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5K Training update & New shoes

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

well I got out this afternoon and did some walking/jogging. This was my 4th time out and I went from jogging and walking equal amounts of time to jogging twice as long as I was walking.

I felt a difference today. I dident feel quite as heavy today... it was much easier durring the jogging and I dident feel like my lungs were going to colaps.

Being that this was only my 3rd time out that gives me some hope that I will be in ok shape in a few weeks when my 5k rolls around.

I went out this afternoon and finally got some new shoes. I have had the sneakers I was wearing for a year and a half. I bought them when I started losing weight back at the beggining of 09 and then needed to be retired a long time ago. I mean when I started out I had 270 pounds walking around on top of them... you can tell too, the soles have stress wrinkles in them where they have been crunched down. eek! On top of all that the shoes are a size 10.5 and after losing all the weight I wear about a 9 now.

I got a pair of new balance shoes this time... I would have got addidas if they had them because I really liked the last pair of shoes I had and they were addidas. The new balances look really nice and feel good too and when I wore them durring my run today they worked out really well.

BTW... these shoes are my reward for making it to 195lbs... I met the goal a while ago but just got around to buying them.

Here they are... I love them emoticon emoticon emoticon

~ Jess

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MALEXANDER4 5/1/2010 9:09AM

    new balance is all I wear. I used to wear nike but a pair of new balance and now that is all I buy. I have a pair for my exercise and a pair for work. Im proud of the improvement on the walk/run. I need to work on mine. You inspire me to do better. Thank you for that.

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    way to go on jogging..hopong when i lose another 65 pounds i will atttempt this emoticon

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RUNNINGOLLIE 4/29/2010 4:49PM

    Nice shoes!!! I so need to get another pair and I am definitely getting a girlie color then my normal blue or black- like the purple! Congrats on your progress! emoticon

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LISSI_RODRIGUEZ 4/29/2010 3:37PM

    Congratulations.... I think I'll reward myself at 195 too... lol all for the sake of buying new sneakers lol. Congrats though, and you're doing very well!

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STEPHANON 4/29/2010 3:33PM

    you're making great progress on your running! great job! and those shoes are cute - what a great reward for yourself. keep up the good work!

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WATCHMEGO2 4/29/2010 7:02AM

    Congratulations on the progress!! New sneakers make a world of difference.

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KENNYWHEELS 4/29/2010 7:02AM

    congrats on your run. i like the kicks. i ran yesterday with the c25k program but then i ran after and i think i finally found my pace and was able to run for a few minutes with stopping. with the help of a good Black Eyed Peas song

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MOTIV8U 4/29/2010 6:00AM

    you can do it! keep running and walking, it DOES get much easier!

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FLYSOHIGH 4/29/2010 5:54AM

    lovely shoes!
nice to hear the running's getting easier, good for you!:-)

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JADENTEX 4/29/2010 1:26AM

    I love how your socks and shoes are color-coordinated.... I'm sure that wasn't an accident. emoticon

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NANC304 4/28/2010 11:08PM

    You're making terrific progress! Keep up the good work.

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1YEARFROMNOW 4/28/2010 9:56PM

    Congratulations on your progress to date! What a great reward for becoming a runner! Good luck on your 5K! You will do great!


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JUST_SIMONE 4/28/2010 9:42PM

    Congratulations on your easier run and on the new shoes. Girl, you were overdue for some shoes!

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