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Run #72 Jogging along

Friday, February 17, 2012

Today was more of a mental challenge but I figured I could turn in at least 20 minutes, since I seem to be building a solid base there. I just kept telling myself I could do it. In the end I did 22 minutes. Yay! I still have to figure out how long my route really is. Today my pedometer said 2.12 miles. This is kind of aggravating. Anyway, it is a beautiful day out there, the sun is shining, it's a 3 day weekend, an I got a raise and a bonus today. Life is good!

  
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LOOOKINGOOD 2/17/2012 8:54PM

    Sounds like a great day-you've earned it!!!

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Run #71 Cold and windy

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

It was cold and windy but I went out today anyway, with an added scarf and gloves. The upwind portion only knocked 2 minutes off my run. I ran for 21 minutes; I think I did 23 last time. I thought that was pretty good given it was blowing 10-15mph. I stayed surprisingly warm. And I felt good the whole time, because the whole time I really felt like I could do it. Some days the battle is all in the head, but today there was no battle, which was really nice and made the run feel good. I can now see myself closing on my goal of being able to run for 30 minutes and it isn't that far off, though it may take a few more weeks. That is pretty cool.

  


I got on the scale today

Saturday, February 11, 2012

I knew the last two weeks weren't kind by the way my pants fit. I'm back up to 153 . Wow that was easy. Less food more exercise. Time to buckle down.

  
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MEXGAL1 2/11/2012 7:38PM

    it sure comes back real fast if you aren't careful.
but you caught it...so back to work.

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Route mapper

Friday, February 10, 2012

I found the route mapper on SparkPeople. I knew it was there because I've seen it before, but boy is it buried! According to the route mapper my out and back run is approximately 2.5 miles. I think this is plausible and it sure makes me feel better!

  
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SANDYINBOCA 2/10/2012 8:42PM

    I had a challenge finding it, too, but I thought since I'm so new, it was me. I'm having a little challenge navigating everything right now. Had to do a search to find my own blog LOL; but, I LOVE the map route application. I mapped out the route my son and I have been walking and it is 3 miles - and I was able to figure out how to add 1 more mile for the days I go without my son. What a FABULOUS tool! Congrats on the 30 pounds. You are an inspiration!

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Run # 70 Wow

Friday, February 10, 2012

Wow, run number 70 and I am still at it! The slower but longer campaign continues. Today I ran for 22 minutes! I did that one time before, but then was never able to do it again until today. I was pushing for 20, and at 20 I was in the middle of a good song, so I told myself I could make it to the end of the song. And I did, and I hit 22 minutes again. Granted I'm not breaking any speed records, but that isn't really my goal right now. My pedometer today had a lower reading than any other day, even though I ran past where I usually run. This is kind of depressing because I have no idea now whether any of my milage is very accurate, and I am trying to get to 3.1 miles. So going from 2.1 to 1.92, to 1.8 today when my runs are essentially all the same (I am very much a creature of habit) is frustrating. Especially when I know for a fact my route was longer today. Trying to figure out what to do next, besides map it out as best I can.

  
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MOTIVATED@LAST 2/10/2012 7:41PM

    Well done on steadily increasing your runs!

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