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C25K: W2D3

Friday, July 27, 2012

1/4 of the way there... if I'm able to keep up with the workout schedule. Felt great at the end of today's workout. Regardless of if I do this in 8 weeks or 24 weeks - either way, I'm going to do this!!!!

  
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BETHIEBOOPS 7/28/2012 10:58AM

    You are so inspiring!

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KPETSCHE 7/28/2012 12:55AM

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DUXGRL1 7/27/2012 9:48PM

    Good for you!

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ILOVEMALI 7/27/2012 6:33PM

    Great!!!

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Cheesecake Factory... now that was a challenge on so many fronts!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Challenges:

1. Going with two other people who are also "on diets" but don't often stick to them when eating out: I got to the restaurant first, got seated, gave the spiral menus back to the waiter and only kept the "skinnylicious" menus, told the waiter there was to be no bread put on the table.

2. Meals - while we are all low carbin' it, I wasn't going to "mother" anyone. I got the lettuce wrap tacos from the appetizer menu, another got the tuna app (with fried chips) and a salad, and the last one got soft corn tacos (w rice... there's always gotta be one!)

3. Dessert time - we got one slice of the low-carb cheesecake with fresh strawberries on the side. (450 calories and 35 carbs - split between three people and no one ate the crust).

Given the location - I think we all survived as good as could be expected! There was only one "quip" about how great it was that they had added the "deep fried mac and cheese" to the skinny menu by baking it (this was a LIE and intended as a joke to make everyone laugh and realize we would NOT be getting the food we "wanted" but the food we "needed" to meet our long term goals). Best news - with the possible exception of the "average" low-carb cheesecake, the skinny menu food was very tasty and well spiced.

Have a great day!!!!


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DUXGRL1 7/27/2012 9:50PM

    I was just there last weekend, for the first time in a LONG time. Had the Skinnylicious fresh vegetable salad, my friend and I split some hummis (but did not finish it) and we split a piece of cheesecake but each only ate about 1/4 of it.

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SCIFIMOM 7/27/2012 3:53PM

  You're a better person than I am, Tink, when it comes to Cheesecake Factory. The best I can manage on the (thankfully VERY rare) occasions when I go there is to go ahead and order the "low carb" cheesecake with strawberries, and to SLOWLY savor every teeny tiny mouthful at a time with a cup of coffee. That's my whole meal. Anything else just gets turned into that horrible over-full feeling, because I WILL eat all of the cheesecake.

...rats, now I want cheesecake...

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KPETSCHE 7/27/2012 12:19AM

    Good Job - a restaurant like that is really hard. Sounds like you made good choices all around.


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ILOVEMALI 7/26/2012 5:26PM

    Good job! When my husband and I go out to our local dinner joint, I either get the spinach salad or a cup of chili with cheese and onions. It amazes me that the chili puts weight on me -- but it's salty. I am always disappointed, but keep making that choice. Then I think about Einstein's old quote defining insanity. Gotta stop that chili! LOL

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MUSOLF6 7/26/2012 10:34AM

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SABLENESS 7/26/2012 9:44AM

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BROCOLIJOLI 7/26/2012 9:02AM

    Sounds like you did the best you could under the circumstances, way to go!

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FITKAT62 7/26/2012 8:53AM

    I love it when restaurants have healthier options!

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HOLDINGMYOWN 7/26/2012 8:37AM

    emoticonI guess I will never understand a PALEO diet...
I read up on it after one of your Blogs ( and I had never heard of it before that BTW )
Now I see "lettuce wrapped tacos" and "low carb cheesecake" and wonder how that fits in a PALEO diet?

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C25K - W2D2

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

I'm using the "Ease into 5K" app on the iPhone - but I'm certain any of the coaching schedules/apps would work. With this app I was able to build a play list from my music collection of fast paced, up beat songs to keep me going - then I either walk or run based on the Audio Alerts provided.

