marathon training thread for 10/10-10/17

Discussion in 'W.I.S.H' started by karebear1, Oct 10, 2004.

  1. karebear1

    karebear1 <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

    Mar 12, 2001
    Hey everyone! It's the start of a new week...... and needs to be the start of a new attitude for me!

    I feel like I am losing the excitement I had in training. Anyone else with me on this??? Last week i only walked 2 out of 6 days! THAT"S NOT GOOD!!!!! I'm trying to figure out what I can do to peek my interest again- and having a real hard time with coming up with anything. So- for those of you reading some of those books...... Would you please post some of the inspirational quotes you read form them here? I know it would help me- and others- that are in this funk. It seems at one time or another we're all there. My eating has be awful for the last 3 weeks too. So- I'm addressing that as well. I want to lose another 10 lbs. by Halloween. Crossing my fingers to do that anyway!

    HELP ME!!!! Please!?!?!?!?

    I have to walk 7 miles today and I don't want to. UGH!!! Is this hormonal?????
  2. karebear1

    karebear1 <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

    Mar 12, 2001
    Well- I did my 7 miles for the day. It was S-L-O-W...... but it's done! I did have to contend with traffic lights and many hills, so I think that accounts for the slower time. I feel pretty good. Not sore (yet). Next week DH nad I are going to head ionto downtown Portland to do the 7 miles. It's flater and will give us a more realistic time.

    Where does everyone else walk? Do you walk on marked trails, neighborhoods , tracks or places where there are stop lights etc?

    I feel good about having finished this training walk today.

    How was everyone's weekend???
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  4. Tiger Lily 03

    Tiger Lily 03 Moderator W.I.S.H. Moderator

    Feb 7, 2003
    I have read all the posts from last week, I just haven't had the opportunity to reply.

    Karen, stay with it! I wish I had the right words to offer. You can do it even if it is not entertaining. Just as has been said, the hardest part is lacing up those shoes. Get into some sort of habit so you don't even have to think about it. Then you've also heard the part about putting one foot in front of the other and voila! You're doing it! I'm not reading anything inspirational so would also like to hear from anyone who can offer.

    I had an off week last week. I don't know what I did but after my long walk I just had the most difficult time walking anything last week. It was not because I didn't want to. It was because it hurt. I had/have pain in both of my feet like they are on fire. I walk, but they hurt. So I did take off some time to kind of try to ease it up a bit.

    I didn't take off all the days. I just went WAY slower and cut down distance.

    I did manage to participate in the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Race for the Cure on Saturday. I did 5 k and a lot of walking around before and after the event. It was still a bit difficult to do, but as my inspiration, I just looked around at the survivors. I figured I have no problems when I look at what these people have gone through.

    I also felt better Sunday and participated in a 5k race that I had been hoping to do as a sort of "stay in the game" event. My 5k race was great today. It is the first time Ted has come to support me in something like this. I was thrilled that he felt well enough to be there for me. He has been through so much that I also figure if he can do it I have no problem.

    Hey, I wasn’t last either! I finished 169 out of 180 with a 12 plus minutes per mile rate. The fact that I did it is the main thing for me. It was fun. Now I must pay for that fun with all the housework I have not done this weekend. I am desperately going to try to accomplish things with the rest of my day here. I started this post earlier, but I am still at it after all the rest of the day. I'm going off to bed now.
  5. NancyK

    NancyK DIS Veteran

    Sep 4, 1999
    Good morning everyone,
    Karen - I wish I had some words of inspiration for you, but sadly I don't. I agree with the statement that putting those running shoes and getting out the door is the hardest part of the walk. The thought of walking seems so much worse than actually doing it.
    Yesterday I managed to walk 9 miles in my best time yet (14.8 minutes/mile) My son was home from university for the weekend and he got up early with me and roller bladed alongside me. I am very fortunate in that we live near Niagara Falls, Ontario. There is a paved trail that runs beside the Niagara River for many, many miles. We usually drive there and choose a section to walk. I have also walked in the city, and I can tell you that your time will be a lot better once you're away from the traffic and stop lights etc.
    Tiger Lily - congratulations on doing the 5k in such good time.
    Have a good week!
  6. ohMom

