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Oh...BTW....Over a two day period, we had 6 inches of snow already!!!!! That's insane! WAY below normal in temps, too. Should be mid 50s....didn't get over 32 yesterday. It was an interesting Halloween!






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JEAN.... What is your esophagus issue? About 5 yrs ago, I was having sudden chest pains that came and went in a second or two. So I knew it wasn't a heart attack. But I feared it was Angina or a heart related issue. One was so bad, I almost went to the ER. I called my paramedic son and told him about it and what did he think? He asked me, "Didn't you run this AM?" I said yes (I was training for a half marathon at that time). He asked how I felt. I said, "GREAT" as always." He said, "That's not Angina. If you had that, you'd feel miserable! But I'm not a doctor. If you are having chest pains, get in!". So I called the nurse and of course, she said to come in immediately! After talking to the doc about all of it and reviewing my history (I have ZERO heart disease on both sides of the family which he said was HUGE in my favor...not that heart issues are impossible, but unlikely), he sent me off to a gastro doc. She (gastro doc) was amazed he didn't have me do a stress test to confirm it wasn't heart. So I had one. Being I was training for a half, I passed that baby with flying colors! I totally impressed the technician for a woman my age! So that was fun! Anywho....I ended up being scoped which wasn't bad at all. Turned out I have Acid Reflux...or GERD...whatever you want to call it. So apparently, what was causing the chest pain, was my esophagus. When acid creeps up there, it can cause a spasm. There is a nerve right next to the esophagus that leads into the heart. When the esophagus does a spasm, it hits that nerve and it feels like a heart attack. WHEW.... Acid Reflux is not good, but it beats heart disease. The nurse told me if I lost some weight, it'd probably go away. It did...but now I'm back up and just rejoined WWs (it's half price for three months until 11/4). So I rejoined...Told hubby if I don't lose anything, then I won't continue when the trial period is over).

Sorry so long....Just curious about the esophagus thing. So....I need to take better care of myself as I don't want to get Barret's Syndrome or worse...esophageal cancer!

As for PF....I'm feeling MUCH MUCH better! Only did occasional walking, no running at all, and I had been taping my food to suspend my fascia. It has made a HUGE difference. I need to build up that walking now and throw in some small runs. Maybe do your split. I have a 5K on Thanksgiving morning...so....we'll see if I walk it or run it as my foot allows. I'm about 97% healed!

Sorry to hear about your groin issue. That takes a while as well. My son has the same thing and he's been frustrated at how long it's been taking. This soft tissue stuff is ANNOYING at how slow it takes to heal. I hope you are on the mend and feel like your normal self soon. I know...what's normal, right? LOL

My trip seems like AGES ago already! :( .





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10/22/19 9:52 A

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LYNN: Your trip looked and sounds amazing. You were gone a long time. Loved all the photos on FB. Sorry about your PF. I buy Vionic sandals - almost the only type of shoe (except for running) that I wear. Well, I do live in Florida - the sandal state.

My groin muscle is slowly getting better. I have been using 15:80s for run-walk. Even with this easy interval - I can tell the muscle is still very weak. For longer runs - I use 15:60s for 1 mile then walk one mile then run-walk again etc.

Haven't been feeling so great this week... This esophagus issue is disturbing. I tried to add some foods back into my diet, but triggered more problems. I am fairly certain I will have to see a specialist and have a scope done...

Bought a book yesterday from Amazon that my daughter recommended - about a medical medium's understanding of food and illnesses. I like data rather than - some intuitive ideas - but she really likes it and so I bought it also. He recommends juicing celery and drinking it every day. Who knew????

Even data and diets are conflicting though.... don't eat this or that..... do eat this or that. Depending on who wrote it the message is not always the same....

Supposed to go out for 7 miles today, but didn't. I will tomorrow or the next day.



