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See this image largerLooks like this weekend is going to be similar to last, but the snow won't be as wet and heavy.(5 comments)See this image largercleared out enough to be able to leave the house... not a bad day for January!(3 comments)See this image largersaw this out on Facebook yesterday and laughed about it because it's SO close to how my January went!(2 comments)See this image largeris home, having spent the earlier morning hours counting lengths as the swimmers turned.See this image largerfound footprints in the snow on the front steps and porch... Prisoner stayed out overnight while it snowed!(7 comments)See this image largeris shoveling in spurts... the sun is back, it's all about clearing off today!See this image largeris canceling the coach workout for this one, sponsored by Mother Nature.(3 comments)See this image largeris glad that it's dried off enough you can SEE the potholes. This one would swallow a golf cart.(6 comments)See this image largeris noting that these floods washed out more roads than there are barricades to mark. The small orange flag might be all you get to say, "Oops!"(6 comments)See this image largersays it's going to take a while before these roads are back to normal. Meanwhile, water restrictions for several days locally.(4 comments)See this image largeris acutely aware that *my* pothole is small potatoes. Highway 12 near Niobrara(9 comments)See this image larger's Rubia wonders why her hu-mom won't turn on the faucet for her. Sorry, kitty, water restrictions apply to us all. You'll have to drink from the bowl.(4 comments)See this image largergot a SURE sign of Spring today... the Street crew filling her pothole!(3 comments)See this image largerdidn't just get a clean home from Shasta's visit yesterday... her son made Easter wreaths for her to give her clients!(5 comments)See this image largerhad company on her afternoon stroll around the neighborhood...(1 comments)See this image largerUnder the Boston Marathon finish arch for the second year in a row in the BAA 5K. (1 comments)See this image largerSparkmeet yesterday with OVRERWORKEDJANET, SUSANNAH31, and of course MOBYCARP.(4 comments)See this image largerSparkmeet at the ball park. STRONGDAWG, MOBYCARP, and I went and the home team Red Sox won. Great time had by all.See this image largerHad a fine time at the ball park yesterday with STRONGDAWG and MOBYCARP. Not a bad seat in the house.(2 comments)See this image largerGot tired as well as fired up, watching the Boston Marathon. Here's coach Eddie, breezing thru Kenmore Square on his way to a personal best marathon time.See this image largerIs saying so long to Boston this morning. It was awesome, but it is time to take on the travel day.See this image largerwent to church and Sunday brunch with her sister... an Easter tradition with us. Photo op at the sunken gardens between.(5 comments)See this image largerBoston Common 2019See this image largerThe 2019 Lincoln Marathon / Half Marathon shirt... yes, a Spring color this year!(2 comments)See this image largeris thinking this is the shirt most likely for tomorrow. Because I like unicorns, and sometimes feel like I am one.(2 comments)See this image largerToday's 370 minutes is my half marathon, the slowest I've ever completed, and mostly walked, but it feels like a victory anyway!(2 comments)See this image largerThe half marathon medal, from May 5, 2019: for Abraham Lincoln, 1/2 score and 3.1 miles it says.(4 comments)See this image largerhas pretty new (and functional) garage doors now!See this image largerSlower but still moving - finish line shot, Lincoln Half marathon May 5, 2019See this image largerIn action, crossing the 15K mats on May 5, 2019.See this image largerThe latest home improvement project(5 comments)See this image largerImportant message!(5 comments)See this image largerremembers the old saw: if you don't mind, it doesn't matter.(1 comments)See this image largerpresents today's version of a man and his dog... or dog to become, as the case may be.(2 comments)See this image largeris remembering the last GSP puppy raised in our home. She lived to age 15. (4 comments)See this image largerCarl chose his own puppy toy. Hope it helps him feel comforted while he sleeps.(6 comments)See this image largerThis is what falling asleep interrupted looks likeSee this image largerLook who came to visit May 18th 2019(7 comments)See this image largerWhen you have gloves, a phone, and tissues tucked in your hoodie pouch...(2 comments)See this image largerBelieve it or not, the walk to the restrooms on my volunteer gig would count as ten minutes, but I also took an afternoon walk around the neighborhood.See this image largeris finding out what Carl does during a Daddy work day... forms a little puddle of puppy on a handing run, and waits.(4 comments)See this image largerCarl helps Grandma with the deforestation project.(5 comments)See this image largerWalk on a cloudy morning.(1 comments)See this image largerdoesn't feed the feral cat, but it comes to visit anyway. It interacts with the Prisoner and Rubia but flees when I show up.(5 comments)See this image largeris is sipping coconut mocha coffee from her SparkPeople mug.(1 comments)See this image largerCarl knows where to find the door to grandma's back yard.(7 comments)See this image largerhas a growing puppy for the day, and he's starting to test his limits.