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Swiped from LIZZYP609 - 30 days of photos -

Monday, February 14, 2011

Day 01- A recent picture of yourself
Day 02 - A picture of you and the person you have been closest with the longest
Day 03 - A picture of your inspiration for weight loss
Day 04 - A picture of the cast of your favorite TV show
Day 05 - A picture of your favorite animal
Day 06 - A picture of a person you'd love to trade places with for a day
Day 07 - A picture of your most treasured item
Day 08 - A picture of your favorite color
Day 09 – A picture that motivates you to do more
Day 10 - A picture of your closest friend
Day 11 - A picture of your IPOD or other music playing device on shuffle, and then list the first 10 songs that play.
Day 12 – A picture that defines you
Day 13 - A picture of your favorite band or artist
Day 14 – A picture of you now
Day 15 - A picture of something you want to do before you die
Day 16 - A picture of someone who inspires you
Day 17 - A picture of something that has made a huge impact on your life recently
Day 18 - A picture of your biggest insecurity, and the reasons why it is the biggest
Day 19 - A picture of your nicknames you have; why do you have them.
Day 20 - A picture of somewhere you'd love to travel
Day 21 – A picture of an exercise you can’t do, but would like to try (and then try it if you want to)
Day 22 - A picture of something you wish you were better at
Day 23 - A picture of your favorite book; why is it your favorite?
Day 24 - A picture of what I would find in your bag
Day 25 - A picture of your favorite super hero and why
Day 26 - A picture of something that means a lot to you
Day 27 - A picture of yourself and a family member
Day 28 - A picture of something you're afraid of
Day 29 - A picture that can always make you smile
Day 30 - A picture of you last year and now, how have you changed since then?



Saturday, I ran my 18th half marathon. I already wrote about it so I won't bore you with details BUT I think this picture kind of sums up my feelings on that day. PURE PLEASURE.

  
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ZORAHGAIL 2/27/2011 5:44PM

    Fabulous idea!

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LENGELKE 2/24/2011 12:11PM

    Wow, I absolutely LOVE this idea! I'm going to swipe it from your blog to mine, but I'll give you the credit!

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JOANN562 2/20/2011 7:23PM

    Just now catching up with blogs...love this idea!
Great pic!

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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 2/17/2011 1:27PM

    LOVE this pic!! Yes, you are insanely happy after the 18th 1/2??!!!! YAY!!!!

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CARILOUIE 2/17/2011 7:15AM

    What a great idea this is! I'm looking forward to seeing all these blogs!

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*MADHU* 2/16/2011 8:49AM

    Hmm....I like this idea...think I'll give it a try :)

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LIZZYP609 2/16/2011 7:29AM

    HEY!!! So glad you are doing this! I am having tons of fun! Can't wait to see your blogs!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 2/15/2011 5:04PM

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SEYSARAH 2/15/2011 9:02AM

    Lizzy's recent photo blogs have been a delight to read and look over..fun for her and fun for those visiting..have fun with your photo blog..this blog was a great start..I enjoyed it.

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Hypothermic Half Marathon 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011



connect.garmin.com/activity/68204753

This run was beautiful. It was -1 when we started but, by the time we finished, it was up to +7C. I tried to spend a little time running with each of my graduates. Some of them are really speedy so I had to let them go run their own race but, once I visited with the ones that I could, I ran mine. I was so relaxed. It just felt good, ya know? Anyway, #18 was nearly perfect. I can't wait to see if the next one goes just as well.

  
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CHEPRBYTHEDOZN 2/17/2011 1:30PM

    You are so wonderful to do this running group leader thing! SEriously, I'm sure all those people in your classes appreciate you so much.
Congrats on another great race

I just checked out the garmin report-that is SOOO COOL that it gives you all that info! HOLY COW!!!

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RUNNINGWILD 2/16/2011 12:50AM

    Suezette, I ran my first HM in May of 2006. I do a minimum of three a year. It's my passion, can you tell? I do it for the bling emoticon

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ETTEZEUS 2/16/2011 12:19AM

    Way to go Penny!
I can't wait to catch up to you! I've run 9 to date.
How long did it take you to get to 18 HMs?

Great time for the race too. Hope I make it there soon.

I'm was doing 3:1 intervals and I'm now working on 4:1 intervals.
I hope to be up to 10:1 intervals in the by the end of the year....LOL

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GEOGIRL 2/14/2011 1:51PM

  Congrats thats so awesome! The hypo half is still on my list of races to run, maybe next year!

