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It was mostly a DUD

Monday, February 21, 2011

Well my wonderful busy weekend I had planned got totally rearranged, so it was mostly a DUD, but a few highlights...

Went to school with daughter on Friday, that was fun and we skipped out a few minutes early for a girlie shopping trip. Must have been my lucky day, I finally found a pair of jeans that fit and was on clearance for five bucks, woo hoo, that never happens to me. And my daughter and I got matching dresses for five bucks too.

No long run on Saturday, but did attend the runner's safety program. Will share details tomorrow from that. Very informative. Went to my granddaughter's basketball game, then out to lunch with daughter and her BF. (Decided against Mexican - way too many calories, opted for a healthier choice - kids meal at Cracker Barrel, grilled ckn and veggies) Then hubby and I came home and ended up taking a two hour nap, WOW, guess I'm getting old. Then we spend the evening baking and watching a movie.

Sunday, no hot yoga, I slept late and then after being up for two hours, fell back asleep on couch with my daughter. Big family dinner and watched The Social Network, pretty good movie, then finished the lazy day out with yet another movie, daughter and I stayed up to watch Titanic for the millionth time.

It was a L A Z Y weekend, I must have really needed to catch up on my sleep. But back at it today, gonna be great weather for an afternoon run, gonna take advantage of that since it's going to be cold again tomorrow. Hope everyone enjoyed their weekend and are ready to get back to work today.

  
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CSIENK 2/23/2011 11:54AM

    I also had a lazy weekend. I think sometimes we just need it. It was almost like Christmas vacation at our house... the kids had a long weekend for winter break (Friday-Monday)... then we got a bonus snow day because we got 8 inches of snow between Monday night and Tuesday morning. Today it's back to the grind...
btw $5 jeans?! emoticon emoticon
And I think the number on your ticker is way down from the last time I looked. Do I have that right?
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Take care - Cindy

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POLKADOTREVIVAL 2/21/2011 7:15PM

    Hey, I think the jeans made that whole weekend!
You work hard during the week you deserve a weekend off!

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MZSLYDE01 2/21/2011 12:02PM

    Wow - I'd say you needed the rest then.
Sounds like you had a very nice weekend even though it was rearranged.
Cool on the jeans and dress. SCORE!!!!!!!!!!!!
Glad you are back at it today. I love MONDAYS - getting back into our comfortable schedule.LOL

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SEEAMANDARUN 2/21/2011 10:31AM

    Sounds like a good weekend to me! I took a nice nap on Sunday too. Have a great run tonight!

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DGIBSON02 2/21/2011 9:05AM

    The movie was pretty good last night.

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GROEDER 2/21/2011 8:16AM

    That sounds like a pretty good weekend to me. It is nice to have a nice relaxing "do as you please" weekend once in a while.
Nice buy on the clothes for you and your daughter!!!!!
Hope you have a great week.
Gregg

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SWELL10 2/21/2011 8:05AM

    Sounds like you must have needed a REST weekend. Nothing wrong with that! Have a great week!

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JLITT62 2/21/2011 8:02AM

    Sorry it didn't work out like you expected it would, but sounds like you got some much needed rest. And $5 jeans! How cool is that?

I watched The Social Network on my birthday - video on demand since DH watched it twice on his most recent business trip.

Mostly lazy weekend here, too. Ran indoors (cold & incredibly windy) one day & ST the next. Today is a rest day - except for the shoveling later on today. Winter's not gone yet!

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Ooohhhmmm - Some like it H O T !!!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Last night's yoga class was soooo fantastic and so worth the wait. I left there feeling like a wet noodle. Did some awesome stretching, which my legs so desparately needed.

I wore my new heart monitor to class, just wanted to see how many calories I burned. I checked google to see how many calories you burn doing yoga, everything I saw said approx. 3 calories per minute for Hatha, so I definitely wanted to put that to the test, sure enough, that is a pretty close guestimate, but I burned 264 calories.

