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OK Men; Listen Up!
10/1/2013 9:48:19 PM,  3 COMMENTS

October is breast cancer awareness month. Yes, very important for us women. But this is aimed at the men out there who don't even know or think it can...  Read more


SparkRadio and other updates
9/27/2013 11:25:36 AM,  14 COMMENTS

Well, I was interviewed last night by Lily Hills for SparkRadio. Lily said it will air next Tuesday, so if you are interested, have a listen. It's abo...  Read more


Seattle 3-Day Walk
9/24/2013 12:34:59 AM,  8 COMMENTS

"So how was your 3-Day walk?" How do you begin to answer that question? I thought I had a good idea of what I was getting myself into when I sign...  Read more


WW weigh in #1
9/20/2013 7:03:04 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I have decided to post about my weekly weigh-in as I am on another serious mission to get to ONEderland! FINALLYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY got my motivation bac...  Read more


Hitting the wall
9/16/2013 5:19:33 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Another night filled with running! This dream was a marathon, but a marathon with a twist. The object wasn’t to get to the end as quickly as possibl...  Read more


9/13/2013 7:36:37 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Thank you to all who commented on my last blog, "Maintenance: Nirvana?" It always surprises me when others are interested enough in what I write to re...  Read more


Oy vey!
9/9/2013 5:11:55 PM,  23 COMMENTS

I lined up that morning to run a half-marathon with one of my regular training buddies. We’ve done a number of half marathons together before, and we...  Read more


What many fail to realize...
8/28/2013 6:56:21 PM,  18 COMMENTS

Is that for me, it's not about losing weight. It's about being healthy and strong, and being so when I'm 90. It's about avoiding heart disease, cancer...  Read more


Run Dah-ling!
8/27/2013 10:16:45 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Whatever it takes. ...  Read more


Space Coast Marathon training week 4 done!
8/26/2013 10:58:28 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Another week is in the books!! YAY!! I ran 3 miles on Tuesday, tight hips made me pass on my Thursday run and opt for some quality foam rolling,...  Read more


Clown zombie mud run pics
8/26/2013 10:24:45 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Run For Your Life was Saturday. It is a 5k mud run where runners wear flags (think flag football) and zombie attempt to take their flags through out...  Read more


Article Share: Where's the Meat?
8/23/2013 2:53:58 PM,  1 COMMENTS
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Cute way to show off swag
8/23/2013 9:21:13 AM,  9 COMMENTS

This is a cute and clever way to brag! ...  Read more


8/22/2013 10:12:37 AM,  9 COMMENTS

Okay, I don't know if this is inspirational or just kinda gross.... 40 ...  Read more


Maintenance: Nirvana?
8/21/2013 3:56:18 PM,  62 COMMENTS

I posted in my status today that I am amused. What sparked that was today's program from Spark Coach: "If you dream of the day when you'll no lon...  Read more


A year later.....
8/20/2013 10:57:03 AM,  10 COMMENTS

It has been a YEAR since my last blog and I suppose since I was last active on here really. I know, it's been too long and I have missed my sparkpeopl...  Read more


The Ankle Bone's Connected to.....
8/19/2013 9:12:22 PM,  5 COMMENTS

But there isn't just one ankle bone. This year I've learned (among many other things) the human foot and ankle contain 26 bones (a quarter of all the...  Read more


Stages of running
8/12/2013 5:58:55 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Silly, but true.
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Death of Sleep
8/9/2013 12:11:15 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I want to keep poking my head in because I miss all y'all. But right now spending even more time on a computer other than work makes me want to s...  Read more


8/8/2013 9:12:36 AM,  7 COMMENTS

Marathon_Mom has inspired me to blog more often, so here goes. I've been doing quite well since hitting the reset button on Sunday. My nutrition...  Read more


Nice Pec Muscles
8/6/2013 10:09:45 PM,  8 COMMENTS

That's what the radiology tech said to me when reviewing my mammogram image this morning. 334 320...  Read more


