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November Recap & December Goals

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

November was a tough one with celebrations at the beginning and end of the month. It started out with me finding out that I passed the bar exam (I was sworn in this morning!) and ended with Thanksgiving and my birthday. Overall, it went pretty well, though I missed a few of my goals.

RECAP RESULTS:

NOVEMBER:
-7 pounds
26 days of cardio exercise
1 day above calorie range (not counting Thanksgiving)
Tracked 29 days
1635 fitness minutes
13,006 calories burned
Continued strength training 3x per week
Ran 5K outside without stopping!


NOVEMBER GOALS and RESULTS:

-Continue to track everyday
I continued tracking everyday except for Thanksgiving, where I gave myself a pass. Even with the Thanksgiving pass, I still think I remained under 2,000 calories for Turkey Day which is unbelieveable.

-Lose 8-10 pounds
I lost 7 pounds this month, which was just shy of goal, but you know what? It's probably not going to come as easy as it has been in the past, and I need to be OK with that. As long as I'm continuing to challenge myself and am sticking to a sensible food plan, then I'm getting healthy. The weight will come off eventually.

-Increase fitness minutes to 1800+
1635 fitness minutes for the month, so goal was not met. I chalk this up to substituting the 30 Day Shred and home strength training for some of the gym strength training, which doesn't add up to as many minutes on the strength tracker. Still, I burned more calories than last month when I did 1765 minutes.

-Continue strength training 2x week at gym. Get equipment for home training.
I didn't get to the gym for strength twice per week, but I did strength train at least 3x week using my new stability ball, resistance bands and hand weights! It's really cool to have the equipment to do all that stuff at home!

-Run 5K outside at least twice a week.
Well this didn't happen, but I did attempt it a few times this month. Luckily I was still able to...

-Complete the 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day
39:45! I was shocked as I hadn't even run that time on the treadmill. Must have been a mix of the adrenaline, springy grass, and the cold that kept me moving!

-Healthy cooking at home at least 5 days per week
I made this goal! Next month I need to focus more on adding new meals and recipes to my repertoire, but we ate out less than we had done in the past, which was great for calorie control and the wallet.

-Portion control and moderation on Thanksgiving and no leftovers
Thanksgiving went very well. Like I said before, I think I came in under 2000 calories and exercised a lot of portion control and moderation. I had leftovers for dinner the next day, but skipped the dessert and didn't have leftovers for the rest of the weekend.

-Enjoy birthday without big food or drink rewards
My birthday went well! I went out to eat: I had a cocktail, half of my free entree and a third of my free dessert (molten chocolate cake, yum!) and came in within my calorie range. Big thanks to all of you for all of your goodies and wishes yesterday! I love you guys!
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DECEMBER GOALS:

Dun dun dun. Christmas. New Year's. It's here. And we're going to get through all of our holidays in style. SP has a great countdown calendar with strategies for the holidays that everyone should take a look at. So here they are:

-Continue to track everyday (except Christmas)
- Finish 2009 in the 210s (8 pounds lost); Ambitious, and I won't be heartbroken if I miss this goal, but I'm going to put it out there
-1780 fitness minutes to finish 2009 at 10,000
-Strength train at least 3x per week; strength train during TV time
-Advance to Level 3 of the 30 Day Shred
-Gym time at least 4 days per week (I've started to slack here)
-Integrate one new recipe into my repertoire each week
-Portion control and moderation at holiday parties and Christmas
-2 drink limit at all parties
-Finish Christmas shopping and wrapping by mid-month


PREVIOUS RESULTS:

JULY:
-8 pounds
22 days of cardio exercise
5 days above calorie range
Tracked 27 days
1225 fitness minutes
11,190 calories burned
Ran 3/4 mile at a time

AUGUST:
-10 pounds
28 days of cardio exercise
5 days above calorie range
Tracked 31 days
1570 fitness minutes
11,587 calories burned
Began strength training
Ran 1.5 miles at a time

SEPTEMBER:
-8 pounds
20 days of cardio exercise
6 days above calorie range
Tracked 30 days
1215 fitness minutes
10,831 calories burned
Continued strength training
Ran 2 miles at a time

OCTOBER:
-8 pounds
25 days of cardio exercise
1 day above calorie range
Tracked 31 days
1765 fitness minutes
10,163 calories burned
Continued strength training 2x per week
Ran 3.1 miles at a time

  
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JUSTFOXXY 12/9/2009 7:34AM

    Congratulations Counselor!!

