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SUCH a procrastinator today.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

I was sooooooo not into the idea of running this morning.

I dunno what is UP with it cause I've been getting really PUMPED about the marathon relay in February but I was just not feeling it today.

I watched that show Human Target on TiVo -- it's kind of crappy but for some reason I still like it... it's soooo... CHEESY. And while I'm not too sure about the main actor, I like his little helper actors (I forget their names... Chi McBride and.. (imdb.com thank you!) JACKIE EARLE HALEY! YES! haha. Anyway -- like them. So I did that while eating...

then I still wasn't feeling it so I putzed through a few HGTV shows. Watching one, fastforwarding two others through the show to the big reveals...

OK I finally forced my butt out the door -- KNOWING that I would truly regret it if I DIDN'T run and I would NOT regret it if I did. And I booked it. I ran about the first half as if I was racing, and didn't slow down TOO much in the second half.
I also mapped how far I usually get with my 5min walking warmup so I could see how fast my running portion was -- although this meant my running section was only 1.6 miles, my pace was down to almost 11min miles average, so that was nice to see.

Tomorrow I plan to do a virtual 5K -- the route will be nice and FLAT so we'll see what I can do there. (this park route I ran today is a bit curvy and hilly)

Then this weekend -- 6.2! :D I've been talking with my relay teammates and I'm claiming the final leg of the relay, 12K. It's about 7.6 miles and I am confident I will be able to finish it, just not sure how fast I'll be... My idea is to run 6.2 this weekend, 7.6 next weekend (or something close to it) and then take it easy the week prior to the race as a mini-taper. It seems that my only competition for that leg is CLOVERR1 and she's willing to give me the glory of crossing the finish. ;) hehehehe.

In other news -- my upper body is very sore today, my abs are a little sore, and my thighs/glutes are a little sore as well. But upper body - WOOT! :D I believe that doing both sets of pushups at the lower angle (a change from last week's partially from the wall, partially at the lower angle) really upped my game. When I'm feeling the soreness all I can think is - YES!!! REBUILD and GROW and STRENGTHEN my pretties! hahaha :D

So -- to summarize the rest of the week:

Thu: 5K
Sat: work and then 10K
Sun: Rowing or class(es) at gym.

I signed up to row Sunday, but if I can't row I will head to the gym to go to classes. I need to row so I can keep up my skill and be ready when the group starts REALLY rowing again, but I'd actually like to hit the gym this Sunday and go to a yoga class and then zumba. But we'll see. If there's rowing that means DH will probably come with and that's always nice to have more time with him. :)

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TAKEONME48137 1/28/2010 11:46AM

    You still went out and ran, so good for you. Soreness is awesome! hehe I need to get a strength training program going! GRRRR.

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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 1/28/2010 8:53AM


When I'm in that kind of funk, I remind myself that at least in the physical realm, it doesn't matter a hill of beans what I think, feel, or believe. What matters is what I DO. And that, plus knowing I'd regret NOT doing it usually gets me to exercise.

(Of course, after about 15-20 minutes of exercise I begin to remember why I like doing it and that plus my music keeps me going until I'm done. LOL)

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JESPAH 1/28/2010 6:44AM

    Rebuild, grow, strengthen. Words to live by.

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CATIATM 1/28/2010 4:45AM

    Isn't it funny that we could be committed, know the benefits, believe in what were doing -- and still not want to do it? I have days like that all the time.

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MISSY_MAGOO 1/27/2010 11:29PM

    Seems like I pull my best times when I don't want to go. It's like "okay I'll do it, but I'm kinda pissed cuz I don't want to, so I'm just gonna book it and get this over with" But then I feel SO GOOD when it's over :)

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DDOORN 1/27/2010 10:52PM

    Yep, can certainly relate...there are some days when working out is like pulling teeth for me! I tell myself I'll feel better for doing it and while that's true most of the times...there are no guarantees! Sometimes it's just a grind and I git 'er dun just to know I took care of business. Thx goodness it doesn't happen often! :-)


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BUFFALOGAL1952 1/27/2010 9:37PM

    Dana...I would NOT call you a procrastinator! lol! I am in awe of runners. I don't know how you all do it!!! In any event, I am so glad you got up and out so you were satisfied with your day and your progress because that is what this is all about!
Godo Luck with that Relay!

