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Sights & Sounds of...

Monday, January 24, 2011

...Summer???? In January???

Now, THAT'S what I'm talking about! emoticon

I was so looking forward to completing the C5K training today! I did my warm up & then cycled with 90 seconds of jogging with 2 minutes of brisk walking for a total of 20 minutes! I was having an AWESOME day! Being in SW Florida has brought me such JOY! As I was running & walking....

I enjoyed the Sights & Sounds along the way! emoticon

The emoticon was shining bright & the birds were chirping! The sky was bright blue! A gentle warm breeze rustled the palm trees as I passed! I smelled the fragrance of fresh cut grass & heard the humming of a lawn mower off in the distance! I saw baskets bursting with colorful blooms...& trees full of sweet blossoms! Ahhhh....it's the Sights & Sounds of Summer, my friends!

I'm emoticon around with a big emoticon on my face now days! And a big emoticon in my heart! And I'm so pleased to be sharing it with you all, my friends!

Sending you emoticon to warm you...inside & out!

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KILLERANGEL47 1/26/2011 7:46PM

    Now I know what I'm missing out on while running only on the treadmill! emoticon I will try to run outside next week for a bit. I will let you know how it goes! I think I won't be able run as long as I usually do coz it took me ages just to get used having the thing move under my feet and me having to keep up! It used to throw me into a complete panic when I first started that I couldn't run for more than to minutes!! emoticon Now I have to get used to the opposite! The ground not moving underneath my feet and me having make myself go forward for a change!! emoticon emoticon

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Awesome work!! emoticon emoticon

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JUSTA123 1/25/2011 9:24AM

    emoticon abound here to have a great day! emoticon

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JRDIAMOND4 1/25/2011 8:21AM

    The reason I love Florida and never left. LOL I am glad you like it here. Hope you will feel the same when it is really summer time :)

Happy Tuesday,
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DGFOWLER 1/25/2011 6:55AM

    Well now sweet Rose, could you please send some of this sunshine to Ohio today,, just a wee bit of it, perhaps 20 degrees or so more than what we have this morning which is not even 25 degrees. What a difference 20 more degrees would make. I'm so happy for you my friend. You enjoy that warm weather and the accomplishments you have shared with us. You ROCK!!! Donna emoticon

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RIGBY31 1/24/2011 11:29PM

    What a sun-shiney post! Put a song in my heart and a skip in my step.

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LUBAML 1/24/2011 11:25PM

    I'm really happy for you Rose! Enjoy and thanks for all the smiles and warmth that you send. Here in NY is freezing . Today walking true Central park on my way to work I was thinking of you and warming myself from inside out knowing that you are running under the sun. emoticon Luba

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DKELLEY35 1/24/2011 8:53PM

    We surely need your sun and warmth today. Thank you for sending me the smile goodie. and I could feel the warmth in your message. Your a great Sparkfriend.

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SAFARIBABE 1/24/2011 8:51PM

    Rose...I love ya to death BUT you're KILLING me! LOL It was 4 degrees here this morning! Before the wind chill!! I'm so jealous of your lovely weather and that you can run outside while I'm relegated to the treadmill. I'm so glad though that you take so much pleasure from little things like a warm breeze and lawn mowers. So many take those things for granted! I hope your weather lasts and that you'll have many more awesome runs this week. emoticon

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MARISABELLES 1/24/2011 6:54PM

    Thanks for sharing!!! I really needed it today emoticon

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AKELAZ 1/24/2011 6:29PM

    Sounds truly wonderful where you are, Rose and you are obviously making the very best of it. Your great positive attitude is leading you to places that you really want to be and you are sharing all that with us. What an inspiration you are.
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KJMPEACHES 1/24/2011 6:21PM

    Cold,,, cold,,, cold ~ Michigan Report. Love to hear of the Sun and warmth from Florida. Keep sparking, Rose. Thank you for sharing.
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CHALLENGER15 1/24/2011 5:28PM

    I read your posts and just soak up the sun as I read! emoticon

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/24/2011 3:29PM

    I'm enjoying our sunny, warm days here in AZ too! I've been waiting a lot of years to be retired and become a Snowbird. Some days I have to pinch myself to know it's real. I'm happy for both of us!

