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End of the Summer Challenge Closing a Chapter in my Book.

Monday, August 18, 2014

The end of the summer challenge is upon us. It is a big reflection for me. I meet the majority of my goals. I started logging my food I am down to within 10 pounds of my goal weights, I am working out 6 days a week.
I also have as they say passed the torch of leadership of my BLC Dazzling Diamonds to a Wonderful New Leader. I have been the team leader of the team since it started. I have seen many of the Gems meet their goals and accomplish so many challenges.
We have weathered many a storm, celebrate joys, cried at sorrows, but we have remained strong we are Diamonds and We Shine Bright.

I am opening a new chapter one that requires my full attention. In just a mere 80 plus days I will be running my first marathon. A short 2 years ago I was blogging about how I may never be a runner. Today working on 26.2 miles. Times have changed!

The thought scares me, but I am determined

The Diamonds are and always will be my family, we may have meet here in this place were we are accepted for any size, shape and level of abilities,were we are not judge. It is because of all of you I have reached to this level. The loss of 125 pounds the ability to run. You believed in me when I had my doubts! That is what families do, this is a family we get to choose! So I thank you all for allowing me to be part of your journey (s).
Here is to my next chapter with you! I love you all!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RUNNER4LIFE08 8/19/2014 11:08AM

    You have been a great support system and awesome leader to all of us Diamonds! Now we get to cheer you on and support you as you finish your first marathon. I am truly inspired by you and can't wait to hear all about your experience.

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2BEABETTERME 8/19/2014 8:11AM

    You have been a great leader and a great supporter! Training for a marathon is important and huge testament to how far you have come! I can't wait to hear all about your marathon experience!

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JADED_CHICK19 8/18/2014 8:59PM

    You have been an amazing team leader and a huge support. I'm so thankful to have met you through the diamonds and I'm so excited to hear about your training and the eventual blogs and photos of the finish line. Thank you for everything that you have done, are doing, and will do. Many many hugs!

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GOODHEALTH4EVER 8/18/2014 8:51PM

    emoticon & emoticon TOTALLY emoticon emoticon I AM SO PROUD FOR YOU! emoticon


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APRIL_V_2 8/18/2014 8:22PM

    Wow! You are inspiring! Thank you for letting me join this team. I feel really lucky to be on such a great team of inspiring people! And thank you for making me feel so welcome. I will miss your leadership! emoticon Good luck with this new exciting phase of your journey!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/18/2014 7:38PM

    Wishing you all the best as you navigate the new chapter of your life. HUGS

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VALYNN26 8/18/2014 7:34PM

    Aww,,, Big, Big (((HUGS))). That made me cry. I would not be where I am today if not for you. As you said about all of us you believed in me when I didn't myself. You inspired me to be a runner ( even though I have been slacking in that department, I will get back to that place). I did 3 5k races last year due to being inspired by you. You have been a wonderful leader, "mom", teacher, and most importantly friend. I have no doubt that will will be as dazzling at this marathon as you are a dazzling Diamond. Thank you for everything you have done & taught me. I love ya!

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PERSISTENTTIM 8/18/2014 7:28PM

    You've been a special and great team leader. Your support has helped me and many others attain success and feel better about ourselves. I look forward to seeing your future progress and your blog about that 26.2 miles. Thank you and good luck with the marathon!

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30 day thigh challenge!

Saturday, August 02, 2014

are you in!?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RUNNER4LIFE08 8/5/2014 8:59AM

    Me... me... me! I really would like to slim down my thighs!

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2BEABETTERME 8/2/2014 10:33AM

    Is this from spark? Can you post the link, I can't read it? I am currently 1/3rd of the way through an abs challenge and an arms challenge. But, I am game to try...or at least save it and start it when I finish the current challenges.

Thanks for the challenge!

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VALYNN26 8/2/2014 6:57AM

    Count me in!

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Weekend Fun!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

So this weekend was all about running!

Saturday1 My Third Color Run! I LOVE this event!

The group of girls I ran with, my son choose not to run this time!

The calm before the color!

In the starting shoot, this is the one of the young woman I mentor in running! As they say she is passing her teacher really quickly! Or will be soon!

or selfie!

and yours truly,

One of the fun pics prior to the race:

Here is the aftermath:

and a close up of the aftermath! I got green teeth!

That took care of Saturday that was a 5k, I usually do my long run on Saturday so I switch to Sunday for this week and logged and additional 9.65 miles!

I run Lake Summit for my long runs usually!

Today I ran alone I usually do not I have my running partner and my:

today I ran alone as she is nursing a slight injury!

So that has been my running weekend, of course I still had to work and do my mom chores but hey, it's all good!

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MOJO0607 7/30/2014 11:40AM

    Looks like you had a blast! Its always great to get to share fitness activities with friends, and then throw in the twist of the color run and you are bound to have a great time.

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RUNNER4LIFE08 7/30/2014 9:54AM

    emoticon Love it! Great job logging in those miles!

I also love running with my friends and it makes it a longer run without them. But it is also good reflection time to. And your scenery was perfect for that!

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ORCHIDLADY56 7/30/2014 9:14AM

    What fun!

