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Thoughts and Prayers.....

Monday, July 02, 2012

One of my dear SparkFriends posted a blog. He bravely faced and told his SparkFriends of his tragic health news. These things are never easy. Yet, I have some experience in being with someone in person, of sharing grief and sharing unfairness and sharing tears. I have no experience in comforting someone I've never met, and wish I knew how. I feel with all my heart that even though I've never met him that he has been a big part of my life for several years now. He probably commented on my status more than anyone else and always encouraged me to increase those fitness minutes and SparkPoints. It meant something to me.

I really appreciate him sharing his tough news. I think of WalkingAnnie frequently. I have no idea if her health issues caught up with her or if she simply didn't need us any more and went on to live life happy at goal weight. She was one who inspired me so much, did great research, wrote fascinating blogs, and gave me information I put to good use. So she may always be a question mark for me.

SparkFriends are so significant in my life, and yet they are fragile, made up of binary language and electricity. Nothing to hold on to. I'd just like to be able to give each one a REAL hug. Prayers and thoughts are with you.......

  
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WATERMELLEN 7/3/2012 8:12PM

    All so very true: thanks for articulating it.

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MEXGAL1 7/3/2012 5:39PM

    I know what you mean. My sparks friends are very important to me as well and when one drops off, I often try and check in and they have disappeared. I wonder sometimes what has happened.

thoughts and prayers to all those friends that are suffering and having difficult times.

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CANDOK1260 7/3/2012 3:55PM

    my prayers and thought arw with you

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MIRAGE727 7/3/2012 1:56PM

    People talk about how we change on SparkPeople. Compassion for others is something I've learned so well. You exemplify this and I'm happy you are my friend on this journey. My prayers are with.

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DONNABRIGHT 7/3/2012 8:32AM

    I, too, find it difficult when our spark friends disappear. Prayers for your friend are on the way.

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NEW-CAZ 7/3/2012 2:42AM

    beautifullly put Marsha, I share your sentiments.
I'm glad I've got to know you and so many sparkers emoticon

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BLUESKY_321 7/2/2012 9:45PM

    and to you as well .....
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JOYINKY 7/2/2012 9:04PM

    I share your feelings and thank you for expressing them so well!
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ONEKIDSMOM 7/2/2012 7:18PM

    Totally agree with every word. I think of WalkingAnnie almost daily, myself, as she was one who inspired me as well.

I know several folks have dropped in and out of Spark... it's always here to come back to...

Prayers and thoughts with so many!

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IAMWINNING 7/2/2012 6:30PM

    Marsha, you are one sweet lady. I know what you mean about not being about to reach out and hug others when all our contact is thru SP. At least we can 'touch' thru the internet and know that others are thinking of us.

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EDUCGRAD 7/2/2012 3:15PM

    emoticon are awesome.glad you are one of my friends

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IDEBORAH 7/2/2012 2:59PM

    I know how you feel. I tell people I love my computer all my friends are in there. All we can do is try to be the best possible cyber friend and hope our good thoughts add to the positive energy of others. You are such a good example of this.
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REXTINE1 7/2/2012 2:46PM

    It is easy to drop out, but the Spark friends do give you some contact with the outside world. Everyone needs that.

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_LINDA 7/2/2012 2:44PM

    Sorry about the news for your friend :( I felt the same way about one of my Spark friends who mysteriously died, but we were informed of it by her husband, it was such a shock and unexpected as she was only in her 50's..
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AQUAGIRL08 7/2/2012 2:35PM

    Right back at you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Fun for All

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Well, I was right. No shiner. Gwen, my 21 month DGD, has a horizontal red inch under her eye, but no other signs of the fall in the gym nursery yesterday.

Today the kids wanted to go back to the Y, so we did. I got in a good strength workout for core and upper body. I'm cutting back to once a week strength training on the legs per recommendations of my running group, but doing 2-3 workouts weekly for c0re and arms. I also did 50 minutes on the ellliptical trainer and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Following days of downpour, we really appreciated the beautiful sunny day today. After my workout we all went for a picnic and outdoor play in the playground. Fun! Fun!