Wow, this is even more inspiring to know you have studying for the bar while keeping up with your fitness goals.

You are awesome!

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SPIRITRUN 12/2/2009 10:00PM

    Congratulations on being sworn in. your successes to date have been outstanding and I know december will be for you, too.
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DIGISCRAPPY 12/2/2009 9:33AM

    You are such an inspiration - look at all of those goals. Just amazing! And you're progressing right along so well! Thanks for being my SparkFriend!

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LALAFLOWERS 12/2/2009 7:24AM

    Congrats on passing the bar! And getting sworn in! Huge successes! And your monthly success is amazingly consistant. Great job!

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SANDALEIN 12/2/2009 5:07AM

    You are such an inspiration, well done on passing the bar(is that what you say?), sounds like you had a really good November. I like the way you are ambitious but also realistic about goals. And I love your Christmassy theme - it makes me feel warm just looking at your page.

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GRACEISENUF 12/2/2009 12:20AM

    I'm so proud of all your accomplishments and to call you my spark friend. I check every day to see if you have written a blog that is how much you motivate me. That is also why your picture does not move off of my page even when I get new friends. It makes it SO easy just to click on your pic and see if you have blogged.

I know I've told you before but you inspired me to run and I am SO very glad I just went for it. I am slow as molasses but I am running. I never would have thought I would just run down the main highway in the small town where I live.... all two hundred plus pounds of me and not even giving a "flip" what anyone thinks! That makes me smile and I am grateful to you for that.
Your spark burns bright and I wish you success in EVERY area of your life.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 12/1/2009 7:56PM

    Can I just be YOU when I grow up??? emoticon

Huge congrats on passing the bar exam and being sworn in today! What an amazing experience that must be...to take all that hard work and an intense exam and culminate in a ceremony where you get to stand before others that endured just as you have! Way to go girl!!!

Your December goals are awesome and I love that you put out there a 9 pound loss! I feel kind of guilty for taking an easier number now...LOL

I can't wait for 2010 because after December we are SOOOO going to be ready for it!!!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 12/1/2009 7:42PM

    That is so awesome that you were sworn in today, what an awesome day! C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S! That is so huge.

I think your goals look great, December will be a tough month at least for me. I've never gotten this far before with a weight loss plan, let alone tried over Christmas, so this should be interesting. I love a good challenge!

Let's kick some butt this month!

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WISLNDR 12/1/2009 7:33PM

    Congratulations on the swearing-in today!

Your goals look great!! I'm still working on the 10,000 points even though my walking-friend was a no-show during the weekend and I was on my own! (Although he asked about my total last night; I bit my tongue!! He's forgiven because he went up on my roof this morning and swept off all the leaves and sticks.)

I've started more strength training recently; I'm going to have to retire so I can get all this exercise in!!

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TIME4AFITME 12/1/2009 7:05PM

    Congrats on being sworn in! You are doing so great and I am so proud of you. Great goals for December. You can do it! emoticon

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CHICAT63 12/1/2009 4:20PM

    Hola Chica,

Woohoo great for ceremony this morning !!! emoticon

Excellent goals for December I wrote something similar as our calendar is already filled-up with parties, lunches and cocktails parties but we can do this. The main thing is to drink the water and move & everything will balance itself out !!!! Like the song goes...." I will survive " the holidays.

Take care, Josée

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HUGMONKEYMOM 12/1/2009 2:33PM

    Well done yet again! You are doing SO well, I am inspired every time I see you wrap up a month.

