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The thread is called simply "Daily Thread". Sharon thought it easier not to start a new one every month. Probably so dolts like me can find it when the month changes!!

Edited by: MARYELLEN301 at: 5/8/2015 (22:37)
Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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Well, where did the May chat go??? I can't find it.
Had some serious clouds today, but only sprinkle of rain. Back to NC about 2:30.
In the 80's here.
Dead tired now and going to bed!!!


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Sharon, Do you know that you are not on this month's thread?

ME

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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Good Morning!! Happy Friday!

I am enjoying my Cinnamon Spice Coffee and in a bit will start my Workouts. I did my longer taper run yesterday since it appears the first tropical depression of the season is expected this weekend in the Carolina's. Next weekend is my 2nd Half Marathon for 2015.. Getting excited.

Wishing all Mom's a Happy Mother's Day!!

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Good Morning!! It was raining emoticon early this morning so I stayed in bed and got some great sleep. emoticon I decided to skip today's run since it was only a 4- 5 mile run. I will keep my energy for this weekends long 12 mile run. Last long run prior to HM 2 for 2015.. emoticon
I just completed a 45 minute Split Cardio Workout and ready to start Max Abs.

So excited what the scale told me this morning!!! emoticon 119.6!!! I have not been that weight in a few years. When I first started with Spark in 12/09 I got down to 111 lbs. but when I went back to work- 12 hour days and caring for my mother the weight began to pile on.. Especially when my husband came to join me here in NC. He was cooking and he loves his pasta. I blew up like the Pillsbury Dough Boy. I just can't handle it and my mother being diabetic could not either. Thank goodness I took over and am home 24/ 7 now caring for my mother...

Hard to believe this is the last Day of April!!! Start thinking about your May Goals!

Wishing all a Great Day!!

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Hi, Everyone! Didn't realize I had been MIA for so long. I do get on SP every day but got bogged down.
Really enjoyed reading of all your adventures. Am glad Betsy got through the funeral and that her mother is planning family get-together.
ME provides my day's laughter with her descriptions of events and I love hearing of her travels. Sometimes I feel like traveling to exotic places, but DH won't fly - especially out of the country. And we do live a life of fun and leisure for nearly 7 months while in FL, and then we return to NC for more "leisure life".
I can just hear Sharon shrieking when she saw that mouse!!!
We also have a "bug man" so the main critters we see are geckos and they are numerous. But this year for the first time, we have seen the ugliest wormy, caterpillar-like creatures. They are bright red-orange with black spikes all over them. We think they come from the poinciana plants that were planted in the medial about two years ago. Seems as though our street is the only one that has them and we're only street with medial.
Had a great week-end in Orlando with son and family even though Chuck and I just read and loafed. We're not much for the parks.
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Good evening,
Today was a crazy day at work! I am glad that it is over. I am taking Friday off to help Mom take care of the thank you cards and whatever else she needs help with.

I just found out today that she has planned a week at the beach in June. She has rented a 6 bedroom house (with the help of my Sister-in-law in Ohio) that will hold the entire family.

Now I have to figure out how to clear my work schedule for that week. That is a crazy week for me but it will be worth it!

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emoticon Good Morning!!

I am enjoying my coffee and reading my Spark. So much to catch up on.. Yikes! over 5500 e-mails too. My niece has gone past her due date for baby Colt. I guess I better hop on FB to see if there is any news.... emoticon

Today I have a Cardio Workout to make up and Core Challenge.... emoticon emoticon ..

I still have a lot of gardening emoticon to do and yard work. Also will be taking back a grapevine that appears to be dead. I have the other one planted near the fence.

Wishing all a Great Day!!!

Sharon emoticon

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I am enjoying the cooler weather! Today I went back to the doctor because my belly button is still not healed from my last surgery. He told me that it has improved an it is just taking it's time and told me to keep it covered.

Today was my Mom's first day home alone and she did pretty good. My Sister-in-law stopped by for a bit and my brother stopped by on his way home from work. She called me about 3 times but they were all short phone calls. I am so far behind in my work since I have been off so much.

I am taking Friday off to help write Thank you cards to everybody that sent flowers and plants and those that helped us out so much.

Yes, it is sad that the man died and that boy will have to live with it the rest of his life.

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Good afternoon! It is such a Beautiful Day!!! emoticon Yes, temps are a little cooler, low humidity and the Sun is Shining!!
6.5 miles Running and completed run/walk total 7.11 miles. This weekend planned long run of 12 miles and then tapering for the next HM NCRC in Cary May 17th.. It works out great because the weekend of Mother's Day I only run 6 miles...

Betsy, I am happy that your mother lives with you... Hopefully she will have lots of visitors while you are at work..
ME, I heard that man Runner who was hit by a car in Holly Springs passed away yesterday.. So sad... Don't know situation of HS boy who hit him.. I have a feeling he was running late to school and sped through a red light. Don't know, only guessing. I almost got hit by a car when I had green arrow to turn left by a car on Falls of Neuse speeding through red light. I guess it will take many deaths before putting up traffic cameras. I see this all the time. I am in that area near Millbrook Road..
Looking forward to Carol coming back up North. We really need to get together while she is here..

