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Weekend-Indy500 and Other Events

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

We took a short trip to Ohio/Indiana to visit friends and go to the Indy 500. vroom...vroom.... The race was a quick one (my favorite kind) with a surprising ending. If you didn't hear, a rookie was leading until about 200 feet before the finish line and then he hit the wall and slide across..... in second place. What a shame! emoticon emoticon


The day was hot but breezy. All in all, tolerable weather-wise.

We walked alot - to and from the race track (a couple of miles), then the next day around an artist colony, with shops, restaurants, ice cream shops. Here's a bench outside on of the ice cream shops.

Of course, we did sample the ice cream.

Headed home on Tuesday after a lunch with my Internet friend. Yes, we met over the Internet (collecting the same item) about 8 years ago. Meeting people on the Internet. Now that's an idea. emoticon

Now I am home, and it is June so it's time to get back on the ball. emoticon

  
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KELLEEH 6/5/2011 11:37AM

    Welcome home! Sounds like a fun trip... especially the artist colony. That's my kind of thing!

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KNITTABLES 6/2/2011 12:22PM

    Sounds like a great trip.

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ASTORRES1 6/2/2011 11:00AM

    Glad you enjoyed your trip!!! Thanks for sharing the great pics.


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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 6/2/2011 9:19AM

    I happened to see the end of the race....it was a surprise. That's interesting that you were there!

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KARA151 6/1/2011 8:24PM

    Sounds like you had a good time at the Indy 500. It was a shame the rookie got nervous at the end.

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Home Again

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Just arrived home from the weekend trip. Lots of fun and sun. Will post more tomorrow. Trying to catch up on my sparking!

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RSWIFE 6/1/2011 8:32AM

    Glad you had a great time!

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TOTHEFUTURE1 6/1/2011 3:21AM

    Glad you enjoyed your weekend

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JANTWO 6/1/2011 12:20AM

    Glad you made it home safe!!!!

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LASARRE 5/31/2011 10:29PM

    Hope you had a wonderful time!

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KNITTABLES 5/31/2011 9:54PM

    Welcome home, can't wait to here all about it.

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Great Day!!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Today was a emoticon day.

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Even planted a few of my window boxes at lunch time. emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 5/29/2011 12:21PM

    Sounds like a super awesome day! Way to go! Nice formula for a great day! Good job! Spark on! emoticon

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RUBYCLAIRE 5/28/2011 10:49PM

    AWESOME!!

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DEBSZOO74 5/27/2011 10:59AM

    Glad you had a great day. Hope you have lots more! emoticon

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ASTORRES1 5/26/2011 3:48PM

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/26/2011 1:34PM

    emoticon Glad it was a great day for you!

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JANTWO 5/26/2011 12:37AM

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WHIPPEACHZ 5/25/2011 9:02PM

    Sounds like an awesome day not merely great. I also love window boxes.

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KNITTABLES 5/25/2011 8:41PM

    That is a great day. WTG.

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LASARRE 5/25/2011 8:36PM

    emoticon emoticon We won't be able to plant anything until August. Back in winter fleece. 45 degrees here today ugh!

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DARINGR8LY 5/25/2011 8:33PM

    So ambitious. You planted during lunch time? Way to go Diane on all fronts.



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KELLEEH 5/25/2011 8:26PM

    Woo Hoo!!!!! Way to go! Sounds like an awesome day. I LOVE window boxes! So cheerful!



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My First Official 5K

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Today I completed my first official 5K. It wasn't just me walking 3.2 miles in my virtual 5K. The race was sponsored by a local running club and Weight Watchers. It was me walking with 200+ people in a REAL 5K. What a blast!

The race started at 8:30 and we wanted to get there early. We registered and picked up our shirts and numbers.


We walked the Rail Trail nearby. It was a nice paved path with only one street crossing. DH and I walked and jogged. We were keeping up with two woman.


At the halfway mark, DH decided that he wanted to run back and I told him go! I spent the rest of the race in pace with the two woman. They would jog and pass me, then I would jog and pass them.



Probably about 1/2 mile from the finish my old calf injury started to bother me. I stopped, stretched, started walking again. It was still there. I pushed on. I was having a conversation with myself about walking vs. running. I could hear the crowd cheering for the finishers and decided that I'd get back to the street walking and then do the last 150 feet running.
I hit the street and started running. I saw one woman and her daughter, routing me on. The finish line was in sight. I pushed on. I saw the crowd and DH (who's tall) standing there, arms waving. I finished strong! One of the organizers handed me my metal. Wow! Didn't expect that.


It was a fun experience. Can't wait to do the next one.

DH finished 37 (I think) and I finished 49. My time: 43:43!

