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Activity ON and OFF the training plan

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Yesterday was my first "long run" on the newly devised training plan. I tried to follow the Galloway recommendations, having done my first time trial last Tuesday. It recommends, based on my 9:02 magic mile (imperfectly measured) that my anticipated HM time would be a 10:48 per mile pace. It further recommends long run pace to be 13:50, and that this should be done with intervals of 1 minute run, 1 minute walk. emoticon emoticon

Well, I set out in the rain with a 5 minute walking warm up, then was very gentle with my 1:1 for the first two cycles, because of the wet sidewalks, and then bike path. Yes, I used the bike path, and because it has limited intersections, my mind started to wander. Polly Perfectionist started talking to me the first time I overshot the 1 minute jog to 1:15. She said, "Go on, jog to the end of the minute, it's only 2 minutes." Then Judy Justification got in once Polly started complaining that I wasn't following the plan: "You had to stop at the light... that has to count as part of the walk interval... you can go on to the next minute."

And, I listened to her and did a 2:1 for a while. Then a 3:1, and eventually one 4:1... before things got a little "different" with a potty stop at a convenience store, then eating my planned snack at a walk (because it was time, already)... and finally finishing up with a proper rotation of 1:1's. In the end, I covered more miles (9.73) than the target 8, kind of once again trying to find where my fitness really is, as opposed to trying to fit into a published plan. In the end, I am confident I'll find the balance.

This morning, it's not a "running" training day. So that means "cross training". But there was only one word on the calendar I put together. No miles, no minutes, just "swim" or "bike" is on the day. It was such a nice day, I decided that biking was what I wanted to do.

Every time I went into the garage, Uma Vertigo, the knobby tired mountain bike emoticon looked at me accusingly. "You haven't taken me out for a ride since Brenda (Starr Trek) came to live here," she seemed to say. So this morning, I promised her a nice ride. And we went. Pumped up the fat tires and hopped on in the cool of the morning, and took her out over some of the same ground I had covered on foot Saturday, and beyond. I ended up at the cemetery, stopping by mom & dad's gravesite. It's pretty and peaceful on that ride, and the bridge over 27th street is once again open to bike traffic! Yes!

I didn't worry about time or miles... I just rode and enjoyed the wind in my face or the sun in the sunny spots. I smiled and said good morning to others out doing similar things on those paths... jogging or dog-walking, or biking or even roller blading... lots of activity out there this morning.

And as I rode, I thought about the sheer joy of moving the body. When we were kids, we did this kind of stuff just BECAUSE it's fun. Second childhood is a great time of life.

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MIZCATHI 8/7/2012 10:00AM

    It's wonderful when our "fitness" plans are suddenly transformed to just part of our everyday living and we can just enjoy being in the moment, in this place, feeling joyous in this time. Congrats!

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KALIGIRL 8/6/2012 8:40AM

    Here's to 'the sheer joy of moving the body" - I'm loving it!

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LEANJEAN6 8/6/2012 7:30AM

    Good for you to keep at it--It sure inspires me to keep going---I think of you and how far you've come---Lynda emoticon

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_LINDA 8/6/2012 1:00AM

    I hope you find what runner's pace really suits you. Perhaps its best if you don't stick to a rigid plan, but allow for flexibility, based on how you feel for that particular day.
That bike ride sounds simply wonderful and carefree! Awesome Aha moment.
Never lose the wonder of seeing and enjoying the world through a child's eye! I certainly enjoy the goings on around me when I get out :)
Spark on!

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KARIDIAN1 8/5/2012 9:41PM

    Today was a perfect summer day in MN also. Spent the morning at the range shooting and just enjoying the wonderful cool weather.

Tomorrow we both go back to work. Vacation is over emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 8/5/2012 7:37PM

    Second childhood is right: but this time we're conscious of enjoying it!

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ALOHAEV1 8/5/2012 5:54PM

    As always, enjoyed going along on your work out, thanks! Love second childhoods myself!

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EBEAMS 8/5/2012 3:54PM

    We went for a pleasurable ride this morning too. Sometime it is just the best!

