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12/10/16 7:54 A

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@JUNEPA - Good job with sticking to your training plan....

@CATHERINE - Being alike is probably better than being opposites!!

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Had a great time in Key West. Lots of foods that are probably less than healthy.
Very glad to be home....(always). For me, home is becoming my favorite vacation spot.



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12/8/16 10:48 A

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Good morning, everyone. Hope all is going well.

My mother continues to do amazingly well. We saw her surgeon yesterday and he proclaimed her a "fast healer." Her energy is gradually coming back, although she still tires quickly. We have settled into a comfortable routine. We are both very much alike in many ways, which on the whole is good but can sometimes cause small problems.
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Can you believe that we both tend to be impatient and stubborn? Ha, ha.

So far, I have been doing most of the cooking in the evening, but she fixes her own breakfast and lunch. The main reason that I am cooking dinner is that we haven't rearranged her kitchen yet and a lot of her pans, etc., are on bottom shelves and in drawers that are currently off limits for her (she is not to bend more than 45 degrees until released to do so by the doctor). She has a hair appointment today and wants to go.

Fortunately for me, a Sprouts Farmers Market opened in Stillwater just one month ago. So the type of food I am used to cooking/eating is now available here. Before Sprouts, food availability was sort of a waste land for me. Not to sound stuffy or anything, just that what I was used to eating and preparing wasn't available unless you drove to the city. Sprouts has a great selection of organic produce and a really nice deli. They do a great roasted cauliflower. The girl behind the counter told me that they can't keep their roasted Brussel sprouts "in stock" because it flies out the door. Who would have thought?

They seem to be getting more and more traffic each time I am there. I guess Stillwater is figuring out how to use them. We first went when we were in town while Mother was in the hospital. They had only been open about two weeks then and it seemed to me that their deli items weren't moving very fast, which was a little concerning. But that seems to have changed. They are currently running specials on almost all their produce and the prices are very competitive. They even beat Walmart on several items, which is their big competition in town. That is smart of them.

It is cold here for this Texan. A front came through and it was 23 when I got up this morning. It is supposed to get above freezing during the day, but not by much. (It was 43 this morning in Austin, although the same front is hitting them too). Fortunately it is not terribly windy at the moment. Wind makes Oklahoma winters seem a lot colder than the temp might suggest. On the other hand, my new REI parka seems to have been the perfect choice for this weather.
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Catherine, your mom is amazing !!

Seabreeze, great day in retirement in paradise :)

Patrick, I 'm like Seabreeze, I am way more motivated to exercise in the morning than the afternoon, and early mornings for me are the best.

I am in month 2 of my 3 month running lay off. I miss it and my weekly steps have decreased. On the indoor rowing training all is well, I am doing some sprints, 3 x 300m inside a 45 minute workout today. The next session will be 4 x 300m inside a 60 minute workout. I am rowing 4 times a week with 45 , 2 x 60 and 90 minute workouts.

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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
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A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
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12/3/16 9:38 A

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Good Morning...

PATRICK: LoL!! If I didn't exercise first thing in the morning, I would find it very difficult to get motivated later in the day. We are all so different. Running in the evening would be SO DIFFICULT for me.

CATHERINE: Hurray for your mom's good recovery. My sister (77) recently had a 2nd hip replacement. She still cannot get her sock on without a little gripping tool. And, yes, she talked about not being able to bend over until her hip healed. She blames years of sitting at office desks and not moving as much as she could have or should have over the years.

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Today.....
Re-organizing my clothes
Cleaning main bathroom
Cleaning laundry room

Then....
playing games...reading....

Making Mexican vegetable lasagne for dinner.....

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Hello Everyone, hope all is well.

DH and I drove up to Oklahoma again on Tuesday. Mother was released from hospital rehab yesterday to come home. She continues to do very well. She can walk without the use of a cane or walker, including going up and down stairs.

Her main restriction is that she is not to bend over more than 45 degrees until the surgery is fully healed, which will probably be two to three months, to avoid dislocating the artificial joint. So she needs some tools and / or help to put on socks and shoes and to get things off the floor or lower shelves. We are confident, however, that she will make a full recovery.

I am staying with her until at least the end of the year. So far, the only help she has needed is with tying her shoes. We are going to get her a good pair of slip ons for the duration. Home Health comes tomorrow to check over the house and to set up a schedule for her continuing rehab in home.

Her rapid recovery is really a testimony to the value of staying active and a reminder that activity can be mild and yet be of value. She, at 87, was not a runner or an exerciser or even a great walker. But she did spend several hours every day outside, working in her yard, getting up and down, moving around, dragging hoses, pulling weeds, raking leaves, etc. It all adds up and, even though mild, is not sedentary.
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11/30/16 11:39 A

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Well... I fell short of my mileage goal for the month. Running excuses time! Hah. There were decisions like putting a run off for a day only to get rained out the next day, or going for a hike with my fiancee instead of the long run I had planned to do. Then there's getting motivated to run in the dark and the cold! The days are short now and evening is when I have the time and energy to run, so it's dark. I do so hate mornings. I don't know how people have the energy to run first thing in the morning. I sure don't.

