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Holding it Together

Monday, November 08, 2010

Spent a lot of my weekend in the hospital with my papou (grandfather). He took a turn for the worse, was admitted on Friday night, and is suffering from pneumonia on top of the cancer and everything else. I had to skip my early Saturday long run because I was with him so late and felt like crap the next morning. Seeing him acting all loopy on the morphine is heartbreaking.

I did run 5 miles later on Saturday afternoon because I was antsy and needed a bit of release but that was all the exercise I did this weekend. I'm so not feeling prepared for the half next Sunday, but barring anything tragic, I'll be there and I'll run at the pace I feel comfortable with at the time.

Foodwise, I had pizza for lunch with coworkers on Friday and then didn't eat much the rest of the day when I was at the hospital. Saturday night I kinda went nuts with the cheese and crackers (and wine) and had a sugar free froyo with York peppermint patties. I had a huge lunch at this Asian place yesterday but that was basically my only meal.

I'm trying to get it together today, but I'm still feeling sluggish and sad. I'm not going to go totally off the rails, but I'm not going to make it a priority to exercise and eat perfectly this week because I just need to keep sane, but I still want to turn to running as a way to release my stress.

I appreciate your prayers for him and for all of us to hold it together. Thanks in advance. You're the best.

  
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MESEATURTLE 11/12/2010 6:38AM

    Sending prayers and good wishes.Take care.

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PAULETTELORAINE 11/11/2010 7:40PM

    Please add my prayers to the others. I know this is heartbreaking for you, watching someone you love suffer. I imagine running is one of the best stress relievers possible and am so glad you are able to do that. I have never been able to run, but walking helps me. God bless you all.
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_AIYANNA_ 11/10/2010 4:39PM

    I'm so sorry to hear about your papou.You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care of yourself too.

Hugs xxx

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KYMMC3 11/10/2010 4:14PM

    Sending love, hugs and prayers your way!

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HEALTH-E-CLARE 11/10/2010 1:31PM

    First off you've done an amazing job training and you got in a nice 5 mile run. I know you've done put in the miles and come race day you'll have so many endorphins, you'll do great!

As for you grandpa, I'm sending my thoughts and prayers your way.

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CALLIKIA 11/10/2010 1:17PM

    *HUGS* to you. I'm so sorry to hear you're going through such a difficult time. Spend the time you need with him and make your heart glad as much as possible. Forget the rest. There is a time for everything, right? This seems to be your time for love, family, and bonding.

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TRAVELNISTA 11/9/2010 9:29PM

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TEDDYBABE 11/9/2010 6:41PM

    Our prayers are with him and your family. emoticon

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I am so sorry. You and your family are in my prayers.

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LILIVW 11/9/2010 4:31PM

    So sorry. I've been through this with my Dad and know how difficult it can be. Thinking of you and will keep your Grandpa and you in my prayers.

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JCBRITT 11/9/2010 3:24PM

    I know it is soo hard to see someone you have known your entire life and never believed they would become vulnerable. I hope they can make him comfortable. Exercise will be good therapy and the HM might be the escape you need. Good luck and prayers are with you.

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LOTUSFLOWER 11/9/2010 1:33PM

    Sending prayers your way. emoticon emoticon

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TIME4AFITME 11/9/2010 12:16PM

    I am so sorry to hear that. I will keep you and all your family in my thoughts and prayers. Filakia emoticon

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MANDA_MICHELLE 11/9/2010 11:07AM

  oh hunny. i'm so sorry about your gpa. my thoughts are with you guys, and his recovery. its good for you to come here and vent if you need to. don't worry too much about your race girl. like you said, just go at your own pace and it will be good for the exercise and stress relief.

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MOMEDITOR 11/9/2010 10:12AM

    Keeping you in my thoughts- know it is tough when those we love are having difficulties. Make some me time- it is what gets me through and it ultimately makes you better off to help others as well. Peace spark friend.

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CUBANJELLY 11/9/2010 8:57AM

    i can relate, my mom's been in the icu for almost a month now. i've been having a really hard time eating, drinking water, haven't seen exercise in just about the entire month. the time i tried to run before the 5k, i just broke down sobbing. i ran for 20 min yesterday, it was cleansing. hang in there, sometimes life just sucks.

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DREAMRUNR 11/9/2010 8:47AM

    Prayer and Hugs
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SCHENPOSSIBLE 11/8/2010 10:54PM

    youre in my thoughts

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4EVERADONEGIRL 11/8/2010 7:37PM

    emoticon I love ya girl and will definitely be sending good thoughts your way that you and your family are able to be strong in the face of illness. Will definitely be praying strength for your grandpa too!!!

Big hugs girl...

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SASSYDREAMER 11/8/2010 6:02PM

    Prayers! emoticon

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/8/2010 5:51PM

    I will be thinking of you Kristina mou... I'm so sorry, kouragio emoticon. Whatever you need, I'm here for you!

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MBSHAZZER 11/8/2010 5:03PM

    Kristina, I'm so so sorry to hear about your grandfather. Don't sweat the exercise and the food. Focus on spending time with him and taking care of yourself.

And by the way, you'll be fine at the HM... better to be a little undertrained! It sounds like you'll be mentally ready to run like the wind by then anyway.

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LAURIETAIT 11/8/2010 4:56PM

    emoticon I'm thinking of you and our family and wishing you the strength to get through this difficult time.

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TIPTOPWANNABE 11/8/2010 4:37PM

    You and your papou are in my thoughts and prayers. Wish I were there to give you a couple of bags of healthy snacks. emoticon emoticon

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SACGIRL 11/8/2010 3:22PM

    Sending lots of hugs and prayers your way! Running is such a stress reliever and it gives you time to think/meditate on everything that happens in your life. Hang in there!

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MEGSFITNESS 11/8/2010 3:19PM

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p.s. I was thinking of you when I was near the lakes around here. I remember you mentioned how much you like to run near water.

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BROADWAYDREAMER 11/8/2010 2:25PM

  so sorry to hear about your grandfather, i will keep you guys in my thoughts.

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    I'm sending prayers for you and your family. emoticon

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SEEHOLZ 11/8/2010 1:51PM

    Take care of yourself-- exercise is great for you, but it can be too much if your body is taxed... stress induced or sickness induced.

