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  • a nice day

    10/22/2014 1:51:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    i found out today that i did not get that job. that it was given to someone else. although that happened, i am okay with it. i was told of another opportunity that is for a few days next week. i feel i did really well in the interview. i am getting plenty of interview experience. i even used the int... Read more

  • BayState Marathon - Race Report - Sub 4 Goal MET!!

    10/22/2014 12:30:20 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    That's right! I still cannot even believe it! Just goes to show you if you put in the work and believe in yourself you can make it happen! Long story to follow but I have said it before and I will say it again...a marathon is a helluh long time to run therefore the race report will be long too! ... Read more

  • Running is still running, fast or slow, it doesn't matter

    10/21/2014 11:03:37 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    I received this email this morning and I really needed to read it. I am always talking about how I love to run but I am just so slow. But that is ok, I have to keep telling myself that. I run because I love to, it makes me feel good, it is a time for me to just zone out. I do it to basically run off... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/21/2014 10:17:40 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am ready for the job interview this afternoon. now i am taking some time to just relax. all of the birds say hi. my daughter sends hugs to all! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Healthiest weekend in a long time

    10/20/2014 1:18:49 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    Happy Happy Monday! This week at work is probably going to be the toughest of the year. And if it's not this week- it will be next week for sure. BUT then.... it will be ACTUAL christmastime and I can enjoy it lol. Xmas music after Halloween, yay! So I went to the party on Friday! After writin... Read more

  • woo hoo!

    10/20/2014 10:20:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    i found out this morning that i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. woo hoo! i am soo excited about it! it is for a 3 month opportunity, with the possibility of it going 6 months. i am due to hear this week from the place that runs the women's program if i passed both academic assessments or no... Read more

  • hurray!

    10/19/2014 12:01:13 PM, by MOMMY445

    i received a thank you card from my good friend who is overseas, for the birthday card i sent to him by email. that made my day! my daughter is at a sleepover and will be back home later this afternoon. we had a wonderful day together. all the birds say hello. one of my other friends is getting the ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/18/2014 2:00:23 PM, by MOMMY445

    hanging out at the library with my daughter for a while. this morning, we went to see a movie at a community day event at the local cinema. all of the birds say hi. everything is going well for me. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • MARATHON 3 Training WK19 - MARATHON #3 is Tomorrow!!!

    10/18/2014 7:13:54 AM, by CRYSBROWN1

    So excited! So SCARED! So Ready! YUP, tomorrow is the DAY! The stars are aligning perfectly for it to be a good race too! Every day this week as been unseasonably warm but tomorrow will be a brisk 50 degrees which is perfect running weather! I went yesterday to get my massage and my mass... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/17/2014 9:44:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter will know by the end of the day today whether or not she made it on the school volleyball team. i am making progress towards my goals, one day at a time. i will get to my goal weight. i am feeling much better today. all of the birds say hi. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Thursday 10.16

    10/16/2014 2:29:12 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    Thursday- UGH I wish it were Friday. This week is just a pain in the butt, however next week will be worse. Its busy at work, lots and LOTS to do for black Friday and Christmas ads. Yesteday was treat day and ill be honest I didnt do too well. There was this cake- not even GOOD cake, but I had... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/16/2014 9:48:08 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter enjoyed the tryout for the volleyball team. she will know by the end of the week if she made it or not. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. my allergies are flaring up today, so i am pacing myself throughout the day. i did get a better night's sleep last night. have a great... Read more

  • So far, so good

    10/15/2014 12:14:03 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Returned to the gym today after forcing myself to take two days of complete rest. My calf seems to be feeling much better and isn't nearly as tight. Which also means the shin splints I was starting to feel has eased up also. Today's workout was 40 minutes of triceps and chest. Although it was t... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/15/2014 11:31:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am taking it easy today. i had a restless night last night and did not get a full night's sleep. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. one of my friends is just about all set for her move to a small town far from the city. she just has a bit of packing to do and... Read more

  • Tuesday boo day.

