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Happy RUN DAY Friday!!!

Friday, August 13, 2010

Hello all my Sparkly friends and fiends!!

I did get a better night sleep thankfully. Up a little around 2, but was able to fall back asleep.

It was 65 degrees, there was some humidity but it was not bad. Got in Week 6 Day 2 (two 10 minute runs). I was so impressed w/ this sight, that I stopped for 2 seconds to grab this pic for you all. This is what I ran towards for the first 1/2 of my run

My BF really does not like the route I take, but it is the best route available right now unless I drive someplace, which is highly doubtful! Personally, I am SHOCKED that I am actually getting up 1/2 hour earlier to run. I have SO NEVER been the morning person! This is the blind curve and why he hates this road. Speed limit is 55, so that translates to 65-70. Thankfully, there is a small shoulder!

For my zucchini bread, I think I got 4 slices off it. I am going to try to re bake it ... couldn't hurt right?

Hope everyone has a GREAT weekend!!!

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CELLO23 8/14/2010 5:52AM

    gorgeous pic - how did you get from being not a morning person? Would love to conquer that. emoticon emoticon

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TBRETT73 8/13/2010 5:28PM

    That is an amazing picture!!! I think it might actually motivate me to get up early so I can see that view in the morning. I think it'll SPARK my day off right!!!!!

Glad you got some sleep and your morning run!!!!

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PATRICIAANN46 8/13/2010 1:23PM

  I have a friend who runs in a very dangerous area and actually wears battery operated Christmas lights (designed by her BF). Do be careful and Thanks for sharing your beautiful photo

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SHAUNDA 8/13/2010 1:08PM

    Beautiful pictures! Be safe and way to go with the running, sleep, and getting up in the morning! You rock!

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STEPHIEKNITS 8/13/2010 12:23PM

    The photo is just beautiful!

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KATHLEENS1964 8/13/2010 12:04PM

    Beautiful sunrise shot - I'd run toward that too! And I don't run! Be careful on that road, I'm sure you are, but I can see why BF worries.

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GOZEKIGRL 8/13/2010 11:03AM

    OMG ZUCCHINI BREAD!!!! MUST HAVE THIS RECIPE PLEASE!! one of my good friends is also Gluten Intolerant, so if you have any recipes you really enjoy, please pass those along! i have a hard time finding things to make that she can eat. =D

also: did you see the meteor shower last night? sounds like you were up early enough for it!
Great Job on the running! WOOOO!

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I feel like a slug, just not slimey

Thursday, August 12, 2010

So last night, got to bed an hour early and woke up around 2 a.m. and just couldn't fall back asleep. It's been a while since I've had insomnia this bad. augh. I am sure I drift in an out of sleep but every time I drifted out, I was wide awake. emoticon

I'd check the clock. 2:45, 3:02, 3:45 then my BF's alarm goes of some time around 4. Then I finally fall asleep emoticon somewhat. My alarm goes off early for a run. I debate about it and figured that I am better off with sleep, so reset the alarm and needless to say, did NOT get in my run today.

I now wish I had. It is 85 feels like 95 heat index and very humid. Doesn't look much like I'll get a power walk in today either, otherwise I will be slimey! Hopefully my BF will be home before me so I can go to Curves instead of waiting for the cable company!

I have friends telling me I am becoming obsessed w/ exercise. emoticonhmm I think they are jealous that I ripped out 217 crunches yesterday.

Anyone have experience w/ bread machines? I attempted to make a zucchini bread last night. I think it was too heavy in the wet ingredients. It did not bakc all the way thru so resembles one of those bundt cakes w/ the tunnel of fudge in it. emoticon I was running late this morning, so I didn't slice it, but what I did eat off of it was really yummy.

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ANITABREAK2 8/12/2010 10:49PM

    I had the same kind of night..... it sure does suck when yah don't get enough sleep... you just drag the whole day. Hope you get more emoticontonight.