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KEAKMAN 1/27/2010 7:53PM

    I don't know if doing something counts as procrastination! I mean you RAN. Do you get extra points for doing it at a specific time? Or demerits for waiting until you are ready? emoticon

Seriously, I congratulate you on getting out there and running - and so fast, too! Way to go Dana!

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KSGROTHE 1/27/2010 7:27PM

    You procrastinated your run, but you didn't procrastinate it all the way to tomorrow! emoticon

You rock! Keep up the good work!

- Karen

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SEEBEES3 1/27/2010 5:30PM

    You've been hitting it hard. You're allowed an off day once in a while. After all how else will you know when you're really pumped? Good you for gettin 'er done!

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MBSHAZZER 1/27/2010 5:24PM

    Sometimes getting out the door is the hardest part! Way to go! Bet it made you feel GREAT all day!

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TAMTAM64 1/27/2010 5:00PM

    I'm so PROUD that you finally got that bootie out the door for a run... heehee


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NO-41_RAZZYS_PL 1/27/2010 4:06PM

    Headmistress Dana... came by to 'do' my assignment for commenting on someone's blog that's from a different House, & since I don't see you in Ravenclaw, I know you're in... probably, Gryffindor... or Hufflepuff, cuz' emoticon hehe!! NOT that I'd know for SURE if you were in Slytherin... cuz' it's NOT like I *hang out* there or anything... but... I've been WANTING to pop in on you anyway. KNOW you're BUSY &...

Oh, my word!! What an AMAZING leader/role model/inspiration you ARE!! RUNNING emoticon ROWING emoticon (pretend) PUSH-UPS emoticon plus setting up paces, mapping out runs, & clocking yourself... emoticon WOW!! Could I ever be so physically fit?!! emoticon

Thank you for all that you do at The Challenge of Harry Potter!! I know you've got lots of grateful team members on all your other teams, but, we're grateful too- - - I know, I am!! emoticon heehee!! Well... guess I'm gonna' have to FLY, cuz' I still have DADA & Charms classes to 'do' homework on, too.

You're the BEST, Headmistress!! emoticon

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BOILERINAZ 1/27/2010 4:01PM

    how did you feel after you got outside for the run? on the days I procrastinate most the run always feels really good...kind of like a mini-reward for doing it!

I'm doing a relay at the end of feb. It's a 203 mile 24 hour relay we each run 3 sections 6-10 miles in length!!! (its called ragnar relay)

Let me know how you like the marathon relay. I'm curious about them and I've got some friends who would like to do that one day I just want to know how rewarding it is as opposed to a solo race!

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BRAVE_NEW_ME 1/27/2010 3:54PM

    Last night was my procrastinating kind of night. I kept debating pushing my run off to today and finally decided to just get out the door and get it done a bit before 8pm. So much for running before the sun went down. But hey, it was a great run!

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Squat Rack - DONE.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

So... I forgot how weird it feels to get up, do a workout, come home, and go back to sleep. HAHA I feel somewhat energized, but at the same time, it feels like it all happened yesterday or some strange place between yesterday and today that's all it's own thing.


This morning I woke up and headed to a friend's gym to attend her yoga class -- this gym was the hardest thing to find!!! Turns out I was in the parking lot by 5 min before the class started, but I didn't figure out exactly where it was/the entrance until I was 15min late. :( wahhhh. I should have asked for directions instead of just googlemapping because it was in this kind of almost warehouse like complex and you had to drive behind a building it didn't look like you could drive around and the only sign was visible from the highway. It was very interesting -- this gym is called Headhunter Combatives and focuses on crossfit and MMA style fighting! :D Not the place I'd expect to take a yoga class, but rowing friend is going for it.

Luckily it was ok for me to jump in although I was late, and it was really great. I should do yoga more often. Woot.

