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Running for Boston

Thursday, April 18, 2013

A local running store is joining several others around the nation, offering a group run next Monday evening, for runners to get together, donate $20 to help the victims of the Boston marathon bombings, and get a t-shirt (just a cotton t-shirt, but with a nation-wide design, all the stores that are participating are using the same shirt).

"Every penny" will go to the charity. Even if I don't join them (I have a competing appointment, which I might shift to do it), I intend to get over there and drop off a donation.

This, too, is the spirit of the running community. Check it out... there may be a running store in your town sponsoring a similar activity. onefundboston.org

  
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SUNNY332 4/20/2013 7:11PM

    How wonderful! What a great thing to do!

Sunny

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DOGLADY13 4/20/2013 6:58AM

    I'm interested to see whst the runners at tomorrow's Rutgers race will wear. My nephew (a volunteer fireman) plans on wearing a Boston fire department t-shirt. I have my Boston Red Sox hat ready.

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LEANJEAN6 4/19/2013 8:33AM

    Wow Barb! Great thing you will be doing!--Lynda

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_LINDA 4/19/2013 1:58AM

    That is wonderful! Good of you to donate even if you can't physically be there.
Runners are a tight knit community..

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KARIDIAN1 4/18/2013 9:25PM

    Great idea.

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DLDMIL 4/18/2013 5:51PM

    Thanksw for sharing, i will check our local store. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MIRAGE727 4/18/2013 4:40PM

    Runners rock!
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SLENDERELLA61 4/18/2013 3:28PM

    Yes, I will check it out. We have a great running store. Bet they will do it!!

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JANEMARIE77 4/18/2013 3:17PM

    thanks for posting I will check it out

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MEXGAL1 4/18/2013 2:46PM

    awesome!

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LESLIELENORE 4/18/2013 1:49PM

    Great! We don't have a running store, but I will ask around.

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DALID414 4/18/2013 11:53AM

    I'll definitely look into it. I need to face my fear and get out there.

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RAINBOWMF 4/18/2013 10:49AM

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MSLZZY 4/18/2013 10:00AM

    A great idea and knowing all the money will get to those who need it.

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ROXYZMOM 4/18/2013 8:59AM

    I will look around here. Thanks!

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-STARRYEYED- 4/18/2013 8:39AM

    Thanks for posting! I am checking with my local store now..........

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1CRAZYDOG 4/18/2013 8:39AM

    That's wonderful. Checking it out here. HUGS, prayers, peace.

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KRICKET57 4/18/2013 8:31AM

    What a great idea, I will have to check here!

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GABY1948 4/18/2013 8:24AM

    Sounds like a GREAT thing...thanks for sharing, Barb!

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PATRICIAAK 4/18/2013 8:17AM

    absolutely! 2 of my children are marathon runners. fortunately, neither were in Boston.

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KALIGIRL 4/18/2013 8:11AM

    emoticon for letting me know - will spread the word.

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-SHOREIDO- 4/18/2013 8:11AM

    Will do Barb. Great idea here to show we all care!! emoticon for Boston.

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RIDLEYRIDER 4/18/2013 8:09AM

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AZMOMXTWO 4/18/2013 8:06AM

  what a great thing to do

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Do you still want to do the half?

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

This question came via a FB message from my young cousin, the one who I agreed to do the St. Pete Women's HM next November when she does her first half. My immediate response was "of course. No idiot bomber is going to stop me from LIVING! And that includes running in events."

Shortly thereafter, the message came back. "Good. I just wanted to make sure you felt the same way I do."

So... come next November, you'll find me at the starting line... in... get this... a lady-bug decorated tutu. Yes, me. Running in costume. It may be the only new thing I do this year. But it's a good thing. Running should be FUN.

And life goes on. Funny... I must be that subversive at heart: adversity simply makes me more determined. Thoughts and prayers remain with those most closely affected by the events at the Boston Marathon.

As I have intoned so often, I can't make the tragic things un-happen. Best I can do is to live my life in such a way as it honors these who have left earth far too soon.

  
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SPINNINGJW 4/17/2013 9:27PM

    Florida? A Greenlee cousin? Ladybug costume? Pictures or it didn't happen!


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LOVE_2_LAUGH 4/17/2013 12:28PM

    I think adversity makes all of us strive and push back a little. Kind of the "can do" or "I'll show you" mentality that all of us have from time to time. Glad to hear you are not going to allow the senseless act deter you from your goals and your life. I just can't wait to see photos of you in your ladybug tutu. Too funny!

