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"So I evaluated Saturday's 15K train wreck, took the lessons learned, acted on it, and made it a positive! I'm ready to rock again! BAM! is up early, going to breakfast with Sis, then Chaperoning All Middle School Chorus Evaluations for Gianna & her Girls Ensamble. Hung out with Sis at Pass-a-Grille in St Pete Beach just chillin then dinner with D & our Run Friends! Just another Floriday! ;-) Today, a 5K, a 2nd in Age Group, & a Race Personal Best thanks to the guidance of my coach! "Today, a 5K, a 2nd in Age Group, & a Race Personal Best thanks to the guidance of my coach!" (1 comments) "So! Over the last 2 days..1 Personal Best 5K, an Inaugural Skyway Bridge 10K , and a 5K on the Innisbrook Copperhead Golf Course! Too Much Fun! (1 comments) I ran a Personal Best 5K on Saturday, a 10K "lil" Skyway Bridge 10K Sunday Morn, then, later, I ran a 5K at Innisbrook Copperhead Golf Course where Tiger is playing this week! Just Another Day in Paradise! (1 comments) Yes, I got my earned medal at 2017 Marine Corps Medal. I'm proud of my accomplishment. But I was given this handcrafted gift from a local artist and close friend! #priceless #anythingspossible Love volunteering at races, being a cheerleader, and encouraging first timers! I challenge everyone to get involved! #motivate #inspire "You volunteer and encourage first time 5K'ers so they run tomorrow! It don't get better than that!" #payitforward I was inspired by CAROLINAGIRL69 this morning!" That's what SparkFriends are for!" 💛 is warming up for the Leprechaun Challenge (10K - 5K-1Mile) on Saturday! Fun Time! ;-) (1 comments) You Need to Be Healthy to Help The Ones You Love! In Order to Get There, Don't Let Anyone Get In Your Way! (1 comments) took it easy and tried not to spend too much time on my feet. Tomorrow's Race Day! ;-) (1 comments) Great Leprechaun Challenge Owned, Great Evening with partying with my teammates but Sunday was a winner with the Family and ended like this! #blessed #priceless has his first Tri Bike ready for sale! (2013 TriRock Clearwater Triathlon!) had a great night at Safety Harbor Run Club Last Night! Tonight, An EZ Run With Dunedin Run Club! had a great night at Safety Harbor Run Club Last Night! Tonight, An EZ Run With Dunedin Run Club! Back Together Again with My Fave Run Partner at Last Night's Run Club! We have already booked a 10K Trail Run & Half Marathon! "With a Tri Teammate, We attended March for Our Lives in St Petersburg! Righteous!" Sunset at Treasure Island, FL last night! At Day's End, I'm Satisfied in Making It Count on the Journey! This is how my Tri Team and I ended our day. Sunsets never get old in Tampa Bay! A select Few Tri Teammates & I decided to do the 30 MS Cycle Ride and have fun! Wine was involved! ,-) (1 comments) A select Few Tri Teammates & I decided to do the 30 MS Cycle Ride and have fun! Wine was involved! ,-)  Happy Easter! Don't Hate. I biked 30 miles yesterday! Gonna have to embrace run mileage this week! #ithadmeatpeep I Blame it on the Peeps! Damage Control! (1 comments) received a new Tri Kit From His Coach, who trained him to finish the Marine Corps Marathon! This is special! became refreshed with open water swim, asisting at Triathlon Camp today! (1 comments) visited Highlander Crossfit today, co-owned by a SparkFriend I've known since I started SparkPeople over 7 years ago! I inspired her now she's inspiring me! Time to "Get Some!" (2 comments) is returning to DC this year to do the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon with the Ladies who supported me at Marine Corps Marathon! Hope to see DC area SparkFriends come out and run! (1 comments) I'm returning to DC this year to do the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon with the Ladies who supported me at Marine Corps Marathon! Hope to see DC Metro SparkFriends come out and join us! This one is not about PRs or PBs. We going to celebrate life! The min pace is 15 minute miles. Realistically, I'll set a pace around 13 and change. You won't feel it! I also have a 15% discount code! msg me. ;-) is stunned! "I join my friends who supported me. Now I feel the need to help my sister in another event TBD. The drama continues! is stunned! "I join my friends who supported me. Now I feel the need to help my sister in another race! There's a link of irony! The