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9/17/09 10:08 A

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Oh MY!!! If its off Oakridge Hwy I won't be able to go to walk there, sorry for some reason I was thinking it was on Northshore. There are 3 parks with in about 1 mile of each other. I was thinking we were talking about one of those. Guess I still don't know much about Knoxville after almost 2 years!!

But the Mall is great and there is a nice walking trail at the YMCA with motivational signs through out and people seem to like it a lot. I haven't checked it out but the signs stat where I go into the Y to workout. It's in the middle of you and the 3 parks. I think that would be much closer to you. I myself live about 6 blocks behind the mall about 1 block from Northshore and I still have to drive 10-15 minutes to get to the parks I was talking about.

Couponmom85 are we still on for Tues and Thurs afternoon? This starting today or next week?

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9/17/09 1:13 A

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Victor Ashe Has the Dog Park, Its Off Oak ridge HWY aka Western Ave.

http://www.ci.knoxville.tn.us/parks/vict
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Its REALLY nice there.

Well See if the weather Holds Out of Not. If not I wont Be available Til Sunday.

Getting My NEW puppy Friday And Going to Pigeon Forge Saturday for a FUN day Of Walking :)

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9/16/09 7:42 P

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Well, its supposed to rain the next 2 days. I have been working 10-14 hour days lately. Tomorrow I want to just come home and relax with hubby. Maybe Friday I can come. One of these days....The mall would be ok. Ashe Park is NOT on Northshore. It is pretty close though. Did you look up Lakeshore Park too?

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9/15/09 10:47 P

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OK so we are on for 6pm at the park. Hopefully other can join us now that a time and day has been set. I have a problem though...I know where the parks are right past Westland and Northshore and know the area around COncord park but haven't seen a park called Victor Ashe Park. Can you tell me where it is on Northshore? maybe it is closer to town (kingston Pike) than I know. I will try to look it up on mapquest too.

emoticon LET'S HOPE FOR NICE WEATHER

See you then

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9/15/09 9:46 P

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Thursday at the park will work for me. We only have 1 car too. GOOD. Ok, will check the weather Wed for Thurs. If it rains, I probably won't go to the mall this time. Hope to see yall soon! emoticon

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9/14/09 7:26 P

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oh That Would Be nice in the Evening :)
Just have to Make Sure i can Get DH home LOL (only 1 car for Now and HE gets Off work Anytime between 5 and 9 pm)



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9/14/09 6:17 P

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Since we are also walking at the mall and since the weather is cooling off how about thursday at 6pm at the park. That way we can enjoy the beautiful nature we have at our parks.

If the weather is calling for rain we can meet at the mall instead. We could all check the weather on Weds night and see what the call is for the next day and go by that.

We could do it through the thread but some of us might not be able to get a chance to check it before the time to meet, so I'm thinking just go by the weather the night before.

What do Y'all think?

L : )

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"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything."
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9/14/09 3:38 P

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Glad to see others interested. I have to work late tonight. Tomorrow DH is having cataract surgery. (Please keep him in your thoughts/prayers). Wednesday is church. How about THURSDAY? Anyone up for meeting- either at the mall or Ashe Park. Any time after 5:45PM. Can hardly wait !!!
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9/14/09 8:29 A

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You Got It, Just Give Me a Days Notice and Ill be there :)
I use the weekends Now to Get Hubby to Do something Like go biking or Walking (i hope he sticks With it :) )



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9/13/09 5:45 P

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We could post a reply with JUST the days and times that are good for you, not when you work or are busy. That would be the best for getting this going. We can adjust it when needed. I myself have an interview for a new job and won't know my free times until I see if I get the job, but to get it started I am going to post my free times I have now.

Looks like no one mentioned Sundays, I know there is church, I go myself and get done with it about 1pm in the afternoon. I also know some people have Sunday as a family day. If Sunday is ok for you please post it so we can get a day and time picked out. So either way, post your free days and times.



COUPONMOM85 and anyone with children - Bring that little one that's not a problem. Strollers are best unless you want to run after them or deal with them getting bored or tired. Can you tell I "been there...done that"? LOL

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OK not trying to take charge but we all seem to want this to happen. Lets do it. I will post my free times in the next post.



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9/13/09 5:30 P

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The mall is a great idea for me, I don't do well with hot weather so it would have to be real early in the am (like 8-10 beacuse normally by 11am it's already getting warm) for me if we were to walk outdoors and in the evening it is still pretty warm even at 6-7pm. I'm up for waking the park during those times.

The mall is on pretty much ANYTIME!!

