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WTG in the gym, Jean.

Walked 3 miles with a friend, briskly, so missed the run portion as she cannot run due to the same achilles issue I had struggled with. How odd is that? Tomorrow morning, going on a bike ride with a swim buddy as we and some others are doing a 30 mile bike ride on the morning of July 4th through a cycling club fundraiser. It's out in the farmland just to our west (I live near the western edge of the Chicago area, so am blessed to have open farmland for some serious low traffic cycling rides whenever I want....And the farms are just beautiful). We will ride at a beautiful Arboretum near us. This friend has Parkinson's disease. He is amazing. He and his wife are certified yoga instructors, so he's always doing yoga and has for years. Used to do triathlons, but not for several years. After being diagnosed, he became stricter with his eating and exercising and is more fit now than ever. He is very stiff/rigid in his movements and has occasional hand shaking, but with his fitness and medication, does extremely well. His cycling has slowed down, but not his endurance! He can ride forever. Recently read an article where cycling makes Parkinson patients near normal while they are doing it. Now I know why he loves it so much. Studies being done to see why that is.

JEAN....Almost done with phase 2. Loving these recipes a lot!

Sat morning will be my next run.

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Hi everyone...

BIKED today....a little over an hour....
YESTERDAY, I went to the gym and they were having a senior fit class. I hardly ever join classes, but I decided to try it out. After 50 minutes I was a dishrag (very, very wet - sweaty). It was fun.

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LYNN: I missed the strength training part of the book. Will find it eventually :)

Hi to everyone else.....

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Good Morning!

JEAN: I find the recipes in the book VERY delicious! I've read the book all the way up to the "Management" stage. Figured I'd wait to read that once I am closer to that point. Through reading and now working through the plan (I'm in the middle of phase 2), I'm learning there's a reason for these phases. The whole diet is not going to be very low (1200 calories) but slowly build up, so that by phase 3, your are eating more food that will slow down your weight loss. I had lost 6.7 lbs the first 5 days, and that remains today (down maybe a couple more ounces), my official weekly weigh-in. That is mainly water weight and certainly not something you want to do weekly (we think we'd like to, but that's not good). From what I've read from those who've gone through it, the cycle really keeps your metabolism running! That's just what I need! So far...I am STILL loving this diet. I feel so much better eating these foods. My mental alertness has REALLY improved. That was a surprise. I have more energy to work around the house and even motivates me to make these recipes and continue on. I haven't felt this good about a diet in I don't know how long. I am hoping, this is something I can do for life. The cycles stop once you reach your weight goal and in the maintenance section, he shows you how to combine your healthy foods appropriately to keep your metabolism burning while you have increased your calories to maintain. Very well thought out.

As for HIIT....to some degree, we do that with our run/walk intervals, though not as strenuous as the way HIIT is defined. For now, I need to hold off on high speed as I still have remnants of achilles issues. It was aching during the night, for some odd reason. Though now it feels fine. I'm due for a walk run....was toying holding it off and biking instead. Will see how it goes later.

I do hope to get started on the muscle building technique described in the book. It's a new method I've not heard of but sounds very interesting. I have to re-setup my living room (which is never used for anything) for my matt and other equipment. We just painted in there last week.

Beautiful weather week ahead and then next week....back to HOT HOT HOT!

Happy Trails, friends! Good luck JEAN on 2020. I hope you like it as much as me!

Lynn

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Good Morning....

20:20
I have skimmed a lot of the reading areas in the book and moved right to the "heart" of the book. The recipes look very, very doable for me. I will go back and read it word for word now that I understand his suggested WAY OF EATING, which, to me, is very healthy. Seems like a lot more food than I am used to eating.

Right now, I am just choosing some recipes that I will like - but have not started the first 5 days yet. I will let you know....

As far as the 30 seconds bursts....
Awhile ago, I read Fast after Fifty by Joe Friel. After much research he insists that HIIT is the key to maintaining/increasing your body's ability to maintain or increase pace as you age. His book does NOT read like an info commercial and I have a lot of respect for Friel. From what I remember he had a variety of HIIT options ranging from 30 seconds to 3 minutes. His goal was that you do HIIT 3xs a week if your body can recover between. If it cannot recover do it 2xs per week or even once - as long as your body is fully recovered before next HIIT workout. It is a SPEED workout and so lots of possibilities for injuries. The total amount of HIIT time should be 20 minutes (you can work up to this 20 minutes, you do not have to start there).

I think this idea is very similar to Jeff's accelerated gliders. That last third of the run portion is much faster (pushing it). Even Dr. Phil does not want you to start timing the 30 second burst until you are in the exertion area of very difficult.

I tried this 30 second burst yesterday....I had to run much longer than 30 seconds before reaching the huffing and puffing stage. I also had my heart rate monitor on...



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Good run this morning. Felt tired, but slogged on anyway.

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Thanks, CATHERINE, that's true. Although the diet is not 100% sugar free (is that even possible with American food?), it's structured to be as sugar free as possible so you don't crave sugary foods. Also it is very low in salt for the same reason. However....the diet does not take in consideration those who are endurance type athletes or runners in general. A whole chapter on exercise with 30 second bursts during aerobic activity is what is promoted. This is obviously written for people who aren't moving at all or barely. I need to tailor make this thing to work for me. Dr. Phil wrote at some point in the book that he wouldn't expect perfection of the diet as written....rather.....excellence. Well put! I need to focus on that as I am an all or nothing kind of person.... You gave me something tot think about. I hardly think a gel before running is going to ruin my whole diet!!!! Thanks for the reminder!

As for running... I did get out yesterday morning to walk more than run if I ran at all. I stuck with the 40 sec walk, 30 sec run to see how it would go and did so in shade.... Turned out great. I had the oatmeal recipe from the book which I didn't like (it had Whey protein in it...later...someone said to dissolve the whey before adding it and it helps with the grittiness) but ate anyway. Perhaps that was enough carbs as it went much better than Saturday's run. It helped to be in the shade as well.

ALSO, RUNNERS.....HYDRATION IS SOOOOOO IMPORTANT! Looking back, I lost so much water that first week on this diet and exertion with water loss is a dangerous thing! At least here in the Midwest, we have a much cooler week ahead. 73 for a high today! Good running weather!





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Lynn, I was going to suggest something similar to that doc's recommendation, which was to eat a gel just before your run. It will give your blood sugar a boost for only 100 calories.

Catherine

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Good Morning....

JEAN: Long infomercial....LOL.... That did not come to my mind, but I guess I could see how it could be. All I hear when I read that book is Dr. Phil's voice with whatever accent that is. LOL. I just finished phase one and lost 6.75 lbs! He did say that would happen at first. It is mostly water weight and no doubt, I had plenty of it! Hubs noticed my son (who's also on the diet along with me) and my faces looking thinner. Shorts are not as tight either, so I think some of that water weight was in the gut as well. I did enjoy all the recipes in that phase, but had trouble with the Cod Cakes. JEAN...if you make the cod cakes, watch the video on Youtube. On Youtube, search: Dr. Phil Cod Cakes, and you'll see this woman, who used to be a baker, change it up just a tad to make the cakes hold together more. That recipe was OK...and I would like to try it again. But it is suggested you don't use those recipes until you are back on phase one. Today's oatmeal recipe was not that good to me ONLY because it had whey protein in it. Whey works well in smoothies and some hot dish recipes, but it was "gritty" in the oatmeal. What made it work better was the one cup blueberries with 2T chopped almonds.

