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Back to running


Monday, June 10, 2013

I got back on track with my running today. I have been letting it slide a little as I have been busy kayaking. But today I got out there and ran 2.1 miles in 18 minutes. I didn't run the whole thing, but other than pausing to look both ways before crossing the street I only took two walking breaks today. I found my breathing to be easier today. I wasn't gasping and panting the way I have been. I was still breathing pretty heavy, but it wasn't as labored. I ran in the rain today, but it was a fairly warm day, so it felt good. Not like the cold rain we had last week. I think Wednesday when I run that I am going to push to run the whole thing. If I can, then I will do the 3.2 mile loop on Friday, instead of waiting until next week like I had planned.

Not that I am giving up kayaking. Nope. I have tentative plans to go out Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, and then at least once this coming weekend. I just have to organize my time so that I have walked the dog and taken my run before lunch each day. It is doable. It just means I need to get up a little earlier than I did today. lol...

I had a terrific dinner tonight. I baked a chicken thigh and a sweet potato, then cut the sweet potato open and laid the chicken on top. Then I made a spicy blueberry sauce with blueberries, balsamic vinegar and cayenne and poured that over top the sweet potato and chicken. I also had a side of peas. It was so tasty! I don't usually think of cooking blueberries, much less making them spicy, but it turned out really good. I will have to make that again! Now I am off to bake muffins. I love muffins fresh out of the oven. They don't even need butter.

So, a good day today with the running (I also walked the dog about 10 miles). I have the speed, now I need distance. Think I will be ready for that 5k on the 29th?
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THISTIMEMYWAY 6/12/2013 10:44AM

    Hi ya,

I have yet to run in the rain. I am worried that I will ruin my shoes. What do you do with your shoes to keep them okay? Do you wear an mp3 or ipod?

Thanks for any info :)

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AEROBISAURUS 6/11/2013 5:31PM

    Great time on your run! Geez your dinner sounds mouth watering good! Very interesting combo for sure. emoticon You have the winning spirit! Keep it up!! emoticon

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SLFGOLF 6/11/2013 1:03AM

    Looks like you are well on your way for a successful 5K.

Your dinner sounds great. It is an unusual combination, but it sounds delicious.

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COCK-ROBIN 6/10/2013 10:49PM

    You're doing great!

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LINDAF49 6/10/2013 10:47PM

    Totally amazing and unable to comprehend - I get as excited about 5000 steps on my pedometer you do running!! But I delight in it for you - and get excited for you to meet these challenges you set for yourself ..Yeah!!!!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/10/2013 10:35PM

    You are amazing! Sounds like a lovely day!

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GOING-STRONG 6/10/2013 10:32PM

    You will do great!

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DOGLADY13 6/10/2013 10:01PM

    You are so going to smoke me.

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COLLEENROSTE 6/10/2013 8:42PM

    you are pacing yourself well and will be in fine form for the 29th emoticon

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CINDHOLM 6/10/2013 8:11PM

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35ANGELS 6/10/2013 8:05PM

    That dinner sounds yummy. Good luck on your 5K emoticon

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DARLY55 6/10/2013 7:29PM

    You will surely be ready!
Your recipe sounds delicious!
You are doing great on everything, and having fun at it, too!!!

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RAPUNZEL53 6/10/2013 7:28PM

  Good Luck!

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TWINZMOM7 6/10/2013 7:27PM

  You will totally be ready for a 5k by then! Sounds like a great day...way to go!

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