Team Hakuna Matata

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  1. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Team Members:
    Dave & Sally, Denise & Mark, Elizabeth, Emily, Eva, figment82, Gerry,
    Hope, Jack, Jennifer, Kim, Kimberly, Kipp, Kirstie, Lorelei528, Margie, Mary, Pam, Regina, Rick, Robert, Robbie, Saylan, Scott & Lynn, Shannan, Sue, Tandy, Taryn, Vicky, Nikki



    :simba: Hakuna Matata Team Bios :simba:

    Windwalker, aka Dave aka Panda- I'm 60 and live in a small town in Kentucky. I don't run I walk, race walk actually. I have qualified for another shot at the National Senior Olympics. Married to Sally.

    es45 aka Elizabeth- I'm 42 and married with 2 young daughters. I ran my first 13.1 in the 2011 Princess Half.

    Pudge The Fish, aka Emily- My DH and I will be doing the DL half in Sept. This will be our first half marathon. I still consider myself new to running, though I've done 2 5k (including the 2009 DL 5k) and one 10k.

    Villians_Rock, aka Eva – I am 33 years old, married to Jordan (proud WISH supporter). We have two doggies, one son (Gage) who is two and are expecting our second this coming January. We currently live near Cleveland, OH. I'm a full time staffing coordinator for United Airlines and my hubby sells Harley Davidsons. I ran my first race in 2007 and have since ran 5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons and two full marathons including the Goofy Challenge. My favorite distance is the half marathon and I hope that after the baby I can train to reach my goal of a sub 2 hour race. Another long distance goal of mine is to complete a 50K and eventually maybe a 50 miler.

    GirltheGecko aka Hope- I grew up in the Pittsburgh area. When I was a teenager, I was heavily into martial arts, unfortunately due to school and time, I had to quit. I met Nick, moved to NH, and I gained some weight. I watched my mother struggle with obesity all her life, so Nick's family and I decided to work at trying for a half marathon at WDW.

    flipflopmom, aka Taryn – I will be 35 on Sept. 5. I am a Kindergarten Teacher, working on my master's degree in my "spare” time. Married for 12 years, have 2 girls. Oldest is 10, and a competitive gymnast. Her gym is 45 minutes away, so I spend a lot of time on the road. Youngest is 3, and a tons of fun! I haven't run a race yet, but looking for a 5K.

    LynnG, aka Lynn, (of Lynn and Scott)- 60 years old, retired, we are both Disneyholics. We have been members of DVC since it started. I am a walker, I used to try to run, but knee surgery last August which I am still trying to recover from, I only walk now. I have done several half marathons, mostly Disney ones. I have 2 malamutes that are my walking companions at home.

    MaryJ aka Mary- I am 53 years old, and live in a small town in Southwestern Indiana. I will be married to DH (Ken) for 34 years in July. We have 3 daughters and 2 granddaughters. I walk/run my races. I did my first big race (WDW Half) when I was 52. Before that I had done only a few 5K's, mostly walking.

    Nikkilala, aka Nikki- Married to Ryan at WDW in 2007. Currently a Physical Therapist Assistant student graduating in 2012. Is a wogger (walker with a little jogging mixed in) Lives in South West Michigan where she was born and raised! Loves Disney and will do anything for an excuse to travel there, including a half marathon

    Saylan – I'm from the frosty north of Canada. I'm very new to running (officially started October 14, 2010). I'm training for the Disney Princess 1/2 and it'll be my first official marathon of any length. I'm a Disney addict (been 16 times). I figured if anything can motivate me to run it would be Disney. I live with my partner (and Disney virgin) and a demon of a cat.

    piglet24, aka Regina- I grew up in Idaho and married my “birthday buddy”, Kyle, in 2006. I started running to help manage some stress about a year and a half ago, and have continued because I enjoy it. Of course, I love Disney and am always happy to have another reason to go!

