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  • I got my body into this...

    8/19/2014 2:46:54 PM, by CANNIE50

    so it is my job and my obligation to get my body out of this. That is the thought I had when encountering altitude sickness while climbing Grouse... Read more

  • Well, that was humbling...

    8/18/2014 3:46:17 PM, by CANNIE50

    This past Friday morning, I headed up to beautiful Vancouver, BC with some good friends, to tackle Grouse Mountain, the infamous (and rightly so)... Read more

  • You just have to adapt

    7/31/2014 5:04:35 PM, by CANNIE50

    I was talking with my sweet 10 year old son, P. He was telling me about football practice. He described a drill where they run and various coache... Read more

  • Fighting for her life

    7/22/2014 2:00:59 PM, by CANNIE50

    I began today at the gym with my best friend. We were doing circuit training. The last circuit was a boxing workout. I punched first, she held th... Read more

  • Fighting for her life

    7/22/2014 2:00:59 PM, by CANNIE50

    I began today at the gym with my best friend. We were doing circuit training. The last circuit was a boxing workout. I punched first, she held th... Read more

  • To Boot Camp or not to Boot Camp...

    7/18/2014 1:33:27 PM, by CANNIE50

    that was the question. I previously blogged about swearing off Boot Camps because I honestly feel I had basically aged out of them. Then, my best... Read more

  • I'm on to my self

    7/9/2014 11:26:31 PM, by CANNIE50

    A few months ago, I promised, via a blog, to share some lessons learned from my visits to a very helpful therapist. This is a therapist who has r... Read more

  • vintage WHINE

    7/5/2014 5:54:34 PM, by CANNIE50

    "I don't want to restrict my food, give up sugary foods, pizza, etc etc etc because I already don't drink alcohol or smoke cigarettes - I don't w... Read more

  • First double digit run

    6/21/2014 12:21:32 PM, by RUNNERGIRLKIM

    Today was my first double digit run of this cycle of marathon training. I ran ten miles along the Blackwater Creek bikeway. It was not my best ru... Read more

  • Trail Running

    6/13/2014 9:35:38 AM, by RUNNERGIRLKIM

    Recently I've discovered trail running! I've run on trails a few times before, but that was a year and a half ago, and I've stayed on roads and p... Read more

  • I want to be like HER!

    5/30/2014 9:47:59 PM, by CANNIE50

    That is what I whispered to my best friend, after we stopped to chat with a woman on the trail. My best friend and I set out on this gorgeous su... Read more

  • Goals. Diet. Cleanse.

    5/28/2014 1:34:06 PM, by CANNIE50

    Each of the words in the title of this blog - Goals. Diet. Cleanse. - cause me a bit of anxiety and make me think of failure. I am more a fan of... Read more

  • update from CannieLand

    5/20/2014 11:22:13 PM, by CANNIE50

    Hi beautiful, Sparkly people. I've been AWOL for over 30 days but I trust you won't throw me in the Sparkly brig. Knowing you, you will welcome m... Read more

  • Food revelations

    5/9/2014 9:15:56 PM, by RUNNERGIRLKIM

    I've been trying to be more conscious of what I'm eating. I'm not counting calories yet because I hate doing that, but I'm trying to track what I... Read more

  • Battling a cold and 5 mile run

    5/5/2014 9:32:09 PM, by RUNNERGIRLKIM

    I had the flu last weekend and was feeling really sick for a few days. Now I still have a cold and sore throat, and NO energy. I've basically jus... Read more

  • I'm running the Marine Corps Marathon

    5/3/2014 10:02:30 PM, by RUNNERGIRLKIM

    I've decided to run the Marine Corps Marathon. I've been wanting to do another full marathon and Marine Corps is on my bucket list. So why not no... Read more

  • The Odds Were In My Favor

    4/14/2014 9:49:15 PM, by MAGGIENCALI

    I entered my name in the lottery about a month ago. I threw my name in j... Read more

  • Ragnar Relay Southern California

    4/6/2014 8:36:37 PM, by MAGGIENCALI

    I can cross this one off the bucket list. This weekend I ran my first Ra... Read more

  • a measure of fitness

    3/25/2014 6:55:02 PM, by CANNIE50

    I recently saw a definition of fitness: "flexibility, strength, endurance, balance". If your immediate thought was to feel bad and think that you... Read more

  • A (brief) update

    3/12/2014 12:22:10 PM, by GETFIT2LIVE

    Whew--this year has been crazy so far! First off, I am still alive and well and here, just not online with SP a lot. Since I... Read more

  • everything but the food

    3/11/2014 7:26:51 PM, by CANNIE50

    That is what I told my therapist that I wanted to talk about, when I saw her earlier today. I have been going to see this therapist for a couple ... Read more

  • Power

    2/26/2014 1:37:05 AM, by LAYERS_OF_ME

    Power is a very idyllic concept. Those who possess it can be presented with some hard choices. Some become corrupted by it. Some fear it. I t... Read more

  • Holy Mother Nature!

