MIRAGE727
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"Had to share this from one of my sweetest local Brit friends!" LMAO (1 comments) had a fun Mock Triathlon with a few friends in prep for next week's Top Gun Triathlon! "When you are having fun, doing what you love, it's easy! Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle!" did bike ride then Breakfast with D then had Gigi come over for a swim. A Good Day! had a fun day shopping with D & Gigi! Just watched USA Triathlete Gwen Jorgensen win Gold! USA! (2 comments) enjoys breakfast time with Gigi & always gets her in a good mood for school! She's the source of my motivation! is feeling great after yesterday but still embracing recovery time! (1 comments) is working our Yard Sale! Downsizing is good for the soul! (2 comments) got an early run in on Dunedin Causeway, hit Dunkin DOnuts for an Skinny Caramel Latte, saw Nebraska beat Maryland, and now chillin before a local poker home game tonight! Nice Saturday! (2 comments) & Gigi got their bibs/shirts andare ready to do the Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot! (1 comments) & Gigi Nailed the Turkey Trot together! Priceless! (1 comments) is amazed at Gigi's resilience during a few challenges over the last week. Starting to see her Superpowers! (1 comments) Stylin' my new Pactimo Cancer Survivor "Riding for a Cure" Cycling Jacket! had breakfast with Gigi, checked her homework, and dropped a happy girl off at school! Achieved My Prime Daily Goal! (1 comments) went to a 5K Fun Run/Brunch then went and worked our Santa & Suds 5K! (2 comments) gave himself an early Christmas pedi! Runners, take care of your wheels! (4 comments) is ready to sign up for the Lincoln Half Marathon at 4:00AM Saturday morning! Gonna meet a lot of Old & New Nebraskan SparkFriends! YAY! is ready to sign up for the Lincoln Half Marathon at 4:00AM Saturday morning! Gonna meet a lot of Old & New Nebraskan SparkFriends! YAY! (3 comments) is officially registered for the Lincoln Half Marathon! ( My12th) is having a new A/C Heating Unit installed in Casa de la Puerta Roja! (1 comments) My biggest challenge today is to do a 5K in my new wheels! (2 comments) is looking at a positively fabulous Monday! (3 comments) is doin' an all points check on his "Starship!" (2 comments) captured 2nd Place at Chilly Willy Duathlon today! (4 comments) is focused on the Race Plan, Positive Waves, and The Finish Line! is always happy in the morning 'cause this kid is my Daily Spark! (3 comments) is ready to rock my BDR Half! (1 comments) is taking his Half Marathon lessons learned & applying it to his Gasparilla 15K in 2 weeks! (1 comments) is embracing challenge in the Gasparilla 15K ... " 'cause I can!" (1 comments) will not entertain excuses... from himself or anyone else!! (2 comments) "Happy Valentine's Day, SparkFriends! just signed up for a fave race, Space Coast Marathon/Half Marathon in Cocoa Beach! Woo Hoo! (3 comments) can't fail when he sees his Spark! (3 comments) is starting to get excited about Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K! (4 comments) ran into a friend at Gasparilla Expo he hadn't seen in a while. Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner's World! (1 comments) nailed My 15K Pace, hit my projected time inside 20 seconds, AND my Ultra Runner Friend, Wonder Woman Kayte, presented me with my Medal! nailed My 15K Pace, hit my projected time inside 20 seconds, AND my Ultra Runner Friend, Wonder Woman Kayte, presented me with my Medal! (4 comments) was surprised when his Tri Team Manager/Swim Coach caught him on the Gasparilla 15K Course yesterday! is thinkink about his hometown, NOLA, today. Laissez les bons temps rouler! (1 comments) just got a tattoo.for motivation & inspiration! (1 comments) just got a tattoo.for motivation & inspiration! (1 comments) had fun at Packet Pcikup last night! RosaLaura, (my run coach) & Yelena (Teammate), both "Lightning" fast! Yes, that