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Thanks

Monday, February 03, 2014

Thanks, SparkFriends, for all your kind words, support, encouragement and truth, on my last two blogs. I know I will be fine and I will continue my commitment to living healthy, active and well-nourished. I enjoyed a great Zumba session this morning with a friend who invited me. Hadn't done that for a year or more and was surprised how much I enjoyed it.

Will see the dentist this afternoon for my rough chipped teeth. Plan to run again tomorrow. So far have not had to go in for jury duty, but need to call again this eve. Fingers are crossed. If I need to drive to Tampa, I'm prepared. I'll just leave really, really early so I don't have so much pressure. Daughter will need to decide how to proceed with child care in my absence. Hubby may do okay. We'll see. Just 11 more doses of prednisone for the psoriasis. My feet are looking and feeling a little better. Computer is still in the shop, but hubby is sharing his.

Son in law starts his new job on Feb 17, so I still have 3 week days with no kids before I start the new schedule. It will all work out. Proud of him getting a much better job. Hubby and I will go to the Senior Dance on Thursday morning. We are looking for child care for Thursday mornings so we can continue to go regularly. We could switch to Thursday evenings, but would miss some of the people we enjoy -- including my Zumba friend -- if we did.

All in all, things are looking up. You, dear SparkFriends, are appreciated.

  
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AQUAGIRL08 2/4/2014 9:45AM

    Great! Glad to hear you are making progress!

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BOOKAPHILE 2/3/2014 9:49PM

    You sound much more like yourself today. You're right. It will all work out.

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/3/2014 7:21PM

    And YOU, dear Spark friend, are valued! emoticon

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MEXGAL1 2/3/2014 3:26PM

    and you are so appreciated as well...sounds like things are going okay.
hope you can get the child care all worked out.
have a good week.
Sallie

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MYTURNNOW2013 2/3/2014 12:09PM

    Excellent! You are not letting life get in the way of your fitness and health....great job!

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MARGARITTM 2/3/2014 11:56AM

    Glad you got back to the Zumba - great fun!!!! and we all need more of that!!


keep us posted

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LEWILL1982 2/3/2014 11:42AM

    You have so much going on in your life. Your optimism is refreshing, you'll get through this. Glad you're doing better!

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TRAVELGRRL 2/3/2014 11:34AM

    Sounds like things are going well! Great!

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NEW-CAZ 2/3/2014 11:23AM

    Hey Marsha try Epaderm emollient for the psoriasis. You wash with it and rinse and can apply it after, really helps heal the skin. DH has psoriasis and swears by it.

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104 Runs Since June

Sunday, February 02, 2014

Since June 2013 I've run 104 times, an estimated 414 miles. That's a whole lot of great running. Honestly I've enjoyed almost every mile. I love getting faster and going farther. I love the companionship of the group runs and getting to go exactly my pace when I run alone. And although many people don't like them, I'm happy to run on the treadmill. I really like the bling and recognition when I place in race. Do I need to give it all up?

Yesterday I had a very good eating day and the scale looked pretty good this morning, even though I sat around still, kind of in shock, babying my injuries for hours yesterday. That is reassurance that I can maintain my 80 pound loss even if I can't or choose not to run again. (OK - I did run 6.2 miles yesterday before I sat around for hours. So I may need a better test.)

This second fall has really got me shook. I've got my arm in a sling to keep from overusing my re-injured left hand. Last time it took about 12 weeks for my hand to regain enough strength to do the arm machines at the Y, but the doctor said it would have healed faster if I had put it in a sling. Worth a try. My mouth, teeth, and chin don't let me forget for a moment my misstep yesterday on a picturesque brick road at sunrise. I'll go tomorrow to the dentist to smooth the chipped teeth, but I'm afraid every time I look in the mirror I'll be reminded of this failure. My knees are sore, too. My feet are still splitting and bleeding; counting down: 12 more doses of steroids. Hubby asked if there is any part of me that doesn't hurt. There are. However, cooking, cleaning, and living is challenging today.

This is probably not the most positive blog I could write today. I'm definitely going to still run, probably on the treadmill, 9 more runs before the Disney Princess HM. And I'm going to run the Senior Games 5K on March 8th. I need to finish these commitments. Then I'll figure out how to proceed.

