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Logging miles..

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Nothing exciting here.. well, semi- sorta- maybe-exciting, kinda, but not really.

1.7 miles run last night in 25 minutes. Draggy-slow, but done and accomplished. I was out with my Bubbie-dog and he's as out of shape as I am. We had to back-track to avoid a few big neighborhood dogs that could eat him in one gulp, and we had a few more walk intervals than run intervals, but that's alright. It was humid and overcast, which was just fine by me. We ran with my Garmin and no music.

1.7 miles. Done.
It's a start.
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REALLY_ROBIN 6/19/2013 10:51AM

  Way to get back into it! I'm proud of you!

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GAYEMC 6/18/2013 3:14PM

    Good job!

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MSJESSPDX 6/17/2013 10:13AM

    Love it!! Also, I'm deeply envious you have a dog you can run with, that won't dislocate your shoulder if he sees something more exciting in another direction! emoticon

Congrats, Lady!

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IMIN2GENES 6/13/2013 8:48PM

    emoticon Slow and steady!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 6/13/2013 9:14AM

    A beginning, a lovely place to be! Great job. I'm proud of you for getting out there.

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SWEETNEEY 6/13/2013 8:51AM

    I am proud of you - You are doing it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/12/2013 7:07PM

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PARASELENIC 6/12/2013 12:01PM

    Way to go-- 25 minutes is no slouch! Good that you have a furry pal to huff and puff with,too!

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FRUITYFUL 6/12/2013 11:52AM

    That is exciting! Good for you! I did my running on my treadmill. Not as fun as being outside, but since there was a show I really wanted to watch on tv, I was able to kill two birds with one stone.

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In that quiet place..

Friday, June 07, 2013

..where it's ok to simply ~be~. That's where I find myself. It hasn't happened all that often lately, and I think it's because I'm trying to be more mindful - of what I eat, what I say, how I present myself, how I view life. Being mindful of what I'm eating does not mean I'm eating well or releasing any weight. I'm not. I am not. It just means I'm aware of what I'm doing and don't particularly care at the moment. Not about that anyway.

I'm having a mellow moment. Not to be confused with down or depressed - not at all, no. Mellow.. easy.. eyes and ears open to the world around me, taking it all in without re/acting to it. Just.. being.

That last blog? Was a reminder to myself only. Someone offered me their time and thoughts, and I bristled initially. When I thought back on the moment, though, I realized he'd given me a gift of insight - and how many times do we wish we could see life through someone else's eyes? Don't you? Or is it just me?

Anyway, he offered, and after thinking about the encounter, I was very grateful for what he shared. It's with that in mind that I'm trying to go forward here. The work week started out stressful, but my attitude has helped to balance out the stress. It's not personal. Trying to see from another person's perspective has meant less stress and more understanding. I can only hope this last for quite a while.
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BE-THE-CHANGE 6/11/2013 7:37AM

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SUSUSUZZZIE 6/7/2013 11:50PM

    Love this! It's not always as easy as it sounds to be grateful or those gifts of insight. It's not unusual for me to realize the gift until later. Enjoy the mellow and easy moments and wishing for them to be long lasting!
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TRIANGLE-WOMAN 6/7/2013 1:56PM

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Mellow AND empathetic!

What a great combo..

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FRUITYFUL 6/7/2013 1:15PM

    Great blog! I have tried to see things from other people's perspectives as well. I often was finding myself to be very close-minded, set in my ways, but it did not make me happy. I wanted to be happy, and in order to do that, I had to start thinking differently. I decided to work on being happy, because it's not something that will just happen to me. I have to make it happen!

I hope you continue to be at peace like this. Sounds like you are in a very good place.



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GAYEMC 6/7/2013 1:15PM

    I was just going to send you an email as I thought you have been very quiet lately. Sounds like being quiet has been a good thing for you. I like the thought of seeing myself through someone elses eyes. I'll have to give it a try.

