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Virtual 5k DONE!

Sunday, November 04, 2012

Last Monday I did my virtual 5k. It was one of those runs that contained the agony and the ecstasy. Going out was pretty good, legs were a bit tired but nothing major. It was nice out and not windy. I was feeling it, running along it was good.

Than it changed, the wind kicked up and was pushing me. Where I live is known for being very windy so wind is normal. What is not normal is wind to my back, pushing me, as I ran down hill. That made that slope going down feel even better. Going out no problem.

It was the coming back that did me in. Uphill into the wind. I guess I should be happy as I normally run out into the wind and back into the wind and this time it was only back into the wind. It did me in. I made it. I finished. It was one of my slower times but, oh well. I had fun and thanks DebbiefromMT for inspiring me.

  
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POOHGIRL1970 11/9/2012 4:40PM

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IFFYIFFY 11/5/2012 11:03AM

    Thanks everyone.

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KANDOLAKER 11/5/2012 7:56AM

    Congrats! And those hills and winds will help you the next time you face them! All the best- Kathy

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    WooHoo!! You did it!!

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The Dos and Maybes for November

Saturday, October 27, 2012

I can't believe it has been a month already where does time go? Where? Life should be settling down into some semblance of normal this month, unless we get more last minutes guests. Not that we were sad to have the last minute guests, because it was really nice to see them. School is going well and I am working setting up my own business. Life is busy and exciting right now.

I was looking at my last Do's and Maybes and I did my dos and one of my maybes. I've been running two times a week. I consider it a success. I've been trying to do WW again and not doing very well with it. I am kind of over it but have one more month of my subscription so I will pig it out until than.

November Dos!

Do keep running 2x a week.
Do keep lifting 2x a week.
Do take a week anything goes/week off from exercise.
Do eat lot's of yummy orange fall veg

Maybe add an extra cardio session.
Maybe start going to yoga class.
Maybe Spark more.



  
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NUTRON3 10/28/2012 6:19AM

    Have a great day!

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MT-MOONCHASER 10/28/2012 1:07AM

    I sure hope you maybe Spark more...

Have a good one!!

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Inspired by a Sparker

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

As I was making my rounds through the Spark teams that I belong to, I saw (DebbyfromMT blog was asking all her friends to join and encourage their friends to join. So I joined and made it part of Team Montana's Healthy Lifestyle choice.

Now I am challenging all my spark friends and readers to join in too. Here is the link.
www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/virtual-
race.asp?r=147


Also if you are interested in how I've been doing with my nail polish challenge.
www.cakehaze.com/

  
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MTRACHEL 10/25/2012 11:59PM

    Ok, I'm in! thanks to all of you for the challenge!

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POOHGIRL1970 10/3/2012 3:05PM

    Good luck on your challenge...my hubby and I joined and plan to do our race end of Oct!

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NANT406 9/25/2012 9:18PM

    *high five* way to spark!

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DEBBYFROMMT 9/25/2012 1:37PM

    Yeah!!!! Good for you!

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Septembers dos and some maybes

Tuesday, September 04, 2012

For whatever reason I don't feel like setting any goals this month, so it was decided to have Dos and Maybes. Maybes are things mostly that don't depend on me.

Do: drink less soda than I already am, it isn't a lot but I find I am doing it out of habit. I might just cut it out for a week or two and see if I want to extend it.

Do: Drink more water. Been hitting the low end of my water quota 64 oz. it feels better when it is higher, although with cooler weather approaching this might change.

Do: Complete Chalkboard Nails 31 day polish challenge. I am on day four and so far its been fun.

Maybe: do some running

Maybe: do some walking.

While the maybes seem like no brainers, just get out there and do it, it isn't that simple right now. Once the smoke goes away, going outside will cease to be a health hazard. Until them they stay on the maybe list.

Day three of challenge which was orange.


Grr... It drives me crazy we can't use URL for this site I always have to download the picture from photobucket back to the computer to load here. guh.


  
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YOUNGNSMYLIE 9/5/2012 6:10PM

    I like the nails! Hope the smoke clears soon!

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BIGDOG1969 9/5/2012 3:03PM

    I agree that the smoke is making many things difficult. At least it's cleared off some here in Great Falls. Good luck on your maybe's and .... uh, your fingernail painting thingy. Yeah, that!

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DEBRA0818 9/5/2012 6:18AM

    Beautiful job on the nails and I like the idea of do's and maybe's -- probably more realistic than "now hear this" when it comes to reshaping our behavior. I always respond more favorably to a proposal than a demand myself!

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Stress and wildfires

Friday, August 31, 2012

I discovered this week that one phone call you do not want is a reverse 911. This is where they call you. We got one Wednesday evening as I was a making dinner which completely freaked me out. Now maybe if I could have got something other than EVACUATE and FIRE, FAST, Deep Creek and .org. It might not have been that freaky. Couldn't understand half the message and no idea who it was from until we called the Sheriff and found out it was real.

This phone call was worse than standing on the deck watching trees catch fire on the Mountain. Worse than the evac. line being two miles from us. That phone call really stressed everyone out. Neighbors agree that call was scary.

Needless to say the last couple of days has been stressful. Lot's of tracking down info and trying to find out what our status is. The wind has not shown up for two days and the temperatures cooler this is great, no plume of smoke, just a general haze that sets in. Outside smells like a giant campfire. Hopefully they will get it contained soon and it will rain.

We are currently in the clear and am praying will stay that way. My heart goes out to the community of Pine Creek and those who lost their homes and are still evacuated.

  
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FATHINSN 9/2/2012 9:14AM

    Sounds scary! I hope your family stay safe.

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08ESCAPE 9/1/2012 11:31AM

    Very scary.... Thinking of you, your family and community.

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DEBBYFROMMT 8/31/2012 6:04PM

    Oh no! I am praying for you. There is not a cloud in the sky, but it looks overcast from all the smoke. No fires around us, just the smoke from the fires. I don't know how many are burning in the state. Many. You TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!!!!

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KSCRAP363 8/31/2012 4:42PM

    I'll be praying for you andyour community!!!

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DEBRA0818 8/31/2012 3:27PM

    I'm praying for you that you stay in the clear; those calls are a real heart pounder.

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TIFFANYACHING 8/31/2012 3:07PM

    Oh goodness, how shocking for you. I hope that the fire is contained soon, good luck, wishing you all the best.

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AQUANESS212 8/31/2012 2:58PM

    That's really scary!! Best of luck to you in dealing with the stress. Hang in there!

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