Excuses are just that though. :) If I really push to get in a run every other day, even when I don't feel like it, my goals are doable even if I have to delay an extra day once in awhile because something comes up or the weather doesn't cooperate. Of course I say that, but we'll see what happens when the snow hits!

I need to do a long run this weekend to prepare for a 10.8 mile trail race on December 17th.

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Good Morning.

I need to do some shopping - maybe today - Cyber Monday!!
Heading to pickleball in about 5 minutes.

Have an awesome day!

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Still morning here, but almost afternoon.

Walked this morning for 6.1 miles.
Feet were sore, but now are not....

Putting up our token tree today (about 2 ft high).
And a few decorations that we have had for a long, long time.

Not much else going on except......
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Good Morning...

Survived Black Friday, but then I only went to the grocery store - LOL. Ordered first Christmas gift from Amazon..... a tricycle for granddaughter.

Biked yesterday....

CATHERINE: Good to hear your mom is doing better and better!

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Happy thanksgiving, everyone.
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My mom continues to progress. She graduated to a four footed cane on Tuesday and yesterday they had her climbing "real" stairs in the stair well. She says she is wobbly with the cane and it takes a lot of concentration, but sheesh, she's an 87 year old woman who had a partial hip replacement just one week ago. I hope I have half her spunk.

She gets the day off today.

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11/24/16 10:15 A

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING to good friends!!
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Good Morning and Happy Thanksgiving Eve Morning for those in the US!!

CATHERINE: Sorry to hear about your mom's fall. Hoping her recovery is quick!

JUNEPA: You do have a good plan. YOu will love running when it comes up on your plan again.

I am working on a multi-sport plan also. I have discovered my feet can handle running enough to get my HR elevated - which is good. So will write a new plan - to incorporate some running for HIT; walking for endurance; biking for steady state; and pickleball for fun and flexibility and a little cardio. Also a short daily routine to strengthen these weak links of mine - arches, calves, etc.

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I found a recipe for a crustless pumpkin pie which we will try for tomorrow. Just DH and me again this year. A huge turkey, roasted vegetables, cranberry sauce, fat-free gravy, and a crustless pumpkin pie. What is this world coming to?

Taking Rick to the Pickleball court today. We both have new rackets and he has only played once.

Nothing else new that I can think of right now......all is well in my world....except it is cold - high was low 70s yesterday. I wore a jacket and a sweatshirt. LOL

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Catherine, sorry to hear about your mother, she sounds amazingly resilient, I wish her a speedy recovery.

Seabreeze, yay for a great Disney trip. Pickleball sounds fun, some of my friends play, I haven't tried it yet. Wow, that is a way bigger court and more like tennis than I thought, I thought it was more like ping pong and on a table but with a different ball and bigger paddles.

Zipitup, welcome :)

Marsha, hope you are feeling better soon. Injuries are a drag.

My running break, I miss running. 3 months isn't very long. I think my plan is a good, I am sticking to the plan. Runners always miss running.



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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Hello everyone,

Just time for a brief drop by. 2016 continues to be a year I will be happy to see in the rear view mirror. My 87 year old mother fell on Monday and broke her hip. She had a partial hip replacement on Wednesday morning and started rehab on Friday afternoon. She is doing amazingly well.

On the plus side. Her fall was not the result of any underlying medical or health problem. The railing she was leaning on broke. She did not fall in the sense that she tumbled down. When the railing gave way, she sat down hard on the concrete step. The only damage she suffered was a broken ball joint.

She is very healthy and lives an active life. She routinely spends hours every day outside working in her very large yard. She is on no medication. The surgery took less than 2 hours. She was out of recovery in less than another 2 hours. I was talking to her on the phone (and she was entertaining a visitor), about 4 hours after surgery. Everyone at the hospital is amazed at far advanced she is at this point. She has very little pain so far and is upbeat

On the negative side is her age, 87. We are hopeful that she can regain full function and continue to live on her own. Too soon to tell, of course.

Catherine

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Hi everyone!

Sorry I have taken so long to check in after being away last weekend. But I see everyone has been fairly busy.

Disney was fun. Lots of people. The lines were not too bad though. Longest wait was about 30 minutes. The detail that Disney puts into the parks in amazing. We went to Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios. I like the other two parks better though.

Sunday we went to Disney Springs with my brother and his wife, which used to be called Downtown Disney. It has been expanded and updated and is maybe 3 times the size that it used to be.

I was glad to get back home though.

