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I beat my PR!

For those that missed it. Last month I set out to do a short term goal and that was to run 4 miles in under an hour before February 19th? Was that it? I don’t remember, anyway, I went and ahead and did that last week with a time of 1 minute and 30 seconds remaining.

Today I set out to beat that time and I did. With 4 minutes remaining and a change in strategy. Instead of going flash mode I started off slow and after every mile I increased the speed of the treadmill.

I may try something else next week, I just know that I had time to do 4 miles today and it worked. So there you have it.

Also, I may have put it up on my gyms brag board as well as the 3 sets of 225 lbs squats I did last week as a record. All I need to do now is deadlift, curls, and bench board and I’ll be on four different categories.

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February goals!

🌸 Each run will be at least a 3 mile run

🎀 Stick to nutritionist guidelines

🍌 Become good friends with carbs

🌻 No crazy calorie restrictions

🌙 Spend more time reading

💖 Increase mile time

✨ Hit healthy BMI range

NHTSA: Traffic Deaths Up a Lot in First Nine Months of 2015
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CARS.COM — A preliminary estimate by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows a big increase in the number of traffic deaths through the first nine months of 2015. NHTSA said today that 26,000 people died in traffic accidents from January to September of 2015, up 9.3 percent from the 23,796 deaths from January to September 2014.

Related: IIHS: Auto-Braking Slashes Rear-End Crashes, Injuries by 40 Percent

Projected fatality totals for the full year will come this spring, and barring a huge decrease in the fourth quarter, 2015 could see the first increase in traffic deaths in three years after fatalities declined in 2013 and 2014.

Vehicle-miles traveled increased roughly 3.5 percent through the first nine months of 2015, but even with that caveat, the fatality rate amounted to 1.10 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled — an increase over the full-year rates for 2014 and 2013. If that carries through to the full year, it would be the highest annual rate since 2012’s 1.14 deaths per 100 million vehicle miles traveled.

The northwest and southeast U.S. largely drove the 2015 increase. NHTSA says fatalities in the first nine months of the year increased 20 percent in its northwest region (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and Washington) and 16 percent in its southeast region (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and Tennessee). No single region saw its fatalities decrease in the nine-month period.

NHTSA says the data are based on preliminary estimates, and final totals for both 2014 and 2015 are still pending. The agency cautioned that it’s “too soon to speculate” about why the increase occurred or what changes it should drive, but U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx said in a statement today that the “apparent increase in 2015 is a signal that we need to do more.”

NHTSA says human factors contribute to 94 percent of all car crashes; the agency is conducting a series of regional safety summits to discuss the reasons for traffic accidents and how to reduce them.

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My workout for today!

I’m starting very slow, just getting myself used to moving every day. Plus my knee is still messed up from an injury at work, so I’ve gotta go slow to make sure I don’t re-injure it.

This was all my knee could handle without becoming painful (it was uncomfortable until I hit a half mile, then pain started setting in). So I think this is going to be my cap miles for the week. Continue doing half a mile a day for this week (plus whatever walking around I do for school/work) then each week, increase it by a half mile until I’m up to 3 miles. Hopefully by then my knee will be all better and I can start jogging again and I’ll start the whole half mile increase thing again! 😊

If anyone has any better suggestions, I’d love to hear them! I need all the help I can get lol

Marathon Training - Pre-Week 1 (Part 2)

What a week! This week was an oddball week for me, but I’m happy that I was able to get out and run the days I did. 

I created a lifting plan this week that I’m looking forward to making a regular part of my training. 2 days of arm lifting, Monday and Thursday or Friday, with one day of leg lifting paired with cross training, done on Wednesday. So looking forward to getting stronger. I tried out a workout on Friday to see how it will go, and I am still feeling it! 

