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Had to run after work today...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Had to go into work early, so could only walk my dog in the morning. Had to run on the treadmill after work. I like running in the morning sssoooo much better.

Foot is still fine -- emoticon

  
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EDENZMOM 7/26/2011 9:15AM

    You have great motivation!
i like your positive energy :)
Keep it up! emoticon

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Day 5 of Running...

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Running is going very well and my foot is still fine...Yayyyy!

I started to pick up the pace today (moved up to 5.7 mph). It is so hard to not hit the up speed button, but I don't want to hurt my foot again so I am taking it S-L-O-W-L-Y.

Went out to breakfast with my husband and took a two hour nap in the afternoon! I am pretty hyper, so that was unusual in itself. Must be the heat!

Going out on the boat with two other couples for dinner. I am going to order broiled fish. I am not wanting the weekend to end, it has been so nice to hang out with friends and family.

  
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RIVADERCHI 7/25/2011 1:24AM

    Hi RoxyzMom, Thank you so much for the cupcake Sparkgoodie! That was very sweet of you. I'm so happy to hear you're running again. What did the doctor say about what caused your PF? Was it due to the intensity or duration of your running? Anyway, glad you're easing back in! I also enjoyed reading your 7 month update... you're doing great! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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Still Running!

Friday, July 22, 2011

Back to running - Day 3...and my foot is fine -- Yayyy!

It is such a great start to the day, I missed it so much when I couldn't. I am not running for speed at this point, just getting my muscles back in the groove - 30 minutes per day on my awesome treadmill.

Hoping to run two 5ks in August, a mile run in September, and my first Mud Run in October!

  
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EDENZMOM 7/22/2011 8:37AM

    those are great goals!
i can't wait to hear all about them!

I also promised that I would run a 5km with a friend in August, but i don't know if I can get there yet.
I ran 3.65km without any difficulties, but for me, being a single mom of a 19 month old... I find it hard to get the time to go out and run.
I might have to invest in a treadmill like you have.

Good luck on your runs and your goals!

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Back to Running...Foot is Better!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

After lots of rest and stretching and wearing my running shoes everywhere, I am happy to announce that I am able to run again! Yayyyy!! I walked the dog 1 mile as my warm up - after stretching my feet out. I jogged 30 minutes on my treadmill as I watched "Good Morning America" then did a 5 minute walk cool down.


It feels so good to be back in action!! :)

  
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LIVINGTHELIFE78 7/21/2011 1:36PM

    Good for you!

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Surrounding myself with great friends, humor and balance...

Sunday, July 10, 2011

I went to Atlantic City to see Sheryl Crow with my husband and 2 other couples. It was a spur of the moment trip...the kind where someone brings up a concert they heard about and in 15 minutes everyone has -- thanks to the internet -- bought concert tickets and booked a night at a local hotel.

We piled in a car, got a flat on the way, but laughed as our husbands tried to change a tire in the pouring rain (ended up calling for help). It seemed that we had one funny challenge after another; no one got frustrated. It was what it was which in reality was not the end of the world, just a bump in the road.

I feel so fortunate to be part of a group that sees the humor in things; they are not in a rush "to get there", and just enjoy life and go with the flow. All of our kids are grown (in their early 20's) and I think we appreciate not having a "full" schedules, babysitters (except for our dogs, of course), and also not having to report to anyone (ok, our kids do ask us where we are occasionally through texting).

I think that is why this new journey into eating healthier and making sure I exercise at least 30 minutes a day fits so well into my life right now. As I raised my kids, I yo-yo dieted and exercised. If I was stressed with their problems, I didn't eat at all, when they were okay or I was bored I would not eat okay. I also never could balance both. When I stayed home with the kids, I worked out at the gym for 1 1/2 hours a day (the gym had babysitting) I was in the best shape of my life. But, when I started my business I worked well over 12 hours per day then took YEARS figuring out how to balance it out.

I am still working on the balancing part of it, but, I feel at ease knowing that that is what I need to focus on. Just getting that 30 minutes of exercise in - even if I am on vacation and enjoying food with friend, makes me feel like I didn't lose track of my goal.

  
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RIVADERCHI 7/10/2011 11:11PM

    Great blog, R. Mom! Thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog! Sounds like you got the "cheap" stairmaster exercise... very effective! That's wonderful that you incorporate good eating and exercise wherever you are and have wonderful friends and hubby too, to celebrate life. I saw Sheryl Crow when she was just starting out... she's very good! Have a great week! emoticon emoticon

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