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SUNNY332 8/5/2012 3:44PM

    Sounds like a great day.

A little cooler here today too.

Take care and carry on....

Sunny

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MSLZZY 8/5/2012 3:32PM

    How right you are. Moving is fun! HUGS!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/5/2012 2:05PM

    Second childhood is a great time of life!!

I run my training miles not all that different from you. I sometimes go 2:1 and 3:1 and 4:1 as well. And I biked this morning, too. It was beautiful! Glad we both enjoyed.

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DEBRITA01 8/5/2012 12:48PM

    Cheers to second childhoods! emoticon

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1CRAZYDOG 8/5/2012 12:46PM

  Awwwww, glad UMA got her just attention today. And hope it's a good Sunday. HUGS

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Do you have folks cheering for you?

Saturday, August 04, 2012

You may not even know it, but you have cheerleaders!

I grew up in a family where athleticism was not prized. One of my sisters and I were talking about this recently... how when in grade school she was "this close" to making the President's Physical Fitness Award, and when she said something about it at home, it fell flat, on deaf ears. And she stopped striving for that award because of the response she got at home.

Remembering this painful experience made her more determined to support me when I walk/jogged the Lincoln Half Marathon. She's the one that showed up to give me that all-important motivating hug at mile 11. If she only knew, I told her later, how motivating that was, to have someone I care so much about show support for what I was doing.

Of course she gets it! As a sibling group we have become much more supportive of one another's efforts to get and stay healthy, because as all Sparkers know, it isn't easy.

This week at work, a fellow journey-er who had already retired and moved on to a fancy new job halfway across the country came back to visit. She came over to my cube specifically to have a look at my medals, say congratulations and to tell me I was inspiring her, spurring her to re-start her efforts at exercise. That means a lot, because she in her own right had inspired me. We have both struggled long-term with the roller coaster on the scale.

Here on Spark, every day we encourage one another: in our teams, on the message boards, and in comments on one another's Spark pages... maybe giving a goodie here and there.

In real life there are people cheering you on, too... they may not say it out loud every day, but they are watching... and they rejoice with you and weep with you over this struggle. They may not even know your name. Maybe they see you at a bus stop, or walking in your neighborhood. Maybe they are beside you at a charity event. But they are out there. And believe me, they WANT you to succeed. Because in your success they find hope, motivation, renewed commitment to their own health and fitness.

Maybe you are one of these quiet "cheerleaders" when you see someone making a good choice. Know that your smile, nod, word of encouragement makes a difference. On behalf of all journeyers, I thank you.

Now turn it around if you are both a journeyer and a cheerleader: make sure you cheer for yourself. Because YOU are worth it.

Here's to all the encouragers, the supporters, the people who see in YOU the potential AND the reality. Live, and Love LIFE!

Spark on! emoticon

  
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SHARON10002 8/12/2012 10:01PM

    emoticonblog, Barb. We all need someone to cheer us on. I so appreciate all of my Spark Friends who cheer me on!

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COMETER 8/8/2012 7:15PM

    I agree--excellent blog!

And good for noting this from several directions--how much it means to have a cheerleader, how we ought to be seeking ways of being cheerleaders ourselves, and recognizing that there are quiet cheerleaders out there, noting and approving.

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KALIGIRL 8/6/2012 8:52AM

    Amazing how we 'influence' each other...
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ALOHAEV1 8/5/2012 7:29PM

    Okay Squad gather round, stand tall make your own cheer routine and shout it loud for Barb

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OVERWORKEDJANET 8/5/2012 8:54AM

    Well, hello, awesome blog!

Barb, you are my cheerleader. Every time I see what you have accomplished I hear "You can do it too!"

Rock on! emoticon

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MEDDYPEDDY 8/5/2012 4:10AM

    I agree - although I am working on being my own best cheerleader, I do need and appreciate when others support me. Good blog! emoticon

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EVWINGS 8/4/2012 11:27PM

    Great blog, Barb! We all need to be kinder to each other and accept ourselves just the way we are. Here at Spark, as in every part of life, encouragement, motivation, and cheering are all important. Loving ourselves is not always easy, but is something all of us need. As I'm fond of saying, "I"f you can't love yourself, how can you expect anyone else to do so?"

