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SHARON: Thank goodness you are OK! I worry about getting hit on the bike but don't think about it AS much as when I'm running...though occasionally I do. We can never be too careful, but still...one never knows what a driver is going to do.

The AFM stands for, "As for me..." :)

JEAN: It was amazing her little legs could go that far without stopping! She seemed to enjoy it...but she was tired in terms of sleepiness later. It was a windy, cool day, so that knocks you out as well.

Today is my last interval day before the half. 12 X 1/2 mile. I'm tempted to just do it as I run a course rather than repeat the same half mile stretch. I do this from time to time to break up the monotony. I run a trail/course for half a mile warm up, then do half mile intervals along the course with 1-2 min solid walk break. Doing this after church today....Sunny, high of 53...nice run weather. SIL and MIL are visiting this afternoon, so it'll be a close call getting back by the time they are here.

Sooooooo ready for the retirement thing (5 more weeks). It has been very difficult to get this training in with work and everything else I do beyond work! The training for this Half did not go as well as I would have liked. But I am thankful to have been able to do what I did. Might not be a pretty time, but just a good time as in fun.... Doing this with a friend who has trained even less than me. She thinks she's walking the whole ordeal. But last fall, her and her hubby did not train and did a 2:15....while I trained and got a 2:47. LOL She is 13 years younger than me. I told them....imagine if you DID train...the two of them would be sub twos! They have four kids, so life is hectic for them even more so than for me.

Enjoy your Sunday!

CATHERINE....Hope all is well.... Missing you on here and hoping it's just because you are busy as a bee!

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emoticon Just checking in! I have been a little out of it since Rock N Roll a couple of weeks ago. Everything is piling up on me including over 5000 e-mails.

SB, what is AFM? Is that a special marathon training?

I really appreciated all the advise on preparing for this past half marathon and recovery. I did take a full week off and then Tuesday I did a short recovery run. I was hit by a car, thank goodness I did not fall or get injured. The car was waiting to turn onto the main road and cut to short and I was hit on the passenger side. Thursday I went for a run and someone let me cross the bank drive and the car behind was stopped. Third car came up and almost slammed into both cars stopped allowing me to cross. I believe that driver was texting and not paying attention. I don't have my beautiful running trail that I had in Safety Harbor, FL along the Bay. And I have to run from neighborhood, to get out early and be back early. Since I care for my elder mother, I go out before anyone is awake.. Around here though, I do not dare run when it is dark..
I started reading my Jeff Galloway book, had no idea he was from Raleigh, NC and taught 4th grade. Small world...
Wishing all a wonderful weekend and for those running this week end! Happy Trails.
Monty, Have a wonderful time doing the St. Anthony's Tri... I think my friends brother does that every year..

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AFM..... ran today... just following my plan....
date day..... DH bought a Groupon for a restaurant and so we are heading to a little tiki bar for a drink... then maybe a walk around St. Armand's Circle (big and busy touristy shopping district)... then to dinner. Should be a good day.

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LYNN: Charlie had an impressive run for those little legs!!! And retiring.... good for you. It is such a different life!

DEE and LYNN: I sure agree. Sure I would like to get faster, but, I have finally bridged the gap and now run for the health of it and if I ever get faster.... just a side affect.

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Yesterday ran a lactate threshold run....
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DEE: I guess we are REAL people with REAL lives and there is nothing wrong with that! I just told someone how, even though I think about time, whenever I think about why I run, time is not in that mix. It's all about health, exercise, new friendships, being outdoors and mostly...FUN! So, I think we can be too hard on ourselves sometimes and shouldn't beat ourselves up for it. The races give me goals to force me to keep moving. I actually enjoy the journey to the goal, more than the goal itself.

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That said... I really do need to do a run after work today. 56 and sunny...that's as good as it's going to get around here for a while. It was so cold yesterday, we actually had snowflakes! Crazy! Warmer today and very sunny!

Have a great day....May it be filled with a good run!

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Lynn, you are doing way better than I am with training. This week is a bust: I had to move dancing to Monday, which is usually a run day. Tuesday I went to a yoga class. Today I hope to run but have to pack. Tomorrow I travel to Boston, and then I dance for four days. I get exercise, yes, but it's not running.

My training group set its schedule for the season, and unfortunately I won't get in a 26 miler prior to the Twin Cities Marathon. Not happy but that's OK, I've done that before. These days I'm just happy to finish a race, so I won't be concerned about time.



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Good Morning...

JEAN: I don't use Spark's food/exercise log either. When I'm committed to tracking, I use "My Fitness Pal" which seems to have the best food data base of any other app I've tried so far. They seem to make it easier and easier to track with updates... But I've been off of it for a while and need to get back on it.

Life is getting super busy with May coming up which I always say rivals December. Retiring adds to the chaos with a retirement lunch and a retirement dinner. Not complaining as that is always a great thing....LOL....! The workload this time of year increases dramatically as well and I'll also be training my replacement at some point. All that in addition to the normal May Madness.

As for running....it's been a challenge to squeeze it in! May 17th is fast approaching which is when the half marathon is. Many weeks, I've only gotten in two runs! one short and the other long. It is what it is.....Hoping to get a run in tomorrow as it's not happening today like I'd like it to.

Administrative Asst. Appreciation today...so going to work early for a breakfast there...then the principal takes the other secretary and me out to lunch today. So food will be a main issue today!