Then I headed back across to MY gym to do my NROL4W workout.

And I entered the powerlifting room! RAWR! :D

No one was in there, so this was a great way to be able to be comfortable before next time when I'm sure there probably will be someone around. Someone came in midway through my second set and was spritzing and cleaning the other equipment, but it was ok cause I was in my own zone.

OK so squatting with the Olympic bar felt like a WHOLE DIFFERENT BEAST than squatting with dumbbells or bodyweight. The balance to control the bar and all that just makes it feel totally different -- not to mention (these being back squats) placing the bar over my shoulders and finding the right place for that.

But I did it! :D I'm excited about it. I wish I had been doing them this way from day one, but honestly, that first day I was sooooooo burned from doing simple bodyweight squats it's a good thing I worked my way into it because I don't think I could've handled the bar without laying that foundation (AGAIN) first.

As for the ret of it -- I'm now graduated to pushups from I dunno what angle... lower than wall pushups, maybe not low as 45 degrees but maybe close. Today for the first time I used a barbell that was racked on a bench press station. For future reference, it was on the top rack position. And I felt really STRONG doing them! :D I still have a bit of wrist pain from time to time after workout A - after the pushups and then doing the prone jacks balancing my weight on my hands as well, I dunno -- I have weak wrists or something. But it was veryveryvery minor today - just wanted to make note of it.

I was able to up the weight on my step ups and also my first set of prone jacks was completed without interruption. The second set I had to re-set up 3 times, first a set of 3, then 3, then 4.

So anyway - woot. Another one in the books. I forgot to start my HRM today until after the first set of squats -- so nothing on yoga and my NROL4W time is short and somewhat inaccurate for cal burn/etc., but close enough. I used SP's estimate for yoga.

Band was fun last night -- it's a symphonic/concert band type situation in case anyone was wondering. Very easy music for the most part, because it IS a community band so they have to make sure not to make it too difficult for all the members. There was actually a kid there in the percussion section last night that is in middle school I think -- no one else in the band is that young, he was so adorable!!!! freckles and everything. :)

Coworker starting Couch to 5K tomorrow, I wonder if trombone buddy has started yet... AND speaking of running, that's tomorrow's plan. RUN! :)

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SWEETZMIX 1/27/2010 9:26AM

    Hey woman! So it sucks that you were late for yoga, but it was really cool that you were able to still jump in. Some places are not like that. And the cute kid in the band. You know I feel the same way when I see kids doing stuff, I dunno, even though at 12yrs old I really didn't want to be considered a kid. haha

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/27/2010 7:40AM

    I am constantly amazed by your blogs. It's so hard to believe that you can get all of this into a day.

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JESPAH 1/27/2010 6:58AM

    Sounds great, just make sure your wrists are okay. :)

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KAYAKID 1/27/2010 12:15AM

    Dana, I love that you are doing the St it makes us better runner's - I have really pushed the St last fall and this winter and I feel great! It has helped my running so much. I can't wait for my half. My running has been so good lately. I just love to go for a 8-9 mile run. Your doing great!


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STEFIPOP 1/26/2010 11:40PM

    I laugh at your first paragaraph! I have totally had days where it feels like what happened that morning was not quite yesterday but still didn't feel like it was in the same day, either!

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SWEATONCEADAY 1/26/2010 9:22PM

    way to go with the oli bar!! soon you will stacking weights on it! i am going to have to figue what i am going to do when i have to do heavy squats again because there is no way i can lug 90lbs + the bar onto my shoulders. i need to go into the leg cave and double check if there is one there.

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KEAKMAN 1/26/2010 9:08PM

    I like how you are making the powerlifting room yours! Tell those big boys to move over!

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SEEBEES3 1/26/2010 7:59PM

    Good for you for finding that place instead of just bagging it and going home. I hate being lost and will not go somewhere unless I have the phone number so someone can guide me in. Wohoo on the Power Lifting. Great job!

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EDGEOFSANITY 1/26/2010 7:03PM

    Great workout today! WTG on the olympic bar!

