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Out of the mouth of babes; well, not really a baby

Friday, January 27, 2012

I am doing well on my half marathin training. I went back to school and had a bout of eating whatever and whenever -- woke up and said enough of that! I managed to get through yesterday without eating sugary junk food. Also, thanks to my granddaughter (age 9) who did the no junk food challenge we started in January, I managed to not buy a bag of candy. As I was looking at a marked down package of Snickers, she told me, "You not suppose to eat that, grandma."

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KELLEEH 1/29/2012 5:57PM

    Love the support your granddaughter is giving you! Awesome!

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LIV2RIDE 1/27/2012 9:41AM

    LOVE IT!! She will keep you honest. I hope you gave her a great big hug.

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YOYONOMORE1 1/27/2012 9:25AM

    Good for that GD giving grandma a gentle reminder. Have a great weekend.


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Update on me.

Friday, January 20, 2012

WOW! I cannot believe how hard it is to find healthy food on campus and easy it is to give in and just buy whatever. I decided to go to the gym on the days that I have classses because that is when I am already out and about. I have not yet got into the routine of packing a lunch so I can eat something either before and after my workout.

Today, should be different though because I am blogging about it, sort of like writing myself a note: Pack something healthy to eat before leaving for school.

School is ok so far. I am taking a beginning accounting and business math class. That is enough for me at this stage in my life. Homework is occupying a lot of my extra time because it takes me so long to read the chapter and then to do the assignments. I don't rememebr things very well so I spend a lot of time making sure I am understanding what I am readingso I will know how to do the problems at the end of the chapter. Plus I hate getting answers wrong.

I did not get one day of my running in like I should have for my hm training, but I think I am still ok because the long running day is still within the mileage that I have been doing so it shouldn't be too taxing on my body. But this is the last week that happens. I need to be diligent about sticking to the schedule. Race day will be here before I know it.

The weather is bitter cold here in MN. I enjoyed the warmer days. Funny how in the winter 30 degrees is warm and in the spring and fall it seems so cold. Kind of shows how our bodies are adaptable to our surroundings. But one thing our bodies are not adapting to well is the junk that is in our food supply. I just found "Food Matters" on you tube and realize I need to stay focused on eating healthy in order to fuel my body .

Well, enough for today, I have homework to do befroe class.

Having a spark filled day.

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LIV2RIDE 1/20/2012 7:15AM

    Hopefully you have a nice insulated lunch bag you can use to pack yourself snacks and lunch to hold you throughout the day. emoticon

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AZMOMXTWO 1/20/2012 6:22AM

  keep up the good work I have faith that emoticon

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Still at it

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

I am still continuing with my half marathon trainig, but the days are mixed up a bit now that I am starting school. Plus it is cold here in MN and so it back to the gym. Treadmill running is so boring.

A lot of people say running on a treadmill is easier than running outside, but I find the opposite to be true. I have much slower times on the treadmill, even slower than when I run on the sandy, gravel roads near where I live. I think a lot of it because I have this fear of being distracted on the treadmill and missing my step and well, you know what may happen.

School work is taking a lot of my time. Accounting class and Business Math. My brain is getting weekly workouts.

Hope you all have a wonderful day.

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HBOWATCH 1/18/2012 10:36PM

    Good for you continuing the training. I've got to agree about treadmill running being boring. Maybe you can find some good pod casts to listen to instead of just the blaring music in the gym?

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LIV2RIDE 1/18/2012 12:10PM

    Life sure does get hectic! I'm sure you will make it happen!

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Enjoyed some spring-like weather and about my runs

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Monday and Tuesday were beautiful here in Minnesota. I took advantage of it and went for a 5-mile on each day. I started Monday's run a bit late and it got dark too fast, I get nervous running at dusk because of the critters. One year, when I was running at that particular time, I turned around to see if any cars were coming and I saw a bear crossing the road. But this year, it is the canine tracks on the road that worry me. So, hubby met me on the last mile and followed mein the car. So, note to self: leave earlier.

Yesterdays run was a good one; I used a track from Motion Traxx with coaching from Jeff Galloway using the 1:1 format. The music was enjoyable, sometimes that techno progrogressive house music gets on my nerves. My run were run well and I walked at a brisk pace. Usually when I walk I forget what I am doing and end up strolling along looking at the scenery. But I stayed focused. It took me about an hour to do both runs.

I am thinking if my speed doesn't improve over the next few months, I may be looking at a 3 hour + time for my half marathon in April. But I am trying not to think abut speed, because I think it will be more important to work on increasing my distance as the weeks go by.

My eating habits can be improved (I gave in to temptation and bought some Newman-O's, which I might add, taste soooooo much better than Oreo's) That Nike Training Club routine is still giving me sore muscles when I do it so I will stick with that one for a few more weeks before I move on. I am maintaining my weigth within my range, but noticed pounds were up but body fat % was down - so, I'm not complaining.

It is starting to snow now and I think old man winter is rearing his head once again. I hope you all have a wonderful day.

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LIV2RIDE 1/11/2012 4:18PM

    I had to have my hubby come rescue me this past weekend too. Thank God for good men! Good job on your runs. I'm glad the weather has been cooperating with you so you can get outside.

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HBOWATCH 1/11/2012 11:40AM

    What a shock seeing that bear must have been(shutter). Seems like you're doing great with your training. Good job.

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Starting my 4th week of Half marathon training

Monday, January 09, 2012

I am starting week 4 of my training and the mileage is going to start adding up so my focus needs to be on sticking with the plan now.

I did some figuring with the magic mile using what I had run in the past and am thinking that maybe the 2:30 time is a bit unrealistic for me. So I am adjusting it to a longer finish time. But who knows, I have not yet done the magic mile with this plan yet and I might improve my time. I am not scheduled to do the magic miles until March. That gives me two months to work on my endurance and stamina - notice I did not say speed. Speed is NOT my focus. I just want to finish and finish strong.


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