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Great Time at Disney's Animal Kingdom

Sunday, April 07, 2013

We had a great time yesterday at Animal Kingdom. For lunch we ate at Tusker's Restaurant in "Africa". We ate with Micky, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy, who all signed Natalie's autograph book and Natalie got to dance with them! An african buffet was served. I decided to indulge within reason. I had grilled chicken, baked salmon, and spicey tofu with eggplant. I had pearl couscous flavored with basil and tomato-carrot couscous, too. I skipped the breads but chose a strawberry mousse for dessert. I really do want my splurges to be with my family, not by myself. So I did that. May have overdone it. I was up over 3 pounds (after 3 days in a row of 126.something) to 129.8 this morning. I expect it is mostly sodium, so I'm drinking plenty of water and really watching it today.

I had to miss my Galloway group run in order to go, so I ran 10 miles by myself this morning before the kids came for child care at 11am. I'm not sure if I have allergies acting up or if the sweat and sunscreen/sweat that ran into my eyes are to blame, but I'm now feeling a bit sinus-y and dull headed. Bet I'll be fine by tomorrow!

  
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WATERMELLEN 4/9/2013 8:19PM

    Sounds like a very fun time . . . except for the salt, does it to me too every time (but it's temporary, yes it is!!)

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GABY1948 4/8/2013 3:21PM

    I hate the feeling sodium bloat gives! I know you will flush it all out fast! Glad you all had such a great day!

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MSLZZY 4/8/2013 9:58AM

    Hope you are feeling on top of the world today. Yesterday was so special and you made new and happy memories! HUGS!

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NEW-CAZ 4/8/2013 2:53AM

    Impressive run Marsha! Sounds like a lot of fun
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AQUAGIRL08 4/7/2013 10:14PM

    I'm right there with you when it comes to sodium issues! I had and Italian salad last night - no salad dressing but some cheese - basically just veggies. Today I was up 2 pounds! I hate it when that happens but since I know the cause, I don't stress quite as much!

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_LINDA 4/7/2013 9:09PM

    Oh those sodium hits!! Especially in spicy African fare! But you have it right, might as well indulge with your family and not stress over it as you know you will get it all right back. That is just so awesome, up and doing a ten mile run yourself, getting to go at a pace you want to that feels comfortable, bet you enjoyed your solo time!
I hope you aren't getting an allergy. Living in a place where things are growing year round must mean a constant exposure risk.


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JOYINKY 4/7/2013 8:41PM

    Sounds like a fun family time and an impressive run! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 4/7/2013 6:41PM

    Sounds great!

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FITMOMINNJ 4/7/2013 5:35PM

    So glad your having a great time. Awesome run as well. Allergies are rearing their head with my sinuses too. Sodium is usually the culprit in 3 pound jumps like that (for me at least). emoticon emoticon

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STRIVERONE 4/7/2013 5:35PM

    You don't have any control over the sodium content of food you don't prepare yourself, so you're probably right about that.

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NATPLUMMER 4/7/2013 5:31PM

    Fun!! Yes....sodium is most likely the culprit.
Nice run....it could be the sunscreen/sweat combo...I get that sometimes, too.

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Wrestled with Myself

Friday, April 05, 2013

My training plan called for a recovery swim today, so I packed up and headed to the Y after feeding Gwen and dropping Natalie off at kindergarten. Got Gwen settled into the nursery and changed into my Speedo purple bathing suit with my new swim cap and goggles. As far as sticking to the running training plan, any stroke is okay. But I'm really wanting to improve and strengthen my crawl stroke.

The water felt pretty good and I swam the first 25 yards. I don't know why swimming the crawl seems to get my heart rate going faster than any other activity I do. Perhaps anxiety. I swim backstroke at probably the same level of exertion and don't feel that heart racing. Even though SparkPeople shows the calorie burning rate to be almost equal, I feel like I'm barely exerting when I swim breaststoke, but that I'm working like crazy to swim the crawl. I rested on the wall and then swam crawl back; rested a bit (30 seconds maybe?) and swam 2 laps, 50 yards crawl, without stopping.

