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1/31/15 8:31 P

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Got any Super Bowl Party plans? Glad we don't. Not much interest since the teams aren't ones we root for.
I was surprised to learn that Super Bowl foods are second to Thanksgiving. I would have thought Christmas would have been No. 2.
Not much exciting going on at our house, so no news is good news.
Our granddaughter is in Europe for this semester and our older son leaves this Friday for a week in Columbia on his first mission trip. So that is exciting news!


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Good Morning! Last Day of January! I hope you all have had a great month.

I am thinking of goals for February. Most of my challenges will take me through to April...
I am working on a 12 week Quick Fit System with Gilad Bodies in Motion and 12 week Jeff Galloway Half Marathon Training. I also joined a couple of new groups and have been having a lot of fun. One is a 5% weight loss Challenge, this is not too easy for me since I am in my maintenance range but so much fun in virtual travel. I also joined a Maintenance Group, because this is where I need more help. I have been an up and down person with my weight since I was a teenager and this time I want to make sure it is off for good.

Please check out these groups. I am not sure if you can see it on my page but they are fun and very informative..

I was a little too late to defer my race in Safety Harbor, FL and too late to transfer my race over to one of my friends. I hate to throw away money but I learned a lesson. My focus now is just on local races while caring for my mother. Travel is not easy for me and finding care for her. Let's say, there is big money in elder care..

Wishing all a Wonderful Super Bowl Weekend!!

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
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And I'm just staying off the scales. I eat to try to get my strength back and eat healthy foods, but eat a lot of homemade chicken noodle soup.
And with no exercise I'm sure I have gained weight and I was about 3 lbs. from goal. I'll worry about that later.
Nice outside but I can't enjoy.


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Good Morning! TGIF!!

Running late again this morning.

Finishing my coffee and ready to start Day 25 and 26 of my Challenge. Missed yesterday's weight training so will get it done this morning. I also missed getting out yesterday for my run so I plan on running Saturday and Sunday, weather permitting.

My weight has been fluctuating back and forth. I am two pounds away from long term goal and have been fluctuating since November. Driving me a bit crazy but as long as I don't fall out of my range I am OK..

Wishing all a wonderful day!!

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
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Good Morning All!

Yikes! I can't believe I slept this late. It is now 8 am and I am enjoying some coffee.
Today my husband and I celebrate our 31st Anniversary. We were married here in DT Raleigh, Methodist Church, Dr. Edwards. That day it was 72 degrees! I remember so well. Our honeymoon was at Banner Elk and we had a snow storm, could not get up the mountain the day after but we did make it finally and enjoyed skiing!!

BRIGUY007, Glad you got out this morning for your run. When I was living in Tampa Bay, my friends and I always met around 5 am for our 6- 7 mile run. I love running in the mornings because it energized me for the rest of the day. A natural antidepressant and anti stress.
With the colder temps and now flexibility of not working, I hope to get out for my run around noon. Hopefully it will be warmer.. I can't imagine running in 20 degree weather. I hope I can get use to it one day though.. I have many Northern friends and feel a little wimpy about the cold.. I am hoping to get in 4 - 6 miles today..
Mary Ellen, I hope to shop around for a treadmill. It would be great for me but I was also thinking of my mother.
Carol, I hope you get well soon. I know it is not fun being sick and I know you are missing your wonderful walks and water aerobics.

Wishing all a Wonderful Day!!

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
10/ /19 Raleigh Fall 13.1 2:18:59.92
11/ /19 Raleigh City of Oak


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If was 20 degrees when I got up this morning! I knew it was going to be cold, but not that cold! I bundled up and got out there for 6.5 miles. I had to stop (ugh) and re tie my shoe about 2.5 miles into it. I didn't want to get moving again. It took me close to half a mile to get back in my groove.

ME - I didn't enjoy running for the longest time. I have really learned to enjoy myself out there. I go early on the morning to avoid the traffic and get my day started on the right foot (and the left one too!). It's great that you have found something you enjoy.

Have a great day!

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1/28/15 9:18 P

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You runners really have my admiration! My excuse is a knee replacement. Without that excuse I still wouldn't be a runner! It's just not in my makeup. I'll stick to walking and my treadmill in the colder and hotter months. I have been reaching my SPAT goals and I'm good with that.

I got up this morning at 4am and went to the bathroom. My alarm was set for 5am as I had to get up early to take my neighbor to RDU. I could not go back to sleep for that one hour. I got home at about 7am and went straight back to bed. Slept like the dead till the phone woke me up at 10am! I have no idea how long I would have been out had I not gotten that call.

The phone call was actually another neighbor calling. Her husband was diagnosed with the flu yesterday and they had tickets to an event here in Garner to support the reading program in the schools. It's a "Cooks for Books" event where local chefs compete for :Best of" awards. Not sure how it works. I read something about paying $1.00 per vote. Hope the samples are small! I guess I'll have to budget my calories to accommodate the fundraiser. Should be fun.

ME

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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Sorry it's so cold up there! We have been in 60's for about a week and should be in 70's all of the next week. Just wish I could get out and enjoy the sunshine. Maybe soon.


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I missed my run this morning. I am going to get up tomorrow and run. I'm looking at running 6 miles tomorrow. Saturday will be another long run - somewhere around 10. I'm not looking forward to the COLD though!!!

