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Thanks Trish!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Thanks Trish. It was actually you who inspired me to run outdoors in the winter. I remember you commenting on one of my wintry photos last year, and saying "I'd love to try running there". I thought, she's crazy. There's no way anyone could run outdoors during a Saskatchewan winter. But as the summer turned to fall, and fall turned to winter, I thought about that comment more, and knew I wanted to try doing it for as long as I could. I think I made it all the way through the winter, with only one week where I had no outdoor running in. It's trickier, and I've found that if there is any breeze at all, -34 is too cold to go much of any distance, but I DID IT!!! And once again, I thank you for that.

Mom and dad are coming to visit today. Just popping in to log my breakfast, and then I'll go up and get ready for them. Want to bake a cake. It's a rest day for me, which is good, as mom doesn't get around very well anymore. Not sure if I'll suggest a walk after supper or not. We'll see.

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WOODHEAT 4/7/2008 5:18PM

    Cassie as the leader for Outdoor People, I've got to tell you too that I am both very impressed and proud of you for meeting this challenge this winter. Just goes to prove how we are only limited to what we can do by our own misconceptions! You're only just beginning to learn what you're capable of! Enjoy the journey!
Life is good!

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RACING4ME 4/6/2008 1:49PM

    And you did it well:) Glad I could help. But still, I couldn't help notice that you didn't address the invitation to run a marathon in 1.5 years....

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Saturday morning musings

Saturday, April 05, 2008

This morning was another great morning for running with the deer. There were more in town today than I've seen so far this winter. They sure are getting tame. Three of them actually ran down the street toward me, and two others ate off a shrub right at the edge of the road, about four feet away as I jogged on past.

I am trying to log my food again (thanks Amy). It is part of a challenge I am doing. It's been so long since I did that, that I didn't recognize all the changes they've made. It is likely time to log my calories again, so I can get a true picture of why I'm gaining weight. I know it's cause of what I eat, because I'm doing more than enough cardio to lose weight.

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RACING4ME 4/5/2008 9:53PM

    I so wish I could come running with you!! Maybe in September, 2009...somewhere around the 14th, you know, when you and I have a date to do the Regina Marathon????


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April 2, 2008

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

I went for a run this morning. It was supposed to be an 8 miler, with 4 miles of it as speed work. But I guess after the long trip, and so much sitting in a vehicle, my legs had returned to jello. I managed 5.5 miles, and got my April Fool's 5k as part of it. Tomorrow is a 2 miler, so it should be easier. I am watching what I eat, as I have gained almost ten pounds since starting this half-marathon training plan. Doing the increased running makes me hungrier, and I have to watch what goes in. This is not a good enough reason to start up with the junk food again.


April Fool - I think not!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Our holidays were pretty good (other than the attitude a mother can sometimes get from her two teenaged boys). The skiing in Colorado was awesome. I loved the color of the sky in the mountains.

On the way home yesterday, I ran for two miles in the morning.
Today, I biked 13.2 km and did 30 minutes of strength training.
Tomorrow morning, it's 8 miles of speed work (running).

I can't believe that my half-marathon is in 19 days. Flipping the calendar and seeing it there suddenly makes it feel *real*. Am I crazy for trying this? I don't think so. Right from the first day, it felt like something I could accomplish. I know that the holidays put a cramp into my training, but my goal is just to complete it this time. I'll work on a PR next one!

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    Runs With Deer ~ I know you'll have a great time. Even if there aren't blizzard conditions on race day!

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SECHOKILO 4/1/2008 11:51PM

    Oo!!! Keep up the GREAT work, you're doing wonderfully! You've set your sights on a goal and have gone after it with a vengeance, that's amazing, and you should be proud of yourself!

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Two years of a better life.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

So this will likely be my last blog before we leave.

I ran my long run this morning (8 miles). It should be on Saturday, but we will be on holidays by then, so I likely won't run much at all while we are gone. I'm taking my stuff along though in case an opportunity arises.

The deer were all over town again this morning, and getting so tame. They aren't even running away with their tails up anymore. They let me come quite close before sauntering off. Such beautiful creatures.

School "triad conferences" are this afternoon too. The boys set up an interview between the teachers and the parents. All the agenda and particulars are done by the students, and the teacher only steps in when asked. I like what the boys do when this is required of them. It's a great way to teach them how to conduct or even participate in an interview situation.

Oh, and since we are leaving tomorrow, I won't be able to blog on my 2nd anniversary date of March 22nd. Spark People has changed my life in so many ways, and in such a positive manner. Spark Guy really knows how to create a "safe" place for handling such a sensitive manner. It is greatly appreciated.

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    Oh, my dear awesome it always is to read your blog. How inspiring you are. I wonder if we will ever meet face to face one day?

Glad to hear you will be here more often....Although my weight loss is stalled, I know I would have gained it ALL back if I had not kept up on the blogging. Fine line between too much time on the PC, and too much time away from sparks. I hope you can find the balance again....

Have a great vacation...looking forward to hearing about it when you return! And congrats on a good 8 miles. Can you believe it wasn't that long ago when you were doing couch to 5K?

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