Wishing all a great day!!

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Sharon, I live with my Mom. She is 83 years old but strong! Tomorrow will be the beginning of her being by herself during the day. I am hoping that my sister-in-law and my niece will stop by once in a while to visit with her but I have to go back to work!

Thanks for thinking about us, we are now in clean-up mode since we had 50 people in the house and also my Ohio family stayed with us. Lots of sheets to strip and lots of clean-up today.

It was a beautiful day outside!

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Betsy, so glad the weather held out for the services. I was thinking about you guys all day. And yes when everybody packs up and leaves it leaves you with nothing but memories, both glad and sad. Mom will need plenty of support. Hope the close by family will pitch in and and envelope her with support.

Edith and I saw Dixie Swim Club here in Garner Saturday night and then yesterday we went to Paparazzi for brunch. Very good as always. Then we went to see Little Boy at the movies. What a great movie! The reviews are killing the movie, but I think it was really a sweet film. I highly recommend it. She leaves tomorrow later morning. We'll be back together for a river cruise in August. Again in Sept for the time share week and then again in October for a Seniors bus trip to Lancaster PA and the Storytelling Festival in Laurinburg. We always have a good time together. We;ve known each other for close to 35 years.

Sharon, I've never had a mouse invasion (well, except for my daughters science project gone array!) My former neighbors swear it is because I have two cats. Their theory is that the mice somehow know (smell?) that the cats are here and they steer clear. WE had wetlands behind us in Holly Springs and they used to get them all the time, but they never came to my house. Hopefully their theory is correct and I won't have to cope with them here in Garner.

I guess Linda has figured out by now if she packed correctly! If not she needs to adopt the attitude that she will never see those people again, so it really doesn't matter. It won't be long before Carol is back up here for a spell. Maybe we can all plan on getting together some time. That would be fun.

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Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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Good Morning and Happy Monday!

I got an early start and completed my Cardio Workout and Phenomenal Abs before the bug guy arrived at 8:30 am.

I was surprised this morning by the sight of a tiny mouse in the house! Eek! I panicked. The guy left traps everywhere. I saw one last year out in front of my garden but had no idea they got inside. I will be honest, I never saw so many critters until coming back to NC. We had a bug company in FL and never saw bugs. Also the honeybees are back. I am creeping out. Well, that got my heart rate going this morning.

Betsy, I am glad the weather held out for you. Does your mother live close by or with you? Prayers to you and your family.

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The weather was really not a problem for us. It did not rain going back and forth from the house to church and back. The guys that were grilling however got soaked! A wild and crazy weekend is over and the family leaves tomorrow. I think the next several weeks will be hard on my Mom as we will now be left alone.

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Good Morning! Happy Sunday..

I am so glad I got out for my 11 mile run yesterday. Not too soon after completing, it started raining and is still raining this morning. It feels real good not to have to run today, I prefer Sunday's off. I did hear about that accident in Holly Springs and as I was hit by that car, that went through my mind..
Mary Ellen, I splurged at dinner time last night.. Ribs, Sweet Potato Veggies and Key Lime Pie. I was still within Calorie Range but did gain 1/2 lb. It had to of been the pie. I don't eat sweets and my body really reacted. But once is OK.. All I have to do this morning is Hard Core, Day 19 of my challenge. I need to do some cleaning around the house later.
I hope it stayed dry for you Betsy, during the Funeral and gathering afterwards. Thinking of Carol having fun times in Orlando and Linda on her cruise and travels..

Wishing all a Great Day!

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Glad you had a good time! Today is the funeral for my Dad, we are hoping the rain stops in time for the BBQ but not looking to good!

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Golly Sharon, Monday our bus was latre in arriving because he was going down Holly Springs Rd. and it was all blocked off with crin=me scene tape. Turns out a teen driver hit a jogger in the crosswalk and last I heard he was in critical condition. You were very lucky to escape with only a good scare and maybe a bruise. Wow. Count your blessings.

Savannah area was delightful Perfect weather the entire time. Had some good food. Last night we ate at Mr;s Wilkes Boarding House and that is currently the #1 restaurant in Savannah according to Trip adviser. We had Fried Chicken and Barbecue as the meats and 23 side dishes! Yes you read right, it is NOT a typo! 23 side dishes! And very one was just as delicious as the last! It was an amazing hour! You sit down family style and pass the bowls around. What a nightmare if you were one of those people that can't stand to have any of your foods touch each other on the plate! There was not a smidgeon of unused china in front of me! I did pass on the succotash and the baked beans, and the mashed potatoes weren't very good, but I ate them all to clear more room for the rest of the bowls that were being passed! It was an amazing meal! Now to pay the piper!

Edith is here till Tuesday morning. We will go to Paparazzi at LaFayette Village in N Raleigh for brunch on Sunday. Sharon writes about her wonderful exercise activities and I write about my wonderful meals. Guess who is 15 pounds over goal weight!

ME

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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Good Morning! I am up bright and early. Forgot to set my coffee timer hour later and the wonderful smell woke me up. emoticon

I have a couple of workouts to do this morning emoticon and hope to spend more time out in my garden emoticon before the rain moves in. Sounds like we may have rain emoticon this whole weekend.