    10/14/2014 5:25:42 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    Well I am successfully ignoring Friday-Sunday last week. Today and yesterday have been good. Unfortunately I got my Shark week (period) and am just a raging b**ch right now. Im going to use it to have some kind of killer workout tonight. Im unsure of what to do yet, but at the moment I feel li... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    10/14/2014 11:03:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a great weekend! now i am back to getting caught up with my computer work and with my course work. my daughter says hi. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Ummm...NO!!! Prescription refills and the insane prices...

    10/14/2014 10:50:26 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    I know I already posted a blog today but I have to put this out here... I called to get my script refilled but I didn't remember the price since it is a 90 day supply. I asked for the price and told them I had no prescription coverage, I needed the discount price. This particular med cost me $... Read more

  • Bingefest

    10/14/2014 8:51:38 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Yesterday was a total nightmare. I am forcing myself to rest. After 13 days my calf is still not healing, as soon as it starts feeling better I do something and it starts all over again. I decided to forgo any workouts including yoga that may stretch and aggravate it further. BIG MISTAKE. Since... Read more

  • Let's ignore Friday-Sunday this week.

    10/12/2014 10:39:23 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    Well no one's perfect. And I didn't have a perfect weekend, my plan didn't follow through. Meaning I didn't follow through and stay strong. I tend to forget about consequences when I am in a situation that im enjoying myself and just don't want to care. It's Sunday evening and the weekend is done so... Read more

  • You ALWAYS have a choice!

    10/12/2014 11:35:25 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Warning: Rant ahead I received a message from a friend of mine and our convo has set me off. While I am trying very hard to be supportive, it is beginning to become harder and harder with all of her negativity. Finally she gets angry enough at me that she calls me and starts screaming at ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    10/11/2014 9:57:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get outdoors and enjoy for me. i am catching up on some computer work, then i am outside to enjoy the beautiful weather here. all the birds say hi. my daughter is busy reading a book she got out the other day from the library. have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • update on me and how things are going with the crutches

    10/10/2014 9:36:08 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Since last week when I found out I would be using crutches and the boot I have been posting a lot on Facebook. I thought I would share with you my status updates from there so you could all see how I am handling the idea of crutches for a month. The first one was done on Sunday that states how I fee... Read more

  • MARATHON 3 Training WK 17 & WK 18 - Taper Town Residency :)

    10/10/2014 3:09:12 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    Hi There! LOVING right now my recent relocation to TAPER TOWN!!! Feeling so fresh, the sun is shining and I feel SO GOOD in my new neighborhood! (Yes - I am aware how corny this sounds...bear with me people, THIS is absolute crazy talk that comes out the minds of running when ... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/10/2014 9:45:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    the start of a long weekend. got my laundry done the other day. my daughter is really looking forward to thanksgiving on monday. she really enjoys that holiday every year. i am also caught up on my course work, so i can get to really enjoy the long weekend here. all the birds say cheep,cheep. have a... Read more

  • It's tough- no end in sight

    10/9/2014 10:28:50 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    Ive been having a great week back with weight watchers. I went over on two days but was under two other days. Im not quite sure of where to put my mentality right now. I had such a wonderful mindset that somehow honed itsself the first time I began the lifestyle change. Now my life is differen... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/9/2014 12:13:59 PM, by MOMMY445

    getting caught up with my laundry today. my daughter and all the birds say hi. i am feeling a bit better than i was earlier this week. i am pacing myself today, so i have the energy to focus and do well on two academic assessments tomorrow afternoon. have a fantastic day,everyone!... Read more

  • a busy day

    10/8/2014 5:45:21 PM, by MOMMY445

    i had an orientation session this afternoon for the women's program i want to get into. i also did a questionnaire and i will do an academic assessment for the same program this friday. my daughter says hi and that her cross country meet went very well. i will tackle my laundry tomorrow, when i will... Read more

  • Forced to step out of my comfort zone

    10/8/2014 2:56:43 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    With all my injuries over the summer I decided to step on my comfort zone and work more on building muscle and strength. I didn't update my weight when I weighed myself last Thursday, which was the first time I weighed myself since April, but I gained 11 pounds despite all the cardio I have be... Read more

  • Of Boyfriends and Weddings...

