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11/17/17 10:21 A

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emoticon Good Morning!

DEE: London for Thanksgiving - very nice! I am so NOT an overseas traveler. My husband has convinced me to go to Costa Rica. I can do it!!! LOL

LYNN: Good job swimming.... I probably will not get in our pool until next May - then I will start swimming my 5 "lengths" again! I am not a swimmer....:)

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We decided to drive home yesterday - 2 days early.
Not that we were not having fun - just were ready to be home.

So today - need to go to the grocery store and get clothes washed.

I have decided I would be really healthy if I could walk (and run) 10 miles every day.

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Lynn, for some puppyhood never ends. Ask 11-year old Sophie!

While running yesterday I saw a dog loose in the subdivision. At first I was concerned for myself, but when it saw me, it ran at top speed right past me. He wanted to join in the fun! I'd guess a young dog, looks like a mix that includes husky - gorgeous blue eyes. Another woman walking by and I were both concerned he was going to get hurt because he had no street sense. Just ran in and out of the street. I saw later someone had posted pictures of him on Facebook looking for the owner.

After my run my daughter and I went in the car to look for him but he wasn't anywhere to be found, so I'm hoping his people found him.



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11/15/17 6:33 P

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JEAN: Grandparents Day is this Friday, and we leave tomorrow as they live 3 hours to our south. We have to be at her school at 7:30. Yikes. Ha, ha....

Sounds like you may be burning those extra vacation calories from all your walking. I love to walk by the ocean and hear thunderous surf. Dreaming of you walking along that lovely view and sound.

DEE: Wow, London! That sounds terrific!!! An unusual and fun way to celebrate an American holiday. Enjoy!!!

Today, it rained pretty hard and wasn't due to stop until around noon. Didn't want to risk doing nothing all day, so went to the pool (YMCA indoors) and swam 1600 yards (variety of strokes and kicking drills included). You know me, if you remember.....I find it so therapeutic! But I was very tired when I got out. I did take breaks in between....I haven't swam much at all in over a year! Even then...since I retired 2 1/2 years ago, nothing like I was doing. And it shows up on my midsection big time! So.....all that turning to breathe plays a beautiful number on your waistline. After a trip to the store, had some lunch, a cat nap and then took the pup for a 30 min brisk walk. We met a loose puppy about her age. Just ran across the street excited to see another pup. I feared they might fight, but they both LOVED each other. I saw a frantic young woman (in her 30s) walking rapid with a leash and figured she was the owner. So I grabbed the dog's collar. She was across the street and started walking past me talking to herself looking panicked, saying, "OH NO....NO....OH NOOOO....NO...PLEASE, NO....." I said, "Is this your dog?" She turned and looked and nearly collapsed in relief! Turned out she just adopted the dog, a rescue, like my Lexi dog. She said they thought the dog was about a year old. Looked younger to me....but then she was surprised mine was 14 months old and thought she looked younger. No way does puppyhood end at one year. Maybe by two! LOL So much for that adventure.....

Starting to log in my food. Going to do it on here and on My Fitness Pal to see which I like better.

Keep on trucking', runners!

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Lynn, Grandparents Day should be wonderful! I'm looking forward to a visit with my grandkids over Thanksgiving: we're all meeting in London where my son and family just moved.
I imagine we'll do plenty of walking there!

I haven't downloaded another audiobook yet, but I do have some podcasts I will try for today's outing. I wear my Gymboss on my bra strap so I have no trouble hearing it even with the book.




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11/15/17 7:41 A

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Good Morning!!

DEE: Good for you! I have thought about audio books while running, but I fear not being able to hear my interval timer....

EATING: I have not been doing quite as good while on vacation....:(

LYNN: I hope you enjoyed Grandparents' Day!!

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I figured I have averaged 10 miles per day for the first 3 days we were here. Today it is pouring this morning - so no morning walk. Today - when it clears - might put on my water shoes and walk on the beach/in the water. The surf has been wild this week - what with 16-22 mile an hour winds constantly. No desire to get in that water at all.

Will probably walk later once for sure - maybe twice.... must walk to dinner, you know!!

Yesterday, we took a trolley and went to downtown Hollywood. Not much activity so we just came back home - after walking a mile or two (LOL).

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11/15/17 5:15 A

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JEAN: Have fun in Hollywood, FL.... Not sure if I've been there or not. Nice to have new places to walk and run.

DEE: I SO know the challenges of trying to eat right when those around you are not. Hubby....healthy as an ox....eats ice cream every night. I told him yesterday not to make me any as I need to shed some pounds. He needed to buy his (needed...WANTED) and saw that my holiday favorite just came out....Peppermint! Bought a quart! I'm the ONLY one that likes that flavor. I wanted to say, "Are you trying to kill me or something?" But didn't want to start anything. Going to have to discipline myself and not eat it every night and just a small 1/4 cup when I do (I've done this before.....I can do it again).

A walk run with the pup yesterday went pretty well. 30:30. My Garmin isn't working and I forgot to look at the time, so not sure what that was. I was just happy that my achilles didn't bark at me. I've been self massaging that area and it seems to be working.

Either a swim today....or a walk. We go to Springfield, IL tomorrow b/c my granddaughter's school has Grandparent Day on Friday (3 hour drive to our south). She is in kindergarten this year. Should be cute! She's been singing, "What A Wonderful World" so we were wondering if they are singing that at the affair...... Ha, ha....

Happy Trails, girls!

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So much walking, SB! Good for you! emoticon

I somehow forced myself to go for a run yesterday and actually enjoyed it. First time I ran while listening to an audio book, so I'm going to try that again.

Eating has improved over the last few days. Not sure what's going on - I used to find it so easy to eat well and avoid temptations. Taking it one day at a time.

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11/13/17 7:46 A

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So far so good....

Arrived Saturday....
very windy here in Hollywood....,
but walked to dinner (birthday) and ate at Margaritaville. Then listened to a band at the local bandshell that is on the boardwalk.
Yesterday - got up and walked and ran about 5 miles. Very windy, humid, and 80 degrees. During the day - went for a 3 mile walk - then for dinner about a 2 mile walk and ate at a Taco place - then back to the bandshell for more music.

Today.... definitely a walk in in store (probably more than one).

I love the variety of people that are on the busy boardwalk...
Both wealthy and homeless
Many, many nationalities and cultures.
All shapes and sizes.
Many very overweight in 2 piece bathing suits strutting along.

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11/10/17 11:39 A

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LYNN: What a great post! Your dog sounds perfect!! Hurray for red maple trees.

DEE: A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you. My only advice to you is to - get healthy!!!! It is tough to eat right when those around you are not.....

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Ran and walked this morning.
20 min easy
20 min harder'
20 min easy

Tomorrow we are heading to a timeshare in Hollywood, Florida. We have never been there this time of year - dinner on the broadwalk will be dark..... Hmmmm

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I'm definitely not on the consistency trail!

Spent last weekend in bed - my birthday no less - then a business trip, and again sick.
At the moment I'm trying to get control of eating. Once I'm healthy, I will again hit the pavement.

SB, I agree that 5Ks can really be fun. That's about all I'm good for right now.

It certainly is difficult to eat healthy when there are others around who aren't.

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Good Morning!