There for just a moment I wanted out of the pool. I wanted to run away and never come back. I gave myself a good pep talk, thinking about ONEKIDSMOM and SparkGuy and a few other SparkFriends who have modeled effective pep talks. I looked at how safe it is. There was a very attentive lifeguard on duty and few people he was responsible for. If I'm feeling overwhelmed with the crawl, I can roll to my back or switch to breaststroke and be totally comfortable in seconds. Absolutely this is an irrational fear. If I give into it, it will become worse. So I regained my sanity and swam 24 more laps, most of them crawl.

And I got out of the pool knowing that I had wrestled with myself and I had won!

  
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MAGGIE101857 4/9/2013 7:34AM

    I'm not a swimmer, so I can't offer advice! So proud of you for rising to the challenge! You continually amaze me!

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WATERMELLEN 4/7/2013 10:41AM

    Wow!! Good for you!! With respect to panic swimming, and if it is a breathing issue, here's a couple of things that have helped me (former swim instructor and lifeguard):

Drop your head so that your neck is relaxed when your face is in the water and you're just turning to the side rather than "lifting" to the front -- which often happens if you don't have enough time to breathe in.

Blow out when your face is in the water, making bubbles, so that your lungs are really empty when you turn your head to breathe.

(You can practice these with no arms, just holding a flutter board.)

Breathe in only every second stroke rather than every stroke.

One or more of these may help a bit . . . but there's absolutely nothing like those "pep talks"!!

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KANOE10 4/7/2013 9:31AM

    Great job of talking yourself into continuing. I have had that thought also when exercising. I want to stop and just walk put.

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AQUAGIRL08 4/6/2013 8:10PM

    Wow! That really took guts and determination, Marsha! My hat is off to you! Way to go! emoticon

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KRISKECK 4/6/2013 8:34AM

    Great job! I find swimming to be much more difficult than other things for a number of reasons, and like some other posters think maybe it's a breathing issue. And strangely enough, you made me want to go get in a pool and swim a bit! This creaky body needs a break sometimes.

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NEW-CAZ 4/6/2013 8:29AM

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DONNABRIGHT 4/6/2013 7:36AM

    Those old pep talks are a life saver for me! Glad it worked for you.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/5/2013 11:57PM

    Amazing!

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BOOKAPHILE 4/5/2013 11:14PM

    What a breakthrough. You've done it, so you should not have to fight those same fears soon again. Well done.

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KANDOLAKER 4/5/2013 11:03PM

    Way to tell yourself! Glad you stuck with it.

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JOYINKY 4/5/2013 7:49PM

    Marsha, You've gotten help from trainers on your other athletic quests; that could help here too. I suspect it's a breathing issue; sounds similiar to one I experienced years ago. When I turned my head I inhaled so much air that I couldn't expell it all in time--then couldn't take in enough for the next stroke! I had to let go of "thinking to inhale" and do a forced exhale when my face was down, just stopped exhaling when my face turned to the side again and the inhale came automatically--not over doing it. Worked for me. You will get this. I know you won't quit until you do! When that happens, with the shape you are in there will be no limit to the distance you can swim!

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/5/2013 7:20PM

    Way to get past the hurdle! Well done.

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-AMANDA79- 4/5/2013 7:12PM

    Way to conquer your fears!

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IAMWINNING 4/5/2013 6:31PM

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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/5/2013 6:23PM

    Way to go!

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GABY1948 4/5/2013 4:58PM

    You did emoticon Fear is our worst enemy and I know you are stronger for having conquered it this time!

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LOLATURTLE 4/5/2013 3:40PM

    Well done overcoming your anxiety!

I don't have fear when swimming, but I do feel that I'm working much harder at crawl than anything else! I think it's because you have to moderate your breathing more with your face in the water (you can't breathe "whenever you want" as much) but that's my totally unsubstantiated guess. Haha.

I am really wary of the calorie burned counts that the SP tracker gives... I think it estimates WAY too high for all of the strokes, especially since there's no way to account for different levels of intensity.

