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Reality

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Reality is I'm still feeling weird and beat up. Recovery is going to take me longer than I had hoped. Am very sad to get off track with my half marathon training. I intend to make the 13.1 miles on November 8th even if I have to walk it. There are several weeks for recovery but whether I can run will probably depend on what the doctor says in my follow up visit. Darn.

  
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_LINDA 10/2/2014 12:35AM

    Oh no :-(( Hope you can recover from this in time to go into the race.. But there is no shame in walking it if you have to..

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AQUAGIRL08 10/1/2014 12:54PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon I know this is so hard for you. I hope recovery come quickly.

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SANDICANE 9/30/2014 8:47PM

    My heart is running with you...whenever you are cleared to go!

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WATERMELLEN 9/30/2014 7:20PM

    Yes it's a darn for sure -- but you will do the right thing for yourself in the long run.

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/30/2014 7:20PM

    emoticon "even if I have to walk it" is the kind of determination that will lead to crossing that finish line. Whatever it takes. You know I'm pulling for you!

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FROSTY99 9/30/2014 5:55PM

    Best to get well and then make the decision. Sometimes our plans just don't work out

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PLMITCH 9/30/2014 4:35PM

    hang in there and listen to your body and what your Dr says...

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DONNABRIGHT 9/30/2014 2:51PM

    Wishing you a speedy recovery.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 9/30/2014 1:24PM

    Hang in there and be patient. emoticon

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TERI-RIFIC 9/30/2014 1:13PM

    emoticon It stinks when an illness or injury holds you back. I hope you can run, but a walk/run can be a lot of fun, still.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/30/2014 12:59PM

    You've got an excellent fitness base. You've got a few weeks before the race. Listen to your doctor and just maybe all will be OK.

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LAILATN 9/30/2014 12:33PM

    emoticon Here's hoping for the best for you!!

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NATPLUMMER 9/30/2014 12:10PM

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MBTEPP 9/30/2014 11:51AM

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Take care and recover.

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 9/30/2014 10:17AM

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NEW-CAZ 9/30/2014 10:02AM

    Fingers crossed emoticon

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MSLZZY 9/30/2014 9:45AM

    Hope the doctor gives you the all clear! HUGS!

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Good Walk

Monday, September 29, 2014

I had a great one hour walk in my neighborhood this morning. I'm still coughing and on meds for a throat infection. I'm recovering from recent injury, too. Probably won't be running this week. That means I need to be extra careful on the eating front, as my weight is at the top of my goal weight range already. I can do it!!

  
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SANDICANE 9/30/2014 8:48PM

    Sorry to hear you are feeling 100%. Hoping those germs and that injury smooth out soon so you can be back at what you love...running!

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WATERMELLEN 9/30/2014 7:19PM

    Yes you can -- and you are taking care of yourself!!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/30/2014 12:55PM

    Do what your body needs and come back stronger.

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MSLZZY 9/30/2014 9:33AM

    Yes, you can! But caution may be advised until you are feeling better.

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BOOKAPHILE 9/30/2014 9:31AM

    It's a tricky time to navigate. You CAN do it!

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FROSTY99 9/29/2014 11:26PM

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SUNSHINEYOURWAY 9/29/2014 9:25PM

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Good to listen to your body. Wishing you a quick recovery.

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/29/2014 8:11PM

    Sometimes slowing to a walk gives us added perspective. You're wise to be monitoring the food... somehow when I'm less active I want to eat more, I'm more at risk. So hang in there, I know how mentally strong you are, how determined. emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 9/29/2014 7:06PM

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MJREIMERS 9/29/2014 3:38PM

    Yes, emoticon

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REMEMBER2BME 9/29/2014 12:52PM

    Yes indeed. Take care of you.

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MILLEDGE2 9/29/2014 12:03PM

    Sorry for the slow-down, but don't lose heart! Yes, you CAN do it!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 9/29/2014 12:01PM

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Compromise

Sunday, September 28, 2014

"Old Mom, do you have any whole grain bread?", my 7 year old granddaughter asked.

I smiled big. Never mind that the reason she asked is that she wanted Nutella on it. That stuff is like icing. Oh, well. At least her mom has taught her you only eat Nutella on whole grain or on a banana and in a small amount. DD says it can substitute for jelly on a peanut butter sandwich. OK. I can compromise.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 9/29/2014 7:04PM

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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/28/2014 3:18PM

    DH eats Nutella every morning. I eat natural peanut butter. But I never actually read the nutrition labels side by side. Considering some of his other choices, Nutella is the least of my worries. Eliminate that & he may just turn to the other woman in his life for breakfast - "Little Debbie." Like with your granddaughter, sometimes compromise is necessary.

I pointed out that he is consuming 21g of sugar to my 3, while I get 7 g of protein to his 2.

He countered with sodium content.
Peanut butter (my natural and also Jif) have 140 mg sodium
Nutella - only 15 mg

Do peanuts have more salt naturally than hazelnuts or is it added in processing?



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NEW-CAZ 9/28/2014 1:00PM

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_LINDA 9/28/2014 12:41PM

    Good compromise! Though I agree with the other suggestions about trying a more healthier substitution.

