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My holiday indulgence

Thursday, July 04, 2013

I slept in, then simmered the steel cut oats and contemplated just what form of active I wanted to be today. I opted for the long and slow run-walk intervals. The graph above is what runkeeper had to say about the pacing and elevation.

It was sunny, not horribly HOT yet... I ran mostly bike trails, and enjoyed seeing others out biking, walking alone or with others and pets, or jogging like me. I went about as far as I wanted, ten miles was my goal. I will not let the OT steal my happy active days... there are things that have to give, but being fit and active is not one of them!

In a couple of hours I will be putting together my healthy Greek Salad to take to my niece's 4th of July gathering. It's a BYOF (bring your own fireworks) event... but I don't know if I'll take any. Kids will have taken care of that. Since I usually hit the sack between 8 and 9 p.m., this will be a challenge to my system.

So, today's pep talk, for holiday gatherings:

1. Focus on the people, they are what you're there for!
2. Make the best decisions you can about the food... and don't sweat it. Remember: portion control, and savor every bite!
3. Drink your water!
4. Make memories... that's what it's really all about.

LIFE is good. Spark on! emoticon emoticon And Happy Birthday, USA!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
_LINDA 7/5/2013 1:20AM

    Way to work it! Happy 4th, enjoy!
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WATERMELLEN 7/4/2013 9:22PM

    Happy Independence Day: sounds to me like you made some very apposite choices of independence for you. It's always about the people and the memories! And nobody will take your fitness away from you . . .

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MOBYCARP 7/4/2013 9:20PM

    Today I'm staying home instead of going to the fireworks display, because it seems that a late night plus the necessary walking between the car and the display would be unwise. Under the circumstances, I really miss the small family gatherings with light your own fireworks.

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PATRICIAAK 7/4/2013 7:17PM

    sounds terrific

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MSLZZY 7/4/2013 7:06PM

    A perfectly special day and a great plan. Your pep talk was right on the money! SPark on!

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NEW-CAZ 7/4/2013 6:27PM

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SPINNINGJW 7/4/2013 5:53PM

    I bought feta cheese and lettuce yesterday thinking about your greek salad. Doubt I will actually make it, but have it to make salads over the course of the next several days. I made an Asian slaw to take to Dottie's.

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LEANJEAN6 7/4/2013 5:40PM

    Oh Barb! Happy July 4th!!!--Nice to be home eh?----I hope that you are enjoying your day!---I just came up from the dock---It was sunny and hot--the Germans were chomping at the bit to get down there to swim---It's nice to be home, but we sure loved the first class treatment at that hotel---Petoskey is a lovely area!--- Hugs-Lynda emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 7/4/2013 5:14PM

    HUGS Barb and hope you have a relaxing, wonderful 4th.

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MJREIMERS 7/4/2013 4:42PM

    More wide words from a wise woman! You are emoticon !

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LJCANNON 7/4/2013 4:42PM

    emoticon Focus on the People, and make the Best Decisions you can in the situation. Sounds a Plan that will work for Every Day and Every Holiday.

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DLDMIL 7/4/2013 4:14PM

    good plan for the day.

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SUSANNAH31 7/4/2013 4:10PM

    I like that focus on people. It's what really does make the memories.

Happy Fourth!!

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GABY1948 7/4/2013 2:45PM

    emoticon emoticon and have a wonderful day!

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_VALEO_ 7/4/2013 2:44PM

    Seems like a great plan for the day, have fun!
As a night owl, I am amazed at your bedtime, are you a very early bird?

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DALID414 7/4/2013 2:20PM

    emoticon emoticon Happy 4th of July emoticon

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LESLIELENORE 7/4/2013 2:14PM

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EWL978 7/4/2013 2:09PM

    You've got a great plan!!

Now, just to keep on keeping on....

And, let me know how you're doing!!!!

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