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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Did just over 3.5 miles today on treadmill with running intervals up to 6 minutes and speed up to 7 mph. Did a good strength workout for arms and core, too. Slept well last eve and got in all my freggies, water, milk, protein, and good nutrients, but could have used a little more restraint this eve. Oh, well, tomorrow I will do even better!

  
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MIRAGE727 8/29/2012 2:57PM

    Did ya hafta be so mysterious 'bout the eve?
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MEXGAL1 8/29/2012 12:21PM

    Great job Marsha!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/29/2012 12:00PM

    Those darned evenings get me too! But you did fanstastic yesterday! emoticon

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MSLZZY 8/29/2012 9:50AM

    Still a great day! HUGS!

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JANEMARIE77 8/29/2012 8:17AM

    doing great

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    emoticon emoticon You're doing great!

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KANOE10 8/29/2012 7:49AM

    Great job of staying healthy!

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NEW-CAZ 8/29/2012 2:54AM

    emoticon great work Marsha, keep it going! emoticon

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_LINDA 8/29/2012 1:22AM

    Fabulous work! Keep it going!

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ROOSTER72 8/28/2012 11:45PM

    Sounds pretty good to me!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/28/2012 10:27PM

    Good job on the TM... I was on mine tonight, too. The weather had returned to Summer again after a week of preview of Fall temperatures. One more workout in the bag... on the way to November. emoticon

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August 26th Bike Ride

Sunday, August 26, 2012



Today it was 20 miles for me by bike!! There were 5 of us -- 3 Weight Watchers and 2 husbands. (Husbands not pictured.) Wish my hubby would have been there, too, but glad I went. It was definitely the best workout I've had in a group ride.

  
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MIRAGE727 8/27/2012 12:45PM

    Way to rock it, Marsha! Stay strong!
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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/27/2012 12:33PM

    3 Weight Watchers and 2 hubby's and a good work out on a bike = FUN! emoticon

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HAPPYSOUL91 8/27/2012 12:20PM

    That is such good exercise and being with a group always sound fun to me.

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AQUAGIRL08 8/27/2012 10:46AM

    Awesome! You look cute in the picture with your helmet on too!

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CONTENTCHRIS 8/27/2012 10:42AM

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_LINDA 8/27/2012 1:57AM

    That is awesome you have people to share your fitness fun with!
Awesome looking group!

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NATPLUMMER 8/26/2012 9:58PM

    Yay!

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WATERMELLEN 8/26/2012 9:19PM

    Good for you!! You've got some great fitness friends!! (My fave way of spending time with people: rather than sitting around eating!!)

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JOYINKY 8/26/2012 9:04PM

    Great, for all of you! WooHoo!

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MEXGAL1 8/26/2012 9:00PM

    Good for you Marsha. You go girl!

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MSBOOTCAMP 8/26/2012 8:45PM

    Congratulations, Slenderella!!




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ONEKIDSMOM 8/26/2012 8:19PM

    What a great Sunday activity. I was biking this morning, too. And thought of you and your group. Great morning here for a ride, cool but humid. Looks overcast there... I need to check the news and see how close the hurricanes are getting to YOU! emoticon emoticon

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New Personal Distance Record

Saturday, August 25, 2012

This morning I finished a Galloway group run-walk-run, completing 10.2 miles. My previous longest was 9 miles. Three times I'd gotten to nine miles and either got sick or had a minor injury and had to back off. Not this time. I ended up feeling great and wanted more.

I had missed two Saturday runs with my group due to a cut foot and then an out of town trip. I should have run 6.5 miles and then 8 miles with them the two Saturdays I was out. My group was running short today, so at the leader's recommendation, I ran with a slower group going farther. We only ran 30 second intervals and then walked 1 minute. There were 5 of us in the group. Two were men a few years older than I am, both of whom had had heart attacks some time ago.The two women were a little younger than I. All four of them had run half marathons and full marathons. It took us 2 hours and 34 minutes to go the 10.2 miles, counting the warm up and cool down. The weather was really nice this morning. It was just 70 degrees when we started at 6:20 am, although the temp and humidity were rising by the end.

I finished strong, knowing I could have run faster and longer. I padded my sore foot and it really was not an issue. I feel really good about my new personal distance record. That half marathon on Nov 18th is just going to be fun!!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 8/27/2012 8:27AM

    You are so awesome!

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WATERMELLEN 8/26/2012 9:20PM

    So glad that the foot has settled down: nice to hit a new record and still have some reserve in the tank!

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CONTENTCHRIS 8/26/2012 12:44PM

    Lot of running you do for sure! emoticon

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LJCANNON 8/26/2012 10:03AM

    emoticonCONGRATULATIONS!!!

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SWEDE_SU 8/26/2012 6:59AM

    that's fantastic - jg really does work!

