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20 minute Treadmill workout

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Hi everyone! I'm still here. I've just been blogging over at laurarunsalatte.com . I wanted to share this here though, because it was a GREAT workout! I think I snagged this off Pinterest (and it might have been Natalie I snagged it from).

3 minutes @ 3.0
2 minutes @3.5
3 minutes @6.5
1 minute @7.0
1 minute @3.5
3 minutes @6.7
1 minute @7.2
1 minute @3.5
3 minutes @7.0
1 minute @6.5
1 minute @3.5

I would maybe change the 3.0 to 3.5 and the 3.5 to 4.0, but other than that, this was a really great workout! Enjoy!

Was this from you, Natalie? If so, THANKS! Lol!

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HALFFAST 4/4/2013 10:33AM

    Judy, if you give me your "5k race pace" I can probably alter this for you!

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JLITT62 4/4/2013 7:40AM

    I'd have to seriously modify that, cause 6 mph on tbe treadmill for 3 minutes is still too fast for me! Probably seems slow to you . . .

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KATHLEEN0222 4/3/2013 8:01PM

    I'm gonna try it!!! emoticon

Comment edited on: 4/3/2013 8:02:29 PM

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HALFFAST 4/3/2013 4:24PM

    Try it, you'll like it! Who said that? Mikey? Hehe :)

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NATPLUMMER 4/3/2013 4:12PM

    It could have been from me...I do have it pinned :-) I haven't tried it, though.

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Marathon Training

Sunday, December 30, 2012

One of my goals for 2013 is to run a full marathon. I'll post more on that later, but in the meantime I saw this (at CafePress) and just had to share :)

Happy New Year everyone!

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SKINNYPOWELL1 1/7/2013 3:43PM

    Love the shirt, but love it more that you are running a full....details, please.

And thanks for stopping by my blog today, I hate it when they change up the shoes, uggghhh, next time I will order about 8 pairs, lol.

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SLENDERELLA61 1/3/2013 10:25PM

    Best wishes for your marathon training!! So far I'm sticking with the half, but who knows what the future holds!! -Marsha

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BAILEYS7OF9 1/3/2013 12:50PM

    too funny!

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RUNNERKDB 12/30/2012 4:10PM

    Running a marathon is an awesome goal! As Dick Beardsley says "Once you cross that finish line it will change your life forever!"

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RHONDALYN10 12/30/2012 3:42PM

    LOL.....that is how I felt after I ran the Marine Corps Marathon this year!

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NATPLUMMER 12/30/2012 3:07PM


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COOP9002 12/30/2012 2:15PM

    Sounds like a plan that i can relate to.

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JLITT62 12/30/2012 12:22PM

    I might collapse before 26.2!

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BOILHAM 12/30/2012 12:13PM


Good news on decided to do a marathon.

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ABCs About Me :)

Friday, December 28, 2012

A - Available or married: Married
B - Book: Where the Red Fern Grows
C - Cake or pie: Cake
D - Drink of choice: Coffee
E - Essential item: Running shoes (and coffee!)
F - Favorite color: Black/Pink
G - Game to play or watch: Karaoke Revolution, RockBand
H - Hometown: Queens, NY
I - Indulgence: Reese's
J - Job: Social Work
K - Kids and names: 4-legged kids: Lucy and Bogey :)
L - Life is incomplete without: Coffee
M - Music group or singer: Triumph (Rik Emmett), Evanescence
N - Number of siblings: 2 brothers
O - Oranges or apples: Granny Smith Apples
P - Phobias/fears: Public Speaking
Q - Favorite quote: There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. -Colin Powell
R - Reason to smile: Coffee and a new PR
S - Season: Fall
T - Tattoos: 6
U - Unknown fact about me: I am deathly afraid of praying mantis's. Hate those things! Ick!
V - Vegetable you love: Cauliflower
W - Worst habit: Procrastinating
X - X-rays: Teeth, feet, stomach, arms, legs... I don't think there's any part of me that hasn't been x-rayed at some point!
Y - Your favorite food: Peanut butter!
Z - Zodiac sign: Cancer

Who else wants to play?!

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PELESJEWEL 1/3/2014 11:43PM

    emoticon Great List!

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RHEYNKLW 12/28/2012 2:35PM

    Mmm, peanut butter and cauliflower (but not together, unless it's a savory peanut sauce, lol!)

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NATPLUMMER 12/28/2012 2:33PM

    Awesome!!! What is your RockBand instrument? I play drums :-)

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I'm back! (and here's why I was gone)

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Right after New Years our dog, Chase suddenly passed away. He was only 3 years old. We had him back and forth to several vets and nobody could figure out what was wrong with him. The last vet we took him to thinks it was meningitis, but we will never really know. I won't go into the painful and heartbreaking details - I'm sure any of you pet lovers know how devastating an experience something like this is.

2 days later, my husband decided to get a new puppy thinking it would ease the pain and keep us busy to not dwell over the whole ordeal. We ended up with a 5-week old female pit bull, Lucy. Needless to say, she was (and still is) more than a handful! She's almost 5 months old now and I'm finally starting to have some "me" time again!

During this whole time (almost 5 months) I have not ran, and we've gone out to eat a few too many times. While I've still been eating mostly healthy (and still vegan!) I've managed to gain 10 pounds! Ugh. So as of yesterday, I am back on track and logging all my food, and running again. Well, at this point you can't even call it running, hehe! After an excruciating 3.5 miles yesterday, I started back on C25k today and that was much better! I'm hoping to be back up to 13.1 again soon so that I can start training for a full marathon!

So anyways, that's why I haven't been here. Next time something devastating happens, I will remember that those are the times I need support the most.

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SKINNYPOWELL1 5/14/2012 10:21AM

    soooo glad you are back, I've missed you. emoticonabout your dog, I know how truly hard that is. sounds like your new pup has kept you hopping. Looking forward to hearing some running stories as you get back into action.

P.S. I did sign up for a marathon for Spring 2013, I've had a few set backs with IT band issues, but for the moment.... I'm going strong.

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RABBLERRABBIT 5/14/2012 7:51AM

    Welcome back! I'm sorry to hear about Chase.

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LIV2RIDE 5/13/2012 8:45AM

    So sorry to hear about your puppy. I'm sure the new puppy is a lot of work. Maybe you have a new running buddy?? Welcome back and good luck getting back on track. We are all here to support you!

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KIMPOSSIBLE82 5/13/2012 8:11AM

    So sorry about your pup. Welcome back :)

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BAILEYS7OF9 5/12/2012 8:16PM

    hey! So sorry to hear about your pup. It's so sad when something goes wrong like that and you are so helpless to do something.

I have a 5K next Saturday and have only been logging 2.something runs for the last two months..yikes. so I feel your pain! You'll get back there!

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JENNFIELDS4 5/12/2012 6:46PM

    Sorry to hear about your loss...We also have a pit named Nala and she is also about 6 months. She's a great dog. Best of luck getting back into things!!

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JLITT62 5/12/2012 6:05PM

    Big hugs! Chester was dx with a pretty severe heart murmur after 3 months of coughing (holistic vet; they don't routinely listen to the heart) - but he's doing pretty well - and thankfully hasn't been coughing for several months - I was so sleep deprived!

So this winter was pretty rough, but no puppies! Thank God. Yeah, they're an awful lot of work - but so worth it in the end. Most days, anyway.

You'll be back running before you know it & those lbs will come off.

Sorry I didn't get back with you, the last couple of days have been insanely busy.

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-CHERYL 5/12/2012 5:53PM

    So sorry about your loss. Poor Chase :(
I have a Pit bull named Tristan, best dog ever! Really great breed if raised and treated correctly. We got him from the pound when he was three. He is my most favorite dog I ever had. Good luck with Lucy!

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COOKWITHME65 5/12/2012 5:43PM

    Welcome Back! I am a pet lover also. So sorry for your loss. Not sure what I would do without my little Chloe. She is by my side always unless she chewing on one of my flip flops. Thank goodness for Old Navy's 99 cents sale.

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 5/12/2012 5:39PM

    I'm so sorry about the loss of your doggie.....I would have been devastated! But now you have a new bundle of energy, and she sounds like quite a handful!

I'm glad you're back, and am excited to hear more about your running, and the new pup!

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NWLIFESRC 5/12/2012 5:30PM

You got it welcome back

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Added a few more races to my calendar :)

Sunday, October 02, 2011

On November 6, 2011 (which happens to be World Run Day) I'll be doing a 10-mile run to benefit Farm Sanctuary.

I just registered for the St. Luke's Half Marathon on April 29, 2012. It's about 5 miles from my house!

I've decided that I want my first full marathon to be as stress-free as possible (is there such a thing?! Lol!) so I've decided on the Lehigh Valley (VIA) Marathon, which is, again, about 5 minutes from my house! It's somewhere around September 11, 2012 but hasn't been officially posted yet.

And as everyone knows that my favorite holiday is Halloween, I'm still trying to find a race around here that's more than a 5k, preferably a 10k or 10-miler. I'll update if/when I find the right one! I am all about running in a costume! ;)

The only bad news is that I'm not going to be able to do the RnR Half-marathon in December (sorry Judy and Natalie). I just can't afford it since I wasn't able to get the airline tickets before they sky-rocketed :(

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JKSOCAL 10/15/2011 5:14PM

    Good for you chica! Way to go!! ;-)

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MOXIE-IN-MOTION 10/6/2011 7:47PM

    Just stumbled across this....there's the South Mountain 10 miler on Oct. 30th. Its on the LVRR's website.

And yay for signing up for a full....that is so exciting! I'll also be doing the St. Luke's Half next year, and I'm going to be doing my first Full as well....I'll be doing the Run for the Red in the Poconos in the middle of May.

What an exciting year 2012 is going to be for us!

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HIKINGSD 10/3/2011 9:37PM

    WOW!! That is impressive! Good for you emoticon

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MAGGIE805 10/3/2011 8:27AM

    Sorry to hear about Vegas. Ticket prices are rather outrageous right now. : /

A marathon! That is so cool! I am so not there yet, so I really admire you for running one. Best of luck with the training.

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JLITT62 10/3/2011 4:58AM

    Well darn about Vegas. You'll be missed!

I still definitely like the sound of the Hershey HM - next yr, that is - but I've gotta see how how I REALLY feel about running a HM first. Well, how my body holds up. Just crossing my fingers that nothing happens before my first.

I drove down & back to my parents this weekend - 1 1/2 hr each way - how the heck do you drive further & then WORK?

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BAILEYS7OF9 10/2/2011 9:51PM

    hey! The 1/2 I was thinking is the end of Oct and promotes costumes. Wanna come to Milwaukee??? are those new Ghosts in your profile pic?

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APIRLRAIN888 10/2/2011 7:41PM

    lol i used to go to college in lehigh valley, pa lol
so awesome can't wait, stay safe and injury free

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ERIN4771 10/2/2011 6:43PM

    super excited about farm sanctuary!!! how awesome is that?!?!?! you will do awesome!!! emoticon...and my animal friends thank you!!!

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LANNIEMANUEL 10/2/2011 5:59PM

    run on.

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