JEAN: Glad the 5K went well! Congrats on a race run well....FOR YOU! I use such races just to keep me going. It is nice, though, to have age group rewards, b/c at our age, just showing up sometimes gets us an award....and heck...we should be rewarded! Well over 90% of our age group would never do such a thing! I like the newer buzz phrase: "Sitting is the new smoking!" For us folks, how true! I need to keep this in mind now that I am retired. It's easier to spend more time on the couch doing things that aren't necessarily bad in themselves, (reading, knitting, etc.), but add up over a period of time. Half the reason I got a dog! And this one demands some walking/running time! #1 She's still a puppy at 14 months. #2 She is a mix of high energy breeds....Border Collie being dominate and then possibly Greyhound or Whippet. She keeps us on our toes. Thankfully, she can take some good naps and sleeps like a log at night. So she does easily wear herself out (thanks in part to our fenced in yard where she goes out often to just run and LEAP ..... very agile!). Whatever it takes, I say....races, high energy dogs.....just keep on moving! :D

So I didn't last a day on Dr. Phil! But that's OK....I still use some of his recipes. My absolute FAVORITE breakfast one, I am eating now. 2/3 C Vanilla Greek Yogurt, 1 small orange chopped, 2T Rye Flakes, 2T unsalted, shelled sunflower seeds. YUM YUM! Has staying power until lunch time.

A run walk in the books for today on my scenic trail. The leaves are gorgeous and our autumns last for weeks and weeks (unlike our two week spring!). The red maples have been stunning this year due to all the fall rain we've had (so they say).

Keep on keeping on and happy trails!

Lynn

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11/8/17 8:56 A

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Good Morning Running Friends...



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11/7/17 9:10 A

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Beautiful day in the neighborhood today! 68 degrees when I went outside for my morning easy run/walk.

Playing pinochle this afternoon!

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LYNN: I have done hundreds of step exercises - raising up on my toes - lowering heels down toward floor. Glad you are managing that achilles. Sounds like your m-i-l is doing very good. Good for her!

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I felt very good about the race.... I raced at a very hard effort for the entire 5K. Now, that does not mean - a very hard effort results in very fast. But I was happy. Dropped some time from my 5K in August. The downside of the race - no age group awards :(

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JEAN: Congrats on the race! Saw your photo of you and hubs either at start or finish. How did it go? Not caring about the time as much as how much fun it was.

DEE: Those hills are definitely a workout! Nice going on the eating part, too.

Ran/walked yesterday and speaking of time.....was at 44 min for 3 miles. Some people walk that fast. LOL! Still not being consistent with all that was going on, so still just getting back into it. My achilles on my left foot is barking ta me already! I had this problem the last time I ran!!!! After looking at stretches and exercises for that area on YouTube, I saw one from these two physical therapists that might be good. Pinching that area and managing it....which I did and I have to say, worked like a CHARM! And then for strengthening, standing on a step, raising on your toes, when the lowering yourself on the affected foot while raising the unaffected foot, which really strengthens the affected foot. My P.T. had me do that for another foot issue I was having. The YouTube P.T. said he has a son who is a runner, and like me, whenever he took up running again, that same injury would come back (explained why...too much to type), but after the massage thing 2X a day, it finally broke up and went away. So giving those two things a try.

MIL birthday party went well....she is still doing good. Should go home from respite in 2-4 days.

Happy Trails!

Lynn

P.S. Eating was terrible this weekend with out of town company and ridiculous indulgences (the stress didn't help!). So JEAN will remember this one.... Planning on doing the Dr. Phil phase one 5 day thing. I just need to "reset" and "cleanse". Will see what I do from there. Same son and family coming up this weekend again for a wedding. Told them nothing but healthy foods in this house. No cookies, cupcakes, etc. Even they agreed and were sick of the junk!

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LYNN: Your mother-in-law is amazing!! Pacemakers are fantastic gadgets!

DEE: Hurray for friends and good eating choices!

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Okay, okay.... I survived our first bout of a 3-day winter. We will have several in the next few months. Supposed to be mid-80s today.

Tomorrow - my 2nd race since returning to running. It should be sunny and warm for a race... I am excited about it. Who knew a 5K could be so FUN!

Today....nothing really going on.... a little housework.... And picking up race packet for tomorrow.

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Oh no, Lynn! But reaching 94, that's great.

I spent the weekend in San Francisco with friends, so no running. But a lot of walking, with lots of hills, so I'm not feeling guilty at all.

I even managed to flex my willpower when it came to eating, so I'm counting it a successful weekend.

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Well....another new obstacle has botched runnin and swimming, but thankfully, not due to any injury. My MIL is in the hospital as her heart rate takes big drops. Originally, she was to have a consultation on Tue with a cardiologist. She had been wearing one of those heart monitors and it got picked up on there. But her rate takes such sharp drops (this is what made her wake up on the floor one day and her not knowing how she got there! She had hit her head and she is 94 years old with a walker. She's lucky that's all that happened!). They were concerned about the drops and her falling again, so admitted her and bumped up the procedure to Monday. Only on Monday, after reviewing her case, decided not to install the pacemaker the regular way, but through the groin and attaching it directly to the heart (obviously, a smaller model). This is because she had a double mastectomy several years ago along with some lymph node removal. Many who have this and then have a pacemaker installed later down the road find it uncomfortable and painful. Her sister dealt with this. So two years ago, they come up with this solution with good results. The battery lasts longer too....12 years. So she should be good for the rest of her life! It's to be installed today....so will be up there and try to get back her for Halloween stuff. I'd just keep the lights off and forget about it....but the pup will need company during this stressful time for dogs!



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Hurray for swimming with no pain!!!

It has been beautiful in Florida these last few days. Cooler temperatures.
Today - no exercise plans - out to dinner with friends and then playing bridge after dinner.


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Jean.... YES! I did get to the pool. So far...the shoulder is doing good and the neck issue seems to be gone! SUCH A BLESSING! Every time I would breathe to my right, the left side of my neck would HURT. Left side breathing hurt slightly. But the right was really bad. Both sides seemed normal. On top of that....I practically had the pool to myself! A water aerobics class just left....and one by one, the lap swimmers were leaving. For a few minutes, I was alone....then an older couple went to the corner shallow end with styrofoam noodles got in. Nice and quiet.

Woo Hoo on the 5K.... You go girl!





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Afternoon Sparklers.....:) it sounds like 4th of July, but it is better than...
Afternoon Candiers or Pumpkiners.....

DEE: Are you still dancing? Maybe just let go of the "big" run goals you "think" you should have. Getting out is good!

LYNN: Did you get to the pool for a swim? How was your shoulder? Another beautiful photo.

DIETS: Lots of diets around..... what I am doing is based on information from Zone diet books. Zone diet is not one of the top-rated diets, but, to me and for me, the underlying message is correct. Keep my blood sugar levels fairly even..... which will prevent a world of chemical reactions within the body. What I like is NOT counting calories - I can estimate a plateful of protein/carbs fairly easily.

To me, though, I am not on a diet (a special course of food to which one restricts oneself, either to lose weight or for medical reasons). Instead, I have a new diet (the foods one habitually eats).