I apologize, I don't have the link anymore, but I saw a cool website a while ago that gave calorie burned estimates for all kinds of activities, once you plugged in your age, gender, and weight. The estimates it gave for me for swimming were at least 400 fewer calories per hour than SP estimates. So I always track a portion of my swimming minutes as "swimming - general" because the calorie burn is lower - how big a portion depending on whether I worked hard the whole time or lollygagged.

Good luck with your swimming!

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XFITSTRONG 4/5/2013 3:40PM

    WOW! Very inspiring! Great JOB!

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_LINDA 4/5/2013 3:32PM

    That is awesome Marsha! Way to conquer your fear! But perhaps a suggestion. You have a trainer helping you develop your running skills to an even higher level. Perhaps you need some sessions with a swimming coach just to focus on this very difficult swimming style to perhaps help you with form and ways to improve your stroke and not make it seem such a struggle. Exercise should be enjoyable, nothing that you fear and could potentially cause you harm. Please be careful. Even with a lifeguard on duty there have been instances of people drowning :( Happened in a pool I used to go to.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 4/5/2013 3:11PM

    Congratulations on sticking it out. I have the same experience swimming. I feel I can continue breaststroke indefinitely, but that freestyle is another story. I'm surprised that the trackers lists both as equal in calories burned. It sure doesn't feel like it.

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KANSASROSE67 4/5/2013 2:49PM

    I have the exact same experience with the crawl. I think it's the breathing. Great job on sticking it out!

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MSLZZY 4/5/2013 2:16PM

    You toughed it out and next time it will be easier. It sounds like you got it under control and there were people there, just in case. WTG!

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Rewarding the Behavior You Want

Thursday, April 04, 2013

"The best way to use rewards to improve results is to identify the particular actions or behaviors that lead to the overall result you want, and then reward yourself for doing those behaviors." Of course!! Yet for years I rewarded myself for what the scale said rather than for what I did. Now that I think about it, the above approach from the below SparkPeople article:

www.dailyspark.com/blog.asp?post=ho
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is decidedly a better way to go! As I work to get rid of the last remnants of my poor eating habits and behaviors, I'm glad this article clearly spells out an effective way to use rewards. I'm going to remember this one!!

  
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DONNABRIGHT 4/6/2013 7:34AM

    Thanks for the reminder!

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GABY1948 4/5/2013 1:43PM

    You are doing so emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 4/5/2013 9:30AM

    It was a great article. Too many people focus on the scale when its supposed to be about learning a healthy lifestyle!! Do all the right things consistently and you will lose the weight you want or maintain whatever your body feels is its 'happy weight' That has always been my focus, making sure I can be as healthy as possible to ward off the bad effects of this disease as long as possible. The good side effects are I don't get sick, I have great blood tests and I feel great when I am moving. Yes, there are other benefits then seeing the number on the scale go down.

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KANOE10 4/5/2013 8:20AM

    Great blog. Thanks for sharing. I was very interested to learn to reward behaviors, not the scale numbers! I think that is the right approach to changing behavior.

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COCK-ROBIN 4/4/2013 10:25PM

    Way to go!

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COCK-ROBIN 4/4/2013 10:25PM

    Way to go!

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MJREIMERS 4/4/2013 9:05PM

    Find what motivation works for you and take advantage of it! You can do it!!

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WATERMELLEN 4/4/2013 8:26PM

    Great article and so true. After all, training a dog requires noticing and rewarding good behaviour right away, not punishing bad behaviour . . . and I'm thinking that the same applies pretty much to all of us!! I'm thinking I need a list of immediate non-calories small rewards!!

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JOYINKY 4/4/2013 8:09PM

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MSLZZY 4/4/2013 6:32PM

    Whatever reward motivates you to succeed will get you there that much faster. Have a great weekend! HUGS!

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BOOKAPHILE 4/4/2013 6:00PM

    What rewards are you using? I always have a hard time coming up with the specific reward.

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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/4/2013 4:36PM

    Thanks for differentiating these!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/4/2013 3:33PM

    After all, what is a "life style" if not the things we actually do?