drama continues! Did Escape to Ft DeSoto Triathlon Packet Pickup in Tampa today! We moved everything to Clearwater for Tomorrow's last chance before Race Day! My GMC Terrain WILL rock a Tri! ;-) Did Escape to Ft DeSoto Triathlon Packet Pickup in Tampa today! We moved everything to Clearwater for Tomorrow's last chance before Race Day! My GMC Terrain WILL rock a Tri! ;-) (1 comments) finished Escape to Ft DeSoto Triathlon Packet Pickup in Clearwater! Now We Race in the Morning! YES! (2 comments) did Escape from Ft DeSoto Triathlon with Team VIP Warriors! (3 comments) "Rajesh come to me at the finish of Escape from Ft DeSoto Tri to thank me for supporting him on his first Triathlon. THAT meant so much more than the medal around my neck! "Rajesh came to me at the Escape from Ft DeSoto Tri end to thank me for supporting him on his first Triathlon. THAT meant so much more than any medal around my neck!" (1 comments) has embraced The Y as his Official Training HQ! Triathlon Training has just taken a higher level! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit (2 comments) decided at 5:45am to run a race of a good cause. Signed up at race site and found part of my run family there! Destiny! committed to that great cause run and ended up running with longtime run buddies, Jen! Karma! "Embrace Recovery, Evaluated My Race, and Freestyling My Training for the Next Two Weeks! (I have 2 5Ks & a 10K Bridge Run Next weekend!)" "Got beat up by the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K this morn. So, I'm celebrating survival! Kayte gave me my medal for the 2nd year in a row!" (1 comments) had fun at Gasparilla Distance Classic Packet Pickup with Teammates! ran a last pickup before the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K this morning then joined Forza Fit for a great bike workout! That's how we roll in Paradise! ;-) 2018 Great West Chase Forza Fit PreRace Warmup! "Just did a warmup mile with 5x.30 strides then 3.5 miles at 10K speed with 4x.30 strides! Wah Wah Wah!" (1 comments) "Experienced Hurricane Force Winds (again) at the Museum of Science & Industry today!" ;-)  (1 comments) "Had a rough night due to a stomach issue, survived, & attended tonight's Cirque Du Soleil Volta performance! Awesome! (3 comments) "My road bike is in the spa prep for a trade in! Took my Tri Bike out just to loosen up, and getting ready to do "bridge" work with my coach! Yeah, I border on masochistic!" ;-P Listen to what you are saying! #noexcuses #neverquit #positivewaves "Today I got my first road bike I used at 2013 TriRock Clearwater returned after loaning it out for a year! Karma! Reppin' NOLA during my run this morning. Mardi Gras festivities star Sunday in Dunedin, FL! Largest Celebration in Florida! ;-) Spent the Day at Gianna's school, selling flowers for Valentine's Day! Love to make school fun for the kids! "My Coach did the BDR 10K this past Saturday. I did the Half! When she finished, she came out and ran the last mile of my half with me! THAT'S a Coach!" took his "Roo" to Team HQ for a new set of tubes! This ain't no ordinary "tricycle!" ;-) is focused on getting stronger for the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K! ( My dear friend, Kayte, gave me my medal last year!) Recovery walked & shopped with the Family. Quality time with my Baby Girl! (4 comments) Here's how I started this morning, with my training family! (1 comments) Hit BDR 13.1 Packet Pickup and took a moment to focus on this. I've rung it before... (1 comments) Sunday, I did my first Duathlon of the year! Crushed It! 2018 is going to lead to Ironman North Carolina 70.3 in October! (I turn 68 in May!) #neverquit "Had Fun at Chilly Willy Duathlon with Teammate, Team Coach, & Elite Triathlete, Monika! She guided me to my present Coach, RosaLaura!" Surround Yourself with People Who Will Support You, Challenge You, Love You, and are Positive for You! This is the core of my people, La Familia! "It was only my fastest Duathlon to date!" (1 comments) Embrace Patience! I wasted years in a unhealthy state! It only took me two years to regain those years! Stay strong, no excuses, and never quit! #truth (2 comments) is embracing Recovery Day, the AFC/NFC Championships, & homemade "Gentilly Gumbo!" (1 comments) went to Team HQ, picked up my Tri Bike after a tune up & ran into my Coach! Love This Wonder