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I need accountability.

There are random sticky notes around my house with motivational fitness quotes. Some of them have come down. The rest have become white noise that should come down.  

I read an article a few months ago about training with your cycle and adopted the strategy which basically gave me permission to take it easy on the days I feel most like taking things easy.  According to the article however, the first week of my cycle is supposed to be the week to amp up the high intensity workouts. o.O If you say so crazy.  For two months, I've been trying this method, but staying in bed on days one and two.  

Yesterday was filled with crazy food cravings. I did fine at work. Then I came home and was researching those fitbits everyone seems to be wearing when suddenly I just had to have the butterfinger my boyfriend has been keeping on top of my refrigerator. Why he leaves these things at my house is beyond me. And it has been up there for a few months, but the urge to eat something sugary was so strong it was like my brain turned off until I was savoring every bite of that damned candy bar while hating the way my pants fit.  

This morning it was tempting to use my go back to bed it’s Day 1 excuse. But the articles I read said this should be a strong day to push myself and if I didn’t run I wouldn’t be able to report a week where I gave 100%

Also: “The only workout you regret is the one you didn’t do.”  or something like that.  

So I got dressed. Ginny refused to find a satellite this morning.  I think she’s throwing a tantrum because I was looking at slimmer watches. I have my sights set on a the Anacortes Art Dash Half Marathon next summer. I might consider new technology after that. I’d kinda like something I can wear all the time and I like the heart rate monitor feature on the watch instead of the chest band. I'm also intrigued by the concept of being reminded to move every hour since my job consists of a lot of desk time. I wonder if there are 250 steps between my office and the organ loft.

No signal? Fine.  I started the timer. I know the route.  Past my friends house.  We were going to summit Sehale this summer but cancelled the trip due to the difficulty of getting a permit to stay overnight and the fires which made for poor air quality and visibility. At community choir I invited her to run with me.  She’ll consider a Saturday run but 5:anything am is insanity in her book.

Flashlight in hand for the dark part of Regatta this morning.  I finished the first mile by the elementary school and told myself the skip the walk break.  My goal this week is the run the entire three miles without walk breaks.  Mile 2 is all a slow decline.  Mile 3 starts on a gradual hill. A girl came out of the one of the apartments and from several yards away I startled her with a cough.  She stepped completely off the sidewalk and waited. Strange. I passed, said good morning and saw in the dim dark that she was holding a tree branch over her head. TreeGirl?

I told myself I could take a walk break at the intersection where the hill crests, but that I probably wouldn’t want it.  All downhill from there. 

Lies all lies. I ran through the traffic signal and kept on running.  But it's not all downhill from here.  At the corner I have another .2 miles to go and it's a hill. Not as steep as the hill on the back entry, but still, why must I finish on an uphill?  

I argued with myself all the way to the corner and then figured that I’d come this far without any walk breaks so why stop now?  Sure Ginny wasn’t giving me distances this morning, but I knew from Saturday’s run that the 3 mile mark was the red boat.  

Finish strong.  Finishing on a hill will prepare me to give a good final push on race day.

I stopped at the boat.  36:27

Thursday I’ll run all the way to the corner. 

Thanks for the accountability guys.  

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You're welcome.

Accountability certainly helps, huh? Way to get it done, despite, well, you know...

How that Butterfinger lasted for months is the shocking part.

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" Strange. I passed, said good morning and saw in the dim dark that she was holding a tree branch over her head. TreeGirl?"- LOL isn't funny the stuff that pops into your head while running?   You earned the WW cup.  

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27 minutes ago, BANGLE said:

You're welcome.

Accountability certainly helps, huh? Way to get it done, despite, well, you know...

How that Butterfinger lasted for months is the shocking part.

The Butter finger lasted partly because I didn't know it was there until he checked to see if my kids had taken it. Then it lasted because for the most part I'm good about staying out of other people's candy stash. The issue yesterday was that it was the ONLY sweet thing in the house unless I wanted to eat straight out of the sugar bowl.  

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10 minutes ago, Running Nutz said:

" Strange. I passed, said good morning and saw in the dim dark that she was holding a tree branch over her head. TreeGirl?"- LOL isn't funny the stuff that pops into your head while running?   You earned the WW cup.  

WW cup was a birthday present from my boyfriend's Mom. He threw a WonderWoman themed birthday party for me this year.  

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yes yes yes you'll love having HRM on wrist rather than chest strap (and you'll never have to change out that stupid battery again!). My only regret was not seeing that i had a baby blue band till it was too late. And the move thing is helpful, other than that at work i end up screaming GREAT I'LL GO FOR A STROLL WHILE YOU WRITE THESE HEADLINES FOR ME" a lot. I figure it's better to yell at a watch than some city editor in new jersey anyhow.