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SLFRISBEY 11/8/2010 1:50PM

    Sorry to hear about your grandpa. Just reading it brought tears to my eyes. Like I said before I am also very close with my grandparents and I think of them as invincable. Hold close to him and know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. My heart goes out to you (((hugs)))

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JENN26POINT2 11/8/2010 1:33PM

    Kristina, I'm very sorry about your papou! I can sort of relate because I've had a grandfather pass from cancer and have a grandmother who is in and out of the hospital with congestive heart failure. She just recently survived a fight with pneumonia. I'll keep your family in my thoughts. Hugs coming your way. I hope he gets better soon!

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KITHKINCAID 11/8/2010 1:22PM

    Thinking about you Kristina and sending warm thoughts your way and for your Papou. My therapist put it best last week - EVERYONE emotionally eats. Everyone. You wouldn't be human if you didn't. So don't stress about it on top of everything else. You're doing exactly what you need to do right now to cope and that's healthy.

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SPUNKYDUCKY 11/8/2010 1:22PM

    I am thinking of you and your family, I am sorry that your papou is not feeling well.

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SKNYTWINK 11/8/2010 1:15PM

    Praying for you!

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WEEZIETEE 11/8/2010 1:03PM

    You & your family are in my thoughts.
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LIBBYFITZ 11/8/2010 12:43PM

    emoticonMy thoughts are with you and your family.

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AMANDAAQ 11/8/2010 12:26PM

    My best wishes to you and your family during this difficult time. It's never easy keeping to a schedule/eating plan when such an emotional episode is going on in your heart. I had a very difficult time when my papa was in the hospital. My heart goes out to you. Keep strong. emoticon

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JBMT08 11/8/2010 12:22PM

    I am thinking of you and your family! emoticon

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REBECCAMA 11/8/2010 12:22PM

  Thoughts for you and your family.... HUGS.

I just lost my grandmother in October, and am still recovering from it.

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HEALTHYASHLEY 11/8/2010 12:17PM

    Hugs, you and your family are in my thoughts. My grandmother took a turn for the worst this weekend as well. We keep expecting the call any minute. You are doing a great job holding it together.

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CHICAT63 11/8/2010 12:12PM

    Ma chère Kristina, ton Papou et toi sont dans mes pensées. Big virtual hugs and vibes sent your way. Take care of yourself.

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TEAM-SARAH 11/8/2010 12:10PM

    I'm so sorry to hear bout your grandfather :( You do what you need to do for your stress and sanity this week. Hang in there. The half marathon next weekend is a low priority when it comes to family stuff. You don't need anymore stress to add to the pile.

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ADVENTURE-GIRL 11/8/2010 12:09PM

    Sorry to hear about your grandfather. Prayers are with you and your family.
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RUNNER4LIFE08 11/8/2010 12:08PM

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Praying for you and your family!

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.TARA. 11/8/2010 12:07PM

    It could have been easy not to run at all, but you DID get out there to run! The run might not have been the length or pace you planned, but you still found a way to get something in despite everything else going on in life. You should be proud of that.

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THESHRINKINLADY 11/8/2010 12:00PM

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Keep this attitude and you'll make it through just fine. Right now, family is number one. This is one ebb in the flow of this healthy lifestyle. I know you will maintain your eating and running nicely. Just focus your energy on your family and keeping yourself from losing your sanity. That's what is most important.

We're all here for you and sending our warmest thoughts to your family right now!

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REDRUNNER82 11/8/2010 11:58AM

    Thinking of you.

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I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

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STORMTMB 11/8/2010 11:09AM

    Thoughts and prayers for you and your family. emoticon emoticon

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 11/8/2010 11:09AM

  Sometimes the best that you can do is just concentrate on breathing, and that's okay - because it's just a break in your "normal" life, it isn't your "normal" life.

Your papou is in my thoughts. Rest, take it easy, lean on your husband and your friends. Take care of yourself.

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Update: The "Working on my Diabetes!" Guy

Friday, November 05, 2010

Wow, exactly a year after writing this blog about the guy who said he was "working on his diabetes..."

www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
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I ran into him this morning and almost didn't recognize him. He must have gained at least 50 lbs since I last saw him about 11 months ago. It's one of those weight gains where you can see it in the face. It wasn't lost on me that I'm over 50 lbs lighter than I was a year ago too. Conversely, he didn't recognize me, so I called out "Ed!" and we had a quick chat, ("You look great!" "Thanks!") but he kept averting his eyes like he was supremely uncomfortable to speak with me and really couldn't get away fast enough.

Obviously I'd made an impression on him in the few months we worked side-by-side last year. I wonder if he remembered all the self-deprecating comments about his weight and eating habits and how I told him that (by that point) I had lost 50 lbs and was learning to run.

We talk about inspiration and sometimes we think of it as an AHA! moment where the stars collide and motivation whooshes over you and you're ready to buckle down, eat right, exercise, and get healthy. But sometimes it's not as simple as that lightbulb switching on. Sometimes the moment is crueler and makes you really dig down to the core and face some harsh truths.

Maybe he'll take another look at himself, and maybe not. We've all gotta make our own way.

  
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STIPER23 11/19/2010 1:02PM

    I struggle with situations like this in my own life. How do offer advice without sounding too preachy?

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/7/2010 5:23PM

    I remember that blog!!! Wow.... thanks for writing about this.

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TRAVELNISTA 11/7/2010 3:51PM

    You are an excellent role model. It is a shame he has gained all that weight and his numbers are probably off the charts. You can only be a role model to him if he wants it bad enough or wants help bad enough. Hopefully he will think about your chance meeting and see how well you have done and want the same for himself.

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EMLG11 11/7/2010 7:29AM

    It is so hard when you see this. ESP when you are excited aboutyour accomplishments and want others to see what is possible. All you can do is hope he thinks about your encouter and realizes it is up to him to make the change.

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MAIA2011 11/7/2010 12:10AM

    This is heartbreaking. I can't help but wonder what else is going on. I can't defend his food choices even though I can certainly relate but I gained 50+ pounds in less than a year myself and I am having a really hard time getting rid of it. Medical conditions aren't the whole story but it can certainly suck! I hope he stops killing himself because he is likely a person of value even if he has forgotten.

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DETERMINED_SOUL 11/6/2010 9:33AM

    It would have been great to have good news, but maybe you bumping into him is the good news. I find myself wishing everyone much success with being happy and getting healthy. It takes some awhile to come to that realization (including me), but maybe he will think about it again. Just be supportive.