    ohMom Kids Get Arthritis Too! Moderator

    Oct 8, 2001
    good morning my traininng friends

    karen -- (((HUGS))) i have been there and it's a downer i know. could be hormones, could be the dreaded b-word? burnout?? are you working with a trainer still? if you are tell him/her! my first thoughts are to either a) take a few days or a week off, give it to yourself and enjoy each day of needed rest and it will refresh your motivation to train or b) crosstrain more -- find some other activity you enjoy and do that two-three times a week in place of walking. you'll still be burning calories and exercising, and you'll be working different muscles and refreshing your mindset too

    tlily - WTG on your 5k!!! my housework is staring me in the face today too, i have neglected for two weeks now, just doing the bare minimum and DDs want the halloween stuff out too!

    Mom and I and 4 other ladies had a weekend getaway last weekend - it went well and I got lots done, but didn't eat on plan or walk at all! i'm starting week 2 of MFM program this week and it actually worked out b/c last week I did sun-fri and this week I need to do it mon - sat. i'm tired and slow this morning, but I will get out and walk before lunch today

    i hope everyone's aches and pains are much better this week!:wave: :wave: :wave:
  7. Auntmeme

    Auntmeme DIS Veteran

    Jul 14, 2003
    Hello marathoners:wave2: I missed you while I was on our Magic cruise:sunny: It was wonderful!

    Karen - chin up you did 7 miles - wahoo:bounce: I am feeling a little out of it since we returned on sat but I came here to see how all of you are doing and this is the best motivator:teeth: I am sooo looking forward to meeting everyone. I see you have a big group going to cheer & walk with you. I could not convince any family/friends to go:( Dh even had to be strong-armed.

    Tigerlily - congrats on your success! sounds like an inspirational 5k.

    The good news is I did walk 3x while on vaca - 2.25, 3.25 & 4.25. The bad news is I ate so much I'm scared to step on the scale & I swear I'm still swaying:p Hopefully I will walk tonight but now I'm off to shop for some fall shoes & clothes, it's barely 60 degrees here:mad:
  8. Susan--Ontario

    Susan--Ontario DIS Veteran

    Sep 3, 2002
    Good Monday Morning Everyone,

    I'm so glad I don't have to go to work today. It's our Thanksgiving here today and I just want to say that I'm thankful for my family(all of them), my health and my friends here on the DIS board. I haven't done any walking this past week because of my foot hurting. I'm just about to head out for a short walk and see how it goes. I did do some bike riding and a little bit of WATP. This weekend I've done lots of sorting and cleaning (does that count as cross training).

    I too feel that I need a boost. It's 13 weeks till it's all over and I know we can all do it!!!!!!!!!!!

    Let's make a pact that we'll walk at least 12 miles this week. I'm hoping that my foot won't give me any trouble and I"ll be able to do a long walk next weekend.

    Have a super day!!!
  9. AlreadyexcitedGrammy

    AlreadyexcitedGrammy <font color=blue>BL II - Blue Team<br><font color=

    Feb 22, 2003
    Morning everyone- gosh- I really have missed hearing from each of you. I plan to read last week's news but it won't be today so I am just jumping back in with a great big HI !!

    It was a wonderful vacation to Williamsburg VA and much more than DH and I ever thought it would be. We loved being in the year 1774 - and it was so easy to play the part. I did walk several mornings and of course we put lots walking time in each day too. I did gain 4 pounds - but I enjoyed putting them on, too! I truly allowed chocolate and bread to become staples in my diet!

    And, then home long enough to wash some undies ;-) and off again to a fun weekend with M and friends. We did enjoy as M told you previously. BUT..............

    That brings me to today - my RESTART- hard to get back into the groove. (well at least I have the day off - government closed for Col Day). I managed to get 5.5 tming in this AM and I am journaling my food intake and have my water measured sitting on the counter so that I will make sure to be drinking, too. So, I am off and "running" to get with the program again.