    DisneyGerry, aka Gerry - Lives in Celebration, FL, transplant from MD after numerous vacations to visit central FLA. Trying to kick up my race schedule this year starting with the Disney Half in January. Play and work in the theme park corridor

    bunnyfoo, aka Vicky - My name is Vicky and I live in Toronto, Canada. I started running back in 2008 so I could lose weight become more active. I wasn't into low carb diets but it seemed like a lot of runners had great abs AND they ate carbs. I thought "Hey I can do that!" :goodvibes I started as an indoor treadmill runner and eventually worked my way outside and signed up for my first race - the Minnie 15K. As they say, the rest is history! I have had my share of bumps, bruises and sprains but have had a lot of fun along the way and have met a lot of great people including everyone on Hakuna Matada! Three years later, running, working out and healthy eating have all become a part of my lifestyle. My other interests are movies, reading, road trips and baking!

    rubato, aka Tandy - Hi. My name is Tandy and I’m the mother of a fabulous 12 year old preteen son. :lovestruc I’ve been married to Frank (a non runner) for 18 years. I’m a full time student, going back to school to become a nurse. I have always run for fitness, but it wasn’t until my impending
    40th birthday that I decided to become a distance runner. I love the miles and can’t wait to run my first ultra-marathon someday.

    RunRookie, aka Rick - My name is Rick and I live in Crystal Lake, IL. I am married with three children (one high school DS still at home). I am a 'senior athlete' at 52 years old and only started running in April 2011. My initial goals were to lose 160 pounds, improve my overall fitness, cure my Type 2 diabetes, and to live a healthier lifestyle. Since then, I have run over 32 races, logged over 1000 miles in 2012, lost 110 pounds, and am no longer diabetic! I am a big fan of Star Trek, Star Wars, Sci-Fi in general, Disney, photography, music, movies, and technology/gadgets. And I keep a fitness blog at www.runs2live.com. Our team is fun, helpful, and I know I would not be having nearly as much fun if it weren't for all the great folks in Hakuna Matada!

    RadioFanatic, aka KimberlyI'm 39 mama of an almost 4 year old boy, will be 40 by the race; and was goaded into doing this past 1/2 by friends who knew I could do it although I hadn't run a minute in my life. I started training on May 1, 2011 by doing couch to 5k and the first day was miserable where even running that minute made me want to die. Since then, I've lost 70 pounds, ran the whole 1/2 and am looking forward to my new goal. I'm planning on doing a 1/2 in april and in september, my first full in october here locally and some other 10k and 15k runs in between and my second and most exciting full on the 20th anniversary at disney!

    KippWade, aka Kipp - I currently live in Indianapolis, Indiana. My doctors visit in January of 2011 had me at my heaviest weight ever, 282 pounds. It was at this point that I told myself this has to stop. Before moving to Indianapolis in September 2010, I worked with a guy that ran. He told me a lot about it and I had mentioned that I'd had some Disney friends say that we should try a run at Disney World. He convinced me that even I could do it. It took me until March of 2011 to finally start in with the C25K plan. I registered for the 2012 WDW 1/2 in April and committed myself to running. I progressed to Bridge to 10K and then Novice 1/2 Marathon Training by Hal Higdon. Since that doctors visit, I've managed to loose 40 pounds of the 100 I want to loose.

    tink06, aka - Stacey - I'm from NY (originally Jersey, but moved to NY with hubby) and have one cool DD who will be 10 in August. I started my weightloss journey back in Dec '04, was doing great, and then started the C25K in '06. I then found Disney Races, and signed up for the Marathon in '08 (I think?) I got to mile 18 and was cut off. Then I did the Minnie 15k, and got my bling. Followed by the Half in '09, and the Princess. Completed the SpaceCoast half later that same year (time was awful, but it was done) and attempted the full in '10. Really undertrained, bad weather, and screaming hip pain - got just past the halfway point and found myself once again on the bus! So... made myself a promise that for the 20th anniversary, I would make the 3rd time a charm and get that Mickey Medal once and for all! So I'm on a mission to shed some unwanted pounds, and get back into shape, so that I can start Marathon training come August! I will succeed this time, and appreciate the kick in the pants and encouragement for you all!

    EMHDad, aka Tom - I am Tom, 32yo. My birthday is 2/24/80. I have been married 9 years, 2 kids (ds6, ds3). I live in northwestern IL (a town of 500ppl). I am a Pastor. I used to run in high school and college, but got out of the habit since. I have been running off and on over the past 2 years, but have been sidetracked by back issues, a move, and the winter cold. I have started back up recently. I am registered for a 10k Mud Run (35 obstacles) on 9/29/12. If that goes well, I am signing up for a half marathon(my first) on 11/03/12. I am confident I can do so, because I am already on a half marathon training schedule that the 10k fits into. During all of my previous training I never committed to a race (even a 5k). This time, I have put my money where my mouth is on the 10k mud run, and I have a partner entered in the run as well. That is very strong motivation!


