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1/1/11 12:36 P

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wow healthy
so much has happened. Kim and I did not get to have our Michigan meeting yet. Work for Kim got in the way so it is still in the planning stages for this spring. So you are still able to plan on joining us!

Retirement for me is going well. I am so busy I havent had much time for anything. I am volunteering for the American red cross and taking care of my grand daughter a lot. I am also getting a new grand baby in April, so Aubrianna will have a sister or a brother she will have to share her grandma with. I am sure she will still find a way to play barbies with me a lot!

I am still holding my weight here at 135. I have done well with that part of my lifestyle. My exercise has been sporatic but of course being 2011 I plan on being more consistant. Derek my son, is home for a semester between his bachelors degree and masters degree so he will be putting me through a rigorous workout so I may become buff or crippled. lol

I hope your hubbie is 100% real soon and it is so good to have you back! cant wait to hear more from you.
Tree

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How long have I been gone? As Ms. Rip Van Winkle says.... But I see it's been since June this year since you posted here, so I'm sure you've found other ways to stay in touch. I'd love to hear about the Michigan trip. I was preparing for my hubby to come home then and didn't even think to log in to tell you I couldn't make it. It would have been fun to join you! I'm still thinking about that Michigan wine and the nice scenery (that I'm sure is now snow-covered).

Anyway, I have a few minutes here today and wanted to wish all of you a HAPPY NEW YEAR emoticon ! I can't believe it's already 2011. Is time moving faster?

My news? Scott has now been home for a few months after 2 1/2 years taking care of his mother. I just got back from Texas for a short visit with her. Love her to pieces, but age is taking its toll. Scott has been so sick since he's been home - I think as a result of not taking care of himself. A fallout for many caregivers. So I've been helping him recover. It's been a bit scary and we're not out of the woods yet, but things are looking up. We're going to stay in and watch an old movie tonight.

Hugs to all of you, Tree & Kim & Anika and anyone else lurking. Have a fabulous 2011!
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I figured out why I wasnt getting any spark emails. I checked the box saying dont send me any.duh!Now why did I do that you ask? Well I rememeber now I was getting a zillion spark mails about stuff I was already reading about so I thought I was electing out of that. Ooops only took me a month of wondering why I was hearing from any of my groups to figure it out.

I havve been way out of control on eating. For me to eat like I have been youd think I am stressed or something. BUT I am going to start again today. I have no reason to snarf up every little morsal presented to me. I ate a peice of pizza last night(late and I know better)so at 3 am I had my alarming wake up call. I had time to remember to go back to eating healthy. So.. you girls have heard it here I am done eating so much! Amen

I went to the capital yesterday for a rally against the gov trying to balance michigans budget at teachers and educations backs. It was fun and it felt kinda 70"s No one was doing drugs or getting arrested though. I didnt make the news either. lol
Have a great day goiiiilsssssssss
Tree

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6/24/10 3:40 P

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Hi Girls,
For some reason my last two posts are not here....;-(
How are you?
Anika, I booked my plane tickets to come to Tree's house so if you are still up for it we will be visiting you on Sunday, September 12th....

Gotta go....in the middle of telemarketing...yuk...

Kim

My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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6/21/10 7:54 P

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boy....I finally post and nobody else does!! Where is everybody? :-(

My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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6/6/10 2:04 P

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Good Morning Girls!

Sorry I've been MIA...but I have been on Spark..I still log my food and exercise everyday...I just haven't had the energy to post. My new job is kicking me in the rear...it's a lot harder than I thought it would be but I think it will be great once I can get some sales under my belt. I'm just so tired by the end of the day I don't feel like posting..

Yesterday our Hood to Coast team ran two runs in preparation for the run in August. We met in the morning and ran 5 miles and then went to the Starlight 5k race. The Starlight was a hoot....lots of people dressed up in costumes and there was a parade afterward...we ran the parade route so there where hundreds of people lining the street...

I've been doing great on the exercise but the eating has been a little more challenging. Not horrible but a few pounds that I need to get off.

Tree - You run looked like a lot of fun. You only have a few more days of regular school left then the summer and you are done!!! I'm still looking for plane tickets.

Anika - Your running has been fantastic! We are still going to do a half marathon next year right? I need to start scoping one out so we have it to look forward too...you said something about one that supports Autism so I will look it up.

I hope the two of you are doing well.....Have a great weekend!!!

Kim

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My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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5/19/10 3:11 P

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tree - that must be so stressful for everyone around you! natural disasters are everywhere in the US it would seem. i'm used to forest fires in cali where my mom lives part time, but not poor old michigan! i was thinking of you the other day because patrick was getting really irritated because on tsn (canadian espn) and the food network every other commercial for the past few weeks is an add for tourism in michigan, and he can't understand why they're trying to sell ontario residents on a vacation to a place that is EXACTLY the same as here! i get trying to get people in arizona or utah or somewhere totally different to go to michigan, but ontario is just a canadian version of it!
as for the webkinz, the ones my kids are dying for are called 'zums', and there are about 20 different kinds (they look like a butterfly) that are absolutely impossible to find around here - the kicker is that they are by far the cheapest (only $10.50 canadian, unlike normal webkinz which are almost $20), so i don't understand why they don't just make more!
finn is up so off i go

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5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
Half Marathon ~ 10/20/13 ~ 2:29:52


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Webkinz are also big here. Let me know which one it is you need and I can look around here. It will give me a mission. Give me a few to look for ok? I love to play mission impossible.

My weekend was awesome. My mom and I took Aubrianna to a childrens museum. She had an absolute blast. This place is desigend for kids to be and do anything they want. Aubrianna loved the music room where she could play any musically instrument she wanted. She banged drums and danced on the floor keyboard until my head hurt. She then mastered the climbing wall(the one desigend for 2year olds)Her favorite was the pretend pizza parlor. She put on the apron and mixed her won pizza stuck it in the oven and came out to the picnic table where we sat and scribbled on a pad of paper like she knew what we had ordered. She then delivered a cardboard pizza to us and expected us to fake eat it. I took a zillion pictures and laughed until I cried.

Of course then I spent time with adults and I took them geo caching. That too was a riot. My prissy city friends are all saying to me" you want me to crawl inside a bush to get what?" There goes a good manicure!But I got in a good hours walk and another hour of laughing until I cried.I once was a city girl and I am told I have changed drastically.I actually think for the better.

