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If you want to run with the big dogs ...

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Like last year at this time I got inspired today. Again, like last year my heart rate has risen, my mouth is dry and I think I blacked out for a minute. I registered for a 10K race! It's the Mermaid Run San Francisco taking place on November 13th.

Currently I am conditioning for a 5K that will be held in June. This will be my 3rd 5K. I'm feeling good about my progress and will continue to kick it in gear.

This new race entry gives me a breath of fresh air and the drive to keep moving. Feet don't fail me now!

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TRENTDREAMER 4/5/2011 6:32PM

    "This new race entry gives me a breath of fresh air and the drive to keep moving. Feet don't fail me now! "

Yeah, KT's feet! Listen to her.

Best of fortune to you on the run.

oh oh! I've eaten my 3 vegetables this week!

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JENJESS48 4/5/2011 4:43PM

    emoticon Good luck on your training! You'll do great!

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KINSBAILE 4/5/2011 2:44PM

    This is AWESOME! I cannot wait to hear about this!!! You go! You're freaking awesome for doing this. I think I may get my caboose in gear and do one as well!!!

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Cabbage/Apple/Chicken/Feta Salad ... it's what's for Lunch! (photo)

Monday, April 04, 2011

Spring has arrived in my corner of the world and that has brought on warmer temps. With the warmer temps I don't always want to cook when I go home for lunch so my latest craze is a salad.

First, I bake chicken tenders (no skin)
Place chicken tenders on a baking sheet lined w/ foil paper. I season my chicken w/ cayenne pepper & kosher salt. NO oil needed. Bake at 350 degree's until done. Bake the day/night before.
Second, chop cabbage - bite size is best.
Third, slice an apple thin - use your favorite kind of apple.
Fourth, crumble .5 oz of feta cheese.

To assemble salad, I place the cabbage in bowl first, then apple slices, sprinkle in feta cheese, then the chicken (chicken should be cut into bite size pieces & cool).

Feta Cheese, 0.5 oz 37
Apples, fresh, 1 small 63
Cabbage, fresh, 1 cup, chopped 22
Chicken Breast, no skin, 4 ounces 125
Lunch calorie TOTALS: 247


EDIT: This salad travels great!

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KINSBAILE 4/5/2011 11:36AM

    Delish and EASY TOO! Excellent!~ emoticon

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ENDUROVET 4/5/2011 11:15AM

    Looks great - I would have to add a handful of slivered almonds - nom nom indeed!

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WILD22 4/4/2011 8:27PM

    looks yummy. I just might have to make that for myself sometime ;)

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It's Official ... I will run for Chocolate & Champagne

Friday, April 01, 2011

It's Official ... I registered for the 5k on June 5th!

The See Jane Run 5K 2010 was the first one I participated in. I'm excited to return to the event and course that set my feet on the course of running. I wept openly when I crossed the finish line last year because I had simply participated and finished. This year I may weep again out of joy and knowing I've accomplished more in one year than I ever dreamed possible.

My conditioning is going great and I'm looking forward to a run on Sunday morning.

From See Jane Run Website:

"The miracle isn't that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start."

About the Race:

This is not just any race. This is a celebration of women of all sizes, ages and fitness levels. Take in the scenic beauty of Alameda’s Bay Trail and breathtaking views of San Francisco and the Bay Bridge.The course is very flat, really! The post finish expo includes champagne, chocolate, shopping and fun! Note: The kids run is open to both girls and boys. Sign up quickly before the race sells out!

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WILD22 4/4/2011 8:31PM

    I will have to get my butt down there and run with you . Maybe next year. No plans for California this year. Next year we will be going for sure though!!
Happy training. You are a strong determined woman and I am motivated by you daily! emoticon

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KINSBAILE 4/4/2011 11:52AM

    That sounds like a LOT of fun! I think you'll do EXCELLENT! Woot!

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ENDUROVET 4/2/2011 10:33AM

    Cool... I'm SO jealous - of course I knew how much I liked running, but I miss it now as I try to build up my arches...
(Hubby & I took bikes out Thurs which was fun)

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TEDDYBABE 4/1/2011 8:09PM

    Let me be the first to congratulate you! Awesome KT!

