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Tap, Tap, Tap - Is This Thing On?

Friday, January 21, 2011

I had one craptastic run tonight. It lasted 2.5 miles. I played head games and used trickery to get to the end. Tap, Tap, Tap - Is This Thing On? Stella must get her grove back ...

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STACYBH 1/22/2011 12:51PM

    I experienced the same thing yesterday, I ran 2.5 miles, barely. I took my puppy with me and she kept pulling, making me go faster than my body wanted to and it put me off kelter. Next time I think she is going to stay home.

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KITHKINCAID 1/21/2011 4:09PM

    Sorry lady - I HATE crappy runs. They mess with your head. Glad you got through by trying to outsmart your own brain. Soggy wodge of mush it is sometimes huh?

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TEDDYBABE 1/21/2011 6:22AM

    We all get out of sync. 2.5 miles is not so shabby. Sorry it was craptastic. The next one will be great!

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TRENTDREAMER 1/21/2011 6:07AM

    "I had one craptastic run tonight. It lasted 2.5 miles. I played head games and used trickery to get to the end. "
* Sorry to hear. While you can certainly do worse than 2.5 miles, I understand the frustration.

I'm down to 10 miles in 11 days. Thank you for the idea btw

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ABB698 1/21/2011 4:25AM

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Go Stella Go!!

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New Shoes for Running

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

After a near crippling run on Friday night I decided it was time to buy new shoes. Sunday the Mr. and I went out in search of running shoes and we found them - 50% off the ticket price. I tried them on, pranced around the store and then jogged up and down the hallway. Yup, a good fit! I am excited to take them out for a test run this evening!

Reebok - DMX Ride (Pretty & Functional!)

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ENDUROVET 1/21/2011 12:30PM

    Cute! After two futile trips back by Sports Authority to try to snag another pair of the Saucony Excursions that I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! - I finally got on-line earlier this week, found 'em for $10 less through Finish Line...
I ordered 2 pairs!

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MAGIC10FINGERS 1/20/2011 4:40PM

    oh yes, shoes are SO important! I like the looks of these. Where did U find them?

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ABB698 1/19/2011 2:53AM

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KITHKINCAID 1/18/2011 6:57PM

    Nice swag!

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    Those are really pretty. And getting them 50% off is a plus!

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JENNFIELDS4 1/18/2011 6:55PM

    Wow they are cute and on sale! emoticon

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What if ...

Friday, January 14, 2011

What if this 3 year plateau was really a lesson? A learning lesson. A lesson in patience. Management. Strength. What if this 3 year plateau is one more tool?
Weight loss is hard. Weight management - harder. If I've learned anything in three years it's that I have determination. Drive.

What if I succeed because of this plateau?!

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TRENTDREAMER 1/17/2011 6:15PM

    "What if I succeed because of this plateau?! "

* Amen.

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ABB698 1/16/2011 3:07AM

    Everything happens for a reason. emoticon

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MAGIC10FINGERS 1/14/2011 2:57PM

    That's what I'm saying about my 3&1/2 yr plateau! I have NEVER given up. I continue to exercise, eat right, & remind myself of where I was 6 yrs ago!

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KITHKINCAID 1/14/2011 1:51PM

    Way to keep it positive lady!

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Thursday, January 13, 2011

There's no news flash. No big announcement. No new realization. I'm fat. I've been fat for a really long time. I don't slow down. I do. I play. I make it happen. I don't sit on the bench - never have, never will. Tell me I can't and I will.

It's me. It's always been me ...

I keep my life(s) separate. Facebook. SparkPeople. Gym. Home. Friends. Family. Work. Separate - not equal. Each group gets a piece of me. I'm not a collector of friends. I never will be. People in my life are priceless. I'm accepted for who I am. Not the weight I am. So why so separate?

It's me. It's always been me ...

What if they see . . . my hurt? Tears. Disappointment. Fear. Sensitivity. The child. The girl. The woman. The dreamer. The corky. The wicked. The fat. The thin. What if they see me?! Me. The real me. The me that I keep hidden.

It's me. It's always been me ... Separate.

I strive each day to be me. The authentic me. No longer separate. Divided.

It's me. It's always been me . . .

Tomorrow I might be part of them but today I'm separate. Looking. Wishing. Dreaming. Striving.

NEWS FLASH: They'd love me all the same. The whole me. The authentic me. The Fat or The thin me. The cranky. The giggly. They'd love me. Me.

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ENDUROVET 1/21/2011 12:34PM

    So hard for us to accept that love sometimes... (yes, speaking for myself here)

& I absolutely despise change - here you see a dyed-in-the-wool stick-in-the-mud kind of girl; probably why I remain stuck on my high plateau!

But I'm grateful for my SparkFriends too...

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ABB698 1/13/2011 11:30PM

    well I'm glad that you are my Spark friend!
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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 1/13/2011 12:55PM

    Very interesting blog. I saw things that reminded me of myself in there, I too, keep parts of myself separate from other parts of myself. I'm not sure it would be better to divulge myself to everyone or not. It's scary to think about. Good luck as you try to change. Change is Hard, and I just don't think I'm ready for THAT change yet.

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31 Days, 26.2 miles

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

On January 1, 2011 SP member, & one of my favorite bloggers, RUSSELLORAMA wrote about logging 26.2 miles in the month of January by walking/jogging. I took on that goal myself - 31 days, 26.2 miles. My goal is to simply log 26.2 miles which I can accomplish in three ways: walking, jogging, or on the elliptical. I'm not including my step class workouts.

Today my stats are this:

Walking: 6 miles
Jogging: 1.7 miles (a foot injury has, Temporarily, benched me from jogging)
Elliptical: 8.7 miles

Today, January 11 - I've logged 16.4 miles of the 26.2!

I'm determined to run again but I must be careful and wait for my foot heal fully.

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TRENTDREAMER 1/12/2011 9:55PM

    "I'm determined to run again but I must be careful and wait for my foot heal fully. "

* That's good progress. You can totally do 10 miles in 20 days. Hope that your foot heals soon. That sounds like something I should try in February....... or maybe a HM.......HMmmmmmmm.

Thank you for your comment on my blog this evening. I really appreciate it.


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SLEEPYDEAN 1/12/2011 6:21PM

    MapMyRun.com is doing a challenge either with the 26.2 or 15 overall workouts in the 30 days. You can win prizes and such for the participation.

Definitely a great way to start you year off! And take care of that injury - I know how you feel as just being diagnosed with Degenerative Joint Disease and my running future being very uncertain.

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ENDUROVET 1/12/2011 6:17PM

    Well I only had time for a "quickie" over my lunch hr today at the gym: 12 min on elliptical + 10 min on machines...
But I figured that was better than nuthin'!

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KITHKINCAID 1/12/2011 4:25PM

    Fun goal - I like it.

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MAGIC10FINGERS 1/12/2011 12:15PM

    very cool! Keep up the awesome job!

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BBGYRL4 1/12/2011 10:45AM

    emoticon That's awesome!! I think that her idea was great and it's awesome that you are going to do it to. Seems like you're going to surpass the 26.2 miles this miles, that's awesome!

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