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Thursday, October 21st - Another silver star day

Friday, October 22, 2010

emoticon Water (2L), fruits/veggies - somewhere around 7 servings... no exercise (scheduled rest day). Calories - I *think* I'm okay... I loaded half of my plate with veggies for supper but 1/4 of my plate was ginger beef and another 1/4 was shanghai noodles. I couldn't find those in sparkpeople.
Hughy's new lifestyle is going okay. He didn't have any treats today. Tomorrow, we're going to go play at the park :o) before I go to yoga class.

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JESUS.SAVED.ME 10/27/2010 1:14PM

    What's up with Hughy?? Way to go on everything else. And I'm sure you were ok with the dinner you had.

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KEAKMAN 10/22/2010 9:43AM

    Silver stars are better than none! CONGRATS! Three days in a row!!

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Thursday, October 21, 2010

I made it through the fruits/veggies (6), water (2.5L) and exercise (3km run) part of my plan today but when I was having my treat, I realized I'd had a snack that I'd forgotten to log. The good news is that, in the end, I was only 34 calories over and all my other numbers are good. (fats, proteins, carbs)
It was a great run tonight - AP 6:10/km - with the Hypothermic HM crew. Hughy came with me and he enjoyed it. Maybe he'll lose that 6 pounds the vet suggested if I keep bringing him out. Of course, I should probably stop buying him timbits after we run...... I always buy him two. Tonight the drive-thru dude gave him one (obviously he didn't know that the two I bought were for the dog) so I ate the third one. THEN I found some very nom-nom mini Rolos, dark chocolate, at Superstore, bought them and had a serving. Therein lies the oops. I *thought* I had 180 cals left to play with and it turns out I was 70 calories off. Oh well. No gold star today but that's ok. It was still a VERY good day.

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RACING4ME 10/22/2010 1:05AM

    Nicely done Chicka!! Sounds like you and Hughy had a FANTASTIC day:):)


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SAMMYSWEETPEA 10/21/2010 2:56PM

    I agree that it was a silver star day!

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ETTEZEUS 10/21/2010 9:17AM

    Great job.

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CASSIOEPIA 10/21/2010 9:09AM

    Honesty is the best policy, and 34 ain't that bad!

Do you know that the only notification I have been getting from SparkPeople in the past two days is the one that tells me you wrote a blog? I'm not sure what's going on, but I'm glad at least you are writing, or I'd get no notes!

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MARIE625 10/21/2010 8:51AM

    Good job! emoticon

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KEAKMAN 10/21/2010 8:01AM

    How 'bout a silver star for the day? Plus a smiley face for being honest with yourself about what you ate!

You're doing great Penny!

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Starting over

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

emoticon was yesterday. I didn't do any exercise but I did stay within my calories, drink my 2Lof water AND get all my fruits and veggies. I'm alloted 1940 calories and I only ate 1871. So, I got my first gold star in a very long time.
Today was day two. I did a 28:28 minute 4.13km run tonight. I also kept my calories within range (1777). Fruits, veggies AND water goals were achieved.
Another gold star! emoticon
Tomorrow is another run day and I've made plans with a friend to go to Yoga on Friday. Now all I need is something to do on Thursday and Saturday.

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JESUS.SAVED.ME 10/20/2010 7:01PM

    Way to go!

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 10/20/2010 6:40PM

    Great job!

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GEOGIRL 10/20/2010 12:54PM

  Woohoo sounds like the new plan is working for you! I'm working on getting back to tracking calories....but it seems like there isn't enough time in a day to get in all of the exercise I want....

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SLYMGIRL 10/20/2010 9:33AM

    Awesome!!! Good job!

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KEAKMAN 10/20/2010 8:26AM

    Come kayak with me on Thursday! It's still sunny and warm enough for that down here.

Great job getting those gold stars! emoticon emoticon Can't wait until you have a page full of 'em!

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LIZSPRINGSTEEN 10/20/2010 1:04AM

    Great job! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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7042 to go

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Ok. I read Kate/KEAKMAN's blog about her Spark America minutes and I got to thinking about mine. It turns out, I set a goal of 15,600 for 2010 and I still have 7,042 to go. And I have 74 days to do it. I could be a little bit screwed. That's 95 minutes a day.. no breaks, no rest days.

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JESUS.SAVED.ME 10/19/2010 6:31PM

    I had low expectations of myself at the beginning of the year so I set a goal of 330 mins. I'm at 2??, which is still lame! You're doing awesome!

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KASHMIR 10/19/2010 5:54PM

    Penny, you and I are just about equal on minutes per day needed to make goal! I agree, are are you sure you haven't missed tracking some days? (I know I have, just too lazy to go back through my training books)

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RUNNINGWILD 10/19/2010 5:44PM

    emoticon Bobby! (if only there was a way to track THAT - I'd be way over my minutes)

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BOBBYD31 10/19/2010 4:00PM

    i think paul was also talking emoticon

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GEOGIRL 10/19/2010 2:57PM

  Looking back at mine I set a really low goal....I've surpassed it but I really need to kick it up a notch in the future!

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PEHASS2 10/19/2010 1:40PM

    I'm not sure about meeting your goal, but any extra activity you want to do to try to come close and want company, I am ready and willing, be it yoga, walks, classes or whatever emoticon

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ETTEZEUS 10/19/2010 9:26AM

    Oh I'm with you P.... I have to do 100 minutes a day to reach my goal

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RDARLING 10/19/2010 8:33AM

    Yeah, Good luck with that one! If anyone can do it you can!

