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Check that off...

Friday, June 07, 2013

Third child successfully graduated from high school, check! One more...just one more...whew.

Tonight is her graduation party and Saturday....back to real life and getting 10K a day in!

All my kids in one spot yesterday was really nice!

  
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ANGELCITYGAL 6/9/2013 12:07PM

    emoticon What a beautiful photo and I can only imagine what a wonderful feeling. emoticon

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TERRYT55 6/7/2013 5:00PM

    Congrats! I love the picture you posted......

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40PUDDLEJUMPER 6/7/2013 3:38PM

    loved the photo - have a great weekend!!!

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LADYVOLSFAN1954 6/7/2013 11:34AM

    Awesome! emoticon

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  Thanks for sharing

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Gone sideways...

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Was doing well with my 10K a day until I had to start prepping a zillion cupcakes and a birthday cake for today's graduation, tomorrow's party, etc.

Hours in the kitchen and felt wiped...but didn't add up to much in terms of steps.

Oh well. Sometimes ya just can't do it all. Back on it Saturday. :)

  


Monday Check In

Monday, June 03, 2013

Yesterday's 5K was great - My goal was to do it in an hour and that's exactly what it was, 60 min on the dot! Pretty freakin' jazzed! The last half mile I had to pour it on, I was almost running - but I did it! Overall, I think it was the easiest one I've done - except for the hills. I generally walk on only flat ground on purpose because of my knees. Doc said with my weight and the lack of cartilage left in my knees, I shouldn't be doing hills if I can avoid them. So I do. Yesterday's 5K included one sort of long slow hill and a smaller one. I got about half way up the big one this year before I started getting winded - that's probably a lot better than I've done before.

However, there is a lot of room for improvement. I walked on my own with my ipod and I didn't have to talk and I probably couldn't have during the majority of it. So lots of room there to build stamina and lung capacity. The hill was the worst by far, but I'm glad I didn't have someone with me who wanted to chat because it would have been hard, LOL.

This week - High school graduation for my daughter. Oldest daughter coming for that and it also falls on HER birthday. Next week my partner's graduation from the community college for her associates degree. Oh you know, and work full time. ugh.

Lot's of emotions roiling around over my daughter's drinking and the things she said about my parenting "failures" when I saw her last month. Feeling anxiety over her coming this week, sadness....hard stuff. On top of everything else this week, feeling overwhelmed.

Good think I feel stress relief by walking, eh?

  
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ANGELCITYGAL 6/5/2013 9:18PM

    emoticon on your 5K! What great results, and great self-talk about your next goals!

Wishing you well with the other challenges.

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GUILDWARSGIRL 6/3/2013 9:21AM

  Best of luck to you! Hopefully things with the daughter will run smoothly and you can keep on walkin' up that hill till it gets easy!
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5K today

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Today is my first event of the year, a 5K charity walk for breast cancer. I've done it several years - but I think this year is the most I've trained for it. I walked 20 miles last week and was half a mile short of 25 this week.

Last week, 10K a day 3x, this week 4 x. Go me. That's a personal best! This week I'm aiming for 5x.

Time continues to be a problem. Too much going on...and getting that much walking in a day takes...time.

No weight change. Interesting really from an analytical point of view, but frankly, I'm working on concentrating on the 10K I signed up for over Labor Day weekend. I want to be able to do it. I want to finish that walk strong - not feeling half dead. Even if I don't lose a single pound training over the summer, if I can finish that race feeling good, that's a big win.

  
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PENNYLANE15 6/7/2013 9:22AM

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    hope it all went well today and that the weather as kind to you! emoticon

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Tuesday check in....

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

I had three days of 10K steps under my belt and then the weekend hit. Saturday I worked and...forgot to put on my fitbit til almost 10 a.m., when I'd been up at 5. no good. The rest of the weekend was lazy and I got sucked into the amazing world of ancestry dot com and....that was that.

Yesterday, back at it with a vengence, 11k+.

More learned on getting 10K a day:
If I don't get a morning workout (zumba), I have to walk on both my breaks and take a 45 min to an hour walk at night. This isn't a bad thing, but some evenings are booked and fitting that 45-60 min in is a bear.

Wearing slippers around the house defeats step counting. I guess I shuffle more with slippers on. I spent over 2 hours in the kitchen putzing around with some recipes going back and forth, out to the garage a dozen times or more, etc and had less than a 1000 steps. I knew it wasn't right and when I began to pay attention to what I was doing...noticed the shuffle shuffle instead of "steps".

But, back at it with a vengeance today. :)

  
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LADYVOLSFAN1954 5/29/2013 10:34AM

    That's good to note, about the shuffle instead of steps. Maybe that's why I don't do good on tracking steps.
Ancestry.com can really suck you in. I've put off working on my genealogy because my laptop crashed and took everything with it including all the genealogy. I had over 10,000 individuals in it. So I have to start over with everything. I have some print outs but they don't include the source info. Sighs....
Good luck getting in your steps!

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