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  • 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 weeks were full… of positives memories (that I intend to share in blogs to come) Ok, backtrack ... We drove (actually I am very fortunate to have my ... Read more

  • weight loss and watching the scale

    4/30/2015 1:10:32 PM, by SEATTLESIMS

    Well, I've been a lot better about not weighing in as often.. I often forget in fact, so I weighed last Friday after my long run.. saw a nice low number (as to be expected due to sweat etc), so in some ways, I expect to see a similar number if I've been good about my sodium etc! Which I hav... Read more

  • My Long run was Friday and Birthday weekend

    4/27/2015 2:40:20 PM, by SEATTLESIMS

    Hi there, I had a birthday on Saturday, so I knew I would prefer to get my long training run in on Friday. My volunteering in Kid#1 class was cancelled so the stars aligned and I went for a run. It was supposed to be 11 miles, but having been off a little in my training and then a particularly heavy... Read more

  • Sticks and stones

    4/23/2015 5:28:29 PM, by PMRUNNER

    Kids all know the rhyme that "sticks and stones may break my bones bones, but words can never hurt me." They may say that, but as INXS sang in their song Devil Inside, "words are weapons, sharper than knives..." I recently heard that a distant niece (my wife's brother's wife's niece) who is ... Read more

  • Semi annual fitness test

    4/22/2015 7:14:49 PM, by PMRUNNER

    I had my semi annual fitness test today. It consists of 2 minutes of push-ups, 2 minutes of sit-ups and a 2 mile run. I did 66 push-ups and 72 sit ups, enough to get maximum points for my age group. For the run, it has been a long winter and I have been working on building up distance, but have n... Read more

  • 589 days

    4/21/2015 9:13:37 AM, by TN_HAMMOCK

    According to my "status" it has been 589 days since I've been back here. After making progress and feeling great......a tick bit me and my whole world changed. After months and months of getting sicker and sicker I was finally diagnosed with Lyme Disease. I had heard of it, but had no ide... Read more

  • time to play catch up

    4/20/2015 12:43:52 PM, by SEATTLESIMS

    Okay, had another week 'off' . Spring break with the kids. I had planned to go running and it just didn't workout. I was actually trying to get some work done in the mornings and afternoons so I could bill 1/2 days and not use up my vacation. That coupled with my beautiful location (that didn't lend... Read more

  • Thoughts On Doing The Impossible.

    4/17/2015 8:35:58 AM, by BOILHAM

    I try to be honest with myself. To not use wishful thinking. To not exaggerate or lie to myself about a situation to make it seem more in line with my thinking. I tend to be a literal thinker, which sometimes gets me in trouble. It's difficult for me to imagine or visualize the completion of hu... Read more

  • 100 days of running-

    4/14/2015 3:37:16 PM, by KONRAD695

    I usually don't just post a "look how great I'm doing" entry as it seems too much like bragging. This time I'm going to do it. Mainly for the purpose so I can look at it. Sorry about the What I Did concept here, it's a make me feel good kind of thing. This year has been a lot of cold and a... Read more

  • My First Ironmam 70.3

    4/14/2015 8:51:39 AM, by BOILHAM

    A short video. In the swim start I am almost last in the group, wearing grey and white top. I chose this position to avoid the bumping and take it easy to save energy for the bike and run. Please visit my Spark Page and read my blog entry about this race, I hope you'll find it interesting.... Read more

  • Stress Overload

    4/13/2015 9:00:14 PM, by HEALTHYNCGAL

    I'm unbelievably stressed, and I don't know what to do about it. I don't even really know where to begin. To begin with, my FIL was diagnosed with stage 4 pancreatic cancer a couple of weeks ago. He's going downhill fast. I have certainly been at odds with the in-laws in recent years. We've be... Read more

  • Better Than I Expected

    4/13/2015 2:50:16 PM, by BOILHAM

    What a day! Ironman puts on a terrific race, and everything went smoothly. I hadn't slept well the night before, as per usual. But, I did get plenty of rest the night before, so I was well rested for the event. Got up at 4 AM, had my usual breakfast of oatmeal and banana. My bike had been ... Read more

  • This Is Ridiculous

    4/10/2015 10:03:29 AM, by BOILHAM

    So, I'm getting packed for Florida Ironman 70.3 this morning. So much to remember, my checklist is looong. I had all my stuff laid out for my transitions, just to see how it will look, to familiarize myself just one more time. OK, I have everything. Now I pack it into a couple of pouches and p... Read more

  • INSANITY is.......

    4/9/2015 5:07:09 AM, by LITTLE_CLOUD

    .........Doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results! Guess I'm insane! LOL! 246 Well, once again I took time away from Sparkpeople and Ive gained a lot of weight. But I also think my thyroid is off so I'm having it checked. I'm tired all the time and gaining weig... Read more

  • Another cold.. Blerg!

    4/7/2015 1:40:32 PM, by SEATTLESIMS

    Yep, another cold.. thankfully not as bad as last time (yet). Felt it coming on yesterday and hit me hard in the evening.. but slept pretty good and ended up feeling a bit better this morning, although the full effects in my sinuses (stuffy AND runny nose) are present. Healthy lifestyle, eat righ... Read more

  • My Choices...My Results

    4/6/2015 6:45:25 PM, by TRAVELGRRL

    Easter was a normal day for us. We don't have any family in the state and our hiking plans got rained out. So I cleaned the house!! We ate normally and I recorded everything as usual. Last night I was reading a post on Facebook about a woman's family Easter. Her nieces were offering her can... Read more