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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Cover some decisions I made about my diet and activities to challenge myself.

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RAWCOOKIE 4/13/2013 5:06PM

    Couch to 5k = emoticon

with the vegetarian thing - how about considering the Meatless Monday type of thing - one day a week cook a non-meat meal - that way you could experiment with recipes.

detox is best done when you are not working - take time out when the time is right - and totally dedicate three or four days to your own well-being.

thanks for sharing emoticon emoticon emoticon

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SKAHONEY4U 3/28/2013 10:11PM

    I am so happy for your decisions, and not only because they align with what I was telling to you to do! LOL. Don't worry, I won't rant at you again about them!

I've never been a runner, either. Even when i could swim miles (varsity swim team in high school) I could still barely run a mile due to my asthma. I also have bad knees (dislocated it like 10 times when I was growing up), so that gives me trouble when I try to run too! I would really love to run, but I'm not sure that will ever be in the books for me.

Good luck with starting the C25K program!! I think you be just fine with it! Very excited for your first 5k!

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CAGEDBIRDSONG 3/28/2013 8:52AM

    Honestly, I'm relieved to hear you are going to put a hold on the Detox. It is essentially a fast. I agree with you--with the amount of exercise demands you are putting on your body, you've got to give your body the nutritional support it needs.

If you want to try a vegetarian diet, I think that's a great idea. Take the time to prepare though. Research meals and food combinations to achieve the nutrition (and calories) your body will need. It's not for me, but hey, a LOT of people find tremendous health benefits on a vegetarian diet. Me? I need meat. emoticon

I'm so excited you've signed up for the Color Run! YAY 5K!!! You have spent the last 11 months strengthening your body, your muscles, connective tissue, tendons, and yes, even bones, with your intense cross training. That is a huge step toward preparing your body for the new challenges of running. I would strongly suggest you invest in some glucosamine chondroitin supplements. I prefer the ones with hyaluronic/hyalauric acid. I also take a separate MSM supplement to reduce inflammation.

Way to go Brad! Push those boundaries!

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KRAZYDEA 3/28/2013 8:07AM

    HAHA special K! that's great, i'm the same way i've never been a runner or did any of those k's but i'll probably change my mind aswell. SO GOOD JOB! and btw i like the way you look at stuff like the whole commentment thing. It's really not a good idea to do something your not committed to because if you do you would just be setting yourself up with a disappointment, so good thinking. GOOD LUCK ON THE RUN!

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STR458 3/28/2013 8:00AM

    Good to not set yourself up to disappointment) I am all for making clear cut decisions and you certainly are, weighing what is a challenge vs what is something you actually want/willing to do. Yippee! I believe your commitment! emoticon hopefully knee(s) cooperates


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HOLLYS_NEW_LIFE 3/28/2013 7:35AM

    I totally agree, if you're NOT committed, no matter what the challenge, it won't work. I think a 5k is a great idea! It's long enough to challenge you, but short enough so it's no boring. Can't wait to hear how it's going!

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