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KARIDIAN1 8/4/2012 11:07PM

    Barb
Great blog. The Presidents Physical Fitness award was a big deal in junior High Phy-Ed. Our teacher picked Captains for teams and we had to pick classmates for our teams. I was one of the Captain's and I picked all the classmates that normally are the last ones picked, the ones no one wants because they aren't "cool" , were heavy or uncoordinated. But every person on my team got the award because we all cheered each other on and motivated each other to finish the exercises and succeed. No one felt left out or awkward and I think they all were surprised that they had actually done it. For me it was a great feeling and gave the others a sense of pride. For most of my team mates, Phy-Ed was not a fun class for them.

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MNTWINSGAL 8/4/2012 9:58PM

    My childhood was like that too...full of many disappointments because the parents just didn't seem to care. They loved me, of course. But cheering me on in my endeavors was just not a priority for them. It's amazing that I excelled in ANYTHING! But I did manage, though with little to no encouragement. You can bet I was different with MY kids. I think I always believed in them more than they believed in themselves. And I will never regret that. We've started a new trend. And now they are MY cheerleaders as well!

And I'd be remiss if I didn't mention my fabulous Spark friends. :)

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DEBRITA01 8/4/2012 5:16PM

    A good blog, Barb. We never know how much it means to others to get that positive reinforcement and encouragement...and this applies to areas other than health & fitness. A good reminder, also, to be our own #1 cheerleader. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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TANYAP71 8/4/2012 1:56PM

    I too grew up in a family that did not (and does not) value physical fitness. Even now my family of origin treats me like a curiosity for deciding to be fit in my 40s. Thank GOODNESS for SparkPeople and many local friends - fit and not - who have cheered me on and supported me when it seemed like others wanted to drag me down. The words of encouragement here and from others have made so much difference. I try to be just as encouraging to others. :-) Thanks for acknowledging that some are silent cheerleaders. I'm trying to be more vocal about it but it's a process!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/4/2012 1:52PM

    Fantastic blog!! So very true. We do encourage and cheer on each other. There is no doubt I would not be as fit as I am if it weren't for my cheering SparkFriends. And you, Barb, are right at the top of the list!! Take care, Marsha

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_LINDA 8/4/2012 12:20PM

    Fabulous, upbeat blog! Its the amazing the ripple effects of one person being bold enough to step outside their comfort zone and start improving their life. My sister was the athletic one in school, volleyball and basketball, but as soon as school was done, so was her exercise efforts. Her eating habits caught up with her and she was chunky in her adult life. My brother dabbled in basketball and hockey too. My health prevented me from doing much of anything. But I never gained weight until my adulthood, when my couch potato and bad eating habits caught up with me. But Mom was our biggest cheerleader, in what ever we wanted to do. She would make sure i got to my aquafit, she provided my brother with funding for his computer A + certification. She encouraged what ever hobbies and interests we had. When I got into bridge, she helped and encouraged me by coming with me to tournaments, to help offset my hotel costs. I did this on my own, with no partners to come with me, just pick up whoever I found there. Nothing ever came easy, and if it wasn't for my rock, my Mom, doubt I would have ever continued with anything. She loved when I lost my weight and got fit, but was skeptical as I had done it before and put it right back on, but now I have convinced her that this is for good.
My cheerleaders here on Sparks are icing on the cake. You can feel the love on this website and that is why I am still here, i just love to encourage others as they do me.
Yes, life is wonderful! So are Spark friends like you!
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SHARON10002 8/4/2012 10:37AM

    emoticonblog, Barb! Great story! How wonderful for you two to re-connect again! Thanks for the encouragement and inspiration once again!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/4/2012 8:47AM

  Thanks for this blog and thank YOU for being a cheerleader!!! You inspire. . . . and inspire, and inspire!

