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There's Always Tomorrow

Monday, June 24, 2013

It was definitely a Monday. A certain group of people will not take accountability for their own actions so they blame others. My department is guilty until proven innocent. So I left work a little late producing documentation to prove them wrong.

The weather was nice driving home, sunny and humid but I decided to go running since I still have not run in hot weather yet this season. It would be a great way to release my frustrations! No clean running pants, bummer. Okay, put the shorts on, its warm and humid after all. Who cares what I look like. So unlike me!

I walked out the door while setting up the MapMyRun app and noticed it was suddenly dark. I looked up, lightening, large, dark clouds. Okay, back inside. As soon as I shut the door, BAM, big thunder and driving rain. If I had left work on time, I would have been out in that! Phew!

Okay, plan B. I got the SP 28 Day bootcamp 30-minute total body challenge set up to go after I finished 15 min on the elliptical. Five minutes into it, the power blipped out. Internet, phone and cable out for a few minutes.

Then work paged me. Yikes, no Internet. I called a co-worker to take care of the call for me. The Internet came back but my work applications, not so much! I spent three hours working with my network staff trying to help me and also trying to figure things out on my own. Nothing! I was missing the Blackhawks game. Grrrr!

I finally heard from my director that I'm not the only one with this issue. They are trying to figure out what happened. So I finally sat down for the last five minutes of the Blackhawks game... Whooohooo! Blackhawks are the Stanley Cup champions! Sorry Boston friends!

So my workout plans were squashed BUT I did not get caught in an unexpected, horrible storm AND I got to see the best part of the hockey game.

I was quite the grump all day and this evening so I kept repeating in my head a line I read once... "You did not have a bad day. You had a few bad moments that you held onto all day."

Tomorrow is another day.

Spark on!

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FUNLOVEN 6/25/2013 11:17AM

    It sounded like a Monday! When I worked I hated Mondays. When I worked Critical Care at the hospital and cut back my hours every day I worked seemed like a Monday! I couldn't stand my job and so it led me to the Home Health department to lighten my load. Way to shake it off Kelli emoticon !

I signed up for the MapMyRun app you use. Earlier I signed up for the BeatRun app but I can't figure out how to use it and I keep getting notices that I can't use my songs from iTunes for some reason. I was very frustrated and haven't tried using it again. Do don't be surprise if you don't get some e-mails from me asking for help. I am not savvy about these things at all!

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SUGAR0814 6/25/2013 11:01AM

    Hoping today is better for you! emoticon

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TATERCAT 6/25/2013 10:42AM

    I love that saying! I am hoping that today will be a better day.

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JAXMOMMY 6/25/2013 10:25AM

    Hey, I don't always know the why in it all, but it seems to me that everything happens for a reason! You being held up at work allowed you to avoid being struck by lightening! So, work hassles saved your life, right? I like that quote! When workr depends on the Internet all kinds of problems can happen! I know. Congrats on your hockey team winning! Glad you caught the good parts of the game!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 6/25/2013 9:16AM

    I had the same storm pass through. If I hadn't been dragging my feet, I would have been on the treadmill when the power went out. Instead, I went to bed, because I had a lousy day yesterday too.

I'm positive that today will be a much better day for both of us! emoticon

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BIGPAWSUP 6/25/2013 8:53AM

    emoticon Blackhawks!!! emoticon

Sorry you had a "YUCK" day yesterday. Hope today is smooth sailing!

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KANOE10 6/25/2013 8:33AM

    Hope you have a better day today. It sounds like a rough time at work. Good for you staying positive even while your exercise plans were thwarted! Also using alternatives and not giving up showed strength!

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MJREIMERS 6/25/2013 8:04AM

    You are right and a good outlook. Tomorrow will be better! emoticon

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TDEMAIO2 6/25/2013 7:27AM

    emoticon GREAT statement "a few bad moments you held onto all day"

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MAGGIEVAN 6/25/2013 3:18AM

    I love the quote. So much time is getting wasted at office just TP proof that allegations are not true. It is so silly, the whole thing.

You are right, tomorrow is another day! I am glad that you have not been running in that storm.


