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Half Marathon Results

Sunday, April 28, 2013

I improved my time from last year, but did not meet my goal time. I guess I'll have to try again next year.

The weather was awesome. It was sunny and springlike. Something we had not experienced in MN. The MN Pacers were there and I stayed with the 11:27 one for the first 6 miles. I had to stop for a potty break and I lost the group.

I learned a lot running along side some one that knows how to pace and quickly discovered that I cannot pace myself on my own.

What was my time you ask? 2:36:04 That is 5 minutes faster than my last year's time. I am happy with my results even though I feel I could have ran a bit better the last 6 miles. However, since my legs are sore this morning, I know I really put forth a good effort.

Now, I am going to focus on speed and try to get a PB for the 5k. My granddaughter (11 years old) has a goal of a 29 minute 5k and I am hoping to come in on her shirttail. emoticon

  
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KBEHNKE81 4/28/2013 6:07PM

    Sounds fantastic - both your result and you 5k goal. Your granddaughter is lucky to have you for inspiration (and vice versa). emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 4/28/2013 4:40PM

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OWL_20 4/28/2013 12:00PM

    Great run! I think it's awesome you even ran a half-marathon--it's something I have on my 'to-do' list, but am kind of afraid of the distance. Maybe I don't need to be? Thanks for the report--you're encouraging!

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LIV2RIDE 4/28/2013 9:38AM

    emoticon That's awesome! 5 minutes off your time is a great improvement. I love that your granddaughter is pushing you. That's pretty cool!

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This one is a Keeper

Monday, April 22, 2013

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It is more like a scone than a biscuit. I did not put the glaze on it because I made them to go with the split pea soup. DH broke his into pieces and added it to his soup.

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LIV2RIDE 4/22/2013 10:07AM

    I love scones! That reminds me I have some in my freezer that I need to eat.

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DS9KIE 4/22/2013 8:09AM

    sounds yummy

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1 Week til the Half Marathon

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I received the confirmation packet in the mail yesterday. I was wondering if I am going to wimp out if the weather is cold. The other day we got 9 inches of snow. My back hurts from shoveling the driveway of the snow from the 2 snowfall before that. (We hired a plow for the big one).

But, I tell myself that the cold should not matter because while I was shoveling the snow I was outside for a longer time than my anticipated finish time. So I can withstand the cold. I guess the first year they did this race (2008) they say we had blizzard-like condition. OK, if the weather is like that, I'll be a wimp.

We had a sunny day yesterday and I went to town for the library book sale and decided to run in town since the roads are plowed better there than closer to home. First, I ran with my granddaughter so we could do our "homework" for the running class. We ran 1.5 miles. Then I left her with her auntie and I went for a 7 miler. It felt so good. My time was not the greatest, but I felt strong while running.

Even so, it is causing me to wonder if I will be able to finish in 2:30 (last year's time was 2:41). I trained well on the treadmill for most of the winter but this last month I felt like I spent more time shoveling snow than I did running.

I am looking forward to seeing how i'll do.

  
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MYUTMOST4HIM 4/21/2013 8:46AM

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McDougall 12 Day Program

Sunday, April 21, 2013

I am thinking I officially dropped out. I made day 1 recipes and ate the leftovers for a few days. However, by day 4 or 5 my body was screaming, "GREENS! I WANT GREENS" I love eating a huge salad as the main part of my meal.

I am a vegetable eater and I love my veggies, but McDougall program just doesn't seem to have enough in it for me.

I am finding myself eating junk food again and worst of all, I am hiding my stash so DH doesn't find it and eat it on me. Emotionally, I am dealing with some issues and I think that is my reason for eating the junk food. Last night as I was finishing off that bag of peanut M&M's I was noticing that the only good tasting thing about them was the peanut.

Today, is a new day and my M&M bag is empty and it is time to focus on food, real food.

  
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LIV2RIDE 4/22/2013 9:55AM

    I think that's why a lot of people do a combo of Fuhrman and McDougall. It's a nice combo of both plans. I like greens too and I felt like McDougall was a bit too carb focused (potato) at least for me.

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GEEKYGRANDMOMMY 4/21/2013 12:23PM

    Listen to your body.

I love peanut m & ms. I could eat the whole bag as well.

