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Why a Daily Workout?

Monday, September 17, 2012



Happy Monday Sparkies, hope everyone enjoyed a great weekend, I know I did. Spent time this weekend outside running, biking, yard work and helped my BFF move into her new house (yes moving boxes is on the fitness tracker for SP and you'd be surprised how many calories that can torch - woo hoo). Love the fall weather.

Week 5 Half-Marathon Training: This week starts week 5, woo hoo, going strong and staying motivated, I'm even going to get up and get all my runs in BEFORE work this week, wish me luck - only 16 total miles this week, but all before the sun comes up, which will leave me time in the evening for bike rides and GS baseball games. I got this !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  
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BOILHAM 9/19/2012 5:57AM

    Indeed. You got this! Great enthusiasm.

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2HAMSDIET 9/18/2012 12:45AM

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TEACHLIZARD 9/17/2012 4:12PM

    Wooo Whoo! Sounds like you had a great weekend too! Keep us posted on the marathon training. I'm starting to train for a 10K in November...

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STRIVER57 9/17/2012 3:35PM

    indeed you do!

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JANEMARIE77 9/17/2012 3:22PM

    wow Miss Skinny you are rocking it keep up the good work

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SUEAZZI 9/17/2012 3:16PM

    emoticon You WILL do it! Love early am runs, my plan too. Rock on! Hope you found those new sneakers you were looking for, I did!

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JLITT62 9/17/2012 2:47PM

    Yup, you definitely got it!

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SHRINKINRUNNER 9/17/2012 1:37PM

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KAREN_NY 9/17/2012 1:15PM

    Wow - you are OOZING energy!!!! BAM!
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NEPTUNE1939 9/17/2012 1:11PM

    LOL - Here's wishing you "WOO HOO" success! emoticon May God bless your progress, Earl

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NATPLUMMER 9/17/2012 1:11PM

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SCRAPPINPOLLY 9/17/2012 1:09PM

    So very true!! It gets those endorphins going and you just feel great!

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Blame the Dog, Seriously?????

Thursday, September 13, 2012



Really people, would you blame your lack of "whatever" on your innocent dog?



Giving it 100% - today and everyday. Excuses are for people who need them....now get busy.

  
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SHARON10002 9/13/2012 10:46PM

    My DH and I used to blame our dog all of the time for everything, but since he's been gone, we now have to fess up! emoticon

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SAMI199 9/13/2012 10:31PM

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JANEMARIE77 9/13/2012 10:29PM

    Cute thanks

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2HAMSDIET 9/13/2012 8:14PM

    I knew there was a reason to get another pet. emoticon emoticon

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-POLEDANCEGIRL- 9/13/2012 2:58PM

    Great blog!! Especially since we have a beagle :)

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SUEAZZI 9/13/2012 2:47PM

    Gettin' busy... heading out for a run at 0400. emoticon

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SHRINKINRUNNER 9/13/2012 2:19PM

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JLITT62 9/13/2012 1:54PM

    Well, I did blame the dogs when I first started running -- that is, I used the excuse that I had to walk the dogs & therefore didn't have time to run, too.

I'll admit sometimes it feels like all I do is exercise (or is that shop?) but obviously I can do both!

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WELLNESSME09 9/13/2012 8:48AM

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THATGIRL0515 9/13/2012 8:36AM

    Blame the CAT!

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TELFERS01 9/13/2012 8:28AM

  You go!

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Worth It?

Wednesday, September 12, 2012



It is worth it? You betcha.

  
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DGIBSON02 9/17/2012 11:18AM

    nice


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SAMI199 9/12/2012 4:23PM

    Bring it on!

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NATPLUMMER 9/12/2012 3:44PM

    Oh yes!

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JANEMARIE77 9/12/2012 11:25AM

    Right on point !

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SUEAZZI 9/12/2012 11:22AM

    YES! I love the captions you have been posting!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 9/12/2012 9:09AM

    Definitely! emoticon

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JLITT62 9/12/2012 8:56AM

    Yup, I say this all the time!

