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Rain, Sleet, Or Snow...

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Rain, Sleet, Or Snow Laurie Got To Go !

That Is what My Family Keep Telling Me

We Had An Early Morning Rain, I Was Glad To See It Was Ending When I Got Up.

Went To The Track, With The Intentions To Walk But, As Usual I Got passed 3.1 Miles(5k)

Then I Thought Let Me Run a 5K (3.1) By This Point My Body Was Well Warmed Up.

I Was At A Steady Pace To Continue On To 10K (6.2 Miles) I Ran It Out Until 7 Miles.

The Longer I Ran" The Better I Felt," 40 Laps Total.

On Yesterday I Had Obstacles In My Way, It Was Norfolk State University Homecoming Parade, People Were All Over The Place.

I Felt Like I Didn't Work Out As Hard So YES I Can Say " I Work Out Hard This Morning"

Oh ! I Also Ran The Bleachers x 4 Sets ( 2,680 )

I Did It !

Did Anyone See Me ?

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FIFTYNLA 12/29/2009 5:13PM

    You go!!!

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KEEPSAKES66 11/30/2009 2:19PM


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SUNNIQUEEN7 11/28/2009 1:33PM

    I SEE U GIRL!!! LOL emoticon

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NEWAGAIN 11/13/2009 1:42PM

    Keep it going!! Always wished I could run but not with the bad hip and knee so I keep it lower impact....fast walking...LOL! You are doing it!!

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ADIFFERENTME36 11/4/2009 11:27AM

    You go girl!!!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 11/1/2009 1:04PM

    Good job!

My eyesight isn't so good, so I can't see you from all the way up here in NY. But even if I were in VA, you might be moving so fast I STILL might not see you! LOL

You go, girl!

Can't wait to hear about your first double marathon, or something, hehehe...

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Rain Drops Keeps Falling On My Head

Thursday, October 15, 2009

This Morning I Started Out The Door As Usual But This Morning The Rain Stopped Me In My Tracks So I Had To Put My Run On Hold Until It Slacked Up.

A Few Hours Had Passed I Went To The Track Near Home, It Was A Misty Rain So I Figured I Could Manage That. Warmed Up And I was On My way. Thinking "I'll Do A 5K (3.1 miles)

I ran Passed 3.1 miles Up To 4 Miles Thinking "Why Not 5 Miles Which I Knew Was No Problem Since I was Feeling Good ! and My Music Got Me Pumped !

At This Point Still Misty Raining. I Saw My Friend Sherry Come On The Track That Just Valadated Me To Go Further Til I was At 10K (6.2miles) Which I Was Well Passed that When Sherry Gave Me The Wave, Meaning She Was Leaving.

I Slowed Down My Pace For The Next 2 Miles, At This Point It Was Raining Harder !
I Said "Oh Well" I'm Wet Already"

I Proceeded On Thinking " I Can Do This"

At That Very Last Mile I Pushed Onward Til I Reached Lap 31 ( 10.1 Miles)

Oh ! I Had The Nerves To Run 1 Extra Lap.

I Was Not Concerned About Time It Was A Goal of Mine To Complete 10 Miles Non-Stop.

I Did It ! emoticon

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FELLE442 11/3/2009 9:52PM

    You are such an inspiration! Congratulations on all your success.

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HLGRACE 10/30/2009 10:48PM

    You inspire me! I am happy to be back and look forward to catching up with you and your bad self!

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CATHEITE 10/16/2009 10:25AM

    I'm so impressed. Way to go!!

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REGGIE2009 10/16/2009 9:39AM

    Fantastic! Girl you are an inspiration! I am still walking.
Hopefully, in the near future I can start running too! Thanks for sharing my friend.
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HICALGAL 10/15/2009 9:53PM

    it's the best feeling to meet a goal and say 'i did it!' emoticon

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DONNAEDA 10/15/2009 8:49PM

    congratulations on your accomplishment. We are so proud of you.

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YASMINCOLEMAN 10/15/2009 8:23PM

    Awesome and way to go!

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RAYLINSTEPHENS 10/15/2009 7:58PM

    WTG! I am so happy for you to reach your goal!!

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 10/15/2009 1:48PM

    Hehe. Next you'll be running 26!

And then after that you have to brush up on your swimming and biking so you can do full-iron triathlons...
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...Then you can move on from such boring standard fare for mortals, and try THESE:
Just remember us "little people" when you do, OK? LOL

Comment edited on: 10/15/2009 1:50:55 PM

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People Notice You

Monday, September 14, 2009

I was at the track @ 5:30 am warming Up "Thinking Since I ran On Yesterday I Would Power Walk Today.

I Did Just That, Power Walked 5 Miles, Plus added the Bleecher Steps x 2 Sets(1,340) By 7:00 am I was Done.

I Went back to another Track Near home to Finnish my walking, after 3 Miles I Had That Urge To throw in a few Run Miles for G.P. which turned into 4 Miles. So I Continued around the Track for my cool down.
A Lady stopped me and said " I Remembered You From B.T. Track, Commenting on me How well I Look, and was Proud To See I have Started Running.

At this point I was Headed Around to the Bench to sit and drink My Water I Heard Another Voice say " Excuse Me"

There was Another Lady Comming from Across The Street, She Also Said " What A Fine Job You Have Done, You Look Terrific. She Liked the Fact That I Was So Dedicated.

She Remembered When I First Started walking and now You are running. She said" keep Up The Great Work"

~What A PROUD Moment !