(3 comments)See this image largerPrisoner taught Carl about the gap in the fence June 3, 2019. Yikes. (3 comments)See this image largerday 2125 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 6/6/2019See this image largerplugged the gap.(5 comments)See this image largerloves Monday for new reasons these days.(5 comments)See this image largerhas a guard puppy who wanted me to know there was something fishy going on out there on the deck rail. Had to explain to him that the Prisoner *lives* here, while he, Carl, is only visiting!(5 comments)See this image largerwatched as the Prisoner reclaimed the house again after Carl left Grandma Day care Monday.(3 comments)See this image largerdid NOT deface the new poured concrete with initials or handprints. What? And trip some poor skateboarding kid?(4 comments)See this image largerwill find out today if and how much it might cost to fix the leaning tower of balcony.See this image largersurvived the race and found that even slow can bring home bling.See this image largerPre-run selfie, not sweaty.(3 comments)See this image largerMy local buddy Jenean and I, post Cornfield-Cornfield 10K on June 15, 2019See this image largerasks what day is today? It's Carlsday!(5 comments)See this image largerToday's deforestation brush pile, note the day lilies starting to bloom. June 17 2019.(4 comments)See this image largerThe Asian Lilies have joined the day lilies in bloom. June 21, 2019(3 comments)See this image largeris checking out Mr. Carl Longlegs. (3 comments)See this image largerSomebody sees his shadow, but he is not a groundhog! 2019 06 24(7 comments)See this image largergot one of those precious photos from her son... look who likes to play with a half-inflated basketball.(3 comments)See this image largerfigured out the screen capture on the phone and how to get it to the computer. Woo-hoo!(2 comments)See this image largergot muddy, by virtue of a pup who decided the mud puddle was the most comfy place at the dog park. His Daddy was NOT pleased, and he later got a hose bath.(4 comments)See this image largerday 2150 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 7/1/2019See this image largerHappy Independence Day from Carl to y'all. (4 comments)See this image largerEating REAL food and proud of it.(2 comments)See this image largeris policing the yard after neighbor's little fireworks show last night...(1 comments)See this image largergot word from son how he and Carl spent their 4th of July.(4 comments)See this image largerNew haircut and color, July 5, 2019.(2 comments)See this image largerProgress photo and reality check July 5 2019(4 comments)See this image largergot the latest of the quilt offerings back in yesterday's mail.(5 comments)See this image largeris grateful that The Prisoner seems back to his full sassy self.(3 comments)See this image largerMy niece in a father-daughter 5K in 2013(1 comments)See this image largerKevin (MOBYCARP) in that father-daugher 5K in 2013.(2 comments)See this image largerSee this image largerThe celebration jacket and medal from Kevin's last Boston Marathon, in 2018. Official time 3:32:54.(5 comments)See this image largerday 2175 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 7/26/2019(1 comments)See this image largerroadtripped with the niece yesterday... to the town where MOBYCARP and I were born.(1 comments)See this image largerDo we have a family car brand and model? Yes, yes, we do... and color, too.(2 comments)See this image largerbefore he washed it off, son's arm after assisting at the cemetery. July 26, 2019(5 comments)See this image largerwent for a sunrise walk, in peaceful settings.(4 comments)See this image largerMy own Grandma's chinese checker set in use for the first time in YEARS. (6 comments)See this image largerTime for an up to date profile shot, August 1 2019(3 comments)See this image larger"Little" depends on context. Next to a Great Dane, Carl is still little.(2 comments)See this image largeris glad to be back to having Monday be a Carlsday!(1 comments)See this image largerused up the last of the guest provided cherries this morning... pitting skills improving, no?(2 comments)See this image largerwanted people to run with last evening. Enter the local Fleet Feet crew, this being the run/walk group.See this image largerLining up to run in the heat August 6, 2019(1 comments)See this image largerfinds this captures the spirit of the Experiment of One!(2 comments)See this image largerSomeone paused to pose at the dog park, August 10, 2019.See this image largeris ready for the grill to come home...(3 comments)See this image largeris feeling sorry for Carl, who had an unexpected consequence of greeting another dog at the park yesterday evening.(3 comments)See this image largerfinds Rubia is NOT a fan of Carlsday.(5 comments)See this image largerday 2200 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 8/20/2019(1 comments)See this image largeris reminding herself of those she takes care of herself FOR...(3 comments)See this image largerwent out to watch the Marching Band with NO football game. Band Camp exhibition last night!See this image largerAre we waiting in the wings?(1 comments)See this image largerOr are we taking the field?See this image largerlooks to Carl for inspiration. Carl asks, "Are you taking good care of yourself, Gramma?"(4 comments)See this image largeris looking to Rubia today. She says, "but what does it MEAN to take good care of yourself, Mom?"(3 comments)See this image largerhas a living room and dining room full of "visiting grand-dog" stuff. Not as bad as a human grand-child would be at the same age, but still a lot of stuff!