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  • Today's Run & Early Taper Musings

    5/14/2015 9:51:18 PM, by MOBYCARP

    The plan today was to limit my running to about 5 miles. Got past the work day, and didn't feel like running near home. So I went to the Thursd... Read more

  • Thursday

    5/14/2015 11:02:40 AM, by COOP9002

    it's Thursday, and our daughter has her picnic at school. unfortunately it's wet and rainy outside, so they will have to go to our community rec ... Read more

  • Planning

    5/13/2015 10:34:04 PM, by RUDITUDI2000

    I took just a minute last night and another few this morning to think through the logistics of my day. I say my day, but I means 3 (me n my peeps... Read more

  • Wednesday

    5/13/2015 4:04:25 PM, by COOP9002

    thanks to each of you who offered prayers for Jason. He is recovering well, but he has a long road ahead of him. i was back at the hospital this ... Read more

  • Night Shifter

    5/13/2015 9:03:23 AM, by SHANNYMEDIC

    I work the night shift. It's crazy because I like the night shift...except that I do find it very hard to lose weight during those nights I work... Read more

  • School's Out For Summer!

    5/13/2015 12:31:01 AM, by KATIEASP

    Done with first semester of grad school!!! :) YAY me! :)... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/12/2015 3:01:50 PM, by COOP9002

    went to Columbia this morning to visit one of our members who was having rotator cuff surgery this morning. he is doing well, but he will be unab... Read more

  • Thoughts that went through my head during Saturdays Beast.....

    5/12/2015 12:02:52 PM, by POISONGIRL999

    I know you are all a little shocked right now as it took me forever to blog after my Vegas Spartan but here I am!!! I have a few pictures to sha... Read more

  • Thoughts that went through my head during Saturdays Beast.....

    5/12/2015 12:01:27 PM, by POISONGIRL999

    I know you are all a little shocked right now as it took me forever to blog after my Vegas Spartan but here I am!!! I have a few pictures to sha... Read more

  • Back exercise

    5/12/2015 12:27:19 AM, by RUDITUDI2000

    I did a great back workout tonight. It was a circuit of strength then a burst of cardio and immediately back to lifting. I am so happy to be feel... Read more

  • Musings on shopping for running shoes

    5/11/2015 8:28:13 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Runners wear shoes designed for running. Economics being the science that it is, running is the *secondary* purpose these shoes are designed for... Read more

  • Monday

    5/11/2015 10:20:37 AM, by COOP9002

    the rain passed through and i was able to run outside this morning. it's rather cool and cloudy here in mid-Mo, but we have been blessed to avoid... Read more

  • Sweaty hot run today

    5/11/2015 12:00:10 AM, by RUDITUDI2000

    really happy with my workout effort today! I went out for a walk/run. It was sunny and I was so hot! The first mile and 1/2 I was able to jog wit... Read more

  • Foot Notes

    5/10/2015 6:59:18 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Today's blog is sparked by a conversation arising from HOT4FITNESS' blog from Friday:
    ge_public_journal_... Read more

  • Happy Mother's Day!!

    5/10/2015 3:31:55 PM, by COOP9002

    we had a nice service at church today, where we recognized both Mothers and graduates. Looking forward to a nice afternoon with the family. ... Read more

  • Are your friends making you run?

    5/9/2015 5:06:33 PM, by MOBYCARP

    Today I was reminded of a Spark People article I dimly remembered, and had to go search for it: Are your friends making you fat? www... Read more

  • Rainy Saturday

    5/9/2015 2:42:02 PM, by COOP9002

    Thankful for some much needed rain today. Fortunately I was able to get a nice ride on the stationary bike at the gym. Hope you have a great Satu... Read more

  • Eating for every feeling except hunger

    5/9/2015 5:09:27 AM, by READYTOLOSEIT13

    For the past week I have had a cough that I can't shake and I have noticed that even though I have felt less hungry, I have been eating more. Thi... Read more

  • Friday

    5/8/2015 12:47:04 PM, by COOP9002

    It's Friday!!!! Have a great weekend!!... Read more

  • Cox Marathon - 4:07:11 - the NON race report

    5/8/2015 10:40:31 AM, by CRYSBROWN1

    On Sunday I finished my fourth FULL marathon, the Cox Marathon right in Providence. This marathon finish was bittersweet. Yes, I am proud ... Read more

