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My 5k finish 8/11/2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012


32:25

My garmin gives me an average pace of 10:36. I told my hubby when I left that I was hoping to do an 11:00 min/mi.

It was a beautiful day for a run today. The weather was just right. It has been hot and humid most of the summer so this was actually a pleasant run

  
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STUFFNEARTABOR 8/14/2012 2:17PM

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KELLEEH 8/12/2012 9:04PM

    Finishing Strong! Way to go! What an awesome race!

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LIV2RIDE 8/12/2012 8:51PM

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TSEWARD 8/12/2012 2:01PM

    What an ACCOMPLISHMENT!
Thank you for your encouraging comment on my blog...I am going to take your advice about making sure I drink enough and run with it. I fail to take the time to drink water and suddenly at 6pm when I am off work I am sooooo thirsty, and it doesn't seem like I can make up for a full day of hydration in the last few hours of it. emoticon

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DOCTATITO 8/12/2012 11:16AM

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LILAC_LANE 8/12/2012 6:37AM

    Way to go! I admire your commitment to being fit.

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GOING-STRONG 8/12/2012 1:26AM

    Great run! I would be very happy with that time.

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"If I can do it, so can you"

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Uggh! I cannot stand that phrase. I just read a blog about someone who just started running a month ago and he is so proud of his being able to stick with it that he has now set himself as the standard for anyone to be able to start running.

For one thing, just because someone else has been able to accomplish a particular feat, does not mean another person can accomplish the same thing. It has been my experience that it my determination, perseverance and effort will cause my success, not the abiltiy of another.

So, while it is great to boast about one's accomplishment, I do not believe it is correct to say that because I can do, then so can you. But, then again, I have always been the "odd man out" and never really went for doing something just because someone else was doing it.

Well, I am now off to the 5k race: "If I can do it, so can you" emoticon emoticon

  
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HONEYBADGER6 8/11/2012 8:04PM

    I'm sure he meant to be positive and encouraging but I understand. Many of us do have medical conditions or other life factors that would make it downright dangerous for us to do what some others are doing.

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PWINCESSEMILY 8/11/2012 4:43PM

    You're right. Its wonderful when people are proud, positive and motivating. But its important to recognise that we each have our own challenges and its not always obvious to other people what they are.

I try not to judge people. I think a better than "if I can (run) anyone can" would be "if I can (exercise regularly and push myself) anyone can". What the exercise and level is will vary.

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MISSLISA1973 8/11/2012 10:50AM

    I never liked that phrase either until I heard Jim Rohn use it. I found him on YouTube and liked it so much, I got several CD sets from my local library. Something about the way he said it turned it around for me.

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QUEEN-EYDIE 8/11/2012 8:39AM

    He probably meant something like 'if a slug like me can do it, anybody can.' Nothing like the enthusiasm of the newly initiated, eh?

How was the 5K?

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GSWINNIE 8/11/2012 8:32AM

    I totally agree with you. Just because one person's accomplishment is great doesn't mean that EVERYONE can do it because everyone is different.

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LILAC_LANE 8/11/2012 8:29AM

    How many hours do I have to finish the race? Ha ha ha

I agree with you, I don't think the "If I can do it, so can you" is an acceptable standard.
So I guess that makes me "Odd man (woman) out too. :)
Thank for sharing that.
Have a great weekend!
Lilac
(Fighting Fibromyalgia Team)


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"If I can do it, so can you"

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Uggh! I cannot stand that phrase. I just read a blog about someone who just started running a month ago and he is so proud of his being able to stick with it that he has now set himself as the standard for anyone to be able to start running.

For one thing, just because someone else has been able to accomplish a particular feat, does not mean another person can accomplish the same thing. It has been my experience that it my determination, perseverance and effort will cause my success, not the abiltiy of another.

So, while it is great to boast about one's accomplishment, I do not believe it is correct to say that because I can do, then so can you. But, then again, I have always been the "odd man out" and never really went for doing something just because someone else was doing it.

Well, I am now off to the 5k race: "If I can do it, so can you" emoticon emoticon

  
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SHORTTOOTH1 8/11/2012 2:05PM

    I love this blog. It's so true and relevant. I mean, look at the Olympics. If any of those athletes muttered that phrase it would be internationally criticized.

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A funny thing happened on my run this morning...

Thursday, August 09, 2012

On the schedule was a tempo run; I was to run 2 miles at a 10:21 pace. Well, I did my mile warm-up, stopped for a water break and to set up my garmin with the virtual partner for the 2 miles. Oh, I am running, and running at a good pace and then I look up and see a hawk circling above me and looking my way. This maked me nervous because I watched a few videos where birds of prey took down some good-sized animals.

I slowed down to a walk and kept an eye on the bird. As I am wallking, I hear a car and the driver rolls down the window and says, laughing, "There was a small deer running after you up the road. Did you see it?"

The hawk must have had the deer in its sight, not me. Whew!!!

Oh, yeah in case anyone is wondering, I did not make the 10:21 pace. My average pace was 10:46 for the two miles Second mile was the slow one.

  
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LIV2RIDE 8/10/2012 6:29AM

    I think it's cool that a deer was running with you but the hawk could have been creepy. Good job!

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MEDDYPEDDY 8/9/2012 11:14PM

    Blame it on the hawk... wonderful experience!

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Beginning week 2 of my training plan for a faster 5k

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

And it all messed up.,... I have a 5k race on Saturday, which is supposed to be the long run day, but I am going to run it with my granddaughter. So, I am already not planning on having a good time, that is a quick time. I will have a good time running my granddaughter.

I ran my long run yesterday, I think. At least I did the mileage for it. My easy run is a 3 miler. So those days can be swapped.

This is the week I am going to start focusing on adding speed to my workouts. My route here close to home is hilly, so this means on the speed workout days, I am going to have to drive to a route that is flat.

I think I'll need to find an in-town route soon anyways because bear- baiting is starting which means that there will be bear baiting stations that are going to be full of what the bears think is "good stuff". I recall a particular spot on my running route last year where it smelt like cotton candy, only to realize that there was a station being baited not too far from where I was running.

I had an incident once where I turned around to see if a car was coming and instead saw a bear crossing the road. Since we have had a couple of "visitors" in the yard this summer, I will definitely look for a more populated (that is, humans) area to get my runs in. I'll most likely look for a city bike trail.

Well, off to do a trial 5k woth my granddaughter to see how she will do on Saturday.....

  
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TRENTDREAMER 8/9/2012 10:11PM

    Best of fortune to you Saturday!

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LIV2RIDE 8/7/2012 12:36PM

    WOW!! And here I think cars would be your biggest threat. Bears are much bigger. Be safe and hopefully you find a great in town route. Enjoy the run with your granddaughter. That time is more precious than a fast/good time. emoticon

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SWEDE_SU 8/7/2012 11:56AM

    your running route sounds like mine back in WA - though usually the bears are in the garden, and the deer are crossing the road. here in sweden it's just deer, and the cows in the fields watching me run by. enjoy your 5k this weekend!

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