Here's to a happy healthy holiday season!

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AZIUGA 12/1/2009 2:30PM

    Kristina!! Congrats on Getting Sworn in!!!! That is so amazing and I am so proud of you and all of your accomplishments! emoticon
Here is to making December Healthy and Happy! We both are going to finish off this year strong and begin 2010 stronger and healthier than ever!!!!

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CAROLYN1213 12/1/2009 2:26PM

    Happy Birthday! And Congratulations on the goals that you have made and met! As well as the ones you made and fell short on. You are being very consistent in your monthly goals and achievements!

*****Be brave, be bold, be fierce and be fabulous******

This is your battle, fit it with courage and pride!

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RAINTHIEF 12/1/2009 2:20PM

    You're still doing awesome! It's quite an accomplishment to keep up with all of your fitness plans and goals as the holidays pick up. Good luck in December! I know you'll do well!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 12/1/2009 2:18PM

    I'm so proud of you!!! Your success is amazing. You've been able to balance life and losing weight and you're doing Fantastic!!! Best of luck to you on your December Goals!!! emoticon

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BETHSHEALTH 12/1/2009 1:52PM

    Thats why you were trying to figure out something about eating out yesterday. Happy Birthday! Mine is in 10 days and I know where we are going. Not planning on counting my calories but figure I really can't eat like I use to portion wise, so as long as I don't stuff myself I'm going to be good with it.

Good luck with the month of December!

Beth

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DANCINGPENGUIN 12/1/2009 1:51PM

    Wow, you sure set some ambitious goals for yourself! Congratulations on passing the Bar. Time to finish out the year by knocking December out of the ballpark!

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TENDERLOVE1 12/1/2009 1:41PM

    Great job on running your 5k!!! You can do it! emoticon

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EMILYBCRUZ 12/1/2009 1:39PM

    Great goals, yet again. I am so proud of all of your accomplishments! And hey, Happy Belated Birthday!!!

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November Measurements

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Measurements time, yet again. Last month I was a bit underwhelmed with my measurements considering I'd burned more calories than ever before. How will November stack up? I weighed myself post-Thanksgiving and I didn't gain any weight, so that's a relief...

Body Part - June - July - August - September - October - November

Waist - 46 - 43.5 - 41 - 39 - 39 - 37.5
Hips - 53 - 50.5 - 49.5 - 48.5 - 48 - 47
Neck - 16 - 15.5 - 15 - 14.5 - 14.5 - 14
Thigh - 32 - 31 - 30 - 29 - 28 - 27
Upper Arm - 16 - 16 - 15.5 - 15 - 14.5 - 13.5

Inches lost since October: 5
Waist - 1.5
Hips - 1
Neck - 0.5
Thigh - 1
Upper Arm - 1

Inches lost total: 24
Waist - 8.5
Hips - 6
Neck - 2
Thigh - 5
Upper Arm - 2.5

VERDICT: YEAH!
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5 inches in a month! In less than six months, I've lost at least two feet worth of inches off my body. November finally marks the month that my upper arm is smaller than my neck, THANK GOD. That was an embarrassing thing to admit.

  
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OVERHAULING-ME 12/2/2009 3:18PM

    IMPRESSIVE! You're so motivational! Happy Belated Birthday! Good luck with your December goals!!!

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    Congratulations!!!! emoticon

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FRIZGIRL 11/30/2009 7:28AM

    awesome job... I wish I could say my post turkey day weigh in was as good ;-)

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WISLNDR 11/30/2009 7:04AM

    Two feet off your body! For me, that's a new way of looking at it! (I'm looking at a yardstick sitting in the corner as I'm typing this. 2 feet is a lot!!)

You just keep disappearing!!!

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 11/30/2009 6:55AM

    Way to go! I am so proud of you!

Love,
Timberlee

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CHICAT63 11/30/2009 6:44AM

    emoticon keep it up, you're doing great !!!!!

