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Running Into Onederland!


Friday, June 24, 2011

So remember how I was whinging less than 24 hours ago about not being able to gallop across the Onederland mile marker?

I woke up this morning and decided to take matters back into my own hands and laced up for a run. The goal? 4 miles. Since I haven't done more than 3.5 since I ran the Shuffle back in April, I figured that was a lofty enough goal for before work.

I realized that I haven't taken or posted many pics of myself recently, so I snapped these before I took off:





The weather this morning was PERFECT for a run. Hovering around 60 degrees, overcast, a nice cool breeze. I had spoken to a friend of mine on Tuesday who has run 3 marathons now and she gave me a couple pointers on breathing that I wanted to try out. I also just got the new Gaga album and decided to run to it in its entirety this morning. The combo was unbeatable. The breathing trick really worked and by mile 4 I was SAILING (and too far from home to quit yet) so I pushed out another whole mile, finishing a whole 8K. 5 miles in 57 minutes. BOOM! I couldn't have been happier. It was one of the best runs I've ever had.

But then it DID get better. After peeling off my sweaty clothes and taking a nice cool shower, I decided why not jump on the scale again...just to see.

Well here's what I saw:



BOOM! BOOM! BOOM!

I'm not calling it official until it sticks for the weekend. It IS a post-run weight so I know it can tend towards lower after I've just lost a bunch of water, but it's as good as there!

As soon as it's official I'll post the Onederland blog that I've been waiting to write for a whole year now. Stay tuned! I'm dubbing these "The Onederland Blogs" - a series of 3 blogs leading up to the big event, the "Will I Ever Get There?" blog, the "Whoomp There It Is!" blog and the "Success, At Last" blog.

But for the rest of today I'm just gonna smile and enjoy this. I'm living life, I'm finding love and I'm STILL losing weight. There's a party in my heart right now - it feels like it's about to burst!

Thank you all for your encouraging remarks on my blog from last night. Maybe all I needed to get here was a written release and a little help from my friends. Well friends - it's duly noted and I thank you all for your continued love and support. I may not be around here as often as I would like because of how busy things are lately, but I think about all of you every single day. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I'm DONE with the Terrible Twos baby! Won't see ya later Two Town. I have left your land forever for cleaner, brighter, happier waters. Can't wait to see all of you here with me!
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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WORDLILY 6/28/2011 6:14PM

    Excellent! Congratulations -- on the run and the scale. :D

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THEMIGHTYTAMARA 6/28/2011 6:04PM

    Congrats on your journey to ONEderlad. What were the breathing tips you used? I struggle with running, and breathing is also major.

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TO_BE_FIT 6/28/2011 4:19PM

    Congrats!! Great job on both!

I would be very interested to learn what breathing technique you tried. My legs can go on forever but my lungs fade quickly.



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PIXIEMOM13 6/28/2011 3:51PM

    That is awesome! Both with your run AND Onederland. (I'm so close myself I find myself seeing a lot of blogs concerning that milestone and of course I have to read every one!) :D

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MRS_ROSS 6/28/2011 3:26PM

    Congratulations! Reading your blog brought back all those awesome memories of reaching "One"derland myself! :) Way to go!!!

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MILLIE5522 6/28/2011 3:25PM

    Great! emoticon

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MOTOGIRL2 6/28/2011 3:24PM

    emoticon I can't wait for onederland

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JENNSWIMS 6/28/2011 3:06PM

    This makes me really look forward to my C25K tomorrow.

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SANDIE63 6/28/2011 3:04AM

    Congratulations - and welcome to Onederland! emoticon

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ALOFA0509 6/28/2011 2:15AM

   
I'm overjoyed for you sista!!! Amazing job, YOU LOOK FANTASTIC!!! emoticon emoticon

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MAGGIEROSEBOWL 6/27/2011 4:13PM

    SO SO SO Happy for you!!! I know the joy of seeing that 1 come up on the scale at long last! I didn't run there, but I did walk there, and it was well worth the walk!

