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I Had A Day Off So I Baked Some Blondies

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Today was a vacation day for me since I didn't get to doing any testing of the computer program for work. I did do some cleaning around the house.
I did my 30 minute run today and including the warm up and cool down (another 10 minutes walking) it was 3.1 miles. My feet felt great but my shins and calves were a little sore. I'm pretty certain it's from the race on Sunday. I made sure to set the treadmill at no more than 1%...maybe even that was a little much. I will use the foam roller this evening for the calves and shins and my arches because they are a little bit sore now. That may just be tired feet. Note to self...pick up some epsom salts tomorrow so you can soak your feet.
I did get the race results. My time was 38:02 and I was 179 out of 262 runners. They didn't divide it up into age groups but since I didn't really have anything better to do and I have excel, I did. I came in 15/24. Not too shabby.
As the title states, I did bake some blondies or butterscotch brownies if you prefer that term. I added walnuts and butterscotch chips. Yum!!

Luckily my husband just took them to his friend's house for the model car building guys.
Have a super night.

  
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SPARKVAMPY2012 6/17/2011 4:45PM

    Great job! Blondies look yumm-o!

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BAILEYS7OF9 6/16/2011 5:17PM

    emoticonon your run this day and your race time!!! emoticon

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/16/2011 3:04PM

    You did GREAT on your race! i will be nosey and ask: how old are you anyway? i am SO bad to ask women that! right? i am thinking early 30's but knowing you, you're gonna say 72 or some such silly thing, Hahaha. I can picture you at 72 still doing your Chalean thing and bonking your head with your weights.lol.

so, i never knew that the difference between blondies and brownies was they type of chip that was used. duh. i just thought it was because there was no cocoa or baking chocolate. can you say ding-dong, that would be me...

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KNITTABLES 6/15/2011 3:38PM

    Congrats on your races and those blondies looks tasty.

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YAMINOKODOMO 6/15/2011 11:33AM

    Thats great! 38 minutes, number 179! You go girl emoticon

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JULESRULES78 6/15/2011 11:29AM

    Great time! Way to go! And the blondies look delicious, too. I think some baking is in order for this weekend. It has been awhile and cooking always relaxes me and puts me in a good mood.

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SOKKERNUT 6/15/2011 10:58AM

    emoticon that is emoticon 15/24!

emoticon on sticking to your workouts!

YUMMMYYYY......

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REEKU731 6/15/2011 10:37AM

    Awesome job on your race time!! That's a fabulous finish!! And those brownies look AMAZING!!! I hope you're having a great vacation!!!

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MRKTGCHICK 6/15/2011 8:50AM

    Mmmm. Blondies. I'm drooooooling...
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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/15/2011 6:56AM

    Again with my drooling!
Excellent job on the 5k! That's an impressive accomplishment.

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 6/15/2011 6:33AM

    Sounds like a nice vacay day!! Blondies look yummy (except for the walnuts...not a fan of those). Great job on the race!!!

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WONDERWOMAN 6/15/2011 6:12AM

    Hope you are enjoying your time off. Don't bake too much emoticon

You did great in the race. I'm sure a lot of the stiffness is from the race, but keep an eye on it. I'll ask too - does the foam roller help? I stopped at Target in the middle of my running yesterday and picked up a foam roller, never used one before, but spent a few minutes with it last night. Have a great Wednesday.

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JLITT62 6/15/2011 5:15AM

    Well, of course you baked cause you're on vacation.

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I thinkmyou did great in your first race! You're really on your way, now - literally.

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INIT2LIVEIT 6/15/2011 2:27AM

    Woohooo!!! you did great on your first 5K... does the foam rolling really help with shin stiffness, 'cause if it does I need to try it.

the blondies look sooo yummy. I could never bake the way you do. You have so much self control, I'd just eat them all, every time!
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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/15/2011 2:00AM

    Yummy, yummy, yummy!!! Don;t you just love it when you get those vacation days in the middle of the week? Glad you enjoyed it.

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VYVIENN 6/15/2011 2:00AM

    Nomnomnomnom....

Great result on your race! Be sure to give your lower body lots of good stretching, too.

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ERLYWA 6/15/2011 12:29AM

    Those do look yummy! Good job on your race, too! :)

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LEN_VERSION32 6/14/2011 11:32PM

    Blondies look yummy!

