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Row Row Row Your Boat...!

Monday, April 04, 2011

So today I mixed it up at Riverwalk by putting in a half hour on the rowing machine. Tried it before but for only 15 mins. After bumping up the time today I could see how this offers quite the workout! I had fun bumping up the resistance numbers or whatever they are...DVD / VCR dummy that I am I'm a bit stymied by the numbers diagram on the instructional sheet:

www.concept2.com/us/support/manuals/
pdf/Rower_GettingStarted.pdf


All I know is that when I pulled harder the big number rose. My baseline was around 700 but I'd ramp it up to over 1,000 off and on to get a sort of interval effect. Past the 15 min. mark I started to work up a pretty good sweat and could start to really "feel" it in my shoulders...which I LIKE!

Gotta say my quads are telling me all about my 5K and ride yesterday...! It's a good soreness. I feel it almost every time I stand up or sit down.

Which reminds me of a lovely story about one of my heroes, Jack LaLanne:

A fellow is interviewing Jack and asks him how to "find time" for working out.

Jack is like: There is ALWAYS time. You don't need any equipment. Your body has all it needs to work out. So the fellow asks him for suggestions.

Jack: Stand up! No, don't use your hands. Stand up. Now sit down...no hands! Stand up again! S-l-o-w-l-y! Keep your back straight! Sit down! Slowly too! Hold it. Don't sit all the way down. Hold it for just a few seconds. Sit all the way down. Stand up again, but stop in the middle...

The poor guy didn't know what hit him! :-)

Nice workout this morning alternating between elliptical, ST, rower and another set of ST. Only wish I could have gotten there a smidgen earlier to nail some pool time...!

Keep on keepin' on my SparkFamily!

Don

ps...I can SO much better deal with a dreary soggy Monday after racking up the beautiful weather we enjoyed this weekend! Greedy ol' me is hoping for another one coming up!

  
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DAD2GETFIT 4/5/2011 8:46PM

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 4/5/2011 3:54PM

    I prefer erg machines that just show power output in terms of Watts. Easier to follow.

And yeah, if you're really pushing yourself you can burn a lot of calories fast on one of those.

@ MRDPOLING, they DO have kayak simulators. See the comment I left on your page. I also sent you an invitation to the kayakers team here on SP where I've filled up the team links with all kinds of suggestions for off-season training routines and exercises. You can definitely work your oblique abs off the water - which are your main paddling muscles if you're doing it right.
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ZELLAZM 4/5/2011 3:27PM

    Love the Jack LaLane story. What an icon he was!

Definitely think the 1000 in 16 days is doable. :)

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JLITT62 4/5/2011 5:36AM

    The forecast isn't looking that great for the weekend, but I'd like to keep my no-rain-on-race-day going!

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L*I*T*A* 4/4/2011 11:33PM

    great blog...........
i used to use the rowing machine but my knees can't handle it any more......
do spinning and treadmill..........
blessings and hugs...........lita

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IMSMILEY88 4/4/2011 10:55PM

    I was using that same type of rowing maching this winter. Really enjoyed the change of workouts! I think the longest I did was 15minutes, though. Enjoy your workouts!

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MRDPOLING 4/4/2011 9:51PM

    I wish they had a rowing machine for Kayakers. I'd love to work on those muscles in the gym so that it makes it easier on me come late spring or early summer when I get to hit the water again.

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JCORYCMA 4/4/2011 9:22PM

    Bet your shoulders will join your achy legs tomorrow! We have a rower at the Y. I ought to try it. I get bored with the same upper body ST machines. I'm looking more and more at getting a bike - especially since my daughter has struck up a friendship with a cute, single, bike shop owner! Lol!
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KAZINMICH 4/4/2011 9:06PM

    I cannot wait until the sunshines here. It makes me feel alive.

I love rowing machines.

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LADYGWEN25 4/4/2011 8:49PM

    Sounds like an awesome workout to me! Don't worry.. I caught your pool time for you today! :) Finally after trying to find the best time where i'm not clunking into people while sharing a lane and it's 6:30pm.. I had the pool to myself there for awhile... AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

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Mr. "No-Walk" 5K! :-)

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Got up and at 'em this morning, cycled down to Otsiningo, changed out of my sweats into shorts & T-shirt and nailed my first 5K!

