Archive for December, 2010

Journey of a Nurse

Tuesday, December 28th, 2010

I saw no other option as I graduated from high school in 1966. My role models were nurses and mothers, thus I had my goals. Or so I believed.

Nursing school was difficult due to my lack of focus. I met my future husband soon after starting school and soon we were engaged. I sought marriage more than the nursing diploma. But I finished.


Stiff-Leg Deadlift

Monday, December 13th, 2010

Stand upright with your feet a few inches apart and hold a light barbell. Start with just the bar or two light dumbbells if you are unfamiliar with this movement.
Bend forward, lowering the bar toward your feet and keeping the spine straight and the lower back tight (to assure this, keep the chest pushed out).
Bend as far down as possible without bending the knees, then contract the hamstrings and lift back up to the starting position. Maintain the same flat, somewhat arched, back. Repeat for 12 reps.


Cactus Speed Classic

Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

Cactus Speed Classic, Tucson, AZ Rules! Full marathon and fun race. [11-3-02]

A real race, lots of fun, all in one was the Cactus Speed Classic weekend. A beautiful 3-lap course set amongst the giant Saguaro cactus with a hillside backdrop out of a great western painting. See my pictures in the racing photo album.A challenging 8.7-mile loop of undulating hills with great adrenalin rush factors built into them. Even the recreational racers had fun on their single loop race. On a personal level the race kicked my but.