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Where's my umbrella?
7/25/2014 12:19:39 AM,  1 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

FANGFACEKITTY

Return to Walk-Run Intervals
7/24/2014 8:26:45 PM,  3 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

MOBYCARP

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

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

CHEMCHIC2006

What a week
7/24/2014 11:54:39 AM,  4 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

CONFUSEDBIRD

Camp Week
7/24/2014 10:05:14 AM,  2 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

COOP9002

Podiatrist visit, orthotics, and beginning to run again
7/23/2014 8:01:36 PM,  12 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

MOBYCARP

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

GLADGAD

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

APED7969

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

STEPHM-ARATHON

Wednesday
7/23/2014 11:27:06 AM,  6 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

COOP9002

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

RUNPHIPHIRUN

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

COOP9002

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

APED7969

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

NINETOZE

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

ALEXSMOMMYRUNS

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

MCOTTRILL

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

COOP9002

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

MAMACHAE74

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

COOP9002

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

RUNPHIPHIRUN

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

NINETOZE

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

COOP9002

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

RUDITUDI2000

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

PMRUNNER

Collector or Crazy Person?
7/19/2014 10:47:54 AM,  16 COMMENTS

I remember when I first started running. I thought about running a 5K some day. I was unsure that I could run that far, and was afraid of coming in la...  Read more

BOILHAM

BF% check #5
7/18/2014 12:46:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

4/7/14, Body Fat % - 26.3 4/21/14, Body Fat% - 26.3 5/12/14, Body Fat% - 25.7 BMI 23.9 6/9/14, Weight- 134, Body Fat % - 23.8, BMI 23.1...  Read more

AEROBISAURUS

Friday
7/18/2014 11:22:59 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Enjoying a day off, and making plans for an early birthday celebration for our youngest daughter. We are taking her to KCMO tomorrow to eat at her fa...  Read more

COOP9002

Days With _______ and Half Full
7/17/2014 7:49:22 PM,  1 COMMENTS

At the end of May, I eliminated the unhealthy behaviors I justified indulging in because of first-year teacher stress. Ive been keeping mental notes...  Read more

RUNPHIPHIRUN

When you lose weight, where does the weight go?
7/17/2014 6:33:20 PM,  6 COMMENTS

A biochemist asks the question, where does the weight go when you lose it? The answer turned into a TED talk: www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGKLpYtZ1...  Read more

MOBYCARP

Debbie's Car
7/17/2014 12:45:12 PM,  7 COMMENTS

This morning i took my wife's car into the shop. it had been making a metal-on-metal noise that seemed to be coming from one of the front wheels. Yes,...  Read more

COOP9002

You know what to do
7/17/2014 10:02:29 AM,  8 COMMENTS

So I have been back on the straight for 3 days now. I did not wake up for any dance classes this week. I have been eating much better tho. I have not...  Read more

CONFUSEDBIRD

My New hair and a NSV
7/16/2014 11:40:46 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Have a NSV to share today. I bought a skirt/shorts a few months ago at Goodwill because I thought it was too cute to pass up. Only problem was it was...  Read more

NINETOZE

Disney Has Let Me Down!
7/16/2014 10:17:00 PM,  6 COMMENTS

So a SP friend and I WERE planning on running the Princess Half Marathon at Disney World in February. The "tickets" went on sale yesterday. First, I d...  Read more

NINETOZE

Quote for the day
7/16/2014 11:24:34 AM,  5 COMMENTS

"Men don't follow titles, they follow courage." - William Wallace (played by Mel Gibson in Braveheart)...  Read more

COOP9002

Dog Days in Florida
7/16/2014 9:48:25 AM,  14 COMMENTS

As I said in todays update "training in the heat always takes a lot out of me". It has been warm and humid, and I'm ramping up my training a litt...  Read more

BOILHAM

The Return of Motivation
7/15/2014 9:15:51 PM,  14 COMMENTS

My third Sparkiversary was July 10 or 11, depending on how I count. I signed up on July 10, 2011; but I signed up in the evening and didn't really do...  Read more

MOBYCARP

Update time!
7/15/2014 4:05:08 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Well, its been quite a struggle the past month! 28 BUT I am on track now, 3 days and counting! 224 It feels so much better to be in control than to...  Read more

RUDITUDI2000

I'm still around...
7/15/2014 3:32:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's been a really busy time in my life lately. I'm still studying for the bar exam (which is 2 weeks from today!) and working and trying to get myse...  Read more

RAINEMARIE214

Its been awhile
7/15/2014 2:22:39 PM,  1 COMMENTS

And I've been... I don't know how to say it.. lost, I guess. I stopped going to Weight Watchers because my weight was doing the old see-saw -- up...  Read more

PIXIEMOM13

Annual race as a fitness barometer
7/15/2014 11:36:09 AM,  9 COMMENTS

For 4 of the past 5 years I have been able to run in the same race, a 5-miler in my DW's home town near Cleveland, OH. It is a flat course that start...  Read more

PMRUNNER

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