Not only am I loving the definition I am seeing in my quads... but in the 5 training "runs" so far my stats have improved as follows:

Run 1: 1.3 miles over 25 minutes (20min/mile)
Run 5: 2.2 miles over 34 minutes (16:27min/mile)

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KPETSCHE 7/26/2012 12:36AM

    Awesome job on the improved stats. I just calibrated my ipod tonight so I can use it to manage my runs. It's amazing.

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C25K: W1D3

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Felt pretty good.

Saw a physical therapist today. I have inflammation of one of the support muscles in my left foot - probably causing the pronation of the left foot. I'm now wearing a moderate stability running shoe with an orthotic to keep the left ankle from rolling. And wearing a compression ankle wrap.

I'm still loyal to my five-fingers for daily wear... maybe I can strengthen my foot muscles with some additional rehab exercises.

Also adding running drills: knee ups, foot to butt, and prancing strides - leaping to toe. If I continue to have problems with a toe/mid-foot strike I'll add a jump rope!

  
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ILOVEMALI 7/22/2012 10:51AM

    You have just reminded me that I need to get moving!

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KANOE10 7/22/2012 10:11AM

    I am glad you saw a therapist. I admire your dedication to exercise!

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MISHAMW 7/21/2012 4:07PM

    Okay....so how much does pronation suck!!!??? Right right?!?!

I am glad you are able to find something that works for you. Good shoes aren't enough for me. But my knee is the one that suffers because of my overpronation.

Good luck, and I am hoping that you don't get injured!!! Those exercises do help!!!

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BETHIEBOOPS 7/21/2012 2:52PM

    Awesome! Sounds like you have a great plan!

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MACMOM57 7/21/2012 2:30PM

    You can do it.

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5k Training: Week 1 Day 2

Thursday, July 19, 2012

8 wk program / 3 days a week

increased pace just a little... Went further, faster, and burned more calories.... Very interesting this running (walk/jog) thing.......

Trying to be as analytic as possible: Have had gate analyzed 3 times. First said I pronate. Second said I don't. Third said I pronate on my left ankle (if I'm get an injury, it is with my left ankle or right knee).... Trying to identify what shoes to wear when running to prevent injury (if possible)!

Hope everyone is doing great and meeting personal goals!

  
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KPETSCHE 7/23/2012 2:29AM

    I go to a chiropractor that has fit all 3 of my kids with orthotic inserts for their shoes. They all have varying degrees of pronation problems, mostly too little arch in some degree. It has solved many ankle/knee/hip problems with them and their sports injuries. It might be something to look into in addition to purchasing shoes, especially if both feet have different problems. Good luck with your C25K training.

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NOMIE322 7/20/2012 2:19PM

    Congrats on your progress thus far! I also did the C25K and have recently finished. I also went to a speciality running store to buy running shoes. Any decent running store that will examine your gait will show you what it looks like (you'll watch the playback of you running). They'll also have you try on different shoes (and run with them to re-examine your gait). I did that and was told/saw that I have a slight overpronation (right foot) and should get shoes that correct it (note, I also had concerns about discomfort with width and shock absorption). We found a sneaker that solved all of those concerns and boy did it make a difference when I ran. Yeah, it cost more than I was looking to really pay for sneakers but it was worth it. I'm getting ready to move up to running a 10k (advice for newbies like me is to get comfortable running about 20 miles a week first and then start working on great distances and speed). Hope all works out for you and good luck!

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DUXGRL1 7/20/2012 6:07AM

    Good job! Have you thought about going to a store that has a treadmill where they analyze how you run and what shoes would be best for your feet? I have never done this but would like to if I ever really start running. One of my managers at work did this and said that it was really helpful.

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SABLENESS 7/19/2012 11:10AM

    Good luck figuring out the shoes! emoticon

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ILOVEMALI 7/19/2012 11:07AM

    On vacation, my personal goal is to gain less than 5 pounds ;). My clothes are still fitting. I decided that it was too much to expect from myself to actually lose weight. Good news is that we are walking everywhere!

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PEPPYPATTI 7/19/2012 10:40AM

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