(2 comments)See this image largersees that Carl is a Nebraska fan, too. Go Big Red football!See this image largerdid not appreciate Rubia's help with the laundry so much.(2 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerCarl's stitches are out and he's enjoying a late Summer evening at the dog park.See this image largerI got plenty wet and chilly on September 22, 2019, but the race was called off.(1 comments)See this image largerRubia decided to use Carl's bed today (Sept 24 2019)(1 comments)See this image largerSon's cat Odus thinks that Carl is his cat-toy.(3 comments)See this image largerNow that the dog bed has been destroyed, my "Pathetic Triathlete" sweatshirt is a favored nap spot.(2 comments)See this image largerasks, when is the last time you played? Yes, I slid down this slide yesterday.(4 comments)See this image largerCampfires and s'mores... a lovely way to end a Fall evening Oct 7, 2019(1 comments)See this image largerwas also reminded Monday evening of the promise and joy of young musicians.(2 comments)See this image largerAnother really really before, clipped from a home movie from 1999(8 comments)See this image largerThe pebble jar calendar is set for 2019. Happy New Year!See this image largerTree is gone... Happy New Year!See this image largerWatching a movie with the cats. Ever take a selfie with cats?(7 comments)See this image largerhas an update. Prisoner in fact returned to the frozen shut door, as he ALWAYS uses that door. Good news: I managed to get it unstuck, so he's safely in, and back out again! (4 comments)See this image largerPebble jar from 12/28/2018 - only 3 pebble days yet to add to the jar!See this image largerDoesn't she look peaceful?(1 comments)See this image largeris celebrating 9 years soda free, and wishing her brother a Happy Birthday, too.(2 comments)See this image largeris wishing all a Merry Christmas eve and day!(3 comments)See this image largerThe pebble jar calendar dressed up for Christmas.(1 comments)See this image largerMy son's deployment stocking... his unit called him "The Wizard" for his mad computer skills.(3 comments)See this image largerA new mug for the Christmas season... I now have 3 seasonal mugs!(7 comments)See this image largerenjoyed her "candle bonfire" in the silence and dark of the morning.(1 comments)See this image largerstarted her day with peace... music, devotional reading, and candle and tree lights.(3 comments)See this image largeris ready to fill it up again. Floor is done!(10 comments)See this image largerYeah, Winter is here, even if the calendar doesn't say so. December 2, 2018.See this image largerI did say it was a kitty toy, didn't I?(8 comments)See this image largerwelcomes December as the pebble calendar jar fills...(3 comments)See this image largerThis season's kitty toySee this image largerhad the turkey day feast with family in the evening... a first for me!(4 comments)See this image largerThe swag from 2018 Turkey TrotSee this image largerBefore the trot, with friendsSee this image largerThe Triathlon club represents at Turkey Trot 2018See this image largerday 1925 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 11/18/2018See this image largerALICIA363 and I walked the virtual 5K to support the Pittsburgh Jewish Cultural Center.See this image largerWhen Winter strikes, Ariel the siren treadmill to the rescue.See this image largerfelt like she was exercising in a snow-globe looking in the mirror as I did bicep curls with the windows behind me. Came home while it still hadn't stuck to the ground much.(1 comments)See this image largerhas already seen Shasta the organizing lady come and go, and the office space is *almost* down to walls and carpet. All shelves empty!(2 comments)See this image largerIt's over, Halloween, but such a pretty candle holder.(1 comments)See this image largerWitchy Woman... Happy Halloween(4 comments)See this image largerWimped to the treadmill for Today's minutes! Chilly and dripping most of the day.(1 comments)See this image largerRubia wants in on the donation action(3 comments)See this image largeris grateful for the abundance that is driving her de-cluttering efforts.See this image largerBefore my run Oct 7 2018 showing off the Wineglass shirt.(4 comments)See this image largerMt. St. OMG is once again a staging area Oct 7 2018See this image largerSomebody wants to purr on a lap today. Oct 7, 2018(4 comments)See this image largerWineglass Half Marathon, September 30, 2018(1 comments)See this image largerSunrise over Iowa. Pause, get a few steps in, and hope the sun will then be at least behind the visor. #shortdriverSee this image largerBuffalo Run 2018. Retired from the same place, same day, keep bumping into each other at races.(1 comments)See this image largerRetired same day as this gent, we ran into one another at the GSK Orange Run August 4, 2018.See this image largerTiger lilies in the weed patch, July 2018.(3 comments)See this image largerspent her morning with a bunch of American football players... and other runners.(3 comments)See this image largeris working on the forest... today's trash collection offering.See this image largerThe park is ready. All it needs are the kids and their bikes.See this image largerenjoyed that night at the ball park, but it was a late night, so slept in this morning.(1 comments)See this image largerEnjoyed a night at the ballpark with a group.See this image largerwas in her "Frau Hackenbusher" persona between 6 and 7 this morning.