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Summer Running - 3

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

It's been a while since I have posted and my running has been sporadic the past few weeks. Kind of annoyed because I am getting two different readings for a mile around my neighborhood. One device reads a mile and the other reads 0.78; kind of a big difference. Although, I did read that devices can be up to 30% off. Soooo, I'm not timing my mile anymore, and I'll just run the longer "mile" as my loop for reference of speed. I figure if I work up to running 30 minutes, surely I'll at least be close to running a 5k and ready to enter a race. Who knows maybe I'll surprise myself and end up running a 5k much faster than I expected emoticon

My results for today (race pace):

Wog: 25 minutes
neighborhood loop+: 12:30

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KRISTA1225 7/15/2013 8:44PM

    Great job keeping up on the running! What devices are you using? I use the Nike Running app on my iphone, it seems that pretty accurate. I love that it records my pace, and tells me my pace as I go along so I know if I am on track.

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SHEROTT1 7/14/2013 1:48AM

    Good job on getting out there and running! With your times I think you are definitely ready for a race! Thanks for motivating me to do better! You are a SUPERSTAR!!

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LADYJ6942 7/3/2013 8:30AM

    Woo hoo, keep on trucking. Progress not perfection is the key.

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Summer Running - 2

Friday, June 14, 2013

Today I did my Day 3 training (Distance running). I ran 13 min straight at a fairly leisurely pace; however, it still felt harder than my other 2 runs this week. I then wogged the rest of the 20 min. I ran early in the morning, and it was beautiful out, but I normally run in the evening, and I think I just didn't feel as good during the run maybe because of the time difference. Still overall I am so happy I completed my first week of training...YAY!

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Summer Running - 1

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Sunday I did my first run in a long while...I timed my 1 mile run. To my surprise, I ran a 9 minute mile. I think the last time I timed my 1 mile run, it was 10ish, so my HIIT training must be doing well to increase my endurance and stamina.

Today, I did a 12-minute fartlek (3 minute jog to warm up, then cycles of 30 sec sprints followed by 2 minute jogs), and my mile today was 8:40.

My plan for running training is three days of running at:
1. Time my mile, then jog/walk whatever I choose. (race pace)
2. Fartlek training: Starting at 12 minute fartlek, when comfortable move to a 14:30 minute farlek, then 17 minute, and so on. (fartlek)
3. Endurance training: Run/walk for 20 minutes running for as much as I can. Once I work up to running the full 20 minutes, I will work towards 30 minutes. (long run)

I have tried the C25K so many times, and would always end up getting bored or finding it too hard and quitting. The above is the training program I used to get started running back in college where I eventually worked up to training for a marathon, so I know it has worked in the past. We'll see if it works for where I'm at now.

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LADYJ6942 6/12/2013 9:53AM

    Sounds like a good plan. Would love to hear more about fartlek training as I've never heard of it.

Good luck!

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Intermittent Fasting Day 1

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Trying intermittent fasting again...did for 3/4 weeks about 2 months ago and had lots of success with it, plus I felt great and not as hungry on my non-fasting days. Got off track and now I am determined to try it out again.

I will be fasting 2 days a week (eating about 500 calories) and seeking to eat a well-balanced, healthy, and preferably clean diet the other 5 days. I still feel like I am giving into a fad diet, but after watching the full PBS documentary on it, I feel it could really work for me.

So today is fasting day one and for breakfast I had a full zucchini and 2 plum tomatoes sauteed and one egg with 1/4 cup cashews (~300 calories).

-8 am: So far feeling very satisfied...let's see how long it lasts emoticon


-1:30 pm: Ate an orange. ( I found before that what works for me is eating about 300 calories for b-fast, an orange at lunchtime, and about 200 calorie salad for dinner). If you read/watch about intermittent fasting, they say you can spread the 500 calories throughout the day or have it all in one meal. I have a house full of kids under 5 during the day and found that if I ate nothing throughout the day my patience became non-existent emoticon If anyone is interested here's the link to the video:

I haven't been drinking enough water today though, so off I go to drink some more.

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SLENDERMAMA1 7/11/2013 11:07PM

    Hi, did this work out for you? I am going to give IF a try myself as nothing else seems to b e interested to hear any advice you can give . Best of luck with your weight loss. emoticon

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LJOYCE55 4/17/2013 8:19AM

  First I have heard of this, but sounds like something that I would like. I will look it up. Thank you for sharing.

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Lightening Speed

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

35/365: This week flew by. Once again, it's Tuesday and I'm worried about stepping on the scale tomorrow. I know I've been having good workouts and eating well, yet the scale complex remains emoticon Soooo, that being said, it is time to focus on my weekly NSVs!
1. I can actually feel definition in my abs again. Those Zumba moves are really taking effect! emoticon
2. My walks while pushing a good 70 pounds and carrying another 20 are leaving me a lot less winded.
3. I no longer have pain in my knees upon squatting down to play with the kids.
4. I am going to need new workout pants as they literally fall down when doing jumping jacks emoticon

This week presented a few hurdles. I have avoided all sweets up until this week. We had company on Wednesday, so I made angel food cake with strawberries and cool whip. I had a small slice and even though I knew it wasn't very indulgent, I felt guilty. I made a small smash cake and the exact number that we needed in cupcakes (so there wouldn't be any tempting leftovers) of an applesauce carrot cake for my daughter's 1st birthday. Again, I had one cupcake (and a few broken pieces) and felt guilty. Then, on Superbowl Sunday, we went to a party and had less than a Tablespoon of a healthy version of chip dip with 4 little round tortilla chips and a small slice of angel food cake with strawberries and again felt guilty. I know that my indulgences were far more healthy than what I had eaten on a regular basis only 1-1/2 months ago, and I know that having some indulgences is important to avoid a binge or feeling deprived, I just wish I could shake this guilty feeling and believe it emoticon

On a brighter note, we celebrated my adorable little girl's 1st birthday this weekend and I actually removed myself from my usual place behind the camera to in front of it. I'll leave you now with some pics of the party emoticon

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SHELLEY81 2/6/2013 9:37AM

    What a wonderful birthday party!
You are doing so well and I understand how difficult it can be to not feel guilty about indulging... Remind yourself that are no good or bad foods and if you are tracking and staying in range most days, then you will lose and you still be healthy. I try very hard to pick my indulgences.. for example. I don't really care for milk chocolate so if someone offers me milk chocolate, I know I would rather have some dark chocolate and will treat myself later if I still want it. It really comes down to: how much will I actually enjoy this and is there something else i would enjoy more? (being mindful of what I eat...)

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BACONABACON 2/5/2013 11:56PM

    You can do this

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