    10/8/2014 1:37:37 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    This really isn't fitness related at all, but I forgot to update you (and answer questions) on the boyfriend talking to my hubby. And let's face it: I can be completely honest with you guys! No need to keep the small town rumors in check on Spark! So if you want a taste of drama, here you go. ... Read more

  • October Progress!

    10/8/2014 12:45:25 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    This week has been extremely busy with all the things I am doing to meet my goals. Funny how that works sometimes! So much to do and so little time. And speaking of goals, here is my progress so far. - 2000 Fitness minutes Last week I came up short, but am on track to make my goal of ... Read more

  • Apps instead of paying for

    10/7/2014 5:31:56 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    Stick with what you know and with what works, right? I've bought an app for weight watchers points plus! It's day two and I feel fine! I want to keep my motivation up, keep my food under control (ALL WEEK and WEEKEND) and just keep track of my points! Im using this lame-named app called iTrack... Read more

  • a beautiful fall day

    10/7/2014 10:14:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    my good friend made it safely overseas. now comes the chance for the siblings to spend some time together in one place. i got to meet his sister the other day. she is a wonderful lady. he has another sister and a beautiful daughter of his own. they are a close knit family. my daughter had practice f... Read more

  • it's monday

    10/6/2014 12:05:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like i may have come down with a slight cold. so i am taking it easy again today. my good friend will be leaving later this afternoon to go overseas for a few months. i will definitely miss him and told him so. i got to briefly talk to him a while ago. my daughter was a bit under the weather ... Read more

  • Never miss a Monday workout

    10/6/2014 10:31:58 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Usually Mondays are my rest day but I am taking a new approach to my fitness since I keep getting injured and my 10K training is suffering. I just signed up for a 12 week body transformation program to build more lean muscle. Each training session is about 1 hour and it's 5 days a week. The gre... Read more

  • it's sunday

    10/5/2014 2:00:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to take it easy for me today. my daughter is at a birthday party this afternoon. she looks forward to going whenever she gets invited to one. i got to spend a lot of time with her yesterday. all of the birds say hi. my good friend is just about ready to go overseas tomorrow. only has a few mor... Read more

  • it's friday

    10/3/2014 10:04:42 AM, by MOMMY445

    the weekend is here! hurray! tomorrow my daughter and i are pretty much spending the day together. we do that at least once a week. a day with just the two of us together. it is sunny here this morning. there is a chance of rain here this afternoon. that is okay. bring it on! all of the birds are do... Read more

  • MARATHON 3 - Training WK 16 - 22MILES!! Strategy ?????

    10/2/2014 12:26:46 PM, by CRYSBROWN1

    YUP - that's right, last Saturday on a beautiful morning that began at 0500, I set out for what was going to be my longest training run EVER...can I get a WOOHOO! It was not exactly part of the plan the plan was for 20 miles but I have been following this running blogger who is doing the same marat... Read more

  • update on visit with Rita

    10/2/2014 12:05:23 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Well I am to use crutches for four weeks while wearing the boot. I am also to take Meloxicam for inflammation of my feet and take topamax for foot and leg pain. She wants x-rays of my back to see if my back is okay. I go in Tue for those. Wednesday I get the crutches.... Read more

  • Frustrated!!! I just cannot seem to catch a break.

    10/2/2014 12:03:59 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    If it isn't one pulled muscle it is another. Tried to go out for my 4.5 mile run this morning only to realize I some how pulled a calf muscle. I made it a 1/10 of a mile before I had to turn around and limp home. Even walking is painful, and it is in a spot that unless I do single leg calf raises on... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/2/2014 10:58:10 AM, by MOMMY445

    another beautiful day has begun. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well. i have a mix of tasks to get done today. i am taking a break now before i do some more of them. have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • October Already??

