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  • v PAPAMIKIE
    Thought I would drop a comment about running on the road and at night. I run mostly at night. I wear a reflective vest, white head lamp at the front and red tail light at the back. I donít listen to music as I want to see and hear what is going on. I run facing traffic.

    As I am running down the road and see an approaching car I not if it moves towards the center line as it approaches me. This is typical as the drivers see my light, my vest etc. If the car does not move over, then I move further off the road. For me, the fact that the driver did not take the typical evasive motion is a warning that the driver either is not seeing me, is not in good shape (sleepy, drunk, etc.) ; at any rate, I take it as a warning.

    I am always amazed when I pass bikers or runners wearing dark clothes without reflective devices. I some time come upon a runner who I first see when my head lamp lights up their face or hands enough to see them. Occasionally I will suggest they get some reflectors, but by and large this is not well received so I typically will let it pass and hope for the best for them.

    1375 days ago
  • v CHRISTINASP
    Thank you for your comments on my sparkpage!
    I was thinking about them this morning when I was sorting out the laundry and cleaning the living room! lol
    I believe it's important to find a balance... if the house is too messy you cannot focus on exercise, as you mentioned. Making the schedule helped me because then I knew that chores that I saw that were waiting, that otherwise would have bothered me and distracted me, WOULD get done in that same week / month.
    Wrote about the schedule a bit here:
    http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public
    _journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035542
    Then if you find time to exercise, you will be more fit and have more energy so tackling the chores may be easier too... I always put on loud, swinging music to help me be in a working mood! And I look at the clock when I start and tell myself that after an hour, I can stop, no matter what! :)
    So whatever you do, if it's exercise or chores, it's ALL good!

    1387 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/8/2012 3:59:31 AM
  • v CHRISTINASP
    You're welcome for my suggestions! By NO MEANS am I able to do all that I want to or feel I 'should do', mind you, but the schedule for the chores works very well for me so far. I blogged about it a while ago.
    I just found the workout generator myself and I intend to make very good use of it. Best of luck with your plans!
    Another tip is maybe to join one of the SP teams on being organized. Like 'Organized life'.
    1388 days ago

    Comment edited on: 10/7/2012 11:20:26 AM
  • v MISSUSRIVERRAT
    Thanks for your inspirational post of May 12, 2012 under the thread topic of "resentment" (something like that, anyway!)
    It was very helpful for me!
    1428 days ago
  • v LMULLINS4LIFE
    Thanks so much for that wonderfully encouraging quote on my blog (about running 5k for the first time). I won't lie...I'm REEEEALLLLY excited to see the weight start to fall off. And, though I can't fathom a half marathon or marathon at this point, I know that is down the road if I keep at it. This experience has taught me that all things are possible for him who believes!

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    1536 days ago
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