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  • Days 17 & 18 of 111

    12/18/2014 10:29:50 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Going to try to keep this positive... Yesterday's training was supposed to be a 5 mile run and I really wasn't feeling it way before I even headed out the door. The only thing that got me out there was that it was sunny and almost 60, it was just too nice to stay inside. Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/18/2014 2:59:20 PM, by MOMMY445

    i'm spending some time with my daughter today. tomorrow, i have to do some grocery and xmas shopping for my daughter. today was pajama day at school for my daughter. she likes when her school has that. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. so far, i have not yet heard anything back from that c... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/17/2014 11:55:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i had a job interview yesterday afternoon. i think it went rather well. i will know by the end of the week whether or not i got the job. my daughter has movie day at school today and she doesn't have to dress up,either and she can bring a pillow,too. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,hel... Read more

  • Day 16 of 111

    12/16/2014 6:45:50 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Managed a quick walk before the rain got here, it was touch and go there for a few minutes, thought it wasn't going to hold off but it did. Since it was a rest day, I only needed a mile for my streak to count, I try to limit myself to 20 minutes so I won't overdo it. Read more

  • Coughing and Christmas....

    12/16/2014 3:05:23 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    Oh my. Where do I start on this update? It seems like so much has happened since my last update.... but also not very much at all. And describing that in a quick read, well, it's pretty much a Christmas miracle. Here it is the last month of 2014 and I am being forced to really take a quick an... Read more

  • Day 15 of 111

    12/15/2014 7:52:31 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Not really sure what happened... I had a 4 mile training run, my plan was just to run at an easy pace and walk when I needed to. I was hoping by keeping my pace easy I wouldn't need to walk. But nothing about my run was easy. I am not sure if it was because I chose a very hilly route, the ... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/15/2014 9:31:11 AM, by MOMMY445

    I returned a call from a different company regarding a different job. I am researching the company this morning, so when I hear back from them, I will know quite a bit about the company. My daughter is feeling a lot better and she went to school today. I will step up my efforts to get more of my onl... Read more

  • 5th Year Spark Anniversary!

    12/15/2014 8:33:01 AM, by SUNSHINEYOURWAY

    WOW! Thank you Spark People and thank you Lightening Runner for introducing me to The Spark People. I have accomplished so much and Spark People has been my Life Saver ever since starting this Fitness Program 12/2009. I moved from FL back to NC to care for my elder mother and went through many ... Read more

  • Days 13 &14 of 111

    12/14/2014 3:15:00 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Yeah, I needed to get caught up and figured I'd just throw two days into one blog. Yesterday's run went great!!! I have to admit I was feeling a little nervous about it...it was my first 10 mile run in over a year and a half. I don't know why, I have done a couple of 9 mile runs in the last mo... Read more

  • it's sunday

    12/14/2014 12:57:32 PM, by MOMMY445

    another week has begun. my daughter is feeling a bit under the weather today. so she is taking it easy. it is her last week of school this week and she wants to be well rested so she can enjoy it. all of the birds are doing well and say hello,,hello! as for me, i am catching up on some of my online ... Read more

  • Yesterday's unintended by accident but ended great 14 mile in a day trek.

    12/14/2014 10:07:23 AM, by MSKIZ69

    The weather was coooold yesterday morning so after I dropped my son off at the boys/girls club I happily drove downtown to go to my favorite YMCA-but all the parking garages were full. Irritated but not defeated I drove back home and decided to rest for a bit before walking to it(a 2 and a half mile... Read more

  • Lost Blog: I spend most of my money on bikes and beer. The rest I just waste! - deleted sections

    12/13/2014 2:31:52 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Introduction During the five years that I have been on SparkPeople, I have composed several blogs, that for one reason or another, I never posted. I have decided to post a few of the "Lost Blogs". The following lost “blog” is really the lost introductory sections of a blog I posted on A... Read more

  • Day 12 of 111

    12/13/2014 10:04:23 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    I tried to do this from my phone last night, but it was just a pain in the butt...I hate having fat fingers, auto correct and auto complete... I waited until the afternoon to head out for my run, I figured if I was still going to have to fight the winds, I would wait until it was warmer. Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/13/2014 9:55:39 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm off in a while to spend some time with my daughter today. woo hoo! the weekend is here! hurray! i'm catching up on some computer work, then i am off to spend time with her. i heard from another place regarding a different job i applied to. i will get back to them today and let them know i am def... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/12/2014 11:25:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i'm taking it easy today. it was very challenging getting through the snow the other day. i haven't made any plans for the weekend yet. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! my daughter has only one more week left of school and she is off until just after new year's day. she is counti... Read more

  • Day 11 of 111

    12/12/2014 9:15:38 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Yesterday was my 8yr Sparkversary, I leave but always come back. I may not be eating well or tracking my food but the support keeps me motivated and moving forward. I love the SP community!!! I am going to be honest, I should have wrote this last night. I actually logge... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/11/2014 10:05:22 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter did sing to me one of the songs her class sang at the concert. she updated me on the whole thing as well. i am working extra today on my online courses. it is really snowing here this morning. so i thought i may as well use the extra time to do some more course work. i want to be all cau... Read more

