Tag Archives: LiveStrong Challenge

Philly LiveStrong Challenge 2010- Bike ride

An optimistic several months ago, I signed up for the 20 miler.  Well… training came more in the form of 20-30 minutes on the stationary bike and while the endurance or calorie burning program is more challenging than doing nothing… … Continue reading

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Today

The Sunday after John passed away, my friend invited me to attend his church service.  I’ve pretty much been going to Bethel Lutheran every Sunday, except for missing a few for the Philly LiveStrong Challenge, Miles for Melanoma 5K, Melanoma … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

Today, we celebrate Thanksgiving.  Thanksgiving- a holiday which we’re told was initially celebrated by the Pilgrims and the Indians to give thanks for bountiful harvests.  Today, Thanksgiving is typically a celebration with friends and family where we stuff ourselves full … Continue reading

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Department Meeting

When they asked if anybody wanted to recognize anybody at the department meeting.  I raised my hand, waited my turn, and took some deep breaths. I’m not very good at getting Thank You cards sent out (frankly, I suck at … Continue reading

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How do you celebrate an anniversary when your other half is gone?

I had mulled over what I could do to celebrate and honor our marriage today.  I decided that I would do my best to try to remember the good things and forget the loneliness and sadness. I stopped at Martin’s … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge 8-23-09

Yesterday, Team Smitty participated in the Philly LiveStrong Challenge.  There were 24 team members which included people from Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, & Kentucky!  We raised $7261 for the Lance Armstrong Foundation.  John would have been so proud of us.  John … Continue reading

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There’s this person named Murphy… reflections on 2008 Challenge…

as in Murphy’s law.  I’m beginning to think I’m a victim of Murphy’s law…  on top of losing John… all of this in the last week… Tractor’s broken… had to go to John Deere this time… afraid it will be … Continue reading

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