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Photos from cycling at Philly LiveStrong Challenge

The day started VERY early.  My Dad went with me and we had a smooth drive to the Challenge.  Shortly after we arrived, we found Scott and soon more Team Smitty members filtered in and got their bikes and gear … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge- Why we do it…

In Memory of, In Honor of, & for the Survivors… Hopefully, one day, this $)#( ing cancer will be as minor as the common cold and we’ll have effective treatments, early detection, high survival rates, and ways to eliminate some … Continue reading

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Philly LiveStrong Challenge- 2010 vs 2009 vs 2008

I just wanted to say, this year as I’m doing the Philly LiveStrong Challenge it’s quite a bag of mixed emotions… remembering when hubby did the 100 miler in 2008 and I brought our tiny son to meet him at … Continue reading

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Strange dream… running on a treadmill…

I had a very odd dream yesterday… in my dream I was running on a treadmill… just me… alone… it was very Forrest Gump-esq except that it was just me with no followers.  Forrest Gump was a favorite of ours… … Continue reading

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Events and activities you can participate in to remember and honor John

With it being a new year, I wanted to let everybody know what we’re planning in honor of John in case people need to mark their calendars! Philly LiveStrong Challenge- Team Smitty August 21-22, 2010 Blue Bell, PA run/walk- 5K … Continue reading

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Team Smitty for the Philly LiveStrong Challenge is up and running!

“We will forever remember, respect, and honor JP and never give up the battle that he fought so hard against.” — David Duskin (from the Team Smitty Facebook Page) I was just thinking that I needed to get Team Smitty … 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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Treasures left behind

Yesterday,  I was looking at the flickr album to see if it would work to upload the video.  I thought it was “my flickr.”  It used the yahoo login that we shared.  I never really got into the hang of … Continue reading

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We want you back…

In the mail today there is something from an address that I don’t recognize with John’s name on it.  The outside of the envelope says something about “account information.”  So, I figure I’d better open it. The letter starts off: … 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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