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AALLEY2 4/4/2013 3:27PM

    emoticon me too! emoticon

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CELIAMINER 4/4/2013 2:54PM

    Very good point at a time I need it. It's time for me to return to basics and create small rewards for good behavior, like streaks of staying within my calorie range and exercising.

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NATPLUMMER 4/4/2013 2:43PM

    YAY!

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    Good ideas. Wishing you success on reaching your goals! emoticon

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Nature Ride and Inspiring Video

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Today was a gorgeous day and I enjoyed it thoroughly with a 25 mile bike ride, including a new part of the trail I had not ridden before. There was an incident with a snake in which I had to take my feet off the pedals to evade his raised neck, but my heart didn't even beat too fast. And the snake was fine, too. I saw him slither off just fine. So neither of us was worse for the wear. I did see lots of pretty birds, butterflies, wild flowers. I took my MP3 player with me, but never turned it on. I was just enjoying the crickets and the birds and the other sounds of nature. Although I like my new camera, I kind of wish I had a smaller one that I could carry more easily to take pictures on runs and rides. Many someday.

It's good to set long term goals, right? Well here is some inspiration for a goal to be reached in years to come. Video of 90+ year old men in a sprint race:

www.cbsnews.com/8301-504784_162-5757
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Oh, I want to be running for 3 more decades! Now that is one worthy goal!!

  
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IAMWINNING 4/6/2013 9:18PM

    Like ONEKIDSMOM, I'm deathly afraid of snakes, so I'm afraid I couldn't go riding in your part of the world. But I'm so proud of you for managing to get by 'yours' and pedaling on to 25 miles! emoticon

I say emoticon to those two older gentlemen! Wow!

My snake story is similar to ONEKIDSMOM - we stopped for a potty break at an American Indian trading post. Had to stand in line, so my kids 'shopped'. I managed only a small shriek when one daughter came up behind me to show me the rubber snake she'd picked up. I didn't pass out, and yes, she's still living, but just barely. emoticon

Again, I'm proud of you.

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CINDYW1102 4/4/2013 7:23PM

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Hope the weather these last couple of days hasn't been too bad on you. You're a bit south of me, and it's been rainy and stormy, but I think south of us it's much worse. Stay Safe!

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LINDAKAY228 4/4/2013 1:58PM

    Glad you had such a good ride. I loved the video! Thanks for sharing it.

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AQUAGIRL08 4/4/2013 10:20AM

    Twenty five miles is very impressive, Marsha! (As for the snake part, you were very brave!) Thanks for sharing the video. I can only aspire to be that athletic at 90!

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SEABREEZE64 4/4/2013 6:16AM

   
What a great video!!!
I, too, want to be running for years and years to come.

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_LINDA 4/4/2013 1:16AM

    Snake! Yikes! So glad all we usually see around here is pretty garter snakes :P Happy you made it by safely!!
That is one awesome video! I can see you running in your 90's, yes I can. because you are determined and doing everything you can to make yourself into an elite runner :) Go, Marsha, GO!

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WATERMELLEN 4/3/2013 9:51PM

    Can't say I love snakes, but I'm glad you weren't phased (either of you!) Often prefer not to have my iPod playing when I'm outdoors . . . because like you I want to pay attention to what surrounds me.

Those 90 yo guys: yay them. That's totally gonna be us!!

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COCK-ROBIN 4/3/2013 8:49PM

    Your'e doing great!

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MIRAGE727 4/3/2013 8:24PM

    I just put my Giant hybrid up for sale. I'm buying a road bike for my entry level into Duathlons & Triathlons! I love cycling now. Funny how it's great cross training for the run. You think your muscles are trained then your quads scream no!
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Glad you enjoyed your wheeling through nature, Marsha!
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As in your area, I know you have those heroes in the highest "Grandmaster" class of your races. I've become friends with many that do the same local races. I always tell them I wanna be like them when I grow up. Truly, they are all role models!
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ONEKIDSMOM 4/3/2013 8:08PM

    Guess I'm not going biking in your neck of the woods... I have this horrid fear of snakes... just ask my son what happened to his paper snake he bought at a museum gift shop and tried to show off to his mother. This was when he was in about 4th grade. You know that "fat broad" in the BC comic strip...? Yep, shredded.