Happy Running All.... Seems like most are recovering from injuries and that's a totally AWESOME thing! Stay healthy!

Lynn

P.S. Photo is of granddaughter, Charlie, training for her "Kid Fun Run" on May 16th. She is 7 weeks shy of age 3 and she ran .96 miles non-stop in 21 min. For short, little legs, not bad!





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I downloaded an app called Lose It to my google chrome browser. Seems easier than logging onto Spark to track calories and exercise.

I just need to be committed and focused again. It was a long winter with so much company. I am ready now though....


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That's a great question, SB. I have no idea. I usually go by feel, i.e. if I'm hungrier I eat more.

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'ello

hi DEE......

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AFM.... still a little sore after Saturday's shoulder workout.... ran slow 90 minutes this morning.....trying to take better charge of what goes into my mouth.

so here is a question for you all....

Counting calories..... since my calories burned goes up and down throughout the week. Is it better to eat more on the days I burn more.... or is it better to just eat about the same (average) every day?

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My group run on Saturday was a tad more pleasant than the previous week. But it was also shorter. I shudder to think what happens when we increase distances. Well, I've done it before, I will do it again and adapt.

Sophie was allowed to run around the yard while I did some gardening yesterday. DD insists it isn't a good idea, but I just can't let her stay in that crate 24/7.

DD has a job interview today. Here's hoping....

My son and DIL are relocating from San Francisco to New York/Ct. Guess I will be seeing more of the Northeast again. Heading to Boston on Thursday for dancing and a visit with my brother. Of course my mind is in Boston today, as the live coverage is on my computer at work (in the background - yeah, right.)

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Everyone sounds like they are doing good.

Except for Sophie.....hope she can bound around soon....

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My 12 weeks of a personal trainer has ended. I think this new knowledge will really help me. Will try to get to the gym at least twice a week....

Life is calming down for us and hopefully summer will be more relaxed than this past winter was. I do not do well emotionally when I am on the go more than I want to be. I like a slow methodical life (a lot like my running).







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Lynn, Good luck on the 15 miler. Upper 70's sounds warm.

Dee, Good luck on the animals. Your daughter moved just as the tree pollens started. They were late this year.

June, I do all my none race runs with the dog--- I haven't gone over 15 miles in Philly--- so she's not very impressed with walking, although I've done quite a bit of it. We've had our first nice week in ages and it would have been nice to run.

Catherine, Luckily Sasha is only 40 pounds and mostly not a puller, She does get quite excited by deer, fox and ground hogs, but is pretty good around the things we see often.

Getting out and walking Weather has been nice and sunny and the Cherry blossoms are finally blooming. Last weekend was the big day for the Philly Cherry Blossom festival and they had great performers, but no blooms. I could see trees and hope to get back soon. It's just 2 miles from my house. But not really a safe walk.

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JEAN: We stayed at a resort called, "The Lay-By". It is owned by Norfolk Southern and is a private resort for employees and retirees of the company only. So it it far from well known. LOL It's near the north end of Holmes Beach. Congrats on your 10K!

SHARON: Congrats on your race and best wishes on those upcoming races...!

Pluggin' along my training for the May 17 half... Schedule is so tight, I've not been as consistent as I'd like on the mid week runs. At least once a week in between, but really need the 2X. Gotta do 15 tomorrow before a weekend trip and it's to be in upper 70s! Won't get started until 3:30....the heat of the day.

Off to work...Just wanted to stop in and say hi!

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June, your exercise, swim, hot tub routine sounds nice. I find walking boring, but perhaps I should try it more.

No run yesterday, my knees told me they needed a rest. And of course thunderstorms are predicted for this afternoon.

Sophie is a little better, but her hind quarter is still stiff and seems to give out now and again. We're keeping her crated because she's just too bouncy, but the crate is perhaps too confining. I may go look for a baby gate to confine her to a part of the house where she can't climb anything. I know it's only been 3 days, but I keep expecting her to heal like a puppy.

Hinge (my cat) is now confined to being an indoor cat after her asthma attack last week. She's very angry and keeps scratching the cat door. I guess at age 14 she doesn't want any abrupt changes. She became almost feral a few years ago when another cat invaded her territory - our back yard. I had to coax her back to being a 'mostly' house cat. She would hide in the neighbor's jungle of a back yard, and I'd have to take food out to her, put it down, and move away 10 feet in hopes of seeing her. When we relocated the other cat, she moved back home.

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Trill, I had a procedure in January and was restricted to no heavy exercise ( running, hiking swimming, ST) for 2 weeks and I walked for 2 hours every day, at first I thought it would be boring and not challenging, as it turned out, I ended up walking from home with our dog and discovering some new routes I had not done before and it turned out to be a win-win-win as the dog loves me now, I have improved my steps per day since then from 10,000 to 12,000 to 15,000 + and even though I am back to regular exercising, I find it easier to leave the house to go for 30 minute walks or more if I have time, it is funny how one sometimes steps up to use opportunities that are already there when there is a change in schedule or expectations.

Barb, how did your magic mile go?

Seabreeze, how is your gymboss? Did you try putting it in a bowl of rice for a few days? That often works with wet cell phones.

Dee, how is Sophie?

Lynn, nice vacation !!

I am on my way home from vacation, waiting at the the airport for my flight, and taking advantage of free WiFi. My legs got sore and stiff after a long hike, I miss my restorative swim and hot tub routine. I can work out hard at home and if I finish with a swim and stretch in the hot tub, I have no after effects.

