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Getting Stronger!

Monday, December 17, 2012

I am still working on my goal of running a 5K. I am about 3 weeks away according to my training program. In 1 week I will be doing 10minute runs, and in 2 weeks I will be doing 20minute runs. If I think about it, I get nervous. I have no reason to be nervous though! I ran 15minutes straight the other day because I wanted to, and felt it was harder to walk and then start running again. I know I'm capable of doing it, so why is it intimidating?

I can't wait for the weather to warm up again, and the snow to go away. Yes, I have cabin fever already and there has only been snow on the ground for about 2 weeks. I can take my runs outside again when falling on my behind or smacking my head isn't a threat.

I have finally gotten back on track today with my eating, but have a few areas to work on still. I keep skipping meals, today I skipped breakfast and didn't eat until almost 2pm. The holidays are also posing a threat to me. So many sweets! Of course I have to make cookies with my daughter for Santa, and its cold out so I want to bake and find comfort in the food. I will just have to find my willpower and stay out of them!

I continue to see progress, losing inches now instead of weight, but am getting stronger and gaining more strength. I will take inches lost and not pounds any day! I like to see the result of both though.

Getting closer to Christmas, and I wont have my daughter for 3 nights which I'm a little bitter about, but I work anyway, so I wouldn't see her much. I get to enjoy her opening her gifts Christmas day which is what I want most.

She was worried about Santa coming down the chimney the other day. She said "When Santa comes down the chimney he will go into the burner!" *We have a wood burning stove* I told her there was a little door he could get through but she came to the conclusion that he would just come in the front door instead. Oh how I love the mind of a 5yr old!

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    Congratulations on your training program for your upcoming run. I won't ever do that; at 67, my ol' knees could not take the pounding. (Walking feels like that most days!) I admire your committment...Keep up the good work and good luck on your 5K.

    1891 days ago
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