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It's Time.

Monday, January 27, 2014

This is it. The Wall. I can't procrastinate any longer. Training for the Vancouver Sun Run, the April 10K event I've registered for, starts today. So I started. On the dread mill. Warm-up walk for 5 minutes, then run one minute, walk two; repeat 8 times. Sweat. But not too badly. Puff and pant. But not too much. Cool-down walk for 5 minutes. Stretch. Dry off. Shower. I can do this.

Rewards? Well, the log-in wheel gave me 20 points today--could it know I needed encouragement ; )? Tangible encouragement? Weight is down 4 lb from last Monday. Nothing to do with exercising, just more conscientious nutrition (i.e.: no more Scotch!!!)

And one more reward--I'm going to splurge and order Sun Run running tights. Haven't run in tights heretofore. Seems a little immodest, but whatthehell, whatthehell, they have reflective stripes or dots or some such thing front and back and I've felt a little unsafe running without reflection in the past.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HEATHER1969 2/7/2014 3:43PM

    GO KEN GO! The Sun Run is a big deal... emoticon

YOU GOT THIS... Hands down!

Oh and....
Shorts over the tights would definitely solve the self conscious worries...

Don't forget to log in your fitness minutes.... emoticon emoticon

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PDQ1203 2/1/2014 9:17AM


modesty be damnedů.
you're out to run a race; its not a fashion show!
besides - just have a look around at all the other runners
i think you'll find that you fit right in

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GETSTRONGRRR 1/27/2014 5:43PM

    Run like the wind...and shine & sparkle with your new pants!

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NWFL59 1/27/2014 12:25PM

    Great to see your posting. Hope the tights give that added visibility while you're out training. Congrats on the weight drop. emoticon emoticon

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TECH1960PS 1/27/2014 10:25AM

    I wear shorts over mine, good luck with your training. emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 1/27/2014 9:13AM

    emoticon on the training! And definately wear the tights. Real men wear tights emoticon (to run in).

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GREENGENES 1/27/2014 7:58AM

    Way to go Ken! Re: tights. Just keep reminding yourself that if Robin Hood could do it, so can you :-)!

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PAULOBRY 1/27/2014 7:23AM


re: tights a "little immodest"

A lot of times I will wear shorts over the tights during the run or wear sweat pants on top post run. Takes away any self-conscious worry.

Have you set a time goal for this year?

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ZRIE014 1/27/2014 12:36AM

  have a good week

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