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Ever have one of these days?

Friday, August 23, 2013

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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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HEALTHYLADY12 8/24/2013 1:38AM

    :)

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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

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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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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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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 (runningmatemedia.com 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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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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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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