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What a Great Saturday!!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Thoroughly enjoyed my run this morning. As promised, I ran at the back of the group, and did not push pace in order to help my left glute and surrounding muscles heal. My Garmin recorded the following data:

Time: 2:01:19
Moving Time: 1:55:50
Elapsed Time: 2:02:28
Avg Speed: 4.6 mph
Avg Moving Speed: 4.8 mph
Max Speed: 10.7 mph
Avg Pace: 13:04 min/mi
Avg Moving Pace: 12:28 min/mi
Best Pace: 5:37 min/mi

Elevation Gain: 390 ft
Elevation Loss: 389 ft
Min Elevation: 156 ft
Max Elevation: 261 ft


View Splits
Hours:Minutes:Seconds
Time Miles Distance
Minutes per Mile - Avg Pace Summary = 2:01:18.7 - 9.29 - 13:04
1 14:32.4 1.00 14:32
2 13:11.2 1.00 13:11
3 12:31.4 1.00 12:31
4 12:22.9 1.00 12:23
5 12:12.7 1.00 12:13
6 15:33.3 1.00 15:33 - Ooop! included the potty/water break.
7 12:05.8 1.00 12:06
8 12:14.2 1.00 12:14
9 12:54.8 1.00 12:55
(There was a tenth lap of .29 miles, but I must have missed copying it.)

The average temperature on this run was 75 degrees with 94% humidity. It was dark when we started at 6:12 am, but we soon saw the sunrise. We ran through lots of pretty neighborhoods. We had 10 runners in our group - one man and 9 women. The man and woman ran 23 miles last week and were running short in preparation for their full marathon in 2 weeks; they are running with their child in Dayton, Ohio. The rest of us are training for half marathons. Two of the runners are physical therapists, so I picked their brains as we ran just a bit -- they seemed glad to share. We had several teachers and just nice, friendly, smart, and fit people on this run.

I stayed at the back of the pack as promised for the first 7 miles then kind of moved up as some of the group faded. I finished with the leader. Although 7.5 miles was the farthest I'd gone this year up to this point, I had no trouble with the 9 mile distance. In fact, I finished up feeling more energetic than when I started.

I computed that I drank 72 ounces of water if I count what I drank starting an hour before the run to an hour after. I also consumed 4 Gu Chews for electrolytes and carbs. I felt like I had sufficient fuel, although I believe more is recommended at least by the company wanting you to buy their product. I did have a 190 calorie breakfast before the run so that might have helped, too.

After the run and cool down, I sat with 50 runners for 40 minutes, glowing and drinking water and coffee. Then I went to the YMCA, used the foam roller, showered, went to Weight Watchers (my nephew overslept and didn't make it as promised - oh, well), and then did a little shopping. What a great Saturday morning!!

Let me tell you one other funny thing. A couple weeks ago I also forgot to turn off the Garmin. On the way home, driving in a car, it suddenly started flashing. It said I had a new record - running a mile in 4:32!! Dream On!

  
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KELLIEBEAN 9/2/2013 10:03AM

    What a great day!

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_LINDA 9/1/2013 7:30PM

    So glad you felt good for this run! LOL on the car speed -that happened to me when my watch actually somehow clicked itself on when I was getting a ride home -and it has to go through three button pushes before it does too!!
That is great you are using a foam roller! Hope it helps!
Keep up the great work!

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PMFISH 9/1/2013 12:26PM

    Wow! Great morning for you! You always impress me. emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 9/1/2013 8:43AM

    Good job on your run, Marsha! I'm glad that you had a great Saturday!

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RUNNERRACHEL 9/1/2013 12:09AM

    emoticon emoticon sounds like a great morning, a great fun run! emoticon emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 8/31/2013 11:16PM

    Wonderful!

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GABY1948 8/31/2013 9:03PM

    So glad it all went so well! You deserve some good! Have a wonderful rest of the holiday weekend, Marsha! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 8/31/2013 6:21PM

    Sounds like a lovely morning indeed! So glad that the glute is behaving!!

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MJREIMERS 8/31/2013 6:03PM

    Love the Garmin "record." Way to go on your run this morning!!! That is awesome and how fun to do it with a group! Keep it up!

