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Thursday, August 12, 2010

Tonight I ran 5 hills with my HM clinic. That's a total of 4 kms going up and down the 400 metre hill (see I *can* do math) . I only walked a little up hill on one because my pre-run meal was threatening to make me exercise the 2-metre rule. BLEH! Anyway! Those are done and now I get to look forward to Sunday's LSD: 14 kms.
I didn't even consider a gym visit tonight. I DID, however, print out the schedules for the four locations of GoodLife that are closest to me. Progress? If I cannot make it to the class I want, I'll go and make up my own routine on the strength training circuit. I guess that's one of the benefits to having been a personal trainer, I have all of these routines in my head. I just have to be brave enough to use them on myself.

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 8/12/2010 12:44PM

    Good job Penny!

Gawd, I can't imagine running 14k. It's a long way off for me.

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 8/12/2010 12:42PM

    Ha ha, I didn't know about the 2 metre rule, but I'm not a runner! Thanks for the smile, Penny.

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RUNNINGWILD 8/12/2010 10:34AM

    The two metre rule: if you MUST get sick while out on a training run, move two metres from the pathway first. Basically, absolutely no barfing on the trail =)

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KEAKMAN 8/12/2010 8:01AM

    #1 - HOORAY for the hill work! (hills are all I have around here!)

#2 - forgive my ignorance...what is the 2 metre rule????

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TURTLERAE55 8/12/2010 1:30AM

    You can do it!!!!!!

Keep up the good work.

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Since August 1st

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Since August first, I've gained 3.5 pounds. I have had four gold stars for meeting my calorie goals. For the week ending August 7, I missed my calories burned goal by 490 because "all" I did were my three scheduled runs (138 minutes). I KNOW, it was better than nothing but better than nothing did not stop the weight gain. I'm bummed out.
So I'm asking to be held accountable. I have three "free" days to make it to the gym this week. I'd like to make it there at LEAST once. If, by Saturday, I do not post that I've been I'd like the pointy boot.

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CASSIOEPIA 8/11/2010 9:27AM

    I won't be around much this weekend (again), so here's my 'boot' today! BTW - love the background page picture. Is that from Drumheller?

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KEAKMAN 8/11/2010 8:12AM

    Can it also be what you are eating? (salty foods) ORRRRRR that you are not eating enough to cover all of that activity? Or are you taking any new meds, or a lot of ibuprofen? Sounds a little impossible that you have consumed over 12,000 calories more than you need to maintain in 10 days - that's 1200 per day. Sounds a bit off to me.....

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"Create a blog entry"

Sunday, August 08, 2010

I've been staring at this on my start page for over a month.. I've *wanted* to write a blog, I just haven't known what to write about. Nothing is really new, per se, though a lot has changed in the last couple months. I'm training for a half marathon - not new, I do this every 16-18 weeks. On the other hand, this time I'm going to go to Victoria in October, not Kelowna. I have a different position in my company - not *really* new because a couple years ago I was the receptionist. This time though, I'm a /coordinator instead of a /billing clerk.

And then there's Paul/PEHASS2 emoticon He's not new but we're definitely taking things to a new level. We spend even more time together, talk more about what the future holds and generally just enjoy. I've finally found someone willing to share every part of my life and with whom I can be me. The real me. Know what I mean? I think he may even like my kids, my dog and my cats..... though he *could* be just faking that, I suppose. Nah, no one is THAT good of an actor. The best part is: the kids, the dog and the cats like him right back. He fits in here. No major adjustments required. And that suits me just fine.

**ETA** Countdown to Hood to Coast = 19 days! But there are only 17 until I'm standing in the Portland airport!! emoticon

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 8/10/2010 2:21PM

    I'm so glad you're at such a good place in your life. You deserve it! Thanks for the update on how things are going for you.

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ETTEZEUS 8/9/2010 1:03PM

    I'm so happy for you!
And enjoy HTC!!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 8/8/2010 11:42PM

    Aw, you & Paul are so cute together. And your boys are adorable. I didn't know they were yours when I first met them at the RR the other day. I just thought they were great kids who were very encouraging to everyone they passed. Each time I got a high 5, it put a big smile on my face. It made the lake feel a bit smaller and I wasn't feeling as sore as I was.

And as a divorce kid, I can tell you that my brother & I were pretty tough customers as far as liking anyone our parents dated. Kids (and pets) are way better judges of character than we give them credit for. So the fact that your kids & pets like Paul says a lot about him I think.