  
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JOYINKY 2/2/2014 11:34PM

    Marsha, I'm so sorry to hear of your fall and injuries! But no, no, no failure here!! How could you even think that?! You have healing to do and decisions to make. But you are a winner whether you continue to run or not. Listen to your body and take your time deciding the next step. Remember it's not just about running; it's about health and being your best self. Running is truly a small part of that, you are so much more. Be well. Hugs.

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MARGARITTM 2/2/2014 9:18PM

    I have long since left that thought that running might be a good form of exercise - although it is - it is more about who I am now. .... and I doubt a fall or two would change that and somehow I doubt that you will either. ... but it is YOUR DECSION and you must do what is best for you.

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STRIVERONE 2/2/2014 8:40PM

    You will make the decision about running that is best for you and I bet that when the soreness is gone, it will be to persevere. Maybe. as time goes by, you will have to modify your objectives. Being first in your age group is is great, but the greatest thing about running is that it is physically and mentally stimulating while at the same time being relaxing. Before I started running I pulled both my hamstrings and sprained both my ankles on separate occasions of inattention. For me all competitiveness feeling, are subordinate to my determination not to injure myself.

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GABY1948 2/2/2014 7:25PM

    It is a positive blog...you are working out your answers and that is positive...it's not just sitting back and sulking. THAT would not be you! Look at this smile on this page with the ladybug wings on. I bet that beautiful smile has not changed one bit! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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EDDYMEESE 2/2/2014 3:50PM

    Oh, no, I'm so sorry!

You are a true runner, so I don't think you're going to stop :)

But maybe you need to cut back a little bit or find alternative places to run. For example, when I was running consistently, I had a hard time on pavement in kept injuring myself. So I switched to trail running and it was great. I almost never injured myself and if you take a fall, the landing is not as bad :)

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TRAVELGRRL 2/2/2014 3:43PM

    I fall a lot so I feel your spiritual pain!

I'm sorry you are having a tough time, but give yourself some time to recover before making any decisions. Take care.

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HARROWJET 2/2/2014 1:22PM

    I don't think you can make a decision until you are feeling better.

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AQUAGIRL08 2/2/2014 12:45PM

    You've done 104 runs since June - awesome! Good eating day - fantastic! Nice progress on the scale - fabulous! Running 6.2 miles with a fall - courageous! Resting and recuperating sore muscles, injuries and scrapes - wise. Only you know know how you feel and how much time it will take to feel better. You are a super intelligent woman and can make the right choices for yourself - you have already proved that over and over during the last few years. Please don't let an accident derail your plans for the future. You can do this!

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BLUENOSE63 2/2/2014 11:59AM

  Marsha

Well that just bites! I am sorry to hear of your fall. How is it a failure? Accidents happen all the time. You know that racing is about mental endurance not the fastest or fittest. My mom has Reynaulds Disease which here fit do what yours do in the winter and she takes it just during the cold of winter. It is a circulation issue but she is in pod health , weighs about 104 and eats well. Does your illness have a name?

Get better soon!

Cheryl

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WENDYSPARKS 2/2/2014 10:29AM

    Sorry for the fall....hope you feel better soon. emoticon

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MEXGAL1 2/2/2014 10:14AM

    So sorry to hear about this mishap. I know for sure how awful I feel when I fall. I will be going along just fine and hit a cobblestone the wrong way and down I go....bruises and scap and cuts. I feel so bad as I climb back up again. And this is not running but walking...but my excuse is the cobblestones. My ankles just aren't as strong as they used to be and give out at times when off centered on a stone.
But I will not give up my 4 mile per day walks with the dogs. I just hope that I don't break something someday as I know I have osteopathist. Anyway so glad you are still hitting the treadmill and enjoy it. I know you as a runner now and I think you will get back in the swing of it. Happy thoughts.
Go Seahawks!
Sallie

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BOOKAPHILE 2/2/2014 10:14AM

    I'm so sorry you fell. Be aware that you're still in shock...not the best time for far-reaching decision-making. I'm glad you're going to take some time to recover and finish your committed runs before you make any sweeping decisions about your running future. I suspect you'll get through this and find a way to be safe while enjoying your passion.

By the way, not every blog has to be full of sunshine. We share what's going in in our lives. Your blogs are always worth reading.