  
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MEXGAL1 6/29/2012 12:10PM

    so glad to hear it turned into nothing serious.
Thanks so much for the sparks goodie.
You sure are doing a good job with your training. Keep up the great work!
Sallie

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DONNABRIGHT 6/29/2012 9:06AM

    P.S. Thanks for the present - it was just what I needed when we got home last night after a trip to Atlanta to tour the Coke museum and the GA Aquarium with two teenagers! We sure did some walking.

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DONNABRIGHT 6/29/2012 9:04AM

    Sounds like a great day! I took the grand, a cousin, an aunt, and a friend out to Amicalola Falls and hiked up to the waterfall on Tuesday and then had a picnic lunch at the top! Beautiful day and view.

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PARKERB2 6/29/2012 7:27AM

    6/29/2012, It's really hot and dry here in WNC. I understand it's supposed to be in the 90's for the next 7 days. HOT, HOT, HOT,. Glad the grand is all right. Have a good day.

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NEW-CAZ 6/29/2012 3:15AM

    Glad she's okay Marsha!
Sounds like you had a fun and active day together emoticon

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_LINDA 6/29/2012 1:37AM

    Sounds like a fabulous day! Working out and a fun in the park! Way to rock your workouts! Great that they like the Y!!

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REXTINE1 6/28/2012 10:23PM

    I'm glad the kid is OK, and that you had a good day today.

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JOYINKY 6/28/2012 10:21PM

    Sounds like a great day! Wonderful that the girls enjoy the nursery at the Y!

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NATPLUMMER 6/28/2012 10:12PM

    Yay for no shiner!! Fab workout! Sounds like an excellent day.

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WATERMELLEN 6/28/2012 10:09PM

    Love my Y too: and plan to get there this weekend for sure! So glad nothing serious with Gwen!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/28/2012 9:41PM

    A lot to be said for those "fun" outings. Makes Summertime, Summertime!

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FROSTY99 6/28/2012 9:12PM

    Stay dry and cool-isn't it strange to be heating back up after all those overcast days. I walked 3.5 miles this morning and it was lovely out there.
I am dreading going north as it is hotter up there than down here!!
Enjoy those grandbabies this summer.
Pat

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Workout Interrupted

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

I looked up from my treadmill at the Y and saw a nursery worker in front of me. My heart definitely skipped a beat that had nothing to do with my run-induced heart rate. She assured me that Gwen (21 months old) was not badly hurt, but that she'd tripped, fallen, hit a table, and bruised the area under her right eye. I was near the end of my run, so I went ahead and cooled down and then got her without even taking a shower. I got in 3.4 miles in 40 minutes. I deferred strength training until tomorrow.

After lunch I got Gwen down for her afternoon nap. Then I finally got my shower and Natalie (5 years) played by herself within hubby's view. Gwen's injury looks pretty minor and it doesn't seem to be bothering her. I don't think she'll have a black eye tomorrow, but hubby thinks she will.

Whether she has a black eye or not, I am just very grateful that this is a minor bump and that all of us are overall in good health!



  
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IAMWINNING 6/28/2012 10:42PM

    Oh! Poor baby! I'm glad it wasn't any more serious - just pretty scarey, huh. Been there, done that, and still cringe when I remember some things from my kids childhoods, and their kids, too.

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HAPPYSOUL91 6/28/2012 12:17PM

    glad it was nothing but I'll bet she cried!

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MEXGAL1 6/28/2012 10:30AM

    so glad that it was nothing serious.

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CANDOK1260 6/28/2012 9:59AM

    emoticon SORRY YOUR KID GOT HURT BUT SOUNF MINOR THAT GOOD

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DONNABRIGHT 6/28/2012 7:42AM

    Minor bumps can't be helped at that age! So glad all is well.

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SHRINKINGSHERI 6/28/2012 7:21AM

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NEW-CAZ 6/28/2012 2:57AM

    So glad she wasn't seriously hurt- could have been much worse, bless her.
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WATERMELLEN 6/27/2012 10:19PM

    Oh my: so glad your little Gwen is resilient! It's harder on us than them!!

Thanks for your kind comments on my anniversary blog and that scrumptious wedding cake! When we got married we didn't have any wedding reception or cake or flowers : just the vows at City Hall in front of 2 witnesses. The average Canadian wedding now costs $22,000: ours was about $50 for a bottle of very good champagne and a quart of strawberries for ourselves and the witnesses!!