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4MYBOYSANDSELF 11/30/2009 4:18AM

    WOW! Way to go!! You are AMAZING!!

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ETHEL_MERMAID 11/29/2009 11:03PM

    Congratulations on some impressive, almost magical stats!!

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JRIESSEL 11/29/2009 10:27PM

    Amazing!

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LALAFLOWERS 11/29/2009 8:45PM

    So AMAZING!!!!! Great Job! So proud of you for not having gone off the deep end Turkey Day. Keep setting those goals.. and you'll get where you want to be sooner than you can believe!

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CAROLYN1213 11/29/2009 7:40PM

    Wow! I love progress like that! You are doing a fabulous job of setting and meeting goals! Thanks for using your journey to inspire and motive me and others!

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BOOTS1221 11/29/2009 5:51PM

    Way to go girl!!! Wow, you are BRAVE for weighing post-turkey day!!! Keep up the awesome work, you're gonna be at your goal in no time!

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HELLAVAHC 11/29/2009 5:28PM

    That is amazing! Your waist measurement has gone down so much. Way to go!

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Awesome!

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HAS_SPIRIT 11/29/2009 12:12PM

    emoticonYou truely are the person that inspires and motivates me most! Keep going...you will make your goals..I just know it! emoticon

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RAINTHIEF 11/29/2009 11:43AM

    Awesome job!! emoticon With all those inches lost, be careful not to totally disappear on us - We need you for inspiration!

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GRACEISENUF 11/29/2009 11:35AM

    emoticon Your hard work is being displayed by your shrinking body! WOO HOO!

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DESERT_BIRD 11/29/2009 11:31AM

    Wow... you are doing an amazing job with those inches lost!

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MINNER77 11/29/2009 11:29AM

    When you put in that way -- 2 feet off your body -- it sounds even MORE amazing. WTG!! Keep it up; you're obviously doing what works.

~M

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Post-Tday Roundup

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Hi everyone! Hope you enjoyed your holiday and are back to healthy habits. My Thanksgiving didn't go too badly food-wise. I tried everything but I didn't go crazy and since it was basically my only meal for the day (I had a fruit and soymilk smoothie before my race) I think I might have even come in under 2000 calories! I didn't drink either (just didn't feel like it) so that definitely helped.

So, the Turkey Trot. I kind of astounded myself. I woke up at 6 a.m. and it looked pretty clear, no rain, so I was excited. Then I drove 30 miles north to where the 5K was and everything was COVERED in cloud and fog. I parked and it was so cold and chilly and damp that I almost felt like getting back in my car and driving back! It was just kind of a bummer being there alone with all these families around and I just had second thoughts. But then I thought about all of you guys and seriously, it did push me through. I did some stretches and some warm up jogging and before I knew it, the gun went off and everyone was running.

The most surprising thing is that the run was almost entirely on grass! I was anticipating really muddy trails and getting splattered all over, but there really wasn't all that much mud! The grass actually was pretty springy, which I think helped my time. Also, the music helped a lot. Halfway through, I hardly felt like I was running and I put a couple of really high tempo ones to get me pumped up about 2/3 through the race. When I ran to the finish line, it finally dawned on me that I RAN the whole thing!!! I couldn't believe it. It was my first time running 3.1 miles outside! And THEN I saw my time: 39:45. I hadn't even run that time on the treadmill. So needless to say, I was ecstatic, and it was the perfect start to my Thanksgiving.

Congrats to all my Sparkbuds on their respective Trots! I'll get around to congratulating you properly on at some point this weekend!

Yesterday I slept over my aunt's house and we went out shopping at 6 a.m. It actually wasn't that busy and filled with crazies this year! I got some great finds at the Christmas Tree Shop (a New England bargain store) including $40 leather Isotoner gloves for $1.50. We went to about six other stores during the day and I've gotten about three-quarters of my Christmas shopping done now. Also, two pairs of Size 16 pants for $8 each! So I had a great time. My aunt brought some cookies and crackers for the trip, so basically I subsisted on those for the whole day until we had Thanksgiving leftovers for dinner. I was exhausted and went to bed at 9 p.m.!

