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Happy Wednesday! Random Blog - 5K results, Park & Craft Pictures

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Good morning! I have a bridal shower next month. The first thing I did after reading it was wonder what the bride & groom registered for. The biggest reason I wanted to find out what I could buy them is so I can be creative with the gift idea. I don't normally like to just get a gift and give it. I like to jazz it up! I checked this morning to see what the two registries have. I might get a pitcher and put some recipe cards with it or decorate it somehow. I am not sure yet - I will have to think about it more. For some reason I usually like to do extra with what I give!

Here is my normal afte-5K picture! I emailed the staff of the event to see if they were going to post times. I didn't get a response though. When I did pass the clock, it did say 31:55 though. For some reason I am wondering if it wasn't a full 5K. I definitely don't think I did that well this time - especially because of all of the hills. I am not going to take this as a new PR because of how many times they said "Fun Run". I know everything about the event says it was a 5K, but I dunno! My legs haven't been as sore the past three times I raced. I actually have been trying to run differently. I used to run just on my toes. Now I am trying to put my heel down first. I actually don't know the CORRECT way to run - maybe I should look that up! A while ago I did do research about the right way to breathe, but I never really looked up the best way to actually use my feet.

Here are some pictures of the park yesterday & also some of the decorations of my Garden/Organic Party. I love THEMES! When I have dinner parties, I love to plan out everything about it. Details are my friends! Now if I could only spend extra time working out instead of planning parties. At least I am happy when doing craft projects! For the party: I made cupcake liner straws, almond cinnamon raisin balls, ribbon on the candle holders, ribbon on mason jars (going to put flowers and lemons and limes in the jars), painted white mini vases and cut fake flowers to match, and made cards with all of the food items. I put the ingredients on the inside of each card. The gift basket I made has herbal tea, garden gloves, and 5 packets of seeds. I made a trivia game about fruits, veggies, gardens, and similiar things and the winner will win that!

I would like to go to Zumba tomorrow, but I don't know if I will have enough time. I will be cleaning tonight, Thursday and Friday for the party. I also need to buy 75% of the ingredients tomorrow night and Friday because they have to be as fresh as possible! I also need to get some fresh flowers to use as decorations.

Hopefully everyone has a lovely rest of the week. Keep Sparking!


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OVERACTIVEELBOW 5/19/2013 7:48PM

    Enjoyed the pictures of your creations.

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EVWINGS 5/15/2013 10:36PM

    Wonderful blog. I would give a cookbook wrapped in a dish towel and a scrubbie bow or a plastic pail filled with all kinds of houseware things you always need, but don't even think about wrapped in cellophane with lots of curled ribbons. But your ideas are really super! Thank you so much for putting pictures so we could see your work.

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-WRKNG2ABTTRME- 5/15/2013 10:19PM

    You have such great ideas! emoticon

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LIVINHEALTHY9 5/15/2013 9:29PM

    I enjoyed your blog and the pics were neat. You are pretty creative.

Can't wait to hear how the party goes.


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123ELAINE456 5/15/2013 9:28PM

  Awesome Blog and Pictures. Congratulations on Your Race. All the Things That You Have Made for the Party Is Fantastic. Please check with a Professional Trainer on the correct way to run. You do not want to injure Yourself by running the wrong way. God Blessings to Everyone. Have a Great Day. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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SNOWYOGA 5/15/2013 2:56PM

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JORDANLHALL 5/15/2013 2:50PM

    You and all your pictures look absolutely great! Keep up the amazing work!

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GINGERHAWK 5/15/2013 1:09PM

    I love that you personalize your gifts - what a great touch! Nice job on completing another 5K. The stuff for your party also looks wonderful and really creative and fun. I can't wait to hear how it goes!

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LYNSEY723 5/15/2013 1:03PM

    Awesome job on the race!!

You are so creative - your guests will be impressed!! Enjoy the weekend!

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KAPELAKIN 5/15/2013 12:08PM

    Great job on your 5K! If you naturally land on your forefoot or midfoot, stick with that and don't train yourself to heel-strike. The worst thing you can do is over-extend your leg out in front of you and then land on your heel, which increases the chance of injury. The foot is natural shock-absorber that works best when you land more on the front/mid foot and then go down to your heel for the next push-off.

Your party decorations are fantastic, and I'm sure you'll come up with a great idea for the wedding gift!