We both think the shirts make up look fat! emoticon

**Edit: Hubby finished 27th. Oops!

  
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VICD25 5/30/2011 4:08PM

    WooHoo! WTG! All those virtual 5Ks made you ready for your "real" 5K. Must have felt great crossing that finish line!

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RUBYCLAIRE 5/25/2011 12:30AM

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FANTASTIC, Diane!!

I am so very proud of you. I'm sorry I couldn't make it to also cheer you on, but there will be other walks.
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RSWIFE 5/24/2011 7:56AM

    Congratulations on your 5K! Fantastic! You are awesome as always!!!

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KAREN42BOYS 5/23/2011 8:55PM

    congrats on your first race, and tshirts make me look fat, too.

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KELLEEH 5/23/2011 2:52PM

    Woooo Hooooo!!!!!!!!


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Way to go on your "real" 5k! That's fantastic!

And you look teeny tiny in your pretty blue shirt!

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REJOHNSON3 5/23/2011 10:23AM

    Congratulations, LOPEYP, it appears that motivation got you there and made the experience more rewarding. WooHoo! This is just simply amazing how this works. And keep doing it too!

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JERSEYGIRL24 5/22/2011 10:00PM

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Diane,

So proud of you. That is quite an accomplishment. I was sidetracked from doing my first official 5K in October when I came down with bronchitis. It is terrific that DH was with you. I would be happy to finish at 43:43.

Many more.

Leslie

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KNITTABLES 5/22/2011 9:57PM

    Congrats to both of you. You both look good to me.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/22/2011 9:31PM

    That's cool!!! A perfect first 5k race. Way to go!!!

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DREENAMT 5/22/2011 8:43PM

    Hooray for you, Diane! That is awesome.

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CHEEKYMONKEYS75 5/22/2011 6:11PM

    That's SO AWESOME!! Good for you. The feeling of completeing a race is great isn't it? Now you have to do more!! hehe

btw....the shirts? They make you guys look SPORTY and HEALTHY.

WTG :-)

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ANNA907 5/22/2011 4:04PM

    Congrats on the first offical 5K!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ASTORRES1 5/22/2011 3:57PM

    WOOHOO!!! Diane
Awesome blog!! Great pics!!
You do not look FAT!!!

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You did great! And you look great too!

Congratulations!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 5/22/2011 3:03PM

    What a great job!! Conratulations are in order!!
So..."CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU."
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DARINGR8LY 5/22/2011 2:58PM

    You did an awesome job on your first race. I'm jealous you got a medal too. I have done four races and all of them only gave medals out to the top winners or those participating in the half.

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MAMADELIGHT 5/22/2011 2:40PM

    excellent!

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SLPUCKETT 5/22/2011 2:38PM

    Congratulations! Keep up the good work! You both look great!

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Blah Day

Thursday, May 19, 2011

I think this weather is affecting my mood. I just feel blah and it has clouded my food thinking.
Yesterday wasn't a great day foodwise. Ate too much and many not the best choices.

Went to PT on Tuesday for my back. My sacrum is rotated. The maneuver to put it back was not fun and I'm bruised and sore now. I know it'll feel better in a couple of days but it's dragging me down. She showed me a self-correcting move that has helped too.

I hope to get to the gym today and at least do some strength training even if i don't feel up to the cardio (back depending).

I wish the rain would stop. I miss the sun! emoticon

  
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KELLEEH 5/23/2011 2:50PM

    Gosh I hope your back feels better. It's pretty disciplined of you to go to the gym anyway!

Here's hoping the sun comes out and stays for a while!

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_VALEO_ 5/22/2011 10:42AM

    We could use some rain here!

Sending you some emoticon to lighten up your mood!

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DARINGR8LY 5/19/2011 6:17PM

    It was raining here too and it has been gloomly. I hope your back and the weather improves. I so understand how these things can affect our choices.

You are such a success. Don't let this discourage you.

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SIMPLELIFE4REAL 5/19/2011 5:13PM

    We had a full week without sun too. Today, it came out for the first time since I've been in Tennessee. It's amazing what a difference it makes.

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KNITTABLES 5/19/2011 3:30PM

    I hope your back feels better, keep doing the exercises and soon it will be corrected. emoticon

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LASARRE 5/19/2011 2:18PM

    Hope you feel better soon. Back problems are no fun. emoticon

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ASTORRES1 5/19/2011 9:23AM

    I hope you feel better and BRIGHTER soon!!!

Hang strong!!!


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RUBYCLAIRE 5/19/2011 7:10AM

    I do hope you're back will be okay for your 5k on Sunday.
Hang in there Diane, we're suppose to see SOME sun on Friday.
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LADNBA 5/19/2011 6:27AM

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