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Good Morning Team! I woke early and saw temps are down to 20 degrees!

This is a little too cold for me to get out for a Run. No matter how much I bundle up it is most difficult to breath and run in this cold frigid air. I really need to find an indoor track and shop around for a treadmill. Briguy007, I hope you have a great run this morning... You have been doing great on your training!

I wanted to share some wonderful articles, some great ways to sneak fitness into your day..

Habits of Fit People: Add Activity—Not Just Exercise—to Your Days
http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp
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ynot_just_exerciseto_your_days

NEATen Up Your Day.

http://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp
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Have a Wonderful Day, Stay Warm and Keep on Sparking!

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
10/ /19 Raleigh Fall 13.1 2:18:59.92
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I headed over to the gym today to go swim but when I got there the I found the pool was closed! DOH! I ended up lifting weights for a little while but it wasn't what I was expecting to do. Bummer. They said the pool should be back open tomorrow or Thursday. I'm supposed to be back in there on Thursday so I hope they can get it cleaned and open again.I'll enjoy my run tomorrow morning.

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Good morning everyone!

Sharon is right. It's cold out there. I'm sitting here at the computer in my jammies and I just turned on the little space heater I have right here for just such days!

Today I think I might just head over to the Raleighwood Cinema and Grill in North Raleigh. I hear it's a fun venue. Kind of like a dinner theater "on the cheap"! They show movies...not first run...and serve food that's pretty darn good from what I hear. The food runs about $10.00 a plate. Pizza, burgers, nachos. Fast food kind of stuff but more along the lines of a Denny's or a TGIF. We are thinking of having our monthly Singles Luncheon there for the month of May, when I and a neighbor volunteered to host it. When you have it "off campus" everyone pays for themselves. I had it at my house last time and I made about 10 different salad dishes for the whole group. Lots of leftovers and not very cost efficient. I figure I'll do that every other year or so, but having to do nothing but turn in a count sounds really appealing to me! I just hope the movies they show at lunchtime in May are not going to be cartoons. They won't know till April what will be showing, so I am keeping my fingers crossed it will be something we might enjoy.

Tomorrow will be an early one for me. I am taking my neighbor to RDU at 6:15. She will be on her way to Maui. Bet she can't wait to get into some warm weather.

Carol, I hope you are feeling better. I guess even being in the warm Florida sunshine doesn't guarantee that you won't get sick in the winter. So far I have been very healthy. Lots of hand washing. I remember seeing a health poster in a Dr.'s office once that showed the 10 leading causes of spreading germs and it was a drawing of 2 hands! Sharon I hope you are not catching something. You need to stay healthy so your Mom does too!

Have a good day!

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ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
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Good morning team!

I hope I am not coming down with a cold, I have been feeling like I am fighting something off.
Temps are at freezing and from what I saw on news will get even colder. I usually run on Tuesday, but may try to switch to Wednesday weather permitting. My mother has afternoon dental cleaning appointment.

My weight is still fluctuating, just driving me a little crazy but at least it has not gone above my range too much.. I know once I get to run my normal training runs, the pounds will fly off.

Wishing all a Wonderful Day!

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
10/ /19 Raleigh Fall 13.1 2:18:59.92
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Carol, I hope you recover soon. I am so sorry to hear that you are sick. How is your husband doing? Has he recovered? I decided to wait to sign my mother up again for Physical Therapy.. Thinking more like starting up again in April. Every time we had gotten sick it was because of someone, therapist or patient who shows up sick. We had our flu shots and I heard there are other strains it does not cover.

Hopefully we can get our Raleigh Team ratings up. I see we have many new members but most of the new ones have their page set on private.

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
10/ /19 Raleigh Fall 13.1 2:18:59.92
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Thanks for the info! Found it and today Raleigh is 32nd.
Slowly recuperating and have no idea when I will get back to exercising. Haven't done much since before Thanksgiving. Never had a winter like this.
Nothing exciting to discuss from this area.


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Good Morning! Happy Monday!

Had a Wonderful Day yesterday and enjoyed being outside a lot. It was Sunny and Temps eventually made it to the mid 50's. I did run a few miles around my neighborhood and later met SIS out at the lake. It was very crowded and some people were even dressed in shorts? I was bundled up, truly a Floridian, with my hot pink jacket and knit gloves. It just felt great to get out in the air. We are expecting winter weather moving in but thank goodness no snow like the NE
I have been following Jeff Galloway 12 week Half Marathon running 3 days a week and walk 1. It seems to work well with my schedule and I do modify it to work in my every day life.

I do spin every day for our team. Raleigh seems to have a lot of members but maybe not active members. I only wish we had an active team leader. I am trying to do what I can as a co-leader but life as a 24/ 7 caregiver, I can't devote the time needed to get people more active.

Enjoying my coffee and soon will start Day 22 of my challenge.

Wishing all a great day!

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
10/ /19 Raleigh Fall 13.1 2:18:59.92
11/ /19 Raleigh City of Oak


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Poor Thousand Oaks CA. They got a total of 293 points for the month of January. Sounds like one poor soul spins daily! Maybe I should start a Garner NC team! Might offer them some consolation!