    My commitment this week is back to no eating after 7pm and I am decaffing myself again. I really have gotten to like the jolt of the caffeine and since chocolate is not part of my diet once again - that too will help me to decaf me. Okay there you got the details - well of course you know I am saying this all out loud so I know that you have heard me and will keep watching my every move - well at least the ones that include foods that I should not be partaking in anyway :-) thanks you guys - I do need knowing your there!!!

    Kudos to Tlily - you did great! 12+ min miles is pretty awesome for someone who has "hurting" feet!! take it easy and don't overdo tho.

    Karen - (((((hugs))))) wish I had an inspiration quote to send you but I don't - but I did say a prayer for you ;) Like Molli said we all tend to get into the "funk" so I am just claiming that you will be out of it real soon! What a supportive DH you have, too. Hang in there. Also, I am thinking when you get your eating back into control that will hlep the mental outlook too. Keep your chin up and post lots of postive messages around to remind you - that YOU are important and that you are doing this for a healthier YOU - cause YOU ARE WORTH IT !!

    I must get moving - glad to be back (who am I kidding ?????) I loved- being on vacation and then my fun weekend - today is my last "play" day for awhile.

    But I have so many blessings in this life and I am thankful that you all are a part it! ::yes::
  10. AlreadyexcitedGrammy

    AlreadyexcitedGrammy <font color=blue>BL II - Blue Team<br><font color=

    Feb 22, 2003
    TLily mentioned that her feet are hurting - well I went to the shoe store that Molli's ortho guy suggested and I actually needed a bigger shoe. I was having trouble with my orthotics not feeling right and my little toe was getting sore and now I know why. I was trying to cram them into too small of shoes. I don't know that I could have done all the walking we did last week if I hadn't gotten new shoes. I would have been miserable.

    So, TLily you might make sure that your shoes are fitting right.

    One thing the salesperson said is that it really is best to get fitted late in the day and that by the time you are done with a "longer" walk/run you might measure in a different size than what you started with. He is big on lacing so that the foot has room to "swell/ settle out". also, if there is heel slipping there is a way to lace for that too.

    Any way just wanted to mention - it is worth seeking out a good place to get there advice. I know Karen said that previously too, so just a reiteration of what we have heard before - but something that we all should be thinking about with all the miles we are putting in for this training.
  11. Debbie

    Debbie DIScovering DIS magic-missing my colours

    Jun 28, 2000
    :wave: Hello, Everyone! Happy Thanksgiving, and Happy Columbus Day to our US friends.

    Mary Liz and I walked 9.4375 miles today. We did it in 2 hours and 40 minutes and that included our cooldown. We felt good, and, personally, I could have walked further. The last bit was tough as we were walking into the (cold) wind. It was 2ºC when we started, and not that much warmer when we finished. I'm still feeling good, and not really all that tired. ;)

    Karen it really IS hard to be motivated all the time. I've slacked off somewhat, but I know that having someone to walk with has makes the world of difference for me. :bounce: Even the short distances go faster with 2. Too bad my DDs won't walk with me. Maybe I'll suggest that they ride their bikes! 7 miles is nothing to sneeze at. WTG!!!!

    Lily, you did fabulously on your runs....and with sore feet! Congratulations!!!!!

    Nancy, I know that you enjoyed the walk - and the time- with the boy. Your time was awesome. Terrific effort! Your first ½ marathon will be here before you know it.

    Molli, how did that walk go? You've given Karen some wise words. Sometimes, we just need to back off, and relax a bit!

    MaryEllen, your trip sounds divine. You'll be land secure and not swaying before you know it. I hate the thought of the winter coming. :( Enjoy the fall days as long as they are here.

    Susan, I know that I need to improve my day to day walking. 12 miles isn't too bad of a goal. I'll give it a whirl. Take care of that foot....and kick the DD off of it!

    Bev, glad that you had a nice break. I'm with you....I love vacation. Sometimes, I think about retiring, but with my youngest only 10, it is only that....a dream. Good point on the shoe thing. I know that I have made sure that mine are larger than my normal size. I bought another pair of shoes this week. DH says, WHAT! Are ALL of these YOURS?!?! I just smile, nod and get out there right quick. I think that i will try to join you on the no late night eating route. My time, though, will be 8:12 pm. I must resist. I must resist.