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MYTURNNOW2013 9/28/2014 12:35PM

    :)

They do make chocolate flavored Jif spread now too :)

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SUNSHINEYOURWAY 9/28/2014 11:00AM

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WATERMELLEN 9/28/2014 10:01AM

    Compromise works! And: pure hazelnut butter from the health food store or grocery store whirled through the food processer with some pure cocoa and a small amount of sugar or even Splenda??? tastes way better than Nutella truly. And doesn't have all that vegetable oil and excess sugar in it. Bet your grandgirls would enjoy experimenting with making it, gradually tapering off the sugar?

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NATPLUMMER 9/28/2014 9:55AM

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MILLEDGE2 9/28/2014 9:32AM

    Better 'n Peanut Butter Chocolate (http://www.betternpeanutbutter.com
/products.php) is indistinguishable from Nutella on bread or fruit but WAY more nutritious. That's how I "compromise" with my own sweet tooth!

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/28/2014 9:19AM

    emoticon To compromise.

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MSLZZY 9/28/2014 9:18AM

    I would compromise too. HUGS!

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Determine to Live a Fit Life

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Today was a rough day, but there were lots of positives, too. I did great on the first 6.5 miles of our group run and I was really enjoying it. Lots of kind people helped me when I needed it. I'm especially grateful for my niece, nephew, and daughter.

Right now I'm feeling very determined to improve my nutrition even further, recognizing that I do pretty good and have come a long way, but could still do better.

Not sure what I'm facing yet, but whatever it is, I know will be better because I'm fairly fit. And I have every intention of living the rest of my life as fit as I am or even better!!

  
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NEW-CAZ 9/28/2014 2:47AM

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_LINDA 9/28/2014 1:25AM

    Running 6.5 miles is amazing! It must be something urgent to cause you problems after that. Looking after yourself the best that you can will make you stronger to overcome any obstacles you are having. Hoping it is not serious..
{{{hugs}}}
Linda

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MSLZZY 9/27/2014 9:08PM

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MJREIMERS 9/27/2014 7:39PM

    You are emoticon !

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FROSTY99 9/27/2014 6:24PM

    Hope all is well-sounds like you had some issues today. I am sure with the healthy way you approach life that you will be able to meet whatever is ahead in fine form.

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WATERMELLEN 9/27/2014 5:34PM

    Staying positive -- good.

Did something happen at mile 6.5 that put you off stride?

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2BDYNAMIC 9/27/2014 4:28PM

    I am seeing lots of healthy -vitality-packed soups etc. for the start of Fall ....... a nice bounty .. planning to make some; and freeze some too. Congrat's on your run.

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AQUAGIRL08 9/27/2014 4:27PM

    You've done an amazing job Marsha!

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GABY1948 9/27/2014 3:53PM

    I'm glad that you always see the positives, Marsha! I would expect nothing less of you! emoticon emoticon

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RITAROSE 9/27/2014 3:38PM

  Congrats on your awesome run!! I like your philosophy!! SMART! emoticon

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Will this Book Change Me?

Friday, September 26, 2014

I am reading Matt Fitzgerald's book, Racing Weight.



It is a book for endurance athletes about eating and finding the best weight and body composition for performance.

When I got down to 145 pounds my doctor was pleased with my weight, cholesterol and blood pressure. But I wanted to be smaller, lost down to 125, but then decided that 132 is a maintainable weight for me. I never thought about what weight or body composition (body fat percentage) would enable me to run the fastest.

I'm not sure I'm enough of a hard core athlete to benefit from this book. But I'm definitely going to finish it (I'm about a third of the way through) and see what I'm willing to try that might help me.



  
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AQUAGIRL08 9/27/2014 2:51PM

    Interesting reading! I'll be interested to see what you think once you have finished reading. Information is power and you have quite a bit of it, so you must be on your way to being a powerful woman! Go you!

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SANDICANE 9/27/2014 8:16AM

    Is this your next project????

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NEW-CAZ 9/27/2014 3:10AM

    an interesting read! look forward to your review Marsha

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FRAN0426 9/27/2014 12:30AM

    Sounds like an interesting read for runners. It probably still boils down to other factors and not just weight--should be interesting to at least her the authors findings.

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WATERMELLEN 9/26/2014 9:35PM

    Sounds so interesting -- looking forward to your assessment when you're done!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 9/26/2014 7:28PM

    Ooh... shiny! Love books of this sort... I don't always follow everything, but whatever we can learn and adapt into our own "experiment of one", it's all good. Let us know what you choose to incorporate.

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GABY1948 9/26/2014 7:23PM

    You will make a good decision on this as you did on the initial weight loss!

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FROSTY99 9/26/2014 7:10PM

    Knowledge is power-it never hurts to gain more knowledge!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 9/26/2014 3:24PM

    I'll be waiting the review and recommendations.

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MEXGAL1 9/26/2014 3:00PM

    Very interesting Marsha. I will be anxious to hear what weight the book recommends.
Enjoy the week end ahead.
Sallie

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PRESBESS 9/26/2014 2:30PM

    Good for you. Keep up those healthy habits.
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_LINDA 9/26/2014 1:59PM

    Should be interesting what you take away from it and decide to use to improve your performance, although I am wondering if this is directed at any particular age group or is it applicable for everyone that runs?

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LEWILL1982 9/26/2014 1:16PM

    Timely! I'm doing some similar research today, trying to get rid of some fat to build some lean muscle to see if it affects my performance. Let me know what you think about the book.

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NATPLUMMER 9/26/2014 1:10PM

    It's looks like it's worth reading even if you aren't going to use all of the suggestions.

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