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How to Burn More Calories on Your Run | Active.com

Just read this. Definitely going to try this!

How to Burn More Calories on Your Run | Active.com.

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I Set a New PR and kicked Colon Cancers Booty! :)

This past weekend I participated in the Rumpshaker 5k to bring awareness to Colon Cancer. There was over 2500 runners that participated. I placed 354 overall and finished in 27 min and 6 secs! That’s a new PR for me 🙂 i wasn’t sure how I’d do haing started Bootcamp last week and being sore, but I think Bootcamp might be what help me. I’m not sure but maybe I built supporting muscles up some. Who knows. My friend Melanie ran with me and finished in 33 mins (a nee PR for her too!)
Next weekend we are going to run a 5k for Easter Seals! Hope I do as well as I did last weekend. I love that 5k’s are picking up again. It keeps me motivated to exercise. What keeps you motivated?



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Wow I am Sore and Crafty!

So yesterday I started my two free weeks of Better Body Boot Camp. I was really excited to try something new and challenge myself. I had so much fun doing it. Way more than I thought I would. I really enjoyed that it was outside and in a group of women similar in fitness level to me. We did stuff like suicides (which I have not done since college!), push ups, wall squats, etc. It even incorporated a touch of yoga (a pleasant surprise!) I have three more sessions (it’s only two days a week) left and I’m looking forward to all of them. I will say that I am SUPER sore! I worked muscles that I haven’t in a long time. Which is good since that’s what I was looking to do. Since I’m so sore today I am not going to do my usual 6 mile run and am going to take Stink for a long walk around the neighborhood. The weather should be decent enough (supposed to be a bit windy.) Anyways, while my muscles recover today I will be finishing up a knitting order from a local photographer (photography by Michelle.) Here is where I’m at on it. See if you can guess what it’s going to be!

Is it a hat? diaper cover? stork sling?

egg/pod? basket? purse?


As soon as it’s done I’ll post pics and let you know what it is if you haven’t already guessed!

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I Actually Won! Or Close Enough :)

When I saw that this was my number I knew only good things could happen! Who doesn't love them some 311 🙂

You might recall that the other day I posted about how I was going to run a 5k to raise awareness for the prevention of child abuse. Prior to being a mommy I was a social worker, so it’s a subject near and dear to my heart. Anyways, not only did I set a new personal record (28:08) but I came in 1st in my age group (30-39) and 16th overall (I think there was about 70 runners.) I won a gift certificate for a free pedicure. Most of you are probably like “Oh a pedicure, whoopee….” But when I became a SAHM pedicures went out the window in order to maintain the budget. Thus, this prize equals AWESOME! Also, the other day my older sister who is notorious for not giving a crap about appearances (that’s a whole different story to get into) actually made a comment on my need to do something with my toes….. So yeah… It’s a MUCH needed prize. I can’t wait to use it!

My feet are SOOOOOO going to love this!


Yay me!!!! I am STILL so excited about this!


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Running and I feel like crap :(

Back in August I started the couch to 5k running program.
Couch to 5k Pictures, Images and Photos
It’s a nine week program aimed at getting you off the couch and running. You start of simple and then progress as the weeks go on. It wasn’t to difficult and I completed the program in October. I ran my first 5k Oct 2010 and finished in 34:30ish minutes. I ran my second one Oct 30, 2010 and finished in 33:27. Yesterday I ran my third one and finished in 32:35. Also in Nov I started the Bridge to 10K program.
So far in conjunction with weight Watchers I have lost 39 pounds. I am 7 away from my goal. I have gone from a size 14/16 to an 8.

For the most part I have felt the best I have in a long time. However, apparently yesterday a sleeper cell was in my body and at approximately 2pm it attacked FULL F’ING force. it's not lupus - Stencil
I now have a sore throat and congestion like no other. OMG I feel AWFUL! Saturday morning my wonderful sis took the little one out of town for the weekend with her so I could run my race (hubby was out of town.) Thank GOD for that! I have no idea what I would have done if she hadn’t taken her. my family rocks today. They are keeping the little one a little longer today so I can recover. While I was recovering I made two pairs of PJs. One for my older sister, which didn’t turn out so great……., and one pair for myself. I am now curled up in my new PJs, in my bed watching the same episode of “Disappeared” for the 1000th time. There is NOTHING on tv 😦


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