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See this image larger(4 comments)See this image largerSome scrapbook FB group cover photo(1 comments)See this image largerSome scrapbook FB cover photo(1 comments)See this image largerToday is the day my Boo gets here for her visit...4 hours and 15 minutes before her plane arrives.(2 comments)See this image largerMy new fur baby, Louis Armstrong :)(5 comments)See this image largerHe may be little but he takes up more than his fair share of the bed. (2 comments)See this image largerHe just looks guilty :) (2 comments)See this image largerThis morning's walk(1 comments)See this image largerAlmost didn't happen, dropped my phone, shattering the screen which let to a major meltdown(2 comments)See this image largerBUTTON this one's for you... Louis destroys my living room as fast as I clean it(1 comments)See this image largerIt's been an awesome day!!! 96 ounces of water, 6 mile walk and over 15K steps and I still have 6 hours before bedtime (1 comments)See this image largervirtual 5k this morning(2 comments)See this image largerA month of progress (1 comments)See this image larger(6 comments)See this image largerPower walk intervals... pace during high intensity was around 13 min/mi... Would have liked faster but having to keep moving for cars slowed me down(3 comments)See this image largerGood morning! Time to rise and shine, it's going to be a beautiful day. Happy Sparking!!! (3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerPushed outside of my comfort zone during my run intervals...avg pace about 30 seconds faster at least after I got through a rough start during my first interval...i fell off the road lol (2 comments)See this image largerMommy got her workouts in today...had to leave Harley out in the living room so Louis wasn't alone... No whiney fur baby today=happy mommy(4 comments)See this image largerWith shorter intervals and longer recovery I can push myself a little harder (1 comments)See this image largerMy HIIT workout was out of the question but I did get my walk in and 20 minutes strength and stretch on Stability ball (1 comments)See this image largerSeen the sun peak out so I checked the radar and I had a window to get some miles in... And I left it all out on the road...sanity restored!!! (3 comments)See this image largeris bummed...I have always been drawn to this old house since I moved down here...fascinated by what story it might hold...but they tore it town when they logged the woods it was located in(4 comments)See this image largerHad a great run this morning, set a route PR and was finally able to run it in less than 40 minutes... 39:01to be exact...the best part was I wasn't even trying... I was just trying to clear my head(1 comments)See this image largerMy sit up coach...each complete sit up I got a kiss and giggles...(2 comments)See this image largerReady for my interview...want what I normally would have chosen but everything else I own is too big (4 comments)See this image largerCouldn't decide if I wanted to run 5k or walk it so I did both :) (2 comments)See this image largerThe resemblance is uncanny lol... I have to just laugh at myself at this point...i won't even leave the house(4 comments)See this image largerHappy Mother's Day!!!(1 comments)See this image larger5 mile power walk in the rain... Avg pace 12:52 min/mi... I can live with that :) (4 comments)See this image largerPost run glow... 74 degrees and 88% humidity and it's only May...we're looking at a high of 91 today... Good thing I'll be stuck inside recuperating in the A/C(1 comments)See this image largerLouis waiting patiently to quit playing with my camera so we can go for a walk (2 comments)See this image largerMy little walking buddy will be sidelined for a few days, he sprained his front paw yesterday when he got a little rambunctious... Harley is taking good care of him though (3 comments)See this image larger(3 comments)See this image largerI'm guessing I'm being ignored for some reason...he is refusing to come out of the room or listen to me today... Sheesh!!! Kids!!! (2 comments)See this image largerMy daughter was trying to take a picture of her kitten to send to me and this is what she (3 comments)See this image largerBefore and after...6 1/2 years of progress...(4 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerTook a little detour on my walk this morning...found this little to go back with my book and a blanket (1 comments)See this image largerMorning walk(1 comments)See this image largerDon't let a bad yesterday keep you from reaching your goals today(1 comments)See this image larger4 miles done...2 mile run at a very comfortable pace then a 2 mile walk back was a little warm but I have to admit...I love the triple digits :)(2 comments)See this image larger5 mile walk complete... 