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"So I evaluated Saturday's 15K train wreck, took the lessons learned, acted on it, and made it a positive! I'm ready to rock again! BAM!is up early, going to breakfast with Sis, then Chaperoning All Middle School Chorus Evaluations for Gianna & her Girls Ensamble.Hung out with Sis at Pass-a-Grille in St Pete Beach just chillin then dinner with D & our Run Friends! Just another Floriday! ;-)Today, a 5K, a 2nd in Age Group, & a Race Personal Best thanks to the guidance of my coach!"Today, a 5K, a 2nd in Age Group, & a Race Personal Best thanks to the guidance of my coach!" "So! Over the last 2 days..1 Personal Best 5K, an Inaugural Skyway Bridge 10K , and a 5K on the Innisbrook Copperhead Golf Course! Too Much Fun!I ran a Personal Best 5K on Saturday, a 10K "lil" Skyway Bridge 10K Sunday Morn, then, later, I ran a 5K at Innisbrook Copperhead Golf Course where Tiger is playing this week! Just Another Day in Paradise!Yes, I got my earned medal at 2017 Marine Corps Medal. I'm proud of my accomplishment. But I was given this handcrafted gift from a local artist and close friend! #priceless #anythingspossibleLove volunteering at races, being a cheerleader, and encouraging first timers! I challenge everyone to get involved! #motivate #inspire"You volunteer and encourage first time 5K'ers so they run tomorrow! It don't get better than that!" #payitforwardI was inspired by CAROLINAGIRL69 this morning!" That's what SparkFriends are for!" 💛is warming up for the Leprechaun Challenge (10K - 5K-1Mile) on Saturday! Fun Time! ;-) You Need to Be Healthy to Help The Ones You Love! In Order to Get There, Don't Let Anyone Get In Your Way!took it easy and tried not to spend too much time on my feet. Tomorrow's Race Day! ;-)Great Leprechaun Challenge Owned, Great Evening with partying with my teammates but Sunday was a winner with the Family and ended like this! #blessed #pricelesshas his first Tri Bike ready for sale! (2013 TriRock Clearwater Triathlon!)had a great night at Safety Harbor Run Club Last Night! Tonight, An EZ Run With Dunedin Run Club!had a great night at Safety Harbor Run Club Last Night! Tonight, An EZ Run With Dunedin Run Club!Back Together Again with My Fave Run Partner at Last Night's Run Club! We have already booked a 10K Trail Run & Half Marathon!"With a Tri Teammate, We attended March for Our Lives in St Petersburg! Righteous!"Sunset at Treasure Island, FL last night! At Day's End, I'm Satisfied in Making It Count on the Journey!This is how my Tri Team and I ended our day. Sunsets never get old in Tampa Bay!A select Few Tri Teammates & I decided to do the 30 MS Cycle Ride and have fun! Wine was involved! ,-)A select Few Tri Teammates & I decided to do the 30 MS Cycle Ride and have fun! Wine was involved! ,-) Happy Easter! Don't Hate. I biked 30 miles yesterday! Gonna have to embrace run mileage this week! #ithadmeatpeepI Blame it on the Peeps! Damage Control!received a new Tri Kit From His Coach, who trained him to finish the Marine Corps Marathon! This is special!became refreshed with open water swim, asisting at Triathlon Camp today!visited Highlander Crossfit today, co-owned by a SparkFriend I've known since I started SparkPeople over 7 years ago! I inspired her now she's inspiring me! Time to "Get Some!"is returning to DC this year to do the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon with the Ladies who supported me at Marine Corps Marathon! Hope to see DC area SparkFriends come out and run!I'm returning to DC this year to do the Navy-Air Force Half Marathon with the Ladies who supported me at Marine Corps Marathon! Hope to see DC Metro SparkFriends come out and join us! This one is not about PRs or PBs. We going to celebrate life! The min pace is 15 minute miles. Realistically, I'll set a pace around 13 and change. You won't feel it! I also have a 15% discount code! msg me. ;-)is stunned! "I join my friends who supported me. Now I feel the need to help my sister in another event TBD. The drama continues!is stunned! "I join my friends who supported me. Now I feel the need to help my sister in another race! There's a link of irony! The drama continues!Did Escape to Ft DeSoto Triathlon Packet Pickup in Tampa today! We moved everything to Clearwater for Tomorrow's last chance before Race Day! My GMC Terrain WILL rock a Tri! ;-)Did Escape to Ft DeSoto Triathlon Packet Pickup in Tampa today! We moved everything to Clearwater for Tomorrow's last chance before Race Day! My GMC Terrain WILL rock a Tri! ;-)finished Escape to Ft DeSoto Triathlon Packet Pickup in Clearwater! Now We Race in the Morning! YES!did Escape from Ft DeSoto Triathlon with Team VIP Warriors!"Rajesh come to me at the finish of Escape from Ft DeSoto Tri to thank me for supporting him on his first Triathlon. THAT meant so much more than the medal around my neck! "Rajesh came to me at the Escape from Ft DeSoto Tri end to thank me for supporting him on his first Triathlon. THAT meant so much more than any medal around my neck!"has embraced The Y as his Official Training HQ! Triathlon Training has just taken a higher level! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquitdecided at 5:45am to run a race of a good cause. Signed up at race site and found part of my run family there! Destiny!committed to that great cause run and ended up running with longtime run buddies, Jen! Karma!had "Roo" checked over, saddle adjusted, and now ready for St Anthony's Triathlon in St Petersburg on Sunday!brought his new Giant Defy Advanced 2 Road Bike Home Yesterday! Yum!had Pre- St Anthony's Triathlon Dinner with his Super Incredible Teammates! It's almost GO TIME!had Pre- St Anthony's Triathlon Dinner with his Super Incredible Teammates! It's almost GO TIME!"St Anthony's Triathlon meant bling today! 