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Run #65 Here we go again

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Today I finally felt well enough to try going for a run. It wasn't actually as bad as I thought it would be, though I have definately suffered a setback from the 2 sedentary weeks of my cold. But I'll lace my shoes up again and keep going, because I haven't hit the target I promised myself yet. I ran an 8 minute interval, which I thought was pretty good all things considered. Then I ran 3 two minute intervals, for a total of 14 minutes running. Boy did I huff and puff on those last intervals. Hard to believe I ever did a 20 minute interval!

I got out for a quick walk on an afternoon break, so total exercise time today is now 47 minutes. And this morning I signed up for my first 5K, the See Jane Run women's event on June 3. Now I have a target to shoot for. I really want to be able to run the whole thing. I already know I could walk it 5x over. I need another mile in addition to building up my time.

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LOOOKINGOOD 1/25/2012 8:29PM

    Way to go!!!! emoticon

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JTAYLOR2011 1/25/2012 7:00PM

    Excellent work! Best wishes and have a blast!

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VICLAF 1/25/2012 6:58PM

    Great job!!

I've been on running break since last Thursday because of chest congestion...I feel real bad about it but I know there is no way I can!

Keep it up!

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Back to your regularly scheduled exercise program!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

I walked to work this morning, yay! It felt so good to move. A part of me wanted to break into a jog but I had my work clothes on. It made me look forward to my run tomorrow, which is a new thing, and kind of funny. I know it may be a tough run, since my last one was on January 9 I think, and I have probably lost conditioning. But I am looking forward to getting back to it, and what it seems to bring to me. Time to start training for that 5K in June emoticon

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LOOOKINGOOD 1/25/2012 10:07AM

    Like TellingGrey said, you won't be starting from square one-just start a bit easier and you'll be right back in it!

GO YOU!!!! emoticon

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TELLINGGREY 1/24/2012 11:42AM

    I took a long break from running too but it only took me about 3 weeks to get up to a 5 km because my body rememberd how to move and breath. Good luck to you and I hope you re-spark your enjoyment of running.

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Got to rant for a moment

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I've noticed at the grocery store lately that lots of things come packaged for two, or so they say. This is a trap!!! Tonight I looked a "Pain por Deux." This cute little loaf of bread actually serves six. I bought tiramisu for two, and split it 3 ways. Unfortunately after I ate it I found out there are actually FOUR servings per container. So instead of having a bit less than I thought, I ate a bit more. This is making potato chip manufacturers look like saints when it comes to advertising. At least they recognize that when I buy a snack bag of chips there is a good chance I am going to eat the WHOLE bag all by MYSELF. Thank you Lays for telling me how bad the hit is right up front, and not selling me a snack bag that serves two, not one. I'm well accustomed to reading labels. I do it all the time, even on products I buy all the time. But please, just be honest with me. Don't sell me something that looks like it serves 2, when it really serves 4 or six. My eyes are old and tired. I can't read all that fine print. Just tell it like it is, and if I want it I am going to buy it anyway.


Pbthhhhh! to you Scale!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The scale says I gained 3 pounds this week. Although I have not gotten a lick of exercise my diet has not been that bad. I haven't met my target calorie restriction but I have restricted calories most days. And a new pair of pants I bought were looser this week than they have ever been. So I'm not believing it, and I'm not logging this weight. We'll see what the scale says next weekend. Raspberries to you you lousy scale! You are not going to make me feel bad.


Can't shake this cold

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Well DH and I can't seem to shake the last of our colds. It is very up and down. We'll feel pretty good for a few hours, then tank. We both have coughs and general snottiness. My voice comes and goes. I haven't gotten a lick of exercise in for more than a week. That is really going to be tough when I start running again. I am hoping to be better next week.

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LOOOKINGOOD 1/19/2012 10:39AM

    Sounds like you'll be back very soon!! Best to you both

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ANOTHERMOMOF2 1/19/2012 10:17AM

    Hope you both are better soon!

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