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Haven't blogged in a VERY LONG TIME! Been busy ....

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

I have been very busy all summer. I have done a half marathon, a full marathon, getting ready to do another full marathon. Have done some traveling, knocked things off my Bucket List .... however, I have not blogged and I have not tracked my food. So although I have been busy and doing a lot of things, I let the important things slip. And as a result, I have gained 10 pounds over the summer. A time when most people lose weight. It is high time to get back on track, change my workout regime and start tracking my food intake.

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AUDISP 8/7/2014 3:58PM

    Welcome back and congratulations on your accomplishments this summer.

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FIT4MEIN2013 8/7/2014 11:55AM

    Welcome home!

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BOHEMIANCAT 8/7/2014 9:18AM

    Lots of running! Don't worry about that 10 lb. it should come off easily.

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ROBBIEY 8/6/2014 11:29PM

  Tracking your food will help you get back on track. You can do it, you've done so much and come so far. emoticon

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Summer Soltice Mayor's Marathon

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Walked/ran in the Mayor's Marathon today. My goal was to beat last years time of 6hrs 57 min. Completed todays in 6 hours 50 minutes!! Woohoo!! My darling hubby was my coach and my cheerleader. He met me every few miles and let me know how I was doing. What a great day!!
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1BEACHWALKER 6/23/2014 1:34AM

    emoticon emoticon Proud of you!!!

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Laughing at myself

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

I am a walker (and try to run.) So today was Ride Your Bike to Work Day. Along with being a walker I am a confirmed procrastinator .... at 6:00 this morning my darling hubby was explaining to me how to shift gears on my bike. I keep telling myself (and others) that I need to learn, however I never take the time. I also knew about this ride weeks in advance, but never got my bike out and used it. Wow - how about training.
So, at 6:15am I set out on my bicycle to do the three mile trek to work. Had to walk it up the first hill - that's okay, I am a walker .... Gumby legs by the time I got to work, but I did make it. Arrived in once piece. Went to get off my bike, got my foot caught in a cable and went down on my hands and knees. Laughing at myself - no blood but a huge bruise on my knee. Thanking the fact that my trip home is all downhill.

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TRESSWANN 6/5/2014 8:43PM

    Good luck. I learned with coaster brakes so ex bought me one with gears and hand brakes and yelled at me so much I have never gotten on again

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BOHEMIANCAT 6/5/2014 11:53AM

    Best wishes on getting home. emoticon

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MILPAM3 6/4/2014 5:09PM

  Oh, I would be thankful for that downhill trip home, too!

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Signed up for a Half Marathon this Weekend

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Have signed up for the 2014 Trent/Waldron Glacier Half Marathon on Saturday 5/24. Have been doing "walks" that end up only being 3-4 miles and a few 6-7 mile hikes. Realize that I need longer walks and more training, so I figured I would bite the bullet and just do a Half Marathon. The enthusiasm of walking with other people make it more enjoyable and easier. Just wish I knew if some of my Anchorage Alaska SparkFriends were going to be there. Would be fun to team up and encourage each other.

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HAWTGRANNY2014 5/23/2014 8:41PM

    Wow. good luck. You are sure walking a lot. You go girl!

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Happiness is having a Spark Tracker

Friday, May 09, 2014

Saturday I went downtown with friends to see a musical. We had lunch first, then saw the show. Afterwards, instead of riding home with my friends, I walked. I thought it was going to be 8 - 10 miles, it was only 6 but I completed it in a really good time - 15 minute miles. The worst part was that somewhere, during my great workout, my tracker got lost.
As soon as I discovered my loss, I got on line and ordered a new one. It arrived today !! I am so happy.
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CAROLYN1ALASKA 5/20/2014 10:26PM

    Glad that you were able to replace your tracker!

I have the Fitbit Flex and would feel really sad too if it got lost.

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1BEACHWALKER 5/9/2014 8:19PM

    Great job on the walk! Good for you!!! I have fitbit flex! Love it...have had it a year. Its so nice to not worrying it will get lost, since it's snapped tight on my wrist. Hope it works for you!

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MATSCHI 5/9/2014 11:30AM

    Sounds like someone got herself an early birthday present! emoticon Great job walking!

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WANRAS 5/9/2014 11:06AM

    I carry my phone with me when I walk. I have WALK Ap on it that tracks my route, steps and time. Depending on where I place my Tracker - it is usually pretty accurate. Have been placing my Tracker on my sock (which is where it was when I lost it.) thought I would be safe with it in my bra - then it didn't track accurately or on my pants pocket. Guess it just doesn't see motion that well.

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TRESSWANN 5/9/2014 6:51AM

    I don't use my spark tracker as I find it totally inaccurate!

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ZRIE014 5/9/2014 12:21AM

  nice walk

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