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4/15/12 5:54 P

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Daughter & I ran the Human Race 5K this morning in McHenry. Great race! Would be curious to know how many participants. Shaina won 3rd place medal for her age group--first time she's EVER placed, since her group including 29-year-olds has always been pretty big; & I came in 5th in my age group. emoticon
And except for about 30 seconds of walking to regroup & deciding to slow my pace slightly, I ran the entire way! emoticon
Like the one last summer in Woodstock, this one also needs to have recycle bins for the water bottles.

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4/14/12 12:33 A

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Pretty quiet here!

I've been really good about working out regularly, but my eating needs a lot of work. Since last June I've lost 10 pounds. Slow, but better than nothing. Hope to speed it up a bit now. I'd love to lose 7 more by the end of June.

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3/29/12 2:50 P

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Don't know where everybody is, but.......
Is anybody planning on running the Hot Chocolate in Chicago in November? I'm considering it, but definitely will not do it alone.
www.hotchocolate15k.com/chicago/

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Oh yeah....REALLY enjoying the weather! Looks like it's gonna be pretty wet tomorrow tho'!
Am doing the C25K again, as in the past few springs, getting ready for my 5K's. Used to do 3 or 4 a year with daughter when she lived in Chicago; now lives in Telluride. emoticon But she's coming next month & we're signed up for the Human Race in McHenry, which should be fun.
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Oh yeah....REALLY enjoying the weather! Looks like it's gonna be pretty wet tomorrow tho'!
Am doing the C25K again, as in the past few springs, getting ready for my 5K's. Used to do 3 or 4 a year with daughter when she lived in Chicago; now lives in Telluride. emoticon But she's coming next month & we're signed up for the Human Race in McHenry, which should be fun.
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Oh yeah....REALLY enjoying the weather! Looks like it's gonna be pretty wet tomorrow tho'!
Am doing the C25K again, as in the past few springs, getting ready for my 5K's. Used to do 3 or 4 a year with daughter when she lived in Chicago; now lives in Telluride. emoticon But she's coming next month & we're signed up for the Human Race in McHenry, which should be fun.
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Haha, Sue! I saw that link on LS as well and thought the same thing. Looks fun....to watch! LOL

How is everyone doing? I've been enjoying the weather, walking in the evenings. I know the weather won't last but it's been really lovely.

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This isn't MY thing, but thought I'd pass it along: www.livingsocial.com/cities/1705/dea
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Thanks for response, Melissa. Seems like everyone I KNOW is going or has been to Coast Rica: friends, daughter......I went 15 years ago; would love to go back, & this time with someone I'd enjoy being with (instead of my ex).
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Hey Sue, I haven't quit SP! I need this place to keep me on the straight and narrow! emoticon

Things have been crazy busy for me. We went on a wonderful vacation for two weeks to Costa Rica this month, and now I'm gearing up for my mom's surprise birthday party this weekend, which I've been planning for a couple of months. Work is just as crazy, but I'm happy to have a job! emoticon

I haven't really been doing well with exercising on my non-gym days. I KNOW I need to get up and do something but I just don't have motivation at home. I have to figure this out or I will not be able to reach my goals.

I hope everyone is doing ok out there!

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2/22/12 9:40 P

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Seriously! Has everybody quit SP??? emoticon

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Goodness, where IS everybody???
FYI: bunnyrock5k.com/

If you register using the promotion code: ROCKCHI5K you will receive $5 off of your $35 registration. Also, make sure to register your little ones for the egg hunt at 10 a.m.!
Register today to start off your running season with a bang.

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I don't know WHY I haven't been getting these posts. Hope everyone's doing well. Unfortunately, I've been in my VERY old, winter pattern of 'eating before hibernation.' Am already back on track, tho', which is good.

I miss not having daughter in Chicago.....she was a big incentive for me, & we always did several 5K's. Guess I'll have to train/do them on my own. emoticon

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Been busy at work and home. So much going on... the time seems to fly by. Been plugging away at my 1/2 marathon training program. I've missed one short run and one long run due to my shin acting up. I'm planning on running outside after work this afternoon - I'm already dressed in my running gear! Hoping that little bit of preparation keeps me on track for today :)


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We went to Bonefish Grill in Algonquin Commons. Yum.

Worked on Saturday and Sunday - no workouts and I wasn't very good at keeping away from the sweets in the breakroom.

Monday I was a complete slug, but at least I kept my eating in control

Today I went for a 4.6 mile walk/jog and did 15 minutes of martial arts practice. Also was pretty good on the eating front.

Working the next two days.

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Very nice Leann! Where'd you end up having dinner?

