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It all trumps "did not start"

Thursday, October 18, 2012

I will be running my first 10K on Saturday. I am not ready. I am going to do it anyway.

Rewind: post triathlon season I was looking for another goal to work towards and Orange County Choppers posted they were having a 5k/10k. Seemed like the 10k was the logical thing. Simultaneously, I started working and my exercise time was drastically shortened. And friend of mine reminded me that we were going to have a playdate that same day. Reluctantly, 10k got backburnered.

Low and behold, last Saturday, friend called me up. People were cancelling on her playdate party right and left,so she was going to cancel the party. I wrestled with my conscience and decided I could go someother time...I was going to do that 10k

Even though I am not ready. I haven't been running in a week, my longest distance was 5 miles and I havent done that in a month. Gonna do it anyway.

"Last to finish " beats " did not finish" trumps "did not start."

  
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ILIKETOZUMBA 10/20/2012 9:17PM

    5 miles is pretty close, and a month isn't toooo long ago. And you're absolutely right with that last line. The slowest race participant is lapping everybody sitting on their couches! Hope you had fun! :)

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/19/2012 1:06PM

    I'm glad you're still going to do it! I hope you have a great race and surprise yourself with how much of your fitness you've retained despite the change in schedule. Most of all, I hope you have fun!

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CINERICIA 10/19/2012 12:22PM

    You're a triathlon rockstar. Of course you can do a 10k. You laugh in the face of 10k. 10k wishes it had something in its arsenal that was a match for you.

Seriously. You can do this. Run when you can. Walk when you need. It's not about how quickly you cross the finish line. It's about crossing the starting line. Rah, rah, rah.

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KALANTHA 10/18/2012 8:52PM

    That's right! You go, girl!!! emoticon emoticon

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IRONBLOSSOM 10/18/2012 4:58PM

    Absolutely! You can do it! I bet it'll be easier than you think. You get the adrenaline from the crowd and the course and it's always just awesome.

You can do it!!
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BEAUTY_WITHIN 10/18/2012 3:20PM

    You can do it! :D Even if you have to walk some of it, you WILL manage this!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/18/2012 10:15AM

    I'm going to remember this! I have my first ever 5K coming up soon and I'm not certain HOW i'm going to do it. "Last to finish" beats "did not finish" and trumps "did not start". emoticon

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ZANNBEE 10/18/2012 9:24AM

    Absolutely. Love it.

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LESLIELENORE 10/18/2012 9:24AM

    You can do it! If you need to walk a little that is fine. I doubt you will be last though!

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GINGERHAWK 10/18/2012 9:22AM

    Good for you. Just take your time and you've got this! Good luck!

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COLETTEISGREAT 10/18/2012 9:20AM

    Walk when you need to, and you'll get through it. We have faith in you!

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FITFOODIE806 10/18/2012 8:09AM

    Absolutely! If you can run 5, a race atmosphere will carry you to 6. You got this!!

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GHOSTFLAMES 10/18/2012 6:22AM

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LYNMEINDERS 10/18/2012 4:24AM

    Absolutely...you can do it and finish....
I don't believe you will be last either....

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A small victory

Saturday, October 13, 2012

I've been avoiding the scale. CHICKEN. Not working out like I should, food fest (good choices, but excess calories are still excess). My belly is pooching out again. I use my Wii Balance board as my scale. And I got this little slice of good news...


Not sure whether to believe the scale as usually I weigh myself in my PJs and today I had sweatshirt, jeans & belt. I set the clothing adjust; it said I lost 3 lbs. Another trial when the house is warmer will make me feel more comfortable with celebrating the loss. I'm happy enough about the balance test for today.

Incidentally - When I move firewood, I usually file it under "Moving Heavy Boxes" Thoughts Sparkers? Can you think of a more appropriate entry?

  
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MISSIFISH 10/16/2012 10:51AM

    Congrats! I wonder if my center of balance is totally balanced. I think not. I tend to top over a lot.

I've missed you - sorry I've been losering it up big time. Every semester, I think I have things figured out, and every semester, I spread myself too thin.

I'm measuring myself in microns now - wish this translated to body size. :)

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TEENY_BIKINI 10/15/2012 5:05PM

    Go girl!!

