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Day Fifty-two - Plowing Through - 2/22/10

Monday, February 22, 2010

Today is day number six of my ten day run...work everyday, with no day off to regroup, plus all the other stuff that I have piled into my life. Surprisingly though, I'm not as crazed as I thought I would be. Last week, I felt more prepared. I had planned in advance and was ahead of the game in a lot of areas, but now, I'm at the point where that is not the case. There simply has been no down time to regroup, but I'm plowing through.

It's ten thirty, so I've got to hit the bed soon, but I needed to take the time when I got home from my women's group at 8:30 to record the last of my food that I couldn't do on my phone app...and to get in a good cardio session, since there will be even less time tomorrow. All the nutrition tracking has definately paid off. I am thinking ahead and making wise choices so that even tonight, I was able to have a small slice of pound cake with the girls and stay easily within my limits. That was GREAT! Getting to share a treat with friends and know that I'm not blowing my plan....not that I want to do that everyday.

Still feel a little like I should be doing more communication with friends and reading and studying, and I know my sister is feeling a little neglected because I don't have time to sit and socialize and watch T.V., but there just is no where else to take the time from and eating, sleeping and exercising are not an option if I'm going to stay on track.

The week-end will be here soon and I'll have some down time and time to catch up, but for now, I'm just concentrate on doing what I'm doing. I'm not pulling my hair out and that's progress.

I'm still making progress on the fitness too...I'm sure that will start slowing up, and I need to start doing more on the weight training, but I've been really concentrating on the walk/run thing. Got four and a half miles in tonight. Three of it (5K) in under 45 mins! A new personal best. I think if I can get my 5K time to under 40 mins consistently, I'm going to go for the run in May. Don't have to decide tonight though....need to sleep. emoticon
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BE_STRONG 2/23/2010 5:57AM

    Wow 5K in under 45 minutes. Remember at this point you are still walking for quite a bit of time. I'm sure you will get it under the 40 minutes. Plus on race day you will be so full of adrenalin that it will push you through. You can do it and what a better place to do your first race than with a group that loves you and supports you no matter what. You go girl! emoticon

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TRINTJES 2/23/2010 3:37AM

  Congratulations! It sounds like you're doing incredibly well. I hope I can run a mile in your shoes!

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WINNINGSPARK 2/23/2010 12:02AM

    You're doing fantastic. That is so cool that you refuse to take your time away from what is important to you to be able to stay on track. That is so healthy to put yourself first like that. Congrats on all your fitness progress and on thinking ahead with food and on managing all the stress of no time off. That is hard when you just have to trudge right on through but you're doing it and lookin' good! Keep it up!
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