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JEAN: Horray for traveling! We will be hitting our Anna Maria Island in March...Had to cancel it last year. So we are excited to be going back after two years.

JEAN/DEE.... I TOTALLY agree with what you wrote about the food you are eating and not eating, Jean. I had gone on, "Whole30", which is ALL about the protein and healthy fats....the carbs you get will be from fruits and veggies. LOW on the fruits...HIGH on the veggies. It's a 30 day strict diet that is easier to follow than what you'd think. But you don't need to follow a plan for this.... Just do what you are doing is great! On the Whole30 plan, afterwards, once you reintroduce some of the foods you were off of (like dairy, for example), you can see how your body reacts to it. Now that it's out of your body, when you reintroduce it, are you having problems with digestion? bloating? rashes? etc...... If not, you can consider having it in a controlled manner. Even beans (not green beans) are banned for 30 days....As you say...higher in carbs...but also disruptive to many people's digestive system and they don't even know it. Anyway.... I personally like to follow "plans" b/c I need boarders. LOL So my next one might be the 21 Day Sugar Detox....which is actually quite similar to Whole30..... It really does come down to SUGAR big time!!!! It's NASTY stuff!!! Eating more protein and healthy fats really does help you curb that sugar dragon! Doesn't totally eliminate temptation, but it most definitely helps you fight it off because you are truly satisfied and not hungry. I need to get back on track after several out of town road trips and indulging in restaurant foods, etc. BEST WISHES TO YOU BOTH...

Got out the door again day before yesterday and DEE....like you, I was out of breath more than my previous run. Also could have been allergies as I have been sneezing quite a bit...but hadn't thought about that. I also had some digestive woes and that could have contributed to it....or that I"m just that out of shape!

Today, I'm planning on hitting the pool for a swim. It's been at least 2 or 3 months since I was last in...and was trying to get back into it after MANY months. But a shoulder and neck issue was inhibiting my swim form and comfort. We will see if time has helped. I'll hit the run trail again tomorrow. Cold as it is here! Mid 40s!!!! Our first frost will probably be tomorrow morning which is LATE for us. Mid Oct is the norm. Sept and Oct has been very warm for us. Appears that those days are now over.

Happy Trails!

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I forced myself to run again yesterday. Such willpower just to get out the door!
Usually I'm fine once I've started but yesterday I was constantly out of breath, although I was running slowly. So I cut it short. But I did get out there. I'm thinking it's allergy-related, as my eyes have been itchy and crusty.

SB, what you describe is how I normally eat, but of late I've been making exceptions. Not good ones. I think I need to journal about what I think I'm doing.

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Just got home from a "winter" Fl run.... :)
56 degrees today.

20 minutes easy
20 minutes harder
20 minutes easy

Have a great day everyone!

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Good Morning....

HABITS - Not easy to change as so many habits are out of one's awareness. I read some blogs on habit-forming awhile ago and remember that a new habit should be linked to a habit you are aware of. So every time I do x (which is a good and easy habit to do), I then remember to immediately add y (a habit I am trying to add).

WEIGHT: This has been working for me the last couple of months. My eating HABITS have changed and I am 95% sure - they really have changed. I have basically changed 3 things...
**I stopped eating high glycemic foods (pasta, bread, sugar, all baked goods, potatoes, and rice) After I get to my goal weight again..... I might add rice or sweet potatoes back into my diet - but probably not pasta or baked goods etc)
**I started having protein every time I eat or snack.
**I monitor my protein grams per day instead of counting calories - and balance protein with low glycemic vegetables and fruits.

Protein, for me, is chicken breasts, fish (usually salmon), beans (a little tricky cuz they have tons of carbs), low-fat cheese, cottage cheese, tofu. I have tried tempeh also. For my height and activity level - I am for 70 grams of protein a day. There are about 21 grams in 3 oz of chicken and 4.5 oz of fish. For every 7 oz of protein I eat - I try to eat "about" 10 grams of carbs. You would be surprised how many vegetables are needed.....

I am not ever hungry. I usually have 2 snacks every day - a protein bar. I found some with 10 grams of protein and 15 grams of carbs.

I am losing weight - not quickly - but consistently.

REASON it works: By not eating high glycemic foods and by having some healthy protein at every meal - one's blood sugar level remains even. High glycemic foods cause blood sugar to spike which releases insulin that does 2 things - a) regulates blood sugar and b) tells the body to STORE FAT. Avoiding this is, supposedly, the key.

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Ran yesterday - a 60-minute steady state run - I had a pace goal and average heart rate goal - and I did exactly what I was supposed to do.



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I've been reading about Mini Habits, and thinking about that in terms of running. So I made myself run yesterday afternoon, even though part of my brain was screaming at me to relax and do nothing.

According to this theory, it takes over 66 days to form habits, so I'm just at the start.

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Lynn, happy 10 years of running! I've been running going on 8 years - started when I was 60. Definitely a different animal when one starts late!

The Galveston 10 k is done - not my finest but I finished with a running buddy half my age so I'm happy.

Now if I could get motivated to do something about the weight. Any suggestions for something that works better when one is older? Seems like nothing works any more.

SB, definitely do the tour - it's fun to travel with a group and make new friends. I did a Scandinavian cruise last August and absolutely loved it.

Saw that Monty did the Marine Corps Marathon: awesome, awesome race!

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DEE: emoticon So good to hear from you!!! I got very discouraged also when my foot was acting up so much that I stopped running. Now I am so happy to be able to run a 5K without any issues!!! If, and I say IF, my foot does not cause me any issues for a year - I may have a HM goal race again for next winter. That would be something!!!

LYNN: Great photo - fall in the north - so beautiful. 50% running - to me, that is so awesome. Glad you made it out of the door!! You will understand when you read about today's run below.

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Life is good. Ran and walked this morning - 25 minutes using 20 sec run 60 sec walk - then did 5 quarter mile segments using 60 sec run 20 sec walk with 2 minute walk in between - then for the rest of the hour went back to 20 sec run and 60 sec walk. That is currently my "easy" run interval (25% running- lol)
Felt good!!

Lost another pound this last week - hurray....

My husband wants to go to Costa Rica.... so today we might commit to signing up for a 9 day tour. People tell me we could go on our own - it is an easy country to get around in - but I am just not an experienced traveler - and , so, we are going to be on a bus with PEOPLE for 9 days. LOL Not until next March or April though.



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CHRISTINA....Good for you on your running journey in spite of the Hashimoto's. I only first heard of this last year when a gal in my bible study had been diagnosed. Best wishes on your Turkey Trot.

JEAN....It's so nice to see you posting about run walks and 5Ks.... Yeah for you!

DEE....So nice to hear from you again. I've been on and off this planet as well as the fitness planet. I am hoping to get my butt out the door this AM and do some run walk running... I've been off of it completely for six weeks now after having fallen over my dog in a run smashing my temple towards the eye area and suffering from pain and a nasty black eye. As Jean said....I injure myself way too much! But I get back on my feet and go. Didn't need to take six weeks off though!!!! Got lazy! Today....77 and sunny out. For Chicagoland....that is pretty awesome.

Enjoy the weekend all!