3 miles at very brisk pace then strolled home See this image largerDecided I was never going to get faster if I didn't start pushing myself a little harder but that means I actually had to slow my walk pace down to recover between interval... But I got an extra 1/2 m(1 comments)See this image largerPR'd my route by 1:13 and I wasn't even trying...last route PR was in April and I about died trying...getting stronger (1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerWith all this rain, I decided I would just become a duck :)(4 comments)See this image largerI've decided to become a duck until all this crazy rain passes :)(2 comments)See this image largerEven a duck likes to dry off once in awhile...ready to bask in some sunshine...(2 comments)See this image largerWhat a difference a year can make...size 12 to a size 8 (4 comments)See this image largerprerace jitters...a little running mantra I keep repeating to myself(3 comments)See this image larger6 years of running (11 comments)See this image largerThis made mommy happy! Louis went back to bed instead of destroying the house while I went for my run. (2 comments)See this image largerCut my run a little short because my legs felt like they were dragging bricks around. I usually don't run after work. Finished the day with 15,128 steps(1 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerBe Yourself(1 comments)See this image larger"Value our imperfections as much as our perfections"See this image largerI am doing this!(1 comments)See this image largerPre-race jitters in full effect and my 10 miler doesn't start until 1pm...I am going to have beautiful temps...60s...but plenty of time for my brain to say WTF you doing!!!(1 comments)See this image largeryep...this sums it up this morning crawling out of bed...CAUTION...Slow Moving Sparker Ahead!!!(1 comments)See this image largerBe Yourself (1 comments)See this image largerMy walk went much better than expected, was a little tired afterwards but took some more B-12 and by the time I was out of the shower it had kicked in (1 comments)See this image largerI think my body was trying to tell me to stop abusing slow down and reward it with rest for all it's hard work...because when I don't just shuts me down(2 comments)See this image largerI guess it's a good thing I bought a new photo editing software so I can start scrapbooking again with all my unwanted free time(1 comments)See this image largerGot my 3.5 mile run in and when my shoes got too wet...I took them off and ran barefoot...jumping in all the puddles on the way's a good day :)(1 comments)See this image largerYou can do it!See this image largerTaking it one day at a time(1 comments)See this image largerGood Morning Spark Friends!(2 comments)See this image largerMy New Year's Resolutions :)(1 comments)See this image largerDon't just watch but be inspired to do it too(1 comments)See this image largerHappy New Year!!!(1 comments)See this image largerDaughter finally made it happy momma right here :)(6 comments)See this image largerRockin' out my new yoga pants :)(7 comments)See this image largerAfter years of not being able to eat grapefruit due to dietary restrictions on meds...I think I am making up for lost time...(2 comments)See this image largerNom.nom.nom. decided to mix things up for breakfast this was so yummy!!! Love sweet potato hash browns(4 comments)See this image largerNew cut and color(6 comments)See this image largerSame route 3 weeks apart...first one ran 1/2 mi walk 1/4 mi...second one ran 5K walked 5k...walked as much as I ran and was still faster :)(2 comments)See this image largerSo this is what "rain" looks like in least that is what my weather app has been trying to tell me for 2 hours now lol(6 comments)See this image largerBeing silly(2 comments)See this image largerMy Corpse Bride yoga pants came today :)(8 comments)See this image largerStill covered in ice...(4 comments)See this image largerCame in after 7 miles...after it stops sleeting I will head out for the last 4...90 minutes of getting hit in the face with little ice balls was enough for me(3 comments)See this image largerEven got 3rd place in my age group yesterday...too bad I couldn't stick around to get my medal I was coughing too badly and I needed to get some medicine :((3 comments)See this image larger11. 15 miles that's how you start the weekend of right :)(1 comments)See this image largerAnother awesome workout in the books :)(3 comments)See this image largerAnd it's only 2pm...I think I may have earned my lunch today :)(1 comments)See this image largerSent the picture on the left to my daughter to get her option before my interview...came home to my FB blown up because she posted this picture(7 comments)See this image largerNobody can say I let the grass grow under my feet yesterday(6 comments)See this image largerSince I couldn't make it to my half it was no excuse not to get it done right here(3 comments)See this image largerEven though I am gaining pants are getting too big :)(2 comments)See this image largerSomehow he managed to get an infection in his foot...6 hours later and we're still in the ER(7 comments)See this image largerJust me(4 comments)See this image largerHad a great two day with family visiting from back home(3 comments)See this image largerGood morning :)(2 comments)See this image largerJust need to make it through my shift today and another 3 days off from work :)(3 comments)See this image largerThis is what happens when it's beautiful outside and I'm bored... I head out for a 30 minute walk and come back 2 hours later(1 comments)See this image largerToday is off to a great startSee this image largerMorning walk was a huge success!!! And no pain :) Double yeah!!!