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I'm a Runner!

Saturday, September 01, 2012

One of my goals as I've gotten more healthy and fit, and as I've seen other friends accomplish it, is I've wanted to be a runner. I want to run.

My SP Friend EBeams says that once you run, you are a runner. As much as I appreciate that, I ran a few steps a couple of times and still really couldn't call myself a runner. Until Today...

Today, I set out on a walk over to the middle school near my home. It's just a good stretch of the legs to get there but they have a beautiful track and that's where I wanted to be. Here's how it went:

Lap 1: Walk half, run half
Lap 2: Ran 2/3 of the lap
Lap 3: Ran the full lap!
Lap 4: Walked the full lap
Lap 5: Walked half, run half

Then I headed for home and on my way home I ran two more spurts. That's a technical running term!

I walked/ran 3.07 miles in 48 minutes which is actually pretty pathetic but, I ran. For real ran. Any of my SP Friends know that I like lessons from experiences so here are today's lessons from running.

First, if you never try to run, you don't know if you can or can't.

Second, when I run, there is a very gross jiggle movement in the top part of my buns. That has GOT to go! It's fat.

Third, breathing while you run is a necessity. I'm just not sure the right way to do this. I tried open mouth, I tried in through the nose and out through the mouth. Breathing while running is the hard part.

Fourth, feet. I didn't get blisters, but they have some "hot spots" that concern me a little. My feet have been my nemesis for walking and running, I've gotten blisters in the past but not today. I wore my orthotics in my tennis shoes, single pair of mid-weight socks and 1.25 miles was on the track. This lesson is unfinished...

So, today I'm calling myself a runner! I'm just a little proud of myself! Someday, I'm going to run with EBeams and Love2Run...and a few friends who aren't SP Friends. I'm excited!

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MRS_TOAD 9/3/2012 8:24AM

    emoticon You are a runner indeed! emoticon

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LUV2RUN72 9/3/2012 12:04AM

    OH Karen, Hurray!!!!!! You are a runner! I am so excited for you. emoticon I knew you could do it.

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LESLIESENIOR 9/2/2012 6:02PM

    I agree with Eda. When you think you are a runner, YOU ARE!!!!
I'm so happy for you.
Congratulations!!!!!


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EBEAMS 9/2/2012 12:49PM

    Hip Hip Hurray! Hip Hip Hurray! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

I knew you could do it! Now I need to introduce you to some running socks! Woohoo ... Yep, we ARE gonna run together someday! emoticon

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CHUBRUB3 9/2/2012 12:38PM

    Awesome!
Keep running my friend!
Hugs
Angela

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TRAVELGRRL 9/2/2012 7:33AM

    I agree -- you don't have to run hard or fast to be a runner -- you just have to run! I've conquered this hurdle this summer too. I feel proud to have run two entire 5Ks!

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RAINBOWCHOC 9/2/2012 7:09AM

    Jiggling bits are a real problem when exercising on land, I hope you find they disappear very soon!
Congratulations on your progress, you'll be doing the 5k next!

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CRYPTIC_CYPHER 9/2/2012 2:18AM

    Good for you, Karen! I love that feeling of moving for the sheer joy of it!

I'm SO not a runner...
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_LINDA 9/2/2012 1:34AM

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That is fantastic!
I do envy people who are able to run, what a freeing feeling it must be! With my bad joints, I can only get a small taste of it in my fitness classes as the impact is too hard (and not recommended for my artificial joints). I run two laps in a bootcamp class once a week, but that is it, I can barely keep up with the youngsters in my class who are really just casually jogging :P
You are what you want to be, run on!
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DETERMINEDJANET 9/2/2012 12:44AM

    Whoo Hoo!!!!!!

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TEDDYBEARGIRL 9/1/2012 11:02PM

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BLESSED2BEME 9/1/2012 10:30PM

    Way to go! I still have not felt comfortable calling myself a runner. I keep trying though.

I have feet problems too. When they get warmed up or hot, they start to go numb. I just can't seem to solve the problem. Working on it too though.

Keep up this new activity. It will pay off!

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DIET_FRIEND 9/1/2012 10:16PM

    It must be great to be a runner if that's what you want to be. I hope you enjoy running with your runner friends. Keep on sparking!

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SLUNDQUIS 9/1/2012 10:07PM

    yeah, way to go!


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