PS - I love the fact that you are running! You go, girlfriend!

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WINFIELD28 1/24/2011 12:57PM

    Would so love to have some of your sunshine and warmth!
We had -26 degrees here on Friday and -20 yesterday morning again.
Enjoy those summer sights and sounds in January!!!

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KATHYJO56 1/24/2011 12:08PM

    Rose, I wish that I was down there with you! Right now I am enjoying the sights and sounds of snow falling and birds coming to my window asking to be fed. DH forgot to feed them before he went to work today. Enjoy your new home and get the most out of it that you possibly can. emoticon emoticon

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KARRYB1 1/24/2011 12:05PM

    I'd love to be there with you right now basking in that sunshine.
It's my dream to sell this house and get out from under all this snow in the winter. Someday when all my obligations are over, I will make that move. I'm trying to hold out till I'm 66,3 more years to go.

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GLOMER 1/24/2011 12:03PM

    My son lives in Florida and he talks like this also. He loves the warm weather there. We live in MI and it's so darn cold. I'm glad both of you are enjoying it. (although he just rubs it in emoticon).
Very nice blog.

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Two Times' the Charm!

Friday, January 21, 2011

Um, yep! Well, let me explain!

I prepared to begin Day 4 of my Couch to 5K training! I went out this morning to get my exercise done early, as scattered showers are in our forecast. I was excited & full of energy... ready to go! So, off I went! I completed 5 min of warm up...& then I did 60 sec of jogging & 90 sec of of brisk walking...alternating cycles for a full 20 minutes! Oh, but wait! I was running & feeling great & feeling good about what I've accomplished thus far! I'm in training to become a runner! Me! Who knew! Woohoo!

And then I realized it! I'm on DAY 4! Oh no! Day 4 is a completely different week in the program & I'm supposed to begin another set of instructions today! Oh geeez! Okay I thought, I'll just find out what it is I need to do for this week... & I'll do it over again! So then, I threw caution to the wind... & I just ran !Oh yes! I set my timer & off I went!

emoticon And there I was....running! And I ran for 10 full minutes!

NOT winded! NOT tired! It was a full-fledged run!

emoticon I was sooooooo proud of me!

Now, for the REAL Day 4! Plan is to be jogging for 90 seconds & walking for 2 minutes for a total of 20 minutes. Hey, I CAN DO that! No problem! So hubby & I went back out & again, I warmed up for 5 minutes & then cycled jogging for 90 sec & walking for 2 min for a total of 20 minutes!

It felt emoticon! And I felt emoticon!

Who would have thought that 5 months ago, I would be emoticon! Who knew I was capable! Who knew! emoticon
And ya know what! The emoticon just came out! Yep!

Life is GOOD in my world today! Hope yours is GOOD too! Have a GREAT weekend!

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JENAANN3 1/27/2011 10:19PM

    I am so proud of you Rose. You rock! I'd say Florida agreees with you.

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KILLERANGEL47 1/26/2011 7:37PM

    Yay!! Congratz!!! emoticon emoticon I'm glad you are having so much fun running! emoticon emoticon

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Awesome... thanks for sharing the inspiration!

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BLONDIESUE11 1/24/2011 8:33AM

    Rose, you are always so upbeat and positive! Love reading your blogs and following you on SP! emoticon

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BBGYRL4 1/24/2011 8:17AM

    Rose that's awesome!! Congratualations doing all that running! Keep it up!! emoticon

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DONNACFIT 1/23/2011 11:28PM

    You've inspired me to start a running program too!! Thanks you
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BIGMAMAT 1/23/2011 10:58PM

    I am Sooooooo proud of you Rose!! You are awesome!!! emoticon emoticon

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BARBARAJ73 1/23/2011 11:18AM

    emoticon Look at you go... emoticon

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COMPUCATHY 1/22/2011 11:23PM

    OMG....I am so happy for you!!!!! You are doing awesome! Can you believe how healthy and happy you are! How much everything has changed! And you are RUNNING!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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!!!! Great job! Keep up the good work! Spark on! emoticon

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DGFOWLER 1/22/2011 3:25PM

    I'll never be able to run per the doc, but I can still do so much that I couldn't do before so I'm thankful for Spark People and for my spark friends. I'm so proud of you Rose, you are a runner.. WooHoo... Donna

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LUBAML 1/22/2011 9:37AM

    Great! I'm happy for you! Run Rose Run!!! Just be careful, not overdoing pl. emoticonLuba

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JUSTA123 1/22/2011 9:24AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon you are great!

