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Update - 13 Weeks to 10k

Sunday, March 18, 2012

So, there are 13 weeks until the 10k.
Having signed up on Monday last, I then panicked for a couple of days and frightened myself by reading various things on 10k preparation. By the end of the week the sensible side of my brain had kicked back in and I realise that I have to do what is comfortable for me.

Current position:
Start of week - working at 18min/ mile on treadmill.
End of week - working at 17min/mile.

Target time for 10k - I would like to achieve this in under 90mins.

Today I have just done 90mins on the treadmill and achieved 5.23 miles. (10k = 6.2 miles). I am currently 0.97 miles short of distance/target time.

Not unhappy at this stage and hope to show a gradual improvement each week. I also need to include more outdoor work when I can.


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TRUCKERWIFE2 3/21/2012 10:44AM

    Sounds like you have a great plan. Keep up the good work! emoticon emoticon

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ITISABOUTME 3/19/2012 11:08AM

    Keep up the good work!! You will be successful!! emoticon

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OMG! Did I Really Sign Up To 10k!

Monday, March 12, 2012

I had a rush of blood to the brain over the weekend and thought it would be good to sign up to a 10k Race For Life.
This is an annual event in the UK, usually done by women, for Cancer Research.
My rush of blood also persuaded me that 5k would be too easy!!! If I was going to do it, it had to be the 10k!!
Last night I got part way through the application form and then bottled it and quit the form.
Fear of failure, fear of taking part and not raising any money for a very good cause.
Today, my boss said that the company would sponsor me 10 per 1k - 100 if I do it!!
So, it is on. Date of insanity - Sunday 17th June 2012.
The form has been completed, the hot pink glitter t-shirt and sparkling deeliboppers are ordered! (I drew the line at the tutu and fairy wings)

This is for Mum, who has survived, my Nan (Mum's Mum) who did not and for all other families who have been touched in some way by this dreadful disease.


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PAULAAUTUMN 3/14/2012 9:07AM

    emoticon emoticon what a great goal and for such a great cause as well. You must post pics of this have fun

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YULLABELLE 3/13/2012 9:43AM

    emoticon. Enjoy yourself. Have fun. emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 3/12/2012 5:04PM

    Your workplace must have alot of faith in you as you have done so well so far. You've been doing great so far. You have until June to get ready. Between the treadmill and hopefully practicing outside as that is different I think you could do this with energy to spare. We're rooting for you. Good luck with the nurse next week. emoticon

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ITISABOUTME 3/12/2012 4:47PM

    You go girl!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MATHISC4464 3/12/2012 3:11PM

    Congrats! That is reallly exciting! I'm about to sign up for a 10k this may and I'm so excited. You're doing this for an awesome casue! Good Luck!

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Double Edged Reward

Sunday, March 11, 2012

For losing my first stone (14lbs), I have treated myself to a new magazine subscription.
Woman & Home.
Double edged reward? For me, yes.
A reward for losing a stone. It will also give me more of an incentive to a little "me time" sitting down with a cup of tea and my magazine each day rather than just ploughing on.
Looking forward to receiving the first copy.
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MILLISMA 3/11/2012 8:51AM

    emoticonon your weight loss!!! I like you reward....great idea. Enjoy that cup of tea!!

Hugs...Mary Anne

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Will I Still Be Classes As Obese?

Sunday, March 04, 2012

On Monday 19th March I have an appointment with the Nurse - pill check - but weight etc. too.
It was at such a visit that I was unceremoniously told I was obese.
This was delivered by a Nurse who was at least twice my size.
I was devastated. Not just to be told this but how it was delivered, with an air of being looked down on and a " you should be ashamed of yourself" attitude.
So, I have two weeks to go before my next appointment.
I intend to walk my treadmill into the ground and watch everything I put into my mouth - but still ensuring I meet my daily quotas.
If she tells me I am still obese I shall be devastated but will know that I am on the right road.
Fingers cross my friends - two weeks of self imposed boot camp has started!

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TRUCKERWIFE2 3/4/2012 9:52AM

    What you need is a comback. If some nurse treated me that way I'd point out that so is she and at least I'm doing something about it.
Several years ago I was grossly obese which means I was 100 lbs over what I should be. That was bad enough.
Find out where you should be to be under the "o" word and have that as a long term goal.
Be proud of how far you have come. You are more active than when we first visited. You are healthier and your clothes fit better. You've said so yourself. THAT'S WHAT MATTERS.
Don't let some mightier than thou so called proffessional make you feel less than what you really are. Maybe you should be ready to give her this web site so she can work on herself.
YOU GO GIRL! emoticon

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RIDLEYRIDER 3/4/2012 7:47AM

  That nurse was unprofessional in her attitude, to say the least. Regardless, the fact that you are making improvements to your overall health is much more important than what 'category' you are still in. It's what's ahead of you that counts! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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MYDIETROCKS 3/4/2012 7:12AM

  i was told by a doctor not to go below 175!!! and according to any charts i will forever be classified as overweight or obese!!!! and it's very frustrating

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Letter to my Spanx Items ....

Monday, February 20, 2012

Dear Body Crushers
I have been thinking of you recently and following an incident this morning, I felt compelled to write to you.
For several years now you have assisted in the wearing of a number of items in my wardrobe. However, this morning I tried on a pair of trousers for which you have been the only option for some time now. But they went on without you - with space!
Our relationship has never been comfortable.
Since we met you have caused me nothing but humiliation and disgust.
I have even stayed in at night rather than dress up and spend a night out with you.
After much thought I have made a decision about our future.
Please accept this letter as formal notice of redundancy.
Due to our stressful relationship, there will be no consultation period - I do not believe there is any other position in my life that you can assist in.
There will be no severance pay - you have cost me too much already!
At best, your future holds a meeting with the kitchen scissors - they continue to perform well for me.
At worst, following your meeting with the scissors, you may then have a meeting with Mr Match. I know he can be a fiery character but he does have his uses.
I have no doubt that you are feeling low at this point but, not as low as I have felt during our relationship.
Yours sincerely
A slimmer me.

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LADYBUG1943 2/28/2012 11:28AM

    Love it. Thanks for the laugh!


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ERINMCGEE 2/24/2012 1:18PM

    awesome! i hate those things too. thank you for the smile this morning :)

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MILLISMA 2/24/2012 9:41AM

    This is too funny! Love it. emoticon

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TRUCKERWIFE2 2/24/2012 9:38AM

    I love this blog. You have been doing so well. Did your Spanx put up a fight? Did they try to convince you that they are still needed? I hope you showed them no mercy. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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LYNNWILSON81 2/20/2012 7:15PM

    Love this! I have a pair from vendetta that are the most uncomfortable things to put on and am so happy that I fit in a dress on Sunday without using them! Goodbye little pee holes and pokey metal rods!

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OUBACHE 2/20/2012 12:42PM

    Great blog~love it that you're feeling this way. I hope I'm next!

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