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This week marks the first week months? years? That I have put in 6 days of exercise.  :big-dancing-banana-smiley-emoticon:


Monday:  Elliptical 30 minutes
Tuesday:  Elliptical 30 minutes AND a full day without any candy or the Brownies that people bring into work.  HUGE!!!
Wednesday:  Upper Body Weights
Thursday: 3 mile run 38:53 (Another awesome food day!!!)
Friday: 30 minutes Elliptical, Lower Body Weights New Leg Press PR: 210lb
Saturday: 3 mile run

A late night last night of pizza and movies at the BF’s=a late start this morning. Mookie came in for a rare morning snuggle and chatted with me while she played with the kittens who like attacking the blankets.


Marco and Jacque.  Polo lives with the BF.  Jacque goes to his new home this week.  

At 8:30, I got up.  “I need to go for a run.”  


While I ate some cereal and folded just enough of the laundry to decide the leggings I wanted were not in that load, she played with the lego’s I “borrowed” from Bobby a week ago to build a castle with my BF.

I found the leggings I wanted near the top of the laundry hamper. They have pockets big enough to hold my phone so I could snap a few pictures for y’all.  Breakfast in my belly, morning :poo: out of the way, I announced I would be back in about 45 minutes and headed out the door with Ginny. My head radio singing  “I got a smartphone in my pocket and my left hand is sportin a 305”  


Bobby is 13 and all three of them are able to put meals together but I feel guilty leaving them on a Saturday morning. I used to plan my long runs for the weekend’s they were at their Dad’s… It’s been a little over a month since he stopped having them for the weekend.  I agree with his reasoning, but not the decisions he has made to put him in this position. So, I have the kids 100% of the time and it’s good but if I wait for a child-free weekend to go on a Saturday run, it won’t be happening any time soon.  

When I returned I was pleasantly surprised by several awesome things 13 yo Bobby did in my absence:  Bed made, showered and dressed, and then without being asked, he unloaded the dishwasher when he retrieved a cereal bowl from the machine of clean dishes :o

If you had been a fly on the wall over the past few months, you would understand my astonishment. Hoping the praise and thanks will do something to turn this into a new trend.

Same 3 mile route as Thursday but in reverse.  Average Pace, 12:14 including walk breaks.

Mile 1:  12:08

Mile 2:  12:21

Mile 3:  12:14

Thursday’s Average Pace was 12:57

Running that 3 mile route in reverse is faster. Running in daylight hours I get to see this:


Top of Regatta aka “Resurrection Repeat Hill” in days of yore.  

No big hills today. I turned at the cross walk sign.

Jingle Trail Run and Walk 5k at Camp Casey December 2. Filled out the registration form and wrote the check yesterday. Now where are my stamps?

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A mail-in registration? How quaint!

It's good for kids to help out around the house. Nice that he did so without nagging. Keep up the regular exercise habit!

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Leggings and fuzzy gloves? Dang it all, I am not ready for winter,😩

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It is pretty liberating to get to that stage that you can go out for a 3 mile run and leave your kids for a while. I think it's good for them to see you making exercise a priority. And it's great that they're becoming a little more independent.

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Love seeing the dancing Banana!  

I understand the feeling of leaving the kids to go run; however, I have discovered they do appreciate the dedication I have to running and actually want to join in every once in a while.  

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I've got to agree with you there Ed. My kids always push me to keep on schedule and remember my goals. They also come running with me quite a bit even after running all their own workouts.

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On 10/7/2017 at 2:10 PM, eebtool said:

Leggings and fuzzy gloves? Dang it all, I am not ready for winter,😩

Not ready for winter either (Gotta call the guy who delivered wood to my neighbor) but I do prefer running in the cool than in the heat.  

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13 hours ago, gdionelli said:

Your bloop is just the inspiration I need.

Sitting here drinking my tea and reading everyones bloops for inspiration to set my goals high ;-)  

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That's awesome about the chores done without asking! Maybe running with the kids at home for a bit isn't so bad after all...

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