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Counting Run Intervals and Plans
7/28/2014 7:19:09 PM,  17 COMMENTS

Today my training plan (from Jeff Galloway's 5K/10K book - 3rd week) calls for 11 quarter-mile intervals. For an under 30-minute (29:59) 5K goal, he...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

We're Exhausted. But The Party Was A Blast!
7/27/2014 4:58:47 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Last night was hubby's big 60th birthday party bash. We had such a good time! Hubby and I danced to our two songs, "Eternal Flame " and "Crazy". La...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

Pictures from the Watermelon 5K #3
7/27/2014 4:59:50 AM,  22 COMMENTS

Well, I wasn't exactly smiling, but I think I look pretty good for just having run a 5K in 82 degrees and sunny with 96% humidity. My chip time was 28...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Travels on the Road
7/26/2014 2:26:37 PM,  3 COMMENTS

We got back on Wednesday from a trip to Toronto and Niagara Falls. We met our DD and DGD there (they flew and we drove). From the cabin it looked li...  Read more

DONNABRIGHT

Watermelon #3 of 4, 5K Race Report
7/26/2014 12:53:27 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Here's the results to date of the 3 Watermelon Sunrise 5Ks for my age group: **** FEMALE AGE GROUP: 65 - 69 **** Name Age...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

The Grand Is Visiting
7/24/2014 9:25:27 PM,  5 COMMENTS

Our grandson is here visiting for hubby's 60th birthday. He is so big! When they are so young, a year makes a big difference! When we last saw him,...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

WOW! What a Great Team!
7/24/2014 7:32:34 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Thanks Jeff Galloway Training for Any Length Race Team. I had 9 positive messages from teammates about my Watermelon Sunrise 5K #3 coming up Saturday...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

This And That......
7/23/2014 10:50:30 AM,  6 COMMENTS

Last Friday, I was given a new home program and released from physical therapy. This is a big relief because it takes up a lot of my time. On Monday...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

Scale Again ($#%%&) and Running Again : )
7/21/2014 8:40:40 AM,  17 COMMENTS

MAINTENANCE - Changing attitude about the scale: I am up one pound from yesterday. Still solidly in my goal weight range. I ate excellently yesterda...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Tried Some New Recipes
7/20/2014 10:18:01 AM,  16 COMMENTS

My husband does the grocery shopping and he keeps buying those taco kits. I've told him repeatedly that I can make taco seasoning cheaper and healthie...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

"Know When To Fold 'Em"
7/19/2014 2:18:54 PM,  7 COMMENTS

I got up this morning, trying to decide if I should rest or do another deep water workout. I have already done four very vigorous workouts this week,...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

Bonus Blog: Runners Socializing
7/19/2014 1:27:41 PM,  11 COMMENTS

That's me, first on the right, socializing after our run this morning. Ally, my niece, is to my left at the end of the table. Great time!...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Hey, Look, SparkGuy Put a Comment on My Page!!
7/19/2014 12:51:50 PM,  17 COMMENTS

No kidding. SparkGuy. Put a comment. On MY page. I feel like a celebrity. OK, that's getting carried away. He's the celebrity, but I feel like I've be...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Awesome Endurance Deep Water Class
7/18/2014 3:57:00 PM,  4 COMMENTS

There were only three people who showed up for deep water class today and all of us were worker bees. Our instructor polled the class to see if we wa...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

Feeling Strong And Learning To Believe In The Program
7/17/2014 3:47:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I ate a healthy breakfast this morning, followed by a very vigorous hour plus workout. I loved that I could move through the water so smoothly. I fe...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

Rethinking the Scale
7/17/2014 7:08:55 AM,  22 COMMENTS

The problem is not the scale and the feedback it gives me; the problem is my attitude. When I feel bad all day because the number is bigger than I tho...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

My Fatitude Was Showing And Then.......
7/16/2014 1:42:53 PM,  9 COMMENTS

This morning I felt down and disgusted with myself. It didn't help matters any that I was off my game when I woke up either. I got on the scale and...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

Scale Obsession?
7/16/2014 11:18:24 AM,  24 COMMENTS

Today my SP start page recommended an article on breaking an obsession with the scale. Although I am doing better with my relationship with the scale,...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Frustration With Slow Healing
7/15/2014 8:12:05 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Yesterday, when I woke up, my Achilles was very painful again. Sigh! Not again! I went to the Y and worked out. I could only do one set of physical...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

Motivation and Aging
7/15/2014 1:03:51 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I've been at or below my current goal weight 64 months now. I'm maintaining around BMI 21 with a daily commitment, but without a lot of struggle. I ha...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Enthusiastic Running Friends on Hills
7/14/2014 9:18:58 PM,  12 COMMENTS

