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October 12, 2012 10:35 AM
Jill--

I was going to make some Bigfoot comment on your facebook chat with your brother....."Hey, I heard McKenna spotted Bigfoot in Siberia on a hunting trip...."

Not sure you'd have appreciated the humor....hehehehe
October 12, 2012 11:13 AM
2.3 miles done. 40 minutes. Just walked. I don't mean that (just) negatively. I'm glad I went over and did it! Better than nothing. It's 40 minutes of exercise that can't be taken away from me.

Told Dean and the kids about my run/walk yesterday. I was super proud. So were they. I told them about the 5K. They're super excited. There is a small town southwest of us who, about two years ago, raised money to refurbish their playground. It's awesome and worth the 10 minute drive to make a day or afternoon of it. Anyway, the proceeds of the 5K, Kids Run, etc. go towards the cost of putting in a splashpad at the park. It would be super cool. The kids are excited because it'll be a big, 'ol Halloween party.
Edited by ksproston On October 12, 2012 11:18 AM
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October 12, 2012 11:43 AM
QUOTE:

Jill--

I was going to make some Bigfoot comment on your facebook chat with your brother....."Hey, I heard McKenna spotted Bigfoot in Siberia on a hunting trip...."

Not sure you'd have appreciated the humor....hehehehe

Are you kidding? That would be hilarious!
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October 12, 2012 11:44 AM
P.S. It's not too late. wink

Enough frivolity. Back to work.
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October 12, 2012 1:45 PM
QUOTE:

2.3 miles done. 40 minutes. Just walked. I don't mean that (just) negatively. I'm glad I went over and did it! Better than nothing. It's 40 minutes of exercise that can't be taken away from me.

Told Dean and the kids about my run/walk yesterday. I was super proud. So were they. I told them about the 5K. They're super excited. There is a small town southwest of us who, about two years ago, raised money to refurbish their playground. It's awesome and worth the 10 minute drive to make a day or afternoon of it. Anyway, the proceeds of the 5K, Kids Run, etc. go towards the cost of putting in a splashpad at the park. It would be super cool. The kids are excited because it'll be a big, 'ol Halloween party.


This is great! You get exercise, kids have fun, good cause, family time...the best.

Jeanne
October 12, 2012 2:03 PM
Hi Everyone! Katie, you are too much..when i read your post I thought of how cool it would be to have a spooky run...someone should implement that idea in these parts....and there you go saying it's only a 5k???? Do you know that my morning runs, which are usually 3 miles are harder than running 10? Sounds crazy but we all know it's all in our heads. Now what is NOT in my head is a marathon or tri like Kaylynne/lori/shuntae/Jeanne BUT I'm sure if I put it in my head...I could do it.....NOT!noway noway laugh

TGIF everyone!
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October 12, 2012 2:14 PM
QUOTE:

Hi Everyone! Katie, you are too much..when i read your post I thought of how cool it would be to have a spooky run...someone should implement that idea in these parts....and there you go saying it's only a 5k???? Do you know that my morning runs, which are usually 3 miles are harder than running 10? Sounds crazy but we all know it's all in our heads. Now what is NOT in my head is a marathon or tri like Kaylynne/lori/shuntae/Jeanne BUT I'm sure if I put it in my head...I could do it.....NOT!noway noway laugh

TGIF everyone!


Sure you could! I do them in my dreams. Of course, my legs are made of lead and I can hardly lift them in my marathon dreams. Or is that a nightmare?
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October 12, 2012 4:26 PM
What.a.freaking.week! First round of standardized testing. Low pressure system moving in. Whatever but the kids were nuts!

My weekend caught up with me. I shut my alarm off, re-set it for a later time, and slept through it. Thought about working out tonight. Instead, I picked up a pizza for Shawn and I. In a bit, I'm off to a friend's house for drinks and munchies.

