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I can do this!

Sunday, July 21, 2013

Another day of cleaning at my parents' house. We are really starting to see progress... finally! I moved to the closet space today, and filled 4 30 gallon trash bags with clothes that need to be washed. There are a few dry clean only items, but most things can just get dumped in the washing machine. Dad was going to stop at the store and get more laundry detergent after dropping me and the Cooper dog off at home. My older brother came out to my parents' just as I was leaving, so I gave him the run down on how I was doing the cleaning and left him to it. I don't know how far he will have gotten, but at least I have a little help. My other brother picked blueberries for my dad this morning... 2 3 gallon buckets of fresh blueberries. Now they have to be sorted and bagged before they can be frozen. My dad enjoys frozen blueberries almost all winter from their blueberry patch. I am taking the day off from cleaning tomorrow. Jeremy and I are going to attempt an early launch on Lake Erie. We want to be on the water by 6:30am. Ulp! I am so very much not a morning person. I will have to set my alarm.

My knees are stiff today. The run I did yesterday was a mile uphill, followed by a mile downhill. Running on hills uses different muscles I think. I am going to go for a run this evening (probably around 8pm), but it is much flatter than out at my parents' place. I might try that 3.2 mile loop. It has been a few weeks since I attempted it, and I have been slowly increasing my time and distance. It is a very slow process for me to build my stamina and endurance. I generally make small changes, but this would be a fairly big change. I KNOW my body is capable, I just have to get my mind wrapped around the idea that I can do it without stopping. I CAN do this!
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WONDERGALE 7/24/2013 11:15PM

    A little late, but I hope you were able to complete that walk. emoticon emoticon

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GRAMMAMARY 7/23/2013 8:31PM

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WIO_ALISA 7/23/2013 7:25PM

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JMORRIS85 7/23/2013 4:31PM

    It sounds like you are getting a full body work-out from just cleaning. I am sure that you will be successful at the 3.2 mile loop!! emoticon

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03BFISCHER 7/22/2013 10:12PM

    After reading that, I am sure, YOU CAN DO IT!!!

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CTUPTON 7/22/2013 8:29PM

    emoticon Lots of work. Think of all the calories you are using up!

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KIMPY225 7/22/2013 10:24AM

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BONNIEMARGAY 7/22/2013 4:27AM

    So much work! You are getting there!

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CHERIRIDDELL 7/22/2013 12:14AM

    You are working so hard helping your parents they are lucky to have such a helpful daughter.Good luck getting up at the crack of dawn.When I was younger I occasionally did not go to bed till that time ,oh who am I fooling I have still been known to get reading or painting and look up and whoops it is 6.30 am. My husband says he expects to hear me out hooting with the other owls in the back garden sometimes !!!!!

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COLLEENROSTE 7/21/2013 8:12PM

    awesome work on both a personal and family level. you are a very determined and focused woman. emoticon

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GEMINIGEM6 7/21/2013 8:03PM

    You can DEF do it! :)

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FIT4MEIN2013 7/21/2013 7:55PM

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COCK-ROBIN 7/21/2013 7:16PM

    And you CAN do it! Go for it!

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KARIDIAN1 7/21/2013 7:16PM

    Progress both for you and the cleaning project. Feels good when you are done and can view the clean and organized area I bet. Tackle one thing at a time so you can keep it manageable and see progress each time.

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DOGLADY13 7/21/2013 7:07PM

    You can totally do that run. Cleaning your mother's house is much harder. I will think of you when I drag myself out for a run tomorrow at 6:30.

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BIGPAWSUP 7/21/2013 6:37PM

    You are doing an awesome thing for your parents. That is some hard work. Congrats.

You can do the run. I know it!!!

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MOTTAMAMALOU 7/21/2013 6:12PM

    You are a good daughter to be helping your parents. I'm sure they appreciate it.

Good job on your runnung! emoticon emoticon

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