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The Long Run

Monday, July 12, 2010

My sister and I are training for a 10K in October. So this past Friday was our day for a 30 minute run, but we decided to see just how far we could really make it. We ran 7.3 miles - not too shabby, our time was pretty good considering it was our first try at that far. We kinda surprised ourselves. We did it and we weren't sore the next day. I can't believe we did it. emoticon

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JLITT62 7/12/2010 12:23PM

    All I can say is WOW! I am constantly amazed at people who run so far so easily.

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MZSLYDE01 7/12/2010 11:13AM

    That is awesome. I am pretty jealous too.

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GBSUTPHIN 7/12/2010 9:33AM

    emoticon emoticon That is wonderful! :D Congrats.

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/12/2010 9:25AM

    WOW! Awesome job. You blew my 5 miles out of the water. I'm super jealous!

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My Van Died

Monday, July 12, 2010

My trusty ole mini-van started spitting and sputtering on Saturday, so hubby said we could fix it. He fixed it alright... He pulled into the Chevy dealer and traded it for a brand new Malibu - guess he fixed that problem. I'm so lucky to have a great hubby.

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LEXIE63 7/12/2010 12:40PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
Way to go!

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MZSLYDE01 7/12/2010 11:13AM

    Woo Hoo - Very sweet. That is super sleek. I love it.
Hubby's are great aren't they?????

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DGIBSON61 7/12/2010 9:33AM

  At least you got a car like your favorite son in law. :)

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/12/2010 9:13AM

    NICE!!! Have fin with your new ride!

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JLITT62 7/12/2010 8:36AM


My car is 10 years old, but has very low mileage on it, so I'm hoping to hold onto it for a while yet.

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Double Dose

Thursday, July 08, 2010

Last night I decided to take back-to-back cardio classes, boy was that ambitious. 60 minute turbo kickboxing - that was one heck of a workout since our regular instructor was back from vacation, she really worked us over good, thank goodness since I was let down last week by the substitute instructor. 1000 calories burned - WooHoo !!!

Second class - 60 minutes of Zumba. Zumba is fun, but I can really no longer consider it a workout, yes, I'm burning calories but it just seemed like an extended cool down from the first class. 346 calories burned - double WooHoo!!!

We had fun and we were pretty fatigued when we got home. I decided to give the ole bod a rest this morning, no a.m. run, but will probably cook up something to do this evening.

I'm off tomorrow so here's the outlook....

6 mile run at 4:30 a.m. - breakfast - food shopping at Walmart - deep water aerobics class for one hour - be a pool lizard for 3 hours, then...

emoticonTo crown the evening... A date with Toby Keith !!!

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JLITT62 7/8/2010 2:49PM

    Gee, and I thought I was doing good with my 5:15 am run. :) But it's still dark here at 4:30, so I guess I'm off the hook (don't wanna run in the dark).

Great job! Wish I had a pool to lounge at . . .

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    wow you seem to be realy gunning the cardio, thanks for leaving a comment on my blog and for your support, you look amazing in your recent photos, can hardly recognize you from the person in 2007, how do you do it, amy tips, I started out ok but then stalled a little, like you I am trying to do 2 sessions cardio, weights etc you are really inspiring, i'm sure its more of a challenge once you reach 40+ you daughter and you look gorgeous, love the dress, shes looks about the same age as my daughter, hope your having a great week. emoticon

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CONFUSEDBIRD 7/8/2010 9:30AM

    I have the same issue with zumba! I used to be able to burn 800 calories in an hr. Now if I reach 400 I am doing pretty good. Maybe if we take a break for awhile it will be more productive again. Our zumba teacher went from teaching 4 classes a week to 10 and you can really tell in the calorie burn =(( The instructor can really make or break a class!

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/8/2010 9:20AM

    You are my hero!!! Woohoo!!


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BUDRFLY31 7/8/2010 9:12AM

    What a crown! Give him a big ole kiss from me!

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Hand Me Down - Please

Wednesday, July 07, 2010

I finally got to meet my best SP buddy last week. We have been talking for quite a while on SP and email - WOW, she's super fantastic. We had been talking about buying new clothes and how much fun we were both having with "retail therapy", in a size smaller of course. She mentioned she had a couple of dresses that were too big for her, so this was my cue. I asked her what size and WOW, guess what, just my size. So I asked if she wouldn't mind passing them on to me. I'm not too proud to ask for hand-me-downs because I am kinda in between sizes and it's pretty senseless to spend a lot of money since I am still losing weight, and still have about 15 pounds to go. And of course, the rest is history. We finally got to meet, had great conversation and enjoyed a smoothie for lunch and two new extremely nice dresses for me.

I would like to thank my best SP buddy Jen for giving me two new dresses. It felt like it was Christmas in July. Thanks girl, I feel like a million bucks. Here's a pic (not so great pic) it was early this morning before make-up so I hope I don't scare anyone without my face on.

Hey, I am thinking maybe towards the end of the summer, about organizing a Sparkpeople clothing swap. Would anyonne be interested, it could be really fun.

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GBSUTPHIN 7/12/2010 9:54AM

    The dress is super cute! And you aren't going to scare anyone with your are beautiful!
A clothes swap is a great idea! :D

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IAMFIRMIN 7/8/2010 6:51AM

    how pretty you look!!!!

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CONFUSEDBIRD 7/7/2010 11:33PM

    Very cool!!! You look so cute in your new dress! My friend gave 2 garbage bags of size medium clothes, it was totally like Christmas!! I pass clothes to my friend who is about 40 lbs lighter then me. I probably just frustrate the hell out of her lol

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    looking good. Glad you got to meet your SPark People buddie.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 7/7/2010 8:47AM

    Nice dress! And it looks great on you.

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CSIENK 7/7/2010 8:43AM

    What a cute dress on you! emoticon
Your meet-up with your bsf emoticon sounds like fun!
Cindy emoticon

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JLITT62 7/7/2010 8:38AM

    What a fun time that must have been! And a very cute dress -- score!

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-PAULA 7/7/2010 8:20AM

    Congratulations on meeting your best SP buddy! How exciting that must have been!

The clothing swapout is a great idea. That could be wonderful for a local rally. All I've brought this year have been athletic clothes.

Congratulations on your weight loss, you're looking

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4th of July and Apple Pie

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Had a great weekend visiting in-laws and relatives in WV. We went to a parade and fireworks in Weirton, WV - small towns are so great. Had a whirlwind of a weekend, but I managed to squeeze in a run and didn't eat too far off the charts. But had to eat some homemade apple pie, MIL is a fantastic cook. I pinky promised I would only eat a sliver and I kept that promise, but it was hard.

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MZSLYDE01 7/7/2010 7:29AM

    Wow That pie looks delicious. I don't know if I could have held back on that one. I would have had a normal piece.
Great to be back isn't it? It's nice to get away but there is no place like home.

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    Congratulations on keeping your promise to yourself! Glad you had a great weekend! I was in WV also, (Preston County). Love it there!

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JLITT62 7/6/2010 11:05AM

    Looks like a good time!

Nothing wrong with a little pie as long as it's savored!

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LIS193 7/6/2010 10:45AM

    Way to go on your healthy weekend!! That pie looks sooo good, well done having onl a little bit.
Great pictures, it looks like fun!

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