Posted on May 12, 2012 by shannonjoe
I have taken the plunge!!! I am combining all of my blogs into 1 blog!! Whew!! I have not been able to keep up with all of them, so this will simplify my blogging life. Hopefully! :)
My new blog is http://irunreadteach.wordpress.com/ so PLEASE (pretty please) hop on over and set yourself up with a subscription!!! I won’t be updating my running blog, teaching blog, or reading blog anymore. irunreadteach will be my new blog. Did I say go ahead and get over there and subscribe?????? :)
I transferred almost ALL of my content from my other 3 blogs to the new one so there will be TONS of stuff for you to peruse!
AND-I just wrote my 1st post for that blog-Libby, it’s for you-my 5k trail run that I did a couple of weeks ago. Here’s the link to that post: http://irunreadteach.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/madhatters-5k-trail-run/
I might even have a giveaway in the next couple of weeks for a lucky-um-reader-um-subscriber of my new blog!! :)
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Posted on May 11, 2012 by shannonjoe
YEA!!! I ran today for the 1st time since last Wednesday. And did NOT eat the side of the house like I did yesterday!! I’m telling you-I have been EATING lots since last Friday night! I guess I just fell off the wagon.
But got back on it today! And it felt so good!
Ran 2 miles in just under 23 minutes-a little under an 11:30 mile pace. Then I walked just over a mile. Boy, have I missed running this past week. Now I am complete. :)
Thanks to those of you who sent me positive comments yesterday and today!!! You helped me get on my feet again!! Love my bloggy friends!
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Posted on May 9, 2012 by shannonjoe
Have I been bitten by the food bug?? :) I have wanted to eat everything in sight since this past Friday. I mean EVERYTHING!!!!! AND I have not run since last Wednesday!!! What??
Today after school I had the “urge” the “desire” to eat ice cream, potato chips, and a candy bar. Did I cave and eat all of that? You betcha bottom dollar I did!!! And it was sooooooo good!
OK-tomorrow after school I am going to run INSTEAD of eat! How about that?? But I really need some support here. Please leave me a comment about why I need to run and how much better I will feel if I run and all that good stuff. Pretty please. :)
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Posted on April 29, 2012 by shannonjoe
We had a good trip home from the beach Friday. We had finally come into Alabama and what did we see? A brown cow? No. A black cow? No. A white cow? No. A hot pink cow? Why, yes! :)
Standing by the road no less. So I screamed, “Turn around and go back!!!”. We found a quaint little roadside eating establishment. We ordered ice cream, but they also had cupcakes and sweets and I think lunch items. I was in such a hurry to get back outside and make friends with the hot pink cow that I didn’t really pay attention! :)
Here is the facebook page for this super cool place if you want to look it up. Just in case you are traveling through God’s country one day. :)
We took some pictures of Sweet P! She was so sweet. :)
Taylor and Sweet P.
Sweet P, my daughter, and myself.
Isn’t this place beautiful? Oh, how I wish my house looked like that! :)
Post coming later about my 5k trail run with my brother this weekend. You will NOT want to miss this!!!
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Posted on April 26, 2012 by shannonjoe
Boredomitis. Is that a word? If it’s not then I just made it up, and it FITS!! I.hate.treadmills. :)
Booooring!! I could only crank out 2 loooong miles on the treadmill at the condo before I had to get off due to being BORED OUT OF MY MIND!! I really appreciate the great outdoors that God made. And I will appreciate the outdoors EVERY TIME I’M ABLE TO RUN OUTDOORS FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! :)
I started out at 4mph, then bumped it up to about 5.5. Then (just to go ahead and get it over with) I bumped it up to 6.5. Scary! This is what I kept envisioning!
I finally got off after 2 miles and got on the stationary bike and did 6.69 miles WHILE READING!! FUN!!! :)
Did a little bit of strength training:
Squats-2 sets of 15
Bicep curls-2 sets of 15
Tricep thingies-2 sets of 15
Had a healthy day of eating while at the beach.
Breakfast-Oatmeal and yogurt
Supper-Grilled shrimp, salad, and cheese grits (well, “almost” a healthy day of eating) :)
It was another super relaxing day at the beach! Night!
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Posted on April 25, 2012 by shannonjoe
I didn’t run today, but I DID hop on the stationary bike in the fitness center where we are staying. Gulp! I only did 7 miles and at a slow pace, but I think it was more strength training than cardio! My quads will be thanking me later. :)
I ate HEALTHY all day until supper time!
Breakfast consisted of oatmeal, yogurt, and a banana.
Lunch was a leftover salad, some carrots, and an apple.
Afternoon snack was an apple.
See? I did good didn’t I? :)
And then came supper…… at Dusty’s Oyster Bar…..
Fried clam strips, grilled shrimp and scallops, hushpuppies, french fries, grouper, baked oysters, fried oysters!!!! And 2 diet cokes! :)
We layed out in the sun today for a total of 1 1/2 hours! I think it was 71 degrees, but the wind was WHIPPING!! Hopefully it will be warmer tomorrow. Praying anyway! :)
4 days until my 5k trail run with my brother!
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