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Well Jingle my Bells part 2, tortoise or hare?
Sunday, December 18, 2011      14 comments

Last week's Jingle Bell Run I set a PR of 27:15 for a 5k. Today was another local Jingle Bell Run and I wanted to see if I could get under 27 minutes, which was last week's goal. I had my new lined base layer (very soft and warm), my mid-l... Read more
Well Jingle my Bells, I've got Bling
Monday, December 12, 2011      17 comments

Or at least one of my shoes does! Yesterday's 5k was a local Jingle Bell Run and all participants received a pair of jingle bells to tie to their shoe. And this blue... Read more
Monday updates
Monday, December 05, 2011      8 comments

Haha, you thought I was done! No such luck. My son plays fife in the 1st Michigan Fife & Drum Corps, which focuses on Revolutionary War era costume & music. They march in parades and play in a number of events each year. The biggest event... Read more
Sunday updates
Sunday, December 04, 2011      13 comments

Oh wow, I am behind. Time flies when you're fighting hibernation. On 11/18 we had our company "soup kitchen", where volunteers bring in crock pots of soup and the employee activity committee provides the crackers and dessert for a communal... Read more
The Red Fox in the Closet
Wednesday, November 23, 2011      11 comments

In lieu of having a skeleton in my closet I have the story of The Red Fox. Last night while doing laundry my son and I had a "discussion" about whether he gets to keep an old souvenir t-shirt. I got it for him a few years ago when we went ... Read more
Becky the Bear
Monday, November 21, 2011      12 comments

Apparently my crazy, psycho cheerleader on speed alter ego Becky is a bear. Just what sort I am not sure but as the days get colder and shorter she is no where to be found without some serious searching. I finally found her yesterday holed up ... Read more
I'm a reindeer! But which one?
Monday, November 14, 2011      14 comments

I just registered for the annual Turkey Trot in Detroit, on Thanksgiving Day. Apparently this is a huge deal, they cut off registrations at 20,000 participants. There are 3 races, the Mashed Potato Mile, The Stuffing Strut 5k and the Turke... Read more
Big Bird is a turkey
Sunday, November 13, 2011      16 comments

Today was the Big Bird Run in Roseville, MI. They do a 1 mile, a 4k and a 10k race every year. I was tempted by the 10k, I have not yet run one of those races, but decided to run the 4k instead. I wanted to see if, after 2 months of not train... Read more
Been MIA, but now I'm found
Friday, November 11, 2011      13 comments

I've been logging in every day but have not spent a lot of time on SP beyond that. I've been hit or miss with nutrition tracking, and with fitness. I am constantly surprised by how easy it is to slip backwards into old habits (and I shouldn't ... Read more
Board Breaking pic
Wednesday, November 02, 2011      14 comments

We tried but it was difficult to get pictures, this is the best one. Note that my board holder was not the ex-h so he remained unscathed. My coworkers decorated m... Read more
Saturday, October 29, 2011      8 comments

For my birthday I got new pillows for all 3 of us. Nice extra firm side sleeper pillows of much better quality than those they replaced (gotta love those 50% off sales with an extra 30% off coupon!). What a difference they make. I haven't been... Read more
Friday, October 28, 2011      11 comments

The last few days have been very bad. I'm making my page private for a bit, until I decide if I post this, or leave it up if I do. I need to get it out of my head to put everything in order. My son has a developmental disability. It can ... Read more
Possible speed bump ahead
Tuesday, October 25, 2011      19 comments

Tonight was karate class. At the beginning, before we started, the adults were given a letter. Basically the gym where we have class has doubled the rent (with 1 week's notice)...and the instructor's options are very limited. His choices are ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My life is over, there's nothing left to live for
Thursday, October 20, 2011      282 comments

So, if you stopped by my blog concerned that I am in need of help and are correct, although not in the way you think. Rest assured, I am not mad or sad or depressed or suicidal; I have not lost my Spark. I am actually pretty happ... Read more
Gorilla Wrestling
Monday, October 10, 2011      13 comments

As seen on a t-shirt yesterday... Running is like wrestling a gorilla. You don't quit when you get tired. You quit when the gorilla gets tired. Finish Strong!... Read more

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