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Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Today I was woke up by Spanky, as he heard my phone buzzing at 3am. He was raring to go outside and I was raring to go back to bed. This is what I felt like...but I was polite and we went outside.
I arrived at the gym at 5:15 and ran on the ARC machine for 30 minutes, went three miles and burned 484 calories.. I spent the rest of my time working on lower body...leg lifts, band exercises, curls, etc.
Yup, I was feeling pretty buff when I left the gym! My main concern was breakfast...and quick! Sometimes I crave weird stuff for breakfast...I decided on a bran muffin (2 actually) and chocolate milk (you know, recovery is important)!
So I am driving across town to the college for swimming class, and I am just not feeling it this morning. I felt slightly under the weather, but nothing I could put my finger on. so I drank a bottle of water and headed to the pool. I swam for about 45 minutes and then just played...gliding, swimming on my side, rolling over, etc.
Next, shower and to the Hurley pool to go to work. OMG, the place was a zoo! My private lesson was incapable of functioning this morning and seemed to forget everything she had been doing well with.
I snapped at two kids rough-housing and then everyone thought I was cranky. Can you imagine?
I guess I had better go. Gotta order a wetsuit tonight and it seems I am between sizes (naturally). If I get it too small..wasted money, too big and it won't fit too long.... do without and Suffer sinking in open water. Tomorrow is another day. I'm gonna go and take a little nap. Talk at you tomorrow Sparked Friends!

  
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LINDAKAY228 7/2/2010 12:01AM

    Love that Bluebird of Happiness pic!

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FISHINGLADY66 7/1/2010 10:26PM

    I hope tomorrow goes a lot better for you! emoticon

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SCARECROWISCOOL 7/1/2010 11:47AM

    GIrl, you tire me out!!! AWESOME job with all the exercise!!


Claudia

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DEBBIEKAY1 7/1/2010 8:34AM

    Loved the Blog very creative! emoticonjob on the exercise emoticon

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DEVORA4 7/1/2010 8:18AM

  Hope tomorrow is better for you and for me emoticondeb

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YW84FRIDAY 7/1/2010 5:12AM

  Love the picture commentary! Hope you have a better day today...

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TWISTEDKIKI 7/1/2010 12:35AM

    I love an early riser, good for you! What a day, hoping tomorrow is a little less...exciting? :) You did get through it with a great attitude!! Oh and that last dog pic is sooo adorable. Wishing you a grand tomorrow!

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SAMODER 6/30/2010 11:31PM

    Yeah, rough housing around a pool - not a good idea... I always hate when I correct someone on the playground and they act like I am craby.
Samb

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IMSMILEY88 6/30/2010 11:18PM

    I hope tomorrow goes a lot smoother for you! Now, off to bed (3 am... that's, well, early!). emoticon

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WEIGHTLOSS4GOOD 6/30/2010 11:16PM

    Love the pictures that you chose to go along with the blog - it is so true - "a picture is worth a thousand words"!

PS - I am not sure how too small the smaller wetsuit is, but I would definitely go smaller instead of bigger.

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CZARINA_TV 6/30/2010 11:13PM

    That first cat picture is totally what I'm thinking when my cat politely asks for food before the alarm!

It's a shame you had a rough day, but it sounds like you soldiered on and got through it anyway.

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Hoping and Praying

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I have my fingers crossed and trust me, that is no easy feat! My husband has been out of work since the mine closed. A year and a half without a job makes it pretty tough on our bill paying capabilities.....BUT.....He has a job interview this Friday in Kearney Arizona. I am praying he gets the job and can get on with life for a while. I know times are tough all over. He has been steadily trying to get a job, so maybe it is his turn.
I changed my wieghtlifting routine...tried some different exercises. None of the exercises were incredible different from what I usually do but I AM SORE! I feel like I am 90 years old. It did not help that I gave a private swim lesson at 4pm until 5pm. The pool was very cold and I think I might get warm again some day.
My hair is not enjoying all the humidity and swimming!
I am going to try to go take a nice little snooze. More than 3 hours a night would be greatly appreciated at this time. Keep your fingers crossed, and even say a little prayer for hubby and job interview.
Hope you had a good Tuesday and that tomorrow really rocks!

  
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MMS354 7/1/2010 3:23AM

    Best of luck to your hubby at his interview. It's so tough to be out of work - I'm going through the same thing myself. Fingers and toes are crossed!

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FISHINGLADY66 6/30/2010 6:08PM

    Prayers going up and fingers crossed. Hoping for the Best.
God Bless

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CZARINA_TV 6/30/2010 5:03PM

    Fingers crossed!

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YW84FRIDAY 6/30/2010 2:06PM

  You're in my prayers...

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SCARECROWISCOOL 6/30/2010 1:52PM

    Hope your hubby gets the job!!

