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Need to be active

Thursday, January 26, 2012

I need to get my butt off that computer and get started with the things I have to go today!

Among them:

- Take the bottles to Recycling
- Fix my punching bag
- Donation Clothes laundry
- Prepare dinner for tonight (Karate classes end up late)

Good Day, everyone! Keep moving!!! emoticon

  
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SHOOPETTE 2/4/2012 2:03AM

    I need to do the same!

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 1/26/2012 4:01PM

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23KAIYA 1/26/2012 2:07PM

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busy day planned, go for it!

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NATPLUMMER 1/26/2012 1:00PM

    Go Go Go!!

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CIVIAV 1/26/2012 12:26PM

    I will and will think of you while I'm doing it...

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TMCLEOD4 1/26/2012 11:36AM

    I hope you got everything done and got some rest as well. Have a good day!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/26/2012 9:59AM

    I need to get busy with what I need to get done today too. LOL.

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Walk Your Way to 5K - Week 2

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Yesterday, I finished Week 1 (I had "forgotten" to do it on Monday) beautifully! I felt so great on the TreadMill that I stretched that 1.5 mile-workout up to 3.3 miles = 70 minutes total and 626 calories burned! emoticon

Today, I walked the 25 minutes scheduled for W2D1 + some = a 45 minutes walk outdoors and soaking some vitamin D from that sun we don't get to see too often around here these days! emoticon

It is all good!

  
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CIVIAV 1/26/2012 7:40AM

    Yippeehoo!

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SHOOPETTE 1/26/2012 12:33AM

    WTG!

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NORASPAT 1/25/2012 7:54PM

    I did that last year when I was doing the Komen walk. I do other things now but I have no idea how to remove my 5K walk off the page.
I really loved that walk I might do Portland and Bangor this yera. I like the bangoe walk I have done it twice now. They are such fun to do. HUGS Pat in Augusta. emoticon emoticon

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BONNIEBONNEAU 1/25/2012 3:25PM

    I am a walker too ! Bring your camera, sometimes beauty comes on your path... emoticon

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MYTURN11 1/25/2012 2:04PM

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MINIUM 1/25/2012 1:53PM

    Well done!!!

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NATPLUMMER 1/25/2012 1:30PM

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JENJESS48 1/25/2012 12:27PM

    emoticon Sounds lovely!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/25/2012 11:27AM

    I love to walk!! Especially when the weather is nice.

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TMCLEOD4 1/25/2012 10:33AM

    Sounds awesome! I can't remember what the sun looks like! Keep up the good work!

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Level 19!!!

Monday, January 23, 2012



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OK, I cannot pretend I have excuses anymore...

  
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NATHALIEWEB 2/5/2012 12:24AM

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CARLANNIE 1/27/2012 5:31PM

    Level 19 sounds awesome!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/25/2012 11:26AM

    Congratulations!!!!

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LINDAKAY228 1/24/2012 10:26AM

    Awesome job!!!

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NORASPAT 1/23/2012 8:39PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticonFor LEVERL 19 and there are never any excuses. HUGS Pat in Maine.

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23KAIYA 1/23/2012 1:44PM

    Thats wonderful! Way to go emoticon

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And I thought it would be boring - PHOTOS

Friday, January 20, 2012

It snowed all night last night and my neighborhood was beautiful this morning!

Because it was not very cold (22F) I decided not to use the treadmill and to complete my One Mile Assignment (Walk Your Way to 5K) outside.

Oh, I wished I had taken my camera though!!! Nature was MAGNIFICENT!!! As my Daughter said the Snow Fairies had been busy all night... ♥

When I was done with my mile, I grabbed my camera at home and I spent ANOTHER HOUR out there taking pictures and walking up hills to get better shots!!! emoticon















When I had to face the hard reality that I probably shouldn't try running anymore I was desperate because I thought walking would be... bo-O-O-RING! (as my kids would say...)

To my surprise, I was not bored at all - not even close! I was in my neighborhood (places that I see everyday) and yet I saw BEAUTY all around me as never before.
What an eye opener (pun intended) that walk was! emoticon

I don't even remember being cold... As a matter of fact, when I got undressed back home, I was surprised to see that I actually cut a sweat!!!
Total time walking today 81 minutes!!! emoticon


  
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FREESPIRITME 1/29/2012 6:01PM

    Thank you for sharing those wonderful pics.

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WIFEALF 1/23/2012 4:35PM

    bEAUTIFUL PICS.

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MTPOETNH 1/22/2012 11:11PM

    What a great way to get exercise !! The pictures are wonderful- I particularly like the close up of the red berries covered snow. I was snow shoeing in Crawford Notch this weekend and enjoyed the snow covered trees and trails.
Thanks for sharing !! emoticon Peggy

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MILLISMA 1/22/2012 9:31PM

    I love to walk and will admit.....snow is beautiful!! Great pictures.

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PHEBESS 1/22/2012 2:23PM

    Gorgeous!!!

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IMAOFSEVEN 1/22/2012 12:58PM

    Beautiful. Thanks for sharing. You're so lucky to be able to exercise in such a wonderful place.

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LINDAKAY228 1/21/2012 5:07PM

    The pics are so beautiful! Sometimes you find beauty when you're least expecting it.

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GERMANIRISHGIRL 1/21/2012 3:41PM

    Great pics!

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KKKAREN 1/21/2012 7:45AM

    Great photos!

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SHOOPETTE 1/21/2012 12:43AM

    Beautiful!

