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1/5/09 7:40 A

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Unfortunately, I think I will have to live with it. I learned at physical therapy that by nature I have loose ligaments and make my tendons vulnerable. They taught me strengthing exercises to improve the problem, but she said stairs are a no-no. Even my stairs at home cause me pain sometimes.

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Sorry to hear about your knee issues, Melissa. I hope it's not something U will have problems with the rest of your life.

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I wish that I could, but I have really had problems with my knee this year and my pysical therapist says that I shouldn't do this event any more. I was SO disappointed. I noticed that there was some interest at sparkomaha.com site on the events posts. I wish I could do it emoticon

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1/4/09 11:45 P

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Awe man, if it's still the 21st, we have basketball that day. That stinks, I was really looking 4ward to that, too.

Good luck to U all!

Ruth

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Is anyone else planning on trekking this year? I've got it on my calendar- - I'm going to make it under 10 minutes this year.

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7/19/08 8:52 P

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Found out the date for the Trek up the Tower event in '09

Feb 21st - put it on your calendars!!!

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Hey Cathy or anyone else interested - The Omaha marathon director finally emailed me back and they do allow walkers to participate. I definately plan on doing the 1/2 marathon. I need long term goals to look forward to, in order to keep myself excited to exercise and work harder than I typically would without a goal.

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2/27/08 11:13 A

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Kathy, they are lousy @ updating their website. I will be receiving an email since I've done it in the past. My sis & I both get them. It will be next month b4 I see anything. I will be sure to pass it along once I receive it.

OR, U can call the UNO womens swim team coach, his name will be on the website U found from 2006, & talk with him. He's uber nice! He will get U the info U need. He will probably take your name & address & mail the info to U once they get it ready.

I should have told U all that. I did that last yr & freaked thinking I missed it. Then like 2 days later, I got my email. It was kind of freaky, for I thot they were monitoring me checking their website. LOL!

I will NOT 4get to post a new thread about it once I get the info.

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2/27/08 10:37 A

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OK....I just looked at the top of that registration form and it says 2006!!! emoticon

So, I guess you can see what it is from that paper, but the dates and times certainly won't be right!

Guess I'll KEEP looking for some information about the UNO TryATHLON! :)

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2/27/08 10:34 A

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Ha Ha, you are so sweet, Melissa!

Here is the link to the UNO TryATHLON. Ruth had mentioned something about it and it sounded interesting, so I went searching for some information.
It sounds kind of fun!

Here is the link to the registration form: gomavs.unomaha.edu/swimming_diving/t
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2/25/08 2:50 P

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Ok, I won't let you finish last, I'll take 2 steps behind you at the finish line. Cuz I could care less where I place, I just want to finish. emoticon I bet there will be a lot of walkers slower than me, though, (maybe).

I haven't done one of these either, but I am willing to try it out. I just emailed the marathon website to see if they allow walkers, but I bet they will. I'll let you know what I learn.

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2/25/08 11:18 A

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Melissa,

You have got to stop putting these crazy ideas in my head! You are killing me! :)

I have been considering the idea of a half marathon too. My head keeps telling me that is just too far and there is no way I should do it. I guess that's what makes me want to JUST DO IT!

My concern is that there is now way I could run even half of that. My goal is to run an entire 5K this year and that in itself will be a huge challenge for me. But, I think I might be able to do a half marathon if I could walk the large majority of it. Have any of you ever been to one of these? Do a lot of people walk? I refuse to be the very last one that finishes while everyone is cleaning up and wanting to go home! :)

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2/25/08 9:54 A

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I read the article in the paper yesterday and he didn't mention us. Oh, well.

Hope you guys have a great day!

I have on kid sick who may have strep. Yuk! Later

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Hey all, any1 check out the Omaha World Herald 2day? I did online & the only story I found didn't mention us. Bummer. I was really hoping they would @ least mention Spark People. Oh well.

Melissa, good for U. I'm not quite ready for a 1/2 marathon, but I will be doing the mini "Try"Athlon the end of April that the UNO swim team puts on. The swimming is my strongest part & I'm starting to do some jogging on the TM for when the weather gets nice I'll be more prepared for outdoor jogging. It's the biking that gets me, b/c I can't get much of that in b4 the end of April.

By the way gals, I love the pic where I have the cell phone in my ear. NICE! I chuckled.

Hope all had a great day. I slept in, must have needed it. Felt good. Booked our plane tickets for our Anniversary trip to NC. That was an all afternoon ordeal.

Good luck with weather 2morrow, looks like it could be an ugly day.

Ruth

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Ok, now that I am in the event "mode" I am seriously considering doing the Omaha 1/2 marathon in the fall. I really wanted to do it last year, but it didn't work out. I may take advatage of the discounted entry fee form that I picked up at the Trek. I think it is supposed to be in by March 1. Something new to look forward to, a new challenge.