AFM...
I need to get back on track (still) both with consuming healthier calories and having a consistent and healthy exercise routine. So, today's plan is create a "better" weekly routine. Today I biked about an hour - very windy.

Played Pickleball on Friday for about 2 1/2 hours. Shoulder bursitis now....Hopefully will go away soon.

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Welcome ZIPITUP!!!

SHARON: A late congratulations on the HM - still a very good time!

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injuries are the worst- I hope you heal.

I have a bone spur in left foot from running so much but it is ok unless my lifestyle is not-

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Good going, Zip!

I'm frustrated with minor injuries. One week from today is the 11th and final LRC race for the year. I'm going to run it unless I'm hurting bad; if I can't, will walk if I'm at all able. I set my goal this year to earn the finisher's medal for all 11 races and I'm almost there. Hasn't been a good year as far as speed. I started running in 2011 and this has been by far my slowest year. Nonetheless, I enjoyed a lot of good miles! Sure wish I could stay healed so I could train well.



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Hello!
Figured I would pop and say hi.

I'm getting back to running by way of walking just came in from a 6.16 and that took me 92 minutes. Just want to careful. I used to race but lt go. Going to do that again too.
Need shoes! This weekend I hope

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I felt too good to walk the 10K, although I walked more than ran. Made it in 1:12, while my PR is 1:01. That went well, no back ache, so I ran-walked the half marathon the week later. Made the half in 2:38 (PR is 2:26). Three days after the half I woke up unable to walk without significant pain and limp. Diagnosis is tendon issue. I'm not to run until ankle pain is gone. It is much better. I'm walking without limp now, but I can still feel it. I suspect the strain was due to run-walking the half without adequate training. I'd run 14 miles 5 weeks before the half, but very little running after that. I'm signed up to run a 5K on Nov 23rd. It is the 11th and last race of the series and I really want to finish it, even if very slowly. We'll see.



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Played Pickleball again yesterday - fun - not quite so sore this time!!

Cannot wait till Friday.....Animal Kingdom at Disney!! Saturday - spending time with my brother and his wife - Sunday back to Disney - not sure which park yet.

HELLO EVERYONE!!!

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Friday...

PICKLEBALL: A little like tennis.....different paddles, ball, rules, slightly smaller court....

www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKVL-doWTLM

I did play this morning. For almost 2 hours. I am going to be VERY sore tomorrow.

This afternoon we are going to the movies. The Accountant.
Maybe dinner out.
I told DH that if we came home - we could have tuna fish sandwiches :)

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JUNEPA: I remember you mentioning your seasonal training before. For overall health and fitness - sounds like a great idea.

PATRICK: I am with you....I would not want to wear a headlamp to run. Sounds like a fun race though.

MARSHA: Good luck with your healing!!! Have fun on your 10K...

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I am going to start playing pickleball soon. I will have to change my morning cardio exercise plans a bit, but that is okay.....pickleball is fun....just hope I do not twist an ankle.

Well, I weighed the highest I weighed this morning in I cannot remember when.
Definitely a wake up call!!

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Excited to read about Catherine's trip. How exciting!

June, hope your running break works out well for you.

Sharon and Patrick, good running!

I'm hoping to get back to running soon, but for now I'm walking due to back pain. Have a 10K on Saturday and we'll see how that goes. If it goes well I'll walk the half marathon on the 12th, too. Still hoping to run my HM in January. We'll see.





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I was lazy and didn't run on Sunday when I'd planned, so I got my last October run in yesterday evening to reach my mileage goal for the month.

I'm officially signed up for a 10.8 mile trail run on December 17th. I need to do some more trail runs in training, which is harder to do now with the greatly shortened days. I'm just not at the "grab a head lamp and run in the dark" level. I want daylight for the trails.

December's event will include mingling with a bunch of "crazy" folks who do much longer runs since the main race that day is a 50k trail run. I'm doing one lap on the course on which they'll do almost three laps. I expect it to be cold, of course. Hopefully there won't be a lot of snow.

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Hi!!

Thanks Jean!! I think this weekends race will be perfect temps.. It looks like starting temps around 47 degrees warming up to high 50's and sunny.. I now have a better idea on how to dress. The weather is crazy here. Thursday we will be up to the 80's and then the temps drop...

June, sounds like a great plan... Taking 3 month running break.. You sure do have lots of fun training planned.

I will be running in the morning.. Enjoying my taper week.

Have a Great Evening!

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Sometimes my Recent Posts drop-down shows someone has posted and when I go to the thread, I don't see it. If I go to the bottom and go to the next page and then return to page 1, I see it. I don't know why that happens.