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CODEMAULER 1/20/2012 11:13PM

    That sounds like an awesome way to spend a workout!

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DO4FIT 1/20/2012 11:05PM

  Awesome! beautiful pics!

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NORASPAT 1/20/2012 9:05PM

    Super photos you took today, They are great, really nice job. I did not walk in the snow today it was way too icy in Augusta so I took my pictures from the house. I really loved you close ups emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Pat in Augusta Maine

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LAFEMMEDELALUNE 1/20/2012 8:57PM

  Yes! Walking is great!

Your pictures are just *magical*!! Thank you for sharing!
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MAWDOT35 1/20/2012 8:33PM

    Wonderful pictures of the snow! I have to enjoy yours because looks like we won't have any. 70 degrees here today!
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WITHSPIRIT 1/20/2012 7:49PM

    That is a gorgeous sight! I actually love walking too!

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FINDINGMEIN2012 1/20/2012 6:46PM

    Beautiful!!

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HIKERSAN 1/20/2012 6:36PM

    Beautiful shots! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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WENDYWITKOSKI 1/20/2012 4:58PM

    Beautiful photos!
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SEPPIESUSAN 1/20/2012 4:54PM

    I love the photos with the snow on the branches with the sunny blue sky in the background. Glad you had such a great - and long - walk!

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CARLANNIE 1/20/2012 4:38PM

    Those are the nicest kind of surprises!

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ERPARA 1/20/2012 4:16PM

    beautiful pictures - and so nice to be excited about nature and enjoying being outdoors!

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MYSPARKLER 1/20/2012 4:14PM

    I especially love the 3rd & 5th pictures. Thank you for sharing them!
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SEEHOLZ 1/20/2012 3:44PM

    Just gorgeous!

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23KAIYA 1/20/2012 3:18PM

    Wow! Very pretty pictures

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MICHSTATE 1/20/2012 3:17PM

    I love it!!!!

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STRIVER57 1/20/2012 3:12PM

    very beautiful ... and exciting news besides!

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NATPLUMMER 1/20/2012 2:43PM

    Wow! Beautiful....especially the berries against the snow!!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/20/2012 2:15PM

    I love to walk. And your pictures were beautiful!!

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ERINLINDSAY83 1/20/2012 1:53PM

    Beautiful pics! I LOVE taking pics too!

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Back on my feet, one step at the time

Wednesday, January 18, 2012



I have just signed up for the 5K Your Way Walking Training Program, here on Spark People!

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/training
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Let's see if I can keep that streak going... emoticon

Since running seems to not be an option anymore for me, maybe walking can be my new "thing" and *maaaaybe* I still can reach that Half-Marathon dream after all...

For now, let's see if I can get back on my feet (literally and figuratively) and keep that 5K streak going...

I plan to walk on Wednesdays (hey, that's today! ☺), Fridays and Sundays since I have Karate classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

The weather in my corner of the world is not really outdoors friendly these days (cold and icy) so I will use my treadmill.

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TRICOTINE 1/20/2012 1:00PM

    That's true, FEMMEDELALUNE! This morning, I did my mile walk in the snow (it snowed all night and it was beautiful) and I wished I had my camera... So when I was done I grabbed my camera at home, and I spent another hour out there taking pictures and walking up hills to get better shots!!! ☺

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LAFEMMEDELALUNE 1/19/2012 4:22PM

  I did that challenge last year and loved it!

Remember to listen to your body.
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I love walking because I have time to really enjoy my surroundings.
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TRICOTINE 1/19/2012 1:44PM

    Well, CARLANNIE... my treadmill had been used by my husband as a storage shelf, and I had to "set it free" before I could use it!!! LOL

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ILUVTOTAT 1/19/2012 10:47AM

    Sounds like a great plan! emoticon

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CARLANNIE 1/19/2012 10:33AM

    Oooohhhh, you've got a treadmill! That means NO excuses - you can do it!

I walked a half marathon last year, and it was a challenge for me - I felt SO DANG GOOD when I completed it, and I took a cold bath afterwards and didn't even hurt. It's a great goal to set. Do you have a date in mind?

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MILLISMA 1/18/2012 9:31PM

    You have a great plan emoticon. And you will do it. We're all cheering you on!

hugs...Mary Anne

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HAKAPES 1/18/2012 6:47PM

    Way to go!
I love that you find alternatives for doing exercise, despite the obstacles.
You are my role model!

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23KAIYA 1/18/2012 5:24PM

    Great plan!

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CIVIAV 1/18/2012 2:48PM

    You go girl!

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MORTICIAADDAMS 1/18/2012 1:43PM

    Good luck with the walks. I can't run and love to walk so do it 7 days a week.

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FINDINGMEIN2012 1/18/2012 1:38PM

    Walking is great! Hope you cam get outside before too awfully long.

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LINDAKAY228 1/18/2012 1:08PM

    Great job on being willing to find something that will work for you when you run into an obstacle. Sorry the weather isn't cooperating but soon it will warm up. Then before long we'll be complaining it's too hot LOL! Great job on using the treadmill.
By the way, I've walked a couple of half marathons before so you can definitely go for it to fulfill your dream.

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SHOOPETTE 1/18/2012 11:53AM

    I am also reverting back to walking, we can do this!

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WITHSPIRIT 1/18/2012 11:38AM

    This will be my way to half marathon in the near future too! emoticon

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AMANDASHRINKING 1/18/2012 11:32AM

    you got this ...and it sounds like you have a great plan....good luck I got to get off my a$$ and get on my treadmill too!

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