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Yesterday's unintended by accident but ended great 14 mile in a day trek.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

The weather was coooold yesterday morning so after I dropped my son off at the boys/girls club I happily drove downtown to go to my favorite YMCA-but all the parking garages were full. Irritated but not defeated I drove back home and decided to rest for a bit before walking to it(a 2 and a half mile walk)but not really feeling the urge to walk. It's one thing to walk to work(the Y is very close to my job)but today I just was not feeling the need to walk and was sorely tempted to stay home. But as I was getting my water bottles ready I saw that my son had left his blood sugar testing machine on the kitchen counter by accident. So now I had no choice but to walk due to the parking issue-so off I went to bring my son what he needed.


Now because this is me, of course I took a wrong turn while walking -I'm used to driving to the kids club. I found myself walking on the side of the highway trying to get to my son and praying that I would be not be hit! I finally, finally reached my son and told him what I did for him and he was properly grateful that Mom did that for him! So off I went again to go downtown to the YMCA where I did my heavy chest and arms workout and running on the treadmill(WARM finally)thankful that I reached my son and there safely.

At home later I did some more running around our basement and when I checked my mileage I saw that I did over a half marathon in miles again-this time unintentional but a happy realization. What a wonderful and blessed day indeed!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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DS9KIE 12/17/2014 2:38PM

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GINGKO711 12/14/2014 12:26PM

    It's funny how accidents and getting lost can sometimes turn out to be good things!

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Age is nothing but a number-not letting it hold me back this year.

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Back in 2010 when I joined Spark at the back of my mind was that I was getting older, there was only so much I could do. I wasn't a spring chicken by any means, but I would do the best that I could to become more fit. Walking(not jogging or running) on the treadmill was just fine with me. I had just turned 40 and didn't see too much changing.

Over the past 4 years things did change(from a low carb diet to my current vegan, from walking on the treadmill to interval sprints and running)and I became more and more fit-even though I was older. Then the past 2 years I started thinking about a marathon, or even a half marathon -but I wasn't fit enough. That took a lot of drive and energy and I sure didn't think I could do that at all. But this year....

I vowed to do a half marathon (13.1 miles in a day)by my 45th birthday. This month, the month of my birthday-I did this 3 times. 11/15/14, 11/24/14(my actual birthday and most active recorded day), and yesterday 11/29/14-I did over 13.1 miles on each of these days and proved if even to myself that age was nothing but a number, not a sentence to lack of mobility and health.


Now I have been 'challenged' by a dear friend to do a 'true' half marathon with him in June of 2015...can I do it? Yes I can, as Bob the Builder says!



  
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170BY2016 12/14/2014 9:13AM

    MsKiz,

You and I are the same age. You are TRULY
inspiring. Thank you so much.

You are going to ROCK that marathon!



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LUVTOBOWL 12/6/2014 9:37PM

    You are such an inspiration to me girl.

I know you'll do well with your 2015 marathon.

Hugs

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BRENNRENN 12/6/2014 2:11AM

    emoticon Feeling strong nowww...=) Without a doubt you will finish that full marathon! I agree with you wholeheartedly that age really is just a number. emoticon

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ICECUB 12/1/2014 9:45PM

    WAY TO GO!! YOU LOOK FABULOUS!!

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    emoticon Yes, you can! You are an inspiration! emoticon

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KRISKECK 11/30/2014 11:06AM

    You are amazing - you went from 0-60 in no time flat! My guess is that you will enjoy running a half marathon - there is a tremendous amount of energy in one place and it's so exciting!

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LAURENXX19 11/30/2014 11:02AM

    Congrats on the half marathons! Good luck!
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Yesterday I walked,jogged, ran over 14 miles...before my 45th birthday!!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Yesterday was a milestone for me and I am still giddy about it! I walked to the YMCA, did my heavy chest and back workout, ran/jogged/sprinted on the treadmill, walked back from the YMCA, then ran around our basement room-when all was said and done, it was over 14 miles (14.23 to be precise). I have never done that in my life, and it was such a rush!!

So now that I have realized one goal before my 45th birthday--I think it is safe to say that full marathon training will be in earnest after my birthday--yes it will take a year, but God willing I will succeed! Prayers and good wishes appreciated!!!!!

  
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170BY2016 12/14/2014 9:10AM

    I forgot to add. You look emoticon

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    Wow MsKiz!

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SCOUTMOM715 11/21/2014 5:43AM

    emoticon fantastic emoticon

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ANDREAG89 11/20/2014 11:16PM

    CONGRATULATIONS!!!!

There is not a doubt in my mind that the full marathon is just around the corner for you.

