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Day 2 and Hot Chocolate Expo.

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Imagine you have met your new short- or medium-term goal or challenge. What would you like to say happened for you while you were working toward that goal?

I guess the medium term goal I’m having the most trouble with (and focusing on the most) is the increase of my muscle mass/tone. In achieving this I would not only lose my “olive oil” arms, I would also have a thinner middle and perkier rump! I can’t say this is important for physical health but I know it will do wonders for my mental health.

I would love to re-find my joy and love of free weights. In my teens and early twenties I LOVED free weights. I just can’t get into it again. I want to love ST so I look forward to it.

I did make my step and cardio goals for yesterday. I was marching around the house at 11:30 last night just to get in my last 500 steps. It was a tough “squeak” before midnight but I did it. I went over calorie by 26 bloody calories! GRRR.

This morning we went to the Hot Chocolate Expo today to pick up my packet this morning. Took a couple of pictures and had some fun. I got a great shirt that says “My therapist has a wagging tail!” I love it.

Then we went to our favorite restaurant in Chinatown. They make an awesome soy bean dish that I just love. I did indulge in a crab Rangoon but we go so rarely that I’m counting it as my treat today. I need about 1,000 more steps for the day. That should be easy. I’m pulling out the elliptical while we watch “The Abominable Dr. Phibes”. I hate to admit it, but I’ve never seen it before. Being a Vinny and a horror fan, it is kind of embarrassing.

Looking forward to my race tomorrow. I’m not planning any sort of PR but, for me, it will mark the official 1 year point of me being a runner. This is the first 5K I ever did and I think it might be a bit emotional. We’ll see.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
JUMPINJULIE 11/4/2013 12:22AM

    Hope you had a great race.

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BONNIEMARGAY 11/3/2013 1:37PM

    Congratulations on a year of running!

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BESCATS 11/3/2013 12:13PM

    Kitty, let me first say I love your new background !!

I think you look great, and you have such a positive attitude on others.
Good luck in your race tomorrow, I know you'll be awesome.

That shirt ~ where can I get one ~ I love it, it I so true.

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CIPHER1971 11/3/2013 11:52AM

    You look amazing.

Have a great run

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TWEETYKC00 11/3/2013 11:14AM

    Whoohoo! Hey, do you have powerbands? I learned to like those a little more than the free weights. They travel well.

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GARDENCHRIS 11/3/2013 10:30AM

    have fun!

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LOSER05 11/3/2013 10:09AM

    emoticon you look GREAT!!! emoticon

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PRNCSCUP1-2FULL 11/3/2013 10:06AM

    First, let me remind you that I am in fact a therapist, but my fave shirt says "Who needs a therapist? I have a dog!" I love your new shirt too! Can't wait to read about your race today! Wow, 1 year! Awesome!

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FLORIDASUN 11/3/2013 8:38AM

    I'm cheering you on! emoticon emoticon Those cute little piggy tails just make me SMILE...real big like! emoticon If we ever get a pet again I'd love to adopt a retired greyhound. We have a track nearby and they seem to be the sweetest of all you know much about them?

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DOGLADY13 11/3/2013 7:12AM

    You are probably getting ready to leave for the race as I type... so exciting! Have a great race. Enjoy every minute.

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    You look good! It looks like your arms have some definition.
I think you can do your medium term goal just fine. You could always measure those arms and show us your progress on them -that would be incentive! :)
I guess what I learned while I was working toward my short term goal that was accomplished yesterday was that I CAN do the plan just fine. It's healthy for me. I may not LIKE doing some of the exercises, and I've learned to accept the way of eating fine, finally, but it's all for my better health, and I can finally appreciate it for what it is.

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_LINDA 11/2/2013 11:35PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon
Way to rock 1 year of emoticon
Good luck tomorrow!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 11/2/2013 11:31PM

    That's awesome! Next year I think I'll join you! :)

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KELLIEBEAN 11/2/2013 10:37PM

    Great picture. Maybe I see you there tomorrow!

Let's do this!


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1CRAZYDOG 11/2/2013 9:34PM

    Glad you had a good day and hope you have good luck tomorrow. HUGS

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RACEWELLWON 11/2/2013 9:26PM

    emoticon Kitty - you look Fabulous !! - Go full throttle tomorrow emoticon I know you can do it !! Mmmmm - love Chinatown !!! Very sore very tired after todays 8 miles WOW = pain - its was fun though and a beautiful day !! emoticon

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MRSKATEDUVALL 11/2/2013 8:42PM

    Love the blog challenge!

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JUSTME29 11/2/2013 8:21PM

    I love that skirt on you, you look great!

Have a good race tomorrow and enjoy your anniversary.

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2BDYNAMIC 11/2/2013 8:06PM

    Love the pic of you!! ............. You look darling! .......... and remember, we are our worst critics so look at all the good!! emoticon

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NILLAPEPSI 11/2/2013 7:53PM

    Great photo of you!!!

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LESLIELENORE 11/2/2013 7:48PM

    You need to post a picture of that shirt! Good luck tomorrow. You are so awesome!!

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