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Good run today!

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

I did manage to make it to the gym today after all. Usually I hop on the elliptical for my warm up cardio, but today I thought I would try the treadmill. I ended up running 3.5 miles, slowing to a walk for less than a minute three times in order to catch my breath. That is incredibly good for me! Who knew that running on the treadmill was so much easier? I am going back to the gym on Friday to meet with the personal trainer to update my ST workout... and I think I will jump on the treadmill again. I know a lot of people find it boring, but I really like watching the read out and seeing the numbers change. Just call me weird! I also did a full body ST workout while I was there. I am now using 135 pounds to do squats on the leg press machine, so I am definitely making progress with lower body strength. I need to focus more on upper body strength though if I am going to be able to load and unload my kayak by myself come springtime. I also walked the dog twice (slowly due to icy conditions), hooped for 10 minutes and did 155 jumping jacks.

In between all that I made it to my appointment a little early, and then went grocery shopping. I was bummed at the store as I couldn't find any cashew butter. I had to settle for peanut butter... which is not nearly the same thing.

I have to call the doctor sometime this week and ask more questions. Well, I won't talk to the Dr himself, but rather to his nurse, but that is close. Right? I am on blood thinners for a clotting disorder, and my levels have been all over the place for the last two months. I haven't really changed what I have been eating, but I did start drinking more water, so I am wondering if that would affect the levels?

I have company coming in the morning tomorrow, so I will have to walk the dog a little earlier than normal. Grrrrr... I am NOT a morning person. I don't become coherent until 10am. lol!! I also have a meeting tomorrow night, so Cooper will go spend the evening with my mom and dad. Lucky dog!

So, if I can get to where I can comfortably tun 4 miles on the treadmill then I should be ready for my first 5k in the Spring. Right?
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SHELLYBABE2 1/4/2013 1:06PM

    emoticon you are going to be so ready for that 5k!



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PLANTAGO 1/3/2013 10:59PM

    You are ALREADY ready for this 5K ! YAY!! emoticon

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LIVINGFREE19 1/3/2013 6:18PM

    I could see you being so readyfo the 5K in the spring, heck you are probably ready now!

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FLEURGARDEN 1/3/2013 10:30AM

    Great job! I haven't tried running on a treadmill yet - I'm too afraid I'd do a face plant. LOL.

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OPTIMIST1948 1/3/2013 5:27AM

    I recall seeing Alton brown recipe on howvto make your own nut butters. His daughter has a peanut allergy...

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 1/2/2013 10:27PM

    yea for the run! :) and yea, I would think the extra water could effect that, definately ask the doc :)

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BIGPAWSUP 1/2/2013 10:10PM

    You will be fine in a 5K! If I can do it you can too!

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GOING-STRONG 1/2/2013 10:03PM

    You my dear could do a 5k now without a problem.

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COCK-ROBIN 1/2/2013 8:15PM

    Very good!

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COCK-ROBIN 1/2/2013 8:15PM

    Very good!

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DOGLADY13 1/2/2013 7:48PM

    Running on the treadmill is easier in some ways - steady grade, easier on the knees. You'll have no problem running a 5K this spring/summer. You and ONEKIDSMOM with that crazy treadmill love affair. I have to cover up the read out with a magazine because it just makes the whole thing seem even longer and more tedious to me. I'd rather run outside in the cold, cold air then run on the treadmill.

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KSNANA2 1/2/2013 7:27PM

    Hope you get good news on the blood clotting issue. You are doing so well on getting yourself healthy! emoticon

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TRAVELGRRL 1/2/2013 7:03PM

    Actually, you could easily run a 5K now!! The adrenaline of race day will take you a LONG way! Hope you find answers to your medical issue.

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FIZZYBALL 1/2/2013 6:53PM

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TWNOMWE 1/2/2013 6:51PM

    I hope you get the answers you need from the nurse.
emoticon on the treadmill run.

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RG_DFW 1/2/2013 6:41PM

    Sounds good!

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