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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Right now we are number 27. You can find it right next to the red flag, just below the link for the team. Don't know how many are spinning. Usually it's Sharon, Sarah, you and me that post what our numbers were. But I can imagine the standings could vacillate wildly when some days you get 1 crummy point and the 2 or three of us will get some big 10, 20 or 50 pointers.

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

Certainly I have a 6-pack. You just can't see it through my soft sided cooler!


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Hi, have a question. I used to see the team standings somewhere and tonight I looked everywhere to no avail. Do we ever get enough points to boost our standing?
With so many people on the Raleigh team we should move up.
Just curious.


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Good Morning! Happy Sunday.

It is suppose to be a nice day today so I plan to go out for a 3- 4 mile run. Hopefully 4 mile and will be right on schedule with my HM Training. I will be meeting my SIS at the Lake later this afternoon for a walk.

I had a cheat meal last night of pizza but still within my calorie range. Thank goodness no more weight gain from that. I am on the high end of my weight range right now and hope I will see a downward trend.

I still have not found the legs to my trampoline. I hope to get a new one this next weekend. I guarantee once I get new one I will probably find the legs. I think I will also shop around for a treadmill, one that folds up since space is very limited. That would be a wonderful tool for my mother and I am hoping maybe Medicare will pay for this? You never know unless you ask.

Wishing all a Wonderful Day!

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
10/ /19 Raleigh Fall 13.1 2:18:59.92
11/ /19 Raleigh City of Oak


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Good to hear from the NC gang!
I never heard of filters in ceilings! And we're lucky enough to have our son, the electrician, who changes smoke alarm batteries on a regular basis. (He owns the houses)
I am only slightly better today but sure hope tomorrow shows more improvement.
Talk later, Carol


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Welcome Back WEIGHTLISS.

When I first came to Spark People I started out with the Food Tracker and Fitness Tracker. I did not diet, just record to get an idea of where I needed to improve.
I had to remind myself Lifestyle change not a quick weight loss diet... I did try some of Coach Nichole's 10 minute video's to get back in the groove with exercise and gradually added on.. There are also some fun challenges that you can find on Spark People.

Wishing you the Best! We are here for you!

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

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06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
10/ /19 Raleigh Fall 13.1 2:18:59.92
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Ok. I've been away from here for a long time now, but I am making a choice to be conscious of what I am doing and NOT because it is January, but because I cannot go another day feeling bad about myself.

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Good Morning All!

Running late this morning! Yikes, must of been the rain that kept me in bed..

So happy to see you Mary Ellen. I was a little worried about you. So much sickness going around.. Yeah for your neighborhood being 100% complete now.
I am sure you will be back on track, you are doing real well with the treadmill. I am going to shop around for one that would be good for myself but also my mother..

Carol, I hope you are feeling better. Rest is Best...

It looks like it is clearing up now. I still need to plant my tulips so today will be the day.

Wishing all a Wonderful Weekend!!

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02/22/20 Raleigh Half Marathon Sir Walter Raleigh
03/15/20 Tobacco Road Half Marathon
06/06/20 Raleigh 13.1 Spring Raleigh
10/03/20 Raleigh Race 13.1 Fall
11/01/20 Raleigh Cit of Oaks Half Marathon

03/17/19 Tobacco Road Half Marathon 2:24.24
06/01/19 Raleigh Spring Race 13.1 2:23.47
10/ /19 Raleigh Fall 13.1 2:18:59.92
11/ /19 Raleigh City of Oak


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Thanks for the "nudge", Sharon! I have been remiss in posting. Lots going on and I have been making it a point to get on the treadmill every single day to get my "goal getter" award from the SPAT. If you can believe it, I ate out 5 meals in 4 days this past week. Thankfully I am holding my own but still about 17 pounds over goal weight. I guess that's better than my high of about 22 over, so I guess I am going in the right direction. I did have to go shopping for some new pants for my trip in March. I need those convertible pants where the legs zip off and leave you with shorts. I will be in the Amazon and Galapagos so they are a necessity. I am still able to get into a decent size, but not my lowest. Everything I have gained is in my gut. And I know that is the hardest area to lose, so I keep trudging along.

On the bright side, yesterday they removed the porta-potty from across the street and power washed all the red clay from the lot site! Several of us were outside applauding as they drove the outhouse away! The closing on that last house is set for next week. We are officially built out. All houses are sold with but one for sale. Of course none of the neighbors can give directions like "Across from the construction site" or "next to the outhouse"! I still have the fire plug in my yard, so I guess that will become the landmark for me!

Tomorrow we go to dinner to celebrate a neighbor's birthday. (another landmine to dieting) and Monday the fire department will be coming to change the batteries in our smoke detectors. Here we are in these 55+ designed houses with wide doorways for walkers and wheelchairs when the need arises but we have these high ceilings that require you to climb on ladders to change batteries and air filters! Fortunately the Garner FD comes once a year on request to do that for us. Now if I could only find someone to change those filters. A HVAC guy told me I can get an aftermarket whole house filter added to the furnace for $500 that would render the ceiling filters unnecessary, and I would change a filter once every 2 years by simply waling up the stairs to the attic and switching it out. I need to get that into the budget ASAP to keep me off of ladders., especially since there is no one here to pick up the pieces should I fall!

