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Friday, June 24, 2011

I'm going camping which is my favorite thing in the world! Yes, I am saying that sarcastically, but I'm sure will change tunes once I get there.
I'm just a little bummed about my stickers. WHAT ABOUT MY STICKERS????


Until then I would like to leave you with some weekend thoughts:

1. Drink plenty of water


but not toooooo much water!!


2. Help others out this weekend.

3. Find your motivation and go for it!!


4. Eat your fruits and veggies!!


and lastly,

Have a fantabulous weekend!!


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ENDUROVET 6/27/2011 8:58AM

    Yep I had my own lil' camping trip last weekend - gotta write my post!
Hope you have a great time!

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LAURIE9404 6/24/2011 11:06PM

    LOL! Love it! emoticon

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PASTORRICK2 6/24/2011 5:33PM

    WOW. A fitness center with an escalator?????
Have a good time. Oh, this is Rickeffel. Somehow my husband's page and mine get confused. Don't know how to fix it except to tell the techs here at Spark.

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 6/24/2011 4:33PM

    I just have to say that I am still ROLLING emoticon over the picture of Richard....I don't think that I will ever look at sweating to the oldies the same again!

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CAMROLA 6/24/2011 1:29PM

    LOVE IT! Have a blast--your tune will change, for sure. Enjoy roughing it for a few days.


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NELLIEC 6/24/2011 1:25PM

    I like the cartoon about hiding the remote! I think a lot of guys need that kind of exercise!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 6/24/2011 12:18PM

    OH my goodness I want to go camping! I think that I need to fly out just to go camping. Enjoy it for me and just keep track so you can get stickers when you get home.

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Kickin butt for a cookie

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I SAID I was going to run while my daughter was at marching band today. As caffienne hadn't fueled the brain yet at that time Irealized as I was driving her that I was in nice capris and a shirt. Not running material. Noooo problem, as long as I get in a morning run before the heat right?


It was about 9:30 when I got out the door and I was super pleased with myself. I was listening to Suz's podcast for Week 2 of C25 (very good by the way) and Kate Perry's "Fireworks" was filling my mind when something plagued me, like a little naggin voice.


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It was really really REALLY warm outside at 9:30. I kept going and by the 4th 90 second interval of running I was feeling it. My legs began to accumulate lead in them but I kept pushing. My body kept trying to anchor towards shade while my mind kept trying to figure out why there were none. By the time the sixth 90 second interval of running came around I was feeling slightly nauseated but kept pushing on. At this point my mouth was dry and I was wishing there was a way to fit a water bottle in my bra.

When I got home after 30 minutes I looked at the temp in the car. 98 degrees.....at 10am. Are you for freaking real??

turns out it's going to be 106 today...I hate being broke...otherwise there would be a doughboy sitting on the back patio with my happy arse floatin in it.

I went and picked up my daughter and treated the girls to McD's Strawberry Lemonaide. I didn't get one. Not my bag baby.

This left me with one other frog to eat. My Slim in 6 Burn it Up. Oh yea. the hour long torture of every exercise I've ever hated in life. . . . the squats, the lunges, the situps, push-ups, the leg lifts...UGH the leg lifts! I know tho....I WILL complete this round of Burn it. I will complete the six weeks!! Just to say "I did that". So, I stole the tele from the girls and made a deal with myself.

Finish this today and you can have a cookie.

Don't judge me. It's a good cookie. (40 calories)

Finish this week and try Hip Hop Abs on Sat for a variety.

That actually sounds appealing.

So I did

and there are two more stickers on my calendar (one for running, one for Burn it)

and.... I had a cookie.

It was a damn good cookie :o)

courtesy of my daughter

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LESLIE_2B_LESS 6/24/2011 12:07AM

    emoticon job! You are really committed! Please be careful running in that heat!

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 6/23/2011 7:41PM

    Girl I can totally hear and see you saying "It was a damn good cookie" LOL really your voice just came ringing in my ear! I really think that you need to send me the Slim in 6...I'll trade you for Zumba...oh wait I would have to watch you do Zumba for the laughs...."giggly butt" emoticon

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 6/23/2011 2:38PM

    AWESOME!!! You earned that awesome cookie!!!