He made the mistake of dangling it over my shoulder from the back seat.

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FROSTY99 4/3/2013 7:36PM

    You lost me at SNAKE. Scare me to pieces! Glad you enjoyed the ride and no harm to either of you!

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MSLZZY 4/3/2013 7:20PM

    Definitely a worthy goal. You would be the one to do it!

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GABY1948 4/3/2013 5:04PM

    Great video! It is my goal to be in a warm state (AZ) living in 2 years or less...then I could be riding my bike today...watch out for those snakes! My folks lived in FL for 15 years...coral snakes...ugh! emoticon

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PMFISH 4/3/2013 4:00PM

    My daughter has really been enjoying her bike these days. She asked if I would like a 3 wheeler. Told her "NO", but would like to learn the new bikes with the gear shifts. You can tell how long it has been since I have been on a regular bike.

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 4/3/2013 1:57PM

    25miles of peace....it sounds like heaven. Marsha how do you do it? I mean how do you balance the time it takes to ride your bike, run, walk....and still keep house? I have been non-stop today except 20 min to do my hair. It was 1pm before I took a break? I never made it to Target, JCP, or just out to enjoy being out.

Right now I have 1hr before I have to get the kids from the bus stop and then it is on to phase 3 of my day. I mean you even get grands and have a fun day.

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TRAVELGRRL 4/3/2013 1:47PM

    I love your cross-training! I usually listen to an iPod but also find that many days, (especially hiking) the beauty of the trails is totally enough.

It truly is soothing to the soul, is it not?

Glad to hear both you and the snake both survived your surprise encounter with each other! I'm a believer in "live and let live!"

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/3/2013 1:02PM

    And then there is Ed Whitlock, who ran a marathon in 3:25:43 at age 80.

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KJELLYBEAN15 4/3/2013 12:52PM

    I have to say that I was totally inspired until you mentioned snake. Do you happen to know what type it was? That sounds really scary. But I am jealous about the ride. I haven't seen my bike since we went camping and I can't wait to get back out there.

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Fitness Update

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Last night I ran hill repeats with my coach and training group. We had a half mile course that was uphill the whole way. After warm up, we were to run up hard and run back easy. Some of the slower women weren't there last eve; I hope they haven't dropped out. There was a new fellow, 17 years old, who warmed up at a 6 minute mile pace, and several middle age guys starting at 7.5 minute mile pace. My warm up pace is 10.5-11 minute mile pace. And I walk some before I start running, too, while those young'uns just take off running. Makes me glad I can compete in my age group!

My left hamstring and IT band complained a bit about the run, but I iced them as soon as I got home, then used the foam roller, and then stretched, then a nice hot bath, and then more ice. Not sure that is the way you are supposed to do it, but it seemed to work pretty well for me. I wasn't sore at all when I woke up.

Little Gwen (2 1/2 year old granddaughter) was scheduled for her first gymnastics lesson today, but the teacher was late -- she thought she didn't have any 2 year olds. Gwen got to meet the teacher and gave her a high five. So we'll start next week. If Gwen is still the only one registered in the class, it will just be 30 minutes instead of 45. So Gwen and I played around. She's now great at jumping jacks! I think she's really going to enjoy the Gymnastics Tots class. After we played, Gwen went to the nursery so I could do my treadmill and strength training workouts. Today I did the scheduled 30 minute slow work out (5.5 mph on treadmill - 10.54 minute per mile pace. My left hamsting and IT band were a bit tight, but not painful. Did my strength training as scheduled, too. I'm thinking that this training plan is well designed for the upcoming hilly Mayfaire 5K on May 11th.

