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Running This Weekend

Sunday, September 09, 2012

Saturday I decided to walk to the school, walk/run and then walk home. Between the trip to and from and the 1.25 miles on the track that was about 3 miles. My laps looked like this:

Lap 1 - Ran all of it
Lap 2 - Walked 1/2, ran 1/2
Lap 3 - Waked 1/2, ran 1/2
Lap 4 - Walked whole lap
Lap 5 - Walked 1/2, ran 1/2

I had a bit of exercise induced asthma and I was pretty uncomfortable for a while but it wasn't scary. My DH was concerned, lectured me a bit on overdoing. So I told him I'd be more careful. I think it really wasn't speed or distance, I think it was temperature or air quality which has been pretty bad here in the valley since we've been surrounded by fires.

So, I went out today to be more careful. I drove to the school so I could spend more time on the track, less on the sidewalk and I could have the cool of my van when I was done.

Today my laps weren't any faster than yesterday's 3 miles, I did 2.25 miles today and it felt pretty good.

Lap 1-3 Walk 1/2, run 1/2
Lap 4 Walked the lap
Lap 5 Ran most of the lap
Lap 6-9 Walked 1/2, run 1/2

My time both days wasn't good - 15 minute miles. But there were some stretches today that I felt good - the stride was relaxed and long, my shoulders were down, head held high. So, I'm going to keep running. And add more ST.

Food is not an issue, I've got diet down. I eat clean 95% of the time and I'm staying clear of carbos later in the day which tends to be a key for me. Now, if the number on the scale would just go down...we'll see what running does for me. Time will tell and I'm here for the long, I'll let you know!

Yep, I'm a running Karen! emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
MRS_TOAD 9/12/2012 8:28AM

    You are doing so GREAT! Run, Karen, Run!

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BLESSED2BEME 9/11/2012 12:44PM

    You are a runner! emoticon

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KALIGIRL 9/11/2012 9:17AM

    You are a emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 9/10/2012 1:53PM

    You are doing great! I'm going to try eliminating carbs at the end of the day as well. Super job!!

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EBEAMS 9/10/2012 8:48AM

    Congrats on the running! AND the eating! You go, girl! I was giggling cuz I'm doing the same carb avoidance thing in the afternoon/evenings and it is working really good. I'm really surprised! Keep up your fabulous work! I'm so proud of you!

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GIANTMICROBE 9/10/2012 7:40AM

    Sounds like a great time :) Have fun RUNNING! :)

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LUV2RUN72 9/10/2012 7:31AM

    Hey Running Karen,
Awesome! emoticon emoticon

Take care!

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RAINBOWCHOC 9/10/2012 6:28AM

    the long haul is the only way! Glad you are feeling better but it's good your husband is on your case!
best wishes for a new week, I'm sure the scale will shift soon

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_LINDA 9/10/2012 2:25AM

    That is awesome Karen, although running in the smoke filled air would concern me if I had asthma like that -is there no indoor track you could try? Very well done with the food!
Sounds like you got this!!
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LINDA! 9/9/2012 11:33PM

    Hey, you are doing great!

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PERFECTLY_LIFE 9/9/2012 11:24PM

You're a runner!

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CHUM48 9/9/2012 11:04PM

    Good for you! one step is a giant step for victory on the weight loss goal!
You did it and you should be proud of that accomplishment!

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