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We both placed 3rd in our age/sex division

Sunday, June 16, 2013



My granddaughter came close to her goal time 30:43, she is wanting a sub30. I was not close to my goal but I spent the day before out in the sun for abut 6 hour planting and weeding. So, I was not really expecting a good time. I crossed the finish line at 33:22. This race I usually do not expect to place because of the competitive runners that usually run this one, but for some reason they weren't there. Good for me. emoticon

  
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LKEITHO 6/17/2013 8:53AM

    What a great story! I love the idea of you and your grand daughter doing these together! Great job to both of you!

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BETHS60 6/17/2013 8:45AM

    I once came in 2nd in a race because there were only 2 people in my age/sex division. That made me the oldest woman in the race. I was so proud.

It still counts!

Good for you and good for your granddaughter!

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SPEEDYDOG 6/17/2013 8:41AM

    I can see the resemblance. Congratulations to both of you! The competitive runners were there. Your blog shows two of them!

Just sit back and think about the great accomplishment this really is. You both have trained and worked hard. Both of you beat everyone that was home sitting on the couch.

You also have a terrific bond with your granddaughter. Thanks for sharing!

Bruce

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/17/2013 8:28AM

    I love when that happens! Yay for you! emoticon

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CYND59 6/16/2013 8:39PM

    Good for you and her both. emoticon

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/16/2013 12:50PM

    kudos to you both!

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Day 19 of Runners' World Streak Challenge

Friday, June 14, 2013

Wow! I have been consistent and am running at least one mile each day. I just returned from an early morning run and wish I had more time because it was so peaceful and the weather is perfect (no rain).

I am starting to have to plan for my run and make sure I get it done before I do anything else. That way I won't say I am too tired. I like doing a morning run. It is a good way to start the day.

  
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SARLIA 6/16/2013 6:26AM

    I agree with the morning exercise routine. It's too easy to come up with an excuse later in the day.

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Results for the Sour Grapes Half and Half

Sunday, June 09, 2013

10.55k in 1:15:21

I missed my goal time by 21 seconds, but improved my time from last year. It was a hilly trail run and hills and I do not get along. There was one hill where I seemed like I just shut down and did not have it in me to run up that thing. Fortunately, I kicked that thought out of my head quickly. My mantra became, "Hills are my friend. Hills make me strong."

The best part of the race was a woman congratulated me afterwards and told me I ran a good race and she tried to keep up with me. It made me feel good that I was her chosen one to follow because I always pick someone in front of me and try to keep pace.

I already have my game plan for next year's race: I am buying a membership to the place where it was held and am going to add hill workouts each week. This will also get me ready for that trail run I am planning in October.

  
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LIV2RIDE 6/9/2013 7:48PM

    Great job! You recognized your areas for opportunity and made a plan to overcome them. emoticon

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My 2 mile goal...

Saturday, June 01, 2013

I started to run about 4 years ago and saw an Army fitness chart when I was working out at a gym. One of the fitness test is a two mile run. I set a goal to run 2 miles in 20 minutes. That was about 3 1/2 years ago. Every now and then I set out on a two mile run and attempt to make that time goal. This morning was one of those times.

20:05 --- oh, so close. I had been doing it around 22 minutes. Maybe next time...

  
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LIV2RIDE 6/4/2013 10:02AM

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PMRUNNER 6/3/2013 9:45AM

    I am in the army and get to look at that chart twice a year (for the past 22 years or so, counting college). The PT test, like the scale, is not a perfect fitness measure, but it is a good indicator. Keep working at it and you will get below 20! I have been working on my running a lot over the last year and when I ran this May, I brought my 2 mi time down by about a minute for my best 2 miler in years. Keep it up!

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IFDEEVARUNS2 6/3/2013 9:37AM

    Excellent!

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TRENTDREAMER 6/2/2013 8:30AM

    "20:05 --- oh, so close. I had been doing it around 22 minutes. Maybe next time... "
* That is a very good time.

That being said, I know the "so close..." frustration.

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CARMRUN 6/1/2013 10:02PM

    That's awesome! I am consistently at 22 minutes for 2 miles. I am hoping to eventually improve.

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Help!!!!!!

Saturday, June 01, 2013

I do not know what is going on with me, but my eating habits are becoming horrendous. I am eating things I know I should not be eating (things like fried foods, candy, donuts etc.) I think it started with a donut. All of a sudden, I am back to my old eating habits. What gives?!

I need to refocus and get back with healthy eating habits. So, I am doing the runners' World Summer challenge to run 1 mile everyday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Hopefully, that will get me thinking about eating for fuel and health again.

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SPARKCHANTAL 6/16/2013 12:53PM

    oh how I love junk food. takes a herculean effort to resist temptation.
and my name is not Hercules.

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VICD25 6/2/2013 9:46AM

    great plan!

try thinking, "a donut (or other indulgence) is fine, after I get my 5 freggies and water today" by the time you do that, you won't want the donut,
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BARBAELLEN 6/1/2013 10:23PM

    I always try to remember that there's a big difference between bad eating and bad eating habits. Yep, refocus is the solution. Being aware that you CAN turn it around is a great first step!

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KCMAGPIE 6/1/2013 9:33PM

    I hate it when that downward spiral starts! A few things that have helped me: blog about it (check), plan my meals a day ahead to make sure I have snacks, etc in my calorie range, and make a list of possible pitfalls then write out how you will handle them. Planning ahead is my best bet at staying on track! Good luck turning this around!

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LIV2RIDE 6/1/2013 6:31PM

    We've all been there. The important thing is that you recognize it and are making a change. I'm sure much quicker this time than last. emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 6/1/2013 1:43PM

    emoticon That's a great goal! Hang in there!
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JLEMUS1 6/1/2013 12:20PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon hang tough it must be that time of the week I'm going through it to but I told myself it stops monday!!

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MNNICE 6/1/2013 10:52AM

    I'm struggling, too, both with eating and slacking on exercise. I've managed to gain 4 pounds in a matter of a couple weeks and I need to get them back off NOW! I think part of the problem is the horrible, gloomy, depressing weather. It seems to have zapped my motivation. It's June1st -- good time to start some new goals and get back on track! Let's DO IT!

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