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Run #117 Anniversary run

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

This week marks the one year anniversary of my starting to run! In honor of that today I ran 5k. It was a pretty good run. Because I have the week off I slept in, and didn't leave until about 9:00 am. Boy the temperature difference between 6 and 9 am is pretty significant! Fortunately there was a pretty nice breeze, but even that felt hot at times. I refilled my water bottle twice on my run, which I never do. Amazing to think that a year ago a two minute interval was really tough. Now I can actually run 5K (well, given sufficient motivation, which sometimes lacks...). How cool is that! emoticon

  


Run 116 Intervals

Saturday, June 30, 2012

I ran more intervals on Wednesday. Faster for 1 minute, slower for 2, etc. It does add some challenge and interest and keeps me a little more focused I think.

Friday I slept through my run....guess I needed it.
This upcoming week is the one year anniversary of my running journey. emoticon

  


Run 115 more intervals

Monday, June 25, 2012

Commuting eats into my run time and personal time and work time....so I am down to shorter runs again while I try to work this out, so I have to make the most of it. Today I decided to run one block at a faster pace, then when I hit a crossroad I would turn and run the next block slower, then turn and the next block faster...At least it was interesting. Total exercise time about 30 min.

Last week I lost 1.5lbs. It could be because we didn't eat out all week. But also last week I did something daring. I gave up counting calories. I can't do it for the rest of my life. 4 years is enough and I have plenty of numbers in my head. I bought a book called The Portion Teller Plan: The No Diet Reality Guide to Eating, Cheating, and Losing Weight Permanently, by Lisa R. Young. As food savvy as I generally think I am, it has been a revelation. I decided to give it a try and it has been really interesting so far. I'm not hungry at all, and I lost weight, a significant amount compared to what I have been doing. But since two variables changed in the week, who is to say which it was. Stay tuned for the results of week two later.

  


Run #114 A better run

Friday, June 22, 2012

Today was better. I was a lot more rested than I have felt all week. I jsut took it easy and tried to be a little slower. I just worked on breathing, and keeping a consistant steady pace that felt good. I ran about 2.35 miles. I gave myself a short walk interval of about two blocks at the turn around point. It felt much better today.

  
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Run #113 Another lousy run...

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Well, today was yucky too. I did intervals of walking and running.
OK Universe! I deserve another good run!

  
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