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I said it, I did it... 5K this morning no excuses.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

3.1 miles in 41 minutes I promised you guys I would do it and I followed through. water bottle in one hand and inhaler in the other. My fastest time is 38 minutes so this isnt too far off in spite of the Asthmatic Bronchitus. I will get better but this was a big win for me, the inhaler helped alot. pretty tough to run when you cant breathe.

Im really glad i coughed up ( no pun intended) the cash to get this treadmill. exertion in the cold air is too much for me right now so the treadmill gives me the opportunity to train without killing myself. I havent had any significant IT band pain for quite a while although I am very alert for it now, gonna stop at the first sign of trouble. I dont want to go through that again.

My goal is to get 3 more 5K's in this week, kinda ambitious for someone on the sick list but I gotta move, tired of sitting around. I promise I will listen to my body, I dont want to get hurt again.

Maybe I will toss up the Nike+ charts to hold myself accountable.... Im such a geek...

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LCORTEZ7 1/11/2011 12:08AM

    emoticon Good to hear that you're feeling much better now.

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    emoticon That is really great, I know how it can be running with asthma. That is one obstacle I have had to over come myself.

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KILDAREN96 1/10/2011 8:45AM

    I'm new to getting your blog, but find your posts so inspiring. Time for me to move all my weaving equipment off the treadmill and get going myself! Keep up the positive motivation for us all.

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BRE7482 1/10/2011 4:16AM

    emoticon I have to jog with an inhaler too. Take care of yourself

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DAVEYSHADOW 1/10/2011 3:30AM

    emoticon well done on going for it. Listen to your body though and I am sure it will help in your recovery!

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CHICKIEMAUI 1/10/2011 12:44AM

    Thats awesome!! Great Job beating your time!! I have never done a 5K

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WANNABFIT34 1/10/2011 12:27AM

    Awesome my friend, welcome back, I too am so grateful that I splurged to get a good treadmill because there are too many days the outside is much too daunting. Keep it up and I will be checking in with you as much as needed to keep you going. MARATHON!!!

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REALLY_ROBIN 1/9/2011 11:37PM

  I got my 5K in this morning too! Aren't we awesome! Your fastest time of 38 minutes is seriously impressive! I think you are going to recover quickly! emoticon

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MOMOF6BOYS 1/9/2011 9:44PM

    GREAT job!!!! I like it! And YOU, my friend are really on a mission to be doing this with asthmatic bronchitis...

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LYFO12 1/9/2011 7:33PM

  LOL Hey my new Sparkfriend! That's great!!! Take it easy!! :)))))

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    emoticon I know that felt good!! emoticon

Owning your own treadmill is one of the best things ever. I got one for myself two years ago and logged a lot of miles on it, especially in the winter.

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BRATTY_ME27 1/9/2011 6:42PM

    Do what you can, but don't overdo. Awesome job getting in the 5K though!

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ALOFA0509 1/9/2011 6:38PM

    emoticon emoticon .. That is soo awsum you stuck in out even with a wicked cough!!! You are AMAZING.. GR8 work!!

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NIGHTSKYSTAR 1/9/2011 6:27PM

    thats WONDERFUL!!!! GREAT job!!!! I am really, truly proud of you. tomorrow will be jumped back in with both feet and you are back in it!!! FANTASTIC!!!

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LAURIE5658 1/9/2011 6:23PM

    Welcome back to running!!! Woo hoo!!



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REEKU731 1/9/2011 5:21PM

    You are amazing!!! Keep up the great work!!! Getting the treadmill was one of the best things we did too!! Running outside in winter is just too tough!!

And you have Nike+...have you ever heard of a site called check it out! Its bad ass!!

Keep up the fabulous work my friend!

