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Hurrah for me! I did a 5K on the treadmill today!

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

I have been working towards jogging a 5K for a while now. I plan on being in a 5K race here on Flag Day June 11th. I am not currently going for time, but endurance to complete the race. Speed may come later but the coach at the gym today said it was fantastic. I need to get early and try running around the neighborhood (which a couple of people have told me to start doing to get use to running on the street). I did 3.37 miles in 45 min., starting with a 4.0 speed and working up to 5.5 then back down again. I did a fast walk for the cool-down.

Our weather today was over 90 degrees but is suppose to do a slow cool down over next couple of days. I feel sorry for my husband because he has been working in Newport Beach setting up all the electrical for the Yacht/Boat show. He rather the weather were a bit cooler because it gets real hot out on the docks running cable.

I still need to walk Phred but will wait until after dinner for it to cool off a bit. At least there is a breeze coming up now. Maybe eating late, just got a call from hubby, stuck in traffic for who knows how long. Oh well, just another day in paradise.

  
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JAMER123 4/29/2011 12:02AM

    emoticon Teri!! emoticon run!! You are going to be able to do te run in June, I'll bet on it! I am so glad you are progressing so well. Lots of emoticon and emoticon from this corner!......Eileen

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LESSOFMOORE 4/28/2011 9:54PM

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BABYLUVMONKEY 4/28/2011 9:28PM

    Fabulous job Missy!!! I am so proud of you!! It is fun to celebrate what we can accomplish now!!
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MELAPHANTN 4/28/2011 8:35AM

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You are going to be ready! Great preparation.

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MOMFAN 4/28/2011 12:14AM

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HIKINGSD 4/27/2011 11:50PM

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TERRYT55 4/27/2011 11:45PM

    Good for you! I walk/jog on the treadmill at the Y and usually do a 5K a time or two a week. The treadmill makes me work harder then if I am on the street.....I have to keep up with the darn thing emoticon

When you do the race there will be so many people to encourage you. Plus there are always people I want to pass! It keeps me motivated. I'm making it sound like I run these every weekend but I've done only one race and have one coming up! You are going to have a great time!

It was warm today.......it's too early for these summer temps.

Take care and keep on moving, Terry



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_LINDA 4/27/2011 10:24PM

    Way to go with your running!! And in such heat too!! You rock!! We made it up to 66 today and it clouded over with a thunderstorm, but I got out for my hike anyway.
Make sure you have water for you and Phred on your walks in that heat!
Take care and enjoy your evening
Hugs,
Linda

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VOLLMELD 4/27/2011 10:23PM

    Great job. emoticon

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RELLIMTENAJ 4/27/2011 9:12PM

    Awesome job!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/27/2011 8:26PM

    GREAT JOB! emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 4/27/2011 8:06PM

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GAMELISSA 4/27/2011 8:02PM

  That is so awesome!! way to go!!!

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NANNER2121 4/27/2011 7:48PM

    Congrats! I'm planning mine for this weekend.

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GRANNYS5 4/27/2011 7:43PM

    Congrats - that is totally awesome!!!!! WAY TO GO emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/27/2011 7:38PM

    That is so awesome!!!! GREAT job!!!!

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More Borengo Springs pictures

Monday, April 25, 2011



Fred in blue hat, sister Doreen, Sandy and me in pink hat

Doreen looking at flowers

Fred, Doreen and me

Me cheering, nearing the top of the mountain



These photos were all taken by Sandy's husband Mike.

  
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BARBARASDIET 4/26/2011 2:30PM

    Looks as though you had fun!

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MELAPHANTN 4/26/2011 8:18AM

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Thanks for sharing!

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_LINDA 4/25/2011 10:51PM

    GREAT photos, wish I was there!! So glad you enjoyed yourself!!!

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TERRYT55 4/25/2011 9:26PM

    Isn't it lovely there???? I loved walking there last year. Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

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TERRYT55 4/25/2011 9:26PM

    Isn't it lovely there???? I loved walking there last year. Thanks for the wonderful pictures!

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TXGRANDMA 4/25/2011 8:49PM

    Beautiful pictures! Looks like ALL of you had a great time!

