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Running Down A Dream

Saturday, March 02, 2013

Our 5% Challenge this week is blogging about new habits. I'm going to focus on my new habit: running!

When I say "running," I do actually mean running. See, I've been jogging for about two years. For me, that is between 5.0 and 5.4 MPH on the treadmill. I clock a bit fast when I do a 5k because the excitement brings out my energy and competitive spirit. But for the most part, I just plain jog.

New habit: Breaking the 6.0 MPH threshold.
SMART Goal:
Specific habit: Interval training. After I warm up, I plan to jog for 2-3 minutes and then do a 1 minute interval of actual running. I should be able to do a minimum of 5 intervals during a workout.
Measurable: I will train 3 times per week.
Attainable: I have a treadmill, and I've already done this twice. It was fine.
Relevant: Not only is 5k season about to begin, but this will also ensure that I get in my Starfish fitness minutes.
Timely: My first 5k is set for April 20. It would be great to beat my time of 33:13.
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NUOVAELLE 3/3/2013 1:08PM

    That's a really smart goal with a smart plan! I'm sure the results will be great!
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LAELLIS1 3/2/2013 10:29PM

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IAMAGEMLOVER 3/2/2013 8:50PM

    SMART goals. emoticon

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KAYTIE22 3/2/2013 8:46PM

    Great habit you selected to work on this week, good goals and a great plan to get there. You are one focused and determined person and I know you're going to be successful at meeting these goals.

I'm looking forward to reading about your progress this week the other blogs you'll be sharing with us. I'll be on the sidelines and at the finish line to cheer you on. emoticon Now instead of staying on the sidelnes, I should get out there too. (LOL).

Have a great week! emoticon emoticon

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MOTIV8N2LOSE 3/2/2013 8:19PM

    You are making me want to put on my emoticon and want to go emoticon too.. emoticon -- emoticon emoticon emoticon

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LWADE1963 3/2/2013 8:11PM

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DONNACFIT 3/2/2013 6:53PM

    Great blog...good luck on your dream !! Dream is my March theme so your blog caught my eye....have a great week working on your new habit!!

You can do it!!

Go Starfish!!

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CHRISKENANDKIDS 3/2/2013 6:10PM

    Great job and great goals! I can "jog" at 4.5 miles per hour and it seems fine to me. Except your legs are about a foot longer than mine! So it's probably like jogging 5.5 MPH for you! :) Hee hee!

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BEATLETOT 3/2/2013 5:18PM

    Good job!!! And I love that you used SMART to assess the healthy habit you're working on!

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