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Third Day of My New Life!

Wednesday, March 03, 2010

I did my C25 training faithfully. I still need a lot of faith to believe that one day I will be a runner... If it was not for Papamikie and his inspiring story I would NOT believe it. I was only too conscious of all the fat flabbing around. Gosh, it would be so much more fun WITHOUT all that stuff! After the cardio I went for an hour of yoga, that was hard, too, but in a different way. My knees started complaining and before long my wrists and ankles joined the choir. I felt so ancient. It felt good though when all was over. Next week I will go home for my mom's birthday. I hope this change of scenery will not completely throw me off....because... remember, I want to be a runner.

On a more positive note: Since I started Spark, I try to avoid elevators whenever possible. At work I crawl up those stairs to my office on the fourth floor, it nearly kills me each time, I must have some masochistic streaks, I do it about four times a day. When I started in January, I was the only person to do so. Today I met four other people also going up the stairs instead of using the elevator. Me? an inspiration for fitness? that would be a brand new concept? Oh yes, and remember, I want to be a runner!

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PAPAMIKIE 3/4/2010 4:35AM

    You want to be runners help me keep going when I do not feel like it ANNE7X7 and her new shoes you and your stairs.

I did not feel like running this a.m., but with friends like you guys doing what you do, well it just helps.

I have always run alone, but I am find lately that there more than rabbits out there to keep Papamikie on track.

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ANNE7X7 3/3/2010 11:21PM

    Awesome on doing your C25K training! You are doing great! Keep working hard, and running will become second nature! emoticon

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The First Day of My New Life!

Monday, March 01, 2010

Today I started my C25K training! And it came easily. I am so very happy.

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PAPAMIKIE 3/2/2010 3:17AM

    Great! But be warned you could be in Danger of becoming a runner (Evil laugh.)

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ANNE7X7 3/1/2010 11:23PM

    AWESOME!! So glad that you did it and that it went well. You will amaze yourself through the C25K and do things that you never thought you could! Keep us updated on your progress!


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PSYCHABOO 3/1/2010 10:08PM

    Great job!

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From Port Arthur to Prokofiev!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

A perfect Saturday: It started out right with 45 minutes sweating and panting on the elliptial trainer. Then a muscle wrenching yoga class. I am still the worst student in the class, no, wait, I convinced Steve to come with me, so he was worse... Then we went home to eat some healthy food. I made a buckwheat salad which was a winner. If nothing else at least the buckwheat wins. We then drove to Port Arthur to see our boys play the last home game. They won against the district champion, that makes two winners: the buckwheat and the boys.

We had to rush home and spruce up to make it to the symphony. I did not expect to like it as much as I did. The young pianist from Italy was superb, Prokofiev's 3rd was heavenly.

Exercise and healthy food makes even Prokofiev a thousand times more enjoyable. Life is great and it is getting better, because I will be a runner, remember?!

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AUNTKITTY 2/28/2010 10:14AM

    What a wonderful day you had -- actually it seems that (with your positive attitude) ANY day would have been wonderful. Life is great, isn't it!

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I Want to Be a Runner

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I will never forget when I articulated for the first time that I was an artist. I was in a plane to Paris when my fellow passanger asked me what I did and I said: "I am an artist." My heart was racing and it felt very scary. Now I am an artist and feel very comfortable with the concept and the reality.

Now comes the next scary step: I want to be a runner. This has been a dream of mine for years. In high school I once out ran "the runner" in our class much to the surprise of the coach. About five years ago, I bought a running book which stands dusty and abandonned on the shelf.

I got heavier and have some knee problems. The dream seemed to become more and more elusive.... However, I have learned long ago that dreams are important, and.... they never go away...

Spark (and thanks for that from the buttom of my heart) encourages me to believe that miracles are possible. Five weeks ago, I got onto the elliptical trainer and did it for ten minutes: it was torture and I was afraid I would pass out. I can do it for 45 minutes now at a sustained heart rate of about 128. After reading a spark article I will start interval training today. I also read Papamikie's blog about running (thanks Papamikie, you are such an inspiration,) and here and now I declare (and my heart is beating like crazy now) that I will be a runner!

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ANNE7X7 2/27/2010 10:32AM

    You can be whatever you want to be. I want to be a runner too, and the Couch to 5K program is getting me there. Seven weeks ago, I could barely do running intervals of 60 seconds and now I am running for 2.5 miles! Check out the group, it may be something that you can incorporate into your exercise schedule! It takes you through longer intervals gradually so your body has time to adapt.

Even if you start out in a different way, you can join the group to get some resources and help when you need it!

You WILL become a runner. Just set your mind to it and you can do anything!!

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PAPAMIKIE 2/27/2010 5:33AM

    You made a comment on one of my running blogs, so I assume you may have read some of the others.

It is funny how it happens, I started out just doing a bit of running. I was running 250 - 300 km per month and did not consider myself a runner, I was just someone who ran.

Then sometime in Dec 09, I realized that conversationally I had made a shift. Prior to that I said things like, "I run, I do an average of 10km per day." but I had started to say, "I am a runner, I average 10km per day."

This is significant, prior to that running was something I did, after that running is part of who I am. It seems small but really it is hugh.

I will be watching you site, I will be most interested to know when you discover you are a runner.

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Friday, February 26, 2010

45 minutes on the elliptical trainer for the first time IN MY LIFE!


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