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Weekend of Walking

Monday, April 26, 2010

Friends of mine have a team in the Milford Relay for Life this weekend and I'm walking in it. I am looking forward to getting a lot of steps in this weekend- and I'm hoping the weather is decent (at least no rain).
I'm wondering if I should get out there and just walk until I can't anymore- or if I should just do so many minute "on", so many minutes "off"...
If anyone has done these 24 hour walk things before I'd appreciate the advice.

Oh and if you happen to be in the area- check out the THV Relay Renegades team and stay hi!

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SPARTANJAI 4/28/2010 8:15AM

    It's this weekend coming up... I hope the weather predictions are wrong because they are saying rain, rain, rain.

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PICKIE98 4/27/2010 5:00PM

    that sounds like a great challenge!! How did you do?

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SPARTANJAI 4/26/2010 12:01PM

    I'll be sure to pack changes of clothes- including a couple pairs of tennies and socks. They have a tent for us to keep food/water/clothes in so I should be good there... thanks for the info!!!

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BRENRW213 4/26/2010 10:16AM

    Hi there! I have done the one in Grand Blanc, Flushing & Ann Arbor.

When I participated we always walked in shifts. We always had someone on the track and then people back at the tent for relief.

Some teams sign people up in advance for time slots.

Make sure you have good shoes, a change of clothes or dress in layers. If your there for a long period of time the weather conditions could change.
The relays are a lot of fun!

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JUHOEG 4/26/2010 7:12AM

  Walk 2 miles on Saturday/Sunday

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Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Allowing myself a small pout here- I missed my 2 year SparkVersary!
No party- no balloons- no whoooooooo hoooooooooo's... just a picture change and a 'lil blog- 10 days late.

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COOLGRANDMA03 4/25/2010 9:34AM

    Congrats!!! Keep up the good work. Keep on Sparking!

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FLAMENM 4/20/2010 9:33PM

    Have a wonderful Sparkiversery!!!

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ARMSPORTS 4/20/2010 11:20AM

    Congrats from a fellow Spartan!

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MCL423 4/20/2010 10:55AM

    Congrats on your sparkversary! Better late than never right? Keep up the amazing work!



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LIFE-FAITH 4/20/2010 10:44AM

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Happy emoticon anniversary!

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DEE_DEE11 4/20/2010 10:39AM

    Congratulations on your sparkversary! Hope you have a great, healthy year. emoticon

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Monday, April 12, 2010

My friend with cancer died this weekend.
She fought a brave battle and a long fight with her husband by her side.
Thank you everyone who gave me the well-wishes and kept her and her family in your prayers- you can't begin to imagine how much it was appreciated.

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PICKIE98 4/13/2010 8:30AM

    Her hubby is lucky to have friends like you. This is one part of life that humbles us, makes us slam on those brakes. Know that you can vent or dump here, we are here for you.

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SPARTANJAI 4/13/2010 6:41AM

    Thank you so much everyone!

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SPURLIS 4/12/2010 10:01AM

    May you find peace today, tomorrow, and in the days to come knowing she is in a perfect place.

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TXHRT4U 4/12/2010 7:45AM

    our prayers are with you and your friends family

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MCJULIEO 4/12/2010 7:35AM

    I am so sorry for your loss.


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Help me!

Thursday, April 08, 2010

There are times that it's hard to know what to share or what to say. This is one of those times. I have two friends that are battling cancer. Her battle is with the disease itself- because it's not her first battle- she has fought it before, but it keeps coming back. For him, it's watching his wife summon the strength to fight this monster yet again and to know that he can't fight it for her or with her- just give her support.
She's in the hospital now and family has gathered. There's not much the doctor's can do for her, except make her "comfortable". To which the cynic in me says "what's comfortable about cancer?"
I've fought my own battle... deciding what to share on here and not wanting to invade their privacy by posting about it... but then the power of prayer hits me and I'm making a plea for those that read this, to keep them in their thoughts... because even though I don't know what to say or how to say it, I know enough to say "help me"...

