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Olympics schedule - find a new fun sport to try

Friday, July 27, 2012

I thought I'd provide this link for those who did not know how easy it is to follow any olympic event live from your computer. My hope is that many people will watch a sport that they never considered to try and find something they will love, because watching athletes on TV can never be as much fun as being an athlete (even at a much more basic level). I'm going to follow a few sports during these Olympics that I always liked but did not try recently: table tennis, trampolin, some track and field, some parts of equestrian events, archery, diving, field hockey, synchronized swimming and the men's and women's marathon.


You can click on any time slot and events and get more details. By selecting a sport grom the menu on top you can also watch videos and photos about the event from the past.

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TAMPATINK67 7/27/2012 6:40PM

    Great link - thanks!

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    I found this link last night! Can't wait!

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MCJULIEO 7/27/2012 9:56AM

    Perfect timing! Thank you so much!

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PATTYCAKE17 7/27/2012 9:06AM

    emoticon emoticoni LOVE THIS. GREAT OF YOU to share. I'm going to enjoy, big time!! emoticon

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EGALITAIRE 7/27/2012 8:07AM

    Thanks Birgit,

I usually watch on TV but have disconnected the cable this summer as a test.

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Q8PRINCESS 7/27/2012 6:59AM

    Looking forward to watching the olympics. One year we had a raw feed from the games, saw lots of horse events I never even knew existed

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JSTETSER 7/27/2012 6:34AM

    Great idea Hound lover! Thanks for posting!

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Strength Training

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

My legs are still recovering from my long run yesterday so today my upper body and abs got a workout. My goal is still to be able to do real pushups, hopefully the first one on my next birthday at the end of August. emoticon
Increasing my upper body and core strength should also make swimming, ice skating and horseback riding easier. My goal is mostly functional fitness, not so much an increase in muscle size.
Tomorrow we will get a delivery of 2 1/2 tons of hay in 60-70 lbs bales so I will end up doing another strength workout tomorrow as well.
I hope to get a run in in the morning.

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/25/2012 7:57PM


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ARLENE_MOVES 7/25/2012 6:07PM

    I used to date a guy that owned a farm and as he was so busy working that the only way I got to see him was to work along side. Haying, slopping manure, feeding animals --- man, am I glad I didn't marry him!!!

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TAMPATINK67 7/25/2012 10:13AM

    Ah, moving the hay into the barn storage attic - such great memories!

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PATTYCAKE17 7/25/2012 9:27AM

    emoticonYou are amazing! emoticon

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EGALITAIRE 7/25/2012 9:16AM

    Haying time used to be one of my favourite times and activities - I know, some think it is a mental illness - what is their to like about the heat, the dust and the sore muscles?

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MYLADY4 7/25/2012 8:51AM

    Have fun moving those bales, you will be feeling it and it is a great workout. Don't miss that as we get round bales.

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JSTETSER 7/25/2012 6:20AM

    Houndlove, living on a farm must be an arobic/strength training experience each and every day!
Keep up the strength training!

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Q8PRINCESS 7/25/2012 1:43AM

    Love love love strength training. It just makes you feel so good.

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BYEPOUNDS 7/25/2012 1:11AM

Best to you!

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8 mile long run

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Yesterday's long run was fairly routine. It was a cool day and the temperature in the middle of the day was only in the low 70's.
I went on a bike trail, little elevation, smooth asphalt surface, light wind, running at an easy pace.
Total running time was 1:50.40, average pace 4.3 mph, average pulse 132
The half-marathon is coming closer and I still need to get faster, do a lot more hill work and do a lot more trail running. I have no clue if my body can be ready in 6 weeks but I'll try. If I can be much more consistent in staying low-carb and avoid eating too much fresh fruit it will be a lot easier so my body can stay in ketosis.
This morning I added cream instead of half-and half to my coffee. After my workout I'll have scrambled eggs with some greens in them.

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PATTYCAKE17 7/24/2012 6:42PM

    Please be very careful. Last time I spent time in ketosis years ago, I had hormonal problems and gave up an ovary. Can you manage with a balanced diet? I WISH YOU ALL THE BEST. PLEASE STAY SAFE. emoticon

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BALLOUZOO 7/24/2012 10:42AM


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THE_NEW_MELISSA 7/24/2012 10:19AM

    Nice job on the 8-miler!

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LILY_SPARK 7/24/2012 10:07AM


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COOP9002 7/24/2012 10:04AM

    Nice job on your 8 miler. It sounds like you are making great progress towards your half-marathon later this year. As you have already heard, you are just about where you need to be to run your race. Let us know how it goes.

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MITECU 7/24/2012 9:48AM

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JONESINGAL 7/24/2012 9:40AM

    8 miles - way to go! You will be perfectly prepared when it comes time for your half! The longest I ran before my half was 10 miles and you are practically there already! Awesome job on your 8-miler!

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Wheat is great stuff!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

You can make so many wonderful things with it:

A wheat straw house

Christmas ornaments

Kitty litter

animal bedding

a bag

a hat

wall board


place mats

wall paper

But one of the best ideas I saw at our local county fair: the local Wheat Growers Association made a wheat berry box (like a sandbox) for kids to play in. As the kids were playing in it occasionally you would hear one of the parents say: BUT DON'T EAT IT!
If they only knew how right they were. emoticon emoticon

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NDTEACHER1 7/25/2012 12:20AM

    I wish we had more wheat fields in ND. Now so many other grains grown here too.

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HOUNDLOVER1 7/24/2012 4:04PM

Oh well, one less use for wheat.

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VHALKYRIE 7/24/2012 3:52PM

    When my cat developed allergies, I switched to SWheat litter. I got rid of it when ants showed up in my house and were carrying it out - yuck!!!

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WOUBBIE 7/24/2012 3:08PM

    LOL! This is great stuff!

Don't forget! Wheat makes a great place to house the spirit of your ancestors! (You'd have to Ukrainian to properly appreciate that....)


"...the master of the household who brings a sheaf of what called “did” or “didukh” (grandfather), a symbol of gathering of the clan, and greets his family with traditional salutations, expressing joy that God has favoured them with good health and general well-being. The sheaf is placed in the corner of the dining room, and remains there until New Year when it is taken out and burned."

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-LINDA_S 7/24/2012 3:03PM

    Wallboard? Really? I'm just now listening to JJ Virgin interviewing Mark Hyman and they're talking about gluten...

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EGALITAIRE 7/24/2012 8:53AM

    I have the same reaction to bricks - good for building stuff, but not to eat

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JERIBERI1 7/24/2012 6:38AM

    I don't eat it, but I would love to be able to. I really miss big buttery yeast rolls. Unfortunately, wheat doesn't like me, not at all. It physically hurts to eat wheat, and I swell like I'm 5 months pregnant. I do wish I could eat it, but the pain is not worth the taste.

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JSTETSER 7/24/2012 6:28AM

    Great ideas!

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JANETELIZABETH1 7/24/2012 3:29AM

    I agree...it's a POISON!!!

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Blog by Dr. Andreas Eenfeldt - great low-carb resource

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I had heard about this one for a long time and finally checked it out. A great resource for low-carb living:


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-LINDA_S 7/21/2012 7:36PM

    Thanks! Looks intriguing!

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GOPINTOS 7/21/2012 3:53PM

    Thanks for sharing!


Smile and Enjoy the Rest of Your Day!
Melinda (gopintos)
Wheat Belly Team

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HISTORYRUNNER 7/21/2012 1:56AM

    This DOES look good. And everyone, it's less than half an hour long - definitely worth checking out! Thanks for posting it! emoticon

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