(3 comments)See this image largerCleaned up with Memorial Lincoln Duathlon Medal 2018(4 comments)See this image largerTNT members with their medals May 27 2018See this image largeris giving a nod to Red Nose day.See this image largerSnapped a photo on my May 22 2018 walk. I cultivate neighbors who cultivate the flowers.(4 comments)See this image largerFinish line of Lincoln Half Marathon May 6 2018(1 comments)See this image largerGetting across the start line May 6, 2018(2 comments)See this image largergot that broken sidewalk fixed yesterday. Hooray!(3 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerDoesn't it just draw you in? Sunset walk in the park April 27, 2018.(2 comments)See this image largerFinally have a unicorn medal, and only had to run a 5K for it! April 14, 2018.(3 comments)See this image largerLove the halo effect just through the marathon finish arch April 14, 2014 at mile 2.5 of 5K.(3 comments)See this image largerApril 14, 2018 pre- 5K.See this image largerhas hit the "virtual finish line" syndrome. Hmmmm. And spent most of today like this: (4 comments)See this image largeris sipping from her Spark mug, the last one of the old style that hasn't been shattered by mishap.(1 comments)See this image largerThe new wardrobe and medal to keep me motivated.(1 comments)See this image largerFound today's weather not as bad as advertised... At least until I tucked inside at about 2:30 p.m. Onward to Marathon Monday.(3 comments)See this image largeris cringing at the forecast for tomorrow and Monday in Boston area.(7 comments)See this image largerHappy April Fool's Day Easter...(1 comments)See this image largerLook what came in the mail... less than 3 weeks to go!(1 comments)See this image larger's Rubia came home this morning, after her self-selected "vacation" since Thursday night. Cats!(4 comments)See this image largerLeprechaun Chase mile 3, 2018.(2 comments)See this image largerWarm fuzzy Hoodie... March 2018(4 comments)See this image larger(2 comments)See this image largerran with her fellow Triathlon team members this morning.(2 comments)See this image largerTried a new snack: non-fat Icelandic style yogurt with banana slices spread with almond butter: Oooh... like a banana split! (2 comments)See this image largerdeclares victory. Went and spent an hour and a half with Chloe, the indoor pool. Ahhhh!(4 comments)See this image largerSophia and me, January 2018, spinning in a garage.(3 comments)See this image largerran with her fellow Triathlon team members this morning.(1 comments)See this image largerFinally replaced the gym bag that was torn up (the old one was a freebie from maybe five years ago, and its zipper and strap connections totally wore out). I like rewarding commitment with equipment that supports it.(2 comments)See this image largergot up in time to see the super blue moon starting to be eclipsed, but the cloud cover moved in and did not get to see the totality! Oh, well.(5 comments)See this image largerThe triathlon club calls their "trainer" room the pain cave. This is the mini version, in my house.See this image largerVery happy with my local bike shop! Today I decided to put the clip pedals back on my bike so I can have effective trainer workouts over the winter. I discovered I did not have the right sized wrenches! Those nice young men (yes, more really nice younger people) changed them for me and didn't charge me!(1 comments)See this image largeris making the transition from packing a bag to having available healthy options "up front" in the fridge.(4 comments)See this image largerWinter runner just back from a run 2018(7 comments)See this image largeris featuring the Spark Coach challenge. Two bags of water softener salt I no longer carry on my body!(1 comments)See this image largeris wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and the blessings of peace on earth, goodwill to all.(4 comments)See this image largerToday's cross-training workout brought to you courtesy of Mother Nature... Merry Christmas to all!See this image largerThe Prisoner knows how to use a Christmas tree... make himself the present!(1 comments)See this image largerThe retirement photo - I'm on the right, sis on the left, in case anybody doesn't know.(5 comments)See this image largerEven the pebble a day jar is dressed up. It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas!(3 comments)See this image largerI now outrank Sgt. Son (2017) - although in a mythical organization! (3 comments)See this image largerNow I have to put up a tree! 2017See this image largerLove the hoodie from Hungry Turkey 2017See this image larger2017 Hungry Turkey age group F 65+(2 comments)See this image largeris pleased with Rocky's work.(6 comments)See this image largerKid sis ALICIA363 and me before the turkey trot 2017(1 comments)See this image largeris thinking about obstacles and warning signs.(6 comments)See this image largerMy favorite Veteran... not that he didn't have competition among friends and family, including his father... but every mom knows... the child in uniform trumps them all. Happy Veteran's Day... remember what they signed up for and honor them all today!See this image largerBuffalo (run) gals got rained on but ran... ALICIA363 and me, post 5 miler! See those smiles? That says these sisters are happy!(1 comments)See this image largerMake sure you attach THIS bib right side up. See this image largeris sharing someone else's FB photo, because it is so cool. Taken across town from me, it's the closest I've seen of the photos to my actual view of the event! Credit KALIGIRL for the picture.