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DKELLEY35 1/21/2011 9:00PM

    Oh Rose , that is so awesome. You will be running miles before you know it. Keep it up.

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/21/2011 8:08PM

    You are definitely becoming a runner! I am amazed at how quickly you're doing it! Keep up that training!

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SAFARIBABE 1/21/2011 7:25PM

    That is SO emoticon Rose!! Keep this up and next thing I know you'll be running by my apartment in the NYC Marathon!! Keep up the great work!! You're an inspiration!! emoticon

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WAGTHEDOG 1/21/2011 6:16PM

    YEAH...SUPERGIRL! It sure makes you feel good to get the lungs working,huh?

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KJMPEACHES 1/21/2011 5:28PM

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WTG.... Rose.... Good Job !!!

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MOMGABE 1/21/2011 4:44PM

    Way to go, Rose!!!

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4CLOVERS 1/21/2011 4:38PM

    That is just AWESOME!!! I have never even really thought about running (except for how much I didnt like it or couldnt really) until I started Spark People and read stories like yours! My sister is a long distance runner and I have been seriously been thinkin about givin her a run for her money! Thank you for the inspiration!

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WINFIELD28 1/21/2011 4:26PM

    Run Rose Run!
You are just awesome!!!
You ARE a Runner!
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ONEGREATCAT 1/21/2011 4:01PM

    WHO KNEW? I did Rose. You have accomplished so much! You have so much entusiasm and commitment! Yep...I KNEW!!!

And you've "WHUPPED ME REAL GOOD"...there's no way I can RUN for that length of time (at THIS point). But yay...I'm waiting until...hmmmmmm?????

WAY TO GO GIRL!!! SO VERY PROUD OF YOU!
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CHALLENGER15 1/21/2011 4:01PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Proud of you!

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OGOODY 1/21/2011 2:47PM

    What a great blog! I'm also doing C25K and love it. I had to do some weeks multiple times to feel like I was comfortable running that much. Now I'm on week 8! Today is my day 3 of week 8 and I'm running 28 minutes straight! It's amazing what the body can do if you give it the opportunity! I'm so proud of you for going out for a second run! YOU ROCK and YES you should be PROUD! emoticon

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SBILLIAN 1/21/2011 2:04PM

    That is so completely AWESOME!!!!!

You. Totally. Rock!

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RIGBY31 1/21/2011 2:04PM

    Oh Rose.. I'm sooo happy for you! I hear the excitement and wonderment in you. I cannot wait until I'm back on the trail. My calf is having extreme attitude problem, which is putting me to work on other forms of fitness (besides walking).
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SEESALLYRUN 1/21/2011 1:58PM

    emoticon!! You are doing great and how blessed you are to have such a supportive hubby!! Keep up the good work. I can't wait to hear about your first race and when you receive your race bling. !! emoticon

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Sunshine & Smiles!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Just a brief blog today to say Hello to my fellow Sparkers & share a few thoughts!

First of all, I commend all my friends for working so hard on those goals! I've been dropping goodies left & right for weight loss! Your efforts haven't gone unnoticed!

emoticon & emoticon to all!

And if you're attempting to BUST through a plateau, by golly...I say "hang in there" & "stay the course" my friends! You'll get there w/persistence & determination! You CAN do it! I believe in you!

I LOVED the beach excursion yesterday! It got as high as 82 degrees & it was mostly sunny! I've gotta admit ...I have NO regrets of selling off everything to be in SW Florida! We're happy here & life is good in my world today! I hunted for seashells (got a whole bag full)...& walked along the beach w/hubby! It was an AWESOME day! I look forward to many many more!

