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Running Shoes

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

As my regular readers know I have recently started doing a bit of running.... nothing to extreme... but enough that I quickly realized I needed a more appropriate shoe... so yesterday afternoon I ventured into a store specifically designed for "runners". I'll admit I was a little apprehensive, as I am definitely NOT a runner, but the young men inside quickly put me at ease and were wonderful! They had me remove my shoes and climb on a treadmill for about a 30 second run... which was taped... they then set with me and showed me exactly what my "feet"/ankles/etc were doing when I ran... Long story short, I purchased a pair of shoes that are supposed to be "perfect" for my "feet".. Today I plan on trying them out!!!!! I left their store feeling like an athlete, which is a great feeling, if though I know I'm not an athlete my real world standards! :) emoticon

  
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STHAX10 9/19/2012 7:34PM

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FITTAN1 9/19/2012 9:02AM

    Wow that's amazing. How did we live without modern technology. It is definitely a good idea to have good quality running shoes. I do a bit of running, but not too much yet. I would like to increase the distance as I get fitter.

I wonder why as we get older we lose the urge to run. As children we ran because it was fun!

Enjoy those new shoes!

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FITTAN1 9/19/2012 8:56AM

    Wow that's amazing. How did we live without modern technology. It is definitely a good idea to have good quality running shoes. I do a bit of running, but not too much yet. I would like to increase the distance as I get fitter. I wonder why as we get older we lose the urge to run. As children we ran because it was fun!

Enjoy those new shoes!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/19/2012 8:18AM

    You ARE an athlete! I'm glad you went to the right place and got an excellent pair of running shoes. I just had to go to our highest end shoe store and get some New Balance running shoes. I wanted to go to the runners' store, but was afraid it would cost too much since I had three children who needed new tennis shoes as well. Sigh. Maybe next time. ;) Enjoy your run today! As with any shoe I'm sure you will have to break them in a bit so take it easy, but HAVE FUN!

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DMEYER4 9/19/2012 7:44AM

  good luck with your new shoes and with your running. emoticon

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Love it!!!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

"If you're tired of starting over, stop giving up."- Spark Coach

Oh my goodness, this speaks to me this morning! Short and sweet and to the point!!! I love it!!!!

Have a great day!

  
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COOP9002 9/18/2012 11:34AM

    Good word.

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IDLETYME 9/18/2012 10:09AM

    It says it all - no more needed!!! emoticon

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NANAW12001 9/18/2012 8:42AM

  I too needed this today. Thanks.

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/18/2012 8:30AM

    I needed this today. Thank you!

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A thought...

Monday, September 17, 2012

Optimism is the foundation of courage-Nicholas Murray Butler

This reminds me of the little engine that could.... I think I can, I think I can.... Positive self talk leads to positive actions... positive actions lead to positive results!!

Have a wonderful day...

  
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FITTAN1 9/18/2012 7:53AM

    I have to agree with this one. A positive attitude is everything!

When I was younger I remember my dad saying to me there was no such word as can't, not until you have tried, and how right he is!

Thank you for your encouragement :)

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IDLETYME 9/17/2012 10:41AM

    Good one - Thanks!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/17/2012 9:46AM

    I find this especially true while exercising. The more positive my self-talk the faster the time goes and the better I perform. I guess it is worth it to really love myself!

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WATCHMEGO! 9/17/2012 7:58AM

    I like it!

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AZMOMXTWO 9/17/2012 7:49AM

  I call it pep talks also but it is all the same

you have a great day also

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A thought...

Sunday, September 16, 2012

"We either make ourselves happy or miserable. The amount of work is the same." Carlos Castaneda

What a simple, yet great reminder!

Have a wonderful day!

  
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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 9/17/2012 7:37AM

    If only we asked ourselves, "Do I want to be happy or miserable?" everytime temptation crept up hopefully we would make better decisions and realize WHY we were making them.

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KARRENLYNN 9/16/2012 5:26PM

    People often don't think about or realize how much control they have over their own happiness or well being by the choices they make. You may not be able to prevent an event, but your own response will play a large part in determining how happy you'll be. Sometimes I forget too, so thanks for the reminder. emoticon

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TORAMPAUL 9/16/2012 4:40PM

    Attitude is a choice. Thanks for the reminder of that!

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Camping....

Saturday, September 15, 2012

We made it to the campground right about dusk last night, which allowed us just enough time to get "camp" set up before night fall!!! We had a fun evening!! This morning I got up and went for a 3.04 run/walk...which felt great! Next, we loaded up and made the hour trip to Perryville to watch Bennett Wayne, our 4 year old grandson play soccer... He was so surprised and even more excited when he found out he was going to get to go camping with us and his 5 year old cousin Layton!!! We've played in the river... brrrrrr.... to me... but they LOVED it... once it started raining too hard we returned to the camper where they've had snacks and are now playing Army under the awning while we "chill" and watch!!! Life is good!!! I am blessed!!!

  
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LADYPIXEL 9/15/2012 6:00PM

    Sounds like fun. I miss camping! I'll have to go again sometime soon. :)

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LOSE4LIFE47 9/15/2012 5:59PM

    What a blessing for you.

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