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SLENDERELLA61
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Now I Know
Thursday, June 16, 2011      17 comments

It's a mild injury. Now I know. I am still hopeful that I'll be able to runthe 5K on June 25th. I'm not going to get in all my training runs so my time may not be as good as it might have been. In the big picture, though, I don't think this lit... Read more
Wish I Knew
Tuesday, June 14, 2011      12 comments

Sure wish I knew whether it is muscle soreness and nothing to worry about, or whether I strained something in my lower back and ought to rest. I'm backing off of strength training of core and legs for now. I did a treadmill workout today, but on... Read more
I'm An Athlete
Friday, June 10, 2011      13 comments

I only signed up for Facebook to get SparkPoints, but was happy that it reconnected me to quite a few old friends. I posted the picture of me finishing the first 2011 Watermelon Series 5K. A person who has known me for over 40 years, and undoubt... Read more
Wait For Me!!
Wednesday, June 08, 2011      16 comments

Why do I run? Well, I can't outrun Father Time, but it sure is fun to try! And the truth is, sometimes it is fun, and sometimes it isn't. And sometimes it makes me feel amazingly young and sometimes it doesn't. Guess the competitive side o... Read more
Thoughts Count
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      8 comments

I'm going to work on coming up with some positive statements, affirmations, mantras, or songs to help me start my runs on a more positive note. In my last race, the whole first mile I must admit, I was thinking very negatively. The thought that ... Read more
Don't Skip a Week
Monday, June 06, 2011      11 comments

I'm really sore today. Right now I feel my neck and shoulders every time I move, so I don't think it was the run. My glutes and quads are sore, too. It must have been my strength training workout yesterday. I had skipped a couple ST sessions th... Read more
Being Obnoxiously Competitive
Sunday, June 05, 2011      11 comments

Hey, I found out that the woman who passed me yesterday near the end of the 5K race was last year's winner for our age group. That made me extra glad I then passed her, beating her by 6 hundredths of a second. This race our chip time was the off... Read more
Watermelon Sunrise 5K Series - Race One
Saturday, June 04, 2011      13 comments

Before the beginning of the race, they were snapping pictures. My grey hair in the back kind of stands out so you might be able to find me. I've got on aqua shirt and black shorts. ... Read more
May Accomplishments
Wednesday, June 01, 2011      18 comments

May Goals/ACCOMPLISHMENTS: 1. Wise eating - both food choices and portions - maintain weight between 123-129.9/IN RANGE ALL MONTH; 127 today - track using either Weight Watchers or SparkPeople or both/TRACKED DAILY 2. Contin... Read more
Smile Naked
Monday, May 30, 2011      13 comments

One thing came up at my Weight Watcher's meeting this week and keeps going through my head. It was said that losing weight makes you look better in clothes, but exercise makes you look better naked! Hey, there may be something to that. Makes me... Read more
Applies to Me this Week
Saturday, May 28, 2011      10 comments

My heart rate monitor (HRM) acted funny earlier this week and it kind of scared me. Also, I have a head cold and didn't feel great. So this is the first week in months I am not over the 1800 calories I committed to burn each week. Today I... Read more
Balance
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      11 comments

I left the Community Team last week. I don't think that is a negative thing. For a while I was just feeling so great about losing weight that on the positive side, spreading the message was very top of my mind. And on the not so positive, fears ... Read more
Weight Watcher 5K Finish Picture
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      14 comments

Here's the picture of us finishing the Weight Watcher 5K on Saturday the 21st. I just got it by e-mail today: That's Natalie, my four year old granddaughter, in the fr... Read more
Growing Confidence
Monday, May 23, 2011      14 comments

I've been at a healthy BMI (under 25) for 26 months now. I decreased my official Weight Watcher goal from 155 to 148 to 139. I've now been 139 or under for 19 months. For 2010 I set a personal goal to stay under135 and did it. For 2011 I sat my... Read more
Important May Goal Achieved; Procrastination Overcome
Sunday, May 22, 2011      9 comments

Well, I finally figured out how to use my heart rate monitor. I just did a 10 minute warm up, 30 minute run, and then I planned to do a 10 minute cool down. But it was so much fun watching my heart rate drop that I ended up doing 5 extra really ... Read more

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