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10/15/19 10:08 P

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I failed to mention that I have terrible plantar fasciitis. It's from those "Fitbit Challenges!!!!" Too much too soon, apparently! So this all happened right before our big hiking trip out west (Utah and AZ canyons). I paid good money on quality hiking boots and added special inserts. I also bought Hoka running shoes and added inserts to that as well. Last spring, thankfully, I bought some Veronics flip flops. Turns out, I spent about $500 in footwear since last spring! But it was money well spent as between these arch support shoes, and taping my foot, I was able to do several hikes without any issues! Have stopped all running for now. Yet another setback! I just keep on fighting back!





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Oh my, JEAN...Didn't know you had a groin injury. My son has that. He's finally getting better to the point he can run, so long as he doesn't go out strong or long. Before, he couldn't even do that.

I'm still battling plantar fasciitis. I've stopped all running, cut back on walking, that is, until we had our hiking trip to southern Utah/northern Arizona. I taped my foot with some heavy duty tape and bought some pricy, GOOD quality hiking boots as well as Hoka shoes, all with more pricy inserts! I spent $500 on arch support flip flops, Hoka running/walking shoes, Solomon hiking boots, and inserts for the latter two! Gone are the day of cheap shoes, that is for sure. The hiking distances were reduced for our trip, although the last day in Sedona, we hiked for six miles. I took an Ibuprofen after that! Lots of rock climbing involved and our knees (and I'm blessed with good knees) were barking! Otherwise, the shorter 3 miler hikes left no pain behind so long as I had the tape on and good hiking boots with quality inserts.

Trying the Sparkpeople diet programs to lose some weight. Tired of WWs. My SIL had good success with the cell phone program of "Noon", but she, as well as many others, are having trouble canceling the subscription. It's even been reported to the BBB! So, no thanks! Thought I would try this FREE program, track on here, and see my ole Spark friends more often. We'll see how it works. May need a more formal program.....

Hope your groin injury heals completely soon, JEAN.... ILOVETOPLAY...Welcome and hope to hear from you again soon!

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10/9/19 7:19 A

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Started HM training this week.... HM is not until 2/2 though...

This groin muscle is almost healed.... been walking mostly with just a little running thrown in. For example - went out for 5 miles on Monday... walked a mile.... run-walk a mile... walked....run walk.... walk. But even the run-walk was only run 15 seconds, walk a minute.

Biking again today.

Hope all is well with all of you....

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9/18/19 12:04 P

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Checking in....

Biked yesterday.
Still unable to run with that pulled muscle.
Hopefully soon.

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9/9/19 6:01 A

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Good Morning!

It has been beautiful in Florida the last week or so. The rainy season has taken a break and every day is hot still, but beautiful.

Have not been running much - since I pulled that muscle in my leg. Biked yesterday, been walking. Hopefully can start running again soon.



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9/4/19 7:20 A

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Thanks Seabreeze!
I like getting outside and just shake up routine!

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"Run when you can, walk if you have to, crawl if you must- just NEVER give up!"- Dean Karnazes-ultramarathoner


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9/3/19 7:00 A

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I love your spark name!!! I should make it my mantra - LETS GO PLAY!!!

As soon as it gets a little lighter, I am heading outside to "run around and play."

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beginning again -
Off to drop off bike and scoot (walk +run ) the 4 miles back home

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9/2/19 7:52 A

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Pulled a muscle in that last race and have not been able to run since then. I will try tomorrow - hopefully it will feel okay.

I have given up on the marathon training for a December race. I have missed the last 3 long runs because of health issues. I am signed up for a HM in, I think, February - so will rewrite my training plan and work on this goal. Maybe a marathon is in my future, but maybe not.

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8/26/19 7:38 A

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Good Morning!

Heading outside in a couple minutes for a short walk - down to the neighborhood dock (which is on a pond) to see if I can get any decent bird photos.

The 5K on Saturday was very fun. I ran the best I could and finished 6th in my age group. If I were 3 months older I'd be in the next age group (70-74) and I would have been 2nd. So that is something. I was glad I didn't keel over [as it does cross my mind even though I am fairly certain all these chest issues are from my esophagus]. I think my average pace was 13:26. The winners in my age group were close to a 10:00 minute mile pace. I cannot imagine.