I've been sticking with the warm yoga because I'm too chicken to go for the gusto and try the HOT, but I am going to try the HOT version on Sunday morning - if I can't take the heat, I'll just get outta the kitchen emoticon

We were joined by one our SP buddies, FOXROX last night. Too bad we couldn't talk during the session, so we will definitely have to arrange a time when us girls can get together and do what we do best - C H A T. Glad you came FOXROX.

Tonight it's P90X Kenpo and grocery shopping. Then, my busy three day weekend starts. Today is my Friday, woo hoo, can't wait for some warm weather, I feel a motorcycle ride coming on for tomorrow afternoon.

Tomorrow I get to go to school with my daughter, every year the PTA hosts a "bring your parent to school day". I went last year, but this year she's a Senior, which means I'm a Senior and this is our last mommy /daughter function of high school. emoticon I get to attend her orchestra class, government, and fashion class - yeah, all should be fun. She has been bragging to all her teachers and friends about how skinny her mom has gotten. Wow, I didn't know she bragged on me. I'm glad she's happy for me, but I'm also very modest and shy when people start to talk about MY weight loss. I don't feel like I've done anything so great, just an average gal working hard. So she says I have to wear something smoking hot. Now that's funny, what does a 40+ woman wear to school that's smoking hot that doesn't look like I'm trying to wear something smoking hot? and of course it has to be in-style. She's so worried about the fashion. I think I'll just stick to a pair of jeans and a tee, a classic mom look.

emoticonSaturday, free women's self defense class at the local running store. A police officer is going to instruct us lady runners on safety while running, etc. I always try to be very conscious of my surroundings when running, but hopefully this will put things in a different prospective and learn some new things to look out for (I'll share). I always love learning and trying new things and even better, it's FREE!!!! Then I promised my daughter a lunch at our fav Mexican restaurant. I haven't had Mexican food since prob Oct. 2010, WOW, I used to eat it all the time, but it doesn't really fit into a healthy lifestyle so much any more, so I will definitely have to move the tortilla chip bowl to the far end of the table so I won't be tempted. emoticon

Sunday, hot yoga class and then family dinner with a birthday celebration. Our granddaughter turns 12 today, so we are having cake on Sunday. Also going to try a new Paleo chicken enchilada recipe.

So a busy, fun weekend in the works. I will miss you all in the next three days, since you know I take a SP hiatus on weekends, but will be back on Monday, until then..... have a healthy, happy weekend.

  
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DAVIDPRESCOTT 2/21/2011 12:36AM

    How awesome to have your daughter bragging about how great her Mum is - that must have given you a bit of a big warm huggy thrill :)

Tried yoga years ago when I looked like my profile photo (!) and it was hard work - I think people underestimate how physically challenging it can be - good on you for going there!



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OHSOSVELTE 2/18/2011 8:11AM

    Have a great day being a "senior" with your daughter. Mine's a freshman and I understand the emoticon!! Life's too fast. All of her compliments mean the most ~she does have a smokin' mom!

Your yoga and workouts are inspiring! Have a tremendous weekend.

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MZSLYDE01 2/18/2011 7:47AM

    Great glad you had a nice yoga class. I am so curious about the warm/hot yoga. I have to workout at home because any classes or gyms are about an hour away and it's just not feasible for me to go to them. Wonder if I could do hot yoga at home. I am going to check it out on the internet.
Anywho - have a wonderful fun filled weekend. SOUNDS VERY FULL.. It's nice you have a full life.
So that sounds really neat you get to go to school with your girl. Have a wonderful time. Oh yeah enjoy the mexican food for me I don't get to eat it very often either.
I was wondering about the calories burned on yoga and I was going to wear my heartrate monitor so I could check but forgot to put it on last night. I will have to make sure I do next yoga class.
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BILL60 2/17/2011 9:04PM

    Have a super weekend.