(3 comments)See this image largerLifted from KALIGIRL's FB post, the closest snapshot to what I saw on Monday of any I've seen.(2 comments)See this image largeris ready to execute "Plan C" for Path of Totality Solar Eclipse Day.(1 comments)See this image largerSwam in a "swim skin" for the non-wetsuit legal race. August 12, 2017.(4 comments)See this image largerOh, yes, I did! Age Group Nationals. Slower than last year, to be expected. But not THAT much slower! And I FINISHED!See this image largerYes, those are my legs, being pampered for 20 minutes in those fancy, expensive recovery boots. At packet pickup for USA Triathlon's Age Group National championship, they had a booth where you could try them out.(1 comments)See this image largerSister accountability. Had we not promised each other this tandem workout (she ran-walked, I biked) we might both have wimped out in the mist! As is, here we are smiling, almost giggling after the fact (because we look like Mom)!(1 comments)See this image largerA 60 year old joined the age group in 2017 and she was FAST. 20 minutes faster than I was!(1 comments)See this image largerFall Half Marathon training group runs have begun. 93*F when we started. A "take it easy" 4 miles.See this image largerIs continuing to find the Heart sculptures. This one is called "Moonlight and Romeo" (if you get close enough to read the pages that make up that cascade, Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet is printed on them.(1 comments)See this image largerThis artist invited the public to color her heart!See this image largerparticipated in the community art project this morning.(2 comments)See this image largerRan as a bandit the last mile or so with the final entrant at the Memorial Lincoln Duathlon on Sunday. See this image largerRan with my Galloway coach yesterday, 6.05 miles, and we stopped to take a selfie at Galloway Ave. Hee.(4 comments)See this image larger(1 comments)See this image largerUpdated Medal Rack, with the six Lincoln Half Marathon ones shifted to the front. Seven years of running... the other events are on the Tri rack.(2 comments)See this image largerpresenting my favorite finish line photo from the 2017 running of the Lincoln Half Marathon: looking at the watch, "did I beat the time?" Constance the competitor lives.(1 comments)See this image largercan't help but be amused by Rubia's choices.(6 comments)See this image largerBack in the pool first time since last November's concussion.(1 comments)See this image largerSpark-rooters for MOBYCARP at yesterday's Boston Marathon, his second. This is STRONGDAWG and myself at Kenmore Square.(1 comments)See this image largerRooting on one of my favorite Spark people, my brother MOBYCARP, running the Boston Marathon today, for the second year in a row.(3 comments)See this image largerhas seen MOBYCARP safely to the bus boarding line for Hopkinton. Good luck to all Boston Marathon Runners!(2 comments)See this image largerSharing the visual of pounds lost... granted this was seven years ago, but sometimes a visual helps remind one of what one USED to carry around every single day!(1 comments)See this image largerTwo hours to the start of the 10 miler. The pile of preparation builds.See this image largerEvery time I pack that bag for the workday is a victory!(1 comments)See this image largerChilling with furry friend after the morning's run. Canine fix courtesy of my sis!(5 comments)See this image largerFigured I'd share Spark coach's woo-hoo because it fit with this week's personal focus on good sleep! See this image largerOld photo from Valentine's a couple years back... just because I feel like flowers today.(4 comments)See this image largerSipping from one of my favorite elegant cups. Well, it was, until sometime in 2018 it got broken.(2 comments)See this image largerChoosing to have coffee with Luke's Fah-ther. Most Impressive.(3 comments)See this image largerMe holding Lafayette Smith's violin. Photo taken Memorial Day weekend 2010.(3 comments)See this image largerI looked good at the Blackout Party (before the second fall)(5 comments)See this image largerpicked up her BRIN Blackout 2016 Medal and welcomed MJREIMERS to the 2017 version.(5 comments)See this image largerWhat one wears to run in cold weather(5 comments)See this image largerThe back of the shirt celebrates First Run 2017(4 comments)See this image largerCommemorative Shirt - last run 2016See this image largerThe Pebble Jar Calendar has been reset for 2017(1 comments)See this image largerwishes all of Sparkdom a Happy New Year. Last Run 2016 5K completed... sleep fast, we do it all again in the morning!(8 comments)See this image largermade all 366 pebbles for 2016 fit... and my reflection is in the glass.(8 comments)See this image largerAriel the siren treadmill, for the dark and cold season... Christmas Day 2016 session 1.(1 comments)See this image largerDecember 2016 Winter look for maintenance(8 comments)See this image largerobserves the beauty and the danger... slick streets in the suburbs.(5 comments)See this image largeris cozy during the first snowfall of the season!(6 comments)See this image largerFinish line video clip, Good Life Halfsy November 2016See this image largerThe super moon, November 15, 2016(3 comments)See this image largerMom and son at the finish line - 3rd time we've signed up for same HM. (2 comments)See this image largerTwo Sparkers after finishing Nov 6, 2016 - MJREIMERS and me.