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This is the Part of Me...

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I was on my way to work this morning and Katy Perry's song, This is a Part of Me came on the radio. I cranked it up a bit and was humming along and it got me thinking... There's a lot of things that can't be taken away from you or me. I got to the office and had to YOUTUBE the video and WOW, it hit me... you can't take away one's DETERMINATION. "Your never gonna ever take away from me"

SPARK your determination by watching the video, make sure to crank it up so you hear the message LOUD and CLEAR.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuwfgXD8qV8&
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7 for 7 on my smiley face calendar, woo hoo.

DETERMINED to get bufff emoticon no excuses

  
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SUEAZZI 5/8/2012 9:33PM

    Great video, love the lyrics. It makes me think of what I have told myself throughout my journey. "What I am doing now is a part of me and no one can take it away from me because it's the one thing in my life that I can control." Congrats on your smileys! I'm doing well with my calorie range too emoticon and fitness minutes. Hoping to hit my weight goal soon. No Excuses! emoticon emoticon

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LORI-K 5/8/2012 2:35PM

    This is not my music but I will have to look it up and check it out.
I have seen the pic of the runner above having a terrible problem. I'm not sure how I feel about having THAT MUCH determination....

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TIME4DANA 5/8/2012 11:22AM

    This is one of my favorite work out songs right now! Thanks for the fantastic blog and the motivational pictures!

Dana.

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SAMI199 5/8/2012 10:39AM

    Awesome-I love that song-1st time I heard it-thanks.I agree with Toothful99-I am 7/7 -No Excuses!

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MZSLYDE01 5/8/2012 9:40AM

    MARK ME DOWN ON THE SMILEY COUNTER TOO.
WOO WOO

I LOVE YA

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/8/2012 9:34AM

    I love Katy Perry! I think she's absolutely beautiful! Going to check out the video now.

Determination. I have it and I'm going to take it to the limit. My Body Revolution came last night. I kicked it with Jillian on the incline trainer this morning and will do my first workout of 90 tonight with Body Revolution. I can't wait to see what happens over the next three months. Back to strict Paleo for me as well...except Friday date nights. emoticon

Thanks for the Sparked Determination! You're the best! emoticon

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DGIBSON02 5/8/2012 9:23AM

    that's a good one. Logged my food yesterday and stayed well within my calories as well.

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WONDERWOMAN 5/8/2012 8:55AM

    Thanks!

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TOOTHFUL99 5/8/2012 8:37AM

    Can you count the smiles you give to others on your smiley calendar? It would be full already!!

Have a great day!!

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The Sunrise 14.5

Monday, May 07, 2012

Sis and I set out to run 14-miles on Saturday morning, our farthest run yet. We got up at 0400. We had our gear packed and ready the night before so we could be stealth and sneak out of the house, unnoticed. Well we got noticed and we had to have our picture taken, looking like total freaks and we weren't quite awake yet either. We got new mesh running hats and head lamps, yep we looked like total running geeks.


Out the door by 0430 - do you know that there is hardly no traffic or signs of life that early in the morning? lol. Straight shot to the half-way mark. We ran a slow pace getting there, just enjoying the run, chit chatting and contemplating our strategy to conquer the big Rudee Inlet Bridge. We decided we were going to run it, no walking.


While this may not look steep, let me tell you my hammies were screaming running up this baby, but what doesn't kill you makes you stronger, right? Piece of cake, then we turned onto the boardwalk. It was daylight, but the sun had not peaked up yep, after about 10 minutes on the boardwalk, the sun rose in all her glory, is this not breaktaking?


We both posed for a picture with the sunlight in the background but it didn't come out. Onto our half way mark - 31st Street and the King Neptune statue. We made it, yeah half way - stopped for a photo op there.


Just so happened there was a 5K race that was starting later, they were setting up as we arrived. Made a potty stop, had some snacks. We'd made it half-way, feeling great. We had taken our time getting there, now we decided to just "bust-it-out" on the way back. Had to make it home before the baby woke up, didn't want the DH to have to get the baby up by himself, lol.

We beat the street with a pretty good pace on the way back, it was getting hot and really humid, thank goodness a lot of the way back was shaded. Sis had a brilliant idea while we were on the running path, she jumped up and grabbed a low hanging tree branch and shook the water on us, WOW how refreshing and what a good idea, just like running thru a sprinkler, just enought to cool us off without getting drenched, thanks to mother nature for a good soaking and thunderstorm on Friday night. Of course we kept on running and jumping for the low branches all the way home, looked like a bunch of silly kids, but hey we needed the splash.

We kept a great pace, and arrived safely back at home - HORRAY, we did it. 14.5 miles and we could have kept on going except we were low on fuel and wanted to save the mileage for a long run this week too. We are actually considering a full-marathon in March, we are already at the half-way point of an actual training program, so as long as the hip continues to hold out - all is well. The hip was a bit tweaky afterwards, but it's getting more manageable, thank goodness, and absolutely no soreness at all.

