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I am glad 2011 is almost over

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

This has been a great year in some repects and others very crummy.

When writing a blog like this do you start with the negative or the positive.

It has been quite awhile since I have written a blog. Things that have made this year are first and foremost was my Divorce in June. I am still healing a nd recovering from that. I feel like 6 months after this event I am healing and feeling much better about my future. I am happier - I mean there are alot of stuff that goes along with the divorce. i am dealing with it. Thanks to my Spark friends who have really helped me and want to thank them.

Divorce is hard but I am doing well in moving on.

My Mom passed away in May!

so with all the things that have happened I still have a great attitude. Most of all because of my faith in God and knowing he loves me.

Many great things have happened to me lots of good races - I ran 8 half Marathons this year. 4 of those halfs were under 2 hours so I was very happy with that. I ran with many with friends and that makes them especially fun. Highlight was going to JASR in Pittsburgh in March. Looking forward to returning. I also ran my second Hood to Coast Relay with some wonderful friends. it was so fun. Ran many other races too.

I have maintained my 100 pound weight loss from 2009 - I have done it with my running and I ran almost 1000 miles this year.

The running has helped with my stress for the year and I continue to look forward to 2012.

My goals for 2012 I haven't come up with, but you know it will be about running and some personal things in my life.

Ihave met a wonderful lady and we are just starting to find out about each other so that is my priority right now and starting my new job. I will continue to be healthy but I know I haven't been around much - I have learned what I need to do to stay healthy. I will continue and spread the word to whomever I have contact with..

I thank al my friends for supporting me when I needed it - thank You









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BANKER-CHUCK 1/18/2012 12:40PM

    You have gone through a lot Mike and have managed to stay focused on your healthy lifestyle. Divorce is a tough one to get over, I did it but was able to move on. The pain will stick around for many years but I have equated it to when I quit smoking. The urge to smoke is still with me from 7 years ago when I quit, but I have learned to deal with it.
Good luck to you.

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TIGGER622 1/4/2012 2:27PM

    You are awesome and this is going to be YOUR year!!! You deserve it! Miss you buddy!

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CARILOUIE 12/31/2011 1:53PM

    Mike, I'm wishing you a blessed and happy 2012. I'm super excited for JASR! It will be great to see you.

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LAB-LOVER 12/31/2011 8:30AM

    Here's to better 2012 - you did amazing well, given your challenges!

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CASSIOEPIA 12/30/2011 10:48PM

    Here's to a better 2012 for both of us! Great job on your running.

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GAYEMC 12/30/2011 10:20PM

    It sounds like you have turned a page and are moving forward. good luck my friend.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/29/2011 6:06PM

    You have done amazingly well considering the challenges you faced this year. Here's to a great year in 2012 ~ see you in March!

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DDHEART 12/29/2011 4:07PM

    Oh Dear Mike, I knew about your mom and also the challenges of business in this economy but didn't know about your personal challenges. I am so sorry you had all this to deal with in 2011 but your running sustained you and as you say you have learned the skills you needed to stay healthy. We're about to turn the page in the calendar and it sounds as though you are also turning a page in your life. I've missed you but I'm also so glad you have some positive things happening. 2012 will be awesome as Suezette says!

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RUNNING-LIFE 12/29/2011 3:06PM

    I, too have had a busy year. Lots of downs not too many ups. I applaud your positive Mike. You are a inspiration to me! I hope 2012 treats you well. Happy New Year!

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MEADSBAY 12/29/2011 2:30PM

    My very best wishes for a happy healthy 2012, my friend!
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BOBBYD31 12/29/2011 2:29PM

    see you in march my friend! have a happy new year you have weathered the storm of 2011 well!

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TORTUETOO 12/29/2011 12:05PM

    Well, on the upside, at least you still have your appendix. emoticon Hugs, buddy. emoticon

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CANDIS799 12/29/2011 11:41AM

    You have a great attitude and will no doubt come out on top! Happy 2012!!!

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FINDINGMEIN2012 12/29/2011 10:41AM

    Best wishes for a wonderful 2012, Mike!!

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GOEGIRL 12/29/2011 9:35AM

    It's so good to 'hear' from you again. I'm glad you're still keepin' on keepin' on. Well done on managing a difficult year and best of luck for smooth sailing in 2012.

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LIZZYP609 12/29/2011 8:35AM

    this year has been a difficult year, makes my worries look like little ant hills. The important thing is that you have gotten through it and your future looks bright! Keep the SPARK Mike! emoticon

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ILOVEROSES 12/29/2011 8:27AM

    Happy New Year Mike! You gonna do real well in 2012!

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LAURIE5658 12/29/2011 8:02AM

    Each new day is a gift from God and I have a hunch He will fill your life in 2012 with so much joy!

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DEEJ4FITNESS 12/29/2011 8:00AM

    I wish you the best for 2012 Mike!! I know it's been a rough year but I also know God has been faithful and I celebrate that with you!

May you be blessed with a bright future & continued good health as you lead by example!

Look forward to seeing ya again in March!
~Deej

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DREBENEZER 12/29/2011 7:51AM

    2012 is going to be a great year!

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TAMTAM64 12/29/2011 6:41AM

    I can't wait to see what 2012 brings for you! It's gonna be a GREAT YEAR!

Happy New Year, Mike! I am looking forward to seeing you in March. :)

Tammy

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*MADHU* 12/29/2011 4:50AM

    You did emoticon emoticon

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ETTEZEUS 12/28/2011 11:43PM

    Happy New Year's Mike!
2012 will be awesome for you!!

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BILLALEX70 12/28/2011 11:07PM

    Keep your chin up Mike and keep moving forward.
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DAISEYTWO 12/28/2011 10:57PM

    Keep up the good work. Sounds like 2012 is going to be a very good year for you. God Bless!

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