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KEAKMAN 10/19/2010 8:13AM

    Go Penny go! (Can't believe that we both have to log 95 minutes a day. If only ST counted.....)

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CASSIOEPIA 10/19/2010 7:44AM

    I can't hardly believe that you don't already have more minutes. I have over 11,000 already. Do you think you may have missed tracking some?

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MKKAYA 10/19/2010 12:11AM


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You win some....

Monday, October 11, 2010

and some just plain suck emoticon I'm not sure where today's HM went wrong. I had a good night's sleep the last three days, I hydrated and I ate pretty close to normal. I didn't change anything and STILL everything went sideways. The only thing that I can think of is that the yogurt I had this morning was not known to me.
The race started okay. I spent the first seven or so kms running with Paul and another running friend from Calgary, Karen. Then my tummy decided to make a rumble.... I told Paul that I had to stop at the next porta-pottie and he was to keep running no matter what. Four more stops just like that one, a foot cramp, a leg cramp, a phlegmy cough...... oh and my favourite shirt decided to chafe me again... and I was considering sitting down at the side of the road and waiting for a cab. With about six kilometres to go I found my lifeline - Logan. He rollerbladed along with me until the finish line. He encouraged me, distracted me and just made running and walking a LOT more enjoyable. Don't get me wrong, it was still hard and it still sucked BUT it sucked a whole lot less with him there. I got a stylin' new medal and a really cool shirt out of the day and a new PB for Victoria = 2:42:17. My second worst time ever but, again, you run the race you're dealt. You can bet that I'll be back. You can also bet that the stars will align for me next time. And, as my little running coach stated, "now you'll have a good race in Vegas". Bring it on!

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GAYEMC 10/13/2010 8:03PM

    I'm sorry you didn't have the race you wanted, but you FINISHED! emoticon

I haven't forgot about the H2C photos. I'm headed to DC this weekend but I'll try and figure it out when I get back!

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JESUS.SAVED.ME 10/12/2010 4:36PM

    AHHH, sorry the race didn't go the way you hoped but you still have tonnes to count as successes. Hope you enjoyed your vacation, it was so nice to meet all of you finally!

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PINKCHICK130 10/12/2010 12:05PM

    My half PB is still Victoria 2:45 (it was my first) and I've gotten slower ever Congrats for sticking it out and finishing!

Cheers to Logan for being there to keep you going. And yes we are all going to ROCK in Vegas one way or another!

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GEOGIRL 10/12/2010 10:16AM

  Awesome dedication finishing! Not every race and be your best and you'll kick the next one in the butt :)

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ONE*BUSY*MOM 10/12/2010 12:58AM

    Hey, you finished and I think that's terrific! Way to go!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 10/11/2010 11:59PM

    Good job just finishing Penny! It would have been so much easier to quit, but how would you be feeling right now?

And I think it's super cool that Logan helped you over the finish line. emoticon

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CASSIOEPIA 10/11/2010 1:52PM

    Love that Logan was there to save you - you and he will both remember those moments for a long time, likely forever! And Nancy is right, now the stars will align for you in Vegas Baby!!!

Enjoy your Thanksgiving Dinner. Wish I could be a fly on that wall!

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KEAKMAN 10/11/2010 1:01PM

    "you run the race you're dealt."

THAT is one of the wisest things I have read in a long time. And something that I need to remind myself of for a long time to come. I am sorry that you had such a tough race, and I know how it feels to have a sucky one, but I am so proud of you for NOT calling that cab. You did it, and now you know just how strong you are and how much you can endure. Here's hoping that you never have another race to test either of those qualities in you.....and have a GREAT time in Vegas!

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BOBBYD31 10/11/2010 11:00AM

    penny sorry to hear you had a rough run but how cool was that of logan to bring you home. you got the bad one out of your way now vegas will rock. give trish a hug for me.

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GOEGIRL 10/11/2010 10:56AM

    Aw, bummer! I'm sorry you had a rough race. I certainly understand THAT issue - lol! It's good to hear that you're letting it go so readily, and looking ahead to the next one.

HUGE congratulations on finishing despite all the setbacks.

Hope your recovery goes smoothly, have a GREAT Thanksgiving.

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MKKAYA 10/11/2010 10:09AM

    Penny, it was great seeing you again. I know the run sucked but at least you can say you were there for my PR. Have a great day with Trish! Your boys are great even if Logan beat me the lap swimming. LOL

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MIAMIA7 10/11/2010 9:31AM

    Way to hang in there Penny! And it's still a good time! How great to have Logan bring you home to the end. Almost brings tears to your eyes. Go get 'em in Vegas!

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ETTEZEUS 10/11/2010 8:54AM

    I still think you did great!
But it also explains why I couldn't find your results on the website.....I gave up looking for you after 2:30....LOL

Sure wish I was running Vegas but I got 4 HMs before Nov 28th, the first one being this Saturday.

Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your day with Trish!

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RACING4ME 10/11/2010 2:04AM

    Oh sweetie!! Sometimes we just have to accept the hardware!! LOVE that Logan was there for you:)

Can't wait to have you hanging with me for Thanksgiving dinner;)

Love ya lady!!


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