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STRIVER57 2/2/2014 10:11AM

    but yeah, i think running in daylight might be a wise idea (i do). i also skip a run when i'm really tired from too much work/not enough sleep, because i think that makes me more likely to fall. and having to skip the run makes me more likely to get enough sleep!

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STRIVER57 2/2/2014 10:09AM

    Marsha — as someone who falls … not so infrequently … sometimes i don't hurt myself at all, except for my self-confidence … and sometimes I do. i don't think — at least for me — mindfulness prevents falls, although i will say i never fall in the same place twice. but i'm not close to ready to give up running for it. i just keep trying to pay more attention … and i do find i mostly fall somewhat better — the first two times i cut my forehead open, but since then i've managed to get my arms down to protect myself … so except for the broken knee (and i was walking then, not running — not even run/walking) … i fall better. i think about it too much — but i guess i need to to avoid it.
anyway what Catherine said … it's not a failure, it's something that happens. (i was just reading about doctors who bicycle, who say that the issue is not if you'll wipe out, but when) … but i'd rather hurt myself occasionally and pick myself back up than get scared into going back to doing nothing. you can do it!

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LEWILL1982 2/2/2014 10:08AM

    Girl, you've got this! Allow yourself a couple of days to take it easy. If you have 2 weeks until the 1/2 marathon, you can still take a rest day or two or 3! I learned that over the holidays. With all of your running that you do, you will be just fine for the 1/2. I don't look at this as a failure; a set back to your plans, maybe, but nothing to fret over! Chin up and have a happy day!

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 2/2/2014 9:51AM

    How in the world is a fall in the dark a "failure"? This sort of judgmental attitude towards yourself is a bigger problem than the fall, imho.

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ONMYMEDS 2/2/2014 9:44AM

    You've logged 104 runs since June, you ran 6.2 miles yesterday, you fell down and hurt yourself, and that's a failure? What am I missing here?

Your enthusiasm and excitement for your hard earned active lifestyle comes across in every blog you post. I truly doubt that this latest misstep (and that's really all it is) will keep you from running for the rest of your life. You WILL heal.



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MYTURNNOW2013 2/2/2014 8:21AM

    emoticon It is a positive reflection of your running thus far and hope for the future with alternatives to running.

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DONNABRIGHT 2/2/2014 8:16AM

    It sounds like you need a little pampering time just for you. You are so active - are you able to slow yourself down to heal? Because you are so strong physically you will heal quickly - of that I have no doubt!

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/2/2014 8:00AM

    emoticon As Positive41 says below, this is a positive blog... it is a careful blog of remembering achievements, recognizing current challenges, and hope for the future. You owe yourself the time to recover both physically and emotionally, and it's OK if every day you don't wake up saying "I am invincible". It's OK to recognize "today I hurt".

You are one of the strongest, bravest, most positive folks I know, Marsha. Take care of you, because you are precious... and there are a boatload of us Spark Folks, right here, to remind you, lest you forget that little gem!

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MSLZZY 2/2/2014 7:30AM

    Take a rest day so those injuries can heal properly. You still have time to train. HUGS!

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POSITIVE41 2/2/2014 7:27AM

    I think this was positive blog - it's about progress and consistency. Alot of people would have given up under less challenging circumstances - but not you! Good luck with your 1/2 M.

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FITCOFFEEMOM357 2/2/2014 7:25AM

    Marsha, you are so strong and one of my moyivators for trying. Rest my friends rest. I did not know you are running the Princess 1/2thon. How cool are you!!!!!! I know I was running on brick road yesertday and almost took a dive. A few ladies did, but they got back up and continued on the finish line.

Take care and do not over do it.

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_LINDA 2/2/2014 7:20AM

    Oh Marsha, so very sorry you have all these roadblocks in your way. You ought to look for a lotion designed to heal split feet -I have trouble with heels getting badly cracked because I always lay in one position, on my back. Its called Miracle Foot Repair -it has 60% pure ultra aloe and it also relieves itching and pain. Hopefully the sling will help with your hand healing faster, maybe also using a support brace is in order too when having to do chores or any other activities -maybe you need to see an occupational therapist to get fitted..
Maybe hubby can help with some of the chores while you recover? You need to look after yourself and allow proper healing..
Feel better soon,
hugs,
linda

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/2/2014 7:11AM

    I was hoping you would post before I left for church. I was wondering how you were doing after the fall.
"Not the most positive blog?" Do I understand that you ran 6.2 yesterday? And that was AFTER you are sore all over?
That's positively an inspiration to me. Your attitude will get you through this.
Hang in there!