Have a great day runners and walkers

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8/21/19 2:28 P

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Afternoon!!!

LYNN: Hurray for signing up for another tri!

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Between taking ibuprofin for a week waiting to get into the endodontist and taking an antibiotic for 3 1/2 days - my poor esophagus has had a terrible time. I stopped taking the antibiotic and most of the pain went away - Zantac (?) spelling seems to help a lot...

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Called my doctor's office thinking I should talk to him about this chest pain... Here is the conversation....

ME: I think I need an appt to see my doctor.
OFFICE: You think you need one.
ME: Yes.... I have....[interrupted]
OFFICE: What is your birthdate
ME: (gave information)
OFFICE: You have an appt coming up plus labs. Have you filled out the paperwork yet? [my wellness exam in the 30th]
ME: No
OFFICE: Well, you need to fill it out and send it in.
ME: I thought I needed to bring it with me.
OFFICE: No, send it in, it takes us a lot of time to type all that information into the computer.
ME I am having pain in my chest and I am unsure what it might be. Might be my esophagus or something else more serious.
OFFICE: I doubt I can get you in any sooner. But you need to fill out that paperwork.
ME: [very angry by this time,] Just forget it then. I will wait until next week.
OFFICE: Are you sure?
ME: Good bye - [hung up]

In spite of this - I ran on Tuesday.... 3 miles - faster each mile - with the last mile close to my previous 5K average pace. I will run again tomorrow and then the 5K on Saturday. I do not think I will beat my recent best 5K, but might improve my course record as this is the 3rd time I have entered this particular 5K race.


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8/18/19 9:39 A

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JEAN: How is that tooth? I hope it's not as bad as you think. Sometimes we fear the worst. Had to laugh at your comment...."any excuse not to run long". I can come up with 101 excuses why I shouldn't do anything involving movement. Ha, ha...

My youngest son, 35, took up swimming to add to his biking and running (groin injury has running on hold, but he's walking up a storm). So now he wants to do a triathlon that's here in Aug. This is for 2020. He has me all signed up as well, so I better get back in the game!





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8/16/19 8:15 A

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Have not run in a week (had company).

Have a 5K coming up next weekend - so will have to get out and get going this week for sure.

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8/11/19 6:16 A

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LYNN - I would freak out also. and WTG on your fitbit challenges with your family. You are doing fantastic.

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Having trouble with my front capped tooth. Have an appt tomorrow. I think the little tooth inside the cap is dying. So I haven't been exercising very much - as I am worried about some internal infection.... - any excuse to keep me from running my long run last Sunday.

Company (family) for a week. So busy all the time!!!

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Hi all....I am so bad about getting on here!!! I keep thinking of this place and all of you on my run/walks and thing that is the day I'll get on and then something distracts me. My latest HUGE distraction is this:



I dislocated my finger from a fall. Was walking my dog with the hubby at night. I didn't see the uneven sidewalk before me and tripped over the ledge and then over my dog using my hand to catch my fall but apparently, at an awkward angle. I about freaked out when I saw this. Thought my finger was toast! We went to the ER where I freak out the triage nurse. They saw me immediately. The ER Doc came in, sat at the side of my bed and gently said, "We could get an IV drip in here and wait for 45 min while your hand gets numb, do it, and then you'd wait a few more hours before getting feeling back in it. OR....we could do this in TWO seconds and it'll be over! Just TWO seconds VS HOURS!" I knew what he meant....popping it back in. I chose the 2 seconds and I'm so glad I did. It didn't even hurt!!!! TV over exaggerates this stuff. Anyway....after several days of swelling, it's starting to look normal. I did, however, tear a ligament on the inside of the middle joint. So I have to buddy tape it for three weeks every day and for up to 8 weeks for when ever I do sports. Even walking and running in case I fall again as it can be dislocated from just a bump.