(1 comments)See this image largerDazzling Diamond...See this image largerSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerGot 4 miles of intervals can you not love running in the rain(4 comments)See this image largerMe and my youngest granddaughter JazzySee this image largerWent for a bike ride(2 comments)See this image largerFirst outing in Hawaii (5 comments)See this image largerWent to the city beach See this image largerThis is along the walking path(3 comments)See this image largerFigured since I am Hawaii it was time to learn to Hula...took my first Hot Hula fitness class today(3 comments)See this image largerTook a Zumba class for the first time in a while...I still got it :)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerWent snorkeling for the first time...I do believe that I have found a new hobby(1 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerexploring the island a little more See this image largerexploring the island a little more See this image largerexploring the island a little more See this image largeris the proud Nana of twin they are 8 days has been so crazy (7 comments)See this image largerfirst off OMG!!! I can't figure out how to use this site anymore...secondly...I am 3 weeks post-op from my ankle surgery...sorry for those who I grossed out...I still have 2 more weeks in a cast (4 comments)See this image largerI got my cast off today and I am amazed at how well the incision site healed...get to start exercising again tomorrow if I wear my sports brace(1 comments)See this image largerI am no where near where I was a little over a year ago before I got sidelined due to injury /surgery but I am still so much further than what I was when I started my journey. I will be back to running half marathons but until then I will take it one run at a timeSee this image largerI was being hard on myself for not going for a walk before work...I am now thankful that I didn' was a crazy nightSee this image largerThe twins just aren't cooperating least we got our walk in(1 comments)See this image largerAnother busy day๐Ÿ˜Š(2 comments)See this image largerJanuary recapSee this image largerMonthly recapSee this image largerWeather is still yucky...upper and lower body plus cardio...63 minutes doneSee this image largerBoys and weather cooperated...felt good to get back outsideSee this image larger2 mile belly walk and 20 minutes of core while the twins nap...outdoor walk after their napSee this image largerNighty night(1 comments)See this image largerWho needs a weighted vest?!?! 2.36 mile walk with this little chunkSee this image largerAfter I got home from my first walk, Oaklen was awake from his nap and was not happy to see his brother in a carrier without him. Loaded the both in the stroller and did 2 more milesSee this image largerThey say if you're still cute after your workout, you didn't work hard enough...channeling my inner Alice time remove mascara before running(1 comments)See this image larger1.25 miles with these two strapped to me...I can't believe how painful this hips hurt so bad from the extra's hard to believe I used to carry that extra weight around daily(3 comments)See this image largerAnother rainy day in "paradise" means indoor walking...40 minute SUPER Burn with Leslie(1 comments)See this image largerThe tiny terrors and I got a walk in between storms...Oaklen wasn't feeling it after mile one and Rowen was trying to hook himself back into the stroller when I was trying to take him outSee this image largerThis is beginning to be the norm and my poor body if feeling it...I woke up this morning and my legs feel like bricks(1 comments)See this image largerAbsolutely no chance of a walk outside today(2 comments)See this image largerGood morning! Took a rest day yesterday and my legs feel much better this morning๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š(1 comments)See this image larger3 rest days in a row but still avg more than 12K steps...2 mile comfortably paced run this's amazing how much better I feel.(3 comments)See this image largerI have said it time and time again...when you just don't feel it... do it anyways...once you start you will feel better and glad that you did it(1 comments)See this image larger5K of intervals followed by a walk with the boys this just relaxing before workSee this image largerLoving my new water bottle...100 oz before 1pm(1 comments)See this image largerMade it out with the boys before the storm hits, even managed to "run" for 1/2 mile pushing a regular tandem stroller...stroller + twins = 85+ pounds(2 comments)See this image largerPosted a photoSee this image largerFirst "official" run with the boys...I am pretty excited about my run intervals...I know it was only for a minute and I can only imagine how much better it will be with the right strollerSee this image largerMonster stroller(1 comments)See this image largerHappy Monday!!!