And today is going to be a day for relaxation. I'm wiped from the holiday even though I didn't host anyone! Will do some 30DS and other exercises this evening...

  
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TRAVELNISTA 12/2/2009 6:32PM

    I thought I missed this blog. I am so proud of you! You did FANTASTIC at the Turkey Trot! emoticon emoticon The time you ran it in too was emoticon. I am quite sure you ate healthy Turkey Day but even if you splurged all of that running you did would have compensated for it.

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BREW99 12/1/2009 9:07AM

    Congratulations! You did so well on your run!!! I'm so glad that you had such a wonderful experience! Maybe you really are an outdoors runner instead of indoors - fresh air always seems to get me more encouraged to run and forget about my time/calories. haha I had the same thought of turning around on Thanksgiving Day for our run - it was raining and really cold outside. We both did it! emoticon

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MOMMAROLEMODEL 11/30/2009 6:54AM

    Way to go, I am so proud of you. You are a constant inspiration. I have been struggling lately but reading you blog how you got started and how far you have come in a year just re-affirms I need to get my butt in gear. Thanks for your constant support.

Love,
Timberlee

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HELLAVAHC 11/29/2009 5:30PM

    Under 40 minutes for your first run outside is AWESOME! Congrats, you have a PR!

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CHICAT63 11/29/2009 8:38AM

    Woohoo on running all the way, great feeling isn't. Ah, the holidays but you did it - you survived !!!! Have a great week.

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JKSTEIN123 11/28/2009 5:52PM

    I am so proud that you didn't cave in and not do the race. Congratulation on the time. Wow you are doing so good!

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GRACEISENUF 11/28/2009 4:43PM

    Way to go on the trot and time! Sounds like you had alot of fun shopping with your Aunt. I ran this morning and I am vegging out the rest of the day. Have a great rest of the weekend.

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    Glad you had an awesome run and Thanksgiving! emoticon

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HUGMONKEYMOM 11/28/2009 3:16PM

    Fantastic holiday and congrats on your 5K time. I was thinking of you Thursday morning as I rounded mile 2.

Now, back to the normal routine until Xmas.

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CAROLYN1213 11/28/2009 1:27PM

    Woo! Hoo! Way to go! Good for you for overcoming weather obstacles and sticking to your plan! I'm sure you were on cloud nine when you saw your time!!!! I soooo should have gone out shopping, if nothing else I need to score some smaller pants at those door buster prices!!!!

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DAPHNERUNNING 11/28/2009 1:25PM

    You did so fabulously! I'm so proud of you--and your time is FANTASTIC!

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DESERT_BIRD 11/28/2009 1:24PM

    Congratulations on your run! You totally rock! How great that you thought of your Spark friends when you had those second thoughts, and that inspired you to do it!

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STORMTMB 11/28/2009 1:21PM

    Congrats on your run and your fantastic time. WooHoo for new clothes at doorbuster prices.

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MELS-JOURNEY 11/28/2009 1:16PM

    Congratulations! Good for you for sticking with it in less-than-perfect conditions.

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ONLY_AS_HIGH 11/28/2009 12:44PM

    Awesome! You are definitely an inspiration! Do you have a new goal now that you've successfully completed C25K?

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I just mapped out a 5k (3.2 miles) in my neighborhood and am going out for a nice run/walk!

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BOOTS1221 11/28/2009 12:29PM

    Wooo! Congrats on a successful Turkey Day AND such a great 5k!! You are doing so great, thanks for always being such an inspiration!

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ANGELLACOLE 11/28/2009 12:11PM

    Great job on your run!
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WISLNDR 11/28/2009 12:04PM

    What a great holiday for you! And congratulations on your run! What's the next plan?



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Pumped

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I'm pumped.

Even though the rain doesn't seem to want to quit. I'm going to mud run!

