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My first 5K

Monday, November 23, 2009

I finished C25K at least a month ago. Now along with a few friends, we plan to do the Jingle Bell run in a couple weeks. I got an email at work that there would be a Turkey Trot yesterday. A 5k among other races. Free to enter except a small donation of food for the local food bank. I thought, why not? As the time got closer, I was also thinking of all the things that needed to be done around my home.
Backtrack......... I can't exactly say that my dh is totally supportive in why "entire" weightloss journey. The biggest lately is my new adventure in running. I announced to him last month that I was going to enter a 5K in December. He totally lost it. He said that being 50, I had no business starting this. I tried to explain to him that my reasons. Told him I don't want to be an old person, crippled up because I didn't bother to take care of myself.
I love my dh dearly, but his attitude and lack of supportiveness totally ticked me off. I was determined that a 5k would be in my future.
So with the support of friends, and the reminder of my goal from a fellow co-worker ...... I ran my first 5k yesterday. My goal when I left the start line, was to finish. I did. And I wasn't last either. I think I was the only 50 year old women that entered. The makes me proud too. And....... I won a turkey. emoticon


C25K Update

Sunday, October 04, 2009

I am so excited, I am almost done C25K. I never thought in a million years that I would ever say that. I did W8D1 yesterday. Okay, I did 25 minutes of a 28 minute run. Let me re-read that----- I did 25 minutes of a 28 minute run. Holy Crap! I couldn't run to the end of my driveway before I started this. This is just what I need to bolster my motivation to reach my goals.
If I can run, I can certainly reach that weight goal!!!!!

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SOHOJOSE 10/8/2009 12:12AM


Saw your post via the Gamers Fit Team.

First of all, congrats! You should be really proud of making it this far with Cto5k. You probably feel like a million bucks now and I know you'll feel even better when you finish 9-3.

I've done Cto5k twice now and it's amazing how much you can get out of the program.

I'd wish you luck finishing the program but it sounds like you'll make it there on your own!

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JUSTFOXXY 10/4/2009 7:42AM


What an awesome accomplishment. My initial is to run to the end of the block. Thanks for giving me a peak into what it's like on the other side.


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Time Marches On

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

A little sad this morning. Going back to my regular job today. Yes, I work in a school. Going back signifies the end of summer. More than that.... it yells out that time does not stand still, and waits for no one.
I am determined to not let any more time go by and see me not make further progress toward a healthier, leaner, pain free, happier me.
I recently started C25k, and am in week 4. I am determined to finish this training, and to keep the momentum going. Exercising has been the part of my program that has either been missing or inconsistent. Following the c25k gives me a schedule. Hmmmm........ I think I just had an AHA moment right there....
I will continue to track, and concentrate on healthy guidelines, and of course drink my water.

I will forge through until I reach my goal. THEN, I will continue my journey on maintenance.

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 9/2/2009 4:27PM

    Love those aha moments!!! It is there for you to accomplish! And you know will!

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ABRANNEWME2014 9/2/2009 3:35PM

    Time truly does not wait for anyone...but how excited you must be to see the little faces that will greet you...Keep up your routine

Gamer's Fit team

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VEGGIRL23NJ 9/2/2009 11:26AM

    A schedule? AHA! Eureka! An exercise schedule....who knew. After I post this I am going to pick Mom up from the in service. I will exercise, and then have lunch. Press on Seawall! PRESS ON! No one else can stand in the way of your success but you!

Keep up the good work!

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Me? Couch to 5k?

Monday, August 17, 2009

Why not me!

Since about spring time, I've been listening to fellow WW members talking about 3k's and such. What's more, I've been watching them succeed in their weight loss. I can't sit on my but and think that counting points (calories) alone will get me to where I want to be. I need to move more.

So I went to itunes and downloaded free couch to 5k podcasts. I also found another doing a google search which I like better. I am currently in week 2. Who would have thought that I could run for a full 90 seconds. Every time I finish my run for the day, I want to throw up my arms like in the Rocky movie at the top of the stairs. I love the feeling of accomplishment.

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SSAVONSS 9/9/2009 6:21AM


I finished W5D2. It was hard. What I found is that I didn't have to push myself as hard as I did in the beginning to keep going.

Recently I read someone's blog about how we as a nation don't push ourselves to know what we are actually capable of doing in almost all aspect of our lives. I have to say I now agree with this line of thought. Just a few short weeks ago, I had a long list of excuses as to why I would not be able to run. I would have told you that there was no way I could even run across my street...... Yesterday I ran 8 minutes... twice.

The hardest part right now is the shoes. I have tried 4 different shoes so far. My feet, I should say toes go numb by the time I finish the 30 minutes. I don't know what the answer is to this..... any ideas????