None of this has stopped me. My family has Fitbit challenges going all the time. So we are walking and running up a storm. I got up to 5.25 miles of run/walk Sunday, and JEAN....I, too ended up with 10+ miles total for Sunday to finish a Yosemite NP challenge. I came in 3rd which is saying something given the men in the family go all out! Great training for our Utah/Arizona canyons tour in early October as we plan to do a lot of hiking there.

Mild heel pain (guessing plantar fasciitis) on the right foot, so I've been splinting it at night, icing after walks and runs and doing some stretches. So far, it's pretty mild.

Good for you, JEAN, in wanting to plan a marathon!!! I'd like to do a half at Thanksgiving if I can. We'll see how this foot thing goes.



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8/3/19 5:18 A

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Good morning...

Dee: I have always wanted to attend one of your dance classes.

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Been running (3x per week) and biking a little (2x per week). Thinking about buying a new bike. The one I have (about 6 years old) is getting very rusty. I would like a bike that doesn't rust in this humid weather.

Last night we went to see "Once Upon a Time in Hollywood" with Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt. Honestly, it was probably the worst movie I can ever remember watching.

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The Space Coast Marathon is a great race - probably the prettiest I've run. I really enjoyed it.
You'll do fine!

As for me, not managing more than running twice a week, but I did dance up a storm in Mexico last weekend. I taught an Israeli dance workshop in Saltillo and had a great time.

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7/24/19 8:29 A

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Managed 9 miles (mostly walking) on Sunday - very hot!
4 miles yesterday - hot, but much easier than Sunday's distance

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7/21/19 7:10 A

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I have probably mentioned this numerous times... but during the summer I most often run by heart rate rather than pace....

I love the way I can program workouts into my Garmin. I might have a 60 minute run at 80% of my max HR... and so I run enough to maintain that. The first couple miles are usually close to the pace I would normally run for a steady state run, but the last couple are often slower.



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You should do great. So excited for you. I would love to do that race one day.. Good excuse to come back to Florida..

I ran yesterday. I was going to try for 12 miles, but the heat, humidity and Full Sunshine got to me and stopped at 10 miles. HM for week was to be 10 miles and MM was 12, so I am still happy with that. Hopefully next week I can make up for it. After mile 5, I had to do more walking and hydrating..

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I am looking at the Space Coast Marathon - it has a 7 hour time limit - which is the amount of time I will need.

I will see - who knows if I can get past the 13 miles with my arches (well, and the rest of this body).

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Thanks Jean.. So excited to hear about your training.. Which race are you thinking of doing in December? I hope training goes well..

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Sharon: Hurray for a training plan... LOL They definitely help!

Weather: Sounds like it is hot in a lot of places this time of year.

Dee: Did you get outside and run a little?

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Supposed to do 1 mile intervals today.
Supposed to rain.

I will see what happens in an hour.... :)

Marathon Training: I actually am going to start a 20 week MT plan in a couple weeks. I do not know if my feet can handle the time and distance needed. I have not signed up for one yet (it is early December), but if I can make it the 20 mile distance - if I can even do the 17 one.... I will then sign up. I know how my feel feel after a HM distance.



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I hope everyone had a nice 4th of July! Jean, we use to vacation at Mrytle Beach a lot before moving to FL way back when.. Even when growing up in NY.. Myrtle Beach and FL we are go to places.. Your pictures are beautiful..

Dee, I enjoyed seeing your pictures of your travels too.. Wishing you happy running. I know you will get back to it..

I enjoyed easy running for the month of June.. Now training starts. I just finished week 1/14 MM/HM Training for Fall Training.. I am signed up for Oct. and Nov. HM but may switch the Nov. one to a Full.. Not sure, we shall see how it goes. It has been a long time since running a Full and that was the Clearwater Gulf Beaches way back in 2001, 2002 and I think 2003. I think 2000 I ran a relay with a few friends..

