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Walking and Pushing

Wednesday, March 05, 2014

Today is a beautiful day here, perfect in the shade with a light breeze and just a bit warm in the sun when you are moving. We've been lucky. The 3 days I've needed to take the stroller and walk to pick up Natalie at school (because hubby had the car for Senior Games checkers, Sudoku, and chess) have been good weather. Most of the walk was pleasant really.

About two thirds of the way has sidewalk. I found that what worked best for the areas with sand, grass and weeds are to pull off the street and wait when a car is coming, but to actually get back on the road to push. The first day I just took the one child stroller and 7 year old Natalie walked. Unfortunately, she injured her toe. So, the last 2 times I've taken the stand-and-sit stroller that transports them both. Pushing about 90 pounds of kids does take some effort. I used Map My Route on SparkPeople and it showed I burned 111 calories for the 1.6 miles, but that wasn't considering the pushing. However, many times I've accepted a higher than I thought calorie count, so this time I accept what it says. (I also did a TM workout with a one mile run this morning at the Y).

Natalie says she would like to be a walking student all the time next school year and walk (assuming no foot injury). But I bet when school starts again in the August heat, neither she nor her parents will want to do it. We'll see. I might need an extra shower a day, but there are worse things!!

  
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_LINDA 3/6/2014 2:40PM

    Awesome workout! Poor Natalie, I sure can sympathasize with a sore toe -hope she heals fast!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 3/6/2014 5:50AM

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NEW-CAZ 3/6/2014 2:41AM

    emoticon quiye a workout

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/5/2014 8:48PM

    It *is* how we stayed fit when I was young, you know... walking to and from school, in an era when few families had more than one car, and most days, Dad took it to work.

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NATPLUMMER 3/5/2014 8:15PM

    emoticon Quite the workout!

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WATERMELLEN 3/5/2014 8:08PM

    That's quite the workout for you!

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MEXGAL1 3/5/2014 7:33PM

    one of my favorite things when we are in Pennsylvania is to walk to get the grandkids from school. I am looking forward to it.
fun!

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GABY1948 3/5/2014 5:54PM

    I love to walk places that I can...we plan to move within a year to a place where we can walk most places!

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 3/5/2014 4:59PM

    Great way to burn up calories and build your strength! Poor Natalie! I hope her foot is better soon and I agree the August heat will have her changing her tune about being a "walker" all the time!

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AQUAGIRL08 3/5/2014 4:26PM

    Natalie is so lucky to have a loving, caring "Old Mom" like you (so is Gwen)! I hope you are feeling better by now.

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DIANNEMT 3/5/2014 4:17PM

    Good for you to be getting that exercise. I'll bet you could find a stroller workout on-line! I did water aerobics--I put 110% into it cause it doesn't feel like work--till I'm done and wiped out!

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Senior Games Update

Tuesday, March 04, 2014

Today hubby and I played Bag Toss, otherwise known as cornhole. It was a double elimination tournament. My nephew came to the site and helped keep Gwen supervised while we played. Hubby did win 1 out of his 3 games; I lost both of my games, but I didn't embarrass myself. I hit the board often, and the hole occasionally, but just played better players. Glad I participated. And at the site there was a ballet class for 3-5 year olds going on. Gwen was invited to participate and love it!!

So to recap, hubby got a silver medal in checkers, but struck out in Sudoku and we both struck out in Bag Toss, but had fun. He has chess tomorrow. He's really good at chess. I have a running 5K, a walking 5K, and a walking 900 meter event on Saturday. Last year I placed in all 3 events; this year, we'll see!

  
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NATPLUMMER 3/5/2014 11:27AM

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MSLZZY 3/5/2014 9:59AM

    I think you will do great!

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DONNABRIGHT 3/5/2014 9:42AM

    Have a great race.

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GABY1948 3/5/2014 9:02AM

    Rooting for you!!!! Have a GREAT day!

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TXPATRIOT 3/5/2014 12:47AM

    I'm sure you'll do great!

