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I *decided* to DO IT... so I did!

Sunday, January 20, 2013

I just want to follow up with you guys that are interested... I made a commitment to Decide on something and JUST DO IT... I said that I'd lay out my training plan for my upcoming relay. I have plenty of time, but I don't want to put it off. It's a good thing that I did it NOW because I'm STOKED about my plan, it fits perfectly into the next 16 weeks!!

I'm in a 'rebuilding' phase. I've been much too inactive lately and my base mileage is just down to nuttin!! I'm ready to shed these extra pounds and get back my running legs!! I have an 8 week "novice" 10k plan that I'm going to use to allow intervals to build me back up to 6 miles, and then a 8 week "intermediate" plan that will reinforce my previous 8 weeks of training. If all goes well, I'll be running that relay leg in good form! That's the PLAN.

The other part of my commitment was to actually do a planned training run outside on the road on a Sunday. WHOA!! LOL! That used to be a given that I'd be out there running on a Sunday. I haven't ran a weekend run since early September. (before my last event. turns out I'm VERY 'event' driven!! LOL) Today, I did it. I got dressed and went out. I had a nice quality run with my audiobook and feel OH so accomplished for it.

It feels FANTASTIC to be getting back on track!!
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GSPEIRS 1/27/2013 2:28PM

    emoticon GO MELANIE GO ! ! !
emoticon You CAN Do It ! ! !

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GSPEIRS 1/27/2013 2:20PM

    emoticon Keep Up the Great Work, Melanie emoticon

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WATOGA17 1/23/2013 9:25AM

    Go, Mel!

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EVER-HOPEFUL 1/22/2013 3:28PM

    thats great love ,proud of you.just do it was definately a good theme for the start of the blc emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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VICTORY2XS 1/22/2013 9:20AM

    Great job Mel!

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AEHEGE 1/21/2013 6:23PM

    You are already doin' it! You will accomplish this, I know it!
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TEDYBEAR2838 1/21/2013 6:05PM

    Having a workable plan is #1.

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LILYGAL 1/21/2013 1:30PM

    You are such an inspiration to us all!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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BILLALEX70 1/21/2013 11:04AM

    Get out and do it!

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JMCADE 1/21/2013 9:38AM

    emoticon Shout out to You Mel! You go girl! I know you will do well.

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CATBEFIT 1/21/2013 9:18AM

    Congratulations on both the plan and getting out and Doing It!!! Big progress.

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SMALLERSHEEP 1/21/2013 9:12AM

    That's my girl! Love it!!! I totally get being motivated by events. I need that deadline. Lol.

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BUTRFNGRZ 1/21/2013 8:54AM

    Great plan! emoticon

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LJR4HEALTH 1/21/2013 8:46AM

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FITAT50 1/21/2013 7:12AM

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DAS92687 1/21/2013 6:55AM

    Hey ...That sounds fantastic !! You have always really inspired me with all your races, that I finally decided to sign up for my own. I have 3 months to get ready. Looking for a plan now - and looking forward to that "Stoked" feeling emoticon

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COOKIE_AT_51 1/21/2013 4:07AM

    emoticon Go little Cougar Comrade ... emoticon

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PKCTTS 1/20/2013 11:11PM

    emoticon Way to set the example.

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MAGGIEVAN 1/20/2013 10:55PM

    Good on you. Now you can just move forward and work that plan! All the best for 2013.

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FITLIKENIC 1/20/2013 10:26PM

    So PROUD of you! One day I'll run... for now I'll work on my walking and my distance. Go Mel Go!
I've been working on my 'D' too, so far Denver in October is winning for the 1/2.

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VISUALLYRICS 1/20/2013 10:21PM

    So, your mileage is just down to nuttin? Mwhahahaa......I love it!
But wait! MEL is emoticon ((((Back on Track!)))) emoticon

emoticon .....::::You've Got This Round in your hip pocket!::::...... emoticon Laura

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BLUE42DOWN 1/20/2013 10:05PM

    emoticon job!

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SAPHRAEL 1/20/2013 10:05PM

    How exciting! Enjoy the training :)

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ANDYINBC 1/20/2013 9:53PM

    Way to go! You did it and you have inspired us Sparkpeople!

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