Having the boys home hasnt been too bad yet. The massive towel use is driving me insane. Derek has to shower to go to the gym and then shower when he gets home. Duh now why would you clean up to go? Because he is vain!Check out his facebook if you dont believe me that he is vain.. David can not use the same towel 2 times. God knows why you are clean when you get out. So Mom made the rule do the towel load after you wash your clothes. They are very good at washing their clothes.(trained them early) but they think the towels are moms domain! and sheets are still considered moms turf! Thye do dishes and David cooks. No probs there. They got sick of eating the fresh veggie of the season so they learned to cook too. lol

We have the day off from school today. There is a huge forest fire in my area. So far my land is safe. They have evacuated people and it has burned 5000 acres. The smoke can be seen for miles and I can smell it at my house.The schools had to close due to the chaos of fire trucks and evacuess staying in the schools and gyms around town.I have invited friends who need to come to stay here but so far my friend is on the edge of having to move. Her house is still ok.Helicopters are actively dumping water on it so I hope its out soon.I will keep ya"ll posted.
have a great day
Tree

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5/14/10 9:55 A

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tree - how nice to have a long weekend in the middle of the month - hopefully you will get to relax, or maybe even get in some golf. did you end up having your first ladies league this week? the weather here has been awful, so i'm sure yours isn't that much better.
is having your boys home from college driving you insane yet?? i'm sure that will definately make you feel younger again, having to chase afer/pick up after/be irritated constantly by the twins!
i am trying to plan for nolan's birthday weekend. he is turning 6 on monday (very very hard for me to wrap my head around, because despite having finn he is still my baby in so many ways). at first he wanted a party, but we talked him out of that (he doesn't really have any friends, and i think he would just want to play thomas trains instead of actually playing with anyone we invited over). so instead we are taking the munchkins to chuck e cheese for the day tomorrow (a recipe for patrick to go insane), and then out to a restaurant for dinner (a big treat for us)... the only bad news is that one of the things he wants for his birthday is impossible to get. i dont' know if the kiddos in your class are into them, but around here all the kids are obsessed with webkinz, and of course nolan wants the one kind that is sold out across the country... so much so that the guy at the store laughed at me when i told him we needed to find a zum (apparently they are this years cabbage patch i.e the impossible to find toy that all the kids want). so i'm hoping that won't be enough to ruin the day for him. it's really hard to tell - sometimes he can adapt really well to disappointment, but other times he just shuts down and has a huge meltdown. so fingers crossed!
enjoy your long weekend, you definately deserve it!
kim - where oh where did my kimmie go?!
healthy - i can't wait to hear all about your travelling adventures!
anika

PB races:
5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
Half Marathon ~ 10/20/13 ~ 2:29:52


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5/13/10 7:25 A

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Anika thanks for the pic comments. I cant wait to see Finn pics and of course you will have pics of you running with your kids. You have to realize my boys are old! They arent little anymore. ( some days it makes me sad but mostly not)

I am back on weekly vitamin d pills. It was up but not enough. I will take that prescription for 3 more months and have more blood drawn. My hemoglobin was up from 10 to 12 so it too is getting better but she wants it at 13 or better. So I have to keep trying to get the iron in. But the good news there wasnt any blood in the stool sample so I dont have to do that again for awhile Yeah! I am improving. Miracles do happen. Of course I am being a nazi on what I eat so I dont aggrevate the crohns and make the colon an unhappy person. I miss fried onions but they were the worst!Raw brocoli wasnt real great either but I am not missing it real bad.

My arms are sore today from tilling my garden which I knew they would. But tonight is the start of ladies golf league. Oops oh well it might help my swing. It is also supposed to rain and storm tonight so I will play crappy anyway cuz I hate rain. We only cancel for thunder and lightening. I pray for the lightening when it starts to rain on Thursdays! I am a fair weather golfer can you tell?

Off to work. I am taking Monday as a personal day so this is a long week cuz I know next week is shorter. But it has been a good week so I am not dreading going. Keep your fingers crossed the weather doesnt set off any tudes in my students!
xoxox Tree

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5/12/10 9:58 P

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tree - yay for you committing to another run, despite not feeling the greatest lately. you have your race on the day that i go out of town to do my 6 day training for nolan's service dog, so i will have to wait a whole week for an update - boo.
my kids loved the flintstone vitamins, but now they are hooked on gummy bear vites we get at cosco - they smell amazing too, so maybe you should try those instead.
kim - i don't know if i like this new job if it keeps you so busy... your poor boys (and dh too) must never get to see you with all of your working out and slaving away at work... and your poor friend anika misses you too!
my munchkins are all taking turns driving me crazy - i'm starting to think they must have gotten together and decided that at least one of them has to be obnoxious at all times... it seems like they rotate having bad days just well enough that they are never all having a good day at the same time - i'm not sure if i'm going to make it through an entire summer with no therapy for nolan, no school for henry, and finn walking around getting into everything! even though he can only crawl and stand up so far he can't be left unattended for even 10 seconds without screaming or getting into mischief!
you'd think i would be a beanpole with all the chasing them around that i do!
i am still getting in lots of running, but i haven't been able to increase my average pace over an 11:30 min mile, so i'm trying not to get too discouraged... i just feel like i'm putting in so many miles i wish i was getting faster faster!
keep in touch girls, i am going through withdrawl!
healthy i hope you are doing well - i think your travelling adventures should be almost over, so come back to us!!
love,
anika

PB races:
5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
Half Marathon ~ 10/20/13 ~ 2:29:52


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5/11/10 7:36 A

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I never got out to play golf. It was just to cold for my old bones. I could have played Monday noght but I was just to tired after a day at school. It was 56 and not as windy but a nap sounded better. I slept for an hour and then went out and dug up some dandy lions in my yard.Darn lil buggars grow everywhere.Ladies league starts thursday so I will just have to hope I can still remember the mechanics of golf since I have only played 1 time this spring. Lol Probably get my butt kicked but who cares anyway I play for fun not to win a sweatshirt or a gift cert.

I have another visit with the old dr tonight. She is going over all my blood work and my samples I had to take in. I know my b12 and vit d are up but I havent been taking the iron faithfully so I am sure I am still anemic somewhat. The iron hurts my stomache so I take it every other day. I chew my little flintstone vitamin everyday as nasty as they are I do it. Gosh have you guys tried them? ewww they have a real tin-like taste.But they have all the vitamins I supposedly need so it is better than an alternative.Little kids supposedly love them.

Hope everyones running is going well. I entered another 5k for memorial day (may 29) and plan on walk? running it. My friend cant go so I am going to do a combo at it.Should be fun and this race had a great goodie bag last year. Woo hoo cant wait.
have a great day all

Tree
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tree - i hope you were able to get your golf in yesterday, but if the weather was anything like here probably not... we had the heat on all weekend, because there was frost every morning! henry was so sad because she had a hawaiian luau birthday party on saturday and i wouldn't let her wear summer clothes. it must be such a mixed feeling having your boys back - i'm sure part of you is loving having them around, while the other half of you is being driven insane by having to look after 2 more people.
i also have no idea why mothers day has turned into 'fatten up your mother' day... we are really tight financially right now, so patrick said that no gift but he would cook for me all weekend. so i ate very well, but seriously, i am going to gain everything back if he keeps this up! eggs benny for breakfast, blt for lunch, risotto for dinner - delicious, but not exactly low cal!
kim - i hope your new job isn't wearing you out too much! i saw your update that you did another long race - i can't wait for details! and it looks like my garmin tutorial will have to come from you since tree is about as tech savvy as i am! i still haven't even changed any of the settings, or uploaded any of my runs yet...
i need to get back into running more regularly (3 days off in a row again over the weekend for the 2nd weekend in a row), so hopefully i can figure out my garmin because i am always motivated by having a cool new gadget to track my progress!
have a great week girls, and please try to check in more often if you're able!
love, anika

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5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
Half Marathon ~ 10/20/13 ~ 2:29:52


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I am singing here" its raining its pouring the old man is snoring....." I think you guys get the drift...It rained all day yesterday and was supposed to turn to snow during the night. But thank God it didnt. It is just still a steady rain. No long walk in the woods today. I wanted to play golf tomorrow for mothers day and I am hoping it stops and warms up but the forecast is not good.It may end up being a nice fire and reading my kindle day. As long as they dont try and feed me all day long it will be glorious too.(why do guys think moms want to eat for mothers day?)
Derek and his gf went to visit friends for the night so it was just David and I . we had a nice quiet evening of watching a scifi movie. Havent done that in awhile. It is hard to believe that the twins are going to be 21!omg I am getting old. They are my babies.