Carol I hope you are feeling better. Sharon, did you ever find the legs to your mini tramp? With this yucky weather you're going to need a substitute for your runs. Got to get on the treadmill and get my steps in. Later!


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"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

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Stay healthy Sharon! This cough, etc. is no fun, only slightly better today.


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Good Morning! Happy Friday!

I overslept this morning and moving a little slow. Enjoying my coffee and planning out my Fitness for today. No running since we are expecting some rain today.

A little frustrated again with the scale. Not sure what's up with that. Seems like toward the end of the week, for weigh in, I gain. I am now 1 pound over my range. emoticon

Carol, I hope you are feeling better.

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Been under the weather for several days. Hope I'm on road to recovery now! Talk later, Carol


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Good Morning!!

I woke early this morning and enjoying my Cinnamon Spice Coffee..
I got lots done yesterday, all except planting my tulips so hopefully I will get that done today.

The weather has been so nice the past few days, enough to push myself out the door for my run. Yesterday I was only going to do three miles I ended up doing 5.75 miles. Felt great!!

I may try to get out again today because Friday will be raining and then another cold front moving in. Taking advantage of the nice warm sunny days!

Wishing all a Great Day!

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emoticon Good Morning!

Stopping by to wish everyone a Wonderful Day!!

I have Lots to do and also hope to get a 3 mile run in the afternoon. I am going to start with some Cardio to warm up. I also have to find another Oral Surgeon for my mother. The one we went to is not equipped to work with the handicap?

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Cloudy day but 71 F. Went with 6 other ladies to a new tea room in nearby Frostproof. Then we went looking at a resort nearby, viewing their ready built homes for sale. Nice day!


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emoticon Good Morning!

The weather has been nice this week for NC. Temps were close to 60 degrees and very Sunny! Perfect Running weather. I did get out at noon yesterday for a 3 mile run and .72 walk/run cool down. I hope to get out again today. I also am on Day 16 of my challenge- Hips Thighs & Buns and Abs..

Later I take my mother for her acupuncture treatment.

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WOW Carol! Thanks for the tip on Tulips. I will also google. They have been sitting inside for about a month or so and are sprouting a little. I am going to try to get them in tomorrow or Wednesday while the weather is nice.

Have a great evening! I hope you feel better soon.

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Glad to see someone sharing your enthusiasm for running, Sharon. I am of no help there.

Did you put your tulip bulbs in the freezer before planting? I have heard that is a good thing to do as they have to go through a freezing period. Maybe look that up on internet.
After moving to NC we kind of gave up on tulips as they had short stems and didn't produce well the 2nd year.

I believe I was fighting off DH's illness as I went through several days not feeling right and am now back to normal - just as of this evening. An hour or two in the sunshine helped!!!


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Thanks! I am excited about it. I wanted to do it last year but was sick most of the winter. I signed up for the Half Marathon for Raleigh Rock N Roll and also HM for Raleigh Race 13.1 in June. I am also going to sign up for Race 13.1 in September. I really loved that race and it started at N. Hills...

Woo Hoo! I hope more Spark People will sign up!!

Thanks again for sharing discount!

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That is great! Are you signed up for a HM? Which one? I'm doing Rock 'n Roll in April. Today was day 1 of a 12 week program for me. Hope the run went well!

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Good Morning! It is suppose to be a beautiful week so I plan to be outside as much as possible..

I am starting the third week of my challenge and hope to get back to my Jeff Galloway Half Marathon Training. Last Run was almost two weeks ago due to weather.. Still trying to deal with the cold winters and figure out training schedule..

Today is a cardio classic day and maybe some express cardio workouts then I plan to do a 3 mile run. Lots of errands and trying to find oral surgeon that will work on elderly people..

Carol, your body really needs the sleep. I really hope you don't get sick and that your body is fighting off what ever your husband has.

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I just did something today that I have never in my life done before.
Slept from 10:30 PM to nearly 8 AM. Had slightly scratchy throat so drank hot water with lemon and honey. Had no appetite, sat down in recliner and slept almost all day until 5 PM, getting up twice to go to bathroom. About noon I ate small blueberry muffin and at 5 opened a can of chicken noodle soup which I ate with several crackers.. Had no stomach ache but knew I should eat something. I have developed a slight cough and hope and pray it does not turn into bronchitis, my old weakness. My BP was normal but I decided to take no medicine today as I think it is really affecting me. Will see what happens tonight and start over again tomorrow.
I didn't even cook for DH and he is so helpless in the kitchen he barely ate anything.
Just hope I don't get cough like he had.


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Good Morning! Happy Sunday!

It started raining early this morning and I think it will be raining most of the day...
I never got out Saturday to plant those tulips. If it lets up later, I will.

I am going to do some cardio to get myself going this morning. I completed week two of my twelve week challenge..

I still have not found the legs for my exercise trampoline. I may end up shopping around for a treadmill. That would be good for my mother too!

I hope all stay healthy during this flu season!! My mother and I are staying away from the physical therapy or Fitness Centers where we seem to catch everything. So far we have not been sick except 1 time last year in Sept. Caught it from her Physical Therapist..

