SparkPeople Just A Short Run- Pittsburgh PA 2014 and beyond Team Messageboard Join your fellow Spark runners and walkers as we complete "Just A Short run" in Pittsburgh PA, on the last Saturday of March yearly. (annual event) Events:5k and 8.1 m run/walk, 13.1 m, and 30k. SparkPeople Just A Short Run- Pittsburgh PA 2014 and beyond Team Messageboard JASR 2016 Looks like it falls on Easter weekend again this year. Are people still going this year? Looking forward to my fifth year in a row! Sun, 3 Jan 2016 10:32:42 EST hotel info for JARS 2015 <link><BR>-courtyard-pittsburgh-north-cranberry-<BR>woods/ </link> <BR> <BR> DING DING DING! We have a winner, Anne and I checked it out today and this place will be perfect for our needs, especially social hour smile emoticon <BR> <BR> Rate $99 a night <BR> <BR> Reservations will be made in the following manner starting Saturday 3/7/2015: <BR> Individuals will call Courtyard by Marriott at 724-776-1900. Mention Spark People when calling. <BR> <BR> R... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 20:43:23 EST Please post the hotel info and rates. I would like to see if I can afford to go Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:26:24 EST So, Who is in??? Moving forward we need to do a few things quickly: <BR> 1. Register for an event as it usually sells out the second or third weekend of February. <BR> 2. Who is in and do you need a hotel? We need a room count to try and get the best deal. <BR> 3. GET TRAINING!!!! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 19:21:07 EST Christmas / New Years count down the count down continues thru the holiday season and towards the new year, anne and i wish all of you a merry christmas and happy new year. don't forget to plan your new years day / eve races great way to begin the year Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:16:46 EST Fall Running welcome to fall spark peeps! summer has come and gone now we head fall with all the fun races, thanksgiving day races, santa races and prep for the new years eve/day races. just remember as your doing your fall training be visible to traffic, bright colors, flashing lights etc. <BR> <BR> so what big events do you plan on doing this fall? <BR> <BR> me, i plan on starting over with the c25k, third time around is a charm right? Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:01:29 EST Summer Events? anyone have any good summer event meet ups planned? Wed, 21 May 2014 19:53:29 EST Countdown to JASR 2014 Fellow Sparkers - in two weeks the event JASR is behind us and we are celebrating our victories. Here is a time line to keep in mind <BR> <BR> - arrival to Cranberry Twp using your schedule. I get the sense the people who are staying in a hotel will be staying at the Hilton Garden Inn. <BR> - Suggested departure from the hotel - 6:30 am <BR> - Typically the hotel will have some kind of continental breakfast. If you are in need of something special on the course - I would encourage you to bri... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 20:10:30 EST RACE PKT about 3 weeks people !!!!!! <BR> if we can get some one to pick up race pkts early for those of you staying at the hotel do you want yours friday night? Thu, 6 Mar 2014 20:03:18 EST JASR .... who will be there? I thought it would be fun to know who is going to be in Pittsburgh next month. I will be there :) Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:38:44 EST HOTEL INFO Ok, SparkPeeps! This year we're going with: <BR> <BR> Hilton Garden Inn <BR> 2000 Garden View Lane <BR> Cranberry Township, PA 16066 <BR> <BR> (724) 779-9999 <BR> <BR> Ask for the "SparkPeople" block for $109 rate. <BR> <BR> I also noticed on the Hilton site, that if you pay in full (no refunds), the rate is $92 per night. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion/book.htm?execution=e1s2 </link> <BR> <BR> There is no free breakfast at this site, but my sister... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:07:46 EST Walking I'm pretty excited to finally do JASR this year! I will be walking though...between gaining my weight back and plantar fascitis, I'm better off walking. BUT, I can't wait!!! Sat, 8 Feb 2014 19:48:23 EST Who needs a hotel room? What nights? rooms are going to be around $110, <BR> <BR> name nights Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:18:31 EST What distance are you doing? anne is doing the 8.1 while i will do the 5k Wed, 29 Jan 2014 17:15:51 EST I'm back Hey group it's been awhile since I have been around but hoping to get a group together and come on down for the race this year!! That is if I can keep myself from being injured, battling a nasty case of Plantar Fasciitis right now. So hello to all the new people and hey to all my old friends!! Sun, 12 Jan 2014 12:26:15 EST I am new here! I am new here and my name is Felicia. I am from Ohio near Dayton and I am 28 years old female :) I would like to get involved into this team so I can walk or run for the marathon. Please feel free to drop by and say hello :) Fri, 13 Dec 2013 02:34:24 EST Medina (Ohio) Half Marathon Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> I know that you'll all be so sad and missing me after JASR is over, so why don't you plan on attending the inaugural Medina Half Marathon on Monday, May 31st, 2014 (Memorial Day)? <BR> <BR> It'll be lots of fun and registration for the half is only $40 through the end of the year. There is also a 5K. It's practically in my back yard. So, check it out then sign up. It's got really cute Medina Bee bling! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 21:56:11 EST Changes to Start Page on Monday 10/21 There are major changes coming to the Start page on Monday. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>st=introducing_a_brand_new_sparkpeople<BR>_experience </link> <BR> <BR> I was one of the testers and I really like the changes. It is going to be great for new users. It may take some of us "old-timers" a bit of getting used to, but things are organized in a much more logical fashion. I think having tracking front and center is a huge improvement. Fri, 18 Oct 2013 08:05:31 EST JASR -2014 it is time to start, thinking, planning, saving the date, getting ready, rounding up your friends..... anyhow you get the point!!! JASR IS COMING !!