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You can’t outrun heredity!
7/11/2014 3:55:34 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Lord knows I’ve tried. I’m sidelined for three weeks due to a left knee ‘injury’ which my doctor ascribes to arthritis. I shouldn’t be surprised...  Read more

IFDEEVARUNS2

Running: Is It All About the Bling?
7/11/2014 10:08:32 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Hey, I run for fitness. I run to help maintain my 80+ pound weight loss. I run to socialize with other runners. I run because, at least sometimes, I l...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

“Too Soon Old and Too Late Smart” – An Amish Proverb, I think
7/11/2014 9:48:31 AM,  16 COMMENTS

At least I used to hear it a lot when visiting my parents near Lancaster, PA. I thought about this during my run this morning. I had just posted...  Read more

BROOKLYN_BORN

Finally Friday motivation: Commitment
7/11/2014 7:16:15 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Heading into the weekend: ...  Read more

BA5454

Honored
7/10/2014 8:42:23 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Today I was honored by being asked to serve as a Beck coach. I'm looking forward to reviewing this powerful program, The Beck Diet Solution by Dr. Jud...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Random Observations
7/10/2014 4:43:56 PM,  3 COMMENTS

- Today was an interval speed training run day -- 16 quarter mile runs at a faster pace than I normally run, with a much needed 2 minute walk between...  Read more

PLMITCH

Good news
7/10/2014 4:23:54 PM,  8 COMMENTS

On 2 July I posted a blog (McIntosh and Pink Lady) about DH and his cancer. We heard today that the MRI, blood and PET scan have all come back and the...  Read more

BA5454

My feet
7/10/2014 9:40:22 AM,  11 COMMENTS

I always thought I had ugly feet, especially since I started running. But Rachel got me a pedicure for my birthday so we both got our toes done last...  Read more

DEBBYFROMMT

Joining the 21st Century
7/9/2014 10:03:15 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I sent my first text today. It was successful. WooHoo. So I sent a second one. No problem. The text helped me meet up with my niece for a great 6 mil...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

18.12 Challenge - Training week #9 and 15k Race
7/9/2014 8:48:29 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Woohoo! Life is good! Run 1 - 7.29 miles (Hot and Humid, pretty slow going) Run 2 - 4.07 miles (Felt pretty darn good) Run 3 - 10.6 miles...  Read more

CHANGINGHORSES

I had the best workout
7/9/2014 4:05:38 PM,  7 COMMENTS

My morning workouts the last couple of weeks have been nothing to write home about, although I have upped my running (yay, 'goal met') in anticipation...  Read more

BA5454

The Best Medal I Have!
7/9/2014 3:30:39 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I've been a runner since Nov 2010. We've accumulated a nice rack load of medals in that time... I got this card from My Granddaughter Giann...  Read more

MIRAGE727

I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike
7/9/2014 1:14:02 PM,  13 COMMENTS

As earworms (i.e. songs that get stuck in your head) go, "I want to ride my bicycle" (or most of the Queen greatest hits for that matter) is a lot bet...  Read more

PMRUNNER

Standing my ground with a big stick
7/9/2014 8:05:22 AM,  20 COMMENTS

Recently there have been several articles about proper etiquette for walkers, runners and bikers when sharing the trail. I’ve added my opinion about...  Read more

BROOKLYN_BORN

The underrated nap
7/8/2014 3:59:45 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Ages ago, my then-running partner used to say that thirst is often disguised as hunger. She was right to a point. But now that I have a few years on m...  Read more

BA5454

Whole Workout
7/8/2014 1:33:32 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I did the whole track workout sponsored by Lakeland Runners Club located at the high school last eve: *10 minute walking warm-up before the group...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

New Goals- How to walk the path?
7/8/2014 3:18:42 AM,  3 COMMENTS

What motivates people enough to walk the path and stick to what they initially set out to do? I think that I have always suffered from depression and...  Read more

HOBBESIS49

Smart? Really??
7/7/2014 7:37:13 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I got my first smart phone yesterday. I have only one thing to say about it: It sure does make me feel dumb!!...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Of course you hurt, it's supposed to hurt. So keep pedalling!
7/7/2014 6:49:45 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Part 1: A Bicycle is a Unicycle with a Training Wheel When I was 14 years-old I decided I wanted to work on my balance. I bought a Schwinn unicy...  Read more

SPEEDYDOG

Fundamental
7/7/2014 11:58:48 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The more I look around the Spark Blogs of SP, the more I see the variety of ways people are losing weight. And some are not. Whether they tout Paleo,...  Read more

BA5454

Sale or Scale – which do I fear?
7/7/2014 8:11:22 AM,  18 COMMENTS

There’s only one letter difference in those 2 words, but a world of difference in my life. I fear a particular kind of sale. The one my supermar...  Read more

