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My Best Time Yet! (5K #4)

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Today I completed my 4th 5k this year. I thought it was going to be a flat course, come to find out it was along the ocean on a road with some hills and turns. Very pretty, but a little more difficult than I anticipated. I came in at 47:23! I was pretty stoked because it is a drastic difference from my very first one 2 years ago at more than 1:10:24! I have virtually shaved off 23 minutes! Wow! I was able to run a portion of it too and I didn't die! I was very happy about that.

The goal by the end of the year is to complete an entire 5k jogging/running all the way. I have a bit to go to accomplish that goal, but I am on my way. My mom met a 91-year old man today who was doing the 5k with his daughter. They do one 5k a month and have done that for the past 4 years. I was very inspired by this because when it comes down to it, exercising is just sheer determination. He definately has that and was recognized for being the oldest member to complete the course. Wow huh? What a great guy and kudos to him for doing such a great job. The other thing is that he only looked like he was in his 60's. Exercising can be the fountain of youth and he proves it!

Anyways, I just wanted to share. The next one I am doing is on Fourth of July. I will be sure to post my results. Now, if I could just get myself on a proper routine of healthy eating and staying within my calorie range...

Have a great week!

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DIVALINDA 6/23/2008 1:18PM

    I think this is such a great thing you are doing - it inspires me to set some stretch goals for myself!

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5K #4 This Weekend!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

On Sunday, I will be completing my 4th 5K this year. I am so stoked that I have stuck to the resolution, even though my friends haven't. I had about 4 friends that were supposed to do these with me, but I have been at most of them by myself. So, I think that is something to be proud of! I only have 8 more to go for the year!

I have been all over with my eating habits. I have allowed my stress and procrastination to get the best of me. That cannot happen anymore. Today I will start anew. I am within my calorie range and do not need to eat anything else. In fact, I am not hungry. I do need to drink some h2o though. I will let you know how it goes this weekend. My mom is joining me this time, how nice huh?

I leave for Vegas tomorrow for work and really don't want to have to go through with all the crazy food. If I can get it to just one dining out experience, that would be wonderful!

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DIVALINDA 6/17/2008 9:33PM

    Congrats on sticking to your 5K plan - it's going to be a fantastic goal to have acheived this year.

Enjoy Vegas! I did OK when I went earlier this year. I did miles of walking. And at the buffets, I ate lots of salad, and picked out one really good dish for my meal - kind of not eating like a buffet but more like a regular meal. Worked for me.

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Back on the Wagon...Again!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

I suppose I really need to realize that I am going to have relapses. This weekend was a not the best choices weekend. I felt quite a bit of stress, feel bloated (that TOM), and have sugar cravings like you would not believe!

I did much better today, was about 2000 calories. That is not very good, but based upon what I have done over the last few days, it is wonderful! I need to look at the positive. Tomorrow I will aim for 1500-1600 calories. By Friday, I hope to be averaging about 1300-1500 again.

I have to remember....THIS IS A PROCESS! I will learn from my setbacks. I need to give in to my cravings if it is something I really want. Otherwise, I will eat other things as substitutions and overeat when I could have just had that one chocolate chip cookie. It would have been less calories than what I ended up consuming.

Live and Learn, right? Right!


Cold/Flu Attack!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

I came down with this bogus cold/flu thing this weekend and spent most of my time laying down in bed. I thought it was just allergy, but then I started getting the fever feeling and the achy (sp?) body. I have been taking medicine and I feel a little better, but still not up to par. I can't be sick, I don't have sick days. So, I am just going to work through it and plow on.

Our weather in So. California has been pretty fickle lately and I thought that might have something to do with it. We were in a heat wave and then next few days brought 2 tornadoes and hail. Go figure! Don't you hate when you are under the weather???


I Did 4 Miles in the Sand TODAY!

Saturday, May 24, 2008

I have completed the third of my twelve 5k's today. Although, today's run/walk was FOUR miles, so a little more than a 5K. I was so excited! I actually finished and I came in at 1:01:21! That is amazing to me. In 2006, I did the Turkey Trot 5K on Thanksgiving Day. My time was 59 minutes. That means that my time was only a 2 minute difference and I did an EXTRA MILE! Can you tell that I am excited!

It feels great and I even ran quite a bit. I want to start running and I can if I do a little at a time. I learned today that my breathing is the key. I usually let myself get winded easily, but I was able to control that a little and keep running. In fact, I did a whole Dave Matthews song all running!

I just wanted to share! I know I will be really sore tomorrow. Oh well, it is a good sore!

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DIVALINDA 5/25/2008 12:50AM

    Fantastic - you keep me motivated! I did a 9 mile walk today - leisurely pace. My knees aren't quite ready for running - guess some Strength training will help.
Running in the Sand! Your calves are going to look fantastic and toned!

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QTOWNLADY 5/24/2008 9:46PM

    way to go, you should be proud of you. keep up the good work and hopefully you wont be too sore

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