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Hey all!

Missy ended up having the top science fair experiment in her school...she is heading to the district science fair.

josh got invited to play with a joint petite team - he will be the goalie for the best of Missy's level...a wonderful kudo!!!

Hope you are all having a fantastic weekend:);)

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I think I am falling apart. Sinus infection, ears infected, bladder infected and now hives????!!! What??? Probably allergic to the anti-biotic. yuck, itchy!!

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Not much happening here. Very cold again.

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1/31/13 7:15 P

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Aww P get we'll buddy



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Didn't run last night. Called in to work today to bail on that. My everything aches.

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Carrie, we must be drinking the same pot of coffee! Yum!

Today was suppose to be my first volunteer stint with the 1st Graders at the Environmental Learning Center but it's raining here so they rescheduled. Looks like I have a free day but it's raining here............

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Good morning all!

The wind is CRAZY this morning. I have a great upper body workout ready to go, and then I'm due for a little swimming.

My coffee tastes perfect this morning.

Have a super day!

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1/31/13 3:57 A

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Dorris its above the neck so you can still run :))

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To the Dr I went today. Sinus infection and both ears are infected. No wonder I don't feel very good! Sheesh.

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One more day of January to. Last day today.

I will end up with about 215 miles for the month. Think it will be the longest ever for me.

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Penny, hope you feel better quickly!

Carrie, that is awesome about the runs!!

I decided not to run today. My legs are sore after not running for 2 weeks due to being sick and then running 2 days in a row. I'm not going to push them today.

And tomorrow I have my volunteer gig with the 1st graders that starts early in the morning so no run tomorrow either.

I end the month of January with 81.1 miles. Short of my planned 100 miles but that's what happens when you get sick and can't run. That's also called life :)

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1/30/13 8:11 A

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Go,carrie go.



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Good morning all!

I am thisclose to having 50 miles run for the month. I'm so thrilled - typically during the winter my runs kind of stop and I have to re-start back in the spring. I'm really excited to see how my races are going to improve this season.

I did 3 miles at my mom's house yesterday and averaged a 10:14 pace. I think 2013 might be the year where I try to break a 30:00 5K...?!?

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1/30/13 12:12 A

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Nice work P

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Hello there! ran a chilly 6kms (like -32C) tonight. It felt super awesome.
Now, on the other hand, I'm exhausted. I hope I'm not getting what Roo had. I have two more days of bus driving, both days on a new route, as a substitute driver. I can't afford to get sick. I'm already filling in for the driver that was filling in.....

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Had a great 11k run tonight just awesome stuff

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Doris, where in FL????
And I know what those ocular migraines are like! Knock on wood, I haven't had one in a long time!!

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I vote to keep the tooth as well......
We are renting my parent's house for the winter while they live in their Florida house. The boat will be making the crossing (with 5 crew) in May. I am thinking that we will be stopping in Bermuda, about half-way home for a day or two to re-provision, do laundry, get away from each other, etc. Weather permitting, it should take about 14 days.
Migraine is mostly gone. The horrible pain and nausea are gone but I still feel it behind my eye. I get ocular migraines, my eyeball feels like someone is inside my head and trying to poke my eye out. Sheesh.


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I vote for keeping the tooth too. Loosing it can cause the other teeth to shift which could affect your bite. But I know what it is like not to have dental insurance. I just got back from my 6 months check up tonight. Beinb a borderline dentaphobe makes every visit anxiety ridden.

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Anne, I thought about it a little bit more. I'm pretty sure even without dental insurance, I'd still try to save the tooth. Yes, I'm a bit obsessed with my teeth........

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So I am gonna give the 200miles a push for the month. Dont think I have done this much in a month for a very very long time.

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I would save the tooth if at all possible. But I am fanatical about having all my teeth. (but, I have dental insurance. I'm sure if I didn't, it might be a different story.)
There are only 2 things I do EVERY YEAR since my early 20s.....
Get my teeth cleaned twice a year and have any fillings, etc, fixed.
And, get my mammogram. Ever since they found something in my breast while in my 20s, I've been getting them checked every year!!

