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Notes to self

Monday, August 05, 2013

Reasons to continue:

I don't want to get diabetes/high cholesterol/wrecked joints
I am absurdly motivated by someone from my childhood whom I haven't seen in about 14 years. MUST BE VICTORIOUS
Endorphins make you happy
It's something to do.
Tired of wearing XXL

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LETHA_ 8/5/2013 1:43PM

    Good list!

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Shoes and running

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

A few months, insanely high from an endorphin rush after running a 5K, I bought a pair of trail shoes. I don't know what I was thinking--as far as I know, there's no real place for that around here. I still need to send them back. I bought them from Zappos in November or so, and I suppose time is winding down, or perhaps is about to, on the window of opportunity. But it just occurred to me that the shoes themselves embody some deeper *thing* about motivation. I was motivated to buy the shoes because I had ambition and desires, and I had found something I really wanted to do. Somehow, probably some minor frustration, I lost whatever kernel of drive I had to go trail running.

So, why are the shoes, still pristine and unworn, still here? Same thing. Low motivation, low drive, low ambition to get my $67 back. I am reluctant to admit defeat, and mistakes. I try to roll with things. But I am also proud, which is shame with another Scrabble point value (SHAME is worth more, I think. I find this upsetting.) I need clarity all around, and I'm trying to figure out where to get it.

Dietwise, my new thing are kale smoothies (fresh kale + almond milk + a banana or two + frozen berries + protein powder). I thought it would be quite nutritious but it doesn't seem to pack a wallop of anything, which is kind of a bummer, especially since they range between 400-600 calories, depending on banana amount and if I use chocolate or plain almond milk.

Things to think about.

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ANNELIZABETH918 2/19/2013 9:11PM

    Good luck with your motivation. I know sometimes it can be really hard to push yourself depending on what's going on in your life. Just remember you'll always feel better with a workout with or without the new trail shoes. Just keep going. You can do this!


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Weight training

Monday, January 07, 2013

Something to think about...

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ANGIEN9 1/7/2013 2:47PM

    Thanks for blogging the link. I am really interested and will be using some of the suggestions on the link. Thanks again!!! Angie emoticon

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    Not a terrible plan. Anything that incorporates compound barbell moves with a plan for progressive overload (i.e. you must add weight, reps or both to progress) will work.

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Post-Race Recap

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Any good karma I have from the race was undone by going to Denny's, but that is a conversation for another time.

So, to revisit my goals:

to finish--done!
to finish under 45:00 --DONE! 43:55
to run as much as possible --done! minimal use of intervals
to beat everyone else on my team. --nope. Was last of the team to finish

that last one I don't mind missing so much, but it still stings a little--I've been working so hard, and I still am losing against people who have done nothing except not be fat. It's frustrating but yet another sign flashing brightly.

It was also inspiring to watch the grade schoolers run the Monster Mile. Who are these kids? Did their equivalents exist when I was in elementary school? How did they learn how to run in an organized, coherent way? A lot to think about today.

It has come to my attention that there are limited cross-country style trails in the area. Nonetheless, I decided buying a pair of trail running shoes was a brilliant use of my Zappos store credit. Let's see how this works out.

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TRICIAE2 10/29/2012 12:59PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Don't worry about being last. You are still doing way better than those who are sitting at home on the couch!

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FAVALL 10/28/2012 10:29AM

    Looks like you met your high level goal to complete the 5k in a pretty fast time for a walk/run. Congratulations! You also didn't talk yourself out of participating. Keep setting and going toward your current goals. It is fun to succeed!

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ANGIEN9 10/27/2012 10:44PM

    I think you are doing great to be running in a race. Keep up the great work!! emoticon

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Friday, October 26, 2012

Tomorrow I'm going to be in my first timed 5K in four years, and I'm really nervous. I'm kind of bummed that my projected time will probably be 8-10 minutes slower than my last time, which was not impressive.

My goals are
to finish
to finish under 45:00
to run as much as possible
to beat everyone else on my team.

I know they haven't been training, but I outweigh two of them by quite a bit, although due to skeleton shapes, I would be a giant she-hulk compared to them even if I do manage to lose the 100 lbs I am working towards shedding.

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MSGO72 10/27/2012 9:57AM

  Good Luck!

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ATLTRAINR 10/27/2012 7:31AM


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JAMBABY0 10/26/2012 11:29PM

    you can do it have faith

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