CATHERINE.... I'm not typically a fan of low calorie diets and like I said, have always been a believer in not dipping below your metabolic rate, which for me, is probably about 200-250 calories more than what I'm eating now...maybe 300 given I've gained weight. I've really struggled to lose this weight! It's like once I turned 60, a new metabolic slowdown took place! I will have to see how it goes and may end up like you. Time will tell....

One BAD thing that happened so far with the diet..... My running has hit a wall EARLY into the workout. My legs felt DEAD and Sat., I was to go between 4-5 miles with a LSD run. At mile two, I hit a wall already! Part of the problem was the heat and humidity were RAPIDLY rising! I brought my own water and drank it up but still, the sweat was rolling off of me and my legs just didn't want to move. I ran out of fuel and wondered....could it be this new eating plan? Got home after just 3.33 miles and felt like I was suffering from heat exhaustion (I've had this before....and it had all the markings). I don't do well in humidity at all. Drank, forced myself to take a cool shower (because I was that weak) and after my snack, took a 2 hour nap. After more fluids and lunch, and a cup of strong coffee, I felt MUCH better. Researching the wall issue with a new diet, I discovered that it takes your body about 3 weeks to adjust to a healthy diet of complex carbs when you've been operating on simple carbs and fatty foods. Later, I continued reading the 20/20 book and JEAN...on page 75 (I think), he even talked about how if you've been eating poorly for any length of time and now are following this plan, your body is going to be in shock! But to hang in there as it will adjust.

Later, I posted this problem in a closed fb group for 20/20 dieters. One gal commented back and said she's a runner who ran into the exact same problem. She told her doctor when she went in for a check up around the same time she started the diet. He suggested she eat a few extra carbs w/some protein (she spread some all natural peanut butter on a rye wasa crisp) 45 min or so before her run, even if it meant adding it to her breakfast. She did and said it made all the difference in the world and still lost weight. So I may try that. She did say too, that over time, her body just adjusted to it all and actually found MORE days feeling great about running than before the diet. So....that gave me hope. I just may dial it back too and walk more than I run for a longer period. It's a set back on my original plan, but losing the weight is more important to me now....

So...JEAN....I will be interested in hearing about your journey. ALSO....how are your feet doing? I'm taking today off of running (would normally be due for a run) and will be hitting our beach pool on this very hot, humid day, for a swim instead. Tomorrow....LOW 70s for a high with low 80s for the rest of the week! That will definitely help with the running for me. Some folks love running in the heat (remember Coach Nancy? She's one of them!).....I wish I did...but my body hates it!

Keep on truckin' gals! You all are doing GREAT!

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BF: Good job on the Magic Mile. To me, it is very, very impressive and fast!! I was never able to get below 10 minutes. Even though I did many training plans to improve my body's ability to go faster....I guess it just was never meant for speed.

PATRICK: 100 miles in a day. Wow - that is some race.

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Went to the movies yesterday afternoon - saw The Free State of Jones - very powerful movie. Well done.

My white carpet needs more cleaning :( I think I will try the same thing again. It does look a lot better.

I have been reading Dr. Oz's 20:20 diet. I may try it even though it reads like a long info commercial - which, to me, lessens its message.

Today.....
playing bridge this afternoon with some friends.

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I hiked a few miles yesterday and got in a run today with a dozen 3/1 run/walk intervals. When I started running it was still raining a little bit, but that was better than earlier in the day when it was 90 degrees. I'll take 74 degrees and some rain. Then again as the rain stopped it was so humid my glasses kept fogging up. Whew.

Yesterday I followed the Western States 100 miler on Twitter and felt incredibly inadequate. heh heh. Here I'm complaining about the heat and they ran 100 miles in one day when, at least at the finish line, the temperature was in the mid 90s.




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It was warm and humid, but I went. New MM time is 8:52. Felt tired during, but paced myself.

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Howdy Doody!

PATRICK767: Hi - sounds like a nice run!

MOON: Love your choice of summer foods!!!

LYNN: I ordered to 20;20 book. I will let you know what I think...

Hi CATHERINE: Good to "see" you!!

BF: Love hiking..... not so fond of bugs though.

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AFM: Walked about 80 minutes this morning. Had my Gymboss with me, but never started it.

Spilled coffee on a white rug yesterday morning. Tried all kinds of stuff to get it out. Nothing worked. This morning I looked up online and it said - 2cups water; 1T white vinegar; 1T dishwashing liquid. Blot the area. Then just blot dry. It seemed to have worked. I hope it still looks decent when it dries.

Might go to the movies this afternoon. the Jones civil war movie...




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Did about 4 hours of hiking today. It was hot today and I wore jeans, long sleeve shirt and gloves because of the bugs (ticks and chiggers) and poison ivy. Kept hydrated throughout.

Plan to do MM tomorrow, will see how I feel in the a.m.

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Hello, Everyone. Happy weekend.

Lynn, good luck with the new diet. I am one of those who am not successful with very low calorie diets. Back when I was in weight loss mode, I plateaued several times along the way, and each time the solution turned out to be to increase my calories. I was exercising a lot at the time, and my body did not like being under fed when I was active. Don't know that I can reliably explain it, but it happened more than once, so I accepted it as true for me.

Jean, I'm sorry to hear about your feet and knees. Could be new shoes. You mentioned a possible visit to your podiatrist. If you trust him, that might be useful.
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JEAN: I'm loving this plan! Already lost some weight and hubby noticed my son and I (he's on the diet too) have thinner faces. That's only after 3 days. Although the first phase is a jump start, for 5 days, more foods get added in the next 5 days....and then the next 20. And good thing.... I wanted to run 4-5 miles this AM and after only two miles, I literally ran out of steam! Wondered if it was the diet (as well as the heat and humidity which affects me, but not at mile TWO!). Researched it....and discovered your body takes about 3 weeks to adjust to a healthier diet with complex carbs & better nutrition, especially if you've been living off of simple carbs. That's me! My diet now is a dramatic shift from what it was. Why wouldn't I burn out fast? So, I need to give myself a break. I'm slowing it down and reversing my progress to way more walking than running, almost like starting over. Maybe I'll just walk.....will listen to my body and NOT push it! I thought I was going to faint. Still recovering and am just tired from that ordeal.

PATRICK.... Humidity is more dangerous than the heat, I believe. I have to slow it way down when it is high. I don't notice the heat as much when the humidity is low.

JEAN.... Hoping your figure out your feet and knee situation. So frustrating, I know!

MOON and BF.... Way to hang on!





