Thursday, April 10, 2014

Finished the half

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

Vegas and Utah

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

We miss you and think of you often. Michelle, Cheri and I are running/walking a half marathon in Utah in a few weeks.

Friday, February 28, 2014


Running/walking a half marathon with Michelle, Allan and Cheri in Utah March 22. ACE CPT exam is scheduled for Friday, June 6, going to need help, prayers and time for that.
“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

Missing you.

"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

Some decisions

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

The Zion Half

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.

Sunday, October 06, 2013

The Zion Half Marathon

So, yes, we are doing this. On March 22, 2014. Exactly one month before my 60th birthday I will be walking/running in this. 13.1 miles. My sister, and daughter and some of her friends are doing this with us. What a way to celebrate. Also, will be finishing up my course with ACE to be certified right about that same time. Have got my work cut out for me the next few months. I keep thinking my goals, three big the business, get certified as CPT and ready to run this half marathon. How to fit it all in, has me thinking and rethinking. I need to schedule time and think I may need to find some more hours in my day. Today was a good day, got some studying in, ran/walked 2 miles today after doing 7.44 yesterday at the Rails to Trails. Cheri and I loved that.

Friday, September 13, 2013

New dream?? New goal?

I keep thinking once I am Certified, it would be great to have an extra office in the Franklin Center across from the Curves Club to work with people, one on one. could do free weights, training etc, and could work with all ages, men, etc. This could be awesome, I have had some men say they wish they had somewhere to work out. they are not real happy at lifetime health. Dirty hot and machines are not maintained.

Friday, September 06, 2013

Dream or Goal?

I know that goals normally start out as a dream. we keep thinking about them, dreaming about them and talking about them. Somewhere along the line, we start setting some specifics to it, how could we do it? Could we do it? When could we do it? What steps would we need to take/ That is pretty much where I am at with the zion half marathon. It seems to have taken over my thoughts. I am thinking about it, talking about it, dreaming about it and actually even training a bit for it. Cheri is really wanting to do this with us too. I am thinking it could be possible.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Zion Half

My daughter is doing the Zion Half Marathon in March 2014. I am considering doing it with her and trying to talk to Cheri into going with me. We did a 5k yesterday and it shows us how much training we would have to do to be able to do 13 miles. It would be over 4 times what we did yesterday. I think it would be a blast if we could do it and it would be exactly a month before my 60th birthday, so how awesome is that! I am planning to complete my ACE CPT by then also, it could be two goals knocked out before I am 60. Two big goals. I woke up thinking about training for it this morning, would need to build the endurance and the strength and the lung capability. Would work great to do hills one day, long slow walk a day, hills a day, and keep building on it all. Thinking about it.

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Chapter 1, Scope of the Personal Trainer

Direct Quote from Chapter 1 of the manual "Understanding the ACE-certified Personal Trainer’s scope of practice can be empowering, as it defines a unique profession dedicated to helping people improve their fitness, health, and quality of life through physical activity. Many of the professions in healthcare are devoted to treating disease, while a personal trainer primarily helps people avoid disease. In a society where almost two-thirds of the adult population is overweight and physically inactive, and youth are projected to possibly live shorter lives than their parents, the role that ACE-certified Personal Trainers play in the healthcare continuum has never been more important."

Thursday, July 18, 2013

ACEFitness Cert

Woo Hoo, I am so excited. I have been considering this again for the longest time, but I just enrolled with ACE Fitness to complete my Certification as Personal Trainer. For those that know me, this was my goal before buying the Curves Franchise and I had been working towards it. Owning and managing the business had put that dream on hold for a bit, however, I can only imagine how much more capable I will be of helping our ladies get healthy, fit and strong with all of this information at our fingertips. It seems no matter what I do, I keep coming back to this. So once again I am reaching to achieve another goal. Ya know, when you keep coming back to something I think it is probably God's way of letting us know we are supposed to be doing it. So, within the next year or so, my signature line should read Health and Happiness, Peggi Curves Owner/Manager ACE Fitness, CPT —