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A Little Fitness Inspiraton

Sunday, October 09, 2011

This is going on my bathroom mirror.....



I think that about says it all!!!

  
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SOULOFADANCER 10/17/2011 10:06PM

    That is great!

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 10/17/2011 12:43PM

    Oooh, gonna have to print that one for my....well....everywhere!
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SPOKENWORD 10/17/2011 11:15AM

    ROTFLOL! Love it!
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BACKTOTEN12 10/14/2011 2:51PM

    Good way of thinking about it. Gives you more reason to run! lol

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CINDYCHARLENE 10/13/2011 10:29PM

    Thank you for the added inspiration to exercise. I will walk to my "walk away the lbs" with Leslie Sansone tomorrow if I do nothing else. Pray for me for added determination and discipline to do that. This is going on my bathroom mirror too.
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PUGLOVER1999 10/10/2011 10:23AM

    THANKS! I needed that! emoticon emoticon

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CANNIE50 10/9/2011 11:50PM

    Such a great point. emoticon

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LKEITHO 10/9/2011 10:39PM

    Good one! I'll be using that one, too!

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LINDAKAY228 10/9/2011 11:07AM

    Wow! How true! I want to post that where I can see it daily!

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RHONDALYN10 10/9/2011 9:38AM

    That's great!

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WISLNDR 10/9/2011 7:42AM

    Love it!!

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ON2VICTORY 10/9/2011 7:41AM

    too awesome!!! thanks for sharing.. :)

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CAROLINA_KOUKLA 10/9/2011 12:41AM

  Lol it sure does say it all! Love it!

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CAROLINA_KOUKLA 10/9/2011 12:41AM

  Lol it sure does say it all! Love it!

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CAROLINA_KOUKLA 10/9/2011 12:30AM

  Lol it sure does say it all! Love it!

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Chicago Half-Marathon...The Bling, the Bad and the Bounceback!

Monday, October 03, 2011

Okay, this is it. I had planed for months to write some Sparktacular blog about my first Half-Marathon experince. You know the ones, where we struggle through and triumoh over and exceed our own expectations and all that. Well, if that's what you are waiting for or expecting, go ahead and tune out now. My first hlf-marathon was on Sept 11th (see previous blog). It was definately an experience I will never forget, and, yes, when I did finally cross that finish line, there were tears....and both of relief and of joy. It was not, however, how I had hoped for it to turn out. My fault though. For all the encouraging words I may spew at others about just enjoying there first, not starting out too fast yada yada yada....you thought I would have known better.

My best running buddy (17 years my junior) and I made this OUR first half and decided that since we did most all of our long runs togethe, we would stick it out through thte race together. MISTAKE NUMBER ONE - Good idea in theory, but in reality.....we should BOTH have just run our own races. Since we had done long runs at 10:30ish pace overall, that's the pace we started at, when I do much better starting off slower and warming up into the race pace....by the end, I was spent and was dragging her down with me. MISTAKE NUMBER TWO - KNOW THE COURSE, don't expect to run it like training if you train on trails and asphalt and the course in entirely on several foot thick CONCRETE! MSTAKE NUMBER THREE - if you are running your first half on the warmest day in two to three weeks, with NO breeze AND NO SHADE ANYWHERE.....DO NOT LEAVE YOUR FROZEN WATER BOTTLES FOR YOUR FUEL BELT IN YOUR CAR TWO+ MILES FROM THE START!!! I could go on, but I think you get the clue. Not that I regret the race, I learned alot of valuable lessons. And, even though my time was no where near what I had hoped for, it is a PR none the less and the next race should be easier to break that "PR" - though I hear my next half (in less than three weeks) is "hilly"....which could just be another word for "hellish".

It has taken me a good two to three weeks to work out and process my disappointmnt in myself - finally coming to the realization that this is not about how many people or what time I did or did not beat. The point is that I pt myself out there to do something that I would NEVER have believed a year and half ago that I would want to much less be able to do. I spent a few days wallowing in my pity (and pain) - ouch CONCRETE! I tried to eat my disappintment away, which only lead to worse frustration with myself. But, gradually, from the inspiration and examples set my many, many of you dear Sparkfriends, I have climbed back on the nutrition wagon and am getting my nutrition in balance and getting in some safe, yet hopefully productive miles and some extra stretching to prepre for my next adventure.