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No Pictures in Today's Blog

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I really didn't want to get up this morning knowing that I could be inspected at work today, but I did.
I began the last week of the CLX Burn Phase
6/13/11
Burn Circuit 1

Sumo Squat with Hip Lift - W 17.5 R 12
Lunge with Posterior Fly - - W 10 R 11
Push Up with Leg Lift - 12 (on toes)
Dead Lift with Posterior Fly - - W 10 R 11
Lunge with Core Rotation - - W 17.5 R 12
Bench Press and Leg Lower - - W 10 R 12 (I did all leg lowers..YAY!)
Squat with Side Bend - - W 17.5 R 12
Forward Lean Lunge with DBL Arm Posterior Fly - - W 10 R 12 (6 each leg)
Chest Fly with Hip Lift - - W 10 R 12

After a shower and breakfast, I headed off to work. Checked all of the eyewashes that are in my area and waited.
One of our fellows is doing a cognition study and I am one of the "normals". Normal in that I have functioning kidneys. This was the third of three tests. I guess I'm normal in my responses but I haven't seen the results.
A while later my boss walked in and pretended to be inspectors. HAHA. Then asked me to test a computer dialysis modeling program. At least that kept me busy until it was time to go to my monthly research safety coordinator meeting. The lady that runs it is leaving in July and there is no replacement so I guess it will be the last meeting for a while.
No inspectors before I left and I'm off for the rest of the week. I will be doing some work on the computer model and taking some vacation.
One the way home, I stopped at the mall and got my eyebrows threaded. Now they look good again. Did some laundry. Had a smart dog for dinner.
All in all a not particularly exciting day but that's okay. I'm still smiling from yesterday emoticon

  
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MAGGIENCALI 6/15/2011 10:06AM

    Sounds like you had a busy day. :)

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TEDDYBABE 6/14/2011 10:34PM

    Sounds like you stay very very busy! Nice to be needed! haha. Felt it was safe to read this blog, "no pictures", you always have such yummy food on your blogs! Take care!

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KNITTABLES 6/14/2011 7:49PM

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BAILEYS7OF9 6/14/2011 2:36PM

    emoticonno inspections
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JOAN_HEO 6/14/2011 2:09PM

    Smiling is always a good thing! =)

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/14/2011 2:07PM

    Yay for short work-weeks! Now i have to go read all about that 5k!

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KAMAPERRY 6/14/2011 11:58AM

    Good luck with the inspection!!! I need to workout as soon as I am done here. Enjoy your vacay, too!!

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REEKU731 6/14/2011 11:42AM

    Enjoy your vacation!!! Wahoo!!! Awesome workout again and it sounds like you had a fun last day of work!!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/14/2011 10:10AM

    A smart dog? What's that?

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SOKKERNUT 6/14/2011 9:38AM

    emoticon on getting in your workout!

Have fun on your time off, it goes by so fast!



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LADYGWEN25 6/14/2011 9:01AM

    keep up the good work! that sounds like some killer ST you posted. :)

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JULESRULES78 6/14/2011 8:51AM

    Still have to try out CLX! I think it's cute that you are a "normal." I do have days that I wish I were:) But mostly I'm happy with me.

I have a feeling that you will be smiling from yesterday for awhile, and you should! Have a great day!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/14/2011 7:05AM

    What is eyebrow threading? Is it painful? It sounds painful. I hope it's not. What are your plans for the rest of the week?

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SBATES63 6/14/2011 6:05AM

    Have a great day. There doesn't have to be something exciting happening for it to be a good day.

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JLITT62 6/14/2011 5:16AM

    Glad to hear you're still smiling! A good first race experience is great & gotta love the endorphins. Here's to a great vacation!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/14/2011 1:58AM

    Okay my first thought when I read you had a smart dog was WTH???? Why is Nat eating a dog? LOL!

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VYVIENN 6/14/2011 1:28AM

    Personally, I only eat stupid dogs. Nature weeds out the weaklings... emoticon

So, what are you going to do with all that free time this week? If you book right now, you can join us in Hamburg for the weekend!! emoticon Eh, it's about time some nerd invented that beaming device they speak of in Star Trek...

How's the recovery going from the run, are you sore?