    :bday: Hakuna Matata Team Birthday Calendar :bday:

    January:
    12 - Gerry

    February:
    24 - Tom
    25 - Kim (45)

    March:
    6 - Ryan & Honorary Member, Nikki’s 4th Anniversary (2007)
    9 - Mike (42)
    19 - Honorary Member, Nikki’s (26)

    April:
    5 - Robbie
    6 - Tandy (42)
    25 - Jennifer (22)

    May:
    8 - Robert (46)
    10 - Kipp (44)

    June:
    11 -Denise

    July:
    12 - Scott & Lynn's 31st Anniversary
    24 - Regina & DH, Kyle-Shared Birth Date!
    27 - Jon (Connie's DH)

    August:
    5 - Kim & DH anniversary
    9 - Rick (52)

    September:
    5 - Saylan's (26)
    5 - Taryn's (35)
    10 - Liz
    18 - Tandy & Frank's 18th Anniversary

    October:
    4 - Jack’s (52)
    6 - Vicky
    7 - Dave’s (60)
    23 - Kimberly
    28 - Scott

    November:
    7 - Elizabeth (41)
    10 - Mary (54)
    12 - Hope

    December:
    1 - Kiristie
    1 - Lynn (60)
    20 - Emily
    31 - Eva (32)
     
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  3. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Hakuna Matata Team 2013 Race Calendar

    May:
    4 - Flying Pig Half 5K & 10K, Cincinnati, OH - Rick
    5 - Flying Pig Half Marathon, Cincinnati, OH - Kipp, Rick
    12 - Sporting Life 10K, Toronto, ON - Kim, Vicky
    19 - Bluenose Half Marathon, Halifax, NS - Robbie
    25 - Soldier Field 10 Miler - Rick

    June:
    1 - Lookout Capital 10k, Raleigh, NC - Elizabeth
    15 - Toronto Pearson Runway Run 5K, Toronto, ON - Vicky

    July:
    4 - Peachtree Road Race 10K, Atlanta, GA - Hung

    August:
    10 - Howl at the Moon 8hr Ultra, Danville IL - Rick

    DL 2013
    :dumbo: Dumbo Double Dare - Rick, Vicky, Hung

    September:
    22 - Fox Valley Half Marathon - Rick

    October:
    27 - Marine Corps Marathon - Rick, Vicky, Hung, Kimberly

    November:

    December:
    1 - Space Coast Half Marathon, Cocoa, FL - Rick




    2012
    February
    26 - princess: Disney's Princess Half Marathon - Elizabeth

    March
    17 - Runnin of the Green Island 4 Mile, Green Island, NY - Kimberly
    24 - Penguin in the Park, 5K, Decatur, IL - Rick & DS
    31 - Cooper River Bridge Run, Charleston, SC 10k - Elizabeth

    April
    7 - Source for Sports Bunny Hop 10K, Charlottetown, PEI - Robbie
    7 - Santa Anita Derby 5K - Emily
    14 - Cary Road Race, 10k - Elizabeth
    15 - Run Thru the Hills 10K, Lake in the Hills, IL - Rick
    21 - Wear Red Road Race - Robbie
    27 - Illinois iChallenge 5K - Rick
    28 - Illinois iChallenge Half Marathon - Rick
    29 - Rochester Flower City 1/2 Marathon, Rochester, NY - Kimberley

    May
    6 - Goodlife Fitness Half Marathon, Toronto, ON - Saylan, Vicky
    13 - Sporting Life 10K, Toronto, ON - Kim, Vicky
    20 - Rock-n-Roll Portland 1/2 Marathon, Portland OR - Regina & DH
    20 - Myrtle Beach Diva Half, Myrtle Beach, SC - Elizabeth
    20 - Blue Nose Half Marathon, Halifax, NS - Robbie
    20 - Cohoes Founder's Day Inaugural 15K race - Kimberley
    26 - Fleet Feet Sports Soldier Field, 10 Miler, Chicago, IL - Rick

    June
    2-3 - AVON Walk for Breast Cancer, Chicago, IL (39.3 miles-marathon plus half marathon), Rick
    2 - Red Island Relay - Robbie
    3 - Inaugural Niagara Falls Women's Half Marathon, Niagara Falls, ON - Saylan
    10 - North Shore Half Marathon, Chicago, IL - Rick
    23 - Toronto Pearson Runway Run 5K, Toronto ON - Vicky

    July
    8 - 15K Boilmaker, Utica, NY - Kimberley
    8 - ECW Triennial 5K, Indianapolis, IN - Rick
    22 - :rockband: Rock-n-Roll Chicago Half Marathon, Chicago, IL - Rick
    28 - Run with Heart 5k - Elizabeth