  • Day 10 of 111

    12/10/2014 8:01:19 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Today it was back to training...while I don't follow the plan exactly I try to do the recommended miles... 3x1 mi fast Fast pace is 10:00/mi to 10:10/mi. You can walk or stop during the rest period. A brief introduction to marathon pace work...total distance is 5 miles. We all know that th... Read more

  • Day 9 of 111

    12/9/2014 3:22:43 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    I'm really glad I decided to skip my training run yesterday and I managed to get my 20 minute walk in this afternoon. My legs are feeling much better, I just have to remember that on my non-training days I only need to walk a mile for it to count towards my run/walk everyday in December challenge. ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/9/2014 10:09:44 AM, by MOMMY445

    a mild day here today. at my daughter's school today, there will be a christmas concert for just an hour. i am usually there. today, due to my courses,i am not able to make it. i told her to tell me all about it later. all of the birds say hi! i will continue to work on my online courses and look fo... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/8/2014 11:39:06 AM, by MOMMY445

    I'm off to a good start this morning. I got quite a bit done on my online courses and I let the teacher know what parts of the lessons I am not able to access or complete. my daughter is doing well and says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Day 8 of 111

    12/8/2014 10:44:57 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    I'm skipping my training run today, I overdid it last week, which was apparent when I was laying in bed last night crying because my lower body was in horrible pain. Trying to complete my two challenges this month, 100 miles and walk/run everyday. For me the challenge isn't getting out there... Read more

  • Day 7 of 111

    12/7/2014 6:49:51 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    You get a two for one today...my laptop wouldn't recognize my phone yesterday to upload my screenshots and I was just too lazy to email them to myself last night. So I just finished posting yesterday's and here is today's. I was definetly glad that I waited until today to do my 8 miler it was a... Read more

  • Day 6 of 111

    12/7/2014 6:16:31 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Somebody needs to tell my weather app that it is a liar...first, it wasn't supposed to rain until after 11 am, which would have given me plenty of time to get my 8 mile training run in. But by 7 am, it was pouring out...I sat patiently at first waiting for the rain to stop, constantly checking my Mi... Read more

  • a beautiful sunny day

    12/7/2014 1:46:34 PM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter is so much better! she was so ready to go outside to play this morning. all of the birds say hello,hello! i am taking it somewhat easy today. i will definitely be active throughout my day. i have a full week ahead of me. i have been counting down the days when my good friend will be comi... Read more

  • it's saturday

    12/6/2014 9:37:33 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax and enjoy! my daughter and i will be heading to the local library later. there will be refreshments, other activities there today and my daughter wants to go. all of the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone and a great weekend!... Read more

  • Day 5 0f 111

    12/6/2014 8:04:04 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Today was run #3 of my training plan...4 Easy Miles...it was perfect weather for a run. Cool with a light breeze and the sun even managed to peak through every once in a while. Since it was 4 miles I decided to do my 10:1 interva... Read more

  • it's friday

    12/5/2014 10:37:36 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am starting to look for other jobs, as i have heard nothing back from the place i went for an in person interview. i want to have something else lined up for the new year, just in case i do not hear anything at all back from the place i went to the last week of november. my daughter has an ear inf... Read more

  • Day 4 of 111

    12/4/2014 7:15:35 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    I just needed to get out of the house and go for a walk... I was planning on a short 30 minute walk today anyways, but I needed to go for a walk. I know I told myself that I was going to honor my body by taking my rest days while doing my marathon training...there are just some days you h... Read more

  • Day 3 of 111

    12/4/2014 9:57:30 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    While I got a late start, had errands to run and dense fog kept me from heading out at my usual time. It was perfect temperature for a run by the time I headed out. Workout #2 of my marathon training plan was 4 easy miles, I lov... Read more

  • it's thursday

    12/4/2014 9:51:12 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am off to a great start! my daughter is starting to feel better today. there has been different things going around in her school that other children have had, such as the flu or colds. she will be alright. all of the birds say hi. i am getting caught up on one of my online courses and ahead more ... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    12/3/2014 1:34:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    a relaxing day for me today. i am making great progress in both of my online courses. the teacher will set me up with the next topic in one of them this week. my daughter is home from school today. said she felt chilly and very tired. so when she came home for lunch, i decided to keep her home for t... Read more

  • Day 2 of 111

    12/2/2014 12:28:59 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Well today is a rest day per my training plan, but I am not one to sit still. Mainly because I can't even if I wanted to. This morning was a lot cooler than it was yesterday morning but it was great for a quick brisk walk. It... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    12/2/2014 9:35:19 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to run errands and to keep warm. so far, december is off to a good start for me. my daughter is enjoying the weather. all of the birds say hi. i have started to decorate at my good friend's place. my daughter has already helped to decorate at my parents' place. there is one radio station here ... Read more

