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Pandora...who knew?

Sunday, August 07, 2011

I'll be the first to admit I'm no early adopter. I'm also not the most patient cat. I've been waiting patiently for Samsung to release the Player 4 stateside (was to here in the spring) but now that Apple is sueing over said device I had to get creative. Looked for something that had most of the features of the Player 4: Android OS, GPS, music player, Wi-Fi, a good camera and at least some video. Found it all in the HTC Hero and got one cheap on eBay.

This is my 1st smartphone (see above) and I'm not even gonna activate it. Actually, I think my LG is pretty smart but not smart enough for Apps apparently. I'm seriously impressed! Downloaded an app called Runtastic and it's...well fantastic. Now I can run where ever I choose instead of taking time creating maps from and guessing. Then I remembered this thing called Pandora and downloaded that. More awesomeness! Loving my Crystal Method channel. Already got me through a bike workout this evening and I really thought I was done for the day, at least that's how I felt, but there I was sweating to the beats and enjoying it. Still waiting for Samsung's Player 4 but now there's no hurry. Rock on!

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BLH507 8/8/2011 9:29AM

    Love Pandora! I've been afraid to use it on my Blackberry though because it gave me a warning that it would use alot of my data plan. I don't use hardly any data plan so I might try it.

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JUDITH316 8/8/2011 1:24AM

    good post, sounds like you are having fun and enjoying your HTC Hero...You are doing a great job in your fitness, I'm standing with you cheering you on.. emoticon emoticon

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Delayed Gratification

Sunday, May 29, 2011

"Holding out" on myself? Why would I do this? There's a Latin quote: "nosce te ipsum" or "Know thyself." And I KNOW that after some bedroom wrestlin' running would go from 1st or 2nd to not even on the top 5 of things to do. Anyway, I got my 3 miles in, in a light drizzle no less, so I could get my day truly started off right. Either I'm getting serious about reaching my goal or running is more of a guilty pleasure than I was led to believe.

Hope you all enjoy a great Memorial Day.

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MOLLIKROWN 6/10/2011 11:49AM

    Ya done good! .. i just went from running a mile in 30 minutes.. to 12 minutes.. i wish i could keep up with you. In time.

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ERNOINACTION 5/31/2011 10:58AM

    Way to get the miles in and make it a priority...any races coming up?!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 5/30/2011 11:06AM


Have a great day after a nice start.

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HICALGAL 5/29/2011 6:38PM

    i'd say both... not many reach this point. emoticon emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 5/29/2011 2:57PM

    emoticonYou crack me up!! Congrats on getting your run in!! emoticon

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Jillian Michaels: Back on the Air!!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

After a recent episode of Dave Jackson’s “Logical Weight Loss” I learned two things: Jillian Michael’s was leaving The Biggest Loser (after 10 seasons) and that her radio show would be coming back. Well it’s back! Actually, it’s been back since February, but better late than never. I learned a lot from listening to her show before and was bummed when it went off but after listening to a couple of her new ones it’s like she hasn’t missed a beat in the two years, in some regards maybe even improved. Still down to earth, still funny, still silly, still in your face and still full of great information and guests. Janice, her producer, is back and the show wouldn’t be the same without her. Definitely worth a listen if health, fitness, nutrition and learning new tricks to win are what you enjoy. Just search “Jillian Michaels” on iTunes (commercial free) and scroll down to Podcasts or you can download it here:
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HEALTHYMAMA4 6/26/2011 8:30PM

    Didn't know this! Thanks for sharing!

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MRS.PRINCIPAL 5/19/2011 7:48PM

    WOW! I never knew about this! Thanks for sharing, I am sure each podcast is full of information.

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 5/19/2011 6:15PM

    Oh cool. Thanks for sharing this. I used to listen to her on the radio.

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LOVESLIFE48 5/19/2011 5:59PM

    Thanks for the info!!! emoticon

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 5/19/2011 12:03PM

    I really like the new podcast better than the old one.

I heard on a different podcast that Jillian will be on The Doctors and Dr Phil. I don't watch that kind of TV much. (Antenna broke only watch videos and internet stuff.) But, it might be worth looking into. I don't know about the adoption.

