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This year is going to be my fittest year yet!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Signed up for the SparkPeople's Official 5K Your Way Running Program.
Did Week 1/Day 1 today and I feel great! Especially since I got it out of the way early in the day.

I am determined to beat my time from my first race (29:45). This morning's run went good despite the snow. The road on which I ran was pretty clear of any slippery spots. It was a good start. I am signed up for a race April 2 so I got to get moving.

Feeling stronger everyday! Power on!

  
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CMULL328 2/23/2011 9:09AM

    Wahoo!!! Congrats on your progress and signing up and making the commitment for the race. Keep up the great work!

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COWGIRLUPINOK 2/13/2011 12:21PM

    emoticonon making the commitment to do the race emoticonon not letting the snow get you down

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SLAMSLAM2 2/13/2011 11:36AM

  Running in snow shows your commitment! There's nothing like running in snow knowing that there are very few others out doing the same thing. With that kind of attitude you are on your way for making 2011 great!

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Find a way to "Beat the excuses", Yes!

Friday, January 28, 2011

I was sitting at work today thinking about this darn snow and how it has affected my walking routine when suddenly I thought "Hey go X-C Skiing or Snowshoeing at lunch" I have an hour, so what if I get less then an hour workout at least I am doing something.
I tell you, I was so excited to get out at lunch when I realized that I could go X-C Skiing or Snowshoeing in the middle of the week. I drove somehwere 5 minutes away from work and just did it! I was happy as a 47 year old in snow! I am excited at the potential for my lunch hour now. This snow and slop does not have to affect my workout during the week.
I had a 40 minute snowshoe and I think that counts! Woohoo!
Find a way to "beat the excuses"! Yes!

  
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FINDINGNIKKI 1/31/2011 12:12PM

    Awesome!!

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It gets lonely out there

Monday, January 10, 2011

This weekend I realized for the first time how lonely taking care of yourself can be. I had "Plan A" and "Plan B" with others for hiking as well as back-up plans. But for multiple reasons all the plans fell through and I was on my own, again.

The snow was a very visual reminder that I was alone. The person before me was alone also. I would have plenty of choices for company if I wanted to go shopping or sit and watch a movie. But I know I must exercise for my own physical and mental well being.

On the other hand, I have met a lot people through my exercise pursuits. I have developed some friendships with people I would have never met otherwise. I am very happy about that.

I guess the other footprints and ski tracks are really just friends that I haven't met yet.

Get out there and find your friends!

Updated 1-22-11

It really works! I was out today and I met a new friend! We talked for quite a while, exchanged info and we are planning on snow shoeing together next weekend! As I said "Get out there and find your friends!"

  
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TEDDYBABE 1/23/2011 2:09PM

    Great great blog! You echoed the thoughts of so many of us! So proud for you! It takes time but I have always heard. "You have to be a friend to have a friend!". Guess it's true. Happy for you! emoticon emoticon

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LRYASUTAKE 1/21/2011 11:34PM

    What a great perspective! Time with yourself is well spent because you are an amazing woman. You may find more friends willing to hike with you as thing warm up a little. Keep up the hard work, you are doing great and you deserve it.
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DJS336647 1/15/2011 5:24PM

    I kind of know how you feel, I walk my daily 3 miles alone most of the time, and when it gets nicer I will probably be biking alone. I try to be positive and use the time to sort things out unwind and relax the mind.

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CYNTHIALEE45 1/12/2011 5:31AM

    I know the feeling. There's a lot to be said for following your own path, and some solitary time hiking in the snow is good for the soul. Good for you. Nice blog.

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AZTLAN777 1/10/2011 6:15AM

    Great blog. Yes, aloneness is something that being content with oneself and secure will most certainly take care of those feelings. Keep on keeping on! Hugs

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Do it anyway.

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Well, as unmotivated as I was, I did anyway. I got out for a hike in the snow. I loved it and was out 2 hours. Yay for me! Somedays it's just rough.

  
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TEDDYBABE 1/9/2011 7:46PM

    Biggest achievement was getting up and going then you added to it! Good job!

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CYNTHIALEE45 1/9/2011 6:54AM

    I love walking in the snow. Good for you!

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MIFITNOW 1/9/2011 6:31AM

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TALLGUY42 1/8/2011 10:49PM

    Way to go!

That's motivation.

I'd try the same but we have had over 12" of snow today and the forecast for tomorrow is -25 Celsius. BRRR!

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PUNKROCKCOWGIRL 1/8/2011 9:57PM

    Good job! Keep up the good work!

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KIYOSHI04 1/8/2011 9:56PM

    great job doing it anyways! thats how you will succeed!

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SPOKENWORD 1/8/2011 9:49PM

    emoticon Congrats on doing it anyway!

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