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Processing

Saturday, February 01, 2014

It hurts to chew a banana right now. Really. I fell during my run this morning. That's 2 falls this running season. Chipped my 2 front teeth this time; some more lip damage. Left hand messed up again, and I had just gotten back to arm strength training. Knees not as bad this time; I had on capris. I am so disgusted. Did run over 3 miles after fall and not slow. Still going to do Disney Princess HM 3 weeks from tomorrow. Just need some time to process. Perhaps only running in daylight might be the way to go. I'll figure it out.

  
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IFDEEVARUNS2 2/4/2014 1:38PM

    I can relate. I still need new glasses from the last fall, and my nose will never be the same.

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JUDI_CUTIE 2/3/2014 10:40PM

    I hope you continue to heal! Take good care of yourself!

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GABY1948 2/2/2014 7:23PM

    I know you WILL work it out...I never doubt you! We can ALL have an off time. I am late getting to things because I also am having a down time right now...wish it was just a fall. It must be something in the air....be safe and get better QUICKLY!

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BLUENOSE63 2/2/2014 12:00PM

  Yoga did wonders for my balance. Have you tried it?

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AQUAGIRL08 2/2/2014 8:12AM

    Oh my goodness! I am so sorry that this happened to you Marsha! How scary and embarrassing for you. If I can't see clearly, I have fallen too. Then of course I become afraid of falling after that. It can become a cycle, so I now only take walks where I can see clearly what is in front of me. The good news is that you got right up and continued your run. Please take care of yourself my friend! emoticon emoticon

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BOPPY_ 2/1/2014 10:50PM

    This November, the early onset of darkness really surprised me (in NH). I left the house at about 3:30, and by the time I was halfway through my walk it was pitch-black outside. In our area it is often necessary to walk on the road. The roads in NH are never straight, and trees line every road. Hence visibility for drivers and pedestrians is always an issue.

In addiyion, my balance is not the "best", so I was very careful on the way home to take as safe a path as I could find. I made it home without incident, but I learned my lesson. No more late forays walking. Better to be able to walk another day ...

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_LINDA 2/1/2014 7:59PM

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So sorry for your fall:( I am grateful that you did not break anything.. I chipped my two front teeth when running as a kid but did not damage my lips. I got permanent caps on them. Falls have the potential to do so much damage.
Maybe rethink running outdoors. Is there a track you could go to? Or back to treadmill running.
Sending healing thoughts, may you recover quickly..
Hugs,
Linda

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STRIVERONE 2/1/2014 4:54PM

    I'm sorry to hear that. I hope the chipped teeth are not to0 bad. They won't repair themselves the way your lip will. You have a great attitude though and you're going to rock your half marathon.

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LAILATN 2/1/2014 3:56PM

    Sorry to hear about your fall! Hoping you have a speedy recovery.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/1/2014 3:31PM

    Oh no! I'm so sorry to hear about this bump in the road. But if anyway can overcome a setback like this, it's YOU.

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BOOKAPHILE 2/1/2014 2:36PM

    Oh no! I'm sorry for your pain. I have every confidence that you'll come up with something to enjoy your passions for running and keep yourself safe at the same time. I hope you heal quickly.

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ONEKIDSMOM 2/1/2014 1:37PM

    Oh, dear! Yes, do that processing to figure out how you may run more safely! I took a tumble in the training season that led up to my first half... now that I think back, and I have been very cautious about my footing ever since. One of the reasons I run treadmills in Winter... footing outdoors is dicey when cold... and one of the reasons I wait for sunrise to run... but mainly it's the "pay attention to the level of the pavement and remember to lift your feet!" that my mother used to nag me about.

Last think anyone wants to see is Marsha hurt. So, sending healing vibes your way... and I know you'll finish Disney Princess because you are one determined Grandma! emoticon emoticon

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NEW-CAZ 2/1/2014 1:28PM

    ouch that smarts. Hope you soon recover Marsha emoticon

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LIVE2RUN4LIFE 2/1/2014 1:19PM

    I'm glad you didn't break anything!