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MAGIK0731 6/23/2011 2:35PM

    No judgement here!!!

Stick to your plan and as long as you stick with having just 1 cookie, you will be fine.

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AMYMOHIO 6/23/2011 9:36AM

    I wouldn't even judge you if it were a "bad" cookie! You did what you had to do!!!

You got those feet wide on that band too... emoticon

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RICKEFFEL 6/23/2011 9:29AM

    Great job! You are sooo brave.
I probably would've wimpped out in the heat. I don't do well in the heat at all. Gives me a migraine if I get too hot exercising, or cutting grass.

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MJLUVSANIMALS 6/22/2011 7:16PM

    Make a batch of healthy cookies for treats for yourself and kids. Then that cookie will be worth your while, after a good work out, you may even be able to have two!! It is pretty hard for me to eat just one. So I commend you on that. MJ

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TRIGFROST 6/22/2011 6:53PM

    Cookies taste great...bad for the hips...I know this personally...

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ENDUROVET 6/22/2011 6:16PM

    Ha ha - just like last weekend, when folks were trying to wimp out & say it was too hot to RIDE - I say it's NEVER too hot as long as you keep hydrated!

I bought myself a nice Fuel Belt for my last half; it carries 32 oz of fluids. Or maybe I'll train one of my burros to trot along w/a keg of margaritas ;-)

But seriously, great job!

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TWNOMWE 6/22/2011 2:54PM

    I should be jealous of the hot weather but I will bite my tounge because that is too hot even for me. But way to go on your run!! emoticon
You certainly deserved that cookie for finishing BIU. RIU is short enough and I like the ab routine there than the short one on the BIU. Since it is cool here (more like end of November (I think our high temp is only 15 degree C), I had a good one hour walk at lunch break and I just got a call from my daughter to go walk with her after work (30 min), then I will be ready for the RIU.
Your cookie has 3 less calories than mine. (Lifestyle shortcake cookies, they claim it has no sugar but they taste great). I will stay away from it for today.
I really want to reach the goal of losing 5% of my weight this spring challenge. I am 3 lb short of the goal.
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RED_WRITINGHOOD 6/22/2011 9:23AM

    I know it has been so hot lately! It rained here so it cooled things down but it is supposed to creep back up to 100. I try to walk around 7:30 am hoping it will still be cool. Great job girl!!

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BAKER1009 6/22/2011 8:22AM

    Holy crap, that is hot. It was 92 here yesterday and I thought I was going to collapse in the thick humidity! Go you!!
BTW, you're looking really good!!

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LAURIE9404 6/21/2011 9:16PM

    A 40 calorie cookie is a very good treat especially after your day of working out. I am getting up before work to get my workout in to avoid the heat as well. I'm up around 5am and it's always over 70 in my apartment. How's the Slim in 6? That workout always looked good. And after having gone to a concert this weekend and had to use a porta-potty, I'm never going to say squats are the enemy again!

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YOURJONES 6/21/2011 7:29PM

    Wow! Good for you for making it through your morning run in that heat! I'm going to head out aroune 7:30 tonight and it'll be around 96 degrees. WTF?!? I'm going to give it my best and git it done! I'm hoping the forecast is off and it'll be cooler. LOL!
I've been scouring the internet for a good weight training plan I can do at the gym too. Gotta get rid of this blubber! Seriously! I haven't made any progress since the holidays. I'll lose 2-3, gain 2-3. Ridiculous I say!

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Domestic Goddess Duties and all....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

and I huffed and I puffed and I blew myself right down!

Hubs took the day off today and normally I would use this as an excuse not to work out. I don't know why that didn't happen today. Is it my motivation to do better? Is it because I want this so badly? Is it because I'm crazy? eh, maybe all of the above. I told him that just because it was his day off that I had to allocate an hour of the day to workout...somehow sometime.


Sooo, while hubby relaxed his day off I got up and drank my coffee, checked Spark, did 4 loads of laundry, 2 loads of dishes, vacuumed the floors, let the bird out (damn bird), cleaned the fridge, washed 3 cars (with help), put the laundry away, got dinner stuff made, decided and made oatmeal cocoa no bake drops and wa-la...it was seven pm


By now, here it was 90 degrees in the house and I knew I wasn't going to run..I didn't fret it. I ate my dinner, did more dishes and downloaded some new podcast to my iPod for my run tomorrow. I have to take my daughter to her new High School 7am tomorrow for band practice and while she does that I will run (with my new bootielicious music!!)

But, as for today...yup

Hubby went to bed around 9 after I kicked his bootie on Wii bowling and I claimed the tele for an hour.

I burned it up.

emoticon I, for some reason, didn't use my iPod for music and worried that come 30 minutes into it I was going to be panting and gasping and needing a ten minute break. Although I worked up a sweat (90 degrees perhaps?) I didn't push so hard I burnt OUT. It was a good "relaxing" workout if that makes sense? So, although my cardio says 600 for calories, I'm guessing it was a 400 burn. It was one of the fastest hours yet. I don't know if it was because there was no music, or if because I was getting used to it, or because I did this at night...it just felt nice. Kind of like the run the other day....Maybe it's because once again, it was just my hour. My hour with my own thoughts and my own body pushing..., It's a sticker...and my smiley is on my Monday!!

okay, so it's 20 minutes to midnight and I'm not sure, but I know I'm tired, which means my blog is probabaly more of a ramble and that's okay...cuz ya know what?

I gots 3 points.


Goodnight and see ya in Sparkville :o)

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TRIGFROST 6/23/2011 7:24PM

    What a Busy Day for You...Sleep Tight...

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TWNOMWE 6/22/2011 3:04PM

    You need extra hours in your day!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LUVYA04 6/22/2011 8:28AM

    Love it, I have 4 kids and the laundry pile never seems to go away. not to mention the dishes, I tred having my 15 yr. DD do them but the cleanlyness was not up to everyday standards emoticon So opted to wash all the floors and clean the bathroom in exchange for me to do the dishes emoticon
That is Great that you have been keeping up the exercise Yes we do need ME time.

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BRATS4 6/21/2011 7:57PM

    busy,busy,busy.and they say we do nothing.they don't know why we are tried all the time.

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ELLEYKAT 6/21/2011 1:45PM

    WOW. Wanna come be MY wifely domestic goddess? I have a pile of dishes a mile high that I keep eyeing with distaste, and the laundry pile is even higher. =P

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ATINYDANCER 6/21/2011 12:16PM

    Wow...I want to clean my house after reading this and burn 600 (or 400) calories! You go girl! emoticon

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 6/21/2011 10:05AM

    I think you got plenty of cardio in with all your domestic goddess duties you accomplished yesterday. If you're feeling the need to continue the streak, you can always stop by my place next!

Awesome job on the run as well, sounds like things are running smoothly for you. I hope you have a wonderful rest of your week.

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 6/21/2011 9:27AM

    Can you come over and kick housewife butt at my house? LOL I sure do miss our "clean the house Tom is coming home" times. hehehe Boy them were the days! I'm glad that you are finding the time you need to take for YOU...you always worry about everyone else and save you for last. (the sign of a good wife and mother) But I have learned that our ME time is just as needed and to hear you are getting that makes me smile! emoticon

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NOILEDNWAD 6/21/2011 9:05AM

    lol, I love your blog. You should always blog at midnight because it makes me smile :) I think you need to come over to my house now, I have all those same chores you can do all over again if you want to. emoticon

I get the same feeling during my workout hour. Although sometimes my 4 year old insists on running part of it with me. lol Movement feels too good!

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BAKER1009 6/21/2011 7:44AM

    emoticon That sounds like one busy day. I have ya on the 4 loads of laundry, but that's about it, other than cooking dinner, which wasn't much of a chore.
Great job on pushing through. And if you're kicking butt for an hour and having no problems pushing through, well that just shows that your endurance is up and that's awesome!!
Keep up the great work girl!