In the end, although there were 75% of my age/gender group ahead of my on the course that day, there were probably closer to 98-99% of my age and gender behind me with their behinds on their couches for MUCH LONGER than I was on that course. For that reason, I can be proud.....and I earned THIS

THIS IS FOR YOU ROBERT - (ONTOVICTORY)!!!


So, there's the Bling...you've read the bad....and, the bounceback??? Well, last Sunday, I ran the Morton Arboretm 5K (that I ran last year in 33:25) in 30:13 !!! I had hoped for a sub 30 for the first official time, but it was not to be that day...but that's okay. Still a good comeback and a giant improvement over last year. Now, here's praying that streak continues through the half in St Louis on the 23rd! Each of the 7 races in my running "career" to date have been PR's.....trying to keep that streak alive for just one more!

  
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IFDEEVARUNS2 10/24/2011 12:04PM

    Nice bling! How did your race go yesterday!

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SAMBIDEXTROUS 10/17/2011 12:52PM

    You did awesome for your first time!

Terrain makes all the difference! I don't know how many people I have told that walking or running on a treadmill is *not* like the real world.

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SMILESRME 10/16/2011 10:00PM

    Hi kiddo...thanks for your honest report on your first half marathon experience. First...congrats on crossing the finish line girl. You. Did. That. Yes, you did and you can say now that you are a half marathoner. I think our expectations are always high for ourselves, because each race is different for different reasons. This was a learning curve for you; and you certainly are smart enough to take these lessons and change what you need to!!

My first half was last October in St. Louis (the Louis and Clark) while my daughter ran her marathon. The longest I had run to that point was 8 miles. I did so much better than I EVER thought I would do. I like running at lower elevations, what can I say? My next half was 3 weeks later back in Colorado, and I totally had a different experience, mentally and physically. I was not a happy camper.

I just ran my 3rd half last Sunday in Denver, and while my time was the slowest of the 3, my mental and physical preparation was topnotch!

You ARE doing something that many people only say "I could never do that!" Well guess what; you did. and I did. And we both just started this running journey around the same time too!

You are a running queen!
Joy!
Julia : )

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KAREN_NY 10/14/2011 4:50PM

    Struggle through and triumph and yada yada yada? Yes, girl, you did that. ;)
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FREECLOUD 10/5/2011 1:42PM

    You did a half marathon!!! Those are some tough lessons to learn, but first races can be like that. I noticed that you didn't cry - well, I did when I found myself up against one of my "firsts" so you're one tough cookie. Tougher than me anyway :) You've come a long way, and I can't wait to hear how your next half goes.

Thank you for the comment on my blog. I'm really struggling this year, and motivating comments are so very welcome.

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AMYSTRONG 10/5/2011 1:33AM

    I've made some of those mistakes myself. It's all a learning process. You've come a long way and definitely earned it. You're amazing and you're journey continues, I can't wait to see what's next.

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GREYLOCKES1 10/4/2011 10:54PM

    Very few people ever have their first half marathon go as p[planned. Welcome to being human emoticon. Running with other people can be tricky. no matter how many races you have run. I have paced people in races but that is the only time I stay with people Otherwise it is great if you have someone to run with but each of us have different bodies and they react differently to the environment. give me 40 degrees and I set a PR. Give me 70 degrees and I end up doing run\walk intervals and thankful I finished. Remember the important thing is do the best you can . In just under 3 weeks you get another chance. Prepare for it. Make sure you bring your water. St Louis can be hot even at the end of October. Great job on completing the race and sharing your lessons learned.
FYI most of the course should be asphalt so it will be easier on the legs. Hope to ride it this weekend and will let you know.

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GREYLOCKES1 10/4/2011 10:41PM

    Very few people ever have their first half marathon go as p[planned. Welcome to being human emoticon. Running with other people can be tricky. no matter how many races you have run. I have paced people in races but that is the only time I stay with people Otherwise it is great if you have someone to run with but each of us have different bodies and they react differently to the environment. give me 40 degrees and I set a PR. Give me 70 degrees and I end up doing run\walk intervals and thankful I finished. Remember the important thing is do the best you can . In just under 3 weeks you get another chance. Prepare for it. Make sure you bring your water. St Louis can be hot even at the end of October. Great job on completing the race and sharing your lessons learned.
FYI most of the course should be asphalt so it will be easier on the legs. Hope to ride it this weekend and will let you know.