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HIKINGSD 4/25/2011 8:36PM

    Those are gorgeous!!

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/25/2011 8:15PM

    The pictures are so cool!!!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/25/2011 8:05PM

    cool pictures! Thanks for sharing with us! emoticon

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MAYLINGSNW 4/25/2011 8:04PM

    love the pics !!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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All Week and Easter too

Monday, April 25, 2011

This week was one of those times when it seems nothing ever goes the way you plan for it to go. After the kids were here last weekend, my son Frank went back to AZ with them until they returned late Thursday or early Friday morning.
After they got to AZ, Eve started to have problems with her car and we weren't sure she would be able to get it fixed. So we were maybe going to have to drive to AZ to pick up Frank. So glad we didn't have to do that.

Jeff and I had some time together, since he only had to work Monday and Tuesday of last week. We enjoyed having the house to ourselves. We worked on the house, purchased 4 dvd's, had movie days and just hung out.
I did make it to the gym a couple of times but decided just to take the week off from the site because I was having problems with my computer. When Jeff was in Chicago, he did some updates and the lap top just wouldn't let me enter anything or work correctly and it drove me crazy. We also started to take down our chimney for the house redo that starts in June.

The kids got back home and on Friday morning I took my daughter Samra up to the city of Monrovia (near Pasadena) to shop at a specially bra shop. Samra is very endowed and it has been a problem to get the correct size. All of the kids have joined the Planet Fitness where they live in AZ, and Samra needed a good workout bra. I was able to get her one workout bra, and 3 other bra's. They ranged in size's 2 (38-HH), 1 (38-J) and the sports bra was a 38-G. They were fitted and now she is a happy camper. It cost me $272, so with the 80 mile round trip and a lunch , it was a spendy day, to say the least. I am just happy she has some well fitted bra's now.

On Easter I took her over to her friend Jenny's home in the city of La Palma (Jenny lives in AZ near where she lives). Jenny had a baby boy about 5 weeks ago and she really wanted me to see the baby. He is so cute and very good too.
The whole time Samra was here she couldn't hear out of one hear and she was in so much pain, she had her friends drop her off at the ER last night. So I was up late, picking her up and taking her to the pharmacy. Her ins. worked for the ER but wouldn't pay for her medication, so I paid for that $72. This was not a cheap weekend for me.

Earlier in the afternoon Phred the Wonder Dog decided to chase something under our deck. After we finally got him out he was no longer a white dog, but very black. I got elected to bathe him, which is not a fun chore. So after that we heard from Jory's girlfriend Eve (Samra lives with them in AZ) that she had been in a fender bender but was OK.

So the whole of last week was rather strange here, weather was warm one day then cold the next. We had rain yesterday morning and today was nice.
I am going to post a few pictures that my friend emailed me from the hike at Borengo Springs a few weeks back on another blog today.

  
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LESSOFMOORE 4/27/2011 2:55PM

    Wow, what an eventful and pricey week! emoticon emoticon

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JAMER123 4/27/2011 12:21AM

    My goodness, what a strange and interesting week you had! I am glad everyone was okay except for your pocketbook:) That really took a hit but definitely a worthy cause. Hoping your week is going better. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TXGRANDMA 4/26/2011 12:02AM

    Seems like whatever could go wrong, DID go wrong! Wow, you spent a lot of money! We horseback riders have to buy supportive bras for riding! Nothing looks worse than a bouncing bosom when you are on horseback! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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_LINDA 4/25/2011 10:58PM

    Sorry Samra had so much expensive trouble. I used to have big trouble with my chest size, and found these great, but very expensive bras, but was quite happy to spend the money so I wouldn't ever have that embarrassing and painful bounce again. Now, with my weight loss, they are too big on me :(( I lost FOUR bra sizes!! Now I have trouble finding a size SMALL enough lol.
Too bad there wasn't a lake or something nearby that old Phred couldn't go for a swim and give himself a bath ..
I hope your week goes better for you!
Hugs,
Linda

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WISLNDR 4/25/2011 8:05PM

    What a pricey weekend! It sounds like you had a nice time though so it was worth it!