Band sounds interesting.... Ahhh!!! Flashbacks to my hs band director throwing erasers... Ahhhh!!!!

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LADYROSE 1/26/2010 6:29PM

    I'm so jealous... all our squat racks and smith machines were taken this morning! No front squatting for me. Was sooo looking forward to upping my weights today, too! :(

Way to get'er done! ]

And best of luck with the NROL workouts! LUBS the Alwen... Solid workout. OMG it bored me to tears - after the 2nd week I had to move on.

By the way, here's a good video on how to get the shoulders & arms warmed up for punishment:

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KSGROTHE 1/26/2010 6:07PM

    I feel like you deserve a bunch of weightlifting-related emoticons!

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Hey, they need a squatting-with-olympic-bar emoticon! emoticon

Keep up the good work!

- Karen

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TELERIE 1/26/2010 6:06PM

    Way to go in the powerlifting room! That "room" is an open area next to the cardio machines in my gym and it's constantly in use, so I've just had to get over myself and do it! I feel like one of the boys by now! LOL!

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JOHNBABJR 1/26/2010 6:00PM

    Great job with the weights, Dana. Good luck on tomorrow's run!

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CLOVERR1 1/26/2010 5:57PM

    You are really doing A LOT (of crosstraining); that's the way to get really fit! Ugghh though, addicted as I am to running, I'm still having trouble getting to the gym ofen enough to make strength training progress...

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SEEHOLZ 1/26/2010 5:12PM

    I know how you feel circling a place... I wont' mind asking for directions, but actually getting some from Google maps-LOL? I "kind of know where I'm going"... yeh, sometimes NOT...

Yeh for upping the weight and for using that bar! Your rocked it... easing yourself into something always seems to much more rewarding IMHO... like you can see the progress, you know?!

Have a great night!

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MBSHAZZER 1/26/2010 4:46PM

    Hmm, haven't lifted lower body in a LONG time! Will be starting up again after the marathon!

Glad you enjoyed yoga! Too bad about the hidden gym (hidden gem, LOL!) - I've definitely done that before and I was definitely a man in a former life b/c I will not ask for directions! HA!

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SASSERFRASS 1/26/2010 4:31PM

    I'm officially jealous of your olympic bar. I've been doing my squats with dumbbells held in front of my shoulders. Tricksy yes, especially as I get to the higher weights, but not quite the same experience as the olympic bar. Ah well, one must make some sacrifices for the convenience of working out from home. :P I have a feeling, though, that a squat rack is in my home gym future. I've got a set of select-tech weights that only goes up to 55lbs each and I'm rapidly approaching that with my squats and deadlifts.

Have you noticed any body changes with the workouts? I've been doing NROL4W for 3 weeks now and have some serious muscle definition that I didn't have before...and this was coming from doing 3 HARD weight training days a week for 6 months prior to starting the program. It definitely works!

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TAKEONME48137 1/26/2010 4:25PM

    Woot woot to all of that! And yay band! I have my rehearsal tonight. What stuff are you guys playing?

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LIZZABETH1986 1/26/2010 4:15PM

    YAY for going into the powerlifting room!!! you deserve to be there. i'm always scared of that part of my gym... everyone is big and huge and they know what their doing. me, not so much. and yay for yoga!!! i haven't done that in forever... maybe thats something i'll get back into too. hmmmm? we shall see! way to go on your workout today!!!! emoticon

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KJNE8O 1/26/2010 3:40PM

    Great work out!

Hey - what's an Olympic Bar?

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_RAMONA 1/26/2010 3:34PM

    "Do a workout, come home, and THEN go back to sleep."

WHY have I never thought of that?! Clearly you've decided what your priorities are. Seriously... that option has never occured to me... stoopid perfectionistic mentality gets in the way.

Thank you again for giving me perspective on the minutae of my life! LOL!