I am taking a 3 month running break. This is the first time I have taken more than a few weeks off for over 5 years, but I have added other exercise that uses my time, and am overdoing the cardio (running, swimming, rowing), so decided to do some seasonal training and take some breaks. Right now I am training for an indoor rowing competition at the end of January 2017, so my main cardio is rowing along with strength training but I also do a bit of swimming and biking and a lot of walking and some hiking. My next phase will be a rowing break and a swimming focus for the swim leg in a June 2017 triathlon but I will start some easy running. After the triathlon, I will take a swimming break, do some easy rowing and running will be my focus until the end of October. It is fun to have a competition to train for. I always bike a bit here and there, especially on Sundays, but don't train for any competitions. And I do enjoy walking and hiking, which takes up the most of my exercise time.

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Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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So - I posted the post below and then the post below that showed up...

Crazy threads.....

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So funny..... I thought for sure I had responded yesterday....

SHARON: Yesterday I thought I said..... I hope the weather cooperates!!! Have fun!!

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SHARON: Excited for you..... great accomplishment.... hope the weather cooperates!

Biked this morning - then spent some time writing in my journal - trying to convince myself to choose a plan of action for a HEALTHY - FIT body. My plan has gone astray.

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Hi All! Next Sunday 11/6 is my last Half Marathon for 2016.. I am so excited since this has been my Bucket List Wish List Race for Years.. The Raleigh City of Oaks Half and Full Marathon.

I have been tapering since my last Half October 6th.. This training schedule has worked great for me. I just hope for perfect weather. October 6th was running in the rains of Hurricane Matthew..

I will be running 7 miles Sunday..

Jean, thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures.

Have a Great Weekend!!



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Good Morning!!!

JUNEPA: Thanks. My granddaughter is a whole 2 1/2 now.

PATRICK: I hear you.... In Florida, I always find once the humidity and temperature are a bit lower in the mornings - all kinds of exercise seem easier.

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Biked yesterday....but really have been lazy about exercise since getting home.

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I'm enjoying running in the cooler weather. After feeling like I wasn't getting much better for a while in the summer, I got a quick boost in performance once the temperature dropped. It was in the upper 40s on my last run and I liked it, though we'll see in a couple months. I'm planning to do a race in mid December. 20 to 30 degrees fahrenheit is more likely.

Seabreeze: The ankle's fine. Thanks for asking. I think I just had a bit of inflammation and needed to give it a break.

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Seabreeze, I'm glad you had a great holiday that included the beautiful outdoors. And your grand daughter is waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay too cute :)

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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
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Hi everyone....

10 days with only short hikes as exercise....now to get serious again...

PATRICK: I love DATA!!! How is your ankle? Still good? Finding just the right interval is a good goal - experimenting (with intervals - lol) can be FUN!

Welcome SHANTRA.....good to have you here and posting!!

CATHERINE: Have a great time!

Wow, so many congratulations.....

DEE: Congratulations on yet another marathon.

MOON: Good for you - a half marathon at any time - is a great distance and accomplishment.

JUNEPA: WTG - under 30 minutes!!!

SHARON: What a HM memory you have now and congrats to you too!


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Wifi was less than wonderful in the timeshare where we were, but now home again and wifi is working VERY WELL!!!

We had a good trip. I am going to have a very spoiled granddaughter - she gets her way almost always. I had a very difficult time keeping my mouth shut. But, darn it, she is sure cute, well, in my opinion. LOL

We hiked a few times; ate out a lot; played; swam in an indoor pool; went to a symphony; went to a Pumpkin Patch; shopped; ate out; strolled through a touristy town; hit only one other car; and wanted to drink more than I did. LOL

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A snowy trail...





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Wonderful trip Catherine. Thanks for taking us along

What a race, Sharon. It took your shoes 2 days to dry out? lol Way to go and great you did the race despite the conditions and now can cross it off your bucket list !!

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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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WOW Catherine!! Enjoy Your time.

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Just a quick stop by to say hello. We are docked in Vienna for the second day. I played hookey this morning and stayed on the boat rather than take the excursion into town. I needed a little down time. We are going to the Wiener Konzerthaus tonight for a symphony concert, Schubert and Bruckner. We set sail for Bratislava at 4:00am.
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Good Morning!! Enjoying my Cinnamon Spice Coffee and Looking at the Beautiful Full Moon..

I survived my Half Marathon 10/08.. First time I ever ran a race in pouring rain.. Hurricane Matthew took one slight turn and decided to visit us here in Raleigh, NC. I am just thankful the winds did not pick up until after the race. I ran it more like a training run since a lot of the coarse was flooding. Took days for my running shoes to dry out.. One more Half Marathon to close out 2016. I will be running 11/6 Raleigh City of Oaks. This has been my bucket list race for a few years now..

Tomorrow is my 2nd Year Weight Loss Anniversary!! I am so excited, because I never could maintain weight loss and this is the first time making it to 2years.. All my life, weight has been a struggle. I think finally I have learned the balancing act.. Now, I have a lot of Spark Catching Up to Do..

