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MIA - An Update

Tuesday, April 16, 2013      12 comments

Hello Sparkies and Sparkettes. I know I have been MIA since the marathon and will be MIA probably thru June. It's a busy time here.... I am currently working on completing all the details and planning of my daughter's upcoming w... Read more

I'm a Marathon Runner - Race Report

Tuesday, March 19, 2013      39 comments

Vader has been confronted and has been turned into a Marathoner Finisher, woo hoo. What a crazy race. Read more

A Jedi's Point of View - Marathon Training

Thursday, March 14, 2013      26 comments

I grew up during the Star Wars era and it is my favorite movie of all time, I have seen it so many times I know the words before they are even spoken, so you could say I'm a Star Wars fanatic, a Jedi-Master "wanna-be", yep, certifiable true Star... Read more

The Agony of Da-Feet

Monday, February 18, 2013      19 comments

Sis and I set out on Friday morning for our 20-mile run. We were using this long run as a mock race for the marathon, working on our nutrition and hydration, etc. The weather was absolutely perfect, 60 degrees and no wind, ahhhhhh a runner's d... Read more

Happy Valentine's Day - Love Yourself

Thursday, February 14, 2013      12 comments

Happy Valentine's Day everyone. Do yourself a big favor today, love yourself. 32 days until the marathon. Big 20-mile run tomorrow, looking forward to a lovely weat... Read more

Love is in the Air - Valentine 14K

Monday, February 11, 2013      14 comments

It was mighty cold on race day, 32 degrees and a 30 mph wind, oh my. If I didn't have this race on my marathon training plan I would have been very tempted to sit this one out, ooooohhhh it was sooo windy, uggh. Here's the crew pre-race (S... Read more

How I Feel - in a Nutshell

Thursday, February 07, 2013      11 comments

Well this about sums it all up about the marathon training. Getting there, one mile at a time and hanging tough. 38 days to go.... Read more

The Farthest Ever

Monday, February 04, 2013      18 comments

Set out to do a training run this past Saturday, we were going to do 18 miles but decided to go with 16, we had a destination in mind, which always make it more fun. Friday night we took Sis car over to my BFF house and left it there so we woul... Read more

Food for Thought

Wednesday, January 30, 2013      17 comments

I saw this on my FB page this morning, what a simple way to put things into prospective, real "food for thought" Life has been cray-zeeeeee here, lots of unexpected i... Read more

Stronger Today than Yesterday

Tuesday, January 15, 2013      12 comments

Oweeeee, suffering a little today from DOMS, must mean I did it right.... Read more

Half-Way To Marathon

Monday, January 14, 2013      15 comments

18 Weeks of Training started in November, hit the half way mark this weekend. I can honestly say this is the hardest goal I have ever set for myself, but I'm tackling it one day at a time. One of the hardest things is carving out the block... Read more

The Training Continues...

Monday, January 07, 2013      15 comments

Great weekend. Still training for my first marathon in March, sheesh the long runs are getting so much longer now. I had my first of three timed training races this past weekend. Three races are set up for those training for the big 26.2.... Read more

Surf-N-Santa 10 Miler

Monday, December 10, 2012      19 comments

Sis and I visited the expo to pick up my race number on Friday, and we ran into a jolly ole fellow. Lots of silly photo ops at the expo. Read more

Who Knew????

Thursday, December 06, 2012      16 comments

I have been trying to find a variety of things to cook for dinner. I always try to make healthy, balanced meals and I have been running out of ideas. Tired of the same-ole same-old. Dad is staying with us and he diabetic so I want to make sur... Read more

Christmas Parade

Monday, December 03, 2012      12 comments

The Holidays are officially here. Started out the month long celebration with our annual family trip to the Christmas parade at the beach. It's always a fun time for our family, it's a tradition, complete with silly hats, glow necklaces, my fa... Read more


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