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That is fantastic!! Very well done! I can't even imagine going that far running! You got this!!
You are amazing Marsha!

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IAMWINNING 8/25/2012 9:37PM

    emoticon Marsha! emoticon How wonderful that you went that distance and your cut foot wasn't a real problem. I'm so proud of you! emoticon

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OPTIMIST1948 8/25/2012 5:43PM

    Amazing, wonderful, awesome!

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MSLZZY 8/25/2012 5:09PM

    Fantastic! You are a winner! HUGS!

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PARKERB2 8/25/2012 3:35PM

    emoticonWay to go!!!!!

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NEW-CAZ 8/25/2012 3:10PM

    emoticon emoticon fabulous run Marsha emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/25/2012 3:02PM

    emoticon Your quick recovery speaks to your overall level of fitness! We are going to have SUCH fun in November!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 8/25/2012 2:59PM

    I'm not sure how I've missed friending you sooner, so I'm making sure to now. I enjoy the blogs I've come across and this one is so inspiring. Great job with your distance! What a wonderful group!

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LINDAKAY228 8/25/2012 12:25PM

    Awesome job! I love the JG method!

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INTHELOOP 8/25/2012 12:19PM

    Slow and Steady bring out the Stars!!
Great Work - I can't wait to read your HM race report!!
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MEXGAL1 8/25/2012 11:44AM

    wow, that is so wonderful. I am so jealous. I haven't even been walking as I am so afraid of getting that weird thing again and have to do another IV. I am anxious to get home and get back to my routines.
But good for you, you must feel fabulous.
Congrats
Sallie

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MEXGAL1 8/25/2012 11:44AM

    wow, that is so wonderful. I am so jealous. I haven't even been walking as I am so afraid of getting that weird thing again and have to do another IV. I am anxious to get home and get back to my routines.
But good for you, you must feel fabulous.
Congrats
Sallie

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NATPLUMMER 8/25/2012 11:18AM

    emoticon Fab run!!

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AQUAGIRL08 8/25/2012 11:04AM

    emoticon Marsha. What an amazing distance you ran!!! Perhaps taking the time off to heal really paid off in the end. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Kitchen Challenge

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The plan was -- ahumm, ahumm -- for me to go visit my mom in South Dakota and come back to a remodeled kitchen. Well, to tell you the truth, I strongly suspected it would not be finished and, boy, was I right.

Right now there are no bottom cabinets in my kitchen; nothing but a bare new tiled floor. The carpenter removed much more than originally planned due to water damage. Now there is no sink. The dishwasher is gone and the replacement is in the garage as is the new stove and new sink. All my dishes and cooking equipment are stacked on and under and around my dining room table. The refrig is still plugged in although not attached to the ice maker. The microwave still works. I can wash dishes in the bathroom??? or take my dirty dishes to my daughter's house!

The new tile floor is attractive and gives me hope. I've visited my new cabinets being built not far from my house and so far they look good -- no particle board this time.

My hubby would like to eat out almost every meal during this renovation. It is difficult to eat optimally when eating out that much. I commit to do the best I can during this time period. I stopped at a fruit stand today and that is definitely one good strategy for when the kitchen is out of operation. Another strategy is to make sure I get the exercise component. I enjoyed the gym this morning -- good strength training and elliptical sessions.

I'm sure if this situation goes on as long as I fear it might, I'll develop more healthy strategies for the situation. This is just one more unexpected -- well, almost unexpected -- maintenance challenge.

  
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MOBYCARP 8/23/2012 12:00PM

    You might be surprised at what you can do in the microwave. Some of the stuff I do that you might not have thought of:

- Scrambled eggs
- Hash browns (bonus: No oil needed)
- Steel cut oats (need to set on 30% power for the simmer phase)

But even if you figure out all the microwave workarounds, working around a torn up kitchen won't be fun. I hope you get the new and improved kitchen before the torn up kitchen drives you nuts!

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DONNABRIGHT 8/23/2012 8:54AM

    It will be worth it in the end to have a beautiful new kitchen. It is amazing what you can do without all the conveniences if you have to. We've renovated several houses and learned that the gas grill is our best friend. Ours even has a burner on the side for a pan if needed - great for doing rice and then the chicken/fish etc. on the grill, a big salad and you're done.

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_LINDA 8/23/2012 1:09AM

    Maybe you will surprise yourself and get an appreciation for raw veggies :) I don't even use my stove. The microwave actually can do most things -I get great baked sweet potatoes :) So sorry you have this major upheaval though -not fun! But sounds like it will be fabulous when done -photos please!
Supposedly restaurants are offering more healthy choices these days, good luck on weeding them out and also in asking for food to be prepared in a more healthy manner -it will be interesting to see how many will agree to that. At least eating out will take care of the dishes problem..
You can handle this!!

