CALIMAN1   47,532
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Running toward the finish line at the River City Marathon....goal achieved! Thank you GOD and SP!





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When I run, I soar

Mine is a pretty typical story...yo yo dieter....finally found the Spark in 2008, and over time went from donut eating doubles tennis player to marathon runner and learned how to eat better and smarter....

Then post-marathon, injuries mounted up, and I started eating like a madman...for over a year. Gained back just about every pound I lost. Sound familiar? Started detesting running because it wasn't comfortable or natural anymore. Sigh...big SIGH actually.

But I ...
Mine is a pretty typical story...yo yo dieter....finally found the Spark in 2008, and over time went from donut eating doubles tennis player to marathon runner and learned how to eat better and smarter....

Then post-marathon, injuries mounted up, and I started eating like a madman...for over a year. Gained back just about every pound I lost. Sound familiar? Started detesting running because it wasn't comfortable or natural anymore. Sigh...big SIGH actually.

But I didn't give up....while my eating was and is not where it needs to be, I kept on running and going to the gym...

And while my eating habits still aren't great, my running habits are and my weight is gradually coming off...I run at a minimum 30 miles each week....

Running liberates me from the mess that life throws at me and from the mess I add to my life....running helps me grow as a person...running helps me build community with my fellow runners...

Truly, when I run, I soar...and I am someone who didn't like to run for the sake of running. Why would anyone do that to themselves? Pound their bodies that way? Why? Because it shapes us, molds us and helps define us!

Why do we run? Because we are runners and it is what we do.

And surely, if I can do it, why not you? WHY NOT? YOU CAN! You really really can!

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Member Since: 10/14/2008

SparkPoints: 47,532

Fitness Minutes: 91,907

My Goals:
Goal weight - 180 (in progress)



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God made us special...and I think as long as we are spending time on this big blue ball, it is never too late to find out what "special" means...for you....but for others, too!

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IAM_HIS
3/30/2013 6:13:07 AM

YOUR BLOOD

Beautiful saviour and precious Lord,
I thank you for your blood
That flowed that day at Calvary
A demonstration of your love

For no one has ever loved that much
For their life to be poured out
But you took upon your beaten body
The death sentence that was ours

We can never fully comprehend
All that you had to endure
You came a sinless, sacrificial Lamb
And offered a life so pure

We read how you were so mistreated
Rejected with no mercy or love,
But still, you willingly laid down your life
And poured out your life's blood

For it's by your blood we can be healed
Forgiven and set free
It was necessary that you died for us
So we may have eternity

By M.S.Lowndes

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KATVHALE
3/27/2013 8:23:11 AM

Hope your have a Blessed Holy Week and Easter Sunday! Lean on Him as He is sooo much stronger than all of us!

God Bless You!

Kat



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IAM_HIS
3/19/2013 9:21:39 AM

Today is a new day. Even if you were wrong yesterday, you can get it right today. Today is a new beginning! emoticon emoticon emoticon



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IAM_HIS
3/17/2013 1:11:07 AM

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An Irish Blessing for You:

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
The rains fall soft upon your fields and,
Until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.

HAPPY ST. PATICK'S DAY!!



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3/10/2013 6:46:54 PM

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God made us all special, especially YOU!!!
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