Claudia

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BEYOURBEST1 6/30/2010 6:55AM

    Good luck to your husband on his job search.
I hope things get better for you guys. emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 6/30/2010 6:53AM

    Hoping and praying this job works out for your husband. That's a long time to be out of a job but in this economy many have had to face it. But I know it can be so hard on self-esteem as well as financially when unable to find work.
Just shaking up the routing can really make muscles scream sometimes. I thought my thighs were in good shape till I rode my bike for half an hour the other day. Going to try to do that more when I get back from vacation.

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PAMAPPLE 6/30/2010 12:15AM

    I'm praying for your DH to find a job soon. Glad to hear that you're feelin' the burn! It's good to break out of the rut of doing the same old exercises.

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SYLPHINPROGRESS 6/29/2010 11:51PM

    I'll be thinking good thoughts for your husband.
Laurie

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IMSMILEY88 6/29/2010 11:10PM

    I will say a prayer about your dh's job right now!

It sounds like the small changes in your routine will make a big difference. I know it is good to change things around so your body doesn't get too used to something!

I'm hoping to get my first "private swim lesson" with my neighbor & friend (and my dd's swim coach) tomorrow... but Hurricane Alex might have other plans. We are expecting rain (here in Houston) for the next few days. We'll see!

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DEVORA4 6/29/2010 11:06PM

  For what it's worth, you sincerely have mine. It's funny as I write this I saw a small sign pop up on my screen that you just sent a comment on my blog. We must be in sync. emoticon debby

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NUTRIGIRL08 6/29/2010 11:00PM

    Prayers coming your way!! emoticon

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SOCKITTOME 6/29/2010 10:54PM

    Hoping hoping hoping praying praying praying...and wishing you and hubby the best!


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Picture Tale of a Thunder Storm in New Mexico

Monday, June 28, 2010

I love New Mexico and all it offers. I have lived here the majority of my life and I have always loved late June and early July, not for the heat but for the monsoon season and the wonderful thunderheads! The following are pictures taken hourly starting at 11am and ending at 4pm. I took the pictures out the front door of the Hurley Pool office. Enjoy, I did! If you don't like the weather in New Mexico, just wait ten minutes and it will change.
11am:

12 noon:

1pm:

2pm:

3pm:


4pm: Just minutes before closing the pool.

It rained and there was lots of lightening and wind. It settled down and rained at a good rate for about 20 minutes. Cooled off a lot as well...down from 102 to 73. I think it is cold! LOL
The rest of my day was relatively the same. I went to the gym at 5am and ran, rode and lifted core and lower body. At 6:45 I was off to the college for my best ever swim...825 meters in 16 minutes. I realize this is not nearly earth-shattering, but it is for me! Then at 8:30...off to the pool to teach private lessons and guard until 4.
I burned 986 calories at the gym..unknown at the pool. I ingested 2550..so probably close to even for the day.
If anyone has a wetsuit they would like to get rid of....or know of a good place to purchase one, let me know.
Have a great Monday and a better Tuesday!

  
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GARDENQE2 6/29/2010 4:54PM

    Wonderful pictures!
We had an hour's rain in Belen. It came down slowly and soaked in. There was a spectacular double rainbow that lasted for less than a minute just before sundown...Love New Mexico skies!
Esther!

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K8NJKSMOM 6/29/2010 4:10PM

    Cool pictures! And finally some rain!

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STRINGI719 6/29/2010 3:17PM

    It was slow and steady here in Deming from 5p-8p, then we had the most amazingly beautiful rainbow right after it stopped, just after the sun had gone down, but it was still light out. I think I'm going to like Monsoon season a lot more here than in Phoenix. :-)

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FISHINGLADY66 6/29/2010 12:32PM

    WOW! Nice pictures. emoticon

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SUPERVICKY 6/29/2010 10:39AM

    you are one very cool chick!!! nice pics, great page, fantastic story. Keep up the awesome work!!!! emoticon

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RUNTRILAUGH 6/29/2010 9:56AM

    My brother is in Deming, and sends pics like that - so pretty!

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NUTRIGIRL08 6/29/2010 9:53AM

    We lived in Tucson for 5 years and I loved that season!! The thunderstorms where awesome! Congrats on your swim. I'm envious. Wish I could get my 500 meter time down. And I have a 1500 meter swim in 7 weeks. I don't want to be the last one out!! emoticon

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LINDAKAY228 6/29/2010 9:27AM

    It was such a good rain yesterday and it was heavy in Silver for a little bit. I had to go to Bayard for something and it was raining some on the way over and back, but when I got back to Silver there where huge puddles where in the 45 minutes or so I was gone it had rained a lot harder than it had out in Bayard area. Then in Silver it was off and on for a while lightly after that. Cooled it down so well. It was so nice sleeping last night with the windows open and the smell of the rain. Loved it!

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SAMODER 6/29/2010 12:48AM

    You always have interesting pictures to look at on your blog.

