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Runner Angel
4/20/2014 8:01:49 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have had some self-doubt about being able to run a Half Marathon. They say comparison is the thief of joy. Well I sometimes feel like I donít run...  Read more


Facing Harsh Realities
4/19/2014 11:59:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

My husband suggested that I buy a new dress as I haven't really bought one in a VERY long time. I went to the store with the intention of getting a ne...  Read more


Mother-in-law turned 97 today! Had a great party for her
4/19/2014 10:49:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I spent a lot of time on the road today so my exercise was limited to 10 minutes on my exercise bike tonight. Today was my Mother-in-law's 97th birth...  Read more


Saturday waiting...
4/19/2014 9:50:39 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Waiting, for the stone to roll away. Death has lost the victory and the grave has been denied. Jesus lives forever and ever 448 125 It is not...  Read more


Last paced run of the training session
4/19/2014 8:33:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Today was the last paced run of the half marathon training. The assigned route was 6-ish miles, where "ish" has become a code word for "long." Accor...  Read more


HM Race report - Escape From Prison Hill
4/19/2014 7:38:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Since my last blog entry, I completed my final four training runs (which included a 12.4 m run) and was feeling pretty well-prepared for today's race!...  Read more


Day 11 of DietBet10 - Day 18 of DietBet4
4/19/2014 4:23:50 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I ran my We Stand With Boston Virtual half marathon on Thursday. Actually walked it. Today I'm not feeling very good, so I decided to go for a...  Read more


Finish Line Motivation and Crescent City Classic 10K
4/19/2014 3:41:03 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've convinced myself that I don't care that there's never anyone waiting for me at the finish line of a race. (My sister came to my first one, but ne...  Read more


My Brain Had to Scream : GO!
4/19/2014 1:16:34 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My report card for the week would not be an A+! After coming back from a 10 day break, I should feel rejuvenated and full of energy. I had a good 3 da...  Read more


4/19/2014 1:16:16 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Today is a nice relaxing day as we get ready for a busy Sunday morning tomorrow. Our community Good Friday service was a nice event. Hopefully, our he...  Read more


Sam's First 5K Race
4/19/2014 12:12:46 PM,  8 COMMENTS

He did it! My little guy ran his very first 5K race this morning. I'm so proud of him, and we had a blast! ...on to the next!...  Read more


A Winner is Just a Loser Who Tried One More Time
4/19/2014 11:49:38 AM,  51 COMMENTS

That is so true! So many people have told me that they could never do what I have done, but I don't believe it. Why? Because I didn't believe I cou...  Read more


It is a Good Friday...
4/18/2014 11:16:49 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's not about Easter eggs and jelly beans, new dresses and honey baked ham. It's not about my aches and pains, my sadness and grief about my Mom in...  Read more


Returning, maybe? (Also, a few baby pics!)
4/18/2014 8:50:59 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I honestly don't think I've been away from my blog for this long before. There's no way to do an update and no reason to. Life is amazing. I lov...  Read more


Only 3 Miles
4/18/2014 8:08:39 PM,  5 COMMENTS

At 6 PM today, it was 61į F with a light breeze and clear skies. This is great running weather. I went out and ran 3 easy miles. Garmin reports 3.0...  Read more


The Passover phenomenon
4/18/2014 2:15:55 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Every year at Passover I notice the same thing: I am able to follow a diet that is more restrictive than my usual diet. Itís not that Iím motivated,...  Read more


4/18/2014 1:04:22 PM,  8 COMMENTS

This evening our community will gather for a Good Friday service at one of our sister churches. It's a great reminder of the significance of this day....  Read more


Day 868- Remaking Myself...A Work in Progress
4/18/2014 11:35:19 AM,  24 COMMENTS

While watching a movie yesterday, I heard a quote by Gandhi that really moved me. " Our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world.....  Read more


Sore, but grateful
4/18/2014 10:52:59 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I tweaked my hip in last Thursday's RIPPED class, just enough to give me an occasional worrisome twinge. It happens to be the right hip, which is the...  Read more


Tempo Thursday, One Last Time
4/17/2014 9:17:14 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It's Tempo Thursday, with a scheduled group workout focusing on speed at 6 PM. But today also happens to be Maundy Thursday, and I wanted to go to Ma...  Read more


