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Girl's Retreat Week!

Monday, June 25, 2012

My mom just retired about a month ago and I am on summer break from teaching, so we have planned to spend this week at her lake cottage. I am sooo excited! I love spending time with my mom. She just reached her five year cancer free mark so I am extra excited about that! I came so close to losing her that this time is even more precious to me.

There isn't any internet at the cottage so I won't be able to post my exercise and visit my Spark buddies. On the plus side, however, she does have two kayaks so I am going to learn a new skill. I'm a little uneasy about it because you have to have your legs in the kayak (I have a bit of a claustrophobia issue emoticon) but she says I can put my legs on top is I really need to. Something about tipping over and getting stuck on the kayak.... emoticon!

I will be back Friday and will hopefully have pictures from my first 5K race back in May. My step dad took the pictures, so hopefully I will be able to get them from him this week.

Enjoy your week!

  
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WONDERWOMAN 7/2/2012 8:24AM

    Hope you had a great vacation.

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LAURIETAIT 6/26/2012 1:53AM

    Your week with Mom sound great. You'll have to display some kayak pictures too. Have fun.

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Slow walk

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Today the hubby said that he would like to walk with me. He wants to start being more active. I have been making sure that I exercise at least ten minutes a day, but really like to get in at least an hour five or more times per day. I was going to go for a long bike ride, but if the hubby wants to join me in getting healthy, I will skip the bike and walk.

We started our walk and he asked what the hurry was. I had to chuckle because I remember when I first started, I walked rather slowly. I guess my pace has increased! I slowed a little, but it drove me a bit crazy. I actually wanted to take off on a run! I resisted the urge and stayed with my man.

Our two mile walk took 32 minutes. That is okay with me, however. I got in my exercise and was able to walk with my hubby!

  
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JENNNY135 6/24/2012 10:00PM

    That's the best walk, with someone you love. Don't be surprise if he starts walking faster than you....lol then you will be running after him.

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Another goal met!

Friday, June 22, 2012

I woke up this morning with the idea of running/walking around one of our area lakes. I used to walk around this lake when I did my training for the Susan G Komen 3 Day walk. I always told myself that some day I would run around this entire lake instead of walking. I knew the round trip was around five miles, so I planned on running a minimum of 3 miles. If I could go further I would, but eventually I wanted to be able to run the entire route.

There are many, many hills on this route. I had forgotten how many. They never really bothered me a whole lot when I was just walking. I started out and was feeling winded right off the bat. I reminded myself that it was the humidity and that it would soon pass. It passed and I got into my groove. The first mile passed and I was feeling pretty good. By mile three I figured I could keep on going for at least another mile.

Mile four passed and I worked through the thought of stopping. Next thing I knew, my Runtastic app was telling me that I had reached mile 5! WooHoo! I was not yet back to the beginning, but I knew I could make it to the end.

I made it back to where I had started in one hour and eight minutes...5.6 miles later! I had actually done it. My goal was to try to run the entire route by the end of July, but I actually did it today...on my first try!

My next goal is to run a 10K!

  
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MICHSTATE 6/22/2012 8:00PM

    Good job!!!!

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ANJAYS-JOURNEY 6/22/2012 4:40PM

    way to go, awesome accomplishment!!!

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JENNNY135 6/22/2012 12:56PM

    Great job. Doesn't it make you feel great when you meet a goal.

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DOTTY7267 6/22/2012 10:53AM

    Congrats on meeting your goal ahead of schedule!
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KMMR87 6/22/2012 10:47AM

    Hoooo Raaah. Great job!

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Perfect weather for running

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Today I woke with the intention of going for a run and then walking the remainder of my one hour workout time. The weather was perfect...not too hot and just cool enough to feel great while I ran. I told myself to do at least three miles of running and then see how I felt. As I was completing the first mile, I decided to go ahead and try to five miles. This is not something I have ever done, but I felt great! Mile four was just fine, so began mile five. Believe it or not, I really couldn't, I finished mile five with energy to spare. I would have continued just to see how far I could have gone, but it was 8:45 and church began at 9:00.

I was pretty excited that I was able to accomplish this goal. Had it been as hot as it was last week, it would not have happened. Maybe someday I will go for six miles!

  
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SNUZSUZ 6/15/2012 10:01AM

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ASHLEYGAULT 6/14/2012 5:44PM

    That is awesome!! I can't wait until I reach that point :) But you're right - yesterday was a fantastic day to run!!

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P0KERS0PH 6/14/2012 4:28PM

    That's fantastic!!!

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ADRIENALINE 6/14/2012 2:56PM

    Awesome news. Keep up the good work.

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GRANDMA1951 6/14/2012 2:51PM

    Wow, good for you. I'm always excited when running is fun and "easy". As we know, there are days that are a chore so we need to celebrate those that seem effortless.

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JENNNY135 6/14/2012 2:50PM

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Need to make some changes

Monday, June 11, 2012

I went for a run this morning and boy was it hot! I ended up running two miles, then walked/ran another three miles. I think I am needing to bring water along with me on my run now since it is getting hot even in the early morning. Either that or I am going to just have to run in a loop and leave my water somewhere along that route. I was going to run around 7:00, but didn't get out until 8:00 a.m. I guess I am going to have to start earlier as well.

So water and earlier are the changes I need to make, or so I think. Does anybody else make changes like these when it starts getting hotter?

  
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JENNNY135 6/12/2012 12:02PM

    If it's hot I definately bring water. I have a water belt that carries 4 small bottles, I also have a belt that carries one big bottle. I tend to like the one with the 4 bottles, it doesn't move much and after awhile you don't even feel like you're wearing it.

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ZELDA13 6/11/2012 6:44PM

    I just bought some small ice packs and may try to carry one with me. I also have a "scarf" type thing that you soak in water and the polymer beads inside stay cool.

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KANSASROSE67 6/11/2012 3:49PM

    I do try to run earlier in the morning in the summer. I bring water and leave it along the route if I'm running more than 6 miles and it's over 70 degrees. I'm not one for lots of water while running but I don't want to risk getting dehydrated.

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MICHSTATE 6/11/2012 2:50PM

    Oh yes!!! I run at 6 or 7!!!!

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