Wishing all a Great Day!!

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Everyone is sooo busy! Guess I have been, too.
This morning before going to pool at 10 AM, I had baked a gluten free blueberry crisp, 2 1/2 dozen flourless peanut butter cookies, 12 GF banana-blueberry muffins, and 18 regular blueberry muffins ( a special recipe I use). Now I have used one big case of blueberries over the winter. I distribute them to various people.
In PM I made mushroom soup (dairy free) and mixed the ingredients for Chicken Sopa which I will construct at the condo.
Got my clothes packed, will load ice chest in morn, and after DH gets haircut, we will be off to Orlando. Kids will be there before us as they have early flight.
Talk from there tomorrow night!!!


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Good morning,
Taking my Mom to Belk today to find something for her to wear to the funeral. My family starts arriving tonight. I am now off of work until Monday. We put down 16 bags of mulch around the house yesterday and I have some flowers to plant on the deck. We cleaned off the deck last Saturday and it is full of crud again. The Maple tree keeps dropping stuff on it.

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Good Morning!

Thanks. I am OK. Just grateful I did not fall..

It was a Beautiful Day yesterday and I did get to spend time out in my garden. I have so much more to do so hopefully can get it done this weekend. I even got a little sunburnt.

This morning temps cooled down some and I am looking forward to my run. I will wear hot neon lime pullover light weight jacket so cars can see me. I run in the bike lane but unfortunately cars like turning in that lane too??

My mother is recovering from tooth extraction. She has some swelling.. I think that may last for a week or so. I later take her for acupuncture massage treatment...

Wishing all a great day!

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Wow Sharon, that is really scary. I am glad that you are okay. I have a friend who was hit in downtown Raleigh and she landed on the hood and the driver just kept driving until she was thrown off and they never caught that person. My friend will walk with quite a limp the rest of her life but she is alive!

I hope the person that nipped you at least stopped!

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OMG Sharon! Did the driver stop? Are you bruised or injured in any way? That must have been a terrible experience!
Hope your mom is doing alright after tooth extraction. BTW, did you ever find lawyer for Elder Care? Hope you get an honest one!


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Good Morning! I am up early and enjoying my coffee.. emoticon

Yesterday was a busy day. I completed my warm up cardio and got out the door for an early run. I was hit by a car on the way home. I am so grateful I did not cross street in crosswalk and get hit head on. I turned on my street facing traffic. The car darted out onto the main street nipping me on passenger side. I did not loose my balance and fall. Just shook up. I had to take my mother later that morning for her tooth extraction.

Today I will start up with a Cardio Workout and then Day 16 of my Challenge Power Grace.
It is to be a nice day weatherize, so I hope to spend time out in my Organic Garden and also do some yard work. emoticon

Wishing all a Great Day!

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Have fun Carol!

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Have fun in Orlando Carol!

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We've had some heavy thunderstorms here in FL but they usually come late in the day and don't last too long. Wind was very strong yesterday and a large palm frond came down close to our house. Only two of us in the pool this morning and we felt privileged to have the big, beautiful pool as our private one.
Getting things ready to go to Timeshare in Orlando on Friday. Anxious to see son's family.
Talk later, Carol



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Good Morning!

Betsy, So nice to hear family from all over will be able to attend funeral. Sounds like it willl be a lovely service.
Maryellen, I hope you and your friend have a great time in Savannah!
Carol, how exciting for your granddaughter to study abroad in Europe. I am sure you will have a fun filled visit in July hearing all about it.

A rainy Monday it is here in NC. emoticon I did get out yesterday for a 3.5 mile run. emoticon Felt great and my time was really good. I tried a new pair of shoes and I am not sure if I like them as much as my Pure Flow. On my Tuesday Run, I will try them out again and maybe Thursday before I make a decision. The Pure Flows have a very cushy bottom which I really like. We shall see. I found a code for this May Half Marathon and will go ahead and sign up for it sometime this week.

I planted some Morning Glories close to the house before the rain started. I still have my Azaleas, Grapes, Red Peppers to plant. I hope it dries some so I can get in my garden and thin out some of the variety lettuces. My tulips are coming up that husband planted. What a Beautiful Site. emoticon

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Have a great time Mary Ellen! Carol, that is such a great opportunity for your granddaughter. What part of Europe was she in?

Going to work at least half a day today, I have so much to get done in both worlds. I will meet my niece and mom for lunch and then we have to get the picture for the Obituary scanned and blown up for the funeral and I think I want a collage frame for the funeral that we can put sort of a timeline of his life.

I am very happy that my belly button finally seems to be healing!

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'm very tired right now and forgot to take medicine that requires going to bed exactly 45 minutes after taking. So I will be later tonight.
Just talked to our granddaughter who returned from Europe late last night. She studied abroad for the whole semester and now is done until school starts in August. Can't wait until July when we will see her and all of her great photos!
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So nice that folks will come from afar. I'm sure it will be a lovely service.

I leave in the morning for Savannah and will be back on Friday night. My friend from Albuquerque is here for the trip and will leave a week from Tuesady. Should be a nice visit.