(6 comments)See this image largerThree musketeers ready to take on the 2016 Good Life Halfsy(8 comments)See this image largerThe memory quilt(6 comments)See this image largerFinally racked the bibs and medals, November 5, 2016 - five years' worth. Right - run. Left other.(11 comments)See this image largerSecond Throwback - with Homer the SaltDogs Mascot 2011(5 comments)See this image largerA throwback for SKIRUNNER - my first gold medal CSG 5K 2011(4 comments)See this image largerOn the run September 16 2016 - Mile 5 approx(1 comments)See this image largerOn the run September 16 2016 - Mile 1.5 approx(2 comments)See this image largeris offering proof of survival - Harvest Moon Hustle 10 last night - with running buds after (don't you love their skirts?)(1 comments)See this image largerBuffalo Run Bling 2016See this image largerThe medal, Sept 11, 2016(4 comments)See this image largerI need to go find out the significance of this award. Says I am a Senior Grand Master State Champ.(5 comments)See this image largerI always seem to find some running buddy at a race... here's one of my Red Dirt friends.(3 comments)See this image largersays "Happy Birthday" to the Buffalo Run... it's 40 today.(2 comments)See this image largerMajor League Tri "stuff" 2016See this image largerLove it when my age group podium is FULL... Major League Tri 2016(3 comments)See this image largerAdding to the collection of pint glasses Major League Tri 2016 - 2nd in age group.(4 comments)See this image largeris asking my Spark buds to be patient... going to head out again today to volunteer for the Sprint distance race. Meantime, my results:(9 comments)See this image largerfinished the swim in 111th position, the bike in 78th, and the run in 64th. End position was 98th of 113 finishers, 27th of 34 women, and 1 of 2 in my age/gender group.(9 comments)See this image largerI was not alone in my age group this year. July 24, 2016.(5 comments)See this image largerSophia and me on the bike course July 24, 2016See this image largerSophia the road bike is ready to tri... July 24, 2016.See this image largerpresents another one from last Saturday... the blue zone... color running at its messy best!(2 comments)See this image largerbought the download to the Color Run posed jump with the niece.(8 comments)See this image largerwas wrong... there WAS a photo, captured by a pro, on Sunday.(5 comments)See this image largerpresents the side-by-side bling... a 5K doesn't often give a participation medal, but the Color Run does. And it's bigger than the Cornhusker State Games one for the non-competitive cycle tour.(4 comments)See this image largergot different colors in her hair today... but these washed out in one shower (I think...)(3 comments)See this image largerProof of finish - 20 miles done after 1500 meter swim - Kristi and Barb July 9, 2016(1 comments)See this image largerAfter the longest bike ride of my life (so far)... 51 miles in the books, July 4, 2016.See this image largerA better pre-ride group shot. I even show up in this one, in the background. July 3, 2016(2 comments)See this image largerMy would-be rescuer, before the ride. He helps little old ladies change their flats! July 3, 2016.(1 comments)See this image largerBefore the spectre of the flat to come: Omaha Triathlon bike course preview ride. July 3, 2016.(4 comments)See this image largersavored patriotic fruit in her steel cut oats.(2 comments)See this image largerI love this shirt. Still. Makes. Me. Look. Young. and. Shapely.(7 comments)See this image largergot a free ART treatment on her knee post 10K... from my regular guy!(1 comments)See this image largerSeabiscuit the Safer Swimmer float... and we're on our way.See this image largerWho knew I'd ever join a sports TEAM and wear a uniform? Nevertheless, here I am, representing TNT!(7 comments)See this image largerswam in open water for the first time this season. Water was 80F, no need for wetsuits!(2 comments)See this image largerSon beats mom by 13 minutes! The torch has been passed May 1, 2016.(6 comments)See this image largerThe outdoor pool at a suburban Y.(3 comments)See this image largeris working at converting my biking buddy from the running class into a triathlete... took her on my brick workout this morning... proof we're still smiling afterward!(3 comments)See this image largerloves surprises brought to her by nature. Taken in my front yard.(8 comments)See this image largercame home on the bus and brought Brenda on the bike rack... you can see her handlebars through the bus window.(4 comments)See this image largerThe full finish line shot 2016(3 comments)See this image largeris definitely de-stressed after 41 miles on a bicycle. Wheee! Downhills. Yikes... crosswinds! Keep pumping, uphills!(4 comments)See this image largerMay 7, 2016... note the same dress as in the Thanksgiving 2010 photo. Maintenance worth it!(10 comments)See this image largerRunning Group shot May 1, 2016 before the Lincoln National Guard Marathon and Half MarathonSee this image largerFinish line: Embrace it! Lincoln National Guard Half Marathon May 1, 2016(3 comments)See this image largeraccomplished her mission yesterday.(1 comments)See this image largerBoston Marathon 2016 - what I wore to watch the race.(7 comments)See this image largerBoston Marathon 2016 - the finish line - where even duffers like me can "dream".(5 comments)See this image largerran her last "long" run with the group before race day.