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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: 125,399

Fitness Minutes: 135,309

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
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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CANNIE50
8/27/2014 4:02:06 PM

Glad to read that you passed your blood tests with flying colors. You've certainly earned those good results. How is the running going? I am training two separate friends - one for her first 5k and the other for her first half-marathon. It's re-sparked my running. I am the perfect coach because I am SO not intimidating : )



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CANNIE50
8/18/2014 3:14:24 PM

Thank you for your lovely words of praise. I have to say, I was SO disappointed to feel so awful climbing Grouse but I managed to remind myself that it was a feat to finish, especially under the circumstances. I am glad to hear you are trying yoga. Are you taking a class or just exploring it on your own. If you are taking a class, I hope you have found an encouraging instructor and a good group of people. I am going to take a yoga class at the gym this fall. emoticon



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CANNIE50
7/7/2014 5:25:25 PM

As always, I found your comment on my blog to very helpful. Your words are ringing in my ears, actually, especially the part about tracking. Tracking worked really well for me in the past, mainly because it kept me more conscientious of my choices, more accountable for my choices, and focused on taking in enough nutrients. I care about calories and I know they make a BIG (pun intended) difference, but if I don't take in enough nutrients I quickly go into "forget it" mode, and I just eat whatever, whenever. So, I am back to tracking (thank you). Also, I have really ramped up my exercise. I am not running but I am training to climb Grouse Mountain in Vancouver, B.C. It is a grueling hike that I did last year. I am going with a group of girlfriends next month, and I want to better my time. So, I am meeting different friends at different big hills and steep staircases throughout Bellingham. This morning a friend and I put in two hours, which included two treks up a very big, daunting hill. Thank God there was a heavenly breeze because it is pretty muggy out today. I hope you are doing well. Your 4th of July sounds like it was fun (and delicious!) emoticon emoticon



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