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Training Again

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Been working on my training for a half marathon.

Todays stats:

3.33 miles
38:57 minutes
265 Calories
Average Pace: 11:46

My running intervals have been between 9 min/mi and 10:22 min/mi. I need to get more consistency. Either way, I am doing it!

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BOPPY_ 2/19/2013 1:56AM

    Good effort.

Have you tried correlating your times with weight loss, sleep, or other pertinent factors?

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LADEERIN307 2/19/2013 1:35AM

    Awesome job keep up the good work!! emoticon

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Monday, December 17, 2012

I have been absent for some time but that's going to change. In my absence, I have continued to run and did my first 10K at Thanksgiving. I finished it in just over a hour and I was so proud of myself. I was motivated to keep moving but due to the weather and time change, I don't really have any daylight hours when I don't have the kids to run. It's been frustrating. Because of it, I haven't run since the Sunday after Thanksgiving. I haven't hit the gym either :(

I am disappointed in myself so I am going to do something about it... unfortunately my schedule doesn't allow for me to get to the gym until Wednesday, I think. So that's when I am planning to go.

I think I've figured out the difference between working out after D and after M. It's the rowing machine. I hit that thing for 30 minutes 2-3 times a week after D's birth (in WI). Our gym (in CA) does not have a rowing machine so I haven't done it after M's birth like I did after D's birth. I truly think that's why I haven't slimmed down as quick... the rowing machine is more than a cardio machine, it engages the abs and back muscles and that is where I am seeing the lack of progress. I am going to request the gym add a rowing machine and will keep my eyes out for one on Craigslist. They are expensive but so worth it. In the meantime, I think I am going to hit the cardio in crazy amounts.

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SERVTWFMTHR 12/17/2012 7:30AM

    Just emoticon because emoticon

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WEARINGTHIN 12/17/2012 2:21AM

    Raising kids makes taking time for yourself much more difficult. Just remeber you don't have to do everything, and you also don't have to do everything right. It will get easier. Glenn

Comment edited on: 12/17/2012 2:22:25 AM

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ZRIE014 12/17/2012 2:06AM

  set your goals and star emoticon moving in the right direction.

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It wasn't muddy but it felt like it.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

I couidn't get moving during todays run... I felt like I was stuck in mud the whole way. I was running 7 minutes followed by 3 minutes walking. It took me 34:43 minutes just to make it through 2.83 miles. That was a horrible time, I hope Thursday's run goes better.

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MADDIEMOM27 10/24/2012 6:18AM

    Just take it one day at a time!!! emoticon

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DIET_FRIEND 10/24/2012 12:33AM

    I think it's great that you were out there running! Keep on striving and you'll get where you want to be with your endurance.

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Interval bump

Sunday, October 21, 2012

I've missed a couple of entries so this seems weird but I bumped my interval times today. I ran 7 minutes and walked 3 minutes alternating for 6.72 miles in 1 hour 21 minutes and some seconds. This was A and I's second Sunday morning run and it turned out great! She's pushing my distance and I am pushing her pace (when I run). She's trying to get me to sign up for a 10K at Thanksgiving and I am thinking about it if we'll be in town.

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LADYPIXEL 10/21/2012 11:09PM

    Fantastic! Much like the other commenter, I look forward to being at that point someday!

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68ANNE 10/21/2012 8:02PM

    You are doing great. I hope to get there eventually!

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Almost there...

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

So we are almost there... as in about to put a deposit on a new construction. It's been a stressful decision that has caused me to overeat, under-eat and generally just be in a really foul mood. But as of today, the contractors sales director is doing a special release of the two houses we are most interested in JUST FOR US! I think they are doing this because they are so afraid of losing us as buyers; all this flip flopping has made us seriously consider another new construction development with more amenities. I feel that a lot of my stress will disappear once there is a decision made then I can focus on waiting to see what our stock shares do. That part is completely out of our control so it's not something I have to think about other than general worry. For those of you who don't know, the size of our downpayment is dependent on what our stocks sale at on the date they vest (Feb 8). We can afford the house without them, we just don't want to empty all our accounts to do it. Here's to a less stressful life... at least till the kids hit the teenage years!

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