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Friday, January 18, 2013

This is what I do...

Happy Friday, my friends!!

I am so blessed that each morning I get to look at these precious faces!
I have a home daycare, and LOVE what I do! I've had my 2 girls since they were 3 months old, they're now 24 and 18 months old. I just got my little boy this week, he is 3 months old.
  I'm not able to have a baby of my own (I might blog about that someday...), so these babies definitely fill the baby hole in my heart. The good thing about it is I don't have to go through the sleepless nights and everything else Momma's go through. I give them back at 5:00, and my day is over. Although I've heard it's all worth it, I'm just trying to find the positive in my situation! 

  Last night I took another boot camp class! Yes, with the boring instructor I talk about here. She was still un-energetic (is that a word?), and this time didn't even seem prepared! It seemed to take her several seconds to even decide what our next move would be! At one point she was trying to decide our next move and said we would do one thing, then said "no, we'll do it this way, it's easier". WHAT THE HECK! I don't want easy! I'm not paying for easy! I want you to make me think I'm dying!! (I ended up doing it the more difficult way anyway.)
 I wish I could just take over this class. They'd call me Jilllian, compared to this lady!

Thankfully, I still worked up a good sweat by the time it was over.

Tomorrow I'm going to attempt to run 16 miles! Last weekend was 15 miles and I could not have made it 1 more mile. But tomorrow I will do it!!!


Are you running or racing tomorrow?
Any fun plans for the weekend?


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  1. I have my first 10 mile 'race' on Saturday and a 5k on Sunday. I am also hoping to get out dancing Saturday night because it has been soooooo long!

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    1. Wow, 2 races back to back and dancing! Go Gigi!!

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  2. Cheering you on for your 16 miler! I'm so glad you have those babies to love on...we have yet another thing in common! And I love that you choose to find the positives in your situation :-)

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    1. Thank you, Jen!! I'm glad we have something else in common, but I'm sorry you've had to go through it too. :( I'm on the other side of it now, but still have hard days on occasion.

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  3. I've had a lot of trouble having my children, so I understand what you're saying! I hope you share your story about it. I plan on running 6 miles outside, weather permitting (it's suppose 49 degrees and very windy here). Or more... 8 miles maybe. We'll see! But the goal for right now is to run 6! I need to get more miles in this month! If it's too windy or cold, I'm going to attempt to do my run on a treadmill! If this is the case, I am going to get a more upbeat playlist to help me keep my mind off the treadmill! I'll be cheering you on as you run your 16! Enjoy your weekend!

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    1. I might share my story someday. One time when I was right in the middle of going through it all, someone told me I need to stop feeling sorry for myself, so since then I try not to talk about it!
      It's supposed to be a little warmer here tomorrow too, so should be a good day for a run! I watch tv when I run on the tm, so that's a good distraction for me! Have a good weekend too, darlin!

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  4. You'll rock that 16 miles tomorrow!

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  5. :) all the luck for the run tomorrow!
    The babies are really cute :)
    As another post said, its really very brave of you to see be positive!

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    1. Thank you, Z! I have to look at the positives, the negatives are depressing, and that's not the way I want to live!

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    1. Thank you, Abbi! I ALWAYS look forward to my long runs!

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  7. Cute kids! Good luck on your run this weekend :) You are doing so great and, from the looks of it, you are well on your way to a marathon if that's what you choose to do!

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    1. Thanks, Lisa! I'm still thinking about that marathon...!

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  8. YAY for your 16 miler! You will crush it girl!
    I have a 7 miler on tap tomorrow, but I might throw on a couple extra because my weekly mileage is 3 miles lower than it should be.....so maybe double digits........
    You are so wonderful and brave!! Such an inspiration to see someone who encountered a 'bump in the road' and decided to keep on going with a smile on their face!!

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    1. Thank you, sweet girl!
      Can't wait to hear how your run went!!

