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8/12/2014 10:05:54 AM,  2 COMMENTS

I've lost ZERO weight in two weeks, even though I amped up my activity level. I know exactly why this is...I've upped my caloric intake. It was purp...  Read more


Finishing Out 2014 Strong
8/11/2014 2:17:30 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I said this was going to be the year I really got things back in order. I did great Jan-May. But as soon as June hit, things did not go as well. ...  Read more


USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships
8/11/2014 10:34:44 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Saturday, August 9th, I got to participate in something I thought I'd never, ever do. I competed in the USAT Age Group National Championships, Olympic...  Read more


oh well
8/11/2014 10:25:33 AM,  3 COMMENTS

just discovered that i have a budget committee meeting tonight for our association. oh well, so much for a rare night at home with the family. Bl...  Read more


Starting Week Two - Wore out from Weekend
8/11/2014 8:53:00 AM,  1 COMMENTS

Well today is the start of week two of #backontrack. The weekend was so crazy that I am just absolutely worn out today. I was discouraged after frid...  Read more


Sunday afternoon run and musings
8/10/2014 9:19:32 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Sunday mornings are sedentary for me, with church pushing any major exercise into the afternoon or evening. Today was no exception. By the time...  Read more


Where Does the Time Go?
8/10/2014 6:58:29 PM,  16 COMMENTS

S0, I'm going over my training schedule this afternoon. I'm not so good at record keeping, but it gets done eventually. I added in a couple of past da...  Read more


8/10/2014 2:14:41 PM,  5 COMMENTS

getting ready for a busy Sunday evening followed hopefully by some hoops. hope your Sunday is going well...  Read more


Fun in July!
8/10/2014 12:43:50 PM,  1 COMMENTS

New blog post- my summary of goings on in July :)
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Sunday runday all on my own day
8/10/2014 12:38:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I didn't run last week. I skipped all of my exercise classes. I drove to work every day instead of riding my bike. I told myself to go ahead and take...  Read more


8/10/2014 9:00:47 AM,  12 COMMENTS in and scratching the mosquito bites Now I'm off to buy some citronella candles for the bedroom at night to prevent more of the sa...  Read more


Summer Training ramping up! YAY!
8/10/2014 8:06:17 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday was my second long run after several months of not being able to run more than 6 miles due to extreme pain from ischial bursitis also known...  Read more


Before and after or a matter of trust
8/9/2014 4:25:43 PM,  11 COMMENTS

My DW was getting fed up with her hair, it is long and thick and too hot for the summer. She wears it up in a bun, but it is heavy enough that it hur...  Read more


Wedding Planning
8/9/2014 1:40:26 PM,  4 COMMENTS

it looks like our family is in full gear when it comes to wedding planning mode. my wife and oldest daughter are out checking out some things for the...  Read more


5 mile group run
8/9/2014 12:51:54 PM,  8 COMMENTS

The local Fleet Feet offers group runs at 8 am on Saturdays. The routes tend to be a little short for real distance training, with loops that can be...  Read more


Oh help, it's raining and I'm stuck inside!
8/9/2014 12:35:30 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I had a lot planned for today. I needed the rain to stay away for a little while longer, though. I was planning to mow the back yard. I really lo...  Read more


Quite a day
8/8/2014 12:12:12 PM,  3 COMMENTS

our search committee decided to go with Scott as their first choice. It was a difficult decision, but his maturity and experience simply gave him a le...  Read more


No budge but no buldge...
8/8/2014 8:54:17 AM,  1 COMMENTS

So in order to keep myself motivated, I decided to join a challenge to lose 5 lbs during the month of August. Today was the first weigh in. I ate ri...  Read more


Thursday Evening Easy 5K
8/7/2014 8:45:08 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Today is Thursday, normally a work at home day and a day to run on my lunch break. Today happened to be an extra work in the office day, and I'll hav...  Read more


Important Meeting
8/7/2014 3:31:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

tonight our search committee meets to discuss who our primary candidate will be. both of the young men that we have interviewed would do a great job h...  Read more


Changing Times
8/7/2014 3:22:35 PM,  3 COMMENTS

My how times have changed. This week I've been struggling to get up in the morning & do my cardio. The reason..I haven't been sleeping well due...  Read more