Here’s what this week’s training looked like:

Monday - rest 

Tuesday - 3 miles, lifted arms 

Wednesday - 3 miles, .5 warmup, 2 miles at marathon pace, last .25 increasing to 5k/mile pace, cool down 

Thursday - rest 

Friday - 3.1 miles, lifted chest, shoulders, tris 

Saturday - 7 miles @ 9:22 pace, gradually got faster over the run

Sunday - rest 

Total mileage: 16.1


Today (February 1) I start training off my marathon training plan for real! I cannot wait to get started… Happy Monday!

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Distance 4.01 mi | Time 45:27 | Pace 11:20 min/mi | Elev Gain 240 ft

Officially day 1 of my ultra marathon training program. Felt slow compared to where I used to be but considering I’ve had some time out and recovered from the flu I think 45mins out of the blocks is a fine starting point. Be interesting to see my fitness increase. 69 miles to do mid-June… The majority of my training is off road, on country tracks and footpaths. I’m surrounded by fields so it makes accessing this very easy :-)

Why Your Car Insurance Rates Could Go Up This Year

Lower gas prices equals more road traffic equals more car crashes equals more insurance claims equals higher premiums. That’s the not-so-short story of why your car insurance rates could go up this year, but let’s break it down.

Gas prices in 2015 were substantially lower than prices throughout both 2014 and 2013, according to AAA, and the new year is ringing in the lowest gas prices for this time of year since 2009.

That kind of money adds up, and consumers have taken notice: Forbes reports that the increase in miles driven on U.S. roads has been substantial, likely due in a large part to lower gas prices. Maine, for example, saw more drivers pass through their tolls in June and July of 2015 than they have ever seen. And increase in road traffic impacts many things, one of the most important being car crashes. The simple truth is that the greater abundance of cars on the road increases the occurrence of crashes, which generate more insurance claims.

The Auto Insurance Industry Is Losing Money

Official crash statistics take time to compile. However, while hard numbers about how many traffic crashes happened during 2015 isn’t yet available, we do have other indicators that 2015 was especially dangerous for drivers. According to Forbes, major auto insurance companies are bleeding money, reporting significant revenue decreases and even losses in underwriting profits from last year.

Some auto insurance companies are placing the blame for their loss in revenue on more claim payouts to customers because of more traffic crashes. Others say the increase in economic activity over the past couple of years has put more cars on the road, which has led to more car accidents and crashes.

What the Insurance Industry’s Losses Mean for Your Policy

Insurance companies must estimate risk and expenses: Insurers maintain complicated algorithms to help them determine how much different types of customers are likely to cost them. And, even though their data is based on a lot of past evidence and careful evaluation, adjustments sometimes need to be made — and, according to Forbes, at least one major insurer is planning them with more providers likely to follow suit. Fortunately, potential rate hikes won’t happen over night. Per Forbes:

The process of adjusting property and casualty insurance rates in the United States is heavily regulated. Insurers first need to submit a proposal for a rate change with each state’s Department of Insurance. This request needs to then be approved by the department — a step that can take several months.

Still, the math is simple: More drivers on the road leads to more crashes, which leads to increased insurance company payouts, which means less money for insurers, which they will likely make up for by ultimately increasing premiums for everyone. Ouch.

How to Avoid a Rate Hike

Whenever your car insurance policy is up for renewal, whether it’s been a bad year for the auto insurance industry or not, the absolute best thing you can do to keep your premium as low as possible and ensure you secure the coverage you need is to shop around. Comparing the different policies insurers have to offer, their prices and potential discounts, and even sharing the prices you’re offered at one company with a competitor can ensure you don’t overpay and aren’t a target for the questionable practice of price optimization.

Other ways to save on insurance include:

  • Improving your credit score. You can see where yours currently stands by viewing your two free credit scores each month on Credit.com.
  • Take a defensive driving course to lower rates by as much as 10%.
  • Consider bundling your auto insurance with other insurance policies you carry, like homeowners insurance.
  • Consider adjusting your deductible if you are quoted rates that exceed your budget. But don’t necessarily take the highest deductible/lowest premium combo. Instead, carefully consider how much you can afford to pay out of pocket should an emergency arise.
  • See if you might qualify for low mileage rate reductions or consider if usage-based insurance might be right for you.
  • Look into every discount you might qualify for (often insurers don’t offer them up without being asked). Options to look into include good student, recent graduate, age-based discounts, discount for married couples and discounts for veterans.

