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Slogging forward

Monday, October 21, 2013

I got out for a run this afternoon, and even though the weather was perfect I had to fight to finish 1.5 miles. It felt like I was in slow motion. I was gasping for breath and my legs felt like lead. I guess I need to get out more than once every two weeks. Ooops! So, I will get out there again on Wednesday, and try for Friday as well. I have been walking more, but that is NOT the same thing.

Speaking of walking... I walked over 10 miles today in addition to the run, did a set of pushups, and a little bit of yoga. Cooper walked most of those miles with me. He is such a calm dog when he gets at least one long walk a day. Jack Russell's are known for being hyper, but my buddy definitely isn't... at least most of the time he isn't! LOL emoticon

Change of plans on the juice fast. I was given a 6 pack of Slimfast shakes, so I thought I would go with those for breakfasts this week. I know it is not the same thing, but it is much simpler. I am craving raspberries tonight, but what I have are blueberries, so I will have to wait on the raspberries. I ate about 600-700 calories less than usual today, and I am not starving. Maybe that means I have been eating too much? Maybe I will lose a little weight this week? I would like to get back down to my target weight. My jeans still fit, but I noticed one pair is a little snug.

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MOTHEPRO 10/24/2013 12:28PM


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BURGUNDYBABE 10/23/2013 12:03PM

    Hope a rest day will make your legs feel better. Congrats on pushing through!

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KALEWINE 10/22/2013 6:06PM

    I've had my share of those runs. Getting regular about your runs will help, but you'll still have those days.

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BONNIEMARGAY 10/22/2013 2:28PM

    Hooray for shortcuts!

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KSNANA2 10/22/2013 9:45AM

    I think you are doing great! You are very good at thinking things through and figuring out what you need to do to get back into shape.

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COCK-ROBIN 10/21/2013 11:05PM

    I'm glad you got through it. Keep it up.

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PURESTILLWATER 10/21/2013 10:45PM

    You are amazing

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GOULDSGRANITE 10/21/2013 9:44PM

    I like the idea of a juice fast or slim fast. Think I will join you with at least a juice a day. emoticon

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KIMBERLY_Y 10/21/2013 9:28PM

    My jeans are the best way for me to know whether I am maintaining or not. I can feel the two to three pound water gains too. Good for you slogging away even when you did not geel like it. Way to go!

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DOGLADY13 10/21/2013 8:54PM

    I know what you mean about those runs where you feel like you are pushing through cement. Not fun. Rest your legs tomorrow and you may feel better on Wednesday.

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BIGPAWSUP 10/21/2013 8:18PM

    You are amazing. When you can exercise enough for a jack russell that says something!!

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