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5k Results

Saturday, May 18, 2013

31:20 I am so stoked! I went to the race with the intent to do 32 minutes and I achieved my goal.

I had some difficulty around mile 2 with a pain in my side and then I had some negative thoughts that I had to deal with.

In the past, it seems like one of my biggest struggles is keeping positive and goal focused while running. I want to do well when I run (well meaning meeting goals I set) but I also do not want to become injured. So when I need to challenge myself and get out of my comfort zone I have a tendency to back off the intensity.

I seemed to have broke through that a bit today. I walked a bit more than I really wanted but I finished the race strong. I became motivated to push myself when I got close enough to see that clock and the minute had just turned to 31:08. So I pushed myself and finished strong even though those last 20 seconds felt like an eternity.

The clock read 31:30 as I crossed the mat, but the time posted is 31:20 (gun time vs chip time) I'll gladly take the 31:20.

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CYND59 5/23/2013 12:51PM

    Good job!
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MIRAGE727 5/19/2013 9:56AM

    Great finishing time! That feeling when you see the finish line then the clock just boosts the adrenaline. Then when you add everything to your finish, it's such a natural rush!
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OWL_20 5/19/2013 6:33AM

    Congratulations on the great 5K time--and all the training that went into it! Woo-hoo!

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SARLIA 5/19/2013 6:03AM

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FITWITHIN 5/18/2013 11:09PM

    That's a great time. My first 5k was over an hour. I'm still a slow running, but not giving up on it. I still working on endurance and gradually my speed. I think if I had a running partner that's faster will help me with my speed. Keep up the great work with your races.

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ELRIDDICK 5/18/2013 11:00PM

  Thanks for sharing

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A WooHoo moment

Monday, May 13, 2013

emoticon Last year I went to a clothes give away and picked up a pair of Faded Glory size 8A jeans. However, at the time I was recovery from a love affair break-up with Dairy Queen's Peanut Buster Parfaits and was not able to pull those jeans up past my thighs. For some odd reason those jeans never got packed or given away, instead they were placed at the bottom of my wearable jeans.

Just to make a long story short (~too late~), I grabbed that pair and was able to wear them all day long. They were a little snug and I was waiting for them to stretch like my "mommy" jeans, but that did not happen.

This is encouraging for me because I did body fat calculation and even though I am at an acceptable BMI, my body fat % is a bit high for health. Next goal is to have some breathing room in those jeans. emoticon

  
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PAMDAQTPI 5/14/2013 11:56AM

    It's always great to fit something that was too small before. I'm having the same thing happen with my pants. I've been measuring my thigh for inches lost and I've lost the most inches from my thigh (out of thigh, hips, waist and bust). It's incredible how much those can shrink with a bit of effort.

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 5/13/2013 11:39AM

  This is just so much fun to reach goals such as this isn't it? emoticon

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I ate my homework

Monday, May 13, 2013



I am taking an online course from coursera.org: Child Nutrition and Cooking. The first assignment was to make a colorful 3 vegetable dish. I modified a recipe I found on Dr. Hyman's site: drhyman.com/blog/2010/05/17/recipe-g
ingered-carrots-and-red-onions-with-br
occoli-2/


If I had to critique it, then I would have to say for the visual effect I would use fresh broccoli instead of frozen and less peppers and change the shape of the carrots. But for the flavor, I would not change how I made it (I omitted the red pepper flakes because DH does not tolerate "heat" in food well.

It was so yummy. I made wraps with it for leftovers.

  
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DS9KIE 5/15/2013 11:29PM

    yummy homework

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JUNEPA 5/14/2013 12:39AM

    Very tasty looking homework !!

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JESUSLIGHTSMEUP 5/13/2013 11:34AM

  I owe my health to fresh veggies of all kinds

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MOTHEPRO 5/13/2013 10:45AM

    Looks yummy!

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LIV2RIDE 5/13/2013 9:25AM

    How fun! Looks yummy!

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SPARKCHANTAL 5/13/2013 9:19AM

    sounds delicious.
my cat ate my tax declaration.

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5k fun run

Monday, May 06, 2013

My Garmin time was 33:06. Not too bad considering it was a hilly course. Have I ever mentioned that I do not like running uphill and usually walk them? I was running with my granddaughter and since it was an out and back course, I let her go ahead of me when I had a stitch and needed to slow down. I was not far behind her.

It was a beautiful day for the run. No jacket needed. Sunny. It was a charitable run and the proceeds went toward a fishing pier for a camp far children with disabilities. Running uphill is nothing compared to the challenges some face daily.

  
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40+ pounds gone

Sunday, May 05, 2013

This morning when I weighed myself, I saw the number on the scale that was my starting weight. I was heavier than I remembered. Funny, how my brain chose to file that number somewhere in the deep dark corner of my mind.

It has been quite a few years since I weighed that much and this morning I am thinking about how I felt when I carried all that extra weight around. I was tired all the time because I did not sleep well. My body hurt when I moved, especially when I got up from sitting for too long. I walked around with a "life is a bummer" attitude back then.

This morning I read a blog by another "Sparker" who mentioned that she had never written down the reasons why she wanted to lose weight and eat healthier. That caused me to glance at my list that I have pinned on the wall near my computer:
1. Reduce the risk of chronic disease
2. Less aches and pains
3. More mobility (when I first lost 25 pounds my hubby told me that my step was lighter)
3. More energy ( I just finished my second half marathon)
4. Eliminate and/or control cravings for junk food (This one needs a lot more diligence to achieve)
5. Get rid of excess body fat ( I need to lose 1-2% yet)
6. Positive attitude (every day is a challenge but being positive is so much more enjoyable)
7. To have a sense of control in my destiny

Seeing that starting weight on the scale was a reminder of where I was, how far I have come, and the journey is not yet over.

  
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PAMDAQTPI 5/5/2013 11:00AM

    I can't wait until I hit the 40 lb mark. I'm stuck right around 30 right now. Congrats and keep it up.

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SANDICANE 5/5/2013 8:10AM

    Oh yes, the journey. I prefer a happy, easy journey...but this weight thing is not to be that way for me either. I have to work and work and work. It doesn't matter how much food I say No to, it matters how much I say say to.

Good luck,
Sandi

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