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And the work week begins anew

Monday, April 01, 2013

The strategy of laying low for the weekend paid off. Felt much better this morning, and while the energy was flagging a bit by the end of the day, I made it through the workday without emptying the tissue box.

Now, post-supper, I'm plotting an early bedtime, and the self-nurturing that has been working so far, continues. Just wanted y'all to know, I haven't fallen off the edge. It was a pretty trying March, but April should be better! emoticon

  
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LEANJEAN6 4/7/2013 7:25AM

    Oh Barb-----We just keep going eh?--Life is good--just must turn to our ""soul"" thinking on snowy wet weird-y days!------I can't imagine Spring ever coming to the North here-----but--I know it will----inner self--inner self--LOL-----I too enjoy yer blogs--what race you are getting ready for--how work is going---I lost a very dear Sparkly friend this past week from Alabama---She couldn't afford to renew her internet--so she is gone----I miss her little comments a lot----Hopefully she will find the $$ to return----made me sad tho!---So--ever onward here on this very dreary wet day---Lynda

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NEW-CAZ 4/6/2013 8:28AM

    Glad you're feeling better
Have a great weekend my friend emoticon

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CASEYTALK 4/5/2013 4:52PM

    It's good to remember when we're down that we will come back up.

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MEXGAL1 4/3/2013 11:06AM

    glad you are feeling better.
Have a good day!

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LESLIELENORE 4/2/2013 9:51PM

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WATERMELLEN 4/2/2013 8:46PM

    Glad you're getting better . . . the trick will be not getting pulled back into over working again.

Thanks for your comment on my off leash blog. Our dogs teach us so much!!

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KARIDIAN1 4/2/2013 7:11PM

    I was worn out too on Monday- went to bed at 8:30 which was heavenly.

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GABY1948 4/2/2013 4:54PM

    Great attitude...feel better fast!

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DLDMIL 4/2/2013 11:10AM

    Get well soon, glad that you are taking it easy.

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KALIGIRL 4/2/2013 8:26AM

    Here's to self-nurturing and the emoticon results it produces!
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LEANJEAN6 4/2/2013 7:13AM

    a rest is good!!----Have a good day Barb!-Lynda emoticon

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OVERWORKEDJANET 4/2/2013 5:40AM

    Still dragging behind you, vicariously of course! The foot has issues healing from suture line. My toe is good. Once I can wear "real" sneakers again...watch out!

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RAINBOWMF 4/2/2013 12:09AM

    emoticon New month and it will be a good one.

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_LINDA 4/1/2013 11:46PM

    Way to look after yourself! Recovery is your job now! Would like to say try not work too hard, moderation in ALL things, but I imagine it wouldn't work with the nature of your job :P Feel better soon..

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MESEATURTLE 4/1/2013 10:57PM

    April will def be better!!!!!u r on the right track!

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MSLZZY 4/1/2013 9:58PM

    You need sleep so catch a few extra winks and see how you feel in the morning.

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-SHOREIDO- 4/1/2013 9:40PM

    There you go!! Now thats a new goal that seems to be on alot of lists. "Blowing on empty" Tee Hee!!
emoticon Glad to hear your getting back into the swing of things!!
ginny

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DALID414 4/1/2013 9:28PM

    I need some self nurturing, thanks for the reminder.

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PATRICIAAK 4/1/2013 9:15PM

    sounds like you are on the mend. good for taking care of yourself.

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SLENDERELLA61 4/1/2013 8:56PM

    Hooray for April! Sounds like you've used lots of good sense and priority setting to take care of yourself. So glad you are on the mend.

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OPTIMIST1948 4/1/2013 8:55PM

    We all need a little selfcare once in a while.

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RAPUNZEL53 4/1/2013 8:35PM

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1CRAZYDOG 4/1/2013 8:31PM

  good job! Glad you feel better. HUGS

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DLBROWN93 4/1/2013 8:28PM

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Ouch... that hurt just watching...

Sunday, March 31, 2013

Louisville player broke his leg landing oddly. In a basketball game. Ouch. I was on the treadmill, walking along to my spectator passion... walking, not running, because I'm still fighting off this cold. emoticon Thinking about my 100% for today, and that's about where I am.

Partly because I'm taking it real easy, I haven't been around the potential temptations of the Holiday... from from a healthy habits perspective, I'm taking good care of me. Hopefully that will pay off with a restful night and a well Barb to take to work tomorrow.

