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Running with the big boys

Sunday, April 08, 2007

This morning I ran with the "fast" group within our clinic. I thought for sure I'd be left in their dust but I wasn't. I kept up for the first 15 k's but another one of the runners and I dropped back a bit. BUT!! I finished my 20 k run in the same amount of time that I ran last week's 18.
It. Felt. AWESOME!
Last week, I ran a total of 32.79 kms for an April total of 50.88 It's only the 8th! Omigosh! I also did TBW & yoga on Monday and Hi/Lo on Saturday PLUS a pilates dvd at home. All in all, the week was good for exercise.
Nutritionally, I could have done better. My average calories for the week was 2047 per day. Not good. Water, fruit & vegetables were all at good levels (8/3/3 or more) but then I ate a bunch of crap besides that. :(
This week my personal goals are:
*Run three times
*Yoga twice
*Strength twice
*Calories in the ranges 6 out of 7 days

Fingers crossed.

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    Good god Penny, ease up. I really don't think you need to worry about the amount of calories your taking in any more. Just watch for healthy choices on a regular basis. You exercise so much (50.88kms of running in 8 days is just astonishing) that I really believe you could eat anything you want. I'm not saying you have to quit, but I believe that you can relax the whip on your self a little. "Wink"

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Decisions, decisions

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Well, I think I've finally committed my brain to going back to school. Now all I have to do is decide how. I can quit my full-time job and go to school full-time for 10 months OR I can keep my job and take courses part-time for the next two years. At the moment, I think I have to go with the part-time option.
My first steps are to fill out the application and write a submission essay. Then I have to get my first aid and cpr AND take a high school biology course. Hopefully, I can take that over the summer so that I can start my real courses in September.
My only concern at the moment is whether I can handle work, school, family, friends & running. Luckily, my family is very supportive and my friends are amazing.
Happiness appears to be a short 250 essay away.


Monthly Summary - March 2007

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Stats for March 2007:
Miles: 65.42
Total workouts: 26 (cardio 17, strength 5, yoga 4)
Average Cardio Distance: 5.15 miles/workout (12.7 hrs)
Weight Loss/Gain: +1.0 pound (123 - 124)
YTD weight Loss: 4.0 pounds


So hungry, so tired :)

Sunday, April 01, 2007

I had to trick myself out of bed this morning. My LSD run w/the Running Room was at 8:30 but 18 kms sounded so scary that I told my morning brain that it was only 12. Yes, I am THAT gullible. It turned out to be a great run though so I'm really glad I did it. The last 2 or 3 kms it started to snow. Luckily, it was still only -4. Which is still in my favourite temp range for running. (18.09kms = 2:09:07)

So far, since I got home, I've eaten another breakfast AND a lunch. I have less than 200 calories left for dinner and my night-time snack. I guess I'm going over today. I know that I'm not going to make it til bed-time w/o another meal.

On a not-completely-me related topic, my local Spark group started our next 5% challenge today. I have 10 lovely ladies signed up. Hopefully, I can keep them motivated enough for the next 10 weeks that we all end up 5% lighter by June 10th. We'll see. I'm pretty excited.

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BLOCKBEAUTY 4/1/2007 5:59PM

    You are doing Great!!!! I am hungry too if it makes you feel any better.

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6 Hills, new shoes and other things

Thursday, March 08, 2007

The best inspiration is not to outdo others, but to outdo ourselves.
- Anonymous

Good news: I took my measurements this morning. I've lost four inches since January 28. Three of those came off my hips and thighs.
Bad news: I've gone outside of my calorie range 3 times this week. Not a very good example to the rest of the challenge group.
My main goal for next week is to stay in the range (1620-1970) for six days. Hey, nobody's perfect.
Really good news: We did 6 hills tonight. It was tough but I powered through anyway. I zoned out, listened to my mp3 tunes & ran. The fifth hill was the toughest. Overall though this clinic has been going better than last years'. I feel stronger and I run better than I did last March. I've done all my required hills without any sign of lasting shin splints.
I just. feel. good.
So I rewarded myself with something I needed and something else that I didn't really need but I wanted really bad. Brand new Nike Perseus 3's! They're so pretty!! Got them on sale AND I had a coupon AND I had a GC for $10. Then, because I had a coupon, I also bought myself the new Garmin I've been promising myself since they came out. :-) I'm super excited about seeing that in use. Now I HAVE to do my taxes this weekend. My poor little mastercard.

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    Very inspiring blog Penny. I'm so jealous of the new shoes and the new garmin, but you totally deserve it. Way to go girl. PS I've been looking on ebay and the used garmins are going for abou $60-$80, and I don't even have that, so thanks for offering it to me, but I just can't afford it right now.

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