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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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    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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    1653 days ago
    Sounds like you're doing great! emoticon
    1655 days ago
    WOW!!! You are really kicking it!

    1655 days ago
    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
    1655 days ago
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