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I'm a 37 year old, happily married, mother of two (ages 3 and 4). I work full-time at a university and really enjoy my job. I flex my schedule so I can be home one weekday with the kids (put my 40 hours in over 4 days). But always doing the working mom balancing act. I'm lucky to have a beautiful gym on campus and work-out 3 days per week on my lunch hours. This allows me to not take extra time away from my family. I have the exercising thing down (well...usually). I struggle with emotional ...
I'm a 37 year old, happily married, mother of two (ages 3 and 4). I work full-time at a university and really enjoy my job. I flex my schedule so I can be home one weekday with the kids (put my 40 hours in over 4 days). But always doing the working mom balancing act. I'm lucky to have a beautiful gym on campus and work-out 3 days per week on my lunch hours. This allows me to not take extra time away from my family. I have the exercising thing down (well...usually). I struggle with emotional eating. I love Sparkpeople!
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Member Since: 7/13/2008

SparkPoints: 6,963

Fitness Minutes: 3,916

My Goals:
Run 5K on Mother's day on 30 minutes. .....I DID IT!!!!

Lose belly fat.

Tone and sculpt.



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Cardio and weights 3 days per week.

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Hi, I'm Gina and live in Webster, NY (suburb of Rochester).

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KELIZ11
7/27/2011 10:49:03 AM

Thanks so much for reading and commenting on my blog! I didn't know if anyone would read it so thanks! emoticon



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TWIHEART23
4/7/2011 12:13:39 AM

Stopping by to say Hi!!! emoticon Keep losing!!! emoticon If you ever need a boost, feel free to drop by!! emoticon

Thanks for being there at the beginning!! emoticon



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DIGISCRAPPY
2/10/2011 7:13:00 PM

Hi there! Thanks for the blog comment!

I can understand your concern that the training program (with intervals of walk 1 min, run 4 minutes in the last week) might not fully prepare you for running the full 3.1 miles. I have a couple of thoughts for you:

#1: If you would like to be running the entire 5k, you might want to take a look at the official Couch to 5k program found here:

http://www.coolrunning.com/engine/2/2_3/
181.shtml

It's closest to the class that I took in 2009, and you can find podcasts that you can download for free online that will help you with those intervals. And yes, walking/jogging intervals really do prepare you for the race. I remember thinking the same thing when I took the class, "Wow, am I really going to be ready?" But once the race arrived, I really was. In fact, our class ran the full 5k race course as our last session together.

#2: Committing to a 5k doesn't necessarily mean running the full 3.1 miles straight - no one says that that's required. In fact, during some of my previous training runs, I found that I could go a longer distance in quicker time if I gave myself walking intervals to recover instead of tiring myself out.




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FERRETLOVER1
2/6/2011 7:39:55 AM

That's a great idea! Let me know how it works for you.



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ROCHESTER-RENEE
1/30/2011 5:34:34 PM

Hey Gina, I miss you too! It's been too long and unfortunately it will be a little longer....I'm traveling for work on the 9th, so I'll miss girls' night. Bummer!

It sounds like things have been going well for you and you've got some real consistency going! I'm sure you'll see improvements in your BF% this week. The scale certainly doesn't tell the full story. Plus, you've already noticed your clothes are fitting differently.

I just picked up a book called The New Rules of Lifting for Women and I'm going to give the program a try. I feel like I've been ADD with my workouts, so following an actual program should help!

Keep up all the great work! Hope to see you sometime soon!



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