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-SHOREIDO- 4/17/2013 12:09PM

    You are special!!! A "Lady Bug tutu"??? Who's doing the video??

With LOVE,RESPECT and prayers for BOSTON : (

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SIMONEKP 4/17/2013 10:28AM

    good for you!

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LESLIELENORE 4/17/2013 9:32AM

    That tutu sounds awesome. Good for you!

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JANEMARIE77 4/17/2013 9:29AM

    I so agree we need to turn off the tv and say a prays for those that where truly impacted

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ROXYZMOM 4/17/2013 8:47AM

    Agreed! And-- can't wait to see a picture of that tutu!!

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DEBRITA01 4/17/2013 8:38AM

    emoticon Love the tutu...and yes, we should continue to a live life which honors others.

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1CRAZYDOG 4/17/2013 8:34AM

    You and your cousin are strong women! LOVE the idea of the ladybug tutu! May it bring you luck (I have heard in some cultures it is good luck).

Peace.

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GABY1948 4/17/2013 8:24AM

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KALIGIRL 4/17/2013 8:23AM

    "live my life in such a way as it honors these who have left earth far too soon" - Well said and well lived!

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LEANJEAN6 4/17/2013 8:04AM

    Wow! Barb!--a tutu-----LOL----And good for yu to not let anything stop yu!--Lynda emoticon

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DEBRA0818 4/17/2013 6:28AM

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PATRICIAAK 4/17/2013 5:13AM

    amen!

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MSLZZY 4/16/2013 10:47PM

    You have a firm resolve to continue to live your life without fear. Go for it!

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ANDI571 4/16/2013 10:44PM

    Good for you. We can't let them win by paralyzing us with fear. emoticon

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DALID414 4/16/2013 10:39PM

    emoticon LOVE it! Thanks for putting a smile on my face, Barb.

A friend of mine who's been trying to get me to sign up for a race texted me: Great, now I'll never get you outdoors.

I really wish I could see things the way you one day.

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DOGLADY13 4/16/2013 10:06PM

    Why a lady bug tutu?

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DLDMIL 4/16/2013 10:04PM

    Love your attitude and determination. We have to keep living and running or doing what we can in solidarity for those we have lost to soon.

Please post your costume, can't wait to see it.

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JUST_TRI_IT 4/16/2013 9:46PM

    Exactly... Out here in Portland, people are wearing RUNNING shirts from an event at work, at school etc...putting right on top of your regular clothes so it stands out!

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BESTSUSIEYET 4/16/2013 9:43PM

    Good for you! I like your attitude! It truly is our challenge to LIVE our lives fully each moment!

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SLENDERELLA61 4/16/2013 9:41PM

    Can't wait to see that tutu!! Is your cousin going to be a ladybug, too? Great attitude, Barb. We'll just keep on running. Hope to see you in St Pete. (Can't commit yet, but very, very likely!!) -Marsha

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REJ7777 4/16/2013 9:36PM

    A lady-bug decorated tutu?
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I can't wait to see it! You WILL post a photo, won't you!

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NEWRUNNER2 4/16/2013 9:26PM

    I love your attitude! emoticon Good luck with your training!

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What does a runner do in response to the events of today...

Monday, April 15, 2013

She runs. In my shock and horror, I climbed onto the treadmill and put in 3 miles of intervals. Terror, bad news, things that happen around us will NOT stop us. We are the survivors. We are runners. And in response to almost anything? We run.

And while we run... we pray, we process, we grieve, we honor those who have been affected.

May your choices in response be healthy ones, dear Spark friends! emoticon

  
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SPARKFRAN514 4/25/2013 1:20PM

    Know this is late but I just learned of your great blogs from another Spark friend. I am not a runner but do enjoy waking and do a race called Bloomsday its a 12 K run thought our city. I have been training since Feb.26 the Race is May 5 and I plan on being in the walking group. several people have asked me why i would do the race now after Boston My response is why not ! I was at the gym when the news came across the TV's every one there stopped watched the news for few minutes and then like so many got back to training and doing for those who would no longer be able to enjoy getting out and working out as they had in the past.
we have a park in our down town called River Front Park and it was the finish line for Bloomsday for many years. so they have a statue to runners in the park. Race ( yes the race continues ) the finish line had to be moved shoes started appearing at the feet of the runners and T shirts and signs saying Spokane Love Boston. the shoes are going to a local charity. We will have a moment of silence at the start of the race
as quiet as you can get 60 thousands + to be quiet. so the healing of a nation is under way slowly. thank you for the wonderful Blog.
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LJCANNON 4/16/2013 10:54PM

    emoticon Makes total sense to me. I went to the Gym intending to get on the Treadmill, but they were all in use, so I got on the Recumbent Bike and rode. We will continue to Run, or Walk, or Ride in honor of Everyone who Can't.

