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6 pounds gone!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I finally got rid of those peanut buster parfaits I was wearing since February. and I feel so much better. As a matter of fact, the last one I had tasted nasty; and I wondered why I craved it in the first place.

My training for the half marathon is still on schedule, a little over a month to go now. I have a 12.5 mile run scheduled for this weekend. I am not sure where I am going to run. I ususally run near my home but the farmers are working in the fields now and putting down manure - it smells so bad. I got nauseous on my last run. I tried running the other direction through the woods, but got paranoid when I think I came too close to a skunk.

It seems like I an running slower since I started to train for the half marathon and using the walk/run method. It seemed like I could not run more than 2 minutes at a time. So, My last run, I decided to see If I could go the 5k distance. I did it (although I stopped for a few seconds because I saw a critter in the woods. It was just a deer, so I continued on. I worry about meeting a wolf or bear on my run). MY time was actually a minute slower jogging the distance without the walk breaks. But just knowing i could still do was reassuring.

After my half marathon, I am going to do running mate media's Fastest 5k program again.
Well, I guess htis is enough rambling on and on. Ihope you all have a wonder day!


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
ELEMENOPEO 3/23/2012 12:20PM

    Congrats on beating the pb parfaits! emoticon I am planning on starting to run soon so need to learn to train. My husband has been running for years so will help me and it will be something we can do together, which motivates me. We're in the suburbs so I feel pretty safe from wildlife here. Hope you can enjoy your outdoors runs more soon.

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ROJAKHAN 3/23/2012 11:08AM


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LIV2RIDE 3/23/2012 6:54AM

    Congrats on the 6 lbs!! emoticon I would just about freak out if I saw a bear out on my ride or run. emoticon REI sells this stuff called bear spray. You might want to check it out.

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ORGANIC811LFRV 3/23/2012 6:19AM

    Carb up gal! 80/10/10 approach is the best for runners and all athletes, and all us non-athletes alike. Eat bananas before and after your run. Drink a green smoothie each day. Make certain you have the fuel to burn that much fire.

Keep going strong.

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VTORIA3 3/23/2012 5:25AM

    Congrats on your weight loss of 6#! My hat is off to you on being fit and trained to run a half marathon -- emoticon

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