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Denial and what to do about it

Sunday, October 19, 2008      3 comments

Well, since the 5K I had been having knee pain that would radiate down to the ankle. I ignored it and finished the program. It got worse and started to cause me issues in the gym with my trainer. He encouraged me to take some time off running... Read more

What an amazing week I have had!!!!

Wednesday, October 01, 2008      7 comments

Ok, I'm going to pretend my week started on Saturday when I ran in my first 5K!!! I did it and I finished it, but I did not enjoy it. My girlfriend Julie joined me and walked it. It was pouring rain the whole time and fairly cold, the start w... Read more

Break In and Break Down

Friday, September 26, 2008      2 comments

Well, this week is not turning out as planned. I ran my Week9 Day 1 and it went badly. I completed it but had sharp pain in my foot and ankle. The cool down walk made it go away and a mini sprint in there didn't hurt. I was optimistic until... Read more

week 8 day 3 Done!

Saturday, September 20, 2008      2 comments

I can't believe I did it last night. I really can't. I'm going to have to say that I probably went the same pace last night as I did the other days of the week. I had an almost fall that totally messed with my time. And I tried a different r... Read more

Week 8 day 2 complete...

Friday, September 19, 2008      1 comments

My schedule has been a bit off. I did my Week 8 Day 2 Thursday morning as I did not go into work. Wednesday I was supposed to run, but I went into the office at 8:30am and left at 1:00am!!! So no running for me. Instead I ran when I woke up ... Read more

Week 8 Day 1 Rocked!!!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008      2 comments

I managed to go a total of 3.2 miles total and ran 2.6 miles in 28 minutes. At an average pace of 12 minutes per mile with walking. I really enjoyed last night and I can tell my enduarance is improving tremendously as I was not winded at all a... Read more

Week 7 Day 3 Complete!

Saturday, September 13, 2008      2 comments

Yes, it's done. Week 7 is done. Total 2.89 miles, 2.29 running during the 25 minutes. Heat and humidity were exciting. It was like breathing through a sponge. I forgot how miserable it was to run during 80-90% humidity and 90 degree heat. ... Read more

Week 7 Day 2 is in the books!

Thursday, September 11, 2008      2 comments

I did my Week 7 Day 2 run last night. I improved my speed as I ran 2.39 miles in 25 minutes and did 2.89 overall, at an average mile time of 12 minutes per mile! That's my quickest yet including the walking! But, on the semi down side my shin... Read more

Week 7 Day 1 done!

Tuesday, September 09, 2008      3 comments

Ok, did week 7 day 1 yesterday evening and the run went fine. Actually I'm a lot better off at the end of these runs now. I'm not gasping for breath like I used to be. While I only completed 2.25 miles instead of 2.5 I'm still happy. We'll s... Read more

25 Minute run Done!!!

Friday, September 05, 2008      3 comments

Week 6 Day 3 is in the books right before the rains from Hurricane Hanna started. This was really hard for me. I think because it was still hot out and very humid I was having trouble getting into it. But I did 2.9 miles and the 5 minutes of ... Read more

Week 6 Day 1 Done on the second try...

Monday, September 01, 2008      2 comments

I think I have mentioned in the C25K team that I used to run with my 2 dogs but they slowed me down. Well, all the weeks I had to repeat were the ones I ran with my pups. Since I started leaving them at home I've been making progress and reall... Read more

I can't believe I did it!!!!

Saturday, August 30, 2008      3 comments

I can't believe it! I actually ran the 20 minutes straight and at an 11 minute mile pace. Umm. Wow. Seriously, in the beginning of July I could barely get through weeks 1 and 2 with their 8 and 9 minute runs that were spread out with lots of... Read more

2nd workout with the personal trainer

Tuesday, August 26, 2008      3 comments

I completed my 2nd workout with the personal trainer tonight while my hubby id free weights and weight machines. I am really enjoying my time with the trainer. I am already learning a lot and h is kicking my butt!!! But in a really good way. ... Read more

Personal Training...

Monday, August 25, 2008      1 comments

I did my first workout with a personal trainer yesterday morning. My husband signed us up at a gym close to our home and we went Friday for an "evaluation" work out. Well, just from some of the exercises he showed me that day I was sore on Sat... Read more

Running clinic???

Saturday, August 16, 2008      0 comments

About when I started my Couch to 5K program I got something in the mail for something called a "Running Clinic" at a somewhat local hospital. It was a little surreal as it came to me in my maiden name, which I haven't had in over 6 years, and a... Read more


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