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RUN4FOOD 2/1/2014 1:15PM

    Falling is not a good thing. Hope your recovery is fast and no major damage anywhere.

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MYTURNNOW2013 2/1/2014 1:15PM

    emoticon to hear about your fall. Yes, daylight might be better to see tiny obstacles in your path.

Hope you don't have to go to the dentist.

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MSLZZY 2/1/2014 1:12PM

    Yes, you need a little daylight to see what is ahead. So sorry you hurt yourself. Praying you heal quickly!

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Challenge Myself and Embrace Each Day

Wednesday, January 29, 2014



Saw this picture on FaceBook and wondered if I could post it here. Then I saw that it originated on SparkPeople, so I guess I can. Small world. It really speaks to me. Powerful.

One other picture on my FB home page grabbed my attention: a picture of my granddaughter, Natalie. It hit me. She really is growing up. Time flies. You can't grab time and hold on, but just embrace each day, each moment.



Life is fleeting. Life is sacred. May I never wish away a moment again! It's one of those lessons I seem to have to grasp over and over. Live life fully. Challenge myself. Compete with my old self. As ONEKIDSMOM reminds me daily, Life is Good!! We are worth living fit and living healthy.

  
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DONNABRIGHT 1/31/2014 10:05AM

    Life is good!

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DDOORN 1/30/2014 9:21PM

    I'm with STRIVERONE...that graphic NAILS IT, as for my attitude toward my recent re-set! I'm just DONE with the old me!

Don

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STRIVERONE 1/30/2014 9:11PM

    I'll have to find a male's version of that first image.
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GABY1948 1/30/2014 7:14PM

    What a great inspirational picture and your granddaughter IS growing up. Scary, isn't it? They just don't slow down because we want them to, do they?
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MARGARITTM 1/30/2014 12:30PM

    love the poster!!!!!! Thanks!


I've got an old me to beat too!


Your granddaughter is blossoming into a beautiful young lady

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_LINDA 1/30/2014 12:16PM

    Great find with the poster! Sparks has tons od motivational posters.
Wow what a photo of Natalie! Before you know it, she will be a teen!
Sure can't take anything for granted!

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AQUAGIRL08 1/30/2014 10:51AM

    Watching children grow always humbles me because they grow so fast. Time goes by so quickly that we have to grab for all the gusto we can, in order to enjoy it. To me this means that worrying about the past eats up valuable time that I can spend savoring the present. Thanks for the reminder!

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MEXGAL1 1/30/2014 10:19AM

    Great poster...thanks for sharing.
And your granddaughter gets prettier and prettier. And yes they grow up fast. I can't wait to go North again to be with our grands. We leave at the end of March, early April timeframe.
Have a great day
Sallie

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IFDEEVARUNS2 1/30/2014 10:01AM

    Love the poster and love the pic. Kids grow up so fast!

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SUSANNAH31 1/30/2014 8:01AM

    That old me poster is a great inspiration. And your granddaughter looks so cute.
Enjoy the day, for sure.

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BLUENOSE63 1/30/2014 6:29AM

  Love the blog title! Great inspiration for my long workout today!

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MYTURNNOW2013 1/30/2014 4:42AM

    emoticon and your granddaughter is a cutie!

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JUST_TRI_IT 1/30/2014 4:42AM

    Love your line "may I never wish another moment away." emoticon

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MSLZZY 1/29/2014 11:44PM

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SPARK ON!

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EDDYMEESE 1/29/2014 10:46PM

    Awesome message!

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BOOKAPHILE 1/29/2014 9:55PM

    Those little ones grow up if we just blink!
I love "the old me is going down" poster. I can see how that would spark your training.

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/29/2014 8:24PM

    When did Natalie get so grown-up? Wasn't she just a baby last time we turned around? Spark on... and savor!

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CHANGINGHORSES 1/29/2014 8:20PM

    Love!!!!! Great message and I try to keep in mind always. Life is very short, live it!

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WATERMELLEN 1/29/2014 8:20PM

    What a fine blog. Each of us DOES know our "old me" that's for sure. And what a pretty young lady your granddaughter is becoming!!