(7 comments)See this image largercelebrating the last Spring elementary concert at one of my music teacher sister's favorite schools.(5 comments)See this image largerhad a great time watching the finishers at Boston, live on Boylston street with STRONGDAWG.(4 comments)See this image largeris wishing MOBYCARP and all the runners in Boston today the run of their lives... may they savor the uniqueness of the Boston Marathon!See this image largeris grateful for the chance to have met some amazing Sparkly people in person!(4 comments)See this image largerFriday 4/15/2016 - Marking the spot for the Spark Meet 4/16. This is at the end of 12 miles run.(3 comments)See this image largeris where the action is going to be... come Monday.See this image largerhas been pacing on the phone and went out for a little walk. My nemesis trees are still blooming, and the lilacs will soon start.(4 comments)See this image largerBundled for a Cold ten miles, March 19, 2016(1 comments)See this image largeris heartened by the reversal of the Winter trends in the past month... the graph shows 3 months.(3 comments)See this image largeris cold even post-hot shower, but SURVIVED that 10 miler!(4 comments)See this image largerStart line Leprechaun Chase March 5, 2016See this image largerBefore chasing Leprechauns March 5 2016(3 comments)See this image largerAnd... we're off! February 27, 2016(7 comments)See this image largerTraining Group Shot Feb 27 2016(2 comments)See this image largerhad a fine time and discovered a new running buddy at the Red Dress Dash... we ran it forwards, then backwards, just because we needed more miles to train.(5 comments)See this image largeris taking on the wet heavy snow 20 minutes at a time. Split pea soup perfect nourishment on a day like this.(4 comments)See this image largeris sitting out the storm at home. Pretty. Until the power flicked off at 6:30 a.m. It came back right away, but made me go hunt down the flashlight.(8 comments)See this image largerOne of my favorites - I miss the Spark page a day calendars!See this image largerglue Frosty's tray back together and took down the tree Sunday.(7 comments)See this image largerhas two cats in the doghouse. Grrr!(11 comments)See this image largerBecause Marsha (SLENDERELLA61) said it would make a good profile pic. For Spark, maybe, not for FB!(4 comments)See this image largerau contraire... more runners show up for "First Run" than did for "Last Run"... it was a great morning for a run!(8 comments)See this image largeris amusing herself with the cats.(7 comments)See this image largerhad a very peopled yet joyous day yesterday... between lunch with friend and evening elementary school concert. Memories!(1 comments)See this image largerdiscovered Rubia discovering the tree this morning... what took her so long?(9 comments)See this image largercontinues day 2 of Thanksgiving flavors with a single serving casserole of Ezekiel bread dressing topped with not quite 3 ounces of turkey breast. Really loving having my feast spread over time.(5 comments)See this image largerMedal used as ornament - Last Run 2014(2 comments)See this image largerMedal used as ornament - First Run 2015(3 comments)See this image largerMy favorite photo of me on a run course... ever! Good Life Halfsy, November 1, 2015, Neighbors Park(15 comments)See this image largerThere is a story that goes with this medal(1 comments)See this image largerOur favorite fan sign(4 comments)See this image largerEddie and the PacersSee this image largeris hiding with lights out and uploading proof of packet pickup for tomorrow mornings HM.(5 comments)See this image largeris uploading proof of victory over Mt. St. Omigawd East(6 comments)See this image largerNew sweatshirt came in the mail today... Pathetic Triathletes do awesome things but can laugh, too.(3 comments)See this image largerHad to wait almost 3 weeks to get it, but it arrived Friday. (1 comments)See this image largersometimes works her resistance muscles by packing the bag... See this image largerBuffalo Run Shirt 2014 2nd in AG(2 comments)See this image largerThe namesake Buffalo(1 comments)See this image largerBuffalo Run Shirt 2015 3rd in AG(3 comments)See this image largerFinish line with PR at USAT Age Group National ChampionshipsSee this image largerLast leg... time to run 'em down!(2 comments)See this image largerBest spectator seat in the house... did you see Team USA fly by? I did!(4 comments)See this image largerHow to improve transition time... how about ditch the watch?(4 comments)See this image largerAnd the finisher's medal from the USA Triathlon Age Group National Championships, 2015.(4 comments)See this image largerThey are gone now, but for the USAT Age group nationals, I was marked!(2 comments)See this image largeris getting ready to go run, it's the training kick off for the Good Life Halfsy in November. It takes time to train for a Half Marathon.(9 comments)See this image largerfinds the not quite lapful is filling more lap with her purr. And getting in more trouble, of course, as she grows.(6 comments)See this image largerfeel as though her motivational Spark has returned: because having jumped in the water at that Tri last weekend, there's only one direction TO go - toward the finish line!(5 comments)See this image largerjumped in the lake. It was COLD. What do you mean I have to do it again tomorrow?(2 comments)See this image largerexperienced a maintenace victory... have old worn jeans (that still fit!), will make jean-shorts! (3 comments)See this image largeris adjusting to being a two-cat household. So are they.