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  • Reflections on the Kobayashi Maru and Feeling Like a Fraud...

    A friend this morning posted some information about her own progress down a shared path, and gave me some credit for pointing her in a direction that she took off and ran down the path for herself...  It led me to summarize how torn I've felt lately ...

    Posted on 9/10/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 20 Comments

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  • DittoDan's E.A.S.Y. Exercise Program

    This blog is to outline my newly created exercise program I designed for myself. Although some may think I'm joking below, I am DEAD serious about this matter. Someone once said I was "anti-exercise", they were mistaken. I have come up with the below...

    Posted on 8/05/2015 by DittoDan | 1 Comment

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  • ICU to Marathon - Prologue

    ICU to Marathon - Diaries of a nearly dead man, ended with the finish of my first full marathon; the Cape Cod Marathon. As you are aware from reading the book (if you weren't too cheap to purchase it), you know that the underlying theme of my marath...

    Posted on 9/08/2015 by dsjohndrow | 6 Comments

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  • A Purpose to Everything

    I've been thinking a lot.  Like, not just a lot.  But A LOT a lot since therapy last night.I've been thinking about how I wish I could be like everyone wants me to be and just bury my past.  Not think about it. Pretend it never happened.  It would ma...

    Posted on 9/03/2015 by PocketPunky | 1 Comment

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  • Beauty.

       This is one of my favorite pictures. I honestly don't know why. There's just something about this person. The way his head is slightly down, but he's looking up with his eyes, the giant smile, which seems slightly out of place, like he's thi...

    Posted on 9/07/2015 by andeey | 4 Comments

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  • In Which I Compare Us to Shiny Things

     I like shiny things, sparkly things: glitter, snowflakes twinkling in the new light of a winter morning, jewels, the subtle sparkle on an African violet’s bloom.  I like the way the sun shines through a prism and breaks apart the secret of light i...

    Posted on 9/03/2015 by forrl | 12 Comments

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  • Running is Dangerous

    Has anyone told you that running is dangerous? Well, it can be. Even though it's not always about injuries, it can still be deadly. You could have a heart attack, get run over by a car, or eaten by a bear. The latter is a good reason to choose a run ...

    Posted on 9/02/2015 by dsjohndrow | 10 Comments

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  • Challenge Maine Race Report.

    A little background.  Back in October 2013 I signed up to do the half Ironman distance race at  Challenge St Andrews (1900m swim, 90km bike ride, 21.1 km run)  with a group from my tri club.  At the end of November 2013, I found out I was pregnant wi...

    Posted on 9/01/2015 by 3dogsrunning | 8 Comments

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  • Nutball Math

    For anyone still doubting what a nutball I am...I just posted this to my wall.So to everyone who saw my FINALLY weight bump this morning, I appreciate all the congrats, but as I just added a comment, but didn't want to make all y'all read down to fin...

    Posted on 8/26/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 8 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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     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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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

    52 votes + -