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Big thanks to the Spark Jeff Galloway Training for any Length Race team!

Monday, February 13, 2012

I wanted to blog separately to say a big Thank You to my Spark Jeff Galloway Training for any Length Race team mates.

Trillium22 does an amazing job of herding us cats and helping us keep track of who is running when. I'm always surprised when I get so many well wishes from team mates for an upcoming race, until I realize it's because Trillium has sent out the weekly notice of who's running.

Thank you all, Galloway runners, for your support and well-wishes. You're all wonderful and I appreciate you!
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PIXIEMOM13 2/14/2012 7:39PM

    Sounds like an awesome team! ;)

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LAURIE5658 2/14/2012 9:07AM

    The JG Team is THE best team on Spark! Thank you for being a part of our little family!

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SEABREEZE64 2/14/2012 7:27AM

    It is a great team!

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TRILLIUM22 2/13/2012 3:57PM

    Always good to hear that someone appreciates those sparkmails with the race lists. emoticon

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DOGSTARDADDY 2/13/2012 3:49PM

    Nice!

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Fanconi 5K is in the books..

Monday, February 13, 2012

Yesterday was a great day for the Fanconi 5K. It wasn't raining, even though it was overcast and pretty chilly with a good breeze blowing by. I finished in 40:43, which I consider good considering I ran 5 mi the day before. I'm not a daily runner (although I have toyed with the idea of doing at a minimum 1 mile a day) so running two days in a row was a bit of a push and accomplishment for me. The last time I did that, I ran 13 mi one day and then a 5K the next, and ended up with shin splints.
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Not this time. I kept telling myself that if I was too tired, I could slow down and walk out the race and there'd be no shame in it. I didn't though. I trucked my way through, and finished in a respectable time. I haven't downloaded the pics we have on our camera yet, but here's one from the local event photog site.

That's the closest I've ever seen myself to having both feet off the ground. I don't know if I ever accomplish that feat of the feet or not. Ha.

Next weekend is a magic mile run with the local Galloway Tribe on Saturday, then I'm running a 10K while the majority of the Tribe is running a Half on Sunday. I'll be cheering them on as they bring it on home. Should be a good time.
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CJANNESS 2/16/2012 3:14PM

  Great Job!!!!

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ZORAHGAIL 2/14/2012 2:42PM

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GAYEMC 2/14/2012 2:30PM

    Great photo Candy! Way to go on the back to back runs.

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DARK_CINDERELLA 2/14/2012 2:08PM

    You know what I most loved about this blog? That I'm not the only one always caught with my feet on the ground!! I always wonder - based on the photos - if I am simply walking very quickly or if I am actually running. Anyways, way to go! Any tips for us runners who also do not run two days in a row normally? I have a 5K this Saturday, and since I am doing P90X at the same time as training for my half, I will be doing a pretty tough workout Friday.......

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GETFIT2LIVE 2/14/2012 12:09PM

    Well done! You did GREAT!

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BLACKROSE_222 2/14/2012 12:03PM

    Woo hoo! You look great!

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ABSOLUTZER0 2/14/2012 12:00PM

    Woohoo! You had a good run and you totally ROCKED IT! You have that look of determination! GO GET IT!

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SPEEDYDOG 2/14/2012 7:31AM

    Hi Candy,

Look at you go! I must be sissy. I rest my old body the day before a race. Great photo. When you first started your Spark journey did yo uever think that would be you in this picture?

Nicely done!

Bruce

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ANIMAL_L0VER 2/14/2012 1:06AM

    Congrats to you!

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GAYLEP67 2/13/2012 11:28PM

    Congratulations! Love the picture Candy...you look amazing!

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TURTLERASKIN 2/13/2012 5:07PM

    Great picture!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/13/2012 5:04PM

    Congrats on the great run! Awesome that the picture almost captured two feet off the ground! LOL! Good luck with the upcoming runs! You are very inspiring!

