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Outside my comfort zone...


Thursday, September 19, 2013

First let me say that the woman from FS finally called me this morning. The interview took all of five minutes. Now was that so hard? Glad it is done and I don't have to think about it for a while. Though the House passed the cuts to FS, so who knows how long I will receive them. Sigh. Politicians should have to try and live on Disability and FS for a month or two see how well they manage. But that wasn't what pushed me out of my comfort zone today.

We went on a moonlight paddle up in Buffalo. Originally it was going to be on the Tonawanda Creek, but they switched it at the last minute to the Buffalo River. We got there and introduced ourselves to a couple people on the War Canoe team who we were going to paddle with. Turns out they had 5 people for the War Canoe, but needed 6 people to really make it work, so guess who stepped up to try something new? You guessed it... Me! So number one item outside my comfort zone was meeting new people, number 2 was paddling a canoe, and number 3 was paddling a canoe with 5 other people which requires a LOT of synchronization. The hardest part of this paddle for me was keeping my strokes short enough. In the kayak I put the paddle in near my toes and pull back to my hip. In the War Canoe you put in at your toes and pull back to your knee. It may not seem like a big difference, but it is HUGE. Also you have to try and keep your paddle vertical. and there is only one blade instead of two like you have with a kayak. We were flying pretty good in that canoe though. Jeremy had to work to keep up with us. It is probably good I didn't try and paddle Peri as I would have been left in the dust! We paddled about 7 miles upstream in the Buffalo River before it became just too shallow. It took us about 2 hours to paddle 14 miles.

Tomorrow I am going back to my normal routine for the 731st day of my fitness streak. Yep, if I can accumulate 120 minutes tomorrow then I will have successfully completed 2 years of 120+ minutes of intentional fitness every single day. That is 2 full years!! I am a little tired just thinking about it. LOL! I haven't checked in the past couple days but last time I checked I was over 145,000 total accumulated fitness minutes since I joined SP. No wonder I lost weight!
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GOULDSGRANITE 9/23/2013 1:08PM

    Woo Hoo to the something new!

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PJ2222 9/20/2013 10:57PM

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BONNIEMARGAY 9/20/2013 3:46PM

    Congratulations!

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SIMONEKP 9/20/2013 3:07PM

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FLORIDASUN 9/20/2013 8:49AM

    Holy tomatoe..that is an emoticon streak...in fact my mouth is kinda hanging open in awe! You go...and yes...NO WONDER you've lost weight...I'm proud of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DOGLADY13 9/20/2013 7:53AM

    The canoeing sounds like a lot of fun. I wish I lived near you. I'd get myself invited to these paddling adventures.

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TWEETYKC00 9/20/2013 7:07AM

    Whoohoo, that is great!

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BABYSOX 9/20/2013 7:02AM

    You should be so proud to be overcoming some of those obstacles and congrats on your 2 year goal!

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BIGPAWSUP 9/20/2013 6:56AM

    Congrats on stepping up and trying something new. Sounds like it worked out well.

Your fitness streak is AMAZING. You should be bursting with pride.

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PMRUNNER 9/20/2013 5:32AM

    Sounds fun!

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COCK-ROBIN 9/20/2013 5:27AM

    You are amazing!

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COLLEENROSTE 9/20/2013 1:14AM

    you are one amazing lady emoticon for trying something new tonight- those muscles of yours are always kept on their toes- never know what is coming their way next. You are a great example to all sparkers on how to keep from getting bored while staying fit,
so glad your phone interview is done now for then next little while-

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GEMINIGEM6 9/19/2013 11:50PM

    OMG a 2 year non-stop streak of 120 fitness minutes a day???!!! Wow! That is awesome girl! And congrats for getting out of your comfort zone also! So proud of you! I also am waiting on my FS to come through. They are behind in getting them to people here where I live in many counties. I'm glad that was straightened out for you. I was supposed to get mine again on the 17th but the money wasn't there. It really is a huge help for ppl like you and me. I hope mine comes through soon. I didn't have internet for over a week which is why I've been M.I.A. Have a good day/night!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 9/19/2013 11:36PM

    Wow, has it been that long since you joined SparkPeople!!? Wonderful progress!

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