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Here comes the rain again
7/29/2014 6:35:45 AM,  2 COMMENTS

And just call me "The Rainmaker" 30 We didn't actually "go to court" yesterday morning, it was more negotiation between our lawyers. Somehow th...  Read more


Our Health Care System More of a System than Health Care
7/28/2014 1:49:17 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Warning if you are not currently active in the health care System, you will find this completely boring. However, if you or a loved one is sick, or...  Read more


Monday Meeting
7/28/2014 11:29:31 AM,  4 COMMENTS

last night was crazy busy. however, we survived and Olivia is basking the day after her birthday. Please pray for our search committee today as we hav...  Read more


Bonus Blog: Cutting back a bit
7/27/2014 8:00:42 PM,  3 COMMENTS

In the past week, I've had beautiful spring-like weather for walking and run-walk intervals. The price of that weather is that the grass grew like it...  Read more


MARATHON Training WK6 & WK7 - Foam Rollin'
7/27/2014 5:51:35 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am getting so very bad at updating my training blogs here, not sure why but I am just getting lazy about it BUT on a positive note I have been consi...  Read more


7/27/2014 4:34:43 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Why is it so easy to get off track with the whole healthy lifestyle thing? Is it peers,stress, lack of motivation? All of the above are excuses,...  Read more


Happy Birthday, Olivia!!!
7/27/2014 4:17:00 PM,  4 COMMENTS

We officially celebrated our youngest daughter, Olivia's birthday today. After church she came home and finished opening her presents, and then we too...  Read more


What to do?
7/27/2014 10:33:46 AM,  3 COMMENTS

The past few weeks have been crazy. it's always crazy, though, isn't it? As soon as life calms down, I get bored. So I'm not complaining. ...  Read more


Dodging the cat
7/27/2014 8:11:55 AM,  7 COMMENTS

One of the things that I've got back to since the last podiatrist visit is light jogging in my hallway in the morning. I run up and down the hall and...  Read more


Lose 5 lbs fast
7/26/2014 7:20:29 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Ran 10M this afternoon. Probably not the wisest thing because the temp hit 90F by the end of my run (which ultimately involved some walking as I attem...  Read more


Injury musings, and today's intervals
7/26/2014 4:29:07 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I've heard it said that medical diagnosis is an interative procedure. The doctor looks at the evidence, makes an assumption, and prescribes treatment...  Read more


Saturday before Olivia's Day
7/26/2014 3:58:51 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Our youngest is hanging out with a friend in Jeff City, so we finished up some birthday shopping and will pick her up later today. Tomorrow we wi...  Read more


7/26/2014 9:08:48 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I have been so frustrating with my stomach shape since I got pregnant. Jealous of nice round bellies. Everyone is like "oooh no it will round out! Yo...  Read more


7/25/2014 11:52:02 AM,  5 COMMENTS

i was able to get a run in this morning. hopefully some of the rain that has been taking place all around us will arrive here this weekend. our local...  Read more


Good News and How I Am Spending My Time
7/25/2014 8:46:02 AM,  5 COMMENTS

First, the good news: I went to the doctor yesterday and after an x-ray he told me that the bone has moved back into place and is healing as expe...  Read more


Met a Sparkfriend!
7/25/2014 8:18:34 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Had lunch today with Theresa. 334 ...  Read more


Where's my umbrella?
7/25/2014 12:19:39 AM,  11 COMMENTS

As in the literal it has rained more days than not for the last month, including a cold and gloomy 10 day straight stretch. As in the idiomatic "...  Read more


Return to Walk-Run Intervals
7/24/2014 8:26:45 PM,  8 COMMENTS

It's Thursday, a normal work at home day. The weather at noon was near-perfect for cycling, 72 F with sunshine and a light breeze. I didn't get out...  Read more


Dopey Training Week 3
7/24/2014 1:31:44 PM,  2 COMMENTS

New post- recap of how training went last week! 312 370 45 550...  Read more


What a week
7/24/2014 11:54:39 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Last Friday we dealt with my dad being gone 1 year. Somehow I think 4th of July was harder, since it was our holiday together. Monday night my 2nd cou...  Read more


