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OK, has anyone seen a "Joggler" before?

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Had a great run today. I forgot my Garmin, so I don't know how fast I ran or how far. I just ran! It was a lot of fun.

Then.....to top my fun run....

I saw this guy running towards me. He was a barefoot runner (not for me, but cool), but wait... he was juggling bowling pins while he was running.

I looked this up on the internet tonight and this is actually a thing. It's called "Joggling". People even do this while they run marathons. Truly amazing!

I wish I would have had time to get my phone out my pouch to take a picture, but here is a picture showing another "Joggler".

  
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JUDITH316 7/10/2014 2:59AM

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LITTLEEPICURE 5/7/2014 4:58PM

    Thanks for the words of encouragement on my blog! Wow joggling ha never would i be coordinated enough for that!

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JULIA_RUN2SMILE 3/30/2014 7:13AM

    Bare feet! And joggling! All I can think is how focus you have to be to achieve this... amazing! I guess there is always a way to make something more challenging - I am definitely not there! Bare feet is not for me - tried it once for 5k in a gym ... and I am lacking coordination! :-)
Thanks for posting!

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MAVICA50 3/21/2014 1:09PM

    Talk about coordination... emoticon

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JANTWO 3/21/2014 12:40AM

    Now that takes talent and practice I would think!!!! Amazing!!!!

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DISCIPLINE1962 3/11/2014 1:17PM

    I'm sitting here with my mouth hanging open! Who would have ever guessed it was even possible? I'd like to know what the first person to try it was thinking...."I think I'm going to juggle these bowling pins while I'm jogging....yes. I think it's an excellent idea."

Probably an idea straight from God....never say "can't".

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KRYSXX 3/2/2014 2:01PM

    That's funny! I don't see how anyone could be that coordinated. I'm just lucky that I can run/jog in a straight line. Can't imagine trying to juggle at the same time!

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EDDYMEESE 2/28/2014 10:56AM

    Hilarious!!!!

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HOBBESIS49 2/24/2014 2:45AM

    Oh my goodness really.. my son's Dad is a juggler.. I'll have to ask him if he thinks that this would be really diffiuclt. I bet it's CRAZY hard on the neck and shoulders especially.. people are AMAZING & YOU are one of those people!

Fun Blog.. emoticon Way to Go!

Jane



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MOTHEPRO 2/22/2014 8:23PM

    Interesting!

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COLOR-BLUE 2/21/2014 9:09PM

    Thank you, for the education. Who knew!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
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MBSHAZZER 2/21/2014 9:39AM

    Yes, I saw one at my last marathon... as if it's not hard enough!

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MEL_UNRAU 2/21/2014 9:06AM

    I've never come across a joggler before... .but during my marathon last fall, I was passed by a guy jump-roping the course. Yup... passed by a guy jump-roping.

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DEB62BIE62 2/21/2014 8:52AM

    Interesting. Wonder why they do it. Maybe it helps them to focus, or makes the time go faster.

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GOLFGMA 2/21/2014 7:54AM

    Today I learned something new. Have never seen this before. Thanks for sharing.
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POSITIVE41 2/21/2014 5:25AM

    Hmmm - I am impressed, but that is way too much coordinating for me! Thanks for sharing!

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SECOND2 2/21/2014 2:15AM

    I did a serious double take when I saw one once. I didn't know it was a thing until then either.

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CASTIRONLADY 2/20/2014 11:44PM

    If I could only jog but I guess it keep your mind occupied.

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CINDYAST 2/20/2014 11:07PM

    Wow! Now that's impressive! I can't even chew gum and walk at the same time!

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DJ4HEALTH 2/20/2014 10:59PM

    That is so cool but I probably would hit my head with it (all three times). Plus I can run because of the arthritis in my ankle

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I LOVE when His truth comes into focus and changes your whole way of thinking!

Monday, January 06, 2014

I did this devotional on YouVersion called, "Made to Crave: 21 Day Challenge", when I first started my weight loss journey last January, but I thought it would be good to do it again after a year of clarity.