    When Mary Liz and I were walking, we talked about the all girls trip I took in 2001. Nancy and I went with my two daughters. We got the $49 rate at ASM, and ended up in "Country". Believe me, we were IN the country. We were as far away from the food court as we could be. . . .and I had a lot of trouble walking. In fact, I could barely make the parking lot without difficulty. I'd love to try this again, with the "new" me. I think that we could do that walk in no time flat, don't you??

    Keep the faith, my friends.

    Remember: Just put one foot in front of the other. . .and soon you'll be walking out that do-o-or! Because slow and steady wins the race....and the Donald medal!
  12. trola2

    trola2 <font color=blue>Mouse Addict<br><font color=purpl

    Sep 16, 2003
    Happy Thanksgiving to all of you up north!! I hope you had a happy day.

    Just thought I'd touch base quickly. Tlily, thanks for walking for the Cure! My mom's illness is technically her 3rd bout of Breast Cancer. We're stocking up on those breast cancer M&M's and also I've just ordered breast cancer mints through Oriental trading for when we have her rememberance event. I don't quite know what to call house? My mom has her good days and her bad's strange when her good days are about the same now as her bad days used to be! We have help coming to bathe her now and we have to physically dress her, etc. It certainly puts things into perspective for us....She isn't able to get out anymore, but that's probably good. I think she'd be really upset with all the hurricane destruction. My mom is probably the most orderly person I know. I didn't get that gene! ha ha Anyway, we're still hanging in there and keeping one foot in front of the other.

    My family drama this week included a trip to the ER for my hubby...he really hurt is back trying to clear trees and they found his BP was 195 over 120. Five prescriptions later his back is better but his BP is only down to 165/110 so we're hoping to get him in to his doc tomorrow. The last 6 months or so there has just been something with my family constantly. I'm so ready for this roller coaster to smooth out! I'd like to be a little more like Goofy's Barnstormer than the Rock 'N Roller Coaster all the time! ::yes::

    And *drum roll* I AM going to walk tomorrow. ::yes:: I think my path is clear enough this afternoon that I can try anyway. One day all this debris will be gone and I will have no excuse!! Anyway, I'm going to try and I'll report back and let you know if I follow through. I wonder if my body will remember walking?:rotfl: AND here is a funny favorite park that I used to go walk at all the time...the one that I can't go to now because of the destruction. I never really thought about it until yesterday but the name of that is HURRICANE Park!! The high school in that town uses "hurricane" as it's team name so the park is named after them. They use the ball fields there. Anyway, isn't that appropriate?::yes::

    Karen, 7 miles. You are awesome!! Remember when you weren't sure you could do two whole miles? ::yes::

    Tiger Lily- TWO races in ONE weekend!! WAY TO GO!!::yes::

    Nancy- I used to travel for a living and was in Niagra USA once a month for a couple of days. I can't think of anywhere that would be a more beautiful walk this time of year! I have pictures from Columbus day 1993 with my mom that are truly breath taking.::yes::

    ohmom- welcome home and glad you had a great time!! It's hard for me to get back in the swing like that when I've been away. Having a plan is smart!::yes::

    Meme- Magic cruise...tough walking with that scenery, too! Glad you had a good time and kudos to you for walking the 3 times! ::yes::

    Susan, hope your Thanksgiving was a nice one. How is the foot now?

    Grammy- glad to hear your endorsement of Williamsburg. I truly want to go there. We had lots of travelers this weekend, didn't we?::yes::

    Debbie...just for you...I checked and I'll be walking at 18degrees C tomorrow AM with a mere 97% humidity. (But says it will only feel like 17 degrees C.) That's really 65 for the rest of us! It's not the heat's the humidity. That 65 will be a sweaty walk none-the-less. BTW I laughed about you being in the country at ASMu. We've hit that one many times but since we have a van with us we drive to the front and get on the bus! Talk about lazy!! Actually, it's because we've always ended up carrying a sleeping toddler all the way from teh bus to the room after a long day in the park. WE had a fabulous trip in Feb on our all girls trip. I'm hoping to do that again sometime.::yes::

    Ok...that's it from me. Gotta get some chores done! I'm gone 90% of the time now but I don't find that my chores have decreased in the slightest!!