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EBEAMS 8/4/2012 8:37AM

    This week I actually sent an email to the guy who was the one who laughed at me when I said I wanted to start a running program ... allllll those months ago. I let him know that he had inspired me to start biking and that I had done my first 15 mile plus ride this week and I am loving it! He was surprised ... and surprised me by inviting me to start riding with him!

Then on my way to work on Thursday I saw the guy who inspired me to start running ... the guy who runs in the dark, in all kinds of weather and runs a long ways!

Inspiring and inspired ... yep ... you, my dear, are both!

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LJCANNON 8/4/2012 8:30AM

    emoticonI am one of those "Quiet Cheerleaders" when I see someone at the 'Regular Gym' or out walking the neighborhood early in the morning. I am never sure if they would appreciate My comments, but I do give them a Silent Cheer. And definitely a Smile or Thumbs Up if it feels appropriate.
emoticonI think we all need to work on being Our Own Cheerleader at times.

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ANDI571 8/4/2012 8:22AM

    I really liked this blog Barb. Sometimes you just don't realize how much a smile or a nod means to someone, that such a simple gesture might just push them that extra mile they need. emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 8/4/2012 8:06AM

    What a great blog Barb!!! --I am your cheering squad!!--LOL--- --If you can do it--and you did--if I keep at this long enough, I WILL do it too--LOL--- I love your confetti idea! --LOL----- So--- keep up being our role model girl!--- Lynda emoticon

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WELLNESSME09 8/4/2012 7:58AM

    Thanks for sharing your inspiring story and I wish you all the best!

A big HUGE Congratulations to you and your success! emoticon

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Omigosh... yeah.

Friday, August 03, 2012

I mentioned in my status that I went back to the gym Wednesday after work. I looked it up on my training calendar... my last strength workout at the gym had been the end of June. The two a days for the tri were eating up my time and energy, and the strength workouts just slid by the wayside. Of course, the tri is over now, and I know how important this is.

That said... it was a good workout and I definitely have been feeling the after effects. In fact, I was feeling it so much yesterday that I was tempted to toss in an extra rest day, or shove them around... but this is the first week of the new training cycle, and it's so nicely laid out.

So I got up on the treadmill and did my planned 30 minutes of run/walk intervals. But TODAY is a planned rest day, and believe me, it's going to be exactly that!

In other news: the professional photos from the tri are "in"... and remember I said I took a tumble in the run portion? Did I mention it was right in front of the photographer? He got me on hands and knees, and again with this huge grin on my way picking myself up, shaking my finger at him (I was saying, "I hope you got a good shot of this"... but I doubt he heard me.) In any case, I ordered a set of the photos (prints), and when I get them, I might just scan that one, to keep me humble. Humility is good.

As is life. Spark on! emoticon

  
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WATERMELLEN 8/4/2012 11:28AM

    Heading to the gym for ST myself!!

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SHARON10002 8/4/2012 10:34AM

    Can't wait to see the photo! In total agreement with Sunny - let the perseverance in the photo triumph over the humility! As far as your time away from the gym - it's not like you've been ignoring your exercise! emoticonJust think about all the varied training you were doing for the tri; worked every major muscle group and strength training included! emoticon

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MSLZZY 8/4/2012 12:14AM

    Enjoy the rest day! You earned it. and wouldn't you
know, the photographers always catch you at your
"best". Glad you shook your finger at him LOL!

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MOBYCARP 8/3/2012 8:54PM

    Think of the time away from the gym, and the return to the gym, as just changing up your workouts to keep them fresh and interesting. It will all work out well for you. I'm confident you'll *make* it work out well!

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KARIDIAN1 8/3/2012 8:19PM

    Looking forward to seeing that photo.

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DEBRA0818 8/3/2012 6:01PM

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Can't wait to see it when you get it!

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_LINDA 8/3/2012 2:26PM

    True Grit, true hero. Get back on the horse and giddyap. That is you, and that photo of you getting back up after the fall is worth a 1,000 words. Yes, I add to the chorus wanting to see it!
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HOT4FITNESS 8/3/2012 1:13PM

    I can so see you smiling the entire time regardless of the fall. That is just who you are. Can't wait to see the pics and congrats on participating in the tri

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MNTWINSGAL 8/3/2012 12:24PM

    We'd all love to see your photos....I hope you do scan some!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/3/2012 10:43AM

  I can picture your saying that to the photographer. LOL

HUGS and get a rest! You deserve it.