is HUGE BLING! had fun at Packet Pickup last night! RosaLaura, (my run coach) & Yelena (Teammate), both "Lightning" fast! Yes, that is HUGE BLING! (1 comments) challenged himself at the race today and found mindspeed! (2 comments) raised his 5K yesterday with a 4 Mile Race around a Golf Course, Chasing Ronde & Tiki Barber! (3 comments) Track & Step Away from the Keyboard! (2 comments) paced Jenn through the Oldsmar Armadillo 10K. She's training for Chicago Marathon! I met her here on SparkPeople 6 years ago! We talked about how we couldn't imagine being where we are today! (2 comments) Pacing JJSSPARK through the Oldsmar Armadillo 10K this morning. She's training for Chicago Marathon! I met her here on SparkPeople 6 years ago! We talked about how we couldn't imagine being where we are today! #neverquit I need to stay focused on my goals! is noticing the wind kicking up on our Gulf Coast today ?? (5 comments) It works! It's There ... Within! (1 comments) is into his Pre-Mock Triathlon Chill! Shhhhhh. (1 comments) Escape from Ft De Soto Triathlon this Saturday! "I love the smell of Gulf Breezes in the morning ...smells like Victory!" (1 comments) "I'm overcome by emotion!" (1 comments) has confirmed all reservations for Lincoln Half Marathon Trip in May! had breakfast with Gianna & her BFF then took the to school! THIS is my motivation to life healthy! got out of bed, did pre-race sammie, then went out the door and ran 8 miles on Dunedin Causeway ... cause I can! (1 comments) is looking forward to Safety Harbor Athletic Club Training Run this eve! (1 comments) just finished a recovery 15 mile bike ride to check my ride, gearing, etc. Feelin' good! (2 comments) had an extended Easter Brunch with Grandma D, Gianna & Bowsie Rabbit! The Best! (1 comments) just ran 4 miles from doorstep to beach and back, in time for the Boston Marathon start! Now to take Gigi to school! (1 comments) Accountability! MCM 4 Mile Training Run! Late start = 82 degrees. "I'll be fine!" Saw BOSTON at a Special Event last night. Overwhelming Inspiration! finished Training Ride & had time to Endorse a local friend's Jellies at Dunedin Market! "Find the Fun in Your Training!" ;-) Blurred Lines! Late start = 8 hot miles! Not cool! But ran into a long time Causeway run friend, 2 OMT Teammates & Ultra Tommy giving good motivation! #accountability #mcm Late start = 8 hot miles! Not cool! But ran into a long time Causeway run friend, 2 OMT Teammates & Ultra Tommy giving good motivation! #accountability #mcm (2 comments) Just did a 5 mile MCM Training Run! Felt really good! "Embrace Patience, Jedi!" ran an unexpected 3 miles at Run Club tonight with my Teammate, Close Friend, & Harlequin Novelist Shirley Jump! Film at 11... is getting ready for 2017 St Anthony's Triathon on Sunday! I'll be wearing my 2017 OMT Team Tri Kit! (a Onesie! ;-P) (5 comments) is now in the 2nd Year St Anthony's Triathlon Tradition of opening the Tri Season with these Superstars, Susan & Sophia! is now focused on The Lincoln National Guard Half-Marathon on May 7! Go Big Red! & my Teammate ran into one of our fave Tri buddies for our yearly inspirational. Sister Madonna Buder, The Iron Nun! (3 comments) Enroute to Lincoln, Nebraska! (5 comments) met Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director, for 26.2 inspiration! Race Day in Lincoln, Nebraska! Let's Rock! (1 comments) Short term goal to 26.2 Glory! #inspired #neverquit (1 comments) Thank you for one of the best races ever, Lincoln, Nebraska! You done goood!! Time to go home and run (727)! #runlocal Feeling really good in Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska! (3 comments) had to focus on our Honor Our Heroes Memorial Race planning & Sponsors today! had fun working Gigi's Field Day! I do everything to be with her tomorrow! #inspired #making memories just got home from taking the family to Gigi's School Night at Spectrum Field for Thresher baseball AND post-game fireworks! (1 comments) is nursing a Disney World Hangover! Recap: Disney World! 