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SHAUNDA 8/12/2010 5:44PM

    We need our sleep, sorry. I've been told that when I tell people I can't go to lunch because I am headed for the gym or when I mention my knee, "well, if you weren't workin' out so much you wouldn't have that problem".. Humm... helpful, not! You go girl! Do what makes you smile! Crunch on!

Now, I have no good luck with bread machines, I own one and have it mix the dough then I do the rising and baking or its horrible! I LOVE zuchini bread! I am jealous on one hand and glad I didn't eat it all as I would have tried.... emoticon

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TBRETT73 8/12/2010 5:30PM

    I think being obsessed with exercise is awesome!!! However, since you do work so hard at it all of the time try not to feel so bad if something becomes more sleep!!! I hope you get some rest tonight and get that run in tomorrow!!!!

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CSIENK 8/12/2010 4:33PM

    I'm right there with you on the insomnia. Must have been something going around in the wee hours of the morning. I woke up at 4:15 this morning and could not get back to sleep. I stayed in bed for about an hour, got up and "sparked" for about an hour... then finally got up, got dressed and went for a power walk early this morning. I figured if I was up... I might as well be productive. But now I'm dragging...
And I have to go watch my kids play in their last soccer match of the summer as soon as Mr. Wonderful gets home from work. I'm seriously thinking about going to lie down for about an hour...

Ditto: "Great job on the crunches." And sorry - I have absolutely no experience with bread machines. emoticon

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MRS.NG.06 8/12/2010 4:24PM

    UGH...I feel for you on the insomnia thing...thats been my past few months...last night I was in the same situation..went to bed at 1030pm, then 1230, then 315, then 430, then 630am..time for work..hang in there kiddo! *HUGS*

Dude..I'm jealous you pumped out 217 crunches..I think we need a new pictures of you..I want to see how diesel you are getting ; ) xoxooxoxox

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PATRICIAANN46 8/12/2010 3:50PM

  You should sleep good tonight. I find when I have a night like you did last night, the next night I sleep very good. One thing that really relaxes me is to have a bowl of Multi-Grain Cheerios and milk right before bed. Just make it a part of your daily calorie allotment.
Good Luck....... emoticon

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PALOMINOGIRL3 8/12/2010 1:58PM

    Insomnia is the pits, especially if it goes on for days, which I hope yours doesn't! I am crossing my fingers that you get a full night's rest tonight and wake up energized and ready to run tomorrow!
217 crunches??? Yowzers! I have been trying to eek out 100 a night and that is hard enough for ME! You are one tough cookie.

Comment edited on: 8/12/2010 2:04:16 PM

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DAWNO64 8/12/2010 1:53PM

    Insomnia sucks. I had the opposite problem; I went to bed before 10:30 (early for me); mind you I have six alarms set for 5:10 a.m, but didn't wake up until 6:48 so I didn't get my morning pilates in, and I'm not sure how much cardio/strength I can get in tonight with the temps the way they are, since I didn't put any air conditioners in this year.

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LASARRE 8/12/2010 12:54PM

    I hate that when you wake up every hour and then you are never sure if you slept or you didn't. Then when you do actually fall asleep, there are weird dreams.

Great job on the crunches.

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Happy Hump Day!!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I changed the title of my page yesterday and did some updates, what do you think?

OMG working out at Curves last night after a C25K run in the morning... my legs were not happy campers! So my abs got it as I skipped some of the leg machines and did the ab ones instead.

Hope everyone has a GREAT day...

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CELLO23 8/12/2010 6:40AM

    Didn't know what a hump day was! Had to look it up! You learn so much in here emoticon

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MTKRITTER 8/11/2010 9:01PM

    Happy Wednesday to you as well! The Happy Weight calculator was cool. I'm only 1.2 lbs off from it right now...but I want to loose more than that! mmmm......

Have a great end of the week!