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Found out that my Uncle is bringing a lot of my family on the corporate jet for the funeral on Saturday. It looks like we may have over 100 people attending. I am working on the Obituary and the funeral program. What a rainy day!

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Good Morning Team!

I woke up a little late again this morning and feel like a slug.
Enjoying my 2nd cup of coffee and hope to start up my Cardio- then on to Cuts & Curves..

Busy week coming up with appointments for my mother and I. She will have tooth extracted Wednesday. After all this, I plan to start up her physical therapy again beginning in May once a week..

Looks like another rainy day so I probably won't get out for my recovery run of three miles. If I can- I will even just try running around the block. Really getting antsy.. I also need to get outside and plant remaining items in my garden.. emoticon The tulips my husband planted are coming up. Yeah! They are beautiful..

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Another hot day in FL. Makes the pool so very inviting we just don't want to get out.
Hope your day went well today, Betsy, and that the sunshine made it a lovely day!


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Good morning, lots of things to figure out today. We have the funeral plans in place but so much more to do. Not sure how many friends and family will be here from out of town! I am ready for that sunshine that they promised today.

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Good Morning Team!

I slept late this morning and am enjoying my coffee..

I have my Fitness planned and hope to start soon. I am so excited I lost 1 lb. for my weigh in this morning. Hopefully it will stay off.

I still have not signed up for this NCRC Half Marathon in May. I have been looking for a discount, hopefully I find one.

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I am also sorry for your loss, Betsy. My father-in-law suffered through pancreatic cancer many years ago at the age of 58 and back then they did not have all the meds for pain relief, etc. It is so difficult to see your loved ones suffer.
Be grateful for his long life and the happy times you all had.
Hope you are feeling better!

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Thank you for the kind words!

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Oh, Betsy. So sorry for your loss but I know he is now at peace. Hospice will still be there for all of you (though without "good drugs"!) so take advantage of them if you need their help. At least the suffering is over. Take care of yourself and especially your Mom.
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Good Morning! TGIF!!

I am enjoying my coffee and planning out my day! It feels great not to have any appointments today. After my coffee I plan to do a lite Cardio and then Day 11 of my Challenge Max Abs. I also hope to get out for a short 3 mile run.

I am still thinking of running another half marathon in May, just have not signed up for it yet not knowing how I would feel. I feel great.. I did go ahead and sign up for the Rock N Roll in 2016 at the reduced rate..

I hope to get the rest of the plants in the ground this weekend between rain storms..

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Oh Betsy, I am so sorry for your loss. Think of you and your family during this time.



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So sorry for your loss, Betsy.

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My Dad passed away very early this morning. No more pain!

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So sorry he is nearing his end. I know it must be hard for him. Hopefully Hospice is keeping him pretty much pain free. That type of cancer is supposed to be pretty rough. How is your Mom coping? If Hospice is taking care of his pain, that doesn't do much to help with the personal pain the family is going through. I know they were very helpful to me when my Aunt was in her final sages and they offered lots of grief counseling after she passed. I didn't take advantage of anything they offered but it was there had I wanted to avail myself. Just being there for him is about the best you can do. I'll keep all of you in my prayers.

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

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ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
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Hi all, sorry I have been missing in action. My Dad is in the final stages of Pancreatic Cancer and we have been spending a lot of time with him. Very sad.

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Good Morning Team. I am enjoying my coffee moving a little slow this morning.
I posted a picture in the events thread under Rock N Roll Race. Unfortunately, I am not sure how to rotate the picture on Spark? When I posted to FB, it posted correctly.
Steviebee is a Spark Friend from Indiana and also a Half Fanatic. She travels the country running Half Marathons.. I am working on Qualifying for this National Group of Crazies.

Linda, wishing you the best on your travels. Mary Ellen, I am so impressed with all your activities. Hopefully when everyone is here at the same time, including Carol, we can finally get together.

Got to start up my Fitness now. Wishing all a Great Day!

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Thanks, I'll add that to my list. Just found out I may have to cope with Alison's dad, who is somewhere around with a broken car (he has a rental) and needs MY key to her house so he can stay there. I need to wait there to hear when Daniel lands, so I don't know how this is shaking out. I have enough to do! Sorry, just had to get it off my chest...

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Thanks, ME. Never got the hang of the scarf thing, but maybe I can learn. I'm not intending to buy much--everything else costs enough! But I'll save some space in my carry-on or something. Just about in panic mode right now for various reasons. I appreciate the advice fromm the well-seasoned traveler!

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Rain is usually not an issue. Winds may affect things but I don't think we are predicted to have anything of that nature. And temps are certainly high enough not to involve ice. Thank God! I am so done with cold!

About your clothes, Linda. One thing I've picked up is using scarves to change things out. Using basic Black or Navy Blue, you can change the look of things with different scarves that carry the same base color in some small way. They pack easily and heck, you can go to TJ Maxx or Ross and pick them up for less than $10.00 each, even less at some places. Try a thrift shop even. And don't forget to pack some sort of fold-able case for stuff you pick up along the way. You know you'll be buying stuff and if you are already packed to the gills, where are you going to put it to get it home? Put meds and electronics in a backpack that you carry on board. You can put your purse in that as well and lessen what you have to carry. The weight will still be there but you don't need all that stuff hanging from your body! Good luck!