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SEYSARAH 2/14/2011 3:36AM

    Great group, great effort by you to try and be with as many as possible and the "icing on the cake" was a wonderful run for yourself..nothing better!

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 2/13/2011 10:52PM

    It was a great weekend for running! I'm glad you enjoyed it!

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CASSIOEPIA 2/13/2011 10:46PM

    Love that you are able to do this for so many. Glad you found a 'nearly perfect' race.

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MKKAYA 2/13/2011 10:36PM

    Penny, Awesome race and what a great looking group! wehat an inspiration you must be to al of them!!! Your next will be even better!

Mike


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HEART challenge tracking 2/11-2/13

Friday, February 11, 2011

========= . THE CHALLENGE . ============
HEART (In honor of Valentine's and Cardio, plus Persevering)
H-HIBERNATE Get 6-8 Hours of sleep per night (Starting bedtime Friday night, ending morning time Monday morning)
E-EAT 4 Freggies a day
A- ATTEMPT A NEW TO YOU STRENGTH MOVE. The important thing is you have to report what the new ST move you attempted on your TEAM THREAD so we all get new ideas to try. Post these new moves either daily or cumulatively on Monday.
R-RACING...Get that heart rate up for 20 minutes (Minimum)
T-TOUCH Reach Out and TOUCH Someone... Spend time with family, with friends, go visit, make a phone call. Your voice is a gift to those that Love you.

1 pt max for each category - 5 pts per day

Complete ALL Phases in a single day receive a 5 point Bonus for that day.

MAX Points 10 points per day/3 days= 30 points

========= . THE TRACKING . ============

Friday, February 11 - HEART Points: __10__ (10 max/day)
__1__ H - HIBERNATE Get 6-8 Hours of sleep per night (1 pt) - Slept for EIGHT HOURS!
__1__ E - EAT 4 Freggies a day (1 pt)
__1__ A - ATTEMPT A NEW TO YOU STRENGTH MOVE. (1 pt)
__1__ R - RACING...Get that heart rate up for 20 minutes (min.) (1 pt)
__1__ T - TOUCH Reach Out and TOUCH Someone... Spend time with family, with friends, go visit, make a phone call. Your voice is a gift to those that Love you. (1 pt.)
__5__ HEART Bonus pts (5 pts for completion of HEART)

Saturday, February 12 - HEART Points: __4___ (10 max/day)
__1__ H - HIBERNATE Get 6-8 Hours of sleep per night (1 pt)
__1__ E - EAT 4 Freggies a day (1 pt)
__0__ A - ATTEMPT A NEW TO YOU STRENGTH MOVE. (1 pt)
__1__ R - RACING...Get that heart rate up for 20 minutes (min.) (1 pt)
__1__ T - TOUCH Reach Out and TOUCH Someone... Spend time with family, with friends, go visit, make a phone call. Your voice is a gift to those that Love you. (1 pt.)
_____ HEART Bonus pts (5 pts for completion of HEART)

Sunday, February 13 - HEART Points: __10____ (10 max/day)
__1__ H - HIBERNATE Get 6-8 Hours of sleep per night (1 pt)
__1__ E - EAT 4 Freggies a day (1 pt)
__1__ A - ATTEMPT A NEW TO YOU STRENGTH MOVE. (1 pt)
__1__ R - RACING...Get that heart rate up for 20 minutes (min.) (1 pt)
__1__ T - TOUCH Reach Out and TOUCH Someone... Spend time with family, with friends, go visit, make a phone call. Your voice is a gift to those that Love you. (1 pt.)
__5__ HEART Bonus pts (5 pts for completion of HEART)


Total challenge points - 24. emoticon

  
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ETTEZEUS 2/11/2011 9:47PM

    Good idea to blog the post to keep track!

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RUNNINGWILD 2/11/2011 8:30PM

    I thought the same thing when I stole the format from one of the Outlaws ;o)

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SAMMYSWEETPEA 2/11/2011 6:42PM

    These challenges are so cool!

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SEYSARAH 2/11/2011 2:36PM

    Good post and great way to remind yourself about the challenge without digging through everything!

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Ghosting

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.
~p.

  
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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 through..it's so much fun to "ghost" and show support while at the same time, doing something pretty darn awesome for yourself..it'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!!!!
Mike


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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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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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JOPAPGH 1/17/2011 9:50AM

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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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