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#2 5k

Thursday, June 26, 2014

I said that I wanted to do three 5ks per week and I started with my first this past Sunday. Now here it is Thursday and I hadn't done my second one yet. My excuse is that my calves were in such pain! And then it was raining today and looks miserable out. When I got out of work however I decided to go anyway. It had stopped raining for a few minutes, though still looked absolutely gloomy but I changed really quickly and headed down to the track.

Not only did it not rain on me but it cleared up and the sun even came out for a few minutes!

1:20 less than my first 5k :-)

3.1 miles
40:21 time

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FITWITHIN 6/26/2014 6:00PM

    emoticon job! emoticon

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#1 5k

Monday, June 23, 2014

Yesterday, Sunday 6/22/14, I walked/jogged my first recorded 5k. It was not with a group or a registered race but just me and my running shoes. The point was not to win any records (like beating my fiancÚ who just got under a 20 minute 5k). I knew that I could walk that long easily as I often go on 3-4 mile walks. I did it to get a base. I wanted to know how long it took me to go the 3.1 miles right now.

A base provides me with a number to beat. I very much doubt that I will beat my base the next time I go or even the next few weeks that I go. The idea is to look back at my base a couple of months from now and smile knowing that I can go the same distance in less time (and have more defined calves in the process). :-)

A base is the start of a goal. I usually do not dare set goals because I am afraid that I will not achieve the end result I was looking for. That is why it has taken me so long to put a time down to how long it takes me to go a 5k. But why not. What if I do keep going? What if I become one of those people running down the street who I wish I could be? That could be me. And now that I have a base, something to beat, the chances of that being me are even better.

My fiancÚ does about one registered 5k per month and I am always there to cheer him on. The energy and environment that surrounds the events are intoxicating. I want that high after I just beat my best time. I want my name recorded up on the "Finished" list. Recorded 5ks will come in time but until then, I will continue to attempt to beat my own time and share it here.

I am hoping to do a 5k 3 times per week and record my times here. No scratch that. I WILL DO A 5K THREE TIMES PER WEEK AND RECORD MY TIMES HERE.

6/22/14 Sunday
3.12 miles
41:40 time


Since I don't know when.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

I have not been on Spark People since April of last year. It helped me so much but then... then I don't know. For the past 15 months I have been gorging my chubby cheeks out. Why?

There is no sense in complaining or feeling bad for myself. I logged on yesterday. And today. And I will log on tomorrow. Every step forward is a step away from my past.

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JOYOFMYLIFE 7/31/2013 9:58PM

    Yes! Stay with really seems to help me to be able to talk about my issues with people that truly understand my problems. Stay positive and don't look will be OK.


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Wednesday, April 25, 2012

I just saw a blog I had posted on 03/26/12 about being half way to my goal.

Exactly one month ago I posted that and exactly one month later here I am, still halfway. Technically less! This morning I was 133.4 and halfway is 132. So I weigh 1.5 lbs more that exactly one month ago. I not only wasted a month, I went backwards.



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BOGUSANNIE 4/27/2012 2:17PM


Like the cat says...get off your a$$ and DO IT!!!! emoticon

thanks for adding me as a friend and the comment on my blog...go watch my Friday vlog challenge...that might help get you started!!

what are you waiting for??? GO!!!!

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Put-Putting Along.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I'm on a bad cycle.

I hadn't gone to the gym in two weeks (I just got back five minutes ago). I lost my gym buddy and therefore lost my motivation/encouragement. I went tonight though, I did good.

As for my food. I'm on this 4 day on - 4 day off kind of cycle. I just have one of those days where I'm just so hungry (or think I am) and I eat whatever I want, and large amounts of it too. The next day I do the same and then the next. I eat horribly for 3-4 days without thinking twice about it because if I stop to think about it I'll have to admit my failure. I then spend the next 3-4 days right on track. Eating within my range with lot of fruits and veggies. Then I go off the deep end one day and for the next 3-4 days. Then back on. It's been this way for a few weeks and I haven't lost any weight in a month because my good days are just counteracting my bad days.

I don't know why I keep giving in. I think it's just bad habits creeping up. What ever the reason it needs to stop. It's not going to happen this week. I know what I should be doing and that's what I'm going to try (and succeed) to do.

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MONICA_W 4/24/2012 8:54PM

    Would allowing little daily splurges (and budgeting for them, so they don't knock you off track) help prevent the "going off the deep end"? The more restricted we feel, the more likely we are to toss caution to the wind and eat whatever we feel like. Perhaps by incorporating a treat daily, you can actually stay consistent with your healthy eating?

Congrats on getting back to the gym! What's your plan for the future? You can do whatever you like, now that you're flying solo. Perhaps you can pick a weekly class or two and go to those regularly, as a start at consistent gym-going? If you go more than just those one or two times, that's gravy!

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