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Old 05-20-2013, 09:33 PM   #1
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My Nike+ watch arrived today to track my distance running when I finally hit the road and get off the treadmill.

Four months ago, I would have said, "no I do not run, I take a taxi instead!"

And some bluetooth headphones also arrived. I used to think that bluetooth headphones were for @rseholes. But then, I broke my headphone jack while working out, so I kinda get the reason while wireless headphones are good for runners and the gym now.

Anyway, all very geeky but weird since it was not so long ago that I would have laughed at the mere suggestion that I would be buying this stuff.

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Old 05-20-2013, 09:40 PM   #2
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Someone held the elevator for me and I said "No thanks, I'll take the stairs!" Um what?? Me?? YEP!!

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When I started running, I started with the goal of running a specific half marathon. I said I'd never do a full marathon. Now I'm getting ready to start marathon training... When I registered for the marathon, I swore I'd never do a triathlon. Now I'm swimming several days per week as well as running, and I have a tri picked out for next year. (Gotta wait until the 2014 date is released, to make sure it's not the weekend I'll be graduating.)
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Old 05-20-2013, 09:47 PM   #5
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I feel like an *** but I turn down baked goods from our school's Foods program. I feel so guilty but they bake every. single. DAY! lol once I even took it and threw it out, just to be nice ahahhaa
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For me right now (I still have 100+ to lose) Its spending GOOD money on a pair of very good walking shoes and not just the R**bok's on sale.... My HEEL feels much better and I would have never spent the money on shoes before.. Small thing but needed.
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I want to run. I haven't gotten to the point of being able to yet but I really really want too!! I can't wait till I can. I miss walking on the days that I cant for whatever reason!
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For Mother's Day, my fiance took me to fitted for and buy new running shoes. Up until that point, my swankiest pair cost about $30. I am all about practicality, saving a dime, and renouncing materialism...so I would have laughed in the face of anyone suggesting I would one day own a pair of shoes that cost more than $100. I will freely admit that they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn...but I still cringe at the cost!
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I've actually been browsing on the fitbit website...
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I used to think Bluetooth heatsets looked stupid too, but now I'm considering getting one. I do have a question. Do these help when you have trouble hearing the phone ring? This is why I need it. We go to casinos a lot and it's so noisy I can't hear the phone ring and I don't always have a pocket to put it in so I can feel it vibrate.

Another thing I''m doing that I never thought I'd do before is being fat. Why did I let this happen?
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I used to be one of those people who pooh-pooed fitness clubs, like Woody Allen in Hannah and her Sisters: "Look at all these people, just trying to stave off the inevitable." Now I go several times a week. I guess I've become one of those people.

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Hi Ian. Welcome back to the states. Did your luggage catch up with you?

List all the times I've had to eat my words? Not enough space here although the words are low cal! Here's 5 I can think of off the top of my head.

1) Pay to go to the gym and actually use the membership. And even kind of enjoy it.
2) Buy a sports bra.
3) Buy shoes that are actually made for exercising.
4) Buy a food scale and use it for something other than weighing letters to see if extra postage is needed.
5) Do the garden tilling myself because now I'm strong enough to handle the tiller.
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Old 05-21-2013, 01:22 PM   #13
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I used to think Bluetooth heatsets looked stupid too, but now I'm considering getting one. I do have a question. Do these help when you have trouble hearing the phone ring? This is why I need it. We go to casinos a lot and it's so noisy I can't hear the phone ring and I don't always have a pocket to put it in so I can feel it vibrate.
Mine vibrates. It is an LG one that you wear around your neck.

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Hi Ian. Welcome back to the states. Did your luggage catch up with you?
Thanks, and no. It is still "at an airport"!
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My Nike+ watch arrived today to track my distance running when I finally hit the road and get off the treadmill.

Four months ago, I would have said, "no I do not run, I take a taxi instead!"

And some bluetooth headphones also arrived. I used to think that bluetooth headphones were for @rseholes. But then, I broke my headphone jack while working out, so I kinda get the reason while wireless headphones are good for runners and the gym now.

Anyway, all very geeky but weird since it was not so long ago that I would have laughed at the mere suggestion that I would be buying this stuff.

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Great fun question, Ian! Never thought I'd own a heart rate monitor but now love mine

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For me right now (I still have 100+ to lose) Its spending GOOD money on a pair of very good walking shoes and not just the R**bok's on sale.... My HEEL feels much better and I would have never spent the money on shoes before.. Small thing but needed.
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For Mother's Day, my fiance took me to fitted for and buy new running shoes. Up until that point, my swankiest pair cost about $30. I am all about practicality, saving a dime, and renouncing materialism...so I would have laughed in the face of anyone suggesting I would one day own a pair of shoes that cost more than $100. I will freely admit that they are the most comfortable shoes I've ever worn...but I still cringe at the cost!
Sad to say (maybe not ) that my running shoes may be the most expensive shoes I own. Mine cost over a $100 a pop as well. No guilt here as I work the **** out them!

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I used to be one of those people who pooh-pooed fitness clubs, like Woody Allen in Hannah and her Sisters: "Look at all these people, just trying to stave off the inevitable." Now I go several times a week. I guess I've become one of those people.

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Me too!

Adding to the list are proper wicking clothes, my subscription to Runner's World, and the increasing amount of $$$ I drop on various races around town.
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I never thought the smell of cookies and cakes would naturally turn me away from them instead of drawing me to their location!

Every Friday night I would order delivery food as an end of the week treat. Now the thought doesn't even interest me!
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