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October's Fitness Plan, Get-Er-Done

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Sis and I are gearing up for the big 10K at the end of October and we are going to incorporate some P90X (X) in addition to some hardcore daily running training. We are kicking it up a knotch. Running in the morning at a new wake up time of 4:15 a.m. with X or other exercise at night (before dinner). Here's the plan...

Mon = 30-40 min run / upper body X
Tues = 60 second sprints (8-10 reps) / lower body X
Wed = 30-50 min run / upper body X and Ab ripper or kickboxing
Thurs = 10-20 min fast run (5-10 reps) / lower body X or kickboxing
Fri = Walk / Ab Ripper / Yoga or Fun (Wii)
Sat = Long Run starting at 80 minutes working up to 110 minutes by Oct 18 / Yoga
Sun = Walk / lower body X / Ab Ripper

No excuses, no complaints, just flat out going to "get-er-done" !!!!!!!!!!!!!! Who's with me ??????

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SEEAMANDARUN 10/4/2010 2:20PM

    Let's Go!!!

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CONDZMOMOFJJQ 10/4/2010 11:04AM

    After reading your October goals, I feel like I need to step things up a bit! I'm kind of slacking!! lol

Thanks for the motivation1! :)

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HEALTHY_45 9/28/2010 8:31PM

    WOW!! You ladies have a lot of ambition, can't wait til I feel like a runner (I'm working on it)

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JLITT62 9/28/2010 1:52PM

    Ok, you made me seriously tired just reading that. Good luck!

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GR8CGRM 9/28/2010 12:51PM

    I with ya sis!!!! Get-er-done!!! emoticon

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The Blah's

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

I have the Monday blah's and it's Tuesday. Raining outside (AGAIN), emoticonjust want to go back home, put on my jammies and crawl back in bed and nap all day. emoticon

But here in the real world, gotta work all day emoticon

On a positive note: dinner is already done for tonight, just have to heat it up and I have body sculpting class at 6:00, that will definitely perk me up and take away the blahs, now if I can just make it till 6:00. Hurry up 6:00 emoticon

Hope everyone feels a ray of SPARK today, even in the rain.

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MZSLYDE01 9/28/2010 11:59AM

    NO MORE BLAHS - Blahs Blahs Go Away and Don't Come Back Some Other Day.
I was slammed again today at work. Tomorrow I smell FREEDOM BABY. My co-worker will be back.
I know that probably doesn't cheer you up but it does me and I am sending those vibes your way.

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1HOTMAMA2BE 9/28/2010 9:35AM

    No rain here, just crisp fall air! Finally! Body sculpting sounds good. Maybe after Biggest Loser tonight I will dig out some Cathe and let her work her majic on me! emoticon

What's for dinner anyway? Something in a crock pot? I love fall!

Have a great day and don't emoticon at work!

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SEEAMANDARUN 9/28/2010 9:35AM

    I actually lay in bed this morning dreading going out because I knew it would be cold. What was I thinking? It was gorgeous and I completely warmed up 3/4 mile into my run.

Have fun with body sculpting. I am definitely looking forward to yoga tonight!

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    I hear you. It just suddenly turned cold here and it's really messing me up. 92last week and now it's 49 degrees. Burr.

Look at you, dinner's already done and you've got body sculpting. Just keep reminding yourself you have an awesome night ahead of you and hopefully that will get you through the day.

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JLITT62 9/28/2010 8:09AM

    It's raining here too. Does make me want to curl up & do nothing!

But I will do stuff. We'll have lots of time to do nothing when we're gone, right?

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SUNRISE14 9/28/2010 7:47AM

    I get the blahs sometime but i try to do something i like to do to get rid of them !Sometimes i go to wal-mart or the dollar store and buy me something for under 5 dollars or take a bubble bath ! Don't rush your hours for 6 oclock we only have a few hours to live our life out enjoy everyday every second ! Have a good day and thanks for the blog! emoticon

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The Big Race Weekend is Officially DONE

Monday, September 27, 2010

Had a fairly decent race on Saturday, weather was great. I was a little disappointed with my time of 34.02 but hey, I finished 12 out of 28, not too bad for my first "kinda serious" attempt, and I was holding back a bit, I didn't want to wear myself out early in the race. My sis finished 4 out of 25 with a time of 31.24, she totally rocked it, just a tad shy of her goal, but she'll get it next time. And my SIL did pretty terrific too, even though he dusted me the last block, he finished 10 seconds ahead of me. Now it's on to training for the BIG 10K race.