Lynn

P.S. YEAH....Day one in the books. Just came back from first "run" walk....run was light, SLOW and easy with six weeks of zip (I did do a lot of walking). Slower than slow slow....and I'm sad to say it was at least 50% running at 43 min., but I'll take it. I have too many younger friends and I try to remind myself of that. 43 min is not really slow given I'm almost 62 and never started running until I was 51. Hey....it's my 10th anniversary of running. :D



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Yup, SB, I dropped off the planet.
I'm having a terrible time making myself run, and I've ballooned in size. Actually, that came first, something about age and hormones.
So I'm very discouraged.
I have been doing 5ks, which reminds me that I used to be a runner. And this coming weekend I'm doing the Galveston Causeway 10k.

I have no goal races this year, and that is aggravating things. So I've started thinking about Dublin for next year so I can combine running and travel.

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Hi Christina.

Hurray for training and overcoming obstacles!!!

This thread used to be very, very active...., but not many Galloway runners chatting here lately.

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Easy run-walk for 90 minutes.

I signed up for a 5 K in November and 10K in February. I am so psyched up for these!!

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Steady state run cut short.... supposed to be a 60 minute run at about a 15K pace, but I was caught in a downpour and although I do not care if I get wet - I worry about my Garmin and gymboss. Ended up to be about 40 minutes....


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I just started training, was up to walking 2-3 miles a day and 5 miles once per week (started in September) Am now (with hubby) doing the run walk run 10 sec run 30 sec walk program outlined in his book. We are aiming for the Madison Turkey Trot 5k on thanksgiving day. Still an overweight gal, though am enjoying life, and trying. I have Hashimoto's thyroiditis and it makes losing weight hard, though amazingly losing hair effortless, I refuse to cowtow to it's whims and am going to be a run/walker despite it!



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Greetings....The discussions on here have sure slowed down and I'm definitely guilty of not keeping it going. I haven't rain in six weeks....since the last fall that bruised my eye. I need to get back out there as I had signed up for a half marathon in April 2018.

JEAN: You may be slower than five years ago....but the fact is, you are doing it! Yeah for you!

Keep on all....and let's hear about your races, running, overcoming injuries, etc....

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True, I have just started running again and trying to run a little faster.... I wondered how I compared as I know I am slower...

The difference 5 years can make....

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LYNN; I hear you on shopping.....you are funny....(since the earth was cooling)!!! I am glad you live so close to your granddaughter - great fun!

SHARON: Sorry about surgery.... Sounds like you are healing and recovering right on schedule.

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I was thinking just yesterday how thankful I am to live in such a peaceful home.... and then feeling guilty that I am so fortunate and others are not. But still, being thankful is a very good way of being. guilt is not so good.

I am unsure what I have accomplished this week, but it seems like I have sure been busy.
Fall is here.... you can tell the difference.... mornings do feel cooler and less humid, but possibly someone from the north would not feel the subtle difference.

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Good Morning!!!

I had to defer my October Race 13.1 here in Raleigh.. I had surgery 8/30/17 and was told 4 - 6 weeks recovery time.. No running or any fitness that is strenuous.. Just walk and moving around. Amazing I have not gained weight. I guess the strength training with my running has helped. Of coarse, healthy eating. I have been counting down the weeks now and can't wait to start training for November Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon..

This week we have had contractors here at house laying porcelain tile down in the kitchen. Lots of Home Improvements this year. Can't wait to get it done..

I need to catch up with my Spark Friends and Teams.. Have missed you all.

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JEAN: I hear ya.... Had no choice but to buy a dress for this wedding b/c I haven't worn a dress since back when the earth was cooling! I really do need some other clothes as well, but always wait for when I lose all that weight! LOL!!!! I am not a shopper period! Never was...EXCEPT for buying stuff for my one grandchild. Even then....it's tough GETTING out to do it as I'd rather avoid stores. Have bought some things online.....but do prefer to see it, feel it, etc....

So the eye really got bad looking with the black and blue. I looked like I was in some bar brawl! I bought some different color concealers at a drug store (didn't want to pay much for something I don't typically use) and it helps...but instead of a black and blue eye, it looks like dirt or mascara.... It is finally starting to get better. I'm sure for the wedding, some will still be there, but hopefully it'll cover up better.

In central IL after just having babysat our 5 yr old granddaughter while her mom and dad were doing some fun stuff in MO. She's really a good little girl and is no problem at all. Mom and Dad are back, at work, granddaughter at kindergarten....and we were fixing to go on a bike ride. I have three bikes and keep one here for when we visit and let my son use my bike in between those visits. I don't know what he did to that bike, but the chain was off and the brakes are whacked up! I had my hubby take it to the bike shop while he was out as I tried to fix it, but the chain was really jammed and adjusting the breaks were only partially successful. Whoever adjusted them previously was super strong b/c I can't get the allen wrench to move! So....hopefully they can make the adjustments right away so we can enjoy these bike paths together before we head out to Nashville (for the wedding). Too hot and muggy to run...Mid 90s with matching humidities for the rest of the week! Who said it was September?!?!?!







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LYNN: I just do not shop very much for clothes etc. I have been trying Stitch Fix for the last 3-4 months - where they send you 5 or 6 pieces of clothing that you can try on and keep or send back. I have kept a few, but usually send most back.

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Played Pickleball yesterday.... Then cleaned the house.....[I don't enjoy manual labor much anymore, but I do enjoy having a clean house]

No big plans.....



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Glad to hear you were safe and so was your home. The Keys look absolutely horrible! Naples area and Jacksonville bad too.... So sad about the residents at the nursing home. As of this posting, up to 8 have passed. The Caribbean islands also look horrible. Not only a long cleanup, but possibly years loss of tourism .... And, never thought about the Florida crops. Heard there was a lot of damage with that as well. Will affect prices.....As well, gas prices to go up, if they haven't started already. Do you have gas stations still providing gas, Jean?

Irma's remnants came to visit us this AM. We never hit 70 degrees even, but it was very tropical with the very muggy air. We got some good steady rain minus all the wind and we really needed it. Could have used more. She's totally to the east of us now. Rare we get remnants of hurricanes but it does happen from time to time. Needless to say, no run or walk today. Shopped for a dress for an upcoming wedding and found a nice one for $26.00 on the sale rack. A teal dress with turquoise sequence....very "cocktail dress" like. The wedding is "Black Tie Optional" or "Cocktail" attire. Paid more for the shoes!





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We are good.
Biked today. Walked and ran yesterday then picked up debris from the yard and cleaned out all the gutters we could reach. Well DH cleaned the gutters and I stood on the ground giving instructions (lol). We finished putting all the outdoor furniture, grills etc back and put everything inside the house back in place (had moved everything away from windows).

We never lost power at all that I am aware of. We watched 2 Netflix reruns on my Ipad as we sat in the closet. I fell asleep during both. I think I was so emotionally exhausted - that I slept fairly well - while the hurricane blew around us.

Nearly back to normal....:)

@LYNN - I was very impressed with how the county I live in handled this emergency - both pre and post hurricane. So sorry about that fall. We definitely must learn how to stay on our feet.