My Health Insurance changed and I am searching for all new doctors. I am disappointed because my primary was integrative? Oh well, there are a couple I am going to google to see their ratings etc.
Have a Wonderful Day!! emoticon

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Hmmm, thought I posted yesterday!
DH is somewhat better since Z-Pak kicked in after 24 hrs., but still doing some serious coughing. Neighbor across street was hospitalized yesterday with it and ambulance was around the corner tonight. Nothing to fool with!
Friend brought us yummy strawberries today.
I took two 10 minute walks today with no pain!!! I'm making progress. Maybe a little more tomorrow! No choir in our church tomorrow because half the choir is ill.
No Bible Study tomorrow night because the host and hostess are both ill. I guess this is why it is called "epidemic". Chuck does not have flu, but an upper respiratory infection which many others have also.
Have a great Sunday, Teammates!!!


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Good morning!

It is suppose to be a nice day weather wise so I hope to do some yard work later today. I forgot to plant my tulips and hope to get that done today. I really need to do some landscaping in the front of the house and hope to get to Lowes sometime this weekend.

Day 13 of my Challenge is Shoulders & Arms. I did this last Saturday and was in pain for many days. I may have to drop down to 3 lbs. doing this one. Ouch... I am also going to do some Cardio since it maybe still too cold to run. I think highs will still only be iView with the Sun Coming up over Tampa Bay..

Wishing all a Wonderful Weekend!!

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Good Morning Team! TGIF!! emoticon

I am getting ready to do my Friday Workout and I also need to add Abs and Chest & Back from yesterday. Yesterday I did quite a bit of Cardio to make up for not getting out the door for my run....

I will have to defer my 10K Race in Safety Harbor, FL coming up in early February. My training went down hill around November and just have not been able to even run 6 miles. Mostly due to weather and only one time being sick. I am so grateful I have not been sick like last year. Last year I felt sick during the whole winter season..

My weight is finally back down to where it was before the shock of a two pound gain earlier this week! Yeah, because my weigh in is Saturday Morning. Maintaining is not easy but I am still hoping to move a little lower to be at that low end of my weight range.

Stay Healthy Carol!! Hope you hip starts feeling better too! Slow and easy getting back to your workouts!

Wishing all a Wonderful Day!! Keep on Sparking!!

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Walked a short distance twice today. Little by little I will get back to more exercise.
Slept on sofa last night as DH went from a runny nose in afternoon to a hacking cough by midnight. And it got worse all day! Called doctor and went to local pharmacy to get a few things. He's still coughing a lot so guess I return to sofa.
I don't think I can make up sofa bed by myself and I know he didn't feel like it.
OMG, just heard him talking in his sleep and don't think he ever did that before. Must be combination of meds! Pray that I stay healthy!
So you did get a little warmer in NC today. I'm sure that is welcome!
Talk later, Carol


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Good afternoon!

I am getting so much later.. Sleeping later, posting late. Yikes!

I have been keeping up with my Fitness- indoors. Too cold for running outside.
I enjoyed doing a running indoors segment for 40 minutes. Lots of Fun but dropped down to low impact every now and then.

I still have some Abs and weight training to do. Not sure if I will have time to finish today..

Got to go!

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Last evening I saw your weather alert on my Weather Bug. Didn't talk to kids up there but hope it didn't get too bad. All of them will be on the roads this week-end so I hope it improves.
Kids up north have been below zero much of the time. Surely Lake Erie is frozen over and ready for ice fishing. Must ask our son as he lives right at lake.
We saw NO sunshine all day! Last night at bedtime I turned on A/C and tonight I will probably turn on heat. No, I don't think it will be that cold!
Just finished writing Thank You Notes as well as many notes to shut-ins we have been missing in church. That takes time. Still have to check off Christmas card list as we received over 100 cards, just about the same number we sent.
An awful lot of sickness around here as I understand that is the case everywhere. I would think the bitter cold in many places would kill those germs!
DH is sneezing and blowing this evening. He'd better keep it to himself!!!
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Good Morning! Happy Hump Day!

I freaked out a bit when I saw a little weight gain yesterday, 1 lb. over my Happy Range. This morning, I am slightly back within the top range but not by much. Hopefully I will be back on downward trend and loose those extra pounds before weigh in on Saturday. I have been within Maintenance Range since November and trying to stay there. Actually I would like to be in that lower range so 1 lb. gain won't freak me out.

I hope to get started on my Day 10 of my challenge. After lunch I take my mother to Oral Surgeon for tooth extraction.

It has been a very cold winter here in NC. I hope I am not too whiney about it but I miss living in Tampa Bay- Safety Harbor so much.. I really wish I could afford to have a 2nd home there and live The Best of Both Worlds.

Carol, Happy to hear your good news about your hip. I know I use to have back pain quite a bit from injury- picking up heavy box caused herniated disc. I went to Chiropractor and Acupuncture and don't have that pain as much. Wishing you quick recovery..

MaryEllen, Sesame Chicken sounds so good. Be safe getting out. I am hoping by late morning it will be warmer so no problems with ice.

Wishing all a Happy Day!

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Good news on the hip front Carol! Sciatica pain is no fun.