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/4/2014 9:04PM

    Seems like there are so many "fun" things for the Senior games! Glad you are enjoying them!

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_LINDA 3/4/2014 8:51PM

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Those seem like small distances for what you are used to -you are going to rock them!! Glad everyone is having fun!

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AQUAGIRL08 3/4/2014 8:25PM

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 3/4/2014 7:42PM

    emoticon emoticon to hubby!

And Good Luck in the rest of the events! It sounds like you are having a lot of fun!

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WATERMELLEN 3/4/2014 6:16PM

    This all sounds like great fun and a great way to meet interesting people too!!

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HARROWJET 3/4/2014 6:08PM

    good luck to both of you. It sounds like fun.

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NEW-CAZ 3/4/2014 4:21PM

    emoticon Good luck to hubby for tomorrow and good luck to you for Saturday emoticon

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Don't Eat C. R. A. P.

Monday, March 03, 2014

At the Y last week I saw a white board with a message that has stuck with me: Don't Eat C. R. A. P.

C = carbonated beverages
R = refined carbohydrates
A = artificial sweeteners
P = processed foods

I'm doing pretty good with most of these, but plan to do even better!! The artificial sweeteners are definitely the hardest one for me. I celebrate that I have cut way back, but recognize I could still do better.


  
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NICKYCRANE 3/5/2014 7:54AM

    I dont normally eat any of those. I gaveup artificial sweeteners when I noticed my sweet tooth was getting more powerful. So now I use sugar or honey, but less of it.
PS..Sometimes I have to eat white pitta or noodles, when wholemeal unavailable

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_LINDA 3/4/2014 10:53PM

    emoticon Good reminder!

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WOLFMOM64 3/4/2014 7:47PM

    Thanks for the reminder. emoticon

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CANYON_GAL 3/4/2014 6:56PM

    I am having the hardest time with "P" emoticon emoticon

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MARGARITTM 3/4/2014 2:25PM

    I like it

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GABY1948 3/4/2014 7:01AM

    I'm at 99,9% Thanks for the information! I shall remember this one!

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SHRINKINGSHERI 3/4/2014 6:54AM

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DONNABRIGHT 3/3/2014 7:12PM

    Yep, the A is my tough one, too. As a general rule I only use 1-2 packets a day but would like to get off them all together.

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WATERMELLEN 3/3/2014 6:19PM

    You're doing just great -- must say, I do use Splenda in moderation but otherwise I'm pretty good too.

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JOYINKY 3/3/2014 3:54PM

    emoticon With BLUENOSE63. I would love that on a T-shirt!

Like you, I do well but am cleaning it up even more. No more fat free and the chemicals they are replacing the fats with! Chemical cocktails.

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BLUENOSE63 3/3/2014 3:36PM

  Oh that should so be on a tshirt! Thanks Marsha

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 3/3/2014 2:53PM

    Good information!

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AQUAGIRL08 3/3/2014 1:55PM

    Good for you! I need to do a better job on them too.

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HARROWJET 3/3/2014 1:35PM

    One can always do better, one day at a time. emoticon

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LEWILL1982 3/3/2014 1:26PM

    Nice reminder! Just last week, I started eliminated carbonated drinks (my diet coke!) from my diet. I made it all week, had 2 yesterday and am back on track today.

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TERI-RIFIC 3/3/2014 1:16PM

    emoticon I like selzer water. I wonder if that counts. I guess it's better than soda or diet soda.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/3/2014 12:14PM

    Same with me... artificial sweeteners are hard to give up. Although I also do more "processed foods", I try to be a careful label reader for those I do use. It's a continuum for all of us!

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KANSASROSE67 3/3/2014 11:45AM

    I like that...it's easy to remember. My worst weakness is probably the refined carbs but I've cut my whole family WAY back on processed foods. Wish I had done so 20 years ago...but, better late than never!

