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Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Calories
Eaten 1,845
BMR* 1,581
Exercise 0
Total Burned 1,581
Differential +264



Better today than yesterday but tomorrow is going to be even better still!
If I can kick this cold that seems to be trying to move into my body.

  


Do as I say.....

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Before I left for Kelowna on Friday I was assigned a new bus with the warning, "it had small creatures living in it for a bit." It turns out, it was birds. (I was secretly scared it was mice) Anyway, to make a story short and simple, I don't actually know how the family of birds got into my bus but I do know that it has made me never, EVER, want to own another bird. EVER! Two and a quarter hours later, I have scrubbed every seat on that bus TWICE, swept the floor, installed the car seat for Emily and put things where I want them to go. (that's the quarter of the hour) After that, I pre-tripped it with the intention of taking a little tour around the parking lot. Hey guess what?! The #$@%*&^% thing wouldn't start. I called the after-hours mechanic and he said that, if he couldn't get a hold of the regular guy, he'd come look at it. I told him I was cold, angry and going home. I still had to eat supper, unpack, map out my route (in words) for tomorrow and TRY to relax.
I think I'm just about there.


Range 1670-2020
Calories Eaten 2073
BMR* 1,581
Exercise 472
Total Burned 2053
Differential 20

So let's see, my differentials so far have been: Friday 607 + Saturday 408 + Sunday 1132 + Monday 20. That totals to 2167. That's 62% of a pound. I wasn't planning on running tomorrow but I'm thinking I don't have a choice if I don't want to gain on Wednesday. Anyone know any good exercises to burn 2167 calories FAST?! EEP!!
(definitely a do as I say, not as I do weekend)

  
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GAYEMC 10/11/2012 9:23PM

    How nice of them to leave you a bird dirty bus that doesn't run!

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RUNNINGWILD 10/9/2012 11:29PM

    I actually set, and meet, a lot of my goals. I'd say at least 85% of them. This was just a vacation from everything wrapped around a half marathon. Needless to say, I'm home now and back on track.
~p~

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JO88BAKO 10/9/2012 7:42PM

    Oh wow. I wondered how the birds got in your bus. I don't blame you for never wanting a bird! You are doing a great job! Darn bus!!

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ZRIE014 10/9/2012 1:35AM

  it is always doing to do as you say than doing what you should. need to set plans and goals and work toward them. emoticon

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10 things in 6 kms - photo blog

Sunday, September 30, 2012

I'm visiting the in-laws with the mini-fam this weekend so I had to do my last LSD run before my next HM in the middle of nowhere. Thankfully, that meant a couple of things: everything was new and traffic was not a problem.
My grateful list for today is:
1. A comfortable bed. The in-laws recently upgraded the mattress on the hide-a-bed. *sigh*

2. A good night's sleep. See above. (except for a couple interruptions from Roo, I had a lovely 8 or 9 hours of sleep last night)

3. Coffee. Seriously, can anything perk you up in the morning like a nice, fresh, steaming cup of java?

4. Country roads. I felt really isolated on my run today and, for a change, it was wonderful. Not sure I could do more than 6k by myself but ....

5. A good book. My favourites are written by Jean M. Auel, James Patterson, Diana Gibaldon

6. A great run.

7. Sunshine. It is SO beautiful outside today.

8. Baby smiles. Especially when accompanied by giggles.

9. Adoring fans. I'll post some pics of mine in a sec.

10. Cool breezes. When it's warm outside, and you're out for a run, it's a very welcome thing.

And now the pictures I promised.
This is just as I left the house:
The first wind in the road:
Just a little of what I saw along the way:
My toughest decision today:
I chose to head off to the left and was greeted by this "lovely" hill:
This is where I turned around: The view from the top of the hill: This sign seemed appropriate for this week's BLC20 challenge: Another beautiful view:
My adoring fans emoticon I can see the finish line:
More fans. These ones belong to the in-laws. The brown one with the white & black snout is Emily's horse, Belle.

What my mini-fam does while I'm out running:






  
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CARILOUIE 10/9/2012 1:20PM

    What a beautiful run!

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SAFARIBABE 10/1/2012 7:25PM

    So after all that running, when you come home and find everyone passed out....don't you just want to wake them up and get them moving? LOL I would! And I wouldn't be gentle about it. LOL

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GAYEMC 10/1/2012 4:14PM

    Looks like a beautiful spot for a run. Roo looks so tall all streatched out. Is that for real?