Wishing all a Fabulous Day..



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Sounds great, Catherine. I just had a day and a half when I got to visit Prague, but I'm so glad I got to see some of it. What a beautiful city!


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I worked for 6 months in Passau, a nice small city, but it has been a while sine I' ve been there

When you are in Vienna make sure to go to the Naschmarkt - great place to eat (for lunch) and shop food.

Have fun!

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We board in Passau, GDR, then dock in Linz (with a day trip to Salzburg by coach), Melk, Vienna, Bratislava, and Budapest.

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@LIVE2RUN4LIFE cool, which cities do you visit on your Donau trip? if you pass Regensburg, make sure to visit, it's a wonderful town (my dad was born there and we often visited the grandparents)

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Hi everyone. Just a quick visit. I am currently in Prague, Czech Republic, until Tuesday when our seven day river cruise on the Danube begins. Still a bit jet lagged but having a great time. Several hours a day of guided walking tours for our three days here, plus concerts and lots of food!

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6.4 mile run/walk today... I tried the shorter intervals I've seen mentioned, so I did 90 seconds / 30 seconds. It's hard to tell from one run if I like them better than the longer intervals. I usually do between 2:30 and 3 minutes with 1 minute walking intervals. It looks good so far though. The shorter intervals make it easier as I'm getting tired to make it another interval, just 90 seconds, to the next break. On the other hand, if you start pushing too hard, 30 seconds may not be a long enough break.


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Thanks!

@Junepa 5km under 30 minutes is my goal too. best time for me was 32 minutes - but that was before baby. now I am at 40 minutes

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Yay for a HM done, MoonYogaGirl !!

My 5k race time today was 28:22 and I am so happy to have run a 5k under 30 minutes for the first time since 2013. Perfect weather, cloudy and cool with no wind, 48 degrees.

June -- Pacific Time Zone
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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Well done, Moonyogagirl! You finished - don't worry about the time.
Feel better soon.

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just a short check in - I am still alive :-)
survived the HM (pretty bad time - something between 3:15 and 3:20)

but did not run since then (25.9.) :-( my baby passed her cold to me and I am still coughing

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Dee, how many marathons do you have under your belt now? You are amazing. May the dizziness issue be resolved and may you run many more !!

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- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Congrats on the marathon, Dee! Sorry to hear about the dizziness. That must have taken great perseverance to finish the race in spite of it.


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Catherine, congrats on the new car! I am as loyal to Toyota as you are to Lexus, so I have the Prius. LOL

Chicago Marathon done, but was dizzy during half the race. That slowed me down even further. I'm going to have to solve that problem before I try another one. I did forget my salt tablets, so maybe that was it.

Happy travels, Seabreeze. Enjoy the cooler weather.

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Shantra7, I love that you have dancing with your walking and running

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It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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3.5 mile run yesterday, no intervals, first time out in six days.. I think the ankle is okay. There's still some lingering soreness, but it didn't get significantly worse during or after my run, so I think that's a good sign.

I am a huge stats dork. I knew I'd like using a Fitbit before I got one because it gives me more data. The phone app I use to record distance and speed when I run or hike provides the rest. :)



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JUNEPA: I love stats and details also. I was a bit lost when I stopped trying for specific training times in running. You are one FAST WOMAN! lol I am starting the rumor today!

AFM:

Recent purchases: I bought a new journal. I had purchased one about a month ago and the other day as I finished my previous journal and started on this newer one - I realized - there is NO WAY I will write in this - big lines; little pages. So few words per page. So, I bought another one - one of those business ledgers - 10 1/2 by 7 or so - lots of lines on every page. 300 pages. It should take me 2-3 years to fill this one up.

I need a journal to keep knowing what direction in life I am supposed to be going. If I don't write it down OFTEN, I forget. LOL

Next purchases: Our printer is not working. Not sure if I need a new one. Will call HP this morning to see if they have a magic fix.....if not?

Playing pinochle today; packing tomorrow!!

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Seabreeze, have a great holiday, stay warm, and enjoy the little one !!

Patrick, keep taking good care of that ankle !!

Catherine, yay for a new car, and to have that all finished up before your holiday. Have a great holiday !!

Sharon, way to go pushing through that HM in the rain !!

I did speed training today for the last time before my last race of this year, 4 sets of 400s, and instead of doing them at my program recommended 2:15 to 2:18 for a 5k-30 minute time goal, I did them as fast as I could to see how fast I could and the result was 1:55.0 -- 1:53.3 -- 1:51.9 -- 1:53.6. I love the tiny details of variation in training and in measuring and I love gaining satisfaction from these training variations. Small things amuse small minds lol, but they do keep me engaged and seeking improvement.

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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Good Morning....

