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Keeping the 26.2 dream alive...

Sunday, February 03, 2013

Despite all my being pulled in multiple directions, motivationally, I have not given up on the marathon distance. Today it was dark (at 7 a.m.), cold (20 F), and potentially had icy patches outdoors and I wimped to the extent of answering the call of my siren treadmill (I call her Ariel). emoticon

14.12 miles at varying speeds, final time including warm up and cool down was 170 minutes. And I feel good after stretching and showering. It's 91 days to the big event... if I can keep building distance... I still hold that hope / dream alive. And ... despite what I know the work scene is going to be like in the months ahead... running is still an incredible stress management tool.

Grocery shopping and Super Bowl ahead... although given the kickoff time and how long the games usually drag... I'm likely going to fall asleep before the game ends. Still, looking forward to putting my feet up and enjoying the coverage, secure in knowing "my workout is in the bag!"

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OVERWORKEDJANET 2/5/2013 6:04AM

    I enjoyed the Puppy Bowl instead.
More laughs, cute fuzzy things and no power glitches. Only potty breaks! emoticon

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KASEYCOFF 2/5/2013 3:33AM

    I envy your energy, sweetie - and your dedication!
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CASEYTALK 2/4/2013 3:21PM

    With your growning commitments at work, this will be tough, but you are tougher.

For me, when I schedule the exercise, it makes it in. You're right that it's easy to bag the workout and as marathon workouts are going to be long, endurance affairs, it's going to be essential when you're planning your week that you plan for those workouts.

I schedule workouts for MWF lunch hour at the workplace gym, and Saturday and Sunday at home in the morning. If I can't make a workout, I have to reschedule it, just as I would any professional meeting.

Something tells me that you and Ariel are going to be best friends or dire enemies before long. Best friends, more likely.

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MEXGAL1 2/4/2013 10:00AM

    Keep warm.
Hope you enjoyed the super bowl.
Have a terrific week.
Sallie

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KALIGIRL 2/4/2013 8:45AM

    Here's to a 'super' workout!

Way to balance life my friend.
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LEANJEAN6 2/4/2013 8:11AM

    Wow! Lotza miles put in Barb!----And son#2 the [pilot just called-is back ib Toronto--just stopped in Montreal to refuel--then had to take all those passsengers back to Toronto---got to his bed at 1-30am after a long flight which started at 6-11pm---Thanks for your comments---Lordy! I do hope this weight budges soon---Lynda emoticon

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 2/4/2013 7:59AM

    Good for you on getting your mileage in!

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PATRICIAAK 2/3/2013 11:47PM

    Enjoy your positivity

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DETERMINEDLOSER 2/3/2013 10:14PM

    What a postivie outlook on things. I think you made the right choice by exercising on your treadmill and steering clear of the ice. You are doing great and I love to hear your progress! WTG!

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LJCANNON 2/3/2013 8:15PM

    emoticon Having the Workout "In The Bag" is an AWESOME Feeling for You!!

emoticon And knowing that YOU are SAFE is an AWESOME Feeling for all of us!! So glad that you made the Safe Choice!!

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WATERMELLEN 2/3/2013 5:26PM

    Good decision: you do NOT want to injure yourself slipping on that ice!! And you're building distance/reducing stress!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/3/2013 5:13PM

    You made the right choice. A slip on the ice and it would have been quite a setback. I agree with the post that if you can do that distance on the tm, outside will be a cinch. Good for you!

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_LINDA 2/3/2013 3:46PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
So glad you haven't given up on the emoticon and emoticon
Its not being wimpy to play it safe and not go out in potentially dangerous weather. You so cannot afford any injuries when its so close!!
What an amazing strength of character to take this race on while facing a big bomb at work! You are one of a kind!
Rock Star!

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ROXYZMOM 2/3/2013 3:33PM

    Wow! 14 miles on a treadmill! Good for you! I am excited for you! You are going to do this!!

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1CRAZYDOG 2/3/2013 2:49PM

    You did one awesome job, Barb!!! Keep pushin' ! HUGS

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AMARILYNH 2/3/2013 2:38PM

    You can do it!! Running over 14 miles on the treadmill???? That takes WILLPOWER!! Running the same distance outside would be a breeze!! YOU CAN DO IT!!

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DEBRITA01 2/3/2013 2:24PM

    Awesome workout...keep your dream alive! emoticon emoticon

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DALID414 2/3/2013 2:21PM

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MSLZZY 2/3/2013 2:17PM

    You got it done early and now have the rest of the
day to devote to YOU! WTG!

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LESLIELENORE 2/3/2013 1:59PM

    Woohoo! I really want a treadmill of my own, but went outside to walk this morning. It was definitely bracing!

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DLDMIL 2/3/2013 1:50PM

    emoticon emoticon Barb. I am not a football fan, but I did get up and get my 5k in this morning. I may even do it again later this afternoon. emoticon emoticon

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SLENDERELLA61 2/3/2013 1:47PM

    Great workout!! Great plan!!! I see you ... nearing the 26.2 finish line in May, right?? Glad you are keeping your dream alive ... and working to make it a dream come true!!

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SUNNYSIDEUPMARY 2/3/2013 1:45PM

    Good for you! I like your attitude!

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OPTIMIST1948 2/3/2013 1:44PM

    I've been a woosy pants about running outside since wint er has kicked into full gear. Way to go! Keep the dream!

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