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Hello Everyone. Hope the week is going well.

Cindy, love that new photo! Are you leading the dog or is the dog leading you :-)

Sharon, What a great race. Congratulations! As to where to start with a training plan for your June race, dropping into the middle as you describe should work just fine. You are definitely in race shape so you mainly want to maintain that race fitness and try not to peak too early. My one piece of advice would be to give yourself at least two weeks full recovery from the race before starting to train again. It's great that you are not sore, but a race still does more damage, even when it is microscopic tears, than training runs do, so give your body a chance to fully recover. It will thank you for it as you go through the next cycle stronger and still injury free.
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Dee, poor Sophie. I hope she is on the mend. Your story brought back memories of the first cat that DH and I got when we were first married. I let my cats go outside back then, but I always brought them in for the night. He was pretty good about showing up at the door around dinner time. If I didn't see him, I would go out and call and he usually came running. One evening, I didn't see him and when I called, he didn't appear. I started walking away from the house and then I heard him meowing -- and it sounded desperate, not a happy sound. I followed the sound of his voice -- he answered me every time I called him. I found him hanging by his tail from a cedar privacy fence. In jumping up and over it (about 6 feet tall), his tail had caught in between two of the slats, probably as he was going over.

He didn't fight me as I lifted his weight off his tail and I managed to get him free. He let me carry him home and we went straight to the vet. There was a lot of trauma to the tail and hind quarters, but fortunately no spinal cord damage. I must have found him not long after it happened. It was a painful recovery, I think. I told him that he was now an indoor cat, and he seemed to agree. He never tried to go outside again and seemed happy to stay in. He was about 10 at the time, so not too old, but not young either.
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Sharon, awesome that you had no pain after your half! I wish you could bottle some of your energy and send it my way. emoticon

Not sure if today will be a rest day or a run day. Wednesdays are usually rest days, but with uncertain weather this week, I might take advantage of the weather - assuming it's still clear this afternoon.



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Good Morning! Happy Hump Day!

I enjoyed my Monday massage. It is amazing I had no stiffness or soreness after my Sunday Race. Of coarse, she did find some tight spots. My husband gave me this gift certificate massage back in Jan. and I saved it just for my after race.

I was hoping to get out for recovery 3 mile run yesterday, but did not make it out and we have rain predicted all week. I have been doing my Cardio and Strength training DVD's and will start back up next week. I have to print out a new Galloway running schedule. Any ideas on how to start back for training for number 2 race June 6th. A friend suggested counting back the weeks from June 6th on my 12 week training schedule. Is that a good plan? Sure would appreciate input on that. I more than likely won't sign up for the May one, but I sure would love to qualify for the Half Fanatics..
I ordered pictures from Marathon Foto's. Can't wait to get the CD..

Wishing all a Great Day and Happy Trails!

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Because she has to avoid bouncing, Sophie is on crate rest, but it is actually too restrictive. She is doing a little better when I take her out. She can walk, albeit gingerly. I did notice this morning that her back end gave out when she got too enthusiastic.

I had to move my computer into the kitchen so that I could be near her. She was too lonely in her crate. I let her out for a bit but had to grab her when she heard some animals outside, or she would have jumped on the chair to look out. It's going to be a slow process I think.

I did get out for a run yesterday, and it was miserable. I'm finding it so hard to come back from my inaction due to a combination of depression and being busy. But I'll do it.

Cindy, I know it can be frustrating when you want to be out there!
DD made it to Philadelphia on Sunday, but she's suffering from allergies. I'm hoping she'll have the energy to start the job hunt this week.

SB, sounds like a good day ahead. Enjoy!


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Jean, did you have a good time running the 10k. Why more important then any PR stuff. You really don't need to run very hard to be more healthy. You just need to avoid sitting around all day.

Dee, Hope Sophie is feeling good. Yes running with others is tough. But so is running by yourself at times. Both have their trade offs. Good Luck.

Sharon, Sounds like you had a great race. Signing up for frequent races really requires you to thoughtful about your goals and your need for both mental and physical rest. If you have a fall and a spring race you can race them both, if your training goes well. It gets trickier with monthly "races"

Barb, good luck on your training focus

AFM Well still a week and 2 days till I can do anything other than walk. And the weather is finally nice. I sure planned poorly.





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Oh.....and..... the dumbest thing I did after Saturday's 10K.... I washed my Gymboss in the washer.

I have been letting it dry out, but I don't think water resistant covers - submerged in washer. LOL!!!

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Good Morning.....

Another day in paradise....LOL

DEE: How is Sophie today?

JUNEPA: Thank you!!

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Going to the gym this morning...back into my ST routine...(vacations are over...MI company is gone).
Maybe a short walk too.
Pinochle this afternoon (no snacking on junk).

Life is good!

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Awesome Jean , both you and your DH. I love family runs

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Quick visit to the vet: Sophie went after something today, probably a possum, and fell while trying to climb the fence (my guess - I just heard the yelping - but I've seen her do it). She's on crate rest and drugs. Silly poodle. So thankful my vet opens early.



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SHARON: Congratulations on a great race!!! Very impressive!!! You are amazing.

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I ran a 10K on Saturday. I ran by HR and did not exceed my lactate threshold HR for first 5 miles. Then I didn't worry about it and ran last mile with a little higher HR.

