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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

On Sunday, some of my fellow Dragons and friends are participating in the ING Miami. Following Mike's suggestion, I've decided that my Sunday morning long run will be spent "ghosting" the ING crew. John, Gail, Christy, Deej, Beth, Suezette and Nancy - This run's for you!! emoticon Now all I have to do is figure out what 21.1/7 is so that I can give you all equal time. emoticon

I just noticed that it's been ten days since my last blog. How'd that happen???
Anyway, things are going well, the scale was my friend this morning. My workouts have been consistent. My miles are getting higher and my long runs haven't been affected by added pit stops in a long time. I've been collecting gold stars on my calendar and I'm well on my way to getting at least 80% by the end of the month.

All good things.

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CARILOUIE 1/27/2011 8:02PM

    Hooray for gold stars!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/27/2011 1:49PM

    Awesome job with your goals this month!

What's a dragon?

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SEYSARAH 1/27/2011 8:36AM

    Great blog Penny! I can just feel the energy coming's so much fun to "ghost" and show support while at the same time, doing something pretty darn awesome for's the Dragon way and I'm so glad you are a part of this experience!

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ETTEZEUS 1/26/2011 10:23PM

    You're the best ghost a girl could ask for!
(Ok, you and Mike are the ghosts a girl could ask for!!)

I love having my very own ghost.
I'll try to remember to let you know when I get to mile 6 and 13.
I should wear a post it note on my bib....LOL

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MKKAYA 1/26/2011 9:40PM

    Penny, I love it! Have I told you I love having you be a dragon! Has it been a good experience for you? Have a great run on Sunday and I am planning on a good half - trying to break 2 hours. I have picked a flat route and the weather is supposed to be in the 40's and dry.

Go Penny Go!!!!

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January so far...

Sunday, January 16, 2011

2011 so far has been reminiscent of my first few months on spark. My enthusiasm is back & I've been inside my calorie range 12/16 days. Two of those four days outside of my range were by less than 50 calories. I'm even strength training on a fairly regular basis, thanks to my Dragon challenge.
Oh! and this makes my third year at my goal weight/range. emoticon emoticon

I just have to keep this momentum rolling...

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ETTEZEUS 1/22/2011 10:53PM

    You are on a roll!
Keep it going!
Woo Hoo!

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BLACKROSE_222 1/18/2011 1:29PM

    Congrats! Keep it going!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/17/2011 3:58PM

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SEYSARAH 1/17/2011 2:45PM

    Yeah for Dragons and their enthusiasm for just about anything lol!!!! So glad you joined in the fun and mayhem!

Congrats on your three years in maintenance..that's awesome!

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TOBEARUNNER 1/17/2011 9:45AM

    Yay for returned enthusiasm! So glad that you're liking the Dragons as much as the rest of us do. I mean really, what's not to like? emoticon

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Last chance workout

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Tonight our BLC15 Dragon team had a little last chance workout of our own. Simple really, 30 minutes (or more) of cardio/intentional exercise. I'm happy to report that, with the help of my HM training group, I completed 37 minutes during our 5 km run tonight.

I'm still within my calorie range, too. Right on target for my goal of being there 5/7 days a week for January. In fact, I've only not been inside my calorie range twice since the new month began. Fruit, veggies and water are all on track, too.

Feels like a whole new me for this whole new year. Let's hope this reflects well in tomorrows weigh-in.


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ONE*BUSY*MOM 1/12/2011 2:44PM

    Awesome, Penny. Keep up the great work!


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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/12/2011 12:26PM

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    Great job,Penny!

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TOBEARUNNER 1/12/2011 7:59AM

    Great start to the year Penny! Hoping the scale rewards you this morning. :)

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NEW Challenge - Day 4

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

N~Calorie range is 1560-1910 - I scored a perfect five on this today. Not only did I get my freggies for the day, I also drank all my water AND have calories left over. 16 of them. LOL
E~Exercise - 30 minutes of strength training doing Option 2 and 3 of the BLC15 gym program. 5 points again!
W~Wellness -Breakfast, lunch, dinner and three snacks. I even treated myself to a small piece of dark chocolate for no other reason (no emotion) than "just because" and I feel pretty good about how things went today. 5 points!

Total for the day 15 points.


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New Challenge - Day 3

Monday, January 10, 2011

N~Calorie range is 1560-1910 - Today, with 5 freggies included, my calorie count is 1983 so I'm a little over.
E~Exercise - 20 minutes done. I'm opting out of the gym program today. I did 15 minutes of tobogganing (too fricken cold) and a 98 minute run on the treadmill. I feel done.
W~Wellness - I slipped up and grazed through 2 extra crescent rolls BUT I realized it right away and didn't eat the final two so that's something... I feel like this has been a good day. My meals were planned and everything fit into my calorie range. Even with the slip, I am only 73 calories over. Considering I just burned over 1200 on the treadmill, I'm okay with that.
15 points.
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It snowed here yesterday and today. When we left for running this morning, the snow was drifted across the roads. By the time we were half way to the Running Room, I knew that I would be renewing my friendship with the treadmill sometime today. A 12 km run that, on a regular LSD day, would take me 84 minutes took me 98! When I realized that I was going into overtime I started to get a little loopy. I'm NOT a treadmill runner and I now have a new appreciation for anyone who CAN run on the dreadful things. All the power to ya. Hopefully, it'll be another 3 years before I have to get on that thing again. Paul's doing his run now. I'm *supposed* to be showering but I'm sparking.. shhhh.
It's getting late tho' so I *should* get to bed. I still need to make a lunch, too. I guess I'm outta here.
Til next time!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 1/10/2011 4:12PM

    Sounds like you had a great day Penny! And better the treadmill than no run at all. lol

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TRUEART2 1/10/2011 2:30PM

    I hate the treadmill too - it's awful. I'm glad to hear I'm not the only one who is slower on the treadmill than on the road. I have a couple of friends who swear the treadmill is easier and are faster when they use it. I hope you get some better running weather soon!

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ILOVEROSES 1/10/2011 5:00AM

    Another great day Penny! emoticon

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