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PARASELENIC 6/7/2013 12:36PM

    Sounds like you've reached a very zen place, which is great. Awareness is the key to almost everything in life, from creating happiness to setting goals to making changes, so the fact that you are aware of what you are doing is probably one of the most important things you can do, if you ever decide to push yourself into a full blown weight loss mode again. I'm glad that you are in such a contented place!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 6/7/2013 12:13PM

    Less stress sounds good to me! And yes, I do wonder sometimes, especially at work, what the perspective is from the person on the phone or the coworker next to me. What are they thinking??? (grin)

Stress is so bad of us. I think you might have found the key needed to ward it off!

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Remember to Listen..

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

When someone is kind enough to offer you their point of view/advice/words of wisdom, be gracious enough to accept them. You may have experience, you may understand the situation differently, a hundred different things may be going on.. it doesn't matter.

Someone else's time is just as precious and important as your own. Be glad and grateful that they share it with you, and hear them with open ears, mind and heart.
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PARASELENIC 6/5/2013 8:09AM

    ohhhh.... this sounds like it came from a place---- inspired by an experience.

I hope you are well and that you weren't snubbed for any reason-- I find your input inspiring!

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SUSUSUZZZIE 6/4/2013 10:01PM

    So very-very well put!

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 6/4/2013 4:03PM

    Tis true. Hard to do sometimes when it comes in buckets but I will work on it.

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PDSLIM 6/4/2013 1:44PM

    nice reminder

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GAYEMC 6/4/2013 1:09PM

    Great reminder, am I hearing some underlying thoughts here?

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DIBANANA 6/4/2013 11:32AM

  The world would be a better place if we all would do this.

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Race for the Homeless in August

Monday, June 03, 2013

I just registered myself and Bill for the 5K Race for the Homeless at Vancouver on August 3. Kashmir and GayeMC should also be there. Any other local SparkFriends want to join us? $15 to register for a great cause.
raceforthehomeless.org/index.
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MUSTANG_SALLY2 6/3/2013 12:37PM

    Racing and helping a great cause. Cool idea!

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REALLY_ROBIN 6/3/2013 12:23PM

  Wish I was closer, I would definitely do this with you!

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GAYEMC 6/3/2013 12:19PM

    OK, didn't get it done this weekend but did finally register for this thanx to your blog.

Here's another one I've done and enjoy - it does the river loop.
https://runsignup.com/Race
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les5KRunWalk

Hope you had a fun weekend, did you get out of town?

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IMIN2GENES 6/3/2013 11:35AM

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I wish I was closer to you. It would be a mighty expensive race to get me there from the east coast...
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The world of Portland..

Friday, May 24, 2013

Just a brief fly-by here before work swallows me whole....

I received my monthly Portland Marathon newsletter, and it contained a link to this:
youtu.be/0fMJ_JwGc_g

Love it. It's everything wonderful about this city of ours. If you've never been but are considering visiting.. do. You won't regret it!
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SPEEDYDOG 6/1/2013 4:23PM

    Candy,

Depending on the analysis, sometime Portland edges Denver as the most active and healthy major metropolitan area. Great video! I love it!

Thanks, Bruce

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MUSTANG_SALLY2 5/28/2013 9:00AM

    I love your city! I love the video too.

I hope all is well.

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GAYEMC 5/25/2013 11:19AM

    Cool video, shows our city off well! Too bad it doesn't look that pretty today but liking the no rain right now.

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IRISHBEANERGAL 5/24/2013 6:44PM

    My son is going to school at Reed College - and I plan to send him this link!

Thanks for sharing!

~Irish

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FRUITYFUL 5/24/2013 6:09PM

    I love that video, and I love Portland! I've lived here all my life and any time I've left for any length of time, I'm always happy to come back. The same company who made that video, made one for the college I work for. Here's the link if you're interested.

https://www.youtube.com/wat
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SLIMMERJESSE 5/24/2013 10:35AM

    I've heard so many raves about Portland; have to admit, I'm curious.

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BOILHAM 5/24/2013 10:33AM

  Cool, now I know a lot more about Portland.

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