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SIL finally sold the house!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

DH was checking out Facebook the other day and SIL finally got/ accepted an offer on the house! She closes early next month. All our work last spring paid off.

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    Excellent news. An answer to prayer.

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Friday, July 04, 2014

I walked my first 5k. emoticon Nowhere near as fast as I had hoped, but still not quite last. The weather was great not too hot, cold, windy, or wet. They used a different route than normal and we're not quite sure it was exactly 5k, DD says maybe a bit longer than it should be- she should know she runs 5k's a lot. But it was not too bad until the last 3/4 of a mile or so when my hip started complaining. By then DD had finished, did her cool down and walked the course backward to find me and walk the last part with me and encourage me to not slow down and finish strong. I think I would have slowed down if she hadn't been with me. I pretty much kept to the same pace for the whole race.

57 minutes and some odd seconds (didn't look that closely) And I WALKED emoticon every step. A lot of the walkers broke into a jog for part of the race.

DD's time was 23 min + which for her is a bit slow (her normal is around 20-21 hence the thought it was a bit long) She came in second of ALL the women! She didn't even seriously try for first cause the girl who won, in DD's words "was a BEAST" (she was running with one of the guys that came in, in the top 2 or 3).

The camp has undergone a lot of changes in the management and policies in the last year so this year the run was free, but no shirt. emoticon

For a reward for a job well done we did go and get ice cream, I did get a baby cone, but couldn't finish it and gave my leftovers to DH. I used to get the next larger size and eat every bite. Maybe next time I'll get the kiddie cone, but they will only do one flavor for that size. emoticon

Now I need to walk emoticon a couple extra miles this week to burn off most of the extra calories, before Thursday's weigh in.

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    Congratulations on the 5k!!! How awesome my friend. Glad that your daughter did it with you as well. Keep up the good work. Glad that you got to enjoy your ice cream.
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    GOOD FOR YOU! I am just starting this walking every day routine. Only up to a mile so far, but hoping to keep stretching the distance...Congrats on finishing strong!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/4/2014 2:29PM

    Way to go! I was dead last the first time I walked a 5K and it took about 100 minutes. I haven't done one in a long time but you are inspiring me to try again.

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KATHARINA01 7/4/2014 2:20PM

    emoticon on finishing your race. That ice-cream afterwards was well deserved.

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PJB145 7/4/2014 2:09PM

    emoticon It is such a rush to accomplish something you never thought you would be able to do. Good for you. You didn't need to be fast, you just needed to finish ~ and you did! emoticon

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Tomorrow's the BIG day!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Tomorrow I will walk my first "official" 5k. emoticon
I've been preparing for months. emoticon Working on our elliptical trainer emoticon from 20-90 minutes at a time. Walking emoticon with a friend when schedules and weather permit.
A couple of weeks ago life got really busy and I started slacking off on my training. I was planning to try for a really good time, maybe even best in my age group, but found out yesterday my SIL wants to walk with me. She has worse health / physical issues than I do so I expect I will be taking it easy so as not to leave her behind. It doesn't really matter anyway, there isn't any real prize emoticon for a better time other than bragging rights. Everyone gets a shirt no matter what time they complete it in.

I tried to get DH to walk with me (3 months ago I thought I had him talked into it), or run emoticon with DD, she intends to finish in about 20 minutes, but he thinks walking is boring, and he didn't do enough training to run it.

Weather emoticon should be quite comfortable tomorrow mid 70's for a high meaning mid 60's at race time. My kind of a day!

DH will be there to cheer emoticon us across the finish line. Then we will probably go to our favorite Amish store to stock up on some spices and flavorings that are getting low, and then to our favorite ice cream shop to celebrate. (It's a good thing it's 100 miles away!)
"I'll have a baby cone please." emoticon

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    Good for you! Have a fun time!!!

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SUNSET09 7/4/2014 5:28AM

  It is the Big Day and emoticon emoticon emoticon and emoticon emoticon emoticon

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    I am so happy & excited for you. I'm cheering for you all the way my friend. GO YOU!!!! Prayers for your successful finish & good health.

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PEGPENGUIN 7/3/2014 12:59PM

    Good luck to you with the 5K tomorrow that is great!

Just being in a 5K is good, regardless if you win or not!

Have a great time and let us know how it goes!
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BMI calculator

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Was checking out BMI calculators and found this one. Thought I'd post it here so I don't have to search all the time.

My BMI has dropped 3.5 since November. emoticon

Still a long way to go.

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SPUTNIK512 6/27/2014 5:27PM

    Awesome news the BMI drop!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/26/2014 10:04PM

    that's great. Thanks for sharing the link. Keep up the good work.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/26/2014 6:16PM

    This is a nice site especially with the age and gender data added.
I've always used the NIH site
but adds a nice personal touch.

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WOW- My DD the Duathlete

Monday, June 09, 2014

DD participated in her first ever race longer than 5k(that I am aware of). It was a duathlon. She had to run a 5k then ride a bike for 10.5 miles, then run another 5k. She did it in just over one and one half hours. All on an empty stomach. She doesn't eat before running unless the race is late in the day and then she eats hours before. When she got home and came to church she looked like she had just gotten over a severe illness- she was whupped. I tried to get her to eat something after the first leg of the race when she would have time for it to settle a bit before running again (packed 2 small snacks in her back pack she took with her), but she was insistent- "No it'll make me sick." (She rarely even drinks anything but water before a race). I was afraid she would pass out during prayer and tried to get her to let me make something for her to eat. Once again "No." It took until after the afternoon service-which she slept through for her to look/ act normal.

She told me that occasionally for X-C practice in college they will run up to 17 miles. I don't know how she does it with no breakfast.

She loves biking and figured the 10 mile ride would seem like a rest between the running legs. Must not have been as much of a rest as she expected.

I don't know how either of my girls will survive the Chicago Marathon this coming October. She is the one in "good" shape, used to running 5-7 miles daily and races .25 mi to 5k.

What is a mother to do when her chicks leave the nest and try to do something she knows they are not ready for, and don't have the time to prepare properly?

We have to experiment and find something she/they CAN eat before/during running. There has to be something that will help.

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CHANGELIFE2016 6/12/2014 10:05AM

    I think your right she needs to find something that she can manage to eat that won't make her sick! It's important to eat ahead of time and stay hydrated! for just a 5k or something i wouldn't think it would be too big of a deal but she seems to be doing much more than that... Good Luck!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 6/11/2014 11:52PM

    keeping you & yours in my prayers. I know that it will be great for everyone.

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