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EBEAMS 8/3/2012 9:53AM

    Can't wait to see it!

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SUNNY332 8/3/2012 9:41AM

    The photo will not only remind you of humility but one of perseverance. You go girl.

I can not wait to see that photo.

Hugs, Sunny

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LEANJEAN6 8/3/2012 8:41AM

    I need to see that picture Barb! You are so funny!!! It's just like you to post it!!--I love it!!--- Rest to-day , oh mighty woman!-Lynda emoticon

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KALIGIRL 8/3/2012 8:04AM

    Hope you do scan the one with the grin! Did they ever give you a final time?

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ANDI571 8/3/2012 7:58AM

    Fall and get up with a grin. That's my girl! emoticon

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CONCHA77 8/3/2012 7:52AM

    Would love to see that picture, Barb. Keep smiling. Yes, it's good to be humble. Have a great weekend.

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ELRIDDICK 8/3/2012 7:51AM

  Thanks for sharing

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A fresh new training plan, coming into focus

Thursday, August 02, 2012

For those who asked "what's next"... I've known for some time that my next long-term target is the Women's Half Marathon in St. Petersburg, Florida, in mid-November.

Y'all know me, gotta have a plan, have to be prepared and trained. So, here are the lead-up events:

1) This morning I finally succumbed to temptation and signed up for the August 25th 10K Mud Run. Last year I medaled in the 5K version of the same event... we're going to see about upping that distance.

2) September 9th, the 5 Mile Buffalo run. It's a hilly course through a gorgeous park, and one of the mainstays of our local running season.

3) October 21st, the Governor's Cup, which I intend to do as a 15K.

The races listed above are part of self-tests / mileage increases leading up to the main event.

And of course, in between, a little bit of everything: 3 runs a week, one of which is a mileage builder. One strength training session a week. And a recovery bike or swim thrown in here and there.

So, that's it... there is a plan. Now work the plan, modify as needed, and kick Polly Perfectionist right on out the door!

Because Life is Good... Spark on! emoticon

  
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SHARON10002 8/4/2012 10:30AM

    Great plan, Barb! You are going to be one busy lady!
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I have no doubt you'll excel in all!

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KARIDIAN1 8/2/2012 11:18PM

    Looks like a great plan. i know you will accomplish everything you have planned.

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EBEAMS 8/2/2012 10:09PM

    Wow ... Wow ... Wow .... those are impressive goals! I love it!

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MNTWINSGAL 8/2/2012 12:43PM

    Not one to let grass grow under your feet! Sounds like a busy fall for you!

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MSLZZY 8/2/2012 10:21AM

    Excellent plan! You will do fantastic! HUGS!

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_LINDA 8/2/2012 10:03AM

    What a great build up of race choices!! Varied, interesting and increasing the challenges! This will keep your motivation and interest high. Will be looking forward to hearing all about your progress :) You just keep getting better and better!
Not a perfectionist, no, just good, steady hard work, keeping your eye on the goal, and that will put you in the winner's circle!
You go girl!!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/2/2012 9:04AM

  Great plan, Barb!!!!!! I'm so with you on kicking Polly Perfectionist to the door. I don't know if I'll EVER be through working on that, but day-by-day it's getting done!

HUGS and thanks for being such a fantastic role model.

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KALIGIRL 8/2/2012 8:44AM

    Life is good!

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SLENDERELLA61 8/2/2012 8:08AM

    Great plan! ! Those increasing mileage of races is brilliant! Makes me wonder if I should do another race or two before our main event. Hmmm. I'll think about it. So glad you are going to do the HM with me!! I'm really looking forward to it!! I knew you'd have another training plan. Didn't take you any time. Love that commitment!!

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When did that happen?

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

A couple weeks ago, a niece posted this on my FB wall:

"I think you are the most Bad-Ass (pardon the language) Aunt I know! Love the new profile photo & cover photo!!!"