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First 5K Race and I Wore My New Shoes

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Yay for my first 5K race!!
My brother came over and drove us to the community college where it was being held. My husband and I picked up our numbers and pinned them on. They said the race would start promptly at 9 am. More like 9:10. We started out together but quickly got separated. I had set my gym boss to 2 minute run/1 minute walk and that ratio worked really well. I know now to set it to low alarm..high was pretty damn loud. It was pretty much my first time running without music and I was okay with it. The new shoes felt great. There were tons of hills. When they said a rolling tour of campus, they meant it. At about 12 minutes in, somebody said we were at the first mile. I crossed the finish at 38 minutes (and maybe a few seconds...the official results aren't up yet and we didn't stay for the awards) at least that's what I saw just as I crossed the line.
My brother took this not too flattering picture just as I approached:

As far as I could tell, I was the only one in a skort.
These are the new shoes and I put the Polar foot pod on so you could see just how gigantic it is and perhaps understand why I thought it might be what had caused my foot to hurt:

We came back home and took showers. Then headed over to the Hickry Pit for breakfast. I got the Hickry Pit special : spinach, onions, sausage scrambled with eggs (I got whites only) and covered with pepper jack cheese. Along with hash browns and rye toast. My first one ended up being really uncooked so I sent it back but here's a picture of it. The second one was fine and I have leftovers for another day.

So, how are my feet? They're doing pretty well. Still feeling a little plantar fasciitis (or something like it) but much better than they had been. They felt absolutely great during the race but I felt a tiny bit in my right shin (which is the most affected side) on some of the uphills. Not surprising, I suppose.
I'm happy I did it. Funnily, just after they tore off the bottom of the number bib there was a guy handing out flyers for a 5K in September and saying, "No hill in this one." Maybe if it coincides with a 3 mile short run in my training for the HM.
Enjoy the rest of your Sunday.

  
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SPARKVAMPY2012 6/17/2011 4:44PM

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NANJET 6/14/2011 8:36PM

    Congrats!

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/14/2011 2:13PM

    Congratulations Nat! you look no worse for the wear. wish i looked that refreshed when i started, let alone at the end! that shoe pod thingy is HUGE! betcha it did hurt your foot.
When is your HM? i still miss running....

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BREW99 6/14/2011 9:50AM

    I just love your new shoes! You look wonderful in the race! I wish I looked that great after any run! emoticon Did you at least have fun in it? That foot pod looks gigantic! They are just not made for us "shorties"...

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MRKTGCHICK 6/14/2011 8:52AM

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Congratulations on your first 5K!!!!

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ROCKY227 6/14/2011 4:54AM

    Great job! You your first one in the bag and with a pretty good time too! Keep up the good work!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/13/2011 3:02PM

    You look great! Glad it was such a successful run. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BAILEYS7OF9 6/13/2011 2:53PM

    emoticonNat!!! emoticonon your first 5K!!!

That foot pod is huge! Glad your new shoes worked for you!!

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CBAILEYC 6/13/2011 1:39PM

    That is a big footpod, isn't it!?

Happy congrats on your first 5K! That's an awesome time, and I think you look great in that picture.
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Well done, lady!
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C~

p.s. - thanks, too, for your well wishes on my own 5K this weekend. Bill managed to PR and it was fabulous to run it with him!
C~

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SKINNYPOWELL1 6/13/2011 1:32PM

    emoticonon your first race, sooooo proud of you and that was excellent time too !!!

Glad you're shoes weren't an issue and that breakfast sure looked like it was worth the wait.

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KKINNEA 6/13/2011 10:56AM

    Actually, your picture is a lot more flattering than plenty I've seen of me and other people. Great job on your race!

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MYTURN11 6/13/2011 9:33AM

    Congratulations! That is a great time for your 1st 5k ~ especially w/ hills! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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FRECKS96 6/13/2011 9:19AM

    Congrats to you!!!

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SOKKERNUT 6/13/2011 9:13AM

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That is a great pic of you!

HOLY COW that is a huge pod! Your poor foot! No wonder. So happy the new shoes worked out for you.'

YUMMY on the food, I love Pepper Jack cheese. Down in Texas the hotter the better! emoticon

How are your feet/shin feeling today?

Too funny on the guy handing out flyers! NO HILLS NO HILLS I can just hear it!

Have a great Monday and good luck with the inspections today.


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JULESRULES78 6/13/2011 8:11AM

    Way to go!You are emoticon

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SBATES63 6/13/2011 6:10AM

    Awesome! Congrats on your first 5 k. That's a great time for running and walking. Keep it up. Nice looking shoes, by the way.