I happened to bump into my running coach with her two preschoolers at the Y and it was fun to get to talk to her informally and for her kids to get to play with Gwen. Also, another of her trainees was there with her preschoolers, too. She's lost 80 pounds, is in her late 20's, runs a 5K in 19 minutes, and looks fantastically fit. She doesn't have any sign of ever being heavy; I see no stretched skin at all on her. Yeah, there are times I sure wish I had lost this weight way earlier. But then, I am so, so, very glad that I have achieved a level of fitness I never thought I could aspire to.

My life is good. The weather is gorgeous today and Gwen and I played outside after we got home. Not every minute of running is pure bliss, but all in all I really enjoy it. Not every minute of caring for my grandkids is bliss either, but I am blessed to be able to do it! Need to leave to go get Natalie from kindergarten right now. The whole family will eat with us tonight, too. Like I say, life is good.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 4/4/2013 10:08AM

    I am so impressed with your training! You are doing an amazing job!

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WATERMELLEN 4/3/2013 9:53PM

    Your life sounds great to me: every minute can't be pure bliss, as you say, but what a terrific example you are setting for your grandgirls! You're starting them on a life long pattern of fitness and healthy eating.

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MKELLY72 4/3/2013 2:21PM

    Very uplifting blog!
I have been wanting to amp up my running again lately, and I'm pretty glad for the weather warming up--makes it nicer to be outside.
Michelle

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KEATYNMBERGSTEN 4/3/2013 10:57AM

    Great job on your training!

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ONEKIDSMOM 4/2/2013 7:52PM

    Memories... gymnastics classes for my tall young son... the instructors teaching them jumping jacks. I thought it was very creative: make an X with your body. Now make an I. Now an X. Now an I! Voila... little kids doing jumping jacks!

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GABY1948 4/2/2013 6:10PM

    Yes, life is good! Great blog. emoticon

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_LINDA 4/2/2013 6:08PM

    Better late then never, no use looking back, what has passed is past. I have terrible stretch marks from my excess weight all over my thighs and belly (and baggy skin). Nothing to be done about it, people will just think I had huge kids lol. You only have your future to think about now and those amazing fitness achievements you are earning! That does sound like a concern with the hamstring and IT band. Please consult your coach and get her professional opinion. Better safe then sorry. You may need special target exercises to strengthen and lengthen them.
Keep on being a fabulous fitness Queen!

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COCK-ROBIN 4/2/2013 6:01PM

    Wonderful!

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2WHEELEDSHARON 4/2/2013 5:23PM

    Just to give you perspective, my fastest running pace during a 5K is 11 minute miles and I'm 42, so your pace is way beyond my "whippersnapping"! Keep doing what you do - focus on enjoying it more than pushing for speed. You're a great inspiration right NOW, Marsha!

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TRAVELGRRL 4/2/2013 5:15PM

    I love your great attitude. You are fit and able to care for two little ones; 80 pounds ago that would NOT have been so easy.

Yes, maybe it would have been better if we ALL had started decades earlier, but at least we are started NOW!

Keep up the good work!!!

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MSLZZY 4/2/2013 5:05PM

    You are doing great! Would you have been better off had you lost the weight earlier? No doubt but you are there now and it is a wonderful place to be. Hug those grandbabies. It won't be long and they will be off to other things. HUGS!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 4/2/2013 4:41PM

    That your hamstring is bothering you right away with the addition of speed work and hill repeats is a warning sign. Hill repeats are great, but they should be added gradually -- especially at our age. Just for context, the plan from my coach has each hill repeat last just one minute and we started with just 5 (so only 5 minutes worth of running fast up hill). We've worked up to 10 now, so we will start adding time, 10 at 75 seconds, then 10 at 90 seconds each. A half mile is a long, long hill repeat. How many did you do? Young coaches can be a problem . . .

Sorry to butt in, but I got in trouble the first time I tried to do speed work (3 years ago), and the problems started with tight hamstrings. You are in wonderful shape, but you can still suffer from too much, too soon. Please be careful.
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KANDOLAKER 4/2/2013 4:39PM

    Great blog - love your ever-present positive attitude!! Hope your hamstring and IT loosen up!

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BOOKAPHILE 4/2/2013 4:37PM

    You are doing so well! Congrats on feeling and looking great and making progress on your latest goals.

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