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JOYINKY 8/31/2013 5:07PM

    LOL re the Garmin! I really admire how planned out and balanced you are doing your training. WTG!

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NATPLUMMER 8/31/2013 3:38PM

    Nice!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 8/31/2013 2:57PM

    Nice run. Digestion basically stops during a long run because blood flow is diverted to the muscles and only the minimum goes to the parts of the body not working. So unless you ate your breakfast several hours before the run so that it was already digested and in the blood stream, it won't fuel the run. How long depends on what you ate. High glycemic foods get into the blood stream more quickly.

Every person's nutritional needs on a run are different and the pace makes a difference too. You will need more at race pace than at training pace. For what it's worth, 100 calories every 4 miles seems to work for me. (1 gel = 100 calories). In races, I usually also eat one just before the start.

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MIRAGE727 8/31/2013 2:53PM

    Good day for sure, Marsha!
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ONEKIDSMOM 8/31/2013 2:43PM

    Had to laugh at that last bit... when I tell Runkeeper I'm "walking" and actually run, it gives me records... I imagine even more so if I got in the car and zipped off! emoticon on the run, Marsha.

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Massage and Other Fronts

Friday, August 30, 2013

I had the best and longest massage of my life today, 1.5 hours. The highly respected sports massage therapist got the sore and tight spots in my left glute, piroformis, and surrounding muscles to relax. Right now I feel like a bowl of jello! And the massage ended 3 hours ago.

I bet tomorrow's 9 mile run will go well. I laughingly said I'm going to run at the pace of my left leg, instead of trying to make my left leg keep up with my right leg. May be some truth in that silly statement.

On other fronts, hubby repaired a closet shelf and I repaired several toys today. Decluttering efforts continue. I took a load of clothes, costume jewelry, material, buttons, yarn, etc. to Goodwill today. Now my sewing machine and jewelry box contain only things I love or at least will use. They are no longer crammed so full you can't find anything. Hurray!

As I cleaned out my jewelry box I realized that when I was 40-80 pounds heavier I wore large earrings, pins, and scarves that are now out of proportion on me. Some of the change is retirement, of course, but much of it truly is weight-loss related. I had not even realized that I have transitioned to smaller earrings, necklaces, and other accessories. Makes sense. Do you need to clean out your jewelry and accessories?

Two year old Gwen stayed with me while her daddy mowed the yard today. She really enjoyed meeting the six new family members who joined us yesterday: 6 tiny guppies. Some times I've had trouble timing when to put the pregnant guppy in the breeder, but this time I got it right. The little ones look strong, healthy, and safe in their floating plastic enclosure.

I'm really working on peace with the scale. I think my weight fluctuates more than average and often for no reason I can think of - like no overeating, no excess sodium, no change in fiber intake, and when elimination functions seem to be working just right. One day this week I weighed 127.8 and the next day, after a good eating day, I was at 130.4.This morning it was 129.2.In the last 8 days, 6 days I had a middle 2. OK. I just fluctuate. Peace. Peace. Really I weigh just about what I want to weigh. No sense in stressing over the scale. Focus on long term trends. Focus on eating smart, eating healthy. Focus on feeling good and fueling my body properly!!

The Curves meal plan I'm using and adapting are right in line with SparkPeople's recommendations. So far the meal days I've used seem practical and realistic.

Hope all Sparkers are having great days!!!

  
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_LINDA 9/1/2013 7:37PM

    Wow! That massage sounds like heaven! That is fantastic on decluttering!! I don't wear jewelry, but what you said sure makes sense!! You just keep on being so amazing!! Improving all the time in your life in all ways! Being a superstar inspiration!


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PLUGINALONG 8/31/2013 2:06PM

    Your pictures, blogs, comments tell me you are very healthy, enjoy life and have a great family, among other things I am sure. So keep up the good healthy habits. You are already a big success!!!

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MNNICE 8/31/2013 12:24PM

    The massage sounds glorious! I'm not a big accessories/jewelry person, but I do need to declutter in other areas!

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AQUAGIRL08 8/31/2013 9:45AM

    I never was one to use big accessories but I think that you're right about bigger people using bigger accessories. Now that you mention it, you can see my accessories more as I lose weight. I love massages too. They help move toxins out of the sore areas and promote healing. Enjoy your clean house!

