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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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  • 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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  • 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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     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

    28 votes + -