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Running - W2 D1 - Take two!

Monday, August 30, 2010

I did it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I did it.

I did it.

Did I mention that I did it?


I did my 5 2minute running intervals this morning. I had to get up at 5am to get it done before uni, but I got it done and it was awesome! I made sure I had my inhalers at regualar intervals last night and before bed. I took a hit (makes me sound like a druggie!) just before I got up too, as well as taking my inhaler with me on my run. My asthma was not completly under control but it was definatly better then yesterday!

My walking breaks were longer then a minute on several occasions for 3 reasons

1. I was still half asleep and I would suddenly realise that I should be running, look at my clock and see I'd been walking for 2-3 minutes
2. Bad timing with hills. Gentle slopes? Bring it on. Massive hills? No thanks!
3. I wanted to give myself enough recovery time so my breathing could get back to a normalish rate before running again.

But I did it and I'm proud of myself. My faith in running (and my ability to run) has been restored! Thanks to all the people who made me feel better about my tragic run yesterday, you really helped me to get out and try again!

2 more runs and I get new socks!

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MAGGIE805 8/30/2010 9:46PM

    Yay you!!! What a way to bounce back. It's such a great feeling. Thanks for the headstand tip. I'll have to try when I'm a little more confident. I'm kind of new to this yoga thing. :)
P.S.: Sorry to disappoint, I'm just a typical California semi-blonde. I try really hard not to act like one. ;)

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I'm upset about having to stop my run :(

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I went for my run. My asthma has been out of control for 2 days but I thought I would be OK. I wasn't. 1 minute into my run I was wheezing louder then my ipod and my breathing was getting shallow and difficult. I had to stop.

I'm upset that I couldn't do my run today, but I was starting to get dizzy from lack of air and I knew that stopping would be better then passing out. I was over dosing on my inhaler just to get through it. I considered continuing with just a walk but I was having trouble breathing just walking too, so I stopped completely.

I don't want to skip a run so I will try getting up early tomorrow (5am!) to go before school. Hopefully my asthma will be better by then!

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BARCLE 8/29/2010 10:46PM

    Oh I am sorry your asthma was so bad but am glad to hear you did the sensible thing and stopped. My only suggestion is perhaps try a gentle walk later on if your asthma permits. I know you want to keep it all going and it's frustrating but it's a health reason and not a lack of motivation - hope this helps emoticon

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Getting Mama on Sparkpeople

Sunday, August 29, 2010

I weighed myself today and I have lost. YAY! Finally. I'm now 82kg even.

I text my mum and boyfriend to tell them and my mum said that she is putting on weight and not happy about it. I told her that when she comes to see me next weekend I'll help her look at what she can do to loose weight. One of those things is going to be Sparkpeople. Currently she has very limited internet access, but when she moves in October she will have better internet, so she will be able to use Sparkpeople.

The problem with addressing this type of thing with my mum is that she is very sensitive. VERY. So tact, which is not my strong point, will be needed. I think I know (based on my last visit with her) what she needs to change to loose weight so hopefully I will be able to help her or at the very least get her on here and then the Sparkies can help. I want my mum to be around for a long while yet, but at the rate she is going I'm scared that she only has another 10-15 years left. This is something she wants so hopefully she will embrace the help and start making lifestyle changes that will help her live a healthier life!

In other news I'm about to lace up Pearl and Mavis for week 2 of running. The sky is blue, the birds are singing, the ipod is fully charged so hopefully it will be a good run/walk. 2 minutes of running, 1 minute of walking, repeat five times. I can do this, I can do this, I can do this!

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MAGGIE805 8/29/2010 7:09PM

    Way to go with the weight loss. That's always a good feeling. I hear ya about the sensitivity issue. I had that with my sister and she wanted to change but every time I or my mom would bring it up she get very defensive with us. Last year, she got inspired for what ever reason to start losing the weight. I never asked her why, but I'm :) that she did. Have a great run! I sooo need to get back to doing that again.

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MRSBENNETT2 8/29/2010 7:03PM

    Good luck with your endeavors to help your Mum. :) I am in the same boat with mine and need to learn to be more tactful.

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BUBBLEJ1 8/29/2010 6:52PM

    I think you misread Sylivalynn. My mum wants to change and wants my help. She is not happy and if I can help her then I will, she is just very sensitive and if I give her suggestions she may get defensive. If I leave things as is she will resent me and my success which I don't want. She wants to make changes but doesn't know where to start

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SYLVIALYNN2 8/29/2010 6:50PM

    Oh and a favorite preacher often said folks are ready to listen to the answer until they are asking the question.

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SYLVIALYNN2 8/29/2010 6:49PM

    Just keep taking good care of yourself and let the results speak for themselves. Better than nagging. Attract more flies with honey.

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Bored and avoiding assignments

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A - Age: 21

B - Bed size: Queen, but would love a King!

