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MULEDOGGIE
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8/23/11 5:28 P

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I like longer term, bigger goals and bigger rewards, such as clothes, a trip, etc. When I finish the 10k race I'm running in Sept, I'm getting some new surfer tshirts and board shorts. When I do the 1/2 M in December I'm getting a bluray player and some disks.

I think big goals deserve bigger rewards. But I love the idea of shorter term rewards, too.

I write my goals down and look at them periodically, too.

Goal setting has worked for me and I'm going to continue to do it.

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8/22/11 9:40 P

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I guess everyone's tastes are different. I reward myself after my long run by tracking the calories I burn on that run and then eating half of those calories in addition to my daily allotment of calories. No specific food.
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8/22/11 8:33 P

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peanut butter?? yuk! emoticon if it was a treat for me, i'd have cheese. peanut butter is for being healthy for me!

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8/20/11 8:15 P

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I promised myself if I ran the 5K today I would buy another SparkPeople workout download. haven't done it yet, but plan to tomorrow. Really enjoyed running to the one I downloaded last week.

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8/20/11 8:21 A

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I like to splurge on a nice dinner. No specific food, just eating out.



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JANEREILLY
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8/20/11 12:37 A

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Are you sure that is not a punishment? Maybe avocado but peanut butter? On a hamburger?



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8/19/11 11:44 P

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Team Members, how do you reward yourself after a hard run, a long run or a race or if you meet a goal without losing control? For example, for me, if in one week I run at least 35 miles and on one of those days I run at least 10 miles, we go to Island Burgers and I order a huge hamburger with avocado at the bottom bun and a heaping teaspoon of peanut butter on the patty. Of course, it has lettuce, tomatoes and onions on it. I share this hamburger with my daughter who runs cross country for the USA Track and Field Association. I order onion rings and eat 1/3 of the order and give the rest to my husband. My daughter orders french fries and eats 1/3 and gives the rest to my husband. Good thing he is an active duty Marine and can burn all of this up. I am upping my mileage every two to three weeks. Starting this week, my long run will be 1/2 marathon and my daily run will be no less than 7 miles unless I am doing speed work.
HOW DO YOU REWARD YOURSELF WITHOUT LOSING CONTROL?

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