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COREY04 4/16/2013 4:19PM

    Running is exactly what I did. I ran, I thought I processed and I battled. My brother in law and his kids were near the finish line, but by the time the explosions hit, his friends had crossed the finish line and they had left. emoticon
I know Boston will not bow to the acts of cowards!

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QUAIL75 4/16/2013 3:43PM

    I'm going to run for me, for my fellow Bostonians and for those who can't.

I was a mile away from the explosions happily watching the marathon and I am so grateful that my friends and family were not hurt. We're all traumatized but we will survive.

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SLENDERELLA61 4/16/2013 1:34PM

    Great blog, Barb. You are so right. We run. I haven't even wanted to think about it, even with it all over the news. I was really relieved to see on facebook that the one person I knew who was running in it is safe. I think his usual time is around 4 hours, but he was already done. Thank heavens. I'm really good friends with his wife. She runs, but not fast enough to qualify for Boston M. She hadn't gone with him. Oh, wow. The more I think about it, the more I want to go run again.

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KRISKECK 4/16/2013 10:52AM

    That's what I did too.

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MEXGAL1 4/16/2013 10:48AM

    many thoughts and prayer to all involved.
good choice for releasing stress...just run!

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 4/16/2013 10:00AM

    My prayers and thoughts go out to all affected by this senseless act.

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GABY1948 4/16/2013 9:49AM

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LESLIELENORE 4/16/2013 9:26AM

    Amen... emoticon

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WAYSOFGRACE 4/16/2013 8:50AM

    When the race was stopped as a result of the explosions, I have to say I was very touched to hear that many of the marathoners changed their course and ran....straight to the nearest hospital and donated blood for the victims.



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MIRAGE727 4/16/2013 8:21AM

    Exactly! I had a moment of flashbacks to hell on earth in my past. We show our compassion, we embrace the runner bond, we become stronger, and we do not break!
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KALIGIRL 4/16/2013 8:17AM

    Excellent as usual my friend.
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SUSIQZER 4/16/2013 8:00AM

    Beautifully put... thank you!



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LEANJEAN6 4/16/2013 7:52AM

    Oh Barb! Whatta world!!!-------And yes, you "run""-----You are strong----Lets hope the people are found----sad-sad sad!!!--- emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 4/16/2013 7:36AM

    Barb, after the tears of shock and realization that our world is not the same one I grew up in, I walked . . . and walked . . . and walked. that's my time, too, to process events like this. Is there ever going to be an answer to WHY? Perhaps, perhaps not. The more important issue is -- we have to become peaceful and it has to start with each and every one of us. I am going to be a little kinder, a little gentler today. Rather than just ask, "What's wrong?" I will ask, "What can I do".

HUGS Barb. As a runner I can only imagine this shakes to the core.

HUGS and prayers for all of us, but especially those who have been so affected by this horrible tragedy.

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MSLZZY 4/16/2013 7:21AM

    No one is safe. Makes me question where it will happen next.

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OPTIMIST1948 4/16/2013 7:15AM

    I just keep asking why.....

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DEBRA0818 4/16/2013 7:12AM

    The human spirit goes on undimmed.

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DEBRITA01 4/16/2013 6:36AM

    Such a senseless tragedy...prayers to all those affected.

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MRS.DOYLE 4/16/2013 3:27AM

    Very shocked to hear the news from Boston. It was bedtime in the UK so we didn't really have time to digest the news. It is only sinking in this morning. Very sad.

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_LINDA 4/16/2013 2:39AM

    Home late and only just aware of this by seeing it on my friend feed. So very sad :((
Runners are a tough breed, they endure a special kind of pain to be successful in their sport, especially those marathoners. Even those close to the blast kept going until they finished -that amazing 84 old man for one.
Thinking of you my poor American friends, yet another senseless attack on innocent civilians :( Running along side you in spirit..

