NATPLUMMER   197,554
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Almost at the finish line of my first 5K race 6-12-11

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I'm Natalie and I have just a few pounds to lose, but those seem to be the hardest. Hopefully my love of running can overcome my love of baking cookies :-)
I'm Natalie and I have just a few pounds to lose, but those seem to be the hardest. Hopefully my love of running can overcome my love of baking cookies :-)

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Member Since: 10/28/2009

SparkPoints: 197,554

Fitness Minutes: 150,344

My Goals:
I have some clothes that fit a couple of years ago but are too tight now. I'd love to lose 10 pounds (maybe less) so I can wear them again.

My Program:
Run and ST and cross train.

Personal Information:
I'm Natalie Plummer. I'm married with two cats. I live in San Jose, CA and do kidney dialysis research at Palo Alto VA.

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Races Completed:
2/9/13: Valentine Fun Run (5K), Campbell CA --36:09
3/10/13: 408K Race to the Row (8K), San Jose CA--58:53
6/9/13- 19th Annual Run and Walk for Lupus 5K- Saratoga, CA - 35:34
6/30/13: Sharks Fitness Faceoff 10K- San Jose CA - 1:12:07

6/10/12- 18th Annual Run and Walk for Lupus 5K- Saratoga, CA
Done: 36:21
7/15/12- Miles for Migraines 10K- Mountain View, CA
Done: 1:03:33.2 (not really 10K)
9/1/12- Color Me Rad 5K- San Jose, CA ...not timed
12/2/12- Las Vegas RnR Half Marathon
Done: 3:52:27...had to walk most of it.
6/12/11-17th Annual Run and Walk for Lupus 5K --Saratoga, CA
Done-- 38 minutes

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Member Comments:
12/30/2014 10:11:56 PM

Hi Nat,

Thanks for reading my laboriously long “Lost Blog: Great Outdoors Part 1 – Moderately Fit” and “Lost Blog: Great Outdoors Part 2 – Disaster Strikes”.

When you visited Colorado, I would never have taken you to an area with a “cliff of doom”. As a matter of fact, one of the reasons I wanted to take you on a long care ride to Elk Meadows is I knew it was safe. The trail by Loveland ran over ridgeline. Colorado topography is unpredictable and I suspected a “cliff of doom” ahead on the Loveland trail.

If you came to Colorado again, we could go running on the Dakota Hogback. You will be running on a nice trail through pinon trees, then all of a sudden you have to make an abrupt right turn or you will run right off a 400 feet vertical cliff! This “trap” has claimed many lives! No one has ever survived the fall.

Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Wyoming and Arizona are not as safe as travel advertisements would have you believe. The Western California desert has its share of death traps also. I didn’t want to mention these hazards because I didn’t want to scare you.

Thanks, Bruce

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12/28/2014 12:17:33 PM

Hi Nat,
Thank you for reading my blog and for the compliment. Have a Happy New Year!

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12/28/2014 10:47:12 AM

Hi Nat,

Thanks for reading my really, really, painfully long “Great Outdoors – Part 1” lost blog. I think that I need to get a Library of Congress catalog control number for that bad boy!

Parts 2 and Part 3 are shorter. And I think are more interesting.

Thanks, Bruce


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12/27/2014 10:24:10 PM

It wasn't all peaches and cream but I made it a year. I am so proud of myself other than the weight gain. I am going to work hard this year to lose it and them some!

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12/25/2014 3:39:21 AM

I just read this poem & felt it too good not to share on this CHRISTmas Eve! God bless!

{This is another version of 'Twas The Night Before Christmas' }

'Twas the night before Jesus came
and all through the house
Not a creature was praying,
Not one in the house.
Their Bibles were lain on the shelf without care
In hopes that Jesus would not come there.

The children were dressing to crawl into bed.
Not once ever kneeling or bowing a head.
And Mom in her rocker with baby on her lap
Was watching the Late Show while I took a nap.

When out of the East there arose such a clatter.
I sprang to my feet to see what was the matter.
Away to the window I flew like a flash,
Tore open the shutters and threw up the sash!

When what to my wondering eyes should appear
But angels proclaiming that Jesus was here.
With a light like the sun sending forth a bright ray
I knew in a moment this must be THE DAY!

The light of His face made me cover my head
It was Jesus! returning just like He had said.
And though I possessed worldly wisdom and wealth,
I cried when I saw Him in spite of myself.

In the Book of Life which He held in His hand
Was written the name of every saved man.
He spoke not a word as He searched for my name;
When He said "it's not here" my head hung in shame.

The people whose names had been written with love
He gathered to take to His Father above.
With those who were ready He rose without a sound.
While all the rest were left standing around.

I fell to my knees, but it was too late;
I had waited too long and thus sealed my fate.
I stood and I cried as they rose out of sight;
Oh, if only I had been ready tonight.

In the words of this poem the meaning is clear;
The coming of Jesus is drawing near.
There's only one life and when comes the last call
We'll find that the Bible was true after all!

(by Reverend Edward M. Gionest, Sr.)

To those who receive Him, He gives the power to become the sons of God, even to those that believe on his name. Repent and declare with your mouth that Jesus is your Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him up from the dead, you will be saved.

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