Anyone beside me and couponmom85 want to make a date and time so we can make it happen, instead of talking about it? I'm good for coming up with ideas and talking about doing things but if a time and date isn't set I can forget or lose my focus real easy.

Lets "Make it a date!!" LOL!!!

L : )

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"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything."
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9/13/09 5:25 P

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COUPONMOM85

I can surely be your walking buddy, with having problems with hills and my knees we will make a great team. Check out my SparkPage and it will explain about my knees.

L : )

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"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything."
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9/12/09 11:26 P

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SORRY. I sent out the call for a walk mate and then I've been stuck working LOTS of overtime. Now I'm either just worn down or am coming down with something. Will check back Monday afternoon. HOPEFULLY, we'll FINALLY be able to get a group together. Enjoy the rest of the weekend! Frances emoticon

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9/9/09 1:24 P

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Oh and I also Should Say This, Im a BEGINNER! I tried walking the Loop Before at Victor Ashe Park and About Passed Out coming back Up the hill Near the Water, So i really Need to Take it slow and Find a Begginer Buddy Who will Pace Themselves With me. I have a Hard time With Hills, cause of The weight AND my Knees. So anyway, Just wanted to Add that. I would hate for the Mantinence Crew to try and Pick Me up again in their Golf Cart emoticon

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9/9/09 1:14 P

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I Go to Victor ashe Park Occasionally With My son and Sometimes With My dog.
So Anyone Wanna Meetup With Me Monday-Friday? I can Go in the Daytime With My son and In the Evenings MAYBE i can Either take DH or Have him watch My Son.

Just Send Me a Message OR let Me know when We can All meetup. I would LOVE to Get started!
I need this So bad Now. Oh and I would Be up for WEST TOWN mall Walking In the AM sometimes When There is Bad wheather.

DESPERATLY seeking a Knoxville BUDDY to Accomplish These Goals With! And I need a FRIEND! emoticon



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9/5/09 9:01 P

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Great to hear from you. Sorry, didnt check email for a couple of days. Been working LOTS of overtime. Ashe Park is about 5-10 minutes from you. There is one south off Northshore called Lakeshore Park. My son used to play baseball there. It is very nice too, but smaller and more and higher hills. Hey, maybe we could walk together at West Town mall some evening. I walk too slow for hubby and he wont walk with me. He reads and/or eats while I walk. But I have trouble with getting sidetracked window shopping. Actually the mall opens early for walkers- like 6:30 or 7 am. My inlaws have been going for 25 years. The stores arent open til 9, but I think a couple of food places open early. I'll try to check email Monday. Have a GREAT holiday!

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9/3/09 9:41 P

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I'm not sure if I am considered NW or what. I know I'm in West Knoxville, in the Rocky Hill area. Northshore and Morell Rd.

I would like to meet people who walk but let it be known I can't walk far not sure how far since I ride the stationary bike and swim for most of my cardio. I have a treadmill at the house and have used it, I think I was walking 5 miles or so in 30 minutes.

I workout at the YMCA on Winston off Kingston Pk.

L : )

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"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything."
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"The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body." Harry J. Johnson

"To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately."


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9/3/09 9:06 P

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WELCOME to K-town, Laura!
The Northwest community is very proud of our Ashe Park. Hey, we can always start our own sub-group and meet there. Any takers ? I can only walk evenings Mon, Tue & Thu, Fri when hubby doesnt take the car to a highschool football game and on Sat when he isnt at a UT game. Have a GREAT Labor Day weekend !!!
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9/3/09 8:24 P

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I have the same question. I am new to SP and the knoxville team and would like to know if a monthly meeting has ever been considered. I say the meeting at the park for the month of May, this is Sept. is there anything planned for the month of Sept? I did see there is a walk for the AHA on the 27th but I would like to have a relaxing fun day like a bbq or something like that. Summer is almost over so lets get together.

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"He who has health, has hope; and he who has hope, has everything."
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"The secret of good health lies in successful adjustment to changing stresses on the body." Harry J. Johnson

"To insure good health: Eat lightly, breathe deeply, live moderately."


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8/14/09 12:40 P

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Thanks for replying, Brian. 9pm is a bit too late for me, but GOOD LUCK in your fitness/health quest!

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8/11/09 8:09 P

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I am definitely up for meeting people to walk. I love to walk in the park. I usually walk at Lakeshore Park every night. I work 1230 to 9pm Mon thru Fri.

