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Runner's World 5K Individualized Training Plan - Week 9 - Day 2

Thursday, February 28, 2008      3 comments

Today was TEMPO RUN; the last one of my program... I cannot believe the race is in 10 days only! I think I am getting as nervous as I would be on a first date! LOL Actually, it is sort of a first date with racing, isn't it? ;-)) ... Read more

128lbs!!!!!!!!!!!! WEIGHT GOAL REACHED!!!!!!!!

Wednesday, February 27, 2008      27 comments

I HAVE LOST A TOTAL OF 40LBS!!!!!! WOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!! :-)))))))))) It seems like I have finally put the finger on my right numbers! I guess STUBBORNESS does pay off sometimes... ;-))) Three weeks ago, because my weight loss had sta... Read more

Runner's World 5K Individualized Training Plan - Week 9 - Day 1

Tuesday, February 26, 2008      0 comments

I was supposed to run 2 miles @11:544 pace, and I did 2 miles @11:32 (speed 5.2 mph) on the TM, incline 1 I also walked a mile @18:10 (3.3 mph) playing with the TM incline 2-4. TOTAL cardio: (not counting warm up and cool down) ---... Read more

My new Running Shoes first 3 miles

Monday, February 25, 2008      9 comments

PHOTO: Whole Wheat Elbow Pasta (1 cup cooked), Pinto Beans (1/2 cup), Spinach leaves (2 cups fresh), Artichoke Hearts (4 canned in water), 1 Tbsp grated Parmesan Cheese and Red Pepper Flakes to taste (optional) = 460 calories - 79 gr of Carbs... Read more

Runner's World 5K Individualized Training Plan - Week 8 - Day 3

Monday, February 25, 2008      5 comments

I was supposed to run 7 miles @11:51 pace, and I did 7 miles @10:46 (Maximum speed 7.1 mph, minmum speed 5.2 mph) on the beach (Temperature was 14 F at 07:00am) in company of my SP Running "buddy", LOGDIVA aka Tika. She was a great moti... Read more

I am gaining weight...

Thursday, February 21, 2008      7 comments

... and inches around the waist, so I have to do something about this, before it gets out of my maitenance weight range (126-130 lbs)! Obviously, I have overestimated my Calorie Expenditure in the past two weeks... And I have estimated my e... Read more

Runner's World 5K Individualized Training Plan - Week 8 - Day 2

Thursday, February 21, 2008      2 comments

I woke up this morning feeling sick; headache, nausea, stomac-ache, bone-colded (I was freezing cold) and very tired although I slept 10 hours last night. I knew today was supposed to be a busy day, because I had to run errands and to... Read more

How much Calorie Expenditure?

Wednesday, February 20, 2008      8 comments

As you might know (numerous - and boring - earlier posts on the topic) I spent hours trying to figure out my "magic numbers". I lost a bunch of hair in the process [LOL] but I am now comfortable with what I have come up with. However, I wonde... Read more

Runner's World 5K Individualized Training Plan - Week 8 - Day 1

Tuesday, February 19, 2008      2 comments

I was supposed to run 2 miles @11:51 pace, and I did... well 2 miles @11:45 on incline 2 all along. TOTAL: (not counting warm up and cool down) -------- = 23:31 minutes = 2 miles = 329 calories (my TM stats) but I counted 20... Read more

Weight loss - what works for me!

Monday, February 18, 2008      7 comments

I was asked today what helped me to down my weight to goal, and it made me realized that I actually never wrote it down, not even for myself... So, this is what I have learned during my weight loss journey here on Spark People: -- Mai... Read more

Runner's World 5K Individualized Training Plan - Week 7 - Day 3

Sunday, February 17, 2008      2 comments

I was supposed to run 7 miles @11:51 pace, and I did 8 miles @11:14 (minimum speed 5.1 mph & maximum speed 5.7 mph) on incline 1 all along. I didn't want to force on my knee... TOTAL: (not counting warm up and cool down) --------... Read more

Family Yoga Day

Saturday, February 16, 2008      2 comments

I only did 30 minutes of Namaste Yoga today ("Lotus"), but it was pretty cool to do it along with my little ones. Comment from my son while doing the Cat pose: "Why do they say "tail"? We don't have a tail! MEEEOW!" LOL Now, you can ea... Read more

[In the Zone] Friday

Friday, February 15, 2008      0 comments

Today, I did 30 minutes of Cardio Kickboxing with one of Jillian Michaels DVDs (Love it, love it, LOVE IT!) + 30 minutes of strengh training, exclusively focused on core, abs, and lower body (SP exercises) Not MTC, but quite intensive to... Read more

I am a MOTIVATOR!!!

Thursday, February 14, 2008      11 comments

WOOHOOOO!!! I cannot believe this! Me? A Motivator?!! THANK YOU, Spark People, for the "Valentine's Motivation Goodie" you gave me today! And THANK YOU SO MUCH to all of you, dear Sparky Friends who nominated me! {{{HUGS}}} ... Read more

Runner's World 5K Individualized Training Plan - Week 7 - Day 2

Thursday, February 14, 2008      2 comments

Speedwork Run ------------------- Today, I was supposed to run 5 miles, inc WARM; 2X1600@9:39 w/800 jogs; Cool. My last Speedwork was not very well done, but this time... I MADE IT ALL THE WAY! WOOHOOOO!!! :-)) I didn't ... Read more


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