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GABY1948 8/31/2013 9:03AM

    Wonderful blog, Marsha, as usual! You really did give me pause for thought with this one. I had NO idea about the jewelry but it makes sense. I had wondered why I no longer liked long dangly earrings on me. THANK you for the explanation.

Decluttering feels SO good, doesn't it? Dh and I have been doing so twice each year for a few years. Couldn't bear to throw/give away all at once but now we are down to manageability for a move to warm climate in one or two years!

I had to leave my love affair with the scale a couple years ago...it was an addiction to me...now I weigh NO more than once a week....and usually not that...if I HAVE to weigh I let DH weigh me and NOT tell me emoticon it just feels better to know someone knows.

I am thinking of buying that Curves Meal plan yet...not sure.

Have a blessed holiday weekend and take care of that leg! I'm rootin' for you as always! emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 8/31/2013 1:01AM

    Wonderful!

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TRAVELGRRL 8/30/2013 9:52PM

    Ha! I need to clean out my jewelry, too. When I taught at a community college I dressed up every day! Now I just rely on a pair of good earrings and one or two favorite bracelets. GLAD you enjoyed the massage, sounds wonderful...

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SLIMLILA 8/30/2013 9:38PM

    Awesome Marsha....
you said many things in your blog today that really hit home for me too., ie jewellery especially.

Also, my weight is staying in same 2-3 lbs. range now for 2 months, despite all the exercise I am doing...I've got almost 2500 fitness minutes this month, never ever did anything like that before.. I keep joking, I will wake up one a.m and be down 20 lbs, but I still look for the other proof that this is all working for good...

Al the best with your run tomorrow...

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WATERMELLEN 8/30/2013 9:15PM

    Very normal fluctuations . . . and very minor. I think it's that middle 2 thing -- if goal was 135 and fluctuations up and down around that number, maybe less distressing?? Just a thought.

When I clear out my summer clothes in sequence, i'm going to be taking a leaf from your book and "thrifting" the ones I haven't worn . . . reducing the clutter. As a 5'9" lady, however, can't say that being thinner means I need smaller accessories: still into the large tote size shoulder bags, and had a pretty chunky necklace on today.

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/30/2013 7:41PM

    emoticon to hear you got a great massage.

Nice to hear that you're going through old jewelry and donating to clear space. That's a great feeling.

Cute that you got some baby guppies! I'm sure your granddaughter is enjoying them! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/30/2013 7:14PM

    Totally get the natural fluctuations on the scale. It happens to me, too.

And truth to tell, jealous of that massage. Good luck with tomorrow's run! emoticon

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JOYINKY 8/30/2013 5:37PM

    Marsha, we all fluctuate! So many things enter in and no two days are truly the same. The water we drink, or don't; elimination, or not; exercise, metabolism, mineral balance, time of day, etc. etc. Even the amount we perspire. That's why I have a goal "range" and consider myself at goal if I'm in that range. Glad the massage worked so well for you, you deserve that relaxation! Yes, I did clear out a lot of jewelry from bigger days and have given scarves away too; I keep it pretty simple today. But there's always more decluttering to do! Enjoy your weekend!

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LEWILL1982 8/30/2013 4:21PM

    I fluctuate like you do, 2-3 lbs swings within a day...granted last night, I ate out, I know there was sodium involved. Peace is something sought after but hard to grab onto sometimes. That's r eally cool about the guppies!

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NATPLUMMER 8/30/2013 4:21PM

    Yay for a massage!!


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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 8/30/2013 4:19PM

    I am glad to hear the massage went well.

I have several guppy tanks. I have a soft spot in my heart for them because I remember watching them with fascination when I was pretty young. My mother didn't keep them for long because she got tired of the water changes (this was way before there were all the convenient filtration systems we have today.) I have never used a breeder. My fish don't seem particularly aggressive towards the fry and there are always plenty in the tanks. I haven't had to purchase any new fish for years now.

My favorite guppy tank is a 40 gallon tank on my upstairs screened in porch. It's fun to have room for a large number of them together. Plus it allows for a nice large gene pool that minimizes inbreeding.