I did not PR. I did not come close to a PR. Except for it being a hot run, it was enjoyable. DH and I finished (neither of us last in our age group, but a long ways from first). After race our bib number let us into the local festival called Shark's Tooth. And, yep, they had plenty of sharks teeth for sale under a huge tent.

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Great race Sharon!,

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Hi All!

I had a Wonderful Race Day! I ran the Raleigh Rock N Roll Half Marathon and came in 7 out of 60 in my age group. My time was 2:12:06. A spark friend from Indiana came down to run it and we were able to get together. She is also a Half Fanatic- a group I am working on qualifying for to join.

This has been my 2nd Half Marathon since starting back after a few years off due to surgery.

I did get new Brooks Shoes, Brooks Launch 2 and hope to try them out sometime this week. I did get the VIP Porta Pass, but never could find it. At least I have much needed Brooks Shoes and some other things.

Thanks all for your support and great advise. I am looking forward in adding hill training. My next HM is in June.. Thinking about one in May? Just have not signed up for it yet.

I have some catching up to do so hopefully will have time to read through the thread in the morning. Looking forward to early morning massage.

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I forced myself out for my group run yesterday. I just wasn't feeling it, and it didn't get better as I ran. The down side of a group run is that you are pretty much locked into the others' pace if you want to make it a group run. And they wanted to run it faster than I did, which took away any pleasure. It's not a fast pace, just faster than I wanted on that given day. But it got done.

I'm determined to get back in shape, so it will happen.

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DEE: Sounds like your daughter is in for a big adventure.

SHARON: Looking forward to hearing about your HM........

CATHERINE: The bread looks very good......sounds so fun when you write about it.

CINDY: So good to hear you are feeling good about running again!!

LYNN: Awesome photo.... at what resort did you stay? DH and I were on Anna Maria Island yesterday.... played bridge with some friends on a picnic table... took trolley out to dinner. Lots of traffic.... I love it there too.

JUNEPA: Your trip sounds wonderful. I don't know if I would be brave enough to climb up the side of a mountain. I really am liking weight training.... although when on vacation last week, I didn't do any. Evaluation is next week.

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AFM.... 10K race tomorrow morning....
Must adjust my lifestyle once again as weight has creeped up way too far.

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Have a great weekend everyone, running or not! I have a 4 miler scheduled for Saturday with a magic mile in there somewhere.

Dee: I'm almost at the end of my half training, but I felt the same as you in trying to get out and run. In my case, I think it's because of what I call the mid-training slump. Slowly coming out of the fog, though. Poor Sophie (hope it wasn't DD)--my Sophie hasn't knocked over a TV but she has her, um, quirks.

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June, that sounds fantastic. I'm not one for heights, so I can't say I'd love to do climbing, but I'm glad YOU are enjoying it.

I had to really talk to myself, but I got out for a run yesterday. I'm not sure why I'm fighting it so much, since I enjoy it once I get out there. But there's always an excuse in my head for why I can't run. Yesterday's excuse was that I had to buy a TV: Sophie (allegedly) knocked over the TV and broke it. I ran, I didn't buy the TV. And I'm not so sure Sophie is the guilty party since DD was mad at me.

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Well I made the mistake of clarifying what normal activity included. Although I can resume normal activity on Monday no running or strenuous activity or lifting weights over 15 pounds for two weeks. And I feel absolutely normal today and its just the day after. This was a no incision procedure.

June, Your trip to Italy sounds great.

Dee, That yellow stuff, pollen is sure tough on seasonal allergy sufferers We had snow March 21 which apparently shocked our trees enough to postpone the allergy season, but there are warnings of a particularly bad season. Has your daughter figured out housing in Philly?

Lynn, Hope the storms last night were not too bad where you live. The storms are definitely milder her. We had one storm with hail last year and it was a shock to people. The weather person commented how it was unusual for this part of the country unlike the midwest.





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Catherine, your breads looks soooo good!!

Trill, yay for your running come-back

Sharon, your HM is going to be awesome

Seabreeze, how do you feel now that the personal training sessions are finished, how did the evaluation go? Is your DH still running? Yay for a trip away, I find it is stimulating to go away, and also sweet to be back to home again.

DH and I are in Italy on vacation. We both have a lot of relatives here, so we carved out 3 days to ourselves and are in the mountains near Lake Idro, Saturday we are going to start making the rounds visiting the relatives. We have been hiking in the mountains every day, and yesterday we went to a park that has some mountain and stream-side walking trails, but also has a zip line, a Tibetan suspension cable bridge across a gorge and, the main feature of the park, a dozen "vie ferrate" , which are rock climbing routes with cables fixed to the rock every 5-10 feet and some iron pegs for foot holds. The climber has a harness that attaches to the cable and can climb up and along sheer cliff faces safely. I loved it, if there was something like this close to home, I would be a regular!! With all the hiking and climbing, I have only run once this week. Once we are back to the city, I plan to run every other day, and when we are home again, I will start the "10k in 59 minutes" Jeff Galloway plan

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Catherine, your bread looks wonderful. You may find me on your doorstep.....

We too have that yellow green stuff all over. And the trees are dropping something else which collects everywhere and makes the streets and sidewalks slick. I'm reminded of "The Great Fall" when slipping on acorns just about ended my running for good. I'm being very cautious this spring.

Cindy, glad to hear you are back at it. I've now resumed running but must increase my distance slowly. I hope my running group will be patient with me - actually, I'm pretty sure they will, as they are so supportive.

