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I'm a quirky and fun girl from NC looking for advice on fitness, especially running, from experts. I'll share more as I get used to the site!
I'm a quirky and fun girl from NC looking for advice on fitness, especially running, from experts. I'll share more as I get used to the site!



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Member Since: 1/15/2012

SparkPoints: 314

Fitness Minutes: 40

My Goals:
My 2012 goal is to run my first half marathon!! YEA!!

My Program:
I used C25K, but now I'm focusing on increasing my endurance and strength for the half.

Personal Information:
Hi! I'm Diane! I live in Cary, NC with my wonderful husband and spoiled dogs. I started 5ks last year, more as a dare than anything, and got hooked. Races are more fun and motivating than I could have ever imagined!

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I'll put the name of my first half here, once I figure out which one I'm doing. :)

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4/13/2012 2:47:24 PM

Girl! Your 10k is probably harder! You'll be going for a time and completion. We're just going to have a good time and complete it! LOL

You will do great in your run! I KNOW IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cant wait to hear all about it!!!!

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1/31/2012 10:45:55 PM

Just checking in to see how you are doing...racking up those SP points? emoticon

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1/31/2012 8:43:04 AM

Hey!! Thanks for your comments on my blog.

If you don't like C25K, you don't have to do it. But if you're a new runner, do incorporate some walks into your runs. You don't want to be injured.

I seem to start that program over and over especially after a race and I realized I don't need to do that. I've been running almost 3 years, there's no reason for me to try to run like a beginner. I needed to get out of that mentality. And now my runs are much better! :)

I hope you find some balance in your runs as well!

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1/30/2012 5:05:22 PM

Hi there! I want to apologize because you asked me about my preparation and readiness for my HM's on my page and I'm just now getting back to you!
I don't know if this is the answer you're looking for, but I really didn't know for sure if I was ready when I went to run my first HM. I VERY loosely followed Hal Higdon's novice training for running a HM, but I never got in a run longer than 9 miles prior. I do fitness boot camps (like circuit training) 3 days per week, (and then cardio/running 3 days) and a really think that was a help to my endurance and strength. My second HM, I can tell you that I should've gotten a few more long runs in beforehand...but I finished. You can do it! Good luck and keep me posted on how things are going!

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1/25/2012 8:30:06 AM

Yep - that is something we make occasionally! Our meals are harder, basically because of our schedules. But they're not "bad" per se.

For the spark points, look at the top of your screen - click "my trackers", then on the drop down, there should be something that says "my sparkpoints" that lists all the ways you can get points.

Hope that helps!

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