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REMEMBER2BME 1/9/2011 5:09PM

    emoticon but of course follow doctor's orders. Get well :)

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LORIAPO 1/9/2011 5:02PM

    Good job!
You are definitely ambitious!!! Awesome that you have your own treadmill.
I will be putting in some miles this week also, but most of them I am cross-training with the elliptical, the bike & weights. This way I can keep my foot feeling good. If that gets bad again, I won't be able to do any running.
Laughing at the geek comment... I am kinda geeky sometimes too. My sisters-in-law laugh at me (with me). We all get a chuckle out of it.
emoticon Lori

Ugghh! Hate it when I catch a typo after I post!

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SURYAH 1/9/2011 4:38PM

    It's Good Enough. Your body will know when it' s Ready.
In fact it's Pretty darn good! you should be proud of yourself.


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MEGA_MILES 1/9/2011 4:04PM

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    Awesome job!

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ELAOPET 1/9/2011 3:38PM

    And what, oh what are we to do with you? Please, do be careful, get well and then you can push yourself to new and better things. I would really rest and get that bronchitis in check.

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JASI27 1/9/2011 3:28PM

    WooHooo!!!!!! Feels good doesn't it!!! Hey I have had asthma since I was young and my doctor put me on Singulair many moons ago, and I can't tell you the last time I had to use my inhaler! Could almost swear singulair cured me! Talk to your doc and see if maybe it is an option you could try!
Proud of you by the way!!!
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LOGOULD 1/9/2011 3:22PM

    WOOHOO - You really are an inspiration! I haven't managed to pump out a 5K on the treadmill since early last spring. Once I got outside, that was all she wrote for the distances on the treadmill. I'm afraid there is still alot of winter left up here in the Chicago suburbs, so, if I don't want to lose all the ground that I gained last year, I need to make goal #1 a treadmill 5K.

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SOCKITTOME 1/9/2011 3:09PM

    Wow, 3.1 miles in 41 minutes is awesome!!!!! I don't have asthma and can only walk (arthritis) and 51 minutes is the fastest I can muster at the moment. You rock!!!

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SCHNEBL 1/9/2011 3:01PM

    Fabulous! great job ~ you are smart to listen to your body ~ it knows best!

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ON2VICTORY 1/9/2011 2:55PM

    Jan- you are my mentor... Thank you. I will take it slower, i dont want any repeats of what happened the last time.......

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    Wow you are incredible! I'm so glad you were able to get the treadmill and that your inhaler is working for you. What an accomplishment to stick with it and work out what works for you. Give yourself a great pat on the back. I loved reading this blog. It was very motivating to read about your strategizing and success. emoticon

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ACTIVE_AT_60 1/9/2011 2:52PM

    Robert, I am glad you did it - but I wouldn't push it, and try to go any faster than this. If you did OK with this exercise, just repeat it. I would even say a little slower than your time today.

You need to be aware that when pushing yourself like that - you are adding to the inflammatory process in your airway - and that may not be to your benefit.

I agree with you - running outside in this weather is not an option with you with asthmatic bronchitis, as that will make it worse.

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SERENADALLAS 1/9/2011 2:49PM

    Awesome...every day new successes!

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KLEENH 1/9/2011 2:49PM

  Way to go! I'm off right now to try to do the same!

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ADKONKLE 1/9/2011 2:47PM

    Good for you. Listen to your body, it never lies. I know the gotta move feeling, mine creeps in now at the two day mark. I get grumpy.

My treadmill was a good investment, that finally paid off.

When you are ready to return to the outside world and it is still a little chilly this is a great hood for keeping your lungs from getting that cold shock feeling.


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JULIAOAK 1/9/2011 2:42PM

    emoticon well done!!! emoticon emoticon

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MINNA72 1/9/2011 2:39PM

    Good job, Robert!

Totally envious of your treadmill, though. If there was any way I could fit one in my home, I'd be on my way to the store! Had a miserable 10K run in slushy, slippery snow. ICK.

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RKWMRR1 1/9/2011 2:37PM

    Great job, keep it up and feel better soon!

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BUBBABREN1 1/9/2011 2:31PM

    emoticon Awesome job!!!

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