Guess I don't want to lose my teeth or my breast.....

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Yay Suezette!
Judi-hope you aren't sick!
Doris-ouch...I used to get horrible migraines. I no longer get them very bad...just a little inkling of them now and then. Thank goodness! I hope yours is gone.

So I have had a sore gum issue for the last week. Was hoping it was a sinus issue since I had all the cold/flu viruses. Nope. So finally went to my dentist today. (By the way, I look like half a chipmunk..on the right side). He checked my teeth...no cavities. But unfortunately I have a root canal that failed. Apparently, the root canal I had 13 years ago (REALLY? Doesn't seem that long ago as I remember it vividly) has let bacteria in causing an infection. I am on antibiotics and dentist wants me to see a specialist to see if said specialist can save it. If not then my dentist will pull it. He explained if I had to lose a tooth this is the one to lose. Last molar. So my question was... If this tooth is ok to be without, why not just pull it and save myself thousands of dollars??? Another root canal (or the fixing of said failed root canal) will probably cost around $1000. Then I think I would need another crown which would be another $300-$700. Pulling it will cost me around $50. Gee...which should I do? Bobby still wants me to see the specialist but I am more on the pulling side. No dental insurance sucks!! Oh well...enough whining. But I sure hope the antibiotics work quickly! My runs have been quite painful this past week.
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Finally ran! 3.1 miles and not much coughing! I needed that!
I have 77 miles for the month so far. I wanted 100 but getting sick really took the wind out of my sails! Wasn't able to run for almost 2 weeks, except with my marathon thrown in there but that was more of a *just get through it* then anything else.....

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Good morning all!

Was going to get in a mile swim this morning but opted to save it for tonight after class. I feel so good about finally moving forward with my professional life.

Have a super day!

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hmm oil of oregano is newie for me. What are the benefits in a nut shell or is that a needful :)

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Ran 1.5 miles tonight. Kicked the heel pain into gear again. Dang it!

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Judi, that is interesting! I'm going to have to keep that in mind and keep my eye open for it!

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Janice - awesome weekend! Way to recharge.

Suezette, one of the boys' hockey coach turned us on to the benefits of oil of oregano. Check them out:
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Snow here about an inch. Commute to work tomorrow morning will probably be a long one. Did exercise bike and a little ST today.

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Enjoying the winter weather. Spent the weekend at a state part--got in some cross-country skiing, but mostly watched movies and played cards with friends. This was our 15th consecutive year of our "girls winter get-away." Time is flying by. Should be able to get in some running this week; temps are supposed to moderate. Yay!!

Judi--glad you had a wonderful vacation. They are so important to our mental health.

John--I dream of the day when 13.1 miles is just a run. Some dreams are meant to stay dreams--and for me, this is one will stay just a dream. Can't wait to meet you at The Flying Pig. These SparkPeople meet ups are what keep me running.

Carrie--give it your best at the gym this week.

Trish--glad Don was feeling better. Hope you are remembering to take care of yourself.

Have a great week, all.


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G'day all

Had an awesome 9 miles on the trails today. Ran some same trails as I did friday and some of the hills i had to walk I was able to run today so that must mean I am improving on the hills yaya


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Oil of oregano???


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John, for sure that will be a special meet up of SparkPeople. I came away from last year's in PA thinking that it had to be one of the best weekends of my life. It was so wonderful to meet so many people in person.

Penny, we are all getting old LOL. It's just that some of us (not me) also have a toddler to run after.

Doris, hope your migraine eases soon. Welcome home. Is home on the boat, or do you have a place again?

Rich, that was a good explanation for where you are today. I love that we are all in such different places, and can still cheer each other on.

Trish, how did the coaching go? Was there enough energy /stamina for it to be enjoyable for Don? How are you hon? Your comment about focus on him makes me think there is more going on with you. Big hugs!

Carrie - yes the body is very wise. Glad you are feeling better finally.