{{{{{{{{{{ HUGS }}}}}}}}}

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    yay for the squats and the pushups! I LOVE doing squats with the barbell. Front and back (though front can be difficult to get used to, crossing your hands and whatnot) but they make you feel so powerful right? :D I'm off to do bootcamp tonight and now I hope we do squats. haha (what is WRONG with me?)

and YEAH on those pushups girl. I suck at them. horribly! But I keep plugging away. I can do 'girl' pushups till the cows come home . . . (on the floor) but full pushups I can only squeeze out about 3 or 4 before my arms/shoulders/chest laugh at me and faceplant me on the floor. sheesh. :) workin on it tho!

Keep it up chickie!

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DDOORN 1/26/2010 3:00PM

    Way to SPARK in challenging yourself and getting out for healthy fun!


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Two off days in a row...

Monday, January 25, 2010

Yeahhhh that always makes me feel nervous. I'm not used to that, but it's ok. My general rule is not to go MORE than 2 days off in a row, so I'm ok.

I showed up ready to row yesterday but didn't even consider the river being outta control -- which it was. While the coach was going over the boat terminology and stuff for the newbies that showed up, we watched big old logs and other flotsam rushing down the river.

It would have taken a little jump to get to our floating dock... :P sooo.... no rowing! And thanks to a braindead move by me, we then had to go to Target to get my BC even though I was there earlier in the day and totally forgot to pick it up. But -- I had fun walking around in the store w/ my DH, we also went to Barnes and Noble to browse around and whatnot. Finally did some laundry when we got home.

I weighed this morning even though I feel all off kilter sleepwise, and my weight is back down where it was before the traumatizing 3year anniversary day weighin. HAHA. So if nothing else, I'm maintaining where I've been -- but I feel stronger and I realllllllly want to get one of those body fat measuring scales again.

This morning I took a look at my measurements, which was a little depressing because I haven't measured since AGES ago, before the UP, but I knew they'd be bigger cause my clothes are fitting tighter, so it's not like it was a surprise. HAh, just now I have NUMBERS to go with the FEELINGS - ya know? So anyway, I can keep looking back to those as I progress so I can have another measure to go by other than the scale since I don't have any other snazzy tools right now. :)

Today is my super long day -- I ALLLLLLLMOST thought about going to the Learn to Row camp this morning to erg but I decided sleep was more important since I was going to be out of the house from about 9:45am-9:45pm ish. And I count today as an off day, but I am going to play my trombone which IS in the cardio tracker! ;) haha but I don't count it. It doesn't do THAT much for me (I tried w/ my HRM before, remember? And that was standing...) this is seated during an ensemble rehearsal, so I'm not even playing the whole time or anything. But still it's somewhat more active than other things. ;)

But I think I will try to get to a couple of days of LTR this week -- I can do that, do my NROL4W and then come home shower and go back to bed. Or do that, go run, come home shower and sleep. Either way -- I've done it before, I can do it again, and it'll help to support the group of newbies.

Did I mention that the Rowing Club is majorly stressful right now? We have a serious funding issue that if we do not resolve it, will leave us without any coaches. On the one hand - I want to help the club succeed, and I AM the Fundraising Officer of the Board. On the other hand - regardless of what the outcome is, we're probably going to be gone before the coaches will be staying or leaving so.........? I'd be putting all my hard work into something that I would not be a part of seeing to it's fruition.

But although that second hand does prick me every now and then, considering the stress it's putting me through, I don't want to be that selfish. One of the things the club would like to do is establish a major yearly fundraiser, like a 5K or something. And I want to help to get that going -- however, I hear it is not that uncommon to not make a lot of money the first time you put one of those on, and if you're not careful you can actually LOSE money.

To get sanctioned by USATF costs money (although I REALLY think we should do this for many reasons - general liability insurance, prestige, etc.) like... $125+ depending on the number of entrants we have. Plus I do believe it would also be beneficial in establishing a long term event to have the course certified -- which would require paying a course measurer (cause no one in our club will have the equipment/know-how/desire to do it ourselves) and paying the certifier to review it, USATF estimates $30 for the certifier and I have no idea how much the measurer charges. BUT - certification of the course lasts for 10 years, and can be renewed if it is not allowed to expire, so that's a good thing.

