SparkPeople Santa Barbara County Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=21433 Perfect weather, sunny beaches, stunning mountains, delicious wine. Let's not forget those stationed at Vandenberg Air Force Base! From Santa Maria to Carpinteria, from Cuyama to the coast. SparkPeople Santa Barbara County Team Messageboard http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_individual.asp?gid=21433 Michi's Ladder http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x58227447 This is a link to the best food list ever. Michi's Ladder. Eat from the top pious tier for as long as you can stand it and don't dip farther down than the 3rd tier and you are still golden. <BR> <BR> Highlight foods that you love from the top 2 tiers and use it as a grocery shopping list. When it comes to healthy food choices...It all begins and ends at the grocery store. <BR> <BR> <link>www.teambeachbody.com/eat-smart/mich<BR>is-ladder </link> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 16:24:17 EST The Color Run 5k – Ventura - Oct 19, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x55012407 OK, I know it's not Santa Barbara county, but it's so close. Anyone interested in joining me for this event? It looks like big fun!!! Not only that, we get $5 off the event fee if we have a team of 4+. <BR> <BR> I'm not a runner, but I can jog/walk or walk depending on who I'm with. 5k = 3.1 miles, that is totally do-able! <BR> <BR> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <em>268</em> <BR> <BR> The Color Run 5k will take place on October 19th, 2013 at the Ventu... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:42:47 EST Santa Barbara Real Estate Investors Association http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x54117721 I recently joined the local REIA in Santa Barbara. So far I have gone to two events. A big part of health includes financial health, right? I am looking to become a real estate investor. I haven't pulled the trigger yet but I have set a goal to have my initial investment for a down payment together by January and buy my first buy and hold property!! It's a goal but I am making a plan to make it happen. Hopefully I will be able to get some good information from the local REIA and put it... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 23:31:33 EST New to the group and area!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21433x53207267 Hi everyone... <BR> <BR> I'm currently in Colorado Springs and I'm moving to Santa Maria or somewhere in the vicinity this month. I'm excited about the move! Looking forward to some warmer weather and leave this snow behind for good. I'm looking to make some new friends... Fri, 3 May 2013 15:34:04 EST Last Chance 2012 Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x50963964 After beginning the year at my weigh loss goal and then surpassing that by having a perfect round of p90x/Insanity hybrid my motivation...my high school reunion in June...passed. My big dream event of the Inaugural Lompoc Tennis Festival Last Fortnight September 2012 was more of a semi fictional/virtual fantasy affair rather than the star studded tourist attraction I had dreamed of. Guess what? Reality 101: in order to be happy and healthy and in the right frame of mind to have future failure... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 19:30:11 EST Back Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21433x47945885 Hello! <BR> After taking a break... and gaining about 20 pounds... <em>15</em> I figured it was finally time to come back to SparkPeople, and get serious. About 4 days ago, I started tracking my nutrition again, and started walking 2 miles in 30 min on the treadmill. I need to loose about 30 pounds to reach my first goal, so I have got to really stick to my plan. I actually only have two problems... I love to eat, and I hate to exercise! LOL I will keep everybody posted on my success! ... Sun, 6 May 2012 22:19:16 EST Santa Barbara Yoga Center http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x35364189 <link>www.santabarbarayogacenter.com/html/<BR>workshops.html#July10 </link> <BR> <BR> Open Your Heart, Wow Your Mind <BR> -backbending immersion <BR> <BR> With Kelly Heath <BR> Sunday, July 18, 2010 <BR> 2:30-5:30pm <BR> Price: $30 advance/$36 at the door <BR> <BR> I signed up for this class...I think it will be challenging but interesting. Mon, 12 Jul 2010 17:30:56 EST Kara Goucher - Inspiring story in Runner's World http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x32363126 <link>www.runnersworld.com/article/1,7124,<BR>s6-243-297--13431-0,00.html </link> <BR> <BR> Kara Goucher always had huge talent, but she also had crises of confidence that sabotaged her big races. Goucher's admissions about her psychological struggles are rare for an elite athlete, but they will ring true to all of us. Tue, 2 Mar 2010 00:17:13 EST Feb 20 - Roses en la Playa 5K - Santa Barbara http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x31237364 Exciting, scenic run along the coastline. An out-andback course starting with a slight uphill at Shoreline Park and ending downhill to Leadbetter Beach. Map is on the back page. Refreshments and awards to follow on the beautiful Santa Barbara coast. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sbactionpro.com/index.php?option<BR>=com_content&view=article&id=34:roses-<BR>en-la-playa&catid=32:coming-events-201<BR>0&Itemid=47 </link> Tue, 19 Jan 2010 19:16:44 EST Feb 7 - Super Bowl 4-Miler - Goleta http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x31237298 The 3rd annual Super Bowl 4-miler is a fun run/walk that will be a great way to start your Super Bowl Sunday. It's a flat/fast course on the streets of Goleta plus a portion through the trails of Lake Los Carneros Park. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sbactionpro.com/index.php?option<BR>=com_content&view=article&id=38:super-<BR>bowl-run&catid=32:coming-events-2010&I<BR>temid=47 </link> Tue, 19 Jan 2010 19:14:20 EST Are you guys still out there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21433x31226829 I just found this team, but it doesn't look active. I decided to join anyway and see if anyone is interested in trying to kick this back into gear. <BR> <BR> I'm a born and raised Santa Barbaran. I live in Vandenberg Village and work in Santa Maria...so I'm definitely Santa Barbara County! <BR> <BR> I'm a hiker, distance biker, swimmer, kayaker...love the outdoors, love weight lifting...just about anything physical. <BR> <BR> Let me know if you guys are still out there! <BR> <BR> Carol Tue, 19 Jan 2010 12:40:54 EST Santa Barbara Athletic Assoc. Facebook Fan Page http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x30537294 Search for the Santa Barbara Athletic Asssociation on Facebook. They have an updated list of running events in the Santa Barbara area... much more than I can keep track of on my own? <BR> <BR> The link is: http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/groups/<BR>edit.php?members&gid=201497566463. But I think you have to be logged in to Facebook to use it. Sun, 27 Dec 2009 15:08:27 EST Looking for someone to cycle/ work out with in SB http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21433x29766770 I'm looking for someone to go cycling with and or work out with. I currently go to the gym (spectrum) about 3 -4 times a week, and now with it getting dark so soon I only go cycling 2-3 times a week. I'm new to cycling and love every moment of it. <BR> <BR> Look forward to hearing from you. Mon, 16 Nov 2009 00:02:56 EST Any one been to La Superica on Milpas In S.B.? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x29098696 I had the #16 this afternoon and I'm trying to account for calories. Any one have any guesses? It was a passilla platter. I split it with my Dad. Thu, 15 Oct 2009 18:28:49 EST Oct 18 - Cancer Center Walk/Run - Montecito http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x28760419 Distance <BR> 5K (3.1 mi.) run or walk <BR> 10K (6.2 mi.) run <BR> Event Schedule <BR> <BR> (Rain or Shine — Please no dogs or scooters) <BR> <BR> Pre-Registration/Packet Pick-up <BR> Cancer Center of Santa Barbara 524 W. Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara <BR> Friday, Oct. 16th, 11:00a.m. - 1:00p.m. and 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. <BR> Saturday Oct. 17th, 9 a.m. - noon <BR> <BR> Registration on Race Day <BR> Montecito Union School, <BR> 385 San Ysidro Road, Montecito <... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 12:00:14 EST Oct 17 - Platinum Performance 5k - Los Olivos http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x28760326 <BR> Date <BR> Saturday, October 17, 2009 @ 6:30 AM local time <BR> <BR> Address <BR> Lavinia Campbell Park in downtown Los Olivos <BR> Grand Ave. and Alamo Pintado Ave. <BR> <BR> Fees <BR> $20 5k Walk for Fun, $20 5k Run for Fun, $20 Youth 5k (under 14yrs), $1 Kids Mile <BR> <BR> Registration Closing Date <BR> Wednesday, October 14, 2009 @ 11:59 PM <BR> <BR> <link>www.active.com/page/Event_Details.ht<BR>m?event_id=1792937&assetId=3D26B841-4B<BR>34-4DC2-A1A4-FDB0CA70C13C </link> Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:57:19 EST Sept 20 - Goleta Education Foundation 4-Miler http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x28267472 Date <BR> Sunday, September 20, 2009 @ 8:30 AM local time <BR> <BR> Address <BR> Goleta Union School District Office <BR> 401 N. Fairview Avenue <BR> <BR> Fees <BR> $20 early entry thru 9/17/09, $30 post 9/17/09. $10 Kid's 12/Under, $5 Kid's Fun Run. Add $5 for t-shirt. <BR> <BR> Registration Closing Date <BR> Thursday, September 17, 2009 @ 11:59 PM <BR> <BR> Brief Description <BR> Scenic out & back w/loop course starting at Goleta Union School District building, traversing through the ... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 16:21:10 EST Working out when you're under the weather? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x28052211 I'm coming down with a cold (I hope it's just a cold. I've got the sore throat and stuffy head. <BR> <BR> Do you work out when you're sick? <BR> <BR> Any home remedies? When did cold medicine get so expensive?! Sun, 30 Aug 2009 10:21:50 EST Newish here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21433x27402794 Just relocated (again) to Santa Maria and am looking to meet up with people for walking. Now that I'm living in a place where you can walk outside without melting in the heat, I'm looking forward to walking again. <BR> <BR> Look forward to talking to some of you! Sat, 1 Aug 2009 13:53:54 EST New to Spark and this team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21433x26610649 Hello, my name is Robin and I'm fairly new to Sparkpeople and to the SB County team. I'm 43 years old and am a single mom who has lived in SB most of my life. It is hard to leave here. I'm glad I have found some other Santa Barbarians (other counties included of course) to chat with. Are there any activities going on we all should know about?? <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! <BR> Robin <em>211</em> Sat, 27 Jun 2009 10:12:54 EST June 27 - Flower Festival Run/Walk - Lompoc, CA http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x26567287 I'll definitely be at this one!! <BR> <BR> Anyone else? <BR> <BR> The Flower Festival Parade on Saturday, June 27 will once again be preceded by the Flower Festival Run/Walk. <BR> <BR> There will be two races starting with the 1K kid’s run at 8:30 a.m., followed by the 5K run/walk at 8:45 a.m. <BR> <BR> Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. at the race starting point in front of the Lompoc Shopping Center next to the AAA offices at 675 North H Street. <BR> <BR> Awards will be awarded to the ... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 09:46:52 EST new to SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21433x26027390 Hi everyone. I just joined about a week ago. My name is Kai and I was born and raised here in SB. I have 8 year old boy/girl twins. I am hoping that I will be able to start my lifestyle change! Wed, 3 Jun 2009 01:31:31 EST I'm in San Luis Obispo - anyone else? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x25821090 Anyone else in San Luis Obispo? <BR> thanks, <BR> Joanne Tue, 26 May 2009 11:32:05 EST How has SparkPeople helped you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x25751834 I've realized that just coming to the website is motivation. Reading blogs, looking at SparkPages, entering my cardio minutes, or just logging in to spin the wheel... these things give me a litte motivation to do what I need to do. <BR> <BR> How has SparkPeople helped you? Sat, 23 May 2009 01:05:27 EST Top 3 Reasons You Love Santa Barbara County http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x25640910 I'll start :) <BR> <BR> 1. Going to the beach any time of year. <BR> 2. State Street <BR> 3. Foxen Canyon Road <BR> <BR> Your turn! Mon, 18 May 2009 20:24:59 EST Jesusita Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x25363632 Is anyone affected by the Jesusita Fire? <BR> <BR> I'm in Lompoc, and even up here, there was a slight smell of smoke in the air yesterday. <BR> <BR> If you Twitter, you can search and post with #jesusitafire, or go to <link>http://search.twitter.com/search?q=%<BR>23jesusitafire </link> to see the latest Twitter updates. <BR> <BR> You can also follow <link>http://twitter.com/MelKSBYNews </link> . She's a field reporter for KSBY News, and she's covering the fire. <BR> <BR> Be caref... Thu, 7 May 2009 19:33:38 EST Hi! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21433x25067697 Hi, I just moved to SB from Los Angeles. Mon, 27 Apr 2009 13:19:35 EST Have you been to In-Shape City in Lompoc? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x25007242 Just wondering what their membership rates were, and if anyone was going to any of the group classes. I hate walking into gyms to inquire about a membership, and getting a half-hour sales pitch. Anyone been to this place? Fri, 24 Apr 2009 21:53:11 EST May 9 - Bull Canyon Run, Santa Maria http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x24948765 I ran this one last year, and it's the only time I've ever medaled in anything. So what if it was a bronze medal, and only in my age group? Maybe I'll do it again this year! <BR> <BR> Here are the details: <BR> <BR> <BR> Date & Time <BR> Saturday, May 09, 2009 @ 8:00 AM <BR> <BR> Edwards Community Center <BR> 800 N. Panther Way <BR> Santa Maria, CA <BR> <BR> Fees <BR> $15 for Youth Runners and all Walkers. $20 for Adult Runners. Raceday fees are $5 extra <BR> <BR> Registration Closin... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 21:15:35 EST Dec 6 - Santa Barbara International Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x24948597 I just got the flyer in the mail for this one. I'm going to do it. My goal is to run the whole thing. It's Boston Qualifying, for those of you that are interested in competing at that level. <BR> <BR> Anyone else going to do it? <BR> <BR> Where: Santa Barbara <BR> When: Sunday, December 6, 6:30am <BR> Fees:$105 March 2 - August 31 <BR> $115 September 1 - November 1 <BR> $130 November 2 - December 1 (or until <BR> maximum number of entrants reached). <BR> Website: ... Wed, 22 Apr 2009 21:09:40 EST Mar 21 - Carpinteria - Orchard to Ocean 5k/10k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x23106956 Oooh, I'm excited about this one. I bet the course is beautiful! <BR> <BR> Date: Saturday, March 21, 2009 <BR> Time: 08:00 AM <BR> Venue: Main Family Resource Center <BR> Address: <BR> 5241 8th Street <BR> Carpinteria, CA 93013 <BR> <BR> Brief Description: <BR> 5K and 10K Cross County Run 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk NOW ELECTRONICALLY CHIP TIMED! <BR> <BR> Additional Information <BR> To benefit the students of the Carpinteria Unified School District In the Beautiful Beach Community of Carpin... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 23:05:01 EST Mar 7 - Santa Barbara - Peabody 10K/5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x23012997 <link>www.active.com/page/Event_Details.ht<BR>m?event_id=1681136&assetId=a7e317bd-ed<BR>c6-4193-84a4-d7fb63f949c5 </link> <BR> <BR> Date: Saturday, March 07, 2009 <BR> <BR> Time: 08:00 AM <BR> <BR> Venue: Ledbetter Beach, Shoreline Park <BR> <BR> Address: <BR> 801 Shoreline Dr., Corner of Shoreline Dr. and Loma Alta <BR> Santa Barbara, CA 93105 <BR> <BR> Brief Description: <BR> These are a Grand Prix 10K (at 8am) and 5K (at 9:15am) which will start at Ledbetter beach and continue out ... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 01:06:08 EST Feb 21 - Santa Barbara - Roses en La Playa 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x23012905 I'm so excited to get back to running season! <BR> <BR> Date: Saturday, February 21, 2009 <BR> <BR> Time: 09:00 AM <BR> <BR> Venue: Leadbetter Beach <BR> <BR> Address: <BR> Shoreline Dr. & Loma Alta <BR> Santa Barbara, CA 93101 <BR> <BR> Brief Description: <BR> The Independent Roses en La Playa is an out-and-back race at the beach. Fun & festive! Post-race activities at Leadbetter Beach. <BR> <BR> Fees: <BR> $20 pre-registration (thru 2/18/09), $30 late registration. Youth registration ... Wed, 18 Feb 2009 00:58:32 EST Sparkpeople Mobile! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x22942404 I admit I don't log my workouts in Sparkpeople as often as I should. I forget about them for a few days, and when I do log in, I can't remember what day or what I did. <BR> <BR> Today I found Sparkpeople mobile! You can easily log food and cardio right from your phone. I always have my phone with me, and it's so much easier to log everything right after I've done it. <BR> <BR> If you have internet access on your phone, this is for you. From your phone, go to http://mobile.sparkpeople... Sun, 15 Feb 2009 23:15:11 EST considering free Turbo Kick "class" http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x22907477 Hi all, <BR> <BR> Does anyone like Turbo Jam or Turbo Kickboxing classes at the gym? <BR> <BR> I recently went to the certification and training and I haven't gotten a regular teaching job yet but I do a round practically everyday at home anyway for myself and I could use the teaching practice so I'd love to hold an unofficial "class". It be fun to meet some people in the Santa Barbara area and have a workout "party"! <BR> <BR> Let me know if you're interested! Thanks! <BR> <BR> Emi Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:49:23 EST Ragnar Relay April 24-25, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x22907172 This sounds so fun. Anyone interested in making a team? Check out the website for a better idea of what it is. <BR> <BR> Ragnar Relay Los Angeles 2009 <BR> Start Time: Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7:00am <BR> End Time: Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10:00pm <BR> Location: Santa Barbara to Dana Point <BR> <BR> http://www.ragnarrelay.com/losangeles/in<BR>dex.php <BR> <BR> PICTURE THIS: Beach Bunnies. Movie Premiers. You and 11 of your closest friends running day and night. Starting in the America... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:34:25 EST Ragnar Relay April 24-25, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x22907156 This sounds so fun. Anyone interested in making a team? Check out the website for a better idea of what it is. <BR> <BR> Ragnar Relay Los Angeles 2009 <BR> Start Time: Friday, April 24, 2009 at 7:00am <BR> End Time: Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10:00pm <BR> Location: Santa Barbara to Dana Point <BR> <BR> http://www.ragnarrelay.com/losangeles/in<BR>dex.php <BR> <BR> PICTURE THIS: Beach Bunnies. Movie Premiers. You and 11 of your closest friends running day and night. Starting in the America... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:33:34 EST How are you enjoying the great weather? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x21837564 I'm loving this January warmth! In addition to my regular gym workouts, I've been walking outside almost every day! Anyone else inspired by the great weather we've been having? Tue, 13 Jan 2009 22:35:40 EST May 9, 2009 SBWine Country Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x21400293 The Santa Barbara Wine Country Half Marathon is produced by Destination Races, and is a sister event to the popular Napa-to-Sonoma and Healdsburg Wine Country Half Marathons. The event features wine-themed activities including a welcome reception and orientation, expo, special runners dinners, and post-race Wine & Music Festival in Solvang Park. A half marathon and two-person relay is offered. <BR> <BR> ANYONE WANNA DO THE 2 PERSON RELAY WITH ME??? <BR> Fri, 2 Jan 2009 21:00:46 EST Dieting & Exercise During the Holidays? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x20292396 Here they come... the holidays. I confess to eating several of the bite-size Halloween chocolates, courtesy of Hershey. The lack of willpower I had there does not make me enthusiastic about Thanksgiving and Christmas! Add to that the fact that I'll be on vacation most of the time... Those extra 5-10 pounds have already called to say they'd be stopping by for winter. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Any ideas? What are you going to do to try and maintain during the holidays? Mon, 17 Nov 2008 22:49:48 EST Tea Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x20216315 i hope all of you and your families are safe. remember to conserve water. Fri, 14 Nov 2008 20:09:38 EST no team goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x19878464 We have no team goals to join ? Mon, 3 Nov 2008 03:00:30 EST Hello :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21433x19746231 My name is Crystal and I am new to spark as of yesterday evening. My goal is to loose 100 lbs in one year ( i know I am shooting for the stars) I live in Lompoc and had always been thin until I stopped smoking years ago. I belong to a couple of groups because ,believe me, I need lots of support esp becuase I LOVE wine esp euro wines, cant be THAT good for me. I am excited to meet other people from my area also commited to a healthier lifestyle. <em>41</em> Tue, 28 Oct 2008 23:36:31 EST November 23 - Lompoc - Turkey Trot 3 Mile Fun Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x19325674 Come out and enjoy a great family experience at River Park. This event is geared for all ages and ability levels for people to experience a great 3-mile race. T-shirt will be included with your registration and prizes awarded for 1st & 2nd place in each category. <BR> <BR> Who: Ages 7+ <BR> What: Turkey Trot Fun Run <BR> Where: River Park Fitness Trail <BR> When: November 23. Check-in @ 8:00 to 8:45. Start time at 9:00. <BR> How much: $15 pre-registration. $20 on site registration. ... Tue, 14 Oct 2008 11:06:20 EST 20 workouts in 30 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x18408110 I'm going to try and do it this month. Thu, 11 Sep 2008 21:22:25 EST Recommendations for fitness watch? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x17108402 I'm looking at getting a new fitness watch... one that has a stopwatch, calorie counter, heart rate monitor... maybe even one that tracks distance. <BR> <BR> Any advice? Sun, 27 Jul 2008 17:41:25 EST We are 6th in California for SparkPoints! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x16776240 Way to go, SB County! <BR> <BR> I just checked the Leaderboards, and our little group of 6 people ranks 6th out of all the California groups for SparkPoints this month. <em>208</em> <BR> <BR> Not bad for a tiny group that was only started in May! <BR> <BR> Congratulations to... us! <em>242</em> Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:47:40 EST Aug 15 - San Simeon Pier to the Point 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x16776041 <link>www.ncyfa.com/P2P.htm </link> <BR> <BR> Where: William Randolph Hearst State Beach Park in San Simeon, CA <BR> <BR> Info: This ideal 5k & 10k Trail Run, 5k Walk, and Kid's Mile features majestic shoreline views, three distinctive surfaces and exclusive access to beautiful Hearst Ranch. <BR> <BR> Register: http://www.ncyfa.com/P2P.htm. Online registration closes 15 Aug. <BR> <BR> Cost: $25 w/shirt Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:36:09 EST Aug 9 - Stride w/the Tide 5k Fun Run - Pismo Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x16775981 Website: <link>www.pismobeach.org/CurrentEvents.asp<BR>?EID=911 </link> <BR> <BR> Title: Stride with the Tide 5K Run <BR> Date: August 9, 2008 <BR> Description: Put your stamina to the test by taking part in this run on the beach held on the south side of the Pismo Pier. The 5K course is out and back on the hard packed sand. This relaxed event is for people of all ages and abilities. <BR> Address: Pismo Beach Pier <BR> Pismo Beach, CA 93449 <BR> Location: Pismo Beach Pier <BR> Hou... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:33:38 EST July 19 - Rock to Pier 6 Mile Run - Morro Bay http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x16775868 Website: <link>www.leaguelineup.com/welcome.asp?url<BR>=rock2pier </link> <BR> <BR> 2008 marks the 39th running of the Rock to Pier Fun Run. The run/walk is approx. 6 miles in length and takes place on the hard packed sand from Morro Rock to the Cayucos Pier. We welcome people of all ages and fitness levels to participate. Please leave your dogs at home, the beach is home to the Snowy Plover (endangered bird). To learn more about the Snowy Plover, please see handouts. <BR> <BR> In 2003, B... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 00:28:17 EST Anyone effected by the Gap fire? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x16381113 Is anyone out in Goleta and worried about the Gap fire? I'm definitely close, but I'm on the ocean side of the freeway, so I think I'm safe for now. I just wanted to share best wishes with anyone else who might be having issues right now. <BR> <BR> Of course all of us are dealing with poor air quality. Certainly stinks for outside exercise! Thu, 3 Jul 2008 13:04:06 EST Where did all the events go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x21433x16262723 It seems like in March, April, and May, I could find a 5K to run every weekend. And now they've dried up! Where did they all go? <BR> <BR> I'll probably be at Nite Moves next week, to tackle that hill again! Sun, 29 Jun 2008 19:12:36 EST July 12 - Lompoc 7.5mile Run / 3.5 mile walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x15593836 SATURDAY, JULY 12, 8:00 AM. SEVENTH ANNUALLIZARD BREATH FENCE LINE 7.5-MILE FUN RUN AND 3.5-MILE WALK, LA PURISIMA MISSION, LOMPOC. Approximately seven and a half miles, sandy and hilly. Very scenic for those who enjoy that. Very tough for those who are looking for a challenge. Meat for the ultramarathoner, but not recommended for someone who is either A) not familiar with the terrain or B) not in very good shape. No whiners allowed. You will sign a waiver, Bubba. Registration at the Chumash ... Sat, 7 Jun 2008 00:10:52 EST July 5 - Guadalupe Half-Marathon and 10K Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x15593821 Saturday, July 5, 2008 * (9:00 AM) Guadalupe Half Marathon & 10K Walk (8:00 AM). This event replaced the Fields to Fair 10 Mile Run. Proceeds will benefit the non-profit Guadalupe Sports Hall of Fame, Inc. (Youth Programs). Both the run and the walk cover an out and back course adjacent to rural farm fields with ideal running surfaces. Registration begins at 7:00 AM at the north end of Peralta Street across from Mary Buren Elementary School (1050 Peralta Street) in Guadalupe. Entry fees for t... Sat, 7 Jun 2008 00:09:26 EST 4-15 July - Semana Nautica http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x15593671 <link>www.semananautica.com/Events.aspx </link> <BR> <BR> There are so many events, you should check the link above to see them all. Volleyball, softball, running, swimming, biathlons, even a Cartwheel-a-thon! <BR> <BR> I may sign up for the 15K on July 4! :) Fri, 6 Jun 2008 23:59:35 EST June 7 - Ventura County Greek Festival 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x15593248 <link>www.vcgreekfestival.org/pdf/FunRunFl<BR>yer2008.