Need to get back on track. The scale this morning was exactly what it was a week ago. I know how much better I feel when I'm eating well, whether I'm losing weight or not. But tonight, I am going to relax. And that included a Mike's Hard Lemonade and two slices of pizza.
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October 12, 2012 9:46 PM
My abs hurt, and I like it. Goodnight. yawn heart
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October 13, 2012 4:13 AM
angry I love volunteering here, but it really shows me what is out there in the world. Sometimes I feel like I am back on the playground with Jimmy pulling my pigtails. Or middle school 'you're a dummy and no one likes you" For crying out loudhuh


K, I feel better now.

TODAY I have decided I will either do a complete video or walk 2 miles. It is lovely out so I will prob do the 2 miles. Then I will do 10 or 20 wall pushups. If they are too easy I will move down to the chair. I will do 10 squats and 10 lunges and 50 sit up type things.

I want to be sore tomorrow!love

I know I am rambling but I didnt sleep well last nightglasses

Oh and by the way? I love you!flowerforyou
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October 13, 2012 6:45 AM
Good Saturday morning, but it feels like another week day (albeit a little later start).

I want to catch up with you all, but I must start on some more work. It'll be nice when the money comes in for it, though, so it's worth the effort now. I promise I'll still do my workout today. wink

The scale blipped down a little bit today, so that makes me all bigsmile inside.

heart you all!!!
  261869
October 13, 2012 9:31 AM
QUOTE:


Oh and by the way? I love you!flowerforyou


Right back atcha Ms. Jeanineheart
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October 13, 2012 9:37 AM
Got my last long run in this morning. Starting to get excited. I think the excitement comes from doing a race I have never done before. Shuntae, have you ever run the Army Ten Miler? i hear there are bands every mile or 2 is that true?

I have the house all to myself and I don't know what to do?????noway where to start... first I blast music in my house as there is noone to tell me to turn it down!laugh I'm such a little kid. I run around the house cleaning and dancing...get my groove on. bigsmile My ADD kicks in....I can't start and finish one project. I will start in one room, then suddenly go to another, maybe throw a load a wash. God forbid I look in a drawer and decide...hmm I should re-organize this! Drives DH crazy but whatareyougonnado

ok off I go...Carpe diem everyone! heart
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October 13, 2012 9:49 AM
Donna- I did the Army 10 Miler last year...think that there were bands, but can't remember if they were that close together. Word of advice...there's a part between miles 7-8 I think, where there's no shade and it got HOT last year.

Not a bad race in general but I don't plan to do it again. Think Cherry Blossom crowds, and double them.

Good luck and cool weather!
October 13, 2012 9:56 AM
I can deal with the crowds....they'll keep me running! wink


See I popped back in.....that ADD kicking in....this is what I just watched. For you ms. Marla

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIbkVmm-kYU
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October 13, 2012 2:36 PM
The mister's home today, I'll catch Mrs. Brolin and her son Monday, no doubt.... I did watch a bit of it, Donna.

I was surprised to see her finally start to show signs of age...does that sound catty? I'm sure she's had a nip and tuck here and there, but she always looked amazing....still does. But finally I see a bit of age....and her voice is going. That makes me sad.... I can never remember a time where I didn't love her.

Having an eh day.... Nothing fabulous, nothing horrible--

popped in to say hey--

love to all.
October 13, 2012 5:12 PM
For those of you not on Facebook:

I did my Tri today. I was all smiles beforehand.

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A few of the gals I know did it too. Seriously, that makes it fun for me. I can't imagine going and doing one of these on my own.

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I have not done ANY swimming at all in 2 months. I already struggle with swimming. I was pretty dang scared. Here we were crossing the line that checks you in for the swim.

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The swim looked like FOREVER. It was supposedly 400 yards, somebody said they tracked it on their GPS and it was closer to 500. Regardless. It was tough. It really kicked my ass. We had to go out to the buoy, around it, down the to other one, past the last jet ski and then around that buoy and back in.

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Thank goodness one of the gals and I stuck together. She's not much of a swimmer either. It was long and grueling and even tougher than I thought it would be. The water was choppy. I used every stroke imaginable and then some I probably made up along the way. I swallowed a lot of water. Just flipping onto my back and kicking, I would get waves washing up over my face. It was hard to recover from choking on water or having my nose burn. But I did. When you are in the middle of the gulf and can't touch, there is really no choice.

