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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Hello all in Sparkland!!!

This morning was a 30 minute run on rolling hills.

Program: 1/2 Marathon, Galloway week 4
Distance 2.61 miles
time 31 minutes
average pace 10.30
course rolling hills
temp 60 degrees
humidity 57%

Run was okay. Still a little sore from all the gardening an the 5 mile run from the weekend. Still do not like the lower calorie burn especially when other work outs have to be postponed.

I suppose today is okay though as I am meeting w/ the Personal Trainer to go over a game plan tonight instead of going to Curves. Will let everyone know how that turns out.

Dancing is also slowing down now. No more lessons till fall, so now every other Wed is free...YIPPY.. Think I'll add this a horse day!

Found out my great place for the lilies cannot be as that is how the bob cat gets into the beech. emoticon so now I have to find someplace else to plant 10 lilies and FAST! emoticon

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_LINDA 6/14/2011 11:47PM

    Hope you find a good home for those lilies, love em :) At least you have cool weather for them..
Good luck with the PT.
Another horse day is great!!
If you were still sore from your previous exercise, it is correct to be taking it more easy and recovering rather then pushing and possibly injuring sore muscles...

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DOTSLADY 6/14/2011 7:28PM

    Replanting lilies in that weather should be nice. I've been trying to plant flowers in 90+ degrees and stifling humidity. Should have waited til today as it's overcast. I wish I could run. I will cheer you on instead until I can! Go YOU!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/14/2011 4:57PM

    Horse day! That sounds like fun (and scary too.)

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    You will find a place for lilies, yeah for extra horse day!

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NATPLUMMER 6/14/2011 4:43PM

    Yay for a run on rolling hills!! You do run pretty fast. Hope the soreness works itself out quickly. Lower calorie burn is not what I aim for, either.
Have fun with the PT!! I hope she gives you some useful info.
Yay for a horse day!! I bet he'll love it.
Poor lilies and you for having to move them.

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Holy cow! I ran over 5 miles!

Monday, June 13, 2011

I did this Sunday and I am still stoked over it!
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I mapped it out in the car on Saturday. I had a few ways to go, the flat way w/ a bit of a large hill, but divided up into three large steps.. ends up being just as high as the big kahuna hill!

Avoid the hill but run a bit up hill around BLIND corners.. uh don't like that one!

Run the big kahuna hill and then go right or left for a short distance and back.

I chose the one w/ the three steps.

Program: 1/2 Marathon, Galloway week 3
Distance 5.18 miles
time 66 minutes
average pace 10.30
course flat w/ 3 stepped tiered huge hill
temp 65 degrees
humidity 57%

emoticonWOW. I admit when I drove it out, I was like I can't do this, this is a huge jump. Normally my mileage increases in 1/3 of a mile, this was more than 3/4 of a mile from my furthest run. It was misty and 99% humidity and I didn't feel good, so I decided to run Sunday vs Saturday.

Sunday shows up to be a gorgeous sunny day, 65 and humidity at 57% and I felt great and had the attitude that


and I did!! I don't like the work out I designed though. I was playing w/ the runkeeper and ran 1/2 miles, walked 1/4, ran 1/4, walked a 1/4 and then repeated. I'll change the work out for the next long run to be run 5-7 minutes, recover 1 minute and repeat till done.

I did so much gardening this weekend!! 4 hours on Saturday pulling weeds, raking. Then after the run Sunday, I did 2 or more hours weeding and planting flowers. Adding a lily section to the pond area and got 6 peonies! Love peonies!

Hope everyone had a great weekend!

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FOXFIRENDTS 6/14/2011 4:32PM

    Great Job, One day I will be a big girl and be able to run 5 miles.

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JOAN_HEO 6/14/2011 2:00PM

    I'm impressed!!!!!! I can't imagine running 5 miles! It hurts doing 3.

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CAROLCRC 6/14/2011 7:54AM

    Love those "break-through" mileage points! Just wait until you can say you've done 6, 7, 8 more.... It's a milestone.

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LATVIAN_SANDY 6/13/2011 11:50PM

    emoticonWhat a wonderful weekend!!! You are emoticon

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CRAZYDOGLADYBO 6/13/2011 10:23PM

    Awesome!! Come over and weed my garden please emoticon

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BOBINVA 6/13/2011 9:56PM

    Great job. FYI there is a way to map mileage in spark people. Under mileage tracking there is a map route feature.

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MELISSAISAFOX 6/13/2011 9:42PM

    Awesome job! And that's a great pace as well!!!

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_LINDA 6/13/2011 9:28PM

    What a fantabulous weekend you had!! Well done!! Peonies are such huge, gorgeous flowers, but oh my do they ever attract the ants!! Love lilies! Sure would like to see some photos of all your gardening efforts once everything has gotten established. People are posting such beautiful flower photos these days..Hope your weather continues to be wonderful so you can enjoy your outdoor exercise to the fullest!
Keep up that momentum!!
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JESSALOU7 6/13/2011 9:08PM

    Way to go on running 5 miles!!! Great job!