3 1/2 mile run yesterday with my new shoes... probably should have worn them around the house a few days first. My shins were killing me for the remainder of the day. Lesson learned :(

20 mile bike ride this afternoon with my husband. Yes, that's right, 20 miles on my bike IN JANUARY!!! Unbelievable! I have a feeling we're gonna get hit pretty hard once winter finally gets here. Or maybe this is a little "sorry about dumping all that snow on you last winter" consolation prize :)


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Did a 4 mile outdoor walk with my husband on Thursday and a 4.9 mile walk/jog outside by myself today.

We went out to dinner last night and I totally blew the diet, but it was so worth it! lol

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Good luck with the new shoes Peggy! I think I need a new pair for work. I put a lot of miles on those!

Did 50 minutes on the treadmill today. I may get up early and dust off one of my workout videos tomorrow - or wait until later and use the treadmill again. We'll see.

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Yay Leann! Just do what you can and it will all fall back into place. So glad to see you back!

Have fun in Colorado Sue! Lucky you!

I bought a new pair of running shoes today. My old ones had too many miles on them to be considered safe for long distance training. Went with Saucony this time (I've been an ASICS girl for the past 4 years). Breaking them in after work!


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Good job, Leann! Way to start us off! emoticon

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Ok, I'm jumping on the band wagon again. I'm going to start logging my food and workouts again - hopefully I'll be doing something to log! I have gained so much over the past year and I'm not happy about it at all.

Did 70 minutes on the treadmill this afternoon. A decent start, but I just have to keep it going. It is very hard to stay consistent with my work schedule and school schedule, but I'll do my best! Glad to see you guys are still here!

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Hey, Peggy~I think this was one of my toughest holiday seasons ever; but I think it started when I visited my son over Thanksgiving in Portland, OR & it was SOOOOOOO depressing because HE was depressed. It was not a good place to be.
Fortunately, I'm leaving Wed. for a week in Telluride, CO to visit daughter & she's an exercise/ health NUT, so I know we'll eat well & exercise a LOT! Really looking forward to it!

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Hey Sue! Glad to see you're still keeping the thread going! Happy New Year!

I'm very happy that the holidays are over... boy did they ever take a lot out of me this year! Thankfully I was able to drag myself to my various activities and keep up with my fitness. I did feel like there were more than a couple of days of just going through the motions though. I'm eager to FOCUS once again on 1.my running plan and 2.building my muscle mass back up to increase my metabolism and 3.eating healthy :)

To all my fellow McHenry Co Sparkers...How are things in your neck of the woods?


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HAPPY NEW YEAR, everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Been sick the past week w/sinus infection, but hope everybody else is healthy. (WHERE IS EVERYONE???)

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Have a WONDERFUL holiday, everyone! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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That would be nice, but at least I'm not the type of person who HAS to have perfect weather in order to have a good time. emoticon

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Have fun in Portland! Hopefully the weather is pleasant at some point :/


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Whoa, Peggy! Busy, busy!!! And all set for Thanksgiving already?!?! Incredible!

I leave Monday for Portland, Tu is son's birthday, Th is our turkey trot (rainy & mid-40's... sounds like last year outside Chicago), Sunday is my birthday, then come back the 29th. Also plan on seeing a few high school classmates while there as well. REALLY looking forward to it!

Plan on running the C25K two more times before I leave. BRRRRRR! emoticon

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Thanksgiving preparations are well under way! I'm hosting this year - its been awhile since I have. My table is decorated and set, the preliminary cleaning of my house is complete, and I purchased my turkey yesterday. Today I plan on going through my recipes to come up with my final menu and write up my shopping list. Extremely busy weekend ahead... My daughter has a fluted recital on Saturday sandwiched between her orchestra and rock school rehearsals. Sunday she's performing in a rock school concert at Dukes AND an orchestra concert at the Raue. Tuesday we head into the city for another opera and my oldest daughter returns from college for the holiday. So much activity and still so much to do to prepare for the "feast"! Yikes!!


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Well, I was CERTAINLY surprised to see THIS! Wonder what this says about the native Portlanders!

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I hear that... feeling very sluggish these days myself! What a fun memory you will be making with your son!

It's looking like my workday will be a bit longer today than I anticipated. Glad my gym bag is packed and in my car. If I were to go home to get it, I'm fairly sure I wouldn't make it back out the door!


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Sure, training's going ok, Peggy. I do better in spring & summer; can definitely tell my blood has thickened somewhat & energy level not what it is in warmer climate; but I'm not looking to break any records, just share experience w/son & finish the race. emoticon

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Very exciting Sue! The training is going well I take it?

