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Feets OK!

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

So I did a short run this morning, and so far so good on the foot front. I'm hangin in there!

Tonight will either be Zumba or the Gym for some weights.

I did that RockIt Ballet class last night which was supposed to be toning, and I was feeling the burn at the time for some stuff, but I'm not really feeling it today. I dunno if I should avoid weights today or not. I might go back to Dance Trance to do a Dance Trance class today instead of the RockIt Ballet if no Zumba. We will see.

The RockIt Ballet class was ... ok. There were things I liked, but some stuff I hated so it all kinda averaged out to - meh. haha. I'm hoping if I go back to other classes she may do different songs or I could try the class on a Thursday sometime which has a different teacher. Also on Wednesday there's a RockIt TNT class - the lady at the desk said it's similar but focuses more on butt and abs.

Anyway - this morning! Run! I got angry as I went to go run because I saw on the door a slip from them trying to deliver my Team Marathon Kit yesterday and no one answered the door!!! There was at least one person home all day yesterday, and most of the day there were 3 adults there. And not one of them heard the door? I got so mad! HAHA. I'm still kinda ticked about it but I'm kind of over it, too. Hopefully it will get signed for today.

So anyway, the plan for today was to run 3 miles, but I didn't remember the length of the route I planned properly and I decided that was ok, it could be 2+ instead, since I'm adding a day this week I don't want to overdo it on the total weekly mileage compared to last week. I added a couple of "strides" toward the end to help me not push too hard during the rest of the way back because I was feeling like just cranking it but my body was actually telling me not too - it was the emotions and whatnot wanting to just push!

Plus since it was only 2 miles, I tend to want to run faster when it's a short one. Anyway - did about 12:30 avg on the way out and under 12 on the way back - 11:50 something average pace, my strides got down to an 8mm, very short, but still. The potential is there I guess. :)

I hope someone signs for my package today!!!!

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SEEHOLZ 6/8/2011 5:20AM

    Omg, so funny about Sharon's dream-LOL. I'd be ticked off too-- but what choice do we have but to get over it-LOL. At least I can blame it on men, hahahaha...or boys hahahaha.
I'm sure no one wants to see you ticked off 2 days in a row :-) Fingers crossed for a smooth delivery!
I think I missed a couple of blogs... going back now.

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    you are in sharon's dreams??? lol. maybe that ballet class will be better with a different teacher? i kinda feel that way about pilates. there are parts i like or appreciate are great for me but then the rest is so meh.

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KSGROTHE 6/7/2011 2:17PM

    Glad to hear your feets were OK for this morning's run! emoticon

Hope your package gets delivered!

- Karen

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MBSHAZZER 6/7/2011 1:21PM

    OK - so last night, I dreamed that Tammy (TAMTAM64) and her hubby were driving me to the airport, but I had WAAAAY too much luggage. So, when I went to investigate, I discovered that you had given me a pair of shoes that i was going to return to the store for you and that's what was causing the luggage issue.

So.... maybe I was the reason your package didn't get delivered! HA!!!!

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Roller Coaster Weekend

Monday, June 06, 2011

All in all - I had a really great weekend. :) It was interrupted by a brief breakdown.

So you know all this time and money spent on my feet? Trying to alleviate my plantar fasciitis and so that my heel spur doesn't hurt?

Well last week after stopping the Naproxen Sodium I gradually started to get a pain in the balls of my feet. I took off running aThu+Fri planning to run Saturday morning, but when I woke up they were hurting and I started to get freaked out about it - I googled and whatnot and decided it sounded like this one thing and it was inflammation. So I decided to resume Naproxen Sodium and wait that day out to see if it got better.

But while making that rational decision, I also had a very emotional and irrational response to the whole thing. My poor hubby! I overreacted about something else poor thing and then we got to talking about it and I got to vent. It's just very frustrating to have something so important to you and be working so hard to do it right and have these kinds of setbacks. Anyway - I finally got over myself and went to the Cigar Box Guitar Festival. :)

I brought my cigar box guitar and played my little heart out in the "Learn to Play" session. There were people taking pictures there but I tried to google some up without success. Here's one I took from my spot as a student - more cigar box guitar students to my left and people crowded around, too - and one guy to my right that you can't see. :)

We had some rockin "You Are My Sunshine" and "Amazing Grace" going on, also played some "Feelin Groovy" and some nice 12 Bar Blues repeats. :) It was realllly fun - it took me back to my beginning guitar class at FSU.