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8/9/09 7:05 P

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Back from a WONDERFUL vacation. BUT now I am RECOMMITTED to Spark and my weightloss goals- I look like a beached whale in ALL of the pictures! I am so DISGUSTED and ASHAMED! My sweetie Jack says that he loves me no matter what, but if I am unhappy (and embarrassed) with myself, how can he not REALLY be disgusted too??!!??!!! (Although Jack is also 60 pounds overweight too). So, who is up for walking at Ashe Park evenings this week??? emoticon

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7/27/09 9:46 P

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Sorry. This week is wild as I try to wrap up stuff to be on vacation next week. We'll just HAVE to get together in August at Ashe Park. Stay strongQ


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7/14/09 3:58 P

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UGH! I have been sidelined by a sinus infection. Stayed home today taking lots of Vit C and water and napping. Maybe in a couple of days we can finally get together. Please let me know when you want to walk at the park.

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7/8/09 12:52 P

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GREAT! Tonight I have no transportation and you'll be working the rest of the week, so let's get together next week. Except Wednesday. Otherwise any other day is fine. Just say when and I'll be there. Can hardly wait, Amye! Have a great day! emoticon

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7/8/09 7:21 A

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I live really close to Victor Ashe Park as well and would love to meet up with you guys. I work Thursday, Friday and Saturday but any other day I am free. I also workout at Court South if there is anyone that would like a workout buddy I am desperately in need of one as well. Having someone to workout with helps me to hold myself accountable to the goals I have set...thanks and hope we can get together soon!!!!

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6/22/09 11:56 A

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Great! Just post or send me an email whenever you want to get together. Between the heat and the afternoon storms, my walking has taken a nose dive! That's why I posted- well, that plus the lazies!
So evenings after 5:45 or weekends.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Have a GREAT day !
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6/22/09 9:50 A

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I would be interested in getting together.... I live in Fountain City and I am in desperate need of motivation!!! I am working hard to get back on track... and could just some workout buddies here and there to help keep up the motivation!!

Let me know!!

"The miracle is not that I finished, the miracle is that I had the courage to start!! "




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6/18/09 12:30 P

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YES, YES, YES!
Please email me for an evening or weekend walk!
Looking forward to it.
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6/15/09 4:41 P

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I live right across the road from Victor Ashe park and I am wondering if anyone would like to do an every other day or so meet up. I just...I feel so down right now I have like an hour before I have to go to work and I could be walking and I am just sitting here close to tears. It would be really nice to have someone to come kick my ass and get my walking for an hour or two a day.

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6/12/09 2:18 P

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Any more meetings soon? I live only 3 minutes from Ashe Park and would love to have someone to walk with evenings and weekends. WARNING: might not have much to say- have always been shy. But besides losing pounds, I am also resolved to lose some shyness too.
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5/25/09 9:41 P

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Stumbled onto this discussion-will something be organized monthly? emoticon

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5/25/09 2:23 P

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Was the Saturday meet called off? I was 3 minutes late. I walked for 50 minutes and never saw anyone who looked like the group. Sorry. I live 3 minutes away and would love to meet regularly.

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I just joined spark people and saw this post. Will you be meeting every saturday? This saturday i won't be able to make it i already agreed to go help clean our church. So won't be done with that until noon. but would love to make it a weekly routine to meet up there. I'm also available to meet up there during the week if anyone wanted to walk during the week. I've been doing some walking also at the US Cellular track which is a mile and a quarter with some mild hills! Look forward to getting to know everyone and getting out there walking with people!

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5/18/09 7:46 A

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Goodness..I do apologize but I will not be able to come to the park on Saturday. One of my neices is graduating in North Carolina. I'm sorry to bail on this at the last minute.

I do encourage folks to still meet up. You don't need me to be there..you can meet up with other sparkers and have a good walk!!

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4/29/09 7:57 A

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Hey folks!

We've had about 5 people respond that they would come. I'd love to see more of you there!

We're hopeful for good weather!

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4/23/09 9:17 A

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Hey Sparkers!

Summertime is coming and we need to get moving! The knoxville sparks have 1800+ members and few seem to post or be active. We want to change that!

I propose a Spark People meetup at Victor Ashe Park on SATURDAY, MAY 23RD. We'll meet up around 10:30am and do at least a 2 mile walk(that's 3 laps at that park) and then we can relax at one of the picnic pavaillions and get to know each other a bit.

I'll be waiting at the Big Rock for everyone...can't miss the rock if you've not seen it. It's right as you come into the park at the parking lot.

The Park is dog and kid friendly as long as you have someone to watch said kid/dog.

I'm up for this...are you?? Please respond to this email or on the website if you are interested

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