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3/27/11 5:49 P

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You are officially getting into the running mindset and WELCOME ABOARD!!! Enjoy the ride!!

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3/27/11 5:24 P

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I love to do my training in the mornings but on Friday was just not able to get it done due to family obligations and errrands I needed to get done early. So as soon as I got home, I changed into my running gear, strapped on the pedometer, gymboss, and ipod shuffle and out I went. I was so psyched to be on my final training for week 4 and did better at managing any fatigue and adjusting my jogging pace when needed if I felt I was breathing to fast. As I was cooling down and walked back into my driveway UPS comes along with a delivery and I am drenched in sweat with my face probably the color of a ripe strawberry. emoticon
You know I really didn't care I was too happy I completed the workout and the distance I covered. I did a good stretch, sponged bath myself since I had to get dressed and to the school to pick up my son.

So, I am waving goodbye to week 4 and heading into the final stretch. I am plain amazed at what I am accomplishing and for the first time can say, I am heading out for my run, catch you later!" emoticon



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3/23/11 11:29 A

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For a novice it is a GREAT time in my honest opinion. I have been running almost 2 years now and my best 5k time is a little over 30 minutes. BUT we are all different and we don't want to compare times actually. Your time is such a great start and I am very impressed!

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3/23/11 11:08 A

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Laurie, is that considered a good time? I honestly don't know since I've never put myself to such a challenge in my lifetime until now. I know I can walk a 5k in about 45 minutes and a 10k distance in a little over 1 1/2 hours. I'd like to be doing a 5k event in the walk/jog category and then take on a 10k event as a walker. I know I'd spark a number of people by doing so.



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3/23/11 10:44 A

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5k in 34 minutes? That is Sparktastic!! Can you imagine the pace you will be running a year form now? Wowzer!

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3/23/11 10:34 A

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Wow, today seemed somewhat harder for my day 2 workout, but I still got it done. I fixed my gymboss to the right timed intervals and it seems somewhat warmer out this morning then on Monday, since I was wearing shorts and a tee today. Good news is I did the workout in 34 min. and the distance was 3.10 miles!

I did do some very early morning workouts this morning too- yoga, core strength workout, and a SP Cardio Blast dvd workout- 80s aerobics. So maybe I had already exhausted my large muscles some before taking on today's training after walking the dogs their 1.20 miles. Biggest thing is I have lots of energy, can see a difference in my body composition, and the scale seems to be moving downward.



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3/22/11 2:05 P

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You are doing so awesome! Isn't it fun when you feel like you have accomplished something new with your running? The key for you now is to stay consistent with your training and see what transpires in the weeks to come. Have fun!!

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3/22/11 11:48 A

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Okay, I can honestly say for my day 1 workout in week 4 of 5k training that the workout was a "run". I believe I screwed up when I put my interval times in on the gymboss. I had the walk 2 min. in right but the jog I think should have been 2 min. 30 sec. and I had it doing 2 min. 50 sec.- Oops. emoticon
But guess what- I DID IT and stayed strong throughout it! So now I am jogging more than I am walking and it just plain feels AMAZING!

I rewarded myself yesterday with buying 2 new colorful peasant style tops I've been eyeing and was even pleasantly surprised to see I fit better in the smaller size I tried on compared to what I normally would pick up and try on. So the results are showing and I am just so proud of myself for keeping to it.

Tomorrow will be day 2, and we've got great weather here. I believe if I do well, I'll go looking for a pair of wicking shorts to update my spring wardrobe since I am sticking to this.



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