The ankle is feeling a whole lot better and I think I'll be ready to go! Thanks for all your support and well wishes.

And... here's my playlist!

Let Me See - Morcheeba
We Used to Be Friends - The Dandy Warhols
Take Me Out - Franz Ferdinand
Gold Digger - Kanye West
Don't Phunk With My Heart - Black Eyed Peas
Great DJ - The Ting Tings
Toxic - Britney Spears
Heaven - DJ Sammy & Yanou
Give it Up - Public Enemy
Hey Ya! - OutKast
Boom Boom Pow - Black Eyed Peas
Desperately Wanting - Better Than Ezra
Monkey Wrench - Foo Fighters
Check Yes Juliet - We the Kings

Have a gorgeous Thanksgiving, everyone. Do as my buddy PINKCOCONUT says and don't be the food police tomorrow. Enjoy all your favorites in moderation and start off fresh on Friday.

  
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RAINTHIEF 11/26/2009 9:28AM

    Have fun!!

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PINKCOCONUT 11/26/2009 8:00AM

    Hope you had an awesome run girl! Eat up today and enjoy it for me!!!

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LALAFLOWERS 11/26/2009 7:55AM

    Have a great mud run!!! Enjoy!

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JRIESSEL 11/25/2009 10:28PM

    Great advice for Thanksgiving! Thanks!

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JKSTEIN123 11/25/2009 10:28PM

    Good for you, I am sure you will be the ray of sun in the run. You can check it off you bucket list.

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SBHPATRICK 11/25/2009 10:21PM

    Thanks for posting your playlist! I wish I'd thought to buy some new music for my turkey trot tomorrow, but I did change up my cardio playlist tonight. I think I'll take a cue from you and make a blog post out of it. : ) Have a great run tomorrow!

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WISLNDR 11/25/2009 9:54PM

    Boom Boom Pow is on my cardio list, I'll check out your others to add to the list! (I impulse-bought a new Ipod today! I think it counts as fitness equipment!)

I'll be running a Turkey-Trot in the morning; it's pouring rain right now with a changeover to snow by morning. What a great way to start!

Have fun tomorrow!

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GRACEISENUF 11/25/2009 9:48PM

    So glad you are going to go for the "mud" run and your ankle is feeling better.

I've retired my police badge....had to before I drove my family away, LOL!

Thanks for being a GREAT spark friend and your playlist looks really good....got a few of those on my pod, compliments of my teenage daughter!

Have a great Thanksgiving! XXX

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Trotting Tomorrow!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

So I had a great run yesterday... and then I came out of the gym and tripped on a pothole. WHAT? Stuff like this only happens to me. I felt OK for most of the day, but came home from work with my ankle really sore.

I iced it and slept it off but it's still bugging me today. This is driving me nuts because my Turkey Trot is tomorrow morning, and I wanted to be in good shape for it. So more ice when I get home (early!) from work and a hot bath later on, and pray that it'll be OK for tomorrow.

FOUR AND A HALF DAYS OFF. WOOT! Today I get home early and bake some apple berry pies, clean up a bit, and just some resting and relaxation, and yes, download those songs for my run tomorrow....

I'll post the final list tonight!

Wishing everyone a healthy and happy Thanksgiving! Drive safe and enjoy time with your family and friends!
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TIME4AFITME 11/26/2009 9:27PM

    Hope you ankle is 100% and the Trot went well.

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POOKEYMOM 11/25/2009 8:42PM

    Good Luck tomorrow on your Turkey Trot. I hope you wake up and your ankle feels great :)

I'm doing my first 5k in the morning too!!! Excited and nervous.

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RAINTHIEF 11/25/2009 8:30PM

    I hope you feel 100% for your run tomorrow! I know you will do great and that your dedication in itself will push you through. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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CUBANJELLY 11/25/2009 8:04PM

    I know you'll do great! Next time, rest up before a race - no running for a couple of days so you can give 100% - you'll remember nextime and there won't be a pothole incident emoticon

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JRIESSEL 11/25/2009 5:18PM

    Good luck tomorrow! I hope your ankle is better.