Took it nice & easy...wrapped up in a blistering 40 mins...lol. But you know, this has been a goal of mine since news of Just a Short Run arrived: to jog a 5K without needing to stop and walk. Doesn't really matter the speed, just to know I can do it! Unfortunately due to financial considerations and costs of traveling I didn't join in the JASR fun down Pittsburgh way, but that doesn't mean I can't still nail that goal!

As usual I went into the run with a very cautious and skeptical frame of mind. Just like yesterday's bike ride, more holding back. At least I succeed in pushing myself into action nonetheless even though I get in my own way with this kind of thinking. I can't help but wonder what I might accomplish if I didn't downplay my capabilities so much...?

So, now that I know I can DO a 5K (in the privacy of my own run with only a few others along the trail as witnesses...lol) what's next?

Well another member of our local SparkTeam was hoping for another member to join her in the 5K run. Although we have others doing the 1/2 marathon, there haven't been others (that I'm aware of) doing the 5K. I've been dragging my feet long enough...I'm IN! :-)

Details about the run here:
www.sparkamerica.com/city_resources_
detail.asp?resource=9421


Had some great tunes as usual helping me out...Springsteen's "57 Channels" with it's driving beat and Petty's "Runnin' Down a Dream" and bunches of others. One artist I thought I'd mention is someone probably new to most of you: Luciana Souza. She has a marvelous album titled "Brazilian Duos" in which she sings with some of the BEST guitarists in Brazil. Romero Lubambo being my very favorite player. Many of the songs have such a light, festive sound...don't know a word of Portuguese, but I know what music makes my heart sing!

Here's a few links to check out:

A short clip, but you can see Lubambo just SINGING through his guitar:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=OdNgJjl1n1s
Longer clip here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=WC3OfWbB6Z0
And a full song here:
www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKZbiEZn0JY

After the run I changed back into sweats & jacket and cycled the longer way home via the River Road loop which has steep uphill finale for some more standing climbs...shakier today after doing the 5K, but figure I gotta keep building those quads! :-)

Hope everyone had a SPARKIN' weekend! Mine continues into tomorrow morning as I'm flexing my Thurs. night rec time (saw the movie Limitless with my clients) and am taking tomorrow morning off to head to Riverwalk Athletic Center for an indoor workout since it's going to be a rainy day.

I am so SO grateful for this stunning weekend intro to SPRING!!

Don

  
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VALERIEMAHA 4/9/2011 11:10PM

    The. Incredible.Cycling.Machine! And now you're running too!!! And going public with it to boot!!! You're "too much for JEEEEEEEE-sus!" as they say in these here parts!
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P.S. And you know my penchant for Brazilian music. Thanks for introducing me to Luciana Souza -- Chorinho Pra Ele is...well, outrageously good! WOW how she has honed her rarely beautiful instrument!!! And then, ahhhhhhhhhh, there is the gifted Romero Lubambo

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STARDUSTD 4/5/2011 11:08PM

  emoticon on your 5K, Don! You must feel thrilled with yourself. emoticon
It makes me feel more 'normal' to hear that you still have to fight skepticism about your own capabilities after all you've achieved. Those mental battles just like to linger, I guess. Great job on getting your head in the game.

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ZELLAZM 4/4/2011 10:26AM

    Congrats on your first 5K!

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BAM-MA 4/4/2011 10:12AM

    OMG, Don! What a great workout! I am nowhere near ready for that sort of thing, but you make me believe that it will be possible for me....someday!

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69NURSE 4/4/2011 8:54AM

    You would have truly enjoyed the fun at the JASR! However I think, no I KNOW, you are doing an awesome job!! I did my first walk/jog HM last Oct in 3hr 06min and thought that was pretty good. I was scheduled to do a HM at JASR too but had to back down to a 5K d/t back injury. It took a lot for me to sign up to do a race of any kind, but I am so glad I did. I am already looking forward to finding another one. There is a USAF race in Sept I would like to do and am hopeful my husband will get his act together to do it as well. It sounds like you had a great weekend of exercise and success. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DARK_CINDERELLA 4/4/2011 8:33AM

    Amazing! Congrats on an amazing feat!