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

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Does rain usually affect flights at all? I need to pick Daniel up at the airport this afternoon and as it stands we should beat rush-hour traffic, but delays could really mess that up. I did like that the humidity was gone this morning. We're gonna go over my wardrobe when he gets here. I live in fear that I just don't have enough clothes! Waiting for my heel pads to arrive so I can wear my good new walking shoes. Right now, my heels slip out of them pretty badly.

Is a UP24 like a Fitbit, ME? Haven't heard of that one. Congrats on hitting all your goals.

You are cruisin', Sharon! Keep up the great work!

Have a great day, everyone1

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My money is on you doing both May and June! Amazing that you had no soreness. All that training really paid off for you.

Slow day for me. Today is cards with friends in Fuquay. My UP24 goes off every 45 minutes of inactivity. I usually get up and cruise to the snack table. What's wrong with THAT picture?!! I am hitting all my goals with it though. I do like it and it does inspire me to move more. No downside with that.

Stay dry today. Lots of rain in the picture. A week from today our Church group of Seniors will be in Savannah. Their forecast is for rain as well. Hopefully the temps will be warmer, so it won't be bone chilling.

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
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Good Morning! Happy Hump Day!

I had a Wonderful race on Sunday, 1st Half Marathon for 2015 and 1st Rock N Roll Event.
It was extra fun meeting up with Spark Friend steviebee from Indiana. She plans on running 50 states and RNR in Raleigh was one of them. She is also a Half Fanatic- National Running Group I am trying to qualify for.

My time was pretty good.. 2 hours 12 minutes and 6 seconds. I placed 7 out of 60 in my age group 60-64.. I ordered the marathon foto's and will post when I receive. I added two of steviebee and I, for some reason it uploaded sideways and I am not sure how to turn it around on spark. Please let me know if any of you have any idea.

I enjoyed a massage Monday. No tightness after running which is unbelievable. I hope to get out sometime for a short 3 mile run and next week I will be back to training for my next HM in June. Still thinking of signing up for one in May. I was waiting to see how I feel prior to. If I do May and June, 3 in 90 days, I will qualify for Half Fanatics.

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Hardly slept last night. Will be good to be back in my own bed tomorrow night. I'm free after I get Jason to school tomorrow. Daniel's flying in tomorrow afternoon and I will put him to work. We will find and install some heavy curtain rods so I can finally buy and put up some room-darkening drapes in my bedroom and something in the spare room. maybe we can find a way to conceal my ceiling leaks. wish I could find a drill...

Have a great night, everyone!

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I just realized I never checked in today.
Been very busy with exercise and doctor appointment.
Will see you all in the morning. I am exhausted and catching
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Hope you had a good Tuesday!!!


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Woo hoo, Sharon! Great job!

I'm hangin' with Jason today and tomorrow. Forgot to tell him to do his homework before I left for trivia, and of course he didn't do it. He's working on it now.

The cruise excursions are pretty much booked/figured out. More money than I want to spend, but who knows if I'll ever get to Europe again? Daniel gets in Wed. afternoon and I will drag him to trivia. I think he only knows what they do on the ships.

Have a good night, everyone!

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Congratulations, Sharon! Keep up the great work!!!


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Good Morning and Happy Monday!

I had a perfect Race yesterday and ran my HM at 2:12:06. I place 7th out of 60 in my age group of 60-64..
My Spark Friend came in at 2:45? Not sure but she did very good too. I am amazed with her, running every state challenge...I think she said she was running Virginia Beach next weekend..

This morning enjoying my coffee and ready to start my Abs on Fire DVD. I have early appointment for a massage..

Now looking forward to my next Half Marathon in June. Although I have been thinking of another one in May too. I have been working towards qualifying for a National Running Group, Half Fanatics. My Spark Friend from Indiana is one and runs HM almost every weekend traveling all the states. How exciting!!

Wishing all a great day!

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Sharon, I was thinking about you as my phone kept getting updates on the race from WRAL. Glad you finished and were pleased with your time. How did the other Sparker finish? Did she do the half as well or the BIG one? (Actually BIG to me is any distance that requires running of any sort!!) I truly admire you and your dedication to all the training that goes into participating in an event such as this. You're a better man than I, Gunga Din! Congrats on finishing!

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
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Glad the sun is shining! And that the race went well. Keep us posted on results.



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Glad all went well, Sharon! Hope everyone is having a great Sunday! I am preparing for the real packing to be done and sprucing my place up since Daniel arrives Wed. afternoon and I'm looking after Jason from Mon. afternoon till Wed. morning while Alison is in San Diego speaking at an EPA conference. John is joining her later tomorrow so they can celebrate their 20th anniversary on Wed. Whew, that's a mouthful!

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Good Afternoon!

Got back from the Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon emoticon ! I ran with another Spark Friend from Ohio! How exciting. I think I did real good on this run and am just waiting for the official time. I am also trying to upload my Garmin and having problems with that. I also had my Spark Fitness Tracker as back up.