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MARIAND123 11/6/2010 8:27AM

    emoticon I have been where this guy is. I had "worked on my diabetes." until i weighed 365 pounds with a A1C of 13. What i was working on was an early trip to the grave. One of the ladied commented that she hates that being focused on her weight loss makes her look at others. You should really search your heart because i bet you are not judging but just wishing everyone could find thier Spark and lose the weight. When I see big people, I think what must their A1c be, what is thier blood pressure, and OH God i wish i could tell them that there is hope and they do not have to live big and sick any more. Thank you for this short blog it reallly helped me find my focus today.

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HOSTALADY 11/5/2010 5:22PM

    emoticonI had hoped with seeing this blog there would be good news. Oh I really feel for him and I hope he can work his way out. Maybe you will see him again and he will talk a bit about the exercising or running with you. My heart goes out to him. Thanks for the update hope the next one is better news.

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TEAM-SARAH 11/5/2010 4:19PM

    Wow I was hoping that was going to be a happy update :( I hope he figures it out. 50 pounds in a year is terribly sad...

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 11/5/2010 2:38PM

    Wow! A short blog but so powerful!!

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JEREMY723 11/5/2010 1:51PM

    I have a high school student who's just as you describe in your original blog. I don't know what to say except to try to get him to stop when I'm around.

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LIBBYFITZ 11/5/2010 1:50PM

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MEGSFITNESS 11/5/2010 1:03PM

    that's just sad.

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KITHKINCAID 11/5/2010 12:22PM

    It's moments like that where I find my weight loss even more awkward in a social situation than it already is to noticeably lose weight. A few weeks ago I saw a friend of mine whom I haven't seen in about 2 years. She used to be curvy thin. And she talked at that point about how she used to be really heavy and had lost a bunch of weight and she looked great - I was envious of her. But when I saw her a few weeks ago she has clearly gained back all the weight she lost. She's had a really rough year - her dad died, and she ended a long term relationship - but right out of the gate she mentioned how amazing I looked and I had nothing to say in return. I hate how being so focused on weight loss in my own life is making me look at others. I never really used to look at people as fat or thin - but it's tough not to see it in others now. I hope that eventually goes away again. I don't like being so judgmental!

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JENN26POINT2 11/5/2010 12:17PM

    When you started this story, I thought for sure you were going to say he completely turned his life around and was looking sharp now... imagine my surprise when you said he'd gained even more weight... That's really too bad. Some people don't ever see the light, or only see the light when a dr tells them it's nearly too late to make the changes. You did what you could... now it's on him.

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LAURIETAIT 11/5/2010 11:48AM

    Hopefully a year down the road you'll run into him and he will have lost 50 pounds. Or... since he's a guy 100 pounds! It easy to spread the Spark in casual conversation but it can be awkward to discuss it with people who are most obviously in need of it. Hopefully seeing you will ignite a spark of his own.

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RUSSELLORAMA 11/5/2010 11:38AM

    Oh, I feel his pain. I know what it's like to run into someone after a long time apart and you know you've gained weight and you wonder if they notice it too, and all these thoughts start running through your head and sometimes the shame and paranoia makes you want run in the other direction. Hopefully, he will recall your earlier conversations and how much you have changed for the better and see that there are some positive results from making healthier choices. But like others have said, maybe this will be the nudge that sends him down the path to healthier living but you can't be responsible for that.

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WATCHMEGO2 11/5/2010 11:20AM

    I honestly thought you were going to say that he had changed his ways and you didn't recognize him because he had LOST weight.

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TIGERJANE 11/5/2010 11:18AM

    oh how sad for him . . . . he was probably super embarrassed. Hope he takes that encounter and finally makes some changes!

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 11/5/2010 11:07AM

    Hope he has his moment. We all deserve them!

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MBSHAZZER 11/5/2010 11:01AM

    Wow, that's really sad. I mean, great that you have made so much progress in the last year, but sad that he went in the other direction. I am a "fixer" and like to make things "right" so I think this experience would have really bugged me.

Have a great weekend!

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CALLIKIA 11/5/2010 10:16AM

    It is sad when we can't make people do what we know is best for them. *lol* (Okay, that didn't sound so funny until I actually typed it out....let's take over the world and make everyone eat right and exercise! MWAHAHAA!) Maybe seeing you was just another Spark on his journey...maybe not.

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RUNTRILAUGH 11/5/2010 10:15AM

    I sure hope he has that moment.... Diabetes can be such a cruel disease!

But kudos to you and how far you have come!

Hopefully you were a positive influence on him, again!

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NATPLUMMER 11/5/2010 10:06AM

    Maybe running into you will inspire him to change. That would be great for him.


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STORMTMB 11/5/2010 10:02AM

    When I looked at how bad the complications and risks are and how it weakens every other aspect of my body and future, I got serious. Nobody else could make me do it. Same for Ed. Hopefully he will get the point before he gets more bad news from the doctor.

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PINKCOCONUT 11/5/2010 9:56AM

    I hear ya on that, everyone has a moment but it's not always inspiring. Mine wasn't exactly inspiring but it ended up inspiring me. Hopefully he'll find his way, all you can do is keep up what you're doing, perhaps seeing what you've accomplished will get him into gear. One can only hope!

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JBMT08 11/5/2010 9:48AM

    Maybe you seeing him again will ignite a fire in him to start his own journey......I hope so!

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FREES1 11/5/2010 9:43AM

    It is amazing the difference a moment can make person to person!! I hope for his sake that seeing you again might make him realize that he too has the power to change himself for the better - or at least for the healthier!
Sometimes we can have that AHA moment when all things become clear and the desire is there but the will is lagging -
You've made great strides and have helped me, and I am thinking many others, see that what you've done is possible for most of us... I am still working on the fear factor with running (because of one past and one future knee surgery) although I am finding other ways to go!
Thanks for the gift of you

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BURGHGIRL 11/5/2010 9:42AM

    I find that so sad emoticon. Hopefully he will have his aha moment soon...who knows...maybe seeing you again will spark him to try again!

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BOOKSCATSTEA 11/5/2010 9:42AM

    Yep, I've been "that guy" several times. It's hard and uncomfortable, but one of the things that eventually might give him hope that HE can do it, just like you did.
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Excited, For Reals

Thursday, November 04, 2010

You're going about your business, kinda feeling blah, and then you get an email that race photos are available!