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free day today :-) maybe some relax yoga... emoticon
(I am following the JG HM training from HM for women book) emoticon

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another hot and sunny day - finally! no run but pool time - swimming breast stroke - no idea how long. So I logged 10 minutes, but swam probably longer
switched to summer food: Greek salad and rose wine emoticon reminds me of holiday in Creta emoticon

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30 minute run yesterday, no walking intervals... felt fine as far as cardio went but muscles seemed to tire more quickly than usual. It might be some fatigue I hadn't realized I still had from the long (for me!) run on Monday. Temperature wasn't too hot but humidity was really high. Ugh!



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Hi BF!!!

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Hi everyone...

BF: Good for you! Lots of miles "under your belt!"

MOON: Love the pool after a hot run.

LYNN: Love the photos. After reading your post I want to "run" out and buy Dr. Phil's book. I need a reset myself.

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I have not been doing much lately. I am run down for some unknown reason. My feet and knees hurt and I feel exhausted I bought new shoes (same kind) and started wearing them about a month or so ago. I am wondering if they have redesigned them somehow - as my feet and knees have been acting up since.

I biked yesterday... first time in several months. It felt good.

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Got my second run in this week, similar to Tuesday's run. I forgot to save my run data.

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Good Morning all... AND WELCOME TO SOME NEW FOLKS ON HERE I HAVE NOT SEEN BEFORE! Always fun to get new people here with some new inspiration. :D

My week with my granddaughter is long gone and have been spending this week recovering. Though I have been out twice running (walk - run for me as I continue to rebuild what I lost from recovering from an injury). I feel like I haven't been here for weeks on end.

Started a new diet this week. Dr. Phil's 20/20 Diet. All superfoods with fun ways to fix them. Easy to do recipes are delicious! Just needed a reset button. Gained weight during that achilles injury from not exercising/training for anything. Weigh numbers I have never seen before! Read the reviews and critiques of the book which is mostly very highly rated. Couple of nay sayers went on to say Dr. Phil is not a nutritionist. He never said he was. He had a team of people work on this project. NUTRITIONISTS were the foundation of that team. He presents their findings and recommendations and they psyche of the book is all from him, his area of expertise. The book focuses on redeveloping your relationship with food as you go along these phases of the diet...which, by the way, is extremely healthy! If I were to pin anything negative about the diet itself, it might be that it is barely over 1200 calories. I've been a big believer of not going below your basal metabolic rate (google BMR calculator to find your minimum calorie intake based on your gender, weight, age, and activity). Therefore, I may eat a tad more as it is 200 calories below my minimum (the prevents your metabolism from slowing down). However, the foods that are core to this plan are believed to INCREASE your metabolism. They are all well known power foods, such as walnuts, almonds, olive oil, apple, lemon, yogurt, cod, chickpeas, lentils, natural peanut butter, whole grain rye crackers, dried plums, mixed leafy greens, etc. He provides easy to do meal preps you can choose from and due to the content of these power ingredients, naturally high in protein, NO HUNGER at all throughout the day! I've never ever been on a 1200 calorie diet before where I felt zero hunger! And....I went to bed not feeling guilty about what I ate! So....so far, loving this diet. We shall see how this goes.

Need to go out for a run today and move that internal down to a 35 sec WALK with the 30 sec run. So close to calling it a run/walk. I may slow down my pace today as it's quite humid out even though the temp is cool. We had terrible tornadic storms last night, but outside of some minor damage (up to 20 possible tornadoes), it seems so far it wasn't as bad as it could have been. The twisters were mostly in farmland, thank goodness. But poor farmers as I'm sure some crops got sucked up.

JEAN: You go girl. More walk than run...No problem. If I start having foot issues again, I'm there right with you. The point is...get out and do what you can do. Too many folks park it on a couch! :D SORRY to hear about the foot issues returning! Do you do regular food exercises? I admit I have been bad about keeping it up, but I need to return doing them as they do help keep the ankle and foot limber.

MOON: Congrats on your baby AND getting back in the game afterwards! Hoping to jump into the pool later this afternoon myself!

JUNE: Hooray for your triathlon adventure. I really miss doing triathlon and hope to get back to it in AUG....That's a big IF. I need to get back in the water. This tri is only 400 yards for the swim, so shouldn't be a big problem.

DEE: Chicagoland has been right up there in the upper 90s as well! BUT...the difference has been LOW LOW humidity! More AZ like humidity than the usual dripping wet that we usually get. Odd...but I'll take it!

BF...Welcome and best wishes on your training.... Ask all the questions you want. Lots of expertise on this team and often, we still ask each other questions as well. :D

Have a great day! Photos follow...

Lynn


My granddaughter, Charlie (aka: Charlotte) with her mommy


Charlie with her daddy (my son) on that same day, her birthday.... Now 4 yrs. old
She wore 3 different outfits due to water games on that very HOT day!



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JUNEPA: Munich (Germany), since yesterday it is sunny - heat wave right now, but we have thunderstorms and rain tomorrow forecast (and no, that is not normal, we now even have tornados - effects of global warming?)

Just did 4 km in 30 minutes - no walk breaks, no clouds, no shadow, no rain - hot! Think I will jump into the pool in a few minutes

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No run today, just checking in.

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Good morning ! I got my run in today while it was still cool, around 65 F. Just 20 minutes, through the end of the month, then I gradually bump it up to 30.

Seabreeze - yes, I have done many Half and Full Marathons, most stand alone, others in triathlons. I did the Indy Mini ( Indianapolis Mini Marathon, 13.1 miles, sorry about that ) for 15 years in a row. Probably two or three more than I should have, I just did not want to break the streak.

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Good Morning....

Pinochle day (at my house this time).
Tomorrow meeting my brother and sister-in-law for lunch halfway between. The brother I rarely see.

BF: I had to look up the Indy Mini to see what it was about. Looks like a big race and lots of fun. Lots of time to train and get ready. Have you done HMs before?

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Thanks, June and Seabreeze !
I plan to run the Indy Mini next May. I had a 15 year streak starting in 1997, then have not done it. Moving, changing jobs, divorce, etc., etc., got in the way. I have about 45 weeks to get back into it, starting with shorter runs and races now, longer ones in the Fall, and then good distance through Winter and Spring.

I like what I have seen so far with the run walk and hope it stays good.

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Good Evening everyone...

The weekend turned out beautiful - well, except for the almost 9 hour drive each way. My new grand-daughter-in-law has a PERFECT figure. She looked so awesome in her wedding dress. And my grandson wore his air force dress blues and looked so great! I am so happy we made the trip!!

Today I got up and ran and felt exhausted through the entire run. Then after the run my body ached all day. So, I am guessing I was more tired than I realized.

Sadly, my feet are causing me additional issues. No telling how much longer I will be able to say "I am a runner." DH wants me to go back to the podiatrist. That is a possibility. I will take Wed off and see how they feel by Friday.

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WELCOME - BFITZH2O - Ask as many questions as you want. Many here are experienced runners and experienced using the Galloway method.

JUNEPA: My husband wants me to do this yearly HM, 10k, 5k series with him. I will try. Not sure what in the world is going on with my feet. I feel like I have no bones anymore in about a fourth of my foot. Just click delete repeatedly at end of post to delete the empty lines. :)

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Moon, yay for a 13 k, longest run yet :)
Where do you live, that it is raining all the time?