We here in Raleigh are getting for our first "Weather Advisory" of the year. Rain turning to sleet and ice. Here's hoping the power stays on. But at least I know I can get heat from my fireplace with 4 AA batteries! I am supposed to go to my Seniors meeting at Church tomorrow at noon. We'll see how the roads are. I made Sesame Chicken which will freeze nicely if the meeting doesn't happen.

Everyone stay warm!

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

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What a relief! Nothing wrong in my hip joint according to x-ray today!
My back has a lot of arthritis that has caused a pinched nerve causing pain from back to hip, down whole leg to ankle. Since it has been improving with very little medication we're hoping it continues to get better and I can do whatever exercise I can tolerate!!!


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And Good Morning from FL. After much rain yesterday we did not get the predicted rain overnight and the sun is shining this morning!
DH is off to play softball and I must get busy with things I need to do. I think this hip is finally feeling better and I just might try water aerobics this morning - not the whole hour, but maybe the first half since second half includes a lot of leg work.
Have to decide about x-ray scheduled for this afternoon. It is for sciatic nerve which seems to be better the last 3 days. Decisions, decisions!!!
Have a good day, Teammates!


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Good Morning! It's another rainy morning. emoticon I guess it will be all day.

I am enjoying my coffee emoticon and plan to work on day 9 of my challenge. Usually Tuesday's are a run day so I am going to do some extra Cardio this morning to make up for it.

I did not like what the scale told me this morning!! Yikes!! This maintaining is not easy. a lb. over goal range. I am not going to change it because I think or hope it will be back down and I only plan to change ticker once a week. emoticon

I need to get out shopping later, I have been putting it off with this nasty weather.

Wishing all a Great Day!

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And we are getting plenty of rain here in FL. Quite windy, too.
Not much to tell about today, except that I accomplished a lot and still have some things to finish up this evening. Didn't have to cook as we had plenty of leftovers to last several days.
Many folks down with what I think is flu, or maybe it is an upper respiratory infection. I have to go for x-ray tomorrow and I almost hate to go out of house. Will use my antibacterial gel regularly. Used it twice in church yesterday. Think I will get out a new container as mine is rather old.
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Good Morning and Happy Monday!

It is a Dark Gloomy Rainy Monday and I certainly overslept...
I decided to do my Cardio Workouts before posting this morning since I am really running late.

I just completed Day 8- Cardio Classic 33 minutes and I also did in addition, 3 9 minute Express Cardio Workouts. Needed to shake the cob webs.

This rain is bringing in more cold weather.. Yes, I am so ready for Spring and my Sunshine!!
My husband and I will be celebrating our 31st Anniversary January 29th. It was actually 72 degrees that day and then the next day we had snow. That was OK, because we went to Banner Elk Skiing for our Honeymoon. I could handle the cold back then...

Any Who, Wishing all a Wonderful Day! Keep on Shining and Sparking!!

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Won't you all be glad to see Spring??? We moved to NC 20 years ago and the winters were not like they are now. I remember wearing shorts in January and when we got a little cold and snow my husband was very upset. But it never lasted very long.
Our friends who have a daughter in Alaska told us today there is no snow up there and daughter is so upset. Changing of the weather!
We had a good Sunday - a busy one and I will be ready for bed by 10 PM.
Let's all get the new week off to a good start!!!


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Good Morning! Happy Chilly Sunday!

It should be an off day but I decided to do some Cardio to keep Warm.
I am still searching for the legs of my Exercise trampoline so I can run on it on cold days like today.. My friend posted some ideas for winter workouts and one was running up and down the stairs. Great idea and a must to try.

I am really trying to keep pushing myself not to give in to hibernation. Even with the warmer clothes I bought, I just can't push myself out the door.

Carol, I am so sorry to hear about the pain you are suffering. Hopefully they find what is wrong and treat for it. My mother has been experiencing a lot of pain recently, I think for her it is the cold weather.

Enjoy Your Day!

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Hi, All, got my walking as I shopped at Wal-Mart and Aldi's and as long as I lean on cart I am okay. But all the way home my leg/hip was in pain and Chuck had to go into Publix to get what I wanted there.
Can't wait for x-rays on Tuesday and hope to get to bottom of problem.
Tomorrow: church and pot luck dinner to follow. Ice Cream Social in PM - if Chuck wants to go, then Bible Study at 6 PM. I'd better go study for that tonight.
Enjoy the week-end, Folks.


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Good Morning! Yeah for the Weekend!

This cold weather is making me sleep later. Woke up and enjoyed my coffee..
Started with some Cardio Workouts to make up for no running. I started Galloway Running for HM Training and only ran Tuesday so far. I have been searching for exercise trampoline and found the top part and now just need to find the legs of it. I will run my miles on that if I have to.

Now all I have left to do is some weight training for Shoulders & Arms- Day 6 of my 12 week challenge.

Have a Great Day!! Keep Sparking and Keep Active!!

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Still cool and windy here, but temps are looking up.
Where does the day go? Paper work this morning, computer class from 1 to 4.
Came home and made chili and it turned out to be very tasty. Then had fresh strawberries sliced with banana, topped with Cool Whip.
Tired, heading to bed early. DH went about 8:15. He was up just after 5 and played softball for several hours in the wind and cold. (Crazy old men!)
Talk later, Carol


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Good Afternoon!