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ANIMAL_L0VER 10/15/2012 12:43PM

    I agree that you should use "moving boxes" to represent "moving firewood". they're similar and all that heavy lifting is a hard workout on your arms and legs.

Celebrate the small victories! Keep it up!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/14/2012 10:36PM

    Small victories add up! Be proud!

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ANDY_54 10/14/2012 8:06AM

    The balance is awesome, not sure about the wood, but heavy boxes sound about right. Hm, need to look into Wii Fit, it's something I've thought about, just haven't taken the steps.

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CINERICIA 10/14/2012 7:55AM

    Well done. Balance is difficult to achieve. And not just on the Wii balance board. I'm guessing that Bigpawsup is right...you've been doing more for yourself than you know. It's just coming so naturally that you don't think about it. That's balance in its own right.

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TRENTDREAMER 10/13/2012 10:21PM

    "Incidentally - When I move firewood, I usually file it under "Moving Heavy Boxes" Thoughts Sparkers? Can you think of a more appropriate entry? "
* Not sure what other options are on the list, but I would feel comfortable using that in lieu of the more precise "moving firewood"

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ROXYZMOM 10/13/2012 9:42PM

    Good for you! I will never be considered "balanced"!

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GINGERHAWK 10/13/2012 9:13PM

    Yay for you - nice job!

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COLETTEISGREAT 10/13/2012 8:04PM

    firewood = heavy boxes emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 10/13/2012 8:03PM

    Sounds appropriate to me. Don't you wish our lives were as perfectly balanced?

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OVERWORKEDJANET 10/13/2012 7:33PM

    Good for you. Isn't it great to be perfectly balanced? LOL!

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ALEXSGIRL1 10/13/2012 7:10PM

    emoticon moving firewood id good exercise i will shortly be helping the husband with moving 40 pound bags of pelletts it a lot of work staying warm

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FITFOODIE806 10/13/2012 6:49PM

    Nice!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/13/2012 5:47PM

    I'd go with heavy boxes. Moving firewood is hard work.

You are eating right and probably doing more than you think about. You very possibly could have lost weight. Feel good and run with it. Just get back on track and you'll KNOW you are losing.

the balance is great and shouldn't have anything to do with weight or clothes. It should be measuring the % distribution of the weight between feet. Being balanced it awesome because it means you are working your muscles evenly. Also that your posture is very good.

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I wish this happened when I was on the stationary cycle

Monday, October 08, 2012

www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=yEH4Yu
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ZANNBEE 10/18/2012 9:23AM

    I loved that. So great.

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CHRIS3874 10/12/2012 10:40PM

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OVERWORKEDJANET 10/11/2012 8:27PM

    I enjoyed that!

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ANIMAL_L0VER 10/9/2012 12:56PM

    Ha! Awesome.

I just got done reading all your blogs from the last month, and I have to say you have a great way of putting things. I loved your cookie blog (so true) and you're right that we need to make time for ourselves to work out instead of putting all the little tasks ahead of US. I'm sorry you did not get the job, but I'm glad that things are going well for you overall. You will find your groove in no time, I have complete faith. Hugs!

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FUN2BAROUND 10/9/2012 7:21AM

    HA! This would make it a little easier to keep the legs pumping!
Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/8/2012 9:23PM

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LESLIELENORE 10/8/2012 7:42PM

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ROXYZMOM 10/8/2012 4:47PM

    That was awesome! Too funny! Thanks!!

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DISKATDREAMER 10/8/2012 3:40PM

    I guess that's one way to get us motivated to exercise. I've always told my husband he needs to hook up the tv so that the only way it will run is by riding a stationary bike. That would make me exercise more exspecially this time of year. Thank you for sharing.

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LADYTWIST1 10/8/2012 2:35PM

  That was so funny, that I had tears streaming down my face.

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moments of lunacy and clarity

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Chocolate craving in the supermarket. Buy a chocolate chocolate chip muffin. Eat the top. Peel off the wrapper and chuck the rest in the woods on the way home.

  
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HIKINGFIT 10/18/2012 6:41AM

    what an awesome random act of kindness!

(searching frantically thru the woods looking for that other piece...)