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> ps pretty sure it is 3/29/14 Thu, 17 Oct 2013 20:37:53 EST 2014 - any thoughts Well I know this is early, but before we know it 2014 is here. <BR> <BR> The event this year was moved because of Easter and everyone went to Cinci for the Pig. Is that going to be a new destination or will we be back running JASR again in 2014? Mon, 29 Jul 2013 03:42:57 EST Meet up in Boardman, OH on Saturday June 22nd Are any of you interested in meeting up on Saturday, June 22nd in Boardman, Ohio for a picnic lunch at a local park, walking the trails, and then getting ice cream? If so, would you be willing to chip in $10 per person and then we could rent an indoor facility for 5 hours so we could all bring a dish and stay dry if it rains? Let us know! Lynn and I can plan everything. <BR> <BR> Here is a link to the park. We'll try to rent an indoor pavillion if enough people are interested. <BR> <link>w... Mon, 13 May 2013 12:34:06 EST 2014 .... not to soon to think about Alright Sparkers, this year's event is behind us, and from all account it looks like another success. How awesome that 'Sparkguy' stopped by to greet people. <BR> <BR> Here is the big question ... do we move the event back to Pittsburgh or ? <BR> <BR> I would be in favor of moving it back - for the following reasons <BR> - this was the venue for the past 4 years <BR> - no interference with holidays (Easter or Passover) <BR> - plenty of hotel options. <BR> - in close proximity to the event ... Sun, 12 May 2013 18:53:14 EST JASR 2013 hi guys ! anne and i just registered for the 8.1! <BR> <BR> so who else is in?????? Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:02:33 EST The PIG Cincinnati OH hi folks hope you are all running your tails off not that the weather has started to cool down. <BR> <BR> so anyhow if you have not heard yet JASR 2013 is on easter weekend...... so i am sure numbers will be way down with the exception of the local runners. we have discussed this among many of the regulars and out of towners for JASR and decided that we are not going to make it a large event this year emoticon <BR> <BR> HOWEVER 2014 WILL BE BACK STRONGER THAN EVER, GUARANTEED !!!!!!!!! <BR>... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 20:44:21 EST A couple of things First - if you want to go bike riding next Sunday - 2wheeler and I will be at the Hancock Horizontal Hundred (a flat 100k or a flat 100 mile ride). <BR> <BR> If you know someone in the DC area - coach Nancy, John (JOPAPGH) and myself will be running the Marine Corps Marathon the last Sunday of October. <BR> <BR> Would you like to get the largest half marathon medal in the country ... check out the North country trail run <link> </link> ... the registration will ope... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:38:25 EST Color Me Rad Hi! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to get an idea of who all will be at the Color Me Rad run on Saturday the 25th. <BR> <BR> We should try to meet up before and after to get some group pictures. How does that sound? Anyone know the race area to pick a time and place to meet up? I'm pretty clueless so I will leave it up to someone else to figure out. Sun, 12 Aug 2012 17:34:30 EST Lightning Bug Run - May 2013 Medina, OH Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to let you all know that there is a really cool 5K in Medina (Ohio) next May. I'm posting this now because registration just opened and it will sell out quickly. <BR> <BR> It's a night time race, it starts after dark in Buckeye Woods Park in Medina. The entire thing is lit by luminaries and each participant gets a glow necklace and a glow bracelet. The race is for runners and walkers. It's a lot of fun, so check out the link and register soon if you want ... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 22:17:08 EST Akron Marathon Relay SP Team 09/29/12 ?? Hi Sparkies!! <BR> <BR> I am starting this thread to see if there is an interest in forming a SP team (or two) for the Akron Marathon relay on Saturday, September 29th. There are five legs: 3.9, 4.8, 7.5, 4.5 and 5.5 miles. I will tell you now that the course is not flat. It's not JASR hills, but there are some rolling roads for you to run on. Registration is $40 per person. Here is some info from their website. <BR> <BR> Please let me know if you are interested. Maybe we can get something... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 21:15:46 EST Groupon for Color Me Rad 5K Today's (5-6-12) Groupon for Pittsburgh is half off registration for the Color Me Rad 5K. <BR> <BR> Save $20! and look up Pittsburgh. <BR> <BR> Hope this gets out to people that are interested. Sun, 6 May 2012 13:11:55 EST Rock and Roll half marathon 8/4/2013 anyone interested? <BR> <BR> so far we have COACH NANCY, LYNNANNE43, JOPAPGH, JENISLOVINGLIFE, MIAMIA7, BE-THE-CHANGE AND myself have already signed up Fri, 4 May 2012 21:30:50 EST Color Me Rad 08/25/12 Sparksburgh (Pittsburgh) I just signed up for the Color Me Rad 5K on 08/25/12 in Pittsburgh. Who else has signed up? It's going to be a fun time!! Fri, 4 May 2012 09:10:51 EST Comments from other people I was told today at my chiropractor appointment that he doesn't want to see me running because running is hard on your knees. REALLY, and the weight that I'm trying to get off isn't??? I guess I just let somethings that others say bother me a little too much. If anyone knows me they know that if you tell me I can't do something I will strive even harder to do what someone is telling me not to do. Wed, 11 Apr 2012 20:17:20 EST Last Call For Pics Last call for before / after (or in progress) pictures to be added to the poster boards from JASR. I received a few from folks and want to give you all one more chance to send them in before I take the updated boards into the Spark office. <BR> <BR> Mail them to me at Mon, 9 Apr 2012 10:27:04 EST Free 4x6 prints from Walgreens - today only Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Here is your chance to print out some of your memories from this weekend. is offering 25 FREE 4x6 prints if you use the coupon code FREEDEAL. Offer expires at midnight tonight. It seems like there is a Walgreen's every few blocks, so hopefully many of you can take advantage of this! <BR> Thu, 5 Apr 2012 15:30:24 EST Recipes from JASR We had some fabulous food at Friday night's potluck. If you'd like to share your recipe or a link to your recipe, post here. <BR> <BR> Several people asked for the couscous recipe. It's on<BR>ws/Israeli-Couscous-with-Asparagus-Pea<BR>s-and-Sugar-Snaps-359410 I prepared it exactly as given except that I add a couple of extra squeezes of lemon juice. It's best if you add the dressing & chives just before serving. Thu, 5 Apr 2012 12:07:40 EST Road Trip So, do you miss me yet?? I miss you guys, I had such a great weekend. I was going over my calendar and I want to come to Pittsburgh for a short visit. I'll come into town on Friday night, June 15 th and leave early evening on the 16th. I'm putting this out there now so you can save the date. I'd love together together with as many of you as possible. Maybe we could go for a walk Saturday morning. <BR> <BR> Just let me know if you're interested. I'll wait to book a hotel so I can get one clo... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 23:47:51 EST So Impressed I just read the blog on about the JASR.. I never knew this exsisted it sure was a best kept secret.. I would of been there in a heart beat.. <BR> I have been wanting to do something where there are a lot of spark people as well I am so impressed on the team work and the motivation that each you have.. <BR> so I hope you all don't mind I am joined this team and hoping that I can do this with you all next year.. <BR> Thanks <BR> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 19:46:23 EST Need your help... Hey everyone! I am going to put our JASR blog out tomorrow and would love to have a one-line (please keep it short so I can include as many as possible) quote about what you found so wonderful about this weekend! THANKS so much!!! And if y'all don't mind I am going to use some of your photos in the blog as well and will link to your SparkPage (unless you you don't want me to, just let me know) THANK YOU! <BR> <BR> SparkHUGS! <BR> Nancy Mon, 2 Apr 2012 12:25:13 EST Before/After Picture Roundup Continues Hi - Many of you would have already seen this on Facebook; but, wanted to cover it here too since I'm not sure that all participants are on FB. <BR> <BR> Before/After (whether at goal or in progress) Picture Request - Bob sent the before/after picture boards back to Cincinnati with me so that I can take them to the SP headquarters. I know some of you were not able to bring pics to JASR, so we wanted to give you the chance to send them to me now and I will add them to the boards before delive... Mon, 2 Apr 2012 00:00:39 EST So Disappointed I can't make it this weekend. My daughter fell this morning and broke her arm. I can't leave my baby girl right now. <BR> <BR> Bobby, let me know what it will cost to throw my shirt in the mail and I'll send some money your way. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have really been looking forward to this and I'm really disappointed that it went down this way. :( Fri, 30 Mar 2012 14:38:25 EST So sorry gang... we can't make it.. I and my sister won't be making JASR this year after all. I've blogged about it here: <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4807658 </link> <BR> <BR> Long story short, my husband will be having surgery Friday morning, unexpectedly as it were, and I'll be here with him. <BR> <BR> Bobby, if you would please let me know what it might cost to ship our tshirts here to Portland and I'll send you another ship for the expense. <BR> <BR> I really tru... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 16:36:24 EST Final JASR Email From Race Organizers For those of you who receive the JASR email updates, today's close-to-raceday email was CHOCK FULL of necessary & useful information! <BR> <BR> Don't just delete it (okay, go and dig it out of your deleted mail :D) - lots of stuff on changes to the distance loops, split counts and finish line (which are all in the same place) that would have left me standing in front of the bottleneck going <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Just a quickie FYI - I tend to get slightly obsessive about this race in par... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:23:30 EST JASR Ice Cream "Whiteouts" I am all done making blizzards. But since that is not a name I can legally use, I am going to call them "whiteouts". I have added them into the SparkRecipes site. They are searchable by "JASR Whiteout". Those two words are in all of them. It might take a day or you to look it up. I think the recipes have to go through the system or something. I have also made up a recipe collection titled "JASR". <BR> <BR> Here is the complete list of whiteouts <BR> WITH ALCOHOL <BR> Flavor Calories Fat Pro... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 21:22:59 EST Good Luck to all JASR participants! I've seen lately that I am not the only team member who will sadly miss the big event this year and you know how much that I read about, Blizzards, and Pot lucks and get togethers and mixers....well, gosh I wish I could be there. <BR> <BR> But....I know you will all have such a good time...your runs will turn out as you wish...PR's for some PB's for others and the big prize of getting to commune with Sparkfriends!! <BR> <BR> I'm cheering for you all!! Hugs and Good Wishe... Sun, 25 Mar 2012 09:59:08 EST JASR 2012 TO GET AN IDEA OF WHO ALL IS GOING TO BE AT THE RACE AND PICTURES AT THE ROSE BARN ON SATURDAY MORNING 7:15 -7:30 AM! PLEASE FILL IN THE INFO BELOW. WE DON'T WANT TO MISS ANYONE: <BR> <BR> NAME -SPARK NAME- DISTANCE - MEETING AT ROSE BAR 7:15-7:30- <BR> <BR> bob dawson- bobbyd31, 5k , yes <BR> anne dawson- miamia7, 8.1, yes Fri, 23 Mar 2012 23:42:43 EST Dog My dog is coming to Pittsburgh with me, because my husband, my children, and my usual dog sitter (sister) have other plans for the weekend. <BR> <BR> The hotel allows pets, and they know she is coming, so that's not a problem. What I am trying to figure out now is what to do with her during the actual race. I'm wondering if I should leave her at the hotel, or if there is someone in our group who is not in the race who would be willing to hold her leash while I walk the 5K. <BR> <BR> A... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 09:50:07 EST Friday Night Pot Luck sign up OMG! It's getting so close now! In about a week it's The Friday Night Spark Pot Luck! <BR> <BR> Bobby is getting nervous that we're going to blow a fuse with all of our crockpots. I told him that I'm sure that we're not ALL bringing crockpots, but he's still worried. lol <BR> <BR> But no matter what, it's time to actually tell us what you're bringing so we have everything covered. <BR> <BR> ~ If you're not sure, keep track of this thread and see what's needed. <BR> <BR> ~ If you're local... