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Kicking around a name
7/12/2014 9:55:19 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I have been wanting to name a baby boy after my grampa for a few years now. When he came thru ellis island from Transylvania his name was Enrich Jack...  Read more


Update from the Middle
7/11/2014 1:35:27 PM,  0 COMMENTS

It's been a somewhat mixed week. It usually is when I try to get back to normal after a period of being "off track". Things around here are still sett...  Read more


VBS Day 5
7/11/2014 11:48:30 AM,  4 COMMENTS

Our final day of VBS will be a long one. We will have a time this evening when the parents can come to the church and experience a little of what the...  Read more


The Only Thing Worse...
7/10/2014 10:52:09 PM,  2 COMMENTS

than a workout so hard it makes me feel like I'm going to die is a workout so easy it makes me feel like I wasted my time. I had 2 workouts like that...  Read more


Thursday bike ride
7/10/2014 9:23:22 PM,  7 COMMENTS

It's Thursday, a work at home day. The plan was to ride my bike at lunch. I got interested in some spreadsheet work, and it was 12:15 by the time I...  Read more


I'm still here :)
7/10/2014 4:26:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I just realized I haven't blogged in almost a month. I've thought about it..but I just never got to it. So here's my update... After my last race...  Read more


VBS day #4
7/10/2014 12:08:58 PM,  5 COMMENTS

It's Thursday, so our week of VBS is coming to an end. We were able to see some things start to happen in the lives of some of the children who are at...  Read more


9Round Kickboxing 100th workout!
7/10/2014 10:43:08 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I completed my 100th workout at 9Round yesterday! "Welcome to the 100 workout club Sarge. You've been crushing it since January and it ha...  Read more


$25 For 8 Pieces of Fruit...
7/9/2014 10:21:24 PM,  0 COMMENTS

instead of $5 for candy. They were completely overpriced but totally worth it because oranges are not the only fruit. Guava, passionfruit and pomegran...  Read more


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


VBS Day 3
7/9/2014 11:17:34 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Day 3 is moving right along. The kids are excited, but the workers are starting to get a little tired. Enjoy your Wednesday...  Read more


Cardio and Convenience
7/8/2014 8:47:15 PM,  5 COMMENTS

There's a Spark People quiz on what kind of exerciser you are. It had no surprises for me, as I already knew that convenience drives my exercise habi...  Read more


VBS Day 2
7/8/2014 10:51:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

After a fierce thunderstorm last night things have cooled off a little here in mid-Mo. fortunately, there wasn't any major damage in the area. However...  Read more


40 Days Alcohol Free
7/8/2014 4:15:24 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Today marks 40 days of no alcohol . While I've been counting those days, I only just realized that it's the longest I've gone without having alcohol i...  Read more


Gotta start moving to something healthy!!!
7/8/2014 2:46:14 AM,  5 COMMENTS

The past several years have been extremely difficult for me, and I find myself back at the beginning of the journey, so am hoping some of you are read...  Read more


So, that happened. (A confessional of a food addict.)
7/7/2014 10:59:18 AM,  3 COMMENTS

I tracked calories and watched what I ate for a grand itty bitty total of four days. And then, the holiday weekend hit me. It started when a co...  Read more


7/7/2014 10:36:13 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Our church started a week of Vacation Bible School this morning. We have about 100 or so kids and lots of great workers. It is a time of great energy...  Read more


Tired so tired
7/7/2014 9:05:32 AM,  7 COMMENTS

This was one of those weeks where I could take 3 naps a day if you let me. Thank goodness my work schedule is getting cut down by 1 hour. So I am off...  Read more


Watching Paint Dry
7/6/2014 7:07:48 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Today is my eighth day out of the air cast. The foot is making progress. It's not as fast as I'd like. On top of that, I have problems with motivat...  Read more


7/6/2014 4:14:54 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I actually had a nice dinner of sushi so this guy was safe...this time 334 I have been seeing these huge snails all over the place lately...  Read more


