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The Race against Racism--5K walk

Saturday, April 24, 2010

PedalPusher (Linda) picked me up around 8 am this morning, and off we went to City Island for the 5K. Got there by 8:40, parked, checked in and took our goodies back the car.

They did a group warm up, which was a line dance, and everyone was getting into it. Then we were off. One lap around City Island, then cross the bridge to Riverside park, walked down Front street, then headed down to the walkway right beside the river. Then back across the bridge to the finish line. We could not have asked for a better day for this walk. It was just a little chilly, but perfect walking weather. We crossed the finish line in just under 41 min.

When we got there, we ran into someone I knew, so we stood talking to them for a while. My shirt helped break the ice, I was wearing my Spark t-shirt. And Linda and I told them that is how we met, and that we meet monthly for breakfast and a walk. Some of them had heard about the site, and are using it, some of them never heard of it before. I had some of the business cards along, and I was able to give one out! Woohoo!!!

After the walk, there was some amazing food, we sampled a little of everything! They also had some entertainment, one group sang, and there were 2 groups that danced. Very entertaining.

Linda and I will be doing another 5K in June for the Children's Miracle Network! Can't wait!

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CAROLYNB491 7/1/2010 9:05PM

    Hi, Haven't stopped by your page for quite awhile. How are you doing? Wanted to say hi. Your race against racism sounds fantastic. I am trying to add some running to my walking and enjoying it. take care, carolyn

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STARTSPARKING 4/27/2010 5:18AM

    Bless you and Linda for participating in such an awesome event. I'm glad you did so well and had a good time. Good for you for spreading the Spark!

Have fun at the next 5K! emoticon

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KINGDOMHEIR 4/26/2010 5:30PM

    emoticon to both you & pedal-pusher

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PEDAL-PUSHER 4/25/2010 8:17AM

    I had SUCH a great time! I will be curious for next years......see what became of our input to Cheryl. We will have to incorporate the jogging intervals into our walks.....good way to build endurance.

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SEYSARAH 4/25/2010 2:14AM

    Those 5Ks are great fun and I'm so glad you are getting the opportunity to Spread the Spark...WTG!!!

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SEYSARAH 4/25/2010 2:14AM

    Those 5Ks are great fun and I'm so glad you are getting the opportunity to Spread the Spark...WTG!!!

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Busy, busy, busy

Sunday, April 11, 2010

I have been so busy lately, that I have not been able to be on here as much as I would like to be. I have been able to stop in every day, but have not been able to log much time on.

Just some of the stuff that has been happening.

My daughter qualified for states in bowling. She will be bowling on May 15! I am so excited for her. All she has to do is do what she did in districts, and she will do well.

She was also in a talent show at the school on Friday night, and she did an awesome job! All the kids did!

I have been getting out and walking more. I missed walking outside over the winter, and have been able to get out and walk at least 3 times a week for the last 2 weeks!!! Woohoo!!!

I have also been working on helping get the garden ready for planting. We usually plant around Mother's day, so that the fear of frost is gone. We were very successful last year, and are going to try planting some veggies that we have not tried before.

Today was my great aunt and uncle's 60th wedding anniversary party. It was great. Unfortunately, since they live 2 hours away, we don't get to see them as often as we should, and the last couple of years, we have only seen them at funerals and family reunions. It was so nice to see everyone for a happy occasion. Still didn't get to spend a lot of time with them today, but the time we did get to spend was great. My great grandparents on this side died before I was born, and they had some great pictures of them that I never saw before. Also, stories were shared about them that I never heard before too. It was great!

I did well eating. They had small sandwich rolls, so I had a small sandwich with lots of fruit and veggies to go with it. I had a piece of cake that was 2 bites big, and I only ate a small taste of the icing. I am not a big icing fan anyway, so that is what I usually do anyway.

Only had about 2 hours that I was able to spend with them, but the time spent was great. I really need to make more of an attempt to see them more often. They are all getting so old, I don't know how long they will be around. But they are still very active and getting around great.

I do check in everyday, so if you need something from me, just send me a sparkmail or put a comment on my sparkpage. These are the things I check first when I get on.

Hope you all are doing well!
Keep up the great work!
You can do it!

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TRACY180 4/12/2010 9:35PM

    Glad that you have a busy and fulfilling life. Congrats to your daughter. Good luck on the garden. emoticon

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SCRAPPY_RN 4/12/2010 12:48PM

    I never know when to start putting in the veg garden. We had the possibility of frost so late in the season last year :(

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STARTSPARKING 4/12/2010 4:24AM

    Congratulations to your daughter for her achievements in bowling! Good luck to her on the May 15th competition. That talent show sounded like a lot of fun. I hope all the students and parents enjoyed the successful event.

Good for you and your family for trying to plant new veggies in your garden this year. That's a wonderful way to add new healthful food to your family's menu.

Happy 60th Anniversary to your great aunt and uncle. I'm glad your family had an opportunity to celebrate such a joyous occasion. Most of my family also lives two hours away or more. We also got together this weekend, and it was great to see everyone. We used to see one another about once a month, but these gatherings have become less frequent as everyone becomes busier over the years. I have to make sure we gather as often as we can.

You should be proud of yourself for eating sensibly at the anniversary party! It's hard to do that at family functions, so kudos to you! I wish you a wonderful new week, my friend.

