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Any else cry when they get frustrated and/or feel helpless?
5/5/2014 4:56:43 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This is driving me NUTS... I think it's hormones or something because this hasn't happened to me before but has happened twice now. First, I was...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

MidWest Horse Fair take heed
4/11/2014 11:16:36 AM,  6 COMMENTS

For my friends going to MidWest Horse Fair If you go to the Midwest Horse Fair, be sure to wash your hands, change clothing and change boots/shoes b...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

The Onyx Saga
3/10/2014 5:15:52 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Onyx went to her new adoptive parents on 2-16. Shortly after she arrived in their house, she jumped their 6' wooden fence and was gone. I saw the fenc...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

Sick w/ grief... my foster dog is lost!
2/17/2014 1:33:11 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I'm beside myself. I feel sick, guilt, etc. I adopted out my shy foster dog on Sunday. They live 1.5 hours away. They had her home for about a...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

Florida trip pics
12/28/2013 9:57:39 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Getting harder and harder to leave these little guys (and the warm weather) and come back to Chicago weather and work. Let's see what changes come ab...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

2014 Is On The Horizon...
12/27/2013 10:33:29 AM,  8 COMMENTS

If only we could see into the future...would you want to? Would it be a blessing or a curse, or perhaps a little of both? I've been away from Sp...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

Went to the PT last night...
12/4/2013 11:49:06 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Back in September I got this killer pain in one knee while training for a 1/2 marathon. I had to back off the mileage increase and was able to run ju...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

IT Bands, Trailers, Heart Attacks and new foster oh my!
12/2/2013 3:59:26 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Wow. So much has happened this past month and so little! Due to freaky weather I only 363 twice in November. I KNOW...CRAZY RIGHT? ...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

First 1/2 Marathon recap...
10/7/2013 3:47:09 PM,  9 COMMENTS

I personally found it was HARDER to decide to run a 1/2 and actually start the training then it was to physically run the race! 363 363 363 363...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

1/2 Marathon completed!
10/5/2013 4:05:53 PM,  17 COMMENTS

244 about 15 minutes longer than I was hoping for, but the dang IT band flared up after 6 miles. Interesting though, I felt better doing this than I...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

OMG This hurts! and it bites!!!
9/25/2013 3:15:23 PM,  16 COMMENTS

33 46 3933 46 3933 46 39 So the last 2 days I have been doing IT band stretches and rolling on the foam roller. Felt good this morning and di...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

ouch, that really hurt -- trying to figure the 9 mile run issue
9/23/2013 12:58:48 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Okay, I ran 9 miles yesterday. Before 7 miles, I felt a strain in my hips. I believe it was the the adductor brevis muscle? then around 7.5 mil...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

Life Marches On....
9/10/2013 8:27:39 AM,  20 COMMENTS

and most days, I want the "parade" to just stop for a bit, take a water break, let me enjoy the music. 335 335 335 Suffice it to say, I'm fe...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

XC Jumping Day!!
8/26/2013 3:20:48 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I bugged my trainer enough, she finally had a XC schooling day at the farm! Love that the barn manager is interested in the same type of riding I am...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

BLESSINGS FOR ALL!
8/25/2013 7:32:27 AM,  13 COMMENTS

I can't believe it's Sunday morning all ready! The weekend is flying by! Saturday was a busy day. I only got over to the new studio to drop off a few...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

Saturday's Update
8/24/2013 8:13:45 AM,  15 COMMENTS

Happy Saturday all! A busy day ahead, so just a quick post before heading to the workout room. No excuse Saturday ahead!! Workout, massage, bri...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

Maggie, where have you been?
8/22/2013 8:29:17 AM,  15 COMMENTS

38 38 38 38 38 38 That is the big question!!! I have not been an active 89 this challenge; I can't believe we are 4 weeks into the challenge!...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

Hey, you know what day it is?????
8/14/2013 6:43:45 AM,  29 COMMENTS

and a special hello from my two small potatoes --- They are very silly!!! I couldn't love them more!!!!!! ...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

TALLY-HO, a Fox Hunting we did go!
8/12/2013 1:34:52 PM,  10 COMMENTS

My friend and I had SOO much fun! 134 was right at home w/ the half doors! Probably reminded him of being at the race track. 134 a...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

Half Marathon Training update & Horse Stuff
8/7/2013 11:16:41 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Hi all! I'm in my 4th week of training for my half. I ran 5 miles last Sunday and due to time constraints, did my next scheduled run in the even...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

