Exercise! - Exercise Accountability - September




Shrinking Mama
09-01-2006, 11:36 PM
I hope it's ok for me to start this up. I didn't see one going yet. I posted on the August thread before it hit me that it's not August anymore.

Ran 2 miles in 25 minutes
Biked 3.2 miles
Attempted rollerblading 25 minutes

Happy September!


Ilene
09-02-2006, 10:35 AM
Oh YES thank you!!

Yesterday I went to the gym and did a Bosu arm, shoulder, leg workout!

alwaysbelieve
09-02-2006, 07:36 PM
Billy Blanks Tae*Bo, arm toning, and lunges.


Cloey
09-02-2006, 11:18 PM
Hello, 34 min. of walk away pounds recording.
Great work out if your just starting a fitness routine.

My next goal is 16 pounds loss by my birthday end of October.
http://www.3fatchicks.net/img/bar010/slider-hearts/lb/0/16/0/.png (http://www.3fatchicks.com/weight-tracker/)

Ilene
09-03-2006, 02:17 AM
:wel3fc: Cloey :wave:

This morning DH and I biked 35k...

Transformation
09-03-2006, 10:52 AM
I like the idea of a monthly accountability; I ended up creating a group for it, since the concept appeals to me. Currently I have a fitness regimen of running, swimming, biking, and power-walking. School starts again on 9/23 and I have swim classes, running, and weight training. Last semester I was eating a lot of whole foods and superfoods, so I had the necessary energy and fuel to keep up the grueling schedule of work, workouts, and school. I plan to do the same thing this semester, and those that follow, so wish me luck!


For September, I'd like to lose 5-10 lbs and get my body conditioned to regular exercise again by the time school rolls around. In addition to the usual holiday festivities, I'm going to spend Christmas this year with my mom and baby brother; it'll be my first time seeing them (and them me) in 7 years!!! Definitely a motivator for exercise and wanting to look my best, don't ya think? :D


I'm enjoying reading everyone's progress and daily exercise rituals. I'll come back in a week and let you all know how I'm doing. Let's hope I can get September off to a good start!


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Ilene
09-03-2006, 12:53 PM
:wel3fc: Transformation.... The group you started is it through your school? That's an excellent motivator when you can get friends in "real" life to participate in working out...

I haven't done any workout yet today... I'm not sure what I'm going to do yet, that's usually not a good sign :^:

alwaysbelieve
09-03-2006, 02:04 PM
Arm toning, lunges and Billy Blanks Tae*Bo.

Shrinking Mama
09-03-2006, 08:33 PM
Went rollerblading for 33 minutes.

dustcatcher
09-05-2006, 02:14 PM
Sept 4 Walked at mall 30 minutes, Walked dog 28 minutes
Sept 5 Walk Away the Pounds tape 30 minutes


dustcatcher

mandalinn82
09-05-2006, 07:09 PM
Oh boy, I'm behind.

Sept 1 - 48 min walk/jog, 30 min strength training
Sept 2 - 48 min cardio (stairclimber, bike) PLUS setting up tent and camping equipment for 2 hours.
Sept 3 - 1 hour hiking, plus 10 hours of the greatest tricep exercise I know...fishing.
Sept 4 - 2 hours taking down and packing camping equipment (did I mention the campsite was down a flight of stairs from where the car was parked? Try that carrying a 2 room tent...)
Sept 5 - 48 min mixed cardio (stairclimber and bike), 20 min shoulders/triceps.

Ilene
09-05-2006, 07:59 PM
Yesterday I didn't plan and I didn't get out to workout, oh well c'est la vie...

BUT.... Today I made up for it... this morning I did chest, HIIT 30 mins, and ran with my running gals friends tonight, 5k....:carrot:

alwaysbelieve
09-05-2006, 09:04 PM
Arm toning, pilates, and cardio.

Shrinking Mama
09-05-2006, 09:16 PM
Turbo Jam 20 min
TJ Abs
Stability ball dvd with weights
Ran 2.5 miles

LisaMarie71
09-05-2006, 09:18 PM
I'd like to join this thread!! It'll be a good way for me to track what I'm doing.

