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I am at a weight that I like, and have even had fun on SP getting here. Now I am working to become even fitter and maintain my weight!
I am at a weight that I like, and have even had fun on SP getting here. Now I am working to become even fitter and maintain my weight!




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Member Since: 8/26/2009

SparkPoints: 134,339

Fitness Minutes: 148,103

My Goals:
Get a new PR in a 5K race (current PR 29:51) and run a 10K race.
Maintain my current weight, or less.
Get my strength training more regular.

My Program:
Exercise by having fun. I run, but only as long as it is fun, I bike, if it is fun. I like to hike, it is fun. Like most people, I will only stick with it if it is fun!

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Portland metro area, Oregon.

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CANNIE50
4/2/2015 11:44:05 PM

I loved, loved, loved your comments on my blog. I needed to hear that. Thank you for being so understanding and encouraging. I am already feeling so much better. How are you doing? Have you gotten out for a run? I spoke to my sister in Oregon City this morning and she said it was cloudy and overcast there but today was beautiful here and I told her perhaps the lovely weather will travel to Portland. My son Payton and I are traveling that way this coming Monday. I am going to see my daughter-in-law and grandchildren in Vancouver Washington and then head to my sister's. I hope you are doing well.



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CANNIE50
3/30/2015 4:26:17 PM

Thank you so much for checking in with me. I am struggling in every direction, it seems. What I am lacking in willingness, I seem to making up for, in stubbornness! I am SO uncomfortable. Perhaps we need to meet up for a virtual run/walk. I am mostly walking these days, with short bursts of running. So, what do you think? 30-45 minutes moving outdoors does seem to be in order, to jumpstart a person out of a slump. I have already made two gym dates, for strength training, with my dear friend/workout buddy, for Tuesday and Thursday of this week. Plus, I just planned my dinners for the week, out of the Sparkpeople cookbook, so I will have no excuse to let my husband bring home bags of greasy concoctions. Again, thanks for checking in, Mike. I needed that!



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CANNIE50
1/22/2015 3:53:57 PM

Your comments on my blog, about decimating gingerbread men emoticon made me laugh. I also really appreciated your supportive comments about my daughter. I am not going to lie, we are in stormy waters around my house and I often feel depleted, just trying to keep my head above water, but I am not giving up. I am so thankful that my daughter is pursuing a sober life. Two of my sons still actively wrestle with their demons but I cannot wrestle for them. I can only take care of myself so I am not collateral damage. I am glad to see you are doing a running challenge. Good for you. I recently had to confront the fact that I had allowed emotional fatigue to convince me to exercise less. Today I did a one hour trail walk, and I have been to the gym this week for a cardio and strength training session. I am mindful that I cannot go back to exercise that exhausts me but I need more than minimal, as well. Enough about me. Run strong, runner!!!!



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CANNIE50
11/22/2014 7:48:14 PM

I know that drive between Portland and Eugene very well. Of course, earlier this spring I made the drive from Bellingham to Portland and then to Eugene and back again, to care for my sister as she fought ovarian cancer. We are very fortunate that it was caught early enough that she was able to fight it off. I say this only to say I empathize with you and your wife making that drive under such sad conditions. You are a wonderful husband, and brother-in-law, to devote so much time to helping sort out your sister-in-law's life, after it was cut too short. I find road trips to be helpful to sort out thoughts and emotions and I hope you and your wife are finding that to be true. It must bring some relief to be able to be helpful. I find comfort in the tasks of daily living, especially when doing those tasks eases someone else's difficulties.

I thought of you today as my 10 year son Payton and I ran a 5k. I walked some, ran most, and made it in 39 minutes which isn't bad considering I have done so little running as of late. It was cold and clear and all trail, so it was a very pleasant little race. I hope you are not fretting much about being out of your eating well/running/yoga routine. I swear sometimes a healthy lifestyle is like a loved one, we re-gain true appreciation after some separation. It is good that you are missing the healthier pursuits and you know exactly where the track is located. I struggle so often that I am very familiar with the routine to get back on a better path - I always start with one definitively healthy action, like a homemade protein smoothie, or juicing some fruits and vegetables, or running a mile - just a mile. It reminds me of what I REALLY crave, when I clear the distractions and craziness away. Take care and keep me posted, okay?



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CANNIE50
9/2/2014 7:13:50 PM

So glad to hear running is going well and that you are liking yoga. I wouldn't worry too much about putting your leg behind your head...lol. Have you checked out runner's yoga? I know people who run who swear by hot yoga but two sessions of that was more than enough for me, especially after I was up close and personal with a guy who reeked of Washington's legal weed, AND came to class wearing only his little black skivvies. There were some poses there where I got to know him WAAAAYYYY too well. So, don't say you weren't warned about hot yoga emoticon

The Color Run sounds fun. I love that you are tailoring your pace to your newer runners so they will actually enjoy it and not hate running, and hate you, for making them chase you emoticon

Okay, off to football practice where Payton will do mean things like sprinting up-hill, and burpees, and pushing a 200 lb sled with a teammate, while I just run around the track with a friend. When I am tempted to whine about being tired while running, I have only to glance at my football player and the others - football is hard! emoticon

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