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Winter Family Beach Fest 5K (partial)
Saturday, May 21, 2011      5 comments

Well, I can tell you that I survived the 5K as I did it with a slight fever. I stayed hydrated and made sure I ate to provide energy. I've been trying to recoup all day at home. I ate good but stayed in bed and chilled. This evening I had a feve... Read more
Just kicked off a great weekend!
Friday, May 20, 2011      2 comments

D and I went to the Winter Family Beach Fest 5K Party! We did our packet pickup, visited the expo on marine awareness from great sources, challenged athletes, and met some amazing people. One individual was Cody McCasland, a 7 year old cha... Read more
Thursday, May 19, 2011      2 comments

So, I've been doing this thing for 7 months. The last couple of weeks I thought I had lost my appetite. I would do breakfast and try to get as many calories as I could when I first started. Now I do a pancake and fight to finish it. But the reve... Read more
My Spark 7th Month Anniversary.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      3 comments

Well, I can definitely say I made the most of the last seven months. And, man, did it go fast! I did what I was supposed to do. I've met some beautiful new friends that keep the journey cool. I have an incredibly heightened admiration and respec... Read more
It's a Beautiful Day!
Monday, May 16, 2011      5 comments

I made my weight goal of 170 by weighing in at 169.5 and a BMI of 22.69! If I had to share one "secret" on how I did it, I would say commitment and focus on the Spark Plan! As I have mentioned, I'm back in school mode so I can learn how to maint... Read more
Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow!
Sunday, May 15, 2011      3 comments

Yesterday, I did my 5K so today is recovery day. In spite of that, today I did upper body and biked a few miles. Tomorrow I weigh in early before I see my Urologist. It's a checkup and I believe that's the way to go. I should hit my goal weig... Read more
Miles for Moffitt 5K 2011
Saturday, May 14, 2011      5 comments

First of all the 5K was secondary to me. Participating in support of Moffitt Cancer Research Center was what it was all about. We got to USF campus around 6:10am. The first emotional instance came when the Wheelchair Race started. I believe ther... Read more
Love Doing 5Ks!
Friday, May 13, 2011      2 comments

Especially when they are for great causes! Tomorrow is the Miles for Moffitt at University of South Florida. It will benefit Moffitt Cancer Center. It will honor survivors and those we've lost. This will definitely mean a lot. Recently, I read o... Read more
It's Bullet Time!
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      5 comments

*Don't waste time. If you are having an issue, use the SP web site search. I know you will find the answer. I just learned a good lesson from drinking too much water after a 5K. I read more about it on SP! * I keep seeing people talking abo... Read more
Adjustments Required!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      1 comments

I found a great program on stepping up your run sped by Jen Meuller. I think I'm going to try it out. I'm also tweeking my weekly training to blend with my running. It's been a great start to a great week. I'm still getting educated on everythin... Read more
Personal Challenge Completed!
Monday, May 09, 2011      3 comments

What can I say? At the beginning of the year, I did boot camp. I got my routine down and went straight to the Walk/Jog 5K Program. After watching runners go by me at a 5K, , I decided to challenge myself and joined the Running 5K Program. I had... Read more
Sunday, May 08, 2011      4 comments

All my thoughts are on Monday!... Read more
Saturday, May 07, 2011      2 comments

Did a lot of reading on all aspects of a healthy lifestyle and running. I think a lot of questions were answered. But I always come back to the best approach. Don't worry so much and let it roll! The answers will come. So I'm rollin' with the fl... Read more
Gettin' Analytical!
Friday, May 06, 2011      2 comments

Today, I found myself thinking too much. The good stuff involved my wife and granddaughter. The questionable stuff involved losing weight, running, eating, 9-11, and the future. That sounds weird! I haven't been very analytical in a while. A g... Read more
Graduate Gianna!
Thursday, May 05, 2011      5 comments

This is my five year old? Why do they have to grow? This is her pre-school graduation shot. She is so proud and so is her Pops! Nuff Said! ... Read more

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