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Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I went for a walk this morning BEFORE getting on SparkPeople. I have this "loop" (we don't have rectangular "blocks" like parts of Wichita does. I think the planner here platted the roads out by knocking a bowl of cooked spaghetti onto the floor and where the spaghetti landed, that's how he platted the roads. It's very strange, to me, but then again, not much different than some of the curvy roads like outside Atlanta or in the Ozarks etc. Just that I'm used to the 8 blocks n/s and 16 blocks e/w to the mile "format" done in most of the Wichita area.). So anyway, this one loop I recently discovered, is just over a mile (it's saved under "anonymous". Pretty well blows my cover, eh?).

Well...the Prairie Fire Marathon and 4 or 5 smaller races, coming up October 9th, will also include a 5K run/walk. 5K is roughly 3.1 miles - and I can easily walk that, no problem. Running, eh I'm not going to be ready, I'm fairly certain, although I might be able to pull off a fast runnish-waddle during part of it, to bring my time in better. I've walked/run this route before, using the MPH setting on my iMapMyWalk app, but today I turned on the KM setting and sure enough, it was just over 5 km. But...I hadn't walked in several days and hadn't eaten right and today my time was really bad, just over 59 minutes but less than 30 seconds (and there is no way to post HH:MM: and :SS on the SparkPeople Fitness Tracker. (***SIGH***)

So I rounded it down to 59 instead of up to 60 minutes. I didn't check it both ways to see which would favor me on the total calories burned. I figure it's a wash - I either burned more calories because I walked "faster" or I burned more calories because I walked "longer".

Go figure.

Now I feel it because I'm truly tired? or is it because I really need to eat something as I only had an apple for breakfast and 2 or 3 pieces of dark chocolate haystack blobs from the Nifty Nut House (you who are from Wichita, you can laugh with great understanding... assuming that you even KNOW about "The Nifty Nut House".).

(humming "They're coming to take me away, hee hee, haa haa, ho ho, hoo hoo.... the men in white..." etc however the rest of that song goes...).

Think I'll take a leeettle bitty nap....

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JESSIKA_56 9/28/2011 9:57AM

    Yum, I'm going to the Nifty Nut House today to spend a gift card that I've had since MAY!!!

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JANNEPERRY 9/28/2011 8:24AM

    Have fun on your walks--this weather is perfect for it. And yes, the Nifty Nut House is fantastic!

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TAMIK1964 9/27/2011 2:58PM

    I delivered FedEx Home Delivery in Wichita for 5 years (everything north of 21st St.) and, especially in the newer additions, there are a LOT of spaghetti I like walking/jogging on the curvy streets, makes things more interesting :)

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And Blog Number 3!!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

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Can't wait for Thanksgiving!!

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TAMIK1964 9/27/2011 5:14AM

    Me too!!! On top of everything else, I get a 5 day weekend :)

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Blog 2 for Monday.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

In honor of the Race for the Cure which was this past Saturday but basically we've had "Pink Newspaper" all the past week or two, I'll practice uploading a photo. Does the "glittery" effect show up in here too? We'll see...

remember - get those TaTa's checked Every Year!

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TAMIK1964 9/27/2011 5:13AM

    The glitter definitely shows! Hoooray for the Ta Tas!!!

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Blog Posts for Monday

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Duh! I just noticed I could write up to 3 blog posts a day, for 3 points!


( need better reading glasses. Or more sleep?).

Had a funeral to go to this afternoon. Was sad, so few people were there. But a perfectly beautiful fall day for a graveside service. Military honors were presented. This was the first time I could not hear Taps being played - the bugler was too far away from our tent. Never saw them that far away. One I went to about 15 years ago, they were just outside the tent and about blasted all of us across the street (or at least the hearing people. Or I should say, the formerly hearing people!). I could just barely hear it then.

SO I just imagined I was hearing it off a CD, even though I wasn't actually "hearing" it in person. Still managed to cry, even though I hardly know the guy (I remember his wife though - he died almost 18 years to the day of the anniversary of her death...).

Oh better hurry to do Blog 2 and 3.

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TAMIK1964 9/27/2011 5:16AM

    That is sad that so few people were there. Seems to be the way with older people. I always think about how many of their friends have also gone before them.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011

"Rise of the Planet of the Apes" - got to see the captioned version today. ( ). Haven't completely wrapped my head around it... a lot of morals involved. Or lack of morals, I should say... humans treating apes with chemicals to alter their own brain make-up to where they were "almost" like humans...but they (the apes, orangatuns & gorillas in the movie) had none of the "moral systems" of humans (whether Christian, Judaism, doesn't matter - it's that innate "Spirit in Man" that *usually* has some understanding of right and wrong. I'm still trying to figure it out so I feel like I'm unarmed for a battle of wits - as this was a bit overwhelming for me, a bit mind-boggling... (plus, I didn't read the book and I really have foggy memories of the older "Planet of the Apes" series of movies from what? 1970's? 1980's? forget exactly when those came out. Doubtless, I need to a) read the book(s) and/or b) re-watch the older movies but try to get the CAPTIONED version so I could actually get a clue...

It's frustrating not really "getting" all the nuances of a movie.

Oh the other hand, I watched it with out any movie popcorn, candy, pop, none of that rot gut!


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    Good for you on the movie junk! emoticon emoticonDrex and I went to see "The Help" this weekend and loved it! We skipped the junk, too! emoticon

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