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This is a Seattle vacation photo from a few years ago ... looking at still helps me relax!





My boys and dog romping in Lake Erie on a camp out. Ideal summer fun!





Sunset on the Great Lake!



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Keep Movin' - Fitness, Fun, Good Health

I enjoy healthy eating and lots of exercise. Love to be outdoors and moving. But with work, family, stress it easily gets overlooked if I don't focus on it. Committing to make it a priority so I CAN live up to the demands of work, family, stress.
I enjoy healthy eating and lots of exercise. Love to be outdoors and moving. But with work, family, stress it easily gets overlooked if I don't focus on it. Committing to make it a priority so I CAN live up to the demands of work, family, stress.


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DEB9021 had a great, sweaty jog today--30 degrees warmer than eariler in the week!
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Member Since: 8/12/2011

SparkPoints: 20,014

Fitness Minutes: 25,842

My Goals:
I have lost almost 30 pounds since starting SparkPeople, and although I am more focused on feeling good and maintaining healthy habits than losing weight, that "almost" is starting to get on my nerves. I want get past that milestone this summer, while the weather is gorgeous and calling me to exercise and eat healthy, fresh foods.

My Program:
I used to go to the gym 3-4 times most weeks and/or jog 5 miles, but it got me nowhere. Sometimes when life got busy i would have a few weeks when i didn't have time to exercise at all. When I started SparkPeople I gave up the gym and started doing 10 minutes of exercise first thing in the morning. A year and 20 pounds later I upped it to 20, and I recently switched up to 30. It isn't easy because I get up at 4:30 am to do it before work, but then nothing gets in the way. I do more later in the day and on weekends move it back to later, but at least 30 minutes happens every day.

Personal Information:
I love exercising outdoors. Can't get enough sunshine and nature! But I have periods where home and work get so busy that I run out of time in the day. So I want to do enough in the early morning so that if life gets crazy and that's all I can do, I'm still staying fit, feeling good and relieving stress. I need it to find the energy and motivation for everything ELSE I do!

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My current goals:
- 30 minute brisk walk in the early morning and a 30 minute walk before bed with dogs.
- Strength training twice a week
- walk/jog/run intervals for 45 to 60 minutes three times per week.
- One house chore per evening so I don't spend my weekend catching up
- Log into SparkPeople daily to log food and fitness and give/receive support to Spark Friends.

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KRISZTA11
8/17/2014 5:29:45 AM

We have the same shift to cooler temperatures here, and I love it : ))
This morning it was down to 15 oC / 60 oF, all clear and sunny, so I was inspired to run a hilly 10K, which I haven't done since last fall. It was wonderful!

Good luck to your race!
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BA5454
8/11/2014 9:09:39 PM

Hi Deb-- My training is going okay. I'm having some issues with my knee and ankle--these are not new problems, they've just decided to assert themselves now, lol. Anyway, I'm taking it a bit easy for now, although I will try an 11 mile run this weekend ;-). I'm so stoked to hear you are ready for your half! Keep up the great work!!



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SLENDERELLA61
7/28/2014 10:06:43 PM

Thanks for your support on my blog! To answer your question, I have a 5K pace and a half marathon pace that are quite different and according to what I've read, most runners do. My last half marathon was about 11:15 pace, but hope to bring that down quite a bit this year. My fastest 5K was 8:57; last Saturday's was 9:11. I'm still learning to judge paces. My Garmin GPS watch is a help, but some day I hope to just be able to say I'm running this at 5K pace or HM pace and then just nail it! My 10K pace is just a bit slower than 5K and I haven't felt the need to train differently for a 10K, since I get the distance with the HM training and the speed work with the 5K training.



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KEEPITUP62
7/24/2014 10:29:54 PM

Hi Deb,
thanks for commenting on my page.
The last book I read was by Daniel Steel and it was calle HRM (her Royal Majesty) It was a great story with sime romance in it and a bitter sweet ending.

I also read Don`t Say a Word by Andrew Klavan which kept me on the edege all through it. It was an awesome thriller and I picked the book up at a Christian Benefit Shop



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BA5454
7/15/2014 9:47:27 AM

I carry an Amphipod bottle during my training runs, but it only holds 12 oz--am looking for a bigger one. In my 2 prior halfs I didn't carry any water. The first one was a mistake and for the second I mapped out the water stations prior to the race because they were made available. It worked out reasonably well, except I was a little thirsty during the alst few miles. I've seen a lot of people carry water during the race, though. If your natural preference is to sip during the run, I would carry a bottle. If you run out, the water stations are usually pretty nice and can refill. The added bonus would be you wouldn't have to stop during stations, too. Have added you as a friend--would like to follow along with your journey, and maybe we can trade hints and helps because I'm still learning ;-).

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