Then later that day, we headed out to use a Living Social deal we got for the Arena Football game. SOOOO fun. I'm so sad that our first game was their last home game of the season. DH preferred the local semi pro to the arena - I have to admit, semi-pro is REAL football, this was like watching a really cool life size video game or something what with how tiny the field is. But... we bought our first VUVUZELA! SO STOKED! We had a blast playing it - and then when we were leaving the stadium they had some leftover kids jerseys (it was kids free jersey night) so I got one of the Youth XL size WOOT. :D Yay for wearing kids clothes! hahaha.

DH will be rockin the vuvuzela at future races of mine. :) hehe.

Oh and that morning, before the breakdown - I also scored some tubing and a TON of tape for hoop making from the girl who taught me to hoop! They are working to clean out their garage and she isn't making hoops right now, didn't want her tape to get nasty and also wanted to clear up space from the tubing so I scored at deep discount a bunnnch of tape and a little tubing and connectors as well. :)

Anyway - then Sunday I got up and headed out for a run in one of my new singlets from the expo for that 10K - this is the Saucony one. I loooove the pattern on it and the color and it is MEGA lightweight.

And a close up of the pretty pattern:

It felt soooo good at first - then got hot - but my feet were ok. (I took my dose of Naproxen POST run, in case you were wondering - I don't run on painkillers if I can avoid it.) At the end of the trail I was turning after this older gentleman was turning on his bike but unfortunately he took a bad spill off the side of the path and hit some gravel. I stuck around to make sure he was ok (bleeding elbow, bent glasses, but mobile and self assessed as being well!), and then headed back the way I came.

Then I heard someone coming up behind me close and slowing to run beside me - I turn, it's a man I don't know. I say - hello! and he holds out his hand to shake my hand, so I do, and then he gives me a thumbs up and moves on. I thought - was that about that other guy? But then he high fived a runner coming toward us so maybe he was just having a happy running day and wanted to interact with everyone else running??? Either way, it was funny and it kind of gave me a nice boost. HAHA.

I really enjoyed my nuun natural sweetener tablets - I can't remember what they're called, but they're electrolyte tabs made by nuun, but with Stevia sweetener instead of sucralose. Tangerine Ginger flavor. mmmm.

Then it was to church! It was good. Nuff said.

Then I headed to a gospel music rehearsal - we worked on stuff that we'll be playing for one of the group members' wedding in July. It was fun. :)

That night I made a hoop and got to hang out a lot more with the DH YAY! I also made a really pretty hoop for a man at work. He picked the colors - for a super awesome Auburn hoop:

Not an Auburn Fan, but I gotta love this hoop - it's too pretty!

Tonight I'm planning to try my Living Social deal finally for this RockIt Ballet Class! I'm stoked! :) Also my feet feel good.

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MBSHAZZER 6/7/2011 9:25AM

    Wow, super busy weekend. I love your friendly runner guy! I am someone who usually says hello to all runners that I pass and most people here just glare!

Glad to hear your foot is holding up well, too. I totally understand the whole melt down thing... dealing with a long-term injury is so frustrating. Sounds like you vented and got it out of your system though!

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MARLIE13 6/6/2011 9:52PM

    Oooh what a jam packed weekend! Love the Auburn hoop! My coworker would love it too. He's an Auburn NUTso. Funny about the guy that shook your hand while running. haha!

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KSGROTHE 6/6/2011 7:48PM

    Sounds like you had a great weekend (minus the meltdown)! That is so cool that you can fit into a Youth XL jersey!

Keep up the good work!

- Karen

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/6/2011 5:38PM

    You look great!

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    the hoop would match your new singlet! glad the footsies are feeling better.

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Look what I picked up at Bellydance class....