CATHERINE: I forgot about today being a holiday. Luckily my ear ache is almost non-existant. Hurray for a Lexus!

PATRICK: I am hoping your ankle feels much better today!! A trail run would be fun, but I, too, am leery of twisting something.

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On today's agenda is to
*look through my warmer clothes and decide what to take to Montana (leaving Thursday)
*vote (got the absentee ballot in the mail on Saturday)
*decide what we need to eat that is in the refrigerator (that we cannot freeze)

I already went for a good walk - about an hour!
The weather was gorgeous! Under 70 degrees and lower humidity. Felt like fall in FL.

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Seabreeze: I think the ankle's getting better. It still hurts a bit when I walk and I'm wary of aggravating it again like I did on Tuesday, so I'm still going to avoid walking more than necessary or running today and probably tomorrow. Hopefully I'm good to go again soon. I vaguely remember landing on it wrong once during last Saturday's race and thinking, oops, almost twisted my ankle there, but it doesn't hurt so I must be alright. Maybe that was it. Funny that it took a couple days to start bothering me.

Oh well, if I get into trail running more like I'm considering, I'll probably do far worse at some point. I hear twisting an ankle is almost a trail running rite of passage :p

Hope your ear gets better soon. I had some sharp ear pain once when the plane I was on made a fairly fast descent to the airport and ouch! Not fun.




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Hi Everyone. We did buy a new car on Wednesday. I still haven't heard any more from State Farm (the accident was one week ago), so I am glad we aren't waiting on them. I got a Lexus 305H (hybrid). I really like it. I have driven a Lexus ever since they came out in 1990. This will be my third. I owned the first for 12 years and the second for 14 years. They are very comfortable and reliable and I really like the dealer. When you own cars as long as we do, the dealer makes a big difference. I did test drive a Prius. It was OK but I hated the dealer. I've been spoiled.

Jean, Monday is a holiday. Your doctor probably won't be there. I'm running into that problem too. I tried to call my Gastroenterologist today and they have already started their holiday. No one answered the phone.
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Hi y'all,

JUNEPA: Awesome Magic Mile.

SHARON: Have a great Half Marathon!! The weather has a mind of its own lately. What great memories for your race.

CATHERINE: Glad you are okay..... Have a fantastic time on your river cruise. Have been tempted to do one of those.

PATRICK: How is your foot today? Biking is a great option when the feet are giving your problems. Also, some use pool running (while treading water). That does sound like a great race near Whistler. And I am glad you converted all those numbers so I could understand them....LOL

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Coming up next week: A trip to Montana to see daughter and family. The wee one is 2 1/2 now. Cannot wait!!

Been biking more - trying to extend one ride per week. Eventually, would like to bike 3 hours every other week. That would be better endurance than I have had for awhile.

Still walking with a minimal of running tossed in just to keep HR up.

Had an earache since Wednesday. If I still have it on Monday, calling the doctor. I do not want to get on a plane with an earache.

Have an awesome day and weekend everyone!!

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Catherine, inconvenient timing, but I'm glad you are okay.

Patrick, BC is a paradise for trail runs for sure. I hike the trails, I haven't done any trail races. The races I run here in Canada always give minutes/km, and I have to convert them to minutes/mile because I use Jeff Galloway training programs and I am familiar with what those paces mean lol. My kids and running peers poke fun at me about that.

Yesterday I ran a long slow distance Thursday I plan a 30 minute run at training pace. Sunday I want to run 4 x 400 meter repeats as fast as I can, instead of at the 2:15 - 2:18 target pace for my training program. It will be like a magic mile, not really, because I will walk half a lap between the 400s, but it will be a very magical mile time when I add up the total.:)

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Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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I'm a bit frustrated today. I had very little soreness the day after Saturday's half-marathon. I took a short walk through the woods, 2 miles or so, with no problem. On Monday I did another easy walk and felt some pain below my left ankle but nothing severe. I figured that if anything it would probably get better with activity loosening me up. Then last night I went for a run planned as 11 run/walk intervals of 3 min/1 min. I stopped a couple intervals early as all I'd done was make the pain worse. It's probably a sore tendon. I don't think it's anything serious or I'd be having more trouble than I am, but I need to take a break. I actually feel it more when walking than running, so walks are out too. I'll minimize my activity for a few days and re-evaluate this weekend.

I don't want to just sit around, dang it! :p

Yesterday I found a trail race that takes place in mid December at a nearby state park I know well. The potentially sub-freezing temperatures are intimidating but it looks like fun. They have a single lap "fun run" distance of 10.8 miles that I'm considering. I want nothing to do with their 50k distance. hah.

