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  • Mehhhhh weather :(

    10/2/2015 10:06:55 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    I love running (really more of a love/hate), but one thing that I really don't like about it is how dependent it makes me upon the weather. I kn... Read more

  • Friday 10/2/15

    10/2/2015 9:06:34 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Went to PT yesterday morning, then went and picked up the cd from my neck MRI. Went to my Doctor's appointment which was at 2pm. Waited an hr ... Read more

  • Next phase...

    9/30/2015 9:53:12 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Well, now that the half marathon is under my belt (sort of - what a strange, wonderful thing that was...), it's time to plot out my next phase. ... Read more

  • Wednesday 9-30

    9/30/2015 7:47:11 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Have PT this morning at 9 am, then Family Doctor at 2 pm. Have not really been doing much, just do not have the energy and kind of feel like a zo... Read more

  • Achievement unlocked: Half Marathon

    9/27/2015 6:58:38 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Ohhh you guys. The Blerch East was NOT easy, and not because it was a 13-mile run. It was not your ordinary 13-mile run. It was in the... Read more

  • Little frustrated

    9/27/2015 8:27:01 AM, by GMAN52

    Today is my weigh in date, but I didn't lose any weight from the week before. I knew I was going to slow down loosing but not come to a halt. I'... Read more

  • Saturday 9/26

    9/27/2015 6:51:33 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Poor Lilly is still not feeling well. I decided not to take her to the Art on the Green. John had called and said it was cold and windy so Lilly ... Read more

  • September 24

    9/25/2015 6:28:23 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Went to PT at 9 am which went well. I am starting to get the routine of the exercises I have to do. I was also shown how to use one of the machin... Read more

  • Last training run...

    9/24/2015 10:14:14 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    I've made it! Made it to the end of my half-marathon training program! The race is Saturday, whether I'm ready for it or not... but I think I'm... Read more

  • Need a New Game Plan

    9/24/2015 9:43:12 AM, by FITANDFAITHFUL1

    Well, I'm officially back in to my night time teaching mode. I leave the house around 4:30pm and get home around 9:15pm. I eat a s... Read more

  • For REAL this time...

    9/23/2015 11:20:12 AM, by ASHESS85

    Work life recently has been less than stellar. For the 3rd time I applied for a supervisor position and did not get it. A master's degree and a f... Read more

  • More medical adventures!

    9/23/2015 11:02:26 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    I went to the doctor for my follow-up yesterday. Good news: my brain scan came back with nothing unusual (I hesitate to declare my brain "n... Read more

  • Update on EMG and Many, Many Thanks to everyone for the best wishes

    9/22/2015 5:38:35 PM, by PURPLE0906

    I was full of anxiety about the EMG. I had checked on the internet and really got myself all worked up. Well the appointment was at 2:30 today. I... Read more

  • so scared and worried

    9/21/2015 7:22:18 PM, by PURPLE0906

    Tomorrow i have the EMG, it scares me. I read about it and hope and pray its not as painful as it sounds... Read more

  • Taper week!!

    9/21/2015 1:31:16 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Well, friends - I ran my last big long run yesterday: TEN MILES. Did I walk a portion of it? You bet. But I ran the first six miles straight,... Read more

  • Very pleased with weight loss so far.

    9/20/2015 11:25:16 AM, by GMAN52

    I started back on spark people 20 days ago, I had to try and get some of this weight off me because of health issues. I must say I am loosing wei... Read more

  • Should have known

    9/18/2015 5:01:47 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Wednesday I had my second PT. The place was extremely crowded. It started out fine, then they had me on 3 different machines. The 1st one was not... Read more

  • "Runner's high" is REAL!!

    9/17/2015 2:44:19 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Holy cow, you guys... So even in spite of feeling draggy yesterday, I went out for my run yesterday evening. I had five miles scheduled... Read more

  • Am I healthy?

    9/16/2015 2:13:43 PM, by VIOLACEOUS_ART

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  • Medical fun!