    2/18/2014 8:37:20 PM, by CANNIE50

    Two weeks ago, tonight, I set off on a road trip to Eugene, Oregon, which is several hundred miles south of my home, to see my sister J. J. was ... Read more

  • Come along with me....

    1/22/2014 6:26:36 PM, by CANNIE50

    as I visit my therapist. Okay, I promised I would let you know how it went, when I visited a therapist to seek assistance in freeing myself from ... Read more

  • Overdue Race Reports

    1/20/2014 1:19:05 PM, by TYKXBOY

    I started writing my race report for the Las Vegas RNR half marathon, but got distracted by life. And when I don't write when I have inspiration... Read more

  • SparkPeople status and goals

    1/20/2014 7:49:00 AM, by -H0LY-Y0GA-

    I am an avid runner and Holy Yogi. I don't spend much time on SP these days, except to log my nutrition and fitness (beginning again with the New... Read more

  • Four years of Sparking and some updates!

    1/15/2014 12:52:16 PM, by GETFIT2LIVE

    This is way overdue in more ways than one--I can't believe my last blog was in September. There has been a lot that's changed in the last four mo... Read more

  • "you can cry while you are doing the dishes"

    1/14/2014 7:08:21 PM, by CANNIE50

    Someone gave me this advice..."you can cry while you are doing the dishes" many, many years ago when I was in my 20's and facing down alcoholism.... Read more

  • and so it begins...

    1/6/2014 10:25:45 PM, by CANNIE50

    I met with a woman today, who offers counseling and who utilizes Cognitive Behavioral Therapy as one of her tools. Talk therapy only goes so far... Read more

  • And Down I Went

    1/4/2014 10:49:20 PM, by OFFWERUN

    Wow, what a crazy 5 weeks it has been--on November 30th I went out for a 10 mile run with my running group when at mile 7.7 I caught my right foo... Read more

  • 1.Keep 2.Going

    1/4/2014 2:13:41 PM, by CANNIE50

    My sister-in-law posted a quote from Runner's World, to her Facebook page. "I made two New Year's resolutions: 1. Keep 2. Going." That about sums... Read more

  • "put a team together"

    12/20/2013 8:15:38 PM, by CANNIE50

    I have been going for acupuncture for the past month or two. My doctor recommended it, along with Physical Therapy, for treatment of my damaged ... Read more

  • ALWAYS EARNED, NEVER GIVEN

    11/2/2013 10:07:36 PM, by OFFWERUN

    I love mantras--the inspire me. They motivate me. They help me have a better understanding about life and the obstacles that many times go unplan... Read more

  • if you can't beat 'em, join 'em

    10/28/2013 3:39:37 PM, by CANNIE50

    When I was a teenager, I had a good friend named Margaret. She was one of the scrappiest girls I ever met which was probably what attracted me t... Read more

  • Staving Off the Burn-out

    10/24/2013 6:28:58 PM, by TYKXBOY

    My pace has been picking up, but I may have over-did it. That and moving my runs around too much to match my sleep schedule. I wasn't getting e... Read more

  • Vision and Mission

    10/20/2013 9:38:41 PM, by LAYERS_OF_ME

    Based on the Sparkpeople featured article on Facebook www.sparkpeople.com/reso
    urce/motivation_articles.a
    sp?id=1849 , I hav... Read more

  • 100...oh, 101 pounds...

    10/4/2013 2:11:48 PM, by THATONEARTIST

    IT HAPPENED!! I stepped on the scale on Wednesday, and BAM! They were gone! 101 pounds!! Read more

  • no regrets

    10/1/2013 7:03:29 PM, by CANNIE50

    I am in week 6 of my recovery from torn ligaments. I am also dealing with an impinged nerve in my hip that was exacerbated by the walking boot I ... Read more

  • The Journey of a Not So Great Run

    9/29/2013 11:24:12 PM, by OFFWERUN

    Last week I was reveling in the victory of a Personal Record for my half-marathon--knocking almost 3 1/2 minutes off my half-marathon distance to... Read more

  • SparkRadio and other updates

    9/27/2013 11:25:36 AM, by GETFIT2LIVE

    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'... Read more

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