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New Goals and Plan

Sunday, March 20, 2011

So now I`m trying to figure out my training... I do need to fit in some more strength training, and would love to add some cross training. But first the kids are on Spring Break! This puts a small delay into my training....

We aren't going far for Spring Break as we just got home from our vacation in Florida and the Disney Princess Half Marathon. Since the half marathon I've gotten two short runs, a walk and an aquafit class in. Since I was exhausted from the trip and had a sick kid for a couple of days, not too bad.... But I really need to get on track again.

My next scheduled race is the Longest Day Run 10KM. I would love the kids to be able to run the 1 Mile Kids race too - but we`d need to bring another adult along. So who can we bring? The race is on the far west side of town...
Or do we arrange for a sleepover somewhere?

I know I need a goal and a plan. So it is time to set some SMART goals!

10KM Longest Day Run
emoticonGoal time 0:55:00
emoticonRace Date: 17 Jun 2011
emoticonI completed it last year in 0:57:00
emoticonRun 3-4 times per week
emoticonInclude tempo runs, hills, a long slow run, and some speed work

Strength Training
emoticonComplete 200 Sit Up and 200 Squats Training Program
emoticonBoth 6 week Programs
emoticonCompletion Date: 8 May 2011
emoticon2 Days of Strength Training in addition to Cardio/Cross Training

Weight Loss
emoticonLose 10-15lbs
emoticonGoal Date: 17 Jun 2011
emoticonDrink only plain tea and water
emoticonStart Tracking Food again
emoticonI am starting this week, even though I know I won't get the runs in. Here is my typical week (I hope! as I'll need to be flexible based on the kids schedule):

Exercise Schedule

emoticonRun-------------Monday, Tuesday, Thursday
emoticonWalk or Run--Saturday or Sunday
emoticonAquaFit-------- Wednesday or Friday
emoticon200 Challenges -- Monday, Wednesday, Friday
emoticonStrength ------Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday

Weekly Goal: March 20-26:

Run: Sunday & Tuesday (during Band)
Start Tracking Food again
Monday - Challenge Fit Tests
Thursday - Start Challenges
No AquaFit classes this week, Away with the kids starting Wednesday

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FUNFROG79 3/21/2011 11:15AM

    Great goals! Good luck! emoticon

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LKEITHO 3/21/2011 10:25AM

    Sounds like you're going to be busy! Have fun with it!

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_AIYANNA_ 3/21/2011 2:35AM

    Sounds like a great plan!!! Good luck, you can do it!!! :) xxx

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LALMEIDA 3/20/2011 9:06PM


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Exhausted....but this motivates me (Race Photos)

Thursday, March 10, 2011

I'm exhausted.... too much has happened, so I'm taking it easy these next few days....

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MOMONTHERUN1 3/21/2011 11:37AM

    Awesome job! What a great time you had!! emoticon

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CARLA-216 3/14/2011 11:38AM

    Congratulations! Great photos....thanks for sharing! :)

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GEOGIRL 3/10/2011 9:57PM

  So awesome, thanks for sharing the pictures! I so want to run this someday :)

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PELESJEWEL 3/10/2011 9:39PM

    emoticon Awesome! Congratulations!

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    Ohh you look awesome! Your time is excellent!

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hmm I really want to do this now, it looks like you had fantastic weather!

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MEGA_MILES 3/10/2011 7:53PM

    WOOHOO!! Look at you go!!

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ACTIVE_AT_60 3/10/2011 7:26PM

    Congratulations on your success. Celebrate, rest, enjoy your success. Most of all enjoy FL (or are you back in BC?)

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LKEITHO 3/10/2011 6:52PM

    Great pictures! Hope you get some rest and feel better soon!

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PINKBEANBOO 3/10/2011 5:54PM

    Love the pictures!

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On the way home

Monday, March 07, 2011

To anyone who might think taking 3 kids to Disney World is a vacation is crazy!

We are nearly home... and I'm exhausted!

The past 11 days have been wonderful, crazy but definitely not RESTFUL! I'm going back to my normal routine of school drop offs, reading with classes, morning runs, household chores, school pickup, afterschool activities, cooking dinner, helping with homework, evening activities, music & dance practice, etc. I think it'll be easier on my body!

But after saying that, Disney World was WONDERFUL. My estimate is that we averaged between 15-18km of walking a day. No complaints on sore feet until yesterday...

Tomorrow we drive home, and then Tuesday back to normal routines...
Tuesday I will do my first run after my half marathon... I plan a nice slow run - probably only 5km....

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

ABIGAILSING 3/7/2011 11:32AM

    Sounds great, and boy do I remember those days. Enjoy the rest of routine!

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FUNFROG79 3/7/2011 11:01AM

    Glad you had a great trip! Disney is always fun, but it's always nice to go home!

