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We All Could Use A Giggle #1

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

  
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JADERUNNING 2/5/2010 3:36PM

    This made me laugh - I am going to share it with my friends! Thank you

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JOYSONG50 2/2/2010 1:28PM

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NGCHILD 2/2/2010 11:46AM

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BAILEYS7OF9 2/2/2010 11:19AM

    Very cute!

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TINKTRIP87 2/2/2010 11:08AM

    That did make me giggle. I totally understand the sentiment too. I like to plan to go out but then something tells me no.
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QUINDAP 2/2/2010 11:07AM

    This is all to true. Thanksfor the laugh

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ANCHORS4MG 2/2/2010 11:01AM

    I know those mornings all too well! Thanks for sharing!

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LILYGIRL44 2/2/2010 11:01AM

  Love it! Nice way to start the day...Thanks!!! Have a wonderful, healthy day!

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THEQUEENBEE333 2/2/2010 11:00AM

    TOO FUNNY - THANKS FOR SHARING!

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Training - Mile 8.8

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Today will go down in history for a lot of folks down south as another day of cold/snow/ice. While here in Cincinnati there wasn't any snow that I saw and thankfully the only ice was in patches along the streets, but wow did we have the cold. It was the type of cold that made you second guess if you should venture out for an 8.8 mile run or run of any mile for that matter. Thankfully I was able to overcome that hurdle and made history for myself because I've never completed an 8.8 mile run before.

A bit of change for me: This time I wore a lighter pair of gloves then my usual thick, Thinsulate, gloves. They were working too well (my hands would be sweating inside-I did have them in tow in case). At first I thought I was going to need those gloves but around mile 3 or 4 I took noticed that my hands were warm! So with timer in hand set at 5:00 minutes (4 run/1 walk) I completed the run. What was interesting was I passed those who ran the whole time. One runner's comment sounds like she may join in the walk run pace. It does work and keeps you from getting that embarrassing fatigue.

Next Saturday's run is another up week between 10-11 miles. I may try 3:50 min run/1 min walk to see how I do with going an extra 2 miles.

  
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JOYSONG50 2/1/2010 11:47AM

    And the great inspiration continues!
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 2/1/2010 12:31AM

    This is great info for when I get to your stage one day. I've heard intervals really DO work and I know they do work when I walk.

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JADERUNNING 1/31/2010 6:53AM

    Congrats on your longest run! Its hard to get out there when it is bitter cold- so good for you for getting out and getting the job done! It is a great feeling, isnt it! emoticon

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CICCISR 1/30/2010 6:07PM

    Great Job!!! I hope to get there one day! Way to go! I am so proud of you.

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MGAYLE 1/30/2010 5:11PM

    Keep up the great work!

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Training Update - January 27

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I never cease to have things to blog about of a run with the marathon group. Last night our focus what hills. Running the Flying Pig Marathon, you'll encounter a number of Cincinnati's hills. It was a challenging run and I do have a bit of soreness, though nothing major. Well two interesting things happened. One was I participated in the Clothing Clinic just before our run and got an answer right. The prize was a pair of running socks!

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The other cheery/scary. Our run took us to a loop which went up and then down and our plan was to do the loops 4 or 5 times. The area featured beautiful million dollar homes and wow were they huge! One home we called 'City Hall' is was so big.
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Well a problem I noticed was the lack of street lights. It was dark as we ran. We had just finished our up hill and were going hill when the coach yelled out "Car Up" this lets runners know a car is coming. As my attention when towards the approaching car on my right, I all of sudden hear really fast steps coming at me from the left. I barely turned when flying past me went a deer about 2 feet in front of me. I screamed out loud calling on the Lord! It scared me. After a while I calmed down, but each time we got back to that area I gave some extra looks to see if anything else would come.

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Running is interesting.

  
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CAROLFAITHWALKR 1/29/2010 5:57AM

    Wow I've had deer almost run into my car, but, never almost run into ME! I bet that WAS scary!!!

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JOYSONG50 1/28/2010 10:42AM

    emoticon on winning the socks.
emoticon It was scary just reading about your close call with a deer. Thank God you didn't get hurt by neither car nor deer. In the interest of people's safety, something really needs to be done about those dark streets in that area.
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Your Opinion - Part 2 (Thank You!!)

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

All! Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on my question about the stepper. I have resolved that I will NOT make a homemade stepper with stone. You all are right, there is too much risk for injuries.

I did get back on Ebay and found some auctions that I'm now watching. Target and Walmart both have a stepper(s) that I'm interested in so I'm keeping those options open too.

Either way I'm okay for now (I have to remind myself) with all the other DVDs I have, I have plenty of new moves to learn and I strengthen and tone!

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LETSGETIT353030 1/27/2010 10:15AM

    I'm glad you found you answer. I'm not an aerobics girl so I couldn't help emoticon. Don't you just love spark people? emoticon. Good luck and keep it going!!

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JOYSONG50 1/26/2010 10:55AM

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Your Opinion Please?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Okay I've been thinking about the stepper issue I have. The issue...either I can't find one or the one I found was too low and didn't adjust high enough to make the exercise effective.

So I was thinking of purchasing a stone block from Lowe's or Home Depot and placing it over a mat and that would be my stepper. What do you think? Oh and I did check out eBay, but nothing catches my eye there.

  
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JOYSONG50 1/26/2010 9:02AM

    If you settle for buying a stone block, please be careful. All steppers usually have skid-resistance rubber attached on each corner for your safety. I know Target carry steppers. Are there any Modell's (sporting goods store) in your location? They usually carry some pretty good sporting equipment.


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CAROLFAITHWALKR 1/26/2010 2:46AM

    I'd try them out at the stores before you buy; check at least 3 dif ones, then look up the reviews and prices of ea brand name on Amazon etc. Do you have stairs? If so you can use those instead. It's worth the $ to buy one instead of make one, in my opinion. I tried an eliptical at Sports Authority, and with no tension at all it made me click my knees. Try them out first. Get the one that is modular with 3-5 dif levels. Then you can change them up as you wish.

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PID617 1/25/2010 8:10PM

    How stable would that be? Don't like the sound of that at all. Have you tried looking on Amazon? I just saw some there. Be safe.

Pamela

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JADERUNNING 1/25/2010 8:08PM

    Have you tried looking at Target or Walmart - the Firm has a great step that I have been using for quite awhile.

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SWEET_DREAMS 1/25/2010 7:24PM

    If you're only using it to actually step on I don't see a problem. Just make sure it's big enough to accomodate your foot/feet placement. You wouldn't want to slip off and scrape yourself.. ewwww, that could get ugly.

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SASSYTHING52 1/25/2010 7:15PM

    ok i dont know where u located but if you dont care go thrift stores alot people at 1st year throw out old to get new ..im not sure what u asking but the one you talking about making should work....

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1THING 1/25/2010 7:13PM

    Sorry, I do not know much about them. Mine was donated and has several levels. It is located outside in another location so I cannot tell you the name of it.

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