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CANNIE50 10/4/2011 9:47PM

    Oh, I so relate to the lessons you learned on your "tune-up" race. That is what is was, you know - a way for you to figure out some key things before your next race. I particularly agree about running your own race. I always tell my running friends "see you at the finish". I do not want to be responsible for anyone's time or wrecking their chance of a P.R., or give them anything extra to worry about, or feel responsible for getting them to the finish line - I have to focus on getting me to the finish. I really related to the "train for the surface" lesson. I once trained almost exclusively on trails to run a half marathon in PHOENIX - what on earth was I thinking? Ouch, ouch, ouch. Anyway, I enjoyed reading your blog and I hope you let go of the disappointment, hang on to the lessons, and celebrate the accomplishment.

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BECKYBEFIT 10/4/2011 2:58PM

    I love your reflection on this race! Great job on all of your PR's too! Best of luck in St. Louis...seems like there are going to be a lot of Sparkers there!


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LINDAKAY228 10/4/2011 11:39AM

    Awesome job! It doesn't matter how many of your age group were ahead of you, you were out there beating the pants off all those couch potatoes and others who don't take the challenge. My favorite quote is by C. Hunter Boyd and says "Last is just the slowest winner". You weren't last but even if you had been you would still be a winner just because you did it! And you were still ahead of some of your age group. Great great job for a first hm!!!

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KKINNEA 10/4/2011 10:15AM

    You did a great job and learned some lessons. I feel like that's the most important part of all since I know I'll probably never get any more rewards than the fitness I'm accumulating and a free medal if they give them to everyone :)

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LIFEISPURRFECT 10/4/2011 8:21AM

    I too, ran my first hm in August and can relate to everything that you wrote. But, as you wrote, simply by starting and finishing the race we are so far ahead of the majority of people that never started. Thanks for sharing and good luck continuing your streak of pr's!

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IMSMILEY88 10/4/2011 7:33AM

    Thanks for sharing. And, congrats on being a half marathoner! (And the 5k, too!) I run HM #2 on Sunday but HM #1 was over 10 months ago. I'm getting nervous! I need to keep telling myself not to start too quickly!

Congrats!

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RUNNER12COM 10/4/2011 12:18AM

    Just as it is for you to decide how you feel about the half marathon, it is for the rest of us to decide how we feel about what you have shared. And my feeling is, WOW, and congratulations on seeing it through and getting it done.

You have placed yourself into an elite group of runners who complete a half marathon, and that is an honorable and admirable accomplishment.

Well done, Spark Buddy. I'm impressed and completely proud of you!

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BACKTOTEN12 10/3/2011 11:53PM

    thanks for posting this blog. I'm planning on doing a half marathon next spring or summer and you continue to inspire me with your great attitude. I will try to heed your advice and start slowly.( I have such a hard time sticking to it when I get to a race, even though I know I run so much better when I do) It's so easy to get caught up in the moment. Congrats again on the great accomplishment and good luck in St. Louis. You'll do great. Good going on the 5k PR, too. Keep on runnin'. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LKEITHO 10/3/2011 10:35PM

    Great job! Unfortunately, we often have to learn some of these lessons the hard way. I have a friend I do at least one half marathon a year with - he and I drive out together, do all the pre-race things together, start together. But then the run is our own. We meet up again at the end to celebrate our success.

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BEYONDLIMITS 10/3/2011 10:34PM

    Your honesty is admirable. Jeff Galloway says that it's important to run your first half marathon simply to finish it. Set no race times. That's what I intend to do when I run my first at the end of December. But you trained hard and it seems to me that it would be easy to screw up on things you had known you should have done way before the race because of nerves and excitement. You will do better next time. You are determined and committed and those two elements will always pay off in the long run.