3rd Place Grandmaster's Relay!St Anthony's Triathlon, St Peterburg, FL! Grandmasters Coed Relay 3rd Place! SMS Rockstars! My Team, OMT-Outspokin Multisport Team, won the top team at this Southeast Regional Triathlon Championship! #67yearsyoung #believethat #blessed"Yes, we are started celebrating Our Team, OMT-Outspokin Multisport Team, winning the USA Trathlon Southeast Regional Championship!" "Yes, we started celebrating Our Team, OMT-Outspokin Multisport Team, winning the USA Triathlon Southeast Regional Championship!" #believeit"And with The Title, winning the USA Triathlon Southeast Regional Team Championship, comes the BLING!""And with The Title, Winning the USA Triathlon Southeast Regional Club Championship, comes the BLING!"Embrace the Intrinsic Values of All You Do and Realize the Joys of Life! ;-) #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit #67yroldbadazz #believeit"On my way to rack my bike Pre-Tri on Saturday & my teammate/lurker decides it a perfect photo! She cray cray & I love her! #funlife "Spent the day at The Outlets with this Young Lady! She was too comfy spending her inheritance!" 😋"Spent the day at The Outlets with this Young Lady! The Birthday Girl was too comfy spending her inheritance!" 😋is getting excited. Dinner with Tri Team Members to discuss Ironman North Carolina 70.3 Road Trip! Woo Hoo!"Attended Gianna's Spring Concert! Her Chorus crushed it! So proud!"Before at 55 years old. After, I will be 68 on May 25! Yesterday, I celebrated 7 Years of Maintaining! This Sunday, I will do my 17th Triathlon since I became a Triathlete at 63 years old! I'm a Cancer Survivor, a Disabled Veteran and a Marathoner! No Excuses! Never Quit!Before at 55 years old. After, I will be 68 on May 25! Yesterday, I celebrated 7 Years Maintaining! No Excuses! Never Quit! Believe It!Ran my first race with Anna Hamilton Field, a wonderful local artist! She asked me to train her to a sub 30:00 5K before Nov.. We gonna make it happen! ;-)"Followed up yesterday's 5K with this!"So after Saturday's 5K race, this was my Sunday recovery day! ðŸ˜‚"Still shamelessly basking in the afterglow of my ?
Km,xx,,Privileged to MC the Honor Our Heroes Memorial Run for the 3rd year!MC'ed the Honor Our Heroes Memorial Run to Support My Brother & Sister Disabled Veterans so They Can Do Endurance Races! #stillserving #neverquit"Gianna & I making good times in Ybor City!""Yes, I did my 4 mile Training Run by the Beach today! Yes, I did reward myself with a scoop of Pistachio! That's how we roll in Paradise!" #7yearsmaintaining"Got up at 4:45am to work a special Swim/Run event and support my Teammates!"National Running Day Race Discounts are on! Jan 2012, I ran my first Half, St Pete RocknRoll! Just signed up for Savannah RnR Half for $60! This will be my 19th Half at 68! Never Quit!just added new Half Marathons to 2018 schedule! It will be 20 Halfs since Jan 2012! Never Quit!Running a Sunset 5K Race this evening on Madeira Beach! Living in Paradise! ;-)"survived my Sunset at Sand Key 5K on the beach! Ya gotta have fun on your run no matter what! "Took my new Giant Deny Advanced 2 out for her first 28 mile ride yesterday! Sweet Ride!""Took my new Giant Deny Advanced 2 out for her first 28 mile ride yesterday! Sweet Ride!""Had a Glorious Open Water Swim at Clearwter Beach with a "Few of My Friends!" 😉"Had a Glorious Open Water Swim Last Night at Clearwater Beach with a "Few of My Friends!" 😉"Putting more time into Open Water Swimming! Clearwater Beach Tonight! Yes!""Good Times in Paradise! The Gulf is My Training Pool!" 😉"Getting ready for a run/swim triathlon training block at Cleareater Beach tomorrow Morning. Ah, living in Paradise!"Loving my Open Water Swim at Clearwater Beach this morning! Paradise is my Training Site!Spent Quality Time at Clearwater Y today! Starting to love this place!Jason (33) takes 3rd AG, I (68) take 2nd AG at Kiwanis Midnight Run! Wolves who run are ageless! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit #enjoylifeJason (33) takes 3rd AG, I (68) take 2nd AG at Kiwanis Midnight Run! Wolves who run are ageless! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit #enjoylife"Podium Dwellers at the Kiwanis Midnight Run in Dunedin, FL!"Just received an "unofficial photo" of my Age Group 2nd Place Award from The Kiwanis Midnight Run! (July 4, 1:30am) 68 and still competing!So much fun, running a race on the beach! ... and the post party rocked!"Still Happy About My Unexpected Age Group 2nd Place at Kiwanis Midnight Run!" ;-)You've Got to Move! Work It Off! ðŸ˜‰ #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit"Refreshing 1 Mile Open Water Swim in The Gulf of Mexico With My Tri Krewe!" 😉"Gettin' Roo ready to rock a mock triathlon tomorrow morning!" #Great2BAliveNailed the Mock Tri (think dress rehearsal) for next week's Top Gun Triathlon. Demo'ed Dolphin Diving and helped others with their stroke during Swim Training! ðŸ˜‰#sharingknowledge "Hangin' Out After Crushing Our Mock Triathlon! Next Week the Real Deal, Top Gun Triathlon!"Swam with my Tri Team in the Gulf at Clearwater Beach last night! That's how we roll in Paradise!had a Great Swim on Tuesday & a Smart Run on Wednesday! It's the Team with me who make it Great!Know the "friends around you! They should support you and not try to steal your dreams! I have nothing but Warriors & Winners around me! I cannot fail! #positivewavesis ready to rock Top Gun Triathlon (#18) & Celebrate his 5th Anniversary as a Triathlete!"We Left it all out there at Top Gun Triathlon Today! Team Swamp Juice Went Public!""Our Relay Team Came in 4th at Top Gun Triathlon! If You Can't Have Fun, Why Bother! Best Triathlon Teammates Ever!" Saturday, at 68 years old, I celebrated my 5th Anniversary as a Triathlete in the Top Gun Triathlon! Embrace Challenge and Your Dreams Can Come True!had a great Gulf swim last night with his Triathlon Team! "Getting Ready for a Long Ride (30+ miles) on Suncoast Trail in the Morning!"owned 30 miles on the glorious Suncoast Trail with his Teammates! "Gettin' ready for Ironman North Carolina in October!"is ready to run Madeira Beach tonight!secured 2nd in Age Group, Madeira Beach Sunset 5K Series, (slowest time of 3 races) despite a sore glute! "Ready for Open Water Swim at Clearwater Beach This Evening!Saw a Special Screening of "We Are Triathletes" last night with "a few" of my Teammates! We train, we race, we party as one!"Went to Rainbow River with "A Few Friends" for a lil' 3 Mile Swim!I embraced my limitations yesterday and attempted a 3 mile river swim. I focused on my words I say to all who embrace challenge. I used a photo of my Granddaughter doing her first 400 meter run at 6 years old! #noexcuses"Surround yourself with Winners and Positive Waves!""Goin' Back for Another Open Water Swim in the Gulf at Clearwater Beach This Evening!""Had the best half mile open water swim ever at Clearwater Beach last night!" "Coach Leo was proud!"Just installed a new saddle on my Giant Defy Advanced 2 road bike for a "token" AUDEX 200K ride! 