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FEISTYOWL 2/13/2012 4:42PM

    Great pic - great time. Especially since you just ran the day before!!

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PARASELENIC 2/13/2012 4:29PM

    Great job, especially with two long runs in a row! Good luck on your 10k! comping up, too!

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TERRYT55 2/13/2012 4:28PM

    Great picture and time. It looks like you had fun too!

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TRILLIUM22 2/13/2012 4:01PM

    Great job. Got to watch those back to back runs when your not use to it. Glad you did not end up with shin splints this time. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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IRISHBEANERGAL 2/13/2012 3:45PM

    That picture epitomizes the way I see you in my mind - smiling and determined!

Great job - keep up the great work!

~Irish

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 2/13/2012 3:39PM

    Wow! I love this picture. I'm so excited for you. Way to go on the run!

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MARATHONDAD 2/13/2012 3:20PM

    congrats keep up the good work

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STACIEPETE 2/13/2012 3:19PM

    Great job, and you look fantastic!! Congrats!

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Running for Sherry..

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Today is the day to run/walk/skate/dance/paddle/bike/boogie/mo
ve to honor Sherry Arnold, the wife, mother, teacher, runner, and so much more woman in Montana who went out for a run one morning and never came home. While authorities believe they know what happened, and have suspects in custody, they have not yet found Sherry to bring her home.

I blogged about this virtual run previously:
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Today is the day. The folks in Sherry's hometown did their honor run this morning at 9 a.m. Montana time. I ran, with my bib for Sherry, this morning at 9 a.m. local time with my Galloway Tribe. I snapped a picture of Sherry's bib before leaving today.


It's a blurry Blackberry pic, but you get the idea I hope. The 5 mi run with the Tribe today was one of the roughest runs I've ever had. Thursday evening and all day Friday I went off the Spark-grid and ate too many things I shouldn't have, and didn't track it. There's no hiding it or faking it from the body though, you know? I was dehydrated, not well fueled, over-stuffed and basically miserable the whole way.

I just kept thinking it was a wonderful run, though, because I was running. I could run. I can run tomorrow, and next week, and whenever I want. I'm fortunate to have this life and to live it well. I finished the run, and I loved seeing so many people, strangers, wearing the same Running for Sherry bib as they ran and walked by.

While I'm typing this, I'm eating a greek yogurt with a tbsp of nestle quik and a bit of sugar-free hazelnut syrup in it and it is divine. I've found a new delish post-run snack! Later we're going to pick up our Fanconi Valentine's 5K packets, and do some other errands. I'll be taking Sherry with me everywhere I go. I didn't know her personally, but she is every runner.

She is each of us. Be safe, my Spark-family.
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SLEEPYDEAN 2/21/2012 5:42PM

    I'm just now seeing this but I'm glad to read your "recap". I ran for Sherry as well - I actually met a local running blogger and her babysitter and her father for 3 miles on our local trail. It was pouring by the time we finished and all of our bibs had fallen off. But it felt so good to be a part of something so huge.

We'll never forget Sherry!

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MRS_EVA_K 2/13/2012 12:29PM

    Thanks for sharing I hope they find her.

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FEISTYOWL 2/13/2012 12:13PM

    I didn't know about her either - so thanks for sharing! And I hear you on the body knows and tells you when you fall off the spark-grid! Great job getting through the run despite feeling less than stellar!

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REALLY_ROBIN 2/12/2012 11:51AM

    I didn't know about this. Today I will walk for her...thanks for letting us know...she is every runner!

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ANNESYLVIA 2/12/2012 7:56AM

    What a lovely way to honor the missing Sherry.

Oh BTW: You inspired me to have Greek yogurt for breakfast this morning!



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GETFIT2LIVE 2/12/2012 12:48AM

    I wasn't able to run for Sherry today, but I have my bib printed out and ready for tomorrow when I do go. I couldn't help thinking of her and her family all day today; it makes me proud to be a part of the running community, though, to see how many people around the world have joined together to honor her memory and support er family.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/11/2012 10:18PM

    Hubby and I walked 5 miles for Sherry. Along the way we discussed what happened to her, reminded each other of some basic safety practices and were grateful that we could be out there enjoying our time together, even in the wind and the rain. Thank you for posting the original blog that made me aware of the run for Sherry and for the update.