    Have a great training day everyone! I get online at my moms while I am there during the days and read the Dis a lot. It really uplifts me to read what all of you are doing!::yes::
    :flower1: :flower1: :flower1:
  13. geetey

    geetey Queen of the Smilies

    Feb 21, 2000
    Hello WISH Walkers!!

    I decided it is about time I start regularly checking in on this thread. I have been reading along for weeks and am SO motivated by all of you, just haven't had the time to post. Not anymore!

    Like a few others, I am following the Marathons for Mortals training plan. Thank you to the WISHer that recommended John Bingham's book! I love it!! I have had to shift the days though so my long walks will be on Thursdays versus Sundays. I need Monday to be a day of rest.

    Today was 30 minutes plus warmup and cooldown. Has anyone else noticed that it seems harder to train on the treadmill versus outside, or is it just me? I feel like it is harder to get a natural pace going when the treadmill is forcing my rate.

    Just as a side note.... is anyone dealing with medical issues while training? I have recently started drug therapy for my recently diagnosed MS and the side effects have definitely been kicking my tail! I *know* I can walk the distance - just worried about the time.

    Before I go... a quote for Karen from Marthathons for Mortals...
    Think of your long distrance training program as a blueprint for a home you are building. You'll start with the blueprint that includes the long walk, the shorter workouts, the rest days, the cross training and so on. It is all in front of you from the beginning. Once the program begins, so does the shuffling. Training days may shift or aches and pains may delay a long workout for a week.

    Just as in building a home, you will encounter factors that you can and cannot control along the way. So start with a blueprint, but let the training unfold naturally with all of the peaks and valleys. Just as you would never push a project to the point where the quality suffers, you should not push your training to the point of burnout or injury.

    Keep mixing things up and soon the excitement will be back! Only 13 more weeks until we are in WDW!!!!!!!!!!!
  14. tw1nsmom

    tw1nsmom DIS Veteran

    Mar 26, 2002
    Hi all!

    Well it's time to get serious. I just can't keep yo-yoing, gaining and losing the same five pounds over and over. Today I started mapping out some alternative walking routes for some variety, and walked two miles while the kids were at school. So far today I've been making good food choices. Dinner was sirloin, mashed cauliflower, and saute'd mushrooms and red peppers. Yummm. I can cook really good healthy food, but cookies are so much easier.:rolleyes:

  15. decaff38

    decaff38 1/2 in the World - 1/9/05!!

    Feb 3, 2004
    Haven't posted for a bit. My garage sale went well. Made 200.00. May have sold our old pathfinder for $1000.00. That would be a nice boost. In need to make some real cash commitments here. (Rental car, hotel, passes,vouchers etc..)
    I left for Mpls. on Sun and had dinner with my son and his girlfriend. My 14 year old went with me. We got a king room on the top floor and a corner room with windows all around. A beautiful view of the skyline. It was soo relaxing. My daughter hung out in our room and did her homework until my conferece was over at 3:00. The Hilton allowed her to stay in the room until 3:00. Nice place. I did get up and go to the exercise room before my conference for 45 minutes on the treadmil. This morning I got up early and ran for 50 min. My 14 yr. old finished her soccer season today by getting 3 goals and her team took 2nd in their tournament. Our 17 year old goes to districts on Sat. in Mpls. Back I go , 220 miles one way. They are really excited. The weather was in the 60s today but Sat. the high is supposed to be 42. Brrrr!! I was suppose to spend Sat. night with the girls at the casino but I will be bundled up at the soccer field instead.
    Back to training talk. I haven't been the best with my training lately, Too many other committments. I really like the Marathon for Mortals quote. I just received my copy of that book in the mail today. I will work out at the club tomorrow and run on Thurs. I decided I need to alternate running days and workout days so that I get them done. I have dropped 3 more pounds , so I must be doing something right. I have really been drinking my water lately and staying on plan.
    Hope everyone is hanging in there.
  16. ohMom

    ohMom Kids Get Arthritis Too! Moderator

    Oct 8, 2001
    hi friends :)

    today is my rest day, yesterday was crazy here, DDs had a day off school due to fog and we ended up at the mall for some needed winter clothes shopping for them.

