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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