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Pollock Bench Trail

Friday, August 27, 2010

Got up early this morning. Ate breakfast and then went for a hike. Hiked on the Pollock Bench Trail in McInnis Canyon. There were a lot of cars in the parking lot already. The only think that I don’t like about the trail is the start – uphill. I am not an uphiller LOL. We have been there a couple of times with DS and family. We went a little bit slower today and were able to look around and enjoy the scenery. It is pretty country. We hiked about 2 miles.

Tomorrow I think we will ride our bikes on the Audubon Trail. We are fortunate to have so many trails around here.

  
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TLROYER 8/28/2010 10:11AM

    Sounds like fun times. I think I'm going to do a little hiking today too. Have a great weekend.

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MONTY68 8/27/2010 10:34PM

    Hi Yvonne
I believe that some walking and hikes should allow for seeing nature. There are times we walk much slower just to look. You did good, 2 miles and nature makes for a great day.
Tomorrow sounds exciting riding your bikes along another trail.
Congratulations on today and enjoy tomorrow.

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Rarin To Go

Thursday, August 26, 2010

That 3 mile walk wiped me out. I have been so tired since then. About the only thing I've done since then is get the office/junk room cleaned up. Had to do that since someone was coming to look at my desktop computer. The reason that it is so slow is because it is so old - like me LOL. He cleaned some things up on it and it is working a little better.

I read JR's blog yesterday about "I Don't Wanna" and thought how much that fit the way I was feeling. Somehow it helps to know you aren't the only one feeling that way. I decided tomorrow I was going to have to get with the program. Well, I had a good nights sleep last night and woke up rarin to go today. It is wonderful to feel that way again.

Look out Sparkers, here I come!!!

  
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HIKESHAPPY 8/27/2010 9:25AM

    It's good to rest - listen to that body:-) But it's also good to get up and get ready to go, too - woo hoo! You can do this! I'm so proud of you for doing that walk - and of course it tired you out:-) Next time, you won't be so tired!:-)

Hugs,
Karen

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NELLIEBLUE 8/27/2010 1:22AM

    GO GIRL GO WHILE YOU GOT IT!!!!!



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NANCYLEE46 8/26/2010 12:42PM

    Yvonne - You are so much with the program!!!

I think it is an awesome feature of our body to signal "I am tired", slow down.
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MONTY68 8/26/2010 11:25AM

    Hi Yvonne
I guess when one feels wiped out, it is difficult to get moving. To find that you are not the only one that feels that way actually is a good thing to know.
But it sounds like to got some good rest and off you go. I do know you have a very positive attitude and a desire to do well and WILL.
Glad you are feeling better

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BOOKAYB 8/26/2010 11:18AM

  Hey Yvonne!!! I'm so glad you're Rarin' to go today! I liked JR's blog, too - made me feel the same way, better that I'm not the only one . . . Here's to resting when we need to, but jumping back on the path once we're rested!!! emoticon

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My 3 mile walk/run

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I won First Place in my age division – 70 to 79 in the 3 mile walk/run this morning!

This morning I was up at the crack of dawn, well at 6:15 anyway. Grabbed a quick breakfast and headed for the 3 mile walk/run. We got there at 7:15 and the race started at 8:00. There was a cool breeze while we were waiting. They started the 5 milers and we waited for another 5 minutes for the 3 mile start. When they started us everyone took off either running or jogging. I thought this was a WALK/run. Well, not to be embarrassed, we took off jogging also. Jogged all the way off the school grounds. There was a couple walking about half a football field in front of us, a girl and her mother walking about 40 feet in front of us and one elderly lady walking behind us.

At the halfway point the 3 milers turned around and headed back. We were on our way back and a runner pulled up along side of us and said Yvonne? It was Kelly, WillingToGrow. She even took time to give me a hug.

After the race was over, we introduced each other to our families. It is great to actually meet someone that is on our team.

Now for the rest of the story. I was the only gal in my age category, so I had to be number one. That is okay. I did it and crossed the finish line. That is what counts.

  
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JRIMM4 8/23/2010 11:40AM

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I'm glad you had a good time Yvonne! And super that you got to meet Kelly!

JR

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BOOKAYB 8/23/2010 10:41AM

  Yea, Yvonne!!! You did that in great time, too!! Thank you for continuing to be such an inspiration for us all emoticon I didn't have the guts to sign up, ultimately, so you see that you are an example of courage and determination, as well, for those like me! Maybe with a year to plan, we could get a Western Slope SP team together for next year?!?! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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HIKESHAPPY 8/23/2010 9:40AM

    Oh, Yvonne, I am so PROUD of you! I think you most definitely deserve first place. You did what no one else in your category had the courage, the heart, and the dedication to do! Shoot, you did what people my age (47 now:-) couldn't do! I couldn't do it, my friend! Woo hoo - doing the happy dance with you!!!!

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TLROYER 8/22/2010 6:14PM

    You did it! Congrats. And how fun to meet a fellow Sparker. You are an inspiration to a lot of us. Have a great week.

