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New Sneakers...New Hope!

Sunday, August 09, 2009

I hope to run my first 5k with these Nikes! If not, they're at least gonna do overtime helping me move my butt down to my goal range. I've only been using them for a few days now but so far so good. Nike Dart VI. Thanks Mallory for the help!

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DEBSZOO74 8/10/2009 1:26AM

    Cute shoes! Good luck with the 5K! You CAN do it!!!! emoticon

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TANYAHDG 8/10/2009 1:06AM

    Good luck with the sneaks. Its about time for me to invest in a new pair. I never really used them for exercise until I joined SP. Don't think I ever wore the tread off before!

Keep It Movin'

Tanya emoticon

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MEYLOSE 8/10/2009 12:03AM

    I just purchased a new pair of sneakers too, mine got drenched at Kings Dominion. Sometimes we just need fresh feet to feel better.

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When will I learn...or rather, when will I apply that learnin'?

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Wow, back at the desktop staring at a bunch of logs and scriblings... Do I dare enter all the food I've eaten and all the workouts over the last 2 to 3 weeks? Points are nice but this is gonna take time. Time that would probably be better spent working out.

The price for success is discipline. The older I get the price on that tag never changes. When I came across the Japanese term "Kaizen" recently it was nice to know that a whole philosophy existed around what I've felt for a long time: a good life, business, relationship is made better with continual incremental improvements. It truly is the little things that add up over time to make something wonderful. So while I'd rather be doing a lot of other things I'm going to start entering this data. I can hear my future thanking me already. emoticon

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KATANA_X 8/9/2009 3:52AM

    I'll be looking up this "Kaizen" of which you speak, because I am a nerd and I like to learn, thankyouverymuch. ;)

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KATANNAH 8/8/2009 9:38AM

    I hear you! I was just thinking about this last night when I left my log half undone because I was so tired I just needed to go to bed RIGHT THEN. It does require a type of discipline to which I haven't held myself accountable in my personal life.

Reading this post reassures me because it says I'm not alone in my struggle--and in my commitment. I will make a pinky promise with you not to give up.


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War Starts...

Thursday, July 23, 2009

with W. - Ali G


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KATANA_X 8/9/2009 3:50AM

    Hahahaha I'm not sure how I missed this one last time I stopped by your blog, but I LOVE IT!

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CHOCMOM 7/23/2009 8:03PM

  emoticon and so does "Willpower"!!

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Be careful in strange lands...

Monday, July 20, 2009

I used to watch Survivorman. Not sure if I will anymore.

Yesterday I visited a local state park because they offered several mountain bike trails of varying difficulty. After riding several miles to the park I then proceeded to meander through the more touristy parts and the lake. With the sun quickly setting I decided I better get going to the trails. Once I got in the trails, I didn't pay much attention to the
thick brush and many tall trees. I went on several trails, some I had no business being on, but it was fun, challenging and I survived.

Ok, now how do I get out of here? The trails had taken me deeper into the maze of trails towards the center of the park and light was fading fast, more so with the trees blocking what little there was. Another sign that I should have noticed: no other riders...NONE! The forest started coming to life and the trails were getting harder to see. At one point had to use my cell phone as flashlight just to see the trail map I was lucky enough to grab earlier. Honestly, if there weren't some well placed signs, and there weren't many, or I didn't have that map or my phone or didn't keep my cool I really don't know if I'd be here typing this. Things could've easily gone further south than they already had. Basically had to hike it out with the bike because the paths were rooty, uneven and now unseeable at speed. And I knew if I added an injury to the mix, things could get really ugly. It took about an hour but I eventually made it back to the trail head. It was beyond twilight but I was overjoyed. Never been so happy to see car headlights or the big dipper.

Back to Les Stroud and Survivorman. I used to think putting yourself in those situations was somewhat exciting. If you love adrenaline and that unique emotional smorgasbord, it is. What happened to me was trying to do too much too late in the day with little forethought for my safety. The fact that he does this repeatedly makes me wonder. Guys and gals, be careful out there.

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KATANA_X 8/9/2009 3:53AM

    Wow, this sounds remarkably familiar. My SO and I were recently very, very lost in a state park, and had to be rescued by a K-9 unit. I had a lot more fun than I should probably admit.

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NEVERFORGET911 7/20/2009 3:27PM

    Don't know if it's true, but I heard that Survivorman goes off to a hotel if it gets too hot to handle.

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MONIQUE138 7/20/2009 3:16PM

    Wow Thanks for the heads up. That sounded pretty scary. I am glad you made it out safely. emoticon

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Today is Bastille what?

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Today in 1789 the French stormed the Bastille, a fortress/prison, kicking off the French Revolution. Things must've been pretty bad for the people to take on the army in such a fortified position. I believe this feeling is what brought many vs here: fed up of being sick and tired. Some will say anger is one letter away from danger. Used properly, I think it can be a great motivation for change.

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KATANA_X 7/15/2009 9:29AM

    Yes! An excuse for my rage! Unfortunately, one of the top sources of my rage is the unaccountable success of one Ms. Brooke Shields. That's not particularly motivational. That broad'll promote any product under the sun. I mean, really. Come on, Brooke.

Let's overthrow the government! I mean...uh...get healthy! Go team USA!

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CHBADILLO 7/14/2009 11:21AM

    That was deep...

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