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Signed up for my 2nd Half Marathon

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

My husband and I are moving back to the States... I have signed up for a half marathon at our new location- Dayton, OH! This will be the Air Force half on Sept.18,2010 (the weekend of my 31st birthday).

The difference this time is that I am training on my own, without a group. My dream is to break 2 hours, so I need to incorporate some tough speedwork in addition to the long runs. This should be interesting, as I have never run for more than an hour by myself.

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HCARTZ1964 6/2/2010 1:40PM

    You can do it. Start slow and continue to build.

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staying strong

Monday, April 12, 2010

I may never completely free myself from the habit of overeating. The truth is, sometimes I just DON'T CARE about the consequences. My priorities shift depending on my mood and the events of the day. While one day it may seem that looking hot in my skinny jeans is the most important thing on earth, on another day shutting up the nagging voice inside my head that tells me to ''not reach for that piece of cheese or else' IS my #1 priority.

So how do I control the actions of that evil twin that wants to sabotage everything 'the good twin' does? I can't fully control the other side, all I can do is continue persisting and slowly adjusting my habits.

I try to focus on what I want to do: i.e. become a better runner and not so much on what I don't want to do: i.e. eat too much.

Today I ran for 45 minutes- I would have wanted to run for an hour- but 45 minutes on a bad day is a HUGE improvement from a month ago, when I could not make it past 25 minutes for a week in a row.

Slow and steady and strong is the motto I am trying to live by these days.


I made a decision and stuck with it

Friday, April 09, 2010

Today I ran for an hour! It has been a long road back to running, but I am finally doing it.

I won't lie, it was tough. A lot of the run was uphill, but I just kept going even if I had to slow down at some points and had to force my mind to think about something other than the pain.

I was home before my 60 minutes were up ( I had 3 minutes to go), so I jogged up and down the street because I was DETERMINED.

It is amazing what intention can achieve. Today is a proud day and I hope to continue putting in these long runs in the future.

It keeps me sane during a difficult time.

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HCARTZ1964 6/2/2010 1:42PM

    love running I work my thru so much with my feet slapping the pavement!

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-SHIMMER-ANN- 4/9/2010 11:06PM

    Good freakin job!!! Running is HARD!!!

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    That is great.
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Wednesday, April 07, 2010

The last few times I have gone running I have gotten a bad pain in my knee and could not go on after 25 minutes.

Today I decided that I would run 45 minutes no matter how slowly I would have to go. Guess what? I was able to run for 50 minutes! Although I did start out at a slow jog, by the end of my run I was feeling good and was back to my usual pace.

I am so happy! With the 10 k coming up in a little over 2 weeks, I was worried that I would not get my mileage back where it needs to be.

I feel so wonderfully tired and happy!

I feel especially accomplished because this week has been SUPER STRESSFUL!

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SUGARBABY51 4/7/2010 5:37PM

    Way to go! I know the feeling with my 5k last year.

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I have been bad

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

The last three (ahem!) or four days I haven't been tracking and have sneaked dessert and alcohol back into my diet- this tends to happen to me fairly regularly- two steps forward, one step back. I am aware of this and tracking again today. Just need to keep going with this and track even when I am being 'bad.'

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BABY_GIRL69 4/6/2010 1:37PM

    I tried to let go of all of my bad habits at once & that only makes me want the alcohol & sweets even more. Give yourself a time table to let go & then you won't feel like you are being deprived. Just let go & move forward.

God bless & continued success!


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GRACIESMOM70 4/6/2010 1:11PM

  You can't beat yourself up- let it go and move on.Think POSITIVE- you are going to do this.I love Spark because they do not expect us to be perfect- none of us are. 80/20 is easy to work with. I have lost weight many times before only to gain it back- once I slipped, I gave up. NOT THIS TIME- I give myself a pep talk every AM and when I slip (and, I do) I let it go and move on. Have a great day- We are on this journey together.

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