It has been so hot here.. Keep cool.

Edited by: SUNSHINEYOURWAY at: 7/6/2019 (22:15)
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10/06/18 Race 13.1 Fall 2:25:08
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Thursday I did go out for an easy run - that means maintaining a heart rate of about 75% of my max. (for me that is about 136).

When I walked in the door I checked and it was 81 degrees and 80% humidity.

Biked very easy yesterday and that seemed like harder work than running on Thursday.

Will run again tomorrow...

Yesterday went to see the new Spiderman movie. It was good and exciting once you got through the 1st 10-15 minutes of seemingly needless material.

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It's more than summer here, it's hotter than Hades. Although we did have a few ferocious rainstorms to cool things off this weekend.

i will force myself to get out there this afternoon. Even if it's slow. Even if it's ridiculously hot and humid.
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Hi everyone! Nice to see some posts.

DEE: What an awesome trip! You are such a world traveler!! Go outside and run - it is definitely summer in your world.

SHARON: 4 miles 3x a week sounds very doable - especially this time of year. I have been trying to run a longer 2 hours (very slowly) every other week.

Ate WAY too much on our trip to Myrtle Beach. But, the weather was beautiful, walked a great deal - morning - and then some sight-seeing - and then on the boardwalk to and from dinner most nights. No running at all - but plan to get outside tomorrow morning.

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Dee, I know you will get back to running.. I bet being involved with the scheduling and routes for your running group will help..

Jean, are you still in Los Vegas?

Lynn, Are you still Running. How was your April 5 K?

Marsha, happy to see you are still running..

Hi Elizabeth!! Nice to meet you.

I am enjoying June as my recovery/ rest.. I ran two Half Marathons in the Spring and soon will start training for two Fall Races.. I have been running maybe 4 miles 3 x a week.. Next week it ramps up to 5 miles on Tuesday..

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Still struggling to make myself get out and run. I need to reset that switch in my head somehow.
I'm now responsible for the schedule and routes for my running group; maybe that will help.

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Good morning, all!
Back from an incredible trip to China and Tibet. I'm still struggling with jet lag 10 days later, but doing better.

Jean, your travels sound wonderful. My son and his family will be moving to Madrid soon; if I can only make myself retire, I could spend a month or so there trying to learn Spanish. Fortunately there are similarities with French, so it would be doable. Once I retire.....

That's the current mental battle. It would mean not having extra cash flow to help my two youngest. But then it's high time they take care of themselves. Sigh. Such a difficult decision.

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4/24/19 8:48 A

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Good Morning.....

LYNN: Have you ever been involved with the photography group called 52frames?

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Another beautiful April morning....
I walked a short distance to a neighborhood pond - a little over a mile. Tried to take some decent photos..... none turned out....

I am going to investigate Farmer's Markets in my area. I would like to start buying fresh produce from a local grower.

We are heading to Las Vegas on Sunday. I remember when we scheduled this.... I said - do you think this is too soon after getting back from Europe. It was a free timeshare week - so no cost to us and Rick had supposedly free tickets..... which ended up costing quite a bit. Luckily, I like Las Vegas.

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4/19/19 8:52 A

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Marsha: Good to know you are still running and walking. Great exercise!!

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Got home late Wednesday. Wow, was I tired after the very long travel day.

We had a great time. I loved Paris and Germany. I would return to both - but probably not on a tour. When I was in Germany, I thought how interesting it would be to live in one of those little cities we visited on the Rhine for a month and take German classes, go to the market square every day and buy fresh vegetables.

Walked today for 4 miles... will run for the 1st time in 2 weeks on Sunday.

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Jean, Good to see you are still here. Hope you enjoy your cruise a lot! I am still enjoying the run-walk-run. Lots of changes in my local Galloway group, but lots of good going on. I'm a lot slower than I was and working around some physical issues, but I'm still glad to be out there!! -Marsha


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4/3/19 6:19 A

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We are leaving Friday for a couple weeks. Viking river cruise in Europe. Unsure if I will be able to log on here while I am gone. I am taking Ipad, phone, but not my computer.

