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Back on the Run tonight... conquered 7 mph on the treadmill!

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

This has been an interesting day. I think I was mean to be at least a wee bit noticed today. I was reconized on the Daily Spark Blog, which was frakking HUGE and such an honor that I can't even begin to fathom. Me, I'm just out here stumbling along like everyone else, happy, but not feeling the least bit extraordinary.

The funny thing is that I also posted a blog on another site (and topic) that has gotten a great deal of attention.

I have been battling a flare up in my shoulder for the last few days, which I why my activity (both on SP and exercise-wise) lapsed a bit for the last couple of days. Luckily it's just a bursitis flare up, but it will keep me from push ups and similar exercises for the next few weeks. I have begin some light weight work to get things strengthened back up.

Tonight was a great 3.75 mile run on TM in 40 minutes. I realized that 5 mph is too slow for me now, and I ran 1/4 mile at 7 mph for the first time ever and survived! The numbers when I am on the treadmill tend to psych me out! And this was my soundtrack for tonight:

How My Soul Cries Out For You (Kansas)
Bring Me to Life (Evanescense)
Dream Into Action (Howard Jones) (my blog is named after this song)
Masquerade (Berlin)
Some Men (Daryl Hall)
Poor Boy Down (Mike + the Mechanics)
Grace (Apocalyptica)
Tell Me Why (Berlin)
I Eat Cannibals (Total Coelo)

Meanwhile, I am on a long stretch of work... 11 days straight, this is because I have Army Drill this weekend. But then I will be taking a day off and getting a 4-day on MLK weekend.

Lots of changes are taking place and I am just trying to ride the waves as they come.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PHAMS85 1/10/2013 8:37PM

    Great idea to post your soundtrack!

Extended work days can be chaotic on your schedule and for me, very stressful! Hang in there and you least have a 4-day weekend coming up.

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SUNSET09 1/9/2013 11:40AM

  I like the soundtrack and pray with you for your shoulder.I've been there with the drill and working days straight and even now, being a civilian and deployed to the Afghan! You're committed and the running will keep the pressure off of you shoulder. Good to hear you're not using it as an excuse and doing what you need to do to reach your goal. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KATHIC2 1/9/2013 9:19AM

  I am really inspired by your success! At 51 I "waffle" on believing I can loose weight. Kudos on finding what works for you and making it happen!!!

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RAINBOWMF 1/9/2013 1:16AM

    Checking in on your blog , your page and pictures. I saw your featured story.

Congrats on your success, you DO look awesome.


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