Monthly Archive:: November 2012

30 days to train and run/walk in the Pamela Virtual 5 K  30th  Birthday celebration . PRIZES ! So in case you are wondering what the prizes will be for the 12/28/12 event here is what we have so far: ProCompression Socks ( your choice) 4 sets of socks Vega One gift box ( worth 35.00) 2 box sets Larabar gift box ( worth 20.00) Choice Organic Tea gift box ( 2 -4 box sets) Sports Authority Gift card – 25.00 ( 2 gifts cards) Vitacost.com gift card- 25.00 (2 gift cards) SparklySouls headbands- 10headbands! And thats just a start… I am working on getting more sponsors and even more prizes.  So to be eligible for the prize drawing you have to do one of [&hellip

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Last week, I ran two 10 k races and they could not have been more different, but I learned so much from both experiences. Thursday Ashland Farm 10k/5K/2K Thanksgiving Race. This was the 19th annual race and there must have been 1000 people there.  Laura and I ran it and I got my 10K PR shaving 11 minutes off my time from May.  It was a gorgeous sunny day in the Virginia sunshine and the temp was close to 57 when we finished.  I was disappointed on the race route that was thru a neighborhood at the end and the 10 K runners overlapped with the 5 K walkers who didn’t feel the need to move to the right at ALL. I had to dig [&hellip

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This has been one very good week.  I was looking forward to my first HBBC since learning about it at the Healthy Living Summit this August. The group is very motivated and we are all checking in and encouraging each other.  I am super excited to see all the amazing goals we are going to reach at the end of this. My goal was to particiapate in challenge everyday.  It was going to be tough with work and holiday travel but I did it and it was easy because this group is amazing Runs- 6 Miles 25.77- PR 10 k with my daughter – upcoming post a my time was 1:05:56. My 10K in May was 1:15:10! My second 10K was this morning and my [&hellip

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You know that I would have to talk about a health and wellness vendor right?  Well, I am way too busy to get to Whole Foods and browse the isles and chat with the vendor reps as much as I’d like.  I was very lucky when a fellow Girls Gone Sporty friend offered us an opportunity to work with Vitacost so I had to check it out. This is perfect. Quality vitamins and healthy foods all in one place delivered for less than a gallon of gas now a days. You should definitely check them out,  Vitacost.com With Vitacost.com, you don’t have to choose between stores that sell products you don’t really want at super-low prices, and stores that sell the better health and wellness products you [&hellip

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No, I am not injured, I fell hard off the vegan wagon this weekend.  Well, I didn’t fall as much as I leaped off the wagon into the past and the home cooked comfort of the Thanksgiving foods I made for my kids as they grew up.I had all the intention of making a vegan side dishes and my daughter had everything vegan there for me, but when faced with the choice to go left or right, I went left. This is a first for me after making the choice to be vegan so many months ago. So what did today bring me back to?  I just started over.  I am happily eating everything I ate – sunbutter spread on gluten free crackers, green smoothies, [&hellip

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I am very excited to be part of Team Tough Chik.  I am just starting to explore the community and all it has to offer and how I can get involved when I came across this great idea. Running Jennie is doing a Virtual race to race funds for her Team in Training Races.  Its such a good idea. I am also part of team in training and will be fundraising hard core after the first of the year. I signed up which was super easy  and Jennie offered to share with me any info on how to set up my own virtual race to race funds.  All the money goes to a great cause. So today, I ran my 5K and here are my [&hellip

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Here is the list of my new but not so new  work out routine. 30 swimmer push ups 1 minute high step around the medicine ball 30 alternate toe touches 30 punch lunches 1 minute medicine ball squat overhead arm exercises 30 V seat feet forward and pull back 30 each side alternative reach over from overhead to outside of the opposite ankle. Time has not been on my side so I have not been doing two sets yet. My knees feel great, and just in time. I heard from my team in training coach today and the first session starts next week. signed, your galfriday4hire   &nbsp

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I have a lot of feelings after this week and I just don’t know what to do with them. My routine of eating and exercising has been crazy due to the Hurricane and my office being closed.  My emotions are all over the map.  I was overwhelmed with worry for my friends and family in harms way and overjoyed when they were ok,  felt helpless for my friends that I could not get to that needed help or lost everything  I was exhilarated by the challenges at work and disappointed that I did not think ahead and have better plans in place,I was overjoyed by the time I spent with my daughter and grandsons and saddened by how quite the house sounds now. So to [&hellip

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The Hurricane came and delivered quite a whollup to the the NYC area.  Our apartment in Stamford was not affected, which was fortunate, since we were able to host our daughter Pam and grandsons Dylan and Jack for two nights.   Their home had lost power and the area was evacuated.  They live in town that lost 90% of their power. Dylan is 4 and explained that he was staying with us because his house “ran out of batteries and did not work.”  Jack is 18 months old and is just happy to be anywhere Mom, Dad and his  brother are. Ed stayed behind at the house to take care of the two dogs, Jada and Winnie and set up a generator for the family.  Ed [&hellip

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