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SMYLESX4 2/17/2011 8:43PM

    Sounds like you are having a blast and the best thing is when your children start to brag on you so enjoy that and do wear something that truly shows your hard work....my daughter is a senior this year also so i totally understand.....enjoy a long weekend!!!

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SKATVEN 2/17/2011 6:41PM

    Hey what kinda heart rate monitor did you buy. Did I read your post correctly that it helps you caculate calories burned?

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2HAMSDIET 2/17/2011 6:32PM

    Have a great long weekend. Enjoy!! emoticon emoticon

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SKATVEN 2/17/2011 5:21PM

    I have p90x yoga tonight for the first time. I have gotten to walk a lot with my doggie this winter... and I'm prematurely thankful for it for those nasty 95 degree humid summer days when I won't even want to go out at night.

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PARKERB2 2/17/2011 3:45PM

    See you Monday! Have a fun filled weekend.

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HEALTHY_45 2/17/2011 10:35AM

    oh, I love doing yoga, it's so relaxing and really helping with the flexibility.
Sounds like you have a very active week end ahead of you. Have fun at school emoticon
Talk to you next week!

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NATPLUMMER 2/17/2011 10:30AM

    It sounds like yoga was just what you needed.
Jeans and a tee sound great, just make sure they're not "Mom Jeans."
It sounds like you've got a great weekend planned. Have fun!!!

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SEEAMANDARUN 2/17/2011 9:21AM

    Yay yoga! You'll have to share some of the safety tips you learn. More often than not, the only people I see on my morning runs are police officers since so many live in my neighborhood!

Have a great weekend!

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DGIBSON02 2/17/2011 8:59AM

    Heaven has a basketball game at 1 at Glenwood if you would like to come. We will be missing next weeks game and when we get home, she will only have one left.

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JLITT62 2/17/2011 8:14AM

    We'll miss you too, and it sounds like a great weekend - I wanna come hang with you (except maybe that bike ride). Can't wait to hear all about it!

And you are most definitely special - few people can do what you've done! Own it & be proud of it!

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Cashing in the Stars

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Tonight I am cashing in my 20 earned gold stars for that special treat. Warm yoga for 90 minutes emoticon. We've earned more than 20 workout stars but just finally getting around to cashing them in.

Still working hard with the P90X and just finishing that 9 mile race this past weekend. I actually feel like I whipped the Plyo workout last night, instead of it whipping me, and.... since I got my new heart rate monitor, it showed that I burn about 90 more calories during that workout than I originally thought - so heck yeah, I whipped IT !!!!!!!

Definitely looking forward to a treat tonight, a treat for some weary muscles. Gonna get all warm and toasty, drippy in sweat and stretch, stretch, stretch, but my favorite part about yoga is the serene and peace that is found when practicing in that kind of environment - clearing my mind of everything. No phone ringing, no dog barking, no disturbances. And as an added bonus, I am meeting a fellow sparker there tonight for a little girlie time.

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2HAMSDIET 2/16/2011 7:05PM

    Enjoy!! emoticon

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HEALTHY_45 2/16/2011 12:47PM

    What an awesome treat, hope you enjoyed it!

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NATPLUMMER 2/16/2011 12:32PM

    Have fun with your yoga! emoticon
Great job with they plyo!!

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1HOTMAMA2BE 2/16/2011 9:43AM

    Yoga and I haven't hit it off yet. I keep trying, but I just can't get into it. Your enthusiasm has sparked me though! emoticon emoticon

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GR8CGRM 2/16/2011 9:13AM

    We will fly like a bird tonight at Yoga!!

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JLITT62 2/16/2011 8:40AM

    You deserve the treat - have a great time! And I'm impressed at your picking P90X right back up after your race!

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GROEDER 2/16/2011 8:34AM

    I hope you have a great time. You deserve it!!!!!

