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A moment of gratitude

Every so often I have to stop and remember how incredibly lucky I am.  It hit me this morning - hard.  I was doing my 8 miles when it all came to me in a rush and I actually wrote this post in my head right then.  So here goes.

I am incredibly blessed for the following reasons:
The typical health, job and all that stuff - and I'm not rushing over it because I don't think it's that important, I do - but these are the things everyone is grateful for so let's just get that part out of the way. I have the exact house that I have dreamed about for years.  Years!!!!  It is small and needs work but it is exactly perfect for us and we love it to death. I have a job that I really, really love.  I really love teaching and being involved in education and all that..It's awesomeI live in the most beautiful place on earth.  I live at the base of the Koolau Mountains which are the most beautiful mountains ever.  I love living here and I love that the Koolaus are never the same 2 d…

8 miles

That's how far I went yesterday and I could not be happier with myself. I set out to cover the 8 miles however it went and I did it. The vast majority of it was walking but I did do a lot more running than I thought I would - so I am pleased. Today I went to strength training this morning. I am very happy with myself. Here's what's happened since Saturday:
Saturday:  strength training and a 4.5 mile run/walkSunday:  restMonday: strength training in the morning; circuit workout in the eveningTuesday: 8 miles run/walkWednesday: strength trainingThat's all I'm doing today, well aside from the Wii.  I picked one up on Monday and it is silly, silly fun.  I love the bowling.  So much fun.  Anyway, that's about it for now.

Over the top - as usual....

As is typical, I went a little crazy in my workout planning.  I had these delusions of doing strength training then going for a run right after.  Huh...that didn't work out so well on Saturday maybe I should take it as a sign.  So I've revamped my ideas just a bit.  I walked over to the studio, did my strength training and walked home this morning.  This evening I'm doing the circuit training at the studio.  Tomorrow morning it's my 8 mile run. Tomorrow evening maybe nothing - I'll have to see.  I figure it's better to workout everyday rather than jamming it all in on one day and falling apart the next.  I do love the circuits though, so I'm doing those on Monday night and Friday morning. Running will be Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday.  I'm going to do 8 miles each day so running 3 days a week should be more than enough.  Also, the 10k on New Years Day will be a piece of cake - I like that :)

I've decided I'm getting a Wii.  I have been watching t…

Yesterday

was basically a success.. I walked over to strength class...did that, and I tried to keep it light since I knew I would be running after...talked to a lady about biking next weekend - sweet!!... began my run...now after doing a whole boatload of squats and lunges my legs were a little shaky, so initially running was not an option...no problem - I walked.... for the first 2 miles, I walked... fast.... that took me to the gates of the botanical garden...at that point I knew there was no way I was going to do the 5 miles in and out of the gardens..so I made a tactical decision and turned around at the gate...and went home.  I went a total of 4.5 miles....not the 8 I was planning on but I'm happy with it...today my legs are just the tiniest bit sore...I can feel the muscles in my quads and my calves and it feels good....clearly I did a lot of work yesterday.... Tomorrow is shaping up like this:

strength workout in the morningcircuit training at nightbotanical garden run in betweenget i…