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Happy November!

Thursday, November 01, 2012

I'm sorry I have been out of touch with my SparkFriends, and I hope you are doing well, especially those of you hit hard by Sandy. Here's what's up:

emoticonKeira is crawling like crazy, loving daycare and being with the other babies, and is just such a happy, bright and good-natured child. And yeah, she loves pumpkins. Especially pumpkin bread. And she was a zebra for Halloween.

emoticonI walked a half marathon a month ago. The same one I ran in 2010. And it hurt way more. Still, given I haven't been as active, I will take my 17-minute mile average! Not too bad.

emoticonI am working full-time. I started taking clients and I got super lucky and scored a string of freelance writing jobs that adds up to a real paycheck and I can scarcely believe it. I am also taking Friday to spend with Keira for as long as I'm able.

emoticonDay 1 of November and I need to get back to what works and feel more energized and get back to exercise (at least three cardio sessions and SOME strength training) and tracking. I have been maintaining in the 230s pretty much since a couple months after Keira was born.

So for November, I want to check in at least with a status update with how I did for the day. Keep me accountable if you can. Sadly, I am not able to browse SP blogs like I used to because I'm paid for how much I write so I have an incentive to be productive!
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    She is a cute zebra.
    1962 days ago
    wow...ridiculously cute zebra! I'm so glad you've found good work (fun?) and it sounds like things are improving.

    In the past you've been part of what has inspired me to start (ore restart!) C25K plans. I just started a wicked slow turtle speed plan (32 weeks!!) for a half marathon in June 2013. I know I can walk it....heck, I could walk a full one too...but the goal is to run as much as possible.

    Glad to see you back!

    1964 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    I know the feeling. But at the very least keep up with whatever logs you keep so as to keep yourself accountable.
    Love the zebra outfit very cute!
    1965 days ago
    I absolutely love her expression in the first picture. Kalo Mina.
    1965 days ago
    Sounds like things are going well - Keira is beautiful and makes a great looking zebra. I seem to have finally broken out of my rut and after a month of pure living and exercise I feel about 200% better (yay!). Keep moving forward. Hope to see you out in Boston this spring or summer
    1966 days ago
    Hi Lady,
    Again, (and yes, again) I am taking this month to get back on track.
    Let's do this.

    I have a wedding in 2 months in which I have to wear a cocktail dress!
    1966 days ago
    What an adorable zebra!
    1966 days ago
    Very cute pics!
    1966 days ago
    So happy to see a new blog from you, you are one of the emoticon that keeps me motivated. after a long sedentary summer, i am ready to start running. plantar faciatitis sidelined me, and 110+ temps kept me there. No Excuses! If you can do it, I can do it! emoticon
    You little girl is so cute, great to hear that work is working out and you still get your Fridays with her. My baby is turning 11 this year, but I still remember when she was that age like it was yesterday. It does go by too fast!
    1967 days ago

    Comment edited on: 11/2/2012 12:38:40 PM
    I've misssseeeedddddd youuuuuuuuu!!!!! I was just thinking the other day that I'm thrilled you're so busy, but I miss seeing and hearing from you on your blogs. :-)

    Let's ROCK November, chick! We can do it!
    1967 days ago
    Congrats on the writing gig. Sounds like a cool job :) Your little girl is so darn cute!
    1967 days ago
    She is so dang cute! Getting big, too!

    HUGE props to the HM! 13.1 miles is 13.1 miles, no matter how you get across that finish line! WTG!!!

    And congrats on the work update! Sounds like everything is going in the right direction!
    1967 days ago
  • ALOFA0509
    Ohh man she is just too cute!!!! Cheers to a Healthy November sista emoticon
    1967 days ago
    I love the facial expression!!

    Where do you write?

    OMGosh that Zebra is too freaking cool!!!
    1967 days ago
    Thanks for checking in with an update. Life sometimes gets a little full, doesn't it? Good stuff with the writing and clients and of course Kiera, but finding time for everything becomes a challenge. Do what you need to do for you; remember to take care of yourself along with your beautiful little girl.
    1967 days ago
    My, Keira sure is a cutie.

    I'm glad that you have found employment that you enjoy. That is sure a change of pace!!

    Congratulations on walking a half-marathon. I'm not sure I could walk half of a 5k.

    It's good to see that you are maintaining, even if it is not quite where you want to be. That's what I've been doing, with good weeks and not so good weeks. I just need to concentrate and get with the program. I got a FitBit a little over a month ago, mainly to see how my sleep is. But I am ramping up my exercise since I got it. Amazing what an incentive that little gadget is.

    I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

    1967 days ago
    She's a cutie. She's at such a fun age. Glad you have lots of work but sad it keeps you away from Spark. Have a happy active November.
    1967 days ago
    Sounds like you're doing great!
    1967 days ago
  • _TRIXIE_
    Hello, lovely! Nice to see you and pics of the zebra. :)

    Good to see you back and around again. I've missed you!
    1967 days ago
    You have one precious child!
    1967 days ago
    Super cute zebra ! And glad to see you're checking in. Happy November!
    1967 days ago
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