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Oktoberfest in August

Friday, August 29, 2014

Last year the Oktoberfest celebration that I worked for my Prostate cancer awareness program was LITERALLY blown away (as in everybody's tents were blown into the creek), so they moved the date up to this weekend.

I decided to go with the theme "Tackle Prostate Cancer" this year and am very pleased with how it turned out. The weather is gorgeous! Here is my display for this year.



Off to walk now and get some steps in!

  
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SPARKASAURUS 8/30/2014 12:38PM

    Wow! You're a crafty one! That looks spectacular!

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TERI-RIFIC 8/30/2014 7:21AM

    Nice looking booth! Last year must have been something! emoticon

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KRISTA987 8/29/2014 9:28PM

    "tickle prostate cancer" LOL! I love it! Display looks great too. Glad the weather worked out this year for you.

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/29/2014 8:22PM

    I love your display! "awesome!" Have a wonderful walk today! Hope you have a nice and relaxing evening!
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GEORGE815 8/29/2014 7:27PM

    Great looking display, and meaningful.

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Yessss!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

  
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DONNABRIGHT 8/29/2014 8:32AM

    My goal is 16,000 - here's to meeting and exceeding those steps!

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MCFITZ2 8/29/2014 1:38AM

    Awesome. That is lots of stepping.

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So busy!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

I hate it that I have been on the road so much! 1 day this past week, I didn't even get 10,000 steps in! Working on it again now. I did over 15,000 yesterday and today. Tomorrow, I should be able to get about 20,000, then *maybe* the same on Friday. I have an event that I am working Friday, Saturday and Sunday, so it will be hard to get my steps in again.

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    of COURSE you can do it!

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/28/2014 1:08PM

    I think you are doing a fabulous job with your steps! I am so proud of you! You really need to pat yourself on your back! You're doing awesome! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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NELLJONES 8/28/2014 7:24AM

    You'll be back to normal soon. Be sure to enjoy your travel time!

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Walking..emotional?

Thursday, August 21, 2014

I never thought of walking as being anything except exercise or a manner of transportation...until recently.

When walking alone there is lots of time to think without distraction. Walking in the country brings its own unique distractions. I love seeing the bobcat, cattle, horses, geese and chickens, fox and deer. Walking along the road, I often see those that played 'chicken' with a vehicle and lost.

I am a softie when it comes to animals and I feel profound sadness at the loss of an innocent life. After coming across a deer in the road that was critically injured 2 weeks ago, I wonder, when I see these dead animals if they died quickly or if they suffered.

It doesn't take much for my brain to make the leap to humans at this stage of 'brainflow'. My late husband had a long (26 month) painful dying process.

Yesterday when I was walking my 8 miles, it was hot. My feet hurt. I was thirsty and tired. I really 'wasn't into the walk'. I saw 3 dead deer in less than 1/4 mile and in my whiny state, the brainflow transferred those carcasses into all those who would love to be able to walk.

Those dying of cancer.
Those tethered to oxygen at home.
Those with debilitating pain.
Those with no legs or feet.

We all come from different backgrounds and different abilities. I am able to walk many miles in a day. Some of you are not. My husband is not. But you might be able to stand up and walk to the bathroom or across the room. You might be able to walk out to the mailbox. Perhaps, like my hubby you can walk a mile, though it might take you an hour to do so.

As I whined to myself on my walk yesterday, I asked my self, "Why do you walk"? The answer was this:



Why do I walk? Because I can. "My feet hurt" does not mean" I can't". "I'm too hot" does not mean "I can't". "I'm too tired" does not mean "I can't".

"I can't" means I'm lying in bed dying of cancer. "I can't" means I have no legs or feet.

I walk because



Walking has become a mission for me. I am walking for those who can't. The more miserable I feel, the more my feet hurt, the more that I am reminded of others who would love to be able to do what I can do.

  
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SAL1512 8/23/2014 1:09PM

    You really tugged my heart strings. Our youngest son, Ben, was so exhausted by what little walking he did during the day. He would have loved to walk with me, but it was never going to happen. I have always loved to walk. In the 60's while in highschool, I would sometimes walk 3 miles home. So many people stopped and tried to give me a ride. walking was just mysterious to them. When they saw me, the immediately thought that there was something wrong. Anyway, they cared and I continued to walk because I could! Just like you said. Good memories . . . That farm land was so beautiful. Three miles of gravel road with all sorts of wild life to enjoy. I will never forget . . .
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LIMOM2TWINS 8/22/2014 10:05AM

    THANK YOU!! I am feeling very emotional these past to days due to it being my TOM - but you are right I still can! and I will - I needed this blog so much this morning! thank you - now I cannot wait for my lunch time walk and after work treadmill me time!

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KRISTA987 8/21/2014 10:26PM

    What a great blog! You've brought up some great points about walking that I never really put any thought into. I walk every day with my pup and I really love it. Even if the hubs doesn't join us, I still go out. I love the time to just unwind and clear my mind. You've inspired me to push myself more, for those who can't! Thanks for sharing!

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    It's nice to be reminded how lucky we are that we can. emoticon

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DONNABRIGHT 8/21/2014 2:06PM

    You are right - every time I don't want to go out the door I tell myself to get moving so that I can still be moving in another 20, 30 or 40 years!

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JANTHEBLONDE 8/21/2014 1:32PM

    Wow! What an awesome blog! That is fabulous that walking has become a mission for you! You put the Sparks in Sparks! I hope you have a wonderful day!
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BARBERCHECK 8/21/2014 1:25PM

    You are so right! we most certainly can... it's so easy to find an excuse, or whatever, but the truth is we really have so much, even when we feel like we have little. Good perspective!

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GRACED777 8/21/2014 1:20PM

    I can too!

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WooHoo!!!!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014



Since I didn't go to the office today, I slept in, then used my mini-tramp to walk/run on before I had to leave for my meeting this afternoon. Between 6am and 11 am, I got in 11,000 steps while working. It was rainy and dreary, but the clouds didn't actually open up.

I decided to walk to my meeting. Eight miles from here. Over the mountain.



I ended up finally reaching 31,000+ steps today!

Now, the holidays will be coming on us soon. It is hard to stay focused on our programs, so I have created a challenge on Fi.tt. The is a Christmas Countdown and starts on September 25 and continues to December 25. No set number of steps, just 2.5% over your average, so if you normally get 5,000 steps daily, your challenge would be to get 5,125 steps daily.

Join here t.co/WDdjVMhEZp and lets walk with Santa!

  
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SAM60SUMTHINK 8/21/2014 9:44PM

    AMAZING!!!!
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YOU SURE IMPRESS ME, JAYNE!!!

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SPARKASAURUS 8/21/2014 8:20PM

    Damn, girl!! way to go!!!

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    I am so proud of you! You are doing fabulous! You put the Sparks in Sparks!
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