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  1. Thank you! I knew I needed my teammates with me! And, yes, I remember that first spartan, and i was there for the second. Teros's pains and gains are going to be Fore front of my mind! Just like he carried us with him, I will be carrying you all with me! Not sure exactly how, yet, but in my heart of nothing else! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  2. Imagine this is blue italics. ChristArtist was standing at this metal for that had crashed down between her and teros. "Oh, Lord God! Not now! Not when he is just opening up and letting us in! This separation is not a good thing!" She looked down at her healing salve jar...and heard noises behind her. The noises were coming from those creatures! "Those things are getting closer!" She spoke to DarkRaider and Thom! "I have little strength, and my salve is gone, but I can cover myself here at the door, and pray. " she said. "If the door opens, I will try to find teros! Maybe a bit of my water of life will mix with any vapor of the salve, incase we need it!" Thom and DarkRaider nodded, and they looked back to see those behind were already taking aim at the creatures. How do you fight half machines? "Nevermind the how, now, christartist, you are here for prayer power, wisdom seeking, peace providing, light lifting and healing." She said to herself. "I need to focus my energy..." as she knelt down, and pulled her hood over her face. She wrapped the cloak around herself as she faced the door. The only thing visible was her hand, holding the staff outside the cloak. She thought "perchance this will give them some encouragement while I pray for strength for teros". End blue italics for now. I'll write more later. BTW, you rpg team have been an amazing encouragement. That said, I have gone and done something potentially stupid. I've signed up for a super fun sprint (mini) triathlon on aug 13. I've not been seriously training. I just got a bike. Lake swim 200 meters Road ride 8 miles Run (walk) 2 miles Hence my kneeling down and praying for strength! I'll write more and catch up with the door opening! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  3. I'd loan you my boot, but is a size small! I've signed up for a super fun sprint (mini) triathlon. This will be like me doing a spartan. I have two weeks to train! It's so little, and yet it's three events in a row. You inspired me d doing the Spartans. I hope I can do all three, but I have a rematch set up in September. Your goals ring true with me. You recover. I'll rebuild! Love you, man! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  4. I'm so glad you are writing! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  5. I'm using xero trail, or trek..whichever. this barefoot thing has eliminated hip pain and most knee pain if I don't push! I'm going to follow you! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  6. Hey shu! I'm getting back into it! I have a mini sprint triathlon on aug 13. Think the blisters will heal by then? When ever I'm out, I think of you and your support. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  7. Hi! I'm getting the garmen920.is the triathlon focused one, at least it's the one the triathletes use here in triathlon world! I hope to get it before my super fun sprint(mini) triathlon on Aug 13. The ironman woman that was talking to me was wearing her vivoactive for work. Said it worked well in water. Just doesn't have the quick release option to put into your bike. Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  8. Hi darling! Would you like to train me for the super fun sprint in two weeks? Since you have free time! Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  9. I've just signed up for a mini sprint triathlon. I just got a bike. I haven't swum in a while. August 13, I have time, right? Sent from my SM-G930V using Tapatalk
  10. hi old friend!

    1. DarK_RaideR


      Hi Christie! Good to see you again. You have been missed. How are you?

  11. hi dear brother....

