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A Grrrreat Run!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Got up this morning 4:30 for a run, it was grrrreat !!!!!

1. Weather was perfect 68 degrees, aahh relief from the heat and humidity

2. Great running shoes

3. Rob Base on the ipod - set a great beat - "it takes two to make a thing go right" - yeah it's old skool so I'm showing my age, but hey, it gets the feet moving

4. Went twice as far as usual - 4 miles - this is going to be our usual for mornings from now on, we will be running 4 miles everytime.

5. Record time set

6. Avoided run-in with the vicious dogs that live on the corner - it's a 4 ft fence and these huge dogs stand on there hind legs and easily hang over the fence - kinda scary

7. I run with a BEAST - that beast being my sister - she is a miniature running machine, she set our pace and off she goes - she keeps me going - I've created a monster - she's a NeeCee Beastie !!!!

8. Way ahead on our 10K training schedule

9. Feels great to have completed a workout already

10. Gonna make tonight's body sculpting class seem like a walk in the park.

Hope everyone has a grrrreat start to their day.

  
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HOKIEJEN13 7/28/2010 8:29AM

    Yay for being ahead on the training plan! Keep up the great work! I'm going to get back in the groove so I can keep up with during our race :-)

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DGIBSON61 7/27/2010 10:32PM

  Good job. I better hurry up my training to keep up with you two.

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CSIENK 7/27/2010 2:05PM

    Sounds like a FABulous start to your day!
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BEACHGIRLKIM 7/27/2010 12:40PM

    Wahoo... This weather is AWESOME right now! Glad you enjoyed your run! I really enjoyed my walk last night without the humidity AAAHHHH!

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JLITT62 7/27/2010 11:02AM

    Yeah for you!

I went for an early morning run, and while I had some frustrating problems with my ipod and did a lot more walking than planned on, it's still good. I'm in a recovery week anyway.

You go, girl!

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MZSLYDE01 7/27/2010 10:52AM

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I love working out in the morning - it gets me started for the day. There is something so elite about runners.

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/27/2010 10:02AM

    NICE! Definitely beats my crappy 5K this morning. Uhhh, another running through soup morning for me.

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Cat's got my tongue

Monday, July 26, 2010

Seems I don't really have much to say this morning, spent a miserably hot weekend indoors. Finally a break from the heat, so hopefully will get a lot of mileage on the ole running shoes this week. Gonna go to kickboxing class on Mon and Wed, bodysculpting on Tues, throw in a few rounds of yoga -gonna be a great fitness week.

Hope everyone had a great weekend and has a healthy, fit week planned. Happy Monday!!!!

P.S. I forgot to mention I lost 2 pounds - FINALLY, the scale moves

  
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SPARTANPHOTOG 7/26/2010 10:01PM

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FATHEROF3GIRLS 7/26/2010 8:58PM

    Great job on the weight loss!!

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/26/2010 4:39PM

    YAY 2 lbs! Congrats!

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EPIPHANYANGEL 7/26/2010 2:56PM

    emoticon emoticonon your weight loss

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BEACHGIRLKIM 7/26/2010 11:58AM

    emoticon Yahoo on that 2 lbs!

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DGIBSON61 7/26/2010 10:09AM

  Great job. You really do inspire people to get off their butt and move.

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IAMFIRMIN 7/26/2010 9:38AM

    I cant believe. how wonderful you look .. 85lbs is amazing..
GREAT JOB!

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_COSMOPAULATAN_ 7/26/2010 7:31AM

    Kickboxing sounds fun!

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Halted by the Heat

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Attempted a run this morning at 6:00, temperature was already 85 at 6:00 a.m. Went out for a run, couldn't find the groove in this heat, so just walked, only managed 3.5 miles and that took us 57 minutes, which means we were doing granny walking. Walking was difficult, seems like I was dragging, ok not seemed like, WAS. Couldn't hardly put one foot in front of the other. Humidity was killing me. I can't remember the last time I was ready to have my workout done and over with, I couldn't get home fast enough, and I'm definitely skipping the hot yoga class I was going to do this morning too. Yesterday heat record of 105, the hottest it's been here in 92 years - ugghhh. Today's high predicted to be 102 - Heat wave is supposed to break tonight, I can only hope.

So today: gonna rest and stay indoors. I have already prepared a lovely, cold linquine salad with veggies for dinner and marinating some chicken breasts for the George Foreman grill, gotta have something cool to eat in this heat. Hopefully rent a DVD and just CHILL.

Hope everyone is staying cool.

  
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DGIBSON61 7/26/2010 10:08AM

  Good lawad that's HOT!!! Temp is close to the same here in TN but the humidity is nill. Not looking forward to getting back to VA's humidity.

