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Day 165

Friday, May 11, 2012

Oops! I didn't mean to mislead everyone yesterday. I'm not training for a half marathon. I haven't even run an official 5k race yet. Family commitments always come first. I'd love to train for a 10k. With my longer jogs this year, I think I could do that.

Today I'm running out of time. I have to go to work soon, so I did a quick 10 minutes on the elliptical.

Have a great weekend everyone!

  
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BRANDTSGIRL 5/12/2012 7:33AM

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BLUE42DOWN 5/11/2012 7:42PM

    I understood what was meant when I read your blog. emoticon on your weekly distance!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/11/2012 2:12PM

    Have a great weekend! BTW My husband and I watched Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead and we were really impressed with it. My husband has something going on in his gut where EVERYTHING he eats seems to make him sick with pain and reflux and diarrhea, etc. So now we have bought a juicer off craigslist and he is considering doing a 10 day reboot and cleanse to see if it helps his symptoms. It's either that or go to the GI doc again. $$Ugh$$

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/11/2012 1:23PM

    Have a great weekend!

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Day 164-13 miles jogged this week, half marathon in four days

Thursday, May 10, 2012

I realized as I was jogging my planned three miles today, that if I extended by just a half mile, my total would be 13 miles in four days. So today, I totaled 3.5 miles in 49 minutes. I did this in intervals, one mile, one mile, 1.5 miles. In between jogging intervals, I did weights (chest press, delt press, bicep curls, quads), and crunches (regular, bicycle, reverse), and then stretched when I was done. Feels great to get all of this done. I work this weekend, so I'll have shorter workouts to keep my streak going. My total time for the 13 miles was 178 minutes (just under three hours). I have a friend who just ran a half marathon and she did it in 2.5 hours, a slow time for her. She isn't overweight like I am, and she's been running a lot longer than me. I also know that some of my jogs have felt slower this week for whatever reason. I'll keep an eye on my trends from week to week. I hope I can get out to jog a lot. It makes the biggest difference in my body out of all my exercises.

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/11/2012 1:23PM

    Way to go!!

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BLUE42DOWN 5/10/2012 6:24PM

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What a great way to make a new goal that pushes you a little more than before!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/10/2012 5:44PM

    At first when I read the title of your blog I thought you were going to be running a half marathon four days from now and were training for it. ;-) I guess that is definitely something you could have as a goal. As it is I think it is great that you are so motivated. Great Job!

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CYND59 5/10/2012 5:19PM

    Keep it up! You have a good attitude.

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KPETSCHE 5/10/2012 5:14PM

    WooHoo, Chris! You ROCK - I'm proud of what you've accomplished this week.
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Day 163-Slow jog

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

I got called into work today, so my afternoon is getting cut short. It's probably a good thing. My body is tired, my legs feel heavy. I did a slow 2 mile jog today. My times per mile: 13:34, 14:56 for 28.5 minutes of jogging. The sun felt good, and the wind was less than the last two days.

The high school concert last night was fabulous. Mikey really did a fantastic job on his vocal solo of the song, "The Thief." We got compliments all evening from other parents. I'm so proud of him.

The twins' soccer game was cold and windy. The other team had some aggressive players, not in a bad way, although Sean said they were pushing. The other coach tried to help us out by putting less players out there. I think it reached a point where our kids just gave up. It wasn't fun for them any more. I hope the next game goes better. At least they enjoyed their snacks afterward.

Well, I'd better go, or I'll be late for work.

  
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KPETSCHE 5/10/2012 12:19AM

    Great job on everything. I'd love to get out jogging again but am putting it off for a little bit longer until I get some shoes with a little more cushioning in the ball of my foot. Walking and my gazelle are working for now.

I'm sure Mikey's solo was fun to listen to and watch. I wish my kids enjoyed singing because it's so much fun to watch kids excel at that and see the self-confidence it gives them.

Work was a bear last night - I had glitches with my computer all night and CPOI finally went down about 6am - I was too busy to notice for about 20 minutes so we probably lost a lot of faxes. I was glad to escape at 7:30!! See you this weekend at work.


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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/9/2012 6:27PM

    Congratulations to Mikey! We have two music recitals this weekend and I am praying that my girls play well. I hope you have a good evening at work. :-)

~Melissa

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BLUE42DOWN 5/9/2012 5:17PM

    emoticon to your son for a job well done!

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/9/2012 4:36PM

    That is awesome that he got to do his solo! Jacob's T-ball game was quite chilly too, so I know how you feel. Have fun at work!

