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Looks like Saturday is going to be a GOOD day...

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Today started out with sleeping in... all the way 'til after 7 a.m. Felt good.

Then my JCC consultation... my attitude has been a whole lot better this week, and while I'm still angst-y and venting, at least I'm more verbal about it than stuffing over it... and I'm looking Polly Perfectionist and Precious People Pleaser in the eye and challenging their opinions of me!

So, this morning? After my appointment and my healthy breakfast, I popped one of the DVD's son brought over last weekend into the player... Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. And resolved to treadmill the entire movie or until I hit 12 miles, whichever came first. Guess what? I hit 12 miles first. Action / fight movies are great running material for me... not a whole lot of meaningful dialog I need to slow down to hear... but a whole lot of "run" motivation. I did those 12 miles in 2:23:45, which is on track for my half marathon pace last November and last May. And I probably could have gone longer, but I called a stop at that point.

Now I'm showered and in my warm fuzzy sweats on a cold day, and there is bright sunshine out there. Still need to go do my grocery shopping. And my laundry... but life is good, and believe me, those endorphins? Really help chase those stressors away.

Not that this isn't preaching to the choir... LOL! Spark on, my friends. emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
LEANJEAN6 3/7/2013 9:01PM

    OMG Barb!!--You are so good!~--12 miles is a lot! Happy that yu are happier. We were shovelling snow whicg fell from the steel roof---- a sure sign of Spring!----Lynda

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DLDMIL 3/3/2013 10:48PM

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PATRICIAAK 3/3/2013 6:03PM


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WATERMELLEN 3/3/2013 4:49PM

    Self medicating with endorphins instead of potato chips? I'm totally with ya on that . . .

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LINDAKAY228 3/3/2013 2:52PM

    Glad your day went so well!!! That is awesome!

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STRONGDAWG 3/3/2013 2:37PM

    Sounds like an excellent Saturday. Life is very good.

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HEALTHY4ME 3/3/2013 10:37AM

    Yay sounds like a great day! I am going to do the bike today hoping for 10 mins I do more but always end up hurting myself too soon. So today only 10. and of course all the puppy walks lol

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MEXGAL1 3/3/2013 10:07AM

    Sounds like a great way to get your work out in. cool
Have a terrific Sunday!

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LEANJEAN6 3/3/2013 9:34AM

    Oh Barb!!!!--Stressers everywhere--but---you try to keep on top-----so good!!!!--And yes, exercise really does combat stress!---Hugs on a wonderful Sunday!-Lynda emoticon

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KALIGIRL 3/3/2013 7:24AM

    So glad to hear it! The sun really made a difference for me yesterday and hope it will today too!

Life IS good - here's to living it!

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_LINDA 3/3/2013 12:00AM

    So glad to hear things are settling down for you emotionally and you are handling your demons and putting them back into their cages where they belong. Nothing beats the feel good endorphins of exercise, far better than any drug!! For me, I could go for miles and miles on my elliptical listening to good pulse pounding music! Good for you knowing when to stop. Looks like you are right on track for that
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DANGBLONDE 3/2/2013 11:34PM

    Sounds like a good day! Keep up the good work!!! emoticon

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MOBYCARP 3/2/2013 9:04PM

    Stopping at the planned distance or time was one of the harder things for me to learn about training. Good for you, holding to that! It's important for training and avoiding injury. You knew that, and you acted on that knowledge. Good job!

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1CRAZYDOG 3/2/2013 8:20PM

    good for you for giving Polly and Precious the boot! Not easy. And I never thought about that! I think my next treadmill DVD is going to be Batman: The Dark Knight Rises. It definitely would keep me going because I don't have to stop so much to listen to the dialogue. Love it!

Yahoo for endorphins!

HUGS and hope you have a great evening.

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SLENDERELLA61 3/2/2013 8:03PM

    So glad you could sleep in. Every day is better when you get enough sleep and best of all is when you get enough sleep and get to wake up on your own. The movie and 12 mile run -- well, just great!! Bet your next HM time will be a PR -- and probably a whole lot faster. If you are training that fast, well, impressive!! Love the endorphins. This good living is setting you up to successfully cope with whatever the work week brings as well as strengthening your healthy living lifestyle. You are doing it for sure!!! Appreciate all your support on my blogs, too! -Marsha

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LESLIELENORE 3/2/2013 7:40PM

    Sounds like a great day!

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DALID414 3/2/2013 7:27PM

    I call it a good day.

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GABY1948 3/2/2013 6:41PM

    So glad you are having a GOOD day! Have a GREAT night too!

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MIZCATHI 3/2/2013 6:39PM

    Wow, 12 miles! You are awesome! That's quite an accomplishment, and at the very least, you are pleasing your inner athlete!

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ROXYZMOM 3/2/2013 5:56PM

    Very good! I never thought of watching an action/thriller while on the treadmill! Great idea!

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MSLZZY 3/2/2013 4:56PM

    I do so love when you preach LOL! Enjoy the weekend!

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MIRAGE727 3/2/2013 4:44PM

    Very nice, Barb! Healthy attitude!

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