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ROXYZMOM 5/15/2013 11:43AM

    Your guests will be so impressed! It all looks great! Glad you enjoyed your 5k.

FYI I run on my toes and front part of my foot for the most part. I have been told to run for what is natural to myself. Have you shopped at a good running shoe store? They will make sure you have the right shoes after watching you walk/run. That's your best bet.

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DALID414 5/15/2013 11:09AM

    How does your hair look so good after a race?!! Mine would be drenched in sweat!

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KAI_ZEN 5/15/2013 11:06AM

    Hi KIMPY!

You're doing so well! Living life to the full. What an inspiration you are!

There are a lot of great running technique videos on YouTube. The one that helped me is here:

http://youtu.be/Tx6x2c
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Plus, here's a playlist of a lot of different tips and troubleshooting: (the audio is not very good on these, but the instructor is great!)

http://www.youtube.c
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Enjoy!

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RACEWELLWON 5/15/2013 10:45AM

    Very nice Kim - just cause it 's called a Fun Run does not mean its not timed or measured correctly ?? Perhaps you are not in pain cause your getting to be a more conditioned runner- I know that I am doing the Glow Run in June and they clearly posted that this 5k is not a timed Race - I am so Happy for you - Love your party decoration , nice theme !! Are those glasses or vases ? Hugs Karen emoticon emoticon

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TATTER3 5/15/2013 10:41AM

    Pretty, pretty!!! have fun with the party!

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SIRENSONGS 5/15/2013 9:57AM

    Congrats on having another 5K under your belt. Love your photos! You look so pretty in the last one with your hair down. :)

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Happy Monday! Weekend Update & Organic/Veggie/Fruit Recipes - have any recipe ideas?

Monday, May 13, 2013

Good morning. Hopefully everyone had a fantastic weekend.

Saturday I went to the pet fair & went out to lunch with my Mom. Even though the weather was half rainy, I am glad they still had the fair open! It was great to see the dogs do the agility course! After the 5K yesterday, we went to the flea market. It was nice to be outside for half of the weekend!My 5K went well. It was the PERFECT day! It was sunny with a nice breeze. It was 60-62 degrees which was great. The race was in the park, and the scenery was awesome! I didn't get the chance to send myself the pictures from my phone yet, sorry! I am still waiting on the official results. I know the race was timed, but they kept calling it a Fun Run, so I don't know if they will post the times? There were about 200 people there running and walking, so it was a great time! I am looking to sign up for another 5k, but I don't have one in mind yet. I can't believe I did all 3 that I had lined up for the spring already!

This weekend I am having a Garden/Organic Party. With my normal work schedule, I had time to make a lot of flower decorations. I am working on the menu. Everything has to have something organic and/or fruits and/or veggies. Does anyone have any yummy/healthy/quick recipes on what I could make? I am looking for some more food in any category (appetizer, entree, dessert).

This is what I have in mind so far:

-stuffed mushrooms
-lime chicken in the crockpot w/ Rice
-pinwheel sandwiches
-fruit kabobs w/ cottage cheese dip
-grilled asparagus
-margherita Pasta
-lemon or lime shrimp skewers
-muffin quiche
-honey and cinnamon apples
-string bean salad
-watermelon

Once I have the party, I will post my recipes on my blog with some pictures!


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KALEWINE 5/28/2013 3:48PM

    Sounds fun!

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EG8383 5/16/2013 11:47AM

  i want to go to this party! lol I can't wait to see your recipes =)

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LIVINHEALTHY9 5/13/2013 8:46PM

    It sounds like you have a wonderful party planned. It will be great!
Can't wait to see your pics.

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KONRAD695 5/13/2013 4:01PM

    I like to do fruit kabobs like a flower bouquet. You can use glass beads and flower petals in a vase/bowl to hold up the fruit skewers.

Another dish I like is to cook in a chicken fryer pan. sweet pots, raisins, dried cranberries, and sliced apples. Your cooking stock can be apple or white juice/ wine. Season with cinnamon and nutmeg. I also like to add onions at the start and cashews in the end. Cooking is easy- start with the slowest ingredient and add the rest every couple minutes. Just don't over stir.

Good like and enjoy your party.