The Sun is Shining but still mighty cold!

I have been searching for my exercise trampoline and finally found the top part. Now, just to find the legs. This will be my alternative to outdoor running. For the month of January, if I can just maintain 3 miles 3 times a week, I will be happy... I use to run 6 miles on trampoline but this can be loud and don't want to drive everyone crazy.

Wishing all a Great Weekend! Carol, thinking I would rather be in FL about now. I know it is cold down there for most Floridians but so much better than here. I really miss all the Strawberries from Plant City and Citrus Fruits. I am growing some Pineapples and Lemon Trees here in clay pots. They are doing pretty good in the windowsills.

Mary Ellen, sending you some warm thoughts. This is too cold for me..

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The whole country must be cold!!! Turned on heat in FL - wind is very strong as it is in much of country.
Just a quick line before I dress for tonight's entertainment, "Daphne and David".
Got lots of nice produce today from Mr. Hernandez who comes to our resort. Strawberries are delicious! Got tomatoes, huge navel oranges, red pepper, green pepper, long red and green peppers, radishes, big yellow Delicious apples, bananas, and whatever I am missing.
Neighbor and friend, brought two big slices of Orange Meringue Pie (which Chuck will eat) and casserole of homemade Chicken Pot Pie. Good day for cooking/baking.
I cooked 1 lb. black beans and made chicken noodle soup.
But I still want to make chili since Sharon mentioned it. Perfect weather for it!
Better run, time is getting short.


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Good Morning!!! It is freezing here!! I saw 10 degrees!!! Yikes!!

I was looking for my exercise trampoline and can't find it. I was hoping to run my three miles on it. Oh well, I will do thirty minutes extra cardio to make up for it.

Do any of you know of an indoor track close to North Hills. I really need to find alternatives for my running and training and just don't want to spend the money on a Fitness Club.

Wishing all a Great Day! Stay Warm and Keep Active Sparking!!

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I feel for all in the cold. Daughter said schools are closed for tomorrow in Columbus, OH and sister told of PA schools closed. They say wind is terrible!
We had Stuffed Pepper Soup for dinner and I was thinking of making Chicken Noodle tomorrow, but the mention of chili sounds better. I like chili over a baked potato, too.
Keep warm, my friends!


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Good Morning!

I completed my workouts this morning and feeling great. All Cardio Workouts..
Today is a free day so I will get last bit of Christmas packed away. I have some cleaning to do and clean the bird ages.

I made chili last night. Oh was it good. I actually put it on top of my Chicken Caesar Salad I made. It was yummy. I am going to make myself an omelet for breakfast using that as the filler and some shredded cheese.

It sure is going to get cold tomorrow. Expecting temps to be in the teens, feel like below zero. I may run my three miles on my exercise trampoline in the morning..

Wishing you all a Great Day! Sounds like a lot of fun ME and Carol, I know you are anxious to get back to working out.

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Well, I finally got Christmas put away. Well, except for the lighted candy canes still in the garage. I need to remove the stakes you put in the ground and clean off the clay. I meant to do that today while it was still a bit warm. I don't want to be out there when the temps drop. They are talking of a wind chill factor in Chicago of -32 tomorrow! I was born in Chicago and that's one of the reasons I left for Sunny California! I really hated those winters. Even the mild winters with so little snow down here challenges my senses. At least I got my fireplace working yesterday. Cost me $100.00 which I really took exception to as the fireplace wasn't even activated for the full year warranty when I called about it, but they started the one year on the closing date not the date the fireplace was unpacked and started up. Apparently it was air in the line which he told me how to fix. I can also start it up every few weeks even during the summer to keep the line free of air bubbles. I did find out though that if we lose power, I can bypass the electric switch and use 4 AA batteries to start it up and get some heat! That is nice to know as we regularly lose power here in ice storms.

Tomorrow I play cards in the afternoon. I have tickets in Holly Springs for a show on Sunday. It is a tribute band to the Statler Brothers. Three of us are going and I need to buy 2 more tickets for a couple here in the Village who found out about it and want to join us. The show is at 3pm so we'll probably grab a bit of dinner afterwards.

Attitude is everything, pick a good one!

"It works if you work it, and it won't if you don't."

ONCE YOU GET THERE....DON'T GET COCKY,
IT'S EASY TO FALL RIGHT BACK DOWN.

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Hi! emoticon It's late for me but wanted to stop by and say Hi! emoticon

I completed Day 2 of my Challenge and I also did day 1 of week 1 of my Jeff Galloway Half Marathon Training! I am getting real exited, hearing the advertising of this race on TV, gets me real pumped. I ran 3 miles walked .22 miles.at lunch time. It warmed up some. This morning the temps were in the 20's.. Even colder temps are on the way. I am to run on Thursday, we shall see. I have exercise trampoline as back up just in case it is too cold.

Exhausted and watching TV right now. My other loves the Walton's.

Wishing all a Great Evening!

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One more day I got no exercise. Dr. is connecting me with orthopedic clinic, so hope I get results soon. Just hate having anything wrong with me.
I'm sticking to good eating program, but don't get very hungry.
Brrr, it's cooling off tonight - looks as though it is down to 65 now. Closing doors!
Talk later, Carol


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Good Morning! Happy Monday!