Woman! (1 comments) Medal Already Racked! I'm embracing my 15th Half Marathon Finish. Defeated a lot of demons trying to stop me from toeing the Starting Line but I won! PR will have to wait until Best Damn Race Half on Feb 3! (2 comments) "Crushed My 5.3 Mile Tempo Run at 5K Race Speed! Was suppose to be slower! Ooops." #hitechdailyrunplan 😛 is focused on St Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon Taper Week! Hydration & Nutrition are the Key Factors! Woo Hoo! (1 comments) went out for a nice recovery run with 3x.30 sprints. Now off with the family to see Pitch Perfect 3! Woo Hoo! " Yes, I signed up again for the lil' 13.1 in Nebraska! "Cept this time, I'm gonna finish faster!" ;-) (3 comments) Inspired by My Forza Fit Teammates this morning, I ran a great paced 8.25 mile warmup to next week's St Pete Beach Classic 13.1! ;-) #noexcuses #neverquit Got Soup? Just made Chicken Tortilla Soup with Fresh Ingredients! #batchcooking did 7 glorious miles of 2x1600 & 3x800 tempo fun. Garmin challenged, I used my 920XT lap button right! #proudcoach (2 comments) ran a recovery 3 miles on a brisk Floriday morning! (1 comments) had a great night doing hill sprints with his Forza Fit Teammates! (1 comments) is going to make 2018 a Personal Best! Age is NOT a Factor! Keep up with me, Kids! I see Ironman North Carolina in Oct 2018! ;-) (1 comments) Crushed 5.75 with 2×2400m @ 9:00 pace & 3x400m @ 8:00pace. Glad I have my new Christmas Garmin! ;-) (1 comments) Took a Christmas Eve Walk in Downtown Dunedin, FL & Look Who I Found! "Merry Christmas, Everyone!" Tis the Season! Why Two? There are actually Three! My answer? Why Not! Normal is Boring! ;-) (2 comments) hit training run, went Christmas Shopping, & attended PTA mtg! hit training run, went Christmas Shopping, & attended PTA mtg! "Crushed It!" "I found one of Santa's presents early! Oooopsie! ;-) Attended Gianna's Holiday Chorale this evening. Very proud of my Girl! (All Smiles) "I Truly Enjoy Seeing My SparkFriends Succeeding in Happier Lives!" Only the Losers! ;-) #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit (1 comments) Ran with these Powerful North Pinellas Tribe Women then we partied with the rest of The Tribe! Walking a runway doesn't do anything for me but anyone running or working out... is focused on Recovery then onto Run Drills! ;-) (2 comments) just signed up for the St Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon in January! Why Not? I'm trained for it! ;-) (2 comments) Chillin' By The Indian River In Cocoa, Fl (1 comments) NAILED IT! (3 comments) just did one last run with 5x.30 strides before Space COast Marathon Relay. "We are ready for lift off!" In Reflection This Morning, I Wanted to Show You My Strongest Spark! #motivationtolivehealthy 8 Mile Run! Ready to Rock the Space Coast Marathon Relay Next Sunday! Started my speed drills here by the beach so I could end with a slice, an Arnold Palmer, & a scoop of pistachio! Oh look, they have Pinot Grigio! #shutuplegs #forzafit #dontbehatin is excited that he gets to crush a Space Coast PR in less than 12 days! ran 5 miles with 3x10min sprints faster than 5k pace. I knew my Primavera Slice was waiting! #dontjudge #hatersgonnahate Did 11 Mile Run today with the last 2 at 5k pace then went and met 2 time XTerra World Champion Leslie Paterson & Her Hub Simon at sports psychology seminar! Just another day in Paradise! (1 comments) A lesson proven after completing my 1st Marathon on Oct 22! Now, I train harder for my Runs & my Triathlons! Perfection? Hardly! Reality! I tried to fool myself until I started this Journey 9 years ago! Learn It! Love It! Live It! ;-) Be True to Yourself! "Safety Harbor Athletic Club surprised me with a special cake for my recent accomplishment! How can I not achieve with all my support? ❤ Safety Harbor Athletic Club surprised me with a special cake for my recent victory! How can I not achieve with all my support? ❤ "Fave Shot of the Weekend!" My Coach's Husband, Mike, and me coming to the Finish Line of my first race after Marine Corps Marathon! (2 comments) Rosa Laura, My Coach, & I representing at The Great West Chase Race Today! 1st Time Reunited Since MCM! Celebration! "No Question! This is the medal I'm most proud of! I earned it!" (2 comments) is not thinking right! "Let's Do It Again Next Year!" I Envisioned It, I Trained for It, I Made It Reality! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit is reflecting on the journey! (1 comments) Yesterday at Marine Corps Marathon Mile 19! I was still a Happy Boy! (1 comments) Finished The Marine Corps Marathon (My 1st) at 67 years young! #noexcuses #neverquit Finished! #RunWithTheMarines! (5 comments) Did 5.5 miles @ 26.2 pace last eve. Suffice to say, it was heaven! Ran with 5 High School Track teams including mine, Wakefield HS. Got emotional as they talked me up like a Rock Star! (1 comments) "All Packed! Leaving for My Mission in the Morning @ 0715hrs! #RunWithTheMarines #4days (1 comments) "Couldn't be happier than to wear the colors of VIP Warriors at Marine Corps Marathon This Sunday! (4 comments) "Going Out for My Final 8 Mile "Long" Run Before Next Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon! This will be my 'Reflection' Run!" (1 comments) ran a Marathon Paced 4 miles, showered, refueled, and continued adding essentials to the Staging Area! #8days #MCM #RunWithTheMarines Inspired by MISTRESSOHORROR, I made a seasonal meme. And should I be concerned that my Granddaughter's fave holiday is HALLOWEEN? ;-) (4 comments) "Me & My Sis!" She is leading "The Full Monty Krewe," supporting me during the Marine Corps Marathon in 8 days! This was just published in a recent DC magazine photo story! Whaa? #RunWithTheMarines #MCM "Me & My Sis!" She is leading "The Full Monty Krewe," supporting me during the Marine Corps Marathon in 9 days! (4 comments) gets to run his Short Training Run with His Run Club Today! Woo Hoo! #10days I went out this am with high positive waves & ran 6 miles with speed drills! When I finished, I had a moment of clarity! I will accomplish my mission! #RunWithTheMarines #11days I went out this morning extremely positive and did 6 miles with Speed Drills. When I finished, I thought nothing of the 6 miles I ran then had a moment of clarity! I will accomplish my mission! #RunWithTheMarines #11days is embracing Positive Waves right now, all the way to the Finish Line! "I am MCM Runner #12252!" (1 comments) is anxiously awaiting his MCM Bib Number! #RunWithTheMarines #17days (2 comments) did a Lactate Tolerance 5 Miles this Morning & is Envisioning Race Day! #RunWithTheMarines #18days is having a rest day and thinking about Race Day! #MCM #19days (1 comments) I love Donald Sutherland! This is where I got my "positive waves." Oddball in "Kelly's Heroes" 1970 #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit went out at dawn and did 5 miles at Marathon Pace! Very Exciting! Ready for my 20 on Sunday! ;-) (1 comments) Yep, whipped a lil' Marathon Pace 5 miler this morn so I had no problem getting up earlier to get a cooler start! You do what it takes to cross the Finish Line! #MCM #23days #shutuplegs #noexcuses #neverquit I am inspired by those who make brave steps! So, this was me with my sis in 2005! We all gotta start somewhere. #staystrong #you are not alone #maximum density had a good talk with my Coach This Morning. I was blessed to be led to her. Amazing Woman! Meet Ironman RosaLaura! Dawn from my pool cage, and ready to do my 5 Mile Training Run! #MCM #RunWithTheMarines #25days 28 Days! Bring It! Got my recovery run done! #29days #MCM #RunWithTheMarines Victory Awaits! Do Whatever It Takes NOW! Time is Too Short! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit 31 Days! #MCM #runwiththemarines Track, Log, then Double That Time in Training! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit 2nd 18 Mile Training Run Done! 9 minutes faster! Could've done 8.2 more! BANG! #MCM Thankful for all my Family & Friends in overcoming hardship and, in the process, realizing love, compassion, & support for each other! #onelove I love this Community Feed! I can share the happy times of a healthy lifestyle with everyone! Life is so much better for me and I want that for all of you! Consider me your Cheerleader on this journey! Much Love! #blessed #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit! " Thanks, Everyone, for all my goodies, the kind words, and the amazing support! Stay Strong for a Healthy Life! Much Love!" (1 comments) I was asked to post my quote by some SparkFriends so... "Today's Hot Mess (after 5 miles of utter joy & hill work) brought to you by Body Glide preventing friction burn & Aloe Vera for friction burn!" (2 