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This has nothing to do with Exercise - move along

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Just a note of lunacy in an otherwise ordinary Saturday. My title for today shall be:

"Furious Commando of Desert Tortoise Persuasion"

(although being a Commando of Persuasion may perhaps be oxymoronic - which leads to the moron question)

Title comes from herbertlives.com/bloggess/ which is a random generator linked to a series of posts by The Bloggess and the Church of Bloggessism - their mission statement "Extra Gravy for All!"

thebloggess.com/2014/11/the-church-o
f-bloggessianism-choose-your-title-str
angelings/


Now excuse me, I have to go persuade my laundry to cleanliness. (Told you it was an ordinary Saturday)

  
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NILLAPEPSI 11/24/2014 3:53AM

    Haha! That's awesome!

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GHK1962 11/23/2014 8:27AM

    Hahaha - where did you find that? That Church of Bloggessianism is hilarious!

And at first I was thinking, what is that generator. I closed it, opened it again and it gave me a new one.

Mine title of the day is: Distinguished General of penguin Whispering

Hmmm ... must mean I have to move to the South Pole.

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LESLIELENORE 11/22/2014 5:46PM

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DOGLADY13 11/22/2014 1:20PM

    I LOVE!!!!! The Bloggess.

"FOR CHRISTíS SAKE, LOIS. THIS IS CAMP. GET TOUGH OR DIE."

We say this often at work.

I think you and I are related.

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/22/2014 10:36AM

    Ohhhhh-Kaaaaay! emoticon I'm sure you can be very persuasive with that laundry!

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Considering an IronMan?

Monday, November 17, 2014

I know - its unlikely, but just in case you are....

I just got an email from Active.com (where you register for these things) and they are offering a special deal for Ironman Lake Placid

Its says that to race is only $50 -- which is CRAZY cheap for a triathlon of any distance. Coupon expires 12/1/2014 and race is 7/26/2015

Use Coupon Code IMLPSave200 and you are committing to raise funds for MMRF TEAM FOR CURES. The language is a little confusing, but if you are interested in these things and need some kind of insane goal to work towards...this might be it.

If you ARE interested in such things: Here's a neat RadioLab article about Ironmans and the Limits of Human Endurance
www.radiolab.org/story/91710-limits-
of-the-body/


  
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GHK1962 11/23/2014 8:20AM

    WOW ... how can it be that cheap? I'm tempted to pay just so I can say I entered one ... I can start the swim, wave my arms about and get rescued. I'll have a DNF for sure....but I can say I entered one!

Hahaha....just kidding.

But seriously ... that is stoopid cheap!

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OVERWORKEDJANET 11/19/2014 5:34AM

    I'll watch.

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ONEKIDSMOM 11/18/2014 9:00PM

    Not ready for that distance... yet. Maybe not ever... but it's still a dream! Are you going for it?

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BUTTERFLY-1976 11/18/2014 11:34AM

    $50 is SUPER cheap!!! Good luck :)

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BIGPAWSUP 11/18/2014 6:45AM

    Holy wow! Best of luck.

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DOGLADY13 11/18/2014 6:42AM

    Not even a hint of a temptation.

I have listened to that radiolab. It was good. I may listen to it again on the ride to work today.

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LESLIELENORE 11/18/2014 12:51AM

    I am in awe of anyone who does triathlons of any length, but an Ironman?... Holy cow!

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Woods Sprints

Monday, November 17, 2014

Just a short one:
I'm trying and routinely failing to carve out time to exercise. One of my more successful ventures in previous years was running at my MILs house before Sunday dinner. She's a widow so we routinely arrive at around 3pm so that my husband can help with any heavy lifting necessary. This means there is usually plenty of sitting around time. Yesterday, I brought the reflective blaze orange vest and hat (its hunting season) and went for a walk in the woods interspersed with fits of fast running whenever I darned well felt like it.

This morning, when I enter my information into spark, it seems like the average speed was faster than when I was trying to run the entire way. Its definitely food for my thoughts.

  
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ROXYZMOM 11/18/2014 7:09AM

    Great job fitting your exercise in!! And on your speed.!!

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LESLIELENORE 11/17/2014 2:07PM

    Awesome! My brother knits blaze orange gear this time of year. I go faster when I run intervals for some reason.

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KRISZTA11 11/17/2014 6:59AM

    Great idea!
We must be creative sometimes...
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BIGPAWSUP 11/17/2014 6:46AM

    Sounds great!

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The words I've been waiting all my life to hear:

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

"Are you in shape? Go run up that hill to catch up with those kids."

And I COULD DO IT.

A little background - Yesterday we were on a field trip to Auriesville, NY a lovely sanctuary to some of the first Catholic Martyrs in the New World. (I teach for a Catholic School). Middle schoolers being middle schoolers, some of them were going ahead and some were dawdling behind. My colleague was suffering on the hill, so she was clearly handling the back of the pack, but I could, and did, sprint UP HILL for several hundred yards to the front of the pack.

Field trip was successful - we returned with the same number of kids we left with.

We often say "Oh, I want to loose weight to look better" or "I want to be able to do things." It was a nice feeling yesterday realizing that I could do things because I did make a commitment to myself once upon a time.

  
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ZANNBEE 10/27/2014 9:24AM

    That's awesome!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/19/2014 10:03PM

    Great job!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 10/16/2014 11:07AM

    Awesome!!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 10/15/2014 6:44PM

    emoticon LOVE that feeling of being able to do something "in real life" BECAUSE I worked to lose weight and become fit. Good for YOU!

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LESLIELENORE 10/15/2014 1:23PM

    emoticon It feels good, doesn't it.

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GHK1962 10/15/2014 11:47AM

    NIce!

Seeing results in the mirror or scale is one thing. Seeing it in practice is AWESOME!

And ... you must be a nice teacher. If it was me, I'd have tackled them all and pushed them all back down the hill.

(Well, ok ... not really ... but its fun to think about!)

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BIGPAWSUP 10/15/2014 9:34AM

    Best NSV ever!!!

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ROXYZMOM 10/15/2014 8:53AM

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Awesome blog!!

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DOGLADY13 10/15/2014 7:24AM

    Woot! Feels good!

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This running joke might only make sense to children of the 90s

Monday, September 15, 2014

  
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OVERWORKEDJANET 9/17/2014 8:47PM

    Gotcha!

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RAINA413 9/16/2014 4:11PM

    Ha!! Ha!! You and me both babe!

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BUTTERFLY-1976 9/16/2014 3:39PM

    emoticon Yup this sums me up perfectly!!! Slow..but eventually get there!

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BIGPAWSUP 9/16/2014 11:56AM

    I can work with that!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 9/15/2014 11:33PM

    LOL! Or Netscape!

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GHK1962 9/15/2014 10:11PM

    *brrrr-eeeeeeee-grrrrrrrr-ohhhhh-ee
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Dial-up noises ... makes me shiver thinking about those days.
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ONEKIDSMOM 9/15/2014 5:01PM

    I am not a child of the 90's, but I first met the internet with a 300 Baud modem, pre-world wide web... so I totally "get it".

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