Hot damn!
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www.capstonephotostore.com/search.ph
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Bib #: 2463, click the first photo.

I look like I'm WINNING that race. And my legs. Well, I worked hard for those legs.

Then I get another email with the details of the half marathon, which is in... count 'em... 9 days! So I eagerly went over to the website and checked out course photos.

seacoasthalfmarathon.com/photos.htm

OK, I'm officially excited about running again. Not that I wasn't before, but I definitely haven't been as good about training for this latest half and just wasn't amped up about it like I was for last month's, especially with the recent onslaught of cold weather.

Bring it!!!!

  
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IMSMILEY88 11/8/2010 8:29AM

    I love your race photo. And, it does like you are in the lead! emoticon

Your upcoming course looks beautiful! I'm really kind of bummed that my first HM (less than 2 weeks!) is through neighborhoods and a city (Tulsa). I'd like to pick something a lot more beautiful next time! Anyway, I'm still excited.

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DJS-DEBBIE 11/5/2010 8:03PM

    You are looking GOOD!

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CARILOUIE 11/5/2010 5:55PM

    You look great when you run! I am jealous.

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HOSTALADY 11/5/2010 5:16PM

    Great photos and thanks for sharing.

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ASIAMORA 11/5/2010 1:57PM

    Awesome photos!!!!

Good luck on your upcoming half!

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JORDANA84 11/5/2010 7:41AM

    Way to go!!!

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RUNNINGOLLIE 11/4/2010 11:56PM

    Awesome!!!!! emoticon

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ABETTERBECKY 11/4/2010 11:15PM

    wow - gorgeous place for a little run :) i hope you have wonderful weather for your half! great job - you are pretty awesome!

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KIMWEBB40 11/4/2010 8:03PM

    Those are awsome pix!!! emoticon

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XHOOSIERLOSER 11/4/2010 7:05PM

    So happy that you are excited, for REAL, about running! You have accomplished so much, and have so much to be proud of!

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LAURIETAIT 11/4/2010 6:43PM

    Awesome photo! Beautiful course. I'd be inclined to stop and admire the scenery. Okay well I'd be inclined to stop no matter what ... but the scenery is gorgeous. You will rock this race.
Enjoy!
Oh yeah... those legs do look pretty good!

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MAMADELIGHT 11/4/2010 6:37PM

    Look at you!! You will rock that race. We'll have to plan one together soon.

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CANNF47 11/4/2010 6:25PM

    WOW!!!! You should be excited... emoticon Looking forward to following your progress.... Keep it up....

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LIBBYFITZ 11/4/2010 6:21PM

    emoticonFantastico!

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WATCHMEGO2 11/4/2010 6:00PM

    great photos Kristina!! You totally rock!

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TRAVELNISTA 11/4/2010 5:59PM

    I truly admire how excited you get about running. emoticon emoticon

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ATREAT4ME 11/4/2010 5:39PM

    Okay, I am officially excited about your race and will be checking back for the report and I'm even more excited about trying w5d3. I love Running While Chunky! I am so happy to be here and to see you at the finish line and to think maybe one day my legs will be so freaking awesome! You make me want to go run.

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/4/2010 4:47PM

    Daaaaaaaaaaaaaamn girl, you look good! I'm happy you're excited! :D

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CHICAT63 11/4/2010 4:32PM

    Wow your pics are just AWESOME Kristina !!!!! Yep, hot looking legs.

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MAIA2011 11/4/2010 4:22PM

    Those pics are awesome. You look like you're winning and the great legs go without saying. However, I noticed that your arms look super toned and defined, too! Enjoy your training and have a great next race!

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KYMMC3 11/4/2010 4:06PM

    yay!! And that picture is AWESOME!!!!

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SASSYDREAMER 11/4/2010 3:35PM

    I love that you're excited about running again!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 11/4/2010 3:31PM

    It's the "Eye of the TIGER" - you've got it girl. emoticon

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CLALIZ 11/4/2010 3:26PM

    those are great pictures!!! You are looking great!
Have fun on the next half!!!

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REDRUNNER82 11/4/2010 3:13PM

    You look great! My race photos always catch me looking super awkward. Running suits you :)

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JLITT62 11/4/2010 2:51PM

    You look fierce & determined!

Someday maybe I'll actually have an actual race photo; DH doesn't come to my races.

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DITTY1013 11/4/2010 2:50PM

    You look like you were rocking it! emoticon

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JENN26POINT2 11/4/2010 2:20PM

    Haha you *DO* look like you're winning that race! Awesome! Great photo! Keep up the amazing work!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 11/4/2010 2:03PM

    Awesome!

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4EVERADONEGIRL 11/4/2010 1:53PM

    AWESOME!!! Bring it right! You've got this thing girl!

Hey, I was thinking that we should exchange mobile #'s so we can call each other at our respective finish lines! Then we'll truly be running our half's together! :-) I know we'll be a few hours time difference so it will probably work even better. I'll be up way early and there's nothing that will get me more motivated then hearing you say "I did it!!!"

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LILIVW 11/4/2010 1:20PM

    Great pictures! Looks like a beautiful run coming up - Enjoy!

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TEAM-SARAH 11/4/2010 1:06PM

    Haha, awesome!!! It's hilarious you totally look like the leader of the pack!!

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ANNE7X7 11/4/2010 12:56PM

    So so awesome!!!!!!!

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KROLES55 11/4/2010 12:54PM

    Great photos!

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RUSSELLORAMA 11/4/2010 12:37PM

    You look awesome!

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FOXXYROXXYD 11/4/2010 12:29PM

    Awesome pics! Awesome legs!! You are gonna rock that next HM - Woo hoo!

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.TARA. 11/4/2010 12:24PM

    Whoa, look at those legs!!! Thanks for sharing this burst of positivity!!!

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JBMT08 11/4/2010 12:18PM

    OMG you look so AWESOME!!!!!!!!!! YEAY!!!!! cant wait to see the pics from the next half!!!

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SEATTLESIMS 11/4/2010 12:13PM

    great photo of you.. and the course looks lovely! I would be excited too! Have a GREAT time!

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ELLIPSER 11/4/2010 12:07PM

    Your legs were the first thing I noticed! Woohoo! Looking great!

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KITHKINCAID 11/4/2010 12:00PM

    GREAT pics! You look fantastic. And hot damn legs lady! I'm just waiting until mine look that great!

