SparkPeople Washington State Greats Team Messageboard This is a smaller, more intimate team for for Washington State Spark People who are active on the site and ready to share and spread their spark! SparkPeople Washington State Greats Team Messageboard WELCOME TO 2018 <img src=""> Tue, 2 Jan 2018 21:39:57 EST WELCOME TO 2017 Let's make this year the year we reach our goals. Tue, 6 Dec 2016 20:03:29 EST CHAT LINE 2013 Good morning just a quick note to let you know I am the new leader of the team and wanted to start this new chat line today. <BR> <BR> I would like for everyone to check in to see who is still on the Spark team so we can get to know each other. <BR> <BR> Come and join everyone and make this Washington State Team the Great team we are. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day. <BR> Sandy Sat, 18 May 2013 10:01:12 EST Lets Just Chat Here is our new chat place. No year so we can just keep it going Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:11:00 EST February 29 day challenge I think for this month we should try and huddle and do a comment on a Blog on the team page or another team page. I know some already do but I'd like us to try this month I think its a challenge for the team. We will give goodies out to all who participate in it. <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Feb 2012 21:38:03 EST HELP - February Challenge Ideas Needed Let's do some sort of team challenge each month. <BR> <BR> January's has been posted, but we need ideas for February. Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:34:56 EST Janauary - 31 Day Burpee Challenge It is really very simple. <BR> <BR> Day 1, you do 1 burpee. Day 2, you do 2 burpees. Day 3, you do 3 burpees. Etc. <BR> <BR> Get the idea? <BR> <BR> And you do this for 31 days. <BR> <BR> Here is the catch. If you miss a day, say day 19, on day 20 you do your 20 burpees AND the 19 that you missed from the day before. <BR> <BR> Are you ready for the challenge? Sun, 1 Jan 2012 17:30:02 EST Fitness FREE-cycle Corner Welcome to the Fitness FREE-cycle Corner! <BR> <BR> Looking to find a home for a fitness book? A workout dvd or video? Some hand weights, a jump rope or a fitness band you don't use? Clothes that fall off now that you are getting healthier? <BR> <BR> This is the place to be! <BR> Simply list your items and see if any of the other Greats want them! <BR> <BR> ALL items MUST be FREE! <BR> <em>435</em> Sat, 24 Dec 2011 13:27:02 EST ~~ Tip Of The Day ~~ Please check back daily to receive a new TIP OF THE DAY and please post any helpful tips you yourself may have. <BR> <BR> Remember... We've got to give Spark Love to receive Spark Love! Let's keep the Motivation Train on track my friends! Sat, 24 Dec 2011 12:29:12 EST Healthy Recipe Exchange - Comments & Questions! Do you have questions or comments about the recipes posted in the "Healthy Recipe Exchange - Post Recipes Only!" thread above? <BR> <BR> Please, PLEASE post then here! <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> <BR> It makes the recipe thread itself tidier which makes the recipes easier to find... Yay us! <BR> <BR> <em>286</em> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:58:42 EST 2012 Weigh In Greats Looking to be accountable? <BR> POST YOUR WEIGHT HERE! <BR> <BR> Want support and encouragement on your journey? <BR> POST YOUR WEIGHT HERE! <BR> <BR> Wondering what day this team weighs in? <BR> THERE IS NO SPECIFIC WEIGH IN DATE FOR OUR TEAM SO... POST YOUR WEIGHT HERE! Fri, 23 Dec 2011 15:13:02 EST 2012 This Is Great... Let's Chat! What's going on in your life? <BR> <BR> How are you feeling? <BR> <BR> Do you need to vent? <BR> <BR> Do you want to celebrate? <BR> <BR> Need a question answered? <BR> <BR> Looking for support? <BR> <BR> Come share it all here! <BR> <BR> This is the place to check in and let us know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> T ogether <BR> E veryone <BR> A chieves <BR> M ore <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:42:22 EST Team Makeover Needed... Please Help! This team could use a makeover. <BR> <BR> Your suggestions on how to make this team better in 2012 would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Let's work together to motivate each other and make this team a success! Fri, 9 Dec 2011 14:15:18 EST Beat the Holiday Bulge Workout Challenge Everyone worries about the holiday bulge that builds up from Thanksgiving through New Years, but it doesn't have to build up. This challenge will give you the ability to take care of the bulge. No sense in waiting until after the New Year to start fighting back! <BR> <BR> Maybe you have never accepted a challenge like this. Accepting this challenge could change your life. You know you need to loose the weight and be in better condition. This could be the start you need. <BR> <BR> Even if th... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 20:04:31 EST Healthy Recipe Exchange - Post Recipes Only! Looking for a new recipe or have a recipe to share? <BR> <BR> Please post recipes that you have tried, liked and would make again. <BR> <BR> Please post your source or a link to your source if available and nutrition information when possible... Thanks! <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> Wed, 24 Aug 2011 13:44:10 EST What's Your Plan For Today? Drop in. Post your plan. See other team members plans. Give support. Get support. Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:44:11 EST Push Yourself ~ Daily Challenge Welcome to the daily challenge! <BR> <BR> What's the goal? <BR> <BR> To PUSH YOURSELF! <BR> <BR> Do the posted exercise and then brag about it! <BR> <BR> Why? <BR> <BR> Because you can, you REALLY CAN! <BR> <BR> Mind over matter my friends! <BR> <BR> :O) Shelia Fri, 27 May 2011 09:18:52 EST Susan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure September 24 20 I will be walking with all of you that are doing the 3 day walk. I will be doing it at home here in McCall Idaho. I would love to be able to be with all of you there. I can't afford to make the trip. My body may not , but my heart & sole will be there with all of you. Mon, 2 May 2011 20:14:25 EST Boise Cancer Walk May 7 2011 I will be walking in McCall Idaho for a 5K Boise cancer walk. Mon, 2 May 2011 20:08:25 EST 30 minutes exercise every day - minimum Lets all try at least one of the following things/ walk, jog, treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike for at least 30 min a day. <BR> <BR> 1 <BR> 2 <BR> 3 <BR> 4 <BR> 5 <BR> 6 <BR> 7 <BR> <BR> Week 1 <BR> <BR> 8 <BR> 9 <BR> 10 <BR> 11 <BR> 12 <BR> 13 <BR> 14 <BR> <BR> Week 2 <BR> <BR> 15 <BR> 16 <BR> 17 <BR> 18 <BR> 19 <BR> 20 <BR> 21 <BR> <BR> Week 3 <BR> <BR> 22 <BR> 23 <BR> 24 <BR> 25 <BR> 26 <BR> 27 <BR> 28 <BR> <BR> Week 4 <BR> <BR> 29 <BR> 30 <BR> 31 <BR> <BR> Week 5 Mon, 2 May 2011 20:03:16 EST SparkTeam Page Changes Are Coming All SparkTeam leaders got the an email from SPARKGUY (Chris) about SparkTeam design changes coming this week! <BR> <BR> I will post the email with links momentarily. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 20:40:57 EST Recipe Exchange LOOKING FOR A NEW RECIPE??? <BR> <BR> HAVE A RECIPE TO SHARE??? <BR> <BR> THIS IS THE PLACE TO BE!!! Wed, 5 Jan 2011 12:38:51 EST 2011 This Is Great... Let's Chat! Whats going on in your life? <BR> <BR> How are you feeling? <BR> <BR> Do you need to vent or celebrate? <BR> <BR> Come share it all here! <BR> <BR> This is the place to check in and let us know how you are doing. <BR> <BR> T ogether <BR> E veryone <BR> A chieves <BR> M ore <BR> <BR> ;OD Tue, 28 Dec 2010 18:17:06 EST Move A Mile 'EACH' Day In 2011 Let's make 2011 our healthiest year ever! <BR> <BR> Eat smarter, move a mile 'EACH' day, feel better and weigh less. <BR> <BR> Who will join me? <BR> Tue, 28 Dec 2010 13:04:10 EST Step It Up In 2011 Do you own a pedometer? <BR> <BR> If not, now would be a good time to buy one and get moving. <BR> <BR> This challenge is designed to get each of us to move more on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> Come on Washington... You CAN do this! Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:10:44 EST 2011 Weigh In Greats This thread is for posting our weight on a weekly basis or whenever you choose to weigh in. There is no set day so just post when you want to. <BR> <BR> Don't be afraid to post a bad weigh in. We can help encourage you and get you going in the right direction again! Mon, 27 Dec 2010 21:37:58 EST 10-Day Jumpstart Challenge The 10-Day Jumpstart Challenge will be back (With a new name.) by popular demand on January 1, 2011! <BR> <BR> New Year, New You Jumpstart Challenge <BR> <BR> Choose at least 3 of the following goals (or goals of your own), and stick with them PERFECTLY for 10 days. <BR> <BR> If you don't meet your chosen goals on any given day, you start over with Day One. If you want to challenge yourself with more than 3 goals, that is GREAT! <BR> <BR> And we want you to post every day on how you've ... Fri, 17 Dec 2010 19:15:48 EST 2011 Challenge Ideas Anyone up for some new challenges in the new year? <BR> <BR> Please post your thoughts and ideas here. <BR> <BR> Thanks! Sun, 12 Dec 2010 14:40:21 EST It's a great day to be alive!! It's a great day to be alive! Feeling better, losing pounds and inches and this weather is just absolutely wonderful! <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Oct 2010 13:58:35 EST TRICKS OR TREATS? How does everyone plan to get through the Halloween season without eating a ton of candy? Tue, 19 Oct 2010 14:54:50 EST The Big Climb! March 20, 2011 The Big Climb is back in 2011, and if last year was any indication, registration will max out quickly! 2011 will be the 25th ANNIVERSARY of the Big Climb! Because of the money raised by events like this, a blood cancer that was a certain death sentence just a few years ago is now considered CURABLE! Join us to raise money so we can help make leukemia and lymphoma EXTINCT! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>homepage </link> <BR> <BR> Shelia and I will be back to c... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 21:39:45 EST STEP OUT: Fight Diabetes OCT 9 ! <link><BR>sternWashingtonArea?pg=entry&fr_id=7319 </link> <BR> <BR> Step Out with us in beautiful Point Defiance Park and celebrate with your fellow walkers at the START/FINISH area! <BR> <BR> Start your morning with a light breakfast, entertainment, and warm-up at Owen Beach before setting off on either a 1.5 mile walk along the promenade or a 5 mile trek through Point Defiance Park's scenic Five Mile Drive. Return to the finish line for a light lunch... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:51:04 EST JINGLE BELL WALK - DECEMBER 2010 <link><BR>orthwest/jbr.php </link> <BR> <BR> Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a fun and festive way to kick off the holidays with family, friends and coworkers. Form a team, raise funds and organize your very own holiday-themed costumes. Then tie jingle bells to your shoelaces, and complete a 5 kilometer route. <BR> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:44:46 EST MS WALKS in WA State - APRIL 2011 There are MS walks all over Washington during the early part of April 2011! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ageServer?pagename=WLK_WAS_Washington </link> Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:40:16 EST MS WALK - OLYMPIA APRIL 2011 <link><BR>R?fr_id=15672&pg=entry </link> <BR> <BR> Join hundreds of walkers near the state's capital city for a day full of fun and camaraderie. This location is beautiful as well as meaningful as we not only raise funds for MS research, but ask our government to help those living with MS. There will be food, music and fun all while working together for a common goal - a world free of multiple sclerosis! <BR> <BR> Will your team qualify for a tent? Tea... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 15:36:02 EST Seattle/Tacoma Heart Walk - Oct 2 The Start! Heart Walk celebrates those who have made lifestyle changes and encourages many more to take the pledge to live healthier lifestyles while raising the dollars needed to fund life-saving research and initiatives. We need your support! Join us this year! Bring your energy, your passion and your stories - let your footsteps be heard! <BR> <BR> Seattle: <link><BR>home/default.asp?ievent=327158 </link> <BR> <BR> Tacoma: <BR> <link>heartwalk.... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 23:50:24 EST Light the Night October 9 Light the Night is a fundraiser than benefits the Leukemia/Lymphoma Society. This is the same society that we do the Big Climb for! <BR> <BR> Is anyone interested in being a part of a team for this? <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 6 Sep 2010 17:16:31 EST Are you a Photographer? I know that a bunch of you post some really awesome pictures on your blogs...and I want to encourage you to send them in to the Secretary of State's office for display on his website! <BR> <BR> Here's the scoop: <BR> <link><BR>.php/2010/08/from-your-corner-of-washi<BR>ngton-the-state-capitol/ </link> Thu, 2 Sep 2010 14:02:05 EST BEACH HOUSE PARTY POT LUCK SIGN UP SHEET After getting some responses from some of the members about what to bring to the pot luck party, I thought it would be a good idea to have a sign up sheet so we could have a variety of foods for the afternoon. Please make it a healthy dish. <BR> <BR> I will go first. <BR> <BR> 1. SANDY---FRESH FRUIT Fri, 13 Aug 2010 21:17:14 EST ~~~YOUR INVITED TO THE BEACH HOUSE~~~ SPARKS POTLUCK LUNCH AT THE BEACH HOUSE <BR> <BR> SEPTEMBER 1, 2010 <BR> 12:00 NOON <BR> <BR> YOUR INVITED TO THE BEACH HOUSE FOR A POT LUCK LUNCH AND PLAYTIME ON THE BEACH. I WANT YOU TO BRING YOUR CHILDREN FOR AN AFTERNOON ON THE BEACH. WE CAN WALK THE BEACH IF THE TIDE IS OUT. <BR> SO MARK YOUR CALENDAR AND RSVP SANDY (2BFREE2LIVE) VIA SPARK MAIL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE SO THE ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER CAN BE SENT TO THE MEMBERS WHO WANT TO ATTEND. THANKS. SANDY <BR> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 14:38:04 EST A new stair climb in Belview?? Hi all I was just wondering if you all have heard about a stair climb in bellveiw that is 45 flights and its in november its at a condo place being build and the climb is for lung cancer. Have any of you heard about this? Let me know what you know ok friends have a great day! Yes its been a while since I've been on spark but I am back in action I sure have missed chatting with all of you! (sorry about spell) Love you all Carol <em>252</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:03:52 EST Today I am thankful for? Today I am thankful for having a Hubby that will walk even when he is very tired from the work day. <BR> <em>342</em> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 23:12:01 EST Tacoma Narrows Half-Marathon - August 7 Run or Walk one of the most unique race courses in the Puget Sound Region! <BR> <BR> Course is open to walkers and allows up to 4.5 hours to complete the distance. <BR> <BR> Point to point course over the Tacoma Narrows Bridge! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 2 Aug 2010 19:00:08 EST Bank to Bay - Tacoma, Sept 12 Bank to Bay is an event that offers something for everyone, from runners and walkers, to wheelchair athletes, to kids and families alike. The USATF certified 10K/5K course is fast paced, offers terrific views, and includes live music. There’s free food and beverages, wellness activities including massages and skin cancer screenings, and all registered participants are eligible to win great prizes that are given out during the Award Ceremony. Bank to Bay was even labeled as one of the premier ... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 18:54:48 EST I DARE ya! Would you like to throw a dare out to your teammates? Something like, "I DARE you to drink 10 glasses of water today!" or "I DARE you to go for a fast 30 minute walk!" <BR> <BR> I'm sure we can all come up with some really great dares! <BR> <BR> How about it? <BR> <BR> I DARE ya! Mon, 2 Aug 2010 16:01:18 EST Active August Challenge This is a very simple challenge. <BR> <BR> How many minutes of "on-purpose" exercise do you want to get in a month? <BR> <BR> Are you willing to challenge yourself? <BR> <BR> Only "on-purpose" exercise activities that you would be doing anyway (gardening, housework, etc.) should be counted towards this goal. <BR> <BR> Post your minutes each day, by editing your initial post - and let's see who the most ACTIVE Washington Sparkers are in August! Mon, 2 Aug 2010 15:47:44 EST Body Buggers Challenge Or if you prefer...Calories in - Calories out! <BR> <BR> Keep track of your calories burned...many of us have gadgets to do that, such as Bodybugg. <BR> <BR> We'll keep accountable by posting our daily burn and consumption! Mon, 19 Apr 2010 19:32:18 EST Relay for Life - Thurston Co. - June 25-26 Thurston County Relay for Life! <BR> <BR> Black Hills High School, June 25-26 <BR> <BR> Tess has a team that all are welcome to join! <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 Apr 2010 14:49:55 EST April 18th - Snohomish County Spark Walk I feel really bad that I didn't think to post this here. Thanks for the reminder Sandy. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 23:21:51 EST SOUND to NARROWS - June 12, 2010 <link><BR>ows </link> <BR> <BR> June 12, 2010 <BR> <BR> The 12-kilometer run and walk traverses the scenic and hilly terrain of west Tacoma and beautiful Point Defiance Park. The 5k run and walk is a fast, yet challenging, course. A 1.2-mile Junior Shuffle tests the hearts and legs of children 4 to 10 years of age, while the 20-yard Diaper Dash, a fan favorite, is a showcase of Olympians in the making. <BR> <BR> <BR> How to Register <BR> Event Brochu... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 11:39:35 EST NW TREK RUN WILD - Sept. 18, 2010 Run Wild <BR> September 18, 2010 <BR> <BR> Choose from a 5K or 8K run, a 5K walk or Kids Dash and explore Trek's picturesque trails Saturday, September 18. The race is $25 with pre-registration and $35 on the day of the race. Online registration is now closed. <BR> <BR> Enjoy: <BR> • USA Track & Field 5k certified course <BR> • Electronic chip timing provided by End Result <BR> • Unique race courses with separate courses for runners and walkers <BR> • Free Kids Dash for chil... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 11:32:36 EST April 1 - Walk Live in Spanaway Just looking around for things to do in the next week or so and found a Walk Live event happening at the Sprinker Rec Center in Spanaway. <BR> <BR> Walk Live <BR> Thursday, Apr 1 11:45a to 12:20p <BR> at Sprinker Recreation Center, Tacoma, WA <BR> Walk Live Classes are new to Washington! <BR> <BR> Classes are conducted using the indoor walking techniques established and proven through the many years of success of Leslie Sansone's Indoor Walking Program the #1 Walking Program in the Wor... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 11:51:13 EST DIVERSIFY YOUR DIET GOOD ARTICLE TO BACK UP THE RAINBOW CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> <BR> Diversify Your Diet <BR> The often overlooked way to lose weight and live longer <BR> <BR> <BR> In the world of finance, experts advise you to avoid putting all of your eggs in one basket. When it comes to your diet, a similar rule exists, but with this twist: Avoid filling your basket with only eggs. <BR> <BR> As with your finances, diversity is the smartest choice around when it comes to choosing the foods that you eat. Apply... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 22:58:49 EST SPIN THE WHEEL AND EMOTICON YOUR NUMBER I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE FUN TO POST HOW MANY POINTS WE GET FROM THE WHEEL EVERYDAY WHEN WE LOG IN. SEE WHO HITS THE BIG ONE FOR THE DAY. Mon, 8 Feb 2010 01:07:04 EST WILL YOU REACH YOUR GOALS IN 2010? I AM GOING TO REACH MY GOAL THIS YEAR I MADE MYSELF A PROMISE THAT THIS IS THE YEAR THAT I MAKE THAT HAPPEN. HOW ABOUT YOU, ARE YOU GOING TO REACH YOURS? Wed, 20 Jan 2010 18:24:29 EST So confused?! Hey there... <BR> <BR> So - I read The Spark - LOVED it! It was great for me - lots of good reminders and tools I need to revisit as far as setting new goals and giving myself rewards to work toward! It also had a great chart to help figure what your range should be! Well - it turns out my calorie range should be about 100 cals higher; when I lose another 5 pounds, the range will increase AGAIN by even more. This is helpful as I have been on a plateau since May - but it doesn't really cha... Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:46:06 EST EAT A RAINBOW CHALLENGE This challenge is from my other team to get us to work on our fruits and veggies everyday and to help you get a lot of natural vitamins and each color has it's own benefits it brings to the table. I found a chart that may help if your having problems thinking of what you need from each category. <BR> <BR> RED <BR> Cherry, Cranberry, Raspberry, Red Grape, Strawberry, Watermelon, Beet, Radish, Radicchio, Red Bell Pepper, Tomato. <BR> <BR> ORANGE <BR> Apricot, Cantaloupe, Mango, Peach, Nec... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 20:46:07 EST SIMPLE CALORIE CHALLENGE 2010 JOIN THIS SIMPLE CALORIE CHALLENGE TO KEEP YOURSELF ON TRACK AND ACCOUNTABLE THIS YEAR!!! Sat, 2 Jan 2010 00:30:44 EST HAVE YOU REACHED YOUR GOALS FOR 2009? We only have a couple of weeks left in 2009. I thought it would be fun to check in here and let everyone know how you did on your goals for the year of 2009. <BR> <BR> I have maintained my weight and I have reached my goals as far as exercise and building my muscles. I know I am a lot stronger and have more stamina then when the year began. <BR> So how did everyone else do this year? <BR> Sun, 13 Dec 2009 19:22:33 EST NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS & PERSONAL CHALLENGES NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS & PERSONAL CHALLENGES <BR> <BR> Anyone here want to personally make a New Years Resolution or Personal Challenge? <BR> Sun, 6 Dec 2009 14:41:57 EST Big meals vs. Mini meals I have read that our bodies are really only able to use about 300 - 400 calories at a time and anything in excess of that is what our bodies save (as fat) for later use. <BR> <BR> What is your thinking on this - Do you function better with three large meals or <BR> 5-6 mini meals per day? <BR> <BR> Or do you have other information about this that may be helpful to us? Thu, 3 Dec 2009 01:54:46 EST Challenge Of The Day! I loved this suggestion from LUVSBULLDOGS aka Berta and am starting the thread today... Yay! Tue, 1 Dec 2009 12:55:43 EST Team Suggestions For 2010 Hey Greats! <BR> <BR> What would you like to see on this team in 2010? <BR> <BR> Please, PLEASE post your suggestions here! <BR> <BR> :O) Thanks! Mon, 30 Nov 2009 13:31:41 EST 31 Days To Healthier Holidays A Tip of the Day Calendar for December or Any Month <BR> -- By Nicole Nichols, Fitness Instructor & Health Educator <BR> <BR> Check back daily for 31 tips that will each help you eat right, exercise more, and combat stress during the holiday season. <BR> <BR> Here is a link to the calendar if you would like to print and post a copy: <BR> <link><BR>r_2007-12.pdf </link> Mon, 30 Nov 2009 13:29:05 EST Eat Late - Gain Weight? WHAAAAT? I've heard it matters, it doesn't matter, a calorie is a calorie no matter what time you eat it...What do YOU think? What is YOUR experience? <BR> <BR> ************************** <BR> Eat Late, Put on Weight? <BR> <BR> Study Shows Eating at the 'Wrong' Time of Day Could Lead to Weight Gain <BR> <BR> By Kathleen Doheny <BR> WebMD Health NewsReviewed by Brunilda Nazario, MD <BR> <BR> Sept. 3, 2009 -- Excessive late-night eating has long had a bad reputation, with studies showing it leads ... Fri, 27 Nov 2009 13:35:30 EST This Will Make You Smile - GUARANTEED This is definitely worth watching! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=player_embedded </link> <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 17 Nov 2009 17:44:57 EST New Member Suggestions Do you know of a Washington State Sparker that could benefit from our smaller more personalized team? <BR> <BR> Have you been approached by a fellow Sparker who wants to join this private team? <BR> <BR> If so, please post their SparkPeople UserName here and we will send them an invitation! <BR> <BR> :O) THANKS! Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:01:08 EST SIMPLE CALORIE CHALLENGE 2009 LET'S FINISH UP 2009 BY HOLDING OURSELVES ACCOUNTABLE. <BR> <BR> JOIN THIS SIMPLE CALORIE CHALLENGE FOR THE MONTHS OF NOVEMBER AND DECEMBER TO HELP KEEP YOURSELF ON TRACK AND ACCOUNTABLE DURING THE HOLIDAYS. Mon, 26 Oct 2009 10:31:23 EST 11th Annual World Run Day Nov. 8th <BR> Address <BR> Select your favorite running route <BR> <BR> <BR> The Event <BR> Run with other runners world-wide in a celebration of running and charity! Once registered, we'll proudly mail you the official World Run Day 2009 event t-shirt! You'll automatically be listed on our event site as a participant and Running Ambassador for quite possibly the greatest event in running history: World Run Day - Sunday, November 8, 2009. Runners from all over the world will be called upon to ... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 10:51:04 EST Start A Thread... Please! I want to challenge all of our team members to "Start A Thread" of their choice on this 'great' team of ours. <BR> <BR> It can be about whatever you want. <BR> <BR> Come on... Surprise me! Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:49:16 EST Team Members Needed! Do you know a fellow Washington State Sparker that could benefit from this smaller more personal team? <BR> <BR> If so please post their username here or send me a SparkMail so I can send them the following invitation to our 'great' team: <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Are you interested in joining a PRIVATE Washington State team for active Spark members? <BR> <BR> This is your invitation to the Washington State Greats! It was founded for members like you and I who are loo... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 11:30:55 EST Puyallup's Haunted Hustle - October 11th 6th Annual Haunted Hustle <BR> <link><BR>/2ac7c33bfbe42ae7.pdf </link> <BR> <BR> 5K & 10K Halloween Runs <BR> YES, walking is allowed! <BR> <BR> SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2009 <BR> <BR> Start & Finish at Pioneer Park <BR> 330 S. Meridian in Puyallup <BR> <BR> Registration & Check-In <BR> 7:30 AM <BR> <BR> Race Time: <BR> 9:00 AM <BR> <BR> Cost: <BR> $20 (By October 5th - Includes T-Shirt) <BR> $25 (After October 5th - T-Shirt not Guaranteed) <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 5 Oct 2009 19:35:28 EST Challenge Ideas Needed!!! Hello Greats! <BR> <BR> What kind of challenges do you want to see on this team? <BR> <BR> Your input is needed! <BR> <BR> We are fast approaching the holiday season and this means temptations galore... UGH! <BR> <BR> We need all the help we can get staying motivated... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 13:10:42 EST Spark-tober Streak Challenge Let's go streakin'!!! <BR> <BR> Basic 5 Streak Challenge <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 8 Waters <BR> 2. Eat 5 Freggies <BR> 3. Log Food Using SP Tracker <BR> 4. Log Cardio Using SP Tracker <BR> 5. Log Strength Using SP Tracker <BR> <BR> Post your stats please!!! <BR> <BR> These five things a day make the fat go away!! <BR> <BR> See how long you can keep up your streak. <BR> <BR> Then try to beat your longest streak. <BR> <BR> Remember... <BR> <BR> YOU WEIGH LESS WHEN YOU'RE STREAKIN'!!!!!!!... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 13:06:37 EST October Calorie Challenge Have you ever looked at your Daily Calorie Differential? <BR> <BR> It is under Reports in the My Tools section of SparkPeople. <BR> <BR> This simple challenge encourages you to log your food & fitness in the SP trackers and then report your Daily Calorie Differential here. <BR> <BR> Are you game? Thu, 1 Oct 2009 12:53:12 EST Weigh In Greats! Hey Greats! <BR> <BR> Looking to be accountable? <BR> Post your weigh in here! <BR> <BR> Want support and encouragement on your journey? <BR> Post your weigh in here? <BR> <BR> Wondering what day this team weighs in? <BR> We don't, we weigh in as individuals on whatever day we normally weigh in. Thu, 1 Oct 2009 12:44:05 EST March 21 - Big Climb 2010 Are we going to have a "Spark The Stairs" team this year? I sure hope so! <BR> <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge of: <BR> <BR> 69 flights of stairs <BR> <BR> 1,311 steps <BR> <BR> 788ft of vertical elevation <BR> <BR> Are you up for the challenge? <BR> <BR> Sunday, March 21, 2010 <BR> <BR> <BR> Online registration will open Nov. 1, 2009. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'll talk to Tess and we will get our team registered! Sun, 27 Sep 2009 13:26:41 EST Fitness Tracker Updates You may already have noticed that the Fitness Tracker looks different. <BR> <BR> SparkPeople has made several changes. <BR> <BR> Check out SPARKGUY_SPTEAM's Blog by Coach Nicole: <BR> <BR> New Step & Mileage Trackers Plus More Fitness Tracker Enhancements <BR> <link><BR>urnal_ <BR> individual.asp?blog_id=2419834 </link> Tue, 22 Sep 2009 13:29:23 EST Use a EMOTICON for how you feel today <em>414</em> Thu, 20 Aug 2009 01:05:27 EST Snohomish County Sparkers Hike ~ August 29th If anyone is interested in a group hike the Snohomish County Sparkers will be hosting a group hike at Wallace Falls State Park in Gold Bar on Saturday the 29th. <BR> <BR> More details to follow... Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:55:38 EST Snohomish County Sparkers Walk ~ August 22nd If anyone is interested in a group walk the Snohomish County Sparkers will be hosting a group walk on the Centennial Trail on Saturday the 22nd. <BR> <BR> More details to follow... Wed, 12 Aug 2009 11:54:07 EST Anyone want to hike in August? Just thought I'd throw it out there. I am finally starting to feel my energy levels going back to normal and would love to get outside with my 2 kiddos and get in some hiking. <BR> <BR> Some ideas I have (given that I live in Snoqualmie) are Rattlesnake Lake area, Tiger Mtn & Squak Mtn. I'm interested to see what you all are interested in too! <BR> <BR> Happy hiking! Sat, 25 Jul 2009 03:47:32 EST Biggest Loser 8 - Second Chances I thought I would start a Biggest Loser thread so people who aren't interested in it won't have to read about it in the General Chat thread. :o) <BR> <BR> As I posted earlier, I joined the online Biggest Loser Club, in a desperate effort to get some motivation back. I like it so far, but I'll reserve judgement as to whether it's worth $20/month. I think I DO get some "insider" info though...I read that Daniel (Season 7 orange team) will be back in Season 8, that starts Sep 15. YEAH!!! ... Mon, 20 Jul 2009 15:34:13 EST Hike to the Ice Caves On July 25th the Snohomish County Sparkers are having our monthly walk/hike. We are going to hike to the Big 4 Ice Caves, it is located between Darrington and Granite Falls on the Mt. loop highway. We are going to meet and carpool, so if anyone would like to join us please do. Will put more info up later when we get it all figured out. We think 