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FRAN0426 6/13/2011 8:59PM

    Oeonies brings back fond memories of the beautiful peony bushes my mothers parents had in the front of their home, always so pretty to loo at.
Youe certainly had a busy weekend with the run and working in the yard. TYhe weather was a great plus for getting out and doing things outside here to this weekend.

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TOOTHFUL99 6/13/2011 8:07PM

    Awesome job! Sounds like it everything was perfect on Sunday for your run!

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NATPLUMMER 6/13/2011 7:35PM

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CAMROLA 6/13/2011 6:56PM


You go!!!

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    emoticon Awesome job!

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CBAILEYC 6/13/2011 5:38PM

    I love peonies, too! Ours are blooming big beautiful blossoms this year and I'm thrilled.

Speaking of thrilled.. WooHoo You!
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That is fabulous! Way to go taking on that hill and making it happen!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/13/2011 5:17PM

    Well done! And you're fast, too. emoticon

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THECRAZYMANGO 6/13/2011 5:13PM

    GREAT JOB!!!!!! Proud of you!!!

I love making a new mileage... I love the challenge and overcoming that challenge! emoticon

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SHAPEUPNOW1 6/13/2011 5:12PM

    All I can say is Wowza!! Kudos!! You will reach or exceed your goals in no time!! emoticon

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I'm a little keg of dynamite!

Friday, June 10, 2011

emoticon emoticon and I like it! emoticon
I finally got to stop playing phone tag w/ the PT and we talked today. She had notes on me already and said 'hmm, let me see, oh yes, from Deb (Zumba instructor) she is a little keg of dynamite'

Please hold on while I bask in my infamous glory
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okay, I think I'm done, oh wait.. here it comes again...
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Admit it, I made you all LOL didn't I?

This running yesterday instead of Friday has me all thrown for a loop... today is a run day but I ran yesterday... augh. I need to DO something... I checked the temps and it was 63 at 1:15 but at 2 is supposed to be 69, so as soon as I am done with this blog, I'll at least get in a power walk.

Then I'll have to gather up my nutritional print outs (thanks SP for providing that!) and my work outs and average calories burned during the week. I'm going to meet the PT for a sit down at Starbucks (gag me) on Tuesday evening.

and emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon(that's drumroll, did you get it? Crazydogladybo did I'm sure) This weekend will be my longest ever run emoticonusing the Galloway 1/2 plan, will be doing my 5 mile run. Longest to date is 4.16.

Have a fabulous weekend all!!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/13/2011 5:18PM

    love that drumroll!

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FOXFIRENDTS 6/11/2011 12:03PM

    Little Keg of dynamite, wow... Have a great run and a great weekend
emoticon and yes you did make me laugh.

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SNOWFILLY 6/11/2011 8:43AM

    Yes, you did make me LOL!!! And yes, you should bask in your infamous glory!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I will cheer you on for your 5 miles!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LAUROCHKA 6/11/2011 5:55AM

    Love it! Have a great run and I hope the PT meeting goes well too.

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ROOT4HOME 6/10/2011 11:41PM

    I like it! It suits you!! Have a great 5mi run!! You're going to do great!! emoticon

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_LINDA 6/10/2011 10:14PM

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Enjoy your:
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Hope the weather remains decent for you!!

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TOOTHFUL99 6/10/2011 8:54PM

    Ka-bam!!!! emoticon

Way to go!!

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BOBINVA 6/10/2011 7:30PM

    What a great reputation to have. Keep wowing them.

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STACIBUK 6/10/2011 4:19PM

  Lol! emoticon

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SHAUNDA 6/10/2011 3:49PM

    Too cool and you are a keg of dynomite! Way to go and good luck on your long run. You can do it!

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    Little keg of dynamite suits you! LOL!

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WENDYSPARKS 6/10/2011 3:25PM

    Have a good weekend too!!

Wendy :)

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STEPHIEKNITS 6/10/2011 3:20PM

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Have an awesome weekend!

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TARANITUP 6/10/2011 3:20PM

    Awesome! Keep firing away on all cylinders!!!

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NATPLUMMER 6/10/2011 3:14PM

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It's funny how you get set in a running routine and it feels weird to change it. The same think happened to me when I changed from M,W,F to Su,T,Th.
What's wrong with Starbucks?
Have fun on your long run emoticon
Yay for the weekend!! Have a great one :-)

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THECRAZYMANGO 6/10/2011 3:08PM

    You will do great on your run! emoticon

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Ohhh looky what I found...

Thursday, June 09, 2011

I found that I can set up my OWN coaching tool in Runkeeper! How cool is that???

I was out to start looking for something where you could set up your chimes and such. I know people like Gymboss but it does not work with Runkeeper and I admit... I'm a runkeeper junkee...

I decided to do the Galloway training for a 1/2 even though the week runs are short to me. But this also means I can sleep more emoticon emoticon

My good friend Dee mentioned you work harder on other things during the week, like speed and hills. Hmm. Okay 25 minutes around the lake will get me speed work AND hills! If I'm not running for 50 minutes, I might as well really work it right? emoticonso I did the hills in reverse, did my speed work using the telephone poles for about 1/4 of the run. Then came the hills and I was done. Hmm 25 minutes seems like such a short run to me. Oh well.. I guess I'll read the book to understand more emoticonstuff emoticon

This weekend I'll do the 5 mile run. Longest I have done is 4.16 running 8/9 minute intervals with 1 minute walk breaks. I set up a coach with .5 mile run, .25 mile walk, .25 run, .25 walk, then repeat till it makes 5 miles... will see how it goes. Just tickled I found it on the Runkeeper app so I just have to run one vs a few... now I really have to update my iTunes for play lists!!

