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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Victory was mine yesterday!!

If you remember one of my status updates, I was scared of trying to jog on a treadmill for the first time. I wasn't scared of being in the motion. I was afraid of getting the motion started (and later, stopping) without ending up the huge laugh to someone's day.

Yesterday, I got on the treadmill at the gym. I walked at a 0% incline at 3.5 mph to warmup. I would have warmed up for only 5 minutes, but 'A' got behind me on an elliptical for his warmup, and I didn't want him to watch my experiment. LoL

I had watched the other treadmillers on other days, trying to figure out the best way for me to get from walking to jogging as smoothly as possible. Some straddled the treadmill as they increased the speed, then held the handrails until they got their feet on and going at the correct pace. Others just pushed the button and transitioned to a smooth jog from their walk.

So at the 10 minute mark, I was determined to increase the speed. I decided to do the transition directly from my walk. I was sorta scared that if I straddled, my shoe would clip the belt and I would bite it big time. I was going 3.5 mph when I held the button down to increase.

Nice. Smooth. Jog.

It felt good. I kept it at a 0% incline and was jogging at 5.2 miles an hour. I did this for 20 minutes yesterday. I'll increase it to 25 minutes tonight after work and eventually get it to 45 minutes.

I hit the elliptical after the treadmill each night for 20 minutes to work on the hammies and the booty. Then stretching in a separate area.

'A' even made a comment after we left the gym. "I noticed you stepped it up a bit". I wanted to say something smartalecky about how, just because I check him out at the gym, doesn't mean he's allowed watch me. But it's cute that he keeps tabs on me :)

'A' and I have this Neon Color Run that we're doing together in about a month, so I want to get my endurance increased on the treadmill because we haven't decided if we're walking or jogging it. It'll be a blast!!

Alright, my Lovelies, have a fantastic week!!
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SUNSHINEGIRLAZ 3/20/2013 11:18AM

    I'm considering the local color run here too... I believe it's called Vibe? It's gonna be a BLAST!!! Keep up the hard work!

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SAMI2012 3/1/2013 9:43PM

    Nicely done! There is nothing to be lost by trying.

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ABEAUTIFULMESS1 2/28/2013 11:35AM

    emoticon for conquering your insecurities about running on the treadmill!! I'm just trying to get to a faster clip than 3.0-3.2 right now haha. I'm sure you'll be able to get to your 45 minutes!! Its always nice to have someone encouraging you/keeping tabs on you!

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LIVEDAILY 2/28/2013 5:22AM

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Good for you!! Pretty soon it's going to be second nature to you, and you're going to wonder what the big deal was in the first place. That's okay. This is coming from someone who still does the shuffle step when getting on an escalator. *snort*

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CATLADY52 2/27/2013 2:55PM

    emoticon to you for doing it! emoticon

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TANYA602 2/27/2013 9:27AM

    How very cool! I am so proud of you for working it! The treadmill AND the elliptical?! You ROCK! And obviously A thinks so, too!


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LRSILVER 2/27/2013 4:53AM

    Great. emoticon

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RUNNERRACHEL 2/27/2013 12:21AM

    emoticon you are awesome. I, too, have had an aversion to treadmills. Sure, running outside is better but if weather/location is not permitting, treadmill is 2nd best. Run your race!! Have fun! emoticon

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CHARTHESTAR 2/26/2013 10:23PM

    emoticon Good job stepping it up!
Even more- going out of your comfort zone to do it! I bet you felt great after succeeding.

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EZRIN101 2/26/2013 4:41PM

    Great work! emoticon

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BANDITOBOY 2/26/2013 3:28PM

    Great job! After reading this advice once, I decided to check into it- don't leave the treadmill at a 0% incline, bump it to 1%. It'll be less stress on your body.

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KAREN_NY 2/26/2013 3:04PM

    Smackin' down a fear - good for you!! (I don't think I'd opt for the jump-on-after-it's-going-faster thing either.)

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HHB4181 2/26/2013 2:46PM

    Great job! emoticon

and love the new profile pic

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BEMILLER30 2/26/2013 2:44PM

    Woohoo! Way to go! emoticon emoticon

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ARUNNINGKAT 2/26/2013 2:43PM

    emoticon on conquring the treadmill! It's amazing how intimidating gym equipment can be. I don't know why, but it certainly can be. emoticon Seems like things are going well with 'A'! His name pops up a lot in your blogs!

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ANGDTHOMPSON 2/26/2013 2:26PM

    Great Job! BEfore you know it, you'll be a pro at all the machines at the gym :-) Keep up the good work! The color run is a blast!

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KRISTYTROGERS 2/26/2013 2:11PM

    YAY!
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LADYJ6942 2/26/2013 1:34PM

    Great job, it can be scary so high 5!!!

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POISONGIRL999 2/26/2013 1:32PM

    Great job!! The outside jog it what scared me the most. But had always used a treadmill, that was my comfort zone. They I wandered out in to the great outdoors and started to freak out. How to I monitor my pace, how do I know how far I've gone. At the end of the day, I prefer the outside stuff now lol.

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SHRINKING_SARA 2/26/2013 1:30PM

    Woo hoo! Way to go!

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DRKEYEZ820 2/26/2013 1:28PM

    AWESOME! Wtg on stepping up! U rock star u! Those that don't try, fail. U girl, don't have the word fail in your body!

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SEATTLE58 2/26/2013 1:25PM

    emoticon emoticon There's nothing like being able to accomplish something that you thought you couldn't and then to find out that that increases your confidence 100% and you will soar in alot more things now because of it!! emoticon emoticon

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