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WATERMELLEN 4/4/2011 8:19AM

    Congrats!! Bike, run -- great music -- you ARE Limitless!!

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DAYHIKER 4/4/2011 6:47AM

    emoticon Biking to the run is quite an accomplishment for so early in the season! You continue to amaze me with what is possible!

Cindy

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UROPA40 4/4/2011 6:44AM

    After running several 5Ks with walk breaks I found it took me longer the first time I ran without a walk break. In our long run we always walk a minute when the Garmin beeps for another mile. Went out and ran 8 with friends on Saturday but found it was just as hard to bike 8 yesterday. I seem to have problems with being in the right gear so my brother is convinced I need a computer for the bike. Running group is planning to do a 25 mile gears to beers ride at the end of the month but not sure I will be ready for it. The bike pro of the group says I can ride it if I am in shape to run a 1/2 but will just have a sore butt! Suzy

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JLITT62 4/4/2011 5:43AM

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That's a great time considering your legs weren't fresh! So sorry you couldn't make JASR - but maybe next year you'll really be ready!

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MIZZSB 4/4/2011 3:58AM

    great going Don! A 5K!!! wow

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LMLOPEZ 4/3/2011 11:48PM

    Woohoo!!! Way to go-taking it slow but getting ready for my 8K next weekend. Hope to get out on my bike tomorrow!! Nice job on the 5K- the point is YOU DID IT!!

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FRECKS96 4/3/2011 10:20PM

    WOOT!!! What a fabulous day you had!! Congrats on meeting your 5K goal AND on deciding to run the Bridge run. And after all that you still conquered the River Road hill. You are a machine! Enjoy your time at the gym tomorrow and make it a great week.

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SPEEDYDOG 4/3/2011 10:12PM

    Hi Don,

Nicely done. Congratulations on your first 5k.

Bruce

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MOTIVATED@LAST 4/3/2011 8:54PM

    Well done on your 5K!

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DAISYBELL6 4/3/2011 8:20PM

    Great job! I'm impressed!

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BOBBYD31 4/3/2011 7:54PM

    nice job don, knocking out that 5k! not only did you ride there then you ride home. sounds like your going to prep for a tri??? i love doing them, so much fun.

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IMIN2GENES 4/3/2011 7:35PM

    Great job! Keep on motoring! I just love reading your blogs and your enthusiasm. You're a great motivator!
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MEGA_MILES 4/3/2011 7:31PM

    Don, congratulations for hitting another goal. Don't worry so much about you holding yourself back. It's clear that even though you may have the old conversations in your head, your still getting out there and doing lots of great stuff.

Just keep doing what your doing and when that damned annoying voice begins to speak just talk back and say "yeah yeah yeah, heard it all before, go back to sleep, I have stuff to do!!!"

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MISS_VIV 4/3/2011 7:17PM

    GO DON GO.

AND THERE YOU HAVE IT............Another challenge down and dirty.
More to come.

You can do it.

You rock.

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REYVE01 4/3/2011 7:07PM

    I want to run a 5k just for the picture... just kidding. I do want to start running as a side thing. I don't see it as my main exercise...like hiking or biking some day. It is a good way to get in a good, quick cardio if you don't have time for a hike or bike ride.... well once you are able to run more than 30 seconds at a time.... you did it.... yeah. GOOD JOB.

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What's a Wog?

Saturday, April 02, 2011



On today's bike trip to Marathon we rode through the village of Killawog. My mental lint of the day was: How in the world did they come up with that name?

Wikipedia to the rescue: "The name Killawog referred to a young resident who had died in the town in a buggy accident, and a racial slur, however, no one really protested the new name, and it has stuck." Go figure!

Today was an absolutely *PICTURE PERFECT* day for my first ride of the season! I was in desperate need for it too...the past 3 days have been EXTREMELY busy and demanding and I had three days of NO WORKOUTS!