😉 #neverquit #noexcuses"Recovery Days are Good .. Especially When You have a Weekend of Swimming and Biking Coming Up! 😉 is stoked for tomorrow's swim at Clearwater Beach in the morning!is stoked for tomorrow's swim at Clearwater Beach in the morning!Gator Bait Relay Team, 2018 Ironman North Carolina, at Outspokin Triathlon Team Training Party! #neverquit"The Triathlon Team that Plays Together..."Rain or Shine, Coach Leo will always be waiting for the team to Open Water Swim.Red Flags sailed so we partied instead!! 😉"Chill Day, working to get Tera, my Road Bike" ready for Saturday's Century ride!""Completed 73 miles of the 133 mile bike ride. I got an education and am going back to complete that ride!" #neverquitArrived in Wash DC on Tuesday, visited National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial to honor Workmates lost. Dedicating my Navy - Air Force Half Marathon on Sunday to Them.Completed Half Marathon #17 Navy - Air Force 13.1 with my peeps who supported me at 2017 Marine Corps Marathon! My Sis cheered us on! Glorious Day!Returning Home Today From Washington DC After a Great Run With Dear Friends!Returned to my Home, the Gulf Coast of Florida, after a week in my former home, Arlingon, VA! #BackInParadiseYes, I did bring Bling home from my 17th Half Marathon!Took my Road Bike to Team HQ for a Tune Up! Hung with my Teammates & Run Coach and had fun!"Rode Pinellas Trail Through St Petersburg Today! Eleveated Education in Gearing and Owning Bridges! This Bad Boy Got Me There!" 😉 "Rode Pinellas Trail Through St Petersburg Today! Elevated Education in Gearing and Owning Bridges! This Bad Boy Got Me There!" 😉After a Glorious Weekend of Working and Playing, Monday was a Recovery Day! 😉Had the best Strength Training Session at the Y with My Training Partner! She wore me out! Gonna do 2 a week now!Recovery Day after working Lycra and Lace Women's Triathlon! Best Cabana Boy Ever 5 years running and my Training Partner podiumed Second!had an incredible Strength Training Session with my Teammate/Training Partner, "the podium dweller!" Get Yourself a Partner to Workout With! 😉 had brunch with his Triathlon Krewe headed to New Orleans on Friday. Finalized the Road Trip logistics! Woo Hoo! 😉 is Tapering but had a great Strength Training Day with His Teammate! Ironman 70.3 NOLA is 4 Days Away!4 Day Until My 1st Ironman 70.3 Experience in My Original Hometown! 68 years old,and I never imagined this!Oh, forgot to mentioned, had my 1st Ironman experience in my hometown at 68 years young! Crossed the finish line with my Training Partner, a baby beast at 58! #noexcuses #neverquitPOLKADOT7 At your request! You reach your goal weight! Celebrate! Then continue to maintain a healthy lifestyle and never look back! Maintaining 7.5 Years Strong! ðŸ˜‰ #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit #enjoylife Owned Savannah RocknRoll Half, My 19th after My 1st at 61! (St Pete RocknRoll Half, Jan, 2012)celebrated Swim Clearwater Member End of Season Party last night!As a Veteran, I decided to serve and volunteer at a local Veterans Day Race this beautifulSunday! #stillserving #stillstanding #payitforwardAs a Veteran, I decided to serve and volunteer at a local Veterans Day Race this beautifulSunday! #stillserving #stillstanding #payitforwardAfter doing a 5K yesterday, I did my 20th Half Marathon, completing the Dolphin Double Challenge at the St Pete RunFest. 68 is just a number! #makeithappen #believeitLove My Strength Training! Wanna Plank? 68 years Strong!#noexcuses #neverquitHappy Thanksgiving! A Very Organic Table for My Granddaughter! 😉 #sheloveditMy 2018 End-of-Year Holiday Party Outspokin Tri Team Photo!Crushed My Strength Training Today .. Before It Crushed Me! 😉Love My Strength Training! #TheYRocksLove My Strength Training! #TheYRocks"Today, I had to edit my SparkFriends list. I can help but feel sad.""Today, I had to edit my SparkFriends list. I can't help but feel sad."Loving My Weekly Strength Training Sessions! #staystrong #neverquit #7.5yrsMaintaining"I Will Never Rest on What I've Accomplished! I Will Focus On Getting Better Today!" 😉 This Precor StretchTrainer gives me a solid post workout stretch! Every gym should have them! #MyYRockshad a glorious upper body workout today! Ready for anything!"Not playing a giant slot machine! Workin' a 'landmine exercise!' #strengthtrainingLove Lighting the House Up for the Holidays!"Dear Friends. Have a Peaceful Christmas Eve!" "Dear Friends. Have a Peaceful Christmas Eve!"Makeup Strength Training for Christmas Day!"Feeling Wonderful about My Solid Routines! #stronger 'Yes! Squats on a Bosu with a Weighted Bar!" "Regaining Balance at SixtyFrigginEight" #noexcuses #neverquitPull Rope for 30 seconds at a solid resistance with 30 second breaks ... 3 sets. Easy! NOT! 😳 #loveahardorkoutPull Rope for 30 seconds at a solid resistance with 30 second breaks ... 3 sets. Easy! NOT! 😳 #loveahardworkout 1 minute agoCalled to Be a Lead Runner Biker for a Local Half Marathon. Biked 18 miles, perfect for my Chilly Willy Duathlon Next Week! 😉Had a bad swim today with a Positive lesson! I'll blog it out! 😉Great Strength Training Today Followed by a Focused Swim!Yes, Did Another Time Trial Swim! Need Daily Swim Time Now!Spent Saturday Evening at the Annual Belleair Sunset 5K, a Great Local Race! Happy Posting a Great Time! 😉Back to Swim City! Compiling the time needed to own my share of the Swim for Alligator Lighthouse! Stay tuned! #itsaboutthetrainingStrength Training Day followed by shadowing a very special class! More to come ..Great Stregth Training Session Yesterday! I "feel" it today! 