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MCDougall 12 Day Program Day 3 and what do I really want

Thursday, April 18, 2013

This was a repeat of day 1 because we had left overs. I feel like I lasted one day. My husband is not on board at all because my schedule is too full right now and I have not had time to prepare meals in advance. However, I do not think it matters much because even if I have the meals prepped and ready to go, if I am not there for the meal he eats whatever he wants.

I guess that is the key to success in any way of eating, you'll eat whatever you want. If you want to make the changes you will. Our son-in-law's stepdad is recovering from an incident that landed him in the emergency room. He had blood sugar reading of 750. They were surprised he was not in a coma.

That got my hubby thinking about his situation, but so far he has not made changes. As a matter of fact, I am finding my "stashes" gone. I am now seeing what I once looked like, hunting through the cupboards looking for that forgotten "treasure" that was put out of sight out of mind. And then gobbling it up once it was found.

I am also finding that education is very helpful in what one chooses to eat. Our food supply is not the same as it was 10 - 20 years ago. Today it is hard to find items that are packaged and/or canned that are not full of added "stuff" that is not really food but instead are flavor enhancers or preservatives. Things that our bodies are not really designed to handle.

I have two grandsons that were both born prematurely. Here is a picture of the youngest. He was born 10 1/2 weeks early:


Here he is today almost 2 years later:


My daughter got into financial difficulties because of injuries she got from a car accident when she was about 5 months pregnant and ended up losing her job then apartment. We took her in and at that time we were following Joel Furhaman's eat to live program principles: 1 pound raw and 1 pound cooked vegetables and the salad is the main part of the meal.

When that baby was born he was strong and they released him from the ICU 1 month earlier than anticipated because he was doing so well. My daughter has fibromyalgia and she noticed the pain lessened during that time.

I use that for my motivation to eat healthier and so does she. But old habits are hard to break.

Change will happen one choice at a time, but you have to make the choice.

  
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DS9KIE 4/20/2013 9:32AM

    cute pictures

You just have to keep going with the healthy diet, take it one meal at a time, if you do day one over it better that eating unhealthy food so it still counts as a day.

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VEGFAERY 4/18/2013 9:24PM

    I don't find it that hard at all. For quick suppers I like to roast two pans of potatoes on the weekend, one sweet and one russet. I cut them into wedges and roast them. I also cook a pot of brown rice. If I'm thinking about it I'll make a pot of chickpeas and a pot of another bean, likely pinto or black bean, otherwise I'll use canned beans. I'll buy a couple of jars of salsa or make my own, make sure I have plenty of avocados, fresh tomatoes and cilantro. I love making bowls of rice or potato and layering them with guacamole, beans, salsa, cooked corn, etc. http://ohsheglows.com/2013/04/08/bl
ack-bean-and-potato-nacho-plate/, these are easy and good too http://ohsheglows.com/2011/05/04/ve
gan-enchiladas-with-cilantro-av
ocado-cream-sauce-2/, http://ohsheglows.com/2013/03/11/gr
een-powerhouse-pesto-plate/.

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ROSALIEESTHER 4/18/2013 11:00AM

    What sweet pics!

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ERIN1957 4/18/2013 10:01AM

    I know preemies, having two myself...precious they all are!

I am really liking McDougall's plan and reaping health for it as well. We switched the house over and after 3 months with zero unhealthy foods in our home we all have adapted. It took a lot of work. But now after all the credited months it is paying off.

I use my crockpot several times a week and love my rice and potatoes for our base for many if not most meals. It does take a bit more work, but we love the fresh and homemade meals. Crazy enough my DH asked for my beans and green again this week. I make it like a chili and he loves it with cornbread.
Rice veggie hot dishes and spring rolls are some of our favorites. Burritos and potatoes ever which way we can get them, yum.
My best to you and your lovely family.
Stay with it, it gets easier, you will do this :-)

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LIV2RIDE 4/18/2013 9:50AM

    People will change when they are ready. My husband sounds much like your husband. He says he wants to make changes and then doesn't. No judgment. I hope that he eventually decides to eat healthier. In the meantime all you can do is do what is right for you. If that is McDougall, Fuhrman or some combination of the two or E2 or whatever, it's cool. Education is definitely the key so keep reading, and searching for knowledge. Change will come!

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