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Running in central park!

Saturday, July 05, 2014

"before" = at the hotel as I was leaving to central park.
"after" = mid-run, by a lake

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    I lived in Brooklyn, NY for my first 25 years and never went to Central Park, lol. Not my "neighborhood" I guess.

Been to Prospect Park almost weekly for a few years though - went with my Mom before I moved out of NYC.

Keep going, you're doing great!!

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Getting ready for my trip!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

I will be in NYC for a couple days for work, including "business" dinner, starting on Monday. For the actual presentation I'm wearing my pantsuit that I wore in April for my job interview, but I needed something nice and light for work dinner and the day after the presentation. So I got 2 maxi dresses, which I absolutely love. This is my payoff for lots of working out...getting to wear something cute and comfortable without feeling self-conscious that people will be able to see my shoulders/arms/back. emoticon

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    Haven't heard "maxi-anything" in so long! Enjoy!

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PLAINJANEDOE 7/5/2014 10:26PM

    Than, you! emoticon

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/28/2014 5:24PM

    Have a great time! Enjoy your new clothes!

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Jab-cross-hook-cut! Whooo!

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I always use 1-lb hand weights for most of TurboKick, the exception being the punches section when I use 2-lbers. Tonight I used them in the finale too! I am proud of myself because before we even got to to the turbo section I was feeling run-down and had to coax myself into staying in class (I lifted right before so sometimes I feel like "haven't I done enough already?!"). I love it sooooo much! I felt strong but I could definitely tell later, when we were doing abs, that my upper body had been workin!


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Long may we run!

Sunday, June 01, 2014

I hope this is ok; I copied and pasted my response to a thread on another site. The topic was "things that make you really happy."

Working out...especially running. I love exploring new places, but I also love running near my parents' place, where I ran thousands of miles in high school and during breaks in college. I love the hills that I used to curse for being too steep, the paths I ran swearing under my breath because they were rough, the path along the river because it was so humid and smelled fishy in the heat. The roads I told myself I would never run again once I had other options. But I keep going back and I feel like I've never left, and I know that I am the same girl I was when I felt those roads under my feet as a teenager, and I feel that Im on the same journey I began then.

Today Runner's World tweeted that a 91-y/o finished the Rock and Roll marathon in a record 7:07:42. I want that to be me someday. And when people say, "look at that old lady still running!" I will laugh and answer, "'Still?' oh no, baby, I'm just getting started."

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PLAINJANEDOE 6/13/2014 8:35PM

    Heck yah! Haha hills were my favorite when I was racing in HS and college because I lived in the foothills of the Appalachian matter which way I ran, when I left my house, I was runnin up and down the hills, no way to avoid it! So I learned how to adjust my steps going uphill and downhill so that I was racin g hard the whole time (a lot of people "put the brakes on" when they start downhill because you really do pick up speed; it is a challenge for your muscles and your footing cuz you can go so much faster for the same perceived cardio output cuz gravity is workin with you).

Thank you for sparking those memories! emoticon

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MUSCLE-UP 6/1/2014 9:31PM

    I think they will be saying "Did you see that old lady? She just passed me going up that hill." Glad you have such passion for a good sport.

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