19000 steps with this Krewe (2 5th Graders & a 4th) and I had energy to go more! This is why I live a Healthy Lifestyle! No excuses, Never Quitting! Trained with My Coach's Tri Camp today! Didn't realize how Tri educated I was! But then I'm a nerd! 😛 & Racehawk Race Team just completed Base Camp VIP Warriors for the Honor Our Heroes Memorial Run Tomorrow! is thinking about yesterday's successful race! (1 comments) is seeing subtle changes as 26.2 training continues ... (1 comments) is shocked! I have a rest day! Whaaa! is looking at 4 careful easy miles in the heat! I can do this. (1 comments) As it's Shark Week, I had to share the Goodie I took home after yesterday's race! A benchmark in my #MCM Marathon Training! #4life #defygravity is embracing a recovery day with Strength Training! Did Someone say Shark Week? Nailed it!! says,"Happy 150th Birthday, Canada, from Dunedin, FL, Spring Home of the Toronto Blue Jays! Much Love to All My Wonderful Canadian Friends!" (1 comments) "2 miles into my 10 miler, an iceberg tripped me! A few scratches and broke the glass on my 310xt! Whatever! BOOM! I finished my long run! #MCMstrong #neverquit #4life (2 comments) "Worked a 4th of July Hot Dog 5K as a Human Traffic Cone! Mad Skills as I had fun with the Runners"! (1 comments) Rocked my #MCM Training Miles Early This Morning! Motivation? Going to the outlets to get more run singlets! WOO HOO! So, after a great #MCM training run, I came here to Honeymoon Island (just down the street) to have lunch then a little siesta time! #chilltime did bridge work this morning & owned the double helix! (2 comments) Feelin' Good in my new Team singlet before my 5 mile traing run! "My post-5 mile training run look!" 😛 (3 comments) is thankful for his Coach, RosaLaura of Forza Fit! "She brought out more new Superpowers in me!" #shutuplegs #MCM Because I'm in my 7th year of maintaining, I can surprise my Granddaughter, and take her to see her boy, Shawn Mendez & Charlie Puth, Live in Tampa! #childrenmotivate #noexcuses #4life (1 comments) Is loving an early morning run! A healthy habit is developing! Got up pre-dawn to own 10 miles #MCM training run! This' s what breakfast was all about! #shutuplegs got up pre-dawn to own 10 miles #MCM training run! This' s what breakfast was all about! #shutuplegs Are You Plagued with Common Illnesses? Will You Be Able to Take Care of Your Family in The Long Run? This is Reality! It's Why I'm on this Journey for Life! hit 4 mile run with strides early morn! Now chillin' the rest of the day ...long run tomorrow! ;-) (1 comments) Gianna, New 6th Grader at Tarpon Springs Middle. And yes, She & I did find these cute Bib Shorts at Hollister yesterday! (2 comments) "5 Mile Lactate Threshold Run Owned! Started at Dawn, 80 degrees! Finished at 84 degrees 80% Humidity! I Feel Good!" ;-) (2 comments) Did not look like this at all after my 16 Mile Training Run! The Sun & Humidity came hard in those last two UGLY miles! But put those miles finished in the books! #shutuplegs Today's Hot Mess of 5 miles utter joy & hill work brought to you by Body Glide preventing friction burn & Aloe Vera for friction burn! "Today's Hot Mess (after 5 miles of utter joy & hill work) brought to you by Body Glide preventing friction burn & Aloe Vera for friction burn!" (2 comments) I was asked to post my quote by some SparkFriends so... " Thanks, Everyone, for all my goodies, the kind words, and the amazing support! Stay Strong for a Healthy Life! Much Love!" (1 comments) I love this Community Feed! I can share the happy times of a healthy lifestyle with everyone! Life is so much better for me and I want that for all of you! Consider me your Cheerleader on this journey! Much Love! #blessed #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit! Thankful for all my Family & Friends in overcoming hardship and, in the process, realizing love, compassion, & support for each other! #onelove 2nd 18 Mile Training Run Done! 9 minutes faster! Could've done 8.2 more! BANG! #MCM Track, Log, then Double That Time in Training! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit 31 Days! #MCM #runwiththemarines Victory Awaits! Do Whatever It Takes NOW! Time is Too Short! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit My 2016 Tri Team Kit! 3rd year on the team! (2 comments) "This is how we chill after an evening beach run!" ;-D (1 comments) & Gigi are gonna hang out at my pool today! Sweet! (2 comments) is recovering from a great race and fun evening on Madeira Beach! Paradise! (2 comments) spent the morning with Gigi, now getting ready to help make the Madeira Beach Sunset 5K Series happen with an epic Post-Party! (1 comments) is Staying Positive and Passing It On! had a long day supporting Teammates & Directing all Triathletes to Swim Wave exit. Great day! (3 comments) just had a great 27.3 mile causeway bike ride across Tampa Bay! Feelin' Good! "MC'ed an incredibly successful Honor Our Heroes 5K! This is one race I was so proud to be a part of! (2 comments) had a planning meeting for the Honor Our Heroes Memorial Day Race! had a glorious time at Madeira Beach Triathlon with his Tri Family! (4 comments) is doin' Packet Pickup today for his Triathlon Peeps! I'm ready! (2 comments) "Today is my 5th Maintenance Anniversary!" Positive Waves! No Excuses! Never Quit! (2 comments) is looking forward to racing with my NOLA Krewe in Tarpon Springs tomorrow! had a great run & quality time with good friends last night! My Tower of Strength! Post 2016 New Orleans Crescent City Classic 10K! (1 comments) had breakfast with new 10 year old Gigi then took her to school! Pre St Anthony's Triathlon 2016 in St Petersburg, FL! is feeling good and is now focused on Madeira Beach Triathlon, May 22! (1 comments) 2016 St Anthony's Triathlon! April 24, 2016, one month & a day before my 66th Birthday! (3 comments) & His Teammates owned St Anthony's Triathlon today! (1 comments) met with his Relaymates & is ready for St Anthony's Triathlon! (1 comments) had a great Tri with a great relay team! (2 comments) is focused on Escape from Ft De Soto Triathlon on Saturday! (1 comments) spent the day at his Relay for Life Team Fundraiser! Woo Hoo (3 comments) did his first Run ... as a Race Director! " It was all a blur!" "Best Party Race Ever!" Celebrate Life! Happy Easter!" (1 comments) is running with 25,000 new friends at the Crescent City Classic 10K in my hometown, New Orleans! (1 comments) is home for 3 days then off to NOLA for the Crescent City Classic 10K with a bunch of Run CLub friends! (1 comments) survived the beer pouring, showered, & is resting up before Dunedin Run Club St Paddy's Pub Crawl! (1 comments) is one of 3, starting the beer pour at Flanagan's Irish Pub, Ground Zero for Dunedin's St Paddy's Day Celebration! I consider this arm workout! ;-) (3 comments) crushed his 5K then had fun with Teammates at Post-Party & Brunch al Fresco! (5 comments) & DSSECRETS embraced Recovery Day after our 15K. Sweeet! (1 comments) ran with my run partner for the first time in months! Good times! (1 comments) "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" (1 comments) is excited! Sis is spending the next week with us and doing the Best Damn Race with us! (1 comments) got new ink last night. Long story! & Gigi saw The Force Awakens in IMAX 3D! G's review: "Best Movie Ever! & D did a Holiday Race then went to Safety Harbor Christmas Parade! Yeah! (1 comments) is "recovering" from a Night of the Blues! had a great run & fun at Run Club this evening! just took 2nd in Age Group at Rock the Ribbon 5K! Woo Hoo! (4 comments) is embracing Positive Waves! (1 comments) is embracing achievement! (2 comments) is overwhelmed by the love shared by his Triathlon Team today! (1 comments) Crossing the Madeira Beach Tri Finish Line...at 65! (1 comments) 1st Place in my last 60-64 Age Group Race (3 comments) day 1675 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/28/2015 (3 comments) day 1700 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/22/2015 (2 comments) "It's a New Dawn!" (1 comments) is getting Casa 2998 ready for Sis's visit! YAY! (2 comments) My last race in the 2015 Dunedin Hug Hustle 60-64 Age Group. I won it! (3 comments) 2015 St Anthony's Triathlon! My first race in 65-69 Age Group! 