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  9. Adorable kiddies!
    I had a class at the gym where the instructor was less than stellar and I quit going. I ended up being frustrated at the end of class due to the lack of structure and no matter how hard I made the exercises it wasn't a good workout. I gave her three chances (spaced out) and stopped going bc it was always a fluster. (To the point where she would drop things and fall down multiple times). Possibly nerves and I felt bad, but on the other hand, I couldn't.
    Good luck on your 16 miler! I have a quick 10k @ race pace :)

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    1. Wow, your instructor sounds just as bad!! My friend ended up writing an anonymous note about her to the gym, so I might give her another chance, but if still no changes- I'm done! I hope your run went great!!

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  10. Ugh, sounds like your instructor could use some energy... can you give feedback to the gym in some anonymous sort of way?
    I had no idea you ran a home day care- how cool! Or that you can't have children... it took us 2 years to conceive, so although we did have a child, I understand the pain involved in that process. I'd love to hear more of your story sometime.
    Best of luck with the 16 miler! You'll nail it, I'm sure.

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    1. Yes, she could definitely use some energy!! My friend ended up writing an anonymous note about her to the gym. So I'll probably give her one more chance!
      It is a painful process that not many people can understand. I'm sure I will share more.
      Thanks, Laura!

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  11. Had my second boot camp class tonight and it was CRAZY!!!! I doubt I will be able walk tomorrow!!!!!! Good luck with the 16! You will rock it!

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    1. See, that's what I want!! I want it to be crazy and I want to feel like I can't walk! Haha! Thanks, Teresa!!

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  12. Hate when a class is bunk like that. The only way to make up for being an unprepared instructor is being energized. Without either, it's dunzo.

    I love that you have an at-home daycare. If I had to guess, I'd say those moms are so grateful for you and that you are taking such great care of their little babies. It's hard to leave them when they are so little, but if you know they are with someone who actually cares about the kids and treats them like their own, it makes it easier.

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    1. Yes, being unprepared and having no energy is definitely a deal breaker!
      I do love my daycare babies and feel like they're my own. They're precious!

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  13. You've got 16 miles! Have fun! I'm starting to taper for my first half in 2 weeks. Last week I did 13 and tomorrow is 10. Slowly cutting back on the mileage leading up to the race.

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    1. It was a blast, Deborah! Good luck on your half! I know you'll do awesome!

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  14. Have fun with 16 miles and good luck! Bad instructors can make or break a class or experience. I get one or two times when an instructor isn't great because everyone has a bad/off day, but if it's happening all of the time, I would start talking to other people in the class casually to see what they think. I'm a little cheap, but if I'm paying specifically for a class I want to get everything out of it I possibly can!

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    1. That's why I went back the 2nd time because I thought maybe she just had a bad day or something. But nope, that's just the kind of instructor she is! My friend wrote an anonymous note to the gym about her, so I'll probably go back one more time to see if anything has changed! I totally agree, I don't want to pay $5 for that!

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  15. Enjoy those 16 miles, unfortunatly I'm not feeling well enough yet to start running again. Soon I hope :)

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    1. I hope you get to run again SOON too, girl!

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  16. I'm going to get in one five mile day this weekend and also catch up on my 30 Day Shred workouts since I've been sick. You can tell me it's none of my business but I feel like if you keep paying this women she doesn't know what she's doing wrong. She might be great for inexperienced folks but for others.... On the other hand if your friend is still going with you I'm sure you're having fun anyway. :)

    Have a great run!

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    1. I have 30 day shred, but have never done it! I really need to!
      My friend wrote an anonymous note to the gym about this lady, so I'll probably give her one more chance, and see if anything has changed. If not, I'm done! I agree, she probably is good for the inexperienced and also the older people. (We're usually the youngest in the class!)
      Thanks, Carli!

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  17. I'm seriously considering going for a short run this afternoon. :) Hope you enjoyed your 16-miles!! Reading about that boot camp instructor is driving me crazy! You should totally complain about her. I've never taken a boot camp class, but if I did, I'd at least want to feel like I was getting my money's worth.

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    1. My 16 miler was awesome!! It felt easier than the 15 last week! Weird, I know!
      My friend wrote an anonymous note to the gym about her. So I'll go one more time to see if anything has changed. If not, I'm done! I hope you got your run in!! :)

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  18. Wow, 16 miles, that is incredible!! I run 10 miles, max:)

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