comments) Today's Hot Mess of 5 miles utter joy & hill work brought to you by Body Glide preventing friction burn & Aloe Vera for friction burn! Did not look like this at all after my 16 Mile Training Run! The Sun & Humidity came hard in those last two UGLY miles! But put those miles finished in the books! #shutuplegs "5 Mile Lactate Threshold Run Owned! Started at Dawn, 80 degrees! Finished at 84 degrees 80% Humidity! I Feel Good!" ;-) (2 comments) Gianna, New 6th Grader at Tarpon Springs Middle. And yes, She & I did find these cute Bib Shorts at Hollister yesterday! (4 comments) hit 4 mile run with strides early morn! Now chillin' the rest of the day ...long run tomorrow! ;-) (1 comments) Are You Plagued with Common Illnesses? Will You Be Able to Take Care of Your Family in The Long Run? This is Reality! It's Why I'm on this Journey for Life! got up pre-dawn to own 10 miles #MCM training run! This' s what breakfast was all about! #shutuplegs Got up pre-dawn to own 10 miles #MCM training run! This' s what breakfast was all about! #shutuplegs Is loving an early morning run! A healthy habit is developing! Because I'm in my 7th year of maintaining, I can surprise my Granddaughter, and take her to see her boy, Shawn Mendez & Charlie Puth, Live in Tampa! #childrenmotivate #noexcuses #4life (1 comments) is thankful for his Coach, RosaLaura of Forza Fit! "She brought out more new Superpowers in me!" #shutuplegs #MCM "My post-5 mile training run look!" 😛 (3 comments) Feelin' Good in my new Team singlet before my 5 mile traing run! did bridge work this morning & owned the double helix! (2 comments) So, after a great #MCM training run, I came here to Honeymoon Island (just down the street) to have lunch then a little siesta time! #chilltime Rocked my #MCM Training Miles Early This Morning! Motivation? Going to the outlets to get more run singlets! WOO HOO! "Worked a 4th of July Hot Dog 5K as a Human Traffic Cone! Mad Skills as I had fun with the Runners"! (1 comments) "2 miles into my 10 miler, an iceberg tripped me! A few scratches and broke the glass on my 310xt! Whatever! BOOM! I finished my long run! #MCMstrong #neverquit #4life (2 comments) says,"Happy 150th Birthday, Canada, from Dunedin, FL, Spring Home of the Toronto Blue Jays! Much Love to All My Wonderful Canadian Friends!" (1 comments) is embracing a recovery day with Strength Training! Did Someone say Shark Week? Nailed it!! As it's Shark Week, I had to share the Goodie I took home after yesterday's race! A benchmark in my #MCM Marathon Training! #4life #defygravity is looking at 4 careful easy miles in the heat! I can do this. (1 comments) is shocked! I have a rest day! Whaaa! is seeing subtle changes as 26.2 training continues ... (1 comments) is thinking about yesterday's successful race! (1 comments) & Racehawk Race Team just completed Base Camp VIP Warriors for the Honor Our Heroes Memorial Run Tomorrow! Trained with My Coach's Tri Camp today! Didn't realize how Tri educated I was! But then I'm a nerd! 😛 Recap: Disney World! 19000 steps with this Krewe (2 5th Graders & a 4th) and I had energy to go more! This is why I live a Healthy Lifestyle! No excuses, Never Quitting! is nursing a Disney World Hangover! (1 comments) just got home from taking the family to Gigi's School Night at Spectrum Field for Thresher baseball AND post-game fireworks! (1 comments) had fun working Gigi's Field Day! I do everything to be with her tomorrow! #inspired #making memories had to focus on our Honor Our Heroes Memorial Race planning & Sponsors today! Feeling really good in Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska! (3 comments) Thank you for one of the best races ever, Lincoln, Nebraska! You done goood!! Time to go home and run (727)! #runlocal Short term goal to 26.2 Glory! #inspired #neverquit (1 comments) Race Day in Lincoln, Nebraska! Let's Rock! (1 comments) met Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director, for 26.2 inspiration! Enroute to Lincoln, Nebraska! (5 comments) & my Teammate ran into one of our fave Tri buddies for our yearly inspirational. Sister Madonna Buder, The Iron Nun! (3 comments) is now focused on The Lincoln National Guard Half-Marathon on May 7! Go Big Red! is now in the 2nd Year St Anthony's Triathlon Tradition of opening the Tri Season with these Superstars, Susan & Sophia! is getting ready for 2017 