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TEMPEST272002 6/27/2011 4:11PM

    Woot! Woot! Look at you go! Congratulations on crossing into onederland. You've come such a long way & you deserve to enjoy every moment.

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JGAL8123 6/27/2011 3:07PM

    FANTASTIC job - you look amazing!
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MARATHONBOUND 6/27/2011 2:47PM

    Congrats..you look FANTASTIC!!!! This was so inspiring for me to read, thank you! emoticon

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MAMADWARF 6/26/2011 11:26AM

    Hey listen. IT COUNTS! And congratulations! SOO happy for you!!

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DIASTER 6/25/2011 8:51AM

  Have been following you journey from the beginning, what a trip and now what an inspiration. Yes it can be done!!

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FITMOMMY18 6/25/2011 12:55AM

    Awesome! So happy for you!!!! XOXO

I love the terrible two analogy!



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NANASAMM 6/24/2011 11:50PM

    emoticon emoticon Wow, that was fast. I was hovering around my goal as well and finally hit it the other day. I was so excited I took a picture too. Congratulations!
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MICHSTATE 6/24/2011 10:27PM

    Yay!!!! Yay!!!! Yay!!!! Good job!!!!! :-)

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REDDIRTRUNNER 6/24/2011 9:04PM

    emoticon emoticon

AND ONEDERLAND HERE YOU COME!!! emoticon

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WYND10 6/24/2011 8:54PM

    ROCK. STAR.


That is all.


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CHICAT63 6/24/2011 7:27PM

    OMG, OMG so happy for you. That is so AWESOME - Woohoo !!! You look fabulous by the way.

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TEAM-SARAH 6/24/2011 5:41PM

    Yaaay so exciting! Congrats! you have worked hard for it, so enjoy every minute! I love weighing myself after a workout hehe :)

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LAURIETAIT 6/24/2011 4:49PM

    I'm totally impressed that you could run 8K on a Friday morning, never mind the business about your entrance into onederland! You're looking pretty terrific!

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MOCOHOLO 6/24/2011 4:38PM

    Woo hoo!!! Awesome news!

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KKINNEA 6/24/2011 4:33PM

    Yay, congrats!!

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SPUNKYDUCKY 6/24/2011 4:07PM

    Awesome - I am very excited for you! I can't wait to be back dancing in wonderland myself. Congrats on your run as well!

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AMBERLEIGHM1 6/24/2011 3:57PM

    Count it, even if it's water, your continued success will make it stick. You are going to love Onderland, I can't wait to get back there; thanks for being an inspiration. I look forward to your blogs about your experience of achieving this goal.

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KT-NICHOLS-13 6/24/2011 3:54PM

    You look fantastic, and congratulations on reaching Onederland!!!!

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HOPE2011 6/24/2011 3:37PM

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CHICAGOHEALTHY 6/24/2011 3:37PM

    Jenn, did I not just tell you last night that you are a strong beautiful woman. Wow, you look fabulous in this mornings pictures, and what a great run. Do you feel like you conquered the world this Friday morning? If not, you should!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Hope

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MISSCURVY24 6/24/2011 3:15PM

    You look fantastic, and congratulations on reaching Onederland!!!! Wooo!!! I am hoping for the same results when I weigh in tomorrow morning - I'm so close I can taste it! LOL

Keep up the great work!

Also, what tips can you give on jogging/running? I am just starting out with jogging on my treadmill, and really need to get the breathing part under control.

Thanks!

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KRAWRS 6/24/2011 3:14PM

    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE
EEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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My squeal of excitement for you!!

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LOTUSFLOWER 6/24/2011 3:04PM

    Jenn, that is INCREDIBLE!!!!! Congratulations and you look AMAZING!!!! What a strong, confident woman that stands looking in the mirror. I am SO PROUD OF YOU!!!! emoticon You sure kicked THAT door down!

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JOEYSGIRL71 6/24/2011 3:02PM

    Woot Woot!!
Good For You!
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