Thursday, February 13, 2020


This is an over 3 decade 'throwback'.  While looking thru a box of my mother's old photos I found this clipping she saved.  Back in the day when I was younger, bones stronger and joints more flexible I was a runner.  

When there was an upcoming race I'd train after work and in the morning during weekends.  It was important to keep up the endurance of the lungs and mobility of the legs and joints.  Am proud to say that I won several trophies and gifts for my efforts.  Again, the emphasis is 'back in the day'.  Here is that article recently found.
The year I turned 50 I ran my last 10K race (6.2 miles).  Tho I ran shorter races after that sadly I stopped running all together.  Now wish I'd  kept up with mild training just to keep my muscles and limbs active.  Just the thought of running now makes me hurt all over.  But then I'm decades older than in that photo above.  
Now I find satisfaction and comfort in sitting and hooking rugs.  But I DO WALK ~ not as much walking as when there was a fur companion in the home but still do walk to stay active.

So its not such a boring post thought I'd add another 'throwback Thursday' addition by this TRUE CONFESSIONS from last year's February Throwback Thursday.  Just click on the hyperlink above.



  1. Hi Saundra,
    Wow!! You never cease to amaze with your many talents!! Congratulations on all those wins and for staying fit!! The older we get, the harder it is!!! I was walking 10 plus miles every day up until about 4 months ago and then due to a pulled Achilles tendon, it all went south!! Trying to slowly get back to it, but not there by a long shot.....yet!!! Healing is slow, but will get there!
    Thanks for sharing and you STILL look amazing!!!!
    Enjoy your week!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie xo

  2. I admire you for all the running you did ! After being in a car accident many moons ago , I couldn't run , but I would walk miles !!! Walking with your dog was great & you felt protected. I am looking forward to pounding the pavement again as soon as it gets nice out !!! Enough of this sloppy icy wintery mix we have been getting ! I need Spring !!!!

  3. I was never a runner but I can walk for miles.

  4. I lettered in school for hurdles. My nickname was Wheels because I ran the fastest. Looks like you were a great runner too! Thanks for the memories! Janice


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