Feeling great and now just want to layout in the Sunshine! Thanks for all the positive comments and cheering on..

Wishing all a Wonderful Sunday!! Keep on Sparking!

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We may have few people chatting on our site, but they are certainly busy folks.
Glad the weather is good for race tomorrow.
ME, I know how troublesome that pine pollen is. Hope it is all gone by the time we get back the first week of May.
Hope Betsy gets better news this time around!!!
Can't wait to hear how the race goes.
Internet is s-l-o-w tonight so won't do much.
Have a great Sunday!!!


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Here it is the 11th already and I just found the April thread! What a dunce I am! I was reading the N&O and saw the race route. Very impressive. Sharon I wish you a good race. Hope your friend made it down OK. Weather is nice both for travel and for the race tomorrow.

Linda, your cruise is rapidly approaching! I know how excited you must be! You will LOVE Italy! Not only the scenery but the people, the language, the food, everything about it is just wonderful! I envy you!

Betsy, hope your belly button starts behaving better! With all the "grand openings" you've been through I guess it is bound to be tender.

It won't be long and Carol will be back among us. I hope you stall enough so the pollen is gone! I am having friends over for cards and food tomorrow. I cleaned everything on the screen porch and got the fountain out there running. I worked on it till about 8 last night. And this morning the table was covered again! I've wiped it clean twice today already! We might think twice about playing or eating out there tomorrow. Some neighbors did some "tweaking" to their screen porches this past summer with the hopes that it would eliminate the pollen problem. I'll have to speak to them and see if it met their expectations. Meanwhile I guess I'll continue to wipe the table and brush off the chairs. The rest of the stuff out there I worked so hard on yesterday will have to wait till the season is over and I take the hose to it all.

Have a good weekend and best of luck on the race, Sharon!

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Good Morning! Happy Saturday!

I am so excited!! My Rock N Roll Half Marathon is Sunday and I am so ready..
A Spark Friend from Ohio is coming down to race this one and should arrive later this afternoon. She has already done 13 States within the Rock N Roll Series. I picked up my Race Packet yesterday. I got myself some new Brooks Running Shoes that feel great and a few other things including VIP Porta Pass. My Race number is: 13149....

I had my body composition measured on one of these fancy scales at the Expo and am so pleased with my results. Two years back on the Spark Wagon and am please to say I see great results.

I plan to do a little Cardio today and Day 6 of my Challenge Core and More.

Wishing all a Wonderful Weekend. Thank you all for your support!
Linda, wishing you lots of fun on your upcoming cruise/travels.
Betsey, hope all went well with your follow up appointment.
Carol, we never got the large band of storms yesterday. The day before a young man in Cary was killed by lightning. Happy the storm fizzled out. It looked scary on the prediction.

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Wow, that storm almost literally hit home last night! I left for trivia about 7:45 and the rain and lightning were awful! Then later I heard about the guy who was killed in Crossroads as well as lightning causing a fire. They say we're in for more tonight. I hope they're wrong or at least it won't be so bad.

So excited about your race, Sharon! Best you'll do really well. At least parking should be easier so early rather than later, except for all the other competitors.

Cruise is getting really close! Leaving for Ft. Lauderdale a week from tomorrow. Daniel will be here Wednesday to spend a few days and then we'll fly down together. He's so good at planning and we have quite the whirlwind schedule for the second cruise. Hoping to get into a tour af the Amalfi coast, but by the time he agreed to it, the last 2 spots of 8 were gone. The woman organizing it is checking to see if they can squeeze us in. We're doing stuff mostly on our own in Rome and Florence/Pisa using the train to get us there and hop on/hop off mostly to get around. There's a chocolate museum in Barcelona that could be fun...anyway, going crazy trying to figure out what to pack and if I need to buy a few more things.

Hope everyone is doing well and wishing you all a great weekend!

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WOW!!! The month is 1/3 gone!!! Sharon's race date is almost here! Good Luck, Sharon! Too bad you can't park in suburbs and be shuttled into town. Parking in Raleigh can be tricky.
Heard about your severe storms as our son who is electrician had call the other night at 7 PM for house struck by lightning. Worked there until 4 AM. Hail hit his rather new 350 Dodge truck and did massive damage. Spot about the size of softball was not only dented, but paint was entirely removed, and of course, there were more dents.
Son in OH had tornado warnings but didn't happen.
Stay safe, Friends!!! It's the people who count!!!


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Good morning team! Happy Friday!

I am getting pre-race jitters. My Rock N Roll Half Marathon is Sunday.
Today I will be going downtown to the Health Expo to pick up my race packet.

I was reading that on race day you have to be parked by 5:30 am! Yikes! The race doesn't start until 7 am. I am excited about this race but not excited about running it downtown. Oh well.. I am looking forward to it, my first Rock N Roll Event.

Betsy, I hope all goes well at your doctor appointment.

Wishing all a Happy Friday and Weekend!

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Wow horrible storms this evening!

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Good Morning!

Loud thunder woke me up too early this morning.