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INIT2LIVEIT 6/13/2011 5:51AM

    emoticon Good job! How emoticon
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and Yay for the new sneaks too! may they continue to work for you...

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VYVIENN 6/13/2011 1:35AM

    Great job!!! That was a very good strategy, to just use the 5K as a training unit emoticon Better get used to looking like that in your finish pics; I haven't seen a single one yet that's any different! emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/13/2011 1:30AM

    Way to go Nat! Congrats on your 5K!!!
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ROOT4HOME 6/13/2011 12:50AM

    Congratulations on running your 1st 5k!! Great time too!! emoticon

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WONDERWOMAN 6/12/2011 10:59PM

    I love that picture! YAY for the first 5K. You did great...and with those hills - UGH. I am not good with hills, need to work on that a LOT more. Love the shoes. You are right, that foot pod is gigantic, and with those tiny feet; yikes. I wear a 6.5 in a running shoe, but normal 5.5.
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THINBUCKEYE 6/12/2011 10:20PM

    Congrats on the 5K...and even with hills for your first one! That's quite an accomplishment!!!

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LEN_VERSION32 6/12/2011 9:22PM

    I actually love the pic!! Woohoo on your first 5K and the shoes feeling awesome!

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DRAYA108 6/12/2011 9:07PM

    Yay!!! Congrats on running your first race! I'm so excited for you! And great time too! emoticon

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THEHONESTME 6/12/2011 9:00PM

    Congrats! Your time is terrific!!

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KAMAPERRY 6/12/2011 8:49PM

    Sooooooo excited for you!!! emoticon

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STRINGS58 6/12/2011 7:16PM

    Mazeltov!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon What a great thing to do!!!! Congrats you did it!

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ANEPANALIPTI 6/12/2011 5:54PM

    Way to GO girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MMMMMMM the breakfast looks great!

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JLITT62 6/12/2011 5:46PM

    Great job! Mine was very flat . . . Most courses here are. At least Vegas will be too!

I'm suspecting more that my knee pain is more due to shoes . . . but not sure. If this had been the HM, I would've been in trouble. But hopefully plenty of time to figure it out!

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HALFFAST 6/12/2011 5:43PM

    Yay for your first 5k!!! I don't think the picture is unflattering at all! I'm off to get my 5k in right now and will be back a little later (if I don't fall asleep while checking out my new books). Happy Sunday!

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MELISSAISAFOX 6/12/2011 5:42PM

    Congrats on the race! emoticon

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SUNSHINE99999 6/12/2011 5:38PM

  Enjoyed your blog, I hope your recovery time is short. Breakfast sounded delicious especially when you can enjoy it for another day. :)

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ERLYWA 6/12/2011 5:38PM

    I got nervous when you said you wore new shoes to a race, sometimes that can backfire LOL Glad it worked out. And I don't know why you think your picture is unflattering, I think it's great! You look strong and like you are enjoying the run :)

Erika

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Very Busy Friday and Saturday

Saturday, June 11, 2011

No chance to blog yesterday, so here's the update.
The last of the cleaning was done at work yesterday. My desk is spotless. I also had to check a proof of one of our journal articles to see what they changed. That all took the whole day.
When I got home, it was time for some elliptical (30 minutes) and ChaLEAN.
6/10/11
Burn Circuit 3
Sumo Squat with Overhead Press ~ W-10 R-10
Lunge with Calf Raise ~W-20 R-11
Squat with Lateral Raise ~ W-10 R-12 (I'll try 12.5 next time)
Lunge with Frontal Press ~ W-10 R-11
Squat with Calf Raise ~ W-20 R-12
Sumo Squat with Delt Raises ~ W-12.5 R-10
Squat with Double Overhead Press ~ W-10 R-10
Lunge with Lateral Raise ~ W-10 R-12 (6 on each leg) (I'll try 12.5 next time)
Sumo Squat with Calf Raise ~ W-20 R-10
I managed to finish 3 weeks without throwing my back out!!! emoticon emoticon
My feet were a little sore..had been on and off all day. Boo.
We went to dinner at our favorite Asian buffet..sorry, no pictures of food but here is the fortune I got:

