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Sometimes things don't workout the way you want... Pun intended.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Last night I was all cranked up to go to the base and get my "twofer" in. Yep, didn't happen. We got to Kingwood and the town Christmas parade was happening and they had no alternative routes marked to get around it. After trying a couple of side streets, we said heck with it, turned around and went to the grocery store.

Oh well, I still ran 4+ miles yesterday.

Its a rainy day today, but its warm. Unless its just absolutely pouring at lunch time, I will get out and run. I can't stand the thought of the dreadmill again. I told myself though, if the weather is really poopy at lunch and I decide to go to the gym after work, I will do the elliptical. I know I will complete an elliptical workout. I'm not sure if I will have the motivation in the evening to complete 3+ miles on the dreadmill. Blahhhh.

I got so much done last night. We went to the grocery store, so I put all the groceries away, folded all the laundry, packed my gym clothes, packed my breakfast and lunch, and prepared dinner for tonight. I am making the SP "Slow cooker pineapple chicken teriyaki". So this morning, I pulled the dish out of the fridge, dropped it in the crockpot, set it to low and I should have yumminess as soon as I walk through the door this evening! I felt very accomplished last night. AND, I still had time to do two crossword puzzles (USA Today and Washington Post), a couple of other word games, shower and enjoy some husby time! Whew, what a night. I was asleep by 10. :)

Have a great Tuesday!

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APPLEADAY2010 11/30/2010 9:26AM

    Sounds like you acheived lots last night! Sometimes we need a night away from the workout to do other things. Hope your run is good and I hope you have a lovely tea tonight. I must get a slow cooker! xx emoticon

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VEACHXCL 11/30/2010 9:03AM

    You've got to let us know how the chicken dish turns out.....sounds yummo!! Sounds like you had a great night......have fun on the dreadmill if it comes to that :) I hope for your sake it doesn't!!!!

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JOHNTJ1 11/30/2010 8:55AM

    Hope you get everything accomplished that you want to

The chicken dish sounds yummy

Have a good Tuesday

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Back to life, back to reality

Monday, November 29, 2010

I took a 2 day hiatus from everything to focus my time off on my husband. Saturday and Sunday were the first two days off that we've had together in months. It was wonderful.

I think I ate well, but I didn't exercise... and I didn't track. Clothes still fit and nothing jiggles more than it did before the weekend, so I guess I'm good to go right?? :)

I am in the process of planning the rest of this week. I need to get back into my routine, starting with my gateway to 8k run today at lunch. It was a balmy 17F this morning. I'm really hoping for a warm up before then. The sun is shining so hopefully it will be enough that my joints won't hurt while I'm running.

I am getting yet another head cold. Well, my body acts like I am. I am fighting it with vitamins, lots of water, etc.

Husby and I are planning to hit the pool this evening, but I'm thinking maybe a circuit training session at the gym then hot tub and aim for the pool wednesday night. :)

Have a beautiful Monday. :)

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/30/2010 4:23AM

    I hope that you and Husby will have a tremendous Tuesday !

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MONICASMS3 11/29/2010 4:48PM

    Happy Monday to you as well. Sounds like you done good!! LoL


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JOHNTJ1 11/29/2010 10:11AM

    Hope you have a great Monday also. glad you had a good holiday and hope you feel better

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Friday, November 26, 2010

I ran on the dreadmill today. I forgot how utterly boring it is.

I didn't know what speed to set it because I haven't run inside since last winter. In summary, I got it done. It was my last day of Gateway to 8k week 2.

I had no excuses to not get both workouts in today since the weights are in the same room as the treadmill and the pool is down the hall. I did a circuit. It felt really good.

