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Heather T
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I ran a lot this summer, well a lot for me (when I run, it's usually for 2 - 2.5 miles, interspersed with a lot of 5k races).  I was really on a roll...and then autumn hit, the days turned colder, the darkness got longer...and...now I haven't run for 2 months.  We recently joined a gym with a track (round and round in circles I'd go), except I'm really having trouble getting motivated again! 

Any words of wisdom to help me muster? I'm sure I'm not the only one to feel motivation issues in the winter.  {sigh}
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Heather,
Having lived in my teenage years and run track an field in the cold climate (NJ), I relate to your sense of dreadness to running the winter enviroment. Whenever I find my self in cold climates in the winter months (Atlanta being the latest), I strech-out and warm-up with calisthenics exercises (push-ups, leg raises, squats and jumping jacks, etc) to get the blood moving for at least ten minutes. Also, the new running gear for winter months are light yet keep the muscles warm. Also do not forget to put some face cream to protect the face from the wind and cold. Well I hope this bit of advice helps.
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Hi there!  I'm from Minnesota (we do NOT all talk like the people from the movie Fargo, LOL) and am most inspired to spend extra time taking pictures while I'm on vacation.  Our favorite locales are in Europe.  I primarily shoot with a Sony A55 and want to improve my ability to see things near my home as photography opportunities.  :)
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Eek, you know - it's SODA for me too.  I hate the word "pop."  Pop is a noise, not a beverage.

Side note, the first 11 years of my life were spent in Wisconsin.  I guess old habits die hard!
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Question for my Photographer G+'ers...I'm relatively new to the SLR arena.  I bought a Sony A55 a year ago and have already acquired a number of entry range lenses.  My arsenal includes 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens, 55-200mm f4-5.6 Sony lens, a Minolta 28-105mm f3.5-4.5, a Minolta 50mm 2.8 macro lens and a random really old 35mm prime lens.

I think I'd really like to have a wider angle lens with wider aperture for indoor shots, landscape and architecture shots, and I take a fair amount of pictures in the evening or at night.  If you have suggestions for what might come next for me, I'd really appreciate it.  My budget is under $800.  :)

THANKS!
#photography   #SonyA55   #LensHelp  
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So I have tickets to the preview screening tonight of #NBCRevolution  in  Minneapolis...but can't decide whether I should go to it, given that the show's available on Hulu yet (I have not watched it).  Thoughts?  Think there will be prizes or anything extra for the live audience?  Is it worth it getting out of my work attire and getting dressed up?  Yes, I work from home.  ;-)
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I hate these "vote for me" contests, so I recognize it's hypocritical that I entered one...but, anyhow...{ah-hem} please vote for my pic in the latest B&H Photo contest (voting is done via Facebook).
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BUYING A TABLET! Trying desperately to decide between the Toshiba Thrive and the Acer Iconia A500 tablets. No, I'm not interested in the Transformer (no ports), Galaxy (too expensive) or the iPad (too expensive/locked down/no ports). I want to digitize my favorite recipes so I can stop hauling cookbooks between my two homes. I want to be able to view pictures on a larger screen from my SD card when I travel. I'll of course watch movies/tv shows.

I'm leaning toward the Toshiba because I actually like the rubberized grip and it has the SD card slot so I wouldn't need a USB card reader, but I'm a little nervous about hearing how it's more difficult to root? (case in point if you update to 3.2 Honeycomb, you can't root for now, period) Anyone have experience and/or care to weigh in??
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Thanks everyone! I'm heading back to Best Buy tonight for the 3rd time this week to look at the two of them. Appreciate the hearty endorsements for the A500 - i'm going to give it another, closer look!
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I'm currently reading Lost in the Light by Mary Castillo.  I just started it, so I don't have opinions on it yet!

The last book I finished was The Blight of Muirwood, by Jeff Wheeler.  It was "omg-good."  I can't bring myself to read the third in the trilogy because then it will be over.  {sad face}  
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I just posted this on the public feed, and am slapping my forehead because of course HERE is the better place!!

Question for Photography G+'ers...I'm relatively new to the SLR arena.  I bought a Sony A55 a year ago (I love it) and have already acquired a number of entry range lenses.  My arsenal includes 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 kit lens, 55-200mm f4-5.6 Sony lens, a Minolta 28-105mm f3.5-4.5, a Minolta 50mm 2.8 macro lens and a random really old 35mm prime lens.

I think I'd really like to have a wider angle lens with wider aperture for indoor shots, landscape and architecture photography, and I take a fair amount of pictures in the evening or at night.  If you have suggestions for what might come next for me, I'd really appreciate it.  My budget is under $800.  :)

THANKS!
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Thanks - I'll give that one another look. Right now I'm playing with a tamron 17-50mm f2.8...and thinking the sony ssm 16-50 f2.8 is calling my name instead. ;-)
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Sooooo, we're headed camping in the Boundary Waters #BWCA in a few weeks and it will be my first time there.  Instead of worrying about carrying my own food, getting covered in leeches and general bathroom thoughts, I'm thinking about photography.  Do I trudge along my Sony SLR (it's an A55) or do I just bring a compact point & shoot?  

Any campers out there care to weigh in?  We'll be canoeing and changing locations each night, and yes there will be portages (though most look relatively short).

And of course my Kindle is coming with; glad it's lightweight!
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EGADS, I nearly forgot my tripod.  I'm only bringing one of the little ones, or I should say NOW I'm only bringing one of those little ones.  Geesh.  Thanks for the reminder!  :D
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I'm seeking inspiration! I'm in a rut...I was exercising regularly and cooking all our meals (I love to cook somewhat "fancy" things). About 2 months ago, I stopped exercising due to lack of time, then lost motivation for it...and now I'm not even motivated to cook a great meal. Anyone have a fabulous fall recipe they care to share? Perhaps it will motivate me to get off my bum and plan a meal (or two!)!

I think it's circular...I think I don't have the energy to plan a menu, cook a meal or exercise precisely BECAUSE I'm not eating healthy or exercising...but not sure how to get back in the habit. {sigh} Help an unhealthy sista out!
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http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/alton-brown/who-loves-ya-baby-back-recipe/index.html

His carrot cake recipe is great as well... I only add chopped walnuts.

Which size is snack size? Is that bigger or smaller than party size and/or fun size?

I saw a pack of 'actual' sized candy bars at the store and bought them just to show the kids what actual candy bars looked like in the good old days.
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Rice Lake, WI - Roseville, MN - Prior Lake, MN - Gnesen Township, MN - Moorhead, MN
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I like to be unexpected...I'm an avid reader and television-watcher (Buffy = best show EVER, Little House = 2nd best), a wandering traveler (can't tell you how many times I've gone to Europe), an amateur photographer (I'll share some of my fav's, just bought my first DSLR finally!), a general media dork (110Gb of music, 24,000+ pics, we cut the cable cord, use VoIP), and a health advocate (eat local!  exercise more!  using your remote does not count!).  Oh, and I have a pretty awful sense of humor, about the level of a 2nd grader.  Want to hear my one-legged ballerina joke?
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Cutest, bestest, brightest dog EVER (wow, aren't you glad I'm not a parent?!)
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    Org Comm, Spanish, Business, 1992 - 1996
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