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BOBBYD31 8/8/2010 10:43PM

    sounds like things are very good!

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CASSIOEPIA 8/8/2010 10:20PM

    This blog is just fine Penny! Sounds like things are moving along in the right directions! I'm cheering you on for the HTC - WOOHOO!!!

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DREBENEZER 8/8/2010 8:39PM

    It's great when life goes in the right direction!! Congrats! Good luck in your training!

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MIAMIA7 8/8/2010 8:10PM

    Ha Penny...I was thinking this exact same thing today while watching Bobby ride in circles at the tri. I need to write a blog. But about what? Hmmm. Perhaps I can come up with something. Just as you did. And isn't it nice to say nothing really that new is going on. Because sometimes something new sometimes means "not good". So glad things are good!

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RUNNINGWILD 8/8/2010 8:08PM

    Kate, that is FREA-KY!!- I was editing my post when you posted....
Comethealth - "half" marathon... 13.1 miles or 21.1 kms. I'm not mentally committed to doing a full just yet.

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KEAKMAN 8/8/2010 8:05PM

    Sounds like life is good....I am happy for you!

And don't forget, you run HTC in less than three weeks!!

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COMETHEALTH 8/8/2010 8:02PM

    Sounds like everything is just great. Good luck :) I wish I could run a marathon

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Thank you Tommy Europe =)

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

My newest email:
Having trouble with motivation? Try this technique:
Go through your photo albums and find a picture of yourself in your best shape ever. It may be a photo from your college or even high school days. You know what I'm talking about, just think of half of the profile pictures on Facebook...that are about 5 yrs old!
Now go through your photos and find a picture of yourself in your worst shape ever. You may have to go through old shoe boxes of photos, since this photo may not have made it into your photo albums.
Place the two photos side by side. You at your fittest; you at your fattest. Study the photos. Remember what it felt like to be in great shape. Remember what it felt like to be in terrible shape (you may be living that right now).
Make a decision. Do you want to continue living your life in bad shape? Or will you shake off past failures and do what it takes to achieve the body you once had?
Share your two photos with me. Show me the great body that you once had and together we will get that body back.

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LADYNETTIE 7/26/2010 11:08AM

    You look fantastic and I love your positive outlook~! Congratulations and thank you for motivating so many others emoticon

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ETTEZEUS 6/16/2010 2:23PM

    I should do this!
You look fantastic Penny!

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JILLIANPRNCSS 6/15/2010 6:22PM

    My fat picture is like yours sitting at my child's 2 year birthday.

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CASSIOEPIA 6/15/2010 6:15PM

    What a fantastic difference Penny!

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RDARLING 6/15/2010 12:07PM

    A great motivator! Thanks for the idea! Oh, and you look great in your current picture at the race! WTG!

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GEOGIRL 6/15/2010 11:00AM

  Woohoo great motivation!

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KEAKMAN 6/15/2010 10:39AM

    Great motivator! And I love the "you" who is a runner now!

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SKOUET 6/15/2010 10:36AM

    That's a great motivator! And you've come so far along!!! Celebrate :)

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Another month, another challenge

Sunday, June 06, 2010

This time it's the 'Official 28-Day Bootcamp Workout Challenge'. Day one has been a success so far. I've done my video, gone for a 4km run, tracked what I've eaten for the day... of course, it's only 12:30 and I still have at least 11 more hours t get through before bedtime so anything can happen but I'm not too worried.
My starting weight is 128. My goal's to maintain my weight and just establish a consistency in my exercise while adding in ST.
Should be no trouble at all... yeh, right.

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KAYAKID 6/7/2010 11:59PM

    Penny, you are strong just do it! no try!!!!

hey I know what your legs are going to be for HTC - do you want to know????

Kate and I met today and went over the legs - doesn't mean for sure thats what you will get - but 75%

Will see how long it takes you to respond back to me.

am I keeping you suspense????

I am bad

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ETTEZEUS 6/6/2010 5:11PM

    You can do it!

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RONIE11 6/6/2010 3:46PM

    best of luck with maintaining your current weight.. My goal weight is 129 I have about 14 more to go.. I am thinking of getting down to 125 that way I have "bounce" pounds.. you know those stuborn pounds that bounce up and down throughout the week. But I won't know until I get

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