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Let's Count This Run as a Big Success!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Most of my usual Galloway running group members are running Celebration Half Marathon tomorrow, so they didn't run today. Only 2 of our 9 pace groups did run today, and I had my choice of 5 miles really slow or the fastest group (all members who regularly do full marathons and I'm a half marathoner) for 11 miles. The Program Director reassured me that I could do it, so I went with the fast group. I borrowed a windbreaker/rain jacket as I had taken fleece and there was a light mist at the beginning of the run. The weather got nicer as the sun rose; temperature was in the 40's.

About 4 minutes into the run we tackled a big hill. I had muscles that didn't like it and my cardio was about maxed out. I considered turning back; one other person did turn back. Glad I didn't quit. We ran intervals of 2:1, 2 minutes run and 1 minute walk. Sometimes in order to keep up I had to run longer and walk shorter, but I did keep up. I was never the last person, although up hills I was usually the next to last person.

We ended up running 11 miles in an hour and 59 minutes, which is a pace a little faster than my best half marathon. I'm a little sore now. Just used the foam roller. All in all, I think it was good for me. Nice people, too. I count today's run a big success!

  
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_LINDA 1/30/2014 12:18PM

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Very well done Marsha!! You are amazing!! I hope you suffer no ill effects after doing those hills..

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BLUENOSE63 1/30/2014 6:31AM

  Wow! That is a great NSV! You should be very proud of yourself!

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JUST_TRI_IT 1/30/2014 4:43AM

    Inspiration...just pure inspiration!!

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KIMBERLY_Y 1/29/2014 3:20PM

    Wow! You are inspiring me to keep up my running. Great job!!!

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LEWILL1982 1/29/2014 1:53PM

    That's amazing, such an inspiration, congratulations!

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AQUAGIRL08 1/26/2014 9:35PM

    Awesome job Marsha!

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MBTEPP 1/26/2014 9:10AM

    WOW! emoticon emoticon

Challenging yourself, pushing your limits, making new friends, all incredible and motivating.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 1/26/2014 7:27AM

    Now that's the way to move out of a comfort zone. Great job! You never back down. I love it.

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TAICHIDANCER 1/26/2014 5:59AM

    As always you inspire me. Congrats on this awesome achievement.

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TXPATRIOT 1/26/2014 12:35AM

    You are so awesome!

An inspiration to us all!

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STRIVERONE 1/25/2014 9:35PM

    Very nice. No coasting for you.

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WATERMELLEN 1/25/2014 9:04PM

    Absolutely HUGE success! You are doing terrific!!

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AMANDAJCD 1/25/2014 6:52PM

    That's awesome Marsha -- congrats!!

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GABY1948 1/25/2014 6:11PM

    emoticon job, as usual, Marsha. I agree with the others, you ARE such an inspiration to so many of us! I was just talking about you to my dh! Keep up the GREAT WORK!

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MSLZZY 1/25/2014 5:58PM

    You pushed yourself a little more than usual but it proves you can do anything. HUGS!

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NATPLUMMER 1/25/2014 5:40PM

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RUN4FOOD 1/25/2014 5:04PM

    Congratulations! As I recall, you've surprised yourself several times like this.
What else are you capable of, but just don't know it yet?

I feel more stretch runs coming for you.


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MEXGAL1 1/25/2014 4:12PM

    Wow Marsha that is totally awesome...you rule!
Enjoy the rest of the week end
Sallie

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BOOKAPHILE 1/25/2014 3:05PM

    I can hear your comfort zone stretching from here. You can do so much more than you think. emoticon

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WIFE48 1/25/2014 2:54PM

    Awesome job. emoticon emoticon emoticon You are an inspiration to us all.

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DIANNEMT 1/25/2014 2:39PM

    I would certainly count that as a success!! I do 5Ks at best and your run would have killed me! LOL

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TERI-RIFIC 1/25/2014 2:16PM

    Awesome!! I'm taking vicarious pleasure for us women over 55.

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MYTURNNOW2013 1/25/2014 1:58PM

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Aren't you ever so glad you didn't run with the slow group?

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HARROWJET 1/25/2014 1:53PM

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ONEKIDSMOM 1/25/2014 1:45PM

    emoticon Proving once again, you can do more than you THINK you can do! emoticon Now, good rest/recovery and onward!

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SLIMLILA 1/25/2014 1:21PM

    Humongous Congratulations to you!!!! Don;t know what all the stats mean, but keeping up with the fast group, seems impressive to me.... Yeah, You!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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