    9/16/2015 11:42:39 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Well - I went back to the doctor yesterday. I haven't talked about this much, because it's not something that I really like talking about...... Read more

  • Tuesday 9-15

    9/16/2015 9:27:51 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Since I could not sleep, I was able to take some pictures and list things on Ebay. I did try to lay down but Ivory kept barking and before we kne... Read more

  • Sunday and Monday update

    9/15/2015 4:37:17 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Sunday was a pretty full day. John's sister (Nancy) and brother in law (Mike) came over to help around the house and garage. John and Mike worked... Read more


    9/14/2015 5:28:08 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    So, this is my final week of HARD training for the Blerch Half!! I've got two five milers and a ten miler (!!) scheduled for this week, then nex... Read more

  • Popcorn :D

    9/14/2015 2:24:34 PM, by VIOLACEOUS_ART

    During the school week I'm usually unable to have breakfast or lunch! I carry a thermos of black coffee with me to keep me going and sometimes a ... Read more

  • Being a Diabetic

    9/14/2015 11:24:33 AM, by GMAN52

    I found out I was a diabetic will in the Hospital recovering from a Heart Attack while on vacation. Not only was I trying to coop with having a h... Read more

  • Weekend Recap

    9/14/2015 10:15:13 AM, by PLMITCH

    The last 4 days were a whirlwind! I flew out of Baltimore on Thursday afternoon headed for Denver, drove to Colorado Springs to visit my brother... Read more

  • Hi This is my first blog

    9/13/2015 6:14:14 PM, by IMPROVESELF

    Does anyone know about bariatric surgeries. I am seriously considering getting it done. Just scared and anxious about it. I am calling tomorrow ... Read more

  • 9/12/2015 was a great day!

    9/13/2015 10:14:37 AM, by PLMITCH

    How do I define a nearly perfect day? Start with a 5K race at the highest altitude I've ever run at (6600 feet!), quality time with my brother a... Read more

  • Saturday 9-12-2015

    9/13/2015 6:59:55 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Had a very good day yesterday. My friend Pat asked if I would go to the Farmers Market early and meet her there. I got there around 7:30, walked ... Read more

  • Yesterday

    9/12/2015 5:25:57 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Was able to find the place for the MRI with no problem. They were running about 30 mins. behind so I had to wait a little while before they took ... Read more

  • Pretty weather...

    9/11/2015 3:57:29 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Got my massage, got my good weather. Going to get my run, too. I am hopeful that nothing goes wrong, but if it does, it does. Today'... Read more

  • MRI on neck

    9/11/2015 7:52:29 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Well, this morning is the day for the MRI on my neck, hope it goes well. It is an open MRI so hope I don't freak out too bad. Later today I wa... Read more

  • Update

    9/10/2015 6:49:38 PM, by PURPLE0906

    This past Tuesday, John decided to take a ride to Cowtown in New Jersey. We took our neighbor Marie and walked around, then stopped at the Jersey... Read more

  • Regrouping today

    9/10/2015 11:48:44 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Again - thank you to all the people who took time to offer helpful suggestions and supportive things to say yesterday. Some days, I really don't... Read more


    9/9/2015 9:47:07 AM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    DISCLAIMER: I'm venting here today. If you're looking for positivity, I'm afraid I haven't got much of that at the moment. I'm sorry. Today, ... Read more

  • Home improvement IS exercise

    9/8/2015 1:06:18 PM, by SHAKINGTHETREE

    Okay, HOLY COW you guys. So, this Saturday, I moved all the furniture around (Andrew helped with that bit), ripped out the carpeting (which ... Read more

  • Pushing through

    9/8/2015 6:06:20 AM, by PURPLE0906

    First, let me say I do not like the medication the Doctor put me on. One makes me feel like a zombie and the one's I take at night keep me up all... Read more

  • I stopped eating Aspartame

    9/7/2015 10:33:07 PM, by FITANDFAITHFUL1

    I've read a lot of articles about artificial sweetene... Read more

  • Thank you

    9/7/2015 7:59:23 AM, by PURPLE0906

    Just wanted to say thank you for the Birthday wishes. I didn't feel like going out so we had a nice dinner at home. John grilled and a friend of ... Read more

  • Alternating workouts

    9/5/2015 1:22:49 PM, by MOOMBIE1

    When school is in full swing, and I've got my Realtor schedule flowing - I just may try Yoga . Have only sat in on two classes in ... Read more

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