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GOZEKIGRL 8/11/2010 6:55PM

    nice! i like your new title! the "Happy Weight" Calculator was super neat!
mine says i should be at 126 if i have a medium frame, and 132 for a larger frame. i am def one of those 2 lol... my goal is 140 so we'll see how it goes! thanks for the fun tool!

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PALOMINOGIRL3 8/11/2010 6:41PM

    Happy Hump Day! I love the new title! And I just went to the link you posted and I "found my happy weight".
It is dead on!!! At my "happiest", I weighed 123 and it says my happy weight is 123.6. That's amazing! (Obviously, I am VERY easily entertained...)

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Happy Tuesday Sparkly Friends...

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Talked with the vet last night and I can still ride Biff, but just at a walk. The shoer commented to her that there were still irregularities in the lamanie on the right front. So we are still looking okay.. just going a little slower.. need to be patient.

Got my run in today... wonder how I'll do at curves later! emoticon Last time I ran and did curves an hour later I was really weak. But it will be 12 hours, so hopefully not bad. My running and curves work outs will be combined this week because of the dumb rain yesterday. Eh, at least I didn't have to water my tomatoes!

I am really digging having fresh basil! And I just got a great recipe for Baked Grape Tomatoes w/ basil and cornbread, gluten free of course, you MUST look at this.. you can make yours w/ gluten, go for it!

Hope everyone has a GREAT day!!!

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READNKNIT 8/10/2010 11:36PM

    I'm glad Biff is on the mend. At least you can ride him. He probably likes it, too!

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CSIENK 8/10/2010 5:25PM

    Sounds like good news about Biff. Glad for both of you.
Way to go on running and your Curves workouts. It has been so humid here that if I don't get out *first* thing in the morning - like 7 AM - I just do some other workout... no power walk for me. Today I'm going to jog in the pool.
Have a great week!
Cindy emoticon emoticon

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MRS.NG.06 8/10/2010 12:05PM

    Glad to hear the good news about Biff...slow and easy takes the cake ; ) Patience is SOOOO tough LOL Glad to see you got your run in..I cant wait to join all of you!! xooxoxxoox have a great day hon!

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KATHLEENS1964 8/10/2010 11:34AM

    Good that you can still work Biff at a walk - that's better than nothing! Good luck with your workouts!

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I am sure you are all wondering...

Monday, August 09, 2010

It was not a good day Saturday. I was all excited to ride my boy. I went hunt seat to keep as much weight off as possible.

He was a saint emoticon Calmly walked off and I had medium contact on the reins the whole time.

The arena was freshly dragged, so great footing. Walked around twice and then asked him to trot. He trotted off calmly and it felt so nice and smooth. emoticon I kept telling him what a great boy he was etc, then went to change the rein after trotting around twice and he started to limp slightly.

Not much, but slightly, definitely limping. emoticon. So, while he's sound, he cannot handle my weight yet. So I have a call to the vet to see if I should work him any or not. I did hand walk him in the ring Sunday.

I was SO disappointed...I really wanted my baby sound and no longer hurting. I couldn't get over how it made me feel the rest of the day too. I sulked thru cleaning and grocery shopping and tried not to be a downer. But I'm hanging in there. He'll be sound soon enough, just not now.

I also should have been finishing up my period for the second monthly cycle if I was not on Seasonique. so I believe this is also playing into how I was feeling. For the most part, Seasonique is going great. I did have a little bit of cramping Saturday and a little breast sensitivity, but that's it. No break thru bleeding.

On a good note, I have a friend interesting in starting the C25K program and the 200 crunches program. Will be fun to cheer her along. Maybe when she hits week 4 or so we'll do some joint runs together.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and lets have a GREAT week!

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KATHLEENS1964 8/9/2010 7:14PM

    So sorry to hear about poor Biff - and I know how much of a downer that is. I'm sure he will recover, and you'll be riding in no time! As for periods, I'm ready to be done with those!

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KATHLEEN0222 8/9/2010 3:48PM

    Ooooooooooo 200 crunches program! sounds interesting! I may have to look into that after I complete C25k!~

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