GO FOR IT!!!
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FITGIRL15 11/17/2014 7:03PM

    Beautiful, in every way!!! Way to go, being an inspiration!!!!! emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 11/17/2014 12:19PM

    Way to go! I always appreciate your enthusiasm and positive example!

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KAT321123 11/17/2014 11:13AM

    Wow! Way to go =) If you were able to cram in 14+ miles without even noticing, I'm sure you'll kick a marathon's butt when you aim for it!

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TEEPHOTO 11/16/2014 11:55PM

    BOOYAH!!!! You go girl!! emoticon

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MISSYGEEN 11/16/2014 9:04PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon to a true inspiration.

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KRISKECK 11/16/2014 8:54PM

    That's great - all that in a few short months! Impressive!

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MELYROD18 11/16/2014 6:51PM

    Way to go! Woo hoo! Keep pushing!

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LJCANNON 11/16/2014 5:36PM

    emoticon Congratulations on your accomplishments! And Good Luck with your Marathon Training. I'm looking forward to hearing all about it.

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    Way to go!! emoticon emoticon

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    what a wonderful blog! Happy early birthday, that's an emoticon gift to give yourself emoticon

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HONEYBEESBLISS 11/16/2014 1:07PM

    Happy Birthday!!! I think you've proven that you can reach any goal you wish to!
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    That is so cool! Happy early birthday to you too! emoticon

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My very first visit with a personal trainer-and not my last!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

For all that I love exercise I was a bit nervous before my session today. I made sure to inform her that I do have carpal tunnel and explained just how I normally work out and my vegan diet and my weight loss over the past several years. So what did I get myself into?


Lunges lunges lunges-side lunges called sliders(new to me!), the dreaded walking lunges and backwards lunges, one legged Romanian deadlifts(new to me too), plie kettlebell squats(YAY something I knew!!!)wall sits, calf raises, and foam rolling at the end of it all. I am happily sore now--and actually signed up for twice a month sessions too. I still want to do that half marathon--and possibly full one too and know I need to train seriously to do so. Last Friday I did actually walk/run/jog/sprint 13 miles so I still have a month and a half before my 45th birthday goal--but I know I can do it!

  
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    Keep us posted! emoticon emoticon

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LUVTOBOWL 11/1/2014 7:05PM

    I'm so glad it went well with your personal trainer. I know the nerves will get better as you go on.

You are truly and inspiration.

Hgus

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B-LYNN1ST 10/24/2014 4:37PM

    Late read for me, but I know you can do it. WOW! I would have never picture you at 40 nothing. You are a beautiful woman. emoticon

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FITGIRL15 10/20/2014 12:24PM

    Sounds like a great session! Here's to many more!

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    you can do it! And you're so smart to be cross-training for it! All runners need to do ST too, to prevent injury. You are an inspiration!

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ANDREAG89 10/16/2014 9:34AM

    I didn't think you could get any more motivated than you already are, but I was wrong! So glad the session went well for you and that you're aiming for a goal that you undoubtedly will achieve. Keep up the fantastic work, and thanks for your continuous updates - I love them!
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AUNTRENEE 10/16/2014 7:56AM

    Go for it and you will go far.

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DESYACV2 10/15/2014 9:56PM

    That is awesome. You always doing great, love it.

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  WAY TO GO. KEEP IT UP!

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Non-scale victory -my total cholesterol lowered AGAIN! Vegan power!

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Days like yesterday are a reminder that is not always about the amount of weight I can lift or mile I can walk(and now run, woohoo!)-that with the family risk factors of heart disease and diabetes that I am lessening my risk even as I grow older. I want to be around for my kids as long as I can with good health!


Sooooooooo here are my numbers:

Blood pressure-120/74

Total cholesterol-141

HDL:58 (up 6 from last year!)

LDL: 68 (down 12!!)

Triglycerides: 71 (up 10, but less than 150 is optimal)

Blood glucose: 86


I am happy for these numbers, and they are a vindication-for every diet soda I did not drink(last one was 1/19/2009), every french fry I did not eat, every kettlebell swing and every Zumba step, I am being the best me that I can be. Here's to turning 45 in good health!!

  
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LOSINGLISA 10/27/2014 6:16PM

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ANDREAG89 10/14/2014 9:28AM

    Thank you for this reminder!

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    Excellent! How wonderfully empowering! emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 9/18/2014 12:17PM

    Way to go! It is always nice to see your hard work paying off!

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ODAT1117 9/18/2014 7:31AM

    WAY TO GO!!!!!!!!! Congratulations on some AMAZING victories!!! You HAVE come a LONNNNNGGGG way baby!! :-)

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