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VEGEFARMER 4/12/2010 4:02AM

    Good luck on your vege garden.
That will make the vege challenges a lot easier to achieve.

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Monday, March 29, 2010

The kids were a part of the church service, they lead the Palms procession and played insturments during the service. They had to be at both services, but were able to leave when they were finished with the 2nd service. So between services, they had a breakfast, and after breakfast, I decided to go for a walk. It was a little over 2 miles, and I did it in 34 min! Woohoo! I got back to the church by the time the kids were done with the 2nd sevice.

Afterward, we went home, and I went back to bed, LOL! Got up around 3, and then we went out to eat. Then to bowling. I didn't do really good, but we still had fun!

My computer at home is acting up, so I have been running scans to figure out why. I am going to back it up and then start messing with it to see if I can get it to run better. Thank goodness, I can access Sparks at work!

Have a great week all!

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SCRAPPY_RN 3/30/2010 8:20PM

    That is so awesome! You must be so proud of them and yourself!!

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STARTSPARKING 3/30/2010 4:59AM

    You must be so proud of your kids for playing instruments during service. Good for you for looking for opportunities to get some exercise! You got a lot accomplished in 34 minutes. I'm glad you were able to take a nap to get some much needed rest. I know you work hard, so you definitely deserved it. emoticon

Sorry your computer is acting up. I hope you'll get it to run more smoothly soon. Have a terrific Tuesday!

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MJRVIC2000 3/29/2010 10:04AM

    I believe I would have done things differently. I would have stayed in the service and shared in what the kids did, and than taken them with me for a walk afterwards. Why? Because that was an opportunty which may only come once. God Bless, Vic.

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Thursday, March 25, 2010

This week has gone by way too fast!

Update on how my daughter did in the bowling tournament. She ended up placing 13th in districts, so now it is on to states! Woohoo!!! I am waiting for my SIL to give me the information so I know when she is supposed to bowl. It will be the weekend of May 14-16th and it is in Allentown. At least we don't have to travel all the way to Pittsburg for it! Although, after she qualified for this, she tells me that she doesn't think that she is going to bowl next year. Maybe after having the summer off, she will change her mind.

I got my bedroom cleaned this week, so 1 more room to go! I am hoping that I will get it done next week, but I don't know. It seems to be the catch all room (which is why I am waited to do it last, LOL) So lots of decluttering to be done in this room. I am really going to push to get it done next week, but if it takes me longer then that, I will be ok with it.

We are doing great on the 5% challenge as a team! I think that as the weather is getting warmer, everybody is getting more motivated to get it done! I know that I have been enjoying some walks outside, the weather has been perfect for them!

Camping season starts in 4 weeks! I have been getting stuff ready, and took April 17th off work, so that I could enjoy the first weekend of camping season! There is always so much to do! Lots of raking and cleaning to get the campsite and camper ready for the season.

Tuesday night, I was at the PTO meeting and they were talking about the 5th grade promotion ceremony. OMG! I cannot believe it, my daughter will be going to the middle school next year. She was just in Kindergarten last year, wasn't she? She is just getting so big and beautiful! Lots of things going on. She has us running pretty much everyday for the next 2 weeks because of the talent show, girl scouts, bowling and church.

My son was so excited this week, he was able to finally get out and fly the kite he got for Christmas. My hubby was out with him flying, and my hubby called laughing. The kite he has is an eagle, and my hubby said that a hawk was watching the kite, and then swooped down and tried to attack it! It scared my son a little, and he finally told me about it this morning. He said that he has to watch for the hawk so it can't get his kite! LOL!

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SCRAPPY_RN 3/26/2010 9:25AM

    WooHoo - Congrats to your daughter for doing so awesome! I hope she will want to do it again next year.
Great job on the 5% team and your Spring cleaning. Mine really fell behind and I have a lot more to do

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STARTSPARKING 3/26/2010 4:55AM

    Congratulations to your daughter for making it to the state level! She is definitely talented, so I hope she will keep bowling next year. Kudos to you for almost done with your spring cleaning! You must feel such a tremendous sense of accomplishment. I'm glad you are doing well on your team challenge. I hope you and your family will have a great time camping this year! Make sure to bring the kite along, but keep an eye for any hawks!

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XHASTEDMOMOF2 3/25/2010 8:22PM

    What a great blog!!! Congrats to your daughter!!! And yay for the 5% team!! I know you've been really dedicated so that just reflects your and the rest of the team's hard work!! And how incredible the hawk could not distinguish a kite eagle from the real thing!! Oh well!!


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Visiting my March goals--Midway update

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March Goals

1. Track my food everyday

I missed one day so far this month.

2, Exercise at least 15 min every day

I missed 1 day so far this month.

3. Continue to spring clean my house 1 room at a time. (I don't want to wait until Spring because when Spring comes, I want to be able to go out and enjoy the good weather!) I got 4 rooms done in February.

Doing great on this! Got 3 rooms done so far this month! Only 2 rooms left to do.

4. Rock the 5% challenge with the Lady Bugs team!

Lady Bugs are doing great!!! I was down 2 pounds after the first week! Woohoo!!! Go Lady Bugs!!!
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EDWARDS1411 3/16/2010 7:59PM

    YOU are doing GREAT Bobbi!! 1/2 down, 1/2 to go - woohoo!!!

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