I was beating myself up for this and being very negative and insecure wondering if I would even be up for the challenge of a 40 mile ride, first one of the season after doing NOTHING for three days. I even found myself wondering if I could ENJOY riding like I have in the past...! It's scary how easily one can slide down the slippery slope of stinkin' thinkin'...

Silly me! Had a GLORIOUS ride with around 15 other bike club members.



It was a two-parter: For the longer ride some started in Chenango Forks (my backyard...!) and for a shorter ride we picked up a bunch in Whitney Point who joined us for our ride to Marathon for the Maple Festival today.



I had some nice stretches in which I felt the old mojo returning: yeah, I could hit the road for days on end and find my piece of heaven on two wheels! :-)

Re-learned my checklist of necessities to take...headed off on my bike with my eyes welling right up with tears: forgot my sunglasses! I always ride with sunglasses that pretty well cover my eyes so they don't tear up so much. Back to the car to get 'em. Take off again...felt great, wind through my hair...say WHAT? HELMET! Forgot my HELMET! Turned back again to the car for my helmet. FINALLY READY! :-)

I was near the head of the pack most of the way. Nippy at first but I shouldn't have worried, warmed right up. Every stop I shed my helmet and jacket down to ye olde t-shirt and sweat pants to cool down.

Along the way there were a couple of good sized hills (not KILLER, but demanding) so I decided to test my Spinning skills and do something I haven't yet done on my bike: Standing Uphill Climbs! Whew! Knocked my socks off, but great to celebrate the strength in my legs to be able to do this!

I learned a tip from a fellow member of the club regarding one of cyclists' biggest fears: the dreaded dog chase! He takes a dog whistle! :-)

I didn't stay in Marathon for long. With a bazillion pancakes with maple syrup going down it seemed to be a typical American food spectacle just loaded with unhealthy fare.



So I stretched, watered up and hit the road for my return with another club member who joined me. On my homeward journey I took a few pics as it just seemed incredible to have snow still here & there in April.



Everything seemed so MARCH-like that I couldn't help but think of my favorite song to celebrate spring:

First by the maestro composer himself, Jobim:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=mFGQtGJZto8

Next two different performances by Oscar Castro-Neves (my favorite rendition of the song!)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=-kKwubZ8B_M
www.youtube.com/watch?v=8g3-7M51Tns

And last, a more hip-hop update courtesy Sergio Mendes (for riding in the car, playing loud with the windows down!):

www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Ef36fKxxZo

Tomorrow promises to be another great day and I plan to mix it up a bit: ride my bike down to Otsiningo and take a crack at jogging a 5k and ride home.

Wish me luck! :-)

Don

  
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MEGA_MILES 4/5/2011 4:44AM

    I can't wait till I can do a ride like that. I just started and five miles is a killer. Good choice passing up the pancakes. Ride on brother!!!!

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DRB13_1 4/5/2011 1:57AM

    Interesting trip! Keep riding and don't forget that helmet! emoticon

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DAVEINSEOUL 4/4/2011 8:19PM

    Looks like a GREAT first ride! Thanks for sharing the pictures.

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FRECKS96 4/4/2011 9:42AM

    Thanks for sharing the pics!

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WATERMELLEN 4/4/2011 8:15AM

    Great pics -- and I took time to listen to the varoius versions of one of my fave pieces of music also . . . thank you!!



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KA_JUN 4/3/2011 8:05PM

    Nice ride report, had a dog come after me today. Guess it comes with the territory! Ride hard! emoticon

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REYVE01 4/3/2011 7:33PM

    Your blogs make me feel like I was there too.

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ANNIEMAC_98 4/3/2011 9:32AM

    Glad you enjoyed yourself Don! It's amazing to see that even after all you've accomplished you have the same fears as those of us in the beginning about not being able to do it after a couple days off. Thank you for sharing that. Makes it easier to get back on the horse.

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BAM-MA 4/3/2011 9:19AM

    Sounds awesome! I have been limited to getting in my workouts in not-so-great weather. Hopefully that will change with my scheduled run tomorrow!