Ran on the trails again yesterday in preparation for the upcoming Northwest Trail Run. I feel like these runs should be getting easier but yesterdays sure was tough! The hills are killers, especially this rather long one in Sternes Woods. I've only just recently conquered it (conquering being that I can run the entire hill without pausing) but I really dread it! Yesterdays run was just 3 1/2 miles and I was spent! Hoping I can pull off this 5 mile race. Yikes! It's only 10 days away!


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No, Peggy. For those kinds of things--especially going into the city--I definitely wouldn't have gone by myself.

Still training for my 5K in Portland; signed up both my son & I for the Turkey Trot out there. emoticon

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How did I manage to miss that last post? That would have been fun!!!
Oh, but I was in the city on Saturday evening with my daughter. We had tickets to the opera... can't exactly say that I loved the opera, but the evening as a whole was very enjoyable :)

So Sue, did you end up going to see Bob?


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Anybody interested emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I'm coming to Chicago and I want to see YOU!! Come visit me at the QuakerOats-Mobile when we stop by NBC Chicago on Michigan this Sat 10/29 at 9 am CT.

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Have run several races with daughter, but looks like this will be the first race I've run with my son, who will be 32 just two days before the race, & I'll be 61 three days after! He SAYS he'll run with me, so I'll hold him to it!!! emoticon

Edited by: GINGERVISTA at: 10/26/2011 (15:37)
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Peggy & Sue, you two are such an inspiration! Running a race on Thanksgiving would not have crossed my mind before, but you've both motivated me to PLAN for some exercise that day. I am actually putting it on my calendar as a "To Do"...even if it's just a walk, at least I won't be sitting in front of the TV bloating. emoticon

I've been making progress the past couple of months. I have lost 10 lbs. since beginning of September. Mostly I've been cutting out the snacking at work and in the evenings. I've also increased the intensity of my workouts now that my stamina is improving. emoticon My struggle is working out on the days that I work from home (M,W,F). I usually go for a walk but I need to do more. There is just always something else that I need to be doing, so I put it off. Today I commit to at least 10 additional minutes of exercise beyond my walk.

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Peggy~Even tho' I don't do the turkey dinner/mass amounts of food thing on Thanksgiving, it's STILL a great way to start Thanksgiving day. GOOD for you & your family; wish we would have done things like that as a family when our kids were younger--for ALL our sakes! Thank goodness both kids are healthy, like to hike & daughter is a runner & works out regularly. They didn't get it from me.....I think I got it from my daughter!!! emoticon

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We actually had the food celebration on Sunday! So I guess I worked it off afterwards :)

Signing my family up for the Thanksgiving Day race at Lippold Park in Crystal Lake. Well, having them fill out the waivers ahead of race day... RaceDay sign up only. Hope it's not too incredibly crowded!


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What a nice way to spend a birthday, Peggy! emoticon At least if you DID indulge in cake/ice cream, at least you burned off some calories beforehand! emoticon

Have never been to the Pacific NW & Portland in particular, so am REALLY looking forward to it! Will also be seeing a few high school friends who invited me out at last reunion, one of whom is an avid kayaker & outdoorsperson, so...really excited about it!



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Can't wait to get the report on your trip to Portland! I'd love to visit there - I've heard it's a beautiful part of the country. Sadly I don't fly, so I stay fairly close to home :(

Celebrated my husband's birthday yesterday with a 25 mile bike ride. Brrrr it was chilly! And WINDY! I felt like I was going to be blown off my bike a couple of times. Yikes! Ken did his best to block the wind for me but it was still pretty brutal. I have to say though, it was a WONDERFUL way to spend the early part of the day :) Got back home for a quick shower and out the door to run around with my daughter for the rest of the afternoon. Thought about swimming last night but was too tired.

Long day at work today. Hoping I can get that swim in this evening!




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Anybody else have this posted to FB page?
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Save the date! I'll be in Chicago for a fun SparkRally on Sunday, Nov. 6. More info to come very soon!

Also, decided to get TOTALLY honest!!! For months my weight's been up, but I refused to change it on my SparkPage's ticker, thinking......"I'll get back to that weight again, so why bother changing it?" And yet, as my weight went DOWN, I was quick to post the #, so....I'm posting my actual weight & will make changes accordingly. Hopefully, the numbers will go down, but either way......I'll post them.

Had a busy, busy week last week, exercise-wise, but it was lots of fun. Made a decision to run a 5K turkey trot in Portland, OR when I go up there, so am trying to connect with some SPARKsters.