😉Just added another Certification to my arsenal towards my Latest Goal .. stay tuned! #CPRAEDFirstAidCert"Supported My Good Friend, Teammate, & Amazing Coach Kim in her new Fitness Center preview, Mission Fitness in Downtown St Pete!"Joined Guitar Hour at The Y! #enjoylifeSpent Sunday Morning at Tampa Sports Academy with 2 of the Best Coaches in the Area for a 90 Minute Workout! #AWESOMEA reminder to the doubters. Oh, and if you workout, this 64 ozs becomes easy! ðŸ˜‰ #staystrong #neverquit #enjoylifeStrength Training then Coached Livestrong at The Y! Result? 68 yr old screaming quads! Can't wait for my next workout! 😉#neverquitTuesday Night Meet & Great to kick off the 2019 Swim Season!Friday Strength Training (Upper Body)! Pullin' Rope! #killersets #neverquitYou do the work, You win Your Life! 😉 #spidermanplank "Did My Personal Worse Races This Weekend! Had The Best Time Ever! Enjoy Life Whatever The Outcome! 😁 My Training Partner & I, both injured proved we could cross the finish lines with Bloody Marys!"My Training Partner & I (both injured), nailed Personal Worse races! (15K &8K Challenge) We also proved you could cross the finish line & not spill Bloody Marys! #enjoylife"Followed Up Last Week's Injured Runs With a Solid Finish at WOB Westchase 5K!" #neverquit"Post Race Rowdy Tri Friends!" THIS is a part of my Krewe!" Surround Yourself With Winners!""My Strength Training Always Ends With Balance Work!" #surfingwiththealiens"One of My Favorite Happy Places!" #feelingoodA Beautiful Day for a 1.2 or 2.4 mile swim off Sand Key Beach! #welivehere -noregretsMaking Every Day Count! 😉"It's Official! I am now a Certified Livestrong Instructor AND Strength & Conditioning Instructor at The Y!"If You Know My Story, You Know My Dreams! You Can Make Them Reality! ðŸ˜‰ #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit #enjoylifeSweat Day!Testing Day for Our Livestrong Members! My Co-Instructor Lisa, a 3 Time Boston Marathoner.Graduated my first Livestrong at the Y Class. Instructors on their knees! 😉So "The Associates" decided to go out and play on the beach, do The Escape from Ft De Soto Triathlon, then help breakdown the Race Site! 😉"Great Run Last Night With Safety Harbor Athletric Club & These Two Crazy Friends!"Getting Ready to Do 1/2 mile Weekly Open Water Swim at Clearwater Beach! 😉 #staystrong #neverquit #enjoylife "My Y Masters Swim Members at Open Water Swim Last Night!" #makeitfun"Band of Gypsy Triathletes! Pre St Anthony's Triathlon Last Supper & Choir Practice! #omt #lafamilia"2019 St Anthony's Triathlon, St Petersburg, FL. Mixed Grandmasters Relay, Third Place! 3rd Year in a Row! A Couple of 50 year old Wonder Women and an old man (68)! We Will Rock You! #noexcuses"2019 St Anthony's Triathlon, St Petersburg, FL. Mixed Grandmasters Relay, Third Place! 3rd Year in a Row! A Couple of 50 year old Wonder Women and an old man (68)!" #noexcusesSo a few of my friends & I decided to do the 2019 St Anthony's Triathlon in St Petersburg, FL ..."So a few of my friends & I decided to do the 2019 St Anthony's Triathlon in St Petersburg, FL ...."Last Night's Run Club Was Hot .. and a Blast!I had forgotten today was my 8 year maintenance anniversary. I'll be 69 on May 25 and a Triathlete forever! 'Can't' is not a word! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit #enjoylifeI cross this Rotary Dunedin Triathlon Finish Line tomorrow! My 23rd since July 2013! 😉Finished The Rotary Dunedin Triathlon, #23, with my YMCA Sisters! #survivedFinished The Rotary Dunedin Triathlon, #23, with my YMCA Sisters! #survived 1 minute ago"Rough Weekend in Madeira Beach! Workin' a Half Mile/Mile Swim then a 3.5 Aquathon! (1/4 mile swim,run 2 miles,1/4 mile swim,.run a mile)"Working the Sand Key Half Mile/Mie Swim Race! Continued Strength Training Despite 24 Days in a Soft Cast!" #noexcusesStrength Training Killer After a Pyramid 4th Set of 12 Reps! I'm Doin' It! 😉Hit My Evening Run in 96 degrees CAREFULLY with these crazy people!So Many Have Asked, "Where Do I Begin?"
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Now Start! ðŸ˜‰ #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit #enjoylife: Training & Gearing Up for 8.6 mile Swim for Alligator Lighthouse in Islamorada! Coming soon in Sept! 😁 Busted a 1000yd swim in Clearwater Beach this morning then hung out with my Mentor!Open Water Swim on Clearwater Beach then a healthy peaceful dinner by the Gulf! #perfectdedicated today's Top Gun Triathlon to ONEKIDSMOM's Brother.Started twice a week strength training Oct last year. Just did it and didn't worry about results, measuring, whatever! Think I'm coming along just fine! 😉Religiously, Tuesday and Friday is Strength Training since Oct 2018! No Excuses! Never Quit!Just graduated my second Livestrong Class on Friday! The 3 of us as Instructors get so much out of our experiences!
strong-at-the-ymc"Proud to Be with These Clearwater Y Masters Swimmers after The Swim for Alligator Lighthouse in Islamorada."I got quality time last night with Mike Reilly, "Voice of Ironman!" Some Like to Sit in the Bleachers ... I Prefer The Playing Field! The Swim at Alligator Lighthouse Finish Line!"So, I was in Augusta this past weekend, having fun in 96 degree heat!" 😉"Embrace Recovery, Evaluated My Race, and Freestyling My Training for the Next Two Weeks! (I have 2 5Ks & a 10K Bridge Run Next weekend!)" "Got beat up by the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K this morn. So, I'm celebrating survival! Kayte gave me my medal for the 2nd year in a row!"had fun at Gasparilla Distance Classic Packet Pickup with Teammates!ran a last pickup before the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K this morning then joined Forza Fit for a great bike workout! That's how we roll in Paradise! ;-)2018 Great West Chase Forza Fit PreRace Warmup!"Just did a warmup mile with 5x.30 strides then 3.5 miles at 10K speed with 4x.30 strides! Wah Wah Wah!""Experienced Hurricane Force Winds (again) at the Museum of Science & Industry today!" ;-) "Had a rough night due to a stomach issue, survived, & attended tonight's Cirque Du Soleil Volta performance! Awesome!"My road bike is in the spa prep for a trade in! Took my Tri Bike out just to loosen up, and getting ready to do "bridge" work with my coach! Yeah, I border on masochistic!" ;-PListen to what you are saying! #noexcuses #neverquit #positivewaves "Today I got my first road bike I used at 2013 TriRock Clearwater returned after loaning it out for a year! Karma!Reppin' NOLA during my run this