After our run, we had a busy day ahead. DH took the daughter for a motorcycle ride, first time with her dad. So sweet to see the daddy-daughter time.


I took the chunky pie to Target, he liked riding in the cart.

Then we just chilled at the house, so I could enjoy some quality grandma time.


Sunday we took the baby to our grandson's baseball game, sure was a gorgeous day.


A great weekend, but sheesh I'm tired. No rest for the weary, back to ole grindstone today. Got a great week of workouts and meals planned. Happy Monday Yall.

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MZSLYDE01 5/8/2012 9:44AM

    WOW THAT VIEW IS AWESOME FROM YOUR RUN. LOVE THE SUNRISE.
AND LOOK AT THAT LITTLE CHUNK OF BURNING LOVE. LOL
NICE WEEKEND.
I ALSO HAVE TO SAY - REALLY LIKE THE JEANS YOU'RE DD HAS ON THE BACK OF THE MOTORCYCLE. VERY CUTE.
HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GREAT DAY.

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WONDERWOMAN 5/7/2012 9:51PM

    WooHoo!!!!

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2HAMSDIET 5/7/2012 7:16PM

    I was amazed at how fresh and ready to go both looked so early. emoticon emoticon Woo Hoo! You both did the big run. emoticon emoticon You have a beautiful family enjoy the grand baby emoticon

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SUEAZZI 5/7/2012 2:04PM

    First off you and your sis are just too cute for words in your gear. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
You set the bar and give me so much motivation and inspiration and strength and courage and drive and so much more. Glad you met your 14.5 mile goal this weekend and enjoyed the rest of it with family. You're getting buff girl!

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DDOORN 5/7/2012 1:35PM

    What a gorgeous way to get your day up & running! :-)

Don

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TOOTHFUL99 5/7/2012 1:20PM

    Great job, Lisa! Where do you get all that energy? I would have been sleeping on the couch the rest of the day!!

Nice motorcycle! My husband used to have a Shadow Aero. He traded it for a 1973 Volkswagen Beetle a few years ago. Now he has a Goldwing and a chopper. Boys and their toys!

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JLITT62 5/7/2012 12:23PM

    Sooo impressed with all your energy!

Still no desire for a full here, LOL! I'll leave it to nuts like you.

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SAMI199 5/7/2012 11:46AM

    You look Bee-u-tiful!!!!!

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3G1RLS4ME 5/7/2012 10:54AM

    Wow your one busy grandma! That is if I understood your blog right :) nice sunrise

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/7/2012 10:50AM

    What a great run!!! You and your sis rock! You two look pretty darned good for that early in the morning. The farthest I've ever run was 13 miles and it was killer. You are SUCH an inspiration...tweaky hip and all!

Love the pics of the family, too. You're such a great mom, wife, sis, grandma, friend and the list goes on!

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Wassa Matter? Cat Got Your Tongue?

Friday, May 04, 2012

Well as a matter of fact, YES. Guess my quietness indicates that I am a little nervous about tomorrows run. Me, quiet, hmmmmmm.





I've got my running gear packed and ready to go, I finally found a headlamp yesterday. Tomorrow's run will feature about two hours in the dark then a sunrise on the ocean, hoping the weather holds out, supposed to have morning showers, but rain or shine we are doing it. I have to make a trip to the running store for some GU later today - I always hate going there because I spend way too much money, so hopefully I can convince myself that I don't need anything except GU, wish me luck on that one.

Happyto report.... 3 days of emoticon on the calendar - 3 for 3 woo hoo.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend.
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SUEAZZI 5/7/2012 2:31PM

    As you can see I'm catching up on reading! emoticon
You knocked it outta the park!

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2HAMSDIET 5/4/2012 4:07PM

    emoticon Enjoy your weekend. emoticon emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 5/4/2012 3:33PM

    I hope your hip cooperates on the fabulous run you have planned!!
I'm taking my BFF to get fitted and buy her some running shoes on Monday. Hopefully I won't be coming out with a pair for myself ;-) Good luck!!
Have a fab weekend!

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WONDERWOMAN 5/4/2012 2:54PM

    So funny! Just before we left GA, I stopped in the running store for some Honey Stinger Waffles and walked out $150 poorer. Good thing my hubby does the same thing when he goes in a hunting supply store or I'd be in BIG trouble. You are going to have a great run tomorrow. I already can't wait for the blog.