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Hoping all our hurricane ravaged members check in! But I am sure you are busy with clean up efforts! What a mess, Irma left! It's been so heart warming to see the many posts on Facebook of friends and family saying they are OK. The death toll has been minimal, but of course, even one death is too many. Some have been posting that it wasn't as bad as the media frenzy made it out to be....and that evacuating so many was not necessary. Really? With a hurricane like that, no doubt the death toll would be higher. Plus....that storm broke all kinds of records....It was nasty! Between stricter building codes and advances in preparedness and mass evacuations, I think that had a lot to do with it not being an apocalypse. Add in all the prayers we were all saying....consider it an answer to prayer. The images coming back though showing wide spread devastation is incredible. My heart goes out to you all. My son went to the Houston area as a paramedic and helped out in that terrible storm. He said it was an experience he'd never forget. A few he went down with moved over to FL when all was said and done...He decided to come back up as he is a brand new newlywed and felt he should come back to his bride.

Decided it's not a good idea to run with my dog! Her paws got too close to my feet and I tripped over her! This happened years ago with a different dog, but on a regular leash and collar. This pup who runs really nice, I had a Gentle Leader (head collar) on her giving me much more control should she see a bunny or something and want to chase it.....Even with that, it didn't take much where she just got too close. I bashed into the pavement hitting my head between the end of my brow to the temple. I did not hit my eye, but it looks like someone punched me...Hubby is having issues with me going out in public fearing people will think it was him! LOL He jokes about it...of course he doesn't really care if I go out.... It's just weird that where it is black and blue, was not the point of contact....and that where the point of contact is, it's NOT black and blue! I fell back in June (some may recall) while running and yes, the dog was with me...but it wasn't her at all. Some tar that filled a crack in the street was sticking up like a ledge and I tripped over that hitting my head again and breaking my left hand that broke my fall. At least this time I didn't break anything. So.....No more running with dogs....EVER! Too bad, too as she really ran very nice with me and enjoyed it! Makes me sad....but I'm not getting any younger and just can't risk these falls! Here's a photo of my gang banger look (the dent at the end of my brow was the point of impact....the black and blue marks are actually getting lighter at this point and my eye is no longer swollen, thankfully):





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My thoughts are with Monty, Marsha, Jean and all our Florida friends.
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MONTY - Be safe.....

Sunday morning....
It is a waiting game now......
Wind forecast has lessened from a high of 115 to about 80...., higher winds should start about noon today and start slacking off Monday morning. It is very stressful for me. About 50% of the houses have hurricane shutters in place now. Our home does not have them. Supposedly we have shatterproof hurricane glass. I will let you know tomorrow - if I can get online...

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Seeing Texas and having Irma bearing down on Florida has me a bit anxious. I leave tomorrow to DC for a warmup 9-11 Memorial Half. D is staying home as shes with DHS. All we can do is prepare!
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Thanks to all for the support and experience sharing. I always have what everyone has shared in my head. I also find it amazing how Runners & Triathletes share experiences with others. I've been at high levels of other sports where it's hard for anyone to look at you much less share. Our community is outstanding!
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Yesterday rnorning Dee shared a link from someone - about helping houston....
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Good Morning everyone from Austin, TX.

It is so sad to see the news/pictures from Southeast Texas, many of those places quite familiar to me.

SB/Jean, have you heard any more from Dee on Facebook?
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Good Morning...

@DEE - also hoping you are safe - saw a FB post that you were sitting in the hallway (tornados)

@MONTY - you are one AWESOME runner (and swimmer and biker)! Sounds like you have a great handle on your marathon training. Such a great goal!

@CATHERINE - I am so glad to hear your IBS issues may be coming to an end. This has been a tough road for you. Hurray for taking care of those kitties!!!

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AFM:
I finished the 5K yesterday and was very happy with my time. I have struggled these last 2-3 years with my feet - adding running back into walks just a short time ago. My time of 42:37 is not amazing, but it was much faster than I have been walking with a little running thrown in.

It was 0.8 of a mile from parking lot to race start. Parking lot may not be an adequate description. As you know there has been a LOT of rain in Florida. What it was, was a soggy field. Our car looked like we had been 4-wheeling in the mud. They had a wrecker service on standby and many, many cars got stuck when trying to leave - sinking up to the frame of the car.

But the race was great - well planned - lots of food vendors.

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Hi Everyone,

Checking in from Hurricane Harvey.
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Fortunately, Austin is far enough from the coast to dodge the hurricane force winds and storm surges, but lots and lots of rain is forecast for the next few days, depending on what Harvey does next.

Houston may be its new target, so I'd like to send a shout out to Dee. Hope you have a dry corner to hunker down in and plenty of supplies!

I went to the store yesterday afternoon and the shelves were already pretty bare. I mainly went to get cat food (gotta keep those priorities straight, right!)
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Good Morning Team!
Always good to read what everyone is up to.
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I know several of the Marathoners on the Team. You have my total respect!

I took this challenge for several reasons. One was to rest my training. I had teammates asking me to relay Triathlons and my training slacked because of it. My performance was starting to show it. I truly had an epiphany!

You experienced Marathoners bear with me on this. I won't lie. Getting anxious. 56 Days until the Marine Corps Marathon! I've been officially training since May 22. My longest run to date is 16 miles (last Sunday)

I'm putting in training miles and the strength training. Funny thing is you don't feel any change but when you look at your mileage, you realize your strength & endurance is so much stronger. I look at 3 & 5 mile distances now as nice "warmup runs!" You also can adjust your pace better. The hardest thing was to gear down 1-1.5 minutes slower that your Half Marathon pace. But when you start to do uber miles, it becomes a lot easier. Time flies too! It's good to be back on a daily training routine. I also love finding out more about myself. It's far from over!

Everyone train well, be safe, and take care.
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ABSOLUTELY.... good luck Christiana.

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Tomorrow is race day - with all my injuries acting up - I switched from the 10K to the 5K. I will walk a lot.....

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walked 2.5 miles at the lake with my son & daughter. Planning on 3+ miles today Working up to adding in some jog steps, feels like I'm stating over for the 50th time, though starting over I am. Wish me luck



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Biked today....
Day 3 of my new eating plan.....I know, been here before. LOL

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Everyday we get up off the couch put down the chip bag, and get moving is a win!! Bravo!!! You are all winners.



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Bob forgot his wedding anniversary. His wife was mad. She told him "Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds AND IT BETTER BE THERE!!!" The next morning when the wife woke up, she looked out the window to find a box... gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway. She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale...

Bob has been missing since Friday!

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LYNN: I cannot figure out about that "to-do" list - it is ever-present. That 5K sounds like a beautiful setting for a race. Love the photo!!

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Thumb: Well, my regular doctor says it is osteoarthritis but is still sending me to an orthopedic hand surgeon. Appt is on the 14th.

10K RACE: My husband signed me up (with my ok) for a 10K race the end of this month. 10K used to be a short easy distance - now it seems so far. It is going to take me 90 minutes to finish that race. I keep thinking I should switch to the 5K if I can.

Went out for 96 minutes this morning.... 20:60 intervals for about 3.5 miles - then walked 5 minutes - then 25:50 interval for 1 mile - then walked the rest of the time. I am so out of the loop when it comes to a 10K.... But I can do it!!!

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JEAN: How is the "To Do" list coming? Need an updated one, myself.