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 18:33:32 EST JASR Race Day Weather Report Hello, this is JoPa, your Accuweather meteorologist, with the JASR race day forecast: <BR> Party sunny with an overnight low of 47F/8C and a high of 67F/19.4C. <BR> <BR> Sounds like perfect running weather. Sat, 17 Mar 2012 09:11:58 EST then and now photos here is an idea. <BR> <BR> what i would like to do is have everyone bring a then and now picture with them, we will have poster board at the hotel where you can tape it on and write you spark name below it. when the weekend is over i will send to the spark office in cinci this is going to be one of the largest spark gathering other than the conventions. <BR> <BR> what is your thoughts??? Mon, 12 Mar 2012 20:09:24 EST who needs a ride from and back to airport. for those of you flying in please provide the following info if you need rides so we can coordinate. <BR> <BR> name arrive day time depart day time Mon, 27 Feb 2012 20:57:05 EST Stand up act at Saturday mixer. I just wanted to tell/warn people that I am thinking of doing part of my stand up act at the Saturday mixer. I won't need a mike, just 15-20 minutes of time if people are interested. I'm putting a set together involving Sparkpeople and running. <BR> <BR> <em>36</em> Fri, 24 Feb 2012 14:57:28 EST Friday Dinner I just got back from the 5K Mine Race with Bobby, Anne, Britt, Bonnie & Jennifer. <BR> <BR> We were talking about JASR (of course!) and were debating about dinner on Friday evening. We had a heck of a time last year with all the SparkPeeps and we expect more this year. We know that last year, people were probably more excited to meet & greet, than actually going out to dinner. And it was so hard to hear at all. <BR> <BR> So for this year, we're going to try a SparkPeople Pot Luck! <em>9</... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 16:24:23 EST Saturday Night Mixer We will be having it again at the running store, MOJO's running and multisport. A great time last year. Cost will be about 10.00 +/- for food and drinks(some booze will be provided otherwise if you want something special it will be byob) <BR> she will give you a $5.00 gift certificate to help off set the cost if you want to buy anything that night. The store will only be open for sparkers this year. <BR> We will need to have reservations so we know how much food to get, please fill in... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 20:34:30 EST Just made my room reservations! WOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sat, 11 Feb 2012 13:43:51 EST 10 reasons running doesn't suck! <link><BR>doesnt-suck-as-much-as-you-think </link> <BR> <BR> ENJOY! Mon, 30 Jan 2012 20:28:16 EST Better weather for JASR Completed the Penguin Run 5K in Amherst, NY this morning. Temperature was right about the freezing mark, snowing pretty heavily, road surfaces mosly slushy and slippery or packed down snow on one street. The race course was pretty much a big rectangle. When we were heading west into the wind, the falling icy snow hurt when it hit your face. <BR> <BR> I just know the weather will be better for the JASR!!! Sun, 29 Jan 2012 23:16:33 EST My first outdoor run I've been training inside to try and get some endurance going, and I'm just about to go for my first outdoor run. Seems like a silly thing to write a post about, but not bad for someone that vowed only to run if being chased. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to March! Sun, 22 Jan 2012 17:08:58 EST Transportation questions So.. for those of you who did JASR last year.. how did transportation work for the out of towners? The hotel looks to be 20-30 miles from the airport. My sister and I are trying to coordinate arrival times so we can get together (I'm landing at 11:30 am), but should we arrange our own transport to the hotel? <BR> <BR> Or should I be more patient and wait for information to come? <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> C~ Tue, 17 Jan 2012 16:42:46 EST JASR Blizzards - ice cream not a weather forecast! Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> Many of you know that I have my own blizzard machine (part of the reason why SP will always be a part of my life!) So, since I love to share, I'm going to make some blizzards for the JASR weekend. I will have them on the nutrition tracker for those of you that want to track them. These blizzards will be 4 ounces each and the following flavors will be available: <BR> <BR> * Chambord Raspberry Cheesecake <BR> * Kahlua Tiramisu <BR> * Butterfinger Butterscotch Schnapps <... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 18:08:28 EST cold weather running article thought we may finally need this, looks like winter has arrived. <BR> <link>,7120,<BR>s6-240-320--13793-0,00.html?cm_mmc=NL-<BR>Womens-_-769708-_-01042012-_-Dress%20f<BR>or%20Success </link> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 13:31:50 EST Carpools I don't know the specifics of the parking situation for the race, but I always figure the fewer cars the better. I'm coming from the Edgewood/Swissvale/east end of the city area, and would be happy to pick up (or ride with) anyone from the area. <BR> <BR> Also, please feel free to use this thread to make carpools for other areas. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to meeting everyone in just under three months! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 19:19:48 EST Join virtual relay 2012, donate your mileage <link><BR>oard.asp?imboard=8&imparent=22377417 </link> <BR> <BR> Need motivation to run? <BR> <BR> We need mileage <BR> <BR> Last yr as a group we wanted to get from SF to NYC! <BR> We ended up going around the world 30,000 plus miles!!!! <BR> <BR> We are doing it again this year, only we will do famous trails, journeys and landmarks <BR> <BR> Such as Oregon trail, great wall, silk road, Darwin beagle journey etc <BR> Pls let me know if u have a req... Mon, 2 Jan 2012 12:15:49 EST Commerative Shirt Sizes price 16-20 depending on qty need at least 50 <BR> <BR> name size qty <BR> bobby dawson - bobbyd31 xl 1 <BR> anne dawson - miamia7 m 1 Thu, 29 Dec 2011 19:32:00 EST Harmony Sylverster 5k any one out there doing the harmony sylvester race on new years eve? it is a nice small race and you can register on active \.com Mon, 12 Dec 2011 22:22:03 EST JASR info updates i talked with the race director today so i thought i would pass along the information. <BR> <BR> 1. we will again have access to the rose barn as a meeting place in the morning(heated with restrooms) <BR> <BR> 2. for everyone staying at the hotel friday night we will be able to pick up the race packets early so when you check into the hotel you will be set <BR> <BR> 3. he offered to print a commemorative shirt for us it would be LS Brooks podium shirt in white, neon yellow or neon green... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 23:22:35 EST 2011 Jingle Bell Run in Pittsburgh on12/10 any other pittsburght sparkers doing this race or walk next weekend? <BR> <BR> anne and i are registered Sun, 4 Dec 2011 21:47:58 EST Roomies needed(looking to share a hotel room) if you are looking for a roommate list your name and info on this thread, again keep it all on one page so it is easy to see all requests. you can contact each other via spark mail or message on spark page. please copy and paste this info each time........ <BR> <BR> name what nights Sat, 19 Nov 2011 22:29:08 EST Hotel Rooms this thread is if you are going to need a hotel room. please list your needs so we can work out the best deal possible for rates. copy and past on your reply so everyone is listed on each reply. <BR> <BR> name # nights what days <BR> anne and bob dawson 2 fri and sat Sat, 19 Nov 2011 22:24:17 EST Who is running a Thanksgiving race? anne and i will be doing the gobblers gallop on Thanksgiving morning, it will be our first since JASR in march, anne by choice because she really doesn't like to race and me because well lets just call it a set of bad wheels. <BR> this race is kinda a tradition for us Wed, 16 Nov 2011 20:17:32 EST Pic of North Park <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4565011 </link> <BR> <BR> Took some pic of our hills this morning ;) for tjoses who never ran here bef ;) Wed, 2 Nov 2011 16:32:15 EST How to have a great JASR event Hello JASR Team Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I want to take this time to send a short heartfelt message to all of you. <BR> <BR> Last year was my first JASR run. My husband drove the two hours to Cranberry and then ran the 5K together. It was our first time running together and I really had no idea what to expect for the weekend. It turned out to be enjoyable and I liked getting to know fellow Sparkers in person. It was the first time I had ever met any. It was certainly a little overwhelming. We ... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 10:19:06 EST 8.1 mile course can anyone describe the terrain of the course. Is it real hilly, flat, or what. Thanks Mon, 24 Oct 2011 12:26:20 EST Event registration now open!!!! <link><BR>.asp?eventid=14355 </link> <BR> <BR> IF ANY OF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT WINNING THE HM HERE ARE THE TIMES TO BEAT. CHECK OUT THE LAST ONE, sorry jan i could not resist <BR> <BR> Winner Race Division Winning Time Pace Speed <BR> Jeff Weiss Half Marathon Men 1:09:16 5:17 11.35 mph <BR> Carol Jefferson Half Marathon Women 1:20:13 6:07 9.8 mph <BR> Carl Heinlein Half Marathon Masters Men 1:13:... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 19:44:58 EST Which distance are you racing? hey <BR> <BR> I am training for the pittsburgh FULL marathon <BR> <BR> did my very first half last yr @ JASR! aiming for the 30k <BR> but i haven't decided yet ;p see where I am at in my training <BR> <BR> what about you? Sun, 9 Oct 2011 12:36:41 EST Who's running the Great Race 10K I'll be running the 10k this sunday (09/25). Good luck to all that will be running. See you at the finish line ! Thu, 22 Sep 2011 08:08:49 EST How to train through bad weather/winter months? How do you train through winter months to get ready for the March race in Pgh? Fri, 9 Sep 2011 04:23:27 EST JASR 2012 - commemorative tee shirt Team, <BR> some of us have talked about printing a commemorative tee shirt. If we decide to do - it with a very simple design <BR> <BR> Sparkpeople Logo (will need permission) <BR> JUST A SHORT RUN <BR> MARCH 3O, 2012 <BR> PITTSBURGH, PA <BR> <BR> We will work with a printer so you can order directly from them (online) - and then we will find some way of giving them to you. <BR> <BR> Question is - would anyone be interested. <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 21:01:23 EST Woman's Day Article here is the link to the online version of the article. it is the same as the magazine but has a different picture of anne and i. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>alth-Fitness/Diet-Weight-Loss/Losing-W<BR>eight-Saved-Our-Lives.html </link> Tue, 17 May 2011 20:55:48 EST Awesome race report! Ok, I am going to go ahead and gloat over my daughter in law Emily, my hubby and our son because I am so proud of them! Some of you have already read this blog but I just want to share it so badly. Enjoy and Thank you! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=4221666&c<BR>omment_page=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 10 May 2011 08:35:54 EST Ohio 2 Warrior Dash Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I hope that you don't mind me posting on here, but I wanted to let you know that the Warrior Dash has just added a new date and location. It's Saturday, September 10th in Carrollton, Ohio. It's only about 90 minutes away from Pittsburgh so I thought I'd see if anyone is interested. Mike and I are signing up for the 10:30 or 11:00 am wave, just not sure yet. <BR> <BR> If you do want to go, I would suggest signing up soon. It sells out fast. Also, registration is $45 t... Wed, 20 Apr 2011 20:11:00 EST dailySpark Hey y'all (with that Texas drawl....hehehe), <BR> <BR> I have had a few inquiries as to when the dailySpark blog will come out. It does come out today, however, because it took me forever to copy, paste and html your username to your SparkPage this weekend, I got the last slot. Sooo, it is goin' out at 6pm EST! <BR> <BR> HUGS to all! <BR> Nancy Tue, 5 Apr 2011 15:42:06 EST Did anybody else get a RedStar Worldwear Gift Card Just wondering. Was cleaning up the rest of my stuff from last week (hard to believe that a week ago right now we were all enjoying at Olive Garden) and found a gift card from RedStar Worldware? If you did, did you check into it? Is it legit? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks. Fri, 1 Apr 2011 19:07:06 EST Do you plan on coming in 2012? let us know, i know it is early but a little advance planning... Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:48:43 EST JASR 2012 Daily Chat...... time to get plans on the way for next year! Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:39:37 EST Race Recap - How was it? let us all know how your race was. Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:36:18 EST Race Schedule discuss your up coming events Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:35:29 EST Fall race In case anyone is looking for a race in the fall to meet, I do have a suggestion. While the price and application is not ready yet. The race is at presque isle in Erie, PA. We are 2 hours from Cleveland, Buffalo and Pittsburgh. The cost is low and you can start whenever you want and run whatever you want. The first year I ran 14 miles and last year ran 27 miles. You run/walk what ever miles you want during a 12 hour window. Warm cabin with a fireplace, snacks to share and nice heated b... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 06:02:37 EST An apology from Second Sole I stopped by Second Sole this afternoon to thank them for hosting our after race party. (And to see if my new Terra Planas were in!) <BR> <BR> Two of the employees came running over to apologize for not putting out all of the fat free salad dressings that they had bought for the party. They felt so bad. I told them that we all had a great time anyway. That there were lots of comments about the party & pics on facebook and here in our blogs. <BR> <BR> I promised that I would come home and p... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 13:10:47 EST Favor please ~ Looking for two photos Unless I am losing it and that is indeed entirely possible I saw two photos that I would love to have and they are as follows: <BR> <BR> 1) a photo of me (Laurie Rose) and Jan (Jan Frandsen) <BR> <BR> 2) a photo of me, Jan and Deej together <BR> <BR> I know I saw them and if you are the owner of the photos PLEASE let me know. THANK YOU!!! Tue, 29 Mar 2011 21:30:00 EST Blogs If you wrote a blog about JASR, could you post here that you wrote one? <BR> It will make it so much easier for all of us to find them. <BR> <BR> It will probably take me a week to write mine because I still have to play catch up with just getting home last night. Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:49:42 EST Official Race Photos are Up.<BR>SearchBibNumber.aspx?_AccountNumber=46<BR>8&EventID=951991 Tue, 29 Mar 2011 11:48:45 EST Anyone from JASR going to the Spark Rally in Cincy Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I have not been active on this team until this weekend. Oops. My bad, if I would have been more active, I probably would not have been as shy as I was. I would have talked to more of you. I am sorry for that. <BR> <BR> There is a Spark Rally in Cincinnati on May 21st. I will be attending and I think a few others from here are also going to be there. There's a team for the rally and there are about 20 tickets remaining if any of you want to go. <BR> <BR> If you are ... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 21:02:27 EST NEED YOUR HELP! OK everyone, I need your help. I am going to write a blog about our amazing weekend and I would like everyone's input on this weekend. I would like to include as many member's responses as I can so PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE keep it short. One sentence per member would be best. <BR> <BR> THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH!!! <BR> <BR> HUGS! <BR> Nancy <BR> <BR> PS. I am going to include lots of photos, too! So if you have a GREAT photo of the group (I may have one) please send it to me at nghoward@verizon... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 14:44:51 EST suggestions for making JASR 2012 better?? looking forward to JASR 2012, suggestions to make it a better event? Mon, 28 Mar 2011 11:51:57 EST What this weekend meant to me I just wanted to say thank you to everyone that worked so hard to make this a great was my 1st 5k and my 1st time meeting ANY other spark members...what an amazing group of people...I know that Jeff and I didn't do much with the group...I know that SOME of you know about Jeff's illness but not everyone...he is on dialysis because he is in renal failure...we NEVER get time alone unless it is while he is attached to the dialysis machine (the kids tend to leave us alone then!!) But ... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 18:33:20 EST Official Results are Posted!!! Found the results on line in case somebody didn't get their time! <BR> <BR> Great job by everybody! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>A.html </link> Sun, 27 Mar 2011 16:54:21 EST Great Afta-Afta What a great after party we had today thanks BobbyD for ALL you did!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sheryl Sat, 26 Mar 2011 20:17:20 EST What time to you plan to arrive at hotel? let us know what time you plan on arriving and do you plan on going to olive garden about 5:30-45? Wed, 23 Mar 2011 23:09:34 EST Is anyone coming from the Monroeville area? In a nutshell, my situation: <BR> I'm going to be in the Pgh area this weekend but have no transportation to get to JASR. I'm wondering if anyone's coming from the Monroeville area and if they'd be willing to carpool. (I'll be in Plum.) <BR> <BR> P.S. Sorry! this is so last-minute, but I just found out on Monday that I'm coming out for sure. I couldn't be there without at least trying to see if there's a way I can make it JASR. Wed, 23 Mar 2011 10:59:04 EST Parking Bobby <BR> <BR> Where should we be looking to park? After reading the email from race HQ it doesn't sound like we'll be able to park where we parked last year. <BR> <BR> Also, I'll have room for 3 in my car for anytime over the weekend. Tue, 22 Mar 2011 20:40:44 EST Any way we can idetify ourselves as SPers? I wish I had a box of SP bumper stickers so that each of us could put one on our backs. <BR> <BR> Any other thoughts? Fri, 18 Mar 2011 19:57:28 EST what state are you from?? Mike Brennan - Oregon <BR> <BR> Frank Stephens - New York <BR> <BR> Laurie Rose - Illinois (Iowa want a be) <BR> <BR> Donna/Deej - Indiana (15 mins from KY) <BR> <BR> Kirsten - Ontario (Canada! Not a state ;o) <BR> <BR> Anne and Bob Dawson - Pennsylvania <BR> <BR> Suezette - Florida <BR> <BR> Jennifer - PA <BR> <BR> Renee - Ohio <BR> <BR> Debbie Scotto - Pittsburgh PA! <BR> <BR> Bill Alexander - Ohio <BR> <BR> Anne and Dennis McGuire - Ohio <BR> <BR> Jenny Vidal - Wisconsin <BR> ... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:53:34 EST Friday night? What's everyone's plans for Friday; night? I know we'll all need a good meal and rest, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy the evening. <BR> <BR> We can PARTY it up Saturday night! Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:37:02 EST what distance are you planning? name distance pace(hoping) <BR> <BR> bob dawson 30 k 10-10:30 <BR> <BR> Laurie Rose HM 12:30-ish <BR> <BR> Jennifer 5K 13ish <BR> <BR> Mike Brennan Half 9:30-10:00 <BR> <BR> suezette HM just having fun <BR> <BR> Renee Wilson 8.1 13-13:30 <BR> <BR> Ruth ... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:31:23 EST real name - spark name bob dawson- bobbyd31 <BR> <BR> anne dawson- miamia7 <BR> <BR> Mike Brennan - Mkkaya <BR> <BR> Cindy Zimmerman- ernursern <BR> <BR> Jen Martin - Celebrating-Jen <BR> <BR> Frank Stephen - DrEbenezer <BR> <BR> Ruth Cochran - brian36 <BR> <BR> Jennie Repsher - moxie-in-motion <BR> <BR> frances garguilo (kranik)-calidreamer76 <BR> <BR> Donna Stroud Ferguson - Deej4Fitness <BR> <BR> Elsa Nolan - root4home <BR> <BR> Lynn Aufman- lynnann43 <BR> <BR> Suezette Minch - suezette-414 <BR> <BR... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:29:32 EST Primati's Restaurant after the race I went to Primanti's today and talked to the manager. They don't officially take reservations, but have a "Heads Up" list. <BR> <BR> They open at 11am on Saturday. I'm to be there with as many people as I can. Then they will "reserve" the whole back section. I counted the seats at the tables & booths. Can easily hold up to 80 people. <BR> <BR> I asked and they're happy to make any changes you'd like to the menu to make healthier choices. I had their Roasted Veggie sub that's on their Lent ... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:50:29 EST The OFFICIAL JASR raceday weather thread OK, ask anyone that knows me at home or work and they will tell you that I am a weather nerd. In fact, they are always coming to me to for the latest forecast. Well, I thought that since I am now obsessed with watching the Cranberry twp., PA weather (who knew I would ever be doing that??!!!) I thought I would keep my fellow JASR'ers updated. I use several sources for my weather with the main one being the National Weather Service/NOAA website. heck, if NASA uses them you can't go wrong! Howev... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 10:05:02 EST 15 Day Forecast Has March 25th with a high of 73. 15 Days is far away when it comes to weather but it will be decent if it turns out to be right (or close to it) <BR> <BR><BR>orecast_15day.m?city=28568&metric=false <BR> <BR> <BR> It'll be like Nancy never left home if it turns out to be true. <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Mar 2011 21:27:36 EST saturday after race lunch any suggestions on what to do please place it here. Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:20:30 EST race pkt for group in the hotel i have talked to the race director and he will pull your race pkts and get them to me thursday. we will get them to the hotel so that when you check into the hotel you will also get your race pkt. <BR> <BR> please list your name as registered below: <BR> <BR> bob dawson <BR> anne dawson Thu, 10 Mar 2011 19:09:44 EST Sadly, Bowing Out of JASR... Hi Bobby. & Jan and all of you getting together, <BR> <BR> Boy I'm hating to see all the fun stuff you guys are planning...because sadly, I'm deciding not to come for JASR after all. <BR> <BR> I have MANY outings ahead this year involving my cycling interests and getting out to see family (son & d-i-l in GA, parents and other extended family in MI) and with the shooting up of gas prices it's just making me increasingly aware of the cost of traveling to these events and am feeling the need ... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 20:16:17 EST Saturday Evening hi all, <BR> our local running store, second sole has offered to help us out a little for saturday evening from 5-7. <BR> this would be set up like a mixer???? here is what she sent me back about the cost, so it would be $10-13 per person or there abouts <BR> <BR> i need to know who all is in for this so i know what to tell her, please get back to me by 3/9 so i can give her advance notice. it is about 2 miles from hotel. <BR> <BR> Thank you again for thinking of us for your weekend. <BR... Sat, 5 Mar 2011 19:45:30 EST JASR Event on Facebook Hi Everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm not too active on the team page, sorry. But my husband and I are coming to JASR from Medina, Ohio, about 3 hours away. We're both doing the 5K, my third, his first, our first together. <BR> <BR> I was on Facebook tonight and typed in "just a short run" and there is an event listed. Only 10 people are on there saying that they are attending. I thought it would be cool if any of us on the team who are also on facebook RSVP that we will be attending. It is just ano... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 21:42:52 EST Ok if a guy from Oregon joins you guys? Ok, I am coming to Pittsburg haven't decided what I am going to run since I have a half the week after this! <BR> <BR> I hope its ok? <BR> <BR> Mon, 28 Feb 2011 20:46:28 EST Head count Who's going? Who's registered & going to this event? <BR> <BR> cheers <BR> John Sun, 13 Feb 2011 23:41:57 EST New forum: Pittsburgh Half/Full Marathon, 5/15/11 Christy (TOBEARUNNER) will be in town from Halifax, Nova Scotia to "Run the City of Bridges" on May 15, 2011 as part of the Dick's Piittsburgh Half Marathon. I am in training to run my first marathon at this event. <BR> <BR> She and I will be leading a SparkTeam just for the event, with support from BobbyD. Please stop by and join us! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=49223 </link> Mon, 7 Feb 2011 14:45:12 EST Airline name, arrival & departure time Let us know when you're coming into the Burgh and if you need a lift back to the Hampton Inn! Mon, 7 Feb 2011 13:35:10 EST May I come and run with you? Yeppers, I'm a comin' and lets not all get excited at once! After carefully plotting and scheming I found just the right moment to ask Jim if he cared if I came out by myself. Well, after giving him my best sad puppydog eyes he said yes. In fact, he gave me his blessing to make a destination HM trip every year. Score! I am now registered and will proceed to work out the logistics. I live in Moline, IL so will be flying in. <BR> <BR> Now, excuse me while I get caught up! <BR> <BR> <em>334</... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 21:41:09 EST weight loss question?? this is from runners world and i was wondering if any of you ever tried this method? this would put me at just over 4000 calories per day needed. SP has me at 1800-2200 to lose 1 lb per week. i would like to drop 15 -20 lbs by my marathon......... any thoughts <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yours is an excellent question, and I know that you're not alone in asking for advice on how to lose weight without sacrificing performance or being perpetually hungry. Let's start with some numbers: <BR> <BR... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 20:20:36 EST Hi from Ohio! I'm thinking about doing this event, the half. I'd need someone to split a hotel with if I do, if anyone's interested? Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:55:07 EST Anybody interested in Team Shirts for the Run?? I am willing to check into prices for shirts for the race. Anybody interested in team shirts? <BR> <BR> Simply reply: <BR> <BR> 1. Yes/No <BR> 2. What kind of shirt <BR> 3. Long/Short Sleeve <BR> <BR> I'll tally it up and get some prices. Fri, 7 Jan 2011 22:08:56 EST 1/8 Kick-Off Training Run? Anyone attending tomorrow? I've been debating but with it being my son's birthday, it might not be doable. <BR> Fri, 7 Jan 2011 14:05:54 EST Training Plan Suggestions Does anyone have a favorite training plan for any of the you like Hal Higdon, Jeff Galloway or do you just do what you want? I will spend hours going over several plans then put together what I feel will work, but with work and other life responsibilities it does not always work out. So if anyone has a suggestion or a favorite book/plan/trainer please feel free to share. <BR> <BR> Sheryl Sun, 21 Nov 2010 07:17:54 EST Anyone planning on doing the Half or Full if all training goes well between now and may that will be my first full marathon. how does the saying go...."One and Done"! Thu, 14 Oct 2010 19:43:21 EST JASR ... Registration is open Just checked - registration is now open <link><BR>.asp?eventid=14355 </link> <BR> <BR> I think there is a way you can create and register a team name- Should we just name it 'Sparkpeople' ? 'OH-PA Sparks'? ... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 20:26:53 EST So here's the dealeo... Now that I am officially a certified HM addict my mind has been racing (pun fully intended). My next HM is Princess end of February. Well, JASR is one month after that. Soooo, if I run Princess at pretty mcuh a long run pace I CAN run JASR safely. Princess is for the pure joy and fun of Disney and I don't want to run it fast (as if I would anyway). <BR> <BR> Now, all I have to do is break this news to my fabulous hubby Jim. He literally cried while reading my race report and THEN he cried mo... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 14:10:08 EST Idea for non running sparkers in 'the Burgh' Friends in Pittsburgh - I just had an idea. May not be possible. I am sure some of you are active on the Pittsburgh SP site. Perhaps someone would be interested in getting a group together for this event (Just a short run) to help staff a water stop. <BR> <BR> What do you think? Sun, 26 Sep 2010 20:58:42 EST JASR team Although some of us know each other - I am not sure we all know each other. Here is a template - feel free to edit <BR> <BR> NAME <BR> DISCIPLINE YOU DO: <BR> LONGEST RUN SO FAR <BR> FAVORITE RUN <BR> ULTIMATE GOAL <BR> <BR> Here is mine <BR> <BR> NAME jan Frandsen <BR> DISCIPLINE YOU DO: Run, bike, tri <BR> LONGEST RUN SO FAR 26.2 <BR> FAVORITE RUN Marine corps marathon <BR> ULTIMATE GOAL: 50K run - cross country bike ride (relay) - a half ironman (have done the distance but not an m-d... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 09:24:58 EST Hood to Coast 2011 Okay, it is time to start getting serious about being on a Hood to Coast team for 2011. <BR> <BR> Team signups are OCTOBER 13! So we need to have the team/s in order pretty soon. <BR> <BR> Go to the HTC 2011 team page and reply to the post indicating that you are interested in running on one of the Hood to Coast teams. <BR> <BR> If you are interested in ghosting, or being a volunteer, or some other position besides runner, please see the "Other" thread and post there! <BR> <BR> Looking fo... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 21:58:18 EST Just a short run 3/26/2011 Saturday 3/26/11 is the date for 'just a short run', and it looks like it has generated a lot of interest among the run/walk alumni of 2010, and their friends. As I said elsewhere, I am so happy to see all the enthusiasm, and it looks like several of the sparkers coming will be making a weekend out of it. <BR> <BR> Some of you may have an opportunity to get together the days before the race, but some of us will be driving in on Friday (for me probably about 10pm), and will not get to meet yo... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 22:39:16 EST Hello from Pennsylvania Been on SP for awhile and am thinking of doing this run, love those cooler weather races!! <BR> <BR> Sheryl Thu, 2 Sep 2010 07:26:08 EST Daily Chat, Questions, Whatever..... started this so we can keep hotel info, etc separated Wed, 1 Sep 2010 22:22:03 EST Where to stay? Last year someone secured a group of rooms for the event at the Hampton Inn. Will anyone be willing to do that again next year? (I know this is early) <BR> <BR> Cranberry Twp (where we stayed this year) has a lot of hotels - the Hampton Inn is just one option. Tue, 31 Aug 2010 16:24:31 EST Training Tips and Workouts??? if you have a secret please share it... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:28:24 EST Race Reports??? next race for me is a 5k on 9/11 in buffalo, ny Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:23:08 EST Which Event Will You Be Running? There are the following events, which one do you plan to run? <BR> 5k run/walk <BR> 8.1 mile run/walk <BR> half marathon <BR> half marathon -3 person relay <BR> 30 k run Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:14:01 EST