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5k training and request

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

I've had a couple of very important A-ha's with my Virtual 5k training.
1. Running downhill gives me lower leg cramps. My neighborhood is nothing but hills. D'oh!
2. Walking intervals, even if I think I don't need them, are the emoticon

Today was supposed to be a rest day, but since I ate approximately 3113 calories, I had to shake off some of it. I mapped out a 1.5 mile stretch of a "flatter" part of my street that I can run back and forth on and did 1 minute walk/4 minute run intervals for 2.5 miles tonight. Thirty-one minutes of zero cramps or splints! emoticon

I really don't care about my race time, because if my "older-than-their-years" feet and ankles can finish a 5k race after 5 weeks of training, it'll knock my socks right off.
I'm very fortunate and twice as happy because I'm able to work out in other ways, but if I can add running, which is something doctors told me I'll never be able to do again, they better keep an eye on their socks too;)

I must not work out tomorrow. I have a really hard time with rest days. I overeat because not exercising throws off my routine and my focus, but I obviously don't want to injure myself or over feed myself. So I must just enjoy the rest. I've had a good long spell of 1800 calories with 6 veggies/day, which I must also have tomorrow! If any of you can yell "RELAX!" at me on Wednesday, that could be helpful. Or it will at least make me giggle to read all of you yelling "RELAX!"
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  • CANDOK1260
    I HAVE A HARD TIME WITH REST DAY TOO BUT relax YOU CAN DO THIS i AM DOING PRETTY GOOD WITH MY WALKING PROGRAM. I WALK FOR 15 MIN AND I HAVE DONE MY MILE WALK. IF I COUDL JUST GET MOM TO COOPERATE . SHE DON;T LIKE ME LEAVING ME FOR A WALK AT NIGHT SHE SAYS SHE MISSING ME./ bUT i REALLY AM GOING TO DO THIS FOR ME. wE CAN DO THIS SIS.
    1552 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/28/2012 10:04:38 AM
  • NATPLUMMER
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    Yes, do RELAX!!! I know how hard it is but it is important for you.
    1553 days ago
  • BEARGODDESS
    Just stopping back here again to yell RELAX!! RELAX!! RELAX!! at you again!

    Have a great day sweetie! Enjoy your sunshine! emoticon emoticon
    1553 days ago
  • OAKSHAVEN
    RELAX RELAX RELAX RELAX RELAX RELAX

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    Oh, yeah, and... RELAX!!
    1553 days ago
  • TEXASFILLY
    emoticon I think you are FAB~ulous! Keep up the good work, dear heart. emoticon BB~
    1553 days ago
  • CONTENTCHRIS
    Hey girl ,

    Bananas for breakfast or a snack daily helps with those cramps.

    Another reason for cramps is poor stretching. I would check out stretches

    for low leg if they are the problem here on Spark and try to do them

    before and after your run. Running is very strenous on your joints and

    muscles so I do hope you take care. I have had many Spark friends

    who injured themselfs for months with tore muscles and such.

    Speed walking , I pass everyone and my kids have to jog to keep up.....

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    1553 days ago
  • ESILBO
    DEAR SHARON, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU...YOU ARE DOING SO WELL...

    WHAT ABOUT JUST WALKING SLOWLY AND ENJOY THE BEAUTIFUL NATURE OF THE PART OF THE WORLD, YOU LIVE IN. IT WOULD KEEP THE FOOD AWAY...JUST A THOUGHT..
    LOVE
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    1553 days ago
  • BEARGODDESS
    I'll start practicing right away for tomorrow! I'll be there for you! In the meantime just repeat the mantra: "I must enjoy the rest" "I must enjoy the rest" until then.
    I'm so impressed with you for working so hard to run despite the nay-saying doctors!

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    1554 days ago
  • NORASPAT
    Oh, OH, RELAX-A-VOOH;
    I bet you never heard that song young lady.
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    1554 days ago
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