other classes I want to take, and yet this one has made me quite nuts a few times. it has not been easy finding time to study along with running a business. I love my life however. Been a while since I have updated anything here. Michelle and Allan are engaged that happened this past week while on a cruise to Alaska. I am so happy for her, he is good for her and the two of them together are awesome. Relay for Life is this upcoming weekend. Saturday to Sunday, so I will be in Kersey, walking, walking, walking. Raising funds and awareness to help battle cancer.
Thursday, April 10, 2014
We didn't finish in great time, my knee started in the second mile. I had been doctoring for my it band for about a month, but finish it we did. In about 3 hours, 38 minutes. We are going to continue to run. We all loved it and loved Utah. Beautiful country, the half was very well organized and we want to continue training and running. Michelle and Allan did great also, and they are already scheduled for their next half in Arizona.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Cannot believe this day is finally here. We have been preparing for this and planning this for months and today is the day. Cheri and I leave shortly to fly to Vegas, to drive to Utah to go participate in a half marathon. The Zion Half. I cannot believe we let Michelle talk us into this. The Zion Half is Saturday, we will drive out to Utah on Friday, we are both just so excited about this and so is Michelle and Allan. We will get to see where she is living. And of course, we love Vegas. I am nervous about the half, knee has been bothering me and I have been treating for it, so hope all is okay. going to do the best I can and that's all I can do. Pictures sure to follow.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Friday, February 28, 2014
“Death is nothing at all. I have only slipped away into the next room. I am I and you are you. Whatever we were to each other, that we are - still. Call me by my old familiar name. Speak to me in the easy way you always used. Put no difference into your tone, wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow. Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes we always enjoyed together. Play, smile, think of me - pray for me. Let my name be ever the household word that it always was. Let it be spoken without effort, without the ghost of a shadow in it. Life means all that it ever meant. It is the same as it ever was - there is absolute unbroken continuity. What is death but a negligible accident? Why should I be out of mind? Because I am out of sight? I am waiting for you for an interval, somewhere very near - just around the corner. All is well. Nothing is past; nothing is lost. One brief moment and all will be as it was before. How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again.” Canon Henry Scott-Holland, 1847-1918, Canon of St Paul's Cathedral
Monday, December 09, 2013
"I Can’t Help Missing You So Much" written by Gail Mutterperl Missing you is something I feel every moment. It’s like a little piece of sadness That I carry around with me. When I stop what I am doing To take a moment to think of you, There is an emptiness That fills me up inside. But along with the sadness There are wonderful memories. And when I think of all the Special times we had, I can’t help but smile In spite of the sadness. It is then that I realize That I would rather Feel the pain of missing you Than lose a single memory Of you and me together.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
I have got to schedule my ACE exam by January 18. I can push it out till May, possibly even later by next month. My problem comes into play with how soon do I want to take it and feel ready to do it and pass. I would love to have it done and be CPT before my 60th birthday which is April 22. However, on March 22, I am running a half Marathon. My first one ever in Utah, with Michelle and Cheri. I would like to take the test before going but not to sure I would have enough time to keep studying it all and pass. I really do not want to fail and have to do it over again. Think I am going to take this next month and just really hit those books. The other side of it is to wait till May to take it and have the time to really hit those books again and again. Is it really important to be to have it finished before I turn 60? That seems to be my main question.
Saturday, October 12, 2013
I cannot believe that we are going to do this. I am already starting to get nervous. it starts at 7 am. when the heck do you eat?? 4 am? It's in Utah, I live in Pa. what about the altitude and how do I combat that? I am doing research for answers to these questions and will not allow myself to have doubts or fears. I need to do this in 4 hours, that is my main goal. We are working towards increasing our distance and improving distance bit by bit. Taking it slow we have time, this is in March. Exactly one month before my 60th birthday. Going to look for a running group on spark that may be able to help.