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Thursday, November 01, 2012

In Sept. I picked a few things to track. My goal was to beat myself in October. Well, we all know what happens when you get injured. Goals need to be adjusted. The good news is that I actually did a lot more in Oct. than I thought. I was surprised when I added everything up because throughout the month I felt like I was not doing as much. The bad news is that I used the broken pinkie as an excuse. And we all know about excuses: they snowball!

September: emoticon emoticon emoticonOctober
Tricep dips: 195 emoticon emoticon emoticon 200
Push-ups: 260 emoticon emoticon emoticon 210
Pull-ups: 18 emoticon emoticon emoticon 6

Surprising how much you need all 10 fingers to grip the bar! It hurt too much so I gave up on pull-ups. I'm a little disappointed in myself because I was making progress on those suckers! And I'm probably back down to 1 or even 0.

Run: 92.7 emoticon emoticon emoticon92
Bike: 62 emoticon emoticon emoticon 24
Swim: 1 emoticon emoticon emoticon 0

Love that the running mileage is the same! The major drop in biking is to be expected with the weather change. I'm not hardcore like my DH. I don't ride outdoors in the MN cold.

I didn't make my one swim a month goal because I can't get in the pool with this crazy cast/splint thing on my finger. I should be back in the pool by December??!

Highlight of the month: The Twin Cities 10 miler was awesome. I had a great run. Time was the fastest I've ever run in a race. 8:12 pace! Even better than that, there was something soulful, spiritual, perfect about that run. I can't explain it, but it's in my heart forever.

Lowlight of the month: I made some super poor food choices. Repeatedly! Worst month I've had in a long time. Luckily I know how to get myself back on track. I started the month at 146 and ended at 148. whoops.

But today was 147. so woo frickin hoo. I know the scale is only one indicator and that day to day weigh-ins are a horrible way of measuring progress. But its still good to see that I am where I want to be.

Happy November Sparkers! This month I will make an active, healthy choice EVERYDAY. I will remind myself of 5 things I am thankful for EVERYDAY.
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  • CHERRY666
    Sorry to hear about your pinky!

    Congratulations for having a great 10-miler! Impressive. =) (Your mileage is impressive, too. Wow. Very inspriring.)

    It sounds like your November will be awesome. =)
    1965 days ago
    Fantastic! Way to go!! You always inspire me. emoticon Happy November! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1965 days ago
    Your October sounds wonderful-minus breaking your finger:( Hope that little one heals up quickly...and straight-hehe.

    Super mileage on the runs. I feel, that's where your love lies so that in itself is success.

    Everywhere I read about maintenance, daily weigh-ins are where it's at so I am not sure they are a bad choice for measuring progress. If you wanna weigh a certain amount, you need to check the scale. You totally have a healthy balance of wanting to weigh a number and making it happen through fitness and food.

    You're such an inspiration Maura, thanks for sharing your month.
    1967 days ago
    you freaking rock! I'm with you in november! Love those races that stick with you forever!
    1968 days ago
    For a girl with a broken pinkie, you did great keeping up with fitness. Maybe if I broke all my fingers it would help me not eat so much? Ok, so that isn't a good idea.
    1968 days ago
    Great job in October!!

    Here's to a healthy AWESOME November!
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    1968 days ago
    Awesome job!!!!!

    When I make poor food choices for a month, I gain over 10 pounds!!! Heck, I gain 4 pounds from ONE day of poor food choices!! I think 2 pounds is nothing!!!!
    1968 days ago
    I think you did great in October with all the frustration and the stress from the injury.
    I hear you on the poor food choices. I made lots of them myself, too!
    Let's focus on the new month with new goals and lots of fresh determination!
    Let's rock November!
    1968 days ago
  • TESS504
    That's right...hello November!

    Even though I thought you had a better good October. Congrats on The Twin Cities run! emoticon

    1969 days ago
  • AMBER281
    I think you did great!
    1969 days ago
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