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I surprised myself...

Saturday, May 12, 2012

I went to a benefit charity 5k run today and I crossed the finish line at 31:54. emoticon The race was not chipped timed, but I was so happy to know that I can finish a 5k in less than 33 minutes. Now If i can shave a minute or two off the race I am going to run next week.


My daughter ran the race also and she finished at 42:05. My granddaughter asked her if she won and my daughter said "No, way!" I corrected her and said, "Yes, you did because you crossed the finish line."

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FRAN0426 5/13/2012 6:00PM

    Cograts on a job well done, and best of luck for the next race.

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LIV2RIDE 5/13/2012 8:58AM

    emoticon Great race!

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TDONOVAN41 5/13/2012 8:20AM

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MNCYCLIST 5/12/2012 11:07PM

    Great job! I just did my first half marathon today. After I recover my main will be to do a 5K in sub 30 but my PB is 33. So you've inspired me! Thank you, and have a great race.

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SWAN47 5/12/2012 9:23PM

    That's a great time! A good cause, you are healthier so it's a win-win! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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5k season is now upon us...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Well, I sat down and wrote the checks for some of the local races I want to do. Since I trained for distance rather than speed for the half marathon, my time for the 5k is about 4 minutes slower than last year. I feel like I am starting fresh now.

MY first 5k of the season is May 19th. I have been running about 34 minutes on my trial runs, so my goal is to come in under 33:00.

Wish me success.

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LIV2RIDE 5/11/2012 9:35AM

    emoticon Behind you all the way!

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GUCCI9300 5/11/2012 9:21AM


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My First half marathon time...

Thursday, May 03, 2012


Yeah! I felt like I look. I was doing good until mile 10 and walked most of that last mile. But, I did it! my first half marathon. I guess now I'll have to do it again next year with the goal of having a better finishing photo. emoticon

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FRAN0426 5/3/2012 6:16PM

    You finished the run, that's fantastic. I wish I could run, but it won't happen as havd had surgery on one knee and running is out forever. I admire all those who can run so congrats and keep it up.

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    YAY!!!!! I am so PROUD of you!!!! I'm with MIRAGE...why wait?

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BEACHBUM4LIFE 5/3/2012 9:29AM

    Congratulations on your first half marathon!!

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HILLARYMW 5/3/2012 9:26AM


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CASSIOEPIA 5/3/2012 8:51AM

    Great job on accomplishing something so big!


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MIRAGE727 5/3/2012 8:21AM

    You finished! Outstanding. That is always the goal for your first Half. Unless you have to wait for medical reasons...why wait a year to do your next?
Celebrate your accomplishment and all the best on your next!

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LIV2RIDE 5/3/2012 7:06AM

    emoticon What a great accomplishment! You should be proud.

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Is that real food?

Saturday, March 31, 2012

The other day, my daughter asked me to pick up pizza from Domino's for her and her family while I was in town. So, I decided to pick up a pizza from my husband and me also. To make as long boring story short, about a half hour after I am finished eating, my daughter calls and asks me if I enjoyed eating "Asian hair". It turns out she was curious as to what she was eating and discovered one of the ingredients in the crust originated from hair. My son-in-law tried to make it seem not so bad and tell me that maybe they used horse hair instead of human hair.

Needless, to say, I was totally grossed out. I am not sure what happened to the leftover pizza, but I know that I did not eat it.

I was going through my emails the other day and came upon a link to Mike Adams' page and I started following links so I am not sure where this quote comes from exactly but it stated,

"People will eat anything that is marketed to them as food."

That is so true; just look at the items on 2/3 of the shelves in the grocery store. The majority of the "stuff" that they call food is not really food, but a food-like substance.

So, my goal for April is to eat food, real food. I am going to read labels on everything packaged that I buy and if I figure a thrid grader cannot read the list of ingredients, then it will be put back on the shelf. That and the 5-ingredient rule.

I think following those two rules will help me focus on eat real food.

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RHEYNKLW 4/1/2012 1:57PM

    Thanks for the heads-up about the Domino's crust. Makes me appreciate the couple of legitimately vegan pizza places around here just that much more.

Sounds like you'd have been better off eating the box, lol.

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FEB_SHOWERS16 3/31/2012 11:47PM

    WooHoo!!! Great goal!!! Take it a step further and skip the packaged items altogether!

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LIV2RIDE 3/31/2012 6:41PM

    Okay, that seriously grossed me out! I always feel much better when I eat whole foods and limited processed food. I find now that when I read ingredients and the list is long I put it back. Good for you!

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7WORSHIPS 3/31/2012 5:31PM

  You are so right. It's a shame that when we try to eat out with friends, we seem to have more non-foods to choose from than real foods

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MISSLISA1973 3/31/2012 9:57AM

    Amen! Just because it's 'edible' doesn't mean it's food!

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BECKYANNE1 3/31/2012 8:47AM

    That is so true. Ever since they started talking about pink slime, I haven't been able to even look at hamburger. It is really disgusting what we eat. I'm going to have to look into that pizza crust. That's just gross!

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6 pounds gone!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I finally got rid of those peanut buster parfaits I was wearing since February. and I feel so much better. As a matter of fact, the last one I had tasted nasty; and I wondered why I craved it in the first place.

My training for the half marathon is still on schedule, a little over a month to go now. I have a 12.5 mile run scheduled for this weekend. I am not sure where I am going to run. I ususally run near my home but the farmers are working in the fields now and putting down manure - it smells so bad. I got nauseous on my last run. I tried running the other direction through the woods, but got paranoid when I think I came too close to a skunk.

It seems like I an running slower since I started to train for the half marathon and using the walk/run method. It seemed like I could not run more than 2 minutes at a time. So, My last run, I decided to see If I could go the 5k distance. I did it (although I stopped for a few seconds because I saw a critter in the woods. It was just a deer, so I continued on. I worry about meeting a wolf or bear on my run). MY time was actually a minute slower jogging the distance without the walk breaks. But just knowing i could still do was reassuring.

After my half marathon, I am going to do running mate media's Fastest 5k program again.
Well, I guess htis is enough rambling on and on. Ihope you all have a wonder day!

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ELEMENOPEO 3/23/2012 12:20PM

    Congrats on beating the pb parfaits! emoticon I am planning on starting to run soon so need to learn to train. My husband has been running for years so will help me and it will be something we can do together, which motivates me. We're in the suburbs so I feel pretty safe from wildlife here. Hope you can enjoy your outdoors runs more soon.

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LIV2RIDE 3/23/2012 6:54AM

    Congrats on the 6 lbs!! emoticon I would just about freak out if I saw a bear out on my ride or run. emoticon REI sells this stuff called bear spray. You might want to check it out.

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ORGANIC811LFRV 3/23/2012 6:19AM

    Carb up gal! 80/10/10 approach is the best for runners and all athletes, and all us non-athletes alike. Eat bananas before and after your run. Drink a green smoothie each day. Make certain you have the fuel to burn that much fire.

Keep going strong.

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VTORIA3 3/23/2012 5:25AM

    Congrats on your weight loss of 6#! My hat is off to you on being fit and trained to run a half marathon -- emoticon

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