    August
    12 - RoadKill 5000, Johnsburg, IL - Rick
    18 - A Midsummer Night's Run - 30K, Toronto, ON - Vicky, Saylan

    September
    1 - Disneyland Family 5k - Lynn & Scott
    2 - ::MickeyMo::MinnieMo Disneyland Half Marathon - Vicky, Emily, Regina & DH
    9 - Chicago Half Marathon, Rick
    16 - Fox Valley Fall Final 20 Miler, St. Charles, IL - Rick
    16 - The Saratoga Palio Half Marathon, Saratoga Springs, NY - Kimberley
    29 - :scared1: Tower of Terror 10 Miler - Elizabeth, Mary & DH
    29 - Gladiator Assault Challenge, Lake Geneva, WI - Tom

    October
    7 - Chicago Marathon, Chicago, IL - Rick (his first marathon!! :cheer2: )
    7 - Mohawk Hudson Marathon - Kimberley (her first marathon!! :cheer2: )
    14 - PEI Marathon - Robbie (his first marathon!! :cheer2: )
    20-21 - Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon and 5K, Myrtle Beach, SC - Elizabeth
    28 - Marine Corps Marathon, Washington, DC - Vicky

    November
    3 - Indianapolis Monumental Half Marathon, IN - Rick, Kipp
    3 - Galena Lead Rush Half Marathon, Galena, IL - Tom
    24 - Turkey Trot Half Marathon, Schaumburg, IL - Rick

    December
    16 - Santa Hustle Half Marathon, Indianapolis IN - Rick
    31 - New Year's Eve 5K, Brooklyn, NY - Beth

    2013
    January

    WDW 2013
    :simba: 5K - Rick, Kipp (7711)
    :donald: Donald - Elizabeth
    :mickeyjum Mickey - Dave, Kimberly (5800), Beth (10854)
    :goofy: Goofy - Rick (25275), Robbie (20747), Saylan, Hung (first-time Goofy'ers :cheer2: ), Kim, Sue, Vicky (24419), Regina & DH
    pluto: (5K + 1/2) - Kipp

    February:
    3 - Surf City Marathon, Huntington Beach CA - Rick

    March:
    3 - Little Rock Marathon, Little Rock, AR - Rick
    9-10 - Nike Women's Virtual 10K - Vicky, Hung
    17 - Georgia Marathon, Atlanta, GA - Hung
    23 - Penguin in the Park 5K, Chicago, IL - Rick

    April:
    7 - Cherry Blossom 10 Miler, Washington DC - Beth, Rick
    14 - Run for Retina 10K, London, ON - Vicky
    20 - WR3, Charlottetown, PEI - Robbie
    27 - Country Music Half Marathon, Nashville, TN - Beth
    28 - Nike Women's Half Marathon, Washington, DC - Vicky, Elizabeth
    30 - Without Music Life Would Bb (be flat) Virtual 5K/10K - Vicky

     
  4. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Hakuna Matata Team 2013 Weight Loss Accomplishments!​


    :wishgoal

    :wishfifty



    :wish35

    :wishthirty
     
  5. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    What are your Favorite Shopping Sites for Run/
    Walk/Training Clothes, shoes, supplies, etc​


    WISH shirts, caps and visors are ordered on the Main Thread
    RaceReady Coolmax WISH Shirt Orders 2010
    chimera aka Mel

    Bright Shirts/sweatshirts
    wtpclc aka Carrie

    2010 Headsweats Hat/Visor order
    Disnfan21 aka Tracy


    http://www.amazon.com/Altus-Athletic-6-Inch-24-Inch-Roller/dp/B001FB5ZEY
    the foam roller (your body rolls over it)
    available Target, WalMart, Amazon

    The Stick you hold and roll over the hurting muscles.

    www.runningwarehouse.com (Discount Code: WISHRACED)
    Favorite of Lynn

    http://www.RoadID.com/
    (Important Road ID Tags)
    Favorite of Connie, Margie


    amazon.com

    www.onehanesplace.com

    www.danskins.com

    http://secure.thestretchinghandbook.com/

    www.runningskirts.com
    (very nice but expensive)

    SkirtGoddess.com
    Favorite of Lynn's

    www.gearandtraining.com

    www.runningfunky.com

    cafepress.com
    (WISH buttons)

    http://www.onemoremile.net
    (a Favorite of Beth's)

    http://www.sierratradingpost.com
    (Favorites of Lynn, Nikki's)