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    Getting back to reality is always nice. You start to miss the routines quickly. Did I miss your blog about your half? Must go back and have a looksee!

My friend just got back from disneyworld. I would like to plan for the Disney half soon myself.

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LKEITHO 3/7/2011 9:24AM

    Glad to hear you survived the trip! Have a great week back home!

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HSMOM2FOUR 3/7/2011 6:28AM

    I'm so thrilled that you had a good time!! Coming back exhausted is one sure way to know that you did all that you could do and enjoyed every bit of it that you could!!!

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MEGA_MILES 3/7/2011 4:31AM

    Welcome back. There's no place like home, there's no place like home. emoticon

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A quick report from Disney's Princess Half

Monday, February 28, 2011

It was an amazing race... although I didn't get a personal record, I did feel I ran a good race. I did find the temperatures a little warm for running (about 10C warmer than I've been running recently...) But the worst was the forecasted 90% humidity....

My chip time was 2:18:28, my Garmin listed as 2:18:31 , 2875th overall. Our team placed 29/110 for the Co-ed division.

From the official results page:
Overall Place 2687 / 13091
Gender Place 2687 / 13091
Division Place 519 / 2188
Age Grade 48.6%
5K Split 30:45
10K Split 1:02:21
15K Split 1:35:41

For a more detailed report, I will post more once we get home.

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ABIGAILSING 3/5/2011 10:48PM

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YOGINIMAMA108 3/2/2011 4:10PM

    Sounds like a great race! Congratulations!

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DRAGONFLY1974 3/2/2011 11:15AM

    Awesome job!!!! It was so great to meet you!!!

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FUNFROG79 3/2/2011 8:17AM

    Congrats! You should be very proud!

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LKEITHO 3/1/2011 10:30AM

    Great run! You might not have beaten your own PR, but you beat mine. Fantastic job!

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DMGABBETT 3/1/2011 10:06AM

    Awesome time!
And oh yes, the humidity in the South is sometimes horribly oppressive.

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CARRIEMT 3/1/2011 9:55AM

    Very cool- congratulations!

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AMARAN 3/1/2011 9:36AM

    Hooray! Can't wait for your pix!

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    So proud of you! That is amazing. And yes, we have horrible humidity here in the south. It makes running in the summer almost unbearable!

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GEOGIRL 3/1/2011 9:00AM

  Awesome! Sounds like a great race! emoticon

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JUDIES 3/1/2011 9:00AM

    Congratulations! I look forward to your detailed report!

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_AIYANNA_ 3/1/2011 1:59AM

    Great work!!! Very proud of you :)

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ELYMWX 3/1/2011 12:02AM

    I'm proud of you sweetie!

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Feb 22, 1997

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Don't we look so young!

14 years ago I married the most wonderful man... Today is our 14th Anniversary!

So much has happened in those 14 years... bought 3 vehicles, 2 houses, a number of vacations, and 3 wonderful kids! And we've both lost more than 100lbs each! What an amazing 14 years its been.

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KATELJM 2/23/2011 9:30PM

    Happy Anniversary, you two are an inspiration!

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YOGINIMAMA108 2/23/2011 9:28AM

    Happy Anniversary!

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RFEARING1 2/22/2011 11:05PM

    Congrats and Happy Anniversary!

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GSCOTTC 2/22/2011 10:39PM

    Good on you guys.

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JUSTMISHY 2/22/2011 10:02PM

    Congrats and happy anniversary to you both.

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BARBIETEC 2/22/2011 6:49PM

    Happy anniversary!!!

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NANCY-GIRL 2/22/2011 6:18PM

    Happy Anniversary, you two!!
(love how the cars are listed before the kids... LOL - must be chronological) :-

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PRETTYBLKGYRL 2/22/2011 4:25PM

    awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww - happy anniversary emoticon

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    Happy Anniversary you two!! May there be many more happy, fruitful, and healthy years for you both!

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LKEITHO 2/22/2011 2:58PM

    Happy Anniversary!

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CLALIZ 2/22/2011 2:51PM

    yay!!! Congratulations!!!
And you both look really good emoticon

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ELYMWX 2/22/2011 2:49PM

    Who are those two young 'uns???

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LOREENYK 2/22/2011 2:34PM

I don't know how, but I hope the next 14 years are even more amazing!!!

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MEGA_MILES 2/22/2011 2:29PM

    Happy Aniversary. Enjoy your upcoming vacation.

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_AIYANNA_ 2/22/2011 2:25PM

    Congratulations to both of you on your wedding anniversary!!! I hope there are many more to come :)

My hubby and I celebrated our 17th in 2010. Time sure does fly when you're having fun ;)

Enjoy your special day xxx

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