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    Oops...I haven't been around here recently...

    Oops...I haven't been around here recently either.

    Either way, nothing new to report. I am still at 142 lbs, which is 2 lbs higher than my start weight :(
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    I didn't check in last week because I went on a...

    I didn't check in last week because I went on a long weekend trip to run a 10K race in Banff, AB. I weighed in when I returned to find that I had gained 8 pounds :eek: over the course of 3 days. I...
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    I weighed in at 140.0, so no change for me this...

    I weighed in at 140.0, so no change for me this week. I wasn't expecting big numbers because I focused on eliminating processed foods from my diet this week instead of cutting calories and increasing...
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    No trip report yet, and I'm not sure if I'll ever...

    No trip report yet, and I'm not sure if I'll ever have time to write one. It's a great tour, though. There are so many options. You can do hostels/hotels or camp. You do have to bring some food, but...
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    I'm back after a LONG break. Thanks to Susan and...

    I'm back after a LONG break. Thanks to Susan and the rest of you for sharing your stories because it's inspired me to give this another go. My backstory is fairly similar to a lot of you. I lost 25...
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    YIKES! That photo is huge, but I'm not sure how...

    YIKES! That photo is huge, but I'm not sure how to fix it. Does anyone know?
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    This whole summer has been a combination of good...

    This whole summer has been a combination of good and bad times for me, which is why I haven't updated any of my posts in so long. I finally feel like I'm in a place to get back to posting in a public...
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    Resurrecting this old thread for an update. ...

    Resurrecting this old thread for an update.

    Well, the weather for the Calgary marathon was beautiful. I wore my Garmin watch so that I could pace myself right from the beginning. I was taking in...
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    Thanks for the advice/support colby and Oak! (And...

    Thanks for the advice/support colby and Oak! (And impressive workouts this weekend colby.) I am glad to hear that I'm not alone in my achy taper. I was expecting to feel better since I'm running less...
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    I haven't been posting because I've been running...

    I haven't been posting because I've been running :D

    I have been keeping up with the thread regularly, though. I find that it really motivates me.

    I finished the hardest week of my marathon...
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    I haven't posted lately, but I have been keeping...

    I haven't posted lately, but I have been keeping up with my training. 18 miles yesterday and 36 miles total for the week. Next weekend is 'the big one' (20 mile training run), and then the following...
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    I got home from Costa Rica just over a week ago,...

    I got home from Costa Rica just over a week ago, and things are finally starting to settle down! I didn't run in CR because it was way too hot for me, and I refused to spend any time in the gym while...
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    I will add my voice to the chorus - I absolutely...

    I will add my voice to the chorus - I absolutely feel much better after the first half hour or so of running. For my last half marathon, I actually ran negative mile splits for miles 9-13, and I...
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    Awesome! Congrats on the fast finish. 5K on...

    Awesome! Congrats on the fast finish.

    5K on the treadmill for me today. I was planning on running outside, but the cold, snow and -30 windchill scared me inside yet again. Can winter be over now?
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    I've had a copper IUD for about a year now. I'm...

    I've had a copper IUD for about a year now. I'm 29, and I've never been pregnant, so my GYN recommended the smallest of the copper devices that's available here in Canada. I don't think you can get...
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    11K yesterday on the treadmill at the gym. I...

    11K yesterday on the treadmill at the gym. I don't mind doing shorter runs and intervals on the dreadmill, but I am really hoping that it warms up soon so that I can at least do my long runs outside....
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    Thanks! My recovery run on Weds ended up being...

    Thanks!

    My recovery run on Weds ended up being a bit faster than I was aiming for. The windchill was close to -40 :eek: and neither I nor the dog really wanted to spend any more time outside than...
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    I think I'll start posting in here. I've been...

    I think I'll start posting in here. I've been plugging away at my marathon training schedule, and I'm currently in the midst of week 3 (of 16).

    I did a slow (snow and ice) 5k on Monday and bike...
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    lululemon and Skirtsports Running Skirts

    I have completely switched from shorts to skorts/skirts for running in warm conditions. Like a lot of you, I have larger thighs and chafing has always been a problem for me at longer distances with...
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    Are you sure you didn't break anything? It sounds...

    Are you sure you didn't break anything? It sounds like you must be in terrible pain. If you did fall hard enough to break a bone, it might be worth having your IUD checked out just for piece of mind....
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    I think it's pretty unlikely that you did any...

    I think it's pretty unlikely that you did any serious damage to the device. The uterus is a fairly muscular organ that cramps on a regular basis, and IUDs aren't damaged by that. You did take a hard...
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    From what I've read, it's actually better to put...

    From what I've read, it's actually better to put some weight up front when you are touring with a heavy load. I guess it balances everything out or something. I don't have any personal experience...
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    Tri Girl: My DH actually bought me front and rear...

    Tri Girl: My DH actually bought me front and rear panniers for Christmas. I chose Ortlieb front and back rollers, and he chose the color (bright yellow!) so that it would still be some sort of...
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    Check out http://www.saskcycling.ca/clubs.html...

    Check out http://www.saskcycling.ca/clubs.html for a list of all the bike clubs in the province.

    Depending on the club, you may have to contact the person in charge to get more details on rides...
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    redrhodie: I do have a tour planned for this...

    redrhodie: I do have a tour planned for this summer. I talked my DH and all of my in-laws (mom, dad, 2 SILs, and BIL) into touring from Jasper to Banff along the Icefields Parkway this July. I am...
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