I finally got my income tax check and now I can go get estimates on flooring. I want hard wood floors but I think I will end up with pergo because I have 2 rooms to do and could really use new floor in the kitchen. This house was built in the early 70"s and is starting to show her age!I was going to do it myself but I really dont think I can handle it alone. If I end up getting it at home depot Tyler can buy it all for me and get a discount because he was military.That will help out. Which means I have to get this room I am in now painted before I do the floor. So why am I sitting here on the computer you all ask? Its 6 am thats why! lol
Have a great day all and stay safe!

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Hi Girls,

I promise I will post tomorrow (Sat)...I'm really tired and just got back from Sushi so that means I had some beer...
I miss you...and you girls are doing terrific!!!

Kim

My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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I am not the techie you think I am. I had to have Kim set up my garmin watch and I forgot to turn it on last year at my first 5k race and this year I forgot to pack it. Along with the extra battery for my camera. I had them charging and a note on the counter to pack them and still forgot. BUT I do have a good excuse! While I was at school on Friday right before I left to go one of my dogs decided to have diaherrria on my carpet in the living room.( like I dont have enough crap in my life) so I had a last minute carpet scrub going on and was running late in leaving.So once again I did a cool 5 k walk?run and have nothing on my garmin page to show for it!My son Adam has a garmin 305 and loves it. He works in Dc and lives in Alenandria Va which is about 5-6 miles away and has been walking home and saving train or bus ride money. He is logging all his miles and loving it. He took a tour through arlington cemetry and had to call me to see it on his page because you can see how he was circling around reading gravestones.(he is a history buff)It was so cool. He is a big man so it is helping him a lot. He has even joined a water cooler club at work and is cutting way down on his diet pepsi consumtion. This kid can guzzle about 6 2 liters a day. ugh!

I took today off to use up a sick day. I have 27 and only 24 more days of school. I had both college kids come home yesterday so today is unpack and rearrange day so off course it is a great day to be here to supervise! I am missing my empty nest already. I woke up to the peanut butter jar on the counter and dirty knives in the sink. Back to training them about dishwashers. lol


Keep training hard ladies you are going to look so good on my camera running your half marathon!
love Tree

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aloha girls
i'm still looking forward to updates on your exciting weekends...
as for me, i am still trying to undo all the damage i did eating badly for 3 days over my birthday weekend. it's sad how it can take weeks of running and eating on plan to undo 3 little days of too many cupcakes and fancy dinners... oh well, at least i enjoyed myself!
i just did my first ever 'after everyone goes to bed' run. now that finn sleeps through the night, even if he wakes up and cries it's only for a few minutes and i don't pick him up (as instructed by our pediatrician of course), and henry and nolan stay in her room i can actually go downstairs in the evening (which is a good thing since they are all in bed by 7pm). so since today was a really busy day with no time for a run i decided to make use of my dust-collecting treadmill. i know i've said it before, but i must re-iterate: i HATE the treadmill!! i was only going the same pace i do outside (between 4.8 and 5.5 miles an hour), i had to kill myself just to get 5 km straight in. i finished 20 minutes ago and i still feel very much like i'm going to barf... i'm sure having a full stomach isn't helping, but boy it sure is discouraging how hard a time i still have with it. i really thought that with all the miles i had logged and all the improvements to my cardio it would get easier, but apparently not!
i am still missing you guys, so please check in more often!
love,
anika

PB races:
5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
Half Marathon ~ 10/20/13 ~ 2:29:52


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hi girls!
tree - i hope that you had a great weekend seeing your boy(s?)... if the weather in michigan is anything like here it must be feeling very summery already... we contemplated putting the air conditioning on over the weekend because the humidity was so bad poor finn looked like he was swimming every time he woke up from a nap.
kim - good for you immersing yourself so fully in your new job... i hope you make a mint so that you can afford to travel as much as you like (and i of course will live vicariously through you!).
which race did you end up running?
i had a great birthday weekend, although not by spark standards... i ate way too much and barely exercised, so i'm up 5 lbs today. but that's how i konw how far i've come: in the past that would have de-motivated me so much i would have fallen off the wagon for a few weeks and undid so much hard work. instead i am just looking at it as a weekend of fun that i will now have to do a little extra hard work to get back on track from, no biggie.
my exciting news is that i got a garmin forerunner 305 for my birthday!
being a techie idiot i have no idea how to use it properly yet, but i hope you girls (being pros of course!) can talk me through it!
can't wait to hear updates from you guys!
love anika

PB races:
5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
Half Marathon ~ 10/20/13 ~ 2:29:52


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Good Morning Girls!!

Wow...I really forgot what it was like to get a new job...I'm busier than ever and although I love my new job this part of it is not fun...I have to telemarket to get appts....I think I'm getting better at it...I'm sure trying anyway.

I'm running a 10k or 10.4 miler tomorrow....It will depend on the weather. Knock on wood my hips and foot have been doing great...my knee on the other hand...

Tree ~ It sounds like they are trying to kill you so they don't have to pay your retirement...yikes!! That is our wonderful government at work....I'm sure Canada has it's issues too....I can't wait to hear how you do on your 5k. I love traveling and hotels..there are so many people that can't sleep when not at home and I'm just the opposite I sleep better. Have a great time and call or text me when you are done....all you have to do with Skype now that it is set up is add my e-mail address call me and I will log on and wa la it works...

Anika ~ Great job on your 10k last week and then you went out and ran 12k...you are doing great..It's addicting isn't it???? It is great for the mind too. It sounds like your life is getting into somewhat of a routine and Fin is beginning to cooperate for you..at least somewhat.

I miss you guys but I gotta go and telemarket emoticon

Have a great Friday and weekend!!!

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My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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Sorry I have been Mia It is the end of the school year and dead lines are getting tight and Ieps are coming fast and furious. I am going to Holland Mi tonight (3 hours away) where my son Derek goes to school to do a 5 k in the tulip festival. I plan on walk?running it. Depends on my bowels as to how much I will run. I am planning on eating light today and mostly carbs so they will stick so I can run more.lol
The tulip festival is the first 5k I ever ran last year and it was a riot. I know I cant beat my time from last year but I have time to fix that next year when I am able to train all winter.I am just excited to be away for the weekend. woo hoo! Hotel sleep with no snoring or dogs to bug me....

I havent had time to work on the skype thing yet either. I am going to ask Derek to explain it all to me though. He is good at it and has instaled it on my laptop so I just need to add my friends I think. Kim is always a good victim cuz she is such a good friend and a good techie too! Right Kim?

Retirement papers are a pain int eh arse. My god they want proof of everything almost down to when I had my last leg waxing. Gees I had to find my birth cert and Dicks. Now he isnt retiring who cares when he was born? Its not like he is going to get paid or anything!I had to get proof that David and Derek are still in college to keep them on my insurance and the admins in the college could not get that. All they had to write was that the boys intend on attending college full time next year and have registered for classes. I will pay the bill in Aug when it comes due so I can show a reciept yet. The retirement office wont accept this years reciept but I havent paid for next year yet. Duh! I am banging my head on the wall a lot.I may become one of my students rather than retiring!

