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My Tuesday was GOOD!!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Why was my Tuesday good? Because I RAN - yay! I have run very little since I injured my knee a month ago - I've been afraid of making it worse. Its gotten a lot better but is still sore. However I am signed up for a half marathon on Thanksgiving Day and another on Dec 1 so I felt I had to find out how running would effect it. I ran most of 4 miles and some of two more, came in for breakfast, then walked another 3.9 miles. My knee was pretty sore by the time I was done but a trip to my chiropractor did a lot of good and today it is no more sore than it was to begin with. I'm counting that as a win!!

We are planning a couple of three day hiking trips (leaving Sunday and returning Tuesday for the first one, leaving the following Monday returning Wednesday for the second one) so I'll hold off until after that second trip to try again. But at least I know I CAN run relatively pain free - that's good to know! My niece Sherry is coming to Atlanta to run the Thanksgiving Day half with me and we'd already planned a walk/run strategy. So now I feel reasonably confident that I'll be able to do it.

On to my goals for October:

ST every day (one break day per week allowed) - work one body part a day - at least 90 reps total. I did 150 reps of core - that's GOOD for me as core is the hardest ST for me and I often stop at 90!

Cardio - at least 60 minutes 6 days a week. In all I got in 233 cardio minutes.

Nutrition - continue to increase the fresh vegetables and fruit in my meals while eating less animal products and processed foods. This was my best freggie day to date - I got in 14 servings!!

Life is GOOD - even with a sore knee!!

I want to leave you with this thought:


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
EATVEGAN 10/20/2012 1:03AM

    The hikes sound like a lot of fun. So happy for you finding out you can still run. I love your final thought. I borrowed it. Your background flowers are the same picture I used when I first came to SP. I really like it. I switched to a picture of my mother's day geranium.

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LINDAKAY228 10/18/2012 11:48AM

    WooHoo!! I'm so happy for you!

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SOOKIE 10/18/2012 9:36AM

    Your goals are SMART! and I love your ending thought. The reminder is so needed! Thank you.

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TORTISE110 10/18/2012 6:32AM

    So focused! Good for you. emoticon

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DIANNEMT 10/17/2012 5:45PM

    Yay for you!!! Sounds great!

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KAREN_NY 10/17/2012 4:36PM

    Whew - a nice feeling of affirmation, right? Wishing you many safe & satisfying runs before HM day!

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AMARILYNH 10/17/2012 4:20PM

    So far we haven't done any backpacking but its on our minds! What we are doing on both these hikes is staying in a cabin in the park. The one Sunday is in Cloudlands State Park in Northwest Georgia; the one the following week is in Cheaha State Park in Heflin, AL (actually closer to us than the GA park.) This will be our first experience staying in State Park cabins - I'll let you know how it is!!

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TRAVELGRRL 10/17/2012 3:44PM

    Wow, what a great blog on EVERY level!

Your Tuesday walk/run was outstanding and what a relief to know you could get it done. Congratulations!

You'll have to give more info on your hikes! We love to hike but have never done more than day trips so I am intrigued. Do you backpack overnight?

Congrats on your Tuesday goals -- you didn't just meet them, you blew right past them!

AND, love your thought for the day. emoticon

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