BFitzH2O welcome, there are some very knowledgeable and experienced Galloway runners on this team, ask away, that is what this thread is for. What is your training plan at the moment? Are you training for a specific race?

I went for a run on Sunday on my usual route through the park and after walked through the antique car exhibition in the park, a special event there every Father's day. Those cars are incredible in variety and form, and show a lot of TLC. While on my run, I encountered the friend ( I haven't seen her in a long time) who started me running. She ran regularly for years, even fitting running in to where ever she was vacationing, finding parks and running paths, it was part of who she was. She had a hip replacement 2 years ago and now isn't running any more, but yesterday she was on her bike, she is determined to be fit for life. As she passed me on her bike, she said," Good for you, June, keep it up :) "



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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.
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I am new here and back to regular running after being off for a year or two. I am also new with the Galloway program, so I may ask a lot of questions.

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Thanks Junepa
Just did 13 km, really tired now. Longest run yet. It rained all day so I was really happy that it stopped in the evening - at least for 2 hours, it's raining again

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Welcome, MoonYogaGirl !! Getting back to running again after having a baby is challenging, good for you, and the Galloway way is great for injury-free return to fitness !!

Dee, the Olympic Peninsula Marathon sounds awesome and is within my reach to travel to and race one day. I would not have expected 80s for this time of year. Your 4th marathon and we are not even half way through the year yet !!
Nice finish. emoticon

Seabreeze, well thought out training plan, and awesome that you are going for HM distances again !! Do you have a race in mind? I love crafting training plans, in my case I don't always finish them, but it gives me motivation to keep running and gives me a go-to workout on my running days, and then at some point I make a new training plan. I used to feel bad about not finishing my plans, now I just enjoy having motivation to keep running and have fun running. Wow, you already have a marriageable-age grandson, you could be great in the near future :)

Lynn, you are doing awesome training carefully and improving. How was your grand-daughter's birthday? Did you take some photos?

I didn't run this week, I will start again next week, = tomorrow and try to run 3x a week. I am working on a new training plan in my head, I will write it out soon. My next race is a 10k night race in September and the last race of the year will be a 5k in October, both with DH.


Sorry about this big empty space at the bottom. Does anyone know how to get rid of it?

Thanks Seabreeze, clicking delete repeatedly worked. I tried backspacing and trying to move the bar to the bottom arrow and that didn't work.

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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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Hello everyone....not much to report....long day in the car yesterday...relaxed evening...decent dinner....have all day today to get dressed for wedding.... still need to buy a card!

MOON: Hurray for your 10 minute spark streak!! How many days so far?

DEE: I hear you on the humidity. I use it as another excuse for my turtle pace :)


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Dee: Wish we had summer here: rain, rain, only rain :-(

SB: wow, 8h drive that's long. have fun at the wedding!

Today is relax day, did some yoga stretching in the morning (to keep 10 minutes spark streak going), tomorrow 13k run
yesterday did some walking and 60 minutes swimming at gym.

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June, that looks like lots of fun!
Way to go, MOON!

SB, that's a long weekend of driving! Wishing the couple all the best - difficult age gap when so young. emoticon

My legs were too tired on Saturday to do the whole run - did 7 out of 12. But I did run again on Sunday.

With temps around 99 yesterday, I opted for a long walk instead. Hoping things will be a little cooler tomorrow morning, but I know the humidity will be high. Summers in Houston: joy! emoticon

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Good MOrning...

Hi MOON! Great job on the run!

As for me....

Getting ready for an 8 hours drive today.... grandson's wedding tomorrow....8 hour drive on Sunday.
Ho hum....:)

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9k today in 77 minutes (walk run 1:2)
was humid, now it is raining again. wonder where all that water comes from - has been raining for weeks

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Good MOrning....


It was 81 degrees this morning and 91% humidity. I was dripping wet by the time I got home from my hour long steady state run and walk.

Need to iron today... playing pinochle with friends this afternoon....
Upcoming events: (step) grandson is getting married on Saturday, so we are driving to Mobile, Alabama on Friday and coming home on Sunday. Yesterday I went shopping a little and found an off-white jacket looking thing to wear over a black dress. He is 23 and she is 30.

Other than that....just playing online games!!! And reading....

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Hi y'all!

MOON: Our pool is unheated also, but currently about 83 degrees. There are also 2 heated community pools. We could use them in the winter if we wanted. We always say we are going to, but seldom do. No worries about 5K... being active is the key.

JUNEPA: Great job! Nice photos too. I wish I would not panic when I try to breathe when doing a simple crawl stroke. Practice would probably help me.

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Life is good in Rivercity (Music Man). I worked on my training plan for the summer and decided to go back to HR training based on Benson's book. My interest in pace is less than it was a couple years ago, but definitely still in my mind. Here is how the base phase (8 weeks) looks:

Run #1 - LSD of 90-120 min (alternating 90 and 120 weekly) at a 75% HR.
Run #2 - Steady State at 75% - 80% HR
Run #3 - HR Cycling keeping max at 75% and least would be 60%

Stamina phase
Run #1 - alternate LSD and 1/2 mile Intervals with LSD being 120 min and 75% HR and Intervals at 85% HR with a recovery down to 70%
Run #2 - Steady State at 75% - 80% HR
Run #3 - Tempo run between 80-85%

After stamina phase I am going back to base phase for a few weeks before starting HM training in the fall. Will still use run-walk on most runs though - just stay within HR range and/or close to target HR.

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Sunday's swim - swimming in an outdoor pool is fun, I usually swim indoors





I did 400m swim leg of a short format triathlon relay. A friend and DH did the 20k bike and 5 k run

The transition - bike to run



DH's finish




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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SEABREEZEXX66: Thanks
Today I had my first race after baby, 5k
Took me 40 minutes :-( hope I'll improve soon
It is still raining here, but too cold for pool (we have an unheated pool in the apartment block)

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Good MOrning.....

I ran yesterday after a huge rainstorm. It was near 100% humidity. I was so hot. Last mile I switched gymboss to 20:60 interval. Darn.... When I got home I got in the pool. That felt SO GOOD!

MOONYOGAGIRL: Welcome to the Galloway group! Hurray for Disney!!

DEE: You are so awesome. Congratulations on another marathon and 2nd place - fantastic!

LYNN: I tend to run less than I walk all the time...although I am trying to do some 1:1 combinations to see how my HR does.

BARB: Keep up the great work!

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All is well in my world. Heading to the gym shortly.

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Welcome, MOONYOGAGIRL!

Heading out for my first run since North Olympic Discovery Marathon. And we start with temps close to 80. SIGH.......

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did my walk yesterday, today is free
tomorrow 5k run

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Hi, I'm new to the team. Signed up for my second Disney HM (this time in Paris) and using Jeff Galloway method. (had a baby last year so I am not in best shape right now)
Yesterday evening I ran 6km, getting better. On Sunday I will run my first 5k after baby

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Lynn: I think your weather is the weather coming my way, lol. Highs in the 90's and humid: emoticon . Hope you have a wonderful party, and those squirt guns sound fantastic!