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TINA7866 5/9/2012 3:26PM

  Congrats on Mikey's solo! I have a singer too, and I know how awesome it is to hear them be brilliant! (I have no idea where she gets it, but I just try to smile and say thank you! I also have soccer twins and totally get that feeling. We have definitely been there and done that. Unfortunately, it's a part of the game. My girls leave a game like that and say, "well at least we played with some class!"It's all you can do sometimes. Congrats on all of your kids, and happy Mother's Day coming up!

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Day 162-More jogging

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I was hoping it would be a little more sunny out there. The clouds decided to come out while I was jogging, and the wind is nuts. I broke up my workout into intervals today: one mile jog, one round of weights (tricep pulldown, front lat, tricep curl, glutes), one round of non-crunch abs (dumbell side bends, cross body dumbell punches, lying leg lifts). I did this three times, then followed with ten minutes of stretching. My jogging times were (each mile): 12:24, 13:10, 12:57. I really tried to push my miles today.

Last night's track meet was fun. Patrick ran the 100 m sprint. He did well, and I think he's improving. I'm glad he's trying, especially since he has asthma. Track is really a big social event too for the kids.

Tonight we have the twins' soccer game. Those games are so cute! The side lines are merely "guidelines." They are just trying to learn some basics and have fun. Their team has another set of twins (boy/girl too) so half the team consists of twins. After the game we have the high school music concert, band and choir. I hope Mikey gets to sing the song he did for state. He got a #1 rating as a freshman. The only other kid from our town to get a #1 is a senior. Next year, he's singing an Italian song to increase the difficulty. I can't wait!

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/9/2012 2:34PM

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Great workout.

And your kids are all so active - it's wonderful!

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/8/2012 10:00PM

    Sounds like a pretty good workout to me! Hope you stayed warm at the game (Jacob's T-ball game was freezing!) and enjoyed the concert.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/8/2012 6:57PM

    Your workout sounds great! Congratulations on your mile times! Enjoy the pee-wee soccer game. I wish that is what I was doing this evening. ;-) And I would really enjoy the high school music concert. That sounds wonderful!

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TIFFANYX03 5/8/2012 4:52PM

    Congratulations. People like you make me have more motivation because I'm only 21 years old and can't push myself to jog a mile. I can walk/jog. I can't jog for more than 3 minutes MOST at a time though and thats seriously pushing it. I am so out of shape.

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Day 161-Finally cool enough for a jog

Monday, May 07, 2012

After getting sick 1 1/2 weeks ago, then the super hot May weather, it feels like forever since I've jogged. I was getting some good distances too. Today I planned on jogging 3 miles, but I got in my stride. I hate to stop when I'm there, so I just kept going. I ended up doing 4.5 miles. I know my body will hate me in the morning, but I'm really proud of myself right now. I was jogging for 62.5 minutes, and it is beautiful outside! I love temps in the 60s-low 70s. There's very little humidity too. That's what kills me more than the temps.

We've got another busy week ahead, but I don't think as bad as the last couple of weeks. I cancelled piano lessons tonight so we could go to Pat's track meet here in town. It's the middle school track meet and the high school track team helps set it up, so Mikey will be down there too. We planned ahead, so there's lots of leftovers in the fridge. I've got fresh fruits and veggies, so I'm ready to eat good all week. I ate poorly Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. I blame PMS and TOM. I'm much more motivated now and really enjoyed my salad last night. We got some Feta cheese, and that really made it tasty.

Get outside and enjoy this fantastic spring weather!

  
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BLUE42DOWN 5/8/2012 5:00PM

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Hope you made sure to stretch well after to minimize those body complaints the next day!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 5/8/2012 7:48AM

    I'm glad you were able to get in a really good job. I saw on a runner's quiz on Spark that 55 is the optimum temperature for runnning outdoors. I can't stand humidity either.

It is amazing what the right ingredients do for a salad. I love McDonald's southwest grilled chicken salad and I was trying to figure out what was so different about it compared to the one I fix at home and it is that bean/corn/salsa type mixture they put on it. Yum!

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KPETSCHE 5/7/2012 10:00PM

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Awesome Chris. I'm jealous! but happy for you, too. Hope the body doesn't rebel too much. See you this weekend.a

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ALLISON145 5/7/2012 9:53PM

    You should run the Buddy Run the first weekend in June with us!

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MUSICMOMOF2 5/7/2012 2:37PM

    Way to go on the jog! Have a great evening!

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