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rookie running mistakes

Saturday, September 08, 2012

this week was full of foolish things i did. emoticon without hydration, and having to cut my run short. on my 7 mile run, i ran over half of it on a trail, and i haven't done hardly any trail running...it was much harder, so i walked about a mile. running mid day when it's the hottest (it's been cool in the mornings, so i kinda forget how much it heats up later). i've had equipment malfunctions.
on the up side, i've learned a lot. i choose to take the view that i'm eliminating possibilities, and honing in on what will make me emoticon-ready next month.
tomorrow starts a new week, full of chances to get it right. and eliminate more possibilities. emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 9/12/2012 8:32PM

    It's true...we learn from our mistakes. Now that you know what NOT to do...you also know what TO do! Woo hoo! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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GINGERD03 9/10/2012 1:26AM

  We must learn from experience right ~You're doing a great job! emoticon

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EBURGITE 9/9/2012 11:22AM

    thanks, sandy! that's great, ilovelife!

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ILOVELIFE2012 9/9/2012 9:12AM

    it sounds like some great progress. I like to always say something like "foolish mistakes" = "experience" lol. Running on a trail is super hard that is for sure.... Awesome stuff you have going on!

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SANDYW1945 9/9/2012 8:19AM

    What a great job you are making of this! You go! Keep it up. Fabulous.


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14.5 miles today

Friday, September 07, 2012

i missed my bike ride yesterday, so i went for a shorter one this afternoon. 4.5 mile run, 2 mile walk, and 8 miles on the bike. it was a good day. the weather is turning, so i have to adjust my schedule. this will be my first fall running. i'm continuing to learn!

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GINGERD03 9/10/2012 1:27AM

  emoticon emoticon I love fall time emoticon really gets beautiful here in PA

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EBURGITE 9/7/2012 11:47PM

    thanks, sunnie!
cathy, i did the 5k walking program last year, and walked in the homecoming race at our local university as my virtual race. my plan was to run it this year, but it's the week after my half marathon....i don't know if i will or not. even if i don't, i think completing that event will be sufficient. =D i may do it, anyway...we'll see. =D
have a wonderful weekend! emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 9/7/2012 8:13PM

    Awesome! I am considering beginning C25K again...and hopefully be ready to run the Virual Trick or Treat Trot. And this time, I want to do it outdoors. Enjoy the fall! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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SUNNIEMCPH 9/7/2012 5:54AM

  Way to Go!!!

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half marathon training

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

i'm half-way thru my emoticon training. i'm doing this, and it's hard to believe! i lost 50 lbs in my 50th year; in my 51st year, i'll (hopefully!) run a emoticon
friday, i ran 6 miles...that's the furthest i've ever run in my entire life. it's not too late to change my life. emoticon

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CINDYLUUU 9/4/2012 11:38PM

    Our bodies are pretty amazing. Unlike other machines, the more you use them, the less they wear out. Keep up the great work!

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GINGERD03 9/4/2012 11:03PM

  emoticon So Awesome~! emoticon It's amazing how strong our bodies become & how much it can really do. Keep up the good work. You Rock! emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 8/29/2012 8:08PM

    I'm right there with you! I turn 50 in a few months! Half Marathon! Woo hoo! Show me how to do this! I appreciate your inspiration! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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    Congratulations and continued success. emoticon

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Thursday, August 16, 2012

it's been 3 days since the fire started in our county. 22,000 acres have burned, 60 homes are gone, lots of livestock lost. i've only heard of one injury so far, a firefighter sustained minor burns. it took 2 days to get the fire 25% contained. it will be a while before it's fully under control.
in the midst of the loss and devastation, the generosity of our community, and our state, has been overwhelming. there are two clothing banks fully stocked in the towns impacted by the fire. folks from the other side of the mountains are driving many miles to bring donations, help evacuate livestock, and are offering to come help with the aftermath. people have donated so much water and food to take care of the firefighters, they're asking us to stop. my tears are always ready to overflow, both at the staggering loss, and the overwhelming giving heart of all those who are pitching in...with donations, elbow grease (and lots of sweat!), money, food, encouragement, and anything they have to offer. it is heartbreaking and heartwarming.
the air quality is too bad for outdoor running, so that's hampering my half-marathon plan, but i'm hoping it will work out anyway. i'll do some indoor jogging in place..i know it's not the same, but it's my only option....i'd have to drive a very long way to find clean air, right now. my eating plan is faltering a bit....stress tends to make me eat less, but i'm hoping that, also, will work itself out. i know things shouldn't get in the way of exercise, but even more deeply, i believe things shouldn't get in the way of loving people. this crisis will pass, and i'll be back on track...if i lose some ground, it truly is worth it, because i know i will get there, eventually.
for my praying sparkfriends, our community appreciates your prayers....it's going to be a long road to recovery for a lot of families.

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EBURGITE 8/17/2012 12:43AM

    i'm in washington, 3girls. where are you from?
i'm so sorry, chic. hope you're on high, dry ground.
so true, ballou. thanks!
thanks, cathy. we'll make it through!

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COMPUCATHY 8/16/2012 6:46PM

    My prayers are with you and your community. It is amazing and heartwarming to hear of all the help you are getting. I love that. Stay safe. Be comforted. Hang in there. You're doing great. Take care. Thanks for your encouragement! Keep up the good work! Spark on! emoticon

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BALLOUZOO 8/16/2012 4:56PM

    I love it when communities comes together!

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CHICCHANTAL 8/16/2012 3:05PM

    sounds awful. Here in the UK we've had the other extreme, flash floods and drowning, this summer.

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3G1RLS4ME 8/16/2012 2:56PM

    R u in Idaho, Washington or ca?

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maintenance, schmaintenance!!!

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

on july 15, i posted a blog about maintenance, and how i was going to increase my calories and see what happened. it's been a very challenging time...convincing myself to eat MORE when i want to LOSE WEIGHT, but it's actually working. i've lost 2 lbs, which isn't a lot, but it proves to me i'm on the right track for my journey. i had my hubby hide the scale away until september, but i just needed to see what was happening, and i'm glad i did. i'll keep plugging along.....

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COMPUCATHY 8/11/2012 10:36PM

    Awesome! We are in the right place. Hope you are having a great weekend! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon

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EBURGITE 8/7/2012 1:01PM

    what's the most difficult, snevil...eating enough?

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SNEVIL1 8/7/2012 12:42PM

    that's one of the most difficult things for me to do

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