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Weekend Challenge #2...Secret Miles!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Hmmm... so you Pixies thought you were gonna get a peek at what I was up to? Not so fast, don't you think the secret should last! emoticon Check back Wednesday when I've unveiled my miles cuz I'm in it to WIN it!

Challenge will run FRIDAY - TUESDAY and is based strictly on Miles accomplished through Cardio, converted as follows:

Walking/Running - Actual miles traveled
F-4, S-0, S-3, M-2, T-3
Total Miles: 12
Biking/Stationary/Elliptical - Miles traveled divided by 3
F-2, S-0, S-0, M-3, T-2
Total Miles: 7
Aerobic Activity not measurable in miles - 15 Minutes = 1 Mile
F-0, S-4, S-2, M-0, T-2 (done with stepper)
Total Miles: 8
Total Secret Miles: 27

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WINKERDINK 5/13/2010 3:53PM

    Oooh! You're sneaky!

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ITISSPARKTIME 5/13/2010 3:48PM

    LOL You sho' right, partner! Good luck!

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Weekend Challenge #1... One, Two Punch

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Straight Minutes:
Friday~96 Minutes (60 cardio, 36 strength)
Saturday~92 Minutes (62 cardio, 30 strength)
Sunday~ Day off
Monday~105 Minutes (63 Cardio, 20 Strength, 22 Maniac Monday)
Tuesday~ 86 Minutes ( 62 Cardio, 24 Strength)
Total Points ~ 379 Minutes

~Each serving of freggie consumed 1 point (no max)
~Each color you incorporate into your day 1 point (max possible 5/day, 1 ea color)
~For each day you get a Full Rainbow you get 1 bonus point! (max bonus 5)

Friday ~ F 10, C 5, R 1, Total points 16
Strawberries, Cherry Tomato, Tomato Juice, Orange, Banana, Mushrooms, Onion, Spinach, Grapes
Saturday ~ F 11, C 5, R 1, Total Points 17
Cherry Tomato, Asparagus, Grapes, Onion Red and Yellow, Mushrooms, Orange, Banana, Spinach, Romaine Lettuce, Red Romaine, Dried Cherries
Sunday ~ F 7, C 4, R 0, Total Points 11
Cherry Tomato, Onion, Mushrooms, Pineapple, Potatoe, Spinach
Monday ~ F 12, C 5, R 1, Total Points 18
Spinach, Banana, Strawberries, Pineapple, Cherry Tomato, Red Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, Grapes, Potatoes
Tuesday ~ F 9, C 5, R 1, Total Points 15
Spinach, Banana, Strawberries, Mushroom, Onion, Gr Beans, Grapes, Orange
Total Points ~F 49, C 24, R 4, = Total Points 77

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DOOBRIE 5/7/2010 6:07PM

    Looks like you've had a successful Friday! emoticon

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EPOLLEY06 5/6/2010 11:34PM


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ABRANDNEWME09 5/6/2010 3:46PM

    Have fun! emoticon

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ABCDARIAN 5/6/2010 12:06PM

    Interesting challenge & clever way to get in some different freggies!

Have fun with it! emoticon

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BLC First Assignment!

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

I set some goals about a week ago in anticipation of BLC 13 starting, but I've got a few more things I want to focus on so here it is

FITNESS - (Calorie burn of 400-500 daily)
*I will be increasing fitness minutes every 4 weeks to push myself a bit through the challenge!Much of May's minutes will be Run/Walk in order to reach the 80 mile goal I set for the month!
*May 5 - June 1 = 1800 = avg 75 min , 6 days (60 cardio/15 strength)
*June 2 - June 29 = 1980 = avg 81 min, 6 days (63 cardio/18 strength)
*June 30- July 28 = 2178 = avg 87 min, 6 days (66 cardio/21 strength)

NUTRITION - (Calorie range of 1260-`1610)
*I'm striving to reach the middle of that on a daily basis roughly 1435 healthy, nutrient packed calories to fuel my body!
*I also set a May goal of 1 Freggie Rainbow a day and will continue to set nutrition goals monthly!
*Continue planning meals the night before! (Thanks for the reminder to add that one Grace:)

*I'm gonna try REALLY hard to get in exercise earlier in the day because the spring/summer months keep me busy taking care of the yard and garden!
*I will be participating to the fullest in all team and daily challenges to not only support the team, but receive the full benefits for myself as well!

MOTIVATION - I know all too well that the scale can bring motivation to a screeching halt when hard work doesn't seem to be paying off with number results, so....
*I'll be implementing an old visual friend of mine... the "Goal Jar" and begin placing 1 penny for each minute of planned exercise I complete! Might not sound like much, but based on the goals I've set in 12 weeks I should have accumulated a minimum of $59.58! I'll have to think of something to spend that change on at challenge end!