(1 comments)See this image largeris sick...the boys gave everyone in the house their cooties :(See this image largerBoys pediatrician said that some fresh air would do them so goodSee this image largerThey say your first 20 minutes of your run is the hardest...which was clearly true today since was 5 minute cool down jog was my fastest interval paceSee this image largerRunning with these little guys sure is a workoutSee this image largerMade yesterday all about a pedi and a fill and finished my day off with some much needed ink therapy(1 comments)See this image largerHappy Easter ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ‡See this image largerWhen the boys eat healthier than me #breakfastSee this image largerEnjoying our daily walk(1 comments)See this image largerCouch to 5K Week 3 Day 3 with the twinsSee this image largerYou have to take the bad days in stride...Week 4, Day 1 with screaming toddlers...See this image largerSolo run this morning without my grandsons...I also love taking them out with me but I can appreciate not having to push 90+ poundsSee this image largerAllergies were kicking my butt this morning...I made some lemon ginger tea and headed out of my run...despite not feeling the greatest and having to cut my last run interval avg pace was still 7 secs faster than yesterdaySee this image largerMorning walk with my handsome grandsons...they would have been happy to keep on the other hand...drank too much water before heading out the door๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚See this image larger#BeforeAndAfter Life may have set me back a little but I keep pushing forward...I am only 15 pounds away from reaching my happy weight goal again...when I start feeling discouraged I just have to remember how far I have comeSee this image largerHad a good run went better than I had expected since I had three 5 minute run intervals...I just wish I had somewhere flatter to run...on the bright side it is downhill or flat on the way homeSee this image largerDecided to pull the boys in the wagon instead of pushing the stroller...phew!!!See this image largerTotally skipped my run yesterday...every inch of my body hurt...this morning I felt much better and took advantage of not having the twins this morning. Today also came with a huge MHR usually hits the high 150s-160s but today MHR was only 136...I have a hard time keeping my heart rate below 140 even when trying to and even before my injury when I was running 25-30 miles a week #gettingstrongerSee this image largerI have been slacking the past two boyfriend flew in on Friday to visit me for a couple of we took a catamaran tour off of WaikikiSee this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerLeft the boys with grandpa so Nana could run solo...I knew running 20 minutes straight was going to be challenging enough with pushing the twins in the jogger. I just wish while I was slacking on my running the last couple of days that I didn't slack on my water too...See this image largerMy schedule is totally out of whack with having company...I did manage to get out of the house for a bit with the boys...I pulled them in their wagon for 2.25 milesSee this image largerI feel kinda guilty leaving Papa with the boys and taking some alone time but it's been nice not having to deal with temper tantrums...most of the time they are really good but when they're makes it really hard to keep pushingSee this image largerBeen here for almost 2 years and I am finally out exploringSee this image largerA little crabby this morning...had plans but my boyfriend is sick๐Ÿ˜• needed next week's work schedule so I killed two birds with one stone...did some easy running and speed work on the way and walked on the way back home.See this image largerDecided to go a little further today...most of my interval runs are 28-33 minutes or around 2.5 miles...I wasn't worried about pace and kept my run intervals to only 1 minute but I need to start building up my endurance...5Ks are great but I want to get back into running half marathons...which means my slow a$$ has to get used to 2.5-3 hours of running againSee this image largerA hour of 2:2 intervals followed by a tour of the USS Missouri...what a fantastic way to spend the day before having to head off to workSee this image largerThursday 5-31 recapSee this image largerToday is my third run day in a's been awhile since I have been able to manage that... I think it is safe to say my ankle has completely to get my endurance back so I get back to running 25-30 miles a weekSee this image largerLuau with the ohanaSee this image largerFamily night(1 comments)See this image largerKilling two birds with one stone...walked to the nail salonSee this image largerSee this image largerSee