Keep on running ladies or at least moving! I have 3 miles more after Saturday to get my 100 miles in before May 11 so I am sure I have made it! Woo hoo all for a t shirt!( and a smaller butt) I am going to keep going just to see how many more it is but I am not an over achiever so it wont be a lot over like some people have done!
Anyway have a great day and kiss the kids for me all of you!
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where are you girls?!
i miss you all, so get your booties online and give me updates please!
it has been a tough eating week, but i had my longest jog today - 12K in the gorgeous sunshine with Finn...
anika

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5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
Half Marathon ~ 10/20/13 ~ 2:29:52


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hi girls... i don't have a webcam, so can i still skype? my mom calls me all the time and it comes up a funny number and i'm pretty sure she says she's skyping (can it be used as a verb?) me... but again i must re-iterate what a technological moron i am! i had to get patrick to put new music on my ipod today because i don't even know how to do that!
as for me, it has been a pretty terrible week... the good news is that i didn't comfort eat once, stayed right at the low end of calorie range, so eating wise i was awesome. the bad news is that i have a wicked case of strep throat! i woke up thursday and could barely swallow (not just the pain, but the fact that my tonsils were actually touching my uvula on both sides!). i ended up having to go to a walk in clinic yesterday and get a prescription... i think it's a bad sign when the doctor gasps when she sees your throat. she confirmed what i had guessed, that i had one of the worst cases she's ever seen. we're talking huge, red, puss-covered tonsils the size of golf balls. so now i am just trying to drink fluids like a crazy person to get better.
my first ever 10K is supposed to be tomorrow, and it is (sadly!) the only race in brantford all year, so it's now or never for me. so i asked the doctor, and she said that it usually takes 2 days for the meds to kick in and to start feeling better, but i'm hoping that because i eat so well and have been a water drinking machine that i'll start to feel better in time to run tomorrow morning...
i think the fates are against me though, because not only am i sick, but despite the fact that it has been warm and gorgeous sunshine here for most of the past 3 weeks, it is supposed to be cold and rainy all day tomorrow... but i'm really trying to hold out the hope that i can proudly post tomorrow that despite all of the odds stacked against me i still finished my first ever 10K...
i have (of course) re-adjusted my goals though. i had been originally hoping to get in under 80 min (6 min better than my p.b), but now my only goal is to finish without stopping..
i'll keep you girls posted!
anika

PB races:
5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
Half Marathon ~ 10/20/13 ~ 2:29:52


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Skyping is really easy then you can say you're cool because you Skype!! When I visited my friends in TX I set them up on Skype and Mike called their 17 year old daughter to tell her to accept him as a friend and she said "dad you're not supposed to be doing Skype" she was really annoyed...lol!! Too funny...21 yikes!! I guess I'm not too far behind you though...you're right I wouldn't want to be 21 again.

Call me when you get home I'll help you set it up..It's super easy..

Hope you are having a great Friday..

Kim

My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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Hi Just have a second and have to get gorgeous for my students. Its Friday you know.. but Kim I have skype on my laptop so please when you give instructions to Anika on how to use it do it on here so I can learn too. Derek installed it but didnt teach me. the little buggar.(omg those little buggars will be 21 next month I am so old!)ok I would love to do it too (skype not be 21)
I am in need of more coffee can you tell. Have a wonderful day ladies! I know I will I woke to no stomach pain yee ha

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Hi Girls,

I have been a busy girl this week....and it's going to be that way for awhile..but I love my new job even the telemarketing part...which is my most unfavorite thing to do in the universe..lol!

I just got back from my strength training session with Tree's eye candy.....I've been really good about my exercise and ok fairly good with my eating.

I want to run 6 miles on Saturday but it's supposed to rain. It's might be really nice tomorrow so I might sneak out an hour early and run....

I hope you girls are doing well. Tree did you get your 100 miles?

Anika ~ I think you are running your first ever 5k this weekend....how come you haven't posted???? I can't wait to hear the details....does your laptop have a webcam? If so I'm going to teach you how to Skype....

ok...I'm going to go have a glass of wine to wind down.

Take care and I will chat with you soon..

Kim

My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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Hi Ladies
I took my grand daughter and my friend Sue u to Traverse City shopping for the day. I needed to get a new bead for my pandora bracelet. It was time to add another one.(according to me)It was cold and icky out and Aubrianna has been very busy and driving her mom nuts so it was a great idea to do! We had a great day.I bought Aubrianna some cute teva sandles for my house and Sue bought her a cute tshirt. Of course I also bought a new backyardigans video and DORA BOOK. I am sure Anika will know these characters but healthy and Kim will probably be lost. But rest assured little kids love them. I am really the best MIMI around right now.
I hope you all had a great Saturday too I have to go hold the flashlight to fix the tail lights so be good
xoxox Tree

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Happy Saturday Girls!

I got home from Chicago last night and although I had a great time I'm really happy to be back and hit the streets selling my new product. I really feel like I will be able to bring a great value proposition to my clients.

Anika ~ I LOVE to travel too! When my kids are out of the house I'm going to look for a position that allows me to travel all the time. It might just happen with the company I joined...for now I'm happy to go on the occasional sales meeting (we have a fun one in July it will be in Chicago at the Trump towers) and my running adventures....

I can't be more excited for you entering a race!! I think a 10k will be perfect and you can always walk some if you need too. You are going to love it especially since you used to play sports competitively....I promise you will not finish last! You will be so surprised at how supportive everybody is. It's a camaraderie that is really special. Once you start entering races they have a lot of 1k or longer fun kid races too....maybe it will be something you and Henry can do together! I have heard the Couch to 5k is an excellent book and gives you a great guide as to how much you should do. I don't really follow anything to close except how far each week I should be running for Half Marathon training. I can't run on the street everyday because of my knee so I do a combo of Stair Climber, Elliptical, and treadmill 5 days a week and a outside run on Saturday…..it seems to work and I have enough endurance to make it through 10 or 13 miles if I need too….it is plenty for a 10k…I will also send some links via SparkMail. You need to take lots of pictures and post them!!

I’m so happy to hear little Fin is sleeping now……
Tree ~ We caught up a little yesterday on the phone. It sounds like you are getting your medical issues under control….I will call you soon to catch up further about life. You said you are at 89 miles for your 100 miles in 100 days…you will get there for sure.

Healthy ~ I hope you enjoying your travels…I hope you get a minute to post and let us know about your adventures.

Ok girls….I’m off for a run….I did exercise everyday (Friday was my one day off) but……………I ate way too much!! Yikes…I’m afraid to get on the scale…I don’t think it will be too bad…maybe a 2 or 3 lbs…I’m so happy I have my exercise to help.

Have a great weekend and I will chat with you soon…..

Kim


My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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kim - never appologize for a long post, i LOVE them! how exciting for you to have a whole new job and new team to get to know - it will be another adventure! as for travelling, i am crazy jealous! i LOVE to travel, and never get to do it. even the service dog training week that i will have to go to next month is only in waterloo (an hour away where we used to live and where patrick commutes to every day). i can't wait for our adventures! as for a race for us to run next year, i haven't looked for one yet... but i know they have two marathons (and halves i beleive) in toronto every year in the spring and fall. toronto is only an hour from here, and an AMAZING city... it is our canadian version of NYC, without all the crime and only about a third as big.
tree - if you ever need any advice on specialized eating for your chrone's, let me know. i have a friend who has had it since childhood, and she eats a diet very similar to nolan's (gluten and dairy free)... she used to love to come to our house because i always had tonnes of treats that she could enjoy.
i have done it girs: i am very very excited (and more than a bit nervous) to announce that i have signed up for my very first ever race in 2 weeks (on april 25th). they have a 5 and 10 k, and i decided to go for the 10 k, since i run 5k five times a week very slowly, so that's not much of a challenge. i am scared that i'll finish last, but i'm trying to focus on just finishing and in a personal best time (my current is just over 86 min), which will hopefully keep me out of last...
kim, any training tips would be much appreciated!
i did 7 k yesterday, and today i have already done 5.5 and i still have to do another 3 to go and pick up nolan after therapy, so i'm just not sure how much to run in the 2 weeks leading up to the race to keep increasing my endurance but not burn out...
love, anika

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5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
Half Marathon ~ 10/20/13 ~ 2:29:52


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Good morning girls!

