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It's a beautiful day

Monday, October 20, 2014

It's beautiful fall weather in ALABAMA. It's been warm longer and enough rain that grasses and weeds are crazy pollen. After being out this weekend the body is full of allergens. Dosing with appropriate allergy meds and nose spray. I think this is why my last few runs have been harder. I have the cough that goes along with all this. I am taking care of myself and will head to the doctor if needed but right now it seems to clearly just be a spike in allergies. (No I have not been out of the country or in contact with anyone diagnosed with Ebola, unless someone from Texas A & M or NASCAR fans brought it into the area!)

Off to work early for me on a Monday but I will be done by 4 pm.

Have a great day everyone!

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AURORADAWN5 10/20/2014 7:32PM

    I've had days this fall when even walking fasts leaves me a bit breathless. I was asthmatic as a child and although I haven't had an attack since i was a kid, I still have some wheezy days.

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MBPP50 10/20/2014 11:25AM

    Have a great day also!

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It's my birthday and I'll run if I want to....

Sunday, October 19, 2014

It was a tougher run today and cool weather. The DH went with me and my friend L. She also had a hard run but we did 5 miles walking a lot more than either of us wished. I had a date with my sewing machine after the run and Lunch. It went well and the Tshirt with transfer for my costume and sequin running skirt to wear with it are done! I worked on my trunk R treat plan today while watching NASCAR. DH is disappointed Jr didn't make it in the chase. Jeff did ! He would have rather Jeff and Jimmy both missed it, sorry DH.

We will finish the day with grilling some chicken (my choice) for dinner. I did get one, yes one piece of red velvet cake for my birthday cake. I will share it with DH after dinner.

I ended up with over 20,000 steps yesterday! No wonder I'm a little tired today.

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CAKAROO 10/20/2014 5:22AM


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AURORADAWN5 10/19/2014 8:02PM

    I sure wasn't disappointed to see JJ drop out of the chase but it mush have pretty much broke Rick Hendricks heart to lose 3 of his 4 drivers this round. On the other hand, Jeff's still in and he's over due for his next championship.

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MBPP50 10/19/2014 6:14PM

    Happy birthday! Hope you enjoyed the blowout in Tuscaloosa yesterday.

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Up and dressed to run

Saturday, October 18, 2014

We are heading out for a run. Yes my DH is going with me. The man kept up with me yesterday running. I was run/walking in intervals for him but he kept up. Today he tells me he is just walking as his ankle hurts some. That's ok with me. We are off to the Honda Trail nearby early.

We will get back and get ready to leave for ALABAMA football by 2:30 pm! We will be a T-town for the game with Texas A+M. The ride home will be tough because of race traffic arriving between Birmingham and home for Talladega International Raceway. I am praying for a safe and uneventful travel to and from today.

We went to the movie last night and saw Denzel Washington "Equalizer". It was full of action and a little gory with the fight and kill scenes. It was a good movie but I was a little afraid I'd have bad dreams. I didn't :)

Hope y'all have a great Saturday!

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NHES220 10/18/2014 8:09PM

    Sounds like a great day, great that he went with you!

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SWEETNEEY 10/18/2014 10:12AM

    Love the day you have planned. Go Texas emoticon

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MBPP50 10/18/2014 9:50AM

    Have a great time at the game! Auburn is not playing today so I will root for alabama. I want to see The Equalizer but I am also afraid it might be too much for me.

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CAKAROO 10/18/2014 9:12AM

    Have fun at the game!! wish I was going. Roll Tide!!

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OSDOWNS 10/18/2014 7:32AM

    Have a great run!

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Running, ALABAMA Football, NASCAR and confession!

Friday, October 17, 2014

And the influx of people begins making Lincoln the largest population in the state by Race Day, due to NASCAR racing at the Talladega International Speedway. Folks have been coming in campers since Sunday. It's exciting but inconvenient. We have learned to shop and do all necessities ahead of time. We have a football game that takes us from the area but, returning home Saturday evening when Race fans are also arriving. We may plan a back route for as much of it as we can. Although, after yesterday I realize all the state troopers have found the back road routes and are SPEEDING on roads at speeds that would get me a ticket! No lights no reason just flying down the road so I will be watching out for the law for safety from them! Please don't misunderstand I mean no disrespect to law enforcement, I am really just shocked at this!

My husband and I plan a run this morning, tomorrow morning before leaving for the game and Sunday my birthday, well we may have to do a neighborhood run or treadmill as the area highways will be gridlock in the morning and we want to watch the race in the afternoon. No we are not planning to attend this time.

I have had more stress this Wednesday and Thursday this week. (several court hearings are coming up and getting things in order while keeping the rest up to date) . I had a headache all day Wednesday. I did not have a lunch break really either day as I worked through lunch and ate at my desk (bad and I don't plan on it becoming my habit). I had weather that would have allowed a lunch time walk but just had to get some things done. The stress however had a familiar feel from the past. From the pre surgery/ high stress/ overweight/ unhealthy stage of my life. The tendency to sooth with food was part of this pattern and unfortunately part of the past two days. While in the past little Debbie and whole bags of chips or sweets were associated with the soothing, fortunately it was tid bits and the snacks in my lunch bag that I kept seeking. The problem is after I ate two healthy snacks and an appropriate lunch fish taco I sought more.

So let me confess: A small bag of chips, a serving of animal crackers, and THREE yes, three single serving SMARTIES candies.

The distressing thing is how and when they were eaten because I know I was self soothing. After work I ate an appropriate serving of a dinner sandwich and did not snack after. I also managed about 8,500 steps for Thursday overall but most of those came from shopping after work. Wednesday I did not do as well with only about 5,000 for the day. I feel on track today but too many days like this week will get me back off track! I feel good about the fact that I am catching this, evaluating it, aware and am trying to make the adjustments already to not continue to live (or die) this way again!

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MBPP50 10/17/2014 11:39AM

    Sounds like you are making a lot of progress since you can identify the pattern and adjust. Have a great weekend and happy birthday!

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Winter Quilt Warm :)

Thursday, October 16, 2014

I was cold yesterday morning but not this morning. I slept so good with the warmer winter quilt on the bed. It's still cool here this morning but it just makes a difference when you don't get out of bed already chilled. Yesterday was a tough work day with fewer steps than planned. I didn't get that lunch time walk and ended up working through lunch while I ate may sandwich. The headache I had lessoned but never quite went away till after I got home. This morning is feeling like a new well rested warmer day. The outside temp is going to be about the same and maybe but the cloudy dreariness should be gone. I am claiming a Great DAY!!!

Hope you have a Blessed day today as well.

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COLOR-BLUE 10/16/2014 12:39PM


That's all you have to do is claim that GREAT DAY and ask, and it shall be given! I pray you have a GREAT DAY, ALSO!!!


- Nancy Jean -

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MBPP50 10/16/2014 11:19AM

    Hope you have a blessed day also!

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GERIKRAGH 10/16/2014 10:20AM

    Every day should be blessed.

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AURORADAWN5 10/16/2014 8:17AM

    Hope you have a fabulous day. Go with God.

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RIDLEYRIDER 10/16/2014 7:56AM

  And the same to you!

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