Not much going on... Heading out for a cycle trip with the swim buddy that has the Parkinson's, this AM. Haven't run in about 4 days, but will be back at it tomorrow with the pup. She had a urinary tract infection and is on an antibiotic. Thankfully, it was mild...she showed symptoms early.

Thinking about signing up for the Fall Colors 5K at our local arboretum. Did that race twice. PR'd in it once, but that won't happen this time. LOL It's a bit hilly, but a fun little race that benefits the trees in the arboretum. I need a new race shirt. Ha, ha!

Image of a colorful plant at, The Morton Arboretum.... Jean...Our membership here got us into your gardens with a woman's name, I believe, in Sarasota for free....reciprocal type membership. That was a beautiful place!



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Happy Sunday!

Lynn: So glad to hear you are healing and back to regular activities!! Congratulations on your weight loss - must make you feel fantastic.

Hi Sharon!!

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Walked an hour this morning with some 20 second run intervals thrown in.
Working on my to-do list.....(somewhat reluctantly and slowly - lol)

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JEAN: Late in answering....but thanks for asking. Hand is doing GREAT!!! Had doc appt. last Tue w/Xray. He took me off the brace...Was going to give me a wrist brace that was less constrictive along with some squeezing exercise to build strength to make a fist again...but then saw I could make a full fist, so nixed it all! However....one more visit in two weeks with one more X ray. Showed me where the fracture was and how it is hidden behind a blob of bright white...which he said is indicative of "healing powers" and is exactly what they look for. So I can return to swimming, knitting, and cycling (hand splint back on for biking and lifting anything over 1 #). Have knitted...but not swam or cycled yet, but definitely want to do it before I see him next to report how it is. The hand hurts some when I twist a door knob or lift something awkward. But all in all...MAJOR improvement! Yeah!

Been running lightly with the new pup. She's pretty good! It also helps calm her down for the rest of the day as she's still a puppy now at 10 months. Still, it's not too bad for such a young dog and one with herding instincts (border collie/cattle dogs....both hyper pups!). I did sign up for a half marathon next April 2018. Planning to hit the gym in a month or two to build some leg strength.

Also....lost 20 lbs since early May doing the Whole30 thing. After 30 days, I did do the re-intro and nothing seemed to bother me. Still, I stick to mainly paleo but do go "off road" from time to time. It REALLY crushed my cravings. I rarely have anything with sugar in it much to my astonishment! Feeling pretty good!

MARSHA....Nice of you to drop in! Hope we hear from you again soon. I'm just as guilty!

SHARON....You go girl! You are non-stop! Hurray for you!

JEAN....Hoping you get back on track with exercise soon if you haven't already. Travel does through us out of sync but it is nice to get back into a routine. :D





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Welcome back Jean!! There is no place like home..
Glad you had a wonderful time..

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Home again.....
Slept in my own bed! So awesome!

Now to get back on track!!!!




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Hi everyone...

Have not exercised for a couple weeks - yikes! Did walk on the beach yesterday!! Beautiful!!

We have been in Gulf Shores, AL since Saturday and have been with family every day! Sunday was my husband's great-granddaughter and all the people she brought with her. Marley is about 3 months old. Monday we spent part of the day with a different grand-daughter and her boyfriend. Tuesday we went to meet my husband's first great-grandson (6 weeks old). Spent the day holding that new baby. Today my husband's daughter and husband. So much family in this area.....

When I get home - I will be back on task - on track - in my routine - lol!

MARSHA: Good to hear from you......hurray for your Galloway group.

SHARON: Thanks and HI!



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Love your pictures, Jean!

I haven't been around here much, but just wanted you to know I'm still running, still enjoying it, still part of a great Galloway group!




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Jean, I love your pictures!!! Have a Wonderful time..



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Hi everyone.....wherever you are - lol

ME: STill sitting in a chair. Not sure what is going on - just worn out I guess. Still need to pack, but did get all laundry done and ironed a couple things - just cuz I dislike wrinkles. Nine hour drive tomorrow - back to the Gulf Shores, AL area....

A couple of photos...

My daughter; Rozie; me on a 2-mile hike - elevation gain 500 feet.


My husband, Rozie, me - waiting for fireworks....


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Good Morning.

I am so out of sync with posting.....
Been enjoying our vacation time, but I am so ready to be back at sea-level again. Traveling home tomorrow all day - 2 days at home - and then leaving again to meet my husband's great-grandson and see the rest of his family. At least they live near sea-level.

LYNN: How is your hand - how long till it is healed? Hurray for a new puppy and family member!

WEATHER: Yesterday we drove to a nearby city to do some hiking - when we got there it was 97 degrees. Yes, we are still in the Rockies. So, instead of hiking we drove another 45 minutes into the mountains to visit Aspen, CO. It has been hot here a lot.

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Thanks for sharing the bonus point link..

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JEAN: Where are you with the higher altitude?

YES...I broke my hand jogging in the street. The tar they use to fill cracks in the road was sticking up like a ledge at this one point. Tripped over it and crashed HARD into the pavement. It really is a miracle that nothing worse than the fractured hand occurred. I must have used it to break my fall & then crushed it w/my body weight. Still hurts on and off 10 days later. Go in today for another X ray to make sure it's not "tearing"....if so, I advance to a more restrictive brace. Six week recovery. I hope that's true. Might be able to swim in 3-4 weeks. BUT....it's my left hand, so, JEAN...I'm still ablate shoot. :) I am right handed, so pushing the button is no problem. Yeah....

Also....we adopted an older puppy, Lexi, a border collie / cattle dog mix. SHE MIGHT HAVE A LITTLE HOUND IN HER, TOO. Opps...sorry for caps & any other typos....Typing w/ 1 1/2 hands! Anyway she is 9 mos old, lively, but not as hyper as most herding breeds are. She's really a good dog! We just need to work on her fear of people when they come over!

As for running....I fear the road, so been going to the park's bike trail...taking the pup with and doing more walking than running tartan her and get myself back into shape...She is an excellent walker/runner heeling very well.

Whole30: Lost 10 lbs on this plan in 5 weeks...16 lbs since early May. JEAN....I missed the dairy the most....but also the legumes. I am nowin the reintroduction portion and ate some legumes...no problem. This plan is not focused on losing weight so much as living healthy and ridding you of most if not all, your body health issues. Losing weight is a benefit, for sure.... & most people go on it to do so....But MOST issues resolve with the no sugar, gluten and possible the other stuff as well. Everyone is different. Legumes cause a lot of digestion issues for people & they may not even be aware. Yesterday, I introduced non-gluten grains....oats, corn....so far, so good. As I discover what foods do, don't, or slightly bother me, I can add them occasionally....but stay on the main plan most of the time. Interestingly, they encourage you to indulge more during the holidays w/o totally losing it, and then get involved in their online restart challenge in Jan (free). Not indulging during that time can set you up for disaster...feeling like a failure and going up all together. Reading their book, "Freedom From Food Forever"....We shall see how it goes...Like I said....it's the 20/20 Diet on steroids....stricter, and yet...way more food choices!

No run walk today, much to Lexi's chagrin. Off for cut and color....then later...to doc's office to check on this hand.....

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Happy Sunday...

Biggest difference between sea level and 7500 feet above in the number of flights of stairs that I do every day!!!