Sept 1 - 2-mile walk (Leslie Sansone video)
Sept 2 - 40 min walk outside (30 HI)
Sept 3 - nothing (unless you count dancing around at a John Mayer concert) ;)
Sept 4 - 37 min walk outside (30 HI); 20 min lower body toning (Kathy Smith video)
Sept 5 - 35 min treadmill (30 HI)

The HI stands for high-intensity. I'm increasing my high-intensity minutes gradually--the rest is warm-up or cool-down.

Ilene
09-05-2006, 11:25 PM
Yesterday I didn't plan and I didn't get out to workout, oh well c'est la vie...

I have to say that that statement is not true, I'm all screwd up in my days :o ... The reason I know is that all of a sudden my legs are sooooo sore from these side lunges I did yesterday, that it made me remember that I had worked out... I think I'm losin' it :crazy:

mandalinn82
09-06-2006, 06:16 PM
55 minutes of high intensity cardio.

alwaysbelieve
09-06-2006, 07:41 PM
Weights for arms and cardio.

LisaMarie71
09-06-2006, 09:53 PM
35 min treadmill walk (30 HI)

Shrinking Mama
09-06-2006, 10:07 PM
Turbo Sculpt 40 min
3.7 mile walk

softballmom
09-07-2006, 09:03 AM
Oops, I got behind too.

Sept 1 - My run tanked. Only got a 3/4 mile in jogging, but walked almost two miles.
Sept 2 - Worked in yard; no formal exercise.
Sept 3 - 3+ miles run @ 12 min /mile
Sept 4 - Lazy Labor day
Sept 5 - Ran 2.5 miles @ 12 min /mile
Sept 6 - Should have been WT, but never made it. Really need to work on this activity - mojo, determination, something!
Sept 7 - Plan to run 2.5 miles. Last run before my first 5K Saturday. I've walked 5k before, but never ran. Looking forward to it.

mandalinn82
09-07-2006, 12:36 PM
Softballmom - sending you lots of weight training mojo and :dust:

Today - 45 min walk/jog with a minor NSV...I've been working me way up SLOWLY on the ration of walk to jog. I started at 5 minutes and it nearly killed me. Today, I jogged more than half the time I was out for a total of 23 min jogging, 22 min walking. Progress!

Shrinking Mama
09-07-2006, 03:34 PM
Turbo Jam Cardio Party 45 min
TJ Abs 20 min

Mandalinn82 - Congrats on 23 minutes of jogging! Doesn't it feel good to know you can do that?

alwaysbelieve
09-07-2006, 03:49 PM
Cardio, weights for arms and toning.

Ilene
09-07-2006, 11:16 PM
Yesterday: 5k run & shoulder workout
Today: 5k run with my running buddies...

LisaMarie71
09-07-2006, 11:39 PM
35 min treadmill walk (30 HI)

softballmom
09-08-2006, 09:47 AM
Last night: Completed 2.25 mile run with some interval walking thrown in.
Tonight: The weights. Thanks for the willpower dust and mojo, Mandalinn!

Ilene
09-08-2006, 09:55 AM
In a few mins I am going to the gym to work back and get some HIIT in too...

LisaMarie71
09-09-2006, 06:22 PM
55 min. walk outside (45 min. HI)
30 min. strength training (upper body, abs)

yesterday - nothing :(

alwaysbelieve
09-09-2006, 06:36 PM
Pilates, and abs workout.

mandalinn82
09-09-2006, 09:04 PM
Oh boy, behind again...

9/8 - 48 min walk/jog
9/9 - 5 hours of High Intensity Cleaning :0), then 50 min high intensity cardio and 20 minutes upper body.

mandalinn82
09-09-2006, 09:05 PM
softballmom - did you get your weights in? More :dust: for you.

Ilene
09-09-2006, 09:10 PM
5k run this AM 35 mins....

Ilene
09-09-2006, 09:27 PM
5k run this morning...

Shrinking Mama
09-09-2006, 11:45 PM
2 mile walk

Shrinking Mama
09-10-2006, 05:26 PM
Turbo Sculpt
Ran 3.2 miles
Walked .75 mile

alwaysbelieve
09-10-2006, 09:44 PM
Cardio, arms toning, pilates and abs.

LisaMarie71
09-10-2006, 10:17 PM
40 min. walk in the park (35 HI)

Ilene
09-10-2006, 10:49 PM
5k run and arm workout

mandalinn82
09-11-2006, 03:36 AM
Does 4 hours of heavy duty construction count? We were building a deck...