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123ELAINE456 5/13/2013 3:52PM

  Have a Wonderful Party. God Blessings to Everyone Have a Wonderful Week. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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CHRISGORGME 5/13/2013 3:19PM

    Grilled eggplants, tahini dressing and rocket in pita pockets!
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LYNSEY723 5/13/2013 1:45PM

    Sounds like such a great weekend! Way to go! I can't wait to hear about your organic party!

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GINGERHAWK 5/13/2013 1:18PM

    We just made an awesome pizza from ingredients that came in our weekly produce box. We bought pizza dough from the store and rolled it out and then topped it with sauteed chard, fresh corn, leeks and goat cheese. You could cut it into squares that people could easily pick up as an appetizer.

For a quick dessert I like to put out fresh fruit (banana, strawberries, etc), pretzels, and dried apricots along with a bowl of nutella mixed with fat free plain greek yogurt. It's always a big hit and couldn't be easier. Though nutella is high in calories it's at least boosted with fat free yogurt.

Hope the party is a blast, it sure sounds yummy!

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SIRENSONGS 5/13/2013 12:35PM

    Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! I hope the rest of your week is just as good.

And your menu sounds scrumptious. I wish I had some ideas to offer, but I'm not much of a cook!

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HHB4181 5/13/2013 12:23PM

    Sounds so fun! Congrats on completing another race!

hummus with roasted red peppers, served with veggies? hummus is easy to make and roasting the pepper is pretty easy too.

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HHB4181 5/13/2013 12:23PM

    Sounds so fun! Congrats on completing another race!

hummus with roasted red peppers, served with veggies? hummus is easy to make and roasting the pepper is pretty easy too.

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LOOKINGUP2012 5/13/2013 11:51AM

    These ideas sound lovely. A lot of food, a lot of people?

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KIMPY225 5/13/2013 11:19AM

    I wish I could invite everyone =) That wound be so fun!

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SABLENESS 5/13/2013 10:46AM

    Are you inviting us, too? emoticon Thanks for sharing!

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SNOWYOGA 5/13/2013 10:41AM

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We should all give ourselves a big pat on the back!

Friday, May 03, 2013

It has been super slow at work this past week. Quarterly payrolls are done. April 15th is long gone now. The accountants still have work to do, but I have none right now. Since I have had free time, I have been browsing on Spark friend blogs again. I noticed about half of the blogs mention the words "scared" "worried" and/or "upset".

We are all on Spark for a reason. Some of us want to fit into a dress for a wedding. Others want to lose their freshman 15. There are other Sparkers who are training to run marathons. Some of us can afford personal trainers and some of us use laundry detergent as weights! No matter what the reason, we are all trying to better ourselves in some way. I think we should all give ourselves a pat on the back for being on this website. No matter how we are feeling right now, we have all accomplished some kind of goal. Most of us have many goals for the near and far future. We all stumble at some point. Just being on this site shows you have the strength to better yourself even if you don't see it!

I wish everyone would take a minute and just breathe. Give yourself a hug - give yourself a compliment! We are all different, but we all deserve the recognition of being a good person. Even if you feel weak, you are still a great person. Your goal may be to not drink soda for a day or run 20 miles in one day. Even if we don't reach our goals right away, we still deserve a reward for trying. The reward could be telling yourself "you WILL do it tomorrow!" Keep moving forward and look to the next day. Just saying "YES " instead of "maybe" can really help!

I get scared about losing weight. Actually, I still feel scared about it. I get nervous about what people I don't know think about me. In the past, I used to be really upset about it. I put all this energy into being stressed over something I can't control. People will think what they want no matter what to do. People in general are never satisfied. I wish I could show everyone that you need to care about yourself! If you aren't happy with yourself, take small steps to try to fix it. Maybe learning to love your attempt to better yourself can be even better than getting to the end result. Use the energy you put into stress into something else!

Everyone can lose a pound in one way or another. The journey we take is still important no matter which way we go. We all have good days and bad days. I wish I could help everyone who was having a bad day. Sometimes when I am down, I try everything to make myself smile - but it doesn't always work. I just try to remind myself that I have the chance to try again tomorrow. Life is short, and we may not have a tomorrow, but I still try to tell myself Now that I can't give up!