Here's David and Ashley, two members of the Super Sloths, promoting a Galloway Training article on running hills. Probably had I taken the slow...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Proud, Happy, Blessed
7/13/2014 8:31:12 AM,  21 COMMENTS

Here's part of my Galloway running group, Dream Chasers, yesterday during the Miracle Mile. I'm in purple running shorts, mostly blocked by Frit...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Miracle Mile
7/12/2014 1:50:32 PM,  16 COMMENTS

Jeff Galloway's method of training to run involves the "Miracle Mile," a one mile time test that tells the Program Director which pace group each part...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Taking It Easy
7/11/2014 1:17:08 PM,  6 COMMENTS

I felt okay when I got up this morning. I decided to ride along with hubby this morning as he delivered some printers to a client. We stopped at McD...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

Running: Is It All About the Bling?
7/11/2014 10:08:32 AM,  22 COMMENTS

Hey, I run for fitness. I run to help maintain my 80+ pound weight loss. I run to socialize with other runners. I run because, at least sometimes, I l...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Honored
7/10/2014 8:42:23 PM,  23 COMMENTS

Today I was honored by being asked to serve as a Beck coach. I'm looking forward to reviewing this powerful program, The Beck Diet Solution by Dr. Jud...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Doing Fairly Well After My Ablation
7/10/2014 2:02:11 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Yesterday, I had a radio frequency ablation in my lumbar spine. Some of my pain was dramatically reduced right away, which surprised me. The whole a...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

Joining the 21st Century
7/9/2014 10:03:15 PM,  21 COMMENTS

I sent my first text today. It was successful. WooHoo. So I sent a second one. No problem. The text helped me meet up with my niece for a great 6 mil...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Whole Workout
7/8/2014 1:33:32 PM,  19 COMMENTS

I did the whole track workout sponsored by Lakeland Runners Club located at the high school last eve: *10 minute walking warm-up before the group...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Progress At Last
7/7/2014 8:56:02 PM,  6 COMMENTS

This is my third week of physical therapy and I am finally starting to make progress! Yes! I woke up this morning and my bruise is fading after 4 we...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

Smart? Really??
7/7/2014 7:37:13 PM,  18 COMMENTS

I got my first smart phone yesterday. I have only one thing to say about it: It sure does make me feel dumb!!...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Mountain musings
7/6/2014 2:49:42 PM,  6 COMMENTS

We've been at the cabin for about 10 days now and have gotten the cobwebs mostly under control. When you are nestled in the trees there is not much y...  Read more

DONNABRIGHT

Life Marches On Through A Hot Summer
7/6/2014 11:25:45 AM,  3 COMMENTS

Hubby and I had a nice, quiet 4th. It rained, so we stayed indoors. We could see fireworks from our front window. I guess they could shoot them off...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

Big Plans!
7/5/2014 12:57:35 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Enjoyed our 5.9 mile, 75 minute group run this morning. Great socializing after, too. Just love that my niece and nephew are running this year. I...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Getting Ready
7/4/2014 8:14:38 PM,  16 COMMENTS

*alarm is set for 5am *bag is already in the car: towels and wash cloth, shorts and shirt, underwear, shoes, shampoo and conditioner *laid out: ru...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

Remembering the reasons....
7/4/2014 2:45:30 PM,  5 COMMENTS

232 283 195 This morning I drove down to a local park by the river. Part of the area is maintained as a veterans memorial. This morning ther...  Read more

DONNABRIGHT

Good News
7/3/2014 1:43:54 PM,  35 COMMENTS

Old Dad had his two week post-op follow up doctor appointment today. He got all 25+ staples out of his abdomen. He can now drive, drink soda (???), an...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

One Word Review: Yum
7/2/2014 8:10:49 AM,  21 COMMENTS

*whole wheat couscous *fresh spinach, sauteed with just a bit of olive oil and fresh garlic *canned no salt added tomatoes warmed with Italian spi...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

On A Lighter Note........
7/1/2014 9:13:10 PM,  8 COMMENTS

This morning, I had a dentist appointment at 8am. The dentist shot my gums with fast acting, short lasting, numbing medicine. He replaced 4 fillings...  Read more

AQUAGIRL08

At Least They Couldn't Run Off and Leave Me
7/1/2014 4:45:09 PM,  26 COMMENTS

I promised I'd let you know how the Lakeland Runner's Club track workout went. The fellow in charge is so very positive and encouraging. He is just gr...  Read more

SLENDERELLA61

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