I WILL reach my goal during this challenge...No questions asked!!!! Who knows, my family may see that magic number plastered on everything in our house!

Bring it on.... I'm ready to kick some ***!

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NEVADAPP 5/5/2010 10:57PM

    Great! I love the Penny thing! I know a few things I would love to blow $50 on! Awesome!

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NEPHRONI 5/5/2010 10:14PM

    You really put some thought into your Goals. Great job!

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    Great May Goals!!


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AMAZINGAMY14 5/5/2010 2:42PM

    emoticonGo Dawn! Great plan! Keep it up girlie!

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~MAGICKHAPNS~ 5/5/2010 1:48PM

    Awesome Dawn as always majorly motivating! I will be right there next to you celebrating YOUR success! emoticon

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ITISSPARKTIME 5/5/2010 11:25AM

    Woo hoo!!! I know those are YOUR GOALS and for YOUR MOTIVATION, but I can't help getting excited for you!!! Let's ROCK this round!! Pixieeeeeee Power!!!! emoticon

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WINKERDINK 5/5/2010 7:59AM

    Great goals Dawn! We know you can do it!
Change those pennies to quarters and now you're talking shopping!

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GRACIEC 5/4/2010 11:12PM

    It's interesting to read other goals - it helps me zero in on some of the same goals! I'm ready to go!

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SUZIEQIAM 5/4/2010 8:21PM

    Sounds like you have it down to a science! Thanks for the motivation! Good Luck to you on this challenge! emoticon

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C25K.... I am a GRADUATE!!

Monday, July 06, 2009

I set out today with the intention of making this the best run in 9 weeks of training.... My goal to run the full 3.1 for the first time regardless of how long it took!

I began my run at the usual pace of 5.2... after 7 minutes I was feeling pretty good, so I decided I would increase the speed to 5.5! I figured I would run at this speed for as long as I could and lower it back down if need be. Once again I covered all numbers on the tread that would give me an indication of how long I had been running!

As I started to get a bit winded, I decided I would check to see how far into the run I was... just over 20 minutes. I almost lowered the speed, but knew that if I were going to push myself at any point, NOW was the time. I finished the song I was listening to, and told myself I was good for another... I just kept running. With 2 minutes left, I began to feel sick, and light headed, but I knew that if nothing else I had to finish that 30 minutes. I had a real heart to heart with myself... my brain said you can do it, but my body was questioning it. I watched as the seconds ticked away to the 30 minute mark and as much as I wanted to keep going to reach that 3.1 miles, I knew that I had pushed to hard.

At 30 minutes I set the treadmill to 4.0 and began the cool down walk... all the while thinking "30 minutes 2.75 miles, so close, but so far away" I walked for about 2 minutes and knew that I had to finish the rest of the mileage, my heart rate had come down quite a bit during this time, and it was now or never. I couldn't graduate without knowing that I could run 3.1 miles. I set the tread to 6.0 and pushed onward... and I did it... 3.1 miles 33 minutes and 57 seconds! I wish I would have been able to do the 3.1 straight, but am extremely proud of my accomplishments, but more so my determination. I am a runner, and a graduate of the program...it is an awesome feeling!

I can't wait to celebrate with all my training buddies... without all of you I wouldn't be writing this now! My deepest gratitude for keeping me pressing onward, giving encouragement during the good and the bad, and making me realize that regardless of the outcome of each run I had reached another milestone....I could not have done it without you!!!

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SMA123 7/8/2009 12:00PM

    Fantastic job! You are a C25K Graduate now! emoticon

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MJHUGHES12 7/7/2009 8:49AM

    I am so proud of you! Your determination and hard work have paid off in so many ways, not just from the training aspect, but what you have learned about yourself along the journey! I can't wait to join you at the finish line - it may take me a several more weeks, but I will meet you there! I know that reflecting on your journey and some of the challenges you have faced will help me push on and make it to the finish line...thanks for paving the way!

emoticon Sendng you a virtual high-five - hopefully some day we can meet and enjoy a run together!

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LASHERTHECAT 7/6/2009 5:13PM

    emoticon on your accomplishment!

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GLAMOURGIRL-9 7/6/2009 2:40PM

    emoticon So awesome!!!!! Your time was excellent!!!! Congrats GRADUATE!!!

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    You did so good. The fact that you set the goal and you achieved it. You should be celebrating. Have you figured out a 5K Run/Race that you want to do. Now, don't you rest on your accomplishments. You just keep on running.

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RALKINGCHICK 7/6/2009 2:17PM

    Wow! That's AWESOME! Good job, keep up the GREAT work!


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SD_CASS 7/6/2009 2:09PM

    Yey, congratulations...that's fantastic news! Great Job, I'm so proud of you! emoticon emoticon

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It is such a wonderful feeling of accomplishment. I am so very proud for you!!!

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