GOING into Ft. Myers today to visit another farmer's market There are several in Ft. Myers on different days! Looking to find LOTS of fresh fruits & veggies ...& maybe a bargain or two!

Sending you all some Florida emoticon & Smiles emoticon! Enjoy!

emoticon Rose

  
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KILLERANGEL47 1/26/2011 7:34PM

    Have fun in Florida! emoticon emoticon

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DONNACFIT 1/23/2011 11:31PM

    You blogs bring sunshine to my snowy winter..thanks emoticon

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ZIPLOCK 1/21/2011 12:58PM

    You are just too kind.... and you're doing terrific!! Keep up the good work and BOY do I appreciate ALL of your encouragement. You really do share the sunshine inside and out!

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WINFIELD28 1/21/2011 10:30AM

    Life is good, Rose!
Glad you are happy with your decision to move to Florida and that it is going so well!
Enjoy your first full winter there. Love hearing about the sun, sand and seashells!
Thanks too for all your kind words and motivation! You are a Super Sparker!!!

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DGFOWLER 1/21/2011 6:13AM

    Sounds to me Rose like you are exactly where you need to be in life right now and I'm happy for everything you are going through right now. You are doing awesome!!! Donna

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LUBAML 1/20/2011 11:05PM

    Sound nice! I'm happy that you are happy with hubby and yourself! You will be happy at any place I think. It is good that you are at the place you wan to be at that time. Enjoy the walks, the veggies and fruits shopping....thanks for the sun and the smiles.
We will have a snow storm tonight in NY I'm sure ti will be OK and I will be with you at the sunny Florida in my thoughts! emoticonLuba

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ONEGREATCAT 1/20/2011 9:14PM

    Wowie, Zowie...thanks for sending the sunshine...HOWEVER...I think it got lost with the rest of the luggage...as it's snowing here! Could you check baggage claims please????

Good for you Rose!!! I sure do wish I was walking the beaches with you and hubby!!

emoticon So WHEN do you get your "boogie board", or whatever these things are called????
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TURTLETALK 1/20/2011 8:35PM

    Sounds heavenly!

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SAFARIBABE 1/20/2011 6:00PM

    WOW!!! Sounda aweosme and WARM!!! I'm SOOOOOOOO jealous as I sit here waiting for the snow to start falling! Send some of that heat up north would you? You don't need all of it. Share with your friends emoticon

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BARBARAJ73 1/20/2011 5:20PM

    Sigh... a walk on the beach sounds soooooooo good... emoticon Just to reinforce the wisdom of your decision - our forecast is single digits and a foot of snow... emoticon

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RIGBY31 1/20/2011 4:16PM

    Glad you're out and about, having fun!

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/20/2011 12:38PM

    I'm so glad to hear that you are happy and have no regrets over selling off everything, including your house. I hope I feel that way as hubby is still adamant that we're selling when we go home in the spring. I have to say, I don't miss a thing when we're traveling! Keep on enjoying your days - you are, as always, an inspiration to me!

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JUSTA123 1/20/2011 11:43AM

    emoticon emoticon I love Fl to just wished we had moved further south emoticon Have a great day!

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DFROMTX 1/20/2011 11:18AM

    Get lots of fresh fruits and vegetables for us. Glad you have the sun as it is cloudy here today and about 45 degrees. Cold front coming in this afternoon and tonight will be in the 20's.

I always enjoy your blogs and dose of encouragement for us fellow Sparkers.

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KJMPEACHES 1/20/2011 10:40AM

    Oh Rose, that sounds like so much fun. Glad your so happy in your world. I love beaches, farmers markets and warm weather. I'm soaking in the perfect place from your eyes!!! Thank you, my friend. You brighten my day warm or not!

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MOMGABE 1/20/2011 10:29AM

    Glad you and your hubby are enjoying the sunny Florida weather. Wish I could join you.

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BLUEROSE 1/20/2011 10:18AM

    Have Fun at the farmer's market. I love those places. Enjoy the sun....it's freezing in NYC!!!

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FANGLE 1/20/2011 10:16AM

    I love farmer's markets.