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ALLTHNGSPOSSBLE 11/4/2010 11:50AM

    You look great. Keep it up and good luck with the next one. I plan to do my first half in April, 2011. I just finished my first 10K in October. I need to get my mileage back up again but I am fighting IT band pain right now and can't run for a few days.

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PINKCOCONUT 11/4/2010 11:44AM

    LUCKY!!! My race photos were, as usual, HORRIBLE! Hell, it's rare to get a photo that good, are you going to get it?!

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CREATINGAMANDA 11/4/2010 11:42AM

    LOVE THIS!

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 11/4/2010 11:27AM

  The course looks beautiful!

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AMOHAME2 11/4/2010 11:25AM

    Wow, look at you in the lead!! You really look great!
Have a great HM, you must be sooooo excited!!

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NATPLUMMER 11/4/2010 11:21AM

    YAY!!!! Those legs look fabulous!!
Good luck in the half marathon!!!

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CALLIKIA 11/4/2010 11:19AM

    Also in love with the determination look in that last photo! *LOVE* it! Keep it up girl! Looks like the half course will be beautiful!

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MBSHAZZER 11/4/2010 11:09AM

    You look FABULOUS!!!! So fantastically fit and athletic, which of course, you are! Wonderful!

Glad you are fired up about running again!

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The Apple Theory

Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Just finished a juicy, crisp Gala apple and just noticed what's left of that apple...




Four seeds and a stem!

I've found that the better the apple, the less of a "core" there is to throw away. It was all apple straight through! Is that whackadoodle, or are there others that can attest to my apple theory?

On another note, I've been eating the majority of my calories during the day lately. My office is VERY cold and I find myself snacking JUST to feel warmer. It lasts for about 30-60 minutes. I sometimes have to wear a coat and gloves in my office. It's November, office idiots, we can turn the AC off now!!!

Grr...

Any hare-brained theories from all y'all?

  
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CIERRA-S 11/5/2010 5:24PM

    It sounds crazy, but when I get consistently cold, I take vitamin B3. It increases your circulation, and makes you a lot warmer. Only side effect is if you are already warm, it makes your face all red (increased circulation). Only like $5 at a health store.

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HIPPIE44 11/4/2010 6:12PM

    I think the core has to do with the overall development stages of the apple itself.

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JBMT08 11/4/2010 12:21PM

    nice pic!! Umm....yeah, it gets pretty cold here. I like to walk by whomever has a space heater and linger! Sometimes I go to the restroom b/c it is warmer in there than at my desk!!

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ADRIBURTON 11/4/2010 11:57AM

    I am loving the honeycrisp apple, unfortunately they are only available September to November in my area. As for the office cold, I finally brought an electric lap blanket to work. So much better now!

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SOCKS117 11/4/2010 10:18AM

  I have to agree - more evidence, I had a lovely macintosh and though I cut mine I only have an itty bitty pile of "core" and 4 seeds.

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FRIZGIRL 11/4/2010 9:48AM

    LOL, I totally know what you mean about the office being cold. Sometimes I fill up my mug with boiling water (not even any tea in it) and just hold it to keep my fingers warm.

I also sometimes eat large portions of apples... especially fresh off the tree ones. i'm going to be so sad when we stop getting fresh apples. Though sometimes I cut them up before eating, so do cut out the seeds and the stem part.

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CARILOUIE 11/4/2010 6:30AM

    I never thought about the office thing... my room gets pretty cold (the vents circulate air from outside, and often in the afternoon it's COLD air) so I always feel like eating to stay warm. Hm. Maybe some light hot chocolate is in order...

I am weird and always cut my apple into slices before I eat it... so there is hardly any waste.

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HOSTALADY 11/3/2010 10:49PM

    It might make a lot of sense as the smaller the core the more flavor. the apple with the smaller core can use it's energy developing more flavor than reproduction with more seeds. Only a guess on my part, that made sense to me.
glad your apple was great though. Nothing beats a great tasting apple in the fall no matter the variety.
I'm sure the cold is at least for me because I have lost a lot of insulation this season. I'm always cold now.

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SEAWAVE 11/3/2010 7:48PM

    They lower the heat over the week-end in my office building, so we're all freezing on Monday mornings. I DO wear gloves!

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LAURIETAIT 11/3/2010 7:26PM

    The cold does seem to bother me more lately. I wonder is it has anything to do with the reduction of my personal insulation system. If that's the reason I will happily learn to type with my mitts on!

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AMOHAME2 11/3/2010 7:13PM

    Whenever I munch on a Cortland apple, there's never much left over! I think it's because I just keep picking away at the core until there's literally just no more to eat! Love love love 'em!

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BOOKSCATSTEA 11/3/2010 7:06PM

    I don't love apples, but I still eat eat them because I know they're good for me. Maybe I need to look for some sweeter varieties. Not crazy about tangy/sour apples.
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SCHENPOSSIBLE 11/3/2010 6:45PM

    I love fuji apples but they cost an arm and a leg. Sounds delish and makes me want an apple right now. An apple a day....

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SIMPLY-EVA 11/3/2010 6:31PM

  Try Fuji apples when you get a chance. They are naturally sweet and crisp. Mmmmmm....

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MISSYBLONDEONE 11/3/2010 6:09PM

    I can relate...I am FREEZING in my office. I live in Hawaii but I am wrapped up in a jacket and sitting on my feet in my chair. These folks need to adjust the AC but apparently I am the only one who is cold.

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KACOPHANI 11/3/2010 5:28PM

    mmm... apples....


Maybe it's that the better an apple is the less likely you are to stop eating it... until it's all stem! SweetTangos are my favorite.

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4EVERADONEGIRL 11/3/2010 5:18PM

    My office is one of the coldest on campus, but right about now that is welcome...it's blazing hot out here! LOL

Mmmm...apples...yummy!!! :-P~

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REDRUNNER82 11/3/2010 5:10PM

    I only just started making myself like apples - I never ate them as a kid! I'm still shy around the core, barely get close to it. I think I need to try another variety; I'm getting a little tired of red delicious.

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JORDAN1019 11/3/2010 5:08PM

    Yummy apples, so filling and healthy..
My office is an ice chest too. We already complained and still no change.

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MBSHAZZER 11/3/2010 4:44PM

    I never thought about the apple theory before but it makes sense! Will pay attention next time I bite into a nice crisp one.