Hello everyone: emoticon

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BARB: Indeed, never too slow on this long distance slow runs...

DEE: You know it! What LOVELY cooler weather we've had. Never mind the 70s! My favorite range, actually....for summer. Love the 30s for winter.

It is going to be HOT! We are traveling 3 hours to our south this weekend for my granddaughter's 4th birthday. Her party is on Saturday and the temps there are expected to be 99 degrees! With all the humidity, too. Here theme is camping, so all outdoors. We will have plenty to drink, fill the kiddy pool, water balloons and squirt guns. There backyard does have a lot of shade, so that helps. We'll have them take indoor breaks too. The party starts late afternoon into early evening, so hopefully will escape the high heat of the day.

The four miler went really well. 59 min, so about 14 1/2 min mile. I try to straighten my right foot which wants to point well out to the right. I suspect it may have been what caused my achilles inflammation. And I never noticed my foot doing that until AFTER my bike accident that broke the left pelvic ring. All compensation for a weakened area. The jury is out on whether it makes a difference to try and correct it and reduce any injury from it. My doc and P.T. couldn't really answer that for sure. But by trying to correct it, I get SLIGHT discomfort with certain foot muscles on the top side of my foot. So I really believe the walking breaks help here! Have to take everything slow!

Hoping to do a 3 mile run before we take off tomorrow. Enjoy the upcoming weekend!





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I remember my first 4 mile long run - it was plenty long! No need for anything but pride, you're well on your way for this season.

I enjoyed a 90 minute massage yesterday - much needed. Those steep downhills did a number on my quads and I needed to get those sorted out. Maybe today I'll get a short run in.

Let's get out and enjoy any cool weather that comes our way - not likely to see much of that for a while. emoticon

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Dee: Awesome marathon! And a emoticon for your place in the age group!

Lynn: Have fun with the 4-miler--and what does Jeff always say? You can't run longer distances too slow. (Or something to that effect.)

Jean: emoticon

June: emoticon

Had a super run this morning, enjoying the 60 degree weather. Chilly for an Ohio morning! Lengthened my intervals to 1 min run/30 secs walk and did pretty good with it. I'm dragging my left leg, and I have no idea why. The muscles are fine/no pain. The thought just occurred to me that I need to look at my shoes. Maybe that's the problem. Anyway, have a great day all!

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Good Morning...

Cool day today with a high of only 70! I'll treasure it as the heat slowly builds to the 90s by the weekend! Walk/Ran yesterday at a :45 second walk and a :30 second run. Going to keep it there for a four miler stint tomorrow, my first "LSD event". Haven't done a long (I know 4 miles isn't long....but it's long for me at this point and is the starting point for now) distance run since last July!

JEAN: The only reason I'm putting the walking part first is for my own benefit. It is because it is the greater portion of my walk/run. Once I get to the 30/30 part, I will call it a Run/Walk because I take advantage of hills and continue to run even during the walk portion since it's easier....so at that point, I know I'm running more than walking. It's just a way of making another goal for me to achieve running more than walking kinda thing..... I'm looking forward to it! :D

How has it been in FL with Colin ripping through? Saw some amazing photos!

BARB: Congrats on the 10K! That used to be my favorite distance to run. Halfway considering one in September. Will see how training goes due to this recovery.

SHARON: Congrats on your half marathon! Just saw on the news a few days ago that half marathons across the country average more women than men for the first time! Guess what they are claiming the reasoning is? WOMEN'S SPORTS FASHIONS! LOL! Leave it to us women! Health still was at the top of the list. They interviewed one woman who said she just loves to train for them finding it a nice challenge and enjoyed the solitude that running gives. I could totally relate to that!!!

JUNE: What a nice idea to send an e mail to the founder of this thread and that you noticed it is nearing the 15,000 mark. I enjoy this group more than any other I belong to.

DEE: Congrats on your marathon!!! As for your friend... Good Gussie! Does she remember that this was a RACE? You have every right to sprint ahead and go for the prize! I have a friend who is the OPPOSITE of your friend which I find equally aggravating. She's too darn polite! She hangs back to be with me. I tell her to go on ahead and race to her fullest potential. Occasionally she will...but most of the time, she wants to support me in running.... I can't get her to realize that I am fine...and I actually enjoy seeing her do her best. She doesn't train as much as she'd like due to three part time jobs and raising four children, but still does well. I always tell her when she finds the time to really train, she will really fly!

Keep up the great work, gals! You are such an inspiration to me !!!!! Looking forward to my four miler tomorrow!






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Stay safe, Jean!

Completed my 4th marathon this year - North Olympic Discovery Marathon. They have an early start for walkers and slower runners which I took advantage of. The bus was full of Galloway runners!

A hilly course and much hotter conditions than expected - it was in the 80s when I finished. But it got done, with a second in age group. I pushed my friend a little beyond her comfort level, and she complained that I sprinted in front of her to get 2nd to her 3rd. Not sure she's ever even placed before (70 marathons yet) so not sure what she was complaining about. emoticon

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JUNE: I love how long this thread has been around....so much shared information over the years.

Thread started in November 2010 ... many still here and posting!!!

As For Me....

Raining still in my world.... some flooding several miles away.....
Will try to get to the gym sometime today....



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Seabreeze, nice run, and I love the variations possible in a running workout. I remember when I used to think (before I was a runner) that running must be boring,I mean, how many moves can there be compared to sports games, now I can concoct dozens of different workouts and that keeps things interesting and challenging.

Barb, good for you for a successful race !!

Sharon, you are amazing, and doing a great job running strong and keeping healthy. Congratulations on your 3rd place your age group in the HM.

Lynn, way to go, steadily improving and regaining your running prowess.

Catherine, hope you did not have any flooding where you were. I saw on the news there was some in the Austin area. More often it is Dee in Houston that has flooding threats.

Sunday I did my usual 3-sport spree, biking, running, swimming, biking home. DH and I are doing a relay triathlon this Sunday with one of our friends, I am doing the swim leg, so am concentrating on swimming right now.

This thread is at 14,992 now, it will pass the 15, 000 posts soon !! I joined when it had already been going for a while, I remember Patti suggesting and Catherine founding this thread. Patti doesn't post here any more, but at 5,000 and at 10,000 posts, I sent her a spark mail to let her know this thread is still thriving.

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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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Hi y'all.... 11:10 am on MOnday

BARB: Congratulations on the 10K! A hobby farm? That is a big hobby!!!

SHARON: Congratulations to you also!!! Another HM - woohoo! Most of my runs are recovery runs lately. LOL

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Yesterday.... ran and walked in the morning...I did heart rate cycling with a fairly low HR range (end of cold run)....ran till heart rate was max of range and then walked till it was at the low range then ran, then walked over and over for an hour.

Also played bridge last night at the local town hall. There were 8 tables. DH and I came in first. So that was very fun.

Today....raining...so I walked up and down the stairs for about 15 minutes and then did some core exercises. My diaphram has been sore since I did core ex 2 days ago.

Playing bridge again this afternoon....just party bridge...not duplicate.

