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Saturday, July 17, 2010

Hello SparkFriends,

I know that I've been MIA lately, but I am just determined to provide an update on what's been going on with me...and take a look through a bunch of Spark Pages today to see what's been happening with all of you. I hope that you all have been doing well. For me, there has been some good news and some not-such-great-news. So let me get right to it.

The Good News:

1. I have continued to remain on my nutrition program (although I did have a couple of days around the 4th of July where I did overeat somewhat...though not disastrously so). In my last 4 weigh-ins at Weight Watchers, this is my record:

June 23 - down 2.2 lbs
June 30 - down 1.8 lbs
July 10 - down 1.2 lbs (changed meetings this week so a 10 day result)
July 17 - down .8

So my total is 58.8 lbs down from November 12, 2009. I still have about 25 - 30 lbs to go, and those will likely be some hard pounds to get off...but at least I feel like a human being again, and not just an nondescript blob, simply existing in limbo from my own life.


2. I ran the Peachtree Road Race, as planned, on July 4th. I did not run the entire thing as I'd originally hoped...but I finished, and that was the main goal, especially since I HAVE run 10K on the treadmill a few times now (in my 68 degree basement - not in the 95 degree Atlanta streets). In the end, I ended up doing this:

Miles 1 thru 3 - ran the whole way
Mile 4 (AKA "Cardiac Hill") - ran the beginning of this mile (to about the 3.3 mile point), but in the end walked most of this mile, which is pretty much all uphill and is regarded by all to be the toughest mile of the course. Mostly walked, but jogged a bit here and there - especially through the cold water showers (I went through every single cold water shower on the course, even if I had to cross Peachtree Road through the crowd to do so - they felt GREAT!)
Mile 5 - ran part of this mile, but walked most of it as there are more uphills (are there any DOWNHILLS on this frakkin' course????? emoticon )
Mile 6 - ran almost all of this mile, I think (although to be honest, this mile is kind of a blur).
Mile 6.2 - The Big Finish (as close to a 'sprint' as I could muster for about the last half mile of the race, really)

So anyway, I finished, and got my second coveted Peachtree Roadrace Finisher's Shirt. Odd that the years on them are so far apart - 1996 (the summer after I moved to Atlanta from Anchorage) and 2010. But I got 2010, and that makes me happy.


The Bad News started in the hours after the race, however.

Except for the heat, I actually felt okay during the race. My Achilles were fine, and even though I was running in the morning, I didn't feel queasy or anything. My lower back began to stiffen up a little toward the end of the race, but not any moreso than during my everyday running, and I stretched as well as I was able after the race, considering the crowds in Piedmont Park, the fact that there is NOTHING to lean against to stretch (it's a completely open field), and the fact that I was actually MOST interested in getting re-hydrated and standing on line for the port-a-potty, both of which were rather urgent objectives.

They were passing out free fruit to the runners, and I sat down on the grass to eat a peach and a banana and drink my water bottle...but the longer I hung around the park, the more I could feel my back tightening. And there was really nowhere to sit, in terms of a bench with a back on it or anything. Only the grass. So I decided that I'd just get out of there and walk to MARTA.

Well, the walk to MARTA, which I think must have been about 1.5 miles or so, was by FAR one of the most painful walks I have ever done. My back was getting tighter and tighter...and I actually had to stop about 3 times and sit on people's front steps with my head down - trying to stretch out my back. But nothing really helped. It felt good to get on the bus at the 10th Avenue MARTA station because of the air conditioning, but by that time, the fact that the bus seat (and later, the train seat) had a back on it didn't even matter - I was WELL past the point of getting help from a chair with some back support. Once I finally got to my Jeep at the Sandy Springs MARTA station, my driver's seat made it a little better...but not much. By the time I got home, I was in serious pain and had to take muscle relaxant pills for the horrible spasms I was having in my back. It was terrible. I took a hot shower and spent the rest of the 4th of July in bed, zoned out on pain pills. I wasn't even awake for anything like fireworks and such. And I can't even remember what all I ate when I woke up here and there...but I know that it wasn't healthy! emoticon

Of course, after the race I had actually planned to take a couple of days off from exercise, as I'd been pretty hard-core for about 3 months before the race, really pushing.