Got 51 minute Max Abs done. Will try to do some cardio.
My mother and I have hair appointment later this morning.

I was to do a 3 mile run but may have to do Friday. Sunday is my Rock N Roll
Half Marathon. So excited.

Wishing all a great day!

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Hi, All,
So sorry you are still having pain and problems, Betsy.
Wish I were there to see you do that race, Sharon. You are excited - and rightly so.


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I am going back to the doctor yet again on Friday because my belly button area is not healing correctly and hurts. Hopefully, this time it will start to get better. I am going to only work 1/2 a day on Friday. Leilani, who is 13, will be spending the weekend with me which starts on Friday at 3 pm. I am excited, it has been a while that we have spent some time together.

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I got a very late start today.

I must of needed my sleep emoticon because I woke up after 8 am! Yikes!

I completed a 45 minute Cardio DVD and a 40 minute Core Challenge.

Off day on my Running and Taper Week. My Rock N Roll Raleigh HM emoticon is this Sunday!
So excited..

Wishing all a Happy Hump Day!

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That was one reason my mother grew asparagus in the flower garden - the fern like plants were attractive. Can't remember at what stage that appeared.
We bought an asparagus root last year and when nothing came up we got rid of it. But we probably should have waited another year for growth. I know it takes several years. Oh well.
Busy days for us. I did get a few cupboards emptied, scrubbed, and goods replaced, went to water aerobics, attended a church meeting, cooked good dinner, along with several phone calls, etc. Hope you all had a good day!!!


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Yikes! I am real late today. My day started late and that is just how my day went.

I got out after noon for my 5 mile run. I was so tempted to run a bit more but then it started raining. I only have a 3 mile run Thursday before my HM on Sunday.

The asparagus were two year old roots I bought last year and the plant that grew looked like a beautiful fern. This year I actually have the spears growing and gosh, they are growing tall. I think I better read up on this. Seems like I should be cutting it before it gets too big. Young spears are more tender? Happy I was able to get some things done since it rained today. I will be taking the grapes back because they are not seedless. Two tomato plants are not the right variety I wanted.

Hope you all have been having a Great Week!

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You're quite the gardener, Sharon. How did you start your asparagus? It is not easy to get started. Doesn't it take 2 years to get crop to eat?
My mother always grew asparagus in her flower garden and we all grew up loving it - along with all the other wonderful veggies she grew. An evening meal may have consisted of creamed asparagus on toast. (If Daddy was away - because he liked his meat - along with the veggies.)
So glad you all got some nice weather and hope it continues!!!
Big game is on now. I am not watching but DH is!!!


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Yesterday was a nice day. Dad was not to great but we had some family and friends over and the weather was very pretty. Now back to work!

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Good Morning!

Woke real early and am anxious for some coffee. emoticon

I am starting a new set of workout DVD's after finishing a 12 week Quick Fit System challenge. 60 Day U Challenge Maintenance. It will be a little easier since I am in Half Marathon Training emoticon now through November. I already took my weight and measurements.

Rock N Roll Half Marathon is 4/12 and I am ready!! I signed up for two more one in June and one in September. I am looking for two more- Thinking of City of Oaks in November..

I hope to do more work in my Garden this week. emoticon So excited to see Asparagus coming up..
Blueberries are about to flower and my variety lettuce and spinach. All Organic..

Wishing all a Great Day!

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Glad you all had a nice Easter Sunday! Ready to go to bed early since we were up before 5 AM for Sunrise Service, beautiful 10:30 service, dinner at 3 PM with cooking done in-between. No time for naps, so off to bed early!


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It was chilly this morning but ended up being a really nice day! We had about 10 people over for a BBQ late this afternoon and it was a lot of fun but boy am I tired now!

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Happy Easter!

Looking forward to broiled lamb chops and steamed asparagus!

Oh, and of course, deviled eggs!

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Good Morning! emoticon Happy Easter for those who Celebrate! emoticon

I Woke up late and am enjoying my Coffee.. emoticon

My mother and I stayed up to watch The Bible. I really love that series with Roma (actress from Touched by an Angel) playing Mary.

Since Harris Teeter never received their advertised Mahi Mahi, I ended up buying Lamb for our Sunday meal..

I have to go for my 6 mile run soon so I am back for our Church Shows. Hopefully it will warm up to 40 degrees by then. It did get cold here but I think it stayed above freezing.

I spent yesterday in my Organic Garden adding more Organic Soil building up my raised Garden Beds. I saved Red Pepper seeds from a Organic Red Pepper and planted those and two Big Boy Tomatoes. My Variety Lettuce and Spinach is coming up. Blueberries are starting to flower. This is the first year I have not seen flowers on my Strawberries?? I got two grape vines to plant, some Lavender and two azaleas.

Wishing all a Wonderful Easter!

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Thank you for the freeze warning. I did plant two tomato plants. Brought the rest inside.

Happy Easter!! emoticon

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We are keeping things pretty simple since we will visit my father after church. We are actually having a barbecue for Easter! We have never done that before. I am doing pretty good!
Thanks Carol!