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PATRICIAAK 4/16/2013 12:00AM

    praying

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DALID414 4/15/2013 11:53PM

    I climbed in bed emoticon
I heard amputation and nearly burst into tears!

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ROXYZMOM 4/15/2013 11:30PM

    We keep going and we won't forget.

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VTRICIA 4/15/2013 11:13PM

    I kept on keeping on.

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DLDMIL 4/15/2013 11:04PM

    It is so sad. I have been praying all afternoon, since it hit the airways.

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ALLIEOOPS2 4/15/2013 10:52PM

    Loved this post. I reacted the same way tonight.

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Start of a new workweek

Monday, April 15, 2013

I was pretty much flat on Sunday, with the sinus headache crap... took about three naps... but somehow managed to get my 10,000 steps in, and after I whined to my kid sis when she innocently asked how I was doing on FB, she brought me "Jewish penicillin", i.e. Motza soup. It's good to have people in your life who care, no?

Anyway, woke this morning clear, so, lunch packed, breakfast eaten, resolution to face only ONE decision at a time, and not expect a home run every day, small wins count!

May your Spark Day be a good one! emoticon

  
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_LINDA 4/16/2013 2:23AM

    Glad you are better and facing work with more realistic expectations! You can do this!

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WATERMELLEN 4/15/2013 9:35PM

    So great you're better and ready to make only one decision at a time: first one being, gonna stay healthy!

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MOBYCARP 4/15/2013 9:12PM

    Your metaphor reminds me of how an old friend described a softball player who took on too much: "He's trying to hit a 5 run homer." Sometimes, you have to remember to take life one single at a time.

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SLENDERELLA61 4/15/2013 8:49PM

    Definitely good to have people who care. Glad you got the soup. Hope you are through that headache phase now. So hope that your stressful job will get more tolerable. Take as good care of yourself as you can. Regards, Marsha

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PATRICIAAK 4/15/2013 6:53PM

    Glad you got positive results from the "Jewish penicillin".

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KARIDIAN1 4/15/2013 6:11PM

    Glad you are feeling better. What a thoughtful thing to do to being you the soup.

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KRISZTA11 4/15/2013 3:19PM

    I'm glad you are feeling better!
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DLDMIL 4/15/2013 3:06PM

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DEBRITA01 4/15/2013 1:19PM

    Guess the matzo ball soup did its job....glad you're feeling better. Have a great week!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/15/2013 10:34AM

    Oh the chicken soup w/matzah really helps! Horeseradish too. If THAT doesn't clear your sinuses, nothing will! Glad you're feeling better.

HUGS

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RAINBOWMF 4/15/2013 10:32AM

    Hope you are doing fine.

Hugs Mary

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DALID414 4/15/2013 10:27AM

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 4/15/2013 9:56AM

    Glad you're feeling better (I was/am in that same boat with sinus "crap"). And how heart-warming to have a loved one bring food and comfort. Have a great start to your week!

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LESLIELENORE 4/15/2013 9:24AM

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ROXYZMOM 4/15/2013 9:05AM

    Glad you are feeling better today! Have a great week!

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GABY1948 4/15/2013 8:48AM

    Have a great day, Barb!

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KALIGIRL 4/15/2013 8:35AM

    Here's to one decision @ a time!

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ONMYMEDS 4/15/2013 8:03AM

    Good attitude!!


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MSLZZY 4/15/2013 7:59AM

    Glad you are feeing better. Hope your day goes well. HUGS!

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New ways for old ladies to reward themselves

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Remember our youth? When buying a new album (yeah, they only came on vinyl back then) would come out by our favorite artists, or someone new we had discovered? The thrill of listening to OUR music?

And the technology kept changing... tapes (cassette in my case, never did get into the 8 tracks), and later CD's. A couple of years back I figured out that I could "rip" the CD's I owned onto the computer and last year to transfer them to my smart phone, not just the MP3 player.

So far, so good... but until today, I had never purchased a download of a track. Yeah, I'm one of those that had to be dragged kicking and screaming into the new age. But this morning my Spark Mail pointed at some good workout tunes for Spring, and one of them happened to be one I have fond memories of from *my son's* teenage years.

