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32:05 my 5k time

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Not as good as I hoped for, but ok since I beat this route/race's time from last year. by 20 seconds. My granddaughter came in at 33:47, beating her last time at this race also.

Now, I am going to begin the Faster 5k program by Todd Lange ( and the 5k101 podcasts), I am doing a race in September that I did my personal best. (30:23) I am hoping to get close to that

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DS9KIE 8/16/2013 12:10PM

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LIV2RIDE 8/11/2013 7:12PM

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BECKYANNE1 8/11/2013 4:31PM

    Way to Go! That's still a good number for a 5k. Just keep going and you'll see that 30 again and even better!

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JACKSGRAN 8/11/2013 4:07PM


I'm impressed with your time. I'll be walking mine later this week - and I doubt that I'll do it in under about 50 mins. It's my first, so I just want to finish it!


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MNNICE 8/11/2013 2:23PM

    Way to go. Even though your time was not as fast as you would've liked, I congratulate you and give you credit for being out there and running!

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Power of suggestion

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

My husband has a friend whose doctor told him he had a bad back and would eventually need surgery. Over the course of time, this friend started to walk with a cane, then a walker and was thinking about investing in a wheel chair to help him cope with his back problems.
I had seen him when he was in the "walker stage" and he looked like he was unsteady on his feet as he hobbled down the hallway.

But, he seen a different doctor who told him that there was nothing wrong with his spine. "Oh, well then, I guess I really do not need this cane or walker," he said. And now he is walking around without the use of his cane and walker.

What gives? A scammer? Or someone who believes what he is told and then acts accordingly? Start acting like you are sick and feeble just because the doctor said that is going to happen? This guy had a very rough childhood and I can see if his doctor was sympathetic and caring that he would have taken his doctor's word. And I can just hear my mother-in-law telling him that he needs to have a wheel chair to help him get around.

It is almost like researching a disease then every little ache and pain is a symptom of this disease. Ah, the joy of all the medical advice on the internet. Read or heard about it? Well, I got it. emoticon

Just the other day, my husband and I were watching a program that mentioned the statistics an those who have diabetes and pre-diabetes. He remarked that it was 1/3 of the population. I wonder how many of these people will just go along with the diagnosis and not make the necessary changes needed to be healthier just because they were told they have diabetes. They are probably being told they will eventually need to take insulin.

Now, if I can just get it into my head, "The fat I eat, is the fat I wear," and stop eating so many foods that have a high fat content. Then I am sure I can breakthrough this plateau...

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EVIE4NOW 8/7/2013 9:23AM

  The power of suggestion is strong and drs are not always right. Think there is a bit of hypochondriac in all of us tho.

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LIV2RIDE 8/7/2013 9:23AM

    I think we all do that to an extent. Someone makes a comment about our weight and we feel fat. It goes on and on.

One comment though on your final statement. There is nothing wrong with healthy fat in your diet. I eat a good amount of fat (avocados and nuts) and it helps me stay full. there are bigger culprits to plateaus and weight gain. If you have a chance check out the Vinnie Tortorich podcast on your next ride. PM me if you want more information. I'm happy to share it if desired.

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Lunch with Garden Vegetables

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zucchini Soup (onion, zucchini, apple and curry powder)
Sandwich on Flat bread with hummus, lettuce, tomato and red pepper

What did you have?

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SEAJESS 8/1/2013 4:21PM

    Beautiful yumminess!


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DS9KIE 7/31/2013 11:11PM

    looks yummy

I had an half of a sweet potato some steamed veggies and a salad.

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I tried something new...

Monday, July 29, 2013

Roller blades:

(not me, but my daughter)

It was interesting experience, especially since I had no clue as to how to move forward. I did have a flashback to my teenage years and realized I did not know how to roller skate back then either. lol

It was fun and neither one of us landed on the ground. So that is a huge achievement for both of us.

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DDESERTDDAWN 7/29/2013 8:19PM

    Wowza! Looks like grand fun in the sun

Keep on rolling!

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JAMBABY0 7/29/2013 12:14PM

    Good job

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I am a weakling

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Cool weather today. I was all set to do my run outside but then saw the rain clouds come in. Way off in the distance, I could see the rain fall. I decided to go to the gym. I managed to do abut 6 1/4 miles on the treadmill. Then I went to lift weights.

I decided to add weight lifting to my weekly routine and since I was there, I went to the upper body machine (Shoulder presses), There were 45 pound weights on both sides, I couldn't budge them. So I removed those and put on the 35 pound weights, I couldn't budge them either. 25 pounds, same story. 10 pounds and I thought OMG! I still cannot lift these. I struggled with the 5 pound weights. But I managed that weight.

WOOHOO! I was able to shoulder press 5 pounds! emoticon emoticon I am sure it was because I was tired from my run and I do have an injured wrist, so I had to be careful.
All in all, I had a good workout. I even stopped at the vending machine on the way out and told myself I did not need that junk.See? I am getting stronger.


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COOP9002 7/27/2013 5:59PM

    Don't be too hard on yourself. It sounds like your run took more out of you than you realized. You showed what you are made of by going past the vending machine. Looks like you're making some great progress.

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