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Ever since I left the military and my activity level dropped, I started gradually putting on weight. As I had always been reasonably active (even at my heaviest, I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru - including the 14,000 ft mountain passes) and had a reasonably healthy (low fat) diet, it had never really worried me. 12 years later, finally I am motivated to do something about it.

May 2012 Project 10K:

I have been an on-again off-again runner for a while, and have wanted ...
Ever since I left the military and my activity level dropped, I started gradually putting on weight. As I had always been reasonably active (even at my heaviest, I hiked the Inca Trail in Peru - including the 14,000 ft mountain passes) and had a reasonably healthy (low fat) diet, it had never really worried me. 12 years later, finally I am motivated to do something about it.

May 2012 Project 10K:

I have been an on-again off-again runner for a while, and have wanted to get to being able to comfortably do 10K. I have worked up to doing 8.5K a number of times, before falling off the wagon for a number of reasons.

So May 2012 is now Project 10K month. I want to work steadily to increase my distance from 5K to 10K through a more focussed training plan, and I'm hoping that a bit of public accountability by publishing this on my Spark page will help me stick with it this time.




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Member Since: 7/10/2006

SparkPoints: 187,029

Fitness Minutes: 121,493

My Goals:
Trying to get to a 'healthy' weight of 165 lbs 75 kg.
Complete a 100 km/60 mile bike ride - April 2014
Build up my strength
- move up to 40 kg (~90 lb) dumbells

My Program:
Cycling ~20 miles 3 times per week, plus a 40+ mile ride each weekend.
Walking 6-8k each non running day.

Bodyweight strength training + 25 kg (55lb) dumbbells, depending on the exercise

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Melbourne, Australia having recently relocated from Seattle in the US.

Other Information:
Feeling really great that I have got my BMI under 30 (14 Oct 06). I'm no longer obese, merely overweight.

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ALICEART2010
8/15/2013 12:17:13 AM

Thank you!



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TEXASPCMAMA
7/21/2013 11:50:46 PM

Just wanted YOU to know - I am in the 3rd week of SP's "5K Your Way" program, and boy am I glad you made this suggestion! Jogging is still hard but the body is coming along (unwillingly, for the most part) with this program.

One thing I have learned is to listen to my body. I have discovered that when my calves start to burn during the jogging part of my workout, slowing down will help. (It's a little sad, how slow I have to go right now. But I know that once I get the stamina built up I can then work on increasing the speed.)

Anyway - THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! for the suggestion.

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JSTETSER
7/10/2013 2:44:59 PM

Thanks for visiting my SparkPage today. I added you as my new SparkFriend, and hope to hear from you again!
Jackie



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TEXASPCMAMA
7/8/2013 11:15:23 AM

Thank you for suggesting the SP "5K Your Way" program. I just joined and will be following the walk/jog workout plan. Thanks for pointing the way!!



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SUSANPEI
7/3/2013 7:14:05 AM

emoticon for your response to my question about cross training during the c25k program! It's great to get help and support on here from people like you. emoticon



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