Hmmm...I hope it doesn't refer to the inspection.
After dinner we went grocery shopping at Whole Foods and didn't get home until after 9:30.
My arches were feeling pretty good this morning. I did a little yoga and then decided I should try wearing the Nikes to see how my feet liked them for an extended period. I put them on and did a little Sparking. When I got up...OUCH. Neither of me feet were happy in the arch. Time to go back to the store and see about a replacement shoe. They took them back even with a little tar on the bottom from running around the track...I would totally have understood if they wouldn't have, though.
I ended up with a pair of Asics Gel Kayano 17. Cushiony and supportive. My feet don't feel totally 100% but they're a lot better (95%+). They've just been through a lot lately.
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I would have loved them in lime but they only had blue at the store. Maybe next time.
Fingers crossed I have finally found my shoe. I know you aren't supposed to wear any new items in a race but I really have no choice. These certainly can't be worse than my other shoes for the race.
Now I just have to figure out how to use the Gym Boss because I don't plan on carrying my phone during the race tomorrow.
I baked some chocolate chip cookies for a party tonight. One of my husband's model club friends is having a birthday at a Mexican restaurant that we haven't been to in a while. It should be lots of fun.
Have a great night all!

  
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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/14/2011 2:26PM

    my first pair of running shoes were asics and i loved them until they met an early death. started falling apart in less than 200 miles.
my Neice just got some Reebok reflexes, boy are they comfy and light! i might have to get some of those!

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BAILEYS7OF9 6/13/2011 2:52PM

    It's always a joke w/ us to add 'in bed' after all fortune cookie fortunes. Makes them quite different!

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REEKU731 6/13/2011 10:26AM

    OMG we are total shoe buddies - I have a pair of Asics almost exactly like that in blue as well!!! I am really glad they are helping you out!!

Asian buffet sounds fabulous and your ChaLean workout looked awesome as well!

Keep up the amazing work my friend!!!

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SOKKERNUT 6/13/2011 9:16AM

    Ole! Hope you had fun at the birthday party.
WOW that is amazing the store took the shoes back! Which store is that! :)

You did have a really busy Friday and Saturday.

You will have to let us know about that fortune!

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KAMAPERRY 6/12/2011 9:09PM

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CARIBBEANLOVER 6/12/2011 9:14AM

    Good luck with the new shoes and the race today!
Gosh, I compared my BC3 weights with yours, I am so much lower than you! I know I just started and will eventually increase. I have BC3 today for the second time.

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SBATES63 6/12/2011 7:47AM

    Hope the new shoes are the ones! Have a great day.

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LMSMOMMY 6/12/2011 7:38AM

    Asics are awesome! I won't wear anything else. I hope they work out for you!!

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LEN_VERSION32 6/12/2011 6:12AM

    I have heard a lot of great things about Asics. That was the shoes they had recommended for me but talk about expensive in Jamaica. I will have to wait until I travel to get a pair. All the best in your race!! emoticon

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VYVIENN 6/12/2011 3:26AM

    Yay, Asics! I just bought my second pair; they're my favorite favorites ever!!

Can't believe Sunday is here already!! I'll eat a piece of mint brownie for you later... it's for good luck. emoticon emoticon

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/12/2011 1:06AM

    Good luck with the race! I know you can do it!!!!

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INIT2LIVEIT 6/12/2011 1:04AM

    Asics are awesome and the Kayano are one of their big models, usually recommended for over pronators. I tried them, but the fit wasn't great for me. Of course, that was before the orthotics, it would be interesting to try them now with.
I really hope they work out for you in the race. Maybe bring a change of shoes if you have to take them off immediately after?

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WONDERWOMAN 6/11/2011 9:24PM

    I love my Asics - I have the GT-2160. I think they are similar. I put a pic of mine on my photos page. I am so impressed with how you keep up with all your exercises even when busy. That is my downfall, I let the physical slide.

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I Slept In This Morning

Thursday, June 09, 2011

It was one of those mornings when getting up to workout was not in the cards.
I Spent a long day at work opening tiny tubes and dumping the contents into the chemical waste. The tubes contained pieces of rat kidney in either glutaraldehyde or paraformaldehyde. We are not allowed to put and kind of tissue in the chemical waste, so I had a strainer set up to catch the pieces. The pieces went into the biohazard trash. This took many hours of standing in front of the fume hood.
When I got home, I decided to try out the new shoes with the custom insoles. I did 3 run/walk cycles to make sure that my feet wouldn't decide they were happy. They definitely were not so I hopped off the treadmill and replaced those insoles with the ones that came in the shoes. Much, much better. My feet are a little sore now but I was standing on concrete for most of the day, so I'll just see how they feel tomorrow. I've decided I'll try the new shoes in the race on Sunday. If my feet don't like them, they will be returned and I'll try something else.
I am quite glad it's Thursday. Very much looking forward to Friday and the weekend...Monday, not so much but I'll cross that bridge when I get to it.
Have a great night!! It's FRIDAY tomorrow!!!