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FROSTY99 6/27/2012 9:55PM

    Thankful she wasn't badly injured. A friend fell and hit his head and ended up with 31 staples.

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_LINDA 6/27/2012 9:11PM

    So glad she wasn't seriously hurt. Sounds like you did awesome in the time you had! Second that notion of having health -a regular bridge partner of mine was diagnosed with inoperable cancer of the spine and is now in a nursing home -just one short month after she last played with me. Shocking!

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JOYINKY 6/27/2012 9:08PM

    Hugs grandma! Well done! I'm glad it wasn't worse for Gwen; she'll mend quickly. DD is very lucky to have you!

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/27/2012 8:15PM

    Clearly your priorities are in the right order! Glad she's OK, and glad she has such caring g-parents in her life.

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PMFISH 6/27/2012 7:25PM

    Thank goodness at that age they bounce back at an amazing pace. Glad is was not more serious.

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NATPLUMMER 6/27/2012 7:23PM

    I'm glad she's okay...hopefully without a shiner tomorrow.
You can tack on the extra 0.6 miles another day.

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HUBLEYDDAVIS 6/27/2012 5:51PM

  You are so correct. The third person in my family has just been diagnosed with cancer. Makes you see the big picture.

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Short Run & Beck Notes

Monday, June 25, 2012

Run-walk-run: 4 miles in 50 minutes and 7 seconds today. Felt good!

Very healthy eating day; met nutritional goals. Beck: Could improve meal pre-planning --more specifics than "veggie" or "fruit." Hard to claim no unplanned eating when the plan is weak.

Victory: No artificial sweetener today!

  
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REXTINE1 6/27/2012 4:42PM

    There are only so many restrictions to worry about that I don't get excited about some of them. The artificial sweetners are one of the things I don't worry about, but I'm glad that you did succeed at your goal.

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WATERMELLEN 6/26/2012 10:52PM

    Good work! And: thanks for your great comments on my eating disorders blog. You are always so encouraging.

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NATPLUMMER 6/26/2012 7:10PM

    Great run!!

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MEXGAL1 6/26/2012 10:36AM

    Yeah....good for you!

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AQUAGIRL08 6/26/2012 8:58AM

    Way to go with no artificial sweeteners! You are doing such a great job! emoticon

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SWEDE_SU 6/26/2012 6:10AM

    that is a fast pace!! i hear you about meal planning...

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NEW-CAZ 6/26/2012 2:55AM

    emoticonMarsha. Good pacing!

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_LINDA 6/25/2012 11:46PM

    Well done Marsha!
I imagine if you were running with a group, they would have a set pace and time expected would they not?
Keep up the great work!

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FROSTY99 6/25/2012 11:04PM

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/25/2012 10:09PM

    Amazing training pace, Marsha! Was that group or individual? Do you find yourself going faster when running with others?

Food for thought for me!

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Pun Was Not on Purpose

Sunday, June 24, 2012

I re-read the ending of my blog from yesterday, "I think this approach of building up slower will benefit me in the long run." I was talking about the Galloway group method of training for a half marathon.

No, I didn't mean it as a pun, BUT I expect the approach to help me in my 13.1 mile "long run" and as I try to train so that I can run for many years to come. LOL

  
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REXTINE1 6/25/2012 5:25PM

    Good luck with the long run - and in the long run.

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MEXGAL1 6/25/2012 12:46PM

    good idea!

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_LINDA 6/25/2012 1:34AM

    emoticon plan! I fully expect you to be one of those 100 year old runners ;)

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MSLZZY 6/24/2012 3:43PM

    Great plan-no pun intended!

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YICHE12 6/24/2012 12:49PM

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NEW-CAZ 6/24/2012 12:12PM

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 6/24/2012 12:11PM

    Both in the long run and during the long run!
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JOYINKY 6/24/2012 12:10PM

    I took it as a sensible approach. emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 6/24/2012 11:50AM

    Yeppers... we want to stay active as we can for as long as we can, and that means being sane about our training! Well stated! Pun intended or not.

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STUFFNEARTABOR 6/24/2012 11:47AM

    Sounds like a sound & sane approach! Good Luck.

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UMBILICAL 6/24/2012 11:36AM

  Galloway Good.

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