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BEACHGIRLKIM 7/25/2010 9:30AM

    Good idea. It's really HOT! Stay cool today!

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On Tap for Today

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Ran 4.25 miles this morning, woke up late so the sun was up, I really prefer running very early, but I didn't want to not go today, so I sucked it up and got out there. Really hot, but did it anyhow. Cooling off with some cereal and few clicks on SP, then I'm headed to hot yoga class for an hour to sweat some more. Then it's gonna be home for a refreshing shower and chill in the A/C. Whatever else I do today is gonna be inside, not even in the mood for pool, just too danged hot. Hope everyone is staying cool - keep on sparking.

  
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POLYANASUNSHINE 7/24/2010 6:58PM

    You rock girl. It is just too hot for anything, inside or out.

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BEACHGIRLKIM 7/24/2010 5:23PM

    Can't believe you managed that run! Way to go! I walked my dog at 9 am and passed on my bike ride! I'll try again after dark.

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DGIBSON61 7/24/2010 2:13PM

  I know the feeling about the heat. Cut the grass at noon today and it was hot. Thank goodness I have a tiny yard.

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FATHEROF3GIRLS 7/24/2010 9:49AM

    Good job Lisa, it is so freaky hot here today. It was nearly 80 when we woke up!! Have a great day after your Yoga class emoticon

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/24/2010 9:45AM

    Yay for you! I don't know if I could have run in the full sun. Blech! Have fun at Yoga!

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JLITT62 7/24/2010 9:41AM

    Good for you for getting sweaty!

It was quite cool & rainy here yesterday, but today is like a steambath!

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Going for the Knock-Out

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Couldn't make it to kickboxing class last night, kinda mad about that and it's a long story, so to sum it all up....

I missed burning over 700 calories from not going to class but I burned plenty. I mowed the lawn, man-handled the weedeater, swept the driveway, two loads of laundry (all folded and put away), cleaned bathroom, washed living room windows, vacuumed entire house, polished kitchen countertops, mopped and waxed the kitchen floor - took me four hours. Burned approx. 716 calories anyway.

I will never be defeated in accomplishing my daily goals, just because something else gets in the way, doesn't mean it's gonna defeat me or break me. There's always a way.

You can take away my gym, but not my energetic, determined soul. I'm a fighter, I'm in it to win it no matter how many rounds it takes. I'm going for the knockout, no TKO's.
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READNKNIT 7/23/2010 3:49PM

    Good for you! I'm gonna clean house today, too! You're an inspiration! Have a wonderful day and weekend!

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JONNYJETPROP 7/22/2010 11:41PM

    Glad you found a way to burn those calories.

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JLITT62 7/22/2010 4:08PM

    I've got a house you could sure burn some calories in!

God, I just hate house cleaning. I don't think I could do it for 4 hours straight. Good for you!

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MZSLYDE01 7/22/2010 2:43PM

    Your so motivated. Way to find ways to get a workout anyway plus you got some stuff done around the house. That's always a plus.


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THATGIRL0515 7/22/2010 2:41PM

    nothing to get me motivated than to piss me off too!

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PEKAS69 7/22/2010 12:52PM

    I love when I can work up a sweat doing house cleaning, yeaterday I was doing major house cleaning. my husband was laughing at me and how I was moving so fast and hard. My whole house is a marble design laminate that we just put in a couple months ago and so everyday I sweep, mop and clean it and it still amazes me where the dirt comes from. I mean seriously it is only me and my husband and peluche and peluche is not even an outside dog, but it never fails I still manage to find more dirt everyday. which just freaks me out when I think of all the crap that was left in my carpets before that vaccuuming didnt get out.
O sorry anyway, what I was gtting to is that alot of people don't realize how much of a workout housecleaning can be. I even wear my tone-ups to clean house now just to ensure I am getting a better workout.
I am also happy to hear that no matter what you keep being an inspiration.
Your a great get and go person who makes me want to get up and go.

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BEACHGIRLKIM 7/22/2010 10:54AM

    Wahoo! You're getting it done!!

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SEEAMANDARUN 7/22/2010 9:37AM

    You just reminded me how much stuff I need to get done around the house. I think that will be my Saturday workout. You've inspired me!

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DGIBSON61 7/22/2010 9:29AM

  Good job. I'm ready for my schedule to go back to normal so i can try to make that kickboxing class again. It's was fun even if i was the only guy in the room (that really bothered me, wink wink).

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HOKIEJEN13 7/22/2010 8:33AM

    Fabulous job on finding an alternate way to get that calorie burn in! Just make sure you breathe til 12:30....

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ANNIEB0714 7/22/2010 8:00AM

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It's hard when we miss our exercise that we enjoy. Nice job making that up!

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