KAREN_NY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAREN%5FNY KAREN_NY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ It's A Wonderful Run 5K - Pictures! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161024 My first 5k since the summer hip injury. The goal: Have fun and don't get hurt. Or so I said. My secret (now not-so-secret) goal was to be under 40 minutes. Slow, yes. But I just didn't want to believe that I had fallen too far behind last year. <BR> <BR> I still don't know my finish time because I messed up my Garmin settings, but the first 3 miles took just over 36 minutes. So there's a chance I did ok. (I also clocked a weight loss since last week...bonus!) <BR> <BR> The havin... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 11:34:26 EST It can happen to anyone - Safe Running Tale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148436 http://womensrunning.competitor.com/2012/1<BR>1/training-tips/running-safety-tips-a-<BR>reader-story_7779 <BR> <BR> This just happened. And it has a reasonably happy ending. But yes, it can happen to anyone anywhere. <BR> <BR> I still believe that my 90-lb GSD is a pretty strong deterrent, but will make a point of adding my phone. Tue, 27 Nov 2012 13:30:53 EST The best 6 doctors! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4891250 <BR> <BR> The best six doctors anywhere <BR> And no one can deny it <BR> Are sunshine, water, rest, and air <BR> Exercise and diet. <BR> These six will gladly you attend <BR> If only you are willing <BR> Your mind they'll ease <BR> Your will they'll mend <BR> And charge you not a shilling. <BR> <BR> ~Nursery rhyme quoted by Wayne Fields, What the River Knows, 1990 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Borrowed from TEMPEST272002 - Love it! <BR> K:) Mon, 21 May 2012 12:13:19 EST It's a Wonderful Run 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4620072 I got stuck this week. <BR> <BR> I had gained 3 pounds in the last 7 weeks, when my running went down from 20-mile weeks to 6-mile weeks, and I didn't change my eating for that! I was exhausted from work stress and not taking the time to a) work out more consistently and b) plan meals. So I churned along in the mud for a bit, not realizing it, until I got, well, stuck. This week I realized I couldn't get UNstuck without PUTTING THE VEHICLE BACK INTO GEAR, lol!! <BR> <BR> So today I'm... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 10:08:58 EST Cancer Sucks 5K - A little friendly competition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4538599 Mostly for fun, I signed up for a 5K Cancer Resource Center fundraiser. A friend is one of the organizers, and my teen daughter (fantastic gal that she is) volunteers for this event every year. This year I could actually PARTICIPATE instead of just taxi-ing her to the course. At the last minute, my BF jumped in too, and we all headed out together. <BR> <BR> This was a pretty social event, with lots of costumes and signs and more fun than probably most people get to have when thinking a... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 20:33:48 EST Celebrating My First Half Marathon Finish! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4521360 WOOHOO!! Oh YEAH!! Come join the party! I’m celebrating a full year with no hip pain, celebrating running because I can, and celebrating my first half marathon, completed last Sunday at The Wineglass. OOOHH YEAH! <BR> <BR> Still slightly unbelievable! An idea– more like a wish, really – from last November became something that I made happen regardless of what bumps in the road might trip me up. Things that used to be excuses became things that I could simply cope with and move on. <B... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 19:16:57 EST 5% Challenge: Believe it, Baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4170432 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l411282360.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I just finished the Spring 5% Challenge. I met 0% of my goal. <BR> <BR> There it is. <BR> <BR> This failure gets written down as publicly as the hopes I had in the beginning, because it’s as important. I need both in order to set things right again. I wasn’t always overweight, and didn’t always struggle with the things I do now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l798409841... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 18:41:47 EST Destructive Coping vs. Productive Coping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3949735 On 11/29 I was pumping up my jogging pace and dreaming of a half marathon. I was workin' it and superconsistent for the next 3 weeks. Then my older dog died, Christmas commitments washed over me, visitors came & went, my younger dog was hit by a truck, and my father had spinal surgery... all while the upstate NY winter wind chilled my bones. <BR> <BR> Oh pity party. ** NOT! ** <BR> <BR> The thing is, Life Happens. It's not all bad, but it requires real coping skills, doesn't it? ... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 10:47:25 EST GOYAAM Plan (December) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3823323 The GOYAAM (Get Off Your Ahem And Move) plan for this month is tied up in the other challenges that I'm also doing. Lots of movement... now if I only can make the time to write it all down! :) <BR> <BR> Butterflies 5% Challenge: There is a challenge each week, but the overall goal is to lose 5% of the bw in 8 weeks. This'll keep me moving through the winter. <BR> <BR> 300 fitness minutes/week will include <BR> - C25K, which I'm now using to increase my jogging pace. I'm starting... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 10:19:35 EST Did I really do that? Can I really do THAT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3812959 Dear Blogosphere, <BR> <BR> Have you noticed how motivating a surprise accomplishment can be? <BR> <BR> I'm seriously considering... just a baby step away from committing to... running a half marathon. Not just any half marathon, but the Disney Princess in Orlando. I'm actually a lifelong big fan of Disney musicals and the WDW park-- 100% manufactured happiness? Oh yeah! <BR> <BR> The first and last time I went to the Castle 9 years ago, my (now ex-) husband said we'd go back when ... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 20:04:54 EST GOYAAM Plan (October) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3687316 (GOYAAM is the team that says, Get Off Your Ahem And Move!) <BR> My October/Halloween challenge plan: <BR> <BR> GOYAAM #1: Move it for 300 minutes/week <BR> Now jogging over half of the hilly morning route, but as the days get dark and cold, I will jog on the treadmill if I must. Even if it means cutting Hudson’s walk or my shower a little short to make time for it. I’ll jog at least another quarter mile (out of the 3 miles) each week. I’ll keep using the Self Magazine's strength tra... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 16:56:23 EST GOYAAM Plan (September) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3611439 GOYAAM #1: Move it for 300 minutes/week <BR> This month's plan is to not just move it, but move it HARD! I can walk and walk for ages, but I really need to increase the intensity. So I'm using Self Magazine's September cardio plan for variable intensity that I can see, measure & feel! Walking, hiking, jogging, the Firm video, and even jumping rope! <BR> <BR> And to hold it all together, I'll need pilates and ST 2-3 times/week too. <BR> <BR> GOYAAM #2: Custom nutrition g... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 11:56:19 EST