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Day 924... cooking and baking

Saturday, April 05, 2014

I survived the cooking class with mom. I got to hide out in the kitchen most of the time, or do the run and fetch for mom. I only got to eat a teaspoon of what we made (I exaggerate, but it wasn't much) and that was most of my lunch. Getting my mom to leave was a chore. She is very social and has to stop and chat with everyone. But we escaped a little after noon. Then we went to Office Max to get mom some printer ink and a protractor and compass. I understand the ink, the other stuff... not so much. Then we went to a couple grocery stores. I couldn't help myself and bought some canned goods, even though I am still working on my pantry clear out. What can I say... I was out of kidney beans. I can't make chili without kidney beans! We got home about 2:30pm. I arranged to take mom's car, so I can take it in on Monday and get the tires rotated and get to DMV. I have decided a new photo for my license is a necessity for my trip this summer if I want the TSA workers to believe that I am who I say I am. My brother claims he can still recognize me from my old license, but I was 150 pounds heavier and had long hair. I don't want to get stuck in LA!

I walked Cooper 3 times today, Did some ST and yoga, and put in 48 minutes on the rower. Cooper misses me when I leave him with my dad, even though they are bust buddies. Cooper gets SO excited when I come in the door. It is so heartwarming.

Now I am baking cookies. I am baking my favorite whole wheat oatmeal cookies, but this time I added ginger, walnuts and chocolate chips. I can't wait to try one fresh out of the oven. I have made them with ginger and currants before, but not ginger and chocolate. They smell really good!

I have nothing on the schedule for tomorrow besides going for a run after I walk the dog. I am thinking I might try to go just a little further than last week... like 1 block further. If my brother's schedule permits I want to sign up to walk a 1/2 marathon at the end of August. I thought about running it, but I don't think I would be ready since I will be traveling most of July. I am not sure how regularly I will be working out. But I would have no problem walking a 1/2 marathon as I walk that distance on a regular basis. Any opinions on whether I should bite the bullet and run, or stick with what I KNOW is possible?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
CRAFTSFAN1 4/6/2014 5:44PM

    I am a little bit lost. I didn't know your were going out on a trip for a month. Were are you going?

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BONNIEMARGAY 4/6/2014 4:28PM

    It is always surprising how draining it can be to take an elderly parent somewhere. It is SO much more than a taxi service! You are a great kid.

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RUNNING-TURTLE 4/6/2014 4:19PM

    I believe you can do anything you set your mind too. You are a very strong and determined person.

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    Just keep pampering your tootsies!

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BIGPAWSUP 4/6/2014 11:07AM

    You and Cooper are such a dynamic pair. I'm always so proud and impressed. Congrats.

As far as the half, I agree with doing intervals. I think you will enjoy it.

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GOING-STRONG 4/6/2014 10:52AM

    Definitely do the 1/2 marathon... but I suggest intervals. If you haven't read Jeff Galloway's method you should check it out. It is all about run/walk intervals and believe me... you get a much better work-out and my finish time is also better. Go figure! I do 15 sec fast walk followed by 45 sec run.


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    Give my love to Cooper! He is such a fantastic dawgie! I would walk/run it if I had time to train. Chandra you are Pawesome Awesome and pretty much when you set your mind to achieve a goal. You achieve it! Woo Hoo!

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CHANGELIFE2016 4/6/2014 12:19AM

    Like everyone said the decision is yours but think you have the time to train to run or run/walk it. You could always train for it and if you didn't feel up to it than walk it.

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STRONGDAWG 4/5/2014 11:32PM

    You can commit to walk the half but start training as if you will run it. You can walk/run it. No matter what you do it, it is for your benefit.

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CHERIRIDDELL 4/5/2014 11:15PM

    Dogs are remarkable friends aren't they?

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LADYBUG546 4/5/2014 10:03PM

    The decision is yours in the end about running the 1/2 but I do believe you can do what you set your mind too.

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