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Thanks, Splatman! Cheers! I made it home and have added my pics to my sparkpage. I only got one from the window, the security guard must have caught me before I snapped the second one. Just for future reference - - DO NOT try to take pictures out the window of the Bank Tower without first getting permission from the security guards! I was glad to see that they only take the top three to get the team scores; I didn't want to be the one to bring down our time. I will be increasing my cardio work-outs starting tomorrow! Good night everyone! It was great meeting all of you! Lisa

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Just had to check in and see the updates. OUTSTANDING SHOWING, LADIES!!!! You made us Husker Sparkers PROUD today!!!

Non-fat, sugar free, low cal, high protein, frozen fruit drinks for everyone - on me!!!!

Great job!!

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2/23/08 4:29 P

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I have posted a pic of the 4 of us on my spark page. Lisa & I did some shopping & had lunch @ Applebees. If U all want a copy of the pic (I had to crop it to get it to upload on2 SP), just Spark email me with your email addresses & I will send it to U.

This was a great time. I've called family to make sure they read the Omaha World Herald for the article. I have to admit, it went really fast. That reporter was a trip! I'm now going to go lie down & take a nap.

Hope the rest of U are having a great wkend!

Ruth

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-Ziggy

"The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves".
- Anonymous

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"Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intention of throwing it at someone else. You are the one who gets burned."
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2/23/08 1:50 P

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emoticon Yeah! We are SURVIVORS!

That was SO much fun...well, not the stair part so much(HaHa), but meeting all of you was great. I keep thinking of the newspaper guy who just kept saying, "Now let me get this straight. None of you had ever met before today?" :)

Way to go Team! Let's get started training for next year! But first, I'm gonna go take a nap... emoticon

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2/23/08 12:11 P

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emoticon We did it! It was so nice meeting all of you! I had a blast! emoticon

Here is a link to the race results:
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Hey all...I will see you in the morning by the elevator. I am going to try this thing, coughing and hacking all the way! :) I prayed for a miraculous recovery and I'm not quite there yet, but considering how I felt on Monday...this is quite an improvement! I think the thing I am most stressed about is finding a place to park! :)

Looking forward to meeting all of you!

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GO TEAM GO! Best of luck to everyone!

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2/22/08 9:52 P

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Ruth and Lisa, I programmed your #s in my cell, just got to get my kids to bed, so I can get there too. I'm really looking forward to this!!!

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Hey all, have my clothes out, water bottle filled in the fridge, & alarm set! I'm going right now to figure out where to park. I may call my niece here in a while who lives in downtown Omaha above Spaghetti Works to see if she has any ideas. Doubt she will know, she's only 21 (they are still in their own little world @ that age, U know), but she might be able to tell me.

See you all 2morrow!

Cathy, I sure hope U are feeling up to going!

Edited by: MAGIC10FINGERS at: 2/22/2008 (21:12)
Ruth

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2/22/08 8:50 P

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Hi Cathy, How are you feeling? Are you going to be able to make it?

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The elevator sounds good to me! As does 20 degrees as opposed to 3. I am getting really excited about this, too. It's been a long week! Lisa

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2/21/08 10:00 A

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News just now says it's going to be 36 on Sat. Low is 19, so I'm guessing it will be low 20's when we get there in the A.M.

I'm getting so excited, I've had such a crappy wk, I'm ready for something fun!

So, meeting @ the elevators?

Ruth

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"The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves".
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2/20/08 10:53 P

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I definately hope your sources are right! emoticon

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My weather underground says it's going to be in the 30s on Sat, & the noon news said 30s! I know that's still 3 days out, but I sure hope it's going to be warmer. I do NOT like the thots of it being so cold going to & from the car.

Ruth

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"The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves".
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Maybe we can try near the elevators. Although there are going to be people getting off of if after their climb, I don't remember it being congested there. This whole area on the main floor is pretty wide open. If I remember correctly, the elevators are in the central part of the main floor. I think we will find each other without problem especially if we have our phones.

They changed the forecast for a low of 8 degrees instead of the 20s. I guess we'll get a little extra cardio boogieing into the building.

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I don't know anything about the building, either. Hmmmmm. I will see what I can find out about it.

I'm still in for brunch, even if it's just U & me, Lisa. The more the merrier, but also understand other commitments.

Cathy, that stinks. I hope U are feeling OK by then. Keep us posted.



Edited by: MAGIC10FINGERS at: 2/19/2008 (13:51)
Ruth

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"The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves".
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Oh man! I hope you get to feeling better, Cathy. Brochitis is miserable. Well take it easy, and I hope that you can make it, but if you can't it is totally understandable.



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I am totally bummed. I have been so nervous about this whole thing, and today I went to the doctor and I have bronchitis!!! Of course, it is totally a windpipe illness, so she said if I was going to participate on Saturday I would be really winded, it would burn, and I would go really slow. I was sure to thank her for her encouragement on the way out...HA HA!