The profile pic and cover photo you've seen, the profile was me before the open water swim, and the cover was that "victory leap" after the Color Run.

When I ask "When did THAT happen?" it's really a question about re-defining one's family identity. You see, I grew up being "the good daughter", "the happy baby" who stuck with mom & dad's church after all the others had left. But I was also "the fat sister".

I have struggled with those labels most of my life, trying for some crazy reason to live up to them? Awakening happens slowly. It does require self-examination. I guess living up to "happy" finally moved me into things that CHANGED the family identity, at least as far as how the next generation sees me. I'm now more identified with fitness and exercise and promoting healthy habits... and overcoming limits!

I'm proud to be a "bad-a$$ Aunt". Glad to leave the "fat sister" label on the cutting room floor. Here's to removing, ripping off, and burning labels that limit, and embracing not just who we want to be, but turning that into who we are becoming... one day, one decision at a time.

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BD3269PM 8/2/2012 7:57AM

    emoticon Wonderful! I like it---Bad Ass Aunt emoticon

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LEANJEAN6 8/2/2012 7:27AM

    WooWoo!!!! Bad Ass girl!!!--- You are such a role model--Pretty neat -=that new label!!!! I love it!!! Lynda emoticon

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_LINDA 8/2/2012 1:29AM

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Way to break out of the old labels! There isn't a better description! You rock!

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SHARON10002 8/1/2012 9:39PM

    emoticonon being the "bad a$$ aunt"! Take this label and remember it because you have earned every bit of it! (in the best way!) emoticon

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SUNNY332 8/1/2012 8:53PM

    Now this makes all of that hard work worth it.

That was just great and I thank you for sharing this with us.

Hugs, Sunny

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MOBYCARP 8/1/2012 8:42PM

    It's good to have people like that niece in the family! She kind of put a new perspective on my last Facebook post that I almost didn't make, because it wasn't *that* big a deal.

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KARIDIAN1 8/1/2012 7:24PM

    You have broken the mold and escaped the old labels that have haunted you in the past.

Now you have a new nickname/label- the Bad Ass Aunt. Wear it with pride!

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MSLZZY 8/1/2012 6:09PM

    You have certainly proven to me that it can be
done! Show me the way, sister! HUGS!

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EBEAMS 8/1/2012 9:23AM

    Ahhh ... the dreaded "labels" that we neither ask for nor get to chose but somehow in the family structure become attached to us. I was the quiet, good, smart, not pretty, heavy sister while my sister was labeled the opposite. I was "programmed", if you will, to grow up to get married, have babies, work hard and live happily ever after. I'm still recovering from my childhood (LOL) but I've come far enough to know that "happily ever after" is built one day, one choice, one thought at a time!

Your niece is pretty smart ... emoticon I like her alot!

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BELTONWALKER67 8/1/2012 8:50AM

    emoticon emoticonin becoming who you want to be rather than what others think you are!

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1CRAZYDOG 8/1/2012 8:37AM

  Oh I couldn't agree more about labels!

when I first started in nursing, my nursing supervisor used to call me "Mommy's little helper." OMG! I know it was because I am vertically challenged, but Lord help me . . . I wanted to deck her!

I am so glad that you're establishing a whole new identitiy for yourself! Way to go!!!!

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CELIAMINER 8/1/2012 8:29AM

    Good for you! Thanks for being an inspiration and for reminding us that change can be a GOOD thing.

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    Feels good, dont it?

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ANDI571 8/1/2012 8:15AM

    I know about those labels. "You are just like your mother", comes to mind.

I don't know that I would have used the exact wording that your niece did, lol, but I would have to agree with her. You would not believe how many times I use you as an example when I am talking to Kel or Terry. I also love, love, love that picture with the leap at the end of the color run. You rock! emoticon

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ALBAUGHMO 8/1/2012 7:59AM

  you should be so proud of yourself and all that you have done. i stand in awe of you. you inspire me and i hope i can keep pushing myself. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AZMOMXTWO 8/1/2012 7:59AM

  way to go and the youth have a strange way to put things at times but it does make us feel good

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