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Run or Dye 5K - What a blast

Monday, April 28, 2014

Back in October my sister asked me if I wanted to tag along on a "Run or Dye" 5K. It sounded fun. A friend of my sister's had signed up so we created a team - "The Woggers" - those who would walk and jog (way less of the jogging) and have a fun day. My 16 year old daughter signed up too. The day finally arrived this past Saturday, April 25th.

What a fun day! The photo above is obviously a before picture. 10,000 participants took part in the event. We arrived all clean and ready to "wog." For the uninitiated, along the course, there are "dye stations" where a number of people toss powdered dye onto you as you pass by. There were five dye stations in all.

My daughter took off at a gentle jog shortly after we got started, but the old ladies in the group just kept plugging along.

At the end we looked like this (only missing a person because she took the pic, lol): .

After finishing the course, the participants all took out their own small packets of dye at the "party." The ensuing release of dye all at one time was hilarious, and I must say that the sky went black for minute as I stood in the crowd with all the colors raining down on me.

If you get a chance to do this, go for it. The event wasn't timed but was for charity and just a plain old good time. Messy, but fun.

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WILSHAR7 5/1/2014 11:00AM

    I would like to do a jog/run. I wonder if they have anything like this in KY. It sounds like you had a good time. emoticon emoticon

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MARGARITTM 4/29/2014 3:05PM

    Sometimes fun is all you need!

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AKATHLEEN54 4/29/2014 9:32AM

    Looks like great fun. Congratulations to you for getting out there to help a great cause. Wogging...... so original and a great plan if you are like me and couldn't run the entire 5K!! emoticon emoticon

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    looks like fun .. may try and see if there is one in my area .. glad you had a good time ..

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LJCANNON 4/28/2014 10:31AM

    emoticon Looks like a GREAT Time was had by all!!
emoticon My Sister (MOMINE) and I did the Color Me Rad Run (basically the same thing) last year. It was her first Ever 5K and she has been Hooked ever since, LOL!! We are doing the Color Run again in 12 days.

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Still trying to figure this out

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Lately I have found myself to be tired more often than not, sometimes to the degree where I can't finish a single workout. I just now sat down after 15 minutes of a Leslie Sansone video -- those aren't exactly difficult. My sleep has been really off for weeks so I have come up with a workaround that I think helps.

I get at least three 15 minutes higher intensity workouts in per day. I am fortunate to have a gym where I work and a job where I don't have to look all that great. If I work out before I go in, then do two sessions during my breaks, I feel like I am getting a decent day's work in. I realize it doesn't do much for endurance, but since my job is extremely sedentary, this seems to help.

For now I need to close my eyes for half an hour before work, and maybe I can squeeze another 15 minutes in before I leave.

Just me thinking out loud.

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AKATHLEEN54 3/19/2014 9:25PM

    I think that's a great plan. Spark people always say you only have to do 10 minutes at a time so for now to break your routine into three 15 minute sessions I think is really great. I'm sure your sleep pattern has something to do with it. We all struggle; I know I am right now, but the important thing is to hang in there and just keep plugging away in whatever way you can and eventually something will happen. emoticon emoticon

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PUNKADOO 3/19/2014 2:50PM

    It's good to know I am not alone. @Ginna - the weather may very well have something to do with it. I hope you are back to it soon!

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GINNABOOTS 3/19/2014 2:24PM

    Me too, I had my blood work done yesterday and I was hoping something would explain this fatigue. Nothing showed. I haven't had the energy to work out. I tried 10 minutes the other day and it about did me in. I usually run 4 to 5 miles 4 times a week and strength train twice a week. I am down to doing nothing. Everyone keeps saying it is the weather, but I am beginning to wonder.

Hope you feel better!

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Here's to a new month and a new week.

Sunday, March 02, 2014

As I am watching the clock countdown to Sunday, I am having to admit that this will be the first week in a while that I haven't achieved my fitness minutes goal. A week of little sleep and a bout of some crud going around just got the better of me. While the idea is to forgive ourselves and move on, I actually find that giving myself a mental "swift kick" works better.

Regardless, here's to trying harder next week to make it all work.

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SUBMOM2 3/2/2014 12:49AM

    I came up short on my fitness goals this week, too. Lots of excuses, but mostly I felt lazy, to be honest. Here's to next week!!
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ZRIE014 3/2/2014 12:10AM

  have good night sleep

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Sage advice

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

I think I will try this for at least three days per week. It's a bit unpractical for me as a full time thing but I do like the idea of eating clean.

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VJH-W65 2/11/2014 1:08PM

    So true this is why I do clean or exercise during food snack commercials

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Great NSV today

Friday, February 07, 2014

I had to see a doctor today -- honestly it has been years.

The big news came early on: Resting heart rate of 62!! For my age range, that is "excellent" and borders on "athletic." When the nurse said the number, she sounded stunned. I am clinically obese and I smoke. She eyed me suspiciously and I told her that I do cardio 6 days a week and have been losing weight.

That was FUN!!

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AKATHLEEN54 2/8/2014 10:42AM

    Great job!! Awesome!! Keep up the great work!

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BLUEJEANS27 2/7/2014 9:11PM

    OMG, LOVE IT!! Nothing like a stunned nurse emoticon


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