Thursday, June 02, 2011

And a shimmy! :D

WOOHOOOOO! I have jingles!!!

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SWEETZMIX 6/6/2011 8:54AM

    So cute, when i belonged to a gym that offered these classes, i had one too!! Mines was brown and gold. It always made me want to go back to class lol

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MARLIE13 6/5/2011 11:29AM

    How awesome! I like the bellydancing jingles much more that the earthy birkenstock jingles. lol!

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HOPERY 6/4/2011 2:01AM


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MBSHAZZER 6/3/2011 12:50PM

    Dana, I love your new accessories!! Fabulous!

Also, I am so excited for your first 10k - you will love it! AND, the Latin Music HM!!! WHOOOOOOOO!!! So excited to meet you! The Spark Miami team is just me and Daphne, but I bet we can get Suezette and Carolyn to come down for it!

Have a great weekend!

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NOELLIEMAE 6/3/2011 11:20AM

    SUPER awesome!

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CLOVERR1 6/3/2011 10:06AM

    Where do you take bellydance? I've always wanted to learn (lol and I have the costume bits already)! I need to expand my crosstraining/exercises I enjoy (actually) doing....

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WAVEDANCER7 6/3/2011 9:43AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon How fun!!

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KLPEFFERS 6/3/2011 8:24AM

JEALOUS!!!!!! So awesome!

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SWEATONCEADAY 6/2/2011 11:38PM


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LAURIE5658 6/2/2011 10:38PM

    Shake it! You rawk!

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ETTEZEUS 6/2/2011 10:33PM

    Love it!! I'd love to try belly dancing....at least for the cool looking costumes anyways....LOL

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NYC_NATIVE 6/2/2011 10:08PM

    I noticed your blog because "bellydance" was in the title. I took bellydance classes two years ago, and they were so much fun!!! I loved the coins on the scarves. Are you doing veilwork in the class as well?

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/2/2011 10:01PM

    Love it!! I used to have an awesome Zumba teacher who'd bring those (whatever you call them) for us to wear during the "belly dancing" songs...I miss that class! Hope you have fun shimmying around in that!

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KSGROTHE 6/2/2011 9:44PM

    Cute! (Or is that supposed to be ... Sexy!)
Sounds like you're having fun! I've gotten behind on your blogs. I'll have to catch up!

- Karen

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What a week!

Thursday, June 02, 2011

This week has been strange...

First the holiday with the race.

Then Tuesday I only worked a half day due to havnig a Dr. Appointment that afternoon w/ the Sportsmed -

The appointment went well! The Dr was impressed with my good attention to her recommendations and with the fact that I'm tracking the mileage on my superfeet on dailymile. :D hahaha. She also said I can stop taking the doses of Naproxen Sodium I was doing regularly and just take as needed - but of course to continue with the stretching, etc.

After the Dr's I headed to the gym to do some - STRENGTH TRAINING! I am still sore today from this. OW. I really need to make this mandatory for myself because being this sore is ridiculous.

Upper body is not so sore, but my legs are killing me!

I did:
2 sets of 1 set per leg lunges w/ 2x20lb dumbbells
2 sets of stiff legged deadlifts w/ 2x20lb dumbbells (this should have been heavier but I was being lazy and didn't want to change out weights)
2 sets of tri presses w/ the split rope attachment at cable station - 40lb? plate?
2 sets of wide grip lat pulldowns at 50lb
2 sets of underhand pulldowns at 50lb and 60lb respectively
Some sets of crunches on a stability ball - one with body weight only, then two w/ a pair of superlight (4kg) kettlebells, and doing a shoulder press at the top of each one.
2 sets of chest presses from stability ball w/ same kbs.

And that's it. Piece of cake - of course now I still am walking funny....

Wednesday I got up early and did a run to celebrate National Running Day - 3.4 miles nice and easy. Then hooping at lunch and last night I had my webinar for Team Marathon - so exciting! :) I haven't received my box with the kit and all yet but there will be pictures when that happens.