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Chicago Half-Marathon - the Prequell

Sunday, September 11, 2011

So today was the big day and check one more off the bucket list!!! I learned lots....and had a marvelous experience, though was a bit disappointed by my performance in the last three miles. None the less, it was an AMAZING EXPERIENCE!!! I had the honor of sharing the day with a very dear friend. and got to meet a Sparkfriend who did an amazing job
There is alot of room for improvement, but I'll have another shot at it in six short weeks at the Rock N Roll St Louis. Hopefully cooler weather and a chance to put my action plan into place before that one.
We finished and lived to tell about it (and got the bling to prove it!).....but all that is for another blog after a well deserved nights sleep.

  
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ON2VICTORY 10/3/2011 5:00PM

    congrats on your half! - you gotta post a pic of the BLING!! must have bling..... my eyes glazing over again... bling....bling...bling...

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CINDYCHARLENE 9/28/2011 6:24PM

    My spiritual run was amazing too. Now, if I can just get myself to do the wonderful things you are doing in your physical runs, I will be a happy camper. Oops not camper....exerciser. I do enough camping in my chair. LOL

Love you. You're doing a great job. I have vowed to begin my "walks" not only with Jesus but with the "Walk Fit" video I have. You are such a great inspiration. Thank you.

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BACKTOTEN12 9/21/2011 11:37PM

    Glad you made it! Way to go. Congrats on the wonderful accomplishment. I hope to do a half next year sometime. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WISLNDR 9/12/2011 4:14PM

    I look forward to reading more about this - - I was up the road at Fort2Base but we were all thinking about you "City Runners"

Congratulations on a great accomplishment!!

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CANNIE50 9/12/2011 3:05PM

    emoticonfor you. I look forward to reading more about your race experience. Wow, Chicago - that is one of the "big-daddy" type races. Good for you.

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CYCLINGSANDY 9/12/2011 12:32PM

    emoticonYou ran your own race! emoticonon making another goal! You must be proud of your efforts and accomplishments.

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IZZYBEBOP 9/12/2011 9:52AM

    emoticon for running a great race! Glad you had such a good time.

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LINDAKAY228 9/12/2011 3:55AM

    Congratulations on doing it and learning from it. Just to be able to finish a half marathon is an amazing feat. And I know your next one will be great. Hope you get caught up on the rest.

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LKEITHO 9/11/2011 10:44PM

    Congrats on your half marathon! I look forward to your race report.

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The Perfect Day

Sunday, August 28, 2011

I'm still adjusting to the new work schedule. It is harder than one might think to figure out how to add in an average of 5-6 more work hours a week and still keep all the rest of life in balance. Cooking has gotten a little more hurried, and sad to say, fitness has decreased, so, I'm going to have to work on getting more organized and making better use of every minute of the day.

Today, however, was the perfect day. I do love Sundays, but this one put most others to shame. Even though I got in a 7.5 miler on Thurs night, I still eeded another long run. I would've loved to sleep n, but with the cooler morning temps, my running budy and I decided to do a very early (5:30AM) run since we were shooting for at least 10 miles. We got to our meeting point and I was surprised to see several other runners meeting up. I soon realized, though, that there would be a marathon being run on the same paths that we would be running. We headed out at about 5:45 and it was almost a bit chilly, but we determined that we would try to maintain an 11 min mile pace. The first mile it was still pretty dark and we were warming up, so, we endedup at 11:25, Miles 2-4 were all pretty consistent between 11 and 11:15 and miles 5-7 were we well warmed up and averaged 10:15. Miles 8-11 we averaged 11:11 and then on the last half mile, I really kicked it and we did the last half mile in just under 5 minutes. Overall, for the 11.5 miles we did a 10:58 pace, so I was pretty pleased. Neither of us felt wiped out at the end and th entire thing I used 20 oz of 1/2 and 1/2 G-2 and water mix to drink and one cliff shot block for fueling. Breakfast before hand ws a banana in a bowl of oatmeal w/skim milk. I think I'm feeling pretty confident about the pre and during race fueling for the half in two weeks. The will be five water gatorade stations on that course, so I am seriously thinking about not wearing he fuel belt at all. I'd love to have the cardio trainer to get my race spits, but, I don't think I want the extra weight on me. I may just look for something smaller that I an put a couple shot blocks and a key in. Heather an I are planning on hitting a running store this week to pick up a couple of matching singlets for the race, so maybe I'll see something I like.
The run was GORGEOUS - almost ZEN like, especially for the first 2/3 of it before the race started and the bikers were out on th path. Another reminder of why I love to run. I couldn't imagine a better start to the day. Once we finshed, we got in a nice cool down and stretch and then Heather followed me home and we downed a couple green machine smoothies and some blueberries while we showered and dressed and then hit Colonial Cafe for my second breakfast. (You can do that when you've burned 1100+ calories before 8AM! LOL!) They make an awesome tri-eggathon omlette (3 egg white omelette stuffed with veggies and salsa and topped with a little low fat mozarella) served with fresh fruit and usually toast. Tha's my usual, but with the fall approaching, they have brought back their pumpkin pancakes, which they graciously allowed me to substitute for the toast (for a charge). They are soooo good.....no syrup and only the tiniest bit of whipped butter needed. I finished the fruit, 2/3 of the omelette and 2/3 of the pancakes and I was stuffed, so I'll have a nice left over breakfast tomorrow. After breakfast, Heather joined me at my church for the late service. She attended there years ago, before she married and moved away. So, with Jeff (her DH) out of town on business, it was the perfect chance for her to come back for a visit and see some old friends that she hadn't seen in a while.