    SkirtSports.com
    (Favorite Nikki's)

    http://www.lululemon.com
    Favorite of Lynn, Vicky




    Training links:

    General:
    Pace Calculator - Calculates your pace based on your race distance and time or vice versa (Vicky)
    http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/4/4_1/96.shtml

    Running Calculator - Predict future race finish times based on a current race (Vicky)
    http://www.mcmillanrunning.com/mcmillanrunningcalculator.htm

    Treadmill pace conversion - Converts your speed on the treadmill to running pace (Vicky)
    http://www.hillrunner.com/training/tmillchart.php

    Racewalking:
    http://www.racewalk.com/HowTo/Introduction.asp (Dave)

    Running:
    Hal Higdon's traning plans: (Vicky)

    Full Marathon
    http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51135/Marathon-Training-Guide

    Half Marathon
    http://www.halhigdon.com/training/51130/Half-Marathon-Training-Guide
     
  6. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    :cheer2: Team Meets :cheer2:
     
  8. Lynn G

    Lynn G Walker of Malamutes

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    Good Morning Team!

    Thanks Vicky for the new thread!

    Most of our 13 inches of snow has melted due to warmer weather yesterday. Should be nice again today, then more snow starting tomorrow thru Tuesday.

    Pixie Dust to all who are in need!

    Have a great day team!
     
  9. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    *** Reserved for Biggest Loser Challenge ***
     
  10. RunRookie

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    Wow! 13 inches of snow in April! Crazy! I have been dealing with flooding here in Chicagoland. And it looks like more thunderstorms are coming on Tuesday. Oh boy....
     
  11. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Happy Monday team! I did a 10K run on Sunday to see whether I could improve my time from my 10K race the previous weekend. I finished it in 56:54 which was much better than my time of 1:00 even though I had a few hills this week. Go figure. I hope to get up a mini race report up before I leave at the end of the week.

    Lynn - We had a bit of snow and ice on Saturday morning but it's since melted. I hope the snow doesn't stick around too long. We need warmer weather ASAP! Do you have any trips on the horizon?

    Rick - Yikes! Stay safe! I hope the water levels don't rise too much. Otherwise you won't have to go to the gym to go swimming...

    AFM - I'm prepping to go to DC on Friday. I'm trying to pack lightly and just bring carry-on. Hopefully that will keep me from bring back a ton of goodies from the expo.

    Hope everyone is having a great day!!
     
  12. Lynn G

    Lynn G Walker of Malamutes

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    Good Afternoon Team!

    Vicky - Snow will not stay here very long either, it will be in the 60’sF here over the weekend. Yes, we are headed to Hawaii here this week - for the “SPAM Fest”. Have fun in DC!

    Rick - We do get spring storms here, but have been lucky not to the last few years. It is snowing again today, but not supposed to accumulate more than a couple of inches. Flooding there has been looking bad on the news, stay safe!

    AFM - Got the OK at PT today to do more of a weight workout, rather than all “floor exercises”, that will really shorten the time I spend at my exercises, and hopefully will increase my strength faster, so Bowflex here I come! Yesterday was nice and we got a short bike ride outside, just a loop around the block, but it was great to get outside. Unfortunately, today is not an “outside” day with snow and wind and cold.

    Pixie dust to all who are in need!

    Have a great day team!
     
  13. Lynn G

    Lynn G Walker of Malamutes

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    Good Morning Team!

    We got 2 inches of snow yesterday, hopefully it will melt out later today. We are headed out for Denver today, but due to the weather, we decided not to leave early and spend the day in Denver, 35F is not good Zoo weather. So, we will wait until later this afternoon and hope roads are clear by then, supposed to be snowing in Denver this morning.

    Those in flooding areas - stay safe!

    Pixie Dust to all who are in need!

    Have a great day team!
     
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    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Lynn - Safe travels! With the slow start to spring, Hawaii sounds pretty good! Let me know if you come back with any interesting recipes. Say hi to Jeff and everyone else over there :)

    AFM - I had a gym workout with my chiro yesterday. My heel and achilles aren't feeling too bad but I'm not going to run until Sunday. Every time I want to run, I think of Kim and Dave saying "better undertrained and uninjured" or Hung saying something similar. LOL

    How is everyone else doing? Any interest in restarting the Biggest Loser challenge in May?
     
  15. KippWade

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    I'm in a similar situation. I'm feeling that I've finally got my heel situation under control too. Since my self diagnosis was wrong to begin with, and it was my Flexor hallucis longus muscle, not my achillies... I'm afraid at this point of over doing it before the Flying Pig Half in a couple of weeks.