I'm sitting in the Seattle airport (it's 9:30) and my connecting flight to Chicago doesn't leave until noon...so I figured it was a great time to get caught up.....gotta love free internet at the airport these days...I remember when they used to charge $10.00 for the day (I was too cheap...lol)

I just read all the posts and had to figure out the last time I posted and it was when I was off to Texas...well a lot has happened since then...I resigned from Paychex, started my new job with Paylocity, have travelled to Northern California to meet my new boss and great teammates, got home Wednesday and now I'm off to Chicago for a week of training...it's a good thing I love to travel.....

I did a 10k while I was in Texas...I was just shy of my personal best but I had to run into the wind (about 30mph) for the first 4 miles so I was extremely happy with my time. I did a fun 10k yesterday with our Hood to Coast teammates yesterday and that was fun. I also managed to get my 60 minutes of cardio in the whole time I was in CA...so exercise wise I'm doing great...but unlike Tree I did gain 4 lbs which seems odd because I have been logging everything and although I haven't been perfect I should not have gained anything...so maybe it is that time of the month even though I don't know it (partial hysterectomy).

Tree ~ It sounds like you had a great time on your Spring break....even I don't like Taco Bell and I'm a junk food junkie...lol...I'm sure you will get the Chrons (Sp???) under control and great job on only gaining 1 lb..was that for your monthly weigh in at WW? Did you get to your 100 miles yet? You only have a few more months and you are off to retirement land..I'm so jealous but you certainly deserve it!!

Anika ~ Nolan finally gets his dog? How cool!!! I remember when we fist started our virtual walks you were doing so much for that organization...how is he doing since he has been mainstreamed? I'm so happy to hear little Finn is sleeping.. for both of you. I had to do a little of letting Blake cry himself to sleep and I can empathize with you that it is not easy.

I'm so proud of you with your runs...if you are already at 7 miles you will be able to do a half marathon in no time. The most I ever ran before I did my half was 10 miles. I was supposed to do a half marathon last Saturday. My running buddy had signed up for it and I trained with him but when we got there it was snowing, icy, then rain, and puddles to run through on the trail (yes trail not paved road) so I bailed out..I'm not a snow girl like you and Tree.....my next half is in San Francisco on July 25th....I get to run across the Golden Gate Bridge...I can't wait. Tell me them name of the Half we are doing so I can follow it on the internet.

Healthy ~ You are more of a traveller than I am...Except for Texas is all the travelling you are doing for work? You must be giving a lot of lectures. How cool...how are your teeth doing? and your shoulder? Please be careful...I will send some safety prayers your way with Tree. I hope you enjoy your time with your hubby. Maybe you will be able to get on Spark more since you have your own laptop...

Sorry for the book but it's been awhile since I posted and I wanted to catch up. I won't be such a stranger..I do log in everyday to post my fitness and food and do a few status updates and comments but that is all I have had time for.

Take care girls...hugs from WA!!

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My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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I love jelly bellys.
My fav is the popcorn flavored ones. I have a friend who likes the weird harry potter flavored ones. eww.You will have to let us know what are your favorites so when Kim and I(and maybe healthy too) come we can bring you some more. Along with the beer. I am a wine lover so I will tote along some of that also.

My metabolism may be up some but remember I have bouts of diaherria so that helps out some too. I never know what day its going to hit or for how many days it will be here.I only had 1 bad day over the vacation and just kept me close to where I was staying not sick. Friday Dick and I went to a fish fry and Saturday was not a good morning for me. Sicker than a dog from it. So into my little journal I wrote no fried fish!(deep fried in a bar anyway) I will have these foods figured out really soon so I wont have bouts anymore. I go to the dr Thursday after school to see whats up so I will come prepared with my food journal and symptoms list.

I am wishing I were traveling all over like you are healthy. I would love to jet about and wake up some where new every morning. I would miss my dogs but everyone else would still be a phone call or face book away. But as they say never wish for what you dont have because it may not be better than what you truly have so I will get back to raking.
have a great day ladies
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tree - you must have really whipped your metabolism into great shape, so good for you! only a pound - i even look at a slice of chocolate cake and i gain at least a pound! now as for eating at taco bell, that is the one thing i can't support - yuck!!!
kim - thanks for the comment on my activity feed... i had no idea that you had a new jog - details please!
i miss you, so hopefully your schedule will settle down so that i can get a much bigger dose of my favourite west coast girl (healthy doesn't count as a west coast girl this month, because she will be all over the place!).
i am gearing up for patrick to be away for work all week... the kids get extra crazy when they are stuck with only me for 24/7, and 5 days will be the longest he's been away for a while... at least he's driving (the plant is in cleveland), so that means he can do a little cross-border shopping for us. nolan is obsessed with jelly bellies, and there is a huge store on the way through pennsylvania, and of course he can pick me up a case of bud light lime, my favourite beer for garden work and bbqing!
i will definately need a few sanity checks this week, so i will be checking in with you lovely girls more than usual to keep me on track!
anika

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5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
Half Marathon ~ 10/20/13 ~ 2:29:52


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Great news I only gained 1 pound while traveling. I ate out a lot and drank some naughty drinks so I am happy to report only a 1 pound gain woo hoo! I guess walking around a lot does help. I will work that pound off with no problem. I was shaking in my boots to get on the scale and then did the happy dance after wards. I am so easily entertained arent I?

The sun came out and it is officially 50 degrees wow. After the snow yesterday it is amazing to see.I am going to go work with cutting down the peppermint and spearmint from last fall so I just had to check in and let you all know I am happy I didnt gain a ton.(I even ate at taco bell for petes sake)

Have a great day! Tree

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healthy - how exciting your travel schedule sounds (did i mention that in my former life i used to live to travel - even the lamest road trip was a thrill for me). i hope that you have the greatest time with your sweetie - lots of missed lovin' to make up for i'm sure!
tree - i hope that your break was all that you hoped it would be. i too was shocked (and more than a bit disgusted) to see it snow all day yesterday. nolan was very confused, because it was so hot and sunny easter weekend and the flowers have started blooming, so snow isn't supposed to come in spring!
kim - i hope you are livin' it up in cali! i can't wait to hear all about your adventures.
it is finally sunny here after a whole week of freezing cold rain, so i am going to try and get the boys out for a nice long jog in the double stroller. henry is disappointed that she can't come along, but at almost 8 years old she is finally too big for my stroller... she will have to be contented with staying home and helping daddy fix the truck.
have a great weekend girls!
anika

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10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
Half Marathon ~ 10/20/13 ~ 2:29:52


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Do have fun and travel safely. Watch out for those airports and dont take any new tumbles. I will keep your safety in my prayers.

Anika
I am also very anxious to hear stories about the service dog. I bet it will be so fun. The kids and hubbie will do fine and you are staying in a hotel for a good cause so enjoy it all you can! I am glad Finn is sleeping well now. That in itself must be a huge relief.