Don't get me started on the office temps. I look oh so professional wrapped in my snuggie!

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WILLIAMV3 11/3/2010 4:30PM

    I'll have to pay attention next time I eat an apple. Sounds good!

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/3/2010 3:53PM

    I know how you feel about the being cold. We have central heating here and the landlady turns it on .... prob in December!!!! So, it sometimes affects my desire to want to do workouts in the morning. I feel like it'd be suicide too! Then I convince myself that I'll warm up and it'll be oK! :)

Hmmmm never noticed about the apple theory!

Dimitra

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YOOVIE 11/3/2010 3:42PM

    I find the same to be true of apples. Ive also embraced eating sunflower seeds at work to smack the snack crack feeling.

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MELROCKZ 11/3/2010 3:37PM

    Hmmm I wish I packed an apple with my lunch today. I'm soo curious now...

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PINKCOCONUT 11/3/2010 3:32PM

    I have never noticed this! I shall investigate with the apple I am about to eat!

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GETFIT2LIVE 11/3/2010 3:24PM

    Dunno about the apple theory, though it's an interesting one--might have to get some different kinds of apples out and see if it's different between varieties or not. Honeycrisp is my fav for eating; Rome for general use; and Granny Smith for baking. Mmmm, apple crisp, apple pie, apple dumplings, ah, the flavors (and calories!) of fall. Wait, where was I? Oh yeah, I munch more when it's cold in the office, too; my area (upstairs) is more often than not hot, while downstairs is usually cold, so hasn't been too bad yet this fall.

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STIPER23 11/3/2010 2:44PM

    No clue on the apple theory. I've had bad luck with apples this week, they've all been mushy. :(

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STORMTMB 11/3/2010 2:41PM

    No theories on the apple, but I'm cold all year round in my office. I have yet to resort to gloves, but now that fingerless ones are becoming popular so people can continue to text, I might buy some so I can continue to type!!! Or I'll get one of those space heaters that they don't want us to have!!

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NATPLUMMER 11/3/2010 2:40PM

    No clue on the apple, sorry.
It is always freezing on the second floor of the VA. It doesn't matter what time of the year. But it's definitely colder inside the hotter it is outside. I have to wear a sweatshirt even in the summer. It's crazy. Other floors are not nearly as cold, so I don't know what's up here. Sometimes I have to hide in the stairwell to warm up.

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SASSYDREAMER 11/3/2010 2:38PM

    I have never noticed this... LOL. Thanks for pointing it out!

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EVERYTHINGBLUE 11/3/2010 2:35PM

    Why am I experiencing a mad fruit craving all of a sudden?

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KNITTERGAL73 11/3/2010 2:13PM

    I have my heater on as I type this. We still have the A/C on in our office too.

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_TRIXIE_ 11/3/2010 2:13PM

    I hate eating fruit unless it's pre-cut (one of my few prima donna moments), so I'm with NYO--apple corer for me, please!

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NEWYORKORCHIDS 11/3/2010 2:10PM

  I have no clue about the apple-debocle! I can't bite into any fruit because it sends my TMJ into over drive, so I always cut and core before chomping away.

I shall pay more attention to the amount of coring in the future.

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CALLIKIA 11/3/2010 2:07PM

    I always tell the people at work that I won't complain about the cold (I currently have a sweater and a blanket in my office, just in case) until I have to put my gloves on, because I can't do my work with gloves on (just try typing or fiddling through papers with gloves on - PITA!). People here complain too much so our supervisor never knows whether to turn the heat up or down. *sigh*

No clue on the apple thing...

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ABETTERBECKY 11/3/2010 2:03PM

    I'm in love with the Honeycrisp - it is a torrid love affair. Someone mentioned pears - yum - time for pears - just too impatient to let the ripen!

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CINCYDORA 11/3/2010 1:59PM

    Interesting. I'll have to keep an eye on that. This time of year I find it hard to eat apples. I want warm foods. I feel you on the office temp issue. Some days my fingers get too cold and it's hard to work. I keep a mug of hot tea in front of me most of the day and drink it and hold it to warm myself up. I love all kinds of green and herbal teas so it's easy to do. And fortunately I sit near the restroom.

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40PLUSANDFIT 11/3/2010 1:59PM

    It's freezing in our office all the time, in 100s, they turn it down to 65, in the 40s, they turn it up to 68... seriously. We've got some hot flash people here that are controlling the temp and freezing the majority... I hate it.

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MEGSFITNESS 11/3/2010 1:56PM

    I notice this more with pears than apples.

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RUNNINGOLLIE 11/3/2010 1:55PM

    I totally agree about the apple- I love Figi ones right now!! I think I go through fruit cravings! Hope the heat gets turned on-I mean it's November in Massachusetts right? emoticon

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ASHLEYLQ 11/3/2010 1:53PM

    I totally agree with your apple theory. I, too, have noticed the same thing. The better the apple (especially ones picked right of a tree), the more likely I am to gobble the whole thing (minus seeds and stem, of course!!)

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CREATINGAMANDA 11/3/2010 1:52PM

    I like your apple theory. I will have to go through many an apple to test it out. Which is fine. I like apples.

I definitely agree with your other theory though - air conditioning is not needed in November.

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TEAM-SARAH 11/3/2010 1:52PM

    I agree you can TOTALLY often eat (almost) the entire thing. I use one of those apple core-er and slicer things though so about the same amout is typically taken out of my apple no matter what.... sometimes too much or not enough if its a small apple.

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Excited, But Not

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

I know my body needs a shakeup. I can feel myself actually getting softer even with my pretty rigorous running schedule and cardio routine. My body is itching to gain/retain weight.

I ran 5 miles on the treadmill last night because it was twilight when I left work at 5pm. It sucked. The TV on the treadmill was broken. When I wake up at 6:30am. It's pitch dark out. And I get to read about the murders in town in the paper! ERGH. No running in the dark, thanks.

I'm actually excited to try something new after this half marathon is but a memory a mere two weeks from now. But not. Because I love what I'm doing. I've had these six free personal training sessions in my pocket all year and I've used running as an excuse not to use them. The excuses are over. I really need to do more strength training. More high-intensity interval training. Because when I was doing Jillian Michaels DVDs, I was losing a LOT of weight. And I hurt for days and days at first.

I need that hurt again.

That's why I'm excited.