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DEE797 5/19/2011 11:48AM

    Thanks so much for sharing this with us. I didn't know Jillian had a radio show.

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DXTREME45 5/19/2011 11:26AM

    Thank you for sharing.

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LOSE4LIFE47 5/19/2011 11:21AM

    She is the best!

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ZOEYBLU 5/19/2011 11:20AM

    I heard she wanted to adopt a baby or something ....

Any truth to that ?


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This is your brain on sugar...any questions?

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Be careful out there Sparkers :)

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MELBIWANKENOBI 5/13/2011 12:32PM

    lol!!!! I loved the pic of the cats at the end.... soooo true! emoticon

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/17/2011 7:10PM

    emoticon Thanks for the reminder and the laugh.

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BLACKROSE_222 4/17/2011 1:43PM

    LOL. Funny. You could totally add one from Big Bang Theory here too - Sheldon on Sugar and Coffee is funny.

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GBSLIM 4/17/2011 9:05AM

Seriously - emoticon

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LOVESLIFE48 4/17/2011 8:43AM

    Love the pictures!! Thanks for sharing!! And for the reminder!!

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HILLRUNNER 4/17/2011 2:16AM

    Thanks for the chuckle!!

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RASMUSSEN5 4/17/2011 1:32AM

    Loved this blog! Thanks so much for sharing! I have such a huge issue with sugar habits!

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PICKLEDGINGER2 4/17/2011 1:02AM

  Sugar - my nemisis. Very funny blog.

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What would King Julian do...

Friday, April 15, 2011

If he registered for but couldn't run in the 2nd Annual Discover Roanoke 10K tomorrow? Honestly, I have no clue. While a pretty good dancer his thought process still eludes me. What am I going to do? Well after work (that's why I can't run tomorrow) I'm going to start looking for the next 10K to run. Not going to complain about extra work because that would be like complaining about extra money and that's just STOOpid. But I did learn an important reminder about communication, it only works if you do. Boss has been notified: I WILL NOT MISS THE Fort4Fitness in September. I'll be there to cheer on my boy as he completes the Kid's Marathon and to run my, hopefully, 2nd 10K. Actually, still going to run a 10K at the park because I committed to an SP Virtual race. Might as well put the training to use and make these legs quiver from excessive exercise ecstasy,

Never quit...never surrender!

Make it a great weekend Sparkers and GPs. emoticon

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BLACKROSE_222 4/17/2011 10:14PM

    I did the EXACT same thing with my 10K Mothers Day last year... and I told myself never again! Well, did it AGAIN this year, for the same darn race! Sheesh! Luckily one of my coworkers took pity on me and had no MD plans... so she is working, and I'm running. emoticon

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MUSHCAT 4/16/2011 11:59PM

    Sorry you are missing your race, but be thankful you have a job in these times (and it sounds like you are.) I keep missing workouts due to health issues. My dream is that I can due the Avon 3 Day Walk for the Cure someday. It is 39 miles over the three days. It won't be this summer, but maybe next year....

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 4/16/2011 2:52PM

    Money's good, schedule changes are a big bummer. Good luck in the race with your boy. The commitment to improvement will take you far.

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LOVESLIFE48 4/16/2011 9:39AM

    Sorry your race fell through but you are right money is money!! Good luck to you in your vitual race, your next 10K, I know you will do well!! Also, good luck to your son!!! So glad to hear he is racing too!! That's awesome!! emoticon

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HICALGAL 4/16/2011 12:21AM

    we're always learning something every ur attitude..all the best on ur virtual race!! emoticon emoticon

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SEANDA 4/16/2011 12:03AM

    LOLOLOLOLOL!!! Thanks for the smile! Sorry to post before you are "done" but I have to say.. the picture alone is worth the entry price.. our family finds Madagascar crew a HOOT and a HALF. :)

Sorry that the 10K fell through.. HEY.. did you know our team is doing an OPTIONAL virtual 5K on May 22? Come by the team thread to learn about it.

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