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Heart and Sole 5k Recap

Sunday, April 20, 2014

I was so, excited about this emoticon more than anything, because it was the very first that both of my sister's was with me on this. It was my older sister's very first 5k, and she did very well and actually enjoyed herself. This was my younger sister's fourth 5k for the year and my second with an up coming one on the 26th of this month. When I saw my older sister, I told her she look like a seasoned 5ker all geared up. I then went and picked up my younger sister and I bid numbers and shirts. We then moved over to the starting line and they started the 5k with a kids short run. It was so, much fun to see them having such a great time. Well it was our time to start. Each of us had our own personal goals to achieve for the 5k. My younger sister goal is to improve her time with each race and she did by 10 minutes. My older sister finished less than an hour and I followed just 20 seconds behind her running to the finish shaving 5 minutes off my time. I walked a little over 1.5 miles than I ran the rest of the way. I was really concern about my Plantar Fasciitis flaring up. There were a few things that was done different about this 5k than any of the other one that I participated in. One is that they handed awards to the top 3 runners in various age groups and for walkers. This was the first time I've seen them recognize walkers for their finish time. I thought that was amazing. However, you weren't recognized if you did a walk/run combination. It was only for one or the other. Anyway, it was a great day to hang out with my sister and continuing getting healthier doing so in the process. Well my next 5k will be on Saturday the 26th, of this month. Keep it moving! Keep on losing! emoticon emoticon

  
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4EVERADONEGIRL 4/22/2014 1:36PM

    Way to go and sounds like a great time for all of you!!!

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AZMOM1 4/21/2014 9:16AM

    Sounds like you & your sisters had a great time! emoticon

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MAMAMACK41 4/21/2014 8:06AM

    That is awesome! So cool that you could spend that time with your sisters! Good luck on your next 5K! emoticon

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KRAZYKAT3232 4/20/2014 10:55PM

    That is great that you get to share the experience with your sisters!

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GOODGETNBETR 4/20/2014 10:16PM

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Good luck on the next one!

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144AUTUMN 4/20/2014 9:57PM

  Keep up the good work!!

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BUFFALOKAY 4/20/2014 9:46PM

    Way to keep at it! Great when you can participate with family. emoticon

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Four Hour Zumbathon

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Today was the day to put my endurance to the test. I had found out about two weeks ago, about the Zumbathon. I had immediately checked my work schedule and saw I off. That's all I had to see. I was in an committed. I informed a few people, but no one was interested. I told you don't have to do the whole Zumbathon; just do what you can and just have fun. Well still no takers, so I just went by myself. It was in a unfamiliar location, but I didn't let it stop me from going. I was an hour drive and I even got lost. I wasn't going to miss it. My heart was to set for dancing, sweating and burning calories. After getting lost on my third attempt I finally found the location. I was so, ecstatic! I know it was suppose to be four hours, but they started late. Luck for me I didn't miss a beat. They had three different Zumba instructors lined up for the event. Each of them had their own routines and music. With each instructor the Zumba was more intense. I must say that the last instructor was a male and his music was all Go Go . This is the first for me, but I kept up with each instructors routine. There were a few move that was challenging, however that is where I modified the move. I was told by a lady as she a gave me a high five, that I inspired her because I was the only person in that building that stay on the floor from beginning to end. After the last instructor finished his routine; I went to the bathroom and changed out of my soaking wet clothes. When I came out a Belly Dance instructor was on the floor. Well, I had to go to my Sparkpeople bag and put my hip scarf back on and join in. I had the best time every at my 4th Zumbathon. My next Zumbathon is next month. emoticon emoticon

Keep It Moving! Keep On Losing!
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KRAZYKAT3232 4/18/2014 7:09PM

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4EVERADONEGIRL 3/31/2014 2:34PM

    That is AWESOME!!!

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ZAKNEE 3/30/2014 1:48PM

    Congratulations! I have wanted to try Zumba but I am afraid of looking silly for not knowing the routine. But you inspired me - I think I am going to go for it. Thanks for the inspiration! emoticon

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VANICIS 3/30/2014 3:58AM

    I wish they had more Zumbathons where I live.

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ROCKYCPA 3/29/2014 9:47PM

    emoticon Sounds like you had a wonderful time and quite a lot of exercise!

