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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: 120,191

Fitness Minutes: 126,485

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
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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CANNIE50
5/30/2014 9:11:11 PM

What a smart man you are to hire people to do such a hot, difficult job like insulating the attic! I am sorry to hear about your back. I hope it feels better, soon. I so appreciated your comments on my blog. I think one of the nicer benefits of growing older is figuring out that life is not one big competition for gold stars emoticon (except for those we want to reward to ourselves). I had a similar experience with running, as you did. I didn't begin until I was in my mid-40's and I did not have any track star past that I was comparing my older self to....it was just something I did just for me and a reason to focus some of the T.L.C. I was always doling out to everyone else, on myself. I honestly don't know yet, if running is in my future, but, if it isn't, I will always be grateful for the 10 years I had it in my life. So many lessons, so many endorphins, so many hours of sorting myself out, on the trails or the track or the course of a race. So, keep me posted on your running - for now I am running vicariously! : )



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CANNIE50
5/28/2014 12:54:06 PM

Hi Mike. I always appreciate your comments. I loved the story of you surpassing your grandmother, and her remark about it : ) I am pretty excited about Payton passing me in height, at the ripe old age of 10. This has already proven useful in terms of him reaching stuff for me. How is the running going? I am currently in a dry stretch in terms of exercise. This is the longest period I have gone, since I can remember. For some reason, I am not panicking and it is nice that some of my cravings are for exercise (and more specifically, for endorphins!) emoticon



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