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Mile-A-Day Challenge for May

Friday, May 02, 2014

Spark People posted a "Mile-A-Day Challenge for May."
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I walked 4.30 miles yesterday according to my fitbit.

My fitbit makes me aware of how many steps I take a day. I aim for 10K. But, on days that my knee is bothering me, I can see half of that! Yesterday my knee was feeling really good; I ran intervals, and it was fairly easy.
5 Min Walk
(2.5 Min Easy Jog + 2.5 Min Walk) X 5 Intervals
5 Min Walk

Visit MyRunningMate to download an easy 8 week training program. Load it on your iPod, and listen to the coach talk you through intervals. Each week you do 3 runs, about 30 min.

I want to alternate days of cardio & strength. Then for strength, I want to alternate upper & lower body, also doing abs each time. Abs are really my weak point.

5/1: 4.3 miles


May is going to be a challenging month, in terms of eating & budget. It's my DS22's college graduation. I'm going to be traveling from IL to NY for that. I'm so proud of him, because I just found out he has a job lined up. I can't say on social media where he's working or for how much. But I can say it's a fortune 500 company, and a substantial salary.


Mangos are in season here, so I make my signature dish, Turkey and Mango Picadillo
1 pound(s) uncooked ground turkey breast
1 Tbsp oil
1/2 cup(s) uncooked scallion(s), sliced
2 clove(s) (medium) garlic clove(s), minced
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground coriander
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried thyme
1 cup(s) fat free salsa, thick-and-chunky style
1 large mango(es), cubed (or 15 oz unsweetened, frozen mango chunks)
2 cup(s) cooked brown rice, kept hot

Member Comments About This Blog Post:

    Congratulations to your son!! He must have done very well in college.

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BEACHCALSIX 5/2/2014 2:50PM

My knee also bothers me from time to time ugh. Good job pushing through it!!

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LIS193 5/2/2014 11:14AM

    Way to go on the walking!!
Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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