No major hiking yet - took me 3 days to adjust to the altitude....lol

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So, I learned today - you actually have to set your activity level on these new GArmins so it calculates your calories burned correctly.

I had this new one set at 0 and was confused as to why I would average a 15:30 minute mile for an hour and burn 1,250 calories.

LYNN: I saw where you hurt your photography button pushing hand. Not good....

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Packing today - well, eventually I will..

We are flying into Denver - will meet our son for lunch somewhere near where he works - then drive to Edwards, CO which is right next to Beaver Creek (a little past Vail). My daughter and family will arrive in a few days and spend a week. I am sure we will hike some and do some local activity type things.

We need to eat a huge meal tonight for dinner in order to eat everything in the refrigerator.
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Happy DAy....

Used my new Garmin 235 today.
I have had Garmins for 10 years maybe....

This new one - it is like learning a new language - so much has changed.

I am SLOW - LOL - and my feet bothered me today. D a r n - whenever I write Darn together - it doesn't look like darn.....

Installed a new light fixture today in the laundry room. Happily - neither of us was electrocuted. This one has no bulbs - it is called an integrated light - when it fails in 10 years - you must replace the fixture again.

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I had my laundry room light go out and had it replaced with an LED bulb! The old lights are no longer "code!"
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LOL Monty....

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Been on the go this week.....
Today is supposed to be a dance and ST day. I am not feeling the motivation at the moment. LOL

This afternoon - shopping for a new light fixture for the laundry room - as the balast inside the current fixture no longer is working. I know all of you really wanted to know that...:)

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Good Morning, All!
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Thnx for all the input. I know I'll have more as my runs get longer! Hit my morning run and now getting ready to go out sleeve shopping! (Did I mention I'm a marathon shopper?)
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Good MOrning.....

BALEGA: I love my balega socks!!!

LYNN: That diet - I would miss legumes the most!!!! I eat lots of beans!! BTW, now I look 20 pounds heavier and 7 or 8 years older..... YIKES...lol

MONTY: I always loved the slow long runs.....maybe I will do them again one of these days.

CALF SLEEVES: I have Zensah....mint green. I have not worn them for a long time, but remember thinking they helped when I did wear them.

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Pickle Ball yesterday - 2 hours
Walking with a little running thrown in today - 1 hour

I am "hoping" this focus on heath which includes weight loss continues. So far so good - a whole week!!!!



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Hey Lynn!
Good to know. Thanks for your input. I just picked up my new ASICS Nimbus 19s in "Diva Blue!" (seriously) I also picked up another pair of Balega Hidden Comfort Socks. I've been training in these thin light socks. As my mileage grows, I'll be able to make a better decision if these are the ones. I'm looking for compression calf sleeves as they might be more valuable to me. Yeah, it makes more sense for a comfy ride.
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Jean! Great to hear you're on the run. I'm learning so much in my 26.2 training. My fave is slow training miles are good training miles!
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P.S. (After reading further) Jean....congrats on the new grandchild! Beautiful! Also...your photos from just a few short years ago are lovely! Don't know what you look like now....I'm guessing it's not that far from those photos....you look fantastic for your age!!!! On Texas Roadhouse....We just ate there. I did notice the calorie counts. I remember at Weight Watchers them telling us to be careful about restaurant salads. Way too many of them load it up and they aren't that much less than a lot of other items. B/C I'm on the Whole30....I ordered a steak, plain sweet potato, plain side salad (even that they load up...so had to ask for no cheese, no croutons), and requested the mushrooms be grilled in oil VS butter. Brought my own Ghee (clarified butter that had milk solids removed....hubby actually likes it better than reg butter). So although a little higher in fat than I would normally eat (allowed on this diet to a limited degree b/c the sugar industry paid off scientists in the '60s and '70s to alter their research that FAT is the culprit of weight gain and NOT sugar.....This uncovering came out last year but had been suspected for years!). Still, too much fat will cause weight gain. But the sugar, which is in almost everything...another conspiracy with the sugar industry as it's very addictive, packs on the pounds even worse. 600,000 food products are sold in the U.S. and 80% of them have sugar in it!

OK....OFF MY SOAP BOX ABOUT THE SUGAR! FOR NOW. LOL It's just so annoying!





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MONTY.... I used to wear them, but haven't recently. I've read a few times that studies have shown they really don't do much. However, some swear by them. So....if it feels better to run in them, go for it !!!!

JEAN.... I'm so excited to hear that you can do some running again! That's great! I've been such a slacker lately. We've still been in this whirlwind since the May 6 wedding going out of town, having out of town guests, it's totally got me off any kind of workout schedule. Had my 5 year old granddaughter with us this whole past week. Now here parents are here (they live about 3 hours away) for Father's Day weekend. I need to get back into a routine after they leave. Things should die down a bit. Great weather coming up too.

My shoulder continues to heal and seemed to have a jump in the healing after I completely gave up the sugar. I'm on day 17 with this Whole30 (for 30 days...even stricter than Paleo..but very much Paleo) of no sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, alcohol. Some go on a second or third round....but I will probably go ahead with re-introduction of some of those foods (dairy, non-gluten grains) and see how I feel. I LOVE dairy products....but I have a feeling it messes me up with the IBS. Smallest amount of sugar possible. Sugar if very inflammatory. I don't miss it as much as I thought I would. Not even the grains. But the dairy...(I'm a good milk drinker)....that I do miss! For the shoulder.....it's gotten so much better...but there is still a neck issue with the shoulder that is being stubborn. Have been in PT for two months....now she is moving me to this guy named Ben at her practice who is trained in dry needling. I will have four sessions with him and his lovely needles. LOL

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Saw Wonder Woman yesterday - very good - I think my husband liked it a bit more than I did - lol

Update on my Big Project - Organizing all files - saved e-mails - photos - etc.
Yesterday I updated my Fitness Files.... I must have had 30 or so different training plans saved.
Also looked at my fitness log - where I have tracked mileage, pace, etc since 2008. I noticed in 2015 I didn't track at all for a couple of months - no data anywhere. It was feet frustration. Then I did buy my FitBit and some tracking started again...., but steps per day and some estimated mileage is just not the same as deliberate exercising mileage.

A couple days ago, I ordered a Garmin 235. My old Garmin's GPS had just stopped working sometime in 2015. I had been averaging more than a 1000 miles a year and now probably half as much (if that). I feel so upbeat about setting mileage goals again.... hope this "focus" continues.

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Hi Monty - Hi Catherine

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I am just happy I can run my meager seconds 3 times a week.
It makes me FEEL SO GOOD!

I have been using 30:90 interval since the beginning of June after NOT running for a year or so. I don't even know how long for sure. I am up to 27 times.... I am happy!!!

My feet seem to be able to handle this [which is the biggest limiting factor].... we will see what the future brings.....Maybe a 30:75 interval is in my future - lol - lol

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Thanks for the reminder on compression calve sleeves, Catherine! I'm not crazy about compression socks but the sleeves hit the mark for support on the 26.2 and recovery! Excellent!
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I always wear compression leggings (not sure what to call them) but not compression socks. I.e. there are no feet in them; they just cover calves (end above the ankle and below the knee).