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Love your blogs! Great job giving it 100%. Totally lie to myself while running too!

I'd have eaten the candy bar long ago! My theory would have been that after I ate it I wouldn't hear it calling my name anymore. BF needs to pack in/ pack out.

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9 minutes ago, garbanzo a gogo said:

yes yes yes you'll love having HRM on wrist rather than chest strap (and you'll never have to change out that stupid battery again!). My only regret was not seeing that i had a baby blue band till it was too late. And the move thing is helpful, other than that at work i end up screaming GREAT I'LL GO FOR A STROLL WHILE YOU WRITE THESE HEADLINES FOR ME" a lot. I figure it's better to yell at a watch than some city editor in new jersey anyhow.

See though, of all the staff, I'm the only one without a device telling me to take more steps... and last Sunday's sermon was about Envy, but it's ok.  I don't want their FitBits... I just think they look snazzy and would like a watch on my wrist that does a lot of cool useful things plus allowing me to keep track of my rehearsal schedule without checking my phone every 10 minutes.  I would be yelling "OK, I'LL GO UPSTAIRS AND PRACTICE WHILE YOU FINISH THESE SLIDES." at my watch. 

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13 minutes ago, ocrunnergirl said:

 BF needs to pack in/ pack out.

BF is learning that ice cream left in my refrigerator will probably not be there for him or the children the next time he is over and wants a sweet treat. I told him that if he wants to store Ben and Jerry's, (one for him, one for me) I will leave his pint alone. He has not tested me on this yet. 

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Runger is real.  "His" ice cream wouldn't make it through a training cycle in my freezer.  Come to think of it, not much did.  The new Garmins pick up service within 5 seconds.  Just sayin.

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There is a statute of limitation in my house regarding chocolate and ice cream.  If you bring it in and it is not eaten within 2 days, it is technically fair game.....Unless of course, I bring it in, then it is hands off!  :)

 

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I'm a big fan of the built in HRM on my 235 and the "move" reminder at work is helpful!

But what is a butterfinger??

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3 hours ago, ChocTop said:

I'm a big fan of the built in HRM on my 235 and the "move" reminder at work is helpful!

But what is a butterfinger??

australia must be a sad, sad place.

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On 10/10/2017 at 12:12 PM, StinaQ said:

 The issue yesterday was that it was the ONLY sweet thing in the house unless I wanted to eat straight out of the sugar bowl.  

I've eaten straight out of the sugar bowl... once. It's kinda crunchy, but does satisfy a pre-day 1 sugar craving! I did add a drop of food coloring to it, making it seem less wrong?

I read that training article, I might agree with it, so long as you can get over the feeling awful part of Day 1, and that's not an easy task. Great job getting the 3 miles!

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1 hour ago, SandiBeach said:

I've eaten straight out of the sugar bowl... once. 

So glad I'm not alone with the insane cravings.  Mostly back on track today accept the pastor's wife made pumpkin cookie sandwiches with what I'm pretty sure was homemade creamy cloud (frosting?)inside.  I'm sure there was actually pumpkin in the cookie batter though so they're healthy right?  

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11 hours ago, ChocTop said:

I'm a big fan of the built in HRM on my 235 and the "move" reminder at work is helpful!

But what is a butterfinger??

We must send you a Butterfinger!  It's a candy bar.  Buttery flavored flaky type candy smothered in chocolate. Sticks to my teeth so badly that I rarely eat them.  Pure sugary chocolately goodness!  I wonder if they would survive the trip across the ocean in a box?

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10 hours ago, garbanzo a gogo said:

australia must be a sad, sad place.

haha maybe but I'm told you don't have Tim Tams over there!B| Until you've had a "tim tam floater" with your coffee/hot chocolate...well...you've just got to...

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3 hours ago, TreeGirl said:

We must send you a Butterfinger!  It's a candy bar.  Buttery flavored flaky type candy smothered in chocolate. Sticks to my teeth so badly that I rarely eat them.  Pure sugary chocolately goodness!  I wonder if they would survive the trip across the ocean in a box?

Umm what? Sorry, my mind wandered off after the smothered in chocolate bit...:D

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8 hours ago, ChocTop said:

haha maybe but I'm told you don't have Tim Tams over there!B| Until you've had a "tim tam floater" with your coffee/hot chocolate...well...you've just got to...

Dude, NO WAY! A floater is something here you don’t want to see.:poo:

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