morning. Mardi Gras festivities star Sunday in Dunedin, FL! Largest Celebration in Florida! ;-)Spent the Day at Gianna's school, selling flowers for Valentine's Day! Love to make school fun for the kids!"My Coach did the BDR 10K this past Saturday. I did the Half! When she finished, she came out and ran the last mile of my half with me! THAT'S a Coach!"took his "Roo" to Team HQ for a new set of tubes! This ain't no ordinary "tricycle!" ;-)is focused on getting stronger for the Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K! ( My dear friend, Kayte, gave me my medal last year!)Recovery walked & shopped with the Family. Quality time with my Baby Girl!Here's how I started this morning, with my training family!Hit BDR 13.1 Packet Pickup and took a moment to focus on this. I've rung it before...Sunday, I did my first Duathlon of the year! Crushed It! 2018 is going to lead to Ironman North Carolina 70.3 in October! (I turn 68 in May!) #neverquit"Had Fun at Chilly Willy Duathlon with Teammate, Team Coach, & Elite Triathlete, Monika! She guided me to my present Coach, RosaLaura!"Surround Yourself with People Who Will Support You, Challenge You, Love You, and are Positive for You! This is the core of my people, La Familia!"It was only my fastest Duathlon to date!" Embrace Patience! I wasted years in a unhealthy state! It only took me two years to regain those years! Stay strong, no excuses, and never quit!#truthis embracing Recovery Day, the AFC/NFC Championships, & homemade "Gentilly Gumbo!"went to Team HQ, picked up my Tri Bike after a tune up & ran into my Coach! Love This Wonder Woman!Medal Already Racked! I'm embracing my 15th Half Marathon Finish. Defeated a lot of demons trying to stop me from toeing the Starting Line but I won! PR will have to wait until Best Damn Race Half on Feb 3!"Crushed My 5.3 Mile Tempo Run at 5K Race Speed! Was suppose to be slower! Ooops." #hitechdailyrunplan 😛is focused on St Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon Taper Week! Hydration & Nutrition are the Key Factors! Woo Hoo!went out for a nice recovery run with 3x.30 sprints. Now off with the family to see Pitch Perfect 3! Woo Hoo!" Yes, I signed up again for the lil' 13.1 in Nebraska! "Cept this time, I'm gonna finish faster!" ;-)Inspired by My Forza Fit Teammates this morning, I ran a great paced 8.25 mile warmup to next week's St Pete Beach Classic 13.1! ;-) #noexcuses #neverquitGot Soup? Just made Chicken Tortilla Soup with Fresh Ingredients! #batchcookingdid 7 glorious miles of 2x1600 & 3x800 tempo fun. Garmin challenged, I used my 920XT lap button right! #proudcoachran a recovery 3 miles on a brisk Floriday morning!had a great night doing hill sprints with his Forza Fit Teammates! is going to make 2018 a Personal Best! Age is NOT a Factor! Keep up with me, Kids! I see Ironman North Carolina in Oct 2018! ;-)Crushed 5.75 with 2×2400m @ 9:00 pace & 3x400m @ 8:00pace. Glad I have my new Christmas Garmin! ;-)Took a Christmas Eve Walk in Downtown Dunedin, FL & Look Who I Found! "Merry Christmas, Everyone!"Tis the Season! Why Two? There are actually Three! My answer? Why Not! Normal is Boring! ;-)hit training run, went Christmas Shopping, & attended PTA mtg!hit training run, went Christmas Shopping, & attended PTA mtg! "Crushed It!""I found one of Santa's presents early! Oooopsie! ;-)Attended Gianna's Holiday Chorale this evening. Very proud of my Girl! (All Smiles)"I Truly Enjoy Seeing My SparkFriends Succeeding in Happier Lives!"Only the Losers! ;-) #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquitRan with these Powerful North Pinellas Tribe Women then we partied with the rest of The Tribe!Walking a runway doesn't do anything for me but anyone running or working out...is focused on Recovery then onto Run Drills! ;-)just signed up for the St Pete Beach Classic Half Marathon in January! Why Not? I'm trained for it! ;-)Chillin' By The Indian River In Cocoa, FlNAILED IT!just did one last run with 5x.30 strides before Space COast Marathon Relay. "We are ready for lift off!" In Reflection This Morning, I Wanted to Show You My Strongest Spark! #motivationtolivehealthy8 Mile Run! Ready to Rock the Space Coast Marathon Relay Next Sunday!Started my speed drills here by the beach so I could end with a slice, an Arnold Palmer, & a scoop of pistachio! Oh look, they have Pinot Grigio! #shutuplegs #forzafit #dontbehatinis excited that he gets to crush a Space Coast PR in less than 12 days!ran 5 miles with 3x10min sprints faster than 5k pace. I knew my Primavera Slice was waiting! #dontjudge #hatersgonnahateDid 11 Mile Run today with the last 2 at 5k pace then went and met 2 time XTerra World Champion Leslie Paterson & Her Hub Simon at sports psychology seminar! Just another day in Paradise!A lesson proven after completing my 1st Marathon on Oct 22! Now, I train harder for my Runs & my Triathlons!Perfection? Hardly! Reality! I tried to fool myself until I started this Journey 9 years ago!Learn It! Love It! Live It! ;-)Be True to Yourself!"Safety Harbor Athletic Club surprised me with a special cake for my recent accomplishment! How can I not achieve with all my support? ❤Safety Harbor Athletic Club surprised me with a special cake for my recent victory! How can I not achieve with all my support? ❤"Fave Shot of the Weekend!" My Coach's Husband, Mike, and me coming to the Finish Line of my first race after Marine Corps Marathon!Rosa Laura, My Coach, & I representing at The Great West Chase Race Today! 1st Time Reunited Since MCM! Celebration!"No Question! This is the medal I'm most proud of! I earned it!"is not thinking right! "Let's Do It Again Next Year!"I Envisioned It, I Trained for It, I Made It Reality! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquitis reflecting on the journey!Yesterday at Marine Corps Marathon Mile 19! I was still a Happy Boy!Finished The Marine Corps Marathon (My 1st) at 67 years young! #noexcuses #neverquitFinished! #RunWithTheMarines!Did 5.5 miles @ 26.2 pace last eve. Suffice to say, it was heaven! Ran with 5 High School Track teams including mine, Wakefield HS. Got emotional as they talked me up like a Rock Star!"All Packed! Leaving for My Mission in the Morning @ 0715hrs! #RunWithTheMarines #4days"Couldn't be happier than to wear the colors of VIP Warriors at Marine Corps Marathon This Sunday!"Going Out for My Final 8 Mile "Long" Run Before Next Sunday's Marine Corps Marathon! This will be my 'Reflection' Run!"ran a Marathon Paced 4 miles, showered, refueled, and continued adding essentials to the Staging Area! #8days #MCM #RunWithTheMarinesInspired by MISTRESSOHORROR, I made a seasonal meme. And should I be concerned that my Granddaughter's fave holiday is HALLOWEEN? ;-)"Me & My Sis!" She is leading "The Full Monty Krewe," supporting me during the Marine Corps Marathon in 8 days! This was just published in a recent DC magazine photo story! Whaa? #RunWithTheMarines #MCM