But then the back popping started. I first noticed it on the morning of the 5th, when I took the dogs out for their morning walk. With every step I took, my back was popping - like bone against bone. It didn't really hurt, but it just felt and sounded gross. And I figured that bone against bone COULDN'T be a good thing. The rest of the day was like that...and Tuesday as well...so I decided at that point to take the rest of the week off from exercise and see if that helped.

It didn't.

So Tuesday of this past week, I went to the doctor.

Bottom line - she said that my bones are okay (great news) but that the muscles are so tight still that that is what is causing the popping & cracking. So now I have back & core exercises to do a few times a day (can't really afford physical therapy - still no job) and I can walk for exercise, but no running for another week or so. Bleh!

The funny thing is that when she said I need to do core exercises, I immediately thought of Tony Horton and asked her about Power 90/P90X...and she told me that I really needed to get on the ball with Tony. That running is great and that I can keep doing it, once I get past this...but that Tony needs to be my best buddy, because I need to get my core in better shape to prevent this sort of thing from happening again.

So there you go, P90X SparkFriends. I guess that if I want to KEEP RUNNING, I actually need to spend less time running and more time JUST PRESSING PLAY. emoticon

I still have never ordered my reward for 50 lbs lost (although now it's almost 60!) because I have been really trying to save money, given that I still have no job. But it might be time to order P90X - job or no job. Because now, my running is at stake as well...and I have worked so hard to get that back, I simply can't risk losing it again.

I guess that in my 20's and 30's, I could run almost exclusively, and that would be enough. But now, it seems that I need to do almost as much work in order to KEEP running as I do simply doing the running itself. Sucks getting old. It really does.

So anyway, that is what's been up with me. Sorry this has been so long...but I really felt like I owed you all a real update - especially all of you who were such a support during my time leading up to the Peachtree.

Still no job...and the job search/going to networking groups is taking a TON of my time these days....but I at least wanted you all to know that I'm still in the battle and am thinking of you all often.

So now I'm going to go read some SparkPages!

Cheers!
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KSTYLEFITNESS 7/19/2010 12:02PM

    So sorry to hear about your back. I have back issues as well and it can be very painful, so I understand. Me personally, I can't do some of Tony's core work, especially the Dreya Roll because of my back, so just be careful and do the best you can. When my back is not bothering me, I can do it, but if there is even a little pain, I won't push myself.

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MONETRUBY 7/18/2010 11:36PM

    I'm so glad to hear that you finished the race, but bummed about the pain afterwards. I guess that stuff about cross-training is valid, after all. Keep working at it, and I hope to hear that you're feeling better soon.

Thanks for stopping by my page, I appreciate it! I've thought we should try to meet up, seeing as how we're both here in ATL. It's really nice to meet sparkfolk in person-I've only had the chance to do it one other time (she's a fellow actress here in ATL), but it was wonderful meeting her in person.

There's a job out there for you somewhere, it's just a matter of finding it, or maybe it finding you! I know how tough it can be, as I'm in the middle of that right now, but there's gotta be something out there for both of us, I know it!

Great job on the weight loss, keep it up!

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DDOORN 7/18/2010 10:01PM

    Awesome job on the race!

Keep your Spark Lamps Trimmed & Burnin' Bright! ::-)

Don

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PENNYAN45 7/18/2010 7:30PM

    Wow! You have had quite a time!

It is good to hear from you again.

Congratulations on your success with weight loss - and with the Peachtree Race.

I hope that your exercises will have your back feeling better again soon.

Also, I wish you well with your continued job search.

Feel well!!



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SIMPLE_TAILOR 7/18/2010 4:51PM

    That's great to hear about the race, but the post race sounds just miserable.

Keep working at it, you are going to find that job before you know it.

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DS9KIE 7/17/2010 10:39PM

    cool your still lossing weight...yea alright...keep it up.

wow that sounded like a uphill battle with running in the race.

Boy after all that running/walking you did in the race, you still had to walk a mile and a half with a bad back, and it was hot as well... thats tuff

Here is to your back feeling better.
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SLEEKKITTY 7/17/2010 8:45PM

    This year was my eight doing Peachtree. Last year my family practically had to carry me to the Marta, due to knee issues. I shouldn't really run, but I make an exception for Peachtree. I had knee surgery in November, and it now feels better, but it could return to what it was if I am not very careful. I hadn't run in over a year, and after Peachtree, I was Ok until the next day when everything but the knee was stiff and sore. After a week, all was well.

Gotta do what the doc told ya. I do my physical therapy exercises religiously daily.