I'm so sorry you didn't feel your best but GOOD FOR YOU for not just getting out there, but also for realizing how wonderful it was that you were able to run. And I figure not feeling all good will be a good motivator to get you back on track.

Thanks for the tip on the yogurt with quick...I'll have to check out some Quick and see if that will work better than my hot cocoa mix and yogurt.

Have a wonderful rest of your weekend!
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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 2/11/2012 8:49PM

    I'm glad you got this run in, even though it was difficult physically. I knew from your previous blog about it that it meant a lot to you to do it. Good job on the follow through.

Mmmmmm...the yogurt sounds wonderful! See, I knew there was a reason I like you! emoticon I love the combination of chocolate and hazelnut together almost as much as I love chocolate and peanut butter together! Thanks for the idea!

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IRISHBEANERGAL 2/11/2012 7:44PM

    Thank you for honoring Sherry. I ended up at work longer than I wanted and missed the time I planned to run :(

It's true - what we put in our bodies directly influences how we perform.

I'm glad you got a run in.

~Irish

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PARASELENIC 2/11/2012 6:42PM

    How wonderful that you could do that for Sherry--- and a great lesson learned on top of it (it's weird how fast the body reacts, huh?)

when you're running a 5k or a 5 mile, what kind of food prep do you normally do the day before or morning of? It doesn't seem so long as to "carb load" for it, but you mention feeling uncomfortable due to what you ate.... got any tips?

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TURTLERASKIN 2/11/2012 2:58PM

    I hadn't heard of the virtual run -- I'm glad you got out there and ran for her. Here's hoping they find her soon.

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BROWNCOFIDDLER 2/11/2012 2:54PM

    You're doing a great job and are also doing it in Sherry Arnold's honor/memory. Will put Sherry & her family/friends on my prayer list. So hope they find her. emoticon

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SparkPortland volunteers at Oregon Food Bank.. with pics!

Saturday, February 04, 2012

Today was one of those glorious days we're lucky to experience here in Portland - it was cold, bracing cold, and windy as heck, but boy that sky.... such a gorgeous blue, bright, brilliant, beautiful to see. And dry! No Rain! WooHoo!

Seven of us from the SparkPortland team met up at the Oregon Food Bank to volunteer our time to a worthy cause to help others.

Song-of-Debra, CJanness, TaoLoser, GayeMC, AniDuck, and Bill and I met up at OFB a little before our shift to get to know each other a bit face to face. We'd all seen each others' names on Spark and the team discussion boards, but for several of us, this was our first meeting.

Along with our team, there were volunteers from a local high school as well. It was quite a crowd! Today, we bagged two pounds of rice, inserted instructions into the bag, and twist-tied them closed. The bags were placed into boxes, then the boxes were sealed up.

It was a pretty straight-forward process and it was amazing how much rice we processed in the two hours. I believe Mike, our coordinator today, said we bagged up over 12,000 lbs of rice! It's hard to imagine!

Once again, we forgot to take our camera.
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I did have my Blackberry though and snapped a few pictures of our team.


GayeMC and CJanness lookin' stylish in their headwear and aprons!


Song-of-Deborah rocked those bags of rice! You should have seen her twist-tying like a pro!


Bill was the rice scooper, and AniDuck made sure the rice made it in the bag. Teamwork!


TaoLoser was our strongman! Dude was heftin' up 50 lb bags of rice and toting them about, replenishing the crates of rice the scoopers like Bill were portioning out.


One big happy family! From left...
TaoLoser, CJanness, moi, GayeMC, and Song-of-Deborah. AniDuck had to leave before we snapped the picture. Bill took the picture for us.