Then there's the whole gambit of getting the food for people finishing, T-Shirts, goodie bags, etc. AKA - getting sponsers. I actually was thinking about offering hats instead of T-Shirts as well, but then we don't have a space to offer sponsors for advertisement on the back of a shirt so eh. Then the gamble of -- ok so how much do we charge for entry vs. the cost of shirts/etc. and how much money will we actually make???

Not to mention that we have a bit of a deadline to make major fundraising happen, which is looming soon, and therefore we'd need to organize this even very quickly. I feel like I have some pretty good resources for knowing WHAT to do, I just don't know how quickly it can get done. I've scoped out some dates that are not currently scheduled on our local track club website as having races that weekend, but ..... the time frame is intimidating.

The other event I want our club to get involved with is creating a cardboard boat race... but that is a whole other thing. I think that will need even more time to plan, but maybe if we can get the 5K off the ground while we're working on the second event???

In any case, let's just say that I woke up early this morning (too late to go to LTR by about 30min, but early for ME in any case) and had a hard time going back to sleep because all this stuff was whirling around in my head. Members of the board are sniping at each other via email and one of my best friends in the club is talking leaving because she just can't take it anymore (I'm hoping at LEAST she means not being a part of the board anymore and not leaving altogether but still -- that shows you just how insane it's getting).

Luckily things always look a little better in the light of day, but it's still a very stressful situation and because the issue is primarily regarding funding I definitely feel the load is on my shoulders to take some initiative and make things happen.

So the plan is to do some specific research in our area -- who specifically to talk to about the permits to get the roads for a route closed off for example -- and get together a clear proposal for the board to vote on to move forward or not. *phwew*

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/26/2010 3:23PM

    It is an ambitious project. Perhaps several smaller ones (dinners, trivia nights, raffles) are a little easier to get out the door. Think of it like a fast break. Get a couple smaller things done and the build on those successes and tackle bigger goals from there.

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ANEPANALIPTI 1/26/2010 2:40PM

    I'm thinking of you darling! Do you believe in the saying everything will be ok . if its not ok its not the end?


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4A-HEALTHY-BMI 1/26/2010 1:01PM

    Hang in there.

You sound a bit like one of my good friends who had to learn the art of saying "no," even to things she wants to do - to avoid oversubscribing.

Any chance I can convince you to focus on the 5K and just leave notes on your cardboard boat ideas for them to use after you leave? The reason I ask is that with such a fragmented board you're not likely to get much help from them and with DH trying to finish up you probably don't need to be organizing TWO events all by yourself.

Just my 2 pennies... LOL

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BRAVE_NEW_ME 1/26/2010 12:04PM

    Wow, sounds like you do have your work cut out for you with that 5k. But, just think... if you get it done and it's a success AND they keep doing it, you'll have been responsible for starting an annual 5k. What a cool thing for a runner to be able to say!

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LAFTERSFREE 1/25/2010 10:57PM

    glad ur numbers are back down to where ur happier. i got my scale at walmart for like 35 bucks and it does the body fat thing, but i dont know how reliable those are... but if thats what ur looking for! let us know when u guys are doing concerts again for the community band!

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KEAKMAN 1/25/2010 10:53PM

    Dana, as amazing as you are, you are not personally responsible for keeping the rowing club afloat! If EVERYone else is as dedicated to whatever fundraiser you choose, then go for it. But if you are the one who will do all the work (look at it from your DH's perspective to determine who is going to do all the work! he'll see it better than you will) then let the rowing club founder. (look at me coming up with all those nautical phrases!)

I know that sounds harsh, but you really cannot put on a 5K all by your big girl self. It is a LOT of work. You will need the entire club to be as on-board as you are, and each one willing to put in as many hours as you do UP FRONT!

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DDOORN 1/25/2010 8:31PM

    I'm with you...there is something about the 2nd day that really pushes my buttons! I am usually pumping myself up to do EVERYTHING in my power to stop the slide and do that workout the next day *no matter what!*

Otherwise it can be such a slippery slope! At least for me...!


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KJNE8O 1/25/2010 4:59PM

    Trombone is in the cardio tracker - that's funny!