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Rain On My Parade!

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hello My Friends!

WELCOME to Day 3 of Couch to 5K training!

Um, I proceeded solo this morning as hubby slept IN this morning! We have plans later, so I needed to get my day started early! He has no such urgency & so...off I went on my own!

Side bar:
I'm down .6 this week! emoticon A loss is ALWAYS cause for celebration! emoticon

Okay, so...I was dressed for the occasion, had my running shoes, jogging shorts, halter top, & timer! Oh yes! I just bought a new timer that helps me set my start & end time for each segment of my program! It's very, very nice! And easy to use too!

So, off I go with a warm up walk for 10 minutes...then a jog for 60 seconds & 90 minutes of brisk walk for several cycles. And I have to say! My having the timer in hand makes is SO MUCH EASIER! I can see how long I have...so I don't stress so much! It was easier, I think! Anyway, I'm doing my cycles & wouldn't ya know. It got darker & darker out, as the clouds moved in! And yep! You got it!

It began to emoticon & emoticon! And me with NO umbrella! Laughing....

I was caught in a downpour & all I could do was emoticon! I was 10 minutes away from the condo...so I kept emoticon!

And I ran a full 10 minutes! emoticon It felt emoticon!

So, emoticon mother nature for raining on my parade!

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emoticon for Day 3! emoticon

Have a FAB day my friends! emoticon Rose

  
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KILLERANGEL47 1/26/2011 7:33PM

    Awesome!! emoticon emoticon emoticon What does it feel like running in the rain? emoticon I only run on the treadmill. emoticon

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DGFOWLER 1/21/2011 6:16AM

    Rose I don't know where you get all of your energy, but please send come my way. Oh I do my exercising but yours seems like so much more fun. I can't even remember the last time I ran and with a knee replacement the doc is shaking his head saying NO.. it will only wear it down faster and you can't get on your knees either for any floor exercises so I am truly limited, but I'm staying the course anyways with what I can do. Lots of hugs your way today.. Donna

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INTHELOOP 1/20/2011 7:10AM

    Great Job!! Move it Move it! I have been doing the C25K program for awhile - It's hard!

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I love your energy and the goodness that pours out of you!!

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SAFARIBABE 1/20/2011 7:08AM

    ISn't it amazing what a little motivation can get us to do?? LOL WTG!! and Congrats on your weight loss!!

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BARBARACT 1/19/2011 7:23PM

    Wow Rose! Good for you! You are doing an awesome job and you have inspired me! I am going to join that group too! I have wanted to get back into running and I think now is the time!

You always sounds so positive and happy! I love it!!!

Good for you on the loss! A little adds up to a lot!


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SHERYLDS 1/19/2011 5:10PM

    sorry something went wrong with my pc

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SHERYLDS 1/19/2011 5:09PM

    As someone who's lived with plateaus that lasted months
.6 sounds great to me
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SHERYLDS 1/19/2011 5:09PM

    As someone who's lived with plateaus that lasted months
.6 sounds great to me
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GREYPAWS1 1/19/2011 1:34PM

    Love it Rose. Only you could turn 'raining on your parade' into a funny & inspirational story for the rest of us.

Have fun house hunting. Don't forget to look for highest piece of land :) in case of flooding hurricane weather :(

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MELTING2SVELTE 1/19/2011 12:33PM

    Woohoo!

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SMILESRME 1/19/2011 12:17PM

    It may rain on your parade; but you send the clouds away with your sun-shiney attitude!

I am so IMPRESSED that you wear a halter top! You sexy thing you!

Joy!
Julia : )

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BLUEROSE 1/19/2011 11:49AM

    It's Wonderful that your Sun was out in the Rain!!!

