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Wow! What a SparkFamily We Are!

Monday, March 01, 2010

I was so pleased to find out that I was named March Community Team Member of the Month by my peers on the Community Team!

I knew something was up all day at work as I could see SOOOO many folks leaving comments on my SparkPage and sending me SparkGoodies!

This happened at such a perfect time as my Spark was sorta fizzling due to lingering aches and pains from my Cross Country Ski outing on Sat. I was disappointed in myself for not being in better shape than I was and for not being able to better master the challenge of Cross Country Skiing...even though I could see progress over last year. I see those MASTERS at the Olympics and tell myself "Hey, I want a piece of that action too!" But it's going to take more time and lessons before I truly get my legs 'neath me.

Anyhow, I let yesterday slide...the aches and pains seemed WORSE the day after for some reason...! Overslept this morning and KNEW I just HAD to get back to my treadmill tonight.

This recognition was just what I needed to re-SPARK myself!

Thank you everyone for all your SparkGoodies and supportive comments on my SparkPage!

Keep the SPARK! :-)

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ZELLAZM 3/4/2010 2:53PM

    Well, I'm just not going to be able to catch up on all you've been up to, Don. You are just tooooo Sparky! Seriously, it's great to see you get some kudos for all you do for SP. I know that award brought some timely motivation.

And wtg on the cross country skiing! Hope the muscles have calmed down some

I'm getting back on track the next few days myself after my trip to the States. I've missed my Spark buddies!


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LINDA6105 3/4/2010 11:07AM

    emoticon couldn't have happened to a nicer Spakpeople

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USARUNNERGIRL 3/4/2010 10:56AM

    You deserve the recongnition Don. I am glad that the recognition helped you feel more Sparky when you were not feeling as Sparkalicious as normal. I hope that you get to feeling less sore.

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XENA1956 3/3/2010 11:06PM

    Congrats on you CTM of the month. I missed that. You are lucking to be able to cross country ski. I always wanted to try that but unfortunately I would have to drive up to the mountains for 2 hrs to get near any snow. I can't afford to do that anymore. In my younger days I skied locally around the Mammonth area and in the local mountains but my husband hates the snow so have only been to the mountains one time in winter in 25 yrs. 3Keep up the good work OK emoticon

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TRAINOF4 3/3/2010 4:14PM

    I think it's pretty common to have aches & pains after you do a new form of exercise. You're using all kinds of different muscles than you use for say - walking or stair climbing. And I'm ALWAYS more sore a day or two after intense activity!

Don't let it get ya down - it's the tiniest bump in the road my friend.

emoticon a hundred times over for a well-deserved honor!

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ZIRCADIA 3/3/2010 3:17PM

    OH MAN -- all I could talk about after seeing the first cross country skiing event was -- I WANT TO TRY CROSS COUNTRY SKIING! I think I drove my DH crazy with it. It's a sport I could see myself doing... not so much any freaking aerials or slaloming or downhill or jumping... no. But cross country... yes. :D

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SHUCG1004 3/3/2010 1:45PM

    Thanks for your comment on my feed! Keep that spark alive and when it starts to fizzle, get on and say hey to your SparkFriends!

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JEANNEADAIR 3/2/2010 6:39PM

    Congratulations...and its OK to skip a day...but ONLY one!!

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SIRCATNIP1 3/2/2010 2:22PM

    Congratulations, Don!

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RAINBOWFALLS 3/2/2010 1:54PM

    Keep up the good work you are doing great!

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FERRETLOVER1 3/2/2010 9:18AM

    Enjoy your well-deserved recognition, Don!!! You rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 3/2/2010 9:11AM

    Don't be disappointed with your performance on skis - you kept at it, which is the only way to improve!

With certain kinds of exercise I feel it more two days later - weight lifting, for example - so don't be surprised if you find that too!

It was an awesome weekend for me in terms of fun activities - on Sunday I got to practice my kayak rolls again...


Fortunately there are 4 more practice sessions to improve that feeble technique! LOL

And I hope the snow sticks around for a while so I can enjoy it in the state park next door...

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_VALEO_ 3/2/2010 8:22AM

    You so deserve it!

I think what you experienced Saturday is normal. The first days are hard on us--and I guess even for the champions. Every year, it takes me some days before being able to do long trails on my cross-country skis without any pain afterwards. Don't forget it is one of the most complete sport, and it demands a lot from our body. Be proud of you, I'm so happy for you that you finally had some snow.

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FRECKS96 3/2/2010 7:29AM

    Congrats!! Way to keep Sparkin'!

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COLOURFULME 3/2/2010 1:07AM

    emoticon I am very happy for you!!!!

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JCORYCMA 3/1/2010 11:09PM

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You ARE so motivating and inspiring! Soak those aches and pains in a hot bath and plan when you are going to get back out there again for the cross country skiing. Like everything else, new skills take time and practice to master, but if anyone can do it, it's YOU!

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MSNICKI22 3/1/2010 10:56PM

    Good for you! You're family is here for you!

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