Have a beautiful day everyone...





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Good morning everyone! emoticon Rest and/or walk day for me today, with a side of mowing, lol. Have a great start to the week!

Sharon: I follow the Galloway approach, too, but always seem to 'fall down' in my recovery mode. Thanks for the ideas!

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Thanks.

I hope to do some Yoga and maybe some easy cardio during the week and then run 4 miles Saturday, 6 miles next Saturday, 7 miles and 7 miles for long runs for the rest of recovery month. I only run 3 days a week. Tuesday and Thursday I will run 40, 45 and 50 minutes. The other days I do strength and yoga or easy cardio..

A friend recommended running 8 - 10 miles on the weekends after my recovery month, keeping my weekly runs the same. I like doing one long run 6 miles and then the next 8- 10. I feel like it gives me a break so I don't over train. Next race is not until October. I follow a combination of running plans, Galloway and Coach Jenny Runners World.

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*04/10/2016 Rock N Roll Raleigh Half Marathon 02:18:15
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Nice job, Sharon! And some great pictures, too. I'm curious--what does your recovery schedule look like, if you don't mind me asking.

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Raleigh Race 13.1 Done yesterday.. It was hot and humid. Thank goodness it was on the greenways where there was some shading in most areas. I met up with some Half Fanatics at the Start Line for group picture.. Nice to meet them. I hope to start running with one gal sometime soon. Next Half Marathon Race October. I will do recovery running schedule for month and in July pick up training again..





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Strawberry 10K done! It was fun and I think I beat my time from last year. Hot and humid from leftover storms last night, but was able to go a little over a minute faster than in training--always a good thing ;-).


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Lynn: We have a small hobby farm with 16 tillable acres, right now we have corn, but alternate every other year with soybeans. It was something DH and I both wanted to try (and for the last 9 years, we have, lol). Great news about the 3 miles, I'm trying to work down my time for that as well.

Jean: Sorry about the cold--summer ones are no fun. Hope you feel better soon!

My 10K is tomorrow and it's looks like rain. Should be a nice one ;-), at the very least there'll be strawberries, since it's for a Strawberry Festival!

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Hi everyone....

LYNN: I always put the run time first in intervals and when I look at yours I must remember to reverse the order. Good job on the 3 mile time! You are doing so well.

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So far.... coffee....games.....worked in garden.....did 15 minutes of core....had crackers with pb....and now it is 8:53. Still to do.....some laundry....grocery shopping....and I have a list of stuff I want to buy from Amazon. emoticon

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Awe, JEAN...Sorry to hear that. I hope sleeping in your own bed makes you feel much better!

Walk/Run went really well this AM. Finally broke the 40 min 3 miler at 38 and some odd seconds. Currently at 50 sec walk / 30 min run. Next run...whittle it down to a 45 second walk. Slowly but surely. :D






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Hi everyone...

As for me.... I have a cold.

We are going to head home today rather than tomorrow. Looking forward to sleeping in my own bed.

Walked a couple miles this morning.....

HAVE A FANTISSIMO DAY everyone!

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BARB: Didn't know you had a farm. What kind of crops did you plant? Living in IL, it's gotta be 90% corn. Used to hate corn fields, but now that I'm a photographer, I love photographing corn fields along with barns and the like. LOVE farms!

JEAN: I hear you about walking too much in even good support flip flops. Took our dog for a walk and made it longer than usual b/c it was so nice and he was enjoying it so much. Had to skip a run the next day as my feet ached all over. Better now, but lesson learned!

CATHERINE: Welcome back and glad you were able to avoid the rain. I know a couple of people who live in The Woodlands and they can't believe the flooding there! We've had more of our fair share of rain as well, but nothing like that. Mosquitoes and ticks are supposed to be in near record numbers. After getting bit by a deer tick earlier that gave such a bad rash to make the doctors believe it was infected with Lyme, I'm quite paranoid about it now. Using DEET, jeans, and long sleeved shirts when in the woods nowadays, no matter HOW hot it gets! Stay safe and hope it stops raining soon!

Rode 27 miles yesterday and got a little pink inspire of slathering on the sun block. The tetracycline I'm on makes you more sensitive to the sun. So for today's run, I will run on a path that has a lot of shade. Glad I have that option!

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Hello, Everyone.

We got back to Texas last night. We were lucky to dodge bad weather both going and coming this trip. There certainly has been a lot of rain in this part of the country. Hope everyone is having a great week. My afternoon will be full of errands after a week away.
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Jean: Wanted to change my 'banner' when the new SP page came out and I found a lovely one of vintage cowgirls from the 1920's and '30's. Figured I should change out my profile pic, too, so googled vintage stuff and it came up. Have no idea where it came from originally...it's a retro-style cowgirl on horseback.

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Good Morning....

BARB: Hurray for planted fields, a good 4 mile run, and looking forward to summer!! That is an interesting profile picture - who, what, where is that?

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I think I am coming down with a cold. I hardly ever get sick. :(

I did very little yesterday. Walked across the street to go to the grocery store. Washed a load of laundry. Read a lot.

Today's plan..... going to a little restaurant in Ybor City which is a small section of Tampa. Stopping at the casino on the way. Supposed to run this morning. I may just walk as I really feel run down. Too much fun, I guess.

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emoticon Happy June!

Had an awesome 4 mile run yesterday, despite humidity and sun. Our fields are planted (just) and are a little late because of the rain. Your life is weather-dependent when you run a few crops, lol. Deep breath and ready to enjoy the summer now. emoticon

Catherine: Safe travels!

Jean: LOL! Sometimes vacations do that, don't they? what's the saying? I need to get back to work so I can rest. Hope the arch holds out--that's no fun.

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Good Morning....

LYNN: I like being outside, but I also like that treadmills are an option.

CATHERINE: Have a safe trip.

Vacationing is wearing me out...LOL. So, today we are taking it easier. Too much walking in sandals (my poor right arch)... even though the sandals are the "good" supporting sandals.
Will play in the ocean a little later:)
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Good morning, everyone. We are driving back to Texas today. Lots of rain in the forecast along the route. Hope we can avoid it.
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JEAN: So jealous you can easily hit a beach for a run and or walk. LOVE that part when we visit there!

CINDY: Did you get a new job? Good for you on the ten miler. I hope I can get back to that point without issues. Love the slow long distance runs! A favorite! It's like going on an adventure. Especially love it during local marathon training when there are loads of runners all around to wave to.

It is one of those days where it is raining pretty good ALL day long. Doesn't look like I'll get my run in. I'm a bit afraid to use the tredmill as that surface has messed me up before....not to mention I can not STAND walking/running in the same place. I do put up with it if there's no choice however (still....it takes a week of sub freezing weather or the likes before I cave!). So...may be a knitting kind of day today.

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Catherine: I love how your mom has a list for your DH!!

Lynn: Still pain free - hurray!

Cindy: Work?

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Ran and walked (not far) on the beach this morning. Tide was coming in. Then just walked for awhile.