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Galloway Group Picture

Sunday, March 02, 2014



Here's the picture of our Galloway running group that was taken yesterday. I'm the 6th face from the right. Not everyone made the picture - at least 3 people were running events - but it is a great group. One of the guys from my Weight Watcher group has decided to join. I'm so excited that I recruited one!

  
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ONEKIDSMOM 3/3/2014 7:59AM

    What a great looking crew. It is wonderful that there is that large and supportive community for run/walk/running injury free! emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 3/2/2014 4:14PM

    Terrific to have all that support and inspiration!!

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HARROWJET 3/2/2014 12:09PM

    nice picture

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 3/2/2014 11:27AM

    Nice group! Thanks for sharing the pic!

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SLENDERELLA61 3/2/2014 9:19AM

    Larry is really tall. No, he's not standing on a box!

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_LINDA 3/2/2014 9:01AM

    emoticon emoticon A photo so early its before sunrise!

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TERI-RIFIC 3/2/2014 8:03AM

    Nice pic. I see you peeking out in there. Must be so much fun to have a group to run with. Is the guy in the back 7 feet tall or standing on a box?

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PICKIE98 3/2/2014 8:00AM

    What fun!! So many happy faces!!!

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Running and Portions

Saturday, March 01, 2014



Disney sent me a congratulatory e-mail with this picture in it. So happy I got one without having to buy it. So we get to see me running in Epcot.

Today I went and had my picture taken with the Galloway running group at 6am and then waited for sunrise about 6:50 to start running at Lake Hollingsworth. After a 10 minute walking warm up and one mile run at 11 minutes per mile, I ran a half mile in 4:16 and then a full mile in 8:57. If I can do that for 3.1 miles, I'll make the time I want for Senior Games a week from today. We'll see. I also gave a big sprint, just to see how fast I could go. In 53 seconds (I tried to estimate a minute, but was a little off) I made it .14 miles which is going at 6.1 minutes per mile pace. Ewww, wish I could do that for a mile!! I am feeling recovered from the half marathon, although my nose is still running. Perhaps I'll be over this symptom by Saturday, but I'll run either way.


Enjoyed my Weight Watcher meeting today. It was all about portion control, a great topic. I'm pretty good with the foods I eat regularly, but there is always more to learn. I'm really feeling good at this weight. Definitely do not want to gain any more, but I am just fine with 132. That's a BMI of 21.3. Good enough!!

  
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_LINDA 3/2/2014 9:07AM

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MSLZZY 3/1/2014 11:19PM

    Who is that Wonder Woman? Sounds like
you have a very successful day. HUGS!

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EDDYMEESE 3/1/2014 11:04PM

    Wow, that's incredible! Can't wait to hear how the Senior Games go...I'm sure you'll qualify!

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GOODGETNBETR 3/1/2014 10:10PM

    Sounds good enough to me as well.
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MJREIMERS 3/1/2014 10:04PM

    I love the picture!! You are emoticon ! You will rock the next run and be ready for those senior games!

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TRAVELGRRL 3/1/2014 7:12PM

    Yes, portion control is always a biggie! Congrats on your good run today.

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BLUENOSE63 3/1/2014 6:39PM

  Wow that is a great BMI! Love the picture of the DISNEY HM.....did you wear the wings? I cannot tell from the pic.

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ONEKIDSMOM 3/1/2014 2:56PM

    Nice photo! And you have great times. Good luck in your Senior Games event.

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HARROWJET 3/1/2014 2:36PM

    I was listening to a meditation about a butterfly yesterday. In my mind, I was visualizing you and your granddaughter with your wings. I love the picture.

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WATERMELLEN 3/1/2014 2:28PM

    Good enough??? It's fabulous and YOU'RE fabulous!! Love the pic!!

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SUSAN-FIT-N-FAB 3/1/2014 1:30PM

    emoticon Exercise before a Weight Watchers meeting, you have completed more this morning than most people do all day!

LOVE the smile on your face on the Epcot picture. It shows the joy of your running experience.

CONGRATS on your 6.1 mph timed sprint!

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