Have a great week everyone! emoticon

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It was emoticon Peggy! At least several hundred people there, all doing zumba. Had water breaks & drawings for some nice items (buy tickets, put in bag). It was super fun & LOTS of calories burned! More of us are already planning on doing it again next year.

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How'd the zumbathon go? Would love to hear all about it!


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Wow, Peggy, that duathalon sounds great! I'll be in Portland, OR around Thanksgiving, so will be running a 5K out there & perhaps can talk my son into joining me. emoticon

LOVE all the activities this week at Mixin Mingle in Woodstock: Mon. booty beat; Tu. sexy sculpt; last night yoga; today zumba, tomorrow a.m. booty beat again & then a number of us are participating in the Zumbathon for breast cancer in McHenry tonight. emoticon

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TGIF!! I'm looking forward to a day of cleaning, grocery shopping, working at the office for a little bit and perhaps a swim this afternoon. I finally got back to the gym yesterday for some strength training ... boy am I sore this morning! It's a good kind of sore though :) The recent stretch of warm weather had me avoiding the gym. Rode a ton of miles on my bike instead!

I'm planning on participating in the duathalon in Crystal Lake this weekend with my husband. It's his birthday weekend and this is how we're commemorating it... as long as it doesn't rain! Biking on the roads in the rain doesn't sound like a very safe activity for ME. They also have a 2 mile health walk going on ... participating in either one gets you free entry into the festival that's going on all weekend.


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Well, being unemployed for 2 years & having no car means I EITHER do workouts to dvd's (ok occasionally), or go outside & walk. Not many other choices. emoticon

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You're ahead of me Sue! I DID NOT get out much last winter. I'm a big baby when it comes to cold :( Had no problem dragging myself to the health club though. But I really want to try to embrace the cold this year instead of allowing myself to be pouty and miserable because of it. We'll see!


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Me, too, Peggy. Unless it was super cold or icy, I pretty much walked most days last winter as well, so plan to do it again. Not NEARLY as inviting as spring/summer/fall, but...better than staying inside for 3-4 months!!! emoticon

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You're too funny Sue! But how fun would it be to be a spectator there?! Loads of excitement I'm sure!

This weather is the best! I've been riding as much as possible knowing that it's coming to an end for the year too soon :( My husband and I decided we're not going to let the miserable cold weather keep us indoors this year. We've committed ourselves to bundling up and going for a walk at the very least every day. Hope we can stick to that plan!


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Yeah.....ran the Chicago Marathon! emoticon .........NOT!!!
Actually, haven't done much running, I think since I knew I haven't planned any 5K's since I knew my daughter was moving & has now moved.......but I walk & go to 3-5 fitness classes a week at the Mixin Mingle on the Square. Last week it was Flirty Girl Booty Beat, Flirty Girl Sexy Sculpt (partly w/weights), belly dancing & zumba. This Friday is a noon zumba class, then 7-9 is a Pretty in Pink (breast cancer) zumbathon fund raiser at Edgebrook Elementary School in McHenry, so.....another busy week!

Hope everyone's doing well. I'm trying to enjoy this nice weather before it disappears for awhile. emoticon

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Hey all! Been a bit quiet here ... my bad! I stepped back from spark for a little while for no reason in particular. Back now though! I have some new goals to achieve and sparkpeople is the best place for me to do that!

How's everyone doing these days? Any accomplishments to cheer? Encouragement needed? Would love to hear what you all have been up to!

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Have two or three people interested in Bondibands, so two more people can let me know if they'd like one (or more). Just let me know pattern.

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Whether it's swim caps for Tri's or headbands for workouts, these things are REALLY cool! Hope to get some soon; my zumba instructor has them & SWEARS by them!
www.bondiband.com/index.php

Just found a coupon code for 5 FOR $25, so if enough of us would like these to total five, we could get each one for $5, rather than $8. Let me know if anybody's interested.

Edited by: GINGERVISTA at: 9/17/2011 (21:03)
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Since daughter's moving to Colorado Tuesday & she's been my running buddy (& transportation), I haven't planned any. Could definitely get interested if I had someone to go with & could get a ride--even if it's from a train station I could get to. Of course, I'd share gas as well.

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Are you running it Sue? I think Emily expressed interest... it won't work out for me. I already have plans that weekend. Thanks for posting!


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Just passing along info.....
www.bucktown5k.com/
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Leann~One of my best friends is a wound care nurse at Centegra & is nearing retirement. She also holds seminars w/other nurses on how to be good, caring nurses (evidently some never learned). Seems to be an excellent field, & she's well paid.

All we can do is move forward in what we can do NOW, this week, so.....let's make it a good one! emoticon

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