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We SPARKED Kansas......includes lots of pictures

Friday, April 22, 2011      20 comments

WE SPARKED KANSAS!!! About 9 months ago, the decision was made for some of my team mates to meet in Kansas in person and run some races! WHAT A GREAT IDEA!! So the following SparkFriends were there: FLBEACHBUM14, LUCKYDOGFARM, DwightyBob, ... Read more

My FIRST HALF MARATHON.....it's long

Tuesday, April 19, 2011      44 comments

April 17th, 2011 Lawrence Kansas Kansas Half Marathon My FIRST ever!! One of my team mates suggested we ‘get together’ as a team to celebrate and run a race together! This suggestion was made in the fall of 2010. Sounded like a GREA... Read more

36 hours away.....

Thursday, April 14, 2011      24 comments

So here I am.......36 hours to my first half marathon!! NERVOUS EXCITED IN AWE INSPIRED CURIOUS SCARED These are just a few words to describe how I feel right now. 16 months ago, I could not have done this, correction, 16 ... Read more

80 Extra pounds?!?!?!

Sunday, April 10, 2011      31 comments

SO.....yesterday I was working in the yard repairing a broken fence post that the wind broke! This is the second time to replace the same post, but that's a different story! I had to dig a hole at was atleast 24inches around and 28 inches ... Read more

Piriformis Syndrome and Sciatica - HELP

Wednesday, March 23, 2011      17 comments

HELP I KNOW there are a TON of very smart people out here in SPARKLAND(or FB) so I'm turning to you for HELP!!! I've been fighting Sciatica for nearly a year now. I do massages and Chiropractic treatments and both help and I can keep... Read more

WIND = 1 - JEROME = 0 and my first ICE bath

Sunday, March 20, 2011      25 comments

HOLY COWABUNGA!!! I had a 10 mile run scheduled today. Apparently the wind has plans to blow at a steady rate of 20mph today!! I ran a somewhat new route that had a few new hills as well. Between the wind holding me at a standstill and t... Read more

10 things I've learned while training for my first Half Marathon

Friday, March 11, 2011      29 comments

I am currently on week 15 of a 19 week half marathon training program. I've learned a few things along the way so I thought I'd ramble on about them for a minute. Please keep in mind that I've not quite been running a year yet, so some of the... Read more

Superbowl Sunday long run

Sunday, February 06, 2011      18 comments

THANKFULLY the snow and ice are all melted away now!!! As you may know, the Dallas area has had ice and snow, not to mention bitter cold temps this week as we welcomed the Packer and Steeler fans for the big game in Jerry's world! Due to t... Read more

SNOW ANGELS!!!

Friday, February 04, 2011      23 comments

So it's been BITTERLY COLD in Texas this week, like 20 degree cold! brrrr I'm blaming Jerry and the Jones for bringing all the northerners here, and they brought the cold with them. We were all ICED in the house on Tuesday and Wednesday t... Read more

ID Bracelet question

Tuesday, January 25, 2011      39 comments

Hello Spark friends.... CALLING ALL RUNNERS....CYCLISTS....WALKERS I know we don't like to think about it, but accidents do happen while we are out on the road. Carrying ID is something that I'm trying to do more and more with every p... Read more

News from the Dr.......

Thursday, January 20, 2011      35 comments

I shouldn't have teased it, but I did, so I'll quickly update everybody. I had surgery in October to repair a major sports hernia, then I was down until December 3rd not doing any fitness, except walking, which I did the last 2 weeks of my ... Read more

Motivation at it's FINEST......

Monday, January 17, 2011      14 comments

As I've read comments on my video blog(several times), I have been BLOWN AWAY by the things that have been said. I've compiled some of those comments here to share with all of Spark People. This is what SPARKPEOPLE is all about....supporting o... Read more

Hot Chocolate 10k REVIEW - with lots of pictures

Sunday, January 16, 2011      46 comments

January 15th Hot Chocolate 5/10k Addison, TX So this blog will sound alot like most of my race blogs actually, SORRY, except there are more pictures! I was up early, nervous, excited, etc. RAIN...WHAT...it can't RAIN on RACE DAY?... Read more

Health and Wellness Ministry - your feedback requested

Sunday, January 09, 2011      22 comments

Your feedback is GREATLY appreciated on this blog!!!! I've been charged with helping lead a Health and Wellness Ministry at Church. I am super excited about this opportunity and welcome every challenge it might bring!! As our preacher... Read more

Dallas Running Club - Frigid 10K review

Saturday, January 08, 2011      25 comments

January 8th, 2011 Dallas Running Club - Frigid 5/10K Race So I get this email on Jan 4th about this race on the 8th. I thought heck, why not run that, I mean I have to train anyway, may as well run 6.2 on a chilly morning. So I checked ... Read more


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