BROOKLYN_BORN

Happy July!
7/6/2014 8:06:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

As most of my sparkfriends celebrated 4 July and enjoyed a long weekend, my long weekend was last week (Canada Day). And to make it even better, I str...  Read more

JULIA_RUN2SMILE

One last blog entry on trip - Earthquake Fault in Mammoth Lake
7/6/2014 7:06:13 PM,  15 COMMENTS

I guess it's actually outside of Mammoth Lake but just a little bit. After we finished with Devils Postpile and hiking and were back in the SUV we we...  Read more

LINDAKAY228

A Nice Bike Ride
7/5/2014 5:53:09 PM,  14 COMMENTS

What a difference a day makes. It has been really humid for a week. Yesterday Arthur blew through (not bad here) and today was bright, sunny and no...  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

2014 Kiwanis Midnight Run on Dunedin Causeway!
7/5/2014 5:17:31 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Since D & I have embraced a healthy lifestyle in 2010, we started several new traditions. One of them is doing this race every July 3 at 11:25pm. I us...  Read more

MIRAGE727

Devils Postpile and beyond - Day 5 of trip
7/5/2014 12:58:55 PM,  14 COMMENTS

I intended to do this blog yesterday or the day before but always got sidetracked before I got around to looking for pics. So I'm going to do it now....  Read more

LINDAKAY228

Big Plans!
7/5/2014 12:57:35 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Enjoyed our 5.9 mile, 75 minute group run this morning. Great socializing after, too. Just love that my niece and nephew are running this year. I...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

A Glacial Pace
7/5/2014 7:56:57 AM,  13 COMMENTS

Lately I've been using this phrase a lot. I've said I run at a glacial pace and that I am losing weight at a glacial pace. So I started thinking, "...  Read more

TERI-RIFIC

Thin blue line
7/5/2014 6:28:00 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Backslid a bit this week by a pound and few ounces, but it was a tough week emotionally. I think I've got it back in hand now. Funny how cyclical losi...  Read more

BA5454

Getting Ready
7/4/2014 8:14:38 PM,  16 COMMENTS

*alarm is set for 5am *bag is already in the car: towels and wash cloth, shorts and shirt, underwear, shoes, shampoo and conditioner *laid out: ru...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Celebrate the 4th
7/4/2014 7:07:29 AM,  2 COMMENTS

Is anyone else sick of being told how we should or should NOT celebrate our freedom? Of course not to interfere with anyone else's freedom .........  Read more

MARGARITTM

A busy 4th indeed!!!
7/4/2014 2:31:58 AM,  9 COMMENTS

I did do my exercise that day...I did not run..it was 108 so it WAS too warm but I did Jillian. Yesterday I did some arm challenges and today I am lo...  Read more

HOPEFULHIPPO

New Running Shoes
7/3/2014 10:30:20 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Monday evening I picked up a new pair of running shoes from a real running store! My 3rd pair of Brooks, and this time they were fitted properly! Al...  Read more

PLMITCH

Embrace What it Takes!
7/3/2014 6:57:35 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Believe me when I say, "It's worth it!" Much love.. 247...  Read more

MIRAGE727

Getting to Know Your Spark Friends
7/3/2014 5:14:37 PM,  4 COMMENTS

It's time for another "Getting to Know Your Spark Friends"… borrowed from CLAIREINPARIS. Your go to chewing gum flavor… Trident Original Bes...  Read more

KANSASROSE67

Good News
7/3/2014 1:43:54 PM,  35 COMMENTS

Old Dad had his two week post-op follow up doctor appointment today. He got all 25+ staples out of his abdomen. He can now drive, drink soda (???), an...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

1st attempt at running since the brace has come off
7/3/2014 1:42:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

A big whopper of 2 miles and EVERYTHING hurt - except the knee!!!! so yay!...  Read more

MARGARITTM

Corn is as high as an elephant's eye
7/3/2014 6:28:14 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Maybe a baby elephant, but it *is* at least knee high: We have 16 acres, 15 of them planted. Did I ever envision being 'in' with the farming c...  Read more

BA5454

18.12 Training Week #8 and the LSR
7/2/2014 7:08:43 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Very warm and humid this week, but I am making it. New inhaler seems to be a plus. Run 1 - 6.25 miles (Hot and Humid but feeling pretty darn good...  Read more

CHANGINGHORSES

Don't Read This 'cause I'm Ragin'!
7/2/2014 5:31:30 PM,  13 COMMENTS

227 This is not directed at anyone who has a serious medical condition that cannot be controlled. I feel and pray for healings. I'm rag...  Read more

MIRAGE727

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