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Miles Per Gallon - How so Push Ordinary joe Miles Per Gallon and Save Unexpended Cash!

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UAL United Reports January 2016 Operational Performance

UAL United Reports January 2016 Operational Performance

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Option Investing Partners  United Reports January 2016 Operational Performance  United Reports  United Airlines (UAL) today reported January 2016 operational results. UAL’s January 2016 consolidated traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 0.1 percent and consolidated capacity (available seat miles) decreased 0.1 percent versus January 2015. UAL’s January 2016 consolidated load factor…

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Unidentified Space Craft in 10 Month Solar Orbit

#ufosfacts Nasa Radar Images, This is not an asteroid.http://www.BPEarthWatch.ComThese images were taken by the 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif. Each of the 72 frames required 320 seconds of data collection by the Goldstone radar. The observations were made as the object was moving away from Earth. The object’s distance from the radar dish increased from 74,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) to 195,000 miles (314,000 kilometers). The resolution is 13 feet (four meters) per pixel. The images span close to eight hours and clearly show an elongated object undergoing roughly one full rotation. The images suggest that the object has a long axis of about 130 feet (40 meters). The radar observations were led by scientists Lance Benner and Marina Brozovic of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Additional Goldstone radar observations are scheduled on February 18, 19 and 20. http://dlvr.it/KRz5G9

Unidentified Space Craft in 10 Month Solar Orbit. Feb 2016, Video, UFO Sighting News.
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Date of sighting: Feb 2016
Location of sighting: Earths Orbit

This object is clearly made by intelligent beings. The big question is, is it ours or theirs? Meaning is it a top secret project? Its possible this is the ancient satellite called Dark Knight that has orbited Earth for thousands of years. We really have to wait till Feb 20 to see the results of the radar images. If it belongs to the US, then it makes sense that NASA gave the space station away to Russia to control. 
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These images were taken by the 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif. Each of the 72 frames required 320 seconds of data collection by the Goldstone radar. The observations were made as the object was moving away from Earth. The object’s distance from the radar dish increased from 74,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) to 195,000 miles (314,000 kilometers). The resolution is 13 feet (four meters) per pixel. The images span close to eight hours and clearly show an elongated object undergoing roughly one full rotation. The images suggest that the object has a long axis of about 130 feet (40 meters). The radar observations were led by scientists Lance Benner and Marina Brozovic of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Additional Goldstone radar observations are scheduled on February 18, 19 and 20.

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Unidentified Space Craft in 10 Month Solar Orbit./Update

#ufosfacts Nasa Radar Images, This is not an asteroid. http://www.BPEarthWatch.Com These images were taken by the 230-foot (70-meter) Deep Space Network antenna at Goldstone, Calif. Each of the 72 frames required 320 seconds of data collection by the Goldstone radar. The observations were made as the object was moving away from Earth. The object’s distance from the radar dish increased from 74,000 miles (120,000 kilometers) to 195,000 miles (314,000 kilometers). The resolution is 13 feet (four meters) per pixel. The images span close to eight hours and clearly show an elongated object undergoing roughly one full rotation. The images suggest that the object has a long axis of about 130 feet (40 meters). The radar observations were led by scientists Lance Benner and Marina Brozovic of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif. Additional Goldstone radar observations are scheduled on February 18, 19 and 20. http://dlvr.it/KRS1l8

Stronger tropical cyclones are more common than moderate ones

In October 2015, Hurricane Patricia became the strongest storm ever measured by the National Hurricane Center. But what really worried authorities was the speed at which Patricia amassed her strength. The storm’s sustained winds increased from 85 miles per hour to 200 in 24 hours—the greatest 24-hour rise in intensity ever observed in the satellite era. http://dlvr.it/KQcvvx