Spark well, my friends. You are worth it. emoticon

  
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MEXGAL1 4/1/2013 4:33PM

    hope the cold is gone 100% soon. Nothing like not feeling well.....I have had a rough couple of days myself.
Here's to good health!

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LJCANNON 4/1/2013 9:21AM

    emoticon I am so happy that You are treating yourself well and recovering.
emoticon I don't generally watch any TV Sports so I missed actually "Seeing" the injury last night. However I am VERY Thankful ~ Not to mention IMPRESSED! ~ By the Medias Choice to NOT replay the incident Over & Over & Over. From what I have heard it is the kind of thing you can Never "Un-See". American Media is not Known For having a lot of "Common Sense" But in this case I think they deserve a Pat On The Back.

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GABY1948 4/1/2013 9:05AM

    Glad you feel better hope 100% today!

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KALIGIRL 4/1/2013 8:40AM

    Glad you're feeling better!

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KASEYCOFF 4/1/2013 4:20AM

    Oh, I can feel the pain of the broken leg - what a way to have done it...

Also, glad to hear you are on the mend. And for what it's worth, I second your decision to take it easy while recovering.
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DLG0505 4/1/2013 4:07AM

    Great job on the treadmill!

I didn't see the break during the game but saw a video after. And it was on the computer so glad I didn't see it on the tv screen. That was one of the most awful things I've ever seen! Poor guy - but he handled it so well.

Hope you getting to feeling 100% soon!

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_LINDA 4/1/2013 2:35AM

    So glad I don't watch TV, sure wouldn't enjoy seeing something like that :P. Sorry to hear you have to work on Easter Monday :( Would have been nice for you to have a long weekend to rest yourself and recover from the cold and get a break from that project stress :( Hope you have a good day tomorrow and a great sleep tonight!
I work my usual game at the club as they never take holidays except on Christmas Day.

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COMPUCATHY 3/31/2013 10:32PM

    Hope you are feeling great in the morning! Sounds like you are doing it just right! Here's hoping April bring us lots of sunshine and outdoor activities! Let's make April count! It could be our best month yet! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/31/2013 10:08PM

  Hope you're feeling better!

HUGS

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MOBYCARP 3/31/2013 8:51PM

    Yeah, that was ugly. I probably should have been Sparking instead of sitting on the couch watching basketball, then I wouldn't have seen it.

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MSLZZY 3/31/2013 8:34PM

    I missed it but sure there will be reruns of that. DD said it was gross. Good thing you are taking good care of yourself. Hugs!

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LESLIELENORE 3/31/2013 7:38PM

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KARIDIAN1 3/31/2013 7:09PM

    I read about that on the MSN homepage. Hope i never have a break. So far haven't broken anything.

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PATRICIAAK 3/31/2013 7:00PM

    Get healthy

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SLENDERELLA61 3/31/2013 6:58PM

    Glad you are taking good care of yourself. Walking on the TM during recovery sounds like just the right thing to do. I was watching the Tennessee women beat Oklahoma. No broken bones in that one, although there was an injury. Think I'm glad that we enjoy running, a non-contact sport! Get well. Continue to take good care of yourself. Happy Easter and best regards!! -Marsha

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DALID414 3/31/2013 6:53PM

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ROXYZMOM 3/31/2013 6:35PM

    Excellent!! Love it!

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LEANJEAN6 3/31/2013 6:17PM

    Oh I hope you are well to-morrow-----I hope that you had a good day to-day too--and we made it thru another month!----Happy April to-morrow!~--Lynda

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DONDAIN 3/31/2013 6:14PM

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Bonus blog: Meditation - I am ageless and timeless

Saturday, March 30, 2013

I really felt the effects of this morning's meditation, and when the soft bell rang to stop repeating the mantra and open my eyes, they opened to see three generations of art.

I meditate different places different days, but in my multi-purpose room I have hanging a water color that my grandmother painted, a poem that my mother wrote, and a crayon drawing that I did myself a few years back. It was so apropos that on a day the meditation was on agelessness, these works of art would greet my return from the meditation.

I pondered whether my grandmother and mother, both of whom are deceased would know how much their art still touches me. And I have to feel that they somehow know they lived life well, and left bits of themselves for others... they touched the world and somehow made it better.

May all our lives do the same... leave something that makes the world a little better, in how we interact and bless one another.

