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Just have to tell someone...

Sunday, May 13, 2012

I went shopping for shorts yesterday as the weather is finally warming up and I didn't have any that fit. On a whim at the rack I picked up both 8's and 10's. I was sure the 10's would fit, but didn't have much expectation for the 8's. I tried an 8 first. It fit. Wow. I have to say I never thought I would see that size again. But maybe I really will!

  
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BRENNAGIRL 5/19/2012 12:36PM

    Very exciting indeed. I'm celebrating the 9/10 fit, but can't wait to see size 7/8 on a piece of clothing in my closet again.

Congratulations!!!

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TERESANAVARRO 5/19/2012 12:27PM

    WTG!

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CATLADY52 5/15/2012 6:08PM

    That's great to fit into the size 8. emoticon

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BLUE42DOWN 5/14/2012 6:31PM

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What an absolutely exciting Non-Scale Victory for you!

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QUIXOTIC-HOPE 5/13/2012 1:50PM

    That's so exciting! Congrats!

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Run #101 Sprinklers, dog walkers & joggers

Friday, May 11, 2012

Either it was the day, or it turns out that cross-island on Grand Street is a very popular morning route. I didn't notice this on previous runs, but today there were a lot of joggers and dog walkers out. I got hit by the sprinkler at one of the churches and had a nice, cold, early hose down. I tried to dodge it but ran out of room and it just kept tracking me. Grand St turned out to be a good choice for my run today. I was having a bit of a slog, and I just kept telling myself, I can run to the next stoplight (nearly every block) an I kept going that way. Total 3.12 miles. I had plans for increasing my mileage early this year, but that doesn't seem to be happening. I think I am still becoming a stronger, better runner though, and increasing my fitness, I just feel like I should be able to do more, Maybe I am not pushing hard enough. On the other hand, I only have so much time to give, so I have to go faster if I can't go longer...Just stuff I think about.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/11/2012 3:21PM

    emoticon for a mostly nice run. I've come across sprinklers like that ... they seem to be determined to catch people!

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Run #100 The no baby duck, baby duck run

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Today on my run I struck out on my original running route, which I have not done in months. I discovered my original run was about 2.4 miles. I went to the park, looking for baby ducks. Apparently baby ducks sleep much later than adult humans. I saw lots of ducks, and a night heron, and a robin, but no baby ducks. I didin't play any music on the first half of my run, because the battery in my player was low and I wanted to have it if/when the going got tough. I just focused on the sound & rhythm of my breathing, the sound of my footfalls, how hard my feet were striking, how my arms were swining, etc. Then when I headed for home I turned the music on. My calculations were a little off for the turn around point and I came in at 2.92 miles. All in all a decent run.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/10/2012 11:49AM

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Baby ducks

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Today I saw baby ducks on my way to work for the first time this season. It seemed kind of late in the season to me, but then I realized that I have not walked through the park in a long time. So tomorrow, for my 100th run, I am going to go looking for baby ducks.

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/9/2012 3:27PM

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How very fun to see them. Even if you don't spot them on your run, having your 100th be back out in the park should be very pleasant!

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TERESANAVARRO 5/9/2012 11:56AM

    I hope you see some! Looking for baby ducks seems like a good distraction while you're running, too.
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Run #99 Almost to the milestone run!

Monday, May 07, 2012

I thought about giving myself an extra day off today because I was just feeling a little beat, and I didn't get my running clothes washed, but then I remembered if I went today I would hit 100 runs on Wednesday. So I dragged some slightly dirty clothes out of the laundry basket and went for a run. I decided I should run to Webster St & back, because I hadn't done 3 miles in a while, and I knew that would put me over. I did about 3.3 miles in 45 minutes (including warm up and cool down time). Hooray! I took a water bottle along today to see if that helped any. I drank it all, but hard to tell if it made any actual difference on the run. Though I think it is making a difference now, an hour later. It was a bit of a challenging run, but nothing like my 3 yucky ones last week. All in all, satisfactory.

Next run is #100! emoticon

  
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