DD is now in Fairfax, VA where she'll stay a day or two to visit relatives. And then it's on to Philadelphia. So far so good.

My two older kids were independent at such a young age, it's strange for me to see how reluctant the younger two are to head off on their own.

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CINDY: So nice to see you running again. I know it's been a tough journey for you!

CATHERINE: You make me want to go out and get a bread machine! Looks so yummy! I'm such a carb freak, though. I can't control myself around such delicious goodies!

JEAN: I absolutely LOVED AMI !!! It really was like stepping back in time with not a care in the world. I look forward to the day we can go back...Hoping that's next year, but not sure.



This photo is a shot from right outside our resort. Not the photo I wanted to show you, but the only one that wasn't "too large" to upload! Go figure! Anyway....it was total paradise.

Ran 3 miles yesterday even though I totally was not in the mood. Using a 40 sec run / 20 sec walk 2:1 ratio. Weather has been decent for this time of year and keeps getting warmer. Today is mid 70s but strong storms! Our first thunderstorm of the season had arrived early this AM so I didn't go to the last fluid running class. Even though the pool is indoors, I don't like being in water during vivid lightning. We have a new aquatics director, so it would be interesting to see if she forbids being in the pool during lightning like most indoor pool do....Our last one never told people to get out. Possible tornadoes today as well. Supposedly, storm chasers from other states have come in for the big event just in case...but that is how ripe the conditions are. Yikes...it is that that time of year again!

Trying to get back on track with healthy eating now that the vacay is over. So far, it's better...but could still be better! Need to keep myself busy with other things rather than think about TREATS! I don't think about it as much when not working....Hoping retirement means I don't think about it at all. :D

Have a great day...and may it be filled with a lovely run!

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Been doing about the same runs all year. Finally beginning the increase the amount of running on my short run. Went from 30/30 to 45/30. If done the 45/30 for two weeks now. Then I plan to try 1min/30 50/20 and then 1 min/20. I wont be running for the next several days. Have a none running related procedure tomorrow. So I should be back to running in by Tuesday. If I got my info straight.

Catherine, Looks like great bread. And you have one of those fancy woven basket things to do the raising in. How much fun.

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Catherine, I am so impressed with your Bread making.. Thanks for sharing the pictures too.

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Good afternoon, everyone. I hope that you are all having a great week.

Because of our wet winter, the oak trees are really, really putting out the pollen this year. Not only are counts high, but it is all over everything. It is so heavy that you can see it on the sidewalks, on cars, on decks (and deck furniture) and even inside. I looked down at the kindle that sits on a bedside table in front of an open window and could see a yellowish green dust on the black cover. My cat dropped a white "mouse" toy at my feet the other night, and yup, it was a yellowish green mouse. I've been doing a lot of vacuuming and sweeping. Usually it is red pollen from that cedars that gets all over everything. But the frequent rain this year kept washing it off things and out of the air as well. So this year everything is yellow not red. What a mess.

I turned on the air conditioner last night for the first time. It is not terribly hot but so humid!! Today is heavily overcast and very dark. It's a little depressing.

Here are my latest breads. The first is a "San Francisco sourdough" make from 100% Spelt flour. I baked it this morning.


Normally I only bake one bread at a time, but this one is for DH who prefers a more sour style of bread than I do (although I certainly won't let him eat all of it!).

I prefer a whole meal bread in a less sour style. This is yesterday's bread for me, made from whole meal Kamut (an ancient, unhybridized grain in the durum wheat family). Many people who are sensitive to modern wheats can eat Spelt or Kamut. They are both harder to bake with because the gluten isn't as strong as in modern wheat.

This one has already been cut and eaten for breakfast:


Here is "the crumb," as they say in the bread forums:


I was able to find both white and whole meal spelt flour in the bulk bins at Whole Foods, but the kamut was only available as whole grains, so I had to mill it into flour with my grain mill.

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SB, Thank you. I feel real good about Sunday's Race. Catherine, I have been real good about my tapering. I had one instance of temptation of adding an extra mile and it started to rain. Someone was looking out after me. The Lamb I cooked turned out real good Sunday and we will enjoy left overs this evening.

Catherine, Happy you are feeling so much better after 4 month break. The pollen has started here too.

Dee, WOW 80 degrees. Enjoy your runs now. Dance Class sounded like so much fun..

I ran 5 miles this afternoon and Thursday will be 3 miles. Last run before my HM Sunday.
My mother and I have hair appointment and I plan to stop at Omega Sports to look at their Brooks shoes. Purchase will get me a VIP Potty Pass. Never did that before but sounds like a great idea and I wear Brooks.

Happy Trails!

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SB, can't wait to hear how the race goes. I suspect you will amaze yourself.

AFM, I finally got my lazy tuches out the door and running yesterday afternoon. Now that my dance camp is behind me, I can get back to pounding the streets. It was in the 80s, but it felt good - albeit very slow.

DD#2 is on her way to Philadelphia. She decided to move as there is a graduate program she wants to apply for. First, she'll look for a job. A bit impetuous, but she needed a change. Day 1 she made it to Mobile. Today we're aiming for Charlotte. I'm tracking her on an app so I don't feel compelled to call all day: this is her first solo road trip.

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Good Morning!

Life is good....in my world!!!

SHARON: Good luck on Sunday's race!!!! You should do great!! How did your lamb turn out.

CATHERINE: I love bread....lol. Glad you are moving back into training.