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NUOVAELLE 6/25/2013 2:22AM

    I love your positive attitude! I hope today is a much better day for you with no bad moments at all!
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TLG71567 6/24/2013 11:35PM

    Cheer up. I truly believe things happen for a reason, even if we don't understand it at the time. Let the grumpiness pass. Tomorrow is another day. Have a good one and go for that run. emoticon

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NSV weekend

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Happy Sunday to all

Weekends fly by so fast huh?! I'm not ready for Monday!

Friday, zero energy after work. I drove home thinking about comfy clothes and the remote. I was listening to some Spark People radio podcasts on the way home and heard spark member ~indygirl, whose blogs I have been following for several months. If you don't know her story, I suggest you stop by her page and read some blogs. I dare you to then come up with an excuse for not getting healthy

Shortly after hearing her interview, I saw a license plate that read "psych up". So that was it, I got home and I immediately changed into running clothes and took off. I hadn't run all week. I was sore from last weekend's warrior dash for a couple days, then just got busy.

I was huffin and puffin. I told myself to forget about time and just keep running, no matter how slow. And boy did I slow down at times but I did not walk. I actually felt pretty good the last mile and only ended up two minutes over my best five-mile time! I took that as a win. Then I took the dog for her one-mile walk.

Saturday, in addition to walking my four legged friend, I went for a 40-minute interval training walk. This will knock off a square on my health challenge card for June at work. Victory! Then some yoga and very nearly fell asleep on the living room floor!

Today was the best day of the weekend. DH and I went for a bicycle ride around some trails near our house and into a neighboring suburb for lunch. We stopped at our favorite Mexican restaurant. I skipped the margarita, had an ice tea, sat on my hands after eating only five chips, then gave half of my lunch to DH. So unlike me! Score!!

At one point on the way home, I pulled over to drink some water. Here was my big moment..... DH said " I can tell you are in better shape, you never used to keep pace with me like that before."

HEAR THE ANGELS SING! He is not an active guy yet he's lean and muscular. He has not commented on my weight loss or running accomplishments. He would be fine if I was still chunky and sitting on the couch with him. He wants what makes me happy. Today he sounded proud of me and impressed which made me feel wonderful!

So that's the weekend that was. Looks like rain is coming. Time to relax before getting back to the grind of work tomorrow.

I hope everyone had great moments this weekend. Lets make it a good week!

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FUNLOVEN 6/25/2013 11:21AM

    I'm smiling emoticon for all of your success!

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TATERCAT 6/24/2013 10:32AM

    Way to go! I am always impressed at how you can turn your day around into something positive. You are very motivational to me!
What a great compliment from the hubby!

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ELVISINTHEHOUSE 6/24/2013 2:15AM

    That's wonderful! Congrats!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/24/2013 2:01AM

    Great job! Keep it up!!

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SUGAR0814 6/23/2013 11:08PM

    emoticon Isn't it wonderful when you get a comment or support from your spouse!!!! emoticon

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SUSUSUZZZIE 6/23/2013 9:59PM

    WOW! Love all of this! You really are an inspiration and I'm glad you take the time to share. Congrats on all of the reasons to celebrate. Give that hubby of yours a big hug - he sounds like a real keeper!

Have a wonderful week ahead with many more reasons to celebrate!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/23/2013 9:00PM

    That is wonderful! I'm so happy for you.

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FITFOODIE806 6/23/2013 8:39PM

    awww! What a great weekend. And what a great compliment from DH.

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CHERYL_ANNE 6/23/2013 7:17PM

    Score to you for the awesome NSV's!

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MAGGIEVAN 6/23/2013 6:08PM

    Thanks for sharing. I think that was the perfect weekend and the unsolicited compliment from hubby just the crown on it all. Moving our bodies is a privilege.

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It's Friday, Let's Dance!

Friday, June 21, 2013

IT'S FRIDAY! What is your activity for today? Let's dance.....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=MgP4zxg1_hE

"come on pretty baby
put your little hand in mine
things are shaking on the dance floor
everybody's feeling fine
don't waste another minute
step into the light
come on and dance with me tonight"

www.youtube.com/watch?v=OmAWUxw5PQE

They had a hi-fi phono , boy, did they let it blast
Seven hundred little records, all rock and rhythm and jazz
But when the sun went down, the rapid tempo of the music fell
"C'est la vie" say the old folks, it goes to show you never can tell


I hope everyone has a movin, groovin weekend!