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Dancing and Running Slower

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Enjoyed the Senior Dance with hubby this morning. We danced 2 waltzes, 4 slow dances, and one fast dance. I also danced 4 line dances and a group twist!! Truly it was fun. They played three tangos; wish we knew how. Perhaps we can learn. Also, wish I had a partner for polka. Hubby says it's too fast for him, but I would enjoy it. They served pizza today (once a month there is a meal) and I had one piece without the edge crust and felt happy and satisfied.

However, I was aware throughout the morning of my old injury under the left glute muscle. Doesn't really hurt, but just lets me know it isn't right. In talking with the Galloway Program Director, we decided that I should move back a group. She has recommended that I run at the back of the pack of the middle group of time improvement half marathon trainees. She thinks I can do that without stressing my injury further.

I will miss running the faster pace, but I suspect that she is right. I need to let this injury (due to hill work in April, and aggravated by lunges in August) heal. At least I don't need to quit running, just be more conservative about it.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 8/31/2013 9:40AM

    I used to love to dance too! I'm glad that you are letting yourself heal. It is hard to be patient but it must be done. I hope to see you at the Y soon!

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PMFISH 8/30/2013 8:05AM

    Oh how I miss dancing! Sounds like you are having a great time with it. Just take care of yourself and let yourself heal. Live2Run is on the money. I would not be able to do what I can without massage. Have you ever checked out a foam roller? Most of us cannot do it because of the pain and agility, but I bet you would not have any problems with it.

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/29/2013 9:56PM

    emoticon emoticon Let yourself recover and if you can still run but at a slower pace, that's great. Keep taking care of yourself. emoticon

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COCK-ROBIN 8/29/2013 9:35PM

    Wonderful!

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JOYINKY 8/29/2013 9:21PM

    Dancing is such a fun activity for you to enjoy together! What a gift! As for the running, you are so well tuned to what your body is doing Marsha. More importantly, you listen to it! WTG!

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WATERMELLEN 8/29/2013 9:06PM

    I loved to run, I ran 10 km a day, I ground out my knees and hips, and now I can't run.

Yeah.

And as for tango . . . bet you can find instructions on line that would get you started!!



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PLUGINALONG 8/29/2013 8:35PM

    Take the expert's advice. I know you love you running but take care so you can continue even if it is a little less or slower.

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TRAVELGRRL 8/29/2013 7:56PM

    I had an injury like that from a fall, and it took a long time to heal. You are wise to "step it down". We don't mend the way we used to! Great job on the dancing. I need to check out our senior center!

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/29/2013 7:16PM

    Sounds like you got wise advice, and I applaud you for listening to it and adjusting your plans accordingly! We don't always TAKE the advice we are given, even by folks who have more knowledge than we do ... so Good for You!!

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/29/2013 6:49PM

    Wisdom in that advice... you're good to heed it. If you love running, it's better to run slow than to disable yourself, right on!

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GABY1948 8/29/2013 6:40PM

    I am so glad you don't have to stop! You just don't know how I envy you...all I can do is walk....I have 2 bad knees and one really bad hip...you are my outlet...just reading and imagining! emoticon

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FROSTY99 8/29/2013 6:03PM

    Our bodies tell us when they hurt, we just have to listen. Glad you are listening!

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SEAJESS 8/29/2013 5:58PM

    Like they say in climbing: "There are OLD climbers and there are BOLD climbers but there are NO old, bold climbers!" Glad you are adjusting to your pulled-back limits so that you can continue to dance and run distance races. Love, love, love Jeff Galloway! His attitude is sane and inspiring. I met him and his wife at the Portland Marathon last year. Sweet folks!

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Slenderella at the ball... and the races.

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MSLZZY 8/29/2013 4:52PM

    Better to back off than risk further injury. See how it goes.

