John 3:16

"For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish but have eternal life."

Monday, May 17, 2010

Healthy Woman's Conference

Saturday was a great day beginning with a March of Dimes 5k Race. Ali Vincent, winner of the 5th Season's The Biggest Loser (TBL) Show, was speaking at the Healthy Woman's Conference that night. She and Roger Shultz, also from the 5th Season, participated in the race. TBL is one of our most favorite shows on TV now. We like the challenges, health and food tips, workouts and weekly weight loss part of the program and that's why we watch it. I've always kept aware of my weight and tried to exercise some throughout my adult years, and though I've never had to lose much weight, TBL has been such an encouragement to me to do what I KNOW I should do...and that is to eat right and exercise regularly. I HAVE to share my picture with them as it is very special to me.

There were vendors and clinics throughout the day until the banquet that night. The things that interested me were the health stations. I had my blood sugar tested and an osteoporosis test. Everything was normal. I take advantage of these every time I can as I don't want anything to sneak up on me ever.

The banquet was beautifully decorated with shades of pink. The centerpieces of each table were either white, light pink and dark pink flowers in a beautiful long vase. It seemed so elaborate.

The lights were turned down VERY low for the main part of the program so this picture of Ali is about as good as it got. (And, no, I wasn't censoring part of her...she was decent, ha!)

And, lastly, here is my picture at our table.

(NOTE: For details on the 5k held that morning and lots of pictures, go to our Run 4 It Blog.)

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Blogging Without Obligation

After coming across what seemed to be the 4000th or so post on someone’s blog starting with “I’m sorry I haven’t posted in awhile.” I decided it is time to rethink what makes a good blog and the expectations that have come to be part of it. I am thinking that no one should utter those words again . . .and with that thought I give you Blogging Without Obligation. •Because you shouldn’t have to look at your blog like it is a treadmill. •Because its okay to just say what you have to say. If that makes for a long post, fine. Short post, fine. Frequent post, fine. Infrequent post, fine. •Because its okay to not always be enthralled with the sound of your own typing. •Because sometimes less is more. •Because only blogging when you feel truly inspired keeps up the integrity of your blog. •Because they are probably not going to inscribe your stat, link and comment numbers on your tombstone. •Because for most of us blogging is just a hobby. A way to express yourself and connect with others. You should not have to apologize for lapses in posts. Just take a step back and enjoy life, not everything you do has to be “bloggable”. •Because if you blog without obligation you will naturally keep your blog around longer, because it won’t be a chore. Plus, just think you will be doing your part to eradicate post pollution. One post at a time. . .

Easy Snacks

You'll find some great and quick snacks to have on hand at this site. Though it refers to kids, they are great for anyone. After all, we're all humans! Run HERE to see them.

Meals for Energy

Click HERE to get some great meals for pre race day and post race.

Our Races Through 6-01-09

Go to our running blog for newer updates.