On Day 2, the author draws a parallel between her food addiction and the rich young man who comes to see Jesus in Matthew 19.

She writes, " Jesus meant His comment for any of us who wallow in whatever abundance we have. I imagine Jesus looked straight into this young man's soul and said, 'I want you to give up the one thing that you crave more than Me.'"

Wow! For so many years, I was that young man, who just could not fathom giving up unhealthy foods. I relied on comfort foods to ease my pain, my emotions and my fears. It doesn't work.

Great insight, but this is the paragraph that spoke to my soul.

She writes, " God made us capable of craving so that we'd have an unquenchable desire for more of Him, and Him alone. Nothing changes until we make the choice to redirect our misguided cravings to the only One capable of satisfying them."

Blaise Pascal so wisely said, “There is a God shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God, the Creator, made known through Jesus.”

I have used all kinds of things to fill that vacuum...to no avail--food, work, busyness, relationships, you name it.

I will always enjoy good food, but I never want that bite of "whatever" to come before the One who truly is capable of healing and satisfying me.

  
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JANTWO 3/21/2014 12:38AM

    I am so glad I read this blog. Thank you for making the connection to the rich young man in the Bible and us today. Also that it is not just money, it can be anything.

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OPTIGIRL43 2/19/2014 11:55AM

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FITANDFAITHFUL1 1/15/2014 10:01AM

    Wow! This is so what I needed to read today! I would love to have you join me on Fitbit except I probably need to join you! I've not done anything on the Fitbit website. I just have it connected to my Spark account. What do I do? AND I have You version on my iPad. I'm gonna do the made to crave challenge! Sounds perfect for me. Blessings new friend! emoticon

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TRI_BABE 1/12/2014 6:50PM

    Thanks for posting! emoticon

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FUNGIRL81005 1/8/2014 2:20PM

    Made to Crave was Amazing! A great way to start the New Year!! You can do it....With God all things are possible!! emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 1/7/2014 6:31PM

    Your flowers are gorgeous! --All we have here is snow----- So nice to meet yu!--Lynda

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GGJUNEBUG 1/7/2014 1:05PM

    I think that's really lovely and such a powerful thought. I felt that "wow" when I read that comparison.

Yes, I often turned to food to comfort me.

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COLOR-BLUE 1/6/2014 6:29PM

    TX,

What a wonderful inspiring blog!!! Thank you so much for putting yourself out there and sharing with me. We're kindred spirits, as I basically said the same thing today, in my blog for a challenge that I'm going through for 100 days. God is the first and the last, and if we put Him first ALWAYS, He's faithful in no matter what we may ask or think. When I put God first, everything else just falls into Divine Order!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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CINDYAST 1/6/2014 2:23PM

    Great blog! emoticon

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GODSCHILDAMYB 1/6/2014 10:37AM

    My love for Christ is strong and I am still having to teach myself to give it ALL to HIM! I am doing better but far from arriving. Keep on drawing near Him sister. His way works so much better.

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JACKSGRAN 1/6/2014 9:28AM

    I've just completed another 15 days with Billy Graham on the same site. I'm also following his plan for the whole year. The insights are so good - like you it's making me rethink so much. I'll certainly check out the one you mention too, there's nothing better than precious time spent with Him. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings



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I'm back home from the hospital--thanks for the prayers!

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Just wanted to let my SparkFriends know that I'm doing well. Thank you so much for your prayers!!

Had a gynecological surgery Friday and there is a little pain and discomfort, but overall I feel much better today.

My sweet husband has been taking care of me and my kitty cat has not left my side. Feel truly loved and blessed.

I have a 5K scheduled for Saturday. Registered for this months ago. Not sure if the doctor will clear me to walk it or if I will be up to it, but I hope I can. It's for a great cause.

Jacob Logan 21 Run - Family friends lost Jacob in a tragic accident. Whether I walk it or not, Logan family. I honor your son. I will try my best.

www.jacobloganrun.com/index.html

UPDATE: I didn't do the 5K. It was pouring and about 35 degrees. My mom and husband convinced me that it would not be the best decision to get into that weather a week out from surgery. I sadly concurred. I went to race to get my t-shirt and support the race. It was so hard not to participate, especially when i saw everyone in their gear putting their race bibs on. Next time!