Namaste. emoticon

  
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MEXGAL1 3/31/2013 11:57AM

    wonderful

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SEABREEZE64 3/31/2013 6:15AM

    A great reflection....

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SPINNINGJW 3/30/2013 10:44PM

    Is the crayon drawing the boy and his dog? Because I love that picture.

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MSLZZY 3/30/2013 9:35PM

    emoticon emoticon for sharing!

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WATERMELLEN 3/30/2013 8:35PM

    Art matters! And one of the ways it matters is extending the life of the artist . . .

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LINDAKAY228 3/30/2013 8:29PM

    Beautiful!

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SLENDERELLA61 3/30/2013 7:34PM

    Beautiful! Thanks. Treasure your art. Cherish your meditation.

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ROXYZMOM 3/30/2013 6:31PM

    I felt calm reading this blog! Nice!

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LEANJEAN6 3/30/2013 4:26PM

    Nameste-----and you are a part of yer Grandmother---She lives on in yu!----Happy Easter Barb-Lynda emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 3/30/2013 4:19PM

    Fabulous. Thanks for the multi-generational share.

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DLDMIL 3/30/2013 12:32PM

    Namaste

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_LINDA 3/30/2013 12:21PM

    Beautiful. Awesome memories. My grandmother leaves us her one of a kind beadwork, very precious. Unfortunately, my Mom wasn't into anything at all so there is nothing of her. I would say her gorgeous garden, but when their house sells, the property will be raised to make way for those huge houses the well to do seem to like. They are in the only bungelow in a court of large two or more story dwellings.
Enjoy your Easter weekend!

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JUDY106 3/30/2013 12:04PM

    A wonderful blog. Enjoyed my read. Have a Happy Easter.

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GEORGI1832 3/30/2013 11:48AM

    Loved this blog and am finding the meditations the piece/peace that I needed to make the difference. One of things I know but seem to have to relearn periodically.
Namaste

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1CRAZYDOG 3/30/2013 11:12AM

  Barb, I'm sure they DO know! I love meditation as well. Just so calming and centering.

HUGS

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DALID414 3/30/2013 11:01AM

    Namaste emoticon

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I didn't want them to take this photo... BUT...

Saturday, March 30, 2013

It shows my last "big" shirt. I have the classic red drippy nose, but decided to share this one. It was taken on Thursday at a farewell "food day" for some staff that are moving to a different building. They forced me into it, so I'm grinning and bearing it.

About the shirt: It is comfort clothes. It fit me at my heaviest, and it is soft and I love it, and when I'm feeling particularly low (as I was that day) I will pull it out of the closet and wrap myself in it.

But the camera really shows how HUGE it is on my frame as it is today.



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MARGARITTM 4/1/2013 4:09PM

    Beats my old "gramma sweater" on the back of my work chair - love it but there is a missing button and holes in both elbows

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MIRAGE727 3/31/2013 11:58AM

    Comfort clothes gooood! I still have sweat shirts that feel like blankets now...won't get rid of them!
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SEABREEZE64 3/31/2013 6:29AM

    I love comfort clothes!
You have done so fantastic. Keep it up!!

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WATERMELLEN 3/30/2013 8:37PM

    Pretty spring green: and comforting.

A little Chapstick or Lypsyl can do wonders for the red nose if it's still sore . . .

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LINDAKAY228 3/30/2013 8:30PM

    Yes it really does show that you've lost so much! You're such an inspiration!

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SLENDERELLA61 3/30/2013 7:31PM

    Absolutely huge!! What a great momento of a different time in your life. Wish I'd have kept a thing or 2 in really big size just to remember.

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ROXYZMOM 3/30/2013 6:46PM

    Good for you! You did great. I still have some pajamas that are way too big now - makes me feel skinny and proud of how far I have come.

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DEBRITA01 3/30/2013 4:46PM

    Nice to have something comfy to wear on those days when it's most needed...also reminds you of how far you've come.

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CONCHA77 3/30/2013 4:43PM

    You look great, Barb. Keep smiling.

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ARCHIMEDESII 3/30/2013 4:39PM

    I love your photo !! I love wearing comfy shirts. I have a fleece top that I wore when I was 50+ pounds heavier. I can't bear to toss or donate it because it's still incredibly comfy !!



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PATRICIAAK 3/30/2013 4:28PM

    At least, the smile is marvelous. Congrats in the changed body!

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LESLIELENORE 3/30/2013 1:40PM

    It looks comfy. I have a sweater like that.

