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Run # 19-Almost forgot

Friday, August 19, 2011

I almost forgot to whine about my run today!
I did 3 five minute intervals and that was all. Those intervals just felt soooo long. My legs and muscles were fine, but breathing seemed hard., although I recovered just fine in the 2 minute walking intervals. After the last interval my right calf did feel slightly cramped so I walked the rest of the way home.

I think I will start next week with a few more 5 minute hurdles and see if I can get over this hump.

  


Measuring weight loss-little annoyances

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I know that the scale is not the most reliable method to measure progress, so when it holds steady or goes up a pound, and I've been exercising and meeting my calorie quota I know it is probably lying.

They say taking body measurements is more reliable. I find it is, but only sort of. Short of tattooing lines on my body, it is very difficult to be sure you are measuring in the same place this week as you did last week. Consequently I find my calves may have been 13.25 last week, but 13.50 this week, and 13.25 again next week. My hips are the only thing that I seem to get close to consistant measurements on. This is all very annoying.

  
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FITANDTRIM01 8/20/2011 6:23PM

  Nice progress! Monitoring and tracking weight is a challenge for many of us, started using textWeight in January and now version 2.0 is out--makes a graph for you on a personal web page based on texting in your weights, provides good tips and motivation--well worth checking out--cause its free for 3 months---www.textWeight.com.

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MABTE52 8/18/2011 1:25PM

    I think you are on the right track. I am having the same results and I do feel like a blob!

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Run 18-Wednesday's hate me

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

It's official. My Wednesday morning run hates me. Today I did 3 five minute intervals and a 2 minute interval to finish. 17 minutes walking and 17 minutes running.

Last night I went out and bought another pair of shorts and another top so I don't have to keep doing laundry mid week to have clean clothes for the third run. Turns out my new shorts are a little sparse in the panty, couldn't tell in the store with the extra underwear on. But they were on clearance for $7.20 so it is not a huge hit if I need another pair.

  


Run 17, week 6 beginning

Monday, August 15, 2011

Today I ran two five minute intervals followed by two four minute intervals. Considering we had a guest arrive at midnight, didn't go to bed until after 1:00, woke to nature's call at 5:00, and I gave up trying to sleep any longer at 5:45, I think it went pretty well. The last interval seemed to take forever, but somehow it is easier to encourage yourself to keep going when you are in the final home stretch. Wednesday I will try and do 3 five minute intervals, hopefully a lot better rested too.

  


Run #16- 5 weeks of running

Friday, August 12, 2011

I've been doing this for 5 weeks now!

This morning I tried a five minute interval to see what it would feel like. It was okay. I don't think I could have managed three intervals of 5 though. After that I did 3 four minute intervals. If I thought Wednesday was a tough run I was wrong. It was a cakewalk compared to today. It was so hard not to stare at my watch during the intervals. Once I thought I must be near the end of the interval, and I was only at 2 minutes! But I did them all. I have to decide what I am doing next week. More 4 minute intervals? 5 minute intervals? Maybe I will try a mix, like two 5 minute intervals and 2 four minute intervals....

  


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