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Oh yes I can, I know I can can - KEEP IT UP

I am a graduate student in the process of adopting a healthy sustainable lifestyle since 2012. Never been a sporty person, but managed to run 13.1 miles once... Now just gotta keep it up.

Primary goal:
Maintain a healthy BMI (weight less than 155lb)
Develop a sustainable fitness routine for the rest of my life!

My secondary goal:
Run LA Marathon in March 2015
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Spring 2014:
Back again!

Fall 2013:
Ran the Long ...
I am a graduate student in the process of adopting a healthy sustainable lifestyle since 2012. Never been a sporty person, but managed to run 13.1 miles once... Now just gotta keep it up.

Primary goal:
Maintain a healthy BMI (weight less than 155lb)
Develop a sustainable fitness routine for the rest of my life!

My secondary goal:
Run LA Marathon in March 2015
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Spring 2014:
Back again!

Fall 2013:
Ran the Long Beach Half Marathon. Grad school hit hard and I stopped running or doing pretty much anything...

Summer 2013:
I took a month long break after completing the 10K due to stress from finals and written qual examples. In July I registered for my first half marathon as promised. Now, I have to continue on!

Winter 2013:
It's been a year since I began my transition into a healthy lifestyle. Some things became habits, others need more integration. This is my comeback to "make it real".

Summer 2012:
After completing my first 5K (05/20/12), I stopped logging food, thinking that exercise alone will do the trick. It is not so! In time I succumbed to poor eating habits even while running 6 mi/wk. Now I'm back to re-evaluate myself. I've made some lasting changes to my lifestyle but more needs to be done. It's a work in progress!

Spring 2012:
I lost 10lb in 8 weeks of Winter quarter, but stopped exercising and tracking food due to the stress of finals. In April I started the routine again, aiming for another 10lb loss by the end of Spring quarter.
I also signed up for my first 5K, which will happen May 20. I'm really excited about the changes I'm making in my life!

Winter 2012 (beginning):
I was 135lb last January. Over the year I gained 35lb. I graduated college, moved in with my boyfriend and started graduate school. Something went wrong and now, for the first time in my life, I'm bordering on overweight. In addition, in October I had emergency appendectomy which made me reevaluate my health.
This January 2012 I begin a program to get back on track.

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Member Since: 12/5/2011

SparkPoints: 5,332

Fitness Minutes: 7,387

My Goals:
Fit into my old pants!!

Run:
my first HM - DONE
my first 5K - DONE
my frist 10K - DONE

Hike:
Mt. Baldy 2013 DONE

Rewards:
165lb - new sports bra
160lb - haircut
155lb - roadtrip

My Program:
Hal Higdon Training Program for 10 K Novice
Mon-Wed - 3 mi run
Tue-Thurs - yoga
Sat - long run

Strength training:
squats w/30lb 10x3
modified push-ups 5x5
modified pull-ups 5x5 (work towards 5 pull-ups)

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NAPPIGURL
4/30/2013 3:12:20 PM

My pace for the first 10k that I jogged without walking was about an 11 minute mile. I find that if I start out slower I have much more stamina to pick up the pace esp after miles 2 & 3. Like you said, you'll get to know ur body better as you continue to go the distance with your training.

It does seem that running is becoming more mainstream, especially the themed & fun races like the color run, mud races, obstacle races etc. It really has opened the door to appeal to a lot more people to become active! I love it!



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DAIMERE
4/30/2013 3:43:27 AM

Sorry for the delay. I had many "first hoops" they were all too light or small for me. But my first proper hoop was a 160 PSI 1" hoop that was 55 inches or something. I loved it. It worked for my body but it's not friendly for offbody. But I'd recommend 160 3/4" at 42" or so for most people. You want to have the hoop between waist and chest or larger. I'd recommend hoop momma on etsy. Although there are many different hoop suppliers like big names like hoopnotica and bodyhoops.



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NAPPIGURL
4/28/2013 1:01:20 AM

Before my first marathon I had only been an occasional runner. I was in pretty good shape and had been running 5 & 10ks without a real training regimen. I signed up for the half marathon on a whim, at the prompting of a friend. We followed a 10 week half-marathon training plan and were successful in completing the half. Though I'm no expert, I do think it is possible to complete a marathon with one year of training. I would strongly suggest getting a good training plan and also listening to your body when you are training to reduce injuries.



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NAPPIGURL
4/24/2013 5:58:26 PM

Thanks for the compliment, I'm glad I could inspire someone! My next big run is the Fort Worth Marathon in November, but I'm searching for some local 5/10ks that I can do in the meantime. I see you have a 10k coming up soon! Good luck & make sure to post pics and/or blog about your experience!
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DAIMERE
4/16/2013 7:03:37 AM

No problem! Have you been able to wrangle a quality hoop and start hooping it up?



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