LYNN: Hope you enjoyed Anna Maria Island. I love it there!!! Closer to old Florida than a lot of places.

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My first attempt at a this new training plan is almost over. 10K on Saturday. I am not going to try to PR.... just will run my HR and see what happens. I have really enjoyed this training. I still use a lot of run-walk but more or less by HR than time. My slow runs are very very slow. My fast runs are much faster than I was running.

Looking forward to feeling and seeing race results on Saturday!!!

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Early this Morning I did a Cardio Low Impact DVD to warm up my muscles and get my heart rate going before going out for my 6 mile run. Last long run before my Half Marathon next weekend. I am ready to Rock this Half!! I actually had two PR's this morning. Woo Hoo!!
It must of been that hill training I tried Thursday..

I have Lamb cooking for our Easter Dinner. Never cooked it before but oh, does it smell good. Can't wait..

Have a Wonderful Evening..

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HAPPY EASTER! HAPPY PASSOVER!

CATHERINE: It has warmed up here! But we get a colder day here or there. 67 for today...That would be to us. Ha, ha...

I've been in Florida all this past week at Anna Maria Island, so it was 70s at the start of the week and settled nicely between 80-82 with low humidity. PERFECT weather in my book. Of course, we had to go during my spring break as well as 90% of America. No wonder JEAN went to the Gulf Shores this past week! LOL!

JEAN: I ran once on the beach since there's a wide path of solid white sand to run on. LOTS of runners! It was soooo nice to run on the beach and hear the waves and sea birds make their music. My feet have been stiff lately and I did some stretching and overdid it injuring one of my feet. So I had to take the rest of the week off of running and take some Motrin as for one day....I could hardly walk on it! MUCH MUCH better (whew...thought I injured it worse than I had) so I was able to walk 4 miles on the sand Friday.

Healed up enough that I was able to do my slow run/walk for 13 miles yesterday. Have the usual "torn up feeling" that goes away within 24 hours. Just that feeling that you really did something! I went back to my "Happy Feet" routine with a Franklin Ball that I love so much. Ahhhhh....It REALLY feels GREAT doing those exercises! Loosens up my tight ankles really nice. Not sure why my feet get SO tight! Stretching the calves helps as well.

Off to church...then to an Easter Brunch at my MIL's . . .

Enjoy that baking, CATHERINE! Sounds delicious!!!!

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Hello Everyone. I can't believe it is already April!! Where has the time gone?

Cindy, I'm glad to hear that your PT seems under control. Are you signed up for any more races? I hope that you enjoyed your visit to Texas. How much longer will your daughter be in San Antonio?

Jean, Enjoy your vacation with family and the silence when you return home :-).

Sharon -- make the most of your taper! I'm sure that you are going to have a great race!

Lynn, is Chicago warm yet?

AFM, I haven't been running much recently because the pollen counts are really high right now. But I think I am ready to get back into training. I took about a 4 month break and feel better for it. I had been training fairly continuously for over 5 years. A break was over due. I just signed up for the California Marathon on 6 December and will make another try at qualifying for Boston there. (That's assuming that life cooperates with that plan.)
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I've slowed down some for the last week or so because I've been doing a lot of reading in the online bread baking forums and reading bread books (which I mostly don't count in my book total unless I truly read it cover to cover). I currently have about 10 bread books checked out from the library. There are so many new (and old) techniques and recipes I'd like to try. It's going to take a while since unfortunately (or perhaps that should be fortunately), we don't eat bread terribly fast so I'm limited to one or two loaves per week (unless I can find some hungry friends). But it's all interesting and I am having fun. I dug out my grain mill last week and have gone back to grinding some of my own flour.

Drop by when you have a moment and let us know what you are up to now that spring is here.
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Good Morning!

Jean, enjoy every moment you have with family.
The scenery looks beautiful. I love running near the beach.

I feel like I have trained well for my Half Marathon 4/12 and I am certainly
following my tapering. Today was a 4 mile run and I decided to focus a little
on my hill training. After my Half I decided to do Hill Training and Speed work every other week. I wasn't doing either since I only run three days a week. I think Thursday's will be a good day for that since it is usually a 4 miler on that day.

Wishing all a Great Day! Happy Trails..

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Weight: Oh my.....with company I am not relaxed.... and so I eat more trying to calm my inner anxiety. I love them all. They are so different than DH and me. My step son and daughter in law talk ALL the time...no quiet time for me... ( emoticon )

Today 25 year old granddaughter is coming for the day.

Luckily the weather is beautiful - mid 70s during the day.

No ST this week......but my 3 running days will happen along with walking walking walking.

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LYNN: I am sure you have discovered the paved path that runs along Coquina Beach. It is my favorite location. I often add some road distance to it.... but it is a beautiful route.

Cindy: Sorry about the missed HM. Weather should be warming up in the north soon.

Sharon: Your training sounds like it is going very good. Hurray for you!!!

****AFM....4 more runs before next Saturday's 10K. I have 4 more high intensity runs between now and then. They push my limits. Today was run 2 minutes at my assigned very fast pace and recover 2 minutes 7 times. Sunday was run 3 minutes at my very fast pace and recover 3 minutes. 3 minutes is so much more difficult than 2. I really struggle that last minute maintaining the pace and breathing!!!

Enjoying family here on the beach.... DH's son and daughter live within driving distance so they are coming - staying - leaving - coming - staying - leaving etc.



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Good Morning! Happy Monday!

