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New Volcano Video

Monday, May 17, 2010

I found this cool video of the Volcano taken yesterday :)

www.youtube.com/watch?v=SZYwp
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The Volcano is still keeping airplanes on the ground and travelers are not happy with that heheh :) But what can you do ... *hrmp*

People are still using masks where the Volcano is and it is all over the place.

Here are some pictures







But I recomend taking a look at this page if you want to see cool pictures


www.photoshelter.com/c/chris/gallery
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LIBBYFITZ 5/17/2010 7:49PM

    Thanks for sharing. Have posted it onto fb for all my "other " friends.

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SHEILA1505 5/17/2010 4:29PM

    Wow - now my DD wants to know if she can fly Heathrow to Barcelona. My niece is in Uganda and coming back to Cape Town this week and then due to fly to London on Saturday!

A month ago I was having fun in Paris but worrying about getting back to Cape Town!

Please can somebody put a lid on that angry Volcano?

hugs and love

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10.5 k and an article worth reading

Sunday, May 16, 2010

I ran 10.5k today!!!

I was out 09:30 with my husband and toddler, I ran, they on bikes and we went down town to give the ducks to eat, and then we ran home again :)

FANTASTIC!!!! It was my first 10k this year :)

I came a cross this article and I recommend reading it! My last post was about me struggling and this article helped me a lot to know what to focus on and keep my spirit up :)

www.nytimes.com/2010/04/18/magazine/
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LIBBYFITZ 5/17/2010 9:53AM

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DEUSMACHINA 5/17/2010 2:41AM

    Congratulations on the 10K!

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ELYMWX 5/17/2010 12:25AM

    Thanks for the link!

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Why is it so hard..

Saturday, May 15, 2010

..to exercise and get lighter ?

I always struggle with the same thing. When I am focused on dieting and getting smaller number on the scale the easies way is to just think about the calorie intake, but when I exercise also, things just do not happens!

I don't even over eat like I did. I know I eat to much calories, but I am not stuffing unhealthy food down my stomach my appetite just magnifies and I eat more.

I have been struggling with 3 kg since December! (But I have to lose 12 kg to my get to the finish line) And it is driving me crazy! I know that I am getting into better shape and I know I am not getting fatter, but my mind is just so tired these days because I so want to lose these kg for good because then I am under a number that I don't want to be over!

I try to say to myself. Just seven days.. be stable for seven days.. or I try just three day.. just three days.. but with this exercise I am doing now (cycling to work and running) I am sooo hungry and I need so much energy!

I know that I just have to keep going, keep looking forward and always focus on the now and see this all on a BIG PICTURE.. but now I am struggling.. really struggling..

I want to be focused now for 10 days, and then get a 1 day brake (Meeting the doctor after 10 days, and it is Eurovision song contest :)) and then take the last days in May, but I know what will happen... And because I am thinking that I can't make it.. I know I will not make it..

WOW I AM STRUGGLING! WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME! I SHOULD KNOW BETTER!

  
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SHEILA1505 5/15/2010 10:22AM

    Stop thinking of the big picture for a minute. Think about the next five minutes and how you will get thru that. And then think of the next five minutes after that. One thing at a time.

I don't understand the needs of runners etc - but I do know that if I drink more water and fill myself up with salads/veg then I can get over the carb cravings - most of the time (didn't work for me last night but ... whatever ...)

Please stop beating yourself up - you are doing just great ...
hugs and luv


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The 5k race and pictures

Thursday, May 13, 2010

This was a grate family race. The girls went 5k and the boys went 2k :)

We took our nephew with us but he is 5 years old and this was his first race and first "price" that he got!

I did not brake any records but I am really happy that I went with my tired legs after the cycling and hiking yesterday hehehe.. but my time was over 35 minutes hihih :)

Here are pictures from the race :)















  
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LIBBYFITZ 5/13/2010 11:58PM

    What great role models you are for the next generation. Well done. Loved all the 'photos.

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LYNNOTT 5/13/2010 2:28PM

    It's wonderful that you are such an active family! More power to you! emoticon

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SHEILA1505 5/13/2010 11:30AM

    I think it's great that you all play together in this way - what a lot of good healthy extended family fun! And a wonderful example for the children :)

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TWOSTICKS 5/13/2010 11:00AM

    This is very inspiring. We are doing a family 5km at the end of the month - yay for family fitness!

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JOPAPGH 5/13/2010 10:55AM

    What a healthy family. You are emoticon SparkPeople role models!!

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PONYFARMER 5/13/2010 10:52AM

    What a great family outing that teaches the kids to stay fit and happy!

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WOW I did it today!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Today I cycled to work and after work I cycled with my co-workers and we went hiking so this is what I did today:

I cycled 40.9 km and went hiking 4.32 km!!! for a total of 3 hours and 44 min!

I am so tired! Sooooooo tiiiieeeeerd!!!! but extremely happy with myself!

Thank god it is no work day to morrow heheheh :)

Here is the route I went :)




  
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LIBBYFITZ 5/13/2010 10:02AM

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SAMGERBINE 5/13/2010 8:47AM

    Heck yeah!!! You did awesome :)

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AFRISAM 5/13/2010 5:03AM

    Wow!!!! Enjoy your day off today!

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SHEILA1505 5/13/2010 3:43AM

    Again - killing two birds with one stone! Not burning fossil fuels and polluting the air (go figure - your volcanoes have done enough of that already) and getting all those exercise minutes - and a third bird - having lots of fun

Hugs

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JOPAPGH 5/12/2010 8:30PM

    Nice job! That's a lot of mile in the saddle and on foot!!

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ROBBIEMARIE 5/12/2010 5:18PM

    Fantastic! What a wonderful way to spend some major outdoor time. Good for you!

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AUNTIE65 5/12/2010 5:09PM

    Way to go! What an accomplishment!

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CODEMAULER 5/12/2010 5:05PM

    Nice! I love long bikes rides and long hikes; pairing them up is quite an effort!

Enjoy your day of rest, you've earned it!!

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