If it needs a Death Waiver...
8/6/2013 1:05:58 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Holy cr@p! And people say that I am crazy....
=emai...  Read more


Speaking of racing
8/5/2013 4:54:19 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Last Saturday I got the awesome opportunity to speak to a running group and members of the general public about races and how to earn bling! Here are...  Read more


My 6 month race schedule, so EXCITED!
8/1/2013 6:30:39 PM,  8 COMMENTS

I have finally got my head on straight, after moving and ready to start training again. SUPER SAD I will miss my Chicago marathon, but my new plans ar...  Read more


Book tattoo
8/1/2013 6:11:04 PM,  10 COMMENTS

When I'm stressed I start looking at tattoos. I don't get them when I'm stressed (I know better than that!) but keep an eye out. This one. Mmmm...  Read more


For my Sheriffs and other BLCers
8/1/2013 9:26:38 AM,  10 COMMENTS

I shared this video with the Sheriffs yesterday. Some of you may have noticed that we've decided we're done with mediocrity, we're done with making ex...  Read more


Tuesday silly
7/30/2013 3:23:43 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I love this too much not to share ...  Read more


5% Summer Challenge goals
7/27/2013 2:29:13 PM,  6 COMMENTS

249 SW: 248.2 GW: 235.8 5%: 12.4, lose 1.5 weekly My plan to achieve my 5% ~track on MFP daily ~10,000 steps daily ~follow...  Read more


Update Time
7/26/2013 7:48:28 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Going to try to make this quick, yet I know I am not known for my brevity. Sorry. All in all, I've been doing okay. Friends and family who have...  Read more


18 things nobody told me about running
7/25/2013 11:54:58 AM,  14 COMMENTS

I think #12 is one of my favorites....
ody-told-me-about-running/...  Read more


GO BIG OR GO HOME! Finishing my Dissertation and Chasing the Elusive 100 Miler
7/23/2013 10:24:20 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Back in 2006 I ran my first marathon ever, Air Force here in Dayton Ohio. I really had no idea what to expect and as far as being a runner, I was...  Read more


Ragnar Northwest Passage 2013
7/23/2013 2:16:32 AM,  10 COMMENTS

First, thank you to everyone who commented on my last blog, particularly about my less than graceful fall. It hurt like the dickens at the time, but I...  Read more


Monday silly and a hey
7/22/2013 2:07:50 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Still completely bogged down with the trial of the new computer system. But had to stick my head in to say hey! This picture sums up how we...  Read more


See Jane Run Half Marathon: Race #7 of 2013
7/18/2013 1:30:28 AM,  10 COMMENTS

Sunday I ran the third annual See Jane Run half marathon in Seattle. The first one was my second half marathon, just three weeks after my first one; t...  Read more


The Oatmeal's views on running
7/15/2013 2:59:35 PM,  5 COMMENTS

I'm still Sparking, but the new computer system's test run is on the verge of killing me and I'm not around as much as I would like. Oi! So...  Read more


Countdown to Half Marathon
7/12/2013 7:13:46 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Well, I have just finished my second week of half marathon training and I feel good. My major concern so far is that I am unsure what kind of strength...  Read more


Something New - Track Workouts!
7/9/2013 8:43:56 AM,  14 COMMENTS

After 4 years of running, I'm finally doing track workouts for speed! Did my first one 2 weeks ago. It really kicked my butt. I've always done my s...  Read more


Bad Prom Run??!!??
7/5/2013 3:03:17 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Like, ohmygawd!  Read more


Bragging (photo heavy)
7/4/2013 8:45:01 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Fourth of July parade in my town. Marquette, MI, Firefighter of the year - our son (and family). 283 232 283 232 283 232...  Read more


Another volunteer day
7/4/2013 3:35:42 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Got up 4 dark 30 this morning to volunteer at a Watermelon 5k run. Such a rewarding experience!...  Read more


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