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Days 20 and 21 of 50.. I can officially call myself a runner!

Friday, August 02, 2013

Day 20 went amazing for me. I stuck to my workout plan did 30 minutes walking, 30 minutes legs/glutes, and then ran. I ran a 5k in 35 minutes and 11 seconds. I RAN the entire thing! I still kind of can't believe it. This is a super huge deal for me because when I started my weight loss journey I literally had a hard time running for 30 seconds. I couldn't even do one lap around the parking lot of my apartment building and now I ran 3.2 miles. AHHHH! I really can't believe how far I've come. Growing up I've always hated running and when I started losing weight I kept hating it. But one day I decided I'll just run for 60 seconds then walk 60 and alternate and something clicked in me and I fell in love. So I set a goal to run 1 mile. The whole time I was trying to work up to running a mile I kept saying to myself "I wish I could run a 5k, but I'll probably never be able to actually run the whole thing nonstop." But the better I got the more I pushed myself, and the more I started believing myself. Then January 1st of this year I made a resolution to run a 5k before the end of 2013. Done!
Now I want to work on running faster and beating my time. I also want to run in some actual 5k races and get used to doing that distance on a regular basis. Maybe 2014 will see a 10k out of me. Even typing that scares me. I feel like there's no way I could ever run that far nonstop but I also used to feel exactly the same about a 5k. So we shall see.

The plan for day 21 is 30 minutes elliptical, 30 minutes walking, 30 minutes abs/back OR
30 minutes walking outside, 30 minutes running the steps at the McKinley Monument and 30 minutes abs/back. It all depends on the weather but either way I'll be getting a good workout in.

My meal plan for tomorrow:
Breakfast: scrambled egg whites with peppers and onions, turkey back, fresh mixed berries
Lunch: Homemade veggie pizza and salad
Dinner: Grilled chicken, salad with tons of veggies
Snacks:#1 apple/ greek yogurt
#2celery/ baby carrots/ cucumbers/ homemade hummus
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    emoticon That is so awesome! You are an inspiration! I am just starting again and my goal is to run a 5 k with my sister. Reading your blog gives me encouragement that I can reach that goal! Thanks for posting! emoticon
    1537 days ago
    Way to go! You can do anything you set your mind to accomplish! emoticon
    1538 days ago
    Wow, you enspire me
    1539 days ago
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