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WELLNESSME09 9/12/2012 8:19AM

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When There's a Will, There's a Way

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Training for my next half-marathon is very time consuming and in November I start training for a full marathon. Training runs are getting longer and my lunch hour can no longer be used for training, since the runs now exceed 4 miles daily, so hmmmmm, creative time management is in order. I could do my runs when I get home in the evenings, but it's starting to get dark earlier and I have found that trying to rush to get a run finished is just not me, I like to take my time and I certainly can't take my time when the DH is at home hoping I will have dinner ready, lol.

Creative time management from today forward will consist of morning runs, no excuses. I actually got up, yeah (thanks SAMI for the reminder call this morning). This is a huge deal for me to give up that last hour of sleep in the mornings, but I'm determined to manage my time wisely and give 100% to my training. I started off by putting my alarm clock across the room, so I would have no choice but to get up and turn it off, I certainly don't want to wake up the entire household with that loud car horn alarm going off. I had all my gear layed out the night before, so it was out the door and on the road, only 15 minutes later than planned, but it will take some tweaking to get the schedule running smoothly.

I feel so energized today, a morning workout always makes me feel better, now anything else fitness wise today is a BONUS.

Still feeling the ulcer when running, not FUN, but I can say that at least today I feel a tad improved.


(I saw this on my FB page this morning and how appropriate. I think it was a runner's world post, not sure)

  
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JANEMARIE77 9/13/2012 10:32PM

    Wonderful start early feel great all day Well worth it
You got it go go go

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BOILHAM 9/12/2012 9:58AM

    Much respect for those younger folks who still are out there working a job, taking care of family, and finding time to exercise. I don't know how you do it, but I respect all of you.

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TISTEN23 9/11/2012 10:39PM

    You got this!! You can do it!!

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SUEAZZI 9/11/2012 7:59PM

    You've got this! emoticon

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DGIBSON02 9/11/2012 12:55PM

    Good job. I got my run in this morning as well. We are going to KILL this half marathon.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 9/11/2012 9:42AM

    You never fail to amaze me! I hope your ulcer behaves itself, dang it! I know it feels so much better to get the workout done in the morning. The rest of the day I tend to smile more. emoticon I'm so proud of myself and feel super good! emoticon

You go girl! Keep on impressing me! emoticon

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WONDERWOMAN 9/11/2012 9:25AM

    Impressive! I have a really hard time with early morning runs also. I'm up early, just don't like to go out early. I am so impressed with your ability to alter things as necessary. Looking at it now, I'm certain I would never run these races (train) if I were not retired and able to do it at my will.

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ONMYMEDS 9/11/2012 8:41AM

    Congrats on your creative time management. There is always SOME way to get things done. I am up at 4:00AM to do my morning runs. I've found that it really helps to get my running gear laid out the night before. Somehow just knowing it's right at hand is enough incentive to push me past hitting the snooze button on the alarm. Whatever works.

Good luck on your marathon.

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MYLADY4 9/11/2012 8:40AM

    I loved morning runs. No body out but me and the deer. You will do this.

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LORI-K 9/11/2012 8:31AM

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2HAMSDIET 9/11/2012 8:16AM

    emoticon You are such a trooper. I hope the pain leaves you soon so you can run even faster. emoticon Enjoy your run

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BILL60 9/11/2012 8:12AM

    If anyone can do it, you can. Hang tough, my friend.

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DABLUECAT 9/11/2012 8:10AM

    I can't seem to do morning runs. I'm getting up at 5:50 as it is just to go to work, sometimes 5:30 if I don't get a ride. It's offset by the fact I get home normally at 4 but I'll soon be driven indoors as I don't like running in cold (and later)... snow. I make more use of the gym then. But I still want to keep running and get better at doing 5k.

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The Best 5K Ever

Monday, September 10, 2012

I would like to thank everyone for the well wishes after last week's heart attack scare and I'm happy to report it's business as usual, except for the ulcer, which is causing a lot of pain (it feels like I'm suffering from a permanent runner's stitch on the right side of my abdomen as well as burning in the stomach and esophagus - so running is not so easy). I'm not letting that keep be down though, dang it, I've got things to do...like running the 9/11 Heroes 5K Race yesterday. Wasn't sure how that was going to work out with the pains but decided to give it my best, and my BFF was making her 5K walking debut at this race also. She is new to the whole fitness thing and I am so happy that she is embracing it and proud of her for taking some really big steps in the fitness area (we are biking together every day). She can now scratch doing a 5K off her bucket list.



