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Wednesday, August 07, 2013

This was not a good summer. My father-in-law died and we spent two months with my mother-in-law getting her situated and helping my sister-in-law move to another state. Needless to say my running ceased and my eating habits went down the tube as stress went up. After working so hard to gain muscle, meet my 5k running goal and losing 5 lbs, I've gained 10 lbs, haven't run the entire time I was away from home (actually no exercise outside of lifting boxes of books), my eating habits went out the door and I coped with stress with food and hair pulling.

Now I'm home and I've got to organize my house because we literally dropped what we were doing, packed the kids up and drove to my mother-in-laws. The bridesmaid dress I ordered doesn't fit well and I've got to do something between now and November to make it fit a little better, not to mention for the greater good of my health.

So I've laid out a schedule and will be attacking it next week. I'm concentrating on making my house livable again this week and getting the kids school supplies in place. Oh and I've got to get them back into their activities.

I can do this. I can make this happen. I will use EFT to cope with stress and listen to my body. I will get back to a regular meal schedule, exercise routine, and meditation. I will adhere to a bedtime and wake up time. I did it once I can do it again.

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DJ4HEALTH 8/7/2013 9:01PM

    It is hard to lose a loved one and I too lost one(my husband this past Feb) and I do know what your mother is going through and how lost she is feeling. My condolences to her and your family

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Week 6 Day 1 Couch to 5K

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Today was a 1/2 mile run, 1/4 mile walk, 3/4 mile run, 1/4 mile walk, 1/2 mile run. It went well. I knew that it was going to be no big deal to do the run intervals after Saturday's run. So I decided that during the first 1/2 mile I was going to increase my pace and see how that went. I managed to go 2 min/mile faster and was challenged by that. I intended to run at the pace I kept on Saturday for the other two intervals but ended up going faster than intended. I like surprises like that emoticon .

Rock On!


Week 5 Day 3 Couch to 5K

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Saturday was 2 straight miles. I went for 1.32 miles and then I had to walk briskly for a few feet before finishing the run. My feet were dragging and I needed the short break for my legs to recoup. I estimated that my walking break was about .07 of a mile. I am still really pleased with myself for being able to make it as far as I did before my legs started to drag and that I was able to get back to the run with a very short break.

I'm looking forward to week 6. It will be another week where the first two days have different interval lengths and the third day is a 2.25 mile run.

As Daft Punk says "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger"

Rock on!


Week 5 Day 2 Couch to 5K

Sunday, May 05, 2013

Last Thursday I did two 3/4 mile intervals. I surprised myself during the first interval because I went about 2 mins faster than my pace has been these past couple of weeks. The second interval I was closer to what my normal pace is.

Rock on!

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ROSCOEKR 5/5/2013 3:58PM

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Week 5 Day 1 Couch to 5K

Wednesday, May 01, 2013

There was a thunderstorm yesterday morning so I didn't run and decided to do Turbo Jam: 20-min Jam. I wasn't sure if I'd run in the evening or not and I didn't want to risk not doing anything at all. I was really bummed out because I was looking forward to doing the three 1/2 mile run intervals.

I don't really like running in the evenings because it's usually very hot and humid. I really didn't want to throw off my schedule so in the end I went out around 8:30 pm. It turned out to be breezy! I was so pleasantly surprised.

The run was challenging. I had to push myself a lot but I did it. I still get the burning in my calves after running for a bit but that sensation eventually dissipated. My left toes started to go numb towards the end, I think I tied my laces a little too tight again, but once I got to the walking cool down that sensation also left. No shin pain. My thighs didn't feel like they were going to give out. My endurance will improve over time. I'm at least noticing when I'm getting tired and my form starts to become bad and can quickly correct it.

These next two weeks are going to be intense but I'll do it!

Have a good Wednesday!
Rock on!

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GEMLADYONE 5/1/2013 10:36AM

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