Plan on walking everyday..., but not running at all. A really long rest week....:)

LYNN: I saw you were on Anna Marie Island. You had great weather!

ELIZABETH: Keep up the good work.

DEE: Where have you been?

CATHERINE: Hope all is well with you!

Hello SHARON and CINDY and MONTY.....and anyone else I missed...

I miss talking "running" with all of you!



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3/30/19 9:06 A

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Good Morning...

Ran again yesterday...
It has been beautiful for running in the mornings lately.

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3/26/19 9:29 A

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Today :

Run-walk 60 minutes - Steady State at about 80% of max HR

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I use running for the following fitness goals...
Cardiovascular fitness
Cardiovascular endurance
also running helps
Lower body mucular strength and endurance.

I would certainly like to be faster, but that is no longer my main goal...
Pace just ends up to be whatever it is at my target HR....




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3/25/19 3:03 P

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Elizabeth: Great job on the long treadmill run.

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March in Florida is often very beautiful. 55-60 in the morning when I get outside.
Now that the end of March is approaching we will have more 80+ degree days....

Walked today..... about 3 miles.

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3/24/19 7:10 A

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Seabreeze,
it sounds like you got a great workout in. I am very much an emotional eater as well, glad though that you are focused now and back on track. Its hard to get started but once you're "there" it does get easier.

Yesterday I did 14K on the TM, slow and easy. Today I will do nothing. Going to a baby shower this afternoon so will try not to indulge too much. It will be hard, I love those little sandwiches they have at showers! WILLPOWER



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3/23/19 7:46 A

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Good Morning....

This last year has been emotionally difficult for me and I regained some weight - as I tend to try to solve sadness and stress through eating...

I am focused once again.... and back on track with 'my' diet. "Today" I feel confident that this focus and commitment will continue. I would like to lose 20 pounds.

Yesterday, I did HIT for my run-walk.
Warm up walk only 3 min...
Run-walk EASY for 1/2 mile
then
Seven times - 3 minute runs at 90% of max with a walk recovery in between to about 70%
then
Run-walk EASY to finish a 60 minute work-out
then
Cool down - walk only till I get home

For the 3 minute runs - I tried run 80 seconds; walk 20 seconds; run 80 seconds. I need to walk less in order to keep my HR elevated.

Currently Reading:
Daughter of the Empire by Raymond Feist and Janny Wurts
and
The Book of Balance and Harmony - a Taoist classic translated by Thomas Cleary
(this book is often out of my ability to understand - but I do pick up tidbits on life here and there)




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3/22/19 5:56 A

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Hello Jean!
Thank you, it feels so great to be almost at my goal. I actually never expected to get below 140 so where I am feels so good.
I have used the Jeff Galloway plan many times, did a half-marathon using the run/walk method. Right now I am just mostly running (especially the slow easy ones) but will do the walk/run occasionally.
How did your run go?

I did intervals on Wednesday, and tomorrow am suppose to do an easy long run in Z2 for 90 mintues. I did this same run last Saturday.

I would love to run outside after work today but it is giving rain today. Suppose to only have a high of 6*C with heavy rain. Not such a nice day!

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3/19/19 9:04 A

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Good Morning...

Sunday: 2 hour - long slow run.
Monday: Qi Gong [it is similar to Tai Chi]
Tuesday: Qi Gong again

will run tomorrow - 60 minutes Steady State at 80% of heart rate max.

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Hope everyone is fantastic!

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3/15/19 6:51 A

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Crazy.... when I opened this thread it didn't show anyone had posted since I did... then when I posted - a bunch showed up.... LOL so here is another post from me.