I am so excited to start my 12 week Fitness and Half Marathon challenges today.
I will be modifying Half Marathon Training to three days rather than five days. I do prefer more recovery time to avoid injury and stress but I will try to keep my weekly mileage the same.

I also joined a couple of new teams: one for maintenance and one for runners walkers.
Since I signed up for Rock N Roll in April I need as much motivation as possible for winter training..

Wishing you all a great day! Time to focus!!

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Another gorgeous day!!! But it went fast!
Went to church, got cards ready to mail, studied for a Bible Study Class and left at 6:40 to attend that for first time. 12 people attended that in a retired ministers home. Plan to go every Sunday evening.
Tired, going to bed early!


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Good Morning All and Happy New Year!!

I really made up for my lack of sleep this morning. I woke up after 8:30 am which is very late for me. Two cups of Cinnamon Spice Coffee and I still feel sluggish. I am ready to start some Cardio, hopefully that will get me going.

I see temps are near 60 degrees. I hope to get outside later and get my mother out too for some vitamin D Therapy.

See you all later!

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Happy New Year to you all!

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Don't mean to rub it in, but we had sunshine all day with temp near 86! And I couldn't/didn't go to pool. DH got caught up with lots of laundry as it dried on line in less than an hour.
I did a little more cleaning, got a start on Thank You notes and birthday cards.
How did that game turn out, Sharon? Chuck has been watching games since late afternoon so know he missed that one.
I didn't know you had a brother so nearby. Doesn't he help out with your mom sometimes? Seems to me you should get a little respite every now and then.
Can't believe it is Sunday again! Week went by so quickly.
Talk later, Carol


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Good Morning! Woke up to the Sound of Rain. Oh what a mess.. I hope it lets up some..

Today is a Big Football Game: emoticon Gator's vs. ECU Pirates. My mother and I plan to go visit my Brother and Family in Garner, NC today to watch the game. My mother decided to dress up as a Pirate and I will be wearing my Gator Colors!! Should be an interesting game.

I actually set my alarm clock this morning so I would have enough time to do my Cardio Workout before getting my mother and I ready, since game time starts at noon.

Wishing all a Wonderful Day!

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Oh, my! I just looked at weather forecast for Raleigh and it is certainly going to be cold and miserable!!!
Our son drove from Lake House back to OH today and I am glad he got back before freezing rain.
Now I will worry about granddaughter traveling from Columbus to Indianapolis on Sat. and grandson driving from Wake Forest to Clemson. Guess I should pray rather than worry.
DH played softball today and had no trouble with pinched nerve in neck/shoulder so guess the complete rest for a month paid off. Now to get me back to exercising.
I had a good day in spite of medicine making me sleep more than usual. Got 10 hrs. last night and at least two more this afternoon.
And I'm ready to go to bed now at 10 PM.
Got the indoor Christmas decorations put away and some cleaning done, so felt a little productive. Must write "Thank You's and go to store to purchase birthday cards for next couple of months. Always something to do!
Talk later, Carol


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Hi, I am back. Today feeling Great! My Challenge ended a couple of days ago so I have been just doing cardio DVD's and today I also went out for a 2.10 mile run. My actual 12 week challenge and running schedule starts Monday. I will modify it a bit because I only run three days a week. Use to run 5-6 days a week but now at my age I need more recovery time.

What are your thoughts about this idea. I saw the FL team has a separate thread just to post an emotion to describe how they feel that day. Just a thought and may encourage more activity with some people who don't like to chat. Please let me know..

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Good Morning! Happy First Friday!

I finally got a great night sleep. emoticon

I am enjoying my coffee emoticon and reading my Spark, e-mails and Face Book. Soon I will decide on a Cardio Workout. It has really been cold here in NC and I just could not push myself out the door yesterday. I think today it maybe a little warmer so I do hope to get outside later for a quick run around the neighborhood.

My 2015 Goals are to maintain my Weight loss and Run 6 Half Marathons emoticon this year. I already know of three I plan to do and the first one of the year is in April- Raleigh Rock N Roll. I really wanted to do that one last year but was sick the whole Winter.

Wishing all a Great Day!!

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I got extra sleep last night but not a bundle of energy today. Did some reading, but then fell asleep. Friends stopped by and Chuck was taking down the outside decorations. I'll do the inside when I feel like it.
Forgot about Pot Luck Dinner today, but didn't really want to go to it as we always have Pork and Sauerkraut on New Year's Day. Guess it is dinner time now.
Sure wish I could get out and walk. Guess I will make another doctor's appointment about hip and leg as it really has me puzzled.
Hope everyone had a good day!
PS Most of day has been dreary - again!


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Happy New Year!!! New Year and New Goals!

I was up Bright and Early this morning, don't ask me why since I went to sleep around 1 am. I should sleep great tonight!!

I finished my 60 Day U Challenge and will start a new Challenge on Monday! I did do quite a bit of Cardio Workouts this morning, some DVD's I have never tried before.. I have printed out a Half Marathon Training Schedule too. It was so cold this morning, I am hoping I can push myself out the door for a short run later.

Wishing you all the Best in 2015!!

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Wishing All a Happy New Year!

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