I pushed myself yesterday to get my 12 mile run done. It was cold- low's 20 degrees. I waited until it warmed up to 30 degrees. Totally bundled up with gloves and headband. Yeah! Now is two weeks of tapering before my Rock N Roll Half Marathon in Raleigh, NC. I have never trained before in NC during the winter. After living in Tampa Bay for over 20 years I must admit it was not easy. I had to do a lot of self talk and signing up for this race last year was my motivation. I am also on the last week of my QFS Challenge. That has a great mix of cardio and strength training.

Thanks Cindy. I am happy to hear you are still able to run and that you are listening to your body. I have never experience PF but have heard it is quite painful. Wishing you the best on recovering.
Lynn, enjoy your time vacation at Anna Maria Island. Love hearing and seeing the pictures.
Monty, Always love hearing about your Races and Groupies. That is something I really miss.
Jean enjoy your time visiting Gulf Shores.
Catherine, I think my Garmin is finally set right. It received the satellite and no more beeping every thirty seconds. I would like to eventually set it on Galloway run/ walk intervals but right now I just have it set every mile laps. I am a little afraid to touch it.
June, I love seeing your pictures and hearing about your Fitness and Ventures. You sure have a great mix of things you do in such beautiful country.

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Hi all, Still managing to run without aggrevating my plantar fasciitis I had planned on running a half marathon on April 12, but I ended up having a procedure scheduled for the Thursday before that means no race. So I'm back to just running the same old runs. But at least we no longer have ice and snow on the trails.

Lynn Travelling from Chicago to Florida you sure will be in weather shock. I spent 4 days with my daughter in San Antonio and my was it warm.

Sharon, Hope that last run went well

Jean, Enjoy the gulf shores

Monty, sounds like your running is going well

Catherine, That's a lot of rain. I was in San Antonio that weekend and was surprised by the lack of rain sewers on the road. Don't know how much rain they got, but they have puddles. On the other hand if I'd stayed in Philly it would have been another 4 inches of wet heave snow. Glad you enjoyed the opera.



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Good Morning... Jean...was not aware that you were that close. Too bad you are out of town. Would have been fun to do a run together. Have fun in Gulf Shores....

If you read this soon, where on Anna Maria do you run? Plan on doing two 3-4 mile runs. I'll probably figure it out. There's only so many roads there. LOL

Did my 8 X 800s for a total of six miles (with warm up, cool down and walking in between)....It was COLD...Only 34. That would have been warm a month ago. Ha, ha.... And typically, I like running in the 30s, but there was a BRUTAL wind and it made it difficult to run fast in! Won't I be in weather shock going from this to the tropics!

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Good afternoon everyone! Oh My! I have some reading and catching up to do. Looks like you all have been very active.

I ran 6.2 miles yesterday and felt great. Today is rain with a cold front moving back in. Saturday my nieces baby shower and Sunday last planned long run before tapering..
My first Rock N Roll HM is April 12th and so excited. So far I signed up for three this year..

I finally have my Garmin up and Running. Thank you all for your helpful tips. SPAT is up and running too... I found out what I was doing wrong on my Garmin Watch.. It was beeping every thirty seconds which was driving me crazy. I found out the reason why so hopefully this Sunday will be a peaceful run with Garmin and GPS will connect with satellite.

Thanks Lynn, I will check out the site for books. You have a great time in FL... I wish I could go down there with you. I miss living there..
Jean and Monty, If I am ever so lucky to get back down there to visit I will let you know. All my friends are still there and my son lives in the Countryside area.

Wishing all a Wonderful Weekend! I look forward in catching up with you all....

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*05/17/15 NCRC Classic Half Marathon
*06/06/2015 Raleigh Race 13.1 Half Marathon Spring
*09/19/2015 Raleigh Race 13.1 Half Marathon Fall



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Hi team!

LYNN: Have fun on Anna Maria Island..... I am there as often as I can be as it is where we go to run and play and eat and have fun. I would drive out to meet you...., but we are heading to Gulf Shores AL on Saturday.

Hi MONTY...

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Did my high intensity interval run yesterday. 7 x 2 minutes with 2 min recovery.
I feel good about my activity level, but not so good about my recent weight gain. Will have to get my act together..... I think I will blame socializing...:)

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Must be the season for road trips! I wish everyone a safe ride and a most enjoyable time!
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Did a Relay for Life Team Fundraiser yesterday with huge support from our local Run & Triathlete Community! I wasn't surprised. We all support each other! One of our friends, an Ultra runner, said he would run the entire six hours for pledges at the event! Awesome!
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I'm having more fun today as a runner then when I was pressing for speed! We had a huge discussion on pace and how it can hold us back! Blind tests are showing me faster when I just go out and do it! It truly is about individual goals.
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Good Morning...

Sounds like everyone is doing quite well!

SHARON: There are a lot of JG books out nowadays. I have several and although I see much of the same info, there does seem to be additional info in each one. A great place to get them cheap is at: half.com. eBay now owns that site, but is still separate from eBay and you do not bid on books but merely buy them. Much of the time, I spend more on shipping than the cost of the book! GREAT deals on gently used and sometimes brand new books.

Two to four inches of snow today! Icky! Just when you think you've said your final good-bye to measurable snow, than this. The good news is that this time of year it never lasts long and usually melts within a couple of days. Sixty two by Wed...should kill it all by then!