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FELLE442 11/3/2009 9:54PM

    Awesome!!! You go girl!!!

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KEEPSAKES66 9/22/2009 5:54PM

    that is awsome- i hope you know how much you inspire others- i know when I see your pict on my page I always think- she did it so can I! emoticon

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DISNEYPARIS 9/16/2009 5:27PM

    Many emoticon on your success. emoticon
It's really nice when people compliment you isn't it. It's important to lose the weight for yourself, but it's great when others notice your achievement.

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LIGHTHOUSE23 9/16/2009 9:23AM

    That had to be an amazing feeling. It made me feel good to hear my little granddaughter say to me, 'Nana your legs ARE getting smaller'. She was trying to exercise with me. She's 5. :-) Great job! Keep up the good work!!

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NOMI_822 9/15/2009 7:58PM

    Makes you feel so amazing when people start noticing that you are working hard. Makes it all feel like it is paying off. Just a little recognition can be a huge motivator. You Rock!! emoticon

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ZEE1960 9/15/2009 3:56AM

    It makes it worth the effort when people notice, even if you are doing it for yourself it's nice to hear

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DONNAEDA 9/14/2009 5:15PM

    congratulations on your weightloss and your fitness routine. You are the girl of the moment

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 9/14/2009 1:36PM

    Yeah, it's nice when people notice.

I enjoyed it when the security guy at the Phily airport did a double-take on my passport and said, "Gee, you've lost a lot of weight - a LOT of weight!" Then he put his foot in it and said, "You look great! I mean, not that you didn't look good before, but wow, you look really good!" I made a face at him and cracked up.

I think he actually might have been flirting with me, which was kind of fun. LOL

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BUBBLES1541 9/14/2009 1:11PM

    What a great feeling!!!! Way to go!!

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10K Anyone?

Thursday, September 10, 2009

On Yesterday I Was Motivated To Just Run 4 Miles + Power Walk 2 Miles, Which I Accomplished.

I Went Back To Another Track Near Home , Ran 6 Miles + Power walked 3 more Miles.

2 Of My Friends I Hadn't seen since Early Summer Came onto the Track so I walked Another 2 Miles with them to catch Up on a few Things.

My Morning Goal was to Run 10K (6.2Miles)

I Had A Great Start Counting the Laps as I go around. After Lap 9 I was Comfortable, I Had My Ipod tuned to all the upbeat Music, Running at a steady Pace. Thinking " I Got This "

Right around Laps 15-20 It Began to Drizzle.

I Stepped Up My pace, but the rain came witht the last 1.2 miles I was Drentched, I Went the Distance, 7 Miles.

Just Figure I Was Counting Laps from B.T. Track 4 laps = 1 mile

Shoop Track 3 laps = 1 mile

Who Knew I Surpass All Expectations 9 Non-stop Miles.

Overwhelmed with Joy !

Another Goal Accomplished !

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DISNEYPARIS 9/16/2009 5:29PM

    Wow - l'm inspired by you. emoticon emoticon

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LINNLAT 9/15/2009 10:19PM

    Wow! Hats off to you! Run Forrest run! LOL! Seriously, I envy your ability to run. I yearn to run but haven't mastered it yet. There's still hope for me. I'll be checking your page for motivation!

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DONNAEDA 9/10/2009 11:07PM

    I am impressed. I just started 1 minute walk 1 minute jog I would love to run a 5K for starters.

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YASMINCOLEMAN 9/10/2009 9:18PM

    AWESOME...YGG! emoticon

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SHPHYS 9/10/2009 1:27PM

    emoticon I am working on my first 5k on Saturday

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 9/10/2009 1:10PM

You GO, girl!

I did a 47-mile round trip bike ride on Tuesday that kinda surprised me, too.

With personal "issues" like these, who needs real problems? LOL

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BURGHGIRL 9/10/2009 12:53PM

    Congratulations!!!! What an accomplishment! emoticon

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Monday, August 24, 2009

It's easy To Get Wrapped Up In Everyone Else's needs. But It Helps Your Efforts When You Have Confidence To Take Care Of Yourself, Too. (Tools By Weight Watchers)

Taking care Of Yourself Means...

~ Value Your Own Needs As Much As You Value The Needs Of Your Family, Work And Friends.

~Making Time To Do Things You Like.

~Finding Within YOU The Motivation To Work Toward Your Goals.

~Learning To Say "NO" When People's Request Will Get In The Way Of Your Commitments You've Made For Yourself.

~Saying Good-Bye To Your Guilt.

* For Me Weightloss Had To Be A Lifestyle Change. I Had To Find Ways To Do Things I Like To Do.

*I Went to The High School Track Near Home, Made Friends With people Who Enjoy Doing The Same Kind Of Exercise Together.

*Sometimes I Would Walk With With People-Find Out What Works For Them, And I Would Give Them A Tip Or Two.

You Know Cause We All Are In This Together....

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LIGHTHOUSE23 9/16/2009 9:25AM

    A great reminder. Thanks for sharing!!

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KEEPSAKES66 8/26/2009 2:51PM

    so true! when I don't take that advice i sabotage myself

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CLOWN54 8/24/2009 9:29PM

    Loved this!

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DONNAEDA 8/24/2009 8:16PM

    Wonderful advise, thanks for sharing

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 8/24/2009 1:25PM

    Yeah. Like they say in the pre-flight safety briefing, "Put on your OWN oxygen mask before assisting others." LOL.

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