Hope you'll be on the road soon. emoticon

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LAMOURA 7/17/2010 5:47PM

    So sorry to hear that about your back but your on the right track now!! You do need to get that P90X you'll feel the difference in your running and every day life once you start to work those muscle and grow muscle tissue!! Yep! Strength is AWESOME!! It has helped my back a lot!! emoticon

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MRS_LOOMIS 7/17/2010 3:22PM

    You've been THROUGH it! I think I'll get more core work in alongside you to prevent any back issues.

Congratulations on finsihing the P'Tree...I thought about you as I played in the warm waters of the Gulf.....

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DARKTHOR 7/17/2010 3:21PM

    You are doing such a fantastic job at losing weight. Really impressive. You should be so proud and happy.

Great job making it through the Peachtree Race. I'm sorry your back has been giving you trouble, but it sounds like it could have been so much worse. I think core training is important for everything, including running, so hit play as soon as you're up to it and continue on your great journey to health.

I hope you find a job soon, stay strong, keep getting healthier and fitter and be happy. You have a lot going for you and the job situation too will work out.

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KOFFEENUT 7/17/2010 1:57PM

    Glad to know you finished the Peachtree Race - I know that was an important goal for you! So sorry you ended with back issues, although it sounds like it may turn out to be one of those "silver lining" clouds. Strengthen that core and let us know how it impacts your running!

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Peachtree Roadrace Training Update

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Okay, so over the weekend, I met the goal that I had originally scheduled for THANKSGIVING 2010! - ran 6.2 miles (10K) on the treadmill.

True, it took me 90 minutes to do it (I used to routinely run a 10K in under 55 minutes, back in the day), but I did it. And I'm really pleased about that.

That's the good news. I have now actually met all of the 2010 running goals I set back in January, when I could barely run for 60 seconds without stopping. And it's still early June! So that is a great success. Especially given my ongoing Achilles problems, which limit my training somewhat.

The bad news is that, based on the 'trials' I have conducted running outdoors in the heat, there is no way I will be able to run the entire 6.2 miles outside in the heat on July 4.

In the past week, I have run outside 3 times, and all three times, the heat did me in at about 3 miles. There is a loop I do in my neighborhood...and while I made the 3 miles okay, there is NO WAY I could do the same distance twice (which is what I'd need to do in the Peachtree) without passing out or getting sick from the heat. No way. Even doing 3 miles, during the last 10 minutes or so, I start to feel sort of 'out of it' and just want to get home and throw cold water on myself as quickly as possible.

If this race was being conducted in the winter months when it would be about 45 degrees instead of 95 degrees, I would be golden. I like running on the roads, and the hills are not an issue (there is a large one in my neighborhood, plus a couple of smaller uphills, and on a 3 mile run I do all three of them 3x each). But the heat is absolutely debilitating to this Alaskan. 15 years in Atlanta...and I still just wither. I feel great during the first half of the run...but during the second half I go downhill quickly...and the last half mile is just barely there and all I can think about is getting home as quickly as possible.

So I do not think I should chance forcing myself to try to run the entire distance of the Peachtree. If I do that, I fear I will end up in the medical tent - NOT because I can't run the distance (since I now already have), but because I can't take the heat and will end up with heat stroke.

I still want to do the race. But I'm not sure if I should just walk it, or do a jog/walk combination of some kind. I don't really know what to do, because I've never actually walked in a race. Should I jog as long as I can, and then just walk? Should I do X number of minutes running and then X number walking? Should I just walk for a while around water stations? Or should I just walk the whole way just for fun and take the pressure and concern about the heat completely off of myself? I don't know what to do.

In any event, I'll continue with my long runs of over 6 miles on the treadmill...and will do these outside once the weather gets cool. And I will do some of my short runs of 3 miles or so outside, even in summer, just for a change of scenery and the feel of the road.

But I guess I will just have to face the fact that I will never be a hot weather runner. Or a hot weather PERSON, for that matter!

  
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KARAGT01 6/25/2010 11:10AM

    Good luck next weekend! I'll be running it too, and this heat has been brutal. My plan is to run a mile at a time and then walk some to pace myself. Like you, the distance is doable, but the heat can be overwhelming. I'm trying to run in the early evenings to get acclimated but it still kicks my butt. This is my first year, so i'm looking forwad to it and hope the newness will be distracting enough to keep me going. :) Stay hydrated and good luck!