"Me & My Sis!" She is leading "The Full Monty Krewe," supporting me during the Marine Corps Marathon in 9 days! gets to run his Short Training Run with His Run Club Today! Woo Hoo! #10daysI went out this am with high positive waves & ran 6 miles with speed drills! When I finished, I had a moment of clarity! I will accomplish my mission! #RunWithTheMarines #11daysI went out this morning extremely positive and did 6 miles with Speed Drills. When I finished, I thought nothing of the 6 miles I ran then had a moment of clarity! I will accomplish my mission! #RunWithTheMarines #11daysis embracing Positive Waves right now, all the way to the Finish Line!"I am MCM Runner #12252!" is anxiously awaiting his MCM Bib Number! #RunWithTheMarines #17days did a Lactate Tolerance 5 Miles this Morning & is Envisioning Race Day! #RunWithTheMarines #18daysis having a rest day and thinking about Race Day! #MCM #19daysI love Donald Sutherland! This is where I got my "positive waves." Oddball in "Kelly's Heroes" 1970 #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquitwent out at dawn and did 5 miles at Marathon Pace! Very Exciting! Ready for my 20 on Sunday! ;-)Yep, whipped a lil' Marathon Pace 5 miler this morn so I had no problem getting up earlier to get a cooler start! You do what it takes to cross the Finish Line! #MCM #23days #shutuplegs #noexcuses #neverquitI am inspired by those who make brave steps! So, this was me with my sis in 2005! We all gotta start somewhere. #staystrong #you are not alone #maximum densityhad a good talk with my Coach This Morning. I was blessed to be led to her. Amazing Woman! Meet Ironman RosaLaura!Dawn from my pool cage, and ready to do my 5 Mile Training Run! #MCM #RunWithTheMarines #25days28 Days! Bring It!Got my recovery run done! #29days #MCM #RunWithTheMarinesVictory Awaits! Do Whatever It Takes NOW! Time is Too Short! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit31 Days! #MCM #runwiththemarinesTrack, Log, then Double That Time in Training! #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit2nd 18 Mile Training Run Done! 9 minutes faster! Could've done 8.2 more! BANG! #MCMThankful for all my Family & Friends in overcoming hardship and, in the process, realizing love, compassion, & support for each other! #oneloveI love this Community Feed! I can share the happy times of a healthy lifestyle with everyone! Life is so much better for me and I want that for all of you! Consider me your Cheerleader on this journey! Much Love! #blessed #staystrong #noexcuses #neverquit!" Thanks, Everyone, for all my goodies, the kind words, and the amazing support! Stay Strong for a Healthy Life! Much Love!"I was asked to post my quote by some SparkFriends so..."Today's Hot Mess (after 5 miles of utter joy & hill work) brought to you by Body Glide preventing friction burn & Aloe Vera for friction burn!"Today's Hot Mess of 5 miles utter joy & hill work brought to you by Body Glide preventing friction burn & Aloe Vera for friction burn!Did not look like this at all after my 16 Mile Training Run! The Sun & Humidity came hard in those last two UGLY miles! But put those miles finished in the books! #shutuplegs"5 Mile Lactate Threshold Run Owned! Started at Dawn, 80 degrees! Finished at 84 degrees 80% Humidity! I Feel Good!" ;-)Gianna, New 6th Grader at Tarpon Springs Middle. And yes, She & I did find these cute Bib Shorts at Hollister yesterday!hit 4 mile run with strides early morn! Now chillin' the rest of the day ...long run tomorrow! ;-) Are You Plagued with Common Illnesses? Will You Be Able to Take Care of Your Family in The Long Run? This is Reality! It's Why I'm on this Journey for Life!got up pre-dawn to own 10 miles #MCM training run! This' s what breakfast was all about! #shutuplegsGot up pre-dawn to own 10 miles #MCM training run! This' s what breakfast was all about! #shutuplegsIs loving an early morning run! A healthy habit is developing!Because I'm in my 7th year of maintaining, I can surprise my Granddaughter, and take her to see her boy, Shawn Mendez & Charlie Puth, Live in Tampa! #childrenmotivate #noexcuses #4lifeis thankful for his Coach, RosaLaura of Forza Fit! "She brought out more new Superpowers in me!" #shutuplegs #MCM"My post-5 mile training run look!" 😛Feelin' Good in my new Team singlet before my 5 mile traing run!did bridge work this morning & owned the double helix! So, after a great #MCM training run, I came here to Honeymoon Island (just down the street) to have lunch then a little siesta time! #chilltimeRocked my #MCM Training Miles Early This Morning! Motivation? Going to the outlets to get more run singlets! WOO HOO!"Worked a 4th of July Hot Dog 5K as a Human Traffic Cone! Mad Skills as I had fun with the Runners"! "2 miles into my 10 miler, an iceberg tripped me! A few scratches and broke the glass on my 310xt! Whatever! BOOM! I finished my long run! #MCMstrong #neverquit #4lifesays,"Happy 150th Birthday, Canada, from Dunedin, FL, Spring Home of the Toronto Blue Jays! Much Love to All My Wonderful Canadian Friends!"is embracing a recovery day with Strength Training! Did Someone say Shark Week? Nailed it!!As it's Shark Week, I had to share the Goodie I took home after yesterday's race! A benchmark in my #MCM Marathon Training! #4life #defygravityis looking at 4 careful easy miles in the heat! I can do this.is shocked! I have a rest day! Whaaa!is seeing subtle changes as 26.2 training continues ...is thinking about yesterday's successful race!& Racehawk Race Team just completed Base Camp VIP Warriors for the Honor Our Heroes Memorial Run Tomorrow!Trained with My Coach's Tri Camp today! Didn't realize how Tri educated I was! But then I'm a nerd! 