St Anthony's Triathon on Sunday! I'll be wearing my 2017 OMT Team Tri Kit! (a Onesie! ;-P) (5 comments) Just did a 5 mile MCM Training Run! Felt really good! "Embrace Patience, Jedi!" Late start = 8 hot miles! Not cool! But ran into a long time Causeway run friend, 2 OMT Teammates & Ultra Tommy giving good motivation! #accountability #mcm (2 comments) Blurred Lines! Late start = 8 hot miles! Not cool! But ran into a long time Causeway run friend, 2 OMT Teammates & Ultra Tommy giving good motivation! #accountability #mcm finished Training Ride & had time to Endorse a local friend's Jellies at Dunedin Market! "Find the Fun in Your Training!" ;-) Saw BOSTON at a Special Event last night. Overwhelming Inspiration! Accountability! MCM 4 Mile Training Run! Late start = 82 degrees. "I'll be fine!" just ran 4 miles from doorstep to beach and back, in time for the Boston Marathon start! Now to take Gigi to school! (1 comments) had an extended Easter Brunch with Grandma D, Gianna & Bowsie Rabbit! The Best! (1 comments) just finished a recovery 15 mile bike ride to check my ride, gearing, etc. Feelin' good! (2 comments) is looking forward to Safety Harbor Athletic Club Training Run this eve! (1 comments) got out of bed, did pre-race sammie, then went out the door and ran 8 miles on Dunedin Causeway ... cause I can! (1 comments) had breakfast with Gianna & her BFF then took the to school! THIS is my motivation to life healthy! has confirmed all reservations for Lincoln Half Marathon Trip in May! "I'm overcome by emotion!" (1 comments) Escape from Ft De Soto Triathlon this Saturday! "I love the smell of Gulf Breezes in the morning ...smells like Victory!" (1 comments) is into his Pre-Mock Triathlon Chill! Shhhhhh. (1 comments) It's There ... Within! (1 comments) It works! is noticing the wind kicking up on our Gulf Coast today ?? (5 comments) I need to stay focused on my goals! paced Jenn through the Oldsmar Armadillo 10K. She's training for Chicago Marathon! I met her here on SparkPeople 6 years ago! We talked about how we couldn't imagine being where we are today! (2 comments) Track & Step Away from the Keyboard! (2 comments) raised his 5K yesterday with a 4 Mile Race around a Golf Course, Chasing Ronde & Tiki Barber! (3 comments) challenged himself at the race today and found mindspeed! (2 comments) had fun at Packet Pickup last night! RosaLaura, (my run coach) & Yelena (Teammate), both "Lightning" fast! Yes, that is HUGE BLING! (1 comments) had fun at Packet Pcikup last night! RosaLaura, (my run coach) & Yelena (Teammate), both "Lightning" fast! Yes, that is HUGE BLING! just got a tattoo.for motivation & inspiration! (1 comments) just got a tattoo.for motivation & inspiration! (1 comments) is thinkink about his hometown, NOLA, today. Laissez les bons temps rouler! (1 comments) was surprised when his Tri Team Manager/Swim Coach caught him on the Gasparilla 15K Course yesterday! nailed My 15K Pace, hit my projected time inside 20 seconds, AND my Ultra Runner Friend, Wonder Woman Kayte, presented me with my Medal! (4 comments) nailed My 15K Pace, hit my projected time inside 20 seconds, AND my Ultra Runner Friend, Wonder Woman Kayte, presented me with my Medal! ran into a friend at Gasparilla Expo he hadn't seen in a while. Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner's World! (1 comments) is starting to get excited about Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K! (4 comments) can't fail when he sees his Spark! (3 comments) just signed up for a fave race, Space Coast Marathon/Half Marathon in Cocoa Beach! Woo Hoo! (3 comments) "Happy Valentine's Day, SparkFriends! will not entertain excuses... from himself or anyone else!! (2 comments) is embracing challenge in the Gasparilla 15K ... " 'cause I can!" (1 comments) is taking his Half Marathon lessons learned & applying it to his Gasparilla 15K in 2 weeks! (1 comments) is ready to rock my BDR Half! (1 comments) is always happy in the morning 'cause this kid is my Daily Spark! (3 comments) is focused on the Race Plan, Positive Waves, and The Finish Line! captured 2nd Place at Chilly Willy Duathlon today! (4 comments) is doin' an all points check on his "Starship!" (2 comments) is looking at a positively fabulous Monday! (3 comments) My biggest challenge today is to do a 5K in my new wheels! (2 comments) is having a new A/C Heating Unit