Keeping busy
8/7/2014 9:26:35 AM,  5 COMMENTS

I ate almost that whole watermelon by myself. I love this time of year so much good fruit in season. The white nectarines are soooo good and so cheap...  Read more


a little survey
8/7/2014 9:03:06 AM,  4 COMMENTS

I can't go into details but I did kind of want to ask you guys a question. If you called a doctor/dentist/vet office for your records to be forwarded...  Read more


27 Miles in 5 Days
8/6/2014 4:24:20 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Well, my body hurts, but there's a smile on my face. I ran an informal half marathon on Saturday in a new personal best of 2:16:37. The next...  Read more


I'm Baaaack!
8/6/2014 3:47:30 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Sooo, I joined Sparkpeople back in 2011. A LOT has happened since then. I have had the opportunity to complete numerous 5k's, a 10 mile Run for the Wa...  Read more


Cold Turkey my Bootwazay.
8/6/2014 3:43:23 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Cold turkey didn't work for me. My quest to get my sugar cravings under control led me to the 21 day sugar detox. I haven't bought anything that would...  Read more


8/6/2014 11:41:34 AM,  5 COMMENTS

hopefully, we will finally will get some rain today. the farmers in our church are really in need of some moisture for their crops. Getting read...  Read more


On the Judgey McJudgersons of the World (...Including Me)
8/6/2014 11:22:41 AM,  1 COMMENTS
0-honesty/ In yoga, I'm always asked to set my intention at the start of my practice. What do...  Read more


Puppy Class!
8/6/2014 9:35:32 AM,  6 COMMENTS

I'm currently teaching puppy class at work :-) Here's a couple of my pupils: Managed another 3 mile run before puppy class. 3 min...  Read more


Return to Running
8/5/2014 7:44:33 PM,  10 COMMENTS

Today is Tuesday, a work at home day and the much-awaited return to continual running. The day was on a bit of an erratic schedule, between work and...  Read more


Dopey Training Weeks 4 & 5
8/5/2014 4:43:48 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Can't believe I'm 5 weeks in already.. where does the time go? Also booked my hotel! So excited!!
5/...  Read more


Adding Pounds to My Ticker..
8/5/2014 2:55:40 PM,  4 COMMENTS

46 I hate summer, I hate the heat. Out of all the seasons, summer I despise the most. When it gets really hot outside, I just find it near imposs...  Read more


exciting updates!
8/5/2014 12:19:38 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Hello all! I am back from a 2 week trip to NJ. It was much-needed, but not as relaxing as I had hoped! But lots of stuff happened anyway that I wil...  Read more


Seeking His Will
8/5/2014 10:55:36 AM,  5 COMMENTS

Our search committee is prayerfully seeking the Father's guidance. Yesterday's evening went extremely well. Either of our leading candidates would be...  Read more


Fitness Minutes Goal Reached!
8/4/2014 6:34:46 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Last Tuesday, I reached my yearly fitness minutes goal. 15,600. Time for a new one! Over 6,000 of those minutes were put in during June and July...  Read more


Musings on Fitness Minutes and Motivational Tools
8/4/2014 6:00:23 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Yesterday my baby sister, SPINNINGJW, wrote something that resonated with me: 'For awhile, going on walks was my "go-to" activity, and I was motivate...  Read more


Out of comfort zone
8/4/2014 2:44:49 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I got a lot done this morning. I stepped out of my comfort zone and went to a dance class with a teacher I didn't care for. 9 am dance class left me...  Read more


Integrating more activity in my life.
8/4/2014 2:12:12 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I'm loving this Spark activity tracker thing. If it wasn't this, it'd be fitbit, or just a regular pedometer. Whatever. I just love seeing what I'm...  Read more


Blessed Night
8/4/2014 11:10:00 AM,  5 COMMENTS

We were blessed with over 100 people at our outdoor concert with Jenny Gorsett last night. Here is a video clip from Youtube with her singing in our c...  Read more


Yard work in pictures
8/4/2014 10:29:01 AM,  8 COMMENTS

Despite being congested from last weeks "cold" I spent the weekend outside doing what I could to spruce things up in preparation for our new above gro...  Read more


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