It was wonderful to meet more Sparkers face to face. I think everyone had a great time, and we're all looking forward to another opportunity to volunteer our time again, not to mention getting together for other fun activities.

Hikes, walks, just general get-togethers. SpeedyDog asked a question on my last blog about what benefits there are to running with a group (I had referred to my Galloway tribe). I think for me, the biggest thing (aside from running better overall) it's the friendship and camaraderie of spending time with people who are working toward the same goal. That's what SparkPortland is to me.. we're working toward a similar goal - maybe not the exact same goals, but we all want to be healthy, fit, and active. Doing something about it, working toward meeting our goals WITH someone makes it seem much easier and less like work.

I love SparkPeople, and I love my SparkPortland teammates! Thank You for participating and making this such a fun event.
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GAYLEP67 2/7/2012 10:49PM

    Such a wonderful cause to support and terrific team building opportunity too! Nice Candy!! You never fail to inspire...

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IMIN2GENES 2/7/2012 9:19PM

    That's such an awesome idea! I think I need to get more active on our SP Maryland team. It would be fun to do things like that. Way to go!
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ZORAHGAIL 2/7/2012 1:20PM

    Awesome idea! I'm going to join SparkPortland now so I can be sure to go next time :)

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TERRYT55 2/7/2012 12:43AM

    Color me jealous! I need to make much more of an effort to get together with Sparkers in my area. It looks like you had fun and did something wonderful for the community! . You rock!

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 2/6/2012 7:44PM

    Glad you got to meet some of your teammates and that you had a good day helping a worthy cause! Thanks for sharing the pics! emoticon ~Christine

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ANNESYLVIA 2/6/2012 7:05PM

    What a great experience! I wish I could meet some sparker face to face. So supportive, motivating and encouraging people. Lucky you!

hugs, Anne

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PARASELENIC 2/6/2012 6:20PM

    Seeing this really makes me wish we lived closer to eachother-- that sounds like such a wonderful and fulfilling time. And how awesome you could do it with your sparkers!!!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 2/6/2012 3:02PM

    What a great idea! I wish our Ann Arbor team was more active.

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PS. I sent an email to my sibs about moving Mom so that she is close to me. What a joy to go see her whenever I wanted. Cross your fingers for me!

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GAYEMC 2/5/2012 9:51PM

    What a great way to start the day! Thanx for all of your work putting this together, and for the Spark goodies after! I'm looking forward to the next time

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GETFIT2LIVE 2/5/2012 9:20PM

    What a great way to meet up with other Sparkers--doing something to give back to the community. WOO HOO for you and your teammates!

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RANDOM00B 2/5/2012 3:41PM

    Excellent pictures and team building event! I wish I could've made it!

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TURTLERASKIN 2/5/2012 12:15PM

    What a great idea for a get-together!

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HEALING_LORI 2/5/2012 12:13PM

    What a great day! Sounds like you had a blast! You are all very special people doing a great thing!
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ON2VICTORY 2/5/2012 1:25AM

    wow, that looked like a really fun and VERY worthwhile time. that is so cool that you guys got together to do that.

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APIRLRAIN888 2/4/2012 11:43PM

    Awesome and thx u

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/4/2012 10:45PM

    Thank you for giving to others in need.
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And it looks and sounds like you all had a great time!
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IRISHBEANERGAL 2/4/2012 10:34PM

    dang... sounds like fun - I wish I lived in your area and could come "play"...

~Irish

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MALKS_ARIA 2/4/2012 10:05PM

    Awesome job and time was had by all! good job!

aria

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GOINGBACKTO180 2/4/2012 9:58PM

    You all are awesome! I hate that I wasn't able to pitch in. Definitely count me in next time!

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CJANNESS 2/4/2012 9:22PM

  I had such a great time this morning, looking forward to our next meet up!! :)

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ROBBIEMARIE 2/4/2012 8:50PM

    From the recepients of the rice bags who will be very grateful: Thank You!