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AZMOM1 3/29/2014 8:10PM

    Way to go on completing the Zumbathon! Sounds like you really went outside your comfort zone to go there and commit to it too. You're an awesome inspiration! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MYNEWCATZ 3/29/2014 7:50PM

    Congrats on making it the whole way through!!! I was thinking about you, hoping for the best! GREAT JOB LADY!!!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JENISDOINGTHIS 3/29/2014 7:37PM

    That sounds like so much fun. I absolutely love, love, love, Zumba! I have only been to about 6 classes at my local Y but I was hooked right away. I have to modify some of my moves right now but I get better every class I attend. I'd like to do a zumbathon. They do one in my every now and then but I don't think it is 4 hours. I believe the one here is 2. You have inspired me to sign up for the next one that comes around. Kudos to you for doing the whole 4 hours. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Watch Out Cold Weather

Saturday, January 18, 2014

I finally found a pair of running compression tights that fits. The sales person was so, patient with me and answered many questions about their products. I'm even more prepared for winter weather workouts.

  
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AZMOM1 1/18/2014 12:59PM

    Yay! Sometimes new fitness gear is the best incentive and reward program! Glad you found something that you liked that fit you well. emoticon

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First 5k To Start My New Year

Thursday, January 02, 2014

I did something totally different to start my year off, and it wasn't with a new resolution. I stop doing those several years back. However, I decided to do a 5k with my sister and her husband. It is called Commitment Day 5k. It was a beautiful site to see so, many fitness levels, shapes and sizes participating in making a difference in their health. It was 1,500 people at the Lifetime Fitness location. We even had Channel 13 news reporters on site and interviewing some of the running, walkers alone the way. I was going to take a picture of the news van, but decided not to. They had a lot of supporters encouraging people on the route to the finish line. I walked most of the course this time, but at the end I jog it out and lost steam just before the finish line. But, like I said they had supporters and they encouraged me to run into the finish line. My time was off from the last 5k that I did, but that's okay, because it will be my starting point for me to continue improving my time for the next one. This 5k is the start of my 365 days of transformation in 2014.



My brother - in - law time was 30:49
My sister time was 47:17
My time was 1:01:17 = 19.44 minute miles

  
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CPHORTON 2/10/2014 10:22AM

  That's an awesome way to get the year rolling! Great work and keep up the progress! emoticon emoticon

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KABMPH 1/22/2014 4:19PM

    What a great way to start the new year!!

It was my birthday recently -- my personal new year -- and I went to a 6am step aerobics class. :)

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KATHY47802 1/14/2014 1:40PM

    emoticon That is a wonderful way to start the New Year! What a great feeling you must have experienced. I like this - Thank you so much for sharing. Very inspiring

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SUNSHINE5268 1/12/2014 11:41PM

    oh my goodness, that's amazing! YOU are such an inspiration emoticon

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DIANER2014 1/10/2014 10:39AM

    That was awesome! Keep up the great job! emoticon emoticon

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GGCHET 1/7/2014 12:56PM

    Wow way to go...

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CHICAT63 1/5/2014 6:01PM

    Awesomeness, you rock it !!!!! Great way to start off 2014, here is to you and many more. emoticon

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_LINDA 1/3/2014 12:11AM

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Way to rock your New Year!!
Keep up the great work!!

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RENEEAQUA 1/2/2014 10:54PM

    im doing my first 5k next month, so excited

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TOTALFOCUS 1/2/2014 8:29PM

    WOW!!!!!
THAT IS AWESOME!
WHAT A WAY TO START THE NEW YEAR!
GREAT JOB!!!!!!!!
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AZMOM1 1/2/2014 6:40PM

    Way to go starting off 2014 right! emoticon emoticon
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Lab Results

Thursday, December 26, 2013

I received my recent lab work results and I'm so, happy with them. I was really worried about my A1c results, because I had fell back into some old eating habits from time to time. Well, my A1c is 5.3. My cholesterol was higher than I'm use to and that is 164. I know it's in a good range, but that higher than what I'm use to seeing for me. Anyway I'm looking forward to my first emoticon in a couple of days. It a Commitment Day emoticon and it will be my fresh start for 2014.
Keep it moving! To keep on losing!

  
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INFLATED 1/29/2014 9:06PM

    That is wonderful! I am working to bring down my blood glucose levels. You are doing wonderfully on weight loss. Thank you for your support of me.

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BRAINYBLONDE5 12/27/2013 10:08AM

    woohoo!!! so excited for you! keep on keepin' on!

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CHICAT63 12/27/2013 4:35AM

    Excellent news ! emoticon

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SMILINGEYES2 12/26/2013 11:31PM

    Improving our health is so much more valuable than just weight loss. Glad the sugar level is being well controlled so important for the body.

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FITFRIT 12/26/2013 11:18PM

    I plan to run WAY more 5ks than last year!

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