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DGIBSON02 2/16/2011 8:31AM

    Have fun

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MZSLYDE01 2/16/2011 8:28AM

    Oh you guys have fun at the Hot Yoga. That is a treat.
Don't you love your heart monitor. I got mine working too finally and just love it.
Yoga time tomorrow for me.


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Race Recap and Pics

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This past Saturday, my Sis and I ran the VA is for Lovers 14K. We decided to go a little overboard with the Valentine outfits. I decorated my running jacket and head band with felt stick-on hearts - yep, just a tad overboard.
We had to strike a crazy pose, we can't be serious all the time.

Had about twenty minutes to kill once we got to race so we just took a few pics. My daughter was nice enough to get up early on her only day to sleep in to come watch ole mom, and of course, DH was there cheering and taking pics.



We started in Corral 3, which was the last one to start. And... we're off and running.

We ran at our usual 10 min mile pace, so we had plenty of time to read all the cute signs along the race course. There were two DJ's set up along the course, playing some tunes and cheering us on. In some spots it was still a little slippery with a few ice patches and the run through the amphitheater parking lot was muddy, but after that part of the course, the rest was smooth sailing.

We had planned to actually STOP and take a rest at all the water stops, but we were doing so well, we just grabbed a cup and kept on running. My dad always says... NEVER skip a water stop, even if you don't stop, grab it and drink it along the way, keep hydrated, so of course, I listened this time.

We were going to have a GU break around mile 5, but we were feeling so good, we ate our GU while running. After about 10 minutes started feeling a little more peppy. After I saw the mile 6 marker I knew we were gonna make it, we were still going strong.

Mile 7 we were treated to a cup with about 5 mini M&M's in it - oooh yeah, I run for chocolate. Between Mile 7 and 8 I started getting really anxious, wanting to be done. Rounded the corner and saw mile 8, almost there.
We thought the finish line was where we started out, so we turned the corner and turned up the heat, we were going to do the last few meters fast, really fast, and lo and behold, we turned the corner running full speed, and NO finish line, oh gosh, we had to run about three more blocks to finish INSIDE the building. So we kept full steam ahead and busted through the door running full speed to cross the finish line. I looked at the time clock and I knew we were finishing 8 minutes ahead of what we had originally set our minds to, and both of us finished at the exact same time 1:37:19, crossing the finish line together. I got quite choked up after I crossed the finish line - the feeling was pure ELATION, I had a big ole knot in my throat holding back tears. I thought to myself, why am I so emotional. It's because I had erased all the CANT's from my mind, I had done it, just like I said I would and I did better than I've ever done before and most importantly I was DONE. Looked pretty ragged after race, but very happy.



Mission accomplished, now on to a half-marathon. I can do anything I set my mind to and I'm gonna !!!!!

  
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DAVIDPRESCOTT 2/17/2011 2:03AM

    2 words - AWE SOME! That's so great - you must have been really proud of your self - and so you should be.

Rock on you!

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HEALTHY_45 2/16/2011 1:11PM

    Sorry, I'm so late with my comments on your race blog. The week has somehow gotten away from me and I've hardly had time to spend on SP.
I love the outfits and YEAH for you for doing so well and finishing so strong.
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1HOTMAMA2BE 2/15/2011 5:16PM

    You go girl! What a great blog! You two are too cute. Dressing up makes it so much fun and I love your medals! I looked for a local race for Valentine's Day around here and none were to be found. I feel like I joined you and now I'm content...sorta!

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SAMI199 2/15/2011 3:35PM

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OFFDREA 2/15/2011 3:28PM

    Congratulations that is a wonderful accomplishment! Your outfits were great!

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PARKERB2 2/15/2011 2:25PM

    emoticonAn atta-girl for you! Keep up the good work.

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CSIENK 2/15/2011 11:29AM

    emoticon job! You did great... and I, too, love the outfits. Are those boxer shorts?! Cute idea.
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Keep up the great work!
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BAILEYS7OF9 2/15/2011 11:03AM

    Great job!!! Love the outfits!!!