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NATPLUMMER 8/22/2012 9:52PM

    Hopefully it will be finished soon and you can get back to cooking food in your nice new kitchen.

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WATERMELLEN 8/22/2012 9:24PM

    My kitchen desperately needs gutting too: but having watched a friend go through it . . . . just not keen. For all the reasons you mention!

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JOYINKY 8/22/2012 8:42PM

    You are so going to enjoy that new kitchen! Hang in there; you are up to the challenge!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/22/2012 8:38PM

    Tough to manage without a 'fridge! But you still have one... so freggies can be stocked. And with a microwave? You can still cook... so good luck convincing the hubby that it's OK to "camp" at least a portion of your meals at home.

Good for you back in the training swing. You can do this!

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MEXGAL1 8/22/2012 5:24PM

    gosh, I so do not envy you having to eat out all the time. Very hard. I know you know what to do...you can do it!

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NEW-CAZ 8/22/2012 2:57PM

    Know the feeling well Marsha, I was microwaving jacket potatoes and doing my best with salads for eons. If DH had his way it would have been ready prepared tv dinners or takeaways. YUK

Hang in there kid; necessity is the mother of invention, you'll be suprised what you come up with..........and you'll have an amazing kitchen.............eventually! emoticon

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MSLZZY 8/22/2012 2:07PM

    We lived like that for almost 3 months about
3 years ago. The whole project escalated in front
of our eyes. But we were lucky (?) enough to have
no kitchen AND no bathroom. After a few days,
you buckle down to the pressure and eat out at
the most economical and healthy restaurant
you can find. We were very lucky as the local
cafe is known for putting out good home-cooked
food that met my standards. Hopefully you can
find such an eatery in your area. HUGS!

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LADYPIXEL 8/22/2012 2:03PM

    You'll get there... and you'll have a gorgeous kitchen at the end of it. Hang in there! :)

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I'm Baaaack!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

I'm back and back at it. The visit to see my mom in the assisted living facility wasn't easy, but I'm very glad I went. Also glad to report the scale showed no change, despite days of undereating and days of overeating -- guess it all balanced out. Most days I got my freggies, water, and nonfat milk.

I got 2 short runs in in South Dakota. When I couldn't stand my running shoe I actually did run in Crocs. I know that is a stupid thing to do, but I just wanted to run so bad and could not tolerate anything on the sore spot. I ended up with two blisters. I bought another pair of shoes for walking that didn't stress the blisters or the sores. I did get lots of walking done every day but one.

Enjoyed a 4.5 mile run-walk-run this morning and am delighted to see that most of my Galloway pace group ran a 5K race last Saturday, so the 8 mile run was rescheduled to this Saturday. I'll do another short run on Thursday, the 8 mile on Saturday, and I should be back on schedule. The HM on Nov 18th is a go!!!

  
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    emoticon back! What what determination to keep going!! I can't even begin to imagine running in those crocs!! Sorry about the blisters, I am so familiar with those problems. Maybe moleskin on your sore spot would help -I use it regularly on my many foot hot spots, cushions and prevents rubbing and isn't too bulky to interfere with your foot mechanics. There are also corn cushions -esssentially a donut stick on cushion where you position the hole over the sore spot -I have to do this with my corns, works like a charm to take the pressure off.
Enjoy your run!!

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And congrats with holding it steady while away!

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/22/2012 12:05AM

    Glad you're back. Take care of the foot!

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CONTENTCHRIS 8/21/2012 9:58PM

    emoticon Glad to see ya. Hope your blisters heal soon.

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WATERMELLEN 8/21/2012 9:53PM

    Glad you're back: you sure were determined to keep up the exercise (and I get that: essential for stress relief as well as fitness and weight control!)

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JOYINKY 8/21/2012 8:28PM

    Welcome Back!

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JOHAL52 8/21/2012 7:07PM

    Welcome back Marsha! Empathize with the sore foot--mine is still sore as well. Looking for the right pair of shoes to help it.

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IAMWINNING 8/21/2012 6:50PM

    Sorry you got blisters, Marsha. I'm glad you were able to visit with your Mom, and that you're safely back home. Wishing you the best in the running!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/21/2012 6:43PM

    Woo-hoo! Welcome back and enjoy that 8 mile run. I'll be doing 6.2, i.e. a 10K with obstacles... the Mud Run on Saturday. I'll be thinking of you! emoticon

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NATPLUMMER 8/21/2012 6:23PM

    Welcome back!! Sounds like you're right on track.

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AQUAGIRL08 8/21/2012 4:06PM

    Welcome back Marsha! You've been missed! I'm so glad that your foot is healing. I was concerned. See you at the Y!!!

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NEW-CAZ 8/21/2012 3:50PM

    Glad you're back Marsha, have a great run emoticon

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MIRAGE727 8/21/2012 3:19PM

    Good to see you're home and safe, Marsha! Now behave!
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