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LADYGWEN25 4/3/2011 9:11AM

    Sounds like a beautiful day for a ride! :)

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ZELLAZM 4/3/2011 9:03AM

    Always finding something new to challenge and keep the workouts fun and interesting - that's Don, rockin' his ride with standing uphill climbs on the bike!

WTG!

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FRECKS96 4/3/2011 8:33AM

    So glad you made it out yesterday!!! It was stunning! Enjoy your ride today and good luck on your jog.

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MRDPOLING 4/3/2011 7:53AM

    Good luck with today and can I borrow a cup of mojo? We're a little low here.

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FERRETLOVER1 4/3/2011 7:52AM

    One time, I forgot my helmet, too. It really felt strange to be on the bike without it!

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JLITT62 4/3/2011 5:15AM

    Get ot there today & revel in the glorious weather!

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BOBBYD31 4/2/2011 10:36PM

    i need to get out on the bike more but i hate riding when it is cold! ( no new bike yet either) glad you had a good ride and i gotta tell ya as you get older you forget more, at least it was glasses and helmet only. i almost left with out my bike one day!

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ACTIVE_AT_60 4/2/2011 10:22PM

    Nice blog I wish I had been there on the bike ride. I was in the pool this am - and did a lot around the house. Tomorrow running. - The challenges of a multi discipline athlete :-)

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ACIMPEGGY 4/2/2011 10:22PM

    And I thought I was doing well with my 9 miles on my dual-action exercise bike!

Good for you, Don! Don't our bods really feel good after we exercise? Such a stress relief.

I watched your fav rendition of your spring song.

Have fun tomorrow...sunglasses will help protect your eyes from cataracts, too.

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WATERMELLEN 4/2/2011 10:03PM

    Oooooh, I like this and will remember it, thank you: "the slippery slope of stinkin' thinkin'..."

And -- a small open jar of peanut butter is another good trick for a persistent dog -- distracts 'em!! (PB has the same effect on me, sadly . . . ).



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Sparkin' @ the Health Fair!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Our agency hosted a health fair which was held at one of our church halls with a number of health-related services presenting. I set up a table with some SparkPeople flyers and a copy of The Spark and answered folk's questions as they came by.

One of the coolest things I did after a while was to browse some of the other tables and chat with folks. I discovered that even the insurance companies that were there were very interested in SparkPeople. Of course for self-serving reasons (e.g. saving a $!), but felt that it would be most worthwhile passing along information to the people they cover to promote healthy lifestyles which would prevent rising costs to the company's bottom line!

I also discovered that our local Co-operative Extension regularly holds classes for low-income, disadvantaged people on shopping for healthy, low-cost foods. They were intrigued by such a comprehensive and FREE service as SparkPeople which could be promoted to those attending their classes.

I networked with a home health nurse who was part of a Parish Nursing service who felt that SparkPeople was a promising service to recommend to their clients (and staff as well...lol!).

All in all, a very fruitful couple of hours!

Don

PS...My Specialized Tricross is tuned up, new chain and ready for another awesome cycling season!! Picked it up tonight...too late for a ride...still pretty chilly out there but hoping I can work in a ride this weekend...!

  
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SEYSARAH 4/3/2011 1:14PM

    Excellent helping of others..you are so right..targeted Spreading the Spark to those who really need it and would be so grateful for it is huge!

In my area the cost of diabetes classes are prohibitive..none are free...nurse educators are starting to spread the spark...it's really amazing..word of mouth often does so much more.

Thanks for taking the time to share with others..you just never know who will be greatly affected!

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ZELLAZM 3/29/2011 5:25PM

    You're the best Spark-Spreader around! I like the idea that people who really NEED the free service have a better chance now of finding out about SP! WTG!

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WOLFKITTY 3/27/2011 12:40PM

    You're a spread-the-spark star! :)
Great job.

Jocelyn

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DAYHIKER 3/25/2011 9:47AM

    What a cool idea! emoticon

I hope you get in a ride over the weekend! We might get "accumulating snow." Sigh.

Cindy

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CARRIE1948 3/25/2011 9:28AM

    Well done. And, great news about the bike. I'm getting measured for mine today.

