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Getting a head start

Monday, February 25, 2013

Usually I do not expect to work out on a Sunday. I'm not home from church till well into lunch time, and who wants to miss his after-lunch nap? After napping I tend to want to Spark and putter at a bit of chores and then make some supper.

My usual plan is to run-train on Mondays, Wednesdays and one other day. This week, though, we go to the 'city' on Tuesday for GS's 4th birthday : ) Then I work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as a grade 4/5 teacher. I'll definitely be too tired to exercise those days!!! What to do but front-load the training sessions as much as possible?

So I dreadmilled today. Go in 5 k on a 5% incline in 60 minutes. No record, but it was enough to burn 721 calories so who's complaining? I'll do approximately the same tomorrow and then take a break till Saturday. On Saturday we go back to the 'city' as DW wants to attend a Scrapbooking Crop Session at Michael's. While she's doing that I'll run--either on the indoor track at the University or outdoors with some of the family members with whom I'll be running the Sun Run in April.

Weigh-in tomorrow. I'm all antsy. It *could* be a good one as I've been conscientious about nutrition and exercise for the last while. Fingers crossed that I'll dip below 148!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
RUSSELL1960 2/27/2013 7:48AM

    You live life to the fullest, good planning for your own health combined with days of meaningful activities with family, church, and friends. Enjoy!

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JIMDAB 2/26/2013 5:04AM

    fingers crossed

dreadmill --never heard it called that but it sure fits!

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KARRENLYNN 2/25/2013 10:39PM

    Good luck with your weigh in!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/25/2013 10:01PM

    Good luck with the weigh-in.

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JULESJET 2/25/2013 7:29PM

    My fingers are crossed for you!
And have fun teaching this week!

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ALDEBARANIAN 2/25/2013 5:38PM

    I've noticed that people who exercise a little more seem to feel better about life overall, too.

It probably isn't too early to put in an order for some sun for your Sun Run (Oops, typo put an i in sun instead of a u. Can't have that).

Happy birthday to the GS. Four is a great age.

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PLMITCH 2/25/2013 2:32PM

    Wishing you success on your weigh-in! I know the feeling all too well!

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NWFL59 2/25/2013 12:45PM

    For a retired guy you sure do work a lot! Congratulations on front loading your exercise to accommodate your busy week. emoticon

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RODGRODMEDFLOD 2/25/2013 11:22AM

    Good luck with your week; it's a busy one for someone who is retired!

Roads are yucky so drive safe when you head to the big smoke.

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DOUGDC 2/25/2013 11:08AM

    Echo GETSTRONGRRR -- when you see your schedule crowding out the important stuff (like exercise) getting it in early is a great strategy!

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GETSTRONGRRR 2/25/2013 7:59AM

    Good way to work in exercise when the schedule changes!

Enjoy time in the "Big City" and runs with friends & family!

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YMWONG22 2/25/2013 2:09AM

  You had done quite a lot while balancing between work, friends and family. All the best on your weigh-in.
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GODS_TEMPLE 2/25/2013 1:53AM

    Here's hoping you get your wish. I'll keep my fingers crossed, too!

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HOTPINKCAMARO49 2/25/2013 1:35AM

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