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JUDYAMK 2/4/2012 8:24PM

    What an awesome way to start & end the day knowing you all helped at the food bank emoticon for helping families
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I must confess....

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

I am the scale's b*tch.
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No, it's true. I am. It's an evil entity that wields an incredible amount of power in my life. Sigh.

Having said that, the all-mighty scale was kind this morning.

224.0
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Well lookit me, eh?!

I figure, if I have to record honestly what the scale says on Sunday (228.4, wth, right??) then I must record what is says today, the start of a new month. So I did. Let's see if deciding to do so bites me in the buttocks come this Sunday, shall we?

Let's run the numbers..
What.........TODAY.......01/01
Weight........224.0.........229
Waist...........38.5..........38.5
Hips...........41.5.........41.5
Thigh..........25..............25
Upper Arm....13..............13

No real discernible difference, right? Except, I feel better. I've eaten better. I've slept better. I've moved better. The scale, lord-high device that it is, is the only calculable, quantifiable proof that the work I put in this month has paid off.

It is more than my desired 2.5 lbs release for the month, but I'll take it and run with it like I stole it!
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Greek yogurt. I've found that I do like it after all. I didn't, before. I think that's because I had plain non-fat off-brand greek yogurt. There's nothing wrong with off-brand, I'm all about it when I can find a good product that is. Now though, I feel spoiled by indulging in Chobani brand. I've had the pineapple kind again today, with a 1/2 cup of Quaker granola stuff. It was rich and creamy and crunchy and just right, and FILLING! I'm still quite full, so I appreciate that it's sticking with me this long.

On the same line of thought of food.. I've added in 3 ounces of chicken breast to my eating each day. Odd, right? I know. I dithered myself into a tizzy wondering if I wasn't getting enough protein and maybe that's why my body was hanging on to the lbs. So I added the 3 oz. starting Monday. Did it contribute to my jump in lbs released? Maybe.. we'll see.

I'm contemplating yet another experiment to see how I feel, how my body reacts. One week, I may do away with all dairy to see what happens. Another week, I may eliminate all grains to see what happens then. I'll do these experiments separately just so I get clear results, if any. I felt good and clean and LIGHT when I did the reboot, and there were no dairy or grains during that time. Maybe I need to re-examine those choices again and see what I can do better. I'm already following a mostly vegetarian menu plan thanks to Spark's menus, and then yes, adding in my chicken each day. Why not tinker around a bit more?
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I had a good run with the Galloway tribe last Saturday. I was the only 'newbie' in the 30-30 group, and that's ok. I missed some of my old compatriots, but they'll be back around soon I figure. They're gearing up to run the Heartbreaker Half on Feb. 19. I'll be doing a 10K that day, so I'll be there to cheer on my new teammates. I felt good, being able to stick with these runners who have been training for months, considering I only really started putting in any effort this last month.

I'm doing my twice-a-week maintenance runs on Tuesday and Thursday at a :45/:45 interval. I was doing 1/1 intervals, but opted to ease up just a bit. Yes, I wanted to run solid 1/1 intervals this year, and I may still yet. We'll see. Either way, I already feel as if I'm a better runner than I was starting out last year. I like this progress.

I've set my first half of the year running schedule so far. The races are listed on my front page. I'll add my times as I complete each one. I'll be volunteering for two runs this year - the Shamrock Run and the Cinco De Mayo run. I feel good about giving back to the running community here in Portland, so I'm just as excited as volunteering as I am about racing!

Last night, I did my last run of the month. I logged the following for January:
14 runs (missed 4 scheduled runs)
560 minutes, 9.3 hours of running
40.3 miles

Not bad.
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My mileage will increase now that I'm training. That's one third of my fitness minutes this month. Nice! The rest is walking and ST, so I'm pleased, very much so.

