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whew - ok i sat out the last challenge. no regrets.  

 

but i turned 30 2 weeks ago.  so the more mature me needs to get back on the wagon.  i'll post some goals later.  glad to be back.  

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Glad to see you back... for a second there I though your whole mission was going to be to eat pumpkin. Talk about keeping things simple! :)

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Glad to see you back... for a second there I though your whole mission was going to be to eat pumpkin. Talk about keeping things simple! :)

i wish.

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ok i have put in some thought (kind of).  here are my goals.

 

1. Practice Practice Practice for my 5K. I signed my stepdaughter (age 9) and I up for a 5k Run or Dye race. She was very excited.  And then we started training.  And that enthusiasm went out the window as soon as she realized she was going to have to work at it :(  So, I need to:

A: stay strong and motivate both of us,

B: run w/Madelyn 3x a week,

C: push her to do her best on race day (I'd REALLY like to finish in under 35 mins - but at this point realistically I think we will run a 40 min walk/jog).  

 

Our race is a the end of this challenge - Oct 26th.  I will count this as successful if we finish in under 40 minutes and Madelyn admits she had fun.  Half points for finishing but no fun or fun but slow finish.  

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2.  Get back into yoga.  Ok I admit it - I took a break from NF and def slacked on my stretching. but I did read some books on yoga.  that counts right?  anywho I seem to do ok on gradual increases - so 1 hour of yoga this week for the baseline and add 12 minutes each week to get back to about where I was.  

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3. Pumpkin Feast! I will try one new pumpkin recipe each week.  Because I love pumpkin and I need to expand my repertoire of fall tastiness.

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4.  Read GoT Bk 2I am about 200 pages into it. I need to finish it. I would like to get much farther into the series before the new season starts in March.

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10 minutes stretching out my sore legs last night - 10/60 min yoga 

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10 mins yoga - 20/60 complete

30 min run w/Madelyn - 1 of 3 complete

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i think i'm going to seriously have to consider learning some office yoga.  

 

i am freaking out about all these reports that sitting is a killer- but i do not have the option for a standing desk at work. not an option. blarg.

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Have you ever done a one or two minute meditation? I just close my eyes and focus on my breathing until it slows down. Then I take 6-10 slow breaths (or longer if I have longer). It was awkward at first, but has really helped with my stress level.

I also want a standing desk. Two coworkers and I have halfheartedly tried to figure out how to make this a reality, but we haven't quite finished the project!

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I also want a standing desk. Two coworkers and I have halfheartedly tried to figure out how to make this a reality, but we haven't quite finished the project!

i am a librarian - i can't really convert the entire circulation desk into a standing workstation :( and i've been trying for two years just to get someone to come re-arrange the furniture in my office so I don't have my back to the door.  I am not allowed to move it myself - or i would.  all i can do is try to remember to get up and walk around every 15 minutes or so. 

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i am a librarian - i can't really convert the entire circulation desk into a standing workstation :( and i've been trying for two years just to get someone to come re-arrange the furniture in my office so I don't have my back to the door.  I am not allowed to move it myself - or i would.  all i can do is try to remember to get up and walk around every 15 minutes or so. 

that sounds like a load of excuses i know.  perhaps i should look on this as a challenge and get my nerdy brain to focus on solutions.

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Back to the door. That would make me SO ANXIOUS! In our old building, a coworker hung a mirror on his monitor b/c his back faced his door and it drove him nuts. But my first suggestion would be, "Can I do it if we do a team move?" (Assuming it's a safety issue.) Or if it's a network/electrical issue, can you at least move the desk, make plans and figure out the easiest way to do it? Sometimes the job is so overwhelming to IT (especially if a desk has been there forever) that they might not want to even start to tackle it. Do some of the pre-work adn they might be more receptive.

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Back to the door. That would make me SO ANXIOUS! In our old building, a coworker hung a mirror on his monitor b/c his back faced his door and it drove him nuts. But my first suggestion would be, "Can I do it if we do a team move?" (Assuming it's a safety issue.) Or if it's a network/electrical issue, can you at least move the desk, make plans and figure out the easiest way to do it? Sometimes the job is so overwhelming to IT (especially if a desk has been there forever) that they might not want to even start to tackle it. Do some of the pre-work adn they might be more receptive.

my current plan is to come in during the Christmas holidays when most folks are on vacation... move the desk and pretend elves did it.  

 

i am not supposed to move the desk b/c i'll need to move the computer and the phone. and it is a giant desk. so it is safety and IT policies against me.  fortunately, i'm fairly tech savvy and my husband works for the same school - so i have an accomplice.  

 

and yes - back to the door makes me anxious. i spend as little time in my office as possible.  at least being in a library i can hear people coming well before they arrive... usually.  

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my current plan is to come in during the Christmas holidays when most folks are on vacation... move the desk and pretend elves did it.  

 

i am not supposed to move the desk b/c i'll need to move the computer and the phone. and it is a giant desk. so it is safety and IT policies against me.  fortunately, i'm fairly tech savvy and my husband works for the same school - so i have an accomplice.  

 

and yes - back to the door makes me anxious. i spend as little time in my office as possible.  at least being in a library i can hear people coming well before they arrive... usually.  

 

Well, that sounds like an excellent plan. At first I was like, "Christmas!?!" And then realized it's almost here. :)

 

As for your standing station... Is that the same desk? Or is that a separate area? Is that possible to improvise yourself? When we get some slower time here, I might try to deal with the standing station again. My perfect solution would be a monitor setup at a standing station next to my seated station, where I can easily move between the two. Or, I have my laptop docked at my sitting station, maybe I can just walk to a standing station when I undock. So two great options. Just need to proceed. 

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week 1 update:

 

jogged 3x - we moved up to the next step on our C25K plan. it is possible we are building some confidence!

yoga - barely made it. but i did. adding 15 mins to the total for week 2. i just can't seem to get back into the habit. i've got to pick a time of day and stick to it.

pumpkin feasting was had several times over. i made pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin latte and i even added some pumpkin to my greek yogurt.  all recipes 100% primal.  woot. (this is the easy goal obviously). all new recipes and all keepers.  i've found a few more daring recipes to try - so i'll try something savory this week,

 

reading - nope. i read other books - but not GoT2. oops.

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Hi allirep!

Congrats on another great set of goals, especially the race! I'll be excited to follow your progress...

Regarding the yoga, I'm not sure if reading counts ;-) Remember that the fact that you know it's good for you doesn't always make it easier ;-) It will get easier the more you do it though.

What kind of grading will you use?

Welcome back!

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I hope you'll post some of your pumpkin recipe successes - especially if they're paleo! I have a recipe for pumpkin soup, but most of my other pumpkin recipes involve some kind of flour (even if it's gluten free, it's still flour).

 

I heard about pumpkin pudding somewhere...

 

I love pumpkin!

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ok so i have not been posting. 

 

but i'm working on my goals. my race is this Saturday.  we have been training 2-3 times a week. I don't think we will finish the race as fast as I hoped. I am thinking realistically 40-45min race time.  Madelyn is not speedy.

 

i have not been doing my yoga.  fail there.

 

i have been eating and try many new things. i'll post some links.

 

i have read 2 other novels -  but not Game of Thrones. I don't know. i might give myself some credit for reading some of it.  i had two library books that had to be read and returned.  good books though.

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