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Run #126 Making Progress

Monday, July 30, 2012

Today I ran with my heart rate monitor for the first time in about 4 months. I had quit taking it for a while because it was always alarmng on high heart rate, minutes after I started running. I was interested to know if anything had changed. Today my alarm beeped briefly at me only 3-4 times, and when I looked my high heart rate was 173-175, instead if in the 180's. And my heart rate didn't stay that high, It dropped back into the 150's. Also the first time it went off I was about 25 minutes into my run, not four. And at that point I think I had sped up a little--because I realized I was a long way from home and my run was going to go a bit long. So it seems all the hard work really is paying off! emoticon

The new portion control plan I started on about a month ago seems to be working really well. I'm rarely overeating. In fact some days I feel like I can't possibly eat all the food I have planned. My weight hasn't changed much, which is good. (I would stil like to lose another 5 pounds.) My weight hasn't gone up any. And I haven't counted a calorie in over a month. Counting calories was really hard to let go of. I was so tired of it after 4 years, but very afraid if I stopped I would gain again. This new method is easy, and it feels good. And I think I am eating better too. I think if I just stay relaxed and keep at this that the last 5 will come off. It's just time...

  
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JOJOX303 8/2/2012 1:50AM

  Good Job! Your blog is inspiring me to start running again! Keep it up :)

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Run #125 Thank goodness it's Friday!

Friday, July 27, 2012

I really need to get back to my 7 hour minimum of sleep each night. Today I woke up so tired. It wasn't that I didn't want to run, because I actually did; I just didn't want to get up. I thought about that extra 20 minutes sleep, and how good it would feel. Then I thought, "but if you just start moving everything will be fine." So I rolled my sorry butt out of bed, checked my work email while I tried to figure out which end was up, then went for a run. It was a short one, but it was ok. And I was glad I went.

Next week my in-laws arrive for a visit. I am not sure if I will be able to get my runs in while they are here, but it is only two. I'll try. I am going to claim I need a birthday run on my birthday. That will be hard to say no to emoticon

  
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GAELA-I-CAN 7/27/2012 9:29PM

    You are very committed Very inspiring emoticon

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LALMEIDA 7/27/2012 9:28PM

  emoticon happy birthday. Have a good weekend and get some sleep

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Run # 124 I get up and run because that's what I do...

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Last night I dreamed about waking up exhausted because I hadn't gotten enough sleep. Twisted. I guess I need to go to bed a little earlier, LOL! I got up and ran today because it was Wednesday, and on Wednesday's I run. It was a shorter run today--had a little trouble getting rolling and out of the boat, but it was a good run. Still feels good.

  
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SRBSRB26 7/25/2012 9:08PM

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Run # 123 5K again

Monday, July 23, 2012

I ran 5 k again this morning. I did 5 min of warm up walking, then 5 min of slow running, and worked ou slowly building up my pace through my whole run. The last five minutes I slowed down some, then did 5 min of walking to cool off. It was a good run today. I acrually rather enjoyed it.

  
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MISSPIGGEY 7/25/2012 12:01AM

    YAY! That's Awesome!

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BLUE42DOWN 7/23/2012 3:19PM

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Sounds very nice!

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Run #122 Turtle pace

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

I got in 5K this morning, a little slower than usual, about 4.9 average instead of 5.2, but it was a good run.

  


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