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10 weeks

Monday, September 13, 2010      10 comments

I can now count the weeks until Philadelphia on just both my hands (or feet). The days and weeks are peeling away like the days off a calendar or the layers of an onion. I'm l... Read more

Beyond Base Camp

Wednesday, September 08, 2010      5 comments

A couple of blogs ago I named my mountain. I also made the anology of climbing a mountain to preparing for running my next marathon...PHILADELPHIA. In 11 short weeks my hubby a... Read more

A Beautiful Day! My Ghostie Run: Leg 19!

Saturday, August 28, 2010      12 comments

I couldnít help but feel the adrenaline rush kick in about an hour before my scheduled time to start! The tell tale signs were my stomach churning, my heart racing a bit and the urgency to get all kitted up and be ready when my start time approa... Read more

4 Years of Sparkin'

Wednesday, August 25, 2010      34 comments

Today marks my 4 Year Spark Anniversary! emoticon Read more

My Mountain has a name: PHILADELPHIA

Saturday, August 14, 2010      6 comments

Climbing a mountain isn't something everyone can do, or even want to do. I imagine it is difficult, time consuming, dangerous, and takes a huge amount of time preparing for. My n... Read more

I Stop For Blackberries!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010      10 comments

I am an outside runner. I look forward to traversing the rural roads, footpaths and fields which cover this part of England. With the routes pre-planned on my trusty Ordnance ... Read more

Getting ready to do IT again! (video blog)

Saturday, July 31, 2010      9 comments

To prepare myself for Marathon #8 training, starting 2 August, I took a look back at 2007 and the video I made after running my 3rd Marathon and first London. The pictures of my husband, our good friend, the expo, race morning, the elite runner... Read more


Saturday, July 10, 2010      9 comments

I find family history very interesting. Even when I was younger I kept the cards my Aunt sent from Poland for Christmas and Easter. I now have them framed on my wall below the Po... Read more


Friday, July 02, 2010      3 comments

As I turned over the page on my perpetual calendar that sits on my kitchen counter, (I have used the same one for years!!) I had to turn it around to see today's reading. That was... Read more

I saved a life.

Thursday, July 01, 2010      5 comments

I saved a life the other day! Yep! I was getting the dogs' food ready in the kitchen when this whopper of a fly was flying around the window right over the kitchen sink. I tried swatting it with a towel, that didn't work. Then I took the pl... Read more


Saturday, June 26, 2010      4 comments

It's here!! IT's time!! And it only happens every 4 years!! Your team has to qualify to make the 32 that actually participate!! USA not only made it, it's now in the knock out stage!! But that's not the only exictment for me this weeke... Read more

Ramble Runs: Another way to be Extreme

Friday, May 28, 2010      8 comments

Living in the North West countryside area of England provides me with many opportunities to leave behind the asphalt when I head out for my almost daily run. I've recently taken advantage of the slightly warmer and dryer weather to explore a ... Read more

DO IT for your inner child!

Friday, May 14, 2010      7 comments

This is for the little girl that lives within me. For her voice that carries me along in each of my runs and races and especially my marathons! I will reward her by doing my absolute best and keep repeating the mantra: I CAN DO IT! Enjoy wa... Read more

Mom's Medals and Miles

Sunday, May 09, 2010      4 comments

Today is Mother's Day over there in the USA. Since I still have "stars and stripes" running through my veins, I keep track of the holidays across the pond. (Mother's Day is celeb... Read more

London's Legend and My Marathon

Wednesday, May 05, 2010      21 comments

The inspirational reading on my daily calendar today pretty much sums up my attitude toward marathon runningóďIf you canít fly, run. If you canít run, walk. If you canít walk, cr... Read more

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