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MONETRUBY 6/16/2010 10:58PM

    emoticon on meeting your 2010 goals, by early June, no less! That's awesome!

If I were you, I wouldn't push it on July 4th. Better to be safe, than end up on a stretcher being treated for heatstroke. Jeff Galloway is a big proponent of run/walk intervals, so you might be able to find some good advice on his website, jeffgalloway.com. Might be worth checking out, to see how you can tackle the Peachtree without killing yourself.

Drink lots of water, listen to your body, and you should be fine.

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_UMAMI_ 6/16/2010 7:36PM

    emoticon Congrats on meeting all your 2010 running goals!

As a never-wanted-to-be-a-Southerner-aga
in, I can sympathize with your heat issues. After living up North for over a decade, I never readjusted to the heat here.

One of my best friends did the Hotter n' Hell race (http://www.hh100.org/)----I could ask her for tips!

I wish you luck, whatever you decide. I think you're doing a fabulous job. Give yourself a big pat on the back.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/16/2010 12:58PM

    I would play it by ear. See what it feels like when you start and listen to your body and see what it says. Completing is more important than winning.

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STILLFLYIN 6/16/2010 11:37AM

    WooHoo! Congratulations on the run!

Sorry the temperatures are outside your tolerance. For the race, do some research on what works for other folks and pick what you think will work for you.

No matter what, YOU ARE A WINNER now!
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CRZYRUNRGRL 6/15/2010 7:49PM

    You are doing absolutly fantastic! Don't beat your self up for one minute!
I would suggest trying to get the rest of your miles in outside to try to get used to the heat and drink lots of water and bring water with you on your run. just go there and do your best, trust your training. You will do great, despite the heat :)



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DARKTHOR 6/15/2010 7:43PM

    I'd try running until you start to feel the least bit out of it and then walk until you're ready to go again. Don't mess yourself up just to say you did it. You already know you can do it. Also, research ways to beat or mitigate the heat.

Awesome job completing all of your running goals so soon! Wow, that is so impressive!

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CRYSTALLULLABY 6/15/2010 5:23PM

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The two races I've done this year have been murder on my breathing. In March it was so cold and the air was so dry - I couldn't breathe so I race walked it.

I had every intention of running this past Sunday. It was beautiful - 63 degrees but ugh the humidity. Every picture from that day looks like we are a smoke cloud. I race walked most of that one too.

So don't worry if you don't run it the way you want to - I'd rather keep my breath than make a certain time. I walked off the starting line and jogged as I saw fit. When I couldn't breathe I slowed down and repeated the process. I was able to enjoy the course and the race - if I tried to push myself it would not have been as fun.

Good for you for knowing yourself and not pushing for no reason - you'll know how to handle it when you get there. Trust yourself.

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DS9KIE 6/15/2010 3:39PM

    wow your doing great.

what if you try out, when you run out side on your 3 miles, to run and walk and see how you feel. Then you can see if you can run and walk and how long.

I don't blame you with the heat, I can't stand the heat either. I get hot doing my elliptical and its in the air conditioning. Even in the winter...lol

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SLEEKKITTY 6/15/2010 3:37PM

    I am running Peachtree also. I have run it for the last 8 years or so. Maybe I'll see you there, among the throngs of runners and walkers.

We have some of the same goals...
improving sleep habits
getting back to running (I had knee surgery this year)
crosstraining
weight training

Yup, hot hot hot it will be, or it just wouldn't be the Peachtree. Adjust to it and drink plenty of water, right?

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Been a long time since I ate a bug!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

It's been so long since I spent a lot of time running outdoors that I completely forgot about the first rule of summer running in the South: You can breathe through your mouth...but keep your front teeth together. Ottherwise, at some point you are bound to suck in a bug.

Tonight, I remembered.

And I won't be forgetting again any time soon.

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Okay....

So in other news, yesterday I ran 5.7 miles on the treadmill. With 4 weeks to the Peachtree (10K), I believe this was a reasonable length run. Of course, it was in the cool of my air-conditioned basement....while tonight's 3 mile bug-eating extravaganza was outdoors. But I'm feeling better about the race than I did last week, when I pooped out at the 5 mile mark.

  
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DARKTHOR 6/8/2010 3:09AM

    I think you were just running so fast that the bug couldn't outrun you! Way to go on your run, it sounds like you are ramping up perfectly.

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MONETRUBY 6/7/2010 11:14PM

    Wonder how many calories it had...