I CAN feel it, big time, in my arms...and I was essentially doing squats each time I had to screw in a board...I'm totally counting it.

alwaysbelieve
09-11-2006, 04:09 PM
Mandalinn I would say yes to heavy duty contruction counting as exercise. Speaking from experience I know when we worked on our home I burned a lot of calories.


Exercise: pilates, and abs.

LisaMarie71
09-11-2006, 09:20 PM
40 min walk on the treadmill (33 HI)

Shrinking Mama
09-11-2006, 09:26 PM
3.75 mile walk

Ilene
09-11-2006, 11:13 PM
Leg workout :strong:

mandalinn82
09-11-2006, 11:21 PM
this morning - 48 min walk/jog

alwaysbelieve
09-12-2006, 02:31 PM
Cardio, and abs.

mandalinn82
09-12-2006, 02:55 PM
Taking today off because of a WICKED sore throat and cough. Ugh. Lets hope it passes quickly.

Ilene
09-12-2006, 07:02 PM
Shoulder workout and 5k run...

Shrinking Mama
09-12-2006, 08:29 PM
TJ 20 Minute workout
TJ Abs

Ilene
09-12-2006, 10:23 PM
Shoulder workout and 5k run...
plus a 15k bike ride 45 mins...

LisaMarie71
09-12-2006, 10:32 PM
30 min. walking video (2 miles)

mandalinn82
09-13-2006, 12:22 AM
Felt a bit better, so went and kicked my butt for 40 min on the stairclimber, 25 min weights on my arms.

2frustrated
09-13-2006, 06:24 AM
Osh Kosk B'gosh I could write out all my exercise for September but I don't want to scare people! ;) :lol:

I just want to boast about today's mammoth task! I cycled 15 miles to work. Of course I have to cycle 15 miles back again tonight :D Oh and that's UK miles, not your short-measure US miles ;) :lol:

softballmom
09-13-2006, 09:45 AM
Exercise has been so on plan this week! I did my first 5K RUN on Saturday with a time that beat my training days (33:55). Monday I did a full body WT routine and last night I ran 3 miles. Tonight is on plan for some more WT. Now that I am close to goal, it is even more important that I do the WT to add some muscle definition to my upper body. The running is helping my lower, but I still do lunges and sqats etc during my routine.

I do wish I had taken the advice of the Ladies Who Lift, and started out doing the WT sooner. I was too involved with my running, however, to get serious about it.

alwaysbelieve
09-13-2006, 04:04 PM
Cardio, weights for arms and abs.

mandalinn82
09-13-2006, 06:46 PM
52 minutes on the stairclimber. HR was at or above 160 all but 5 minutes, peaked at 185. I was working -VERY- vigorously.

But then the gym I am considering joining called and said I could use my day pass today (their sales guy is there to pitch me) so it looks like I'm getting two workouts today.

LisaMarie71
09-13-2006, 07:38 PM
40 min. treadmill walk (35 HI)
30 min. strength training (lower body, abs)

Ilene
09-13-2006, 11:21 PM
Chest and short HIIT run....

mandalinn82
09-14-2006, 12:32 AM
45 min walking 4.2 mph at 2.5-4.5 incline. Felt very nice.

softballmom
09-14-2006, 10:17 AM
Weight Training - 45min

Pinkwhispers05
09-14-2006, 11:30 AM
Here I am! I'm posting :)

30 to 45 minute walk yesterday
Hopefully going to the gym today, if not, will walk again :)

alwaysbelieve
09-14-2006, 02:05 PM
Cardio and weights for arms.

Ilene
09-14-2006, 03:54 PM
Hey Pink :welcome:

LisaMarie71
09-14-2006, 10:01 PM
40 min treadmill walk (35 HI)
20 min strength training (upper body)

1sttimer
09-14-2006, 10:21 PM
I just started this group and this workout. I am training for my first marathon though I have never moved farther than 3 miles. Started Sept. 12--30 min walk Sept. 13 walk/run 30 stretch 30 min
Sept 14 run/walk 35 min

softballmom
09-15-2006, 10:18 AM
Planned 2.5m run.

alwaysbelieve
09-15-2006, 02:04 PM
Cardio and weights for arms.