installed in Casa de la Puerta Roja! (1 comments) is officially registered for the Lincoln Half Marathon! ( My12th) is ready to sign up for the Lincoln Half Marathon at 4:00AM Saturday morning! Gonna meet a lot of Old & New Nebraskan SparkFriends! YAY! (3 comments) is ready to sign up for the Lincoln Half Marathon at 4:00AM Saturday morning! Gonna meet a lot of Old & New Nebraskan SparkFriends! YAY! gave himself an early Christmas pedi! Runners, take care of your wheels! (4 comments) went to a 5K Fun Run/Brunch then went and worked our Santa & Suds 5K! (2 comments) had breakfast with Gigi, checked her homework, and dropped a happy girl off at school! Achieved My Prime Daily Goal! (1 comments) Stylin' my new Pactimo Cancer Survivor "Riding for a Cure" Cycling Jacket! is amazed at Gigi's resilience during a few challenges over the last week. Starting to see her Superpowers! (1 comments) & Gigi Nailed the Turkey Trot together! Priceless! (1 comments) & Gigi got their bibs/shirts andare ready to do the Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot! (1 comments) got an early run in on Dunedin Causeway, hit Dunkin DOnuts for an Skinny Caramel Latte, saw Nebraska beat Maryland, and now chillin before a local poker home game tonight! Nice Saturday! (2 comments) is working our Yard Sale! Downsizing is good for the soul! (2 comments) is feeling great after yesterday but still embracing recovery time! (1 comments) enjoys breakfast time with Gigi & always gets her in a good mood for school! She's the source of my motivation! (1 comments) Just watched USA Triathlete Gwen Jorgensen win Gold! USA! (2 comments) had a fun day shopping with D & Gigi! "When you are having fun, doing what you love, it's easy! Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle!" (2 comments) had a fun Mock Triathlon with a few friends in prep for next week's Top Gun Triathlon! "Had to share this from one of my sweetest local Brit friends!" LMAO (1 comments) My 2016 Tri Team Kit! 3rd year on the team! (2 comments) "This is how we chill after an evening beach run!" ;-D (1 comments) & Gigi are gonna hang out at my pool today! Sweet! (2 comments) is recovering from a great race and fun evening on Madeira Beach! Paradise! (2 comments) spent the morning with Gigi, now getting ready to help make the Madeira Beach Sunset 5K Series happen with an epic Post-Party! (1 comments) is Staying Positive and Passing It On! had a long day supporting Teammates & Directing all Triathletes to Swim Wave exit. Great day! (3 comments) just had a great 27.3 mile causeway bike ride across Tampa Bay! Feelin' Good! "MC'ed an incredibly successful Honor Our Heroes 5K! This is one race I was so proud to be a part of! (2 comments) had a planning meeting for the Honor Our Heroes Memorial Day Race! had a glorious time at Madeira Beach Triathlon with his Tri Family! (4 comments) is doin' Packet Pickup today for his Triathlon Peeps! I'm ready! (2 comments) "Today is my 5th Maintenance Anniversary!" Positive Waves! No Excuses! Never Quit! (2 comments) had a great run & quality time with good friends last night! had breakfast with new 10 year old Gigi then took her to school! Pre St Anthony's Triathlon 2016 in St Petersburg, FL! is feeling good and is now focused on Madeira Beach Triathlon, May 22! (1 comments) 2016 St Anthony's Triathlon! April 24, 2016, one month & a day before my 66th Birthday! (3 comments) & His Teammates owned St Anthony's Triathlon today! (1 comments) met with his Relaymates & is ready for St Anthony's Triathlon! (1 comments) had a great Tri with a great relay team! (2 comments) is focused on Escape from Ft De Soto Triathlon on Saturday! (1 comments) spent the day at his Relay for Life Team Fundraiser! Woo Hoo (3 comments) did his first Run ... as a Race Director! " It was all a blur!" "Best Party Race Ever!" Celebrate Life! Happy Easter!" (1 comments) is running with 25,000 new friends at the Crescent City Classic 10K in my hometown, New Orleans! (1 comments) is home for 3 days then off to NOLA for the Crescent City Classic 10K with a bunch of Run CLub friends! (1 comments) survived the beer pouring, showered, & is resting up before Dunedin Run Club St Paddy's Pub Crawl! (1 comments) is one of 3, starting the beer pour at Flanagan's Irish Pub, Ground Zero for Dunedin's St Paddy's Day Celebration! I consider this arm workout! ;-) (3 