    anyhoo -- yesterday I did my crosstraining DA shrink female fat zone. i'm considering a casual walk tonight, i'll call my other neighbor and see if she wants too. it's been spitting rain here all day though, very dreary. I need to do my 30 min powerwalk tomorrow early a.m. due to another activity-filled day so PD for no rain in the morning. this means early to bed for me tonight -- i'm not in my routine of early morning workouts anymore!

    i've decided to go cold turkey and detox myself from sugar for a few days, no pressure just until I feel better and lose the cravings

    auntmeme -- oh the cruise -- sounds so wonderful, i mean magical ;) i'm proud of you for walking on-board, that is dedication!

    susan -- 12 miles this week huh? we'll i'm figuring my 30 min walks are around 2.25 miles so that's 4.5 on mon/thursday walks so that means my long one on sat would be 7.5:earseek: i thought i was due a long one, you're on sister!

    geetey -- how nice to see you around here again! i don't do the TM so i'll let the experts answer that one for you and i'm not on meds but I just have big (((HUGS))) for your return with us!

    nancyK - 14.8 min/miles for 9 miles -- well i do believe you are trained! WTG!!

    dawn and decaff -- welcome back to your training! you deserve it!

    guys this is what is keeping me going this week -- mainly today and mainly in my food choices but -- i'm thinking that I have put sooo much into this trip (trip planning, walking, preparing DDs for their mother's solo trip to WDW, siking myself up for it) not to mention the financial obligations for WISHcon2005 (resort, air fare, park tickets, meals, massage, advil, proper shoes and wicking socks, it just goes on and on doesn't it) oh my i'm babbling, my point is -- with so much going into the trip what fool would I be to not eat right and powerwalk with my best effort on this homestretch to the event? I will enjoy the 1/2 immensely more if I'm fit and trained to my best ability for that moment, and I will reap the rewards for not choosing to live "in the moment" by eating junk, skipping a workout, etc -- but keep my eye on the final destination -- the Donald medal!!!!!!!

  17. karebear1

    karebear1 <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

    Mar 12, 2001
    AMEN !!!!

    I totally agree with what you just said Molli! That is the reasoning that will sit hard in my head and not slip away. Thanks for the thought!! I will have so much more fun and enjoy myself so much more if I can just stick to this for the next 85 days. That's not impossible! in fact- I may ahve to make myself a marathon countdown calander so I can rip off the days. Geesh! Just like a little kid! Oh well- if it works............ it works!

    OK everyone- I think we all agree that it REALLY IS TIME to get moving! In that vain, I'm making a new commitment today.

    1) I will make my countdown calender.
    2) Starting RIGHT NOW- I am eating RIGHT! It doesn't matter that I already blew it for the day. I will start with dinner and work from there.
    3) I will not miss anymore of my training.

    Those 3 thigns I will committ to today!

    Hoiw about everyone else!?!?!? Come on ladies! There are too many of us that need to get on better track! Who wants to join in?????
  18. ohMom

    ohMom Kids Get Arthritis Too! Moderator

    Oct 8, 2001
    you go girl! :cool1: :cool1:

    i just came in from a casual 1.8 mile walk with my neighbor, i'm trying hard to add 2-3 of these per week just for the added evening boost

    karen - we can do this together! i like your countdown calendar idea! i have a disney desktop calendar and i remember buying it in january and thinking it would inspire me throughout the year for my WDW goal next january -- there have been days recently i pull the day off and think, i can't believe how thin this calendar is, i remember it being so full and now i'll think of you and my countdown calendar!
  19. Tiger Lily 03

    Tiger Lily 03 Moderator W.I.S.H. Moderator

    Feb 7, 2003
    Everyone is doing great! I am thrilled to read all your posts.

    Beth, :hug:
    You sure have a lot on your plate. I do the Race for the Cure event in memory of my Grandmother, and in honor of my Mother. I guess the clock is ticking there for me.