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LEWILL1982 8/29/2013 3:40PM

    The dancing sounds fun, I have 2 left feet! Take care of the glute, I'm all for massages! :-)

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MIRAGE727 8/29/2013 3:13PM

    Yep, I'd go with Catherine as Plan A. SO many runners are unaware of the medicinal benefits of a massage. I've done free massages before a race if they are there. I have a little tightness in my hamstrings after Tuesday's run. I might have done too fast a pace. Tonight it will be a casual jog as I have a 5K Saturday night. I'm just looking to finish. Be safe and embrace patience, Marsha! You'll come out of it.
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NATPLUMMER 8/29/2013 3:03PM

    Listen to Catherine.
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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 8/29/2013 2:56PM

    Time for another massage. I doubt that it is the old injury as much as a sign that you still have muscle imbalances and trigger points which makes this area less able to handle the stress. You need to get at the root cause. Rest helps the current strain but won't keep it from happening again.
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Cyndi Saves the Workout!!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

I packed my gym bag last night - water bottle, ear buds and MP3 player, running shoes, bra, panties, Tech Gear running shorts and wicking tank top. I packed raisins and crackers for Gwen and an apple for each of us. I had shampoo and conditioner, a big towel and a wash cloth. I had my favorite Saucony running shoes. I thought for sure I was ready. BUT after I got Gwen in the nursery and went to change my clothes I found I only had ONE sock. I almost cried. Once that happened to me before and I dashed out to Bealls and bought a pair, but today it would mean getting Gwen out of the nursery because the responsible party has to be in the building. And you are only suppose to use the nursery for 2 hours and I doubt they'd let me pick her up and drop her off again and they close at noon. So, I was sitting there almost in tears deciding if I could run with one sock or no socks. If I didn't get my run in this morning, it would be after 8pm when I had everyone fed until I'd have time to do it since Gwen doesn't nap any more. I'm not known for after supper energy, you know?

Well, to my delight, into the women's YMCA locker room came SparkFriend Cyndi AKA Aquagirl. When I explained my dilemma, she handed me a pair of socks!! WOW! She saved my workout and my training week. Without her I don't think I would have gotten it done. I gave her one back and now have one in my laundry room that I will get back to her clean. She could have charged me $100 and I would have gone for it and not even felt ripped off - or maybe just a little. But she understood my problem and came to my rescue. What a friend!! Thanks again, Cyndi.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 8/28/2013 9:28PM

    The pleasure was all mine! I live the belief that if I have something that another person needs and I can live without it, I let the person who needs it most take the item. I'm glad that you had a good run! I know what I'm getting you for Christmas, Marsha! LOL

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GABY1948 8/28/2013 1:00PM

    HOW wonderful is that! My face drooped when I read your dilemma of the missing sock...I have done things like that so understand totally!

What a sweetheart she is and you made it ALL today!

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IAMWINNING 8/28/2013 9:04AM

    emoticon Isn't it great to have such friends! I'm glad it worked out for you.

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COCK-ROBIN 8/27/2013 10:26PM

    wonderful!

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JOYINKY 8/27/2013 10:20PM

    Wonderful! Thanks for sharing!

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WATERMELLEN 8/27/2013 8:00PM

    Lovely lovely story . . . and I'm sure you would have done just the same for her if the situation had been reversed.

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/27/2013 6:55PM

    Absolutely great friend. Ask On2Victory about his Oscar the Grouch socks... a gift during his 70.3 from a yellow-shirted volunteer!

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GOLFGMA 8/27/2013 5:28PM

    I bet Cyndi got a big hug. Good friends are wonderful! emoticon

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MANDELOVICH 8/27/2013 4:56PM

    Love the camaraderie!

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DONNABRIGHT 8/27/2013 3:26PM

    Yep, socks are definitely a necessary item for a run - glad it worked out for you.

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FROSTY99 8/27/2013 3:21PM

    Aren't friends great!!! What would we do without them.

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MSLZZY 8/27/2013 3:13PM

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NATPLUMMER 8/27/2013 2:56PM

    emoticon Cyndi!

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LEWILL1982 8/27/2013 2:31PM

    Yesterday, I went to the gym at lunch time and discovered I'd forgotten my shoes. Skipped the lunch time work out and doubled up after work. Some things can be shared, others can't. Yay for good friends that get us out of our jams! Way to stick to your schedule.

