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Lessons Learned and Thinking Spring

Friday, January 10, 2014

This was the first full work week in a while. A major system upgrade thrown in for extra fun! Way to start off a new year.

There was overeating and a little lack of sleep this week but there was walking and yoga and the elliptical.

I kept pushing myself to walk laps in the gymnasium at work, even if it was only 10 minutes. I ran into a couple frustrating moments at work so I took some laps. It didnít make the problem go away but it stopped all the detrimental churning going on in my system.

I had a couple sad moments so I took a few laps. It didnít make the problems go away but it stopped the overwhelming feeling that usually takes over me when I get down about something.

I got a little aggravated at home over little things that were not worth getting aggravated over. I put on the Ashley Turner yoga DVD I recently discovered and it made the bad mood melt away. I also saw a little more progress in my flexibility which Iím focusing on for the Spark #RockYourResolution January challenge.

There was a great orthopedic visit this week. I seem to have the plantar fasciitis under control and got the all clear to continue running. I actually got a little teary when he told me. I laughed at myself. Five years ago, I would have cried in a different way if someone told me I had to start learning to run! I will continue to perform the exercises and stretches two days a week that they taught me.

The arctic blast we have been under is moving out and Iím thinking spring. The St. Patrickís day 5K is 64 days away and I intended to run it again with my daughter. If I have to walk most of it, thatís fine with me

So join me in ďwalking on sunshineĒ and make it a great weekend!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
VWMOMMY 1/14/2014 3:13PM

    Great lessons to remember. Here's to spring!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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KIMBERLY_Y 1/14/2014 12:56PM

    You go girl!!! Welcome back to walking/running!

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CAT-IN-CJ 1/12/2014 3:31PM

    Great way to get those good endorphins pumping and kick the bad day to the curb! Woohoo!

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STRONGDAWG 1/11/2014 7:20AM

    Great lessons learned. I need to remember to get up and walk or move when I get aggravated at work, which is what my job is all about - aggravation. Congratulations on healing the plantar fasciitis. Enjoy your runs and blog about them. I love hearing about other people's work outs.

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SUGAR0814 1/11/2014 12:48AM

    Run like the wind!! Take it easy though! emoticon

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SYDLETZIII 1/10/2014 11:40PM

    Running will help you lose more weight. I do not know if this will help you, but to control my eating so I could lose weight I had to find motivation strong enough to keep me on track - for me it was my two kids.

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    So excited that you've been cleared for running!

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BIGPAWSUP 1/10/2014 4:24PM

    You are such an amazing person! You go, and never let anyone stop you!

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DELIA38961 1/10/2014 12:16PM

    So glad you can run again

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NEW-CAZ 1/10/2014 11:32AM

    keep up the good work Kellie emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 1/10/2014 10:33AM

    You are the original lemons-into-lemonade girl!

As soon as we can get out of our iced-over-driveway, I'll be joining you on Thinking Spring!!!

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FUNLOVEN 1/10/2014 10:14AM

    You are the SUNSHINE, Kellie emoticon
Always so bright, positive, and glowing.
Congrats on being released from your running restrictions.

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GLORIAMAJDI 1/10/2014 9:05AM

    Kellie, you did great. Those ten minute gym laps add up and help to alleviate stress! So you ate a little extra - but it is one day and you are back on track now! Way to go! I've not heard of the Ashley Turner yoga. I love yoga, might have to check her out! Have a FANTABULOUS weekend Kellie!

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  Congrats on getting the all-clear to run. That must be such a relief! I think it's excellent that you turn to exercise to chase away your aggravation and sadness. You have a winning attitude! I also enjoyed your blog about love being everywhere. So true! Great blogging, love your writing!

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    have a wonderful weekend!!! stay warm && keep those stretches up! emoticon

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