LisaMarie71
09-15-2006, 11:16 PM
40 min. treadmill walk (35 HI)

mandalinn82
09-16-2006, 12:20 AM
30 min treadmill walk, 30 min elliptical.

LisaMarie71
09-16-2006, 04:26 PM
55 min walk/jog outside (45 HI)

mandalinn82
09-17-2006, 03:16 AM
30 min elliptical, 20 min treadmill, 35 min weights.

Got myself a gym membership...I'm in H E A V E N

ktandthesmurfs
09-17-2006, 03:22 PM
Hey everyone.

I just came back from an hour of swimming laps in a pool. I was going pretty slow but I still feel amazing.

alwaysbelieve
09-17-2006, 06:09 PM
Cardio and abs.

Princsstrish
09-17-2006, 06:41 PM
35 min on the treadmill today = 1.5 miles

do most of you count by time spent or miles gone?

softballmom
09-17-2006, 07:49 PM
Weight train routine (full body) Friday, and 3.5 mile run on Saturday. Great week on plan!

LisaMarie71
09-17-2006, 10:12 PM
55 min. walk/jog outside (45 HI)
60 min. strength training (upper body, lower body, abs)

I'm taking tomorrow off!

Ilene
09-17-2006, 11:22 PM
do most of you count by time spent or miles gone?It depends what I am doing...When I run or bike it's usually by how far I go, actually now that I think of it, it's always by distance...

Today, 30k bike ride... see distance again :lol:

alwaysbelieve
09-18-2006, 04:00 PM
Cardio and abs.

Princsstrish
09-18-2006, 04:43 PM
Walk and Kick Video

Ilene
09-18-2006, 10:43 PM
Bosu leg workout and 16k bike ride

mandalinn82
09-19-2006, 01:24 AM
Worked out twice today - first was 50 min on the stairclimber on my lunch, second was after work - 55 min on the elliptical.

softballmom
09-19-2006, 09:53 AM
Weight train routine, full body

mandalinn82
09-19-2006, 11:20 AM
Softballmom - way to go on getting your weight training in! You've been doing really well with that this month, and I know its hard for you.

:carrot: for you! :carrot:

Ilene
09-19-2006, 07:02 PM
Yesterday -- legs in the morning,16k bike ride in the afternoon
Today -- 5k run

alwaysbelieve
09-19-2006, 07:43 PM
Cardio 50 minutes, 30 minutes weights and resistance, and pilates.

Princsstrish
09-19-2006, 08:03 PM
35 minutes treadmill - 1.5 miles

LisaMarie71
09-19-2006, 08:22 PM
48 min treadmill walk (2.8 miles)

softballmom
09-20-2006, 10:17 AM
Thanks Mandalinn for the encouragement! You're right about me trying to get my arms around my w/t, but for some reason lately I've had the mojo. Feeling tighter afterwards helps the attitude.

Got in a 3.25 mile run last night outside in beautiful weather.

alwaysbelieve
09-20-2006, 07:39 PM
Cardio and pilates.

LisaMarie71
09-20-2006, 08:20 PM
20 min. elliptical
30 min. Walk and Jog DVD

softballmom
09-21-2006, 09:16 AM
W/T again, last night! :carrot: I even upped my pounds for a couple of my arm exercises.

Princsstrish
09-21-2006, 03:44 PM
Last night, 30 minutes on treadmill, was guilted into it by watching The biggest loser :)

alwaysbelieve
09-21-2006, 06:50 PM
Billy Blanks Tae*Bo, Pilates, and 30 minutes of weight training for arms.

Princsstrish
09-21-2006, 08:00 PM
Walk/Kick DVD today!!!

Ilene
09-21-2006, 08:53 PM
5k run

LisaMarie71
09-21-2006, 09:00 PM
48 min treadmill walk (2.8 miles)

mandalinn82
09-22-2006, 02:14 AM
45 min elliptical trainer.

Signed up for my gym membership today - comes with 2 hours free personal training a month. My first appointment (the dreaded stat taking and body fat analysis) is next Tuesday.

softballmom
09-22-2006, 09:33 AM
Planned easy run of 2.5miles

WannaLose13
09-22-2006, 10:15 AM
Good morning ladies!

Sorry but I haven't been doing much walking lately! I had to make up for that though last night and walked 2 miles instead of 1. I don't know if I will be able to do much this next week while on vacation or not but I will try. I am sure I will be very active though being in Cancun............lots to do!