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CHERYL_ANNE 6/21/2013 7:28PM

    Yay!

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MAGGIEVAN 6/21/2013 5:35PM

    Nice beat and it did put a smile on my face. My weekend is without a party and no rocking here but I am planning on doing my exercises tonight.

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PUPPYWHISPERS 6/21/2013 3:43PM

    I never say no to a dance. Thanks for the motivation, and great tune!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/21/2013 10:14AM

    Moving and Grooving here too! Celebrate!

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SUGAR0814 6/21/2013 9:25AM

    Love to dance especially when no one is watching!! Have a great day!! emoticon

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FUNLOVEN 6/21/2013 9:03AM

    That first song sure was a great toe tapper to start the day with! I love to dance, but unfortunately there are no dance clubs where I live. Have a fun weekend Kelli emoticon

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MADEIT3 6/21/2013 8:07AM

    Hey - I'm going dancing this weekend! Have a great weekend yourself!

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What day is it?

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

I love this commercial. Cracks me up every time I see it....

m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=kWBhP0EQ1lA

Happy hump day darlins!


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SUGAR0814 6/19/2013 11:41AM

    Funny! Thanks for sharing Kellie! Have a great day! emoticon

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TATERCAT 6/19/2013 10:09AM

    Happy Hump Day to you as well!


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FUNLOVEN 6/19/2013 9:19AM

    This darn computer! More likely it is Windows 8. Won't let me watch the video, but I do remember seeing it on TV and it is funny emoticon

May the rest of your week be smooth sailing for you!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/19/2013 8:53AM

    That is one of the better ones! Thanks for sharing.

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ROCKLAND2010 6/19/2013 8:46AM

    Have a great day! Thanks for making me laugh.
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LORILEEPAGE 6/19/2013 8:12AM

    Happy hump day to you, Kellie!

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Rest and Recovery

Monday, June 17, 2013

Happy Monday mornin to ya!

I'm still recovering from the Warrior Dash on Saturday! Sitting down, getting up and reaching overhead are challenging moves today. Recovery is going much better though than the last time I ran the Warrior Dash.

It's a beautiful day today. I was thinking about a walking break on the path here at work but didn't relish the thought of pushing myself out of my chair.

Then the times came in from the Warrior Dash. I finished 342 out of 874 women in my age group with a time of 53:35. WHOOOHOOO! That got me out of my chair. That is just under seven minutes better than the last time I did this. I am strong like bull!

I took a quick walk around the path in the sunshine and came up to a chipmunk that did not scurry past me, but sat still in front of me. I see chipmunks out there all the time but they usually sprint past me before I realize I have seen them. This one sat there so I stopped, said "good morning". He stayed put while I took a picture.

So I named him Alvin....



Have a magical Monday!

  
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SUSUSUZZZIE 6/17/2013 11:16PM

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Congrats on the beating your time by so much! And doing so well in your bracket! You are amazing and very inspiring!
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FUNLOVEN 6/17/2013 4:14PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon I would keep going but I ran out of Emoticons I wanted to use. I think you will get the picture just the same!

BTW, when Alvin starts singing to you let me know so I can start to really worry about you emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 6/17/2013 12:17PM

    That is a big improvement, congratulations. Chip and Dale are cute, what a way to start out the day

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SUGAR0814 6/17/2013 11:25AM

    You did great! emoticon emoticon Alvin is a cutie!

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TATERCAT 6/17/2013 11:24AM

    Way to go on your Warrior Dash! Nothing like seeing a PR to get you up and moving and motivated for more! (strong like a bull - emoticon hahahaha) Alvin is cute and gutsy! Maybe you'll see him again tomorrow. Say hi!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 6/17/2013 11:18AM

    Nice job "dashing"! Nearly 900 women in your AGE GROUP? That's one big event.
I've got to go back now and read your race report.

That chipmunk definitely has star qualities. Alvin is the perfect name.

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BIGPAWSUP 6/17/2013 11:18AM

    Awesome job on the warrior dash! So proud of you.

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CELIAMINER 6/17/2013 11:11AM

    Awwww, I love chipmunks! Glad you are up and stretching those sore muscles!
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