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Love breaks….

Written by a fellow blogger turned beautiful and inspirational friend… a tough lady who beat the hell out of cancer. I am thankful and proud to be part of this wonderful community. No hate, just love.

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Love breaks barriers…

This is Paula. Or here in the blogging world she is Never A Dull Bling

When I started blogging she was my very first follower. She encouraged me with my revenge and wogging. Laughed at my humor and all in all a perfect first follower. As time went on we found out we live only a few hours from each other. We moved to WA from AZ. She, like me only has one child. It was funny to see so many connections in our cyber world friendship.

When the cancer call came I used my blog as my safe space. The one place where I felt safe in sharing my fears, tears and ‘deer in the headlights’ moments.  The one place where I could talk about revenge on my body. Not for weight and strength, but for fighting the enemy within.

I remember I posted my results…

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HELLO TO THE NEWBIES AND YOUNG BLOGS 😙👬✋🎤🎶🎂..

Dearest Jacqueline is hosting a blogging brunch for all on Saturday through Sunday! Stop by, say hi, share a story, make some new friends! You won’t regret it! (All types of donuts welcome!)

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Are you new in the town of Blogosphere?

Are you relatively young in Blog-Land?

Hello and welcome.

I know what it feels like to be a new kid on the block, wondering how I can find my footing and makes some friends.

Sometimes, it seems like a drag and takes ages, but we are here to support each other.

This is one place you can hop in and meet some awesome, lovely, friendly blogger friends of mine.

You get an opportunity to showcase yourself, interact and gain some confidence.

It shouldn’t be a worry that you don’t have so much going on in your blog at the moment.

Remember that ‘iron sharpens iron’ and you can get inspired from seeing what others are doing by mingling with them.

We are quite a supportive bunch to hang out with even if we do get to paint the town red a couple…

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YES!! Party Link Live – Love Thing Valentine Blog Bash and Mingle… Join the fun!

Time to party!!

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You are welcome to our Valentine Blog Bash.

Just make yourself comfortable.

Refreshments are nicely arranged down the page. Drinks, Chocolates, Cakes, Donuts and so much more. 🙂

This video had me cracking.

You can crack your Poetic Prowess by taking part in continuing this tag along poem below. The full poem will be published on my Tuesday’s Trivia with every part attributed to the contributor. So here goes…

Her eyes shone with tears

That clung to her lashes

She glanced at the ring

It’s twinkles brought back flashes

Okay, so here are the rules of partying and mingling.

  1. You must mix and mingle with others. Don’t be a wall flower. Go say hello to someone and you can participate in the Tag a poem up above.
  2.  Please leave your blog link or post link in the comment box below along with an introductions.
  3. It’s one link per comment, but…

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A SHOUT OUT TO NEW BLOGGERS…

Join Jacqueline for her Blogging Valentine’s Shindig this weekend and make new friends! (I hear there’s going to be wine…)

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Hello and welcome.

Are you new to the choppy waters of the blogging World? Are you relatively young in Blog-Land * I am still young too, just a 9 months shy old baby* but I have a way of appearing old 😉

I know what it feels like to be a new kid on the block, wondering how I can find my footing and makes some friends.

Sometimes, it seems like a drag and takes ages, but we are here to support each other.

This is one place you can join and do some good stepping at my Valentine Shindig on the 13th/14th. Just a few days away.

It’s an opportunity to meet some awesome, lovely, friendly blogger friends of mine.

You get an opportunity to showcase yourself, interact and gain some confidence.

It shouldn’t be a worry that you don’t have so much going on in your blog…

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Bringing It To Chicago…

wpid-19837.jpegOkay, wait… you can’t miss this!  My husband actually says I’m right!!  Really and truly!!  Read it here!!  Ahhh, a shining moment in history, hehe!

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FitOne Boise Race Recap

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I started this blog back in July when I had just begun training for the FitOne Boise Half-Marathon.  There are quite a few of my blogging friends who have followed me through this journey from the beginning, and a few of you have come along at a later time, but I really want to thank all of you for the encouragement and keeping me going at even the worst of times!! This past Saturday was the day that I had been working towards for 12 long and trying weeks, and it was worth every minute of it!

wpid-img_0917.jpgI hadn’t got much sleep the night before, but I’m not sure anyone sleeps well the night before a race, do they!  We got to the start line without a hitch.  There were 4 of us running it… my husband James, my father-in-law Rick who just turned 70 four days before, his running partner Roberta, and me. This was Rick’s very first half-marathon, and having just turned 70, what a fabulous way to celebrate!!  Anyway, we were all lined up at the start line, I was doing my normal freaking out (per usual) and eating my Shot Bloks, but when I bit down on my Shot Blok, it completely lifted a crown off one of my back molars. Thankfully I wasn’t in any pain.  I was more shocked that it happened than anything… and really kind of irritated. Ten minutes before the gun was to go off!  Are you freaking kidding me?!!

No worries.  I sucked it up and put my crown in my belt to deal with later.  We all managed to cross the start line together, said our goodbyes, and off everyone went.  James was leading the pack, then Rick and Roberta, and I followed up from behind.  I’ve never really said how slow I actually run, but my goal was to get this done in 3-1/2 hours.wpid-19288.jpeg

The race was fabulous as I knew it would be. The scenery was gorgeous.  We started off in downtown Boise, ran through a few beautiful neighborhoods of big historic houses, through the Old Idaho Penitentiary Site, across the Boise River down to the Greenbelt (which I had run back in July), up through downtown Boise a different way near the capitol building, up a mother of a hill, and down on into Ann Morrison Park to finish it off.  Okay, so I’m not the best at details, but if you ever want to see the heart of a city, run a race to get a close look at the beauty.

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James and AJ at the finish line!

Jamesy finished in 1:47:57, a screaming finish and a great confidence boost for Chicago!  My father-in-law and Roberta, so proud, finished it in 2:22:03!!  And I came close to my 3-1/2 hour goal at 3:32:18.  I was only 2 minutes off, but I consider this race a huge success!!  First and foremost, I finished and got my bling!!  I’ve also knocked off another state in my “50 in 50” quest (James still needs Idaho for his marathon).

I know I still have some things I want and need to improve. My breathing for one… I need to increase my VO2 max so I can become a more efficient runner.  That is one of my downfalls, my breathing.  My legs are strong, but my breathing gets me in the end.  And I also need to work on getting stronger with hills.  But don’t we all, hehe!

Next up is Maui in January with a goal for me of 3:15:00!  And that’s going to be one helluva runcation!!  Bling, family time, and snorkeling all in the same trip!  I just don’t think life could be any better!

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Not only did Rick receive the normal bling, he placed 2nd in his age group and got extra bling for that! Wow!

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