Kim
how are you? Not much from you on here. You must be running a lot and just doing some quick logging.

I came home from my little vacation and woke to it snowing this morning. It will warm up this afternoon but it has rained for 3 days and it got cold last night hence snow this morning. I needed to come home just to rest.Im whipped too many late nights and not enough sleep. I am happy to drink my own coffee and sit in my own house.
Enjoy the day
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Wow, Anika, look at you go!! I'm so impressed! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Oh, I love that Nolan is getting his service dog! emoticon emoticon I bet it will make a big difference. Can't wait to hear about it. Don't feel guilty about the hotel and leaving the family for a week. It's for a great cause. Enjoy it!

I'm starting my next travel craziness - don't know what else to call it. Tomorrow I leave for 4 days, then each week for 5 weeks, I'm out of state on a different trip, home for a day or two then out again. The golden lining is the last week I'm in Texas and get to stay for 3 weeks with my sweetie. So .... I'll check in when I can but won't be here very often. I'm sure I'll be back in force in June.

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tree - i hope you enjoyed your virtual party - you definately deserved it! now hopefully you also had a real party (complete with lots of cocktails!) on your well-deserved spring break... i look forward to lots of tales of good times!
kim - i miss you! i hope you are having a great time back in california. did you run your second half marathon yet? i can't wait to hear the details.
healthy - i hope all of your asian inspired activities are going great! how adventurous of you to be trying so many new things all at once - as usual i am very impressed!
as for us, things are looking up here. finn is now in nolan's room, and sleeps through the night! he has woken up a few times, but i have learned to just let him cry and he settles himself back down within 10 minutes or so. letting him 'cry it out' was one of the hardest things i've ever done as a parent, but wow was it ever worth it! i never thought it would work, but clearly the doctor knew what he was talking about! and now (no surprise) finn is eating better, moving better, and just in a better mood generally because he's actually getting enough sleep!
as for me, my body is still getting up every few hours, but hopefully i can get back into a nice sleep cycle soon.
we also got the GREAT news that nolan is finally going to get his autism service dog!!! the bad news is that i will have to go away for 6 days to train with the dog and the training team, but the good news is that when i come back home on june 4th i will be bringing the dog with me!
so we will have to do a whole lot of juggling financially (patrick will have to take the whole week off of work to watch the kids, and i will be staying in a hotel and eating out for the week which = lots of money out), but we have 2 months to plan!
i had my best ever run yesterday (i did a quarter marathon, just shy of 7 miles), so i am getting closer to my goal slowly but surely!
have a great week girls!
love anika

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Tree,
Thank you, thank you for logging in before your spring break. I would have been beside myself if it took you that long to log in. No polyps, no cancer. Super-duper! But Crohn's and a hiatal hernia - no wonder you've been low on energy. It's a bit surprising to me that you haven't been in some bad pain, too. You're just tough that way, huh? That's why you can deal with the students and the crazy administrators with such calm.

Have a great spring break, enjoy yourself! and take care of yourself. Congratulations on Mile 70! And thanks again for checking in. I hope you get lots of G'Ma time on break with Aubrianna.
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Its me again. I lived through it. The colonoscopy was not bad. I actually watched the whole thing. Obviously demoral is not strong enough for me. lol. But the endoscope down my throat was a nightmare and I will spare you guys the gory details. Sorry Kim I called her and she heard them. I did not handle that well and they should have hit me upside the head and knocked me out but I guess it was quick and they got what they needed. It felt like hours to me. I had a very nice male nurse who told me I had beautiful puppy dog eyes pleading with him to make it stop. He said he wanted to help me out because of the look I was giving him. aww wasnt he sweet.(same idiot who held my hands so I couldnt yank it out of my mouth! lol)
But anyway I have no cancer and no poups and no hemmoroids so that is great news! Yeee ha. I do have a hiatial hernia and crohns disease. I go to the surgeon on April 15th to find out what the biopsies tell him about the stages of it are and what my treatment options are. So now I know why I am not getting any nutients from my food and why my guts hurt all the time not to mention all the bowel difficulties. I am optimistic that I am going to have a mild case and can get it under control very fast. I have friends who are behind me 100% so how can I loose? eh?

I completed mile number 70 tonight. We have 30 more miles to go to finish the 100 miles in 100 days competition. I am determined to get that t-shirt! ( I will probably never wear) A lot of people dropped out once the weather got nice which is weird because I think it is easier to walk outside but most of the older folks like the insdie the hallways walking. They quit because no one is there to talk to while they walk anymore we all moved outside to trails and the parking lots.

I will be a bit Mia Next week. It is my spring break and I am hitting the road to do some family visiting. I am taking my laptop but not sure where I am going to be able to get internet. If I dont get on again I hope everyone has a joyous and happy Easter. God Bless all of you!
xoxox Tree

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hi girls
I am sitting here waiting to go tothe hospital for my procedure. I thought the prep was easy so maybe the rest will be too. I am starving to death! I havent had a thing to eat in 24hours and nothing to drink since midnight. It is now 11 am. I cant believe they are making me wait until 1 pm to do this. I know diabetics and older folks get the first appts but I really need my coffee. I have weeded the garden in the cold and there is only so many deed iris leaves I can pull out this time of year. My dogs are tired of pacing with me. Dont tell me to exercise cuz that makes me thirsty and I am parched now. ugh... I will let you all know how it went later.

Thanks for all the well wishes.
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hi girls!
kim - i hope you are living it up in texas... once again i have to tell you what an inspiration you are - who runs a 10 k while on vacation??!!
tree - have you had your procedure yet? i hope that it wasn't nearly as bad as you anticipated, and my fingers are crossed that your results are back quickly so you don't have to stress for too long!
healthy - way to go starting all those new and diverse activities... i hope that they are lots of fun - i am so impressed with your enthusiasm and drive!
as for me i am still trucking along! last night was #2 of letting finn cry it out per the pediatricians recommendation, and i am struggling with it... i feel so guilty just letting him scream! but at least last night he cried less than the night before, and we will keep that pattern going. the good thing is that i haven't been triggered to comfort eat the way i had in the past - i had a big loss this week which always motivates me to keep being diligent and not erase all of my hard work...
i'll keep you posted on finn's sleep progress!
love,
anika

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10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
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Hi Girls,
I'm off to the gym and then to Texas to visit one of my best friends! I just wanted to stop by and say hey...

Tree ~ Did you do the dictionary thing?? I absolutely love it!!!

Healthy ~ I hope your yoga is going well. I am taking care of my foot. It is feeling much better. I'm running a 10k while in Midland, TX called the bloodgushers!! It is for the Red Cross....but who could pass up a run named that...lol!

Anika ~ You are doing great! Keep running...

Off to the gym....

Chat with you soon!!

Kim

My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
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I sat through 3 hours of negotiating last night for our contract and have 2 hours tonight. I can not believe I am doing this. I am so ready to go postal on this group of men who think women are stupid.I do think our union is going to file unfair labor practice on them because they will not change any of their proposals and we have given in on some of ours. It has gotten really to a standstill and its time for someone to come in and say enough. Our superintendent is stuck on semantics so tonight I am carrying in my websters dictionary and will look up words when he asks what do we mean by.. I will read the defn. I dont care if it angers him because we are all a little upset as it is.