I think you should get certified too - in that way you might be able to get more participants. It's a good investment.

Good luck and don't stress too much!

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TELERIE 1/25/2010 4:54PM

    Woah, really stressful time for you! My best wishes and I hope the rowing club problems get settled.
I've got the two day rule as well. I'm not sure, but I think I may have picked that up from you first, and if so, I want to thank you for it! It's so helpful - it pushes me enough to have NO EXCUSES when more than two days roll by and I haven't been active and it's how I am keeping myself fired up.

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USARUNNERGIRL 1/25/2010 3:54PM

    Wow nellie (as my kidlets say)! Talk about a lot of thinking. You will be in my thoughts that you got it all straightened out.

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TAKEONME48137 1/25/2010 3:01PM

    Holy crap that is a lot! I'm sorry you're stressing out over all of that. Hopefully everything will get resolved and what not without too much more stress on you. I had no clue about the playing instrument thing in the cardio tracker. I will have to check that out.

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SEEHOLZ 1/25/2010 2:28PM

    No clue about the rowing club-- I give you credit for all that you DO FOR the club! I wish you luck!

As for the trombone playing-- I was LMBO girl!!! It's funny though because on a day without cardio I tend to want to count my walk to and from the parking lot, which is almost a mile each way... but on days I do cardio, I don't even consider counting it-LOL- so I get it.... Have fun, LAUGH lots and your HR will go up!!! Laughing is GREAT exercise btw!

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GLOBALKEEWEE 1/25/2010 1:46PM

    Sorry your row was unable to happen - here, too.

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SEEBEES3 1/25/2010 1:10PM

    Wow that's a lot to think about. They all sound like great ideas! Good luck at practice.

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    dude . . . after a big concert, I'll actually SWEAT! Though playing the horn is harder than the trombone.

*runs and hides*

hehe j/k! I'd be lost without my 'buttons' ;) Though you all have the best gliss's EVAR. ;)

Good luck with the rowing stuff . . . fundraising can be one of the most stressful jobs out there!

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SWEETZMIX 1/25/2010 12:51PM

    WOW that was a lot and it would stress me out too! To do all the work for in the end..nothing! I think everyone needs to be on board in your rowing club to make anything happen, if not then don't waste your time!

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FLUTTER-BY)L( 1/25/2010 12:41PM

    Have faith it will be fine. I hate getting from where I am at to fine sometimes too. emoticon

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MBSHAZZER 1/25/2010 12:32PM

    OK, I am LMAO that trombone playing counts as cardio! And that you actually wore your HRM while playing! HA!!! I love it! Sometimes I think of certain activities as not really cardio, but activities that don't revovle around eating or food, so they count for something, no?? :D

I can't help you specifically with the rowing club issues, but I know where you are coming from... I am the president of my condo association and sometimes I am up at night stressed about all the stuff that's going on. Just take a deep breath and try to attack things one at a time.

Hang in there!!

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Food like woah

Sunday, January 24, 2010

So.... I went over my calorie range by like 1100 calories yesterday.

But I also burned 2052 calories yesterday -- so I did actually purposefully decide to go over. Although about 200-300 of those calories last night were junk, so I probably shouldn't have gone QUITE so over.

I'm also over my cals burned goal for the week by 1600, plus I MAY be rowing today. So I probably need to adjust my burn goals. But for today I'm just going to try to keep it a little more reasonable for my burn and my intake --

Here's the thing, today is actually a meet and greet for new Learn to Row people and the club, it starts at 3:30pm and if there are enough people, some rowing afterward. But if not, I might either go to pilates or go home. :P I'm not sure. I don't really NEED anymore calorie burn, since I'm over by 1600 and I went over cals by 1100 I'm actually still in the positive for extra calories burned this week... hahaha. But I did say I'd row today so I'm not going to leave if they need a body for the boat. And if I'm going to be dressed to workout anyway, I might as well go to pilates??? Since tomorrow IS a scheduled off day? I dunno I'm still undecided on this.

