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Did that running thing again today.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

I am going to stick with that 5K Your Way program just like I said I was going to. I am almost done with week 1. I loaded a running app onto my phone that after using it once I'm in love with it, it was free and it's called, "SportsTracker". The distance tracking was spot on.

I set a bit of a goal for my self. I want to participate in the Lindsay Bonistall 5K run this October 27th. It's right nearby on the SUNY Purchase campus and I have plenty of time to get ready for it. That's 13 weeks away. Maybe over the course of 12 weeks I can learn to run the entire thing and not switch to walking. Well we shall see where this goes and how I do. I am not a runner, but I do want to do these little races, especially when it's a local fund raiser.
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    great to have a goal and using some tools available to you to reach it.

    I haven't been on the Purchase campus in a few years, but I remember it as being quite pretty.
    1185 days ago
    The minute you commit to running a 5K you're a runner. You shouldn't worry about how fast or slow you are, or how much you choose to walk instead of run (or as I do -- how much I look like a fat guy just barely not falling over in a forward direction) -- you're a runner. Be proud of that fact. Go you!
    1186 days ago
    1186 days ago
    Pish Posh. Just by you saying you want to "do these little races", and just by TRYING to lace up your shoes you ARE a runner. Go slower than you think you need to at first, and take plenty of breaks. Also, make sure you stretch! You will do fantastic!
    1186 days ago
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