I ran just over six miles this morning. I'm not sure what's going on now, but I have a heck of a headache. Hope it's not the flu. I've avoided it so far this winter. Oil of oregano!


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Doris, welcome home!

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What a welcome home. Migraine struck around 10 this morning, now, at 4:30, I no longer feel like barfing. Sheesh. Gotta get ready to get back to work tomorrow and running on Wed. I was going to go today but the sunlight was just too darned bright for my head. Oh well.
Trish, hope Don had a marvelous time coaching today.

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Wow ! Penny emoticon on the 20 Not old I ran 16 and I'm done for the day I pushed my pace a little and that gave me an extra workout. I'm now making stuffed peppers emoticon I do hope the stars align, it would be great to finally meet you. I have a feeling this will be an extra special Spark meet up. With coach Nancy and too many other Sparkers to mention. We are staying at the Millineum Cinn hotel.(walking distance to event & run expo) I booked a room (knowing that I could cancel within 3 days of the event)

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John, there is a distinct possibility that Roo and I will be at the Pig. Having said that, there are a lot of stars that have to align for that to happen. If they do, I'll be signing up for the half. Thanks for asking.
Ran 20 kms this morning. I already refueled, now I think I need a nap. (when did I get to be this old?)

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Rich, FWIW I read your comment exactly as you intended it. I was not thinking you were belittling the distance at all. I remember when I was in training for my full. The day I ran 16 miles I cried the entire last mile. The day I ran 22 miles, I was measuring my "mailboxes" in 5k's. I understand how perspectives change based on individual fitness levels. The thing I like about Rookie Runners is that we all respect each other regardless of where we are in the journey.

Me, I'm measuring the distance in miles right now.
Rich is measuring his ultras in marathons. emoticon

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Good Morning ! runners emoticon even though it's winter the Sun was out that makes a huge difference

I had a great 16K run (not sure how many miles that is) this morning at 8:30am with the running group. I didnt feel like going but I ended up having one of the best runs Ive had in a long time. I ran the last 5K of my run with a fast tempo pace

have a great Day all

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Carrie- I checked it turns out thats the same FB page

Trish- I hope you're doing better

Penny- are you coming to Flying Pig May 5? there's a 10K, & a Half & full marathons

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Good morning all!

Another glorious day in the Land of the Frozen Arse. Today I feel totally ready to get back to the gym - I guess I really needed that rest week, mentally as well as physically. It's funny how your body just *knows* when it can go back and is like "ok you, time to go." And you just go.

Today is a short run and some upper body. Gotta get those guns ready for sleeveless weather!

John - I don't know if I'm on the Pig page. I'm on the Spark People Sparking, but I don't know that I'm on the Pig one...?

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Hey everyone I have come in to eat some humble pie.

I look back at my comment and realise it could be that I conveyed what i did not intend.

For the record I agree with Trish

My comment was by no means meant to belittle the required training for a half it was a comment merely about where I am personally - that is that my running volume leaves me at a place where I effectively run a half on a weekly basis and so I can enter a half and run it without needing to go into a training phase.

Tris is absolutely correct. As is Penny it is still a long way to run and a worthy challenge to tackle.

I was trying to make reflection on just how far I have come and how this has caused me perspectives to change about distance and all that. I remember very well when the idea of running 5k seemed an insurmountable distance.

It was indeed a scary thought when I entered my first 10k road race.

So we are all at different levels. Some of us have been running for years and some of us are just starting out or getting back into it. Some of us run short some of us run long. We are the Rookie Runners and we encourage and support each other weather they are just trying to run a mile non stop, running our first 5k, 10k, Marathon Half Marathon or Ultra it is all the same when it comes to personal challenges.

I want to say sorry if I miscommunicated I want you all to know that no matter how far or fast you run. I will always be here cheering you on as you tackle new challenges.

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Hey all!

For the record....a 1/2 marathon needs the respect the distance demands.!!! One of the things I have learned over the years is to respect the distance. I have most definitely not respected it on occasion, and have had REALLY bad races from time to time.

No matter what our race distance is, we need to do the work if we want to enjoy the finish-line!!!