In light of the weather, it gives me great joy to know that next Saturday we fly out to Florida for a week in the sun and warmth. We are going to Anna Maria Island (barrier island off of Sarasota) and staying at a place on the beach that my hubby's company owns. Employees get a huge discount staying there and it's condo-like so you can have meals in if you so choose. Breakfast maybe lunch now and then, but like to eat at local eateries when on vacation.

Ran 11 miles for the LSD run last weekend and up to 8 12 mile intervals for this Friday, hopefully. Want to get in in before we leave. Returning the following Sat. at noon, barring any delays and will hit the 13 mile LSD upon return. I'll do a couple of short runs on the island. I surely will sweat buckets with 80+ degrees!

Have a great Monday!

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Good Morning.....

Weather in my neck of the woods has been beautiful... 80-82 every day. So definitely enjoying it.

I cannot believe the busyness of my life lately. so little down time...:(

We continue to work on bridge conventions and our bidding, but it is a struggle some days.

I am enjoying working with a trainer... only 1 more work out session and then 1 evaluation session. I have learned a lot about weight lifting and strength training. The last workout which included shoulders and abs left me more sore than I had been after other workouts. What I had been doing was okay, but did not help me get stronger as much as I would have liked. Now I have a better understanding.

Running is going well.... I feel like I have made the transition to running for "the health of it." Now if I improve, it is a "side-effect" of a solid year round training plan. Upcoming race in a few weeks. I am not expecting a PR as my race plan is so much different than it ever has been before.

Next Saturday we are heading to Gulf Shores, AL for a week on the beach and a visit with our Alabama families. Looking forward to seeing everyone. Our youngest grandson joins the Coast Guard the day after we arrive... so we will get to see him before the big sendoff. LOL!

Hoping all of you have a fantissimo day!

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Hello, Everyone. We drove to Dallas this weekend for the opera, La Boheme. We attended with friends and had a great time, including a good dinner beforehand. It was a rainy weekend. There were 1.5 inches of rain in our gauge when we got home.

Sharon, you say you are frustrated with Garmin -- I assume from what you describe that you are talking about Garmin Connect, not the watch itself? I had never used Garmin Connect until recently after I got my Vivofit. I know that sometimes it takes a while for the website to update, but I've found that if the app says that the sync was successful, eventually the data shows up. In addition, this upload is a copy of what is on the watch. The data should still be there in History. I'm not sure which Garmin watch you have, but I know that this is the case with my 305. Uploading to Garmin Connect or to Training Center does not remove data from the watch. You have to do that explicitly on the watch menus.

It has been a long time since I read Galloway's Book on Running. I don't remember that it didn't recommend run/walk. I do remember that is was before he developed the Magic Mile and the related method for determining the best training pace and race pace based on that. Jeff's methods have evolved over the years as he worked with more and more runners through his clinics, his clients and his running groups. My recommendation would be to use one of the plans in his most recent book on the distance you are interested in training for to take advantage of all that training experience.

Have a great week!
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Yay for grand daughter time Monty. I can't wait to have grandkids!! I am still working on the fam triathlon, and DD who flat said no the first time I brought it up, is considering it now. I haven't heard from DS.

Sharon, wow, a signed copy!! I have a later edition, but the same title. When Catherine, Seabreeze and Trill check in again, they can give you an overview of the Galloway books.

Today it was raining, weather for ducks, and in fact, there was a pair by the road where I was running, so I took a pic. They were in the ditch beside the road but were already out and ambling away by the time I got my camera out. Super Sunday today, I started with a 45 minute run with hills, then a 20 minute swim and some hot tub time, then a 9 mile bike ride home, it is mostly downhill so not hard but I had a flat tire 2 miles from home and walked from there. According to my fit bit, I have done 30,114 steps and just over 10 miles (not including the bike ride)(but including the walk home with a flat tire)



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Good Afternoon!

I had a Wonderful Long Run this morning. I ran for two hours but not sure on the miles yet.
A little frustrated with my Garmin and Spark Fitness Tracker. SPAT is doing some sort of maintenance on a Sunday? And I think I read somewhere that Garmin Maps are having issues. I am newbie using Garmin and I have to figure out how to delete past runs. All it recorded today was my time out running. I only hope my information is there and will upload when all this maintenance is taken care of. Can't imagine picking a Sunday to do that, when most races are on the weekend.. My Rock N Roll HM is three weeks from today. I sure am looking forward to tapering..

June, The book I have is Galloway's Book on Running. This is dated 1984 so it goes real far back. I have a signed copy- I can't remember if this was a gift from a friend or I bought it and Jeff signed it. I think I saw him many years ago at the Safety Harbor Pier- back in the 90's?? Someone who looked like him who mentioned I was over pronating...Got that corrected..

Monty, I only wish my son would get back into running. I have so many fond memories of running when he was just a baby and then we ran the Safety Harbor Sprints together.. Mary and her son were there too back then..

Wishing you all a Great Day!

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Good Morning, All!
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I've been spending this past week with my Gigi, my #1 Spark! She's on Spring Break. As an 8 year old, going on 30, she takes this seriously. Beach time is essential and we did it right yesterday!
I'm just blessed that she loves to spend her time with me. I know that there will come a time...BUT I'm taking every minute she gives me and it's a party!
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Did my hometown Run Club last night and had a great run with my run partner. I love running with her as we talk and joke about everything. It gives us a good pace and time goes fast!
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June! Love that you're considering an all-fam relay! That has got to be the best! Make it happen!
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