7/6/2014 4:02:59 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Well i woke up this morning, and didn't feel all that different. It just so happens that today marks 50 years for me on this planet. I am blessed to b...  Read more


7/6/2014 10:44:16 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Exer-Ears are my solution letting runner’s run to their favorite music and paying attention to their surroundings…dogs, cars, weirdos, etc. I need you...  Read more


Spirit Athlete: Eric Moussambani
7/5/2014 8:01:07 PM,  0 COMMENTS

After mulling over the idea for a few months now, I've committed to incorporating triathlons into my race schedule for several reasons. 1. I think...  Read more


Exercise Moments of Bliss: This Week's A Summary
7/5/2014 7:14:42 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I've started to think that recording more of these moments of bliss will be helpful because I can look back at them when I lose motivation. There have...  Read more


9 Miler Recap!
7/5/2014 4:18:14 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Good afternoon, Sparklers! After a nearly 2 week break due to a calf injury (OUCH!), I hit the running trail this morning. I was out of the house...  Read more


The Day Before....
7/5/2014 1:03:43 PM,  7 COMMENTS

After a nice relaxing holiday, it's time to get focused on tomorrow. Of course, with it being Sunday, i have some things to get done before we gather...  Read more


7/5/2014 6:00:12 AM,  11 COMMENTS

Today I had planned to go for a bike ride after breakfast, mow the lawn (and after 3 weeks it is sorely needed!), finish weeding the "garden", maybe t...  Read more


"One Eyed Purple People Eater"
7/4/2014 3:43:57 PM,  10 COMMENTS

DD's new ride : Since she had to wait all year for Phase 1 Driver's Training to be held at her high school, because she had no one to take her...  Read more


July 4 1776
7/4/2014 1:50:57 PM,  3 COMMENTS

I am always awed by the events that transpired around this holiday. The courage and risk that those men and women took nearly 240 years ago to stand u...  Read more


7/4/2014 2:04:00 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Not mine, although in a sense I guess it is for me too. My firstborn is DS, 18 years old. He moved into his first place last night, to live on hi...  Read more


I can see the future again!
7/3/2014 5:58:53 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Now that I'm settled, I'm back to making plans. I leave for a beach vacation on July 25th. I'm going to take the rest of the month until then to get b...  Read more


Today I Saw 129.6 on the Scale...
7/3/2014 5:07:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

..but I wasn't standing on it. The woman who was was about my height, and seeing her made realize that perhaps getting under 130 wouldn't be a g...  Read more


Thursday Before the Holiday
7/3/2014 2:28:54 PM,  6 COMMENTS

today i am spending some time with my wife and our youngest daughter. it's hard to believe that she will be twelve in a little over three weeks. Our o...  Read more


It's almost the weekend!
7/3/2014 11:39:09 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Hooray! I have a 4 day weekend this week, starting tomorrow, but really starting this afternoon since I am leaving work early!! I finally called a l...  Read more


I Broke My Leg - An Update/Yoga!
7/3/2014 11:19:34 AM,  6 COMMENTS

522 I see that my last post was detailing my half and full marathon training. sigh. 535 Shortly after I wrote that post, I went to Mexico with m...  Read more


Still alive
7/3/2014 2:02:12 AM,  17 COMMENTS

Since it has been (too) many months since my last blog this is just a quick note to say I am still alive and here. Been spending too much time working...  Read more


Ok July, Let's Do This!
7/2/2014 1:57:07 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I'm back to Spark! I moved into my new house on Monday and spent yesterday cleaning my old house. Today I'm back to work and struggling to find a new...  Read more


Great Reminder
7/2/2014 12:06:34 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Faith does not grow disheartened when because prayer is not immediately honored. It takes God at His word and lets Him take what time He chooses in fu...  Read more


Protein Pancakes!
7/2/2014 11:08:05 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Check out my Recipe of the Week post. Protein Pancakes!
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7/1/2014 11:56:56 AM,  6 COMMENTS

It's July! Which means 3 months from now I will officially be off active duty! Hooray! Still so much to do between now and then. I am planning to...  Read more


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