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Running tights and bulges...oh my!
Saturday, October 10, 2009      27 comments

I have had this strong desire to purchase a pair of running tights and for what reason, I have no clue I just knew I had to have them. I bit the bullit today and tried on a pair of Nike rrunning tights with great anxiety and with my eyes closed.... Read more
Becoming a stronger runner with each passing day
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      15 comments

Wow! I just continue to amaze myself with what I can actually do with my body. Today was yet another Woo Hoo running day and according to my Nike+ the total distance was 5.05 miles NONSTOP with an av pace of 11:39. Then according to my Polar7 I ... Read more
Sp_Nancy...my hero!
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      12 comments

I wrote this blog entry on our trip home from the SparkPeople Spark Your Life convention in Cincinnati. I have been waiting for the right moment to post it and that time is now. This weekend our Sp_Nancy along with several other Sparkers will be... Read more
Houston, we have a problem!
Friday, October 02, 2009      23 comments

Last winter I was packing about 20 more pounds than I am now and I was all snug and warm in my coat of fat. There were so many times I had a fan blowing on me when it was subzero outside. You add on to that I was not getting any fitness activity... Read more
A WOO HOO running moment!!!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009      16 comments

I had the most wonderful RUN this evening and I just need to tell someone other than the guy I told while I was running (like he was going to care). First of all I have proven to myself I can run an entire 5K race WITHOUT stopping to walk cuz I ... Read more
2009 SparkPeople Convention!!! My story...
Sunday, September 27, 2009      18 comments

My Spark journey reached a new exciting level this weekend after attending the 2009 SparkPeople convention in Cincinnati. I want to share this very special event with my fellow Sparkers and I will attempt to convey the emotions I experienced to ... Read more
Pre-order 'The Spark' today and get goodies, too!
Thursday, September 24, 2009      5 comments

I received the email heads up today regarding pre-ordering Chris Downey's book 'The Spark' that is due to publish later this year. I want to share the info so that my fellow Sparkers can order if they so wish. There are extra goodies involved if... Read more
A great run today
Saturday, September 19, 2009      12 comments

I really surprised myself with a great run AGAIN this morning. I started running after a short warm up and I did not stop for 30 minutes! I could not believe it and it felt so awesome. I love that free feeling you get when you run without tiring... Read more
Upping the ante of my new running life
Tuesday, September 15, 2009      6 comments

This new world of running is still so odd to me. I made a twofold commitment to myself with my new recreational hobby. First, I am officially registered for the Des Moines Race for the Cure AND I joined the Cornbelt Running Club. The Race for th... Read more
A very SPARKTASTIC day!!
Saturday, September 12, 2009      15 comments

Its only 11am and I have so much to tell!! The first wonderful event was stepping on the scale at 142.4 which is a new low this time around. By gum, I am so determined to not be this weight again in the future! I am so close to leaving 140'svill... Read more
Our son rocks!
Thursday, September 10, 2009      8 comments

We just found out that our son made it on the President's List for his summer classes and we could not be any more proud than we are right now. Matt HATED school growing up and was a real challenge keeping him inspired. I guess being in the Air ... Read more
Thoughts on being in the BLC11 & my Saucy Sapphire goylz!
Wednesday, September 09, 2009      11 comments

I realize its just Day 1 of the BLC11 competition but I can honestly say that I am totally loving being a part of the action. I TOTALLY love our team...the sassy sexy SAUCY SAPPHIRES!!! This team has quite the sense of humor and I am ALL THINGS ... Read more
Update on Lucy's (dog) eye
Tuesday, September 08, 2009      8 comments

I took Lucy back to the vet for a recheck and I am very happy. The vet said her eye had no stain uptake so the corneal abrasion is pretty much healed. We continue with the antibiotic drops for a few more days and I can live with that. Now, I can... Read more
Wow! What a day!!
Monday, September 07, 2009      11 comments

I...am...pooped...!!! I did some power shopping at Penneys this morning and I acquired some cold weather workout clothes for my running. I am not going to let a little winter air get in my way. I read SparkPeople articles that gave tips on prope... Read more
Stuff and things and other stuff
Saturday, September 05, 2009      4 comments

First of all I would like to thank so many of my Spark friends for the WONDERFUL birthday wishes. All of you...and you know who you are...helped make the day perfect even calling in for possible jury duty next week. I don't feel older...I feel B... Read more

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