Jen

Ilene
09-22-2006, 02:56 PM
Bon Voyage Wanna Lose :wave:

Today hit the gym did chest, back and shoulders....

LisaMarie71
09-22-2006, 08:21 PM
2-mile walk video (30 min)

alwaysbelieve
09-23-2006, 05:20 PM
Cardio and pilates for toning.

mandalinn82
09-23-2006, 05:43 PM
50 min elliptical, 15 min recumbent bike (if you put it on a high resistance, it gives an amazing amount of work to the quads! Who knew?)

mandalinn82
09-23-2006, 05:43 PM
AlwaysBelieve - I missed it when you hit goal! CONGRATULATIONS!

LisaMarie71
09-23-2006, 07:00 PM
60 min. walk/jog outside

Shrinking Mama
09-24-2006, 06:11 PM
1.5 mile run, 1 mile walk

softballmom
09-24-2006, 06:25 PM
Congratulations AlwaysBelieve on making your goal. Now comes the hard part of keeping it off and staying on plan with healthy living!! You can do it!

Got my w/t in this weekend and my 3.75mile run. Today is a rest day, only to begin again tomorrow.

LisaMarie71
09-24-2006, 07:05 PM
4-mile walk DVD
30 min strength training (upper body, abs)

alwaysbelieve
09-24-2006, 08:49 PM
Mandalinn and Softballmom Thank you both for the congrats on making goal.


Today exercise: Cardio and toning.

alwaysbelieve
09-25-2006, 04:34 PM
Pilates, abs, and arms exercise.

LisaMarie71
09-25-2006, 09:45 PM
30 min. elliptical
20 min. treadmill walk

mandalinn82
09-26-2006, 12:22 AM
50 min elliptical, 10 min bike, 10 min rowing, plus some squats on the Bosu.

softballmom
09-26-2006, 10:39 AM
Due to first day TOM I really did not want to do my w/t routine, but due to this board (accountability) and recent past history that it usually makes me feel better - I did it! I'm just glad my gym is downstairs and I didn't have to worry about my outfit.

mandalinn82
09-26-2006, 11:28 AM
Softballmom - you ROCK. Way to go on getting your WT in!

:carrot: for you.

alwaysbelieve
09-26-2006, 03:28 PM
Pilates, and weights for arms.

KateRN
09-26-2006, 05:01 PM
i just walked for 45 minutes and am getting ready to go to the gym for an hour of cardio and an hour of weight training, followed by 30 minutes of swimming!!

mandalinn82
09-26-2006, 06:35 PM
45 min elliptical, plus 15 min uphill walking. Tonight - Personal trainer for arms.

chrissym
09-26-2006, 07:29 PM
All the people I know say I work out too much. Finally a pplace where I can fit in.

I am 41 and have just begun on a new journey. i am a middle school teacher who, after 18 years of being on the front lines, is taking a year off. All I do is run, lift weights, relax, drink coffee, and socialize. I love my life again. Wish I never had to work ever again.

Exercise yesterday:

pilates
weights - shoulders and biceps.

Exercise today:
4 mile jog
different pilates (just a few - I'm hooked)

Talk to you later!

mandalinn82
09-26-2006, 07:49 PM
ChrissyM, welcome to our little corner!

Ilene
09-26-2006, 11:38 PM
:wel3fc: Chrissy :wave: ... Can you actually exercise too much?? I guess you could but not us :D...

Yesterday: jog to and from gym, total 5k, worked legs at gym...I rarely run and do legs the same day, but I felt ambitious :yes: and I am feeling it today too...

Toady: 5k run with my running group...

mandalinn82
09-27-2006, 01:20 AM
45 min UB with trainer.

And according to said trainer, you CAN work out too much. He suggested that I step down my cardio a bit.

Step down my ***. I respectfully disagreed.

softballmom
09-27-2006, 02:51 PM
:welcome3: Chrissy! I'm 41 also and have found exercise a blessing and a joy. Oh, why didn't I start sooner?? Wish I didn't have to work though.

Love your attitude Mandalinn!

Got my planned 3.5miles in. Thinking about ramping up my run days which means two out of my three w/t days will have a run tacked on. But I haven't been doing any cardio on those days, so it might be a good thing to do for mileage as well as body.

alwaysbelieve
09-27-2006, 03:03 PM
Welcome Chrissym


Pilates, weights for arms and abs.