  
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HAZEL1022 12/24/2013 7:51AM

    It's good to hear you're on the mend. emoticon

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ANNABELLISABEL 12/21/2013 2:05PM

    glad to hear it went well! Best of luck in recovery!

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JUDITH316 12/21/2013 6:27AM

    I'm so sorry I missed your posts about your surgery, for sure my prayers are with you for a speedy recovery, happy the surgery went well and you are coming along with not too much pain.. emoticon emoticon

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SDLOV3R 12/16/2013 2:28PM

    So glad you're doing better. How wonderful that you have such a supportive husband! And whether or not you get cleared to do the walk, I know your heart is in it and that is what matters. Hugs to you, dear!

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COLOR-BLUE 12/15/2013 11:25PM

    I'm delighted to see that you're back home and on the mend!!! You're one blessed young lady, to have your DH looking after you. Girl, don't be concerned about the 5K, as God knows your heart and He sees you there, in spirit. However, if lyo feel up to it, by all means, move that mountain!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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CINDYAST 12/15/2013 7:18PM

    Glad you're home from the hospital and doing well. Take care!

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MWWENSIN 12/15/2013 3:26PM

    Let your body heal - you and your doctor will know if you're ready to walk this. You've already made your contribution. You might be able to volunteer or cheer on the other runners if you and the doctor think it's ok. Take care of yourself. I don't think the family would mind if you had to sit out this year.

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RACEWELLWON 12/15/2013 9:59AM

    No rush to get better - the 5k that registered is still receiving your gift and thoughts of kindness perhaps this one time you can attend to cheer on others crossing the finish line , just a thought . I wishing you a Healthy Recovery - Hugs Karen emoticon

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MBTEPP 12/15/2013 9:23AM

    TaKe your time to feel better soon. Sounds funny but if you don't rush hour body, You will heal quicker. Enjoy the pampering while you can; )

It it ironic how animals sense when TLC is in order.



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K-GETTING-FIT 12/15/2013 8:51AM

    (((hugs))) and prayers continue to go out to you. Hope your healing is speedy.

Thank you for sharing Jacob's story. My thoughts will be with all of you on Saturday. Perhaps you can simply be in attendance, rather than do the walk. Take care!

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RASPBERRY56 12/15/2013 7:53AM

    Glad you're doing better, and that you have wonderful support around you (so many folks don't).......

Take care and be gentle with yourself as you continue to recover!

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SUNSET09 12/15/2013 7:08AM

  Take your time in your recovery and so glad to hear you're doing well. In sickness and in health and your DH is true to his word! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JACKSGRAN 12/15/2013 3:58AM

    So pleased to hear Take care

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PEZCATHY 12/14/2013 11:28PM

    Glad you are doing better. Love that you have a hubby willing to take care of you and a kitty to snuggle with. They always (meaning both of them) help to make things better, don't they?!
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JUNEAU2010 12/14/2013 10:55PM

    I hope you're recovered enough to at least walk part of it!

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4 days until my surgery

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

I went to pre-op appointment this morning. Hubby drove me through the ice to get there. That was fun.

Gynecological surgery is set for Friday. Praying the surgeon will be able to do it by laproscope. He is going to try. If all goes well, I'll be home later that day. If they have to cut, then might be in hospital for a day or two.

Either way, trusting Him to get me through it.

Thank you everyone for the well wishes and prayers! I certainly appreciate it so much!



  
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COLOR-BLUE 12/10/2013 11:16PM

    My prayers are lifting you up, for a successful surgery and a speedy recovery!!! Everything is in Devine Order!!!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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CINDYAST 12/10/2013 11:16PM

    Prayed just now for peace before the surgery and a quick recovery after.

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MBTEPP 12/10/2013 5:46PM

    sending you good cheer for the best results. don't forget to pamper yourself.