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NJB4597 8/25/2009 6:28PM

    Woo Hoo!! Sue!! emoticon

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VEGGIRL23NJ 8/24/2009 9:51PM

    Wow...3 straight minutes...I am soooo proud of you Sue!

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SSAVONSS 8/24/2009 8:07AM


I finished week 2. I'm am in the middle of week 3. Today was a little tough at first, but I finished strong.
I went last week and bought Nike running shoes. Toes were going numb. I returned them. Went to Dicks and bought a different kind. Their ok. I have a wide , flat foot.
I can't believe I ran today for a straight 3 minutes. Twice.

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SSAVONSS 8/18/2009 12:13PM

    thank you for the kudos. And the advise. Truly appreciated. I do believe in mind over matter. Yesterday I was so not in the mood. But I knew if I didn't, it would be too easy to NOT. I'm glad I went. It is such a power trip when your finished.

I will keep you posted

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MRSMIKEJG 8/18/2009 11:41AM

    That is fantastic! Keep up the great work. I just started Week one, Day one yesterday.

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RYANDEJONGHE 8/18/2009 7:28AM

    lol...awesome. Definitely keep us posted on your journey.

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MONGO2TEN 8/18/2009 6:07AM

    Yay! You can do it:) I never, ever thought I could run and here I am - a 52 year old grandmother, who runs 25 to 30 miles a week. On Friday, my daughter and I did nearly 11 miles!

The advice AMACUBA gave you is good!

Keep it up:)


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AMACUBA 8/17/2009 10:41PM

  hahahaha...the Rocky reference made me laugh out loud, because I SO HAVE THAT SONG ON MY IPOD!!! I put it on for all those times when I think, "I can't go on!" and then I hear the song and think, "I can do it!" Too funny.

Regarding C25K... I started it in August last year, and thought no way was it going to work for me. But I stuck to it and it did.

A couple of unsolicited tidbits of advice:

1. Pace yourself. If you try to go too fast too soon, you run the risk of burn-out and injury. Endurance is what you're working on, not speed.

2. Don't be stressed about if you can do week 5, day 3. It's a big jump, but the biggest hurdle is the mind. If you don't think you can do it, you will struggle. If you have to walk for a couple of minutes and then continue, that's just fine. Take an extra week and do the run a few more times until you feel comfortable continuing. It's not a race, after all!

I know when I saw W5D3 I felt completely daunted, but I did it, and I felt WONDERFUL afterward, both physically and emotionally. Five weeks from puffing to do 30 seconds, to 20 minutes! Who would have thought??

Good luck--I know you can do it!

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You da Boss

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Yo, I need to talk to you
Before you go and mess it up
I gotta call it like I see it
So y’all now listen up

This is your conscience talking
This is your conscience talking
And I know just whatcha feelin’
I know with whatcha dealin’

But you don’t need that piece of pie
Gotta let it go and pass you by
and I’m here to remind you why
‘cause you want to be lookin’ and feelin’ fly

You Da Boss, You Da Boss, yeah
You rate, hey hey, you rate hey hey
You Da Boss, You Da Boss, yeah
You rate, hey hey, you rate hey hey
Say You Da Boss!

This is your willpow’r talking
This is your willpow’r talking
I know that it’s tasty
But hey now don’t be hasty

‘cause you don’t need that cupcake
No, that’d be a mistake
And I know that it’s callin’
But hey now don’t be fallin’

No no, no no no, don’t be fallin…
Cause You Da Boss
No no, no no no, don’t be fallin…
Cause you dat, You Da Boss

You Da Boss, You Da Boss, yeah
You rate, hey hey, you rate hey hey
You Da Boss, You Da Boss, yeah
You rate, hey hey, you rate hey hey
Say You Da Boss!

I’m here to remind you
That you da boss, not da food
Stick that in yo’ attitude
And show that you got fortitude

Say you da boss, not da food
Remember that with gratitude
‘cause It ain’t just some platitude
You da boss, not da food

You Da Boss, You Da Boss, yeah
You rate, hey hey, you rate hey hey
You Da Boss, You Da Boss, yeah
You rate, hey hey, you rate hey hey
Say You Da Boss!

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LOBO1978_2000 6/23/2009 11:47AM

    Thanks for sharing the song.

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SSAVONSS 6/21/2009 5:03AM

you can listen to this and other songs on this CD here.

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/20/2009 9:26PM

    LOVED IT!!!! emoticon

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2BLEAN_N_FIT_AZ 6/20/2009 8:13PM

    That was great...job well done...and you are so right I am "da boss", I just have to remind myself and 'myself' has to listen. But I am getting better at being on the same page as 'da Boss'

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