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Monday, August 15, 2011

Just participated in my second LiveMind motivational meeting. Gotta say I like it. It's a new offering by SparkPeople and it is free. Just need your computer.
Here is the link to it:
I am going to be on the one Wednesday night at 8 PM...hope to see you there!


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ITSLIVE 8/16/2011 11:41AM

    A better link to the SparkPeople classes on LiveMind is here:

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RIVADERCHI 8/16/2011 12:29AM

    Hi RoxyzMom, Thanks for visiting my blog and thanks for the info on LiveMind. I'm not usually on the computer that early in the evening, but keep reminding me, like tomorrow, and I may check it out... what have they talked about so far? Hope you're having a good week, stay cool! emoticon emoticon

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My first running medal...Yayyyy!!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Ran my third 5k this morning, ended up going by myself and it was great...well, I am not going to lie to you, it was hot and humid -- but, I did it! It wasn't my best time - 30.28, but I did finish and I did place 2nd in my age group!

And now I am planning on signing up for the next one Thursday night. My goal is to come in under 29.47 (my fastest time to date).

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RIVADERCHI 8/14/2011 9:33PM

    Hi R.M.! Congratulations on your medal! And I love your new pic with Roxy. Wow, you've come such a long way rather quickly just by being consistent, even with your setback due to PF! Glad to hear you're getting orthotics... have you used them yet? And that is wonderful that your DH is joining you! Keep up the good work... I'm so proud of you! Thanks for visiting my SP! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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ROXYZMOM 8/13/2011 8:27PM

    If you told me one year I would be running 5ks I would have laughed! You can do it! Go for it! Just start running! Don't quit!

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WANT2FEELPRETTY 8/13/2011 6:25PM

    That's great. I don't even want to go to the store when it's hot and humid let along run a marathon. emoticon

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EDWINA172 8/13/2011 1:33PM

    AWESOME!!!! Better get a trophy case ready for all of the others to follow. You rock.

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    Congratulations! I can't even imagine being fast enough to win a medal at a race, but blogs like yours convince me to keep trying. Thank you!

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Running 5ks again...Yesssssssssss!

Friday, August 12, 2011

I cannot explain how good it felt to run a 5k this morning. My feet are feeling great tonight and I just finished surfing the web for 5k races for the next 3 weeks. Knowing that I have them set up keeps me motivated, but more importantly appreciating that I can run again with no pain is simply AWESOME!

My husband started running again too! I am so excited. As I mentioned before, he has been diagnosed with cancer and will have surgery in one month. The doctor told him one month ago to make sure he is doing 30 mins of cardio per day. He is not overweight, but cardio will help him recover faster. I didn't nag him about it too much...but since I am doing it I did bring it up a couple times. If I was not, I would have felt I didn't have a right too.

So now he is going to run 5k races with me! I need to be motivated to lose some weight (2 sizes), he needs it so he can recover from his surgery faster. We are on our way...yayyy!

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IILAAD65 8/13/2011 11:00AM

    Oh gosh hon.. I hope surgery goes well. But am even happier to see DH decided on his own to run with you. BUT take some credit. You quietly showed him what to do by example and it worked! Good for you.

Please keep us updated with DH.

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BARCLE 8/12/2011 11:06PM

    emoticon that's great.

Very best wishes for your husband's upcoming surgery and speedy recovery too emoticon

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Still running :)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Well, my feet are holding out! I have been running at 30/35 minutes per day at a regular pace (about 2.6 miles prox). Tomorrow I am going to go up to a 5k. I am really itching to run a race, so I have solicited 4 people to join me on Saturday. It will probably not be my best time of the season, but will keep me motivated to continue running.

I did get a mold taken of my feet yesteday for orthotics. I am really excited that they will help with me running farther distances. I really want to build up to a 10 mile race then half marathon. I added the Disney 1/2 marathons to my facebook and it is getting me excited! That would be such an awesome accomplished goal next Spring!

My food intake is also going pretty well. I am eating healthy during the day, only problem is hanging out with friends every night - still consuming too much alcohol! With all of our kids grown up and gone, seems to be the norm - Yikes!


Foot Doctor Visit...time for surgery and orthotics!!

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

So, today I went back to my Foot Doctor. He thinks my bunion may be the cause of all of my foot problems. He also suggested that I think about othotics. He told me that many runners wear them, and 9 out of 10 love them. I am really tire of my feet hurting, so I am going to get measured for orthotics next week and am going to get my bunion taken care of in mid-November. The latter should be a lot of fun -- I can't walk for a week and then only minimum steps the next week. I am pretty hyper so this is not going to be easy. But, I will be happy when it is all over with! He said it will be 10 - 12 weeks before I am totally recovered and can run again. That's why I am waiting until winter.
Getting old isn't easy, that's for sure!!

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RIVADERCHI 8/4/2011 1:26AM

    Hi R.M, Thanks for visiting my SP and commenting! I'm sorry to hear about your surgery... hope you find some relief from the orthotics. My BFF had bunion surgery on one foot but decided against doing it on the other foot... very painful... but that's what drugs are for... maybe a second opinion, tho??? Good luck! emoticon emoticon

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