But not really.

  
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CARLA-216 11/8/2010 2:33PM

    Sending good thoughts and prayers for your papou, and for you, too.

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SAMSPARK1 11/4/2010 10:51AM

    I too need to increase my ST and keep thinking I need to grab a Jillian DVD!!!!!!!

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HOSTALADY 11/3/2010 10:39PM

    I'm starting to switch things up a bit and haven't found what really gets my motor running like the walk-run has. For now I'm doing the wii ae activity and enjoying the change it gives me without hurting myself while I'm healing my neck.
Yes even I am not excited to go walking in the dark this year. I did it last year and really enjoyed it all winter long. Maybe for me it's a year older and maybe a bit smarter, I can hope anyway!
Stay safe my friend.

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MOBEANZ 11/3/2010 7:57PM

    Yes, my cardio routine is getting pretty old and I've tried to start my own strength training program but find it hard to squeeze it in with my cardio exercises. I had a "free session" with a trainer at my gym and he said at the point I'm at, strength training should be more than 50% of my workouts and cardio shouldn't be as much. But I have that fear that if I cut back I will either not lose or *gasp* gain. So I see your need for strength training, I want and need it too!

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AWOLF24 11/3/2010 4:04PM

    Smart move not to run in the dark by yourself. But I bet you will LOVE the personal training!!! I prefer strenth training to cardio ANY DAY.

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MOMITRU 11/3/2010 3:07PM

    I like to feelthe hurt of muscles being worked to in a new way. While I love the tried and true, I need a good shake up of routine from time to time.

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BLYNN710 11/3/2010 2:26PM

    I know what you mean about the dark. I have been wanting to start running but it's dark when I go to work and when I get home so that is put on hold until I can either afford the gym or spring. For now I'm just switching up the other workouts I can do. You are doing awesome.

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ITSHOWYOULIVE 11/3/2010 1:49PM

    Understand, so there with you!! "Running" a half is still stretching me pretty much as much as I want to be stretched at the moment, but after the half, then what? I will be stopping the long distances in favor of mid-distances (3 miles for short, 6-8 for long), but I NEED to replace it all wil something that will keep me losing weight and making me stronger. Have fun with the personal training sessions! You'll probably learn tons!!

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CALLIKIA 11/3/2010 1:34PM

    So I shouldn't crawl into bed tonight even though I feel like I got hit by a semi? OW! *pouts*

Can't wait to hear how you decide to "switch it up"...

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MAIA2011 11/3/2010 1:28PM

    I agree. Please do not run in the dark. I know you will love your personal training sessions once you get into them because you are an athlete!

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CORTNEY_NAMASTE 11/3/2010 10:26AM

    I just started running and I have my first 5K this Saturday. I NEVER thought I would love it but I really do. It is an experience that nothing else gives you. The only way I can describe it is that it makes you feel powerful.

I also wanted to say, you must read this article. Very eye opening.

http://www.t-nation
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Good luck with the personal training. I too had a love/hate relationship when I was training.

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FREES1 11/3/2010 8:40AM

    Its hard to stay excited about the thought of hurting! You have accomplished a lot and have gotten your body to give up almost half of what it was and in reality in not a lot of time - I hate to say it but maybe it needs a little bit of a break to give itself a chance to adjust?, to reach a new homeostasis?
I agree about the darkness being the pits! I take 3 walks a day with the dog and now two are in total darkness and the third getting darker day by day - great for stargazing but not seeing where one is going. I am thankful I live in a pretty big apartment complex so I feel we are a little safer than if we were out on the streets.
Be kind to yourself - you are on a journey of a lifetime...

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JSKIPPY11 11/2/2010 11:04PM

    I need to hurt again too.. but not :)

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MOMONTHERUN1 11/2/2010 10:35PM

    ENJOY!

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RUNNINGOLLIE 11/2/2010 9:17PM

    Good luck with the strength training! I'm still working on it myself emoticon

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ANNE7X7 11/2/2010 9:09PM

    Enjoy the personal training! Sounds to me like the perfect opportunity to challenge yourself mentally and physically! I think you'll love it and want to go back for more!!!

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XHOOSIERLOSER 11/2/2010 7:12PM

    I just feel so 'duh' doing ST - like I'm just pretending or something. I have the hardest time getting into it. I have a little routine that i can do at home with hand weights and my ball, but ugh, it just feels dumb! Zumba is much more 'there' - you know, music, sweat, heavy breathing....

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LAURIETAIT 11/2/2010 7:11PM

    It's tough to change up your workout even though you know you need to do it. Changing a workout you enjoy and can do easily for one that busts you butt just isn't appealing. Just think how great it will be when you are super fit and strong enough to tackle any workout and the go out and make it happen. I know you can do it! emoticon

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MAMADELIGHT 11/2/2010 7:03PM

    I had the love/hate relationship with Jillian. It is still on the hate phase right now. I need to do something to stay consistent. Have fun with the training sessions!

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PINKCOCONUT 11/2/2010 6:44PM

    I hear ya woman! Can't wait to hear how your PT kills you! :)

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NATPLUMMER 11/2/2010 6:18PM

    The strength training will do you a lot of good. Have fun with it!

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SUGIRL06 11/2/2010 6:17PM

    LoL I think I feel the same way. Yay for no running, but I like running. You can do it though!
~Ang

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CATHERINEL66 11/2/2010 6:16PM

    I hear you on the increased ST. I just added resistance (medicine balls) to my core ab work, and need to do more, way more. I need it to get to the finish line!

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STORMTMB 11/2/2010 6:12PM

    I'll be really interested in hearing about the personal trainer. I don't know anyone who has gone, so I'm really curious. I know you'll love it and I can't wait to hear about it.

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PSSN4FITNESS 11/2/2010 6:02PM

    I love love love doing circuit strength training. IIt breaks up the monotony of running (especially if its the treadmill) and you can do it in your home with just a couple weights. It's so fun to see all those new muscles popping out. Running is unparalleled for cardio conditioning, but to see muscle tone you have to lift. I am glad to see that you have tried Jillian, she is my fav. Good luck with your half marathon and for your continued fitness quest!

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GETFIT2LIVE 11/2/2010 5:52PM

    Ohhh, six personal training sessions? Sounds like just the ticket; hope you get someone that pushes you hard and really helps, that's what it should be like with a PT. I understand the excited--and not, LOL!