comments) crushed his 5K then had fun with Teammates at Post-Party & Brunch al Fresco! (5 comments) ran with my run partner for the first time in months! Good times! (1 comments) "Laissez les bon temps rouler!" (1 comments) is excited! Sis is spending the next week with us and doing the Best Damn Race with us! (1 comments) got new ink last night. Long story! & Gigi saw The Force Awakens in IMAX 3D! G's review: "Best Movie Ever! is "recovering" from a Night of the Blues! had a great run & fun at Run Club this evening! just took 2nd in Age Group at Rock the Ribbon 5K! Woo Hoo! (4 comments) is embracing Positive Waves! (1 comments) is embracing achievement! (2 comments) is overwhelmed by the love shared by his Triathlon Team today! (1 comments) Crossing the Madeira Beach Tri Finish Line...at 65! (1 comments) 1st Place in my last 60-64 Age Group Race (3 comments) day 1675 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/28/2015 (3 comments) day 1700 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/22/2015 (2 comments) "It's a New Dawn!" (1 comments) is getting Casa 2998 ready for Sis's visit! YAY! (2 comments) My last race in the 2015 Dunedin Hug Hustle 60-64 Age Group. I won it! (3 comments) 2015 St Anthony's Triathlon! My first race in 65-69 Age Group! 2015 St Anthony's Triathlon Finish Chute! (2 comments) Gianna & Me, Summer 2014 Honeymoon Island (Our Beach!) (1 comments) My 'lil Spark. Gianna, who changed my life! Motivation? Look to the children! (3 comments) 7 yr old Gianna masters chopsticks & loves her some Pho! (1 comments) Before & After! If I can do it, anyone can! (6 comments) Leaving Top Gun Tri Transition 2! (2 comments) Dunedin Run Club - Runners United to Remember (2 comments) day 450 of my streak for "Drink 8 cups of water per day" earned 4/12/2015 (1 comments) D, Santa (Chris Lauber, Race Director), & Me at The 12th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon! (1 comments) 2013 TriRock Clearwater Finish Chute! (1 comments) My new Scott S30. Ready for Tri training! (3 comments) Crossing the Finish Line at the Hooters 5K! (The Original Store #1 in Clearwater) (1 comments) Taking "Pretty in Pink" Second Place in my age group! (10 comments) This is now inside Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE! It says it all! (1 comments) Yes, I am proud of my Java 2 Java 5K Age Group Winner Cup! (6 comments) Finishing the 2012 Space Coast Half! (2 comments) Gianna won a limo ride to lunch for being top fundraiser in her class. She's on a roll! (3 comments) Always smilin' 'cause I can run! And yes, it's a SparkPeople Tech Shirt! :) (4 comments) day 1625 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/8/2015 (3 comments) day 425 of my streak for "Drink 8 cups of water per day" earned 3/18/2015 (1 comments) day 1575 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/17/2015 (2 comments) I weighed 205 at the 2010 ST Petersburg Turkey Trot! This year...169.5! (3 comments) 2012 Inaugural Rock n' Roll St Pete Half Marathon! YESSS! (3 comments) Finish! 2012 Inaugural Rock n' Roll St Pete Half Marathon! (3 comments) I shot this photo one evening while doing my cardio here! (4 comments) My Precious Spark, Gianna! (3 comments) Anything is possible! (4 comments) Gianna motivates me to be healthier and live longer. (5 comments) Gianna and me at Honeymoon Island! Yes, a healthy lifestyle is worth it! No excuses ever! (2 comments) The "beach house," zoned in Dunedin, Florida with a Palm Harbor address! (6 comments) Where I create my Spark Magic, the west kitchen wall. (1 comments) East wall of the kitchen. (4 comments) Faceoff at Clearwater Beach! (2 comments) The reason I'm in Paradise...Gianna, my Granddaughter! (2 comments) Gianna motivates me to be healthier and live longer. (3 comments) "Sarah Patricia" aka Sally Roo/Pookie. The bestest Shih Tzu ever! Sally Passed 2004 "Harrison Bartholomew" aka Harry D Bear. The bestest Llasa Apso ever! Passed 2004 (1 comments) Isn't this always the best view ever! (4 comments) Meeting Iron Chef Cat Cora! I was starstruck for the first time in my life! (5 comments) This is where I learned my patience. (3 comments) Yes I did trick or treat with my Granddaughter in 2010! (3 comments) May 28, 2005 with a fork in my hand and a mouthful! (240+) I will remember this. (3 comments)

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