There were a lot of police, firefighters, and military teams in this race. I love being surrounded by our heroes, I am so patriotic - even wore red, white and blue and put my heart flag pin on my hat. The race started and a pack of navy guys were carrying their ships flag (USS MITSCHER), and doing cadences (really loudly) so I decided to follow them. I loved hearing their cadences, but I wasn't sure I could keep up since I knew they were running a little faster than I normally do, but I wanted to keep up with these guys. Left, left, right, left. I was on the "left" for every shout out, woo hoo. I just watched their feet and listened to their entertaining, motivational cadences and before I knew it I was past mile two.

I just chuckled at the "My old Granny" song...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=upw7zz0UiqE

Holy cow, I had kept up with them for two miles (19:00), they fell a little behind me, but I just kept going. I saw two firefighters ahead of me so I focused on keeping up with them for the last half mile. I could still hear the Navy Chiefs behind me, but too afraid to look back, I had to keep going, I was making great time - I had the "under 30 minute goal" in shot - it was close.



I knew I should back down on the speed just a tad, the heart rate was really jacked way up, but I still kept up with the firefighters. I kicked on the overdrive and ended up passing them on the last .1 mile and finished just a step or two ahead of them. WOW, I just got a PR. A time of 32:41, finished 21/64 for my age division and 300/624, not too bad for being in pain. I'm looking forward to another 5K on Sept. 29th.




I wonder if those Navy Chiefs are available as my own personal pace-group for my upcoming half-marathon? That would be awesome, they really motivated me to go beyond myself and gave me the boost of confidence I needed to keep at it. Thanks USS Mitscher Navy Chiefs - ya'll rocked my socks off.



  
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SUEAZZI 9/11/2012 7:57PM

    emoticon on your 5k experience and PR! emoticon emoticon

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BILL60 9/11/2012 8:17AM

    You will never cease to amaze me. Congrats on the hard run and the PR.

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JLITT62 9/11/2012 7:22AM

    Ok missy, while I'm happy you PR'd - your body needs rest. Rest is very important in healing. I'm not saying don't run of course, but maybe not the best idea to push so much right now. You need to be in good shape for your marathon!

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SHARON10002 9/10/2012 10:08PM

    Way to go Navy!!! emoticon So glad you were able to keep up. I love listening to cadence songs too. Well done on your fantastic finish lady!

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JENN03275 9/10/2012 5:22PM

    Way to go!!

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ONMYMEDS 9/10/2012 5:20PM

    Congrats on the PR!!

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SAMI199 9/10/2012 4:12PM

    Congratulations-to both of you!!!!

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LISAINMS 9/10/2012 4:11PM

    emoticon for a PR!

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BOILHAM 9/10/2012 3:57PM

    Way to go, and a new PR. You just keep getting better. Glad the Navy Chiefs helped you too! Gotta love the squids!
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JANEMARIE77 9/10/2012 1:43PM

    emoticon PR is wonderful and good looking motivational guys to run with can life get any better way to go

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KAREN_NY 9/10/2012 1:37PM

    Way to be a hero too!!

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KANSASROSE67 9/10/2012 12:15PM

    emoticon Way to go on the PR!



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THATGIRL0515 9/10/2012 11:16AM

    Without you I would just be another fatty watching from the side line! you're the best motivation ever!
Have I told you lately emoticon that I love you?

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DGIBSON02 9/10/2012 11:06AM

    that's pretty cool running with the chief selectees like that.

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MZSLYDE01 9/10/2012 10:22AM

    Oh girl I just love the new blog look. The colors are fabulous. I am so proud of you and your bff - so glad you were able to touch her with the whole healthy lifestyle thing; She won't regret it.
I love that you finished as well as you did. THAT'S AWESOME TIME even for not being in pain. Girl you rock.
AND I have to say - I can't wait for my first 5K. 26 DAYS AWAY Woot Woot. I am going to walk like T did but I will still feel that accomplishment. Then I can start to really train for the next one and maybe do some running in it. Gotta start somewhere. I just can't wait to go over the finish line.
Love the pics - both of you look great.

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KIMPY225 9/10/2012 10:00AM

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Great job! Good luck on your next one at the end of the month!

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JOHNMARTINMILES 9/10/2012 9:35AM

    Glad to hear the scare was just that.

Make Today a Great Day!

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