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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: 198,686

Fitness Minutes: 127,280

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

Personal Information:
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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BAMEIBOO
9/27/2013 9:09:00 PM

Thanks for the imput about my biking problems. I live in flat Florida so hills etc aren't an issue. I feel like such a blob and failure. I worked on building leg muscles but didn't seem to help. I can't peddle two houses down the street before the pain hits. I'm not use to gears and wish the bike didn't have them. I have a recumbent bike but that seems totally different. My husband is disappointed but I feel like giving up!



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BABYSOX
9/9/2013 2:16:02 PM

Thanks for the great hiking blogs on the West Highland Way. I have set my goal to walk it in 2014.



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LIVN2BFIT
8/23/2013 10:11:02 PM

have a good weekend.... emoticon



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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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