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5K training and 30-year reunion

Monday, September 08, 2014

Yesterday was the first day of training for the 5K program. We are given workouts to do and then we meet every Saturday morning for a group run. Yesterday was a walking day and today was 4 min run/2 min walk x3 sets. I was able to run the 4 min. without stopping. I was happy about that. Although, I felt VERY sluggish. I waited until 8:15 pm to exercise, and I had fallen asleep for 15 minutes before hand. Not a good way to exercise.

My 30th high school reunion was on Saturday - Class of 1984. It was so much fun!!! I don't like the pictures of me, but we all had a blast. I was on the planning committee it was nice to see a reward for all our efforts. EVERYONE had a great time!!!!!!!

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GERRYH2 9/8/2014 9:31PM

    Great job getting started for the future 5K! Stick with it.

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5K training

Wednesday, September 03, 2014

My 7th grade son runs cross country. Every time I go to pick him up, I think, "I wish there was a coach for adults." Today, when I opened the mail, their was a catalog from our local community center and guess what...there is a class for 5K training. It starts on Monday and runs for six weeks and ends with a 5K run at Purdue University. How could I pass that up? Just what I asked for!!!

I also ordered something called the Body Blade off of QVC. They made it look really good. I'm going to exercise with that as well, just as soon as it comes in. I've also heard that it's good for shoulder therapy. I need that. This summer I had a frozen shoulder and it was very painful. I think I hold stress in my neck and shoulders. I've got a very tight neck right now. My 30th High School reunion is on Saturday, and I'm starting to feel the stress!!!!! emoticon


Baby steps

Thursday, August 28, 2014

I walked with my neighbor today and then later in the evening, I walked to the store!! Every little thing helps! I'm logging in every day and I'm adding food - for breakfast and lunch. I need to add all day long. Maybe that will be my next step.

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JANUT57 8/28/2014 10:32PM

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NEWBIRTH2014 8/28/2014 10:18PM

    “Little by little does the trick.” ~Aesop

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Small Steps

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Today I changed the battery in my fitbit so that it's working again. I also made plans with the neighbor to go for a walk every day at 2pm. We're starting tomorrow, because I switched shifts at work today. So now I'm going to go do some cleaning before I get cleaned up for work. Baby steps!!!


I'm Back!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

I went away for awhile, but now I'm back. I think life just got a little too crazy. Things are settling down into a nice routine. One of the biggest changes I made while I was gone, was to change jobs. I had worked in the school system for 7 years, working with children who had various needs, from physical, emotional, mental, and monetary needs. Children in poverty can quickly get left behind, but our school system was great and we tried to reach out to everyone who needed help. BUT, it was stressful. I loved the one-on-one work, but it left me depleted at the end of the day, and "working" at a different school system then the one my children went to, was hard. Hard keeping track of 3 different schools, finding myself volunteering more at my school then their schools, just stressful.

I now work as a receptionist in a real-estate office part time. The hours are great...I can put my kids on the bus and be at home before they get home, plus have an hour to myself each day. It makes a HUGE difference!!!! I haven't had that alone time. I need it to soothe my soul!!! I'm back. I've made a worksheet of the things I want to accomplish each day. I had to take clean the bathrooms off the list, because they were never getting done, and in it's place I put, check in with spark people and exercise!

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HEIDISHOPE 8/24/2014 7:58PM

    Welcome back!!! Congrats on making a good healthy choice for you!!

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