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I'll take "organize" for 100 Alex....

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Actually, I've earned 300 points in the latest BLC20 challenge for doing somethings that I should've done long ago. *shrug* They're done now. I didn't take before/after shots of Fridays reorganization of the kitchen cupboard but I should have as it's back to worse than before I started... boys!
Saturday, I cleaned off the cabinet in the kitchen. It looked like this before:

and, now, it looks like this:

Today, I spent more than the required 15 minutes trying to get things back to normal in the front entry way. I'll be so glad when we paint and change up the closet organizer...

I've also got a three day fitness streak going on. I *HAD* a four day nutrition streak but I blew it yesterday and dented it today. Tomorrow will be better.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

BE-THE-CHANGE 10/17/2012 8:10AM

    You are inspiring me to clean up my home office!

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LIZZYP609 10/16/2012 2:21PM

    Love the Pics! Your table before pic looks like my kitchen counter! I call it my hot spot and man right now it is on fire!
Great Job!!!

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BLUE42DOWN 10/16/2012 1:04PM


I'm eternally grateful now that my organizing isn't impacted by others. I remember the futility of organizing when my teens were around.

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GAYEMC 10/15/2012 1:49PM

    Ha! I've been cleaning out my kitchen cabinets for weeks now. Maybe you can come to my house. You did a great job!

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MIKEMACDUDE 10/15/2012 12:46PM

    Great job!
You've just inspired me to clean my man room. I have clothes everywhere, boxes piled up and papers all over the table.
My wife is going to be happy when she gets home! lol

All the best!

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BILLALEX70 10/15/2012 8:05AM

    Do you hire out? I'll play with Roo while you organize!

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DRAK416 10/14/2012 11:36PM

  GJ, Congrats

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DIET_FRIEND 10/14/2012 11:36PM

    You sound so productive! Happy sparking!

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CASSIOEPIA 10/14/2012 11:34PM

    Great job Penny. I laughed at the title, and wonder how many of our American friends will know what you're referring to....

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Plan for October 10 - 16

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Wednesday - Run Club - minimum 5 kms
Thursday - BodyPump
Friday - NewBody
Saturday - BodyPump - Photo walk(?) - Paint-balling
(if you're interested in taking part in Worldwide Photo Walk, here's the link: )
Sunday - Run Club - minimum 10 kms
Monday - BodyPump (and, possibly, BodyFlow)
Tuesday - Run Clinic night - minimum 3 kms

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WESTJETDIANE 10/11/2012 2:38PM

    great plan Penny!

I don't know how you keep up with that schedule, make me tired just looking at it

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BILLALEX70 10/10/2012 11:17AM

    Playing paintball is a great HITT activity.

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CARILOUIE 10/10/2012 9:35AM

    I checked out the photo walk link - how fun! I am going to look for one around me.

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Getting better....

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

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)

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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.

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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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