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Please check out this blog link (photo rich)!
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      5 comments

Please check out daughter in law Emily's Memorial Day weekend blog. It is full of cool photos including our son Matt and grandson Hayden (quite the little character). It was an awesome weekend all around! Enjoy! www.sparkpeople.com/... Read more
Quad Cities Distance Classic HM Race Report ~ May 8, 2011 (photos!!)
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      23 comments

Mother’s Day 2011 weekend is one for the record books and what a ride it was! It all started on Friday afternoon when I got home from work and turned the laptop on. There it was. Emily (emilyrose1244) and I both received emails informing us our ... Read more
Emily & I are in a Woman's Day online article!! OMG! OMG!
Friday, May 06, 2011      65 comments

Emily (daughter in law EMILYROSE1244) and I have been feverishly working on a little project and here it is!!! www.womansday.com/Articl
formations-Family-Edition.html ... Read more
Tough week ahead...asking for prayers
Friday, April 15, 2011      40 comments

As a few of my Spark friends and close friends know, I have been struggling this week and I finally realize why, thanks to my wonderful husband who knows me better than anyone. This coming Thursday will be 3 years since my Mom's passing. I thoug... Read more
So proud!
Monday, April 11, 2011      15 comments

I need to share the attached link to a blog that you seriously need to read! I could not be any more proud! This girl oozes with inspiration! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
al.asp?blog_id=4159086 ... Read more
My official JASR HM Race Report Blog (photo rich)
Saturday, April 02, 2011      45 comments

JASR weekend Spark style has been along time in coming and the excitement was building with each passing week. For my normal life friends and family that are reading this thinking I am talking jibberish again, I shall explain. JASR is a Lym... Read more
Garmin Forerunner quandry...please help!
Tuesday, March 15, 2011      18 comments

I am in a quandry. My beloved Forerunner 305 died (battery) and costs $79 plus shipping for replacement (refurb) with Garmin. I knew that when I purchased my 305 that this would be eventually happening. Do I send mine in for the refurb and 90 da... Read more
Princess HM race Report ~ Dreams Really Do Come True ~ (photo rich)
Saturday, March 05, 2011      68 comments

Dreams really do come true! I cannot pinpoint the day I actually decided to run Princess but I can honestly tell you life has been a roller coaster ride since. I would not trade one single moment for anything. I endured many many miles through a... Read more
Something HUGE happened today!
Saturday, February 12, 2011      54 comments

The last 36 hours has been a roller coaster ride and I wanted off so badly! It all started Thursday night when I had a horrible back ache in between my shoulder blades. I did not sleep at all that night and couldn't lay still. Friday morning I c... Read more
Working on Princess HM playlist and need your help
Saturday, February 05, 2011      23 comments

I am now working on my Princess HM playlist for the actual race and decided to listen to mainly contemporary Christian songs during the race. For all of my running buddies that listen to contemporary Christian music, what songs do you have on yo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Snowmageddon 2011 run...photo rich!
Wednesday, February 02, 2011      122 comments

We received 17" of snow last night along with high winds making for blizzard conditions. Jim and I did not go to the office meaning I was stuck at home. I have a run to do and procrastinate heading to the basement to the dang treadmill. Jim deci... Read more
A better run today and 4 weeks until Princess!
Sunday, January 30, 2011      17 comments

I knew I had to get my run accomplished today and mission has been accomplished. I was scheduled for a 40 miute run but I extended it to 50 minutes. Of course, it was an easier run today over the 12.5 miler Friday and it was alot prettier LOL. I... Read more
Now THAT was hard and not pretty!
Friday, January 28, 2011      22 comments

We are 4 weeks out from Princess HM and the training continues with LONG long runs now before me. I ran one of those LONG long runs this afternoon. The training plan called for 12.5 miles and I looked at it as just another walk in the park. I wa... Read more
I think I see the light at the end of the tunnel!
Saturday, January 22, 2011      29 comments

First of all, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone that came running to my side yesterday. I was completely overwhelmed with so much love, friendship and awesome advice. I met Sparkers for the first time that have such inspiring sto... Read more
A cry for HELP...NOT a positive blog...enter at your own risk!
Friday, January 21, 2011      47 comments

I need help and I need it badly. Some of you may not know me, but I am usually perky with a smile on my face always willing to help ANYONE that needs it. I am in such a deep funk I am considering going back on meds at least until Spring ar... Read more

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