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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

June: quit my job, but, hubby won't let me retire

July: my 4yo grandson spent the month - he learned to swim, ride a bike, how to color, play with clay; started a wellness program

Aug: went on Fed gov't contract, lower pay, longer commute, no benefits, but pays the bills, they want me long term; the commute will be my undoing

Sep: running season started and am coaching again, half marathon in 2 weeks; played Candy Crush for the first time (it's addictive) and am somewhere on the chocolate mountain; harvest moon was absolutely beautiful

Tomorrow is the anniversary of 9/11/01

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DEB62BIE62 9/11/2014 10:11AM

    Great blog

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GOLFGMA 9/10/2014 9:36PM

    You have been busy. Good luck with the run coaching. emoticon

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BHENDRICK2 9/10/2014 9:23PM


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Life's a beach...

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

and sometimes you just need to share it with someone.

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GAYLLYNNE 8/19/2014 7:16AM

    Yes! So true!

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5.16 mi on the trail felt pretty good

Saturday, August 02, 2014

The Plano Balloon Festival HM is on Sep 21 and I need my feet ready! As I've only been able to walk just a few days all month, I've only been doing 2-3 miles on my weekday routes, swimming on weekends. So, this morning, I decided to see how my foot would do, and didn't wear my custom orthotics for my running shoes.

Start 8:38a 76F 96% humidity (yikes) cloudy
Finish 10:04a (1h24m)
5.16 mis walk only
pace 16.67M (slow, but steady)

All things considered, not too bad. I saved the final 1.5 miles in the shade for last and was very glad I did. When the sun comes out, it gets intense here.

Next weekend, I'll do a 6mi route.

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STUDLEEJOE 8/2/2014 6:34PM


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What a July this has been!

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Since July 3, I've had our 4yo Grandson in my charge. He returned home with his father today, and My Darling Groom and I are feeling the emptiness in our home, We had so much fun: watching the 4th of July fireworks, teaching him how to swim, working on his basic academic skills, building sand castles on the beach at the lake. He learned how to play with our new little rescued Chihuahua, and how to color (he had totally refused to try, before).

Meanwhile, I was hoping to enjoy a longer break before having to return to work. Alas and alack, a recruiter buddy of mine talked me into taking on a government contract - and the paperwork, etc. has been intense! Fortunately, I was able to put off my start date until after my grandson left.

My plantar fasciitis issue remains an annoying condition. Swimming has provided some relief. How do you stay off your feet when 1) there's a 4yo running around the house, and, 2) there's still the matter of daily life to contend with? It's so difficult to refrain from the running urge when the new fall training season is about to begin.


On top of all this, for the entire month, I've been on a doctor controlled wellness program, undergoing a series of tests for heavy metals and a battery of other things to determine what's going on with my immune system (besides lupus). This is forcing me to be vegetarian for another couple of sees - not easy with a family of carnivores. It has also forced me to clear out the pantry cabinet! I haven't been able to keep the weight off that I lost at the beginning of the wellness program, another goal; but, still trying.

So, July has been quite a busy month. I feel as though I now need a vacation, ROFL!


Plant this fasciitis in the ground, already!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Since April, I've been fighting plantar fasciitis. I finally had to break down and get a cortisone shot, then had new custom orthotics made for my running shoes. I also spent a few weeks in a boot cast. For the past week or so, however, my heel flared up again - auggh!

This morning, I headed out for my usual weekday 2-mile run route, electing to walk it. Less than 5 mins in, I decided that perhaps I should just shoot for 20 mins.

10 mins in, I decided I should cut it short, altogether, and only made it to 15 mins - ack!

My running season starts in 2 months and I have a half marathon in Sept. I've never had PF before, so this is most frustrating. However, if there can be a lesson in this for any of you - this is one injury you *have* to treat seriously, or, your running days will be over.

Now, to listen to my own advice...

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BA5454 6/24/2014 4:27PM

    Really sorry to hear about your PF. I run and am constantly worrying about injuries, I also have some hard custom-made orthotics that have seriously helped me. Hope it clears soon, take care!

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SEABREEZE64 6/23/2014 11:54AM

    Sorry to hear about your PF..... Frustrating.

I have had foot and arch issues for awhile now.... not PF though.
I have started a longer routine to help heal all the issues.

Did you ever look at these foot- ankle exercise videos?

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