Run this morning
Curves w/ Zumba tonight
Date night

what more can a girl want? emoticon ooh a personal trainer... off to make the phone call!

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NATPLUMMER 6/9/2011 10:12PM

    Yay for Runkeeper!!! I haven't played around with it yet, but I did get it. I also got a Gymboss and I want to try it out to see if I like it or not.
Have fun tonight!!

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CAMROLA 6/9/2011 9:06PM

    Love it! Thanks for sharing!

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BRIDGIE1028 6/9/2011 7:43PM

    Love Runkeeper!

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JANC7223 6/9/2011 5:43PM

    Hope it works for you!

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_LINDA 6/9/2011 5:13PM

    Enjoy your technology workouts!! Too complicated for me. I just get out there and do my own thing, feeling the wind in my ears not things sticking in them lol. I am so anxious to get back to Curves with Zumba, loved those workouts, were fun. But I can see my elbow doesn't like too much weight and pressure yet.
Have fun with your date!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/9/2011 4:23PM

    We do love our gadgets, don't we? I thought all I needed to run was a good pair of shoes, but now I can't get out the door without loads of other things as well! emoticon

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Sometimes you have to take one for the team...

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

I got guilted into not running this morning last night. My BF was not as stern as the night before but did approach the subject very carefully and very concerned.

First he asked if I was planning on running, then said he wished I would reconsider or at least cut back and only do 1/2 of what I was planning. Then kept saying it's not normal to be this hot this time of year, you haven't built up to the heat yet, etc. It was 86 degrees at 9 p.m.

I made a comment my bike tires were flat and needed the compressor. He asked if I could wait til the weekend, I said I could. I bet if I said no, he would have gone out right then and there and filled the tires!

At 6 a.m. it was 78 degrees. Yuk. My BF left at 3 a.m. to go to work out of state and at that point was not sure if he'd be back tonight or not, and I figured god if anything DID happen, I so wouldn't hear the end of it.

So I plan on going to Curves tonight, so I have something to do. I'll run tomorrow if it's not a torrential downpour. It's supposed to be 58, that's more like it!

SO.... I finally called the personal trainer number I was given and right now we are playing phone tag. I am impressed with her msg back to me, very up beat and motivational! This is a good sign!

ooh, another reason to take one for the relationship... I'm thinking of getting a kitty!!!! He is more of a dog lover, but I've always wanted a cat. Taite was already tested with the kitten. We should be good!

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STEPHIEKNITS 6/9/2011 1:48PM

    emoticon Love is all about compromises.

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CAROLCRC 6/9/2011 8:09AM

    Heat does take time to adapt to. Extra water and shorter runs for a while are prudent. Thinking as much about the relationship health as your own health is a positive also!

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LINDAGRAVEL 6/8/2011 10:23PM

    Running in the heat is not good.

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NATPLUMMER 6/8/2011 10:19PM

    He's just concerned because he loves you.
I hope you had fun at Curves and I'll hope for some cooler weather tomorrow.
Maybe you'll get lucky and actually connect with the personal trainer soon.
emoticon I used to like both dogs and cats equally but having owned a cat, I'm officially a cat person :-).

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HJFOGARTY 6/8/2011 9:15PM

    I tell you running in heat isn't good for you at all - so just take care of you and know that you can do other things for a workout and make up the run later on a cooler day - just be careful in heat!

and good luck with the kitty! :)

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GRNISHADE 6/8/2011 6:43PM

    He has a point... living in Florida, I deal with extreme heat all summer long. It does take adapting to and it does take extra hydration. It is ALWAYS better to be safe than sorry when it comes to heat stroke and heat stroke can blind side you out of nowhere! I generally don't even try and do anything strenuous outside from 10am to 4pm during the peak of summer.

BTW, I currently have four dogs and five cats, not the mention the horses and chickens and my dogs and cats all get along with no problems! It was a requirement that my BF (now my DH) love critters of all kinds!

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_LINDA 6/8/2011 6:35PM

    It may have been for the best not to run in the heat. Your bf only cares for what is best for you even if it seems overbearing.. At least Curves is air conditioned and you can work out as hard as you want to..I hope that PT works out, will be interesting to hear what she does for you.. Can't say I am thrilled that the overwhelming majority of females on here prefer cats :( I would rather have a dog than a doormat.. Runs before the claws come out..

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MIMICOTO 6/8/2011 5:34PM

    Good call!!!! Many moons ago (in the days b/4 we all carried cell phones all the time - yes I'm THAT old!), I went out for a run alone. I fell and broke my foot, and literally crawled about 1/2 mile to the nearest road where a luckily kind motherly type took mercy on me and drove me home.

You done good! Now enjoy Curves and the PT!


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