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Day 867

Friday, February 07, 2014

Cooper wanted to WALK this morning. I walked him over 2 hours even though the temps were in the single digits. In fact he decided we should run part of our walk. Just picture me all bundled up with my clodhopper boots on trying to run. I think I made about half a mile before I gave up. Of course that is more than I have run in about 2 weeks. I am getting restless with this not running thing. I may not go very far very fast, but there is something satisfying about successfully completing a run. I NEVER thought I would say something like that! Nope, not me. But things have changed... I have changed in the last three years. I am nearly 20 pounds heavier than my lowest weight last summer, but I am aware of the gain, and have started taking steps to drop a few of those pounds. I don't want to get back to my lowest weight, because I was too thin (another thing I never thought I would say), but I am not stressing about it. I am just doing what works.

I have become a Spark addict. This little activity tracker gets worn all the time. It has its flaws and limitations, but it has definitely motivated me to increase my mileage and calories burned. When the weather warms up and the sidewalks are less icy I will clip it to my sneaker laces and see how much more running it motivates me to do.

It is looking good for snow shoeing tomorrow. I think I have convinced my brother to go with me. I signed up for an evening group snow shoeing event on the 15th. Now we just need the snow to stick around that long!

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BONNIEMARGAY 2/8/2014 5:08PM

    Go, Cooper!

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GOULDSGRANITE 2/8/2014 10:07AM

    Have FUN in the snow!

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    Way to go for both of you!

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SOunds like a wonderful day for you and Coop. I don't imagine you have to worry about the snow sticking around till the 15th. I am beginning to think it may be the 15th of July before it is all gone. What a rotten winter. Congratulations on your clodhopper run. LOL Have fun in the snow today.

Gini emoticon

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CHERIRIDDELL 2/8/2014 12:37AM

    You are amazing an inspiration for so many .I love hearing about Cooper too!

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BIGPAWSUP 2/7/2014 11:18PM

    You are absolutely amazing! I'm always so impressed. Enjoy your snowshoeing!

And I have to add - Go Cooper!

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STRONGDAWG 2/7/2014 11:06PM

    I lost my Spark activity tracker. It makes me sad to think about that. I keep hoping it will show up, but I can't find it. So sad.

Funny... I wrote my blog before I read yours and we both wrote about "I never would have believed it..."

Have fun snow shoeing tomorrow. Some day I'd like to try that.

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COCK-ROBIN 2/7/2014 10:35PM

    You're doing great! I'm getting ready to order the Spark tracker. Not quite yet, but soon.

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DBEAU57 2/7/2014 10:13PM

    Good for Cooper! He knew you needed that little extra run this morning! Is snow shoeing hard? I've never done it before. Probably because I live where it doesn't snow!

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