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MOODY9 1/19/2011 11:40AM

    First of all this is a fantastic story! But also CONGRATS!!! 10 minutes straight running in week 3 of C25K is awesome! :)

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KJMPEACHES 1/19/2011 11:25AM

    Rose, you are amazing! These are the greats for you: blog writer, motivator, inspiration, informative, caring, friend, making people smile & laugh, and you're down right cute with your words! YOU GO GIRL !!! emoticon

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WINFIELD28 1/19/2011 11:03AM

    Cute story today!
Love your positive attitude...no matter what!
Your little timer sounds like a "must have" fitness gadget!
You are really working hard, Rose! Super! You had a weight loss this week! That's great! You are getting healthier by everything you are doing for yourself!
Way to Go! emoticon

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BARBEWIT 1/19/2011 10:57AM

    I love your blogs. So funny at times and inspiring!

Lol Lol Raining on your parade....was it a warm rain???

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JUSTA123 1/19/2011 10:24AM

    emoticon I've been jogging in my yard while the dog, who is the slowest pooper in the sniffs every nook and cranny to decide where he's going I'm getting better, I might even try the 30 second thing I my walks.. we'll see! emoticon on the weight loss to! emoticon

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/19/2011 10:05AM

    I guess Mother Nature is trying her best to help you! A mighty fine job you did too! Keep on running and watch the pounds melt off you!

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LUBAML 1/19/2011 9:48AM

    Here you go girl! Nothing will stop you! You just run! So proud of you! Go on and enjoy!!! I'll be with you in my thoughts. Yesterday I have to walk in the cold rain after the snow, it was not nice at all and I wish I am with you in Florida. Have a great day. emoticonLuba

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CARRKM 1/19/2011 9:37AM

  WooHoo! You go! What kind of timer do you have - I've been looking for a good one. I have found it very difficult to get started with the C2K5, which is my big goal for the year. I think the timer would be the end to my last excuse! LOL!

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CHALLENGER15 1/19/2011 9:33AM

    Good for you, girl!

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Leapin' Lizards, Cute little jogging shorts, & Sweat!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Hello My Friends!

Reporting on Day 2 of C5K training!

First of all, I want to share that I wore my new running shorts (very light & airy, they are!) & I felt so springy & svelte wearing them! Hubby says they are very flattering to my "behind"! (blushing...) And I wore an exercise halter top which kept my "girls" very secure & happy! Was needing that, I found out! Smiling...

I walked for 10 minutes to warm up & then off I went for 60 seconds of jogging & 90 seconds of walking, alternating for a full 20 minutes! Again, the first 60 seconds of jogging was the hardest..."time?!" & "is it time yet?!" was voiced by me a few times! Laughing....

Oh yeah! I was feeling the burn!



And as I was jogging, I happened across a little lizard that leaped across my path....Oh, he really scared the daylights out of me! And I do believe I scared the dickin's out of him too! Well, hubby just laughed so hard as it scurried away! Geesshh! I almost peed my pants!



But I kept on going, by golly! And let me just say my friends! Was I ever sweating today! This jogging thing is a great workout! I can't wait until I'm really flyin'!

emoticon Catch me if you can! emoticon

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KILLERANGEL47 1/26/2011 7:30PM

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I agree, there first couple of minutes are the hardest! After that, it's easy street! For me, the second hardest part is the final few minutes at the end. There is always a voice in my head saying 'you can stop now' 'you can take a short break and do the rest afterwards, it doesn't matter' blah blah blah bbbbblllllaaaaahhh......... I just keep going, because I know I can! It's only just a few more minutes after all!! emoticon


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KILLERANGEL47 1/26/2011 7:24PM

    Woohoo!!

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LUBAML 1/18/2011 11:30PM

    Great, girl! I'm so proud of you!!! I wish I could run too. For now I will admire your jogging. I think you have to put a new pictures of you on the move.... running. emoticonLuba

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COMPUCATHY 1/18/2011 6:26PM

    That's awesome, Rose! I'm so proud of you! You're doing GREAT!!!!! You're becoming a runner! Go, girl, go! Keep up the good work! Spark on! emoticon

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JUSTA123 1/18/2011 2:05PM

    wow you are emoticon I so glad you are happy in Fl and enjoying your freedom, those men always checking butts out emoticon pretty soon you'll be wearing a bikini out there on the beach!