Also last night, I did intervals within my intervals.
What?
Yea, I know, sounds nutty, but bear with me.
I ran :45/:45 for the first .25 mile.
Then I ran the full .25 mile.
Then I ran :45/:45 for the next .25
Etc. and so on, until I'd run 3.1 in 43. No great land speed-record, but I'm pleased to get that .25 without walking under my belt. I plan on increasing that as time goes on. Go me!
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I'm going with the SparkPortland team to volunteer at the Oregon Food Bank again on Saturday, Feb. 4. It should be a good time. We have one repeat volunteer, and three new people. I'm looking forward to bonding with teammates and helping others all at once! I'll see if we can remember to snap pictures this time.

So.. there you go m'dearies! February is apparently starting off with a torrent of words and intended good deeds. Let's see what we can do to make it happen and make it count!
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SPEEDYDOG 2/4/2012 11:51AM

    I love this blog. Now I need to get moving and sign up for some races. You are working very hard. How is it running with a group? I am a lone runner and will sometimes run with someone else. Is there a benefit running with a group?

Thanks, Bruce

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GAYEMC 2/2/2012 4:39PM

    I think you had a great January! Looking forward to seeing you this Saturday and meeting others!

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HEALING_LORI 2/2/2012 8:44AM

    I love greek yogurt in my smoothies with soy milk, strawberries and bananas! Yummmm! I am so glad you are back at it..... so am I :) 9.3 hours of running - Not bad??? That's freakin' amazing! You amaze me all the time with your thinking, running, encouragement, involvement,...
I am doing the 17 day diet thing now, which means cutting out all bread, pasta, starchy foods, sugar, etc.... I already noticed my tummy getting used to all the fruits and veggies. We'll see where the next 17 days takes me.
Enjoy your volunteering and forget that hunk of calculating junk (scale).

You ma' dear are on the right path.... whaaahooo!
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LMLOPEZ 2/2/2012 8:05AM

    Sounds more like exercise is your b*tch!! So glad you're seeing progress. And I sm with you on the yogurt/granola train; I have converted to the "Greek" side...
How are you getting your protein? Sometimes I wonder if I wouldn't just do better eliminating my downfall-carbs-and replace it with my favorite-meat. Think I may lose more that way. Hmmm...
Thought of you when I went for my run in the nice weather the other day. Thanks for being there in spirit and good luck in your new Galloway group!


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CJANNESS 2/1/2012 10:46PM

  I love greek yogurt, I love the vanilla or honey flavor,and they add a special touch if your in the mood for a smoothie :) Im so excited for Saturday, see ya then! :)

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IMIN2GENES 2/1/2012 9:19PM

    Yep... I'm the scales b*tch too. Oh how I wish I wasn't!

I love the Chobani yogurt. I eat a lot of them - lemon and apple cinnamon being my favorites. I tried Love Grown granola which is all natural in the chocolate stirred into the honey Chobani. Yum! Not too sweet; but sweet enough and filling for a snack.

Have fun with the Portland gang!

Way to go with the running too! An awesome start to February!
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BOBBYD31 2/1/2012 8:47PM

    i hate the scale, it is just a number. i feel better and that is what matters most

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NUTTYSNOOPYFAN 2/1/2012 7:20PM

    I'm reading this during a conference break, and I'm glad to see that the scale was kind to you and showed your efforts! Glad to see you signed up for races and getting your run and your volunteerism on! You go girl! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HOLLYL7 2/1/2012 6:44PM

    I think the scale is YOUR bitch! Reading your blog always inspires me - keep up the great work =)

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PARASELENIC 2/1/2012 5:40PM

    I love chobani! My favorite kinds are the pineapple, lemon, and pomegranate, but I eat primarily the peach/strawberry/blueberry because they have a case of 12 for under 10 bucks at costco. (I'm totally going to have to try ZZZ's recipe tho-- it sounds delicious!