For now I need to get to church even though I'll be late, I'll be earlier than I've BEEN getting there (missing sunday school and whatnot and just showing up for when I have to conduct the music... bad Dana).

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TAKEONME48137 1/25/2010 11:00AM

    Your overage sounds fine especially with the extreme calorie burn...even if it is was junk food. Go for the pilates. It is good stuff, hehe.

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JESPAH 1/25/2010 6:36AM

    You're no doin' fine. :)

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/24/2010 4:55PM

    Better late than never . . .

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GMEAN2055 1/24/2010 3:08PM

    Enjoy the rowing and have fun with pilates...


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SWEATONCEADAY 1/24/2010 12:44PM

    i think i am going to go to pilates this week. i haven't been in like 5 years! although you went over on your calories consumed you also blew your calories burned out of the water!!!!! hoping next week is just as kick a$$!

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MBSHAZZER 1/24/2010 12:00PM

    Hehe, I find it takes SO LONG to burn the calories and next to nothing to put them back!

Go to Pilates if you feel like it.

Have an awesome week!

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DIZZYKITTY 1/24/2010 11:28AM

    Feel the burrrrrn!!

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MISSY_MAGOO 1/24/2010 10:44AM

    I'm thinking with a burn like that you'll be okay :)
Have fun rowing if you get to today!

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KEAKMAN 1/24/2010 10:25AM

    Ya know, 200 calories of junk a week is probably an acceptable level! emoticon Especially with your rate of calorie burn.

If tomorrow is a rest day, maybe you could indulge in some *light* cardio today - even just a walk - rather than pilates or nothing.

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FLARE68 1/24/2010 10:00AM

    I'm still learning the ropes about all this too. On average I only burn that many calories a WEEK so you are a powerhouse :)

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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Just burned...

What's 1100+952??

2052 calories.

Erg+Zumba+5.23milerun. WOAH!

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KSGROTHE 1/25/2010 3:17AM

    Wow! You ROCK!


- Karen

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BRAVE_NEW_ME 1/24/2010 4:26AM

    CRAZY! That's quite the active day there...

Did you get some good food?

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DDOORN 1/23/2010 11:42PM

    Holy Moly! Talk about getting DOWN!


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JOHNBABJR 1/23/2010 11:04PM

    Great job, Dana!

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MBSHAZZER 1/23/2010 9:24PM

    WOWZA! That's like marathon burn! Way to go! :D

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SIMPLE_TAILOR 1/23/2010 9:21PM


I don't think that I can say much more.

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KJNE8O 1/23/2010 8:41PM

    YAY! You burn them Dana!

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JEM0622 1/23/2010 5:55PM

    Nothing makes me smile more than a big bowl of whole wheat pasta w/ a little butter and a dash of garlic salt. YUM. And lots of H20!

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TAMTAM64 1/23/2010 5:51PM

    I can make you some pancakes... :)


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LAFTERSFREE 1/23/2010 5:31PM

    should i double tonight's recipe?!?!?! LMAO. great job!

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DIZZYKITTY 1/23/2010 5:26PM

    Holy cow!

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SWEATONCEADAY 1/23/2010 5:07PM

    you are crazy! hopefully you can walk tomorrow!

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ZORBS13 1/23/2010 5:01PM

    You burned over 1000 calories with Zumba? The 2 people I know who have taken it, consider it to be so low intensity that they don't even count it as cardio.

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MARLIE13 1/23/2010 4:49PM

    Good yob!!

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ANNEMARIE0407 1/23/2010 4:20PM

    whoa. Just give me a few more months (well maybe years) and I will be right up there with you! Way to go, Dana!

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_RAMONA 1/23/2010 4:06PM

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...that oughta hold you 'til snack time!

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JOPAPGH 1/23/2010 3:34PM

    Wow, that's some work rate!!

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TELERIE 1/23/2010 3:09PM

    Woah! Enjoy your weekend!!

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KEAKMAN 1/23/2010 3:09PM

    We are not worthy!

You are an amazing woman Dana! What do you say about coming up to Oregon and being my personal butt-kicker for a couple weeks/months/years?!

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