(8 comments)See this image largeris repeating yesterday's breakfast - as assembled and festive.(2 comments)See this image largerslept in til AFTER 6, and has the red, white and blue base ready for the simmering oats to be added.(2 comments)See this image largeris amused by Rubia's attempts to climb the drawer handles.(6 comments)See this image largernotes that Rubia is more like a teacup full of purr. (3 comments)See this image largeris back from a morning bike ride with my running buddy.(2 comments)See this image largeris introducing felines to one another... (4 comments)See this image largerHappy riders after 22 miles June 7, 2015See this image largeris finding little motivations wherever she can, and giving herself CREDIT... Beck-style!(2 comments)See this image largerThe training class, morning of May 3, 2015 before the race(8 comments)See this image largerAcross the finish line, a minute behind a guy who ran twice as far as me. May 3, 2015.(6 comments)See this image largerWorkmanlike across the start line, names of those I'm running for on the lips.(3 comments)See this image largerThe total bling from the Lincoln Half Marathon, 2015. Medal, plaque, and extra shirt.(7 comments)See this image largerThe 2015 version of Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon Medal - that's Memorial Stadium!(6 comments)See this image largerMy volunteer gig April 12 2015(3 comments)See this image largerRed Dirt Running Half Marathon folks at State Farm 10 mile finish line(4 comments)See this image largeris featuring my cousin's strawberry photo on her Spark page... isn't that a great image of Florida winter?(2 comments)See this image largerOur first time HM runner, my cousin who has dropped 40 pounds getting to the start line! Woohoo!(2 comments)See this image largerAnd a 3-cousin photo, Feb 22 2015(9 comments)See this image largerMy cousin and me, after the post-race celebration. This is mom to the cousin I ran with.(2 comments)See this image largerGasparilla Distance Classic Half Marathon Medal - PR 2:08:38 - Feb 22 2015(9 comments)See this image largerBiggest bling I ever got Jan 1 2015(3 comments)See this image largerSelfie from the nosebleed section Jan 24 2015(2 comments)See this image largersaw the New Year in high on endorphins from the Last Run of 2014 10K. In about four and a half hours, will go see the New Year properly in with the First Run 2015 10K. A Healthy New Year to all!(4 comments)See this image largerRaul II - has now been named, and here he is in his new home(10 comments)See this image largerOK, I have to retire from eventing now... the wall is full.(11 comments)See this image largerAnd near the finish line Wild Turkey Chase Nov 27 2014(11 comments)See this image largerAt the finish from the official photographer Nov 9, 2014 Good Life Halfsy(3 comments)See this image largerThe outfit before sweating - November 9, 2014(8 comments)See this image largerTiny person in red cap turning off her timing watch is me. Nov 9, 2014 - PB HM 2:11:44(3 comments)See this image largerALICIA363 across the finish line in her first 5K, Sept 28, 2014(4 comments)See this image largerBiking leg - Last Blast Triathlon Sept 14, 2014(1 comments)See this image largerLove this run shot - from Last Blast Triathlon Sept 14 2014(2 comments)See this image largerLast Blast Olympic triathlon 2014 - Finish Line(6 comments)See this image largerFinish line Wisconsin Dells Rev3 Oly 2014(7 comments)See this image largerBecky (KaliGirl) was the second Spark Friend I met. July 2011.(6 comments)See this image largerDeanna is the first Spark Friend I met, but we didn't get a photo until our third meeting. Sep 2011(3 comments)See this image largerTurtles over 50 *do* meet their goals - May 20, 2012(13 comments)See this image largerSpark friends forever Barb and Mary June 2012(6 comments)See this image largerThe victory leap(35 comments)See this image largerKaliGirl and Me Before tri July 28 2012(9 comments)See this image largerThe woman in the center is neither happy nor healthy. She was me, 1989, February.(21 comments)See this image largerMirage727, DSSecrets, Slenderella61, OneKidsMom Nov 18 2012(9 comments)See this image largerThe gal in the turquoise dress played tag with us all day. She's 33 and from Boston.(8 comments)See this image largerDebra0818 and me and Edison, of course - Nov 19, 2012(3 comments)See this image largerRocking a swimsuit on my 60th b-day.(20 comments)See this image largerFeet in the gulf of Mexico Nov 2012(3 comments)See this image largerMemorial Bracelets worn at the HM(4 comments)See this image largerTime overhead is gun time, inset is my chip time. 13.1 miles May 5 2013 PB(10 comments)See this image largerBarb (OneKidsMom), Becky (KaliGirl), and MJREIMERS D-Day Memorial Run/Walk June 8 2013(9 comments)See this image largerWith ON2VICTORY, August 9, 2013.(3 comments)See this image largerKPETSCH and me... day one of DHM. September 7, 2013(7 comments)See this image largerTwo halves to make a whole.(10 comments)See this image largerSt. Pete WHM - November 24, 2013(2 comments)See this image largerBefore 2010 January SP Body Boot Camp: Waist 33, Hips 40, Neck 12.5(4 comments)See this image largerThe dress I couldn't resist buying... photo from Thanksgiving 2010(18 comments)See this image largerGotta have a "really, really before" in the mix. Christmas 2005(60 comments)

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