I am still one pound away from my goal weight. Am I scared? Maybe. I don't know. Am I worried I will never lose that one pound? Yes and No. I KNOW I could get to 155 if I only ate celery and carrots all day. That wouldn't be worth it. I don't want to lie to myself about the weight loss. I lost so much weight, and I don't feel like the person I see in the old pictures of myself. It would be so easy to just eat unhealthy foods again. It would be cheaper, more convenient, and tastier! But I need to stop and give myself that pat on the back to keep myself going. It isn't easy to be on this healthy journey. I know it isn't always easy for my Sparkfriends also. Life isn't easy. Life is a challenge!

Thank you to everyone who has posted on my blog, and also on other pages! Your support is appreciated! Hopefully everyone has a nice rest of the day. Even if you went over calories for the day, don't give up. Even if you wanted to go to the gym but can't - don't give up! Keep sparking!

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G33K10V3 8/15/2013 12:11PM

    "People will think what they want no matter what to do. People in general are never satisfied. I wish I could show everyone that you need to care about yourself! If you aren't happy with yourself, take small steps to try to fix it. Maybe learning to love your attempt to better yourself can be even better than getting to the end result. Use the energy you put into stress into something else! "

That is so true and that has been something that is hard for me... I hate disappointing MYSELF and I hate to fail in the eyes of others..... but one thing that I am learning is that I CAN succeed and that no matter what others see or know, I know what I am doing and I am feeling great about it!
I am still not at the point yet where I can really visualize my end result and I know that is okay. Right now (and probably for a long time to come) I am taking it one day at a time and considering each day a win.

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SUPERSYLPH 8/6/2013 9:16PM

    Great blog Thanks!

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GINIEMIE 5/18/2013 7:46AM

    See how wise you are. And we can and do help those having a bad day, when we reach out and comment on a blog or an entry on the friend feed. I know that I've been cheered and patted a lot and I am grateful.
Good job on being just a pound away from your goal. You deserve a pat on the back.
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MSGETHEALTHY35 5/13/2013 10:25AM

    Thank you for posting this Kimpy. I felt this way yesterday and for the first time I was satisfied with the small steps I've taken to keep pushing. You are awesome!

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GRAMPIAN 5/13/2013 10:14AM

  Inspiring. emoticon

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LEANMEAN2 5/11/2013 7:11AM

    Thanks for sharing.

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GRINCHLETTE 5/10/2013 10:35PM

    congrats on your approaching goal...well, at least that goal. We all know we're in this for life, through the ups and the downs, right? Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Very encouraging.

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JORDANLHALL 5/10/2013 12:36PM

    OMG YOU'RE SO CLOSE!!!!!! :D :D :D

You definitely deserve a pat on the back! I'm always so amazed at your healthy, positive attitude and your ability to persevere! You're truly inspiring! I can't wait to hear from you after you reach all your goals!

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NBRITNER 5/8/2013 6:52PM

  You will lose a pound and more. You deserve
A blue ribbon!!!

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TMBTTLES 5/8/2013 5:47PM

    Thanks for the encouragement :). Wishing you success on your last pound to reach your goal! You can do it!! Keep up the great work.

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MARYBETHMORGAN 5/8/2013 11:54AM

  Thank you!

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    emoticon on the popular blog post!

You are doing so well on the weight loss, I am so happy for you!

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SPARCTICUS 5/7/2013 6:53PM

    Very true! Well spoken. Thank you for your heartfelt remarks and keep up the great work. We can succeed on this journey we've chosen, and will!

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ADAPTINGANNIE 5/7/2013 6:01PM

    Thanks for these beautiful and timely thoughts. It is so easy to get lost in the self-directed negative and so difficult (at times) to find the positive and the inspiration to continue toward your ultimate goal. Good luck as you continue the voyage.

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SIZE8NOTSOMUCH 5/7/2013 7:59AM

    SO right! Thanks for putting it out there!! (now I will go and pat myself on the back:))
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TPETRIE 5/6/2013 7:16PM

  Great blog!!

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    Thanks.

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LEWILL1982 5/6/2013 10:27AM

    Thank you so much for your reassurance. Really needed to hear (read) that. Great job and way to put it in perspective!

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BANDMOM2012 5/6/2013 10:04AM

    Great job!

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HLOCHRIDGE 5/6/2013 9:09AM

    Great blog!