If I can make a recommendation: If you're going to experiment with elimination (removing all dairy, all wheat, etc.) I would recommend removing it for about a month and then when you re-introduce, re-introduce it TO THE MAX-- if it's dairy: eat cheese, cottage cheese, yogurt, ice cream, sour cream, milk-- all of it. You won't know how your body really reacts unless you remove all of it for a long time (more than a week-- some things stay in the body a while) and then supersaturate-- what that will do is force the reaction to the forefront.

for me, I did a one month fast, and discovered that corn makes my face go all hot and makes me sweat. Wheat gives me horrible stomach cramps.

With that being said, I still eat wheat, but if I notice my belly feeling especially weird at regular intervals, I can think about my wheat intake and usually relate it to that...

Edited for a your to you're grammar flaw. Those drive me nuts.

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SUSUSUZZZIE 2/1/2012 5:13PM

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You can run with it like you stole it but no looking back! And keep on stealing and running to your next mini-celebration on the 29th!

I need to try that pineapple Chobani. I love the lemon. And my latest treat for very special times when I have more than enough cals left is plain non-fat Chobani with some hot cocoa mix...whipped until it finally melts (it takes a few mins to get it there). It is so freaking rich and yummy that I feel like I'm eating something deliciously bad. But I still save it for very special occasions. Let me know if you try it. Make sure you get a good cocoa mix that you are ok with the ingredients..fat or non-fat; sugar or substitute, etc. Pure rich guiltless heaven!

I can't wait to hear about your experiments.

I am curious how do you get your protein and how much do you get if you haven't been eating meat...soy or protein powders? My latest experiment is upping my protein to lower my carbs just a bit but I'm trying to avoid soy and protein powder. I think I have a great mix today but I'm still trying to figure it out for most days.

I love hearing about your intervals. I'm still fighting with my knees but I love hearing what you and others doing. It keeps me dreaming.

Wishing you a terrific February!
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PIXIEMOM13 2/1/2012 5:09PM

    I had to LOL at the comment that you are the scale's b*word. ;) I am too.. it has waaaay too much power over me.

I think its great you are volunteering at races too! So am I, this Sunday to a 5K my running club puts on... it filled up before I could register to run, so I decided to volunteer!

and Chobani yogurt -- mmmmmm! I actually like their plain brand even -- and add my own fruit or honey. The vanilla is quite tasty too! Its so creamy it tastes like a dessert!

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DDESERTDDAWN 2/1/2012 5:05PM

    Sounds great. Tinkering is important for the lab of our own bodies. And sometimes the lab changes.

Doing what it takes makes sense!
Chobani is wonderful. Protein is too for me right now. TONS of it and fiber are helpiung me stick to it. So, that's what I'm doing.

Good luck,
dDawn

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IRISHBEANERGAL 2/1/2012 2:23PM

    As always, I enjoy your perspective. Your running sounds amazing!

~Irish

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ENDUROVET 2/1/2012 1:36PM

    Great work! & I will cry real tears if I have to give up dairy... I'm a milk n' cheese girl. Still tweaking my own diet to decipher the mysteries of the scale. That "Weird Science" is beyond me, I swear - need to just STAY AWAY from the scales except for that bare minimum once a week weigh-in, but I hear their siren song right through the closet door!

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ANNESYLVIA 2/1/2012 1:24PM

    Great stats for one month frame! Drop 5lbs and 1 inch off the hips! And the biggest plus...You feel good! Way to go girl!

I am so into the Greek yogurt now too! I only tried Chobani brand..normally I too give the store brands a chance but I did not even look for store brand. And now that I am hooked I don't think I will either. I eat the non fat plain or non fat vanilla. Sometimes for breakfast or lunch or even a snack. I either add Kashi cereal or fresh fruit but now I will try granola too!

Have a great time volunteering!


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REALLY_ROBIN 2/1/2012 12:58PM

    Candi...you are doing great! Congratulations on your loss and your experiments! I'm hoping the scale will be with me tomorrow! Have fun with the group on Saturday!

Hugs...Robin

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LISA01605 2/1/2012 12:53PM

    Sounds like you are doing really well and finding what works for you! emoticon

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Chobani is sooo good. Yum.

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