I'm registered now for two races -

Run Through the Roses 10K - my first 10K! It was scheduled for right after the tornadoes, then rescheduled for 6/18 (which is when I registered), and then rescheduled again for 9/10 (which will also work... I think.)
Latin Music Miami Beach Half Marathon -- WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO! :D My first Rock N Roll Sponsored race, part of my obligations for Team Marathon - I am SO STOKED about this race! :D 12/11.

Also possibly/probably getting added:

9/4 - Tupelo 14.2
11/12 - Soldier Half Marathon

So happy to be running and racing again!!! Today is Zumba, then I WILL do some ST at home or at the gym. It is GOING to happen. Gotta keep this up!

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SEPPIESUSAN 6/2/2011 12:17PM

    I'm glad the 3.4 miles felt nice and easy to you! Good job following your doctor's recommendations....I'm guessing most people don't follow through as well as they should.

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First Race Post Injury!!! Cotton Row 5K

Monday, May 30, 2011

It was hot. HOT HOT HOTTTT. With lots of T's and not a lotta breeze. The 10K for this race started at 7AM, and the 5K at 9AM. They had some 10K'ers collapse - and then after it got hotter, they sent us out. What jerks! hahaha.

First things first, met up with the LG Team:

Then it was off to wait around for the start. Of course, we actually had some nice dialogue presented to us, pledge of allegiance, a prayer about our freedom and fallen veterans, singing God Bless America, a lowering of the flag after some shots and taps going on - good stuff.

I tried to take a picture of my own Braid and got first an accidental shot of Sparker NOELLIEMAE on her way to find me! (she's too the left in front! haha)

Then this disaster:

And then Noelle comes up and I explain that I'm trying to take a picture of my braid so she helps me out:

Then the crowd behind and in front:

The guy who was shooting - right next to us!

Me and my pal from LG who also takes my hula hoop class:


M1: 1.01 miles, 10:40 avg pc, 10:47 actual time
M2: 1.02 miles, 11:16 avc pc, 11:30 actual time (darn slowdown!)
M3.1+: 1.11 miles, 10:50 avc pc, 12:04 actual time

So I only got an extra .04 miles over the course of the race, not too shabby - and my average pace for the race was about 11:04 mm - NOT TOO SHABBY as well for me. Especially considering my Longest run to date is 4 miles this year and I've been back running for 8 weeks after injury, starting w/ run walk.

And no heel pain or anything. WOOT.

Post race photo:

BLURGH - also do you like my new sunglasses? I got them yesterday. :) They make me look like I'm tryna be some kind of P-I-M-P in this photo, even though I'm just looking at my LCD display on the camera:

OH! And VERY PLEASED with my decision to alter my LG Team shirt. I can't imagine having run in full on T-Shirt in that heat.

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RUNSWITHDEER 6/2/2011 1:55PM

    Nothing like the annual Memorial Day 5K! Our 10K started at 7:30 and the 5K was at 8am. I wonder why they waited until 9? Were they allowing folks to run in both maybe? Definitely a HOT one. Thumbs up on the braid. Glad to hear your heel pain is gone!

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NOELLIEMAE 6/1/2011 2:52PM

    and thanks for the photo op! haha! I didn't know my sunglasses made me look so bug-eyed!

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NOELLIEMAE 6/1/2011 12:55PM

    AWESOME race chica!

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CLOVERR1 6/1/2011 12:37PM

    I looked for you on Monday, but didn' spot ya in the crowd. :(

I managed a 11:28 pace in the 10k, using a 2:00/:30 run/walk ratio.

I like your braid and the altered T!

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MBSHAZZER 5/31/2011 9:57AM

    LOVE the photos! Seems like it was a really fun day, despite the heat and humidity. 9am is really late to start a race in the summer in the South. Someone has a sick sense of humor!

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CURVES_N_CURLS 5/30/2011 9:39PM

    Aww, look at your hair! (I have been gone a LONG time, wow... It was short before!)

Good job, Dana! :)

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SWEATONCEADAY 5/30/2011 1:21PM

    yeah for your first race back! congrats.

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ZORBS13 5/30/2011 12:41PM

    that last picture is hawt!

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