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I am truly lucky...

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Tonight I am reflecting on how lucky I am to have a best friend (I have known for 34 years - yikes!) to confide in and who likes to run, a great husband who is supportive, access to a great website which has allowed me to get and offer support to people struggling with the same issues that I am in a non-judgemental way, my two boys who have become terrific, young adults, and on top of all of that, I am surrounded by terrific friends in my everyday life. Oh, and certainly my little boston terrier, Roxy who shows me nothing but love and joy every day!

I also love reading my friend feed. Everyone is SOOO supportive and nice to eachother -- even strangers that we may comment or blog once with. We all live on all the corners of the earth, but while on SparkPeople it is like we are living next door to eachother. It is truly amazing. And I am so lucky to be part of it.

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RIVADERCHI 9/2/2011 1:47AM

    Hi RoxyzMom, I "liked" your blog... simple, heartfelt, true! I am so glad we're in this together, SparkFriend.... enjoy your day and good luck on your 5K.... Happy Labor Day Weekend! emoticon emoticon

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INFLATED 9/2/2011 12:57AM

    I feel that way too!

I am very proud of my daughter's accomplishments. When she was 9 months old, I was told she had a brain smaller than other children her age and her prognosis was terrible. The doctors didn't know if she would be able to learn to count or learn the alphabet. They said she might not make it past 6th grade or have troulble learning and not be able to.

She was promoted from kindergarten into first grade before the school year was half over. In sixth grade she was in talented and gifted. She graduated high school and got her BA and has continued on to getting her Masters. It is my personal belief, that God intervened and gave us a miracle.

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HJFOGARTY 9/1/2011 9:53PM

    I agree completely! thanks for sharing and continue on your path to health and happiness! and above all else - continue to inspire!

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Signed up for a Marathon 4 person relay today!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Can't believe I signed up for the Delaware Marathon May, 2012! I put a team of 4 together. This will be my platform to then run a Disney 1/2 marathon on my own next Fall.

My husband, son and friend are running on my team. This will be a light at the end of the tunnel between my husband's upcoming surgery and my foot surgery in November.

I just read my blog title again -- I am nuts!


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INFLATED 8/23/2011 5:24PM

    Congratulations on this. It is good that your family will also compete with you.

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FITFORMYFAMILY 8/22/2011 12:26AM

    That's very exciting! I think it'll be great for you to have something to look forward to and to keep you motivated with your training.

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RIVADERCHI 8/21/2011 11:47PM

    Hi R.M. Thank you so much for your comments on my blog regarding my BF. You are right and I agree with you that that is usually the best way to handle it... let him think on it. He's just such a creature of habit and needs to be in control of his environment. Congrats on signing up for your 26.2/4 way! That's about a 10k for each of you! You can do it! It's a long way off and you've got a lot to get thru first! Good luck! Have a great day! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Live Mind

Monday, August 15, 2011

Just participated in my second LiveMind motivational meeting. Gotta say I like it. It's a new offering by SparkPeople and it is free. Just need your computer.
Here is the link to it:
I am going to be on the one Wednesday night at 8 PM...hope to see you there!


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ITSLIVE 8/16/2011 11:41AM

    A better link to the SparkPeople classes on LiveMind is here:

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RIVADERCHI 8/16/2011 12:29AM

    Hi RoxyzMom, Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for the info on LiveMind. I'm not usually on the computer that early in the evening, but keep reminding me, like tomorrow, and I may check it out... what have they talked about so far? Hope you're having a good week, stay cool! emoticon emoticon

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My first running medal...Yayyyy!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ran my third 5k this morning, ended up going by myself and it was great...well, I am not going to lie to you, it was hot and humid -- but, I did it! It wasn't my best time - 30.28, but I did finish and I did place 2nd in my age group!

And now I am planning on signing up for the next one Thursday night. My goal is to come in under 29.47 (my fastest time to date).

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RIVADERCHI 8/14/2011 9:33PM

    Hi R.M.! Congratulations on your medal! And I love your new pic with Roxy. Wow, you've come such a long way rather quickly just by being consistent, even with your setback due to PF! Glad to hear you're getting orthotics... have you used them yet? And that is wonderful that your DH is joining you! Keep up the good work... I'm so proud of you! Thanks for visiting my SP! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 8/13/2011 8:27PM

    If you told me one year I would be running 5ks I would have laughed! You can do it! Go for it! Just start running! Don't quit!

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WANT2FEELPRETTY 8/13/2011 6:25PM

    That's great. I don't even want to go to the store when it's hot and humid let along run a marathon. emoticon

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EDWINA172 8/13/2011 1:33PM

    AWESOME!!!! Better get a trophy case ready for all of the others to follow. You rock.

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    Congratulations! I can't even imagine being fast enough to win a medal at a race, but blogs like yours convince me to keep trying. Thank you!

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Running 5ks again...Yesssssssssss!

Friday, August 12, 2011

I cannot explain how good it felt to run a 5k this morning. My feet are feeling great tonight and I just finished surfing the web for 5k races for the next 3 weeks. Knowing that I have them set up keeps me motivated, but more importantly appreciating that I can run again with no pain is simply AWESOME!

My husband started running again too! I am so excited. As I mentioned before, he has been diagnosed with cancer and will have surgery in one month. The doctor told him one month ago to make sure he is doing 30 mins of cardio per day. He is not overweight, but cardio will help him recover faster. I didn't nag him about it too much...but since I am doing it I did bring it up a couple times. If I was not, I would have felt I didn't have a right too.

So now he is going to run 5k races with me! I need to be motivated to lose some weight (2 sizes), he needs it so he can recover from his surgery faster. We are on our way...yayyy!

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IILAAD65 8/13/2011 11:00AM

    Oh gosh hon.. I hope surgery goes well. But am even happier to see DH decided on his own to run with you. BUT take some credit. You quietly showed him what to do by example and it worked! Good for you.

Please keep us updated with DH.

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BARCLE 8/12/2011 11:06PM

    emoticon that's great.

Very best wishes for your husband's upcoming surgery and speedy recovery too emoticon

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