She dropped me off after church and went home to nap and I had plans of stuff to get done for the week ahead, but, in the course of deciding what all needed to be done, I realized that a nap was probably of more importance....so, I laid down and slept for a couple hours and then got up and cleaned the kitchen and cooked dinner for sis and I and caught up on some e-mail and sparking and stuff for the fitness challenge at work and figured that I should catch up on my blogging here too, since I haven't really had time in a while.

All in all, got to call it a pretty perfect day. Now to do about 15 -20 more miutes of fitness challenge catch up and hit the sack fo another (surprise) busy week. KEEP SPARKING STRONG EVERYBODY - and have a SPARKTACULAR WEEK!!!

  
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BACKTOTEN12 9/6/2011 5:15PM

    Sounds like a great day. Are you doing the Fox Valley Half? I'm not ready for a half yet but am doing a 10k on the 17th. I'm lucky to get the 10k done. The weather is wonderful the last few days. Hope it continues. Keep on runnin'.

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PRIMALMICHAEL 9/4/2011 4:12PM

    That does sound like a great day!
Here's to many more of them!

Michael

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CINDYCHARLENE 8/30/2011 11:39PM

    I remember reading a short story entitled, "When you come to the end of a perfect day". It was sort of like yours, in that it went into detail about all the work she had done and how happy it had made her. Accomplishing our goals sure has a way to boost our morales. Great job Lorraine. I know you are being blessed for your diligence.
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KKINNEA 8/29/2011 1:57PM

    Sounds like a perfect run on a great day. Really nice pace and prep for your race.

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CANNIE50 8/29/2011 1:48PM

    I enjoyed your blog and hearing the details of your wonderful long run, and your perfect day. emoticon

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LKEITHO 8/29/2011 1:40PM

    Does sound like a great day! Hope you have a great week, too!

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SLIMLILA 8/29/2011 1:27AM

    Very nice day!!! Sounds like the nap was way more than well-deserved!!! Take care of yourself this week as you continue to work hard..

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ALOHAEV1 8/28/2011 11:47PM

    Awesome Perfect Day...pumpkin pancakes made it better!

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Guarding My Emotions and My Program

Sunday, August 14, 2011

This week has been exceptionally emotional around the house. Immediately after the baby shower that we all (especially my sister who spent WAY more mone than I thought was necessary) worked so hard on.....my niece and her husbanc packed up their belongings and left....to go visit other friends and family for the duration of their trip. Now, normally that wouldn' sound like a bad thing, except that the very day after the shower was my sister's 65th birthday! Her own daughter, who she had just spent all this time and effort and money to throw a shower for, did not even recognize her own mother's birthday! I realize how greatly this hurt my sister, but she is not one to show emotion, at least not directly or towards where it is intended, so, for most of this week, I have gotten to play the eggshell dance since I am the closest one for her to lash out at. Thankfully Go has blessed me with alot of patience and peace and the wisdom to just pretty much stay out of her way until my little sister could make it over and we spent the majority of this weekend teaming up to make sure that she had a birthday celebration and the tension around the house would ease up. I was a little over nutritionally on Monday, but immediatly realized that it was a stress or emotional eating situation, so I have been extra diligent about not allowing myself to get too hungry or emotionally drained and have done much better for the rest of the week. Yesterday, I splurged a bit on a burger and fries and then today, I had ice cream, but nothing TOO over the top and I am back on track tomorrow and have lots of miles to log overthe next two weeks before I start my taper for the half.