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Catherine, Sorry to hear about your brother. It's nice that your getting this chance to visit your mom

We are back from St. Louis. I got a 10 mile run in after I returned and have been doing some shorter runs. I leave for Kansas City early Thursday morning. Have to leave for work now.



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CATHERINE: So sorry to hear about your brother. I was not on this site during that month so missed it. I'm sure it is difficult for you as well as your mom and even difficult just knowing your mother mourns....As they say, parents should not bury their children. :(

JEAN: Beautiful area! Yeah for 24,000 steps! And at first, I thought you said, "Ate Gators....instead of ate AT Gators"....LOL Glad I re-read it!

BARB: Best wishes on your goals... They are similar to mine. Returned to WWs due to struggling to eat healthy. Had a great healthy breakfast today that keeps me full for a LONG time. Avocado toast with a poached egg on top and a glass of skim milk. All that protein and healthy fat! Stick to your ribs kinda meal.... 7 smart points!

Just got back from a 10 mile cycle and followed it up with a 2.2 mile "brick" run. Went quite well. Only looking for endurance and pain free experiences at this time...still.... And so far, so good. Currently at :55 walk / :30 run....will chip away at the walk portion before adding to the run.

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Good morning, everyone.

Jean, what a lovely timeshare. You've had two great, but very different, vacations recently.

I am currently in Oklahoma visiting my mother. This is our first chance to visit since my brother died last March. She is doing well and DH is working through a long list of chores for her. Last night she had several of her neighbors over for dessert. They keep a good eye on her. She will be 87 in September.
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Hi everyone....

LYNN: Glad to hear your ankle; feet etc are okay with your intervals. Feels very good, doesn't it!

BARB: No Corvettes in my future. We had one for several years. I drove it maybe 2 times. I did not like it. But it had been something my husband had wanted for a long long time... so... He still likes them, but probably will never buy another.


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travel log..

We arrived at our timeshare on Saturday and just got organized - unpacked - groceries - got the lay of the land...

Yesterday... we were very happy to discover that our timeshare is at the end of a mile long paved pathway that follows the beach... Here is a photo...



So, we both got up and went out for a walk and run along the path... I covered almost 4 miles back and forth and back and forth...

Then we went in the pool to cool off.... recovered a bit.... then went in the ocean and "played." We have some snorkeling gear and a small football. The water was clear, but not much to observe when snorkeling. After that we got cleaned up and ate lunch...

Then we decided to walk to a place called Johns Pass (almost 2 miles away). It was in the low 90s and fairly humid. We were sweating A LOT on this walk. Here is a photo of the boardwalk at Johns Pass - lots of shops and restaurants.



We decided to eat at Gators...



When we got back we again went in the pool to cool off...then walked a bit on the beach. There was a huge crowd surrounding many, many bongo players who had been drumming most of the day.

The beach was still busy at 8 PM



I was very tired by nighttime and happy to see over 24,000 steps on my FITBIT!!

I am sure I will not have that many today....LOL

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Wowza what a week last week! But it's over and on to the next one, lol. How is everyone doing? No horse injuries this week and I'm getting ready for a 10K this Sunday for a local Strawberry Festival. My goal this week is to hit all my training runs and to eat healthier. P.S. Happy Memorial Day to my American peeps emoticon .

Jean--Have fun on the Corvette tour! Looking to buy or just sight see? emoticon

Lynn (TenisWhiz)--Awesome job of intervals! Nice that the ankle is doing better ;-).

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Good Morning...

JEAN: Enjoy your trip! Looking forward to some photos! Hang in there on the wise choices for eating. Hard to do while traveling, I know!

Had two runs since last posted. Yesterday's, I started deducting time from the walking portion now that I am at a 30 second walk. So it's :55 walk/:30 run. Getting there. AMAZINGLY....it seems like my ankle gets BETTER each time I walk/run! I'm so pleased!!! Maybe it just really likes to MOVE.

Quite a gusty day, so cycling on hold for now. Wind is not so much the problem and does make you work harder, but on my light bike, sudden gusts nearly throw you off the bike. So....going to wait. Looks like it dies down early evening. Hoping I have the energy to go. Tomorrow...another walk/run. So exciting to be back and building back my run!





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Good Morning...

I have been up since 4..... ho hum....

Leaving about 1 today.... going to a Corvette show just for Rick.... then to our timeshare... will post a photo or two if there is anything interesting this week.

This morning so far.... a few core exercises and some garden work.

All is well.....

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Walked and ran a little this morning....
Will start packing, but this trip is easier to pack for.
The place we are going is about 90 minutes from home, so not a long distance trip at all.
Then... to do list.... read.... play games

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Hello out there in Sparkland!

Hi LYNN: Hope you have a great run!

ELVENAR: I love some online games and spend lots of enjoyable time following quests and building a city. Helping the fellowship etc. If you know what Farmville is then... Elvenar is the same type of quest following game. No fields to plant, though. Only can be played on a PC (no Kindle or Ipad app).

TRAVEL: Believe it or not... we are heading to a touristy, vacationy town for a week starting Saturday. My husband has bought, I think, 7 or 8 Groupons for the area. He loves getting a deal. So, probably, more poorer eating choices - although I will try to choose wisely.

On the last vacation to Washington... I tried to invent a new breakfast for me that would cover all the bases. LOL! So I mixed 1/2 cup oatmeal with 1/2 cup egg beaters and 1/2 cup water and cooked the concoction in the microwave. It is not terrible. I had this several days. I had tried to make eggs in a pan but didn't have any spray or margarine and the pan and egg did not work well together. Thus, the invention. Anyway, after I got home, I tried it again, but after it was cooked in the microwave I added 1/2 cup frozen berries. This seemed to help the invention a lot.

CORE: Needs lots of work.

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Happy Wednesday....

JEAN: What is, Elvenar? I have not heard of it. Enjoy! Hope your eye exam is a good one!

FINALLY did some cycling this AM. Have my work cut out for me as it felt like a bit of a struggle. There was a good head wind working against me most of the time...but still.... Felt great to be back on it, though.

Hoping to hit the trails for a run tomorrow. That is, if the storms take a rest. HOT and getting humid, but who is complaining? After a cold, damp spring, feels kinda good! But I have to get my run in early as I do not do well in hot, humid conditions.

Enjoy the week!
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Hey!

Today..... walk.... eye exam.... to do list..... read..... play Elvenar (a new favorite game).

SHOES: I love the flat flip flops, but have discovered that if I put on Vionics (flip flop looking) after I run - that my arches recover much better. I am slowly getting rid of my non-supporting flip flops and sandals and replacing with shoes with very good arch support. Unfortunately, some of the Vionic sandals are not very attractive to me.

GARMINS: Such a mystery sometimes.

LYNN: I like the photo.... spring is so beautiful.

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Good Morning,

Glad to hear the successes with Superfeet... As I look at my custom inserts, they don't have a high arch support either as Catherine described and this is doctor designed. It's curvy here and there and as I said, soft, not hard, yet not cushiony. I don't even know they are there. The inserts have really helped. I also bought some orthodic flip flops from Clarks online. I can't wear such flat flips. Of course, flip flops, at least the regular flat kind have been severely criticized by foot doctors all along, I just absolutely LOVE wearing them! The more support kinds don't seem to bother my feet at all and actually feel good wearing them. I don't walk far in them either. Just for errands and around the house if I'm busy working VS bare feet.