😛Recap: Disney World! 19000 steps with this Krewe (2 5th Graders & a 4th) and I had energy to go more! This is why I live a Healthy Lifestyle! No excuses, Never Quitting!is nursing a Disney World Hangover!just got home from taking the family to Gigi's School Night at Spectrum Field for Thresher baseball AND post-game fireworks!had fun working Gigi's Field Day! I do everything to be with her tomorrow! #inspired #making memories had to focus on our Honor Our Heroes Memorial Race planning & Sponsors today!Feeling really good in Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Nebraska!Thank you for one of the best races ever, Lincoln, Nebraska! You done goood!! Time to go home and run (727)! #runlocalShort term goal to 26.2 Glory! #inspired #neverquitRace Day in Lincoln, Nebraska! Let's Rock!met Dave McGillivray, Boston Marathon Race Director, for 26.2 inspiration!Enroute to Lincoln, Nebraska!& my Teammate ran into one of our fave Tri buddies for our yearly inspirational. Sister Madonna Buder, The Iron Nun!is now focused on The Lincoln National Guard Half-Marathon on May 7! Go Big Red!is now in the 2nd Year St Anthony's Triathlon Tradition of opening the Tri Season with these Superstars, Susan & Sophia!is getting ready for 2017 St Anthony's Triathon on Sunday! I'll be wearing my 2017 OMT Team Tri Kit! (a Onesie! ;-P)Just did a 5 mile MCM Training Run! Felt really good! "Embrace Patience, Jedi!"Late start = 8 hot miles! Not cool! But ran into a long time Causeway run friend, 2 OMT Teammates & Ultra Tommy giving good motivation! #accountability #mcmBlurred Lines! Late start = 8 hot miles! Not cool! But ran into a long time Causeway run friend, 2 OMT Teammates & Ultra Tommy giving good motivation! #accountability #mcmfinished Training Ride & had time to Endorse a local friend's Jellies at Dunedin Market! "Find the Fun in Your Training!" ;-) Saw BOSTON at a Special Event last night. Overwhelming Inspiration!Accountability! MCM 4 Mile Training Run! Late start = 82 degrees. "I'll be fine!"just ran 4 miles from doorstep to beach and back, in time for the Boston Marathon start! Now to take Gigi to school!had an extended Easter Brunch with Grandma D, Gianna & Bowsie Rabbit! The Best!just finished a recovery 15 mile bike ride to check my ride, gearing, etc. Feelin' good!is looking forward to Safety Harbor Athletic Club Training Run this eve!got out of bed, did pre-race sammie, then went out the door and ran 8 miles on Dunedin Causeway ... cause I can!had breakfast with Gianna & her BFF then took the to school! THIS is my motivation to life healthy! has confirmed all reservations for Lincoln Half Marathon Trip in May!"I'm overcome by emotion!"Escape from Ft De Soto Triathlon this Saturday! "I love the smell of Gulf Breezes in the morning ...smells like Victory!"is into his Pre-Mock Triathlon Chill! Shhhhhh.It's There ... Within!It works!is noticing the wind kicking up on our Gulf Coast today ??I need to stay focused on my goals!paced Jenn through the Oldsmar Armadillo 10K. She's training for Chicago Marathon! I met her here on SparkPeople 6 years ago! We talked about how we couldn't imagine being where we are today! Track & Step Away from the Keyboard!raised his 5K yesterday with a 4 Mile Race around a Golf Course, Chasing Ronde & Tiki Barber! challenged himself at the race today and found mindspeed!had fun at Packet Pickup last night! RosaLaura, (my run coach) & Yelena (Teammate), both "Lightning" fast! Yes, that is HUGE BLING! had fun at Packet Pcikup last night! RosaLaura, (my run coach) & Yelena (Teammate), both "Lightning" fast! Yes, that is HUGE BLING!just got a tattoo.for motivation & inspiration!just got a tattoo.for motivation & inspiration!is thinkink about his hometown, NOLA, today. Laissez les bons temps rouler!was surprised when his Tri Team Manager/Swim Coach caught him on the Gasparilla 15K Course yesterday! nailed My 15K Pace, hit my projected time inside 20 seconds, AND my Ultra Runner Friend, Wonder Woman Kayte, presented me with my Medal! nailed My 15K Pace, hit my projected time inside 20 seconds, AND my Ultra Runner Friend, Wonder Woman Kayte, presented me with my Medal! ran into a friend at Gasparilla Expo he hadn't seen in a while. Bart Yasso, Chief Running Officer of Runner's World!is starting to get excited about Gasparilla Distance Classic 15K!can't fail when he sees his Spark!just signed up for a fave race, Space Coast Marathon/Half Marathon in Cocoa Beach! Woo Hoo!"Happy Valentine's Day, SparkFriends! will not entertain excuses... from himself or anyone else!!is embracing challenge in the Gasparilla 15K ... " 'cause I can!"is taking his Half Marathon lessons learned & applying it to his Gasparilla 15K in 2 weeks! is ready to rock my BDR Half!is always happy in the morning 'cause this kid is my Daily Spark!is focused on the Race Plan, Positive Waves, and The Finish Line!captured 2nd Place at Chilly Willy Duathlon today!is doin' an all points check on his "Starship!"is looking at a positively fabulous Monday!My biggest challenge today is to do a 5K in my new wheels!is having a new A/C Heating Unit installed in Casa de la Puerta Roja!is officially registered for the Lincoln Half Marathon! ( My12th) is ready to sign up for the Lincoln Half Marathon at 4:00AM Saturday morning! Gonna meet a lot of Old & New Nebraskan SparkFriends! YAY! is ready to sign up for the Lincoln Half Marathon at 4:00AM Saturday morning! Gonna meet a lot of Old & New Nebraskan SparkFriends! YAY!gave himself an early Christmas pedi! Runners, take care of your wheels!went to a 5K Fun Run/Brunch then went and worked our Santa & Suds 5K!had breakfast with Gigi, checked her homework, and dropped a happy girl off at school! Achieved My Prime Daily Goal!Stylin' my new Pactimo Cancer Survivor "Riding for a Cure" Cycling Jacket!is amazed at Gigi's resilience during a few challenges over the last week. Starting to see her Superpowers!& Gigi Nailed the Turkey Trot together! Priceless!