My sis, me and Danny before the race

Runners take your mark

Almost there

Crossing the finish

I'm done

We did it

Woo Hoo

I got to share it all with my BFF, we hung out at the beach after the race for the parade and then on to a celebration dinner with Hubby.

Thanks to all those who have encouraged me and supported me.

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JONNYJETPROP 9/27/2010 4:24PM

    You rock girl!

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HEALTHY_45 9/27/2010 12:51PM

    You did fantastic, congratulations!!

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UNIONDIVA 9/27/2010 12:07PM

    OMG... you look so great! congrat's to you for your big race day!

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SEEAMANDARUN 9/27/2010 10:36AM

    WooHoo!!! Way to Go!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 9/27/2010 9:48AM

    I am so very proud of you! I want to run a race, too. I'll have to start with a 5K in order to learn the ropes, but a half marathon would be great next year. XOXO

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JLITT62 9/27/2010 8:26AM

    GREAT job! I would be overjoyed with that time! You are a gazelle, after all. To me, anyway! My goal for this weekend is 35 minutes. I'm not really sure I am capable of it, but I keep visualizing it!

You look so determined!

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SWEETPEA0214 9/27/2010 7:57AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I love reading accomplisment stories. You are awesome!!!!

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MZSLYDE01 9/27/2010 7:17AM

    OMGosh I am so proud of you girl. I got chills looking at the pics and tears in my eyes. YOU ROCK. That is awesome. HOW DO YOU FEEL???????
I miss ya.
Have a great day.
HE HE HE - I noticed that you were at Hooters. Hope you celebrated for your accomplishment. We don't have a Hooters in my area or any that are close so I have never been.

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DTCATSPARK 9/27/2010 7:00AM

    Great job and good pics of the journey! Congrats on race finish.

Esp liked the dinner pic, nothing like finishing a hard day than Hooters.

Good luck w/ 10k training!


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My Running Coach

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My sister and I have been running together for a while now, she is really getting fantastic at it. As for me, I just kinda tag along, I have good days and bad days. So I am hoping this Saturday's 5K will be a great one for both of us, but mostly I hope she sets her record she's aiming for, she rocks. Here's a pic of her,

This pic is just for fun and giggles, she really is amazing. Will post our race pics on Monday.

Go GR8CGRM - good luck to me and LT Dan too.

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CONDZMOMOFJJQ 9/23/2010 9:53AM

    So cute!! You will be AWESOME!!


Oh and good luck to your sister as well! :)

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DGIBSON61 9/22/2010 2:00PM

  So is she going to take off and leave us in the dust?

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She's Crafty

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

My BFF from California is staying with me for a week, it seems like forever since we've seen each other (May). We've been friends for 17 years - WOW, that's a long time. Well last night I learned something new about her, and I thought I knew everything. I didn't know she liked to do craft stuff, she crochets, but I thought that was it. She saw this fall craft and wanted to try to make one. We had a great time with the hot glue gun and our imagination. It turned out so cute, I took it to work today to display our artwork.

Thanks Teresa for a fun night, you are always so much fun, no matter what we do, it's always fun with you. Looking forward to a beach day tomorrow, shopping at Kohl's (it pays to shop at Kohl's), a fabulous fish dinner, a trip to the Wild Bird Boutique for some new Vera's, a Friday Mexican fiesta and just plain ole hanging out laughing and enjoying each other's company. What would I ever do without you? hope I never have to find out. Love ya BFF.

Finally, something useful to do with candy corn, does anyone really eat that stuff? (Yuck)

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KIMH239 9/22/2010 9:54AM

    Candy corn makes me feel ill when I eat it!!! But I do love decorating with it! This is a great decoration. LOVE IT!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 9/22/2010 9:51AM

    Oh! The fiesta sounds like fun on Friday. What a way to end the week and start the weekend. Gotta love shopping at Kohl's, too! I love the candy corn decoration. How cute is that?!?!? You are so blessed to have a dear friend like Teresa...and SparkFriends!!!! Enjoy your time together and keep posting pics...maybe some from the fiesta?

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SEEAMANDARUN 9/22/2010 9:46AM

    That is so incredibly cute! Too bad I am the lest crafty person ever.

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    The candy corn tree is so cute. I love the decorations.

There are few things better than hanging with a good friend.

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DGIBSON61 9/22/2010 9:13AM

  Hey now!!! I eat candy corn, well I used to anyway. Are they the calorie free kind, lol.

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PATTYKLAVER 9/22/2010 7:59AM

    I'm so glad you are having so much fun with your girlfriend! Times like you are having are such treasures!

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