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4 on the 4th! (with a touch of makeup, eating, and trackers)

Monday, July 04, 2011

I did it- this is my first venture out at an organized event trying to run intervals. I was aware that it would put too much stress on the leg to try to run the whole way. I ran, telling myself, "you can make it to the cop car and the corner, then I'd walk, then "hey, you can make it to that tree down there" and I'd run again. It was a hoot!
my time was a little over 51 minutes. Remember, it was 4 miles not the 5k. Still not the best time, but I got out there and did it!
I feel energized about training to run a 5k on sept 24th. The info was in my packet and I'll register soon. This is a first small step to get back in the swing of things. I had a reason to go out and try to run again. I saw my weight tracker nudge down just a tad- I found that I have the confidence to dress up silly, but yet patriotic, have my picture taken and not freak out about not having the makeup on. I no longer exercise, especially run, in makeup unless I have just left work.
Today I am still obese. I still struggle with compulsive eating. I am not perfect but I am starting to get excited about exercise. I love being around people that are healthy and working on fitness and self improvement. I have that "Spark" today!!!! Come share it with me!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    That is awesome! Wow!
Way to go!

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JENNYMARIEC 7/4/2011 4:28PM

    Awesome! Keep up the great work!

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CLAIRESML 7/4/2011 4:20PM

    Excellent! I am glad you found your spark.
I am building up to jogging an entire 5k myself in my neighborhood.
I usually walk the first mile; jog the second, haul myself up a .2 mile hill, then jog home. I am trying to work on doing intervals in the first mile....
Have a happy Fourth!

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KATKRAEZY 7/4/2011 4:19PM

    Janice, from the first day I met you, I so admired your 'spark'. I know its been a long road you have traveled since your injury. Please keep your chin up and keep this positive attitude I have seen since day one. Happy Forth of July, my dear!!!!

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BE-THE-CHANGE 7/4/2011 4:19PM

    Way to go, Janice!

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