The weather is supposed to warm back up. It was chilly but sunny here yesterday but to chilly for outdoor recess. I have got to get these poor kids outside to blow the stink off. They are ready for spring as bad as I am. I am hoping today is warmer. My little chatter box is even tired of hearing himself talk. lol

have a great day ladies
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Ack - what do you mean, no flavoring, Tree?? Mine had flavor and it really didn't taste too bad. That helped. Do just the boys get flavor and girls don't? Or did they change the rules? They should do everything possible to make this as EASY as possible.

Kim - Be very, very careful with that foot, will you? I can't believe you're signed up for another half marathon. Enjoy it!

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I got my garmin out of resting mode yesterday and wore it on my walk through the woods. I think I have it linked to my facebook page if you want to see it. We walked 5.88 miles yesterday. It was 45 degrees but sunny so it was worth it. I got some more vitamin d.

Got my script for the nasty stuff I have to drink for next Monday ewww. No flavoring allowed. (dick got to add flavor to his) I have to swallow 2 pills and then start drinking 5 hours later.I cant eat after noon and can only drink clear liquids the day before. Sounds fun... Not. I can not believe they send you a list of possible complications and tell you that they will have you sign it at the hospital on the day of the procedure. Sure makes me confident.

Healthy I love yoga. I wish we had a good class here to go to. I do a dvd that has the dude from biggest looser. He has a great yoga program. Its just kinda dull to do a lone. But we have a zumba class starting and I am so excited because it is dancing and I love to dance and sweat. Its a lot of movement and I really hate to stand still!

Anika I am so proud of you for your running. Pushing a stroller to boot. I was lucky to walk with the stroller.I could have run after number 1 kid but after I had more than 1 I would have never even thought of running. You go girl!When we come visit I will watch the kiddies and you and Kim can go run around a park or something while we play! Sound like fun?
Time to hit the shower for getting ready to go to school again. Hopefully its a better week with those men who run the place.
have a great week ladies.
xoxox
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Hi Girls ~

It was great reading everybody's posts. I have been keeping up on reading just no energy to post. I guess with day light savings time and all I've been really tired....I have a lot going on work wise right now. I'm off this Thrus, Fri, Mon, Tues to visit my friend in Midland TX. I have known here for 25 years. She has MS and has had it since she was 20 years old (she's 44). It's hard for her to travel so she is so excited I'm coming to see her. I just have to hope I don't get a cold or something before next week because she has to be really careful about getting sick...it really knocks her for a loop when she does. I'm usually healthy so it should be all good.

Tree ~ keep thinking....only a few more months and you are outta there!! You can do it....you can do it...your admins sound like idiots...you are doing great on your 100 miles in 100 days. Our Spring break is week after next. Hang in there...it will be nice to have a week off....

Healthy ~ Wow...when you decide you want to start a program you really go all out...PT and Yoga! I hope you are enjoying it. My PT has been great and I am starting to see the results...but not in my weight. I've been struggling with my eating....

Anika ~ Way to go on your running. I have seeing all the status updates. I hope you have been seeing the notes I've been leaving. I'm happy to hear your weather has been better. It's been decent here too but we have had a mild winter to my delight....
I'm doing another half marathon on April 3rd with my running body. It is his first and I couldn't let him go to his first half marathon by himself. I figure I've been training with him anyway so I might as well do it.

I love my bodybugg by the way. I got is for free through 24 Hour Fitness Rewards program. I didn't think I would like it as much as I do. Anika ~ Maybe I can send it to you in a few months if you want to try it.

Ok...I'm off to the jucuzzi....or bed sounds good but it's only 8:30pm....Yikes! I've just been so tired!!

Have a great week everybody!!

Kim

My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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Hi Girls I had another day of hell at school so I had to get on and read happy posts. My awful day had nothing to do with my kids it is those awful admins and their stupid decision making skills. I swear they are the most stupid men I have ever met!Most men think with both brains these guys dont have either.I bet they all squat to pee!

Ok enough I went for a 5 mile walk with my friend tonight. It was very theraputic and it caught us up on our 100 miles in 100 days. We are now at the halfway point in miles and have until mid may to finish. No prob! My spring break is after Easter so I am not off until the first week in April.I am so ready! I am going to go visit a college roommate about 3 hours from here. Stop and spend a day at Dereks college town which is an hour from my roommates town and then swing back to my parents house before coming home for the rest of the holiday. Anything to be away from real life! I am ready. (this is of course if I dont have any problems from the colonoscopy and scope like a poked hole in the bowels or a hole in my throat lol)I get all that on the 29th.(Im just kidding I have an experienced surgeon)

I made an awesome vegetable soup that is smelling really yummy so I am going to log off and I am so happy you are all running. I am still just walking.Its ok I am having fun.My friend Sue is out moving too so that is good too. Be good
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emoticon emoticon emoticon Awww, shucks. How sweet! Let's all jog down to the local Starbucks - I'm buying! I love that we're connected, but I miss everyone, too!!

Congratulations, Anika, on your running. You are such an athlete! I'm ramping up my time at the gym and I'm working with a new personal trainer. I like him! But I also joined a new Yoga, Tai Chi, Qi Gong center about 25-30 miles from my house. So I'm sometimes running between the two of them. Last night I got to yoga class late and everyone was in their spiffy yoga outfits - there I was in my running shoes, and gym clothes. It's just too much trouble to have to change clothes, too! I have no fashion sense anymore. I'd be loving it if the pounds were dropping, but they're not. Spring is here and the sun is shining, though. And yes, now that I've got my technology challenges a bit under control, I'm back logging my food. I'm doing a lot of exercise, but no time to log it in.

I wanted to text you guys when I went out yesterday and it was 'snowing!' A blanket of tiny white flowers, not sure which ones, were swirling around me. Just like snow, except a little warmer.

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aloha girls!
just thought that i would let you know that i miss you guys!
i have been great at getting on to log my food & activity, and i can read with finn on my lap, but typing is so difficult for me...
i hope you are all doing fabulously - tree is it your march break right now?
henry is in ottawa with my mom for the week getting some very much needed 1 on 1 attention (and spoiling i'm sure), so nolan is completely off. he misses her even more than i do i think!
luckily the weather here is FANTASTIC, so i have been out jogging or walking every single day...
now if only the pounds could come off quicker.
i hate working so hard running, yet still feeling like i'm such a fatty... but that's always been my issue - i want instant gratification, hence my go-to problems with comfort food when i'm feeling down!
did i mention that i miss you guys??!!

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5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
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Finally! I booked my PT appointments at the gym. Friday we get started. I don't think this guy has a clue what he's in for. lol. And, I got in a grueling Spinning class. I LOVE those classes. If I could just get there more often, I'm sure I'd be feeling much better. Like you, Anika, that's my addiction. I could Spin several hours every day. One of these days I'll get a real bicycle and hit the hills here. I gave mine away on a move a while back and never replaced it. Whenever I bemoan the loss of that bike, my DH reminds me what a pile of junk it was. But it was mine! My pile of junk. And it worked. emoticon

Tree, glad to hear you're not overdoing it. I love the haircut story. I love it when the men in our lives appreciate us.

I'm off to Yoga and Qi gong and Tai chi tonight. 3 classes in a row. I haven't done that before, so we'll see.

Aloha!