    I've gotten some long miles in, I'm just not as speedy as I was hoping to be but I'm confident that I'll finish in much better shape than I did at the Indy Monumental and the WDW half's.

    Pushing around the mower last night didn't phase me today, so I'm REALLY hoping that my regime of the Travel Stick work AND the Calf Compression sleeve are working for me!
     
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    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Take it easy Kipp! Are you able to do another kind of cardio exercise like a spin bike? Maybe have a physio or doctor look you over your legs. I hope you're feeling rested for the Flying Pig :)
     
  17. Pudge_The_Fish

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    Good evening, team! Hope everyone is having a great Friday!

    Lynn - Have a great trip to Hawaii!

    Kipp - Take it easy. I know it's hard. ;) But, I pushed too much with my PF and my foot is still bothering me months later.

    Rick - Stay safe! I hope the flooding doesn't get worse. Weather everywhere has been crazy lately it seems.

    Vicky - Have a good trip to DC!

    AFM - Not much to report on the exercise front here. I'm still not running. I should be doing my PT for my foot and strengthening exercises more but I'm just not motivated. I went to the pool last week for the first time since last fall... whew, it was tough. With my PF, the doctor recommend I work on a more natural running style. I haven't started doing this yet. Again, I just have not been motivated to do it. I have started taking a Pilates class at my gym once a week.

    It's Patrick's birthday this weekend. We went out to dinner at a steakhouse tonight. He loves steak but we never make it at home. We had a really good dinner.

    Hope everyone has a great weekend!

    Emily
     
  18. bunnyfoo

    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Wow! I can't believe it's May already! Where does the time go? Well I'm happy spring is finally here and we no longer have to bundle up for our runs, walks or bike rides :)

    I had an awesome weekend in DC with Elizabeth and the other ladies of WISH. It was a great girls weekend. Hopefully, I'll be able to post a race report in a few days.

    Emily - Happy belated birthday to Patrick! Are the both of you running DL this year? Sending you lots of PD for your foot! Do those strengthening exercises so you can get better soon ;) Hope the pilate classes are fun!

    If anyone wants to do a weight loss challenge for May, let me know. I think this time we'll just go with weight loss percentages and supporting each other. The points and prizes were complicated and tough to keep track of. Post if you're in!
     
  19. Lynn G

    Lynn G Walker of Malamutes

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    Good Morning Team!

    Vicky - It was great to see Jeff and his family, and we did say hi for you. I am glad spring is where you are, we came home to another foot of snow! It is melted off the roads now, but it will take a few days of warm weather to melt off the grass.

    Emily - We did have a great time! Good luck with your running!

    AFM - We had a great trip to Hawaii, it was great to see Jeff and visit with him and the family. The Spam Jam was lots of fun, lots of good food. One day we volunteered for a bike ride, had to be on the North Shore by 6am, that meant leaving Honolulu at 4:30am (giving ourselves an extra 1/2 hour in case we got lost), but it was lots of fun. We even spent an afternoon swimming in the ocean! The Honolulu Zoo has 3 lion cubs that were fun to watch, we checked up on them daily. We did not spend much time on our PT exercises, but our PT was happy with our progress in spite of that. We did do a lot of walking, just not as much as we normally would have.

    Good luck to all who are racing this weekend!

    Pixie dust to all who are in need!

    Have a great day team!
     
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    bunnyfoo <font color=red>It's Monday and my mind was somewh

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    Happy Monday everyone! Hope everyone had a great weekend! I got out for my first run since finishing the Nike 1/2 last Sunday. The first mile felt a little tough but it was a good run overall. It was quite warm out and because I had started my run at 10AM, there wasn't much shade. Made me wish I drank a little more water and a little less coffee :) This weekend, I have a 10K run on Sunday.

    Lynn - I saw your pics on FB. Looked like you and Scott were having a blast! I didn't know you volunteered at a bike race! You always have the best trips! Are you going to be coming to DL this year?
     
  21. Lynn G

    Lynn G Walker of Malamutes

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    Good Morning Team!

    Vicky - Yes, we will be at DL this year, not doing any races but cheering on folks. If we are doing the weight challenge just on weight, I do not have a chance - I was making all my points in exercise time and drinking water and taking vitamins:lmao: My starting weight is back up after vacation to 150, my goal is 140.

    Pixie Dust to all who are in need!

    Have a great day team!
     

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