    10/1/2014 11:15:34 PM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    October already???? Time is flying by at an almost depressing speed this year. Oh well! Time stops for no one, so I must endeavor to keep up and live the life I want, strong and proud. Echoing some of my Spark friends, I like to look at the start of a new month as a chance to start fresh and ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/1/2014 11:35:01 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun. my daughter likes going to the library at least once a week and so do i. my good friend is getting ready to go on an overseas trip. so i spent some time there yesterday. all of the birds say hi. my allergies are flaring up a bit today, so i will pace myself and not do too much... Read more

  • update on pain situation

    9/30/2014 3:25:33 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Hi everyone I thought I would update you on what's going on with my pain. As of Sunday the trigger point injection no longer worked for me. I am back at square one. I also have a new area to worry about pain wise which is my legs I am getting sharp stabbing pains in both of my lower legs. I called A... Read more

  • Burpee Challenge

    9/30/2014 11:31:05 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    First off, I HATE BURPEES!!! I usually avoid them completely. They are hard and I suck at them, but the only way I am going to get better is to do them. I have set up a challenge with my FB group and thought I would see who would like to challenge themselves also. We are not competeing with eac... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/30/2014 9:59:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off to a great start! i already got in some much needed exercise to start my day. my daughter plans to try out for the school's volleyball team this year. if they have a soccer team, she wants to try out for that as well. in less than a week, my good friend will be going overseas for a few month... Read more

  • it's monday

    9/29/2014 5:53:37 PM, by MOMMY445

    i managed to get quite a few things done today, including spending some one on one time with my daughter. now i am catching up on some computer work before i go and have dinner. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. had a much needed break on the weekend. now i am ready to tackle whatever the week bring... Read more

  • Use it or lose it

    9/28/2014 9:30:33 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    I find myself back to square one once again. Two years ago I was making awesome strides with my upper body strength. My job was very physically demanding, I unloaded trucks at Wal-Mart. I was the only woman on the team and I would be in the truck throwing the stuff on the line to the guys in the cre... Read more

  • it's friday

    9/26/2014 10:43:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i feel good today. my daughter says hi! all of the birds are doing well and cheep cheep hello. i will work some more on my online course today. i will be meeting up with my good friend either later today or during the day tomorrow. so i will get some errands done today that i did not have time to do... Read more

  • The summer that almost wasn't....

    9/26/2014 10:08:14 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    For those inquiring minds who would like to know what excuses I could possibly have for pretty much falling off the face of the earth (Or at least exercise and Spark world), I will give you a little update. Still not any kind of true reasons for falling off the wagon so to speak, but an update none-... Read more

  • it's thursday

    9/25/2014 12:16:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day for me to take it easy, at least for a while. i am still doing a job search while i wait to hear back from those two places. my daughter is looking forward to halloween now. she is still deciding what she wants to be for halloween this year. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hello.... Read more

  • update on the procedure done today

    9/24/2014 4:12:23 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Today I had the procedure done. I told him my concerns. He listened and understood. He told me if the shot doesn't work I will have to be on crutches for 2 weeks and in a cast wearing a surgical boot. I should have told him that I already wore a surgical boot but I never got the chance. He gave me a... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    9/24/2014 3:00:03 PM, by MOMMY445

    i feel like the interview went very well. when i went to check my email this afternoon, i found a reply from a different job i applied for. i will have to do an online typing test and then i will find out if i get that job or not. there are opportunities out there. i am finding that by stepping out ... Read more

  • I tried.

    9/23/2014 11:18:10 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Hamstrings were still a little tender this morning but I was able to bend over and touch my toes without too much discomfort, that was the test to see if I was going to attempt my run this morning. I was really hoping it was a 3 mile this morning but my training plan called for 4 plus strides. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    9/23/2014 11:10:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a job interview tomorrow afternoon. i am going through what i have for it, so i am well prepared. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i will go to the job interview tomorrow, from one of my friend's places, who lives closer to where the interview will be. tha... Read more

  • update on the nineteenth of this month

    9/22/2014 8:36:32 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    The doctor I seen wants to try a cortisone shot under x-ray before he does a partial release. I am to go in at 9:15 am on Wednesday to the pain management for the procedure. I am concerned that this won't work and that I will be in more pain instead of less. He also is putting me on 800 mg of Ibupro... Read more