JunePA, I remain so jealous of your BC terrain. I just read about Gary Robbins's new Whistler Alpine Meadow race that took place recently that uses Skywalk Trail, a new trail opened in 2015. Gorgeous! I guess it's a killer race in terms of difficulty. Something tells me the people doing this race are very strong runners. Nonetheless, the winners at 12k and 25k distances were over 10 minutes per mile with most people much slower. The 50k winner was at almost 12 minutes/mile (yeah, I converted to our silly imperial measurements :) ). The 50k race included 11,000 ft of elevation gain. Ouch! I doubt I'm anyways near being able to do even the 12k distance (2100 ft elevation gain). I'd have to walk it. But what a beautiful area to run.



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Hello everyone. Just a quick visit to let you know that I am still here.
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2016 continues to be a challenging year for me. The latest is that I was rear-ended last Friday as I sat in line at a red light. I am fine but the car isn't. The back end is pretty damaged, so much so that I had to have it towed to the repair shop. It is a 14 year old car, so I'm pretty sure they won't pay to fix it, although we are still waiting for the insurance process to work itself out. I am definitely not at fault, but two other drivers are pointing fingers at each other.

I am currently in a rental car. But the real complication for me is that we leave for our Danube River cruise on 14 October, so not the best time to be dealing with getting a new car, especially if the process drags out very long.
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Good Morning!! Happy Super Tuesday!!

OMG!!! June, that is a great magic mile!!! Woo Hoo!!!

I have been MIA these days!!! Trying to keep up with everyone. I am finally in my taper week!! Yippee!! I trained so good for this Half Marathon on Saturday.. Now just keeping an Eye in this Hurricane, of all things. My Race is here in Raleigh, NC starting at North Hills Mall.. This is my 2nd year doing the Fall Race 13.1.. I really love this race because it follows the trails where my running all began over 26 years ago.. My first house backed up to Shelley Lake.. After my son was born I use to carry him in one arm and stroller in the other for a walk down our hill to get to the Greenway's.. Walking eventually turned into Running.. Then we moved to Tampa Bay area a year later.. That' is where I started Running in Races and my True Competitiveness came out.. Moved back to Raleigh to care for mom 2010. This is the first half marathon I did in 2014 here in NC.. Let's just say, lots of memories.. It appears I have up to 72 hours prior to race if I need to change due to storm..
I have been following Coach Jenny from Runners World and active with her 2016 Challenge online. Met many friends all over the world.. Actually had a meet up earlier this year at the Rock N Roll Races..

I received some running Capri's &jog bras I ordered online yesterday.. I love all but one. The color doesn't look the same as pictured?? Not sure about keeping that one.

I am planning a short 30 - 40 minute run this morning after my coffee and easy warm up..

Now back to coffee and playing catch up!!

Wishing all a Fabulous Day!!

Sharon/sunshineyourway
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Upcoming 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 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon 02:12:28



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Seabreeze. what was the 1664 stair climb about? We plan to see Sully on Tuesday.

I ran a magic mile today -- 8:27.6 with splits of 2:05.2 - 2:04.5 - 2:15.5 - 2:02.4
I am very happy with that, it means I am on the road to running a 5k in less than 30 minutes, like I used to, before I had a low blood iron issue in 2014 and 2015 :) It was perfect conditions, crisp temperatures with sunshine. I have a 5k race on Oct 15, the last race of this year.


June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Good Morning.....

Day off from cardio for me.
Although a friend of mine did the 1664 stair climb yesterday....it makes me think I should climb a few flights today.



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Good Morning!!

JUNEPA: My husband no longer likes to ride outside on a bike. He will ride one at the gym, but fears falling and traffic. Nice 10K.....

DEE: Marathon dream - that is a lot of running!

RUNNING: Twice this week I have set my Garmin's HR at 120 (which is not very high for me) and ran enough to keep it 120 or higher for 2 miles. Was not much running going on. But when I just walk - I am much lower than that.

MOVIES: DH and I went to see SULLY this week. Powerful movie. I really, really liked it. You walk away feeling really good about life!

BIKING: Yesterday, I felt like I was flying.....lol.....average speed 10.8 mph.

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Dee, a marathon in your dreams :)

Friday I ran with DH the Vancouver 10K Night Race around the Stanley Park Seawall. I love this race, at night, with headlamps, along the water, with all the city lights and skyline as background. DH wasn't so enchanted, because to get there, we had to cross all of Vancouver at rush hour and besides the buzz of rush hour, it took an hour longer than usual. When we were in the city he said, Never sign me up for this race again! I would do it again, I guess without DH next year. It was interesting, also, because he usually only runs 5k, so he trained for the longer distance, and now he wants to keep one training run a week a longer distance one. My time was 66 minutes, his was 58 minutes, the time was off our fitbits. The race posted results on posterboards at the race start/end but didn't post them online. This is not a race to attempt personal bests, as there are a lot of people on not a very wide path. Monday I ran for 30 minutes and went to the pool after. My next training run will be Thursday.