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NATPLUMMER 2/15/2011 10:52AM

    You gals look great!! Congratulations!!

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SEEAMANDARUN 2/15/2011 9:40AM

    WooHoo!!!! You looked awesome. What a great race report. This is just the running pick-me-up I needed.
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MZSLYDE01 2/15/2011 8:42AM

    OK I was tearing up on this one. You got me. Great Job I am so proud of you. You guys finished ahead and together - that is awesome.
Great pics of you two - You both are so beautiful.
AND I LOVE YOUR OUTFITS.... CUTE.
What an accomplishment - Just think could you have ever imagined yourself doing this before you started this journey. Remember that.

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SWELL10 2/15/2011 8:21AM

    You guys are too cute! Love the get ups. Congrats on an amazing run! You are an inspiration. You truly can do anything you want!!! emoticon

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JLITT62 2/15/2011 8:08AM

    What a great job! Love the bling! Wish there was a race like that around here for Valentine's Day - lots of races but none for that, go figure.

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Race Recap and Pics

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

This past Saturday, my Sis and I ran the VA is for Lovers 14K. We decided to go a little overboard with the Valentine outfits. I decorated my running jacket and head band with felt stick-on hearts - yep, just a tad overboard.
We had to strike a crazy pose, we can't be serious all the time.

Had about twenty minutes to kill once we got to race so we just took a few pics. My daughter was nice enough to get up early on her only day to sleep in to come watch ole mom, and of course, DH was there cheering and taking pics.




We started in Corral 3, which was the last one to start. And... we're off and running.

We ran at our usual 10 min mile pace, so we had plenty of time to read all the cute signs along the race course. There were two DJ's set up along the course, playing some tunes and cheering us on. In some spots it was still a little slippery with a few ice patches and the run through the amphitheater parking lot was muddy, but after that part of the course, the rest was smooth sailing.

We had planned to actually STOP and take a rest at all the water stops, but we were doing so well, we just grabbed a cup and kept on running. My dad always says... NEVER skip a water stop, even if you don't stop, grab it and drink it along the way, keep hydrated, so of course, I listened this time.

We were going to have a GU break around mile 5, but we were feeling so good, we ate our GU while running. After about 10 minutes started feeling a little more peppy. After I saw the mile 6 marker I knew we were gonna make it, we were still going strong.

Mile 7 we were treated to a cup with about 5 mini M&M's in it - oooh yeah, I run for chocolate. Between Mile 7 and 8 I started getting really anxious, wanting to be done. Rounded the corner and saw mile 8, almost there.
We thought the finish line was where we started out, so we turned the corner and turned up the heat, we were going to do the last few meters fast, really fast, and lo and behold, we turned the corner running full speed, and NO finish line, oh gosh, we had to run about three more blocks to finish INSIDE the building. So we kept full steam ahead and busted through the door running full speed to cross the finish line. I looked at the time clock and I knew we were finishing 8 minutes ahead of what we had originally set our minds to, and both of us finished at the exact same time 1:37:19, crossing the finish line together. I got quite choked up after I crossed the finish line - the feeling was pure ELATION, I had a big ole knot in my throat holding back tears. I thought to myself, why am I so emotional. It's because I had erased all the CANT's from my mind, I had done it, just like I said I would and I did better than I've ever done before and most importantly I was DONE. Looked pretty ragged after race, but very happy.



Mission accomplished, now on to a half-marathon. I can do anything I set my mind to and I'm gonna !!!!!

  
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2HAMSDIET 2/15/2011 2:57PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Love you outfits!! You are both winners. You are inspiration.

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DGIBSON02 2/15/2011 8:55AM

    great job

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SKEETER13887 2/15/2011 8:10AM

    You go girls! I am so proud (and jealous) of you both! I hope you tossed those "can'ts" in the trashcan as you exited the building. YOU ROCK!

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