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Tools and toys for work out.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

So, this was christmas, and Santa stopped my my stocking and dropped a few things.

the first thing I opened (and I can't wait to acutally use it) is called Waterfi It is an iPod shuffle - it is coated so you can swim with it. I am sure that will make the laps a lot less boring.

Then I opened a slightly bigger package - A Garmin 910XT .... a garmin for swimming biking and running - awesome (Thanks Santa - glad you got hints from my DW). I am sure I will look like a gadget geek next time I am in the pool.

These gadgets would be useless without ways to download the data and analyze it. I am not sure which one I like the best. I have two. One is I subscribe to mapmyfitness and the other is Digifit ... I am actually using both There are things about both I like and use. I particularly like the graphing the heart rate zones and the audio prompting of the zones it is an iPhone/Android compatiple program.

These will now be my tools of the trade - and I will write an update once I get comfortable with all of them.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LKEITHO 12/29/2012 10:28AM

    The Waterfi sounds very cool! The distraction while doing laps would be great.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/27/2012 10:06PM

    Very nice!

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SEEHOLZ 12/27/2012 10:51AM

    That I-Pod sounds really awesome- Let us know how you like it once you do get to use it!!!

Happy New Year Jan!

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BILLALEX70 12/27/2012 7:51AM

    Sounds like you've been good this year!

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GREENGENES 12/26/2012 5:21PM

    Sounds like a great Christmas. Have fun getting familiar with your new gadgets!

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LMCBUD 12/26/2012 3:56PM

    WAY FUN!!!!! Can't wait to see your reviews :)

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To all my spark friends

Monday, December 24, 2012

For some reason my status update have hiccups. Therefore I am going this route to wish all of you who celebrate Christmas the the best wishes for a merry Christmas being mindful of why we celebrate it. (If you do not celebrate Christmas - may your celebration in what ever tradition be a celebration of honor to what you celebrate).

I am on call this weekend and will be rounding tomorrow seeing families whose loved ones are in the hospital. The holidays will have a much different meaning to them this year.

On one the local NBC affiliate - this story aired tonight

Merry Christmas/happy holidays.

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BE-THE-CHANGE 12/26/2012 1:03AM

    I hope you had a quiet uneventful day.

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DREBENEZER 12/24/2012 11:09PM

    Merry Christmas, Jan! I will also be at the hospital tomorrow hoping that I am under-utilized - that would be a great present to all.

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DDOORN 12/24/2012 8:55PM

    What a wonderful effort! He is following the true spirit of the season, isn't he? What kind hospital work do you do Jan? My son is a neurosurgical PA & knows all about rounding.


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LKEITHO 12/24/2012 8:35PM

    Although you are working, I hope you have a great holiday, and I wish you and your family all the best in 2013!

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New Years greetings.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

I got the quote below in an email today from Total Immersion. As we near the end of this year and start a new - I thought these reflections are appropriate.

"Pema Chodron is an American Buddhist teacher and prolific author. Last spring I ordered her book Start Where You Are. The book is based on 59 Buddhist maxims and includes such guidance as:
Accepting others starts with accepting yourself
Embrace the painful, as well as the positive aspects, of life.
Unclench your heart and mind. Dare to taste defeat.
Learning to relate to pleasure and joy-and fear and pain-helps reveal the richness of your own life - and all life."

Happy New Year.

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BILL60 12/23/2012 8:13AM

    Very nice. Thank you for sharing.

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DDOORN 12/22/2012 11:53PM

    Wonderful thoughts from such a wise woman, thank you Jan! Wishing you and yours the very best for the holidays and beyond!


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GREENGENES 12/22/2012 9:19PM

    Very good thoughts to consider.

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DREBENEZER 12/22/2012 6:55PM

    Very well done!!

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Running the Fall Classic in Cleveland w. ON2VICTORY

Monday, November 19, 2012

Yesterday I ran the Fall Classic with Robert (ON2VICTORY). The weather was superb, and I can't believe Robert (from the UP of MI) talks about it being cold. LOL.

I have done this race a couple of times before, and it really a nice local race (although not the most scenic) that attracts a lot of people - from very competitive to people who wants to run their first HM. It is flat (=fast) so it is a perfect place for many to PR, and it has turned out to be a complete sell out over the last couple of years, which of course is because running (and walking) has become very popular (triathlon still remain the fastest growing sport).

Robert told me a few months ago he was coming through town, and if there was a race that day. Yes, he did ask if there was a HM, and we signed up so we could run together.

On Saturday we met for race package pick up (with his family) and then we went for lunch. The race itself was totally Roberts - and will let you read his blog as that will make so much more sense.

Congratulations Robert. Nice work. (you can read why for yourself)

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PIXIEMOM13 11/27/2012 8:49PM

    WTG Jan on helping Robert to his PR. And I appreciated when you checked on me towards the end. ;)

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/21/2012 11:59AM

    Jan, I know Robert ran the race but from his blog I am fairly sure he would not have gotten in under 3 hours if it wasn't for your support and encouragement.

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LIGHTNINGRUNNER 11/19/2012 11:35AM

    So glad you got together. I will have to figure if I can get there to run with you someday.

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DDOORN 11/19/2012 8:16AM

    Our SparkFamily is so BLESSED to have your INSPIRATION Jan!

Way to SPARK, you guys...! :-)


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Thanks giving

Friday, November 09, 2012

My friend John works for a local TV affiliate. He did a story on Emily which is worth every second

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BE-THE-CHANGE 11/11/2012 4:06PM

    Thanks for sharing!

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BILL60 11/10/2012 8:20AM

    Can't open it up.

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JEREMY723 11/9/2012 10:30PM

    What a great story, thanks so much for sharing!

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