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  • “Hope Beads”

    The UPS man came today.  Paxton announced his arrival in his usual exuberant fashion. The UPS man kept a respectful distance.  Funny, that! It was a padded envelope and it was for me!  I love getting stuff (as long as it’s not bills) in the mail. I o...

    Posted on 8/26/2015 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • Reorganizing Life after 57 Years

    I denied that I was an emotional eater. Then there was the 6-pack of mini-cupcakes for my birthday sitting on the kitchen table. The good news is that my daughter ate 4 of them. It wasn't a really big calorie hit. What bothered me is that I know I wo...

    Posted on 8/26/2015 by dsjohndrow | 8 Comments

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  • Paxton Fix

    We haven’t chatted about Paxton for almost an entire week. Horrors!!! I don’t know how I could have let this slide for so long.  Everybody needs a Paxton fix.  I know I do, at least! We had a very busy Saturday at our house.  The running group met at...

    Posted on 8/24/2015 by MelisRunning | 1 Comment

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     in the midst of my sorting and sifting and dispersal of excess "stuff," I was given two boxes of scrapbooks that my Grandmother made.she was old when I knew her.  the scrapbooks give me a glimpse into who she was beyond my childhood memories.some of...

    Posted on 8/12/2015 by bwallace2012 | 5 Comments

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  • Hey YOU.

    Hey you...Yeah you.  This one is for you.  I’m not going to reference studies or even go into great detail.  I’m just going to give you some stuff to think about.Fat loss is hard.  You’ve tried all kinds of crap – sure some of it worked for a short t...

    Posted on 8/21/2015 by SideSteel | 10 Comments

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  • Dear Bruce.

    This is a letter I drafted to send to my ex-step-father.  I haven’t spoken to him since my college graduation, around 20 years ago.  The woman I reference at the end is the one he had an affair with while he was married to my mom.  I’m not sure this ...

    Posted on 8/21/2015 by andeey | 46 Comments

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  • Paxton Has A New Toy

    Stop the presses!!!   Paxton has a new toy!!!   Hahaha!!!   It used to be that almost every time I went shopping, I would come home with a new toy for my adorable, pampered, pudgy pooch, Paxton.  MFH (My Favorite Husband) frowned on Paxton having so...

    Posted on 8/15/2015 by MelisRunning | 1 Comment

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  • Something Old, Something New…

    No.  This has nothing to do with a wedding.  HA! Yesterday was something old and new all at the same time.  I was a volunteer again.  At a race again.  That’s the old.  The new was it was a Triathlon! I’ve volunteered at road races before.  Those are...

    Posted on 8/16/2015 by MelisRunning | 0 Comments

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  • Acceptance

    I have always envied those who can maintain their weight without effort. They eat when they are hungry, stop when they are full. They eat what they love, and pass on food they don’t love. They can go to an all you can eat buffet and not have to worry...

    Posted on 8/18/2015 by sun_fish | 10 Comments

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  • What A Great Guy!

    Seriously!  This guy rocks!   Just because I talk a lot online (Me?  Talk a lot?  HA!) I put out a post yesterday about today’s run.   See, I had 20 miles to run this morning.  It was supposed to be another warm and humid Mississippi morning…that me...

    Posted on 8/19/2015 by MelisRunning | 7 Comments

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  • Paxton and Nutty Bars

    If you follow me on FB, you’ve probably noticed that Paxton really, really likes Nutty Bars.  Almost every day, there is a new pic of that silly dog begging for a Nutty Bar. I try to be as quiet as possible when opening a new package but that darn *c...

    Posted on 8/18/2015 by MelisRunning | 8 Comments

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  • As a Matter of Fact, it is a Big Deal

    Who the hell gets up at 5:30 AM to finish moving into their apartment, and then drives 2 hours to get to a hotel by 9 PM, so they can sleep until 4:45 AM? I did!Sunday August 16 was the Falmouth Road Race (Cape Cod, Massachusetts).  I am sure most of...

    Posted on 8/18/2015 by dsjohndrow | 11 Comments

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  • Berlin Goals

    I’m one of “those people” who, when it comes to big goals, ie: marathon finish times, I keep my cards pretty close to my chest. Why? Well, for starters, I am embarrassed about my lack of speed and second, if I miss my goal, y’all would never know! HA...

    Posted on 8/14/2015 by MelisRunning | 7 Comments

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  • Mayo Clinic Running Evaluation - August 13

    Yesterday I did a running analysis at the Mayo Clinic. I expected it to be informative. I did not expect it to be as thorough as it was, or just generally as cool as it was. I did the most basic evaluation offered (there are 3 options), which include...

    Posted on 8/15/2015 by PinkNinjaLaura | 5 Comments

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  • Why do we crave this burger?

    Fast food items are cheap and mass produced, so they are pumped full of flavor enhancers and colorings to make this cheap food appealing and edible to consumers. Below is a brief guide to better understand what these addictive ingredients are and the...

    Posted on 8/12/2015 by Look_at_me | 9 Comments

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  • A Serious Blog Post

    Usually, I try to make my blogs all bright, sunny and happy. Paxton’s antics help me do this.  He’s such a doofus.  HA!However, Things have seemed a bit dark as of late.  That’s why I haven’t blogged for a while.  MFH (My Favorite Husband is back fro...

    Posted on 8/13/2015 by MelisRunning | 9 Comments

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  • The Ones Who Go

    I don't hate them.  I envy them.  I envy those who go.  Those who just... go.  Without reservation or hesitation.  I am not one who goes.  I am one who fully intends to go.  One who approaches the obstacle with absolute determination that this is fin...

    Posted on 8/12/2015 by SaintGiff | 15 Comments

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  • When Enough is Enough

    My mind often seems like a labyrinth. Sometimes, just as I think I'm rounding the final turn to see the light at the end of the tunnel, I round it just to find another obstacle. Another thing standing in my path.I've always acknowledged that my depre...

    Posted on 8/12/2015 by srslybritt | 7 Comments

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  • Absolutely Pathetic

    I don't know about you, but I didn't get here because I was a genius. I was about 100 pounds overweight, my joints hurt but my mouth worked pretty well. And my calorie absorber was very high-functioning.I was unfit.After a week in ICU, I had a lot of...

    Posted on 8/12/2015 by dsjohndrow | 5 Comments

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  • Running, Mowing and Armadillos

    I’ve been delinquent in blogging.  Life…   I have NOT been delinquent in running.  Holy cow, but I have been putting in the miles. Hit 1300 for the calendar year last week.  That’s a heckofalot of miles.   I’ve been sticking to my training program f...

    Posted on 8/03/2015 by MelisRunning | 2 Comments

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