4/17/2014 10:04:27 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Thanks to each of you who prayed for the family of Bryan Jones yesterday. It was a tough funeral service. I will be following up with his dad in the n...  Read more


Introspective or reclusive?
4/17/2014 9:27:57 AM,  14 COMMENTS

As I was looking over old blogs I wrote, I realized that when I first joined SP I didnít hesitate to put my feelings out there. Now, I feel that Iím...  Read more


Recent Accomplishments
4/17/2014 8:51:04 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Sparkcoach would like a blog on 3 recent accomplishments so going with: Got weight back under 10 stone Ran 100 parkruns before end of March to...  Read more


4/17/2014 8:41:00 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This week has been a struggle with getting to the gym. I drug myself out of bed this morning. Which was really hard cuz my alarm went off when I was...  Read more


It's Worth The Effort...
4/17/2014 12:20:44 AM,  5 COMMENTS

This isn't a blog about bragging. This is a blog about realizing. Realizing that it takes time to make a change. It takes time to reap the benefits...  Read more


Last day: Louisiana
4/16/2014 10:58:47 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The last day of one of these series where we run 5 races in 5 states in 5 days always feels like the last day of school. Except rarely (never) do we f...  Read more


Start of a new challenge for my son today
4/16/2014 10:47:26 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I got in a good 3.1 mile walk tonight after dropping my son off at work. We went out to a local community college this afternoon and got him register...  Read more


An Everlasting Work in Progress: Reflections on a Year of Maintenance
4/16/2014 9:41:56 PM,  12 COMMENTS

n-a-year-of-maintenance.html) One year ago today,...  Read more


4/16/2014 8:54:16 PM,  9 COMMENTS

The lapse of discipline is a common them in blogs on SparkPeople, and with good reason. Most of us have them, and it's helpful for many of us to writ...  Read more


First Time on Trainer (Day 52 of 100)... with 1st photo in a long time!
4/16/2014 7:37:14 PM,  8 COMMENTS

So, it's GORGEOUS out! It was 37 last night, but warmed up in the low 70's. I waited until after school (we homeschool) to do my exercise. I took my t...  Read more


third day this week with no nighttime snacking.
4/16/2014 3:21:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

and my weight's back to normal-ish. 128.4 last night was fun - made pb cups for easter, and shared them with friends. skipped out on going out wi...  Read more


How do you make it happen? You just decide to do it.
4/16/2014 12:09:47 PM,  2 COMMENTS

This is a lesson I've learned a time or two. This spring, I've been running at a slower pace than normal. I've been wondering why I can't get ba...  Read more


Day 8 of DietBet10 - Day 15 of DietBet4
4/16/2014 11:12:22 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Yesterday was a good day. It was my first day back at fitness after being so sick. I was also on track with my water. I ate very low in my calorie...  Read more


Week 3 of being back
4/16/2014 11:02:19 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hi everyone, hope you're all doing well. We are gearing up to a lovely long bank holiday weekend here in the UK. I can't wait to get some downtime fro...  Read more


Bryan's Family
4/16/2014 10:15:33 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Earlier this week I was enlisted to officiate a memorial service of a young man who committed suicide. He was once involved in a church about two hour...  Read more


Day 866- 7 Months to the Wedding, and 4 weeks down with Weight Watchers
4/16/2014 9:27:12 AM,  90 COMMENTS

Hey Everyone! I posted this Transformation Tuesday pic on my Facebook and Instagram yesterday. It never ceases to amaze me how unhapp...  Read more


Did It!
4/16/2014 7:44:21 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Yes! Yes! and Yes! I had a non-scale victory today! As planed, I ran the tough 10km again with more than 600 feet of elevation change and...  Read more


Working Out
4/16/2014 4:40:01 AM,  18 COMMENTS

Weight loss. A game played for keeps. I took these pictures last week. I need one with better lighting to show off the muscle definition bett...  Read more


4/16/2014 4:29:17 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I paused on my run to take a picture of these gorgeous ducklings yesterday. Watching the ducklings were a lovely couple who were walking with a...  Read more


4/16/2014 3:25:58 AM,  8 COMMENTS

I am feeling kind bummed. Two days ago, I was 203, so down two pounds. Than, yesterday I did 25 minutes on the elliptical and 40 minutes of running. B...  Read more


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