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JO28352 10/8/2012 2:37PM

    Awesome willpower! And I'm sure the local wildlife appreciate it too. emoticon

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OVERWORKEDJANET 10/6/2012 7:25AM

    It's my favorite part.

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YDAVIS23 10/5/2012 5:52AM

    Eating the muffin top to avoid the muffin top. Love it!

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AUTUMNBRZ 10/4/2012 7:35PM

    omg lol

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FITFORMYFAMILY 10/4/2012 7:15PM

    That's pretty good! Once I start, I find it EXTREMELY difficult to stop unless I'm actually at the point of starting to feel sick. You probably made some wild creature happy in the process, too. emoticon

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CINERICIA 10/4/2012 3:51PM

    Nice compromise. Much better than having half a muffin calling you from your kitchen cabinet all day long. Hope it was delish.

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TERRIJ7 10/4/2012 3:43PM

    Good girl!

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IRONBLOSSOM 10/4/2012 12:53PM

    Nice! Hey, we can't be perfect all the time, right? Plus, some raccoon or something is going to get a nice treat! emoticon

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MISSIFISH 10/4/2012 10:19AM

    VERY IMPRESSIVE!!! I still struggle with leaving sweets behind. I feel so sorry for them, and I just have to eat them all up.

I aspire to be able to chuck a muffin in the woods someday, because most of the time, once I start, I'm a finisher. I'm pretty good at total avoidance, just don't let me have a taste!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 10/4/2012 9:28AM

    Love it!!!

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GINGERHAWK 10/4/2012 9:09AM

    Nice - now that's great control! Sometimes you have to give into a craving, the fact that you can do that in moderation is awesome! emoticon

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COLETTEISGREAT 10/4/2012 12:28AM

    lol -- great! (The top is the best part anyway!)

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KALANTHA 10/4/2012 12:20AM

    Better than eating the whole thing and you satisfied your craving. emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 10/3/2012 8:49PM

    I do that kind of thing too.

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DOGLADY13 10/3/2012 8:26PM

    I buy a candy bar, break it in half, throw one half away and eat the other half.

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Didnt get the job

Monday, October 01, 2012

(Boogers.) Sad.

  
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LENLEN3 10/2/2012 11:18AM

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CKMATHERLY 10/2/2012 10:02AM

    That sucks! I'm sure there is something bigger and better waiting for you!

Love the flowers on your background. They my favorite.

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CINERICIA 10/2/2012 7:37AM

    I'm sorry. It hurts in the short run, but in the long run it means you're available when something bigger and better comes along.

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AUTUMNBRZ 10/2/2012 6:27AM

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KALANTHA 10/1/2012 10:23PM

    Sorry about that.

But that can only mean one thing . . . there's something better waiting for you down the line.

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DOGLADY13 10/1/2012 9:15PM

    -scowling face- -shaking fist at the sky- Curses!

What a disappointment.



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DOGLADY13 10/1/2012 9:15PM

    -scowling face- -shaking fist at the sky- Curses!

What a disappointment.



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LESLIELENORE 10/1/2012 9:04PM

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JENNNY135 10/1/2012 9:01PM

    So sorry. Hate when that happens.

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FITFOODIE806 10/1/2012 8:58PM

    I'm sorry.

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JJAQUES41 10/1/2012 8:27PM

    Just a little stone in the lake, let it cause just a small ripple then move on. A better opportunity that causes a bigger ripple will arrive and put things in motion.

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BIGPAWSUP 10/1/2012 8:01PM

    You'll find one even better!

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JUDYAMK 10/1/2012 8:01PM

    Hang in there one is waiting for you. You just haven't found it yet it will happen soon.When my place of employment moved I was devastated I worked there 16 years. I was a mess I found 2 other jobs but I hated them.Then I found the job I love & have been there 22 years next month it will be 23. I know how you feel, you will get one.
Judy

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KNYAGENYA 10/1/2012 7:57PM

    A better job is waiting for you.

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DEE1221 10/1/2012 7:52PM

    Hang in there!! Something better will come along!

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FITWITHIN 10/1/2012 7:51PM

    I'm sorry yo hear that about the job. My daughter have been trying to fine something else and not having any luck.

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