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Going all out round 2

Sunday, May 16, 2010

With all the running and prep for races etc I have kind of let my weight loss goals slip by the wayside, while I don't want to lose too drastically so as to sacrifice muscle etc, I have been stuck on the same weight for a month so as of May 17th (Monday) I am going to be hitting all aspects of the healthy lifestlye again and pushing myself to lose the last stubborn 50lbs or so that I would like to see gone by Marathon time. This means I will be hitting sparkpeople hard, blogs, nutrition trackers, fitness trackers etc. I will also be back to pushing harder in workouts that combine cardio and strength as well as back on the running, so look out sparkpeople there will be a variety of blogs coming your way that include p90x, Insanity, running and just any kind of crazy fitness there is!

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SWISSERS 5/17/2010 11:53AM

    Wow! You go girl!

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BIKERCHICK74 5/16/2010 9:25PM

    wow...just like me....running, CATHE and INSANITY....LETS DO IT!!!!

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Another 5k and a PR

Saturday, May 15, 2010

I ran the Marion Arts Festival 5k and actually set a new PR gotta get official time but it was by about a minute. I could have ran a lot better I was running on legs that are still in recovery mode and on no sleep (worked the night before) had fun as usual and enjoyed soaking up the sun (so nice to have a race that the weather was decent for!) Good week overall still need a little more recovery from the half but keeping with my training plan and looking forward to June 27th (next half)

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PRINCESSNURSE 5/16/2010 1:27PM

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HEZLIZZIE 5/16/2010 11:15AM

    Keep on keepin' on, my fabulous running SP buddy!

Congrats on your PR and your ongoing half marathon training! You rock!! :D

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BIKERCHICK74 5/15/2010 11:58PM

    GOOD JOB!!My half is on June 27th in Seattle...WHOOHOO TO US!!!

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LEFTCIRCLES 5/15/2010 10:18PM

    What a great day for a run, sounds like we all set new records at the race!!!

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ENB0809 5/15/2010 10:12PM

  Thanks Kara for running with me today. I also finished with a PR! ~Ericka

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SWISSERS 5/15/2010 10:03PM

    Awesome to hear!! I was there too. My first one. I loved it. Exciting, energetic atmosphere.
Great that you knocked your time down!!

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CUBANJELLY 5/15/2010 7:25PM

    You go girl!


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Getting to know each other!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

If you are reading this, you have the honor of copying all these goofy questions and writing your own responses! Paste these instructions in the body of your blog.

A - Age: 29

B - Bed size: Queen

C - Chore you hate: Cleaning the bathroom

D - Pet's name: Maggie, Kojo, and Peggy

E - Essential start your day item: Medications and Supplements

F - Favorite color:Silver

G - Gold or Silver: Silver(not a mix up its my favorite!)

H - Height: 5'8-5'9 depends on the time of day lol!

I - Instruments you play: used to play Clarinet

J - Job title: ASO

K - Kid(s): None unless you count my fur babies

L - Living arrangements: Me 2 dogs and a 3 legged cat(hence the name Peggy)

M - Mom's name: Christie

N - Nickname(s): Lion, Hinzy, Chicken Wing

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: Tonsils and Adenoids

P - Pet Peeve: Hairdryers and vacuum cleaners I hate the noise they make

Q - Quote from a movie: Humans don't have tails they have big big bottoms in really bad shorts

R - Right or left handed: right

S - Siblings: 1 Sister

T - Time I wake up: 1pm (night shifter)

U- First word that comes to mind for U: Underwear!

V: Veggies that I hate: Honestly haven't found one I don't like

W - Ways I run late: Rarely late but if I am its cause something was really important to me to get done!

X - X-rays I've had: teeth, chest, back, ankles

Y - Yummy food I make: Anything that comes out of my kitchen!

Z - Zoo favorite: Lion!

Copy and post in your blog...fun to get to know each other!!!

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CUBANJELLY 5/15/2010 7:26PM

    Ok, Chicken Wing - if I had three legs would I still be called Peggy? LOL

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5k this weekend

Friday, May 14, 2010

This will be my second one, I had signed up for it before I knew I was running the half on the 8th. I was hoping to set a PR but I am not sure if my legs want to do any speeding just yet! It does make a nice little end to my recovery week!

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WORKTHEGOAL 5/14/2010 1:04PM

    You're on a mission! Well done for staying with the comittment even though you've only just done a previous one - enjoy it and take it steady.

Good luck to you.

Mandy x

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LEFTCIRCLES 5/14/2010 11:35AM

    Are you running the Marion Arts Festival 5k?

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FOOTBALLTRENT 5/14/2010 9:18AM

    Good Luck, trust your training and everything else will take care of itself!

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500 Festival Mini Marathon Complete

Monday, May 10, 2010

I went into this no real expectations, no time goal, and probably undertrained (longest run prior 8 miles). So 13.1 could I do it, yes I could and in less than perfect conditions. 20-30 mph winds colder than cold (46 degrees I think) at start of race. So there stood my sister and me at the start line way back in corral Y with all the walkers (my sister had no idea what she would be running when she signed up). After 30 minutes we finally got started with the race our first mile was moving trying to get around all the walkers. Alas at mile 3 my sister had illiotibial band pain from H-E-double hockey sticks and I give her all the credit in the world she toughed it out for 10.1 miles. I felt great throughout the whole race (she and I) wishing that her leg was not in pain, we never gave up and we never quit but it should have been better it should have been great but it was just 2 girls running a14:48 pace and finishing at 3:13:38, we were pleased to finish but I know how much we both wanted to run 12 minute miles but injury fought us. She apologized for slowing me down but I told her I came to run with her not make a time goal and it is so true, I had the most fun a person could have torturing themselves for 13.1 miles, I smiled, laughed and talked through the whole thing, and somewhere there is a nice lady who told me I was helping her get through it while encouraging my sister. She thought I had done one before but alas I had not. At 8 miles I was like I have been here, at 9 miles I was like I am still feeling good, at 10 miles still feeling it, at 11 miles and beyond my feet began to feel like they were made of glass and breakable, but at the end I could have continued on so Chicago bring it on and I will bring it to you! The wind sucked, but the bands played on, and to be honest I really had the most fun ever and I can't wait until my next one.

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MMCHARLIE 5/22/2010 3:38PM

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EMSMOMME 5/15/2010 7:47PM

    That is so awesome! Congrats!!

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    Fantastic! You are a rockstar!!! :)

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LEFTCIRCLES 5/11/2010 5:36PM


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MELTINGMIMI 5/10/2010 8:35AM

    Just AMAZING!!

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JACKSMIMI2 5/10/2010 6:21AM

    Wow! I am soooooo impressed! All of you marathoners are making me think I just might try one (after conditioning of course)...hope your sister is feeling better!

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PRINCESSNURSE 5/10/2010 4:48AM

    WAY TO GO! Tha wind was wicked wasn't it? I know exactly how you feel- Running that half marathon was one of the most empowering things I have ever done. I will never call something impossible again! BRING ON CHICAGO! emoticon

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CRISPINI 5/10/2010 4:34AM

    Awesome! Way to go!

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FORU2C 5/10/2010 2:16AM

    awesome for you and your sister!!! yeah!

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NISA-JOE 5/10/2010 2:02AM

    That's great! Exercise is the best when you have fun doing it.

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