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LORIVIOLA 5/6/2013 9:02AM

    wow. emoticon so much.
have a fantastic day. x0x

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LBTHOMASJR 5/6/2013 8:26AM

    Great Blog. Everyone needs this perspective from time to time. We're all too hard on ourselves sometimes, to the point that a remidner such as yours is in order, to remember not our falures, but just what we HAVE accomplished. Keep up the great work.

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-SHOREIDO- 5/6/2013 8:20AM

    Great way to start this Spring Season!! Good job! emoticon

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CFMOSS 5/6/2013 8:13AM

    Thanks!!

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    What a beautiful blog! emoticon

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Victory is your journey!!

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PENOWOK 5/5/2013 9:36PM

    well said

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    What an encouraging analysis and advice! emoticon

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MISSLISA1973 5/5/2013 3:19PM

    Thanks for the great reminder.

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KALEWINE 5/5/2013 2:43PM

    Thank you for the encouragement!

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CDRAWDY1 5/5/2013 12:39PM

    Thank you for the reminder. You reminded me to accept the things I can not change and work on the things I can.... Just ME!!! emoticon

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ADVENTURESEEKER 5/5/2013 9:41AM

    Agreed! We all deserve a pat on our backs for doing what it takes to get in the shape we want, and for doing our best.



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ZSTANLEY 5/5/2013 9:20AM

    Whoa!!!!

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EMILY0724 5/5/2013 9:01AM

    Thank-you so much for posting such an uplifting blog!. Sometimes (a lot of the time) I get caught up on what I'm NOT doing and tend to forget about what I AM doing and all that I've accomplished. This was a great reminder!

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2HAMSDIET 5/5/2013 8:12AM

    emoticon I no longer think of junk food being cheaper as it costs so much more in the long run. I also don't think of junk food as taster but now think grease/salt. I love your blogs you are such an inspiration. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KEELIE21 5/5/2013 7:49AM

    I needed this today thank you!

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MAWMAW101 5/5/2013 7:22AM

    Hope I stop and remember the accomplishments not just the set-backs on my journey. Thanks for the reminder!
Congratulations for being recognized for your great blog!
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  Good job, keep it up.

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MARYJEANSL 5/5/2013 12:20AM

  Congrats on being so close to goal!

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  Well said. Thank you..

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Official 5k race time: 33:53 - new PR

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Happy Tuesday! and Happy last day of April! Quick update for me!

I finally got the results for the 5K race I did on Saturday. I think I did well because my family was there to support me. They did the 1 mile walk before the race and then waited for me to do the 5K. I had my music this time, so that definitely helped too. I got a new PR! I know the time doesn't matter too much because the main point is that I completed another race! But I am glad I did better. 33:53 woohoo. My old best time was 34:34. I would like to eventually get under 30 minutes - but that won't be for a long time. I need to train a lot more often to get there.

I have another 5K on 5/12. The race is at the park with the crazy hills. When I run here, I don't try to beat my BEST time. I just try to beat the time I last ran at the same park!

Here is my after race picture! Hopefully I have updates more often. I want to start Zumba again. Next week I will go - I already have plans for both days Zumba is offered for this week!



  
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LIFEFOUNDONARUN 5/9/2013 12:09AM

    Congratulations!!! That is awesome!!!

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Love your picture!
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ABRANDNEWME09 5/1/2013 9:19AM

    Great job!!

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    Yea you!!!

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ALICIALYNNE 4/30/2013 3:58PM

    Congrats on the PR!

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GINGERHAWK 4/30/2013 3:44PM

    Awesome job on your PR and you look fantastic!

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HEALTHY-SPARK 4/30/2013 2:16PM

    Fantastic! That's inspiring as I have just started running recently -- so looking to do a real 5k sometime in another couple months. :-)

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LYNSEY723 4/30/2013 1:23PM

    Awesome job on the race! You look so great!

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JORDANLHALL 4/30/2013 1:10PM

    Congrats on the new personal record! Keep being amazing!

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Why can't I find running pants with waist string?

Friday, April 26, 2013

That was definitely a strange Blog Title - but it is true! I have been growing out of my old workout clothes again. Most of my tight-fitting workout pants are too big. When I run, they slide down. Only one pair has a string where I can tie them tight. I have been trying on new pairs of pants, and none of them have string on the waist! Even when I try on the smaller size, I jump up and down a few times and the pants just start to slide off of me. When I ran the 5K a few weeks ago, I had to literally hold up my pants the whole race. It was a super pain!

