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10K Training Day 1

Monday, July 02, 2012

I started my training today for a 10K. I don't feel like I did super hot. I only had to run 1.5 miles and it was struggle. I don't know if it is b/c I waited until 9:30 to go and it was already hot and muggy or b/c I am that much out of shape. My next run is Wednesday and that one is only 1.5 miles but I am going to try and get up early to run before it gets hot.

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KTMAE2006 7/3/2012 7:32PM

    What method are you using for running? I would try run/walk intervals for a while. I have to start there whenever I'm building endurance back up. Be positive about the workouts you are doing! Holding yourself to previous distance times can be discouraging. You go girl, you can do it!

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SALGUOD2 7/3/2012 8:46AM

    1.5 is almost a quarter of it. Pretty good for your first day

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EGRAMMY 7/2/2012 10:36PM

    Great idea to get up early before it gets hot. Best wishes.

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PATSYB7 7/2/2012 7:20PM

    I find upbeat music helps a lot. Walk/run is okay, too. I love to run in a pool when it's really hot. Stay safe.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 7/2/2012 6:22PM

    If you can't get out before the heat becomes opressive, are there any other places you can go to do your running? Sometimes running around a lake will afford a cooler breeze. Can you find access to a treadmill? If there are no other choices, seek out some shade and bring a lot of water along. You don't want to worry about collapsing from heat stroke and messing up your plans.

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10K Training

Sunday, July 01, 2012

I have decided to start training for a 10K. I don't have one coming up in the near future, but I figure I do better when I have a schedule to follow and I think a 5K schedule would be too easy for me. I am also doing the JumpStart Bootcamp and I seem to be sticking with that one pretty good. I just need to stay consistent.

In other news, I bought my dress yesterday!! I am so excited. It was at the 2nd store and I pretty much knew it was the dress, but I had the 1st one stuck in my head so I had to make sure.

Now, I need to find a hotel that will block rooms for us so I can print out the invitations. After that, we just need to book flights and we are pretty much good to go. I just need to figure out what Alex will wear and then find a dress for my soon to be step-daughter. I'm excited that it is all falling into place =)

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SALGUOD2 7/2/2012 8:08AM

    Good Luck

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EGRAMMY 7/1/2012 9:21PM

    emoticon So happy for you. It's wonderful!

And the training sounds good too. Are you considering the BTN run in Chicago July 29th?

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Wedding Dress Shopping

Thursday, June 28, 2012

I am starting to get really excited about my wedding so I thought that I would share the fun part of planning!! Dress shopping!!

Yesterday my mom and I went dress shopping! Normally I HATE HATE HATE trying clothes on (I normally buy them, and if they don't fit, I take them back) but I absolutely loved this experience. The first store we went to I found the exact type of dress that looks awesome on me. And, it give me a shape, which is something that I didn't know that I had. There were a few dresses that my mom had me try on that are most definitely not me (super girly) and the one that she ABSOLUTELY LOVED I HATED!! I found one dress there that I absolutely loved but I thought that I should look at other places.

So, after that we "crashed" the David's Bridal in our area. At first they were pretty irritated that we didn't have an appt, but all I wanted to do was look around. As luck would have it, one of their appts didn't show up so we took that one. And, as luck would have it again, it was with the one girl there that I love (I have been in numerous weddings lately). I found a dress there that I absolutely love. My mom had me try on stuff that wasn't me (again) but the one I loved there was simple with a little bit of "bling" as we are calling it.

Now, I'm torn. I have found 2 dresses that I love. This weekend my mom and I are going back out to try both those dresses again and I invited my soon to be mother-in-law to go. My mom wants me to go to other stores b/c I wasn't like I LOVE THIS DRESS! I loved both the dresses. I wish that I could wear them both!!! HAHAHAHA!! I'm not one to yell out I love this dress. I can see myself in both of them and I think that I look gorgeous in both. ARGHHHH, decisions decisions =)

Ok, sorry I was wordy today but I am/was so pumped by the experience!

In other news, I am one day 6 of working out. I am doing the Jumpstart Bootcamp and have made sure that I have done the videos and the cardio that goes along with it. I started it before my surgery but had to restart it since my surgery kicked my butt and I didn't realize that I would be out of commission for so long! Today I went on a walk for about an hour. At 10 this morning it was miserably hot but I did it and walked to the lake. I didn't want to go but I feel so much better that I did!!

I have heard that routines don't start until you have been doing it for 21 days. I have 2 more weeks to go to make this a routine (again)!!

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KATHYJO56 6/29/2012 2:45PM

    I loved reading about your experience. It brought back so many memories of when I shopped for my wedding dress. I know that you will wind up with the exact right dress for you. emoticon

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OSUBUCKI101 6/29/2012 1:16PM

    Take pictures of both dresses and post them here. Let us vote! :)

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ABETTERCHERYL 6/28/2012 7:45PM

    Two dresses that you love? That's great!! Take some time and go try on both of them again and see if you still love them. I'm guessing that you'll find one of them a little better than the other and it will make the decision easier.