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June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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That doesn't sound slow to me, SB!

I ran a marathon in my dreams last night. Not surprisingly I awoke very tired.

Dee
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"May there always be sushi at the finish line!"


Cross Creek Ranch Dusk to Dawn Half Marathon 3/5/16
Zydeco Marathon
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Thanks for the info Catherine

Love your name Teri-ific

Seabreeze, maybe you can make your own group of bikers among your aquaintances or neighbours, or even in the local bike group by asking if there are others that prefer not to go quite so fast. There may be others who are not going for the same reason as you. Does your DH bike? Your card playing friends?

June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Since I am taking a break from running....for now or forever (still not sure) I have discovered...

I am such a slow bike rider. I was looking at my bike rides in the last month and they are about 10.5 mph. I did find a local bike group that goes on a 20 mile ride every Wednesday at a 10-12 mph pace (this is the group's slowest riders). And, I am not sure I could keep up.
YIKES. I feel like I am working hard when I ride. LOL

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Thanks for the advice on my watch!

Teri - MA



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June, the Garmin website was having problems yesterday, if that's where you were trying to upload to. Syncs were happening but it took most of the day before the data was displayed. The reason for the problem, it appears, is that they changed their password rules and required everyone with a (now) nonconforming password to change it to get on. The volume seems to have overwhelmed their server. They didn't loose any data, however. I synced my Vivofit around 8:00 but couldn't view the data until late afternoon. I'm not sure when the problem started.
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You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
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JUNEPA: Good job!!

Hi TERI-RIFIC (I like how you used your name here!!)

Hi CATHERINE!

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Rest day from cardio today..., but will probably wash all of the tile floors in this house - it is a process...LOL



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Thanks Catherine and Seabreeze. My 400m repeats were on Sunday and on Monday my Garmin showed life, turning on again, I charged it, but it didn't upload the Sunday workout, so I thought it was gone. Today I went on a run and it had the Sunday data when I turned on the screen. It is a capricious little gadget, I guess it is getting old. I am very happy with the Sunday 16 repeats average, 2:11.78

2:09.7 - 2:06.2 - 2:06.4 - 2:09.9 - 2:07.1 - 2:11.2 - 2:09.2 - 2:14.4 - 2:16.9 - 2:17.0 - 2:15.9 -
2:14.4 - 2:13.4 - 2:14.3 - 2:10.7 - 2:11.8

The Sunday before, on a warmer day, the 14 repeats average was 2:16.77

2:06.2 - 2:11.9 - 2:19.4 - 2:14.5 - 2:15.6 - 2:15.9 - 2:15.7 - 2:20.0 - 2:19.0 - 2:20.9 - 2:18.6 - 2:18.5 - 2:18.1 - 2:20.5



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June -- Pacific Time Zone
Where you end up is more important than how fast or where you start out.
- Improved fitness and nutrition, energy and confidence are my rewards.
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.
A PH (personal high) is the main goal, a PB is the sometime icing on the cake.
Never underestimate the inevitability of gradualness.
Sopra le nebbie delle valle e le vicende della vita sorge una promessa di luce e serenita.


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Here are the instructions for resetting the Garmin (p.6 of the 205/305 manual). Obviously, this applies the the 305. If you have a different model it may be different.

"If the unit stops responding to button presses, press mode and lap/reset simultaneously to reset the unit."

I have had to do this several times over the years and it has always worked for me.

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I had a weird watch malfunction. It stopped calculating distance, but calculated time. When I looked at Garmin online-the map showed the correct route (starting and end points)but not the correct distance. Funky.

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How to make soup: Look in the refrigerator - take out leftovers and different kinds of veggies - put all in a pot - add broth. LOL

Walked yesterday....
Bike ride today.....

Pinochle this afternoon...
Actually accomplishing something (not on the list)

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JUNEPA: You are an inspiration! Good job!! That happened to my Garmin awhile ago and I remember finding on line the directions to reboot it. Something about pressing 2 buttons at the same time. Unfortunately, I do not remember which 2 buttons.


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Hi June, you are correct. Electrolyte drinks don't require digestion (i.e. nothing to break down). The electrolytes are absorbed relatively quickly into the blood stream. Some sports drinks, however, are more than electrolytes but also contain simple sugars to replenish blood sugar (Nuun, however, is strictly electrolytes). Simple sugars are already broken down into the smallest unit and also require minimal digestion, just absorption. In fact, during a run (especially a long run), blood flow is diverted from the stomach/GI tract to the skeletal muscles (etc.). Very little digestion happens during a run. If you eat something with complex carbs, for example, it will mostly just sit in the stomach for digestion later. Eating food that requires much in the way of digestion can lead to GI issues during a run.
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You don't get to choose how you're going to die, or when. You can only decide how you're going to live. Now.
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