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I finally got a run in this week

Friday, August 30, 2013

Seemed cooler this morning, so I went for a run. Did a back and forth to the lake and back. Leaves are starting to turn and the wind was coming off the lake. Running on a trail-like road is so refreshing compared to the tarred road.

I like running toward the lake because it is a gentle downward slope but some how it does not seem so gentle when I turn around and have to run uphill.



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JACKSGRAN 8/30/2013 4:02PM

    Lovely pictures. What a beautiful place to exercise. Those uphill routes don't look too bad on the map, but when they are to be done.......


Have a great weekend.

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You haven't seen the last of me...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

"Feeling broken
Barely holding on
But there's just something so strong
Somewhere inside me
And I am down but I'll get up again
Don't count me out just yet

I just love this song. I have it as my power song on my ipod nano and hit that center button whenever I feel like giving up on a run. The version I have is a club remix.

There will be no fade out
This is not the end
I'm down now
But i'll be standing tall again
Times are hard but
I was built tough
I'm gonna show you all what I'm made of

Every time I feel like quitting on my runs, this song is what keeps me pushin' "Times are hard but I was built tough.." I am going to show ME what I am made of.

I managed to meet my goal of 15 miles this week despite being super busy and the weather being hot and humid. So far this year I have logged 451.8 miles. My goal of 600 seems attainable.


How about you? Do you have a power song that gets you through those tough moments of a workout?

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JITZUROE 9/11/2013 12:34PM

    You're totally gonna make your goal. Wow!


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SEABREEZE65 8/25/2013 8:39AM

    Good job.... it is nice to have something motivational to listen to.

I don't use music when I run. If I ever start training for a marathon, I'll have to download a long, long, long audio book!

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AZMOMXTWO 8/24/2013 12:00PM

  great blog
keep being on a positive path
you can do it

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Ever have one of these days?

Friday, August 23, 2013

My husband had an early doctor's appointment and since I always wait til the last minute te get ready, I did not turn on the light. I just grab two shoes that were side by side, put them on and out the door I went. It was as I was walking into the clinic I noticed my feet felt different. I looked down and this is what I saw...

Needless to say, I now own a new pair of Saucony Ride 5 (found in the clearance section) emoticon

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MOTHEPRO 8/24/2013 8:36AM

    Yes, I had those days. emoticon

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LOPEYP 8/24/2013 8:18AM

    I bet no one noticed but you emoticon

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DS9KIE 8/24/2013 12:09AM

    hey they at least looked the same

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FRAN0426 8/23/2013 8:29PM

    Bet you turn the light on from now on too. Honestly the colors are similar enough that possibely no one noticed. Enjoy the new shoes.

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IFDEEVARUNS2 8/23/2013 3:10PM

    I did this once at a business conference: one black and one navy blue shoe. No one noticed.

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DESTINATIONME 8/23/2013 11:55AM

    Oh I've done that , but honestly I don't think anyone would have noticed your shoes!!

"After all, how often do you look at a man's shoes?"

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JACKSGRAN 8/23/2013 11:44AM


Oh dear!

Reminds me - we were travelling on the underground one day opposite a particularly well dressed couple. I glanced down to see the wife wearing identical shoes - except one was brown and the other was navy


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PJ2222 8/23/2013 11:41AM

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Gel Keyano 19

Sunday, August 18, 2013

I am getting ready to retire my Saucony Omni 11 and decided to switch brands this time. Asics definitely has a different feel, but Saucony has been making so many changes to the Omni that it is no longer the same shoe as when I started wearing them. It is like parting with a long time friend. You know the break-up is coming but you try to work things out, but eventually you know you have to say good-bye.

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LIV2RIDE 8/19/2013 9:10AM

    I've used Asics ever since I had a slight knee problem. My physical therapist recommended them and I haven't looked back. I hope you love them as much as I do.

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MIRAGE727 8/19/2013 7:23AM

    I've been a huge ASICS fan! I started with the Kayano 17s, and now run with 19s. The Kayanos have corrected my gait! I will go long distance with the new 3000s, and, upon recommendation for our ASICS Rep, will use the Noosa Tri 8s for 5Ks & Triathlons.My wife started with 17s, runs with 18s now and is going to have a gait analysis to find out which shoe to go to next. I'm betting it will be another ASICS. Cool runnings with your new shoes & welcome to Team ASICS!

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JACKSGRAN 8/19/2013 2:03AM

    I'm still looking for the perfect shoe. Our choice here is limited with some so expensive it would make your eyes water. Have a great day.

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LINDAWEEKS1 8/18/2013 9:35PM

    It so stinks to have to get rid of your old sneakers I can relate! Asics are my favorite though I have gone through 4 pair in three years and still rotating them depending on what I am doing. Hope you get as attached to them as your old pair.


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It is amazing what I have done...

Saturday, August 17, 2013

It has been one thing after another this past week and I am feeling the stress. Not only that but things happened that interfered with my runs. So much for trying to do at least 15 miles a week. emoticon

To relieve my stress, I got up early this morning, had my coffee and did not tell anyone and went for a run. 8.72 miles and it felt great.

I decided to start the Bridge to 10k Program, using the podcasts, and ended up doing W1D1 twice. It felt so good to be outside running and having no one bother me. Yeah, right, my daughter calls me, but I ignore the ring. Then my husband calls, I was on the cool down of the podcast so I took the call mainly because I did not tell anyone I went running and thought some one should know where I was at.

But anyway, back to the run...the workout was warmup 5 min, 10 minute run/1 minute walk x 4, 5 minute cool down. One of the songs has the words: "It's amazing what we have done..." and it made me think of how far I have come in my fitness routine. This month is my 4 year anniversary of being serious about running.

I half-heartily attempted to run a couple years before that and could not run 1/10 of a mile. This morning on most of those 10 minute intervals I actually felt like a runner. Me? A runner?! Yeah, I am a runner! I love that feeling! And I kept thinking "It is amazing at what I have done."

How about you? What amazing thing have you accomplished?

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SWEDE_SU 8/18/2013 12:58PM

    i know just the feeling - it *is* amazing to think "me, a runner!!" - nothing i ever expected in younger days. keep on putting one foot in front of the other! you're doing great!

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LAWANDMUSIC 8/17/2013 4:47PM

    Keep on keeping on!

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JACKSGRAN 8/17/2013 4:15PM

    Somehow Spark makes you accomplish things you didn't think were possible emoticon

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