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It still is a bloody long way, Rich.

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Train for a Half. Hmmm I don't think I would consider that required anymore. Amazing how things change I remember all those years ago when Heather was training for Portland and doing her first half in training and it seemed such a bloody long way

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Trish, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so glad your husband is feeling well enough to coach. Good stuff!

I'm feeling frustrated by my foot. I really want to run a half in April, but I can't seem to get this foot to stop hurting. I have not been running at all, but icing occasionally, cross training on the bike, elliptical, rowing and arm ergometer instead, and trying to stretch when I can. My official training for the half starts a week from tomorrow. I'm so afraid to run, because I dont want the pain to return. :/

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Big hugs Trish.

Son leaves today to go back to college. I am both happy and sad he is leaving. Although right now happy has a slight edge. LOL!!!!

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Carrie - I just heard you're coming to Flying Pig May 5 emoticon are you on the Spark Pig Facebook page?


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Good morning all!

So I just decided to turn this week into a rest week. No biggie, I looked at my calendar and saw that I needed one anyway. This morning I'm headed to a half marathon clinic - it's the first meeting, and group runs start in February. I'm looking forward to Sunday morning runs! It's my favorite time to run.
Don't know how the house visit went yesterday - didn't get any feedback yet.

Have a super day and stay warm!

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John should have been 10 mile run

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Hey everyone!

This week has been silly busy. Tomorrow is awesome though...Don is going to coach Josh's team for his game. He hasn't been able to be on the bench for over a month, but is feeling well enough to make it happen.

Me...well, whatever;):) My focus is on him.

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Rich "free my run today" ? does that mean its your day off

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G'day all lazy Sat free my run today

Makes sense John.

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Judi- sounds great ! enjoy

Suezette- hope you're better soon. I heard from a running coach runners get sick when after a marathon, or any race they stay wet for a while after that's when we get sick. We need to change into dry clothes right away, something I never do.

It's bitter cold here I ran Tues night inhaling that extreme cold air in my lings can't be healthy.
I ran 10K this morning with Brenda. I'm going for a 6K tomorrow morning before work, and Sunday I'm running 16K with a run group.

has anyone seen Gail?

Have a great weekend
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I hope everyone starts feeling better. They think we have someone with whooping cough at work. Glad I got my booster shot in November.

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Another beautifyl 10miler on the trails today

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Christy, I hope the wait isn't too bad.

Doris, that's rough about your holiday :P I'd love to help snorkel to find the bowl. I'll bet on the bat, you don't have a lot of extras!

Suezette / Carrie, feel better soon.

Sorry to those I'm missing, but hi to everyone. I'm on an iPad, so can't open two screens-just relying on my fading memory!

Today I got in a nice bike ride past some horse ranches. Then, we checked out an olive farm, and did some tasting and touring. Nice little farm. Tomorrow is a run day. Yesterday's run was rough, so I'm hoping for a better run in the morning.

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Carrie, Hope your cough goes away quickly. Mine got worse and I ended up at the docs with major inflammation and wheezing. The coughing got so bad I even sprained some muscles. I had to get an inhaler and MS cough suppressant. Feel better!!
Good luck with the house!

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Carrie, fingers are crossed for you:)
Again, no bowl. DH and I swam, I did laundry (blech), he cleaned the boat (hurray) and tomorrow am we head back to the cold, cold north.

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Nice 10 miles on the trails.

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Doris-sounds like you are having a terrible time. NOT!! At least it was just the bowl and not dh with it that went into the sea.

Carrie-fingers crossed

I went back to the orthopedic doctor today. He is going to try to get insurance to authorize surgery. I will stop PT until post-op. The process could take up to a month though. Iím hoping it doesnít take that long.


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Good evening all!

I took another day off from the gym. This afternoon I started coughing like a madwoman and I didn't want to get my germies all over everyone else. So I came home and slept for a while. Keep your fingers crossed - someone is coming to look at our house tomorrow morning!

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Doris u just have it soo tough there at the moment.

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