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Slow ride, take it easy...

Monday, October 18, 2010

My run was exactly that. Slow and easy yesterday. I did a trail run and with all the leaves down, it was hard to see the surface, so I had to slow down.

About 4 minutes into my run, I saw my good pal, Paula. She and I used to work together (we both got laid off on the same day) and we would walk together at lunch or go to the fitness room. We chatted for a little bit. She sounds and looks like she's doing great.

There were 2 big hills to tackle on Middle Ridge Trail then a nice long downhill to the intersection of Middle Ridge and Railroad Grade. I swung a right onto Railroad Grade and had a gradual climb and some rolling terrain. I made it to the end of Railroad Grade in a field just outside of the cabin area. I hung a left and up some more hills to the pavement and cabin area. Took another left (starting to sound like a nascar race, eh?) onto the pavement of the cabin area road to the 4 way intersection near the lodge. Turned left (you're surprised by this, right??) and had a strong downhill run to the finish.

I ran 13min/mile. It was such a beautiful day that I stopped and took pictures along the way. I'm sure that if I were running on flat pavement, my time would have been more in line with the rest of my runs, but I remind myself that Sunday is a long, slow day no matter what.

When I got home, I spent about an hour in the garden pulling plants and preparing it for winter. My sunflowers were like trying to dig trees up out of the ground. I had a ton of peppers and carrots left and a few green beans.

I have a 2.5 mile run programmed for today and hopefully a weight training session tonight before or after fire dept training. I really need to work my upper body since I haven't been getting in the amount of swimming I would like.

Have a great day!

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HVMBRU 10/19/2010 9:38AM

    Ah, to be young again and full of that vim and vigor and ABLE to do it!

Love those vegetable gardens. Right now, I'm going to plant some tulip bulbs.


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SHUTUPANDSMILE1 10/18/2010 9:53AM

    LOL!Yes you sounded like a NASCAR announcer. ;)

Fresh veggies eh?YUM!

Have a great day!

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long run day....

Sunday, October 17, 2010

I'm supposed to bust out a long, slow run today. 5 to 6 miles.

Its cold. I have to teach a class today. I have a million other excuses, including I'd rather play bridge with my granny. I am going to do it. I will turn the legs over today.

I ate okay yesterday. My calories were a little high, but still okay. I figure the hike burned off any of that! I guess the calorie thing on here doesn't take into account the amount of vertical we hiked yesterday.

I'm missing my husby terribly. How did I do it before (and soon to be again) where I don't see him for a week?? Its only been 2 days.

Have a good Sunday

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EMTFF376 10/17/2010 4:47PM

    hi folks. thanks for all the comments. got a 4 mile trail run in with 3 killer hills... hugs.

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TYRADU1983 10/17/2010 2:06PM

    I think the best motivation that someone can have is looking for the reward after... I always think before a run how GREAT it feels afterward and how much better my day will be. I look forward to the day I can run even a mile without stopping.. and I know I will grow from there.. keep it up.. remember where you started and you will appreciate where you are. After your run you will feel like you are on top of the world again! I am sorry about your hubby being away.. time will pass and he will be home again. I know it must be hard... try to look at the reward for that also... and maybe while he is gone do something that he will notice when he gets back.. maybe redecorating a room in your house.. it will keep you busy and also feel refreshing! take care.. :) Remember... God won't give you more than you can handle.. :)

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SHUTUPANDSMILE1 10/17/2010 11:58AM

    You can do it!You will feel better after. emoticon

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BILL60 10/17/2010 7:07AM

    Let's get out there and do the run. My long bike ride was yesterday and I did it. You can too.

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I don't know what to say... except WOW

Saturday, October 16, 2010

I don't have much to talk about except my friend, Julia.


She's down to her high school weight, size 4, and fit as a fiddle. She and I hiked 3 miles today up and down the ski slopes and got to chat about life. It was wonderful. I haven't had girl time in a long time.

Congrats Julia, you look great.

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PENNEYV 10/17/2010 8:00AM

    Glad it was a great day!

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Redemption menu and run

Friday, October 15, 2010

I need to redeem myself after yesterday. Holy cow. I tracked everything... Almost double the calories I normally eat in a day.

I have my redemption menu set. I have my redemption run planned. I believe the pool at the college is closed tonight, so I am going to bike instead this evening or lift at the station.

I know there will always be days like that, but I need to police myself a little closer next time. AND that next time is next saturday. Its homecoming and I'm doing all the alumni functions. I may just pack my meals and call it good.

The good news is, my stomach is killing me from eating garbage which will probably deter me from eating said garbage for a while. The flight schedule is getting shaken up again with the 145 being OOS so husby may be able to go to the homecoming game with me. I know he's not a football guy, but he seemed to enjoy himself last year.

I'm back on track this morning with my cup of coffee, jug of water and 300 calorie breakfast.

Have a great weekend everyone!

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SHUTUPANDSMILE1 10/15/2010 9:41AM

    Yeah, we all have mess ups.You are getting back on track so I wouldnt worry about it emoticon

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Game Day... again

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Today WVU plays South Florida. Our company is having a tailgate. The good news is we get to leave work at noon to caravan up to the stadium. The bad news is, I believe we are stopping for wings for lunch. Ugh.

With the screwy schedule today, I don't know when I'm going to get time to workout. I didn't swim last night because husby sprung a social event on me at the last minute. He doesn't ask me to do stuff like that very often and the family we went to see has known him since he was a kid and they all wanted to meet me. I felt obligated.

I think even though tonight is a bike night, I may go swim at the base. If that doesn't work out, maybe I'll go to the fitness center there and run on the treadmill. ARG! I am so used to my routine and when things get out of whack I get frustrated.

I really WANT to run today since I've been doing so well. I want to see what I have today. Maybe the rain and the screwy schedule is God's way of telling me I need a break from running.

Anyway, dodge those raindrops and have a great Thursday!


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