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DAVEINSEOUL 3/25/2011 8:29AM

    I like the idea of spreading the word about SparkPeople at a health fair. You've got me thinking - I think I will contact our local military hospital to see if they have any kind of health fair comming up. Spreading the word would be soooo much fun - after all, it certainly has changed my life!

BTW, glad to see that you are finally able to get back out on the bike! Have a great cycling season!

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WATERMELLEN 3/25/2011 7:57AM

    Amazingly effective "Spark spreading"!! It is such an amazing service - free -- and I've recommended it to countless people (when they ask, "How are you doing that?" -- not gratuitously!!).

But: majority reaction I get back is "too much trouble".

That is, " I want to lose weight and be healthier but I don't want to count calories or do any exercise" . . . .

I just smile and say nothing . . . no point, actually!!

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TERRYMEMPHIS 3/25/2011 7:27AM

    Way to keep the fire burnin Don. Riding's ok with many layers. Got 48 miles in so far.

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FRECKS96 3/25/2011 7:24AM

    That's awesome! Congrats on a super Sparking day!

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DAISYBELL6 3/25/2011 7:22AM

    What a great idea to Spark at the Health Fair! Good for you.

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FERRETLOVER1 3/25/2011 7:22AM

    Wow - as usual, you are a WONDERFUL advertisement for SparkPeople, Don!! Keep it up!!

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MRDPOLING 3/25/2011 4:06AM

    Kind of depressing here, was really getting into the spring spirit was even looking at bikes (though I haven't reached my goal yet to buy one) then winter came back. I cannot wait until we can hit the road without any worry about the temps.

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REYVE01 3/24/2011 10:35PM

    Wow... it sounds like there is some good stuff happening. When I get my degree in nutrition I want to work with children or with wellness programs at various companies.

I'm a believer that the best medicine is whole foods and being proactive with our health. I'm so happy to see we are starting to come full circle and get back to basics. It seems there is a revoluntion in the making. emoticon

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Christmas In March!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Our bike club just posted their ride schedule for April and May...21 rides planned...woo hoo! I'm like a kid looking through the catalog for stuff I want for Christmas...only WAY BETTER! :-)

Here's a link to our latest newsletter and even if you're from outside our area if you want to consider joining us on any of the rides membership is only $3 a year and $30 for a lifetime membership...can't beat it with a stick!

www.southerntierbicycleclub.org/imag
es/STBC_Spring_2011_Newsletter.pdf


Don

  
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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 3/23/2011 4:52PM

    Feel free to pick one of the northern ones for a Spark Rally if you want. If I'm not away kayaking that weekend I'll ride with you.

And as far as centuries, I recommend this one:

Southern Tier Aids Ride for Life, Saturday, September 10. Fully supported, includes lunch and dinner. Benefits the
Southern Tier AIDS Program. The ride starts and ends in Ithaca, and follows the Cayuga Scenic Byway around Cayuga Lake. Go
to: http://www.aidsrideforlife.org/ or call (888)206-2870.

Did it last year and had fun. Looks like the Cornell Outing Club might put together a team for it.

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MRDPOLING 3/23/2011 3:22PM

    The headline made me think you were snowed in again. Whew! Glad that wasn't the case!

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LADYGWEN25 3/23/2011 9:46AM

    Cool i'll have to check that out! :)

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CARRIE1948 3/23/2011 8:33AM

    Cool. Once I get cleared for outdoor cycling, I'll consider some of these.

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DAYHIKER 3/23/2011 7:04AM

    I thoroughly understand your delight, Don! With me it's been the joy of getting to work in my flower and herb beds again and knowing that I'll soon be able to go hiking! You should be uber fit for that first ride after your dedicated working out over the winter! emoticon

Cindy

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MIZZSB 3/23/2011 3:40AM

    great stuff Don!
hope the weather is good enough to ride outside!!

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MISS_VIV 3/22/2011 10:32PM

    what tha????
I haven't finished this WINTER YET.


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FRECKS96 3/22/2011 9:51PM

    Awesome!! You're like me with a race schedule. Enjoy!

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