  12. ChristArtist had been quiet while listening to the druids. Many of her faith would not give druids the time of day, much less find themselves part of one of their magical events. Of course, most of her faith would never find themselves on these adventures, either. There is a story in her book of faith about the land dividing in the time of Peleg. Many that wanted to believe the easy story translated it divided by language, but her mentors had taught differently. It takes no courage to believe in the easy. Her thoughts wandered. Ah, SuLok, and his potions. his powders. his gemstones. what a courageous beast he proved to be, in the end. Her heart was torn a bit with that sad memory. She let out a sigh. She had chosen to spend time in a convent to focus her faith, after several of the losses from the previous adventures. She struggled with self blame. She felt she had let others down. Her health deteriorated with this destructive thought process, and chanting, prayer and fasting were not pulling her out of it. Therefore, she returned to WildRoss Manse, to rebuild her health, and to return to the position of the Lady of the Manse. Her companion, Gabriel, was treated by someone with faulty potions, and lost all of his hearing, and ChristArtist blamed her self for not being more careful. Surely this would be the end of her travels. That is, until Teros came to visit, to check in on her, and to share the most current news of his life. She had been dealing with night terrors for a long time...something from each of the adventures, and some carried more. This was NOT finished, but what did she have that would help? And would this help her, and those under her care, if she were to fall prey to one of these night terrors during an adventure? And, Gabriel would not be with her to help her battle these demons. Now she finds herself, sitting by a fire, in a druid community, participating in what could be called magic that goes against her very faith. Teros, her brother, has been seemingly beaten by his demons before we even start. And his sobs cut her to her core. Oh how she wished she could reach out and hide her face in Gabriel's fur, but it was not to be. She pulled her cloak tighter around herself, nodded to RES and T2SC, friends from the beginning, and got up and went over to sit near Thom. Two that should never have been friends by definitions, but his soul comforted hers...not too unlike that of Gabriel's. Another sigh. We started out so naive, so energetic, and now, there is a cloud of exhaustion that seems to wisp between each person. The firelight flickered upon each person's face, illuminating varying degrees of concern, and differing methods of managing it. She wanted to give comfort, but was not sure that she had enough for herself. And the power that was known to dwell in the cloak, and her other tools, was all based upon her faith. Her faith was based upon her confidence in who she was and Whose she was...and, her confidence faultered. "get your head and heart together, Christi girl, you are a healer - and that is your gift to this group. body mind and soul. get it together!" she said to herself. To that end, she started to hum to herself, one of the old hymns that she'd known for years. One that others might also equate with old bar songs, or old ballads. and, in the quiet of the group getting up to walk around, and get some air, one could hear various ones humming to themselves, songs of their youth, to help to focus their minds, while also providing a rhythm for their steps. For the meditation mini, I spent a lot of time praying. In fact, the last year has been a lot of praying - I have not gotten back into my routine since the neck surgery Oct of 2014. 2015 seemed like one loss after another - not as in persons dying, but in my goals. 2016 started rough, but many things that were 'hidden' have been revealed in many areas, and it is truly a fact that you cannot fight an enemy unless you know who or what that enemy is! I had to completely break free from, many extras, and settle on the most basic of activities. I'm healthier than I've ever been, though nothing on the outside looks like it. The outside is starting to comply! As I mentioned in the story, Gabriel has gone deaf...stone cold deaf. Friday before Mother's day we took him to a vet ER because of dizziness and balance, and were given some medication to put into his ears. it was the same 'type' but different brand that we have used before. Only this time, within 48 hours, he could no longer hear anything. There was a warning on the paper inside the box for the drops, but, as I said, we'd used it before with no problem. There was no indication that he had a ruptured eardrum, before, nor after, which was the mentioned dangerous situation. There are plenty enough potential things for which I can blame myself, even if there is no evidence thereof. On the upside, when he's been seen, the comment I get is that he is in remarkable condition, for a 9 year old dog, except that he cannot hear. sigh. My other sigh above is that I have not maintained my friendships here (except for those on facebook), because I stepped away from everything except facebook! My sig line is indicative of when I pulled away quite a while ago - hence the convent statement - and the links are not current. My love for my nerdy friends does continue on, and I am grateful to Teros for giving me this opportunity to join in for the final countdown! for this week's mini, I have gotten 7300 steps. this is significant for me, as I was barely moving, and the pain was unbearable. I am looking forward to 3000 a day, to 5000 a day, and then, onward and upward! I am only competing with myself, though even there, I get very depressed. only two years ago, I was getting 10k a day. a month ago, I was happy with 2k. three months ago, 1k was unusual. slow and steady.
  13. Hi folks. I"m stopping by to say hi...and then I'll go catch up. I was trying to check this out on my phone, via tapatalk, and since I am a person of no significance(can't remember my password...such a pain on tapatalk anyway), I have not been keeping up with ya'll. I'll try to insert something of an update, but there probably will not be a challenge until June, since we are driving back to Florida between Wed and June. Then - I'll start new stuff AT THE BEACH - since the northern part of the midwest has not been so friendly to me! (snow in May????in OHIO????). Ok. TTYL!
  14. Congratulations too you both! Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  15. Bekah, next time Jim travels to your area, I'm coming! Wish I could get you here. I love you! Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  16. Wildross is moving furniture and boxes, and I am lying on a mat in the cool. I did try to help move a few things, and my back screamed. I can't even help move into my own new home. I'm trying hard not to be depressed. I'm trying hard not to feel useless. But it's really quite difficult in light of the evidence and definition. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  17. Hey t2, how's the challenge going? ;-) Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  18. Accountability...I have increased the power on my fitbit...And it sits dangling g from it's recharging station. BUT....I have my fitness pal downloaded again, as well as that water thingy.(plant nanny) Today I am starting with those too, even though this is closing day and garage floor sealing day and painters tape prep day.( And no fit bit to count it...oh well). For my bible, I'm using the app youversion. So no excuses for missing yesterday's reading! This week has been about the house and getting the accountability brought online! Dkr...I know tanktimus from another thread! He is very encouraging! Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  19. You recreated Data's daughter? Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  20. And bump again Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  21. I'm starting to worry about the kitty litter. Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
  22. Oh poor bec! Not like she doesn't have enough challenges! I love your garden. Mine will be in containers. I can't see your sig line, but I'll try to find your challenge! Sent from my SM-G900V using Tapatalk
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