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hi girls!
i'm glad to read that you are all doing well and on the mend...
i have been doing great with tracking my fitness and nutrition, but every single time i try and type a nice long post mr. stinky pants (otherwise known as finn) starts belting it out...
tree - i am so glad to hear that you are starting to get your energy back... and it sounds like our weather is almost the same - we have had an entire week of gorgeous spring sunshine... so much so that i had to bust out the summer hat bin (henry is strawberry blond, and burns in about 10 min, so she had to trade her toque in for a baseball hat for recess).
i have been getting some great jogs in, but the only problem is that i think i am a little addicted already (i guess a nice change from being addicted to junk food and reality tv!)... i get so down and feel like such a lazy slug on the days that i can't jog.
yesterday finn had his 7 month checkup with the pediatrician, and it looks like it is officially time to start let him crying it out. it seems so wierd to have a doctor tell you that it's okay to let your baby scream his guts out for 5 hours or more. the most i had been able to stand so far has been 57 min (for some reason i always crack just shy of the hour mark when he starts making sick cat noises), but the doctor said that he can't possibly hurt himself even if he screams all night and that we have to get him to understand that he can't nurse every hour... so this weekend will be the big test.
patrick is away again (cleveland this time), so i am in no shape to tackle this by myself (did i mention that nolan has had stomach flu for the past 3 days, so i have cleaned the toiled at least 30 times - he seems to love to barf on the toilet instead of in it!). i did let finn cry twice for 2 hours last night, and he just didn't stop and i cracked and picked him up... i just feel like a bad mom if my baby is hysterical for that long, but patrick is much stronger and he can keep me from cracking!
healthy - i hope that you are getting some time to get some nice walks in, but it sounds like you have such a busy schedule all the time!
kim - WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOO! that's amazing that you were first in your entire age class, and managed to keep a sub 9 min mile pace.... i am SOOOOOO impressed! i am still barely able to crack a 14 min mile, so you are a constant inspiration to me!
patrick is getting tired of hearing about your running accomplishments - i think he is starting to get jealous!

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5K ~ 11/25/12 ~ 31'58
10K ~ 4/28/13 ~ 67'55
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Aloha Girls!!

We're back!!

Anika ~ I know you are out there because I see you updating your status and you are doing incredible....

Tree ~ I have said it a million times but I have no idea how you do it...you must be counting the days...

Healthy ~ Welcome back....I hope the conference was a great one...rain? in Southern California?? Never!! lol!! Good luck on getting out to exercise!!

I need to get off to work!!

Have a great week everybody!

Kim

My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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Thanks girls
I am not pushing it. Just trying to keep going so I dont become a slug. I am hyper active and becoming a slug would kill me for sure. My friend Sue and I decided since it has been nice all week with 40 degree temps and sunshine we would walk our 5 mile trail around Marl lake. We got out there and dummy us didnt think about all the tree cover and the fact the snow hasnt melted it all yet. It was a great walk but a real thigh buns workout going through the snow.Funny part I was chilly and she got hot so I wore both of our coats and she did it in her sweatshirt. It was perfect. I did end up with a sweaty back by the time we were done which made me happy. Kim you would have ben proud I actually had a wet turtleneck on when I was done! ( I can run for a 3 miles and not have a drop on me I just turn beet red)

This is a 4 day week. We have a mid winter break on Friday. Oh thank God for that. I am ready. It has been a very noisey year in my class. I have a self stimulation kid who makes a constant irritating noise. It bothers the other kids to tears so I know it isnt just me. I am using a quiet card which works as long as I show it to him every minute but being short staffed it gets to be impossible at times. I am surprised I have any hair left on my head. But again thank God for excedrin Migrane. lol

I took David to the barber Sat. He let me tell the barber how to cut his hair because I offered to pay. Cool I suggested a clipper cut short on the sides with a longer blade on the top. The barber looked at me and said that is a lot off. Dave said what ever shes paying. It looks great and David is happy. He was just thrilled he did not have to pay for his own haircut. Silly boy it was a lousy 12 bucks .Plus 3 for tip. I guess for a 20 yr old thats a lot. Had I known I would have just used my clippers and taken it all down to nothing for free. lol

I hope everyone has a good week. Be safe and kkeep moving.
Tree

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Hi! Just checking in. I just got back in town tonight. Spent most of the week in a workshop. On my drive home, the news radio had nothing but the Oscars on. How funny. Only in southern California. Surely there are other important things going on in the world?!

It's raining a lot here and I didn't have time to do much, just a few miles walking one night after class when it wasn't raining. So I hope to get back into things this week.

wow, Kim, you beat Mike and had a personal best?? Your foot must be lots better AND it sounds as if that 1/2 marathon was a real training boost, too. Hmmmm.... Anika, are you still training for the 1/2 marathon next year?

Hey Trees - don't push it with the exhaustion. You might need to get a little more sleep, just to make sure your body has enough recovery time. Is that possible?

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Hi Girls,

Tree ~ I hope the find out that whatever is wrong is something they can easily fix!!

I did my 10k yesterday in a personal best. I averaged a 8:34 minute mile.....53:52 minutes...I got first in my age group...and yes I did beat Mike my running buddy...just had to push...is that mean??
It is all in good fun though.

Anika ~ I see that you have been running a lot lately. I hope it is helping put Finn to sleep and clearing your mind...I have so much respect for you...

Healthy ~ Where are you? How is your new computer doing?? I hope everything is good in your world. Has the rain stopped?

Well, have a great Sunday or at least what's left of it!!

Kim


Edited by: KGPOSSIBLE at: 3/7/2010 (18:45)
My favorite quote:

Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it
Lou Holtz....

3/21/09 5k ~ 38:36
4/25/09 5k ~31:24
5/23/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 38:31
7/26/09 - 4 Mile Race ~ 42:36
8/1/09 10k ~ 57:58
8/15/09 10k ~ 55:27
9/7/09 10k ~ 1:01
9/26/09 10k ~ 53:55
11/25/09 10k 58:36
1/6/10 5k 26:34
2/6/10 Half 2:10:58
7/25/10 Half 2:11
10/17/10 Half 2:10:48 PR by 10 sec


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Kim Sorry I missed your call I was sleeping early due to along day at school. I had 2 kids have meltdowns and no admins to help out(typical) so it was all on me. Thank God the boys spaced them out one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The afternoon kid had his little problem for over 45 minutes just because I would not let him pick his nose until it bled. Mean arent I? Must have had a real nasty booger but I am just not into the whole blood thing. He pushed me and I hit a table so I am going to have a nice bruise on my butt this morning. Gotta love em. I bet he slept all the way home on the bus. lol

I walked outside for the 100 miles in 100 days thingy 4 days this week. I am behind from getting the cold so we have been doing 2 miles every day. It was nice to be in the sunshine again. 40 degrees is so nice compared to what we have had. The wind is still cold but I can handle it. I can tell I am really run down because it does take my all to walk my normal speed. I am taking all the stuff the dr prescribed(when I remember) so I should be 100% soon. Now if the diaherria would quit I would be able to run a little to build that back up. I am afraid to run because it jostles my guts and you guys get the picture and it is not pretty! Today My friend Sue and I are going to walk around Marl lake. We do that a lot in the summer. It is a 5 mile walk. That should put me up quite a few miles.Hopefully its not too muddy!But Im wearing boots just in case.

Good luck on the 10k and I hope you still outrun that tall man! You have stamina and power go girl. Anika has the same stamina walking and running on little sleep! I on the other hand would be sitting there in a coma being the cheerleader on the bleachers or a folding chair!
Have a great day girls..
Tree

If you haven't got a smile on your face and laughter in your heart, then you are just a sour old fart!


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