And hey, they have protein!

Woohoo on the distance! You'll do great.

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PENNYAN45 6/7/2010 10:36PM

    The bug should add protein to your daily count.
Congratulations on such great progress!

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 6/7/2010 11:35AM

    Make sure you count that on your Nutrition Tracker.

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Big kudos on getting to running this distance.

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CRZYRUNRGRL 6/7/2010 9:22AM

    Congrats on your run! The bug is just added protein right?? Lol, I just hate when you get them in your eyes, that hurts!

Sounds like your gonna do great on the 10k, can't wait to read the race report!

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DAVEINSEOUL 6/7/2010 7:41AM

    I have the same problem along the river trails I ride on - you have to cover your mouth or you get an unwanted protein lunch!


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STILLFLYIN 6/6/2010 11:33PM

    Bugs are mostly protein.

You did well on getting out there and running!

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JULIES_JOURNEY 6/6/2010 11:06PM

    I know what you mean about eating bugs! Ewe! Congrats on your successes! Keep up the great work!

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DS9KIE 6/6/2010 11:03PM

    eewwww gross eating bug....so did you spit it out? So how hot is it right now? It's been hot here (kansas) in the 90's ewww. I tooo like the air conditioning and a fan (I even use the fan in the winter).

Your do great on your running... the bugs better watch out caz here you come.

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DITZYCHICK 6/6/2010 10:56PM

    Congratulations on your successes...you're doing great! And too funny about the bug! I wonder...how many calories does the average bug contain???

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Peachtree Roadrace Training Update

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Well, I haven't posted about this in a couple of weeks, so I thought I'd write something down.

My goal for May was to, by month end, run 5.5 miles without stopping or walking. I did this on May 22nd, so I met my goal. However, this past week I have been plagued with back problems in addition to the ongoing Achilles problems...and was not able to replicate that distance this weekend. Ran 5 miles yesterday...but just didn't think I could make another half, so quit at 5.

Because of the upcoming race, I am really unhappy with the 5 miles yesterday. But I'm trying to keep it in perspective - on January 1st, I couldn't even run a full minute without huffing and puffing so much that I dropped it down to 30 seconds in subsequent workouts and for a couple of weeks actually ran 30 seconds/walked for 4 min 30 seconds!

I've come a long way since then, and I should be proud of that...but now all I'm doing is worrying about this race, the heat, etc...and worrying about increasing my mileage every week....and looking at even the smallest 'setback' (if you could call running 5 miles a 'setback') in what was a VERY aggressive plan to begin with as a 'failure'.

And I really can't train any more than I am, because this Achilles issue is giving me fits - really cramping my style. Only ran about 11 miles this week because of my back issues (took 4 days off completely)...but have been running about 18 - 20 miles for the past couple of months....which is about all I dare subject my Achilles to.

Anyway...I'm just not sure I'll be able to run the whole 10K in the July 4th heat. If I was in Alaska, I wouldn't be worried - heat would not be an issue and if I could run 5.5, I could run 6.2. But in the Atlanta heat, all bets are off.

I'm certainly going to try...but I might have to walk part of the way. I'll make the 6.2 miles...but running the whole way? Less confident about that bit in the heat.

  
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PAPAMIKIE 6/5/2010 1:42AM

    I agree that heat is a killer. I mostly run at night, so the heat of the day is tough for me. I am also susptible to heat problems. I have been working on changing my running form. Not that I have had any injuries, but I would like to prevent them. I am working on CHI Running. Mostly about alignment, and biomechanical corrections. It has made some distance, but I am still a very long way from getting it right. Danny suggests change that might help with various common injuries.

Do you know what caused/causes your Achilles issues?

It is always tough to asses if our goals are to aggressive or not aggressive enough. As you know we have to learn to really listen to what our body is telling us.



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DARKTHOR 6/1/2010 8:51PM

    Can you find an alternate exercise that will work on your conditioning without putting so much stress on your achilles and back? Maybe swimming or running in a pool?

Being smart isn't failing. Figure out a way to be smart and move towards your goals, even if not quite as directly as you might like if your body was feeling better.

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/31/2010 6:49AM

    Just do the best that you can. Have a conversation with yourself from last January, the one who couldn't run 30 seconds. Imagine how proud that person would be at your accomplishments to date.

You might have some problems in the heat but so do experienced runners. Do the pest that you can and then you can keep working at doing better each run thereafter.