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/25/2011 7:43PM

    Sorry that you had to spend so much money but glad that it was available for you to be able to help. Family is worth it in the end. Sounds like you're doing well. Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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Surprise weekend visit from the kids

Monday, April 18, 2011

My son and I picked up my DH from the airport on Friday evening and we went out to a late dinner at a favorite Mexican place. I order a Honeydew Margarita, which was very good. We had been sitting about 10 min. when my phone rang, and my daughter Samra had a surprise for us. Eve (Jorys girlfriend) Jory (son) and her were leaving to come to CA (from AZ) for the weekend. We weren't expecting them until next weekend and they are coming then too.
I took the kids bowling on Sat. and some other stuff. Samra went through grocery coupons with me and tried on a bunch of clothes that my older sister have given to me for her. Frank had spring break this week from college so went back to AZ to hang out for a few days. The will be back late Thursday night.

Did all my DH's laundry from his trip yesterday, read the Sunday newspaper and watched NASCAR. Also some cleaning.

Hit the gym this morning with Irene. Our weather was so hot this weekend, over 90 degrees and woke up this morning to clouds and colder weather, we reached 62 degrees today. Colder tomorrow and the weather man says possibly rain, yet again.

  
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MOMFAN 4/19/2011 3:44PM

    What a fun surprise!

You've got to take the initiative and play your game. In a decisive set, confidence is the difference.
- Chris Evert

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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/19/2011 8:59AM

    What a wonderful surprise. Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

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LESSOFMOORE 4/19/2011 8:33AM

    quality time with the family is always good! emoticon emoticon

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/19/2011 8:29AM

    How did you like that photo-finish? Glad that you got to spend some quality time with your children. Always fun! Love ya, Dawn emoticon

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_LINDA 4/19/2011 12:46AM

    90 is pretty hot! Glad you had a great weekend with your daughter.
The 62 is better exercising weather..
Hope your Tuesday is better than the forecast..

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LINDA! 4/18/2011 11:22PM

    It sounded like a lot of fun being with your family!! Hope the temps cool off. It is pretty hot here too. Expecting upper 80s all week.

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Gym day

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Hurrah! for me I made it to the gym today. I walked over and walked back. It was only 64 degrees today and very windy on the way home, but the sun kept peaking out from between the clouds. Suppose to start to warm tomorrow, hit the mid 80's this weekend and then cool off, yet again.
I did good workouts on the treadmill and elliptical trainers today for 80 mins between them both. I also did a total of 7.29 miles at the gym, so including the walk home, doing some stuff around the house and giving Phred a short walk, I had a total of 11.24 miles today with 20,496 steps from 9am to 4:30pm. Not too shabby.
I have an appointment with my Rhuematologist tomorrow morning, plus I am sure he will order a ton of blood work. I haven't had any done since the ER did some in Jan., 2011 and the doc had some done in the beginning of Dec., 2010. I think the only reason he is going to be upset with me is I have not had a pro-time since the ER. I take blood thinners because of a Lupus blood clotting factor and should have this test done about every 2 weeks or so. Just have to wait to see how much I need to change what I have been taking.
Frank and I had artichokes for dinner along with left over couscous, he had an Kings Hawaiian roll with his, along with milk for both of us. I was too low on calories so I also had greek yogurt for desert (blueberry). Drank plenty of water today and I hope all my Sparks friends did the same. Hugs,Teri

  
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GRANNYS5 4/17/2011 7:19PM

    hope your doctor app[ointment goes well.

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DNJEN471 4/14/2011 10:40PM

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MELAPHANTN 4/14/2011 8:05PM

    How do you cook your artichokes? I have tried them steamed before but I get lost as to how much of the outer layers to remove and how much to keep.

Hope doctor didn't fuss to much.
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2NEWSTARTAGAIN 4/14/2011 9:21AM

    Hope your Drs appointment goes well today. Have a grat day

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 4/13/2011 10:21PM

    Good luck with the doctor tomorrow. Glad that you made it to the gym today. Be blessed my friend. Love, Dawn emoticon

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