My first attempt at completing a running event was training for the Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital Grand Rapids Kids Marathon in 2011. I had always despised running, but I was excited to complete this training with my four-year-old daughter. The sad part? I could not even run a mile without stopping. I watched my daughter’s energy and excitement during our run practices, and I was so winded and jealous. What happened to the competitive cheerleader and very active woman I used to be? Did I lose it after birthing three children? This occurrence ignited a spark in me to start my own training for a 5k. I registered to complete the 5k race the same weekend as my daughter’s Kids Marathon.
To say that running saved my life is, well, an understatement.
In July 2009, I weighed 271 pounds and was well on my way to any number of health problems: diabetes, heart disease, you name it. What’s more, this “I-love-kids” woman suffered from very irregular periods and there was a good chance that she might never have kids of her own. I was sad. And felt like so much was out of my control.
We had a massive turn out for Channel 957's first annual Dessert Wars! A dozen restaurants and bakeries went dessert to dessert in an epic battle for 2 awards, the People's Choice and the Judge's Choice!
Right now the best desserts in Grand Rapids are being tasted and judged at the Amway Grand Plaza! A dozen restaurants and bakeries submitted a dessert to be judged by the public and our panel of judges. We've put together a quick gallery of all of the submissions. Check it out after the jump!
Our long awaited battle of the batter, culinary conflict, super sweet skirmish... OK, enough of that... Dessert Wars is today at the Imperial Ballroom at the Amway Grand Plaza from 6pm to 8pm! Come join the Channel 957 staff and sample desserts from a dozen local restaurants and bakeries.
Google has been working on a concept called 'Project Glass.' It's basically a mini-computer built on to glasses. The computer responds to voice commands and can do anything from giving you directions via Google Maps, taking photo's and video's, and surfing the web.
The asteroid named 2012 DA14 will be passing within Earth's geosynchronous orbit this afternoon at around 2pm EST. This will be the closest an asteroid has passed by Earth since man began recording such events. NASA will be tracking the asteroid with their telescopes and broadcasting it live on UStream.
I have been savagely and viciously attacked by a feline with no remorse. My cat, Zoey, drew blood upon my face last evening, biting me five times on the head. This is an act of outright defiance, that will not be forgotten.
On Sunday, February 10th, Breeana Dixit was struck by a car and killed. She was a recent graduate from Western Michigan University and a transplant from St. Clair Shores. Here family is mourning her loss and asking for help to pay for her funeral arrangements. Her mother, Julie, set up a GoFundMe page for donations.
I consider myself to be spastic when it comes to my computer's wallpaper. I am constantly changing it from one image to another on almost a daily basis. How do I constantly find awesome images, you ask? Well, I find my images on Reddit, in a variety of "porn" subreddits. "Porn" has a different meaning when on Reddit, it means something along the lines of "beautiful imagery." You can find subreddits like 'EarthPorn,' or 'CityPorn,' or 'HistoryPorn.' Each subreddit is full of hi-res images that work perfectly for wallpapers.
Rockford hosted it's annual Sweetheart Splash over the weekend to help raise money for charity. Tons of people took the plunge into the frigid waters of the Rockford River on Saturday afternoon. You can see couples, church groups, parents, grandparents, and children dive into the freezing waters in a gallery of photos put together by Gene Parker. Check it out after the jump!
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