Monthly Archive:: December 2012

Happy New Years Eve Everyone! I had hoped that I would be running today and joining everyone on a virtual 5K tomorrow but this happened. I have been ignoring a pain in my foot since my run on Thursday and when I could not do my recovery yoga on Saturday morning I took myself to the drs.  Rest Ice and Elevate until  I see the ortho this week. There is nothing acute that says we will stop me from my 2013 race plans yet so I am hopeful.             Despite my one foot status, I was able to get myself moving  mostly upper body work of course .  I did miss my long run today. Here is how my week ended [&hellip

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Thanks to the HBBC group and my Team in Training group I have had alot of help keeping on the health and fitness routine.  I have decided that I just love training for half marathons.  Everything just falls into place. My mantra this week was: If you stick to the plan, the excuses fall away.  It was something that just came to me when I was running in the morning. So this week I had : 4 runs -Saturday I almost got blown off the path it was so windy! 3 yoga workouts – 1 at the gym and that class is so much better now.  Yogavibes online classes are the greatest for building confidence in your yoga practice. 6 strength and conditioning sessions Love [&hellip

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On a Christmas Eve  thirty years ago, I spent the dinner  in the guest room of my in laws house with my husband timing contractions. Little did I know that Pamela would wait until her due date to make her appearance three days later, otherwise I would not have missed the meal! Since we all know its her birthday on Friday, don’t miss out on signing up for the Virtual 5K !  We have several prizes and so far very few people signed up so far! So while you are scheduling the week,  plan 30 minutes of exercise and maybe you will get a special post Christmas delivery too! All the info is here- PRIZES ! ProCompression Socks ( your choice) 4 sets of socks [&hellip

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  I am the luckiest galfriday in the world.  My team in training fundraising was gifted by a wonderfully generous donation that put me well on the way to my goal. There is the Pamela Birthday virtual 5K on 12-28-12 with lots of prizes for anyone who signs up and/or donates.  I hope you all join in.  If you don’t want to run that is fine!  just do any exercise for 30 minutes and leave a message on the blog. This is Pamela at age 9 months. Adorable 🙂 I can’t believe she will be 30 on 12-28-12.  I remember this day like it was yesterday! My very good blogger friends Laura and Renee contacted me about working together on a project for next year. [&hellip

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Over the last week, I have met some really awesome people who have really inspired me to keep going and moving along. Vegan Divas – Yummy delicious donuts.  I have been trying to get to this place for a while and on Saturday it finally happened. I had the cinnamon and the coconut donuts and they were glorious.  I also got the vegan quiche and had that for brunch on Sunday and it was amazing.  The taste was out of this world.  I am definitely going to make this my after team in training run on Saturday treat. Sparkly Soul– I met Kristina from Sparkly Soul at the Team in Training expo and she was amazing.  She told me all about her team in training experience, [&hellip

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Love that song from the 80’s It was that kind of week for me, but thanks to my all the groundwork over the last year of a solid health and wellness journey its all good. A huge shout out to all the supporters of Galfriday4hire! and all my new followers on twitter!  379 and growing.  I am so blessed to be part of this community. Its was a great week for the HBBC challenge. 6 runs- my goal was to run outside twice and I made that happen I had purchased cold gear and did not need it at all. good to have anyway. 6- yoga workouts including the gym class.  Did a much better job of keeping up. 12- stretching and core workouts – [&hellip

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Yesterday I received my thank you gift from Vitacost for hosting my first blog commercial. I received a great batch of desk goodies that will really help keep me away from anything naughty around the office over the next few days. I received a Vega French Vanilla Shake.  I am a HUGE fan of Vega One and all their products.  These are great to have to drink in the afternoon. The teechia cereal mix really intrigues me.  Its got every good for you grain in it and some blueberries and dates too.  It looks delicious and a nice substitute for my gluten free oatmeal. Who doesn’t love hand lotion especially in the winter and gum and  a cookie like snack?  Unfortunately it was cocoa so I [&hellip

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We are headed into December and I had the strangest feeling yesterday.  It felt warm and euphoric and hopeful. Could this be my Scrooge heart melting?  Could all this journey into health and wellness unearthed the Christmas spirit? Its Dec. 2 and my house is decorated and I have bought several gifts and made plans to actually do crafts. ITS HOLLY DAZZLING 🙂     It was another fun and fabulous week on the HBBC world too.  I just love this challenge. This week, I did learn the value of a rest day.  I reflected on my two races from last week and read several more chapters from Running on the Edge. Its a good book about balancing life and running. My challenge this week [&hellip

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