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MZSLYDE01 5/4/2012 12:14PM

    Ha Ha Ha - I love the cat pics. How adorable.
Well I hope the run goes great and that you enjoy that sunrise. Glad you finally found the headlamp. That will be interesting.
Stay away from the other stuff....... ONLY BUY GU. I AM SENDING VIBES YOUR WAY TO GIVE YOU STRENGTH

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PARKERB2 5/4/2012 11:23AM

    Thanks for the kitty cat pictures. Good luck on the run. The sunrise on the ocean sounds beautiful. Thanks for you comment on my blog. Keep Sparking and have a great weekend, too.

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Finish Line

Thursday, May 03, 2012


Trying to be techo savvy, I don't think this is working. Video of my granddaughter winning the mile at her track meet yesterday, woo hoo.

  
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BOILHAM 5/4/2012 8:31AM

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Worked fine!

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RIKKI572 5/3/2012 11:04PM

    Loved it!!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/3/2012 10:48PM

    It worked perfectly! You're quite the cheerleader! emoticon

BTW - LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the name HEAVEN!

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SHARON10002 5/3/2012 6:18PM

    It works perfectly! What a great motivator! Cheering her on all of the way! emoticon

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MZSLYDE01 5/3/2012 3:25PM

    OH HONEY I FINALLY GOT TO HEAR YOUR VOICE..... I hear a little bit of that accent..Hee Hee. You sound really young.
She is such a runner - love it. And she has the awesome name - Heaven.

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SAMI199 5/3/2012 3:22PM

    It works!!!! Awesome-Thanks for sharing,Tech-Girl!

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TOOTHFUL99 5/3/2012 3:02PM

    How can she not win? She has her biggest fan cheering!!

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NATPLUMMER 5/3/2012 2:45PM

    YAY!!! It worked fine for me. I think it takes a little while to get it all uploaded.

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SUEAZZI 5/3/2012 2:24PM

    It worked for me! WTG Heaven! emoticon

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SAMI199 5/3/2012 2:11PM

    No go here... emoticon

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Wat to Go, Heaven!!!!

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Ring-A-Bling-Bling - SPARK-A-LICIOUS

Thursday, May 03, 2012

I'm 2 for 2 for the month in SMILEY faces - emoticon emoticon

A big WOO HOO and shout-out to my granddaughter, she finished first place in the 1600 m and third place in the 800 m at her track meet yesterday. I believe we have a title contender for the upcoming district meet.

Started the day off with an easy 4-mile run, saving the legs for an extra-extra long run on Saturday, pushing it to the max this weekend with a sunrise 14-mile oceanfront/boardwalk run - it's gonna be great.

Speaking of GREAT....Today is going be GREAT. I'm feeling super Spark-ly today, SPARK-A-LICIOUS even, lol. I love all things SPARK, Spark-ly, and blingy.











Speaking of rings....A little something to get you pumped and ready to face the day.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=mcdrWXgqGOE

If you've got the SPARK and are feeling SPARK-ly....show it and share it.





Are you feeling SPARK-A-LICOUS ????

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1HOTMAMA2BE 5/3/2012 10:54PM

    I am a sucker for diamonds that sparkle! (Hint-Hint Honey!)

Congratulations to Heaven! She's quite the athlete...kind of like YOU! Do you two run together? I keep asking my son to run with me. He says yes until I wake him at 5:00 a.m. and then he says no. emoticon Therefore, I have to hang with Jillian instead, but that's okay. She's my cheerleader. SPARK-A-LICOUSNESS is contagious! WooHoo!

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SHARON10002 5/3/2012 6:16PM

    Loved It! I love Sparklers! The fourth of July kind and everyone here!

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DDOORN 5/3/2012 2:49PM

    Way to pay your SPARK forward and inspiring your grand-daughter! :-)

Don

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SUEAZZI 5/3/2012 2:29PM

    Sparktacular! You are racking up those miles and smileys! WTG Skinny & GD! emoticon

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JLITT62 5/3/2012 12:15PM

    Good job to you AND your granddaughter (you're too young to be a grandparent!).

If we ever see the sun again maybe I'll feel more sparkly!

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2HAMSDIET 5/3/2012 12:08PM

    14 miles you go girl. Your granddaughter most have gotten her Spark from you. Congrats on her win.

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NATPLUMMER 5/3/2012 12:03PM

    YAY for granddaughter!!
Yay for a 4 mile run :-)
Now I'm dancing to Beyonce ;-)

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MZSLYDE01 5/3/2012 11:55AM

    OMGosh I am so glad she got 1st & 3rd. What a girl. She's got some competitive nature in her. Just like her gma...Hee Hee.
Loved this today - love the blingy stuff and what inspiring pics.

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RIKKI572 5/3/2012 9:04AM

    Wow, I can just feel your energy radiating from your page. I'm going to take some of that energy, and run with it
Wishing you a fantastic day!!

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SAMI199 5/3/2012 8:37AM

    Sparktacular!!!!( I have to borrow the Spark of kindness pic-)
I love that song & all things sparkly.too! YeeHaw!!!!

You Go!!!!!!!

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