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Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Well, it is almost halfway through February, tomorrow (Valentines Day) will be the half way point of this short month. Today is a good day for a few reasons.

1) I was able to run outside for the first time this month! Between being sick for most of Feb and horrid weather, I have been logging miles on the dreadmill at the gym. So, after 40 miles on the 'mill to start the month, I did 6.2 miles in the glorious sunshine and 40 deg "warmth" (for those in FL, 40 in Feb is pretty nice for around here!). I did 2 laps around our campus 5k route, going 10k in 49:34, at a 7:59 according to my Garmin. I am psyched, running that well for a 10k training run is a big boost of confidence getting ready for my 10 mile race coming up on 24 Feb.

2) I had my lowest weigh in of the year this morning, at 178 lbs. My lowest last year, before the holiday season, was 177. At 176, I officially transition from an "overweight" BMI to a "normal" BMI. So close! I have been stuck around 180 +/- 2 lbs for a while, but I think I am finally going to break through the plateau I have been on. (I know, the BMI is just an arbitrary number, but it does make a convenient target for a goal, plus I don't think anyone likes being called "obese" or even "overweight")

I am planning another run tomorrow, probably a LSR, then we head to Sunday River, ME for a ski weekend with my brother and his family.

Hope everyone has a nice Valentine's Day and President's Day weekend!

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SEPPIESUSAN 2/16/2013 7:10PM

    Great job - that sounds like a very fast 10k to me!

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TANYA602 2/14/2013 9:11PM

    Good job! And I do like the BMI - somehow it feels good to move between those categories.

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MOMTOMONKEYS2 2/14/2013 2:29PM


40's a heat wave in MT too, lol. My kids think they don't have to wear their jackets and fight with the aids at recess about it constantly emoticon

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POOKASLUAGH 2/14/2013 9:16AM

    Those are awesome victories! I'm glad you're feeling better. I imagine the treadmill gets really, REALLY dull after awhile.

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    Wow, so much awesome news! Keep up the great work. I am gald that you are feeling better and were able to run outside for a change. Running outside is so much better for my spirit and the sun is an added bonus!
Enjoy you ski weekend!

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WINDSURFNERD 2/14/2013 12:00AM

    emoticon emoticon TWO victories!! That's a GREAT day! Throwing down 7:59 min/miles for a 10k "training run" counts as your THIRD victory! Now, just take care of yourself and that 10-miler is YOURS!!

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ROXYZMOM 2/13/2013 10:25PM

    I am sp happy you got a run in! You ate determined and you will succeed!

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DAPHNE_RUNS 2/13/2013 9:46PM

    Glad to read you are feeling better. This winter has been a tough one, even here in Florida. I have been fighting nasal congestion for the past month. I'm pretty sure it has to do with me volunteering at my son's school and coming in contact with 900+ kids a day.

Congrats on logging in those miles despite the weather. Running outdoors is so much more enjoyable than the dreadmill; the sights and fresh air helps the time fly by.

Enjoy your long run tomorrow.

Comment edited on: 2/13/2013 9:48:07 PM

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 2/13/2013 8:37PM

    Good weigh in!! Good run!! And have a good trip!!

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MOBYCARP 2/13/2013 8:33PM

    The numbers don't really mean anything, but they can be huge psychologically. Pre-Spark, I bounced off a number just above the top of healthy BMI several times. At times I thought I couldn't get into health BMI territory.

Fortunately, that turned out not to be the case once I figured out that I had to track and control what I ate in addition to exercising. Top of the healthy BMI range looks way up there now!

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KANDOLAKER 2/13/2013 8:32PM

    How awesome that you were able to get outside for a nice run today! Congrats on your low point on the scale too - way to go!

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OPTIMIST1948 2/13/2013 7:11PM

    So nice to cross those lines: from obese to merely overweight. Congratulations!

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CINERICIA 2/13/2013 7:05PM

    Great run! It's amazing what something as simple as being outside instead of on the treadmill can do for your outlook on things. Gotta love a bit of sun.

Enjoy your ski weekend.

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WILSONWR 2/13/2013 4:25PM

    Congratulations on being "almost normal" (ha!). You're doing great - keep it up!

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JESSIKA_56 2/13/2013 3:58PM

    Wow, excellent run!

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