I only saw one pair of running capris in the local Sporting Good store which had string- and they were $60 and hot pink! No thanks! I bought a pair 3 weeks ago which fit me perfectly(no string) and they still slide off of me when I train. I don't understand - I guess it is just how my body is?

Any suggestions on what type to buy or what to do to help with this problem? The only pairs I see that have strings are the loose pants. I don't want to run in relaxed fit pants! I have been to 4 stores now and I am having trouble finding what I want! Boo!

Anyways, work has definitely slowed down. I have had time to actually browse online today! I even commented on some fellow Sparkfriend blogs today! I have a 5K tomorrow, and I wasn't feeling up to it the past two days. Then I read some other blogs, and now I feel better about it! It should be a nice sunny day - so hopefully it isn't too cold when I actually run!

I went to my first NHL game last night. It was super fun! Even though I am not a huge Hockey fan, it was definitely the most exciting sporting event I have ever been to! The Flyers are not in the playoffs, but the fans were still so awesome. It was great!

Hopefully everyone has had a wonderful April so far. April 26th already - WOW! I don't know what May goals I want to create yet - but I need to start working on that soon!

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ADVENTURESEEKER 5/5/2013 9:44AM

    the Running Room sells pants with drawstrings in them! I have that same problem.

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PEYTONANNIKA 5/4/2013 9:38PM

  I have the same issue with running pants, target, rei fall down on me the nike dry fit has the drawstring and are super comfy and kind of give me a wedgie but don't fall down they are $60 but I felt like they were worth it. Nordstrom.com has the best Sells is the brand and they are around $40 and don't fall down and are super comfy I wear them a lot hope this helps

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BELLES74 5/4/2013 3:11AM

    Lorna Jane's tights do

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BELLES74 5/4/2013 2:59AM

    Lorna Jane's tights do

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SHARON10002 5/3/2013 4:23PM

    Oh, please let me have that problem! emoticon I am not a runner, but I can empathize with your problem. Have your tried Under Armour? Many people I know seem to like their products, and supposedly, they fit and wear well. I hope that you find a brand that fit like a glove and works like a charm for you very soon! emoticon

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KIMPY225 4/27/2013 2:27PM

    Thanks for all of the help. I did feel the tube thing in some of the pants. Thanks for all of the suggestions!

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FUSIONFITNESS3 4/27/2013 2:33AM

    Did you ever imagine you'd have this problem a year or two ago? Here you have a non scale victory but it's a very real problem. I don't have any answers but think you have a few good suggestions already. Good luck on the run tomorrow and on finding the right active wear pants/capris.
Maria

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KAPELAKIN 4/26/2013 11:29PM

    My New Balance running tights have a drawstring. I hate having them slide down, too, so I added a drawstring to my Fila tights that didn't come with one. Most pants have a full "tube" all the way around the hem at the waist, so if you snip 2 little holes on the inside front, you can thread a drawstring through. The spandex won't fray, so it works great!

These are the tights I have: http://www.sierratradingpost.com/s~
new-balance-running-tights/

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TATTER3 4/26/2013 10:30PM

    LOL!!! What a prob! Keep Sparkin'!!!

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HHB4181 4/26/2013 9:41PM

    I love sporting events, so much more fun than TV!

Have you tried TJMaxx or Marshalls. Even though I work from the company, I do really like their activewear, it's great brands and prices!

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AEROGIRL1594 4/26/2013 7:28PM

    Good luck finding pants that work for you! I don't really have that problem myself though. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!
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Emma
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 4/26/2013 5:30PM

    Good luck on finding the pants! Have fun on the 5K. Loved the photo at the end. You're looking great!

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GINGERHAWK 4/26/2013 3:41PM

    I actually just googled "exercise pants with drawstring waist" and quite a few hits came up with some decently priced options. Good luck at the 5K and I hope you don't spend the whole race holding up your pants - no fun!

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PUPPYWHISPERS 4/26/2013 3:13PM

    Have you checked Target? They have a lot of the Champion C9 gear, with pretty good prices. Also, JC Penneys has some nice fitness clothes. If you can't find pants with the drawstring, just get a pair that fit you now, so you're not struggling to keep them up when you're running.

Good luck and have fun tomorrow!

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