  • cardio sculpt & runners yoga

    5/8/2015 10:06:40 AM, by RUDITUDI2000

    Since today is a super crazy busy day, I woke up a little early and did a cardio sculpt 20 minute full body workout. I finished that up with 15 m... Read more

  • First Semester

    5/8/2015 9:12:04 AM, by KATIEASP

    Finished my first semester of grad school, even though most people (not my mom) thought I was making a very bad decision by going back to school!... Read more

  • Two off days 😁

    5/7/2015 11:48:24 PM, by RUDITUDI2000

    I ate a great breakfast on Wednesday, was out too long, no food...I did avoid fast food and made it home to eat. And eat. And eat. It was a late ... Read more

  • maintenance . life-changes . readjusting . prespective

    5/7/2015 9:05:41 PM, by BEHKHEKKHUN

    After returning from the US to Taiwan I found that I was slowly gaining weight again. In the states my wife and I trained for a marathon, ... Read more

  • Three Good Things

    5/7/2015 12:13:35 PM, by MCOTTRILL

    So, I'm trying to come from a place of gratitude with my weight loss journey. This is a challenge, because gratitude is not a natural state for ... Read more

  • Thursday morning

    5/7/2015 10:20:39 AM, by COOP9002

    last night a handful of adults gathered together for our weekly prayer meeting. outside a large group of students was involved in a "tai-dye war"... Read more

  • MARATHON Training Week 16 & 17 - Training Blog before the RACE REPORT

    5/6/2015 2:00:46 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Wow, I am wicked behind on my updates but for future reference I want to document my training stats. My last two weeks of training before this m... Read more

  • Rambling

    5/6/2015 11:14:42 AM, by COOP9002

    Things are kind of quiet around the office this morning. We are getting anxious to see what the Father has in store for our family. Hope you... Read more

  • Yes!

    5/5/2015 9:00:46 PM, by RUDITUDI2000

    Sweet 4.61 run/walk tonight through hilly neighborhood! I did walk another .60 miles as a warm up so really 5 miles tonight. Felt great! Then I t... Read more

  • Finally.... I blog!!!!!

    5/5/2015 12:42:03 PM, by POISONGIRL999

    I've finally have a moment to sit down and type this out. It has been crazy since I've been back from Vegas and between training, work and the k... Read more

  • Tuesday

    5/5/2015 10:31:08 AM, by COOP9002

    we were able to see our youngest daughter sing along with the rest of the choir at last night's fine arts' night at the Middle School. Though she... Read more

  • Starting from scratch.

    5/5/2015 10:24:05 AM, by MCOTTRILL

    So, I've gained back most of the weight I lost this year, and I feel like I'm starting from scratch. I won't get into everything here, but suffi... Read more

  • Boston Recap

    5/5/2015 12:04:52 AM, by JULIA_RUN2SMILE

    First - the intention behind all my blogs is to cultivate positive memories. As a Boston marathon recap, this blog comes late but the last two w... Read more

  • Fighting for it!

    5/5/2015 12:04:49 AM, by RUDITUDI2000

    Today I woke up and got in gear! I did not plan on fully getting it together until after Friday's celebration. Then I decided to jump ahead and f... Read more

  • Looking toward Buffalo, and looking beyond Buffalo

    5/4/2015 9:17:20 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It is 20 days to the Buffalo Marathon, and the training details are dominating my thoughts. A while back, I asked the marathon runners I run... Read more

  • Monday

    5/4/2015 10:52:18 AM, by COOP9002

    tonight is Olivia's (our youngest daughter) concert at the Middle School. Needless to say she is less than excited. We will join the rest of the ... Read more

  • Exercise

    5/3/2015 11:56:01 PM, by RUDITUDI2000

    It's been fantastic getting workouts in these past two weeks. I cannot believe how much I missed getting sweaty and stinky! The shower is so refr... Read more

  • Sunday

    5/3/2015 3:23:36 PM, by COOP9002

    our crazy weekend is winding down. our little dog, Opie, is doing better. He's bouncing back quite well from his little mishap on Friday. He shou... Read more

  • Easy weeks versus hard weeks

    5/3/2015 6:19:34 AM, by APED7969

    Yesterday was a massive day. My friend Sarah and I decide to hike a range of hills/mountains. We had hiked bits of it before but not the whole th... Read more

  • Today's Run: 22.3 miles

    5/2/2015 5:15:33 PM, by MOBYCARP

    It was a much reduced running group this morning. There were several reasons people weren't there. The running group is comprised of people... Read more

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