My time was 22 minutes. Some of that was getting back up the beach, up the steps, across the street and down the sidewalk along the building. However, I am guessing I was in the water swimming for at least 20 minutes. That's really a long swim for somebody who hasn't trained and isn't a swimmer.

The bike part was enjoyable. I was happy with it. I didn't train for the bike to run transition. Mistake. The run was tough. I walked more than I would have liked to. I ran most of it, but I did walk some. The best thing. I finished.

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Ironically, I finished 3rd in my age group. Seriously. 3rd? There were only 9 people, but still..... 3rd? I'll take it.

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When I came out of the water I SWORE I would NEVER do that again. Now I'm thinking.... well... with training. LOL. There is something empowering about finishing.

Marla saw my pictures on Facebook and told me I'm not allowed to complain about looking bad. I told her I avoided the blub pictures. But you are my friends.... so here you go. It's true. I've put on weight. I've lost muscle mass. I know what to do. If I really want it, I will do it. If nothing else, the pictures are a wake up call.

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The hard thing is I don't look like this anymore.... and this was only 2 summers ago. I WANT to look like this again. I've put on 20 pounds, it's noticeable all over. I realize others don't look at me and instantly think, 'fat girl', but compared to where I was and where I know I can get, it's hard for me to not think that sometimes.

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Granted... I don't look like this anymore either.... so for that I am thankful.

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It's all relative. I know the drill. I didn't hate every picture I saw of myself from today. A few really showed me what I needed to see. I tried on a very fitted tank top last night and quickly abandoned that. The truth that it gave was more than I could wear for all to see.

It is what it is my friends. For today, I finished a freaking tri!
Edited by leckel On October 13, 2012 5:25 PM
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October 13, 2012 8:01 PM
QUOTE:

There is something empowering about finishing.


Yes!!

QUOTE:

Marla saw my pictures on Facebook and told me I'm not allowed to complain about looking bad. I told her I avoided the blub pictures. But you are my friends.... so here you go. It's true. I've put on weight. I've lost muscle mass. I know what to do. If I really want it, I will do it. If nothing else, the pictures are a wake up call.

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It's all relative. I know the drill. I didn't hate every picture I saw of myself from today. A few really showed me what I needed to see.



I've been reading all along for the past two years and I still have to ask: Do you know why it happened? I remember there were vacations, deployments, job starts and what all. I do think that before you start work on getting back to where you were, you have to know how it is you left. I think there were a lot of good and some not-so-good reasons but that it boils down to: whatever work you do to get back, it has to be work you can keep doing when you get there.

QUOTE:

It is what it is my friends. For today, I finished a freaking tri!


Yes!! Whatever you think about where you are now, without even training for it, you finished a Tri! You're in a great place, no matter what else. Way to go, Lori!!

Jeanne
October 13, 2012 8:22 PM
Again, I appreciate Jeanne's wisdom! I have nothing else to offer.

I am so proud of you! I GET the statement about finishing. And, I agree with Marla, I still think you look great!
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October 13, 2012 8:26 PM
I went for my first run post-marathon. It felt WONDERFUL! It wasn't fast. I wasn worried about checking off a specific distance. I just ran to make sure I still could and because I wanted to. It is weird weather here and it was very humid during my run but I was happy to be out there.

Got a lot of chores done around the house that have been neglected since school started. Bought a new laptop and vacuum. Bleh! Those weren't in the budget right now, but both of them bit the dust this week.

Relaxing on the couch, reading and doing nothing. Feels good bigsmile
  92725
October 14, 2012 3:54 AM
QUOTE:

The mister's home today, I'll catch Mrs. Brolin and her son Monday, no doubt.... I did watch a bit of it, Donna.

I was surprised to see her finally start to show signs of age...does that sound catty? I'm sure she's had a nip and tuck here and there, but she always looked amazing....still does. But finally I see a bit of age....and her voice is going. That makes me sad.... I can never remember a time where I didn't love her.

Having an eh day.... Nothing fabulous, nothing horrible--

popped in to say hey--

love to all.