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> I'm so sorry, I totally missed this one! I've been on vacation, and just heard about this one today on the radio. I won't be able to make it down to Ventura, but here's the info: <BR> <BR> Run Proceeds Benefit Ventura County Food Share <BR> Entry Fees Include T-Shirt and Free Admission to Greek Festival Saturday or Sunday <BR> 5K or 10K = $25 entry fee <BR> Registration at 7:30am <BR> 5K starts at 8:00, 10K sta... Fri, 6 Jun 2008 23:34:59 EST June 1 - Marianne Tally Memorial Fun Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x14962364 Talley Vineyards, Arroyo Grande <BR> <BR> Join 300 of our friends and neighbors for a 5K Run, 1-Mile Walk, and 1-Mile Youth Run through Talley Vineyards "Rincon Vineyard". Receive a special "I Beat the Vinter" t-shirt for finishing the 5K Run ahead of Brian Talley. This event benefits the Marianne Talley Memorial Foundation which provides scholarships to college-bound athletes from Arroyo Grande High School. $20. <BR> <BR> <link>www.talleyvineyards.com/talley_frame<BR>.fsp?aname=funrun </... Thu, 15 May 2008 23:35:02 EST May 31 – Santa Maria Style Family Fun Day & Fun Ru http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x14962339 From the Kid's Dash to the 5K, there's a race for everyone in your family! All events will be staged at the Town Center West parking lot. Participants will receive a free pancake breakfast, sponsored by the Noontime Kiwanis, a race day T-Shirt and a race medal. <BR> All entry fees will be donated to P.L.A.Y., the Santa Maria Recreation Department's non-profit organization that supports the city's recreation programs. 5K - $20.00, 1/2 Mile Kids Race - $10.00, 75 Yard Kids Dash - $5.00. <lin... Thu, 15 May 2008 23:34:04 EST May 31 - SMHS Nutrition Club Fun Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x14962312 Preisker Park. Scenic trail along the Santa Maria Riverbed. Well marked with volunteers. Time: 5K Run: 9:00 a.m. 2M Run: follows immediately after the 5K 2M Walk follows immediately after the 2M T-Shirts and Goody Bags Provided for first 50 participants or until they last! Registration and check in: 7:45 am - 8:30 am. All participants receive raffle ticket for drawing. $12. Thu, 15 May 2008 23:33:06 EST May 25 - Strawberry Stampede Arroyo Grande http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x14962301 http://www.strawberrystampede.com/ <BR> <BR> The 22nd Annual Strawberry Stampede 5K Run, 10K Run & 5K Walk will be held in conjunction with the Arroyo Grande Strawberry Festival on Memorial Day, Sunday, May 25 2008. Race Day Registration on the Village Green, corner of Short Street & Nelson. Race day registration Opens at 6:45am. 10K START 8:00am; 5K START 8:05am. $30. Thu, 15 May 2008 23:32:32 EST May 21 - Nite Moves 18 Week Summer Sunset Series http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x14962291 http://www.runsantabarbara.com/nite_moves.<BR>html <BR> <BR> Wednesdays 6:30pm (registration starts at 5:05pm) <BR> <BR> Each week features a Presenting Sponsor, a featured buffet host, local Santa Barbara Entertainment and a sunset on the shore of The American Riviera. Our backdrop is a fantastic view of the SB Channel and Anacapa Island, and the sails of the Wet Wednesday racing fleet. Your evening workout can be a vigorous or casual walk, a fun or competitive outFOOTers 5K run, a XTERRA ... Thu, 15 May 2008 23:32:03 EST I just had to start a new team! http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=-1x21433x14527528 I couldn't find any local teams for those of us in Santa Barbara County. No Santa Barbara teams, no Santa Maria teams, not even any Lompoc teams. So I decided to start a new one! <BR> <BR> My name is Angel, and I'm in the Air Force stationed at Vandenberg AFB. I live in Lompoc. If you've ever been to Lompoc, you know there's not much in the way of dining or shopping, so I go to Santa Barbara often. <BR> <BR> I run in as many local 5Ks as I can. I'm not fast, or even competitive, but I d... Wed, 30 Apr 2008 22:24:35 EST May 3 - Santa Maria - Bull Canyon Run - 5k or 10k http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=5355x21433x14485755 The 10th Annual Bull Canyon run will be on May 3, 2008, in Santa Maria. Benefits go to the Special Olympics. More than 800 participants. More information at www.bcrun.org. Tue, 29 Apr 2008 18:02:54 EST