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C25K - W1D2

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Yesterday I went out for another C25K session; Week 1 Day 2.

I was a little wary because the outsides of my lower legs were tender and tight, but I decided to get in some good stretching, ice it a bit before and after and take it slower and I'm so glad I did. I went as slow as a snail, but it was what I needed mentally. I keep changing up the area I walk/jog and wasn't really happy with the result this time around. I think I'll go back to what I did on Monday. Here's my updated log. According to the app, I only ran 0.02 miles, but I really don't feel that's right. I'm doing my best to not get discouraged by my progress there and focus on just building up my leg strength to start.

Here's my log for future reference:
C25K Week 1

Day 1 (7/14): 1.97 miles/ 30 min
Day 2 (7/16): 1.42 miles/30 min
Day 3

  
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MARGARITTM 7/18/2014 12:24PM

    Nice plan....welcome to my favorite sport

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MUFFIY831 7/18/2014 9:13AM

    Awesome! Work on stamina. Speed will come with time. You're doing great.

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CAREN_BLUEJEANS 7/17/2014 12:57PM

    I like the way you're tracking. I've done C25K several times, but never completed it due to injury, illness or boredom. Good luck!

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SUSIEGKORN 7/17/2014 12:19PM

    Good. For. You. That's a great program to get you going. I tried it once and it is so doable. I even signed up for a 5K class ~ made progress till I got bursitis/tendonitis in my shoulder of all places ~ from running. My heavy body didn't like the jarring the jogging put on my shoulder.

I know you'll do well! Can't wait to read about your progress!
emoticon Go get 'em!
Susie

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NIKEGRL688 7/17/2014 11:25AM

    So I am loving the miles update on this. I am doing my own version of C25K because I am slower but I can go longer than the app.
You are kicking so much butt with this, I am so excited for you.

I love having someone I know is doing the same things as me and sticking to it.

GREAT WORK!! Keep the blogs up. I love it

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DRPEPPIE121 7/17/2014 10:49AM

    That's better than what I can do, girl!!! Just keep trying your best! Your best is ALWAYS good enough :-) And your best changes daily...so don't get discouraged! You should be proud of the work you're putting into it!

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C25K - Week 1

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

I decided to go back and try out C25K again yesterday evening. Every time I've tried it I get horrible shin splints. Yes, it's probably due to shoes but I don't have the money to get professionally fit shoes - please spare me the lecture. I *know* that this is likely the cause, but I wanted to give it a shot anyway.

Most running sites/blogs I've looked at have attributed shin splints to either shoes or distance/place; stating that doing too much too soon can cause shin splints or other injury. So I decided to work on the second factor since that's something that I can work on. I also took some time to stretch out my calves before and afterwards. They tend to be tight anyway so what could that hurt, right?

I had a great time out there and frequently had to remind myself to slow down. Only towards the very end of the session did I ever feel slightly out of breath and even then it wasn't bad at all. It's a hard thing when the only thing keeping me back is fear of shin splints and not actually my cardio fitness level.

My shins are a little tight today, but nothing like they normally are. I'll do some more stretching and probably ice them a little tonight as well as a preventative measure. I'm really hoping that I can get back out there Wednesday to keep this going. I really do enjoy running. You've got to start somewhere, right?

Here's my log for future reference:
C25K Week 1

Day 1 (7/14): 1.97 miles/ 30 min
Day 2 (7/16): 1.42 miles/30 min
Day 3

  
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WOUBBIE 7/17/2014 11:56AM

    LOL! Shoes and pillows are two things you should never scrimp on! (Eight hours a night for 10 years? That's 29,200 hours with your precious cranium on that pillow!)

What about minimalist shoes and some training in barefoot-style running? I hear that often helps with shin splints, since your stride and carriage is totally different from heel-cushioned shoes.

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JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 2:33AM

    You can do it.

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MIAMEOWS 7/15/2014 11:07AM

    I found "good' shoes on Amazon. I didn't get them professionally fitted. Once I found the shoes that worked for me - I bought two more pairs. I am just breaking in my third pair. I don't know what I am going to do when they wear out!!

I am just now back up to a mile (14:20 minutes last night!) and I am still focusing on the treadmill. Since I am nursing the ankle I don't want to worry about stuff to trip over while trying to run. Plus it's 8 million degrees and humid out, so the treadmill in an a/c's gym is wonderful.

Stretching is amazing - I seriously never used to stretch, but it has changed my life. It helps SO much. Glad you're feeling good today after that awesome effort!! Way to go!!

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DRPEPPIE121 7/15/2014 10:32AM

    Good for you! I am glad you enjoy running! That's something I don't think I will EVER enjoy aside from what I like to call "running with a purpose" (i.e. Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball). I know the feeling with shin splints...I hate them...and I have the "right" shoes. I don't think I run properly, nor do I care enough to try because it's so rough on my joints. But more power to ya! It's great to have other options to do for working out!

Here's to hoping the shins really do great! ALSO, you may wanna try out spinning a little bit each week because it's been proven that if you spin, your running will improve. My teacher has done the research and has noticed it for herself. I can't say that I could agree with this or not because I don't run (or care to do so), but I can say that my legs are INCREDIBLE right now and a lot of muscles have been strengthened due to spinning. Might be something to consider to crosstrain with so you can strengthen your running ability :-)

KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK GIRL!!!!! Glad to see motivation!