And YAY on the six days in a row of working out!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 6/28/2012 5:32PM

    Congrats on having such luck! Though, if you ever watch a show like Yes To The Dress, they say once you find a dress you love that fits you well you need to stop looking. Otherwise you could find many dresses you love and can't choose between any of them. Plus after awhile they jumble in your head which makes it impossible to choose.

Others will always have different opinions from your own, but this is YOUR wedding so the choice is yours. Find what makes you feel beautiful and walk like you're all that. Then you'll know you've got a great dress.

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EGRAMMY 6/28/2012 2:57PM

    emoticon So excited for you on your dress shopping. Glad you found something you love, even if you won't say LOVE...
I am hesitant abut a MIL to be along. But it may work. They can be opinionated. Except for me when I am the MIL, I am always sweet...ha, ha, ha.

Make sure you only try to please you on wedding plans, and fiancee a little. If you try to please all, you'll twist yourself into knots.

Enjoy emoticon

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Wedding Plans

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

We have decided to move our wedding up until this October!! Yikes!! Even thuogh we are going away, there is still a lot to do, and since I HATE planning parties and stuff like this, I am really procrastinating on this. I don't even have a dress yet! I do have an appointment scheduled for next Wednesday. I am very excited about that! The wedding dress is the only thing that I care about.

But, the only good thing is is that we are just having the ceremony in October. We are having a party next summer to celebrate. I wanted to nix the ceremony and reception, but Alex pretty much wants both. The ceremony is to be simple. Just us and beach and our family. That is it. We are waiting until the summer to have our reception b/c we would like to have an outdoor party. In Ohio, you can't do that in October. Well, maybe you could, but you can't predict how nice the weather is going to be!

In other news, I have been MIA b/c I had surgery on my elbow. With that, I haven't been able to exercise, which sucked b/c I started the bootcamp again and I really liked it. This week I have finally started feeling good so I started walking and doing core exercises but I can't do anything with my arms right now. So frustrating! Especially since I want to tone up my arms for my dress!! Oh well, I will figure out a way to do it!!

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EGRAMMY 6/23/2012 10:17PM

    emoticon for all your happiness! So happy for you!

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-AIRYN- 6/21/2012 5:11PM

    My mom is trying to help me, but we really don't see eye to eye on many things. Where I want simple, she wants fancy. Fun times =)

My mom and I are doing dress shopping. I am really excited about that!! I know that I shouldn't vent about planning a wedding but I know what I want and I know that it isn't going to be what I get, if that makes sense. Oh well. As long as I get my dress... =)

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MARCHEM 6/21/2012 12:49PM

    Congrats! Good luck with the wedding planning. I loved dress shopping. Go with a good friend or you mom. I did both because I lived in OH at the time and my mom was in MD. I bought the dress with mom in MD.

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ZOORHO 6/20/2012 9:14PM

    Exciting times.

Loved my wedding dress. I think it was at the first store I went to also.

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1STATEOFDENIAL 6/20/2012 8:38PM

    Since you hate planning parties, who can you ask to help you plan it? Can you hire a planner? Can you ask your family or friends to each plan some part? If you're not interested in having everything exactly the way you want it and are open to other's input, why not deligate?

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Feeling Good =)

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Thanks to every for the congrats. I or I should say we are really excited and happy!

I had a pretty nice run today. I did about 3.4 at a local metropark w/o stopping which was amazing. I am doing a five miler on Saturday in Cleveland that I hope that I am prepared for. I am pretty sure my time is going to suck compared to the one and only time I ever ran it, but I am ok with that. I am still recovering from my wonderful leg injury. That was a long road back and I am excited with the fact that I am able to run/walk 5 miles!

I am almost down to the weight I was when I started working at the middle school last year. One of my team members that I eat lunch with is working on eating healthier so it is much easier to avoid going out to lunch or having stuff brought in. The only thing that sucks is getting out at 3:30 and by the time I am done tutoring after school (I teach math, so there are ALWAYS kids in my room) I am drained and don't want to workout. I have tried getting up in the mornings and getting on the elliptical and it pretty much doesn't work. When it is cold it is too cold to get out of bed and when it is going to be nice out I want to run outside after work so I don't get up. I have an excuse for everything =) I just need to stop with the excuses!!

All in all I am feeling pretty good. I am even feeling good with my new curriculum. I am teaching Springboard and it required a lot of planning so it was really stressful at the beginning of the year but I think that I have a system now so I am doing pretty good.

Here is to doing good until Spring Break!! I cannot wait!!

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ABETTERCHERYL 6/18/2012 11:34PM

    I hear you on coming back from an injury. I had something wrong with my knee and had to go through a lot of PT since January. I finally just did 20 minutes without stopping tonight and I feel like I'm finally getting back into the swing of things. It just sucks not being able to perform in a race like you'd like, beaing a PR or just simply doing better than last year's race. But give yourself some time. You'll get back there.

Opps, this was a few months ago, how did it go? Are you still running?

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EGRAMMY 3/7/2012 7:24AM

    Glad for the running success, and any running is a success.

Your students are so lucky to have you. emoticon

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