I took the day off today and made chocolate pecan pie, a jello salad, dried beef dip and I will make some bread tonight. All bad... but yummy :)

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DANCINGPENGUIN 11/25/2009 5:12PM

    Knock 'em dead tomorrow!

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NIKLOW 11/25/2009 3:56PM

    Good Luck on your Trot! Hope the ankle feels better!!

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THE_NEW_MELISSA 11/25/2009 3:24PM

    Ruh ROh! Hopefully it clears up right away and you're able to do your run tomorrow! I will be thinking of you! Can't wait to see the final playlist :)

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GONE2THEDOGS 11/25/2009 2:59PM

    I hope your ankle is ok - as to tripping over a pothole....who knew??? Apparently leaves are pretty dangerous too (as I have the scars to prove it) - scary world out there for us "graceful folk"!!
Good luck tomorrow!!!
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CURVYCASEY 11/25/2009 2:41PM

    Good luck tomorrow!!!!! Happy Thanksgiving!!

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PATTILYNN224 11/25/2009 2:07PM

    Praying God will make that ankle better than new. Happy Trotting.

When I was the Director of our local Lung Association, we had a Turkey Trot every year on our Thanksgiving Day in October. It was an absolute hoot. We did a 5k run/walk and a 10k run. Young and old participated and one of the local highschools teamed up with us to work as marshalls along the route. We raised funs for community programs and smoking cessation programs.

I hope the weather cooperates and you enjoy the day!!

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JKSTEIN123 11/25/2009 1:49PM

    Good luck! Good idea, I would have done one but I have to work. Maybe next year.

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EMILYBCRUZ 11/25/2009 1:30PM

    Good luck on your Trot! LOL, same thing happened to me last week at Zumba. I come out of the class feeling super confident, then trip off the curb and roll my ankle :/ I hope it feels better for you! Happy Thanksgiving!

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ONLY_AS_HIGH 11/25/2009 12:17PM

    Good luck on the Trot! I'll be pulling for you from here - you can do this in your sleep, hon! Hopefully your ankle doesn't give you too much grief, but remember that if it feels bad, please WALK! Don't worry about the time as much as your health!

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DESERT_BIRD 11/25/2009 12:03PM

    Happy Thanksgiving to you too!! And enjoy your four days off... enjoy your Turkey Trot... be gentle with your ankle today! I'm praying it will be okay tomorrow as well!

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HOSTALADY 11/25/2009 10:31AM

    You will do your best under what ever life throws at you! THAT IS YOU!
Have a great run in the morning and I am cheering you on.

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with Family and Friends.

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DIGISCRAPPY 11/25/2009 10:31AM

    I'll probably be giving my knees some therapy tonight - they weren't too happy after Saturday's run, so I don't want them to give out on me tomorrow!

Good luck! Looking forward to hearing your race results!

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WEEZIETEE 11/25/2009 10:17AM

    LOL. Oh truuuuuuuuuuuuust me when I say you're not alone. Things like that happen to me CONSTANTLY.

Enjoy your holiday weekend!

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HUGMONKEYMOM 11/25/2009 10:15AM

    No no, things like that usually happen to me too...I'm almost afraid to leave the house today.

I hope your angle feels better for tomorrow, and I'll be thinking of you at my race too. Good luck!

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PINKCOCONUT 11/25/2009 10:02AM

    OUCH! Hope your ankle is good as new for tomorrow! Keep icing it!!!!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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ONMYWAYTOGOAL 11/25/2009 10:02AM

    I hope that all goes well with your Turkey Trot tomorrow--no ankle issues, all songs downloaded and beautiful weather to run in. Then enjoy the rest of your long weekend!!!

Thanks so much for your holiday wishes too! I'm sure MN will be fun fun fun!!!
I have lots of hugs to give to my fam and friends!!

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