So I went to the Google Play store, and for the first time in my life, downloaded a song straight to the Smart Phone. (Smashmouth's Walking on the Sun). That was such a heady experience, I went and downloaded a second one. (Fun's We are Young). And I found it just as heady and emotional as buying an album was in my youth!

Dancing around in my kitchen to tunes that definitely were NOT written for a 60 year old lady... but the themes are timeless, you know? A love song to the world? Seeking love and comfort? Aren't those true no matter one's age?

And having broken the barrier, who knows what "little rewards" I am now open to?

Spark on, my friends... and may your personal soundtrack keep you, too, young at heart! emoticon

  
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PMRUNNER 4/15/2013 3:53AM

    Fun!

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ROXYZMOM 4/15/2013 12:14AM

    Something about music! It's the best! It's amazing how easy we can get it now- and so much cheaper!

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-SHOREIDO- 4/14/2013 10:21PM

    MP3 downloads you go! Great fun ,isn't it?? I'm always amazed each and every time I gift myself with a tune or two : )

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SHARON10002 4/14/2013 9:30PM

    Oh my gosh, did you ever jog my memory! 8 track?! Loved it! Finally got rid of our stereo cassette player a few years ago. I haven't downloaded any music. I do put some of my music from my CD collection onto my iphone. I do love Pandora One, though. My son gifted me a year's subscription for Xmas a couple of years ago. I'm totally addicted, and don't even listen to commercial radio anymore. That's my go to music source now. So much to choose from, and as I "like" songs it becomes like my own personal radio station, and it's commercial free! There's a FREE version, Barb; you should try it out!

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JUST_TRI_IT 4/14/2013 2:13PM

    There is something about that music .. no matter when the era... that picks us up and starts us dancin'

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CONCHA77 4/14/2013 12:48PM

    Dance, Dance, Dance!

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RAINBOWMF 4/14/2013 12:07PM

    Oh that is just wonderful.
Music makes the world go round.

I have tried to do what you did but ran into problems. I have to get back at it and try to figure out what I did wrong.

Yeaaaaaooooo to you.

Mary

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SLENDERELLA61 4/13/2013 11:01PM

    I've downloaded several songs and albums to my MP3 player including 2 playlists from SparkPeople. I did find it just as exciting as buying HELP, Hard Day's Night, Sargeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band, and others in my youth! I am a bit jealous that you've got that smart phone. Afraid I've just got the dumb version. Oh, well.

Appreciated this very upbeat blog and know you are feeling it now, too, Barb. Take care! -Marsha

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WATERMELLEN 4/13/2013 9:14PM

    Too cool!! I've downloaded the Audobon wildflower app to my iPhone: love it!! (Still trying to figure out how to install birdjam, however . . . much much more complicated.)

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KARIDIAN1 4/13/2013 8:43PM

    Once you start...... Enjoy your new tunes! I have never downloaded any tunes.
We go more for movies or CD's.

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MNTWINSGAL 4/13/2013 4:18PM

    I don't want to admit to being a pack-rat, but I do still have a couple hundred vinyl albums and a pretty big collection of 45's. I did sell my 8-tracks a few years back....but I still have a few cassettes. And I still buy CD's. I don't have an mp3 player yet....so talk about being dragged kicking and screaming....they haven't succeeded in getting me yet, lol! Hey, I'm coming around slowly....I now have have a DVR, and DVD's in addition to my VCR. I'm just not ready to give up all my favorite VHS tapes yet, even though I can't even remember the last time I played one!

Seriously though, I have favorites from my kids' teen years too....songs that they may have long forgotten, but that evoke memories that will live in me forever. I'm sure that's true for you too. Enjoy!

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MIRAGE727 4/13/2013 4:16PM

    Yeah, Baby! Rock on, Barb!
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FIFIFRIZZLE 4/13/2013 3:53PM

    That IS a good idea, music is an affordable reward bought track by track, thanks for that!

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DLDMIL 4/13/2013 3:10PM

    We are definetly not old. But I do remember having the albums, 8-tracks, cassettes, CD's and now downloads. We have definetly seen the changes. I have downloaded music and books and will happily continue downloading.
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_LINDA 4/13/2013 3:08PM

    Yes, loved those old vinyl records :) I had to get rid of that great stereo that played them, because I was moving into a much smaller space. My new one played cassettes and those new fangled CD's. I still have it. At our family home, we did have the eight tracks, kept it as long as they were playable:) Never bought any music online, but when I won freebees, I had to download them to my computer as I have no fancy external gadgets (and don't intend to get them either) I do love music in the 70's and 80's especially and enjoy working out to digital cable's commercial free music! And Zumba is the ultimate fun music workout which is why I fell so much in love with it!
Enjoy!!

