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Pressure

Sometimes it can be a good thing. I signed up for that NaBloPoMo for November and because I agreed to do it I had the pressure on me to complete what I started, I did 90 blog posts in 30 days. Some of them weren't so hot, but I did them. Very, very cool.

As I was working out this morning I thought about that. I agreed to do this, I had the pressure to do it everyday, I did it. The best part was it wasn't tremendous pressure. It would only make me feel bad if I didn't do it. No serious consequences. More like a little prodding than real pressure.

So I've decided to give myself a little prodding, a little added pressure if you will. I have resolved to work out every day in December. Now they won't always be butt-kicking, sweat inducing, heart pounding workouts. Some will be easy hikes or walks around somewhere. But I will be active everyday in December for at least 30 minutes. I've very excited about this. I will be focusing on my running since I hav…

The Last Day.....

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I did it. I made it 30 days blogging on all 3 blogs. I'm very proud of myself. It really has helped me get some focus on the other 2 blogs. This blog has always been and always will be about health and fitness. But the other 2 were trying to find their voices. This month of blogging definitely helped.

Now, on to fitness. Since I didn't get up because of the cold yesterday (and no Vickie, I'm not joking :), today ended up being a running day. Yesterday it was so cold because we had not cloud cover overnight. There was no insulation to hold the heat in. This morning when I woke up I noticed that it wasn't as cold as yesterday and it was really cloudy. I ran but it was really humid and hot. Ugh!!! There is no in between here in the winter. It's either cold or humid. Yeah, love the options. But I did it, 2 miles in 25 minutes. I'm really feeling good running and that's the best part.

Okay, I have to close out the month on the other 2 blogs, and…

Winter has arrived

and I'm not liking it at all. It was cold last night before I went to bed but that was nothing compared to this morning. It had to be in the low 60's. I was so freaking cold..... Okay, I don't want to hear it. The 60's are seriously cold when you live in a place where the average temp is 85. Our houses are not built for heat. My house is single wall construction, no insulation, windows that don't close tight, some don't close at all. No, these are not built for temps below 70ish. Right now it's 76 and I'm sitting here in flannel pj's and socks. I hate winter.

So the alarm went off this morning and I stuck my hand out to hit the snooze and nearly froze. I ended up hitting the snooze one too many times and didn't have time to get my run in. I did get my strength workout in. I dug out my long running pants (actually they only come to the knees) and my long sleeved running shirt. Brrr...... Anyway, I was supposed to run today and rest …

Sometimes I don't know my own strength

Apparently I broke the belt on my elliptical today. It seems I was going so damn fast that I broke the belt. Either that, or the thing just wore out as I started my workout today :)

So I only ended up getting about 15 minutes on the elliptical. After my late night last night I was not up to a hard workout anyway, so that worked out good.

Last night hubby and I went to see America in concert. I'll be writing a detailed post on the concert but not tonight, I'm tired.

Where were you while we were getting high??

I was out for a run. This morning was strength and running. It was leg day. I have got to swap my schedule so that legs fall on the non-running day. Doh!!!

Since I started my run before sunrise I wore my cute little white running skirt so I'd stand out. It was an okay run. I had some knee pain before I started so that was a problem. But I did a little over 3 miles in 39 minutes. My pace is slightly faster than last week. That's good.

That's all I have to say. It's early and I probably should get started on work.

And another Monday ends....

I do hate returning to work after a long weekend. It serves to remind me that work is not my favorite thing :)

Nothing much going on really. This morning was strength training. I did it, it was good. What else can I say????

My neck pain is finally going away. I actually went all day without thinking about my neck. Yea!!! While my neck was hurting I had a fairly constant headache. While I was pretty sure it was related to my neck, I was a little concerned that I was getting a migraine. I used to get them regularly and whenever I feel like I might be getting one I freak a little. I hate them. They are so incredibly painful. Ugh!!!

And another Monday draws to a close. Hope yours was good.

As usual I'm late to the party!!

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Running Skirts?!?!?!?!?! Oh. My. God...... These are the best things since sliced bread. I just got back from my 4 miler and what a fun run it was.
I had a hard time getting a picture of myself since hubby is at work today. If only I could teach the dogs to take pictures :)

Anyway, my skirt story. I've been flirting with the idea of getting a running skirt for a while now. I keep cruising the running apparel websites looking at the various features and debating. I never got one because I have a couple of issues.

First, I have thunder thighs. No matter how skinny I ever get, my thighs remain large. That's okay, it doesn't bother me anymore but it makes for some considerations when running. I can't run in 'running' shorts because they ride up between my thighs and I chafe. I can wear them for walking and hiking, but no running. So when I run I wear spandex shorts. Now one major reason I've been holding off getting a running skirt is because of th…