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Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Went to Best Buy yesterday to get new headphones. Nothing too exciting, except I go through them like water it seems!! My new ones are Klipsch S4 in-ear headphones, which were highly rated by CNET. The most expensive ones I have ever bought!

My previous ones were Sennheiser Sports over the ear headphones, and they started crackling at the gym yesterday (I'm guessing from sweat getting into them). I think I had them for maybe 4 months. The ones previous to that (can't remember brand) it was the plug that went into my iPod that got messed up (I think it was from my much fatter belly then!).

So hoping these new Klipsch buds hold up. They will get the acid test at lunchtime today when I go running.

Curious if it is just me or do others have issues with headphones you use for workouts.

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PAPAMIKIE 5/9/2012 12:03PM

    I typically only use headphone and / or music if I am working on my cadence. However, I have found that none of the ones I have used have stood up too well, not sure why not.

I run outside mostly so I want to hear the sound of cars, etc, this is the reason I only listen to music when I am specifically working on cadence.

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SOFT_VAL67 5/8/2012 7:28PM

    u could carry around a big ol boom box like back in the day haha.... emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 5/8/2012 6:33PM

    Your doing great!
Could you impart any wisdom, as I enrolled in my first 5K race.

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BELSNICKEL 5/8/2012 11:55AM

    It is good to complain how you out do the things you exercise with.

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KCWIND 5/8/2012 10:55AM

  Actually I use my headphones that came with my I phone. They are water resistant and still holding on after a year. Music makes my runs easier. Good shopping.

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Busy next few days...

Sunday, May 06, 2012

Heading out to Colorado (Ft. Collins) to my youngest daughter's graduation next Saturday (CSU), so we're in prep mode for travel. One of the things I like to do is put fertilizer down in the back yard since the dogs will be at the kennel, so that'll happen early Thursday morning. Put it down on the front yard early this morning. And of course all of the mowing, etc, since we will be gone for a week.

Still have packing and other tasks to take care of prior to leaving. Looking forward to the trip, if for nothing else we can relax once we leave. Up until then....CRAZY!!

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HEALTHIERKEN 5/7/2012 1:27AM

    Congratulations on your daughter's graduation! If she hasn't seen you for a few weeks, she'll be impressed with her Downsized Dad : )

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MDGARDENGIRL 5/6/2012 5:16PM

    LOL! I've always said I don't know why we look forward to a vacation. You work like crazy before you leave and then like crazy to catch up when you get back!

I'm sure Mom and Dad are very proud of their baby girl graduating from college!!! Enjoy your trip and I'll be doing a rain dance for your fertilized yard!

xoxoxo Marg

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Remember that reward for hitting "onederland"?

Saturday, May 05, 2012

It hit me well after my weigh-in yesterday that I promised myself a reward if I ever got the scale into "onederland". Of course, when I made that promise initially a few years ago, part of me thought it would never happen in my lifetime!

Well, I was wrong -- it did happen!

So, what is my reward? A tattoo!

OK, don't panic SP friends! I have not done it yet! I'm pretty sure when I do get one it will be a greyhound tat, and it my not be until this fall when "Greyhounds reach The Beach" happens here in Delaware (Dewey and Rehoboth Beach) the first weekend in October. I know a tattoo artist that, of course is owned by greyhounds, and does some fantastic work! The only concern is if he meets the requirements my blood bank have so that I continue to give blood (I think the deal is he has to be licensed, etc). I believe he is from VA, so not sure what VA requires, so I need to check into it. Otherwise, I may need to check into one of the licensed shops here in Delaware.

More to follow...

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MDGARDENGIRL 5/6/2012 5:42PM

    Oh my! But WHICH Greyhound Patrick? You have had so many and they are all so beautiful and regal!

I love that weekend at the beach. Those dogs are so awesome...... and so are the owners for rescuing them!

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IUHRYTR 5/6/2012 5:30AM

    Hmmm, how about a Greyhound bowling? emoticon -- Lou

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HEALTHIERKEN 5/5/2012 11:21AM

    oh, oh, OH!
I'd also clarify with the blood bank how long after having a tattoo from any source a guy is on the blood-donor interdict list. Here they screen you out for a year for an awful lot of reasons. Not that I blame them, after the terrible blood scandals of a few years ago, too much caution is fine with me.
But, as to rewarding yourself in a way that is meaningful to you, good on ya! You've broken out of your Old Self in so many ways, breaking out this way also is a Good Thing : )

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The "1" on my scale does work! :-)

Friday, May 04, 2012

What a great way to start the day -- stepped on the scale and the first # was a "1" -- it DOES work!! [199!]


I have been thinking the last time I saw a scale that I stepped on display (or spin) to a "1" as the first number -- I think at least 25 years, probably even longer!

What a GREAT way to start a Friday!!


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GLOMER 5/5/2012 10:56AM

    Great news! I knew it worked but it sometimes just takes awhile to show up. Congratulations on the new weight! emoticon

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MDGARDENGIRL 5/4/2012 5:14PM

    ONEderland...... oh Joy, oh Joy!!! You've worked hard to get there my friend.


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HEALTHIERKEN 5/4/2012 2:29PM

    Way to go, Patrick! You're right--what a great way to start a Friday!

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SUZIEMAH1 5/4/2012 11:42AM

    Congrats on entering ONEderland... emoticon emoticon

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First 5K in the books!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

I did it! In spite of nerves, some digestive issues before leaving the house, and a somewhat sore right calf, I made it through my first 5K with flying colors! The official numbers:

33:20 was my 5K time, best ever!

Out of 850+ runners, I finished 350.

In my age group (55-59 males), I was 12th (not sure out of how many)

What was really great was the atmosphere of the race! I really fed off of that, and I am certain this lead to a really good 5K time.

My right calf is pretty sore, so I plan to take some time off from running (at least a week). But you can bet I will find another 5K to run in soon!

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MDGARDENGIRL 4/23/2012 10:45PM

    Well you're off and running Patrick!!!

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PLMITCH 4/22/2012 3:33PM

    Oh, and I was told I was 12th out of 23 men in my age group -- not too shabby for my first 5K!


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BYFTHALONE1 4/22/2012 1:37PM

    Congrats are now hooked!!!!

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DANJODEA 4/21/2012 10:41PM

    Very nice!

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SOXYINMO 4/21/2012 8:06PM

    Excellent! It's FUN, isn't it? Congratulations!

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