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VTORIA3 4/12/2010 6:35AM

    I have stood by and watched those I love die of cancer. It is one of the hardest things I have ever had to do. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. emoticon

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ARMSPORTS 4/9/2010 10:43AM

    I have had many family and friends that have had to deal with cancer, so I know how scary and overwhelming a process it can be for everyone involved. I will keep you and your friends in my thoughts and prayers.

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GOLDBERG73 4/9/2010 10:11AM

We are all sparkfriends - support is what we do!


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JIMDAB 4/9/2010 10:07AM

    My thoughts and prayers go out to them and you.

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PICKIE98 4/9/2010 7:02AM

    We are all here for each other, you should never hesitate to reach out!! We do not need to know who they are, just that they need us. Ditto for you,, you need us to support you, to know that somebody i sbehind you..
As previous posters said, we have all had people in our lives that dealt with this, I worked on an oncology floor and loved it. The people are open, searching for peace and comfort....
Both of those things eventually come from within, but knowing that others share and support you is a biggie.
ONe big mistake that people make with this situation isnot visiting, or yakking instead of listening,,, my patients told me that they wish somebody would read to them, hold their hand, smile at them without pity, walk their dog, pick up the mail and paper for family, clean the house, depending on the relationship with the patient, ,,
a footrub, manicure, hairbrushing, etc.. normal things,, not a pitiful stare or babling..
okay, that is MHO..

You feel so free to vent here, we will respond and be here for you!
Prayers are our top priority.. DONE!

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COOLGRANDMA03 4/8/2010 9:16PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friends.

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TWEETYKC00 4/8/2010 7:47PM

    i can somewhat relate, i have had more than one relative that has battled cancer in on form or another. you are in my thoughts as are your friends. there is only so much that can be done with these situations.

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TAMI56 4/8/2010 6:12PM

    My prayers are definitely with you and your friends. I lost a brother ten years ago when he just turned 40 to a brain tumor. Right now I'm watching my mom go through chemo treatments for breast cancer. She's really strong but it breaks my heart to watch my dad worry over her. It's such a hopeless feeling but you have to believe that there are people out there in case you need them. Remember we are here for you.

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GOING4MUSCLE 4/8/2010 5:02PM

    I pray all involved, find the peace in their hearts, to handle what ever is coming. emoticon I lost my brother, 7yrs ago, at the young age of 38, to cancer, and so my heart just breaks when I read of others facing those same emotions. It is sooo not easy. I'm sorry you are having to deal with this struggle around you, and DO NOT feel anything but GOOD, about reaching out for help. You have to do what helps YOU. Your friends are very blessed to have you by their sides. emoticon

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SLKYSMTH 4/8/2010 3:45PM

    My heart goes out to your friend(s).

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A little bit about me- a chain blog-

Monday, March 22, 2010

Thanks to Purpleally I've decided to keep this chain blog going...

Not as easy as you might think!

Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone? Purse.
Spouse? Yes.
Your hair? Ponytail.
Your mother? Heaven.
Your father? Amazing.
Your favorite thing? Depends.
Your dream last night? Garden.
Favorite drink? Water.
What room are you in? Office.
Your hobby? Reading.
Your fear? Nothing?
Where do you want to be in 6 years? Retired emoticon
Where were you last night? Hockey
Something that you aren't? Dangerous
Wish list item? Toned
Last thing you did? Filed
What are you wearing? Scrubs
Your pets? None
Friends? Awesome
Your life? Enjoyable
Your mood? Upbeat
Missing someone? Varies
Drinking? Water
Your car? Vera
Something you're not wearing? Makeup
Your favorite store? Online?
Your favorite color? Green
When is the last time you cried? Dunno
Where do you go over and over? U.P.
Five people who email me regularly? Spammers
Favorite place to eat? Home
Favorite place I'd like to be right now? Garden

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PICKIE98 3/22/2010 7:01PM

    I did this on two other teams!!LOL! Good one though!!!

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