    I picked up the Bingham book Marathon for Mortals. I am anxious to read it.

    I need to get off and go exercise. It was a long day and I haven't moved any.

    I have shifted things a bit here. I did exercise on Monday, my 2 miles/60 minutes at a varied pace through, just still took the hour. I am going to do an exercise cd tonight and hope that this eases things fro my feet.

    Bev, thanks I am going back to the running store, just no time yet. I was professionally fitted for the shoes I am wearing. I am wondering the same if there is a miss calc in sizing.
  20. karebear1

    karebear1 <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

    Mar 12, 2001
    I did my 3 miles today- and now I'm off to make my countdown calender!

    Molli- way to go on the extra walking!

    Lily- I hope your feet get better fast for you. I know when my feet were in that pain mode, I felt pretty hopeless. You just keep working at it, just do it slowly and if you feel pain stop. Pushing yourself will probably make it worse.

    Beth- I love it when you check in! Did you get your walk the other day? How is DH's back and BP? I talked to my mom FINALLY last night. SHe said taht all the trees in their yard were down! It's a mess. She also said one of the neighbors trees fell on her fence and shed. He cut down what tree was left in his yard and told her she was responsible for the rest. :rolleyes: My mom is a widow.... and 73 years old! How the heck is she gonna cut that tree down? And what makes him thnk he's not responsinle for HIS tree falling on her fence. I told her to let the insurance guy handle it. He'll walk over and hand them a bill for fence repair with no problem I'm sure! Anyway- I hope your path was cleared and you could walk!

    Decaff- I'll ask you the same thing i asked Molli! CAN I BORROW SOME MONEY?!?!?!? ;) Sounds like you did great on your garage sale too! SO- what doi you have planned for that money??? hmmmmm???? Congrats on the weight loss! Sounds like those girls have you running like crazy!

    Tw1nsmom- sounds like your on the right track! Keep it up!

    geetey- welcome back. We've missed hearing from you! And thanks for finding a quote for me! it's nice to know someone would take the time to find thyat and then actually type it for me. It helps me in my perspective of what I need to do. I think it's harder to do the treadmill then walk outside too! There's something about the coll wind blowing in my face and the change of scenery that makes it much easier. I really like walking in either the early AM or in the evening after the sun has gone down.

    Debbie- csounds to me like you and Mary Liz are on track for SUCCESS! You're gonna get that DONALD MEDAL! WOOOHOOOOOO! I'm hoping that my training schedule is going to start showing me needing to do 10 mile walks soon. I'm up to 7 miles. I really think if I can do 10- then I can for sure do 13.1!

    Bev- I missed you when you were gone! It sounds like you had a great time thopugh. My DH and I went ot Williamsburg about 3 years ago and had a great time. We stayed at a B&B there- it was wonderful. Sometimes I think I belonged back in those days- but then I think about doing laundry- and I'm thankful i was born when I was!!! How are you doing with NOT eating after 7 and no caffeine this week? I'll bet the later is difficult! GOOD LUCK!

    Susan- you need to make a countdown calender with me! I think it'll help! I'm in on the 12 mile commitment with you!

    Meme- how was your cruise??? I want to hear about it! I'm so impressed that you walked ! WHAT A WOMAN!!!! I'm doing the 7 day western in January after the cruise- any suggestions on excursions???

    Well- I'm gonna go do my calender and listen to the last debate (thank heaven!) HAVE A GOOD NIGHT EVERYONE!
  21. karebear1

    karebear1 <font color=purple>BL II - Purple Team<br><font co

    Mar 12, 2001
    I just read a post that Molli answered and I didn't realize that the start line for the half marathon is in a different place from where the marathon starts. So, I took out my map to see..... AND_-SHE WAS RIGHT! You're so smart! Anyway- while I was looking MUCH closer at the map, I noticed that there are only water stops for half marathoners- no food stops! Did anyone else notice that? Is that really the way it is? It seems to me they should have somehting for the half.marathoners before the 14th mile to refresh their bodies with food. Is this the way it is at all half marathons?

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