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Here's a question. Do you wear compression socks in your Marathon? I wear slight compression more to the thin side in my Halfs. I've never had a problem. But I've never done 26.2 so I'm looking to you experienced Marathoners for advice.

I've already embraced Body Glide in my Triathlons. My Teammate, who is also an experienced Marathoner told me to cover in it. Any other 26.2 hacks are more than welcome.

Like I've stated, I feel exactly like I did when I did my first Half except only in the unknowns. I know I will finish this. Thanks for any guidance.
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Today...
Dancing!
"Spring" cleaning the rest of the kitchen - as I did some of it a week or so ago.

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SHARON: Congratulations on maintaining a healthy weight!! I am so angry with myself that I let weight creep back after I had mainitained for some time. And, what an aggresive running plan for next year. How many of those 4 races do you actually race - or do you use some as just slow training runs? And..... hurray for your son visiting!

My son lives near Denver and my daughter's family live in Montana. So far away... My husband's family along with the two new great-grandchildren live near Mobile, Alabama (not so far -, but still not easy either.

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Heading outside soon to walk (with some running thrown in....
Playing Pinochle this afternoon...
Maybe a shower in between...

Our pool is 80 degrees right now and feels so refreshing after I walk and run in the morning. With all the rain we have had, it is not heating up very quickly this summer.

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Good Morning!!

Jean, have a Wonderful Time Today!!

Saturday I went for a 8.25 mile go easy recovery run and when I got home the back of my right calf was very tight. 2nd time wearing new running shoes.. Hope it was not the shoes. Feeling better today after doing a lot of rolling and Yoga.. This week I plan just 4 miles Tuesday and Thursday with 7 on the weekend.. I am trying out a plan to see if I can handle running another half within 3 weeks.. Already planning out 2018 and thinking of a HM March, April, May and June. Did not sign up for Rock N Roll in April yet but will if I can do this. I want to do a running series and Rock N Roll is not in it but if I do 4 HM in 4 months, I believe I can moon up with Half Fanatics..

I have been doing very good keeping my weight within my Happy Range. I did go 1 lb. over during the holiday's and it took forever to get back down. Will be celebrating 3 years maintenance 10/19. This is the first time in my Life I have kept the weight off. It sure is not easy..

I am getting very excited... My son will be here visiting Thursday from California. He moved there a year ago but still has friends in FL. He and his roommate are going to be moving to Colorado within the next month.. I guess a little closer to home..

Got to go.. Indoor workouts planned this morning and then a lot of cleaning and getting ready!!

Wishing all a Happy Week!!

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04/02/17 Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon 2:09:08
06/03/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Spring 2:12:17
10/07/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/05/17 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon

Completed 2016 Races:

*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12
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Heading to Pickleball soon....
Playing bridge this afternoon....
May need a shower in between the two :)

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Thanks!

Today - heading out for a walk with a little running thrown in.

Weight - I guess I need to track again. This week, I have been trying to just eat when I am hungry. I am rarely hungry - so not sure what is happening there.




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Congratulations Jean..

Beautiful Grandchild..

Sharon/sunshineyourway
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04/02/17 Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon 2:09:08
06/03/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Spring 2:12:17
10/07/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/05/17 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon

Completed 2016 Races:

*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12
*11/06/16 R


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Newest great-grandchild born on the 5th....



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Project: I have been going through years of digital photos. I used to keep them so organized. But with all the cloud type back-ups, I have so many copies of the same photo. And in the last few years, I have not labeled photos as well as I should. But it has been fun. The last couple days I went through 2009 and 2010 - that was when I was actually at my "best" weight. I am about 15 pounds heavier now.





I have a better outlook the last few days. So hopefully I can look a bit like this again even if I am 7 or 8 years older.

Only on Spark can I post photos of myself and not feel guilty for being a little self-absorbed.

Tuesday - walked for an hour - including 20 - 30:90 run-walk intervals.
Wednesday - danced for 30 minutes - including some weights
Thursday - same as Tuesday
Friday - pickleball!!

We went to Texas Roadhouse last night for dinner. I had never noticed before, but they have calories for everything listed on their menu. I was so surprised how many calories were in the salads.

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JEAN: Glad you had fun in Vegas! I hear you about heat and hiking. The last day in AZ was to hit 105. We went to our mountain where every other day we hike this trail to the top. One last hike up and it would be the hottest day we were there. So we went EARLY at 8 AM. Even at 8 AM, it was 91 degrees already! Hoping for the best b/c "It's not the heat, but the humidity" thing, I had trouble! I don't do well in high heat with or without humidity. Had to stop several times where normally, I make it without any rest! Drank up a storm! Feared I'd have to go potty where there is no potties or even a bush to hide in (LOL), but it all evaporated out of me! One positive I guess!

How's the dancing and stair climbing going? Hope you are able to keep it up...or....continue to find new ways to keep on moving....Glad to hear your feet seem to be doing better.


TRACE: Good for you on concentrating on nutrition. I just started my first ever round of Whole30. It's not for everyone, but it's like my 20/20 diet on steroids! Totally ZERO sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, alcohol for 30 days and possibly beyond. You reintroduce these foods slowly for the next 10 days after and see which ones may be causing you issues. You continue to follow the basics, but you may add those foods that don't bother you so much....but in limited quantity as they are still considered problematic foods to some degree in just about everyone. Anyway....whatever your plan is, I wish you success!

SHARON: WTG on your race!!! 2nd place....awesome!!! CONGRATULATIONS, girl!

Taking a walk/run this AM but excusing myself if it's more walk than run. I am getting into the zone of this eating plan where I may be crashing on energy due to zero sugar. It happened last year when I was on the 20/20 plan. Thought I wouldn't make it home, it was that bad. So far, I'm amazed at the energy I DO have sometimes... I am not missing the sugar at all! Or the grains!!! VERY SHOCKED! What I AM missing most.....DAIRY! I love fat free milk, yogurt, and cheese! I have some digestive disorders, however, and I have a feeling, dairy may be one of the food groups that has been fueling these issues! We shall see! Right now my IBS is all over the place (one of several of digestive issues I have). It's normal as my colon is shocked I'm eating all these veggies! It settles down and then literally takes a vacation as long as I continue to eat right.

Hitting a Disney Store later to buy a gift for my soon-to-be 5 year old granddaughter....Big birthday weekend and then we get to bring her home with us for a week of fun! So exciting for us!





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Good Morning!! Happy Monday!

Thank You Jean.. I may have to start training on that coarse.. It is so close to home, just the traffic is so bad on non race days. I will figure something out..

It is raining here too.. I heard FL really needs the rain.. Enjoy!!

Happy Running Everyone!!

Sharon/sunshineyourway
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04/02/17 Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon 2:09:08
06/03/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Spring 2:12:17
10/07/17 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/05/17 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon

Completed 2016 Races:

*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
*06/04/16 13.1 Spring Raleigh Half Marathon 02:21:02
*10/08/2016 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall Half Marathon 02:25:12
*11/06/16 R


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Jean - I dodged rainstorms this morning...a bit of drizzle is nice. Driving rain and thunder though are not. Be safe!

Today's run was a little slow, running through soup is a summer norm in FL. But it felt great to have done it.

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Heading to Pickleball in about an hour. Supposed to rain, but as long as no thunder - will see what happens.

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