I plan on doing this if I feel halfway okay, as I've been getting ready for it for 2 months now. I will plan on being there at 8:30 also. My check-in time is 8:45. I have my red SparkPeople shirt all ready to go, so I should be easy to find.

I won't be doing brunch, as I will probably head over to watch my daughter cheering for Upward Basketball. Of course, I might just go home and pass out too! :)

I'll check back and see if you've come up with a meeting place. I don't know anything about downtown or the bank building, so I will have to get there plenty early to park!

Cathy

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Great! I'll be there around 8:30 as well then. I'm staying in a motel somewhere. Maybe I can find one near enough that I can just walk to the tower. I didn't get a spark t-shirt but will have on a red t-shirt. I think meeting near the check-in area may be a little congested. Is anyone familiar enough with the structure to point out a slightly less traveled area where we could meet? Lisa

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Last year I parked about 5-6 blocks east of the Tower and it was about 4 blocks south of the Qwest Center. I didn't see any parking structures open that day last year, so I had to park on the street. I may call around tomorrow to see if any structures will be open and I'll keep you posted.
The tower is at about 17th and Dodge and I would guess that I parked at about 11th and Douglas, but there is probably other parking that I don't know about. Here is a Mapquest link of downtown with the tower starred:
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I will also be there by 8:30. Not sure where I will park, any suggestions on that?

I'm short, with long blonde hair & squared off glasses. I also will be in a red Spark People t-shirt. My hair also will be pulled back in2 a ponytail. I will be wearing drk grey workout pants.

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I plan on being there at least by 8:30. I think I signed up for 8:45 check in. We will have to try to figure out a meeting place. Maybe near the place where you can check in your bags or something. If anyone else has a better idea, let me know. This is a challenge when we haven't met in person. I will definitely wear my red SparkPeople Tshirt. I have a pic of myself now on my SparkPage so that may help identify me. I am in my mid 30s , fairly tall (5'9")and have mid length dark blonde hair (probably in a ponytail that day) and glasses. I look forward to meeting all of you!

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Thanks, SPLATMAN, for that TIMELY (this time) reminder :) We appreciate it! How many do we have on our team and what time is everyone going to be there? I really don't want to do this alone. Lisa

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Looks like it is going to be a half way decent morning on Sat. No snow and lows in the mid 20s. Could be worse!


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Less than a week to go. Everyone pumped up yet?

NOW I get to post that!

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I will be training 2morrow @ my son's dorm. I'm curious to see how I do. I'll report back 2morrow eve.


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Only 6 more days!!! emoticon

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U are 4given....... THIS TIME! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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OOPS! My bad!

Told you my calendar was all screwed up!

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Whoa, Uhm, I think we have less than 2 wks to go! Don't scare me like that! Thot I had the date wrong & was about to have a melt down. There was NO WAY I could do it this Sat b/c of other things going on.

WHEW! emoticon

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Here is a short internet article about the event from the World Herald in case you are interested.

www.omaha.com/index.php?u_page=1219&
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Cool, even if a couple of us could do brunch, that's OK with me. I will be eating there whether some1 is with me or not. My cameral is very small, 1 of those Sony Cyber Shots, so mine's not cumbersome @ all. I might carry like a small backpack type purse thing if I need to. We'll see.

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I'm still interested in the brunch afterwards, or at least hanging around for awhile and checking out the snacks that are available. I'm trying to figure out a way to carry my camera with me, so maybe I'll have the 'photo shoot' covered for you. I have a fanny pack that I could put it in. Maybe I'll wear it when I go walking tomorrow and see how cumbersome it is. Lisa

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GO TEAM GO!!!!

I'll be with you in spirit only....[sigh]

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I don't think that I will be able to do the brunch. I have to get back to my little ones. But we will definately do photo shoot. I'll have to post them on my page!

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emoticon Was there still any interest in gathering afterwards for brunch? I think we should @ least do a photo shoot! emoticon

I know I can run 5 flights of stairs @ once, but had breaks after the 5 flights & then went down them with a break b4 running up all 5 again. I'm really curious to see how I do. It could go either way, with me.

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To answer your question Ruth - you can stand in line with your friends and go one after the other and just wait for each other in the stair well. You will just have to line stand behind each other to allow others to pass you. It is a pretty small, standard stair well. But you will be able to do it with your friends.

Cathy - Don't worry, you can do it. I am just going to walk the whole thing. I took a couple short breaks a catch a breath. Last year there were some people who started running it and they hit a wall fast and got tired quickly. If you have been running your own stairs, you will definately be able to walk these. It is really up to you, but if you are stressing about it you might just want to walk them. Or you can just start out slow and see how you feel as you go and maybe you can speed up later.

I think that I was home before 11 am last year. I did not stay long afterward. There are some sponsor tables that you can visit afterward and some free healthy snacks (fruit and bagels are what come to mind). But you can stay as long as you want. They might have had a ceremony, but I did not stay for that.

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