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MOTHEPRO 12/10/2013 3:42PM

    Good luck with your surgery!
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ANNABELLISABEL 12/10/2013 12:55PM

    good luck!! & a speedy recovery to you after!

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DIONNE1972 12/10/2013 10:32AM

    My prayers are with you for full Healing and a speedy recovery

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Wishing you all the best with your surgery and speedy recovery. Take care!

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SMITTY4RL 12/10/2013 6:56AM

    Oh gosh, sending you good vibes. Hope all goes well!

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JACKSGRAN 12/10/2013 3:42AM

    Joining you in prayer. I hope all goes well and speedily and that you are home in no time. Make sure you obey his instructions and look after yourself.

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JANTWO 12/10/2013 1:26AM

    Take care of yourself!!!!

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CATSAWAY9 12/10/2013 1:18AM

    Best wishes for a successful procedure and a quick recovery!

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Dirty Girl Mud Run 2013 with pictures

Saturday, October 12, 2013

I remember telling myself that I would run any distance, but I would NEVER want to do a mud run. Boy, was I wrong. This is my 2nd mud run and again...I had a BLAST!

All the Soul Sisters, pre-mud:


Here we are crawling through the mud:


This was a new obstacle for me. Challenging, but fun!:


All of us scaled the 20 foot cargo net. Just don't look down!:


After we were done, everyone said, "I can't believe I just did that!" Whether it was the 20 foot cargo net or the 8-foot climbing wall--you just can't help but feel a sense of accomplishment!

A majority of our group were 1st time mudders. We laughed so much, giggled like school girls, but in the end, we felt like warriors!!

  
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AGENT1975 2/24/2014 7:02PM

    Wasn't this AWESOME?! I did my first Mud Hero last summer and loved it. 6 km of the hardest fun I ever had. Can't wait to do it again this summer :)

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MWWENSIN 12/8/2013 9:12PM

    Looks like a great endurance run.

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BOPPY_ 11/9/2013 10:31PM

    I know you had fun.

And, I had fun from your blog and pictures.

Thanks,

Lee

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K-GETTING-FIT 10/17/2013 8:29AM

    I am SO jealous!!! Way to go. You all look fabulous in your pink shirts and smiles. So, were there a bunch of 1st-timers who are now looking for more mud runs? You do get bit by the mud bug:)

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COLOR-BLUE 10/17/2013 5:41AM

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To all of the ladies, who decided to get down and DIRTY!!! You look like you had an amazing time!!! Thanks for sharing your TRIUMPH!

Be blessed,

- Nancy Jean -
GA

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CIROHIO 10/14/2013 11:47AM

    WOW! another accomplishment, so very proud of you! emoticon emoticon Looks like you had a blast, thanks so much for sharing! emoticon

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KIM22211 10/14/2013 2:10AM

    very cool!

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PHYLISSCR 10/14/2013 1:28AM

    Wow! I bet there were lots of laughs! Makes me smile just to look at the pictures! Great fun ! emoticon

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NJSHAR 10/13/2013 8:55AM

    Good job!

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SMITTY4RL 10/13/2013 8:08AM

    Yikes, that's a lot of mud! Looks like a heck of a good time, though!

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PROUDNM1987 10/13/2013 7:46AM

    I have to say that a mud run looks like fun to me....hmmmm..I may have to check out if we have anything like that here in KC area..getting a little chilly now maybe but summertime??

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PMRUNNER 10/13/2013 7:14AM

    Awesome, thanks for sharing!

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THE_SHAKESHAFT 10/13/2013 6:09AM

    That looks like so much fun!!

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MADAMES 10/13/2013 4:26AM

    How proud you must feel! You have taken some great pictures...an event to remember forever.

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WEEPINGANGEL74 10/13/2013 1:08AM

    Looks like you all had a blast!! Glad you and the girls could have fun while getting fit!!

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BABY_GIRL69 10/12/2013 11:59PM

    Wow! Looks so fun!

God bless!

Dee

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HMBROWN1 10/12/2013 10:36PM

    Looks like a lot of fun. Great photos.

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