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Happy July everyone.

Saturday, July 02, 2011

In a few weeks I'll be walking (mostly) on the run/walk to benefit our church building program. (We're building a Family Life Center).

It's a 5K (3.1 miles) course, and I normally don't do outdoors, but I'm game to try this, my first such event. What's the worse that I can do? Since the event starts at 7:00 a.m., I figure I can get my effort in before the day turns too hot. (Cross your fingers).

I did all 5K on my treadmill the other day, and it 'only' took me 57 minutes. LOL Like I said, I'll be mostly walking. I did 25 minutes this morning (had other things to do), and another 35 minutes this afternoon, and I'm building the speed I can go, so yipee for me. LOL

DH and I went to our (11 yr old) grandson's baseball game early this afternoon - he plays in leagues from early Spring thru the Fall. Since they lost their game last Wednesday, I wasn't sure what to expect today. You should have seen it. I really felt sorry for the other team. Our guys were the home team, and while the other team didn't score at all in the first inning, I wasn't too surprised. Some games go like that. When our guys came to bat, they ran thru the lineup more than twice....scoring something like 14 runs. The game was called at the end of the top of the 4th inning (they usually play 6) because our guys had them beat something like 23 - 3. After our guys scored 20 points, they cleared the scoreboard, which is typical.

There's another game tomorrow, around 4. We plan to go to that one, too.

We're having most of the PA. family here Monday eve for a cookout. (We have a dau and family down South). Unfortunately, one s-i-l has to work, as he so often does on holidays. But, somebody has to be an EMT even on holidays.

Y'all have a safe, fun, safe, happy, safe July 4th.

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PURPLELVR7 7/2/2011 9:30PM

    I am sure you will do fine with the 5k.
Hope you have a wonderful 4th - be safe

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Whatta day!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

emoticon I stayed within my calorie range today! I spent 57 minutes on the treadmill, going the 5K I need to be able to walk (walk-run, mostly walk) on July 16th. I watched my grandson play baseball again tonight.

Whatta day!

No, I'm not always 'up' but today is was all 'up' and I gotta praise the Lord for it.

Lou (IUHRYTR) told me how to get credit for (real) bowling on my fitness page. I'd browsed it, but all it showed was Wii bowling. Lou told me to browse 'Sports' and lo and behold, it was there. : ) Thanks again, Lou.

I read a quote from Albert Einstein this morning: "I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones." Makes me stop and think how much our actions affect those around us. My decisions can have long-lasting ripples in the lake of life.

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IUHRYTR 6/30/2011 11:16AM

    Glad you found the emoticon. It's not possible for us to be "up" every minute of every day. So let's celebrate and enjoy those days when we are up and try to enjoy those days to the utmost. But let's don't get down on ourselves on other days. That is life. -- Lou

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ALICERIEGER 6/29/2011 9:16PM

    I love the quote. Really makes you think doesn't it?

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Tues, 6/28

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

"The best laid plans of mice and men.....(something) go astray"

Tyler's babysitter (for most of the week) is/was hospitalized for kidney stones, and DD asked us to watch him again today. She got off early to take his brother to the orthodontist, so it wasn't all day. (Josh has other arrangements for child care).

As soon as DD dropped off Tyler at 7 this morning, he headed to the couch and zonked out.....until I finally saw his eyes squinting open at 10:00. Wow! What a nap. I cleaned all the hard floors this morning, and really worked up a sweat. At least they're clean again and I gave myself the day off treadmilling.

The three of us took Darby to the dog park, but we arrived to an empty park! Oh well, Darby had fun running around on her own, and sniffing everything in sight. We'll have to plan to continue to take her for socialization.

I took a sandwich to T's house and ate my lunch while he played on the XBox awhile. He wasn't hungry. um-hm. I did get him to eat a few bites of something (he'd skipped breakfast, too) before his Mom got him.

Y'all take care of you.


Chillin' after Treadmillin'

Monday, June 27, 2011

DH said it would be too crowded to fit our dog and both grandsons in the backseat, so instead of the dog park, we went bowling - just the 2-legged ones of us. emoticon

I did really well (for me) in the first game, but not quite as well in the second game. The guys all did better in the second game than they did in the first one. We did have fun.

emoticon but when I tried to enter bowling in SP for cardio, all it would bring up is Wii bowling.....not the same thing. Oh well, I know I burned the calories anyway.

I took the boys to their house this morning after I ate breakfast, while DH stayed here and mowed the grass. Then we went bowling.

This afternoon, DH has the boys at their house and I've been on the computer and the treadmill. emoticon

Not an exciting day, but partly active, and that's a good thing. So is the 'resting' part.

Y'all have a great rest-of-today.

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IUHRYTR 6/29/2011 8:29PM

    Browse sports and other activities, don't recall which one, and bowling is listed. Save it to favorites for next time. -- Lou

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REJOYCE51 6/27/2011 11:48PM

    Sounds like you had fun anyway!

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Keeping on keeping on

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Six days have gone by since my last blog. I've been on the treadmill several of them, and have given myself permission to not treadmill every day. Besides, the one morning every week I spend doing heavy cleaning at the animal shelter counts as my cardio for that day. I come home bushed - pleased to help, enjoy the kitties, but bushed.

I'm getting ready for another Monday with our grandsons. I think I'll suggest to my DH that we all take Darby to the dog park. She has such a good time there, and she should have more socializing with other dogs.

I've been reading some of the dozen or so books I borrowed from my dau (who lives in another state). She told me she had a third book in a series, but couldn't lay her hand on it. Of course, I read the two out of order anyway....wasn't paying attention. Each of the books can stand alone. I finally got the title of the other book, and as it turns out, it's the FIRST in the series. LOL I'll look for it in the library. The author is Ariana Franklin, and it's the "Mistress of the Art of Death" series. The heroine is a doctor in (approximately) 1100 A.D. England. I enjoy mysteries and historical fiction, so the combination of the two themes is extra nice. There's a newly published 4th book in the series, so I'll be on the lookout for that, too.

I'm looking forward to this week for a number of reasons. One of which is my weekly stitching group meeting on Thursday nights, and our church women will be having a craft night Friday at the church, where we can bring whatever we're working on, or nothing at all. It's a social evening. I'm all for social evenings. ;- )

Y'all have a great week. Keep on keeping on, even if you're like me: seemingly stuck in a rut, but partly caused by myself. emoticon

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MISTYRIVER64 6/27/2011 10:02AM

    Hang in there - because YOU ARE doing great. I don't think it's a rut, just a tiny bump! My poor treadmill is gathering dust now that the nice weather is here.

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SACOST 6/26/2011 6:09PM

    I know all about ruts - they're easy to get into but hard to get out. Your books sound interesting as well as the stitching - I love both. Stay positive, focused and busy. Good luck with your journey. emoticon

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