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Friday, June 21, 2013

I've been doing good with my eating this week, which is a relief after having a few not-so-great weeks in a row. My weight already appears to be headed down, too, so that is fabulous. I'm feeling much less desperate and much more in control than even a few days ago. I hesitate to say I'm back on top of my game, but at least I'm no longer sitting on the sidelines.

My 4-mile race is coming up next Saturday, and I'm a bit nervous about it. Today's long run was supposed to be 5 miles, but I barely made it 3 before I had to talk a walk break. I can list all kinds of reasons/excuses for why it went so horribly wrong, but it doesn't change the fact that it caused me a serious moment of self-doubt. I'm trying hard to believe that it was an aberration, and that I'll do fine in the race. I'm mostly succeeding, but I think that I'm going to take it easy next week, just to be safe. I really want to finish strong.


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DESERTJULZ 6/21/2013 11:57PM

    Although I've only participated in two 5k events so far, I noticed at the second one that I ran much more than I believed I could -- because of those around me, it seemed easier. Of course, I walked the majority of that one nevertheless.

If you do not run the full race, be kind to yourself. Throwing in a short walk to re-energize is okay. Coach Nicole says so. ;)

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ACRAIG921 6/21/2013 11:56PM

    You will do great. Glad to hear you are doing well.

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MEXGAL1 6/21/2013 4:15PM

    I bet you will do fine in the race as there will be others and you will get caught up in the spirit of the event.
Have fun!

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