Havebeen experimenting with some other fueling options....still liking raisins (cheap and easily accesible), but stinger gels and shot blocks are close behind, in a pinch, even jelly bellys, but I do like to be able to get in the extra electrolytes when possible. I have also been looking at what kind of shoes I will be getting next. I had thought about trying Sauconys. Everyone I know who has them loves them, and although I still like my Asics Kayanos, Iwould like to try something a little lighter. I tried on a pair of Newton Motions at the running store. VERY comforatble bur they are built up under the mid to fore foot to make you less of a heel striker. I ha read very mixed reviews though, and at $175.00, I'm going to have to think long and hard before I shell out that much for shoes that I may or may not end up loving. They are very comfortable on the foot, but I can see that they would take alot of getting used to. I'll have to post on a couple of the running teams and see if anyone out there has any first had experience with these.

Still weighing all the information re: benefit packages and their relative cost at work. Getting signed up with those is this week's project. Have a long run on my day off Tuesday (moved from Saturday so that I could spend time with sis). Mid distance run this next Sat and then my final long run the Sat after before I start to taper for the half. WOW! It's coming up fast. I am so grateful that my buddy decided to join me. Praying for good weather.

Hope everyone lse is having a great end of summer and getting some relief from the heat! KEEP SPARKING STRONG!!!

  
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CINDYCHARLENE 8/17/2011 12:30AM

    Your sister is so blessed to have you in her life. I believe He puts faith filled people in families that need faith filled family members to show them what Christ like love is. I most certainly is not an easy row to hoe but with Christ as our co-partner it is doable.

You are doing so great at your eating in moderation and exercising. Wish I was half as good as you are.

I sure love you.
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BEYONDLIMITS 8/16/2011 10:33PM

    That's so sad about your sister. She's lucky to have you in her life. About the shoes, I happen to love Brooks myself. I've worn Saucany's before, they were good as well, but I'm attached to Brooks.

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PRIMALMICHAEL 8/15/2011 6:26PM

    While I am no experienced runner, I do wear Sauconys and I love them.

I just switched to a new pair Monday. Until I put on the new pair, I didn't realize just how worn the old pair was getting. The new pair felt great on my feet, but they were not broken in at all.

I tend to roll my foot to the outside (I think it's called over-pronation, not sure) and my old pair had worn down in accommodation to that tendency. The new pair held my feet level, which is apparently an angle that is alien to me.

I swear I was completely off balance in them. My run was agonizingly slow and I looked like a drunk wobbling around, lurching from lamp post to lamp post. Those shoes seemed to go places of their own accord and I just tried to struggle to keep up with them. LOL! I might as well have been running in two left go-go boots with 6 inch heels! It was so bad that it was funny! I would have looked more graceful if I had been riding a blind bull on a pogo stick!

I sure hope you have better luck with your new shoes!

Best wishes on your half!
Michael

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CHALLENGER15 8/15/2011 3:53PM

    Bless your heart for your patience and understanding dealing with your sister...are you sure our families aren't related? emoticon I may be dealing with my son not being invited to a wedding of a step grandchild for the third time...sigh...

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CHICAGOHEALTHY 8/14/2011 11:49PM

    Check out the post "New Shoes" on the Runner Girls United, General Team Discussion Forum. Lot's of Saucony lovers there. It was perfect running weather for the R&R HM in Chicago today. Who knew that it would be overcast and in the 60's this morning. Good old Chicago weather. I hope we don't get hit with a heat wave for our HM. Hope your long run goes well on Tuesday!

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GREYLOCKES1 8/14/2011 10:23PM

    I have worn Saucony's almost exclusively and liked them a lot. Unfortunately they changed the style on the mosdel I were and they don't feel the same. Currently trying a pair of Brooks and they seem Ok. May try a pair of the Saucony Kinvara or the Hattori as they are a lighter shoe.

Good luck with your Half and hope the weather stays cool. Nice to run in the mid 60 versus 80 degree.

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