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Random victory of the day...

Sunday, October 20, 2013

It's been a while since I've written a blog so this is a good time to update the world on my progress a little bit. I've been maintaining my weight pretty easily for a while now. In a perfect world, I'd still love to lose a little more, but I'm at a healthy weight, feeling pretty good, and am easily maintaining. This summer was a little bit harder because with the extreme heat here, it is hard to get out to exercise as much. However, now that the fall, I'm back in business!

In a few weeks I'll finally be checking off a big one for my bucket first half marathon. My training has been going really well and I'm pleased with how I am improving and (knock on wood) have remained uninjured. I definitely credit the weight loss to my joints not hurting!

Anyways, today I did my 2nd 8 mile run. I finished it 5 minutes faster than last week, was able to stay at about a 9 minute mile, and I felt great basically the whole way through. But the best part of this run was the big confidence boost I got from it. During miles 2 and 3 I saw other runners on the path ahead of me and easily passed them by. I'm not used to being the passer so this made me feel pretty awesome!

BUT mile 5 I saw a lady on her horse trotting down the path. I just knew I had to catch them! With a little extra effort, I picked up my pace a bit, caught up to them, and passed on by. I mean sure, the horse was just out for a leisurely morning trot, but in my head I it was the Kentucky Derby. Better luck next time horse!

The last 3 miles I trotted on home feeling pretty darn good about myself.

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BLOOMINGLENA 12/9/2013 5:09AM


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HAKAPES 10/29/2013 7:10AM

    Catching a horse!
That's the spirit!
I loved to read your update!
What are exercise do you usually do? Running only, or some others, too?
How do you train for your half marathon? You could share in a blog post, too, I'm interested!

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JERSEYGIRL24 10/21/2013 11:40AM

    That's great!!! Trust me, if you finish the 1/2 marathon, that is a victory unto itself. The time is secondary. I did a half marathon last month. I walked most of the way and took almost 4 hours to complete. I was among the last to finish, but it really doesn't matter. That said, I am probably doing another one in March and want to run more and finish much better.

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ABAKER34 10/21/2013 9:02AM

    That's awesome, it gives something to break up the scenery! Good luck in your training!

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MNABOY 10/20/2013 9:15PM

    That is a tough opponent on a race! Great training.

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GOODGETNBETR 10/20/2013 6:15PM

    emoticon that you can maintain a 9 minute mile or even close to it. That's one of my goals to someday get down to between 8-9 min/mi.
emoticon witth the half.

PS Horse should've known better :)

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THETURTLEBEAR 10/20/2013 3:21PM


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