this image largerTook the stress out on the asphalt...56 minutes of 2:2 intervals...mile two was filled with hills and even stairs...the last 34 minutes was just a comfortable walk back home...See this image largerStill stressed out...yesterday I did a little retail therapy and bought new curtains and comforter set for my bedroom then spent time with my family at the pool. Today, I made it out for a 2 mile run just to clear my head and getting ready to head out for my consultation for my next tattooSee this image largerI was told not to run or go for any long walks until Tuesday to allow it to heal a little...debating on heading out barefoot or just putting the boys down for their nap and doing a Leslie DVDSee this image largerMorning intervals with the twins...almost a month of running without them made this morning's usual run with them is around 30 minutes but I am trying to get it up to a hour Weighed in this morning and I was happy to see that all the weight that I gained while my company was here visiting for 18 days, I have lost in only a weekSee this image largerTook the boys for a walk in their wagon...had to switch arms halfway through...they are getting so least with the boys I know that the weight I am pulling or pushing is increasing regularly ๐Ÿ˜œ๐Ÿ˜œSee this image largerMorning walk with my little the hill out of the way in the beginning of our walk...and once I found the music they wanted to hear it went much choices were dictated by 15-month old twins...if the boys ain't one is happy๐Ÿ˜œSee this image largerI don't want to adult today but unfortunately that is not an option...forced a walk and told myself that I just had to walk 2 miles and I could go as slow as I wanted. This past weekend kicked my butt...Saturday was 4 hours of training followed by work...I was gone from 8a-10p...then Sunday while out on my run, I got a text asking me to cover 2 hours in pharmacy before working my 8.5 hour shift in front store...fell into bed with over 22K stepsSee this image largerFeeling sassy๐Ÿ˜˜See this image largerIt's been a good weekend. New running shoes and a Fitbit Versa โค๏ธโค๏ธโค๏ธSee this image largerIt's only 11am ๐Ÿ˜ŠSee this image largerAlmost 10K steps before 11am, 8 weeks post-op from knee surgery only weight bearing for only the past two. Still have to wear a brace for 3 more months but it's not going to stop me...I have goals(1 comments)See this image largerI can't believe it's been 11 years since I started my journey and 7 years ago today when I hit the big 100 pounds lost milestoneSee this image largerI can't believe it's been 11 years since I started my journey and 7 years ago today when I hit the big 100 pounds lost milestone(1 comments)See this image largerFirst two weeks done...only lost 1.3 lbs...this is why I take pictures and measurements (-8.25 inches)(2 comments)See this image largerA month down, 11 lbs gone and 15.5 inches...I think this is the best I have ever done on a diet, cut carbs to 100g and I feel amazing.See this image largerSunday morning miles...slowly adding running intervals back into the mix...17 sets of 1:1 interval during my first 3 miles then walked it out(1 comments)See this image larger3 Miracle Miles with Leslie Sansone, 4 miles pushing the twins in the jogger after breakfast and 40 minutes of yoga after putting the boys down for their nap.See this image largerThought it would be a good idea to walk 10 miles instead of my usual Sunday 8...I thought I was going to's been almost 3 yrs since walking double digit miles(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image larger3 Miracle Miles with Leslie this morningSee this image largerReally want to watch serving sizes...use a toddler bowl for oatmeal and a tea cup saucer for your eggs lol(1 comments)See this image largerSunday Morning Miles(1 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerMe and my granddaughter Ryleigh (1 comments)See this image largerChillin' while Sparkin'(1 comments)See this image largerSelfie after a run See this image largerFor my daughterSee this image largerStill have a ways to go but I will take it :)(9 comments)See this image largerMe and my baby girl at her high school graduation. And can you believe me in a size 6 dress :)(6 comments)See this image largerMe and my granddaughters <3(2 comments)See this image largerAt daughter's boot camp graduation...August 10, 2012(1 comments)See this image largerMy daughter and I having fun at the Rainforest Cafe in Gurney Mills, ILSee this image largerMe and my newest granddaughter Ryleigh Rian...7lbs 4oz 19 1/2" long (11/8/12)(1 comments)See this image largerChristmas 5K and new PR 30:50(4 comments)See this image largerMe and my girls on Christmas EveSee this image largerBefore and after 100 pounds lost...31 months in the making but I did it. Slow and steady!!!(6 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerMe and my granddaughter AngelicaSee this image largerMe and my daughter Noelle 9/18/2010See this image larger(1 comments)

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