  
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BREW99 6/11/2011 7:41PM

    Sounds like you had your hands full today. I'm glad you tried out the new insoles! So unfortunate they didn't work out. :(

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LARIESHA 6/11/2011 6:35PM

    Have fun in the race.

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YOUNGNSMYLIE 6/10/2011 11:27PM

    Have a good weekend! I hope your feet are happy! emoticon

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STRINGS58 6/10/2011 8:51PM

    emoticon weekend!

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WENDYSPARKS 6/10/2011 3:31PM

    Enjoy the weekend!!

Wendy :)

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SPARKVAMPY2012 6/10/2011 11:32AM

    Happy friday! Hope the shoes feel ok, if not def. return them. Enjoy the weekend.

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SKINNYPOWELL1 6/10/2011 9:59AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticonGood luck with the race, I'll be looking forward to a full account on Monday. Hope your shoes work out ok, nothing worse than a bad pair of shoes.


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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/10/2011 9:47AM

    Oh those poor rats! LOL.
One of our rats is a lab rat rescue - or maybe I should say retiree.
good luck with your race this weekend. emoticon

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SOKKERNUT 6/10/2011 8:49AM

    YAY for Friday!
Good Luck with the shoes!
And the race on Sunday.

Guess what? It's Friday! emoticon

Psssst....I don't like Mondays either.

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MYTURN11 6/10/2011 7:35AM

    I would like a workout in the morning especially w/ the temps we have been having here in the northeast. Might be better to start the day off w/ it.

I am so excited for you about your race this weekend. You have been training great w/ Jeff. So, when you start off remember his voice saying "'ere we go - let's run".

I wish you good luck and have a great time, I know you will love it!

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TEDDYBABE 6/10/2011 6:31AM

    Oh good luck with your race. Glad you slept in... we all need that! Hope the shoes work for you. So important!

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HEALTHYCOCONUT 6/10/2011 6:11AM

    Um that is definitely a unique work day. That's great you can return shoes after they've been worn...can't do that here. Good luck and have fun at the race!

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JLITT62 6/10/2011 5:11AM

    Finding the right shoes can be such a literal pain!

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INIT2LIVEIT 6/10/2011 4:30AM

    Good luck with the race, can't wait to read all about it!

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 6/10/2011 2:04AM

    At least the weekend is almost here. Good luck with the race!

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SHARMIKA04 6/10/2011 1:46AM

    I hope you find the shoes that your feet do like. I recall buying a pair of shoes that my feet didn't like but I did like. Yup don't really wear them for that reason.

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KNITTABLES 6/10/2011 1:19AM

    I hear you I can't wait for the weekend to come. Hope your feet feel better by the morninf.

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VYVIENN 6/10/2011 1:00AM

    Every day this week, getting up has been a chore... I'm ready for tomorrow!

Really, you can return your shoes even after you've used them? That's great customer service! I hope that whatever happens with the shoes, your feet don't get hurt. Looking forward to your race report; you'll do great! Enjoy!!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 6/10/2011 12:00AM

    I had that kind of day today too, so I MUST get up and work out in the a.m.
i hope your feet get along with your shoes pretty quick.

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KAMAPERRY 6/9/2011 11:51PM

    I hear ya, I was tired this morning, but my PT was quite the workout!! The good news is I don't have to go anymore!! Hope your cleaning stops soon!

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THEHONESTME 6/9/2011 11:45PM

    TGIF!!!! Well... almost! 15 more minutes here and it will be :D
Quite a week, indeed! I hope you get the shoes figured out -- good luck with your race this weekend.

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LUCKYDOGFARM 6/9/2011 11:06PM

    Sounds like a really fun (not so much!) day! bummer on the shoes. i hope they work out and don't give you troubles in your race.
I'll be gone for a few days to missouri, but i'll be rooting for you on Sunday! Have fun in your race.

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