2015 St Anthony's Triathlon Finish Chute! (2 comments) Conquered the Excalibur 10 Miler, awarded the Crown, then claimed the Royal Throne! (2 comments) D & I both enjoyed this Classic. We'll be back in 2016! Celebrating 4 Year Running Anniversary at 2014 Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot! (1 comments) Gianna & Me, Summer 2014 Honeymoon Island (Our Beach!) (1 comments) My 'lil Spark. Gianna, who changed my life! Motivation? Look to the children! (3 comments) 7 yr old Gianna masters chopsticks & loves her some Pho! (1 comments) Before & After! If I can do it, anyone can! (6 comments) Leaving Top Gun Tri Transition 2! (2 comments) Dunedin Run Club - Runners United to Remember (2 comments) day 450 of my streak for "Drink 8 cups of water per day" earned 4/12/2015 (1 comments) Our1st race of the 2013 ARC Series, Mother's Day! (1 comments) D, Santa (Chris Lauber, Race Director), & Me at The 12th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon! (1 comments) 2013 TriRock Clearwater Finish Chute! (1 comments) My new Scott S30. Ready for Tri training! (3 comments) Crossing the Finish Line at the Hooters 5K! (The Original Store #1 in Clearwater) (1 comments) Taking "Pretty in Pink" Second Place in my age group! (10 comments) This is now inside Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE! It says it all! (1 comments) Yes, I am proud of my Java 2 Java 5K Age Group Winner Cup! (6 comments) Finishing the 2012 Space Coast Half! (2 comments) Gianna won a limo ride to lunch for being top fundraiser in her class. She's on a roll! (3 comments) Always smilin' 'cause I can run! And yes, it's a SparkPeople Tech Shirt! :) (4 comments) day 1625 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/8/2015 (3 comments) day 425 of my streak for "Drink 8 cups of water per day" earned 3/18/2015 (1 comments) day 1575 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/17/2015 (2 comments) I weighed 205 at the 2010 ST Petersburg Turkey Trot! This year...169.5! (3 comments) 2012 Inaugural Rock n' Roll St Pete Half Marathon! YESSS! (3 comments) Finish! 2012 Inaugural Rock n' Roll St Pete Half Marathon! (3 comments) I shot this photo one evening while doing my cardio here! (4 comments) My Precious Spark, Gianna! (3 comments) Mirage727 & Dssecrets, a powerful SparkTeam! (3 comments) Anything is possible! (4 comments) Gianna motivates me to be healthier and live longer. (5 comments) Gianna and me at Honeymoon Island! Yes, a healthy lifestyle is worth it! No excuses ever! (2 comments) The "beach house," zoned in Dunedin, Florida with a Palm Harbor address! (6 comments) Where I create my Spark Magic, the west kitchen wall. (1 comments) East wall of the kitchen. (4 comments) Faceoff at Clearwater Beach! (2 comments) The reason I'm in Paradise...Gianna, my Granddaughter! (2 comments) Gianna motivates me to be healthier and live longer. (3 comments) "Sarah Patricia" aka Sally Roo/Pookie. The bestest Shih Tzu ever! Sally Passed 2004 "Harrison Bartholomew" aka Harry D Bear. The bestest Llasa Apso ever! Passed 2004 (1 comments) Isn't this always the best view ever! (4 comments) Meeting Iron Chef Cat Cora! I was starstruck for the first time in my life! (5 comments) This is where I learned my patience. (3 comments) Yes I did trick or treat with my Granddaughter in 2010! (3 comments) May 28, 2005 with a fork in my hand and a mouthful! (240+) I will remember this. (3 comments)

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