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JRDIAMOND4 1/18/2011 9:00AM

    I didn't think I needed to spend the money on fitness clothes. I had shorts and t-shirts. OMG, Rose was I wrong. I found a shirt that I had bought a while back so I bought some shorts to go with it. No more wedgies, no more pulling and tugging. They are really great. The compliments are definitely an added bonus. hehehehehe

Might as well warn you now. Didn't want to scare you away. Florida is the worst for bugs!! It never reaches a temperature cold enough to kill them. Makes me crazy-er sometimes. LOL

Happy Tuesday,
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INASENSE1 1/18/2011 12:40AM

    Very motivating! Isn't amazing what new workout clothes (especially the right "support") can do?

You sound good!

Feel that burn and LOVE it! You earned it! emoticon

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EERUFFING 1/17/2011 11:12PM

    good job keep it up! love the dvd you got me! miss you! you motivate me to exercise :) emoticon

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DKELLEY35 1/17/2011 9:19PM

    Way to go Rose, You'll be flying down the road in no time.

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ONEGREATCAT 1/17/2011 9:17PM

    Okay Rose...if I put on shorts...the men with the "coats with the buckle-straps in the back" would be after me! It's snowing. They're calling for ICE!!! Yep...they'd be HAULING me off!

So I did the c25k on the treadmill...no lizards, no sun, no nice compliments...no nothing! OH...EXCEPT I FEEL BETTER!

WHOO HOO!
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BIGMAMAT 1/17/2011 5:31PM

    Alrighty my dear sweet emoticon! Time for me to kick it up a notch! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Way to go honey!!! so proud of you!!!! emoticon


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WILLIAMV3 1/17/2011 5:27PM

    Way to go girl! You are rockin' this thing! emoticon

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WINFIELD28 1/17/2011 5:22PM

    Rose, you just keep kickin' it up a notch!
Good going! Love the new exercise shorts. Bet you look like a pro in them.
You are working hard and burning alot of calories with your workout!
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DGFOWLER 1/17/2011 4:27PM

    So tell me Rose....is hubby beside you or in back of you watching that flattering behind??? I'm so proud of you.. You go girl.. Just love reading your blogs..

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MEGA_MILES 1/17/2011 3:47PM

    Rose, what the heck has gotten into you? Running? Who would have thought just a few months ago. Your awesome. Keep it up. emoticon emoticon

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LAURAWILLBEFIT 1/17/2011 2:04PM

    WooHoo Rose!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Way to go!!!!!!!!!!!!

I just ordered a Gymboss running timer. It tracks the time for walking and running times.
This might help you so your Hubby doesn't have to keep time for you. It's only $19.95 or something like that.

I'm not running yet, but I will have it and be ready for when I am. Someone on one of my teams spoke about the Gymboss and how much they like it. They even use it for their 5k's and 10k's!

I didn't get mine in the mail yet. It should come this week!

Thought you might like to know about it. You can take a look at it at the Gymboss site.

Great job on day 2!!!!

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SHARONSPARKLE 1/17/2011 1:45PM

    With your husband's help and support, you will be running your butt off soon! I'm anxious to see how you do. I'm not sure I could run - walking is still whipping me!

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RIGBY31 1/17/2011 1:42PM

    Oh, boy... now I'm thinking of the c25k in a bigbig way! And doesn't the outfit make the athlete??
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AKELAZ 1/17/2011 1:38PM

    WOW! You're doing so well - pleasing your husband in your shorts - scaring lizards - and JOGGING!! Hope I can say that one day and if not I'll just bask in your glory!
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SAFARIBABE 1/17/2011 1:34PM

    That's awesome Rose!! I start Day 1 Week 1 tomorrow. I'm more than a wee bit anxious about it. I haven't run since high school, unless it was to catch a cab in the rain. Otherwise, my motto is, there'll always be another one. WTG on your excitement!! Just try to stop scaring the fauna! Better to scare them than to step on 'em! emoticon

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BARBARACT 1/17/2011 1:26PM

    Yay Rose good for you! That's a nice compliment from your husband! What exactly is a c5k? I know what a 5k is...

Sounds like you are off and running! That is wonderful! I think it is cute about the lizard..that is the best thing about exercising outside....the world is wide open for discovery!!!!

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