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  • Sometimes I feel like a total fraud...

    So I am still having a little bit of an identity crisis... you see, even 2 years after starting this journey, I wake up, get dressed and look in the mirror expecting to see this...  Instead, this is the person in the mirror... it's also funny because...

    Posted on 5/12/2015 by shaynepoole | 14 Comments

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  • Days 12 and 13

    I'm done.  The piece is installed and will be presented tomorrow.  I'll take some for realsies pictures of it this week.  The dates on these ones are wrong, woops.    

    Posted on 5/12/2015 by Otterluv | 11 Comments

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  • Day 10

    Posted on 5/07/2015 by Otterluv | 7 Comments

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  • Day 11

    Getting there.  The building parts of the project are wrapping up, too.    

    Posted on 5/09/2015 by Otterluv | 1 Comment

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  • So THIS Is What It's Like...

    It's been a week since I fractured my right elbow. In that week, I learned to do a bunch of stuff with my left arm, realized how fortunate I am to normally feel healthy and pushed myself through the pain. At  the same time, I worried non-stop abou...

    Posted on 5/12/2015 by futuresize8 | 3 Comments

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  • Everything I Need To Know About Life I Learned From Watching A Tough Mudder

    I recently had the opportunity to watch a Tough Mudder event while cheering and taking pictures for a team of friends. For those not familiar with the Tough Mudder, it's a 10-12 mile team-based obstacle course that tests your physical and mental prow...

    Posted on 5/12/2015 by ihad | 11 Comments

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  • There's Mud Here?

    -This was said by a random dude on the course after _crafty_ commented that she had to stop and get the mud out of her boobs, but I digress. Back to the beginning… Tough Mudder Chicago: where you park in Wisconsin to race in Illinois. Where you meet...

    Posted on 5/11/2015 by _dracarys_ | 15 Comments

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  • I posted my weight where people could see it

    I'm doing several challenges as motiviation (probably more than I should seeing my fitness level).  There's one critical thing about some of the challenges though...you gotta post your scale weight out there. Where people can see it.Cheesus the first...

    Posted on 5/03/2015 by Afura | 38 Comments

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  • My Summer of Awareness

     The other day, I looked at Mr. G and decided that he looked really nice.  He always looks nice to me, but I could not put my finger on the change.  Then, I realized he had gotten a haircut.  When I asked if he had (his hair is always short...

    Posted on 5/05/2015 by GypsyByTheSea | 23 Comments

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  • I sure miss you a lot!

    I have been quiet here lately, didn't want to log in or participate in the forum at all. Not because I fell off the wagon -if there is such a thing to begin with - I just didn't feel like it. My Sister passed away, died of a massive heart attack. Her...

    Posted on 5/04/2015 by Look_at_me | 37 Comments

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  • In A Pickle

    Well, I’ve gone and done it this time.  It’s really not a BAD thing, it’s just that I usually don’t ask people for stuff. I’ve had sooooo many people trying to sell me vitamins, supplements, religion…you name it.  It makes me backpedal in the opposit...

    Posted on 5/06/2015 by MelisRunning | 22 Comments

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  • My "secret" to weight loss

     I keep getting asked what my secret is for the weight I have lost... so here it is... are you ready for this Earth shattering phenomena?! 1. You have to want it. You can't just say you want it then continually make excuses.2. Eat Healthy. I still ha...

    Posted on 5/01/2015 by ooLindsayoo | 21 Comments

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  • Day 7

    Posted on 5/05/2015 by Otterluv | 3 Comments

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  • Mourning Squooshie

    The sun shone brightly in silence as we gathered around the ancient oak tree. Old broad limbs reached out as if to protect this small piece of sandy soil on the edge of the South Carolina low country. The tough grass worked its way  across the field ...

    Posted on 4/29/2015 by downsizinghoss | 6 Comments

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  • Coke 10K

    This morning was my last race until my Marathons start in the fall.  This September, I will be traveling to Germany to run the Berlin Marathon and then in October to Arlington, Virginia, for the Marine Corp Marathon.  I am embarrassed to say that I a...

    Posted on 5/02/2015 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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      he, the center, spoke of cryonics.his remarkable brain, of course, worthy of preservation. she, on the periphery,  saw ice crystalson plastic wrapped body parts.  he spoke of being thawed into some bright futuremore amenable than now. she thought o...

    Posted on 5/06/2015 by bwallace2012 | 7 Comments

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  • Day 8

    Posted on 5/05/2015 by Otterluv | 2 Comments

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  • "Damage Control"

    I was just introduced to this article, and I wish I had written it -- it perfectly encapsulates how I feel -- so I thought I'd share the whole thing here: http://www.niashanks.com/damage-control-when-you-over-indulge/  Damage Control – What to do Whe...

    Posted on 5/06/2015 by crabada | 11 Comments

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  • The axe

    THE AXE There was a lumberjack competition in the Northwest and competitors from all over the world came to compete. One of the competitions was an endurance test to see how many logs each competitor can split in a 12 hour period. Each competitors go...

    Posted on 5/06/2015 by usmcmp | 1 Comment

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  • Body Image Issues and Race Pics

    All of us, in some way or another, struggle with body image issues.  Those of us who have lost a lot of weight (170 lbs for me) may be more prone to this than others?  I dunno. As my weight began to come off, I would visualize in my mind how I would ...

    Posted on 5/05/2015 by MelisRunning | 35 Comments

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