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I guess that was my 15 minutes...

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Being in Daily Spark was interesting. I hope I have gotten back to everyone and thanked them for their kind words, friend adds and the like. I really appreciate the support! Even when you are in maintenance, it's nice to have a boost.

It's also nice to know that your own humble story can help others, even if it seems low key to you.

But the truth is that I am proud of the weight loss and maintenance. I am proud to be serving in the Army. But you know, without Spark People and the community here, esp. ANNIEONLI, I would never have made it as far as I have.

I did the work, but this site helped keep me focused and on track.

As I mentioned in yesterday's blog, I put up a very heartfelt blog entry on another site & on another topic, and it took off, getting over 300 recommends from other readers and 20 tweets into the blogosphere. It was kind of interesting to see something I wrote become the trigger of so much conversation about something important to me.

Every once in awhile, it's okay to be in the spotlight. But it's okay when the glare fades a bit too.

Tonight... back to the... wait for it... TREADMILL! It's going to be... LEGEND... wait for it... DARY!

UPDATE: My lengendary run in Paris... I have an iFit compatible treadmill and you can use Googlemaps to create workouts and it will show you pictures of the streets you are running.

So the name of the game tonight was intervals!! I started out running 4 minutes at 5.5 mph, and 1 minute at 7 mph. However, the 5.5 is getting too slow, so I had to bump it up to 6 mph. I am also seeing my heartrate settle out lower as I get used to running at higher speeds. I wonder if that explains the need to change up your work out because your bod gets used to one type or level of exercise.

It felt great. And someday my treadmill will have its incline fixed too! (Parts are on order, again and will prolly be in next week... if that doesn't work, then we start talking replacement.)


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KATHIC2 1/10/2013 7:09AM

  Love how you write! You deserve every kernel of recognition. You inspire me. Thanks!

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ANNIEONLI 1/9/2013 6:45PM

    emoticon Queen for a Day!!!!

And you are LEGEND...wait for it..DARY! yourself!!

I'm so happy you and your story got their 15 minutes of fame my emoticon

You deserve that and many more... emoticon

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