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Could be spooky....(just for fun)

Saturday, September 29, 2012

I uploaded this photo to Facebook and it located a face for me to tag. Can you find it?

  
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WINACHST 9/29/2012 3:16PM

    spoiler: Look at the tree that is in the center of the path just past the bench. The face is inbetween the two branches toward the other tree.

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LABRATIAM 9/29/2012 8:19AM

    Darn it....I can't see it...

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My first fall while running.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Yesterday, as I was running the trails at a State Park, I had my first fall as a runner. We were on the prairie section and it was the last place I expected to encounter a tree root on the path. But there was one in the grass and I caught it with my toe and went flying. My granddaughter told me she thought I was going to flip over. So I imagine I must have looked like I was attempting a handstand.

I am so glad that I am in the shape I am in. It only took me a couple of minutes to recover. I seem to be fine today. I landed on the palm of my left hand (which is the one I injured this spring and have been out of the splint only for two weeks) And I must have used my right hand to catch myself because my right shoulder hurt for a couple of minutes.

And to quote my granddaughter, "It's a good thing I had a soft landing."

  
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CHRISTINASP 9/28/2012 8:41AM

    Glad you landed well....!

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MAYBER 9/27/2012 9:16PM

    Out of the mouth of babes things can make you smile and feel better in minutes
one day at a time
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FRAN0426 9/27/2012 5:39PM

    Thankfully your not injured any more than you are.

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LIV2RIDE 9/27/2012 1:10PM

    WOW!! Glad you are ok.

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DR1939 9/27/2012 11:11AM

    Hope you feel okay today.

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Priorities

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Yesterday, I went to a state park so I could run the trails and enjoy the fall colors. My granddaughter was having a bad day at home so her dad suggested I take her along. She was a bit disappointed that I was going to go for a run and not play at the playground. However, we had an awesome time. Below is just one of the photos I took:



Oh, yeah, I stopped my Garmin after 2.5 miles because our time was over an hour.

  
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ROSALIEESTHER 9/30/2012 2:13AM

    Beautiful in every way!

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MAYBER 9/27/2012 9:20PM

    What a wonderful bonding moment with granddaughter
And you are setting such a great example for her
One day at a time
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STUFFNEARTABOR 9/27/2012 2:56PM

    How lucky you are to have a granddaughter so near & to be able to spend active time with her!!!

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LIV2RIDE 9/27/2012 1:09PM

    Love the Fall! Being outside has a way of changing your bad day into a good one.

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SKEETOR 9/27/2012 10:29AM

    Looks like you two had a great day! emoticon

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GOTTAPLAN4U 9/27/2012 10:12AM

  Amen.

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Food dyes and behavior

Monday, September 24, 2012

There has been some behavior issues with my grandson and my daughter finally realized that it happens whenever he eats foods that have dyes in them. I think there is enough evidence that some of the additives that food companies use are not really beneficial for the consumer. But the profitability of using such things has priority over whether or not it is good for our health.

My little grandson is only three years old and I can see that he will have a lifetime struggle with some foods. Sugar is one of those things. The little guy seems to have an addiction to sugar and actually climbs up on the counters so he can search the cupboards to see if there is anything "hidden". About a month ago, my granddaughter was telling everyone it was her "half" birthday, so I decided to help her celebrate it and bought a small cake. After we all had a small piece, my grandson started climbing onto the counter so he could get some more.

I took the cake home with me to make it easier for my daughter not to have to struggle with keeping it away from him. We live on adjoining properties and the next morning I had a very small visitor who came looking for num-nums. Shortly after, his mom came running after him. I gave him a banana and sent him back home, only to have him at my door 15 minutes later. He received an apple this time. His sister came after him and brought him home. A few minutes later, there he was again. This time he started going through my cupboards saying he was looking for cocoa num-nums, specifically blue cocoa num-nums.
He wanted a piece of that birthday cake.

I see the effects of sugar in that little boy and began noticing some behavior issues whenever he had anything with food dyes in it. The behavior goes beyond, "oh, he is just a being a boy." Although there may be some genetic issues, my husband was a very active little boy and his mother has told a few stories. Plus, the boy's father has a few issues also. So, while it may be genetic, there have been some notable behavior changes that occur when he eats foods with dye in them. Red dye #40 is a one that causes some very naughty behavior.

Without thinking, my daughter fed him some mac and cheese for lunch one day. The next day, I took them shopping and asked if she was feeding him junk food again. She replied that she gave him mac and cheese without thinking about the dye.

A while back there was consideration to put a warning on the packaging about dyes in food but the food industry won on that one. There is enough evidence to show that the way our food supply has changed over these past few decades that it is bad for our health. Yet, there does not seem to be anything done to change it for the better. It is all about profits, profits and more profits to the big food companies.

We need to get educated and cast our vote at the checkout!!

  
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DS9KIE 9/24/2012 11:16PM

    I agree...its amazing as to what we are calling food ...I look at some ingredenta there are soo many words I can't pronounce its scarry

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JENNYKD1 9/24/2012 6:55PM

  It's a shame they aren't banned or carry a warning label like in Europe. There's a support group here called Feingold Assoc. that really helps me shop and know what to do. Both my kids are sensitive.

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WAHMINSC 9/24/2012 9:22AM

    When I cute Red #40 and Yellow #5 from my kitchen, my (now teen) daughter mellowed out. Her behavior was rarely extreme, but there was a big difference in her activity level after an afternoon with grandma. It was the same for my stepson years later.

Here's to finding a solution that's easy to stick with.

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LIV2RIDE 9/24/2012 9:11AM

    Sounds like a tough battle with the little one. I hope you guys are able to stay strong for him!

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DMEYER4 9/24/2012 7:04AM

  good luck with your grandson. my grandchildren seem to be the same way. I wonder if it is the food or more specifically the dye. I will mention it to my daughter. Thank you for the info.

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CAM2438 9/24/2012 7:03AM

    I totally agree with you.

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CAM2438 9/24/2012 7:02AM

    I totally agree with you.

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LADYRH 9/24/2012 7:00AM

    So true

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My race time was...

Sunday, September 23, 2012

33:10 It was a good run for me. I did very little walking this race. I am such a lazy runner at times. Part of the route was on an overpass and coming back I just did not want to run up the thing. I seriously need to add hill workouts to my routine.

I am satisfied with my run and I guess that is what matters. I feel like I am not able to get my speed back to where it was last summer. But, then, I am 1 year older now (54). I love the age graded times - my age graded time for this race was (drumroll here... 27:34) I can pretend I did my sub30 5k !!! emoticon emoticon

  
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LIV2RIDE 9/24/2012 9:09AM

    AWESOME!! emoticon I'm really proud of you! You did a great job!

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RUN_BAKE_BLOG 9/23/2012 11:44PM

    That's a great time!
Enjoy the run and don't worry about the time!
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DABLUECAT 9/23/2012 9:19PM

    Great time! I ran a 5k race this morning myself. I still find it hard to believe.
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