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Found a Race!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Woot! Signed up for a Thanksgiving morning 8K in my town. Husband is going to do it with me. It's only the second year for this race. Previously, the Turkey Trot in our area was a week before Thanksgiving, which was really handy for me because we always traveled on Thanksgiving.

This year will be the first year we stay home. My brother and his family moved into our parents' duplex in Louisiana. We go there for Christmas anyway so we don't want to drive that far for Thanksgiving too.

We have no family here so it will be a quiet Thanksgiving. I ordered the Happy Herbivore's new holiday cookbook and plan to make a vegan meal for the two of us.

Seriously considering DogLady13's advice for a New Year's Day race. Our town does have one, at noon. I've always wanted to do it, but have backed out thinking it was too much bother to get out there. Maybe this year I'll do it.

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HARROWJET 10/31/2014 11:16AM

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DOGLADY13 10/22/2014 8:29PM

    I have walked the race the last two years - once due to illness and once due to not being in shape. I love it. What a great way to start the year.

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I Have Gained!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Yup. Very close to the weight I was when I started Weight Watchers oh those many years ago.

I can't decide whether to be dismayed by my scale number or impressed by how well I can run at this weight. I am impressed. But I want the weight off.

Back to tracking! It's the only thing that works for me.

First order of business. I see that earlier this year I put "Do a holiday race" as one of my goals this year. I'm bummed because the Turkey Trot that used to happen in my town is no more. Then, I was doing the Turkey Trot in Knoxville where my brother lived, VERY fun and well organized race, the best. But he moved so we won't be going there for Thanksgiving anymore. So I need to find a holiday race here in town. I already checked and there aren't any at Christmas when I go to visit my mom.


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DOGLADY13 10/21/2014 9:49PM

    I love the New Year's morning race. I get out of boring New Year's Eve parties and I start the New Year off with some exercise and fun.

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Tuesday, May 6th

Tuesday, May 06, 2014

Turned off my electronics last night 9 hours before my wake up time. My husband remarked how I woke up with a smile! Getting more sleep is helping.

Today I walked 3.11 miles outside on hills and did 30 minutes yoga.

The walk was wonderful. Aromas of magnolia, roses and honeysuckle. Many other flowers blooming, too. Especially iris.

And I found a quarter. emoticon

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Cinco de Mayo

Monday, May 05, 2014

I met my goal last night of turning off electronics 9 hours before my wake up time and doing my bedtime routine. FitBit says I slept for 7:35 hours. I did feel better when I woke up this morning (with no alarm!).

Also met my goal yesterday of tracking everything.

It's supposed to get to 89 degrees today, so I won't be continuing my previous plan of doing chores in the morning and exercising in the afternoon to offset my afternoon sleepiness. Too hot to exercise walk in the afternoon. Mornings, it is.

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DOGLADY13 5/5/2014 4:21PM

    For a long time I used to exercise as soon as the gym opened. I'd go to sleep in my workout clothes and it was totally about not giving myself time to figure out what I was doing.

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Week In Review

Sunday, May 04, 2014

Successes and misses this week!

Let's start with misses.

Goal: Fruit 7 days. Close one. Ate fruit 6 days.
Goal: Track EVERYTHING 7 days. I tracked everything 4 days. I did track all days, but 3 days I didn't track it all.


Goal: Blog/journal 7 days. Achieved! Reward is visit to a coffeeshop to knit or art journal.

Goal, two together: Walk 6 days and circuit training 3 days. Achieved! Reward is a set of watercolor pencils.

I definitely got myself out there walking (on hills, my neighborhood is very hilly) when I didn't want to, due to my goal this week. So it did help.


I want to do better on tracking. I know tracking is key. I'm going to simplify this week. Ideally I would ONLY focus on tracking. But I have another issue...I am tired! I've been battling fatigue a lot. I'm making sure to take my iron and Vit D and my latest blood test was normal. So I'm going to focus on my sleep schedule. I need to solve this.

Goal: turn off lit electronics and go upstairs 9 hours before I have to wake up. It takes me awhile to get ready and wind down. I need at least 8 hours of sleep. I'm going to use my FitBit to track sleep this week. I think that lit electronics keep me awake longer. I switched to an unlit bottom of the line Kindle reader and I get tired of reading and fall asleep much faster. Reward: trip to the botanical garden to art journal.

Goal: TRACKING. Track it all, track it all, TRACK IT ALL. If I meet this goal, my reward will be something I really want. A Happy Girl run skort from Skirt Sports. I already have one and it is awesome! It's the longest run skirt I have found. It's 16.5 inches long in front and 17.5 in back.

I did go down a pound this week which is a minor miracle and may be a fluke based on the night out I had with hubby and not tracking everything.


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DOGLADY13 5/5/2014 4:23PM

    Are you drinking enough water? I often feel fatigued when I'm mildly dehydrated.

Great job on the weight loss! I know how hard it is for you.

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