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  • Monday Madness!!

    3/30/2015 8:46:54 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! Hope you all had a good weekend. We did plenty, hung out with friends, college basketball, church and just being lazy. Today is leg day, ugh! Evil but necessary. Gotta make that booty pop so lets get to work!... Read more

  • Weekend is almost here!

    3/26/2015 8:36:47 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    What's good Sparkpeeps! Today is my "Friday" in the office so I'm ready for a nice 3-day weekend. Don't have much planned. Saturday is my turn to host the group run in my running group (Southern Maryland chapter of Black Girls Run). It will be my first post-marathon run. Looking forward to nice... Read more

  • Time to get HIIT!

    3/25/2015 8:42:25 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! Happy Humpday! Going back to my weekly HIIT class after taking 3 months off during my marathon training. It's going to be brutal getting back into it. Wish me luck! What's on your fitness agenda for today?... Read more

  • Rest day!! **happy dance**

    3/24/2015 8:26:29 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Hey Sparkpeeps! Tuesdays are usually our planned rest day. So I'm going to look forward to going straight home from work and putting in some time with a good book. Anybody reading anything particularly good that they want to recommend? I'm good with everything except Sci-Fi, it bores me. lol ... Read more

  • Back on the grind....

    3/23/2015 9:35:44 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Happy Monday Sparkpeeps! Hope you enjoyed the weekend. The weather was great so we hung out at the National Harbor and did some walking around, watched plenty of college basketball and lots of playground time. The good thing about having a 2 year old is that she ALWAYS wants to go outside so I ... Read more

  • Hey there, Spring!

    3/21/2015 5:40:47 PM, by WINDMILLS18

    Today has been amazing! It began as a beautiful morning where I slept in and was awoken by sunlight pouring through my bedroom window. There's something about waking up to natural light that makes your day start better! After doing some cleaning I went outside and had lunch on the deck while my... Read more

  • Thursday Thoughts..............

    3/19/2015 7:58:30 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! I'm ready for the weekend. Thank goodness this is my last day in the office this week. Not going to do anything too crazy this weekend, maybe get a few miles in so my legs can start feeling normal again. lol What about you guys?... Read more

  • Hang loose, baby!

    3/18/2015 8:29:48 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Hey Sparkpeeps! Ever since Saturday's marathon, my legs have been SUPER TIGHT! The foam roller has become my best friend. I think I will invest in one of those "sticks" too. I had no idea what the post-event aftermath would feel like. But, I did manage to get on the treadmill for 40 minutes las... Read more

  • If you dream it, do it!

    3/17/2015 8:14:11 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Morning Sparkpeeps! Now that marathon training is over with, time to get back to a normal exercise schedule. I wasn't able to get as much strength training in during my marathon training because I was running several miles a day, 4 days a week. Last night I dreamed about a smoothie for br... Read more

  • I FINALLY DID IT!!!!!!!! (PICS INCLUDED)

    3/16/2015 9:03:43 AM, by PURPLEBRAIDS

    Hey Sparkpeeps! I have missed you all soooo much! It's been well over a year since I've talked with you guys so I'll give account of myself. Last year I was training for my first full marathon, I was all set to run it during the first weekend of May 2014 but my husband became so ill the night b... Read more

  • I am back, after a very, very long break.

    3/9/2015 8:22:12 AM, by GREASE31

    I am back, after a very, very long break, which seeems to, have lasted forever, & @ times, has felt like, it!!!! !!!! !!!!. Recently i have, bin admitted to, Grantham Hospital i, initially went in, there with 2, badly swollen legs, caused by cellulitis, & i also, had an ongoing, chest infectio... Read more