Have you tried ebay for a wet suit? I think that is where my son got his.

Sam



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DEVORA4 6/28/2010 11:36PM

  fantastic pictures, They have a high degree of professionalism. emoticon emoticon

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GOHUSKERS2 6/28/2010 11:06PM

    My sister and brother in law lived in Bosque Farms and sometimes when we visited we had the pleasure of seeing some of the storms. The one thing I remember most about the area was the umbrella trees which I loved and the frogs at night as they were close to the Rio Grande. Another sister-in-law live there and taught school in one of the mission schools, so we saw alot of New Mexico over the years. She was in Jemez Pueblo, and we got to meet alot of the Indians who lived in Sky city, although we never got to go up there. One man claimed to be 128 years old. A fasinating culture.

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SOCKITTOME 6/28/2010 11:02PM

    That storm looks like what we get in Denver all the time...many afternoons during the summer. It's cool to watch them building over the mountains, not so cool when they drop hail.

I bought my wetsuit at a local swim shop here so I'm not much help. Online probably isn't the best option because you need to try it on to make sure it fits properly and that you can move like you need to. My bike shop carries them, too...is there a sporting goods or bike or swim shop in your area, or reasonably close?


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Live, Love, Laugh

Sunday, June 27, 2010

These three words can happen in any order, but should be specifically practiced everyday of one's life. We should live like there is no tomorrow, live the way we want to be remembered, live life to its fullest, live what we like to do.
We never know when the last dance will occur.

Love is a complicated word. It leads to great happiness, despair, want, need and more than one broken heart. It is practiced by many, studied and deeply followed by few. Love is often ignored when it is of ourself. Few truly love themselves and this is a shame. You only have one you and you can't really, truly, madly, deeply love another until you love yourself!

Laugh because it makes you feel good, because it releases tension, because it shows you are less than perfect. Laughing is great medicine. There are times to be serious and times for every emotion. Life needs many times to laugh and we are all so busy, I don't think we take enough time to laugh.

Stop and think---Live, Love and Laugh today. You never know what tomorrow will bring.
Have a great Sunday Spark People!

  
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K8NJKSMOM 6/28/2010 2:43PM

    Thank you for such a positive blog!

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RUSTBUCKET1 6/27/2010 11:30PM

    Love this blog and a good reminder that I'll remember every day! Thank you. emoticon

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SOCKITTOME 6/27/2010 10:14PM

    Wonderful blog. Thanks for the reminder of what is really important in life!


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TRIXEL 6/27/2010 2:44PM

    Right back at you! Hope you have a wonderful Sunday! Thanks for sharing this.

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SAMODER 6/27/2010 2:08PM

    Very appropriate after the day you had yesterday. Thank you for the reminder.

Sam

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RAWKNRUN 6/27/2010 11:05AM

    I always love your blogs, thanks sweetie!

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DEVORA4 6/27/2010 10:42AM

  emoticon emoticonon a good blog and a great reminder for all of us Regards, debby k

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GTOGIRL67 6/27/2010 9:48AM

    thank you for the blog. what an inspirational thing to read first thing in the morning. i have the plague hanging up that reads LIVE WELL LOVE MUCH AND LAUGH OFTEN. i try to live by that saying everyday . i hope everyone has a fantastic day .

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JETTER4 6/27/2010 9:34AM

  Such a cute blog

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Lazy Today

Saturday, June 26, 2010




Saturday, June 26, 2010
Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers.

Where is your cell phone?
desk

Spouse?
couch

Your hair?
Platinum

Your mother?
Institution

Your father?
deceased

Your favorite thing?
exercise

Your dream last night?
peaceful

Favorite drink?
tea

What room are you in?
Den

Your hobby?
Triathlon

Your fear?
Alzheimer's

Where do you want to be in 6 years?
Ironman

Where were you last night?
home

Something that you aren't?
wealthy

Muffins?
Oatbran

Wish list item?
Tri-bike

Last thing you did?
Massage

What are you wearing?
Smile

Your pets?
numerous

Friends?
Priceless

Your life?
Hectic

Your mood?
sparkling

Missing someone?
yes

Drinking?
coffee

Your car?
Tundra

Something you're not wearing?
clothes

Your favorite store?
Sporting

Your favorite color?
Blue

When is the last time you cried?
today-funeral

Where do you go over and over?
gym

Five people who email me regularly?
friends

Favorite place to eat?
Olive Garden

Favorite place I'd like to be right now?
Gila Wilderness

  
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SAMODER 6/26/2010 6:51PM

    I enjoyed reading and comparing your and my answers....

Sam

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HALLALUYAH 6/26/2010 4:39PM

    I'm gonna try to copy this Lilpat and put it on my web-site....thanks for the offer. God bless you.
Luyah emoticon

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TRIXEL 6/26/2010 2:42PM

    Gila Wilderness? That sounds really interesting! Have a nice Saturday!

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