Even though I really didn't stay on track as far as my food program goes, I am still 300 calories shy of my minimum. I need to eat something high cal and low fat... or maybe drink it. :) A glass of wine would be excellent right about now. I am at husby's office, though, so no alcohol. Tonight's his last night shift then we get two whole days off together. :) :) :)

I have been craving Terra Chips for the last week. I went to the local grocery store and they didn't have them. I am tempted to drive up to the grocery near husby's office. I know I would eat the whole bag. Oh well. It would be great if they had single serve bags. :)

Ok, I have a crossword waiting for me. Have a wonderful night!

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MCKATIE2 11/27/2010 7:23PM

    Hope your weekend is fabulous! emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/27/2010 3:10AM

    I hope that you will have a nice, safe weekend !

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JOHNTJ1 11/26/2010 7:59PM

    I know how you feel.

I have had an absolute craving for corn bread for close to a week. The good kind of corn bread in the skillet with about a thousand calories a slice.


Enjoy your crossword and your time off

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Pre-feast burn

Thursday, November 25, 2010

I decided to go on a long and slow run while the turkey was in the oven. Probably the slowest run I've done in months, but it was really nice to enjoy the beauty of where I live.

I put down another 4 miles today. I didn't really mean to go that far, but it was a nice day and I was in the state park so I wasn't worried about being shot.

My house smelled divine with the turkey and stuffing cooking in the oven and the potatoes on the stove... I can't wait to have stuffing! :)

Everyone have a beautiful, blessed day!

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APPLEADAY2010 11/26/2010 6:19AM

    Your run sounds lovely and to return to the turkey cooking - yum yum. Have a fantastic day - you deserve it xx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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PRAIRIECROCUS 11/26/2010 2:00AM

    Sounds like you spent a wonderful day !
I'm glad that you had such a great day, running !
Your turkey dinner sounds like it turned out very nicely !
Good for you !

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VEACHXCL 11/25/2010 8:45PM

    On Thanksgiving?!?! I think you deserve a huge pat on the back!! Great Work!! I can safely call myself Queen Lazy Bones for the day!! Hope your day was fantastic!!

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JOHNTJ1 11/25/2010 7:18PM

    Sometimes, those long slow runs are the very best. I had one Tuesday. I forgot my Garmin so there was no way to time myself or check my heart rate. I just ran for 2.5 miles and thoroughly enjoyed it.

Hope you had a great day and enjoyed the stuffing.

Much Love


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RANDOM00B 11/25/2010 2:19PM

    Congratulations! That's definitely one way to prepare for the big meal!

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

T-minus 5.5 hours until vacation officially begins. I so need this.

I have had stomach issues yesterday and today. I am a little apprehensive about running today... I don't know if my guts are up for it. I figure I'll go and I'll do my best. What's the worst that could happen? I guess I find out what the inside of the port-a-potty at the cemetary looks like.

I'm starting to feel better as the morning goes on. I'm still very tired, though. I woke up at 0300 this morning after a very realistic nightmare and couldn't get back to sleep. Needless to say, the bedroom is cleaned and vacuumed, including all the cobwebs and the blinds. Husby texted me this morning when he got home and said (in regards to the bedroom) "Oh my. Looks great. You are the BEST ever. I love you so much" and put the little smiley next to it. Makes it all worth it.

I'm supposed to do gateway to 8k today. I am going to do what I am able. If that is the whole workout, great. If not, I will be thankful for what I can do and not beat myself up over it. Janette, you WILL NOT beat yourself up. Janette, you WILL NOT beat yourself up. I need to remember this on the drive back from the cemetary.

Ok, back to work. Have a great day!

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JOHNTJ1 11/24/2010 8:13PM

    Hope you feel better soon, hope you have a good vacation and a good holiday

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2WHEELEDSHARON 11/24/2010 4:37PM

    Running anywhere is a huge accomplishment. You've come a long way, girl! You rock!

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APPLEADAY2010 11/24/2010 11:51AM

    Hope you have a great day and the run goes well. I bet you have a lovely sleep tonight too after being woke so early last night :-) I am just about to finish work and reminding myself that I am going to the gym. I will love it once I am there and it will make me smiley when I am in the steam room after it :-) xx emoticon

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