Keep ti up!!

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MONETRUBY 5/30/2010 10:47PM

    Hey, you're doing great, so go easy on yourself! I know you have an aggressive goal, but as you pointed out, you were nowhere NEAR able to run anywhere close to 5 miles at the beginning of the year, and here you are running that much, and capable of more! You've made great strides (no pun intended) in reaching your goal, and you still have more than a month to go. Don't push it too much, because you may just exacerbate your injuries and end up in worse shape. Take it easy, listen to your body, and I know you'll be great come July 4th.

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DS9KIE 5/30/2010 9:53PM

    Your doing emoticon keep it up. You will do great even if you have to walk so what who cares your sooooo doing great. The heat alone would kill me not to mention that I couldn't run 3 steps.

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CRZYRUNRGRL 5/30/2010 8:41PM

    Don't beat your self up, if your injured take the time to rest so that you don't cause more damage. If you miss a training run don't try to make it up, just pick up where you left off. You are doing awesome! 5 miles run is still 5 miles run, you should be proud!
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Have any of you dog owners ever seen that FreeCreditScore.com commercial?

Friday, May 21, 2010

Well, my two dogs fit that commercial perfectly.

Juliet:
Me: "Bad 509!"
Juliet: grrrrr....grrrrr (scampers away quickly and continues destructo-dog behavior with whatever item of mine she happens to have in her mouth at the time)


Rygel:
Me: Who's a good 745? YOU'RE a good 745!
Rygel: (rolls over on his back) "Rub my tummy! Oh, oh OH that feels so good! RRRUUUUBBBB MYYYYY TTTTUUUMMMMMMMY!!! OHHHHH!!!"

So from now on, my new nicknames for my dogs will be '509' and '745'.


  
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BO42SOX 6/1/2010 8:48PM

    I just had to show the nurse who takes care of my Son your blog--I'm still laughing over it!! Now when it comes on TV, I think of you,this blog-hysterical!-funny how something so small could impact one's life-yesterday I was walking w/ my Son, well him in his wheelchair, and I saw a dog across the street and thought of you and what you wrote-made me smile-thanks!!again! emoticon-Kathleen

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ANNIE7205 5/24/2010 3:23PM

    I saw it and actually thought of my cats! The dog is definitely 745, but the cats all have their 509 moments. :)

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BO42SOX 5/24/2010 9:23AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon-thats hysterical-Thanks!!!! I'll always remember that one-still LMAO--that is too funny-thanks for making my Day!! My week! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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CALIFSHEWOLF 5/24/2010 8:39AM

    I know that commercial and I don't particularly like it, but I know what you mean about your dogs reminding you of the "number dogs". I rescued my wolf because he was going to be put down for eating the wall out of a house. His owners left him alone and he had seperation issues, so he totally destroyed a couch, 2 chairs, and the wall before his owners came home and found the destruction. He should never have been in the house alone to begin with, and he now lives happily outside where he has only chewed off part of his dog house roof...lol.

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ANGELALYNN82 5/23/2010 9:50PM

    hhhm, no I haven't seen that commercial yet. Sounds fun though. :)

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GOOZLEBEAR 5/23/2010 9:34PM

    I'll have to pay more attention to that commercial. Thanks for sharing.

Sandi

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CLCCOOL 5/23/2010 9:29PM

    LOL!!!! Too funny!

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MONETRUBY 5/21/2010 11:07AM

    Now I'm gonna have to find that commercial so I can see the dogs. They sound so cute!

Also, love the new avatar, and the page background! Can you believe, just one more episode, and then it's all over? Ok, so it's like a 3 and a half hour long one (or something like that), but still...

Good thing I signed up for an acting class on Tuesdays starting in June. Maybe it'll help me not miss my LOST fix so much.

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AMAS92568 5/21/2010 10:18AM

    My dog must have a split personality because she's both! emoticon

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 5/21/2010 8:55AM

    Too cute. We had Lilo and Stitch. Lilo died last summer. Stitch is still "destructo dog"

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TEACHINKIDS2 5/21/2010 8:43AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Love it!!

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FITKAT2010 5/21/2010 7:29AM

    Free Credit Score.com is a sham! It isn't FREE! They are being taken to task about that too.

Your dogs sound wonderful. I am a slave to my 3 cats.

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SUNSET24 5/21/2010 4:50AM

    aawwwww so adorable :)

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