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MUFFIY831 7/15/2014 10:02AM

    OK, fine, I'll spare you the lecture on good shoes, other than to say that you can go get properly evaluated and fitted and then go buy appropriate shoes somewhere else cheaper. :)

But AWESOME! Starting small and slow is definitely the way to go. You got this!

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Weight Log: Week of 7/14

Monday, July 14, 2014

I need to get better about eating well on the weekends. :(


Start Weight: 160.4
Monday: 157.4
Tuesday: 156.4
Wednesday: 156.4
Thursday: 156.4 (grrr... why am I stuck?)
Friday: 155.0 (break through!! Finally)
Saturday:
Sunday:

Four Week Diet Bet goal
Starting weight 6/23: 161.6
Goal weight 7/22: 154.0

Goal weight Sunday 6/30: 159.7
Actual weight: 156.4

Goal weight (Monday) 7/7: 157.8
Actual weight: 158.6

Goal weight Sunday 7/13: 155.9
Actual weight: 157.4

Goal weight Sunday 7/20: 154.0
Actual weight:

Goal pounds to lose: 7.6
Actual weight lost:

  
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JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 2:32AM

    Your doing great.

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JAMIRBLAZE 7/14/2014 6:45PM

    Weekends can be difficult. Pre-tracking and tracking as you go helps me keep it under control to some degree.

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NIKEGRL688 7/14/2014 3:19PM

    You are doing amazing!!!!

Keep it up

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DRPEPPIE121 7/14/2014 9:59AM

    You're doing great, girl!!!!

And yup, I know how it is on the weekends. Honestly, most of my weekends have been OKAY. This past one...NOT SO MUCH. But we just gotta keep remember this so we can eventually learn to do better most of the time :-)

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MIAMEOWS 7/14/2014 9:47AM

    meeee too. I went over my calorie target by more than double on Saturday. What the heck was I thinking?? Ugh.

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Water is my hero

Wednesday, July 09, 2014

I hope everyone had a safe and fun 4th of July weekend!

The husband and I traveled to New Hampshire from Virginia for a wedding and holiday weekend celebrations with our friends. We both had a great time, but it was definitely a struggle for our respective diets. We're still trying to do the Green Faces diet which is basically a simple low carb diet. He had a much easier time of it because he ate a ton of grilled meats throughout the weekend, but I was restricted because of my Alpha-Gal allergy (mammal meat allergy).

To avoid cross contamination reactions I decided to just avoid grilled meats all together and that left me with little options for food. Not only did I go most of the weekend meat free, but the sides were typical cookout sides such as various "salads" (pasta salad, macaroni salad, potato salad, etc.) We also both drank a bit. He drank considerably more than I did, but it just adds to my long list of things I ate "off plan". Of course there were a few sweets too like wedding cake and snacks, but I didn't do too bad in that department. Overall I ate poorly, but never stuffed myself full of "bad" foods.

When I came back I was up a considerable amount of weight, but I didn't let that discourage me. I got back on track and drank LOTS of water. Today, I'm back to my low weight since I've been back here and I attribute that to the water.

Thank you water; you're my hero!

  
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JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 2:31AM

    Water is my hero too.

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WOUBBIE 7/9/2014 1:11PM

    Great technique and great perspective!

When people gain 5 pounds over a weekend they never seem to stop and actually ask themselves if they overate by 17,500 calories? Not likely!

Does Alpha Gal eventually go away or into remission?

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NIKEGRL688 7/9/2014 12:01PM

    Congrats on avoiding the sweets and drinking the water!!! I know if I can get the water down, I want to keep doing more. Water is a huge key!!

Congrats

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DRPEPPIE121 7/9/2014 9:54AM

    We all have our days! Just keep truckin' along!!! You're doing great!

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MUFFIY831 7/9/2014 9:46AM

    Heh love the image. :)

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SUNSHINE99999 7/9/2014 9:33AM

  keep on drinking the "good" stuff. emoticon emoticon

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Weight Log: Week of 7/7

Monday, July 07, 2014

I'm up today because of being off plan during the weekend, a huge meal last night, and TOM. I'm back to work today though and I'm hoping that drinking plenty of water and riding the rest of the "wave" will get me back down to where I was before. Not giving up yet!!


Weight for week of July 7th. Morning weigh ins.

Start Weight: 160.4
Monday: 158.6
Tuesday: 157.2
Wednesday: 155.2
Thursday: 155.2
Friday: 156.0 (ate late and had a TON of fruit)
Saturday: --
Sunday: --

Four Week Diet Bet goal
Starting weight 6/23: 161.6
Goal weight 7/22: 154.0

Goal weight Sunday 6/30: 159.7
Actual weight: 156.4

Goal weight (Monday) 7/7: 157.8
Actual weight: 158.6

Goal weight Sunday 7/13: 155.9
Actual weight:

Goal weight Sunday 7/20: 154.0
Actual weight:

Goal pounds to lose: 7.6
Actual weight lost:

  
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JUMPINJULIE 7/17/2014 2:30AM

    Your doing awesome.

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NIKEGRL688 7/8/2014 3:32PM

    No giving up!!! Great job. We got this

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WOUBBIE 7/7/2014 12:54PM

    Back on track you go!

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DRPEPPIE121 7/7/2014 9:28AM

    You'll be totally fine! I know a few pounds won't throw you off!!! You got this!!!

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LOVELESMILLS 7/7/2014 9:27AM

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