Had a nice run yesterday (still more walking than running, actually). My achilles gets tight each time, but all I have to do is some calf stretches and the heel drop stretch off the stair and it totally goes away. Will be adding 5 seconds to the run interval next run for a 1:00 walk / 30 min run.

What's really exciting is my old Garmin finally works again. I have the 2010 version and find it adequate enough for my needs and really didn't want to buy a new one. It wouldn't charge. I scraped the contacts and still....no charge. After about a week, I scrapped again and then exercised the springy contacts on the charger and poof! It finally worked! Since I used it last, I had to have my laptop fixed and it was restored to the original state of purchase, meaning all my apps were off. So tried to pair the device with my ANT stick and for some reason, they won't pair. Going to have to play around with that....But....at least I know how far I'm going, my pace, time, etc.... I don't have to know these things, but I just find it motivating for some odd reason! LOL

Photo of an oak with its' spring leaves at a near by forest preserve.

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Good Morning....

So surprised I have not posted since Saturday.

[On my computer, in the above line, since is underlined in green. When the mouse hovers over it, it says "confused preposition." For some reason, I thought this a funny comment.]

The party on Saturday night was successful. Yeah!! No one spilled red wine on my new furniture.... that is always a plus.

Ran Sunday; walked yesterday; and will run this morning, so life is good!!

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Inserts: I have been using Superfeet for many many years. I tried the "hard" custom orthodics, but my arches could not adjust to them. In the fall, I will start increasing my mileage again and training for a winter HM. Right now my feet - arches are okay. In the past my trigger point was about 8 or 9 miles. Even with my generous run-walk intervals.

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Thanks Lynn and Catherine. I will check that out the link for super feet...

This one I tested today and it seemed fine but around mile 11, the balls of my feet were feeling it. Arches were OK. I can't wait to check this out... Jean, have you tried Super feet?

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I used Superfeet for quite some time. They provide arch support, not by placing something underneath the arch (which prevents normal flexing of the foot through the walking and running motion) but by means of a deep heel cup. The heel cup supports the ankle, encouraging corrrect alignment of that joint. This, in turn, lifts the arch. My feet HATED (and hate) having something hard underneath the arch. Over time, my ankles became stronger and my foot muscles correctly control the motion of the arch. That's really what you are after.

Another reason for arch problems is that many (most?) of us walk or run with our feet turned out. Try it. Turn your (bare) feet out into first position (if you know ballet). Has your foot rolled over onto the arch, flattening it? Now turn the feet straight forward and look at the arch again. Isn't is higher now?
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JEAN: I think as we get older, we don't fret about stuff like we used to. In the grand scheme of things over life, we realize many things are not a big deal. Hurray! :)

SHARON: I have high arches as well. After breaking my pelvic ring, three years later it led to an injured achilles on the opposite side b/c I was favoring the stronger side of my core leading to overuse of that tendon. In physical therapy for it, the PT noticed my gate was off due to the favoring. He did this "Footmaxx" test on my feet WHILE walking and the computer feedback showed my high arches and stronger pressure on the favored side. Out of that, soft shoe custom inserts were created and I've been wearing them ever since including running. They were about half the cost of the custom harder inserts and probably more comfortable, I would think. It cost about $240 which my insurance did NOT pay for. But for me, I found it well worth the cost and can't imagine walking or running without them anymore. They last up to two years. I liked that the process evaluated WHILE walking and didn't use a foot mold as this is what you need support for...walking/running, not standing. My P.T. wears them as he has slight high arches and is on his feet all day. He didn't have a problem, but thought it was a good preventive. You can even buy flip flops with the custom support you need as your base! But...I have also used Superfeet (found in many stores, especially running stores) and have had good success with those as well. See:

superfeet.com

Yesterday, walk/ran 3.1 miles at the arboretum (yes...the one where I got the deer tick bite...but this time, DEETed up). Was wonderfully running on a new path loaded with nature! Possibly a bike ride today, but need to stay out of direct sunlight with the tetracycline type medication. :(





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Jean, I got it at Omega Sports .. Athlete Women's Performance Softsole Max cushioning.. I got medium arch support even though I have high arches.. They feel great.. I will be wearing for my long run in the morning.. I wore them for 4 miler and they were great.. So I will let you know for long distance..

Have a Great Weekend Everyone!

Sharon

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Hi everyone!

SHARON: What kind of inserts did you get for your shoes? Distance and my arches are not good friends anymore.

BARB: Your life sounds so interesting to me. I have always envied people who ride and understand horses.

LYNN: Hurray for a healthy MIL!!

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Hosting a big party tonight. 5 years ago I would have been a wreck having so many people over, but I am okay with this. That in itself amazes me. I have a lot to do today, but it probably will not include getting in 10,000 plus steps.

Our grandson is getting married in June. We will try to go - in Mobile.


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Wow...They sure did change the spark pages! I sure do need to update mine. Nifty Fifty? Those days are gone! LOL

Been busy painting walls, shelves, and even whitewashed my '70s style brick fireplace. Looks WAY better and so much brighter. Everything was so dark before. After a break this weekend, we move on to the living room and dining room. The latter, I have to remove the wall paper. All of our paints are different hues of grays. Gray is the new beige. Trim is mostly white, so a little nautical like. Painted the newly white washed fireplace's mantel a dark pewter contrast color and it makes it really stand out.....or as they say on HGTV, "It makes it really 'POP'". LOL We are also going to paint the stained stair rail this color on top and bottom with white rails.

My walk runs went on the wayside with all this work, so planning on hitting the road today with running/walking and tomorrow, cycling.

JEAN: Power room...Ha, ha... Missed that!
BARB: We've talked about that RVing thing, bur more out of dreaming than anything else. We can't leave my MIL at this time as we are all she has here. She is 92 years YOUNG! Mind is sharp as a tack and although she uses a walker (due to her back), she's pretty well off physically as well. So...staying put for now. Do you lease the RV or buy one?





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Had the best time working in the barn this morning. It's spring and the horses stay outside = very little stall cleaning ;-). It also allows for other things to get done and that's always a good thing. I realized last night that I screwed up my half-training schedule--nothing that can't be fixed. Gah, need to look closer at those things.

Jean: The walk sounds wonderful!

Sharon: So glad you found some good arch supports, they do make a difference! Great job on the ST!

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Good Morning!! Happy Friday!

I am done with my coffee and ready to start a Cardio Classic. Then some Runner Lunges, Shoulders & Arms and 15 minute Abs..

I got a new insert for my shoes and they feel so good. I took the one with arch support out. It really hurt my arches around mile 11.. Live and learn. It would be great if they had a very soft gel arch support instead. I will keep looking.

Jean, enjoy your walk. I love seeing your pictures and miss my FL Living so much..

Sharon

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*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
*11/06/16 Raleigh City of Oaks Half Marathon



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Mornin.....

Walking today......
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