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Day 164 - Getting Stronger, Faster, and Going Farther!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Today is an extremely hot day! emoticon I tried doing a mile outdoors - I prefer outdoors emoticon over the treadmill emoticon since I can tell I am working harder by propelling myself on the pavement than I do on the treadmill. Anyway, it was way too hot, humid, and the seasonal allergies was just too much for me. emoticon

I hopped on the treadmill and realized that my last jog setting of 3.3 was a little slow so I kicked it up to 3.5 mph. It felt comfortable with a slight challenge. In the last quarter mile, I upped it to 4.3 mph. I finished strong with doing a full mile in 16.37 minutes!!! emoticon

I jogged two more miles, making it a total of 4 miles! emoticon My left leg started to hurt so I stopped, boo... Hopefully I will get back on the treadmill later today, I just don't want to push through any unusual pains.

Also exciting is that I purchased two high impact sports bras last night that match my new running outfits and it works amazing! I do not feel the bouncy boobs or the underneath chafing! emoticon

My next two mini goals are to be able to jog 3 miles straight (almost there) and to jog at least a mile in 15 minutes. emoticon

Eventually, I want to be able to jog 5 miles (with a few walking breaks in between). I am at 4 miles and I know I can do this!

Deborah emoticon

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SHARON-IN-IOWA 9/12/2013 10:01AM

    Good for you, Deborah! And good luck reaching those goals you have set for yourself. I am only walking very short and slow now, but I just got an idea that I would like to be able to walk in a 5K. They have one through my fitness center every year. Maybe next year I can do it! I think you are wise to stop when you are hurting.

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    Sounds like you're doing great! emoticon

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JEN_ORR 9/10/2013 1:40PM

  WOW!!! You are really kicking it!

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BEEANDHAM 9/10/2013 1:19PM

    You are doing so amazing! You keep inspiring me and motivating me to get my butt out there and push a little harder. Great work! emoticon

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