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Banana Milk Shake Down!

Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Yikes! I indulged and ordered my favorite banana milkshake today. Before i ordered it, I made my husband promise we would go to the gym tomorrow. We didn't make it to the gym today. I enjoyed drinking it, but now I am feeling buyers remorse. How can I get over this food indulgence guilt?
I keep telling myself that I went to the gym twice already this week. I even bought new running shoes on Monday that are super comfortable! It is summer time and soon I will return to teaching. So a fruit shake is not going to shake up my summer too much! I will take each day as it comes. Tomorrow is a new start to a healthy day! Enjoy life!

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PATSYB7 8/9/2012 7:55AM

    Forgive yourself and move on. The more you dwell on it, the worse it will be. Keep Sparking! :O)

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On the Move in August!

Saturday, August 04, 2012

Hello Michigan Summer!
It has been a time to relax and reconnect with family and friends. I am proud of:

-Running my first 10K Race and getting a Silver Medal for placing second in my age division (50's)
-Continuing to run this summer along the lake and at the local gym
-Making healthy yogurt in a crockpot and adding MI blueberries to it!
-Visiting my family and listening to their stories
-My first grandchild is on the way!
-Trying to make healthy food choices in the land of too many food choices!
-Looking forward to our next move and international school in the Middle East!
-Thinking young and ready to enjoy new adventures in life!

Stay tuned for more blogs and photos this school year!!! Thanks for your support SparkFriends!!!

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FITNESSMONSTER8 8/6/2012 11:53AM

    Awesome accomplishments!!!

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JESSIKA_56 8/5/2012 4:34PM

    Wow, that does sound like a full summer! Congrats on everything you've accomplished!

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DIZZYBUGS 8/4/2012 7:38PM

    Congrats on your many achievements! Enjoy the Middle East! emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 8/4/2012 2:47PM

    What an uplifting blog! You are achieving goals and living life great!! Looking forward to your many blogs to come!!! -Marsha

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NATPLUMMER 8/4/2012 2:43PM

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NJMATTICE 8/4/2012 2:23PM

    Congratulations on your silver medal! And the crockpot yogurt with blueberries sounds so yummy. Enjoy your Michigan visit and I look forward to following your adventures in the middle east this year!

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Bye Bye Uruguay!

Friday, June 08, 2012

How has my life improved during this year in South America?

-I will never take heating and hot water for granted again!
-I will appreciate air conditioning!
-Saturday morning visits to the Farmers Market!
-Becoming a runner thanks to the SparkPeople 5K Challenge last October!
-Running on the boardwalk along the beach (even in 36 degree weather yesterday)!
-Running in two 5K Races and one 8K race with the locals!
-Training now for my first 10K at the end of June!
-Reading the SparkPeople Cookbook on my Kindle and trying lots of new recipes!
-Losing 15 pounds since January!
-Becoming a more patient person and willing to wait days or even weeks for things to get done!
-New friends and learning a little bit of Spanish!

Adios and hope my healthy year continues!!!

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LESLIESENIOR 6/20/2012 12:09PM

    Oh I'm sad for you. It must have been a heavenly year. I'm going to ask the same question as Natplummer. Where are you headed now?
Sorry I'm so behind on my blogs and keeping up with my friends.

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NATPLUMMER 6/8/2012 1:36PM

    What a great year!
Where are you heading to now?

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Why run an 8K???

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Why do they have 8K's in Uruguay? That is a good question. Everything is a little different here, but they do have 5K's and 10K's too! I guess that was all they could get out of the horserace track and the area around it for the big event. There were 3,000 crazy runners in the rain and cold wind. It is fall here and in the 50's.

We ran against the elements through mud, sand, grass, and the woods. There were photographers and TV camera men everywhere. It was televised on the local TV station and displayed on large screens and TV's everywhere. We ran at a casino with an outdoor race track. We ran past the horses warming up for their race after ours. It was a challenge, but I also enjoyed it...once I finished in my record time just under one hour!!! Photos on my Spark Page! Thanks Spark Friends for your support and the Spark 5K Challenge that got me started. Next on my agenda is to run a 10K the Jeff Galloway way!!!

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JESSIKA_56 5/1/2012 9:01PM

    Awesome! I've done an 8k here in Wichita, Kansas. It is an unusual distance, but it brought a lot of people out partly BECAUSE it was an unusual distance!

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NATPLUMMER 4/29/2012 6:16PM

    There is a local 8K that I would like to run next year...hadn't built up my mileage again far enough for it this year.
Sounds like a great time!!

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BERGBA7 4/29/2012 2:31PM

    great job! I signed up for a 8.5k in Belgium... guess we are weir too!
congats on your 8k and go for 10 K!!!!!

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Running my first 8K this Saturday!

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Wish me luck...I will need it! I have never run farther than a 5K. It will be on a horse racing track by a gambling casino in Montevideo, Uruguay. I am a teacher here at an American school. At least there won´t be any hills this time! I will be running with a teacher and mother from my school. We all ran the last 5K together in March.

I love running along the boardwalk or Rambla as they call it here by the beach. I have been following the Jeff Galloway interval training and it works! It is Fall now and getting cooler with a sharp wind. Hope the rain stays away ! I will post photos after the big event with 3,000 runners!
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BLACKROSE_222 4/27/2012 12:53PM

    You do NOT need luck - you are going to do AMAZING! Have fun!

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LESLIESENIOR 4/26/2012 10:51PM

    Have a wonderful time. You will feel so accomplished. Hope your fall weather is beautiful for the race.
Run like the wind.

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BARBIE1967 4/26/2012 4:32PM

  Just have fun. It helped me to think of it in miles instead . It is just a little 5 mile jog. You will be awesome.

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JEWELMAKER1 4/26/2012 3:54PM

    Good luck! emoticon

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**RENEE** 4/26/2012 3:14PM

    How neat! It sounds like a fun event, and a great challenge. Kick butt on that run!

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NATPLUMMER 4/26/2012 2:52PM

    Have a great time!! It should be much easier without the hills.
Can't wait to see the pics!!
Good luck!!!

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