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GMFAY33 8/22/2010 1:39PM

    Thank you for representing those of us who don't accomplish such feats
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MONTY68 8/22/2010 2:03AM

    Hi Yvonne
Congratulations on your event. I feel it really doesn't matter if you were the only one in your bracket, the important thing is you competed, you completed it and you had a good time. When I did the 5 k last year my only goal was to finish, after I was done, I left (since I was the last one in and they don't give prizes for last emoticon. Little did I know that I was first because I was the only one at my age.
You really need to be proud of yourself, it is a great accomplishment.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful day and meeting a Spark friend.

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ACCEPTINGMEASIS 8/21/2010 10:13PM

    I think that the fact that you were the only ones in your age category is something even more amazing. It means you had the courage to come out and participate when others did not. YOU DID IT!!!!

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DRJJ2004 8/21/2010 9:41PM

    Awesome!! Way to go!

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DARKTHOR 8/21/2010 9:33PM

    You're doing what nobody else is doing, that is something to be proud of in itself. I hope you inspire others.

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Happy Day!!!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Thursday I did 10 minutes on the Wii. Then took the grandkids (2 of them today) on a 20 minute walk. We met a dog with only 3 legs. It is amazing how they can get around.

Took the kids to McDonalds for lunch and had a salad. I love their salads. Then we went to the Dollar store, yippee (that was the kids that said yippee). Had a fun day.

Today we get all 5 kids. We are going to pick up our race packets for tomorrow before the kids get here. We are walking a 3 miler at the Palisade Peach Festival. They do have yummy peaches.

  
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GLORYB2014 8/21/2010 7:29AM

    Wow, you really are one active senior citizen! That's just wonderful Phyllis, kudos to you my friend!
I'm glad to see how much you enjoy being with the young ones too, that keeps ya young girl!
Gloria
Hugs

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CAROLYNVIL 8/20/2010 7:26PM

    sounds like a very lovely day.

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MOM1014 8/20/2010 3:46PM

    Sounds like a lovely day! My late brother had a dog who had lost one leg to cancer and they called the poor thing "Tripod". Glad you had a good time!

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BOOKAYB 8/20/2010 11:19AM

  Enjoy those grandbabies, Yvonne!!! And wishing you the very best for the race!!! emoticon

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MONTY68 8/20/2010 10:33AM

    Hi Yvonne
I can feel the excitement in your writing about the grandkids, It is so special to be able to enjoy them.
Enjoy your walk tomorrow, I guess it's not considered a 5K.
Thank you for sharing your time with your grandchildren

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PURPLELVR7 8/20/2010 10:22AM

    What a wonderful day, I love it when I have my grandsons

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GOHUSKERS2 8/20/2010 10:09AM

    I bet you smiled the whole day! Grandkids are the best!!

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NANCYLEE46 8/20/2010 9:27AM

    What a good grandmother you are emoticon for taking them walking.

You have me thinking about the dog with 3 legs. I bet it wasn't even an option for him to not walk and overcome his handicap. So to we keep going the best we can.

Have a great week-end Yvonne
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DAWNDMOORE40 8/20/2010 9:06AM

    It sounds like you have a wonderful day with the grand kids! emoticonon making the decision to eat a salad when you went to Mcdonald's! Have fun at the race and enjoy those yummy peaches! emoticon emoticon

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Exercise pays off in a different way.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I had the best bike ride of my life this morning. We were riding a path between a house and a park. In the back yard of the house was a deer and 2 babies. When they saw us, they took off like a shot. Went over the 4 foot fence like it wasn't even there, even the babies. They were gone in a flash. What a thrill.

  
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JRIMM4 8/19/2010 11:45AM

    Sounds Nice Yvonne! What an awesome scene to come across!

JR

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BOOKAYB 8/19/2010 11:11AM

  Thanks for telling us about such a beautiful moment!! The one thing I miss about living in Mack is the lack of wildlife in our yard! I'm so glad that your heart was lifted by such a pretty "picture!" emoticon

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MONTY68 8/19/2010 12:30AM

    Yvonne
I think that is so beautiful, riding in nature and to experience the deer, it had to be a awesome sight. Thank you for sharing this.

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GOHUSKERS2 8/18/2010 5:40PM

    I wish I could find the computer hook up to my cell phone. I have a couple of pictures of deer in my son's front yard. They live in Casper, Wy and the deer come down from the mountain and follow this little creek that meanders through their neighborhood. They have a cherry tree in the front yard and every since the deer discovered it a couple of years ago, they come by early in the morning, about 6am, during the summer months for a treat. I couldn't hardly believe it at first, but they left a lot of "jelly beans" behind as a calling card. I wish i could have a bike ride like that around here. i haven't seen any babies in a long time. How cool is that!!!!!???? What an awesome morning you had!!! Hope it happens again soon.

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GMFAY33 8/18/2010 4:55PM

    So much to see in our world. Thankfully you took the time to see so enjoyable a part of it.

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NANCYLEE46 8/18/2010 2:09PM

    nice Yvonne

Nancy

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TLROYER 8/18/2010 2:05PM

    We have a momma dear and her two babies living around us. We can see them on the drive sometimes. One time as we were driving down the lane, the momma went one way and the babies went another way. They found their way back together because I've seen them together since then.

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DAWNDREGER 8/18/2010 1:15PM

    beautiful!

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