Ilene
09-27-2006, 06:23 PM
30 mins shoulder workout
30 mins HIIT

I refuse to step down too Mandalinn

LisaMarie71
09-27-2006, 09:16 PM
yesterday: nothing (planned rest day)
today: 48 min treadmill walk and 30 min upper body/abs

mandalinn82
09-28-2006, 01:52 AM
Well come on, you guys see my cardio here...I do 50 minutes, 6 times a week! Thats not obsessive! Thats less than the government recommendation.

I love the trainer anyway. Especially because he called me "hardcore".

50 min elliptical

softballmom
09-28-2006, 09:45 AM
Got my w/t in last night with a quick run. I think my w/t is playing with my scale. I spike 1-2# after a w/t day. At least I knew this would probably happen, so I'm not bummed. But it is evil.

alwaysbelieve
09-28-2006, 05:33 PM
Softballmom I find that when I w/t the next day I gain. But the scale returns to normal the following day.


Workout: Walked 3 miles, pilates, and cardio.

Ilene
09-28-2006, 08:25 PM
Softballmom -- Your muscles do retain water, hence the gain, wait till the next day...

Today: 6.25k run

LisaMarie71
09-28-2006, 09:38 PM
48 min treadmill walk

mandalinn82
09-28-2006, 09:41 PM
45 min elliptical, 45 min UB lifting

Nikaia
09-29-2006, 01:00 AM
Can someone please kick me in the butt? I haven't worked out since Monday! I keep finding excuses not to work out...and I've been snacking like a crazy lady.

softballmom
09-29-2006, 10:07 AM
Nikaia: here you go... :kickbutt: Now make it in your schedule today, and watch those snacky feelings - drink some water, maybe?

Okay, now I'm getting frustrated! I gained another 1/2 pound, and I have w/t again tonight!!! I know that I need the w/t for its benefits (ie bone strength and toning), but I have worked so hard at getting here and I still have about (now) nine pounds to go!!! In my whole journey so far I have never been this frustrated, I just hang for a few days or even weeks, then my weight starts going back down. But this month I have gone between 121-125 because of temporary steroids due to poison ivy and now, I believe, w/t.
Because I'm so close, I just want the wt to be removed like the past, but it doesn't look like it's going to work that way.

Thanks for letting me vent..... And I don't want to move my ticker yet.

Nikaia
09-29-2006, 05:15 PM
Well, I worked out today - thanks for the butt-kicking, softballmom and Mandalinn! - and am feeling good about it. I also am thinking I need to structure my goals differently. I have a long-term weight goal, but I haven't got any exercise goals or anything. So I'll have to think on that...

alwaysbelieve
09-29-2006, 10:08 PM
Cardio, toning and weights for arms.

mandalinn82
09-30-2006, 01:10 AM
50 min elliptical

chrissym
09-30-2006, 12:02 PM
This is the third time I typed this. I have no idea why my post won't go on.

Nakaia...kick. you can do it, girl.

softball mom..your success at this point is amazing. I think your body may need some time to adjust to the new numbers. Sometimes when our weight is that low, it takes a long time to go lower. I think you are perfect.

alwaysbelieve...95? awesome!!

mandolinn...I think your cardio is inspiring, not obsessive. You rock.

yesterday I got the brainiac idea that I should do a detox. I thought i was going to die from the pain. Cramps!! And I am 3 pouunds heavier today. What the?? Anyway, I ran and biked for exercise. Too pooped to post yesterday.

plan for today:
legs, abs, triceps
biking at night.

LisaMarie71
10-01-2006, 12:42 AM
yesterday: nothing
today: 40 min walk/jog outside

chrissym
10-01-2006, 11:03 AM
today:
4 mile run at noon
7 mile bike ride 30 minutes at 4:30 pm

Ilene
10-01-2006, 02:16 PM
Yesterday: 6k run in 41:25 mins :carrot:
Today: back workout and cardio of some kind on the treadmill, probably HIIT...

Shrinking Mama
10-01-2006, 05:45 PM
2.5 mile run
.5 mile cool down walk

Ilene
10-01-2006, 08:35 PM
Closing this tread, on to October :fr: ... How time flies :rolleyes: