Saturday, July 16, 2011
Ok, you get the idea. I just finished my first ever 5K walk; but it turns out the course was shortened a little, and it was only 2.73 miles instead of 3.1. Big deal, I still managed to not only complete the course, but with a few short joggings segments, I did it in 40 minutes, 29 seconds. So I'm proud of me. And, an extra bonus, not only was it the first tine I did something like that, but I came in second place in my age group of women: 45-64 yr. Since I was beaten by a woman several years younger than I am, I feel real good. (I'm 63+ yr old). There were approximately 50+ walkers/runners participating, including a couple of boys who looked to be no older than 12-13 yr old.
The endorphins are really flowing right now! I carried a 24 oz bottle of water with me, and sipped and drank along the way, and then drank another 16 oz after I completed the walk. I sure sweated a lot. LOL
DH got up a bit early and prepared a breakfast of cantaloupe and blueberry muffins with pecans. Yum! He didn't go with me - not only is he not a walker, but he had to be somewhere at 9 a.m. That's ok, several of my fellow church members were there, and a friend (my dau's age) who couldn't run or walk today was waiting along the way to cheer me on. That's a good friend!
Well, now what am I going to do the rest of the day? I dunno. Haha. All I planned for today was this walk. Well, and preparing dinner tonight, too. Oh yeah, I have a massage appt this afternoon. How could I forget that!
To God be the glory - not to me. He created me, He made me able to walk, He helped me 'train' for such an event by getting me on the treadmill frequently (I don't normally 'do' outdoors). I thank Him for all that He has enabled me to do, especially considering that I have asthma.
So, do whatever you can to exercise. I never thought until a month or so ago that I'd EVER particpate in a race with myself in a group of people. No, I still have no desire to be a runner (nothing against runners) but who knows, maybe some day I'll get there, too. As the saying goes, 'if I can do it, so can you'.
Have a Sparking good weekend, y'all.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
When I get down on myself for not losing weight, among other things I do is to remind myself of Psalms 139. I AM fearfully and wonderfully made. Also, 'God doesn't make any junk.'
There's the fact that my body is the temple of God - God Himself lives in me. Yes, I know that I am not my body; I'm soul and spirit, but they live in my body, and I need to take care of it.
"God sees me as I can be, but loves me as I am."
I want to please God, so I am learning to take good care of my body; both for my sake and as a witness to others.
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Woke up with a bad sinus headache. Took some meds and rinsed out my nose with saline solution. Also put a hot pack over my face for awhile. All that sorta took the edge off the pain.
We went to Josh's ballgame at 4:00, and sitting outside (in the shade) was not a good idea. The humidity is up, too. The headache is back. Oh yeah, they lost again, so they're out of the tournament. For some reason, most of the team just didn't play well today. Well, they can't win them all, and losing helps them develop coping (etc) skills for life.
I enjoyed the knitting class yesterday. We're making a lacy scarf, with a pretty knitted edging. I about fell thru the floor when I went to pay for the kit - it was pricey. Oh well, that's the last class I've signed up for, and the yarn is beautiful, soft, drapes well, etc. It's made from milk and cotton. Yeah, I know, 'how do they make yarn from milk?' I have no earthly idea. Some day I'll have to ask someone who can tell me.
We have the boys again tomorrow, but I don't yet know what we may do. We went bowling two weeks ago. Maybe we'll take in a movie tomorrow.
I've taken a few days off treadmilling to give my Achilles tendon a rest. It has been clenching up when I've been walking at higher speeds. I plan to treadmill in the morning, but take it easy, speed-wise. I really want to participate next Sat. on the 5K run/WALK. : )
Thursday, July 07, 2011
Humph! What's with the SP points counter that doesn't give points for all 10 food items? Three times this week, I've only gotten 3 points when I've entered breakfast and lunch - today's totalled 8, but I only got 3 points. Oh well, I'm really NOT in it for the points, but it does make me wonder.
It's a pretty day out, if you don't mind very warm temps and increasing humidity. We took our local grandsons with us to the shelter today. I was delighted that we got 7 (9 week-old) kitties in from their foster homes. We're supposed to get as many as 7 more tomorrow. Whew! At least the newbies were all in crates/cages due to the fact that we still have some larger kittens in the room. I think at least another couple of them are to go to other rooms.
My younger grandson loves cats, and he was with me awhile, helping as I moved kitties from from one cage to another so I could clean the cages. Tyler knows how to properly hold kittens, and he was oh, so gentle.
Yes, we're minding both boys again today. When we got home from the shelter, I showered, then DH did. Meanwhile, I heated some hot dogs for lunch. Ok, not necessarily the most diet-friendly, but not too bad for once-in-a-while. I also ate a peach and some yogurt.
Tyler claimed he wasn't hungry, but I cajoled him into eating 1/2 a hot dog. He doesn't eat much these days, and I don't know what he may have had for breakfast.....they ate at home b4 DD brought them here.
DH took the boys to their house this afternoon so they can play w/friends, so I have a 'free' afternoon. Am debating whether or not to go to the craft store. Probably won't, even tho' I do want more yarn for projects I'm working on. I guess it can wait for another day.
Y'all have a great Sparking afternoon and evening!
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