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Working on the half marathon

Sunday, August 15, 2010

So, my girlfriend calls me up a couple of weeks ago and says she is running the City of Trees half marathon in October and I think to myself "Cool, I have been working on my cardio, I will run with her." Not sure what I was thinking but now that I have decided to do it, I am pushing myself even harder. I walked/ran my long run for the first time today. Six miles and I am wiped out! What in the world am I going to do when I run 13.1? Holy cow! I guess I am going to have to figure out how to eat or something so that I have energy. I figured that for all my extra weight I am carrying around there would be something stored in there besides fat cells! Silly me.

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MICA1971 8/15/2010 5:28PM

    Don't worry about how you will do 13.1 in October. That is what training plans are for. Just be consistent and honest in your training and you will get there. As you get closer to race time, be sure that you have done a couple of ten-milers as your long runs, and be absolutely sure that you do a proper taper during the week before the race. It will feel strange not to be in the midst of training runs after having concentrated so much on it, but it will give your body an opportunity to assimilate what it has learned during training weeks and to store up enough energy in your muscles to carry you through the half. On race day, you just have to trust your training, keep your pace (you are running against the course to finish, not against all the other runners!) and enjoy yourself. It's way more important at your first race like that to finish, and with a smile of accomplishment on your face, than to achieve some pre-set time goal.

I got really sick the day before my first half, but decided to run it anyway - heck, I trained for it and paid for it and I was not about to not do it! So, I did - with laryngitis and having absolutely no voice left at the end of it. I finished, just 15 minutes later than I expected to, and I was grinning from ear to ear (some of that was from utter disbelief that I just did what I did...). I just knew I would be back for more and was looking at years and years of trails, races and growth.

Have a great time training for the next couple of months and a wonderful first half! May it be the first of many :)

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Beating Depression

Thursday, July 29, 2010

For thepast several months I have been dealing with depression. I have been to a counselor who is awesome!!! and ended up going on Wellbutrin which is also helping. During this time, I added many pounds on for no real apparent reason. I was keeping active and not overeating. Now that I am dealing actively with the depression I am back on track with losing weight. I am no longer worried about weight so much as I am now worried about my health. The depression really put me in a tailspin and I have figured out that I can't do anything for anybody else until I have taken care of myself first!!!

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SEWICKED 7/29/2010 6:46PM

    Depression is really like being emotionally exhausted. Just like physical exhaustion, it makes doing anything difficult.

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CEEGIE 7/29/2010 5:54PM

    It is extremely difficult to do anything when you are depressed. Good for you that you are taking care of that. Everything else will start falling into place. Keep up the good work.

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Pushing myself again

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Ok, I am starting again. Pushed myself out of the door to get my cardio going, that was hard but I did it. At least my back quit hurting for a while. Did my floor exercises felt pretty good but now that I am cooling off, my back is starting to flare up again. Maybe I just need to exercise all of the time and then I would not have back pain. That could be interesting. My current goal is to do cardio every day, rain, snow or sunshine!

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SHANAJO79 11/17/2009 9:09PM

    Floor exercises make my back I don't do them emoticon. There are lots of core exercises that you can do standing up, and the exercises with the big ball-things don't seem to hurt my back so bad. Of course, my kids played with my big exercise ball, so it's flat and unusable! Maybe santa will bring me another one emoticon

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Life is conspiring to keep me fat!

Monday, August 03, 2009

Okay, that title is a bit negative, I know. Seems like I just get going good and then something puts me back of track and the weight is on again. The only good thing about this is that I don't add quite as much weight on as before some my yo- yo is losing momentum slow, very, very slowly. I started to work on the weight when i hit 199 which is one pound less than when I went in to have my baby 9 years ago only this time there was no baby. I dropped down to 182 and then got busy and was back up to 195. Got onto Spark People and dropped to 191 which is not much but it was lighter than before. Now, I go hurt my back and up to 194, down to 187 go on vacation with my parents. I busted my *&^(*& to watch what I ate but up to 193.
Yes, I am whining today. now that I have whined I get to get going again!


Losing weight but gaining inches?

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Now that I am getting back on track with the weight loss thing, I feel better and to me my body is definately toning up. What I can't figure out is why the inches are upping themselves rather than going down. I hear people say all the time that muscle weighs more than fat but when I am toning up shouldn't I be slimming down? I am not doing anything to build muscles up, that is for sure. Hmmm, things that make you say hmmmm.


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