My friend Tobi was at this concert, and I cant tell you how jealous I am
  31795
October 14, 2012 4:00 AM
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I can deal with the crowds....they'll keep me running! wink


See I popped back in.....that ADD kicking in....this is what I just watched. For you ms. Marla

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIbkVmm-kYU


This made me cry like a baby. I have always related love songs to my children. To be able to sing my love for them in that beautiful voice........well.............sigh.
  31795
October 14, 2012 5:00 AM
congratulations to all you runners. Amazing to me. My daughter inlaw is responding to antibiotic and was out of bed yesterday. She was cleaning. We really want her to rest but I know how she is. Anyhow the kids are with me . First sleepover weekend for the two year old. She was fine. She was still nursing but I am sure after 3 days without she will be ready to give that up. Kids just woke up so I have got to scoot. Thaking tomorrow off will watch them one more day and then the other Grandparents take over. Hugs Richie
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October 14, 2012 6:48 AM
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congratulations to all you runners. Amazing to me.


Indeed! flowerforyou and hats off to all who did anything from 5k to tris, or are about to do it smile. Lori, you ROCKed! Stick to that winner feeling (for finishing, you are a winner to me, given how hard it was to swim and run after biking).

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First sleepover weekend for the two year old. She was fine. She was still nursing but I am sure after 3 days without she will be ready to give that up.


Kudos for you daughter in law. I did not know how important this was until I was a mother. This is the best thing to do, as long as it is working. WHO recommends it until 2 year of age too, apparently. No wonder wink.

Hope everyone's having a nice Sunday. I wish my headache was gone... I guess it will last as long as the throat ache. At least there's no fever, so I'm OK with this. I need to catch up on some lost sleep and then I'll probably be OK again smile.
October 14, 2012 10:33 AM
QUOTE:

I've been reading all along for the past two years and I still have to ask: Do you know why it happened? I remember there were vacations, deployments, job starts and what all. I do think that before you start work on getting back to where you were, you have to know how it is you left. I think there were a lot of good and some not-so-good reasons but that it boils down to: whatever work you do to get back, it has to be work you can keep doing when you get there.


I've been thinking about this Jeanne. There is a list 4 miles long that I could blame it on... but the bottom line.... I stopped wanting it enough to really work for it. I can point my finger and blame this or blame that, but the truth is that I became lazy, stopped caring, stopped working so hard.

Can I get back to the level I was at? Who knows. I put a lot of time in it. I don't have that time now. Eating is a big deal. It hasn't been great. It's the first thing to tackle. I have ups and downs. They equal getting nowhere, other than a few pounds heavier every few months.

So Jeanne, while you have your rules and what you call your scale obsession, what that gives you is enough push to keep at it. You are scared to death you will backslide. With good reason. It happens fast, happens easily, happens before you even realize it's happening.

Goals and rules are important. I think I need to set some for myself. I've been floating around too long just existing. Goals are tricky. It's hard to accept when you don't meet them, which leads to defeat, yet you need them. I had set the goal to be under 160, (which I haven't seen for a good 6 weeks) by Tuesday. I was Friday morning. Barely, but I was. Yesterday after the tri I was HUNGRY. I didn't pig out, but the scale was up this morning. Then we decided last minute to do a race today. I did the 10K, Tom did the 1/2. Those kinds of races and drinking sports drinks and eating because you are starved half to death can play a number on the scale.

I was looking in the mirror this morning. My chubby picture from yesterday is horrible. I admit I've gained, I admit I've got excess fat, but I don't think I look as bad as that picture makes me look. Most other pictures from yesterday don't look that bad. That one was the right angle, the right lighting, I was leaning the right way, my pants were pushing out the pudge, my shirt was soaked and clinging to me, blah, blah...... but the end result is a picture that makes me want to kick my own ass. I'm not blaming the camera. It's good for a wake up call.

Ok, enough rambling. I need a shower. I feel sticky. And stinky. I'm tired. 2 days on the weekend with a 4:20 wake up, out the door by 4:45, to get to a 7:00 race = exhausted! It's gonna wipe me out this week. I already know it.
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