10 am start at the trail head but meeting up about 9:15 Am. Wed, 8 Jul 2009 15:14:20 EST Show Your Spark Weekend, June 26, 27 and 28 Thurston County: <BR> <BR> June 26 – 9 am meet at Bayview Thriftway: Olympia Capitol and Downtown Walk. <BR> June 27 – 10 am meet at Bayview Thriftway: Olympia Capitol and Water Walk (Picnic to follow walk) <BR> June 28 – 1 pm meet at Texaco/Grocery 3210 Cooper Point Rd: West Olympia Walk <BR> <BR> Hope to see you there! <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Jun 2009 14:21:48 EST NUTRITION TRACKER I HAVE ALWAYS WONDERED WHAT EVERYONE HAS SET ON THEIR NUTRITION TRACKER AND IF YOU STAY WITHIN THE CALORIES LISTED THERE. <BR> <BR> Sparks has mine set at 1250-1500. <BR> I changed it to read 1200-1250 because if given the higher number I will tend to eat until I reach the number not because I am hungry it is just because I can!! <BR> Does that make any sense? <BR> So I changed mine to be at the lower end of the range and I feel a lot better at the end of the day knowing if I stay in thi... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 12:25:25 EST "Aha moment" Light o' the day: (otherwise known as an "Aha moment"!!!) <BR> <BR> The last dejected effort often becomes the winning stroke. <BR> - W.J. Camero <BR> <BR> Persistence. Persistence. Persistence. <BR> <BR> We keep hearing about how persistence is often the key to success. But what do you do when you've been striving for so long that it seems like your goal is never going to see light? How do you deal with the fear that you're about to fail? Simple. Give it just one more shot. And then o... Sun, 21 Jun 2009 17:19:35 EST Wanna Hike In July? Let's start planning a team hike or two for July now! <BR> <BR> Is there any place that you've been wanting to explore? <BR> <BR> What days work best for you? <BR> <BR> Are there any days you can't hike? Sat, 20 Jun 2009 14:00:09 EST Trail Suggestions for Team Hikes Squak Mountain State Park. It's in/near Issaquah. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>=Squak Mountain&subject=all </link> <BR> <BR> Squak Mountain State Park is a 1,545-acre, day-use park just outside of Issaquah and a short 15-minute drive from Seattle. The forested park features miles of trails in wilderness solitude for both equestrians and hikers alike. Sat, 20 Jun 2009 12:35:14 EST June 19th ~ Team Hike ~ Dash Point State Park This was SO much un the last time we did it... Let's do it again! <BR> <BR> Friday, June 19th @ 10am <BR> <BR> Hiking at Dash Point State Park in Federal Way. <BR> <BR> Followed by a healthuy picnic lunch and possibly even a stroll on the beach. <BR> <BR> See you there! Sun, 14 Jun 2009 14:31:34 EST June 19th ~ Team Hike ~ Anyone Interested? Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> I'm avilable for a team hike on Friday, June 19th. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else interested? <BR> <BR> Want to do Dash Point again or try somewhere else? <BR> <BR> Lord Hill is nice up this way. <BR> <BR> Wendy has mentioned a park in Puyallup that has some nice trails. <BR> <BR> I'm up for anywhere really? <BR> <BR> There is a new area out in Woodinville I want to try called Paradise Valley. <BR> <BR> We could even go north to Skagit Valley and try out Little Mount... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 16:41:34 EST 11th Annual Run Wild ~ NWTrek ~ September 19, 2009 Run Wild <BR> <link><BR>nt_id=136 </link> <BR> <BR> Run along Trek's picturesque nature trails for 5K and 8K runs, a 5K walk and a Kids Dash unlike any other. <BR> <BR> Cost: $25 with pre-registration, $35 on the day of the race. <BR> <BR> Online registration closes Sept. 18 at noon. <BR> <BR> Your registration fee helps support Northwest Trek's conservation efforts and includes park admission, a race shirt, and a goodie bag. <BR> <BR> Race Inform... Fri, 5 Jun 2009 20:35:52 EST WOW!!! WHAT A DIFFERENCE? Just thought it would be fun to share a difference you have noticed since you started your journey. <BR> <BR> So lets post those little things we notice from day to day that says yes we are losing weight. <BR> <em>29</em> <em>30</em> <em>33</em> <em>198</em> <em>15</em> <em>9</em> Thu, 28 May 2009 14:01:46 EST "Show Your Spark Weekend" ~ June 26 - 28, 2009 SparkPeople is kicking off summer with our Spread the Spark Summer Challenge and it all kicks off with the official "Show Your Spark" Weekend, Friday, June 26, 2009, to Sunday, June 28, 2009! <BR> <BR> During this weekend, SparkPeople members across the globe will wear their SparkPeople Gear and/or gather at SparkRallies . <BR> <BR> Please post all Washington State SparkRallies here! <BR> <BR> We need your HELP help to plan SparkRallies all across this great state of ours! <BR> <BR> E... Wed, 27 May 2009 13:40:06 EST Olympia Show Your Spark Weekend Plans June 26-28 I thought a Volksmarch would be the easiest thing for us to do, I would say followed by a picnic Spark Recipies. <BR> <BR> Here is a list of walks that are year round that would be fun or close, or beach related <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Ocean Shores - Beach Walk <BR> Ocean Shores - Jetty Walk <BR> Olympia - Olympia Capitol and Downtown <BR> Olympia - Olympia Capitol and Water Walk <BR> Olympia - West Olympia Walk <BR> <BR> The weekend is 3 days so we ca... Sun, 24 May 2009 15:41:11 EST SP To Add IM Well as you my have noticed there have been some updates made to your SparkPage. <BR> <BR> Another update to happen this week is the addition of IM. <BR> <BR> They will be launching an Instant Messaging feature soon. It will be optional (so if you don't want to use it you can totally turn it off), but you'll be able to IM with any of your mutual friends. (That means that you both have to have added each other as friends on your SparkPages to be able to chat with them.) <BR> <BR> We have ... Wed, 20 May 2009 17:13:08 EST June 5th ~ Team Hike ~ Dash Point State Park Is anyone up for a group hike with fellow Washington GREAT members WENDYWITKOSKI & ICANBE145? <BR> <BR> Location: Dash Point State Park <BR> <BR> Date: Friday, June 5th <BR> <BR> Time: 10am <BR> <BR> Here are the links to Wendy's & Charlotte's pages: <BR> <BR> WENDYWITKOSKI <BR> <link><BR>NDYWITKOSKI </link> <BR> <BR> ICANBE145 <BR> <link><BR>ANBE145 </link> Tue, 19 May 2009 18:12:44 EST Single Day Calorie Differential Report I thought it would be fun to track this report. <BR> Today my differential was -748. <BR> <BR> What was yours? <BR> Wed, 29 Apr 2009 01:25:08 EST July 25 Samish Bay Bivalve Bash 7th Annual <BR> Samish Bay Bivalve Bash <BR> Low Tide Mud Run <BR> July 25, 2009, 1:53 P.M. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 Apr 2009 23:37:20 EST LET'S LIST 100+ REASONS TO LOSE WEIGHT!!! I would Love to play with A game team ...Let's State Let's list 100+ reasons to lose weight! <BR> <BR> I would Like weird reasons if possible and I'll start by myself and you continue the counting reasons after me <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> #1. To not worry about lawn chairs breaking. <BR> <BR> #2. To be able to order clothes from a catalogue without worrying if they will fit. <BR> <BR> #3. To not have fear going to the doctors, because he'll make me get on a scale <BR> Sat, 18 Apr 2009 03:34:22 EST Great Outdoor Opportunities Looking to get outside and move? <BR> <BR> Then this is the place for you! Fri, 17 Apr 2009 19:30:53 EST Relay for Life Has anyone ever done this? How long have you guys walked in this? I am doing the Puyallup Relay for Life for my wife's coworker who has Ovarian cancer. Mon, 13 Apr 2009 15:38:03 EST ~4~ THINGS IN MY LIFE QUIZ~ 4 Things In my Life Quiz~ <BR> <BR> Four jobs I have had in my life: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> Four movies I have watched more than Once: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> Four places I have lived: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> <BR> Four Places I have been: <BR> <BR> 1. <BR> <BR> 2. <BR> <BR> 3. <BR> <BR> 4. <BR> <BR> <BR> Four of my favorite foods: <BR>... Fri, 10 Apr 2009 01:42:50 EST ** NAME YOUR GAME Jumpstart Challenge! ** “NAME YOUR GAME” JUMP-START CHALLENGE! <BR> <BR> Choose at least 3 of the following goals (or choose goals of your own!), and stick with them PERFECTLY for 3, 5, 7 or 10 days. It’s YOUR challenge, so YOU NAME IT! <BR> <BR> If you don't meet your chosen goals on any given day, you start over with Day One. If you want to challenge yourself with more than 3 goals, that is GREAT! <BR> <BR> And we want you to post every day on how you've done! <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <em>267</e... Tue, 7 Apr 2009 12:44:30 EST 'DIET SELECTOR' WHICH DIET IS RIGHT FOR YOU? I FOUND THIS ARTICLE AND THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE WITH YOU. <link><BR>oss/2009-03-29-diet-selector_N.htm </link> Sun, 29 Mar 2009 23:23:16 EST CONGRATULATIONS CYNDI, SHELIA and MARGI !!! I just got a text from Shelia, she and Margi just completed their half-marathon - in about 205 minutes! That's 13.1 miles, folks! <BR> <BR> And even more impressive, Cyndi finished about 1/2 hour ahead of them, having RAN the whole 13.1 miles! <BR> <BR> CONGRATULATIONS CYNDI, SHELIA and MARGI !!!! <BR> <BR> THE GREATEST IRONWOMEN AROUND!!! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <em>185</em> <em>243</em> <em>208</em> <em>104</em> <em>185</em> <em>243</em> <em>208</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <B... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 15:32:11 EST Pierce County Hunger Walk, Oct. 4. Associated Ministries’ <BR> Pierce County Hunger Walk <BR> Sunday, October 4th, 1 p.m. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Join in Pierce County’s annual walk/run through Tacoma’s North End and Proctor District and help feed the hungry children and families in Pierce County and around the world. Sign up for the 10k or 5k route or join us at Jefferson Park. All routes are complete with sidewalks, rest stops and snacks. There are four easy steps to the Hunger Walk: 1) ... Sat, 28 Mar 2009 11:15:57 EST March of Dimes ~ March For Babies Why march for babies? <BR> <BR> It's America's favorite walking event! When you walk, you give hope to the families of babies born too soon or sick. The money you raise supports programs in your community that help moms have healthy, full-term pregnancies. And it funds research to find answers to the serious problems that threaten our babies. We've been walking since 1970 and have raised an incredible $1.8 billion to benefit all babies. <BR> <BR> Visit <link> </link>... Fri, 27 Mar 2009 17:42:29 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMANDA!!! Happy Birthday to You! <BR> Happy Birthday to You! <BR> Happy Birthday Dear Amanda! <BR> Happy Birthday to YOU! <BR> <BR> I hope your day is full of happiness! <BR> <em>257</em> <BR> Sorry it's raining. *sighs* Gotta love Washington! <BR> <em>236</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <em>144</em> Tue, 24 Mar 2009 12:03:26 EST A TO Z THINGS WE BUY AT WALMART WE ALL SHOP AT WALMART SO LET'S GET CREATIVE IN THE THINGS WE PURCHASE THERE <em>192</em> <em>189</em> <em>45</em> <em>265</em> <em>474</em> <em>267</em> <em>258</em> <em>291</em> <em>300</em> <em>34</em> <em>217</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>125</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>175</em> <em>269</em> <em>75</em> <em>80</em> <em>149</em> <em>17</em> <em>56</em> <em>652</em> HAVE FUN WITH THIS ONE. Mon, 23 Mar 2009 10:42:00 EST Spark the Night! Sep 12 -Tacoma / Sept 26 Seattle Light The Night Walk: <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Taking Steps Toward Cures <BR> <BR> Each year, in communities all across the United States and Canada, families, friends, neighbors and teams from local businesses and national companies come together for The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's (LLS's) Light The Night Walk events to bring help and hope to people battling blood cancers. <BR> <BR> Funds raised by walkers provide: <BR> <BR> *Lifesaving blood can... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 22:00:58 EST I Did It... WOOT! WOOT! What did you do today to make yourself proud? <BR> <BR> Got a success to share? <BR> <BR> This is the place! Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:39:48 EST **HELP** Panic Button! Do you need support? <BR> <BR> Need to be talked down? <BR> <BR> Click here and let your fellow GREATS know you need **HELP**!!! Tue, 17 Mar 2009 14:37:51 EST Recipe HQ Anna's post on the Simon Says thread reminded me we should have a place topost all our favorite recipes. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 11:21:36 EST Keep up to date on local events with <link> </link> . Sun, 8 Mar 2009 16:49:34 EST Changes Coming To Team Page! This was posted on the team leaders page tonight, so if you come in and see the team page changed this is why... <BR> <BR> We have some new Team features launching next week that I wanted to give you a heads up about. <BR> <BR> We're redesigning the main Team page a little, adding a "tabbed" section in the middle of the page. This tab will contain 4 sections: Team Announcements, Team Photos, Team Links and the first page will be the "new" entries from the other sections. <BR> <BR> Team ... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 12:08:52 EST SIMON SAYS How many used to like to play Simon Says as a child? Well, here is our chance to play it now, as an adult. <BR> <BR> I'll start off and whoever completes can come in and post what Simon says next. Let's play it's fun! <BR> <BR> Simon says drink 1 glass water Sat, 7 Mar 2009 02:36:29 EST AN EXERCISE IN SELF-ESTEEM An Exercise in Self-Esteem <BR> Exercise Your Way to Feeling Better About Yourself <BR> -- By Dean Anderson, Fitness & Behavior Expert <BR> SparkPeople Sponsors help keep the site free! <BR> If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few pounds will help you feel better about yourself. And chances are, you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. But here’s something you may not know: this "necessary evil" approach t... Mon, 2 Mar 2009 01:03:33 EST KEEP YOUR MOMENTUM GOING I came across this Spark article today and it was just what I needed to keep going, so I thought I would share the link. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=384 </link> Sat, 28 Feb 2009 18:23:21 EST Weigh In Hey Greats! <BR> <BR> Looking to be accountable? <BR> Post your weigh in here! <BR> <BR> Want support and encouragement on your journey? <BR> Post your weigh in here? <BR> <BR> Wondering what day this team weighs in? <BR> They don't, we weigh in as individuals on whatever day we normally weigh in. Sat, 28 Feb 2009 12:51:28 EST Facebook? I thought I would check to see if anyone else is on facebook. If so and you want to be friends just post your email you are signed up with. <BR> <BR> luvs! Mon, 23 Feb 2009 21:45:39 EST June 27 - Rock N Roll Seattle Marathon Event at a Glance <BR> <BR> Inaugural Event Date <BR> Saturday, June 27, 2009 <BR> <BR> Avg. Race Day Temp. <BR> Mild, mid 60s <BR> <BR> Course Profile <BR> Boston qualifier <BR> Live bands and cheer teams every mile <BR> Ideal running weather <BR> Health & Fitness Expo <BR> Location: Qwest Event Center <BR> June 25 & 26 <BR> <BR> Headliner Concert <BR> Saturday, June 27 <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Mon, 23 Feb 2009 19:22:00 EST Leprechaun Marathon Half-Marathon, 10K, 5k, 1 mile More info about Leprechaun Marathon Half-Marathon, 10 mile, 10k, 5k, 1 mile <BR> <BR> Location: <BR> Millerslyvania State Park <BR> 12245 Tilley Road S. <BR> Olympia, WA <BR> <BR> About This Event: <BR> <BR> Come celebrate spring in this 5th annual event. New this year is a full marathon (26.2 miles)which is certfied and a Boston marathon qualifer!!! Choose from a Half-marathon, 10 miles, 10K (6.2 Miles), 5K (3.1 Miles) or a 1 Mile Fun Run. Enjoy lots of post-race food and quality awards. ... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 18:08:15 EST April 4 - Birch Bay Road Race 5k, 15k or 30k NORTH WEST RUNNING AT ITS BEST! <BR> <BR> Be prepared for cool and damp weather. Bring extra clothing to change into after the race. <BR> <BR> Unique 15K and 30K Distances plus 5K <BR> <BR> This race offers athletes an opportunity to move up from the 10K and Half Marathon distances to a new mid-distance standard, with full race support - - perfectly timed for athletes training for the Vancouver International Marathon/Half Marathon. <BR> <BR> Race Timing <BR> Chip Timed (electronic clip ... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:52:54 EST March 29 - Whibey Island Marathon WHIDBEY ISLAND MARATHON, HALF MARATHON, AND HALF MARATHON WALK <BR> MARCH 29, 2009 <BR> FULL MARATHON - S. R. 20 and ROSARIO RD. <BR> <BR> PASS LAKE ON FIDALGO ISLAND <BR> START TIME - 7:30 AM <BR> <BR> HALF MARATHON RUN <BR> ON HELLER ST., ADJACENT TO WILDCAT STADIUM <BR> AT OAK HARBOR HIGH SCHOOL <BR> START TIME - 8:00 AM <BR> <BR> HALF MARATHON WALK <BR> <BR> <BR> START TIME-8:05 A. M. <BR> FINISH LINE, RECOVERY, AWARDS <BR> <BR> WINDJAMMER PARK, OAK HARBOR <BR> PARKING <BR>... Mon, 23 Feb 2009 17:38:01 EST June 13 - Sound to Narrows 2009 ! Last year, a number of the Originals participated in the Sound to Narrows 12k walk. <BR> <BR> How about making it the 2nd Annual Sound to Narrows for the Original Greats? <BR> <BR> Save the date: Saturday June 13, 2009 <BR> <BR> More to come! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>care.dll/multicare/<BR>nelName=Sound%20to%20Narrows </link> Sun, 22 Feb 2009 17:17:02 EST Spark the Stairs! Shelia and I have formed a team called "Spark the Stairs" to climb the Columbia Center (69 flights - 1,311 steps!) on March 22nd in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Washington. <BR> <BR> I am doing this because I think it will be a really fun (?!) team event, as well as to celebrate my mother-in-law's triumph over leukemia! <BR> <BR> Check out my page - you can join the team from there and then create your own page and start fundraising! The registration is limited (the tower ... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 16:15:50 EST This Is Great... Let's Chat! Tada! <BR> Just starting a Chit Chat thread! Sun, 22 Feb 2009 12:50:04 EST Welcome to the "Original" Washington Greats! WELCOME-WELCOME-WELCOME!! <BR> <BR> We've definitely lost some of what made us so unique and special as a team when it was made "official" and every single person on Spark People who says they are from Washington was assigned to it! <BR> <BR> I just can't get into a team of over 60,000...and I so miss the special relationship that the Greats had. <BR> <BR> So here it is! A place for the ORIGINAL Greats! to gather and support and motivate each other! <BR> <BR> It's SOOOOOO good to be here... Sat, 21 Feb 2009 23:14:47 EST