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DLDMIL 3/30/2013 1:07PM

    I also have a couple of large shirts that I wear because they are comfortable. You look great.

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_LINDA 3/30/2013 11:29AM

    I have a huge fleece jacket that I have kept, my very first one, a heavy duty blue one that they don't make that kind of quality anymore. I imagine everyone has that one special article of clothing..

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DALID414 3/30/2013 10:42AM

    The camera doesn't know how to lie, it shows it like it is.

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RUN4FOOD 3/30/2013 10:39AM

    Glad that shirt is too big for you now. You have accomplished a lot.

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1CRAZYDOG 3/30/2013 10:34AM

  Sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do, right!?! Sometimes even though something is large it is hard to get rid of because of the memories attached (kind of like food I guess! That emotional connection). At least it helps you smile! HUGS!

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MNTWINSGAL 3/30/2013 10:29AM

    It's good to have something like this for those uncomfortable days....kind of balances it out. And it does look cute and comfy!

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NEW-CAZ 3/30/2013 10:25AM

    love the colour!

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LJCANNON 3/30/2013 10:24AM

    emoticon I have a couple of Comfort Shirts too! I think you look adorable!

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MEXGAL1 3/30/2013 10:12AM

    I think you look nice and comfortable.

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ANDI571 3/30/2013 10:04AM

    Better comfort clothes than comfort food. What a good reminder of where you have been and what you have accomplished.

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In case you want to see the ten mile grin...

Friday, March 29, 2013

www.flickr.com/photos/ltcphotos/8586
159512/in/set-72157633083559450


It is a copyrighted photo, owned by the Lincoln Track Club, so I didn't copy it... but you can see it on flickr via the link above.

Added commentary: notice the racing bib doesn't show? It got covered up by the shirt almost from the start. When I saw the photographer ahead, I had started trying to free the racing bib so that it would record going over the finish mats (about half a mile to go at that point in the race)... the grin is at least in part laughing at myself.

  
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CASEYTALK 4/3/2013 3:13PM

    I love it!!!!

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ROXYZMOM 3/30/2013 6:57PM

    Nice picture!!!

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PATRICIAAK 3/30/2013 5:12PM

    Great grin. Looks like a cold run.

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MOBYCARP 3/30/2013 12:40PM

    Very stylish, but I'm not sure how the scarf fits with the running image.

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WATERMELLEN 3/30/2013 9:34AM

    Super grin AND no icicles hanging from the nose!!

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-STARRYEYED- 3/30/2013 8:57AM

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MSLZZY 3/30/2013 8:03AM

    A very satisfying day-the grin says it all. HUGS and Happy Easter!

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GABY1948 3/30/2013 7:29AM

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DEBRA0818 3/30/2013 7:04AM

    Lookin' good, Barb!

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SEABREEZE64 3/30/2013 5:44AM

    Love it!

You look cold though......

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MRS.DOYLE 3/30/2013 4:17AM

    emoticon Grin all you like. You deserve to, and it uses fewer muscles than frowning.

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NEW-CAZ 3/30/2013 4:03AM

    emoticon lovely pic! You go girl! emoticon

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MNTWINSGAL 3/30/2013 1:12AM

    Cute! That grin is downright devilish!

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DESERTDREAMERS 3/30/2013 12:36AM

    Go, Grrl!

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DALID414 3/30/2013 12:24AM

    I don't think I could muster up smile at mile 10, ever!
You always make running look fun. I think I look grouchy and frowny emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 3/30/2013 12:17AM

    Awesome photo! Love that smile.

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_LINDA 3/29/2013 11:40PM

    Great photo! Winning smile! Shame about the wardrobe malfunction! Didn't realize it was that cold to need a toque and gloves! Good on you to race in such conditions!

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KARIDIAN1 3/29/2013 11:01PM

    Styling as always! Looking good.

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SUNNY1432 3/29/2013 10:55PM

    emoticon looks great! emoticon

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EBEAMS 3/29/2013 10:46PM

    Good for you! What an inspiration!!! And stylish too!

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DLDMIL 3/29/2013 10:33PM

    Great smile and picture. Have a wonderful weekend, & Happy Easter emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ANDI571 3/29/2013 10:09PM

    emoticon Love the grin emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 3/29/2013 10:01PM

  Now that looks like a happy, content smile! Wonderful!

Happy Easter. Hope the Easter Bunny is good to you.



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