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OPTIMIST1948 4/13/2013 2:15PM

    I have still never purchased a song for download (my library has a limited selection of free downloads and I have used those, but never $$) You were not the only one!

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LESLIELENORE 4/13/2013 2:07PM

    My parents had a reel to reel when I was a kid. I have fond memories of that. Music is wonderful, isn't it?

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DALID414 4/13/2013 11:55AM

    Music is so awesome that way, it knows no age. When I was in my early 20s I was way into the Beatles, my then 50 something year old boss asked, 'what do you know about The Beatles, they were before your time!' I said music lasts forever! emoticon (I also think the best music has already been done. Maybe I'm just an old soul.)

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 4/13/2013 11:44AM

    60 isn't as old as it used to be emoticon Glad you had fun.

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NANCY- 4/13/2013 11:30AM

    Who are you calling "old ladies"? lol
Now you are going to have to create playlists.
Cleaning playlist.
Walking playlist.
Workout playlist.
Dancing playlist.
OH my... next you will be downloading books.
Enjoy!!!

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SIRIRADHA1 4/13/2013 11:01AM

    Rock on!

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LOVE_2_LAUGH 4/13/2013 10:33AM

    I'm dipping my big toe back into reading blogs again. You and Debra0818 are the two I'll be starting with, as both of you inspire and motivate me.

I loved this blog. I don't have a smartphone (not smart enough to use one) but I do have an iPod. I ventured into buying music online about a year ago and instead of purchasing one or two songs, I downloaded a couple dozen. Almost as bad as a kid in a candy shop. LOL!

Music is so uplifting and good for the soul. Glad you found some tunes you can enjoy and relate to!

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1CRAZYDOG 4/13/2013 10:28AM

    Ah yes . . . the smell of a new vinyl record! Memories! HUGS and have fun dancing to the tunes that get you moving!

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MEXGAL1 4/13/2013 10:15AM

    cool.
enjoy your week end.

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SKINNYPAT62 4/13/2013 9:25AM

    I love to play music and dance around but I don't have nor probably couldn't "operate" a smart phone cause I am technology challenged! emoticon emoticon

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ANDI571 4/13/2013 9:14AM

    You are one step ahead of me. I refuse to buy a smartphone, haha. I just have a basic ole phone. I would have gotten another flip phone, but they didn't have one I liked. I have downloaded songs on to iTunes though. emoticon

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AUNTWILLIE 4/13/2013 9:09AM

    emoticon Good for you! And thanks for the tips. I'll check those downloads out.

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TURTLETALK 4/13/2013 8:57AM

    I remember when my parents needed my help to program the vcr and I thought they must be senile if they couldn't do something so simple. Now I have to wait for my children to visit to figure out the bells and whistles on my phone and tablet. I just remember that they will be asking for their children's help to figure out their technology as well. By the way I love both of your music choices, they are on my mp3 as well! emoticon

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LJCANNON 4/13/2013 8:34AM

    emoticon Congratulations on Your Reward and New Talent!! I may have to try Downloading some music soon. I don't want to be the only one living in the Musical Dark Ages.

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MOBYCARP 4/13/2013 8:20AM

    I haven't actually *paid* to download music yet, but I've got quite a few "purchased" tunes from free offers on iTunes. So many, in fact, that I don't go through all of them on a 5K walk when I want to listen to music.

And yeah, it took me a long time to get there too.

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LEANJEAN6 4/13/2013 8:17AM

    --I have to learn how to do that too!--- After hearing you did it--I will t emoticon ry--love music!

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ICEHOUSEGUITAR 4/13/2013 7:40AM

    Absolutely awesome! emoticon

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MSLZZY 4/13/2013 7:35AM

    At least I know there is hope for me. I have been hesitant to download anything for fear I would do it wrong. At most, I would have DS help me get it right. But if you can do it, so can I! Here's to old ladies who keep on learning. Thanks for the
motivation and encouragement. Off to download and stay feeling young again. HUGS!

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DEBRITA01 4/13/2013 7:20AM

    emoticon Music is always a great reward...enjoy your new tunes!

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