& Gigi got their bibs/shirts andare ready to do the Tampa Bay Times Turkey Trot!got an early run in on Dunedin Causeway, hit Dunkin DOnuts for an Skinny Caramel Latte, saw Nebraska beat Maryland, and now chillin before a local poker home game tonight! Nice Saturday! is working our Yard Sale! Downsizing is good for the soul!is feeling great after yesterday but still embracing recovery time!enjoys breakfast time with Gigi & always gets her in a good mood for school! She's the source of my motivation!Just watched USA Triathlete Gwen Jorgensen win Gold! USA!had a fun day shopping with D & Gigi!"When you are having fun, doing what you love, it's easy! Embrace a Healthy Lifestyle!"had a fun Mock Triathlon with a few friends in prep for next week's Top Gun Triathlon!"Had to share this from one of my sweetest local Brit friends!" LMAOMy 2016 Tri Team Kit! 3rd year on the team! "This is how we chill after an evening beach run!" ;-D& Gigi are gonna hang out at my pool today! Sweet!is recovering from a great race and fun evening on Madeira Beach! Paradise!spent the morning with Gigi, now getting ready to help make the Madeira Beach Sunset 5K Series happen with an epic Post-Party!is Staying Positive and Passing It On!had a long day supporting Teammates & Directing all Triathletes to Swim Wave exit. Great day!just had a great 27.3 mile causeway bike ride across Tampa Bay! Feelin' Good! "MC'ed an incredibly successful Honor Our Heroes 5K! This is one race I was so proud to be a part of!had a planning meeting for the Honor Our Heroes Memorial Day Race!had a glorious time at Madeira Beach Triathlon with his Tri Family!is doin' Packet Pickup today for his Triathlon Peeps! I'm ready!"Today is my 5th Maintenance Anniversary!" Positive Waves! No Excuses! Never Quit!had a great run & quality time with good friends last night!had breakfast with new 10 year old Gigi then took her to school!Pre St Anthony's Triathlon 2016 in St Petersburg, FL!is feeling good and is now focused on Madeira Beach Triathlon, May 22!2016 St Anthony's Triathlon! April 24, 2016, one month & a day before my 66th Birthday!& His Teammates owned St Anthony's Triathlon today!met with his Relaymates & is ready for St Anthony's Triathlon!had a great Tri with a great relay team!is focused on Escape from Ft De Soto Triathlon on Saturday!spent the day at his Relay for Life Team Fundraiser! Woo Hoodid his first Run ... as a Race Director! " It was all a blur!""Best Party Race Ever!" Celebrate Life! Happy Easter!"is running with 25,000 new friends at the Crescent City Classic 10K in my hometown, New Orleans!is home for 3 days then off to NOLA for the Crescent City Classic 10K with a bunch of Run CLub friends!survived the beer pouring, showered, & is resting up before Dunedin Run Club St Paddy's Pub Crawl!is one of 3, starting the beer pour at Flanagan's Irish Pub, Ground Zero for Dunedin's St Paddy's Day Celebration! I consider this arm workout! ;-)crushed his 5K then had fun with Teammates at Post-Party & Brunch al Fresco!ran with my run partner for the first time in months! Good times!"Laissez les bon temps rouler!"is excited! Sis is spending the next week with us and doing the Best Damn Race with us!got new ink last night. Long story!& Gigi saw The Force Awakens in IMAX 3D! G's review: "Best Movie Ever!is "recovering" from a Night of the Blues!had a great run & fun at Run Club this evening!just took 2nd in Age Group at Rock the Ribbon 5K! Woo Hoo!is embracing Positive Waves!is embracing achievement!is overwhelmed by the love shared by his Triathlon Team today!Crossing the Madeira Beach Tri Finish Line...at 65!1st Place in my last 60-64 Age Group Raceday 1675 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 5/28/2015day 1700 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/22/2015"It's a New Dawn!"is getting Casa 2998 ready for Sis's visit! YAY!My last race in the 2015 Dunedin Hug Hustle 60-64 Age Group. I won it! 2015 St Anthony's Triathlon! My first race in 65-69 Age Group! 2015 St Anthony's Triathlon Finish Chute!Gianna & Me, Summer 2014 Honeymoon Island (Our Beach!)My 'lil Spark. Gianna, who changed my life! Motivation? Look to the children!7 yr old Gianna masters chopsticks & loves her some Pho!Before & After! If I can do it, anyone can!Leaving Top Gun Tri Transition 2!Dunedin Run Club - Runners United to Rememberday 450 of my streak for "Drink 8 cups of water per day" earned 4/12/2015D, Santa (Chris Lauber, Race Director), & Me at The 12th Annual Florida Holiday Halfathon!2013 TriRock Clearwater Finish Chute!My new Scott S30. Ready for Tri training!Crossing the Finish Line at the Hooters 5K! (The Original Store #1 in Clearwater)Taking "Pretty in Pink" Second Place in my age group!This is now inside Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, NE! It says it all!Yes, I am proud of my Java 2 Java 5K Age Group Winner Cup!Finishing the 2012 Space Coast Half!Gianna won a limo ride to lunch for being top fundraiser in her class. She's on a roll!Always smilin' 'cause I can run! And yes, it's a SparkPeople Tech Shirt! :)day 1625 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 4/8/2015day 425 of my streak for "Drink 8 cups of water per day" earned 3/18/2015day 1575 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/17/2015I weighed 205 at the 2010 ST Petersburg Turkey Trot! This year...169.5!2012 Inaugural Rock n' Roll St Pete Half Marathon! YESSS!Finish! 2012 Inaugural Rock n' Roll St Pete Half Marathon! I shot this photo one evening while doing my cardio here!My Precious Spark, Gianna!Anything is possible!Gianna motivates me to be healthier and live longer.Gianna and me at Honeymoon Island! Yes, a healthy lifestyle is worth it! No excuses ever!The "beach house," zoned in Dunedin, Florida with a Palm Harbor address!Where I create my Spark Magic, the west kitchen wall.East wall of the kitchen.Faceoff at Clearwater Beach!The reason I'm in Paradise...Gianna, my Granddaughter!Gianna motivates me to be healthier and live longer."Sarah Patricia" aka Sally Roo/Pookie. The bestest Shih Tzu ever! Sally Passed 2004"Harrison Bartholomew" aka Harry D Bear. The bestest Llasa Apso ever! Passed 2004Isn't this always the best view ever!Meeting Iron Chef Cat Cora! I was starstruck for the first time in my life!This is where I learned my patience.Yes I did trick or treat with my Granddaughter in 2010!May 28, 2005 with a fork in my hand and a mouthful! (240+) I will remember this.