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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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  • 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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  • CRYONICS REVISITED, FIRST PERSON LIT. CRIT. AND A SMALL CELEBRATION ON BEING OLD ENOUGH TO HAVE A BIT OF LEISURE

     so I re-read my poem this morning and gave myself a compliment - damn, that's Good.  I like it!   and I read it again and tried to read it through someone else's eyes.  and then I read it aGain as if I were writing a "literary criticism" paper on it...

    Posted on 5/08/2015 by bwallace2012 | 3 Comments

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  • Nervous Nellie

    Just because I am a "nervous nellie" and sometimes "borrow trouble," y'all have the privilege (ha!) to listen to me while I give myself a pep talk. If you think back to last week, I had a dreadful running week.  As a matter of fact, I tallied up my t...

    Posted on 7/28/2015 by MelisRunning | 3 Comments

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  • Funny Story: 20 Miles on a TreadMill

    I think I had mentioned to you that I had been able to obtain a free 3 day pass to our local YMCA.  I used that on Monday to do my tempo run.  It was a success! Contemplating the rest of my training schedule, I realized I had a 20 mile training run f...

    Posted on 8/05/2015 by MelisRunning | 4 Comments

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  • See the Turtle Run

    I run slower than a herd of turtles stampeding through peanut butter! This shirt always made me laugh. I was a real slow poke when I started running. Things have changed! My walking miles are faster now than my running miles were in the beginning.Rec...

    Posted on 8/06/2015 by dsjohndrow | 12 Comments

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  • August Goals

    Concurrent with my "goal" group....So, I guess I"ll post my goals here: Get back to basics. Read. Research. Reevaluate. Change at least one thing I'm currently doing. Stick with water goals. Share a laugh with at least one person daily. (This actuall...

    Posted on 8/03/2015 by KnitOrMiss | 4 Comments

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  • That one time I ran a marathon

    We arrived several days before the marathon to (hopefully) somewhat acclimate to the elevation. Living near the coast at 300 ft of elevation, this was the one part I really couldn’t prepare for. This was downhill race that starts at over 10,000’ and ...

    Posted on 7/31/2015 by The_Enginerd | 12 Comments

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  • Blog #10 Keto: Abbreviations, Acronyms & Terminology

     Blog #10 Keto: Abbreviations, Acronyms & TerminologyBelow are some abbreviations, acronyms and terms that are used on the Keto and LCD support groups. (Send me any more not listed here, that you think are relevant and I'll add them.)Adapted = (s...

    Posted on 9/26/2014 by DittoDan | 10 Comments

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  • I'm breaking up with you, Weight Watchers, but can we still be friends?

    You know the sort of relationship - romantic, platonic, workplace, whatever -- that suits you really well for one phase of your life, but was never meant to last forever?That's how I feel about Weight Watchers.Weight Watchers and I were great pals la...

    Posted on 7/29/2015 by annekenlon | 25 Comments

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  • Dedication is Not Willpower

    If this journey was up to willpower alone, I'd be 400 pounds by now! There were a bunch of things I tried to lose weight. I tried not eating, eating diet meals, shakes, fads, and I thought of vomiting it back up too.I just don't have willpower.Basica...

    Posted on 7/29/2015 by dsjohndrow | 20 Comments

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  • The Summer of Gardening (or How I Found My Footing Again)

    This year, 2015, the responsibility of our vegetable garden fell entirely on my shoulders.  All of it.  As a teenager, just the thought of working in our family  garden - picking in the scorching sun, feeling the sand seep into my shoes, snakes, s...

    Posted on 7/29/2015 by GypsyByTheSea | 27 Comments

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  • Dieting is easy, a Baby can do it!

     6 Month ago I stepped on the scale and almost fainted. I decided to change my life, I decided to change my diet. I wanted to lose weight. Today, 35 pounds lighter, I would like to take a look back on how it started and how I felt.  January 2015, I j...

    Posted on 7/28/2015 by Look_at_me | 37 Comments

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  • Paxton: Valor and Bravery

    Paxton:  My hero.   That statement may or may not have been said deadpan.  It may have been said dripping with sarcasm.  It may have been heartfelt.  It may have been all three.   MFH (My Favorite Husband) has been doing a LOT of traveling this summ...

    Posted on 7/27/2015 by MelisRunning | 8 Comments

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