My day is down the toilet, literally!
8/2/2013 5:19:20 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I should have know today was going to be like this; somehow my work from home days never work out the way I plan! After 12 text messages from DH yest...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

August Challenge
8/1/2013 9:50:15 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am starting an August challenge with the BARS group. I need some extra motivation because I have just been spinning my wheels lately. One as...  Read more

LADYBUG1107

I did my first fully self-supported bicycle ride!
7/22/2013 12:01:19 AM,  26 COMMENTS

Last week, my husband and I did our first fully self-supported bicycle ride. Our plan was to ride from Whitewater Wisconsin to Stevens Point (150 mil...  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

Men! Do they mess up intentionally???
7/19/2013 10:56:47 AM,  38 COMMENTS

No, this is not a men-bashing blog!!! Absolutely not! 20 Last night I said to DH: "i have an idea (lol). The first one up makes the coffee,...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

A Butterfly Mom's Perspective
7/17/2013 9:51:35 AM,  14 COMMENTS

88 88 88 I belong to this wonderful group (yes, another one!) led by a very special lady; each day she provides us with her beautiful insight and...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

Thank you for all the kind thoughts on my last blog!
7/14/2013 9:32:31 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I really need to go back and thank each of you individually for your thoughtful comments on my last blog. The weekend flew by and I haven't had a cha...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

First DNF - Bombed Triathlon :(
7/14/2013 3:29:39 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Prenote - On the upside, I have the best man ever - came rushing early to the finish line with water and a granola bar, AND was at home making me a me...  Read more

TIGGER622

"There's a shooter in the mall"...
7/13/2013 9:04:20 AM,  21 COMMENTS

The text you never want to receive came last night, just as I was settling down for the evening, eating dinner and contemplating a cozy night around t...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

Got my new "Share the Road" license plate for my car
7/10/2013 2:29:58 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Tennessee as just recently come out with "Share the Road" license plates for cars. It educates drivers that the law is that cars are supposed to give...  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

Decided to stick with original bicycle tour plan for next week
7/9/2013 3:07:31 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I was having trouble finding places to camp in Wisconsin between Whitewater and Stevens Point for our first self-supported bicycle tour next week. I...  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

indigestible sugars called FODMAPs. Aka Fermentable Oligo-Di-Monosaccharides and Polyols
7/8/2013 4:10:19 PM,  10 COMMENTS

OMG 40 29 So... Last month I was 4# higher than I really wanted to be... it took a while but I finally started to get the numbers down 2#'s fo...  Read more

BAILEYS7OF9

Undecided about bicycle trip...may go with ACA maps
7/7/2013 9:36:30 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I'm having trouble plotting out places to stay on our week long self-supported bike trip in Wisconsin next week. We had wanted to bike from a friend'...  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

Of all the days...
7/6/2013 3:23:28 PM,  17 COMMENTS

....for the scale to act up; today was not the day to do it. Last day of the weigh-in for the Spring into Summer 5% challenge. Two different scales....  Read more

MAGGIE101857

Things are starting to calm down for now....
7/5/2013 8:14:56 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Ever since we got back from our week-long bicycle trip last weekend, we have been busy trying to get our house in order from our move the week before....  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

My July Challenges - 30 days of tracking!
7/2/2013 10:06:07 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Have decided to track my challenges on one blog, updating as I go along. I started this squat challenge and crunch challenge today; just found the ar...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

Hello July!
7/2/2013 1:45:32 PM,  12 COMMENTS

I am going to have a great month! I am not going to let anything get in the way of that! 224 Sometimes you are handed a "kick in the butt" fro...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

What a month this has been!
6/27/2013 10:09:28 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I have to say that I will be happy to see June end. It is normally a favorite month of mine, and there were certainly some highlights this June! The...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

We survived the "storm" of moving, selling 2 houses and GOBA
6/26/2013 10:37:28 PM,  9 COMMENTS

It has been a whirlwind since my husband retired on June 6th. We moved from Illinois to Tennessee the next day. Drove back to Illinios two days late...  Read more

SIMPLELIFE4REAL

Is Anyone's Life Running Smoothly?
6/21/2013 7:27:50 PM,  24 COMMENTS

Every day I have to remind myself to count my blessings. When people hear what my daily life is like, they always say "no wonder you are exhausted, s...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

Happy Birthday, Dear Patrick and Brady...
6/19/2013 6:30:19 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Happy Birthday to you!! They made it - they are precious, happy and healthy!!! I couldn't love them more!!! 1st birthday cake 1st b...  Read more

MAGGIE101857

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