C - Chore you hate: All of them! I hate housework so I pay my aunt to do it :)

D - Dog's name: I don't have a dog...my in laws have a dog called Buddy who loves me, so that counts

E - Essential start-your-day item: Breakfast!

F - Favorite color: Purple and silver and aqua

G - Gold or silver: silver

H - Height: 171cm or about 5'8".

I - Instruments you play: Clarinet. I can play Mary Had a Little Lamb and the theme tune from Sesame Street

J - Job title: Student/Waitress

K - Kid(s): Furbabies?

L - Living arrangements: With my boyfriend right now, moving in with my parents in October or November

M - Mom's name: Naomi

N - Nickname(s): Jess, my real name is Jessica but no one calls me that but my grandparents

O - Overnight hospital stay other than birth: I have stayed overnight by the boyfriends bedside (on 3 chairs pushed together in the ER) but I haven't been a paitient at a hospital since I was born

P - Pet peeve: Misquoted common sayings, bad drivers, people who don't push their chairs in

Q - Quote from a movie: Ummmm I have no idea right now

R - Right or left handed: Right

S - Siblings: 1 real sister, 1 sister who I adopted and love as a sister

T - Time you wake up: Depends if I need to be anywhere! Anywhere from 6am-10am

U- First word that comes to your mind for "U": Unusual

V - Vegetable you dislike: Most veggies...Too bitter

W - Ways you run late: Not being able to find the clothes I want or trying not to be early I distract myself and end up running late

X - X-rays you've had: Left ankle (bruised the bone at 8 then broke it at 20), wrist, shoulder

Y - Yummy food you make: I'm a great baker (hmmm might be why I'm overweight) and cook. I love making simple meals though, like a roast or a steak with potato

Z - Zoo favorite: I love giraffes and elephants. I would love to go on an African safari to see them in the 'wind'

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BUBBLEJ1 8/29/2010 6:49PM

    I have been trying to get more adventurous with my veggies! I had edamame the other day and didn't hate it. I will eat corn, potato, broc, cauli, spinach, sliverbeet and thats about it! Eggplant if it is prepared properly.

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YAZMAMA 8/29/2010 12:37PM

    We need to change your mind about "V". There are a lot of good ones out there that aren't bitter or there are ways to get rid of the bitterness. Otherwise, nice to meet you!

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Sparkpeople...No one understands me like you do!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Since 'announcing' that I am going to run a 5K in October I have been met with support and kind words here on Sparkpeople. Everyone has been fantastic and telling me that I can do it and wishing me luck. In real life people haven't been so supportive. I have only told 4 people because the reactions so far have been:

My mum: Oh...That's great dear (changes subject, but to her credit she did buy me running shoes)
Mum in law: You want to run how far by October? (then looks at me like I'm crazy)
Boyfriends friend: Why would you want to do that?
Boyfriend: Ok, if you want to...

I realise that these people don't understand what I am feeling or why I want to do this but I was hoping for a bit more excitement and support. I'm going to run a 5K for goodness sake! This is a big deal considering I have never been sporty. I have found something I like and want to do and I'm just not being met with as much support as I would have hoped.

I don't have any real life friends who want to get fit and want to get into running, so I have no one to talk to about this except my wonderful Sparkfriends. I'm hoping that once I run it I will get more support. Until then I'm on my own. Just me and my Sparkfriends, the people who understand how I'm feeling and what I'm going through.

This has made me realise what a vital resource Sparkpeople is for the thousands of people like me who has little to no support or understanding. No one likes being different. In my life I'm now different to everyone else around me. On Sparkpeople I am surrounded by so many people who are just like me. I fit in here. As much as I pride myself on not caring about fitting in, I like to fit in. Who doesn't?

So, thank you my Sparkfriends for being supportive and enthusiatic. Thank you for believing in me. And thank you for understanding!

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AMLYST 8/29/2010 7:42PM

    I feel SO bad for you that you don't have the support that you need from the people that mean the most to you. However, on a positive note, the fact that you're even telling people about your goal should give you more motivation to stick with it. That is something I REALLY thought about prior to announcing on Facebook my plan to start training for a half marathon. Don't let others' reactions get you down. The ones who don't think of it as a big deal are probably the ones who have never ran and don't realize how great of an accomplishment it is!

Keep your head up, Girl!

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HOPEFULANGE 8/29/2010 6:58AM

    Wow 5K!!! That'll be something to be proud of! LOL - your mom's reaction is too funny. Sorry you're not getting the support you're looking for at home, but I guess people do need to be in the same frame of mind to really understand. emoticon on making a goal that's completely acheivable. emoticon of Luck!

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FRANKLYAMUSED 8/29/2010 6:29AM

    SparkPeople is a great place for support!!

And you can/will run the 5K!

We will want to see the happy photos as well!


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COURAGE40 8/29/2010 5:59AM

    I believe in You! emoticon

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