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REDRUNNER82 11/2/2010 5:47PM

    There's no sore quite like the sore brought on by Jillian Michaels! Since I'm not training for anything, I actually miss running. I don't HAVE to do it so I've been avoiding it because it's cold/dark/etc. I have a four-mile race on November 21st so I do have to get back into it for a couple weeks, but I hear you on your running fatigue. You only have two weeks left, then you're free to change your focus with a clear conscience. Kick this half's butt like you did the last one!

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ANEPANALIPTI 11/2/2010 5:47PM

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG!!! I can't wait to hear every last detail about these personal training sessions, you talk about them every so often, tantalizing us with every mention! :-D

giiiiiiiirl, i'm doing 30 day shred now, I'm halfway through level 2 and will be doing BFBM and NMTZ after i (re)graduate from the shred. I'm so with you to be buddies when I'm through.

Can I also tell you how much you rock in my book? Can't wait till we meet one day!! :)

OK , the excitement of this post might be annoying to you. Katanohto. big hugs from me,

Dimitra

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BTINTERNET 11/2/2010 5:35PM

    I totally feel that pain. *hugs*

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ROLLER-GIRL 11/2/2010 5:32PM

    I went back to my trainer for the first time in about 9 months and, well...it was humbling. I'm hobbling around today like an old lady. But as hardcore as I like to think I am, there's nothing like being pushed to my limit by someone else. I say go for it! And strength training really will change your body.

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TEAM-SARAH 11/2/2010 5:27PM

    I felt pretty much the same approaching my marathon! Obviously I still run but it's nice to be able to cut back and enjoy other things! The main reason I joined a running group is the ability to run with others. It IS all dark and it sucks! I am afraid to run in the dark alone, for obvious reasons. That's awesome that you have some training sessions, you will probably be able to learn a lot in 6 sessions that you can take and do on your own after! The treadmill sucks. I've decided I'm gonna try to change and head out for a run around work somedays at lunch! I dunno how that will work and I'll never be able to do a very long one... but maybe you could try that if that's something you could get away with. Otherwise, take some time off of running. I read that if you stay in an equivalent cardiovascular shape that your muscle memory for running will retain much longer than the cardio does. You could cut back a LOT on running for the winter and still be ready to friggin' go come spring so long as you stay in shape otherwise (which I know you will!)

I'm sure you'll see some awesome results when you start mixing things up. Have fun!

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RACHEL_MAC 11/2/2010 5:26PM

    You are going to LOVE the changes you see from strength training .. I lost 5 percentage points of body fat in just over a month when I shifted my focus from cardio to weights. It's so counterintuitive (people who lift weights are bigger ... aren't they??) but man, it was life changing for me. Good luck!

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BUTTERFLYBLUE67 11/2/2010 5:21PM

    Oh....I did NO MORE TROUBLE ZONES yesterday and boy can I feel my body parts. Obliques are burning, thighs, glutes, you name it if we worked it I can feel it. The soft body, got that too. But then again I only do cardio and have only done about a handful or two of strength training all together.

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MEGSFITNESS 11/2/2010 5:09PM

    eep! no running in the dark :( Gotta be careful..

Enjoy your personal training :D they're a boone to your health!

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KITHKINCAID 11/2/2010 4:57PM

    Let us know what you end up doing!

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JENN26POINT2 11/2/2010 4:56PM

    I hear ya... all I want to do is run, but I know I need to do other things... My new training schedule from Team In Training will include strength training in it and I'm excited for a structured program, but not excited to be lifting weights... they just don't interest me. Good luck with the trainer! I hope he/she can kick your hardcore @$$! :)

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WISLNDR 11/2/2010 4:55PM

    Take advantage of new opportunities!!

I'm loving ST because it was time for a change. I haven't been running as much this month and it amuses me that when I attempt to go for a head-clearing walk, I end up running. I can't help myself!! I've been working with a Personal Trainer for 3 weeks now and it's making things new again. I'm interested in the Journey again.

I ran into a scheduling conflict with this Saturday's race and since I am leaving town the day before the Thanksgiving Day Turkey Trot, my Race Season is officially over for this year. I got an email yesterday that registration is open for the HM I'm doing in the spring; it's starting already!! I'm going to branch out for the rest of the year and try new things. I'll probably run more than I expect but I won't get too worried if it's too cold or it snows. It'll be fun trying new things and I'll be ready in March to start training!

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LIBBYFITZ 11/2/2010 4:55PM

    Yes the after hurt! It feels good and bad! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 11/2/2010 4:54PM

    Shaking things up is great! It sounds like you know just what to do when the body doesn't want to get with the program!

Very excited for your HM#2! Sounds like you have a plan to keep things humming along through the end of the year!

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AEBROWNSON 11/2/2010 4:48PM

    Yeah, I know.

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SEATTLESIMS 11/2/2010 4:46PM

    oh, I know what you mean.. excited but dread it too.. my new motto around the office is " I don't wanna, but I'm gonna".. because we go bootcamp together or run the big hill together..
BUT yes, that ST cardio interval training is a GREAT way to shake things up and SHRED those muscles!!
Sounds like your personal training sessions will be a perfect way to welcome in the New Year with a blazing metabolism!!


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4EVERADONEGIRL 11/2/2010 4:45PM

    You already know from some of what I've said about getting back to basics that I am so in need of a shake up too! The running has been AWESOME and I have truly been enjoying it, especially now that I'm back to running relatively pain free...but at the same time, that ol' body has decided it doesn't need to shed anything either. Time, in just two weeks, to remind it what it's business is...because it's full-time job is going to be shedding pounds baby!!!

Time for some intervals when running! Time for other forms of cardio! Time for kicking into high gear! We can do it girl...right as soon as we finish the half. LOL

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NOTABOUTHEFACE 11/2/2010 4:44PM

    I hear ya. Shake away mama!

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RUNNER4LIFE08 11/2/2010 4:42PM

    Weight training is so good for your body. It is hard to get into it when you love cardio (aka running). I am like that... I could run or bike everyday but have gotten used to the weight room now. The personal training sessions helped me! Hopefully they can help you too!

Good luck! And pump some iron..... emoticon


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SEEHOLZ 11/2/2010 4:39PM

    Wohoo! It's great to shake things up--- hurting these days freaks me out. I automatically think injury- sigh... but you are right, shaking things up is always a great idea!!!

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