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well fudge and macaroni

Sunday, June 19, 2011

I was so proud of myself on Friday. I sweated...and when I say I sweat it was the kind you feel trickling down your back. Take the hearing aids out so you don't shock yourself sweat.


I drank my water ... up to 14 cups I believe. Not because of any other reason than I was thirsty.

I decided to run the Week 2 of C25. It incorporated six 90 runs and let me tell you; in the heat of the day those extra 30 seconds mean a lot more than one might think!! The hardest part however, still wasn't the run but the music on Robert Ullrey's podcast as it didn't do it for me on week 2. I think I'm going to download another podcast...Susie or Cathy or something. The music is a little more hiphop than I like, but I like it better than what I was listening to.

After the run I immediately tried to do the Burn it Up...BIG mistake. I now know one must cool the body off before going back to back. I THOUGHT it would have been like "my muscles are warmed up so let's do this" but reality was that I was sooo dehydrated from the run in 90 degree weather that every thirty seconds I was downing water; making it impossible to workout.

I did do 30 minutes of it.

And that made 2 more stickers on my wall.


Now, what GETS me is in the A.M. when I "oomph" my way out of bed and waddle to the poddy and strip my clothes to get on the scale. I step up and kind of wobble awaiting at least an 184 or lower since my last chance workout proved so productive.

"please wait" Says the scale

I wait

"okay, please step on the scale"

I hobble on before I realize my shirt is still on. frantically I pull it off.

"your weight is 185.5"


What? That can't be right. I step off and begin the whole "please wait" procedure again and step back up on it.

"your weight is 186"


I step off and put on my makeup, shirt and sulk.... How can this be? How can I gain weight so flippin fast and after bustin and bustin does it just linger like smog in the hills?

no...back on it again...

"your weight is 186.4"




huh....guess I will take the 185.8.


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RICKEFFEL 6/22/2011 6:05PM

    Betcha lose 3 pounds in the next few days if you hang in there.

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JUSFOLK 6/21/2011 9:53PM

    I hate it when that happens, too!
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ELLEYKAT 6/21/2011 1:48PM

    Stupid scale. Let's smash it with a hammer!

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RUNNINGAL425 6/20/2011 3:03PM

    Well, if you would quit eating Little Debbies in between steps on the scale, it might not go up! Just kidding....that same thing happens to me too at times! I hate my scale it fluctuates so much!

Keep your chin up!

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PEGTIGER 6/20/2011 12:50PM

    You're woman and your roaring, forget the scales being stubborn this week. It'll happen because you are doing a great job. I reran week 1 today. I'd like my left leg shin splint to get better before moving on.

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 6/20/2011 10:47AM

    Honey you tell me ALL the time not to let the scale win....You are doing things right and it could have been many things that made it tell you what it did. Personally I am not going anywere near mine this week as my "Tom" is here and I'm feeling it BIG time! Keep doing what you are doing and you will see it move down.....don't give up!

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TRIGFROST 6/19/2011 10:45PM

    Love the Smiles....I use a Barbie Cut out doll and put it on card paper and draw stars to step on each time I lose a pound...one step closer to the goal...but I do understand the Scale, it can not stay on the same number at any one time....I get so mad sometimes i just don't weight my self but maybe once a month...

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JRBASKIND 6/19/2011 1:08PM

    Did you take your measurements when you started the program? If so, take them again and you will probably have something to celebrate!
Keep up the awesome work!


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BRATS4 6/19/2011 12:28PM

    ain't it madding

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CAMROLA 6/19/2011 11:55AM

    I agree with Dolphinfan, don't weight yourself everyday. Especially as women, we fluctuate a LOT, from day to day even hour to hour. Pick one day, or maybe two a week, to weigh in regularly, and look at other areas for progress--you totally rocked it!!!

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BAKER1009 6/19/2011 8:16AM

    You're so funny!
Don't worry about the stupid scale. That sounds like an awesome workout. Keep up the great work. The results come in many ways, and that's not always reflected on the scale.


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SNUZSUZ 6/19/2011 3:26AM

    I would ignore the scale for awhile! Muscle does weigh more than fat! All that exercise, the weight will come off! Youa re doing great:)

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Sticker or No Sticker?

Friday, June 17, 2011

I went for a run yesterday. So determined to finish what I start I am that I began Week one of the C25 program again. I think I'm getting stronger!! I did the runs with ease and didn't lose my breath.

It was funny because my initial excuse NOT to run was simply "I don't know where to run and I don't want to encounter snakes" But, I really wanted to move as I don't want to self sabbatoge myself again so I just opened the door and ran. No where in particular and I don't even remember thinking, just more like enjoying the alone time.

It was a necessary alone time.

This summer so far has been a hustle and bustle of activity. I love it...I really do. It entails me taking the middle one to dance class, rehearsals, sewing a dress for her recital, then taking her to marching band,....meanwhile taking the youngest to cheer four times a week or to a friends or "Mom can you take us swimming" etc etc. On top of that of course is the "sh*te, what's for dinner?" and "how was your day?" LOL

so yes, 30 minutes of iPod in ear was all about me.

The daughter's dance studio offers Barre 8 fitness classes. I haven't gone yet mainly for fear of not hearing without my hearing aids. I'm going to email the teacher tonight rather that just not go...but it turns out my cheer daughters offered a Beachbody workout for parents. I was nervous to be around a group of mothers doing the P90 but what the heck right? I not only did it, but I never took a break!! I really AM getting stronger!! A couple of the other mothers commented how I never took a break and just kept right on going...I thought I was lost on some of it (those lunges again) but it seems I was keeping up pretty well. I did get a little "bored" in the middle but only because the "instructor" had the lights lowered and I had no hearing aids in. It was really like being in my own living room working out only I was careful not to fart.


The workout itself was only 35 minutes and it seemed to me like a basic "how to" more than an intense workout. I did work up a sweat but it led me to thinking....do I count this as a sticker for my workout? Or should I do my burn it Up for 50 minutes as usual today? I probably will...I like doing it in my home...I don't wear shoes so my feet don't try to come out of my them sideways (anyone else have that problem???) I spend more time on my workouts kicking my feet back towards the "inners" of my shoes than I do working out...like the fabric of my shoes don't hold in my feet to the soles. My feet just slip and slide around inside my shoes more than one does slide lunges.

and should I continue with week one tomorrow on C25? hmmm probably should bump it up to week 2...after all, I do need to stay focused on finishing and WHY I quit in the 1st place...

ok, so the pulled pork is in the crock pot, there's laundry in the dryer, hubby's already in bed. Guess it's time for one more hour....or at least 30 minutes before I get my sticker.

I love my stickers.

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BRATS4 6/18/2011 8:36PM

    you're doing super.fart and all

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PEGTIGER 6/18/2011 6:37PM

    LOL, loved the not fart since you weren't alone in the living room. That is definitely the best part of alone in the living room!
You are doing great. I'd love to hear more about your stickers and the 50 min. burn.
I to am doing the C25K. I am repeating week 1. I have a shin splint in the left leg and my asthma makes it very hard to get air into my lungs. Good luck on week 2.

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 6/17/2011 6:25PM

    I love stickers too! Sounds like you are doing great.

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NELLIEC 6/17/2011 1:28PM

    Sounds like you are doing really well with the exercise! emoticon

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MADDEELOU 6/17/2011 1:01PM

    So funny! Good luck with the C25K. You can do it!

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ELLEYKAT 6/17/2011 12:54PM

    "It was really like being in my own living room working out only I was careful not to fart. "

LITERALLY laughing out loud right now!!! You're so funny! =)

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KIM_POSSIBLE77 6/17/2011 10:02AM

    Girl you ROCKED it! I'm so proud of you for getting out there and getting that run in. Isn't it the best 30 mins! Terry doesn't understand why I like to walk to the El terminal. I don't have the heart to tell him I like my iPod over the stupid sports radio that he has on in the car every morning if we carpool. LOL
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ATINYDANCER 6/17/2011 2:08AM

    Yay Stickers and clean laundry and hubbies and crock pots! emoticon

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