ELIZABETH: I just noticed the notes you have added to the bottom of your post. Congratulations and losing so much weight and getting much more healthy. Almost to goal weight - hurray!! I also base ALL my runs on Heart Rate and Time. Each of my runs that I use for my maintenance plan have a target HR - and can range anywhere from 75% - 90% of my max HR. I, too, have a Garmin. I just adjust my run walk intervals so that I can meet my target average heart rate. Do you use Galloway's run walk program or are you following another type of program?

LYNN: Yes, Florida may be keeping daylight savings time permanently. That would be okay with me. How is your training going for your 5K? About a month away.





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3/15/19 6:38 A

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Good Morning....

Heading outside in about 60 minutes for a nice run..(and walk).

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My sister is in Florida with some friends for 3 weeks and I drove to where she is staying and spent the night with her and her friends. What a great group they are!

Summer is definitely approaching in Florida. Mornings are usually 65 - 70 degrees and mid afternoon is near mid 80s.

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Today was an interval session on the treadmill. I actually had an awesome run. My average pace was much better than just last week, I am feeling quite happy! After getting off the TM I went outside and realized how nice it was and that I could have ran outside. Oh well. Maybe tomorrow.


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Yes, I was sound asleep in dreamland when my alarm went off yesterday morning! 5am to my body and mind. lol But, I went to bed early last night and feel good today. lol Plus, the sun is out and I think its giving some warmer temps later in the week. I am hoping to get a run outside in on maybe Thursday. We'll see. We dont' have sidewalks here so I need to have the shoulder of the roads clear of snow and ice.

Awesome that you are training for a 5K. And...on my birthday as well!! haha emoticon For a great cause for sure. I agree, its hard to be motivated in the winter months when its cold and dreary. I do feel a difference....I feel Spring on its way. yay!

Today my training plan tells me to do an easy 30 minute run. Sounds good to me. I will do it on my treadmill.


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Welcome, Elizabeth! I'm guessing you might have been more tired this AM trying to catch up on that lost hour of sleep! There's been A LOT of talk these days about dumping time changes. I am ALL for it! I don't care if it's standard time or daylight savings time as there are pros and cons to both....but stick with something and be done with it already. JEAN....your state is a handful that have passed laws to keep DLST, but it hasn't gone into effect. CA is also one of them...They are saying it has to be approved by the Feds, and they said they are in enough trouble with the Feds right now so didn't want to push it. LOL LOL LOL However, your Senator, Rubio, has just written and submitted a bill keeping the whole nation on DLST. So time will tell if that is the case. Much research shows the spring time change causes more accidents, heart attacks, loss in job hours from absences, etc., than any other tie of year.

Started training for an Apr. 13 5K. I volunteer for a boxing class for folks with Parkinson's and this race supports research for a cure and/or better treatments via the Michael J. Fox foundation. So many of the clients and the coach is going so thought I'd join in as well. I've done little to no exercise being so unmotivated with constant 20 degree weather with ice and snow! FINALLY....we are climbing back up as old man winter loses his grip! In fact, could be in the mid to upper 60s by Thursday! We'll be running around in our bikinis! LOL





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Wow getting up today was hard! I am usually up at 6am when I am working so today seemed like 5am I guess. Had a pretty good weekend, my sister visited on Saturday night so it was nice to spend some time with her. There was wine involved. emoticon

I work part-time/casual in a dental office and Mondays is a day that I am always on the schedule to work. So it is typically my "rest" day, no exercise today. Yesterday I did a PiYo workout. Tomorrow the program I am following calls for an easy 30 min run.

Woke up this morning with a huge kink in my neck! Not sure what I did in the night but sure feeling it this morning!

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Hi Jean, thanks! I do find it hard sometimes to find active groups on here.

Yesterday my I did my long run....which was an hour. This plan I am following uses time and heart rate instead of distance. I have a Garmin that tells me my heart rate so yesterday was a slow easy one. Today it calls for "crossfit" so I'll do something else I guess.

I think walking is great, I love to get outside for a brisk walk. I am hoping that the roads clear up here soon! I am looking so forward to spring.

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