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March Report Card ... April Plan

Friday, April 01, 2011

March Plan:
Match or better my February mile totals (48.95 miles)
Match or better my February sit-ups, 60 a day minimum
Push-ups on the exercise ball, 20 a day minimum
Complete SP Bootcamp sessions, 4 sessions a week minimum
Attend 5 of 5 step classes
Attend a minimum of 14 zumba classes
Attend one belly dancing class
Meet with Doc to discuss current supplement program - it's not working, again
Become an absolute task master when it comes to consuming/logging food intake

March Fitness Results: emoticon

37.38 Miles by Foot (walking/running/elliptical)
1,660 Sit-ups
1,262 Push-ups
19 BootCamp/Strength Training
5 of 5 Step class
16 of 16 Zumba Class
Run - I started running again!

I did not attend a belly dance class.
I did meet w/ Doc about the current plan. We are assessing the situation and waiting for test results to come back.

My mini rewards given in March:
A Greek Salad from Daphines ... My all time Favorite
A hour massage ... felt amazing
A new pair of Jox Sox ... walking on clouds

My plan for April is simple. Continue the path I'm on. I feel good and I love my routine. I live and breath my workouts and I love each one.

With my new inserts I am able to run pain free. I'm conditioning right now and run a mile faster than I ever did before. I am happy!

My challenge for April, adding planks to my strength training.

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JENJESS48 4/1/2011 6:26PM

    emoticon You totally rocked March - April had better get ready for you, cuz here you come!

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MANLEYSANDY 4/1/2011 4:03PM

    I hate planks! So good for you!

Keep up all the good work....you are awesome!

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KINSBAILE 4/1/2011 12:54PM

    Wow, you had a GREAT month! Boy you have me beat on the ST.

I need to get that going ASAP.

I don't like my bat wing arms!!!


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Day 2

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Even with my fear of foot pain and leg cramps I started to run again. I've had to restrain myself - it seems I'm an all or nothing when it comes to running. My fears were realized after my first session back on Sunday. I stretched. Then I had an exclusive pity party for one.

At Zumba on Monday night I felt nearly crippled but managed to bang out the entire 60 minute class although I felt at a lower intensity.

Tuesday afternoon I darted out of the office early so I could stop by the (my) shoe store before heading to the gym for a mile run and 60 minute bootcamp. I explained the immediate problems and from there we determined the support in my current runners is not enough. They fitted me with inserts that will work in my dress, walking and running shoes. I walked on. I ran that one mile and then I completed the bootcamp.

Day 1 ... Little foot fatigue. No leg cramps.

Day 2 ... I've worn my runners all day with the inserts. No foot fatigue. I have Zumba tonight and I'm hopeful that the inserts will keep my feet healthy.

As much as I want to run tonight, I won't. Tonight is NOT a running night - that happens tomorrow before Zumba and again on Sunday.

Day 2 my feet feel healthy again.

As an added "gift" to myself, I also bought a pair of Jox Sox to try. They help with that all to familiar moisture when running. If I like them I'll go back for a few more pair ... I still have Holiday gift money to spend so I'm buying something that will propel me into the future.

Again, I have a renewed hope for running again. My 5K in June looks promising and I know I'll achieve a personal best! I might take the long way around things but I get where I need to be in the end.

EDIT: I decided to wear my new Jox Sox's with my inserts tonight. WOW! That totally blew my mind. I had Zumba class and walked home ... all without foot pain and now cramping in my quads. If tomorrow goes as well as today I'll be stocking up on Jox Sox. I may have found the magic key to my workout success w/o pain!

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KT-NICHOLS-13 3/31/2011 11:59AM

    The inserts are by Super Feet and made in the U.S. and cost me $20.

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ENDUROVET 3/31/2011 11:19AM

    Inquiring minds must know - what kind of supports??

I have three different pairs of orthotics in my closet: 2 custom-made, 1 store-bought... None of 'em seem to help long-term...

Only 5 more hrs until I see my podiatrist!

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