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LADYJ6942 10/1/2012 11:49AM

    Love it, thanks for sharing

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RUNNINGWILD 9/30/2012 4:30PM

    The sign says "Winding Road Next 2 kms".


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CASSIOEPIA 9/30/2012 3:49PM

    Oh, I couldn't read the top line of the sign, just the lower part that said "Next 2 KM's". But I'm curious as to what it said.

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CASSIOEPIA 9/30/2012 3:47PM

    I love this Penny. Your blog from yesterday has rippled outwards. I have written one also, and have read a couple more. It was such a great idea, and I'm happy you continued it today.

Your run looked fabulous! See you soon.

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10 Things for Saturday the 29th

Saturday, September 29, 2012

It's been another long and beautiful day -

1. I was able to take part in the first half marathon of FOUR of my clinic participants today. I got to cheerlead, watch them cross the finish line AND, for two of them, I got to put their medals on.

2. I walked today, almost 5 kms, in the crunchy Autumn leaves. I love this time of year.

3. I have a loving, supportive hubby that allowed me to delay our trip to his parents so that I could be a part of #1 and then accompanied me on #2.

4. I have in-laws that care about me and that don't drive me too crazy.

5. Tim Horton's coffee

6. Autumn = pumpkin flavoured everything! My favourite is pie!!

7. Baby kisses.

8. Sunset in the mountains.

9. Deer on the race course. White-tailed ones. I forgot how beautiful they are when they're free.

10. Fresh fruit. Yum!!

  
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GAYEMC 9/30/2012 6:23PM

    Pumpkin Pie, OMG, I love it! We're having beautiful fall weather but it's been too warm for the leaves to turn yet.

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LYNNRODRIGUEZ 9/30/2012 2:42PM

    Oh, is that Roo? I just want to squeeze her; she's such a cutie! I love number 7. Baby kisses are the best! And you have such a great husband; sounds like he's a keeper!

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SAFARIBABE 9/30/2012 8:10AM

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CASSIOEPIA 9/29/2012 11:41PM

    Best blog ever!

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COURAGETOMOVE 9/29/2012 11:26PM

    CUTE pic!!

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AJB121299 9/29/2012 11:11PM

    nice

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BLC20 - My 10 Things

Friday, September 28, 2012

I started compiling this list at 5:30 this morning when I was getting Roo loaded into the bus to start my day.....

10 Things that I am grateful for: (in no particular order)

1. my early mornings allow me a clear view of the "night" sky. The stars were amazing today.
2. I got to watch the moon "set" and the sun rise. Gorgeous!
3. the students on my bus are polite, well-behaved and respectful.
4. my route takes me through some beautiful parts of this city that I call home.
5. Emily is now 11 months old and is growing more wise each and every day.
6. I have a beautiful, healthy little family.
7. I am healthy and able to enjoy time with my children.
8. I am surrounded by friends, on line and in real life, that care about me and how I am doing.
9. I am super fortunate, in today's world, to have a job that I enjoy.
10. My furbabies love me.


  
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GAYEMC 9/29/2012 12:56PM

    Great list Penny. I need to work on mine. I can't believe Roo is almost 1 year old!

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GIANNA345 9/29/2012 9:09AM

    Such a great attitude! I find it helps me to think about the good things in my life too, while waiting for some of the bad ones to pass...

I'm glad I read this. It gets my day off to a good start.
Thanks!

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CASSIOEPIA 9/28/2012 9:40PM

    I have a family picture in that same spot! Love it :)

Great list Penny. It's so good to take the time to be grateful.
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COURAGETOMOVE 9/28/2012 6:26PM

    You have a beautiful family.

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JENNNY135 9/28/2012 3:48PM

    You've got it all together girl, good for you and I'm so happy everything is working out with your job.

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LYNNRODRIGUEZ 9/28/2012 2:32PM

    It really puts things into perspective to think about them and then write them down like that. You have a beautiful family and you are a beautiful person. I'm glad I'm able to get to "know" you.

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MAD-RUNNER-CHIC 9/28/2012 1:49PM

    That's an awesome idea. What a great way to start the day with positive vibes. Love the list.

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