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APRIL_V_2 7/28/2014 1:20PM

    Looks like you had lots of fun! Way to go! :-)

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JADED_CHICK19 7/28/2014 11:52AM

    Looks like you had a blast! I was hoping to do a 5K in October this year but not quite sure if that will happen yet..they look so fun! :)

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2BEABETTERME 7/27/2014 9:09PM

    Looks like a great day! I am jealous of running partners. emoticon

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VALYNN26 7/27/2014 7:16PM

    Love your pics. Looks like you had a blast. Was bummed to miss out on the fun this year, but hoping to make it back next year. emoticon

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LATTELEE 7/27/2014 6:12PM

  Nice photos!

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1CRAZYDOG 7/27/2014 5:55PM

    Awesome! Thanks for sharing this special event. I appreciate it!

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GEORGE815 7/27/2014 5:46PM

    Looks like fun!

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Holiday Weekend

Sunday, July 06, 2014

So usually I have a typically Holiday Weekend, but has families get older plans change, so we adapt. Of course Caleb is a busy teen doing teenage things, His mom (me) is training for her first full marathon so lots of running! Dad is an RC pilot and builder, so he was off doing Rc things So here is some of the things I got done over the weekend:

Fletcher Park short run on Friday above and below:

Than it was off to job # 2 and work, Caleb and I both worked on the 4th.

When we got home it was dinner and a movie:

hey it is an american movie!

Saturday Run day 2:

Lake Summitt early morning long run above and below:

Than off to grocery shop since for dinner we are going to have a"

Than since I was the only one home boy at work and husband at flying field, it was time for:

Today more of the same, boy at work, husband just got home from the flying field, off to Sam's to pick up a cake for work tomorrow and of course more house work!
not your typical holiday weekend but it works for me. Next weekend is my birthday weekend, the following weekend our anniversary weekend, so the whole month is a BUSY month in our household, as non traditional as it is at times!
Hope yours was full of fun and everything you wanted it to be!

sassy out!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 7/10/2014 9:07AM

    Beautiful scenery for your runs!

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MOJO0607 7/7/2014 2:59PM

    What beautiful places to run, and love that there wasnt any pressure to make more of the weekend than it needed it be. Hope you enjoyed your time!

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    Glad you had a relaxing and productive weekend!

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2BEABETTERME 7/6/2014 3:04PM

    Your running path looks gorgeous! Great pictures!
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APRIL_V_2 7/6/2014 2:14PM

    Beautiful running route! Love the pics. Thank you for sharing your weekend adventures. :-)

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JAYKAYSTRONG 7/6/2014 1:53PM

    Gorgeous views!

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VALYNN26 7/6/2014 1:30PM

    Your run pictures are beautiful! Glad you enjoyed your weekend!

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MUDGE4 7/6/2014 12:25PM

    Your runs look beautiful! emoticon

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Fun times at the beach! Picture Heavy!

Saturday, June 21, 2014

So I wore the first swim suit I have worn in years, as we went to Hilton Head Last Weekend!
What a wonderful time we had. No major sunburns, no shark bites, Caleb did get bit by a crab and we were told to get out of the water once do to a shark sighting. Thought I would share some pictures of the adventure!

First walk to the beach on Saturday afternoon!

Of course we had to scope out our location and found the beach bar!

Probably one of the last times the boy will want to hang with his mom!

My running partners, my brother Chris and my sole sister Melissa! they are both helping me train for my Full!

Bright and early for a 7 mile run on the beach before a day of Fun in the sun!

All the quiet before the day!

The below are just random pictures of the fun we shared!

the end of the day all is quiet:

Thanks for allowing me to share!
Sassy Out!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

RUNNER4LIFE08 6/26/2014 9:32AM

    Look at how skinny you look! Looks like a fun time had by all! I love the ocean and really want to get back there soon. I think that would have been so cool to see a shark..... that is my wild crazy side though. LOL!

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2BEABETTERME 6/25/2014 12:34PM

    Looks lovely! Love the pctures!

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MOJO0607 6/24/2014 11:08AM

    Thank you for sharing a glimpse into such a happy time for you and your family. You can just feel the love and joy oozing from each photo.

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CHERRY666 6/23/2014 6:01PM

    Looks like you had a wonderful time! (You look great, too!) Thanks for sharing. =)

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JAYKAYSTRONG 6/22/2014 7:19PM

    Glad you had such a wonderful trip!

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ORCHIDLADY56 6/22/2014 8:49AM

    What fun! Loved looking at the photos. You are looking good, Lori!

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MBTEPP 6/22/2014 8:28AM

    Love Hilton head. Love the ocean. What FUN! Makes me want to go right now. Thanks for sharing.


what an inspiring training run. Love it.

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LIZZY0223 6/21/2014 8:45PM

    Awww Looks like a ton of fun!!! Thanks for sharing.

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JAMBABY0 6/21/2014 7:39PM

    great pics looks like you had a great time

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1CRAZYDOG 6/21/2014 7:38PM

    That a beautiful time, what beautiful pictures and most importantly, what treasured memories!

Thank you for sharing.

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VALYNN26 6/21/2014 7:38PM

    Looks like a wonderful time! Thanks for sharing.

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