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A nice day...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Got up had breakfast, walked the dog. That is my normal morning routine. The rest of today was not normal. I borrowed my dad's truck and drove with a friend to the mall to do some shopping. I love the fact that I can shop for clothes in almost any store I want now. We went to Old Navy, and I tried on a pair of size 8 skinny jeans... and they fit just fine! I also got some shirts and a pair of workout pants. We also went to JC Penny's to bra shop. Now I hate shopping for bras, but all I had were sports bras, so I needed one or two that weren't sports bras that fit me. I had to try on 3 sizes before I found the right size. I even found ones without underwire. I hate underwire bras. Then we stopped the bookstore, where I only bought 4 books. That is a real chore for me, as I really love books. I love how they smell and feel, and I love reading them. As our last stop of the day we went to the Olive Garden for lunch where we both got soup salad and breadsticks. I had two bowls of soup, but kept my other portions in control. It did jack my sodium up for the day, but it tasted good!

It was hot today, so I waited a while after getting home to go for my run. In fact it was after 8pm before I got out the door. I am glad I waited, as the temperature had dropped significantly. My run felt easier today. I did 2.4 miles in 21 minutes. Since it felt easier I think it is time to increase my distance again. I think I will add another .3 of a mile this week, and go to the 3.2 mile loop next week. My next 5k is in the middle of August, so I should be ready by then to run the whole thing without taking any walking breaks.

My mom is resting comfortably in the hospital. She will be there at least a week. And my neighbor is going in for surgery (gallbladder) tomorrow morning at 6am. Tomorrow I start the grand cleaning project at my parents' house, so I will probably be gone all morning. Means I will get my run in during the evening again. One of these days I need to take a rest day, and actually take a real rest day. I am on Day 664 of my fitness streak, so I want to continue that, but I can take a day where all I do is walk.
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DOGLADY13 7/20/2013 9:35AM

    Good for you! Good shopping day. Good food day considering you were at Olive Garden. Books. Yes, definitely a good day even though you mom is ill.

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BRAVELUTE 7/17/2013 6:29PM

    OMG, size 8. You have a lot on your plate of life right now. Please be sure to get the rest you need so that you have the physical and emotional energy to deal with everything. Keep on keepin on with the good food and good fitness work.

I am so proud of you!!

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FARRAH511 7/16/2013 5:02PM

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DESERTDREAMERS 7/16/2013 2:18PM

    You rock! emoticon

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KALISWALKER 7/16/2013 12:03PM

    Way to go with your fitness streak!

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_LINDA 7/16/2013 8:49AM

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That is awesome size 8! Good for you keeping your exercise streak alive for so long!
I love the way books feel too, you won't ever catch me doing the electronic thing no matter how convenient it may be. Well done with the run! Great time!
Wishing your Mom and neighbor speedy recoveries!
I use walking for my rest days, trail hikes if I can get them too.
I hate bra shopping too. There were these speciality bras that you needed an appointment for a fitting, but they were the best bras I ever had, fit so well with no pulling on the shoulder straps (a big bonus when it was my heavy days and I was big). There were no underwires either. Very expensive, even more so then my sports bras, but so worth it.
Keep up the great work!

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DARLY55 7/16/2013 6:58AM

    You are amazing! Size 8 - wow! You are progressing nicely in your running!
Bra shopping is the worse, but getting fitted by a pro makes it a little easier!
I'm glad your Mom is doing ok.
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TRAVELGRRL 7/16/2013 6:35AM

    Congrats on the size 8! AWESOME!

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CRAFTSFAN1 7/16/2013 2:01AM

    I am glad that you enjoyed shopping. It must have been great to tried SIZE 8! emoticon emoticon

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SLFGOLF 7/16/2013 1:02AM

    Your plans to prepare for the 5K sound good. You should easily be ready. I've had to walk early in the morning because of the heat. Smart doing it either early or late in the day. The heat has been terrible lately.

Good luck with the cleaning at your parent's house. I'm sure that isn't an easy chore.

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MARYANNSQUEST 7/16/2013 12:24AM

    Your doing Fantastic! emoticon
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Mary Ann

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COCK-ROBIN 7/16/2013 12:13AM

    You're doing great!

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MNABOY 7/15/2013 11:51PM

    Great pace, keep on kicking.

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GOING-STRONG 7/15/2013 11:26PM

    Hooray! Size 8 Skinny Jeans... you are in single digits!

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