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Powerful Positive

Monday, August 26, 2013

Eating:
Doing pretty well. Was hungry last eve and deviated from my plan and had a little extra cottage cheese and cantaloupe. Don't think that hurt much and I believe my body was saying I needed it. Have seen a middle "2" on the scale two days in a row now. Hope it is here to stay!! I'm adding a few more servings of fruits and veggies to the food plan. For the past week I've just been doing 5 a day. I'm going to aim for 8-10 and try not to go back to my routine of 12-16 servings. Also, going to try to stay around 100 grams of protein, not the 120-160 of the Curves plan, but not my usual 60 grams either. Joyinky says it helps reduce her hunger and I think it may work that way for me, too.

Enjoyed my 54th monthly free life time weigh in at Weight Watchers this week. That is 4.5 years of normal weight after 5 decades of obesity. My leader called me up front and had me walk on a red carpet. I was one of three strutting their stuff while the whole group clapped and cheered. You know, I don't think I need the positive strokes as desperately as I did at the beginning of maintenance, but I don't mind it a bit!! : )

Running:
I've had 2 active days since my Saturday run, but I'm planning to run Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday this week. Yesterday I had the kids (2 and 6 year old granddaughters) for 8+ hours and hardly sat down all day. Today I've been active cleaning house, but plan to do some low impact aerobics this eve while TV watching.

FlyLady Housecleaning:
I did my second Weekly Home Blessing today, this time without the prompting of the podcast. Setting the timer for 10 minutes per task really helps me stay focused and on task. My house is getting more livable every day. Hubby has even taken an interest, without me doing anything but being happy cleaning house, and done several "honey-do" items I've been wanting for months including putting in a towel rack under the kitchen sink and mounting the bracket for the dust buster in the utility room. I do believe I actually saw him wiping a counter for the first time in our 34 years of marriage! I feel so much happier focused on the positive things I am doing to bless the house and family than focused on the dirt and failures. I can't believe how an attitude that held me down for 40 years has totally changed in two weeks!

Wishing you all the blessings of powerful positive thoughts!!

  
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NEW-CAZ 8/27/2013 2:40AM

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PMFISH 8/26/2013 11:54PM

    The mind is a powerful thing!!! emoticon on all your accomplishments and you have every right to be proud as you walk down the red carpet. To look at your beautiful smile it is hard to think negative thinking ever entered your mind. emoticon

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TXPATRIOT 8/26/2013 10:52PM

    Lots of great things there! Congrats!!

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BESTSUSIEYET 8/26/2013 9:54PM

    Hooray! Sounds like you are really getting a good pattern going!

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COCK-ROBIN 8/26/2013 9:24PM

    Wonderful!

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RUNNERRACHEL 8/26/2013 9:21PM

    Great to hear! You're doing so well! Congrats on your success and seeing so many positives! emoticon

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ONEKIDSMOM 8/26/2013 8:41PM

    You know, I think just you showing your hubby that you LOVE your home, by example, seems to have had an uplifting influence, don't you think? Happy Mama = Happy Home! If it's true that if mama ain't happy ain't nobody happy, is the reverse true?

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_LINDA 8/26/2013 8:11PM

    Just so wonderful to read this uplifting, inspiring blog! You absolutely have it -attitude is everything!
Now if only I could get off my rear and get it moving like you are doing :P (looking at a large pile of handwashing needing to be done from my trip)
Keep up the fantabulous work!!

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SLIMLILA 8/26/2013 7:49PM

    Awesome.. red carpet and 54 free WW meetings.... and this is the 2nd time today I heard about this flylady.net....I really must get over and check that out.

I was just reading about the 5 common walking and running injuries, and worried myself as I did 13 km of walking today... have kind of given up on the running idea as I certainly don't want any injuries.... How did you get started running? I checked around here on SP and none of the plans seems to fit for me, as I am now walking usually 2 hrs. or more a day.... any suggestions....
Take care, Marsha...
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GABY1948 8/26/2013 4:40PM

    Just think of how you are such an inspiration to both Spark and WW! That has to inspire those ladies there like it does me that it CAN be done and maybe, JUST MAYBE I can do it too! emoticon

The housecleaning thing is GREAT...I have always been a fanatic of those things, clutter even makes me NERVOUS and I have been blessed with a hubby that feels the same way! You are doing SO well!

Have a GREAT evening...you deserve it, Marsha!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/26/2013 4:24PM

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MANDELOVICH 8/26/2013 3:38PM

    Amazing - 4.5 years at goal!!! You are a super star!!

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