  • A Few of My Favorite Things

    12/1/2014 11:16:33 PM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: "I would just DIE!" I had just stepped into the elevator in the lobby of the building where I work. I saw a young woman slowly walking across the lobby heading for the elevator that I had just boarded. She was furiously texting. The doors began to close. I realized she was not going... Read more

  • Day 1 of 111

    12/1/2014 2:17:30 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Well I decided to do it...I started my marathon training plan today. Not so much with running a marathon in mind but just to keep pushing myself forward. I don't need to pay outrageous race fees to feel like I am a runner. It's the feeling of challenging myself and accomplishing things that I never ... Read more

  • it's monday

    12/1/2014 10:15:20 AM, by MOMMY445

    a new month has begun! before i know it, christmas will be here. my daughter is already counting the days until christmas is here. all the birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep. time to mix up my exercise routines. i like to do that at the start of a new month. my good friend will be back just b... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/30/2014 11:50:16 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter and i had a great time yesterday! she is already making plans for the next year's event. she had a blast! i love to see her so happy,excited! i had fun,too! all of the birds are doing well and say hi. my daughter has some homework to do and so do i. she is feeling so much better! i am w... Read more

  • Bad way to remember Thanksgiving

    11/29/2014 6:58:38 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Day before Thanksgiving I ended up burning my stomach with hot oil from a frying pan on Wed. night. It is extremely sore and painful right now. I am also not able to grieve right now I can't cry at all. Two things I made my grandma before her passing were stolen by her own flesh and blood and how do... Read more

  • I still can't wrap my mind around it

    11/29/2014 1:12:26 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    I haven't ran a timed 10K for quite sometime now, September 2011 to be exact. I actually ran two in 2011. One in May, 1:12:02 and then in September 1:11:17. My goal has always been to finish in 1:08:00, after all it really isn't that unrealistic of a goal. Well today was the last day of my 16 ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/28/2014 3:55:01 PM, by MOMMY445

    a day to relax. i feel i did well in the interview. i will know next week whether or not i got the job. it wouldn't start for quite a while. all of the birds say hi. my daughter is feeling a lot better today. have a great day,everyone and a terrific weekend!... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/27/2014 10:38:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    i will be going over the rest of the information i noted about the company i had a phone interview with last week. they want me to come in tomorrow morning to do some computer testing and for an in person interview. i will spend some time today reviewing what i have and on reading more about the co... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/26/2014 11:11:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have some errands to run. my daughter is back at school and she feels much better. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will be working on my online courses today, as i want to get more caught up and be a bit ahead. here, it is cool and not too windy. yesterday, when i went to look after my good fr... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/25/2014 10:22:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    not as windy here today. my daughter has come down with a slight cold. she was off school yesterday and she wants to go back this afternoon. she is resting lots so we can go out this saturday. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. i am busy working on both of my online courses today and i will... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/24/2014 9:42:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very windy and mild day here today. my daughter's sooo excited about the kids/family event that is happening this coming saturday. now she has me excited about it. it's in a different city than where we now live, so we will be taking a train to get there. she likes travelling by train. when i am i... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/23/2014 2:27:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    today is my dad's birthday! happy birthday,dad! my uncle is treating him and my mom, along with my daughter, to lunch today. i will be hearing this week whether or not i go for an interview for the same company that called me on friday afternoon. i will continue to work in both of my online courses ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/22/2014 9:28:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am catching up on some computer work today. then i'm off to spend some time with my daughter. all of the birds say hi! my daughter is enjoying the weather these days. a great day to get outdoors and have some fun! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Another difficult week...

    11/21/2014 7:38:09 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Ok, who am I kidding, it has been a difficult month! Things just aren't going great and it is real hard to stay positive. The only time I feel "right" is when I am out on my run. The rest of the day I hide under the covers waiting for bedtime. Money is tight so I couldn't eat right if I wa... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/21/2014 11:52:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas today. I gave him a brief update of what I have been doing and how I am doing. earlier, I was thinking about him and how he is doing. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep, including two that one of my good friend's neighbours are minding t... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/21/2014 11:52:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas today. I gave him a brief update of what I have been doing and how I am doing. earlier, I was thinking about him and how he is doing. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep, including two that one of my good friend's neighbours are minding t... Read more

  • Time Goes By Crazy Fast!

    11/21/2014 1:16:15 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    Does anyone else feel like time just goes by crazy fast sometimes? The first two weeks of November have slipped by almost like a shadow... here and then gone in an instant. Since it has been so crazy around here I am going to skip the point-by-point report for this blog and just give you a ge... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/20/2014 10:29:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am spending some time reading up,making notes on the company that contacted me for a phone interview. that will take place tomorrow afternoon and it will take about twenty minutes to complete. i am getting prepared now so that when i hear from the company tomorrow, i will not be surprised to lear... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/19/2014 11:27:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am helping out my good friend who went overseas, by looking after his place while he is away. i spend a lot of time there lately. my daughter says hi. i found out that a company wants to do a phone interview with me on friday. so i said yes and i let them know which time is best for me. i will mak... Read more