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Friday, October 08, 2010

Ran Buddy Walk 5K for Down Syndrome families last Saturday. Actually it was 3.26 miles. I don't know who maps these things but this one was too long and hilly. Anyway, I did okay I guess. Had to walk some toward the end. I wish I could get through a race without asthma issues but I'm doing the best I can do without the amount of training i need to have done. We've had our gospel meeting at church all week so I've not been back to the track. My daughter has a softball tournament tomorrow. I hope to carve some time out to train. Let me reword that. I will carve some time out. I'm putting it on my calendar now. I'm off work next week so I should be able to go in the mornings. 2 weeks until the next race. Race for the Cure. This one will be LARGE with lots of walkers. The complete opposite of Saturday's race. It had 80-something runners...very few walkers. Both great causes.

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RIDGEREBS 10/8/2010 2:15PM

    Excuse the randomness!

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Don't get trampled!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

I ran my first race since the spring on Saturday. The first time I've run outdoors in a while. I've gotten a little too attached to the treadmill and I'm not ashamed to admit it. It's sitting there in the air conditioned gym with my fan, my water bottle, my tv. Ok, so I like a controlled environment. I ran this 4 miler with no outside preparation along with 1800 of my closest friends, er, total strangers. My main concern was not being trampled but this race was so organized there was no chance of that. We were placed in 'waves' and anyone not preparing for the Olympics was with me in Wave 3. I've run about a dozen 5Ks and I could tell where the 5K line was. That last mile was really a challenge. But it was at night which I love, plenty of spectators rooting us on... I really enjoyed the experience. My thighs on the other hand were grimacing for several days. Next race in 8 days!

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GETFITNLEAN 9/26/2010 1:47PM

    emoticonThat is such an accomplishment! Glad you enjoyed yourself! That is very important! emoticon

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Breaking through

Friday, September 03, 2010

I'm actually seeing a little progress. I'm down a pound or two. My running is going better than expected. I'm CAUTIOUSLY optimistic. My goal for the long holiday weekend is to track my calories daily and to exercise at least once but preferably twice. I'm a little anxious about the upcoming race. It's so easy to psych myself out. Running (for me) is so mentally challenging. Fears and insecurities abound. I'm pretty secure in some aspects of my life but my physical fortitude is not one of them. I'm just going to take the advise of Voltaire. He said, " The biggest reward for a thing well done is to have done it. " And I'm just doing it.


Kick in the Rear

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

I haven't been to the gym in a week! What has gotten into me??? Ok, oral surgery and 3 kids starting school but that shouldn't have accounted for A WEEK off. I have a race in a month and I think the last time I ran nearly killed me. Or I THOUGHT i was dying...one of the two. Anyway, no more excuses, procrastination, etc. I'm NOT the wimpy chick! I thrive on a challenge, on pain, on someone telling me I can't do something!!!! I'm hitting the treadmill tonight 75 minutes or BUST! emoticon

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HPLANDER 8/11/2010 10:05AM

    You go girl. Don't let anything detour you from your decision. The exercise will make you feel great.

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Softball mania

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

My priority has not been myself the past few days. If the weekend of the 4th was a 'not perfect' weekend, this past one was 'really crappy'. My youngest child has played in a state softball tournament and I've eaten whatever was available at the time. I've skipped meals, ate fast food or junk food and really gotten no exercise other than hauling gear around. Softball is not for the faint of heart and I know part of my eating has been nervous energy and waiting until I'm about to pass out from hunger and then stuffing my face. I'm really aggravated that I haven't had a chance to run...I have a race scheduled! And don't get me started on how bad my house looks. I'm trying to get my kids packed up for camp while one is in Florida with a friend. He's coming home the day before camp starts. Will have to wash everything he owns like a mad woman. Now they have school supplies out!!! My brain is fried. There is no summer break. We've been just as busy this summer as we are the rest of the year or maybe busier. My husband says it's self-inflicted and I'm sure it is. It makes a huge difference when the number of kids outnumber the number of parents. You can't physically be there for all their activities like you want to or they just can't participate.
Anyway, I'm working to get back on track. Routine is my friend. Going to the gym tonight or the track covered in repellent if I don't have a sitter. emoticon

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COUNTRYBUMKIN65 7/13/2010 3:25PM

    I hope you get your walk run in tonight,It's sure to get you feeling better and your spirits higher.

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