Camp Week
7/24/2014 10:05:14 AM,  3 COMMENTS

While our children are enjoying their camp, the teenagers returned home yesterday afternoon. Several of them went back to our encampment to encourage...  Read more


Podiatrist visit, orthotics, and beginning to run again
7/23/2014 8:01:36 PM,  13 COMMENTS

It's been a long recovery from the stress fracture. Supposedly it takes 6 weeks to heal a stress fracture. A bit over 6 weeks from when I went into...  Read more


My 8 Week Marathon
7/23/2014 7:57:04 PM,  8 COMMENTS

About 2 weeks ago, I was carrying a 40 lb bag of water system salt to my softener tank. It had been raining on and off for several days, which is t...  Read more


Sore back
7/23/2014 7:42:03 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I did fitness class on Tuesday night and somehow tweaked my back. Just the right side. I kept going as it wasn't that bad and was hoping it would loos...  Read more


Mid-year check in (or a story of two pictures)
7/23/2014 3:13:48 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I said at the beginning of the year that I was going to put some things behind me and move on. That I had a good feeling about 2014 and it would be th...  Read more


7/23/2014 11:27:06 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Getting ready for our Wednesday evening activities. Prayer meeting, youth group and choir are all that's going on tonight. Praying for clarity an...  Read more


I Was So Distracted...
7/22/2014 4:34:22 PM,  2 COMMENTS

"I was so distracted looking at how beautiful you are that I forgot my yoga stuff." That's what I heard a woman say today when she came back into the...  Read more


Tuesday Morning
7/22/2014 10:16:17 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Getting a few things done this morning before heading to a nearby community for a pastors' prayer meeting. hopefully, i won't be the only one to show...  Read more


Finally making progress
7/22/2014 8:48:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

After over a year with a high hamstring injury that just didn't want to get better I feel like I'm finally making some progress to get back running di...  Read more


Our day in Acadia & Bar Harbor
7/21/2014 9:03:24 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Here's a link (at the bottom) to more pictures taken but below are a few highlights... We are having fun. We are wore out by the time we get "hom...  Read more


Spark coach assignment.
7/21/2014 8:53:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am grateful for the new mommies because I wouldn't have survived this year alone....  Read more


My first post-pregnancy 5k, weekend setbacks, and future goals
7/21/2014 12:32:07 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Saturday morning, I was frantically driving around in the backwoods of Stark County trying to find the damned race. A month ago, it seemed like SUCH...  Read more


Busy Sunday evening
7/21/2014 10:44:41 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Last night's business meeting contained a lot of info for our fellowship. We voted on hiring a new interim youth minister, since our current interim i...  Read more


busy but still going at it
7/21/2014 3:34:40 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I have not bllogged in a few weeks but I am still going at it. I have started some marathon training but not with a marathon in mind. The idea is to...  Read more


Not what she'd hoped
7/20/2014 2:32:01 PM,  6 COMMENTS

our youngest daughter got some discouraging news as one of her best friends will be heading back to live with her dad for the rest of the Summer, and...  Read more


I Won't Start, But I Will Finish
7/19/2014 11:22:52 PM,  3 COMMENTS

A run in the rain that is. It's been a while since I've encountered one. Today's was a little under 2 miles, but it was still truly exhilarating....  Read more


Our cottage in Castine
7/19/2014 8:23:51 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Made it over 1,800 miles across the U.S. today. Got settled , went for groceries at a tiny local market and are having dinner on the water. I'm exh...  Read more


Olivia's Saturday
7/19/2014 6:26:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

We took Olivia to KCMO today. The day was all about her, and she seemed to enjoy herself. We ate at Noodles & Co, then did some shopping at Toys R Us,...  Read more


Eye of the Tiger
7/19/2014 12:01:51 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Eye of the Tiger is the song that was playing as I finished up my run this morning. 40 I used it to ponder my next steps. Before I go int those, I'd...  Read more


New Garmin, first impression
7/19/2014 10:59:22 AM,  9 COMMENTS

My old Garmin 305 died and I was looking to repair/replace it. When I contacted Garmin, they said I could repair it for $99 or get up to a $99 credit...  Read more


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