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Better not overdo, Betsy! Won't bother anyone if it all doesn't get done.
We do not have good soil for gardening. Every year we put in tomatoes, peppers, etc. and the bugs and worms get to enjoy them more than we do. Even tried growing them in pots and were lucky to get a few tomatoes. Clay soil is not conducive to gardening. Most of our flowers do well, but even some of them get eaten by bugs.
Reminds me, I planned to make a list of the flowers that did very well last year. Maybe DIL will have photos to remind me of what to buy.
She just sent photo of bleeding hearts I accused my son of killing last year. They bloomed beautifully this year!
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Be careful with your plants, chance of frost tonight! I have my pots ready for plants but I have nothing planted yet except lettuce!

I ran around today like a nut and am now exhausted! Spent some time with my father at the nursing home. He seemed okay today.

We are having about 10 people over tomorrow for Easter so lots of stuff to do!

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Good Morning!

Woke up late! My sinuses are bothering me this morning with bad headache and my eyes are burning. I hope this is only allergies. Took some meds and drinking my coffee. I hope to feel better soon.

On my Half Marathon Training and Tapering I should run a 6 miler this weekend. I hope to run today because I really want Easter Sunday off. Today is also the last day of my 12 week challenge. I already have planned a maintenance challenge that will be easy for me while in Half Marathon Training Season throughout November.

Yesterday I had lots of errands. I got more garden supplies and some plants to start up my garden. My variety lettuces are growing and the spinach too. I got a couple of grape plants, lavender and Better Boy Tomatoes. I will also try growing Organic Tomatoes from seed.

Now to get some Cardio and remaining weight training done this morning so I can enjoy the rest of the day outside.

Wishing all a Wonderful Day!

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The pictures are very pretty!

It was almost hot today! We have company coming over on Easter Sunday and lots to do!
Take care!

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Good Morning! Happy Friday!!

I woke real early this morning and am enjoying my cinnamon spice coffee reading all my Spark News. I am so thrilled on my weight this morning. It has been over three years since I saw any numbers at 120.6. Woo Hoo!

I have been tapering my Half Marathon Training Miles and today is a rest day for running. I will be starting up a Cardio Classic and then doing my Strength Training soon. I have a lot of errands today and also want to go to Omega Sports to look at some Brooks Running Shoes. I will receive a VIP Potty Pass for my Race next week with a $100 purchase. Who can pass up a deal like that.
I hope to get to Lowes and get remaining Garden supplies. The past few years I have been growing Organic fruits and veggies.

Wishing all a Wonderful Weekend.. So excited about the Spring 5% Challenge starting tomorrow!! This is a Challenge Team some Spark friends told me about and is real active. Please go check it out. I believe it is the first team showing on my page.

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I forgot to mention. If you missed it, on the march Daily chat thread Mary Ellen shared some beautiful pictures of here travels.

Thank you Mary Ellen. Beautiful Pictures and Lots of Memories..

Have a Great Day!

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4/2/15 10:19 A

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Good Morning!

I just got back in from a 5.07 mile run. I focused on hills this morning. Oh my, do I need more training on that. After next weekends Rock N Roll Half Marathon I decided to do hill training every other week and alternate that with speed training.

I am going to add on to my Goals for April. I forgot to add 8 glasses of water and my fruits and veggies. So important and I can't get enough.

Wishing all the best on reaching your goals! One step at a time.

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03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
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4/1/15 9:53 P

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April 1st. is a great time to set new goals. Now that I have the taxes done, I'll think about those goals.


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Sounds like a good plan Sharon! I am back at work again and just trying to get a handle on things!

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4/1/15 8:13 A

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Good Morning Trish!

You can do it!!! Determination = Victory.

I started a thread under challenges for April Goals. Please post your goals if you have a chance. Sometimes writing it down does help.. Positive Thoughts and Karma your way!

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
10/ /19 Raleigh Fall 13.1 2:18:59.92
11/ /19 Raleigh City of Oak


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4/1/15 7:59 A

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Morning, Sharon!
Sounds like you've got a good plan!
Best wishes with the upcoming races!!

I'm still trudging along with my goal! I now have 8 weeks to meet my goal! I'm praying that I can break through this plateau, and start dropping the weight! My strength and muscle mass has increased, but the scale hasn't moved!

Have a fantastic day! Looks like it's going to be a great one!

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emoticon Happy April Fools Day!!! emoticon April 1st!!! emoticon

WOW! Hard to believe we are already here in the month of April..

I hope we have seen the last of old man Winter...

I am planning out my Goals & Challenges for this Month!

Please share what some of yours are.
I started a new thread under challenges where you can list your April Goals..

Today I will do a Cardio Workout DVD and then some Strength Training. I am finishing up a 12 week Challenge and have decided on a maintenance challenge starting next week. I also have been following Galloway's Half Marathon Training. I have entered the world of two weeks tapering down my mileage before the big race next Sunday, 4/12. I am so excited. I wanted to do this race last year but was sick during most of the winter months.

Wishing you all a Happy April 1st!!

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Edited by: SUNSHINEYOURWAY at: 4/1/2015 (07:03)
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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
10/ /19 Raleigh Fall 13.1 2:18:59.92
11/ /19 Raleigh City of Oak


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