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NEED2MOVE2
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9/17/11 9:58 A

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Awesome read I start week 4 on Monday... looking forward to it emoticon


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RLUCHMUN
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8/17/11 10:16 A

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That is AMAZING, Aurora! Well done, you must be so proud of yourself!

As for me, Monday was rainy and murky and so I used the treadmill - 1.9 miles in 27 minutes. Today I decided to brave the heat and go for it - 2.3 miles in 27 minutes. Running outside makes such a big difference! I think it's because it's less boring and the wind help keeping me cool - the treadmill is in the basement so when I get hot, I get REALLY hot.

We'll see how day 3 goes - I'm curious to see how close I get to that 3.1 mile mark.



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AURORAMILLET
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8/15/11 4:21 P

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Just finished WEEK 4. !!!

I am doing it! I am doing great!

I am now going to go to the final stretch of week 5!

5K here I come!

Believe in what you are doing, let nothing stand in your way and make the impossible a reality.


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LAURIE5658
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8/12/11 9:24 P

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You, my dear, have a great head on your shoulders and you are right on the money with your running. I predict that YOU will go far with your running dreams and goals. Simply said, you RAWK!

~*~Laurie~*~
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AURORAMILLET
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8/12/11 5:31 P

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Thanks for the encouragement.

I am in the middle of the week four. I was supposed to rest today and train yesterday, But I decided to switch them. I wanted to rest yesterday instead.

I try to toggle between running outside and running on a treadmill. I don't want to get used to just one way. Today I will go to the park and run around the track. I went to the Gym a couple days ago for the last training.

I have a week until the scheduled 5k. It is on Aug 20th. I am hoping that I will be ready. It is my first 5K. I think I just want to be able to finish it. Then, next year try to beat my time.

Believe in what you are doing, let nothing stand in your way and make the impossible a reality.


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8/12/11 9:58 A

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Hi AuroraMillet! Congrats on holding yourself up to it and doing it!

I did week 4 day 1 earlier in the week (I think it was monday) and while the new shoes helped tremendously, I still had the tell-tale little nigglings of early shin splints, so I stopped and took it easy the past few days. I usually work on the treadmill in the evenings, but lately the temperatures have actually been nice in the mornings so I've been going for morning walks.

This morning was such a day, so I decided to try out Week 4, day 2 and... oh my goodness. Maybe the treadmill isn't for me, because where I struggled to get to 1.8 miles in 27minutes, today I did 2.3 in that time :). 3.1 suddenly seems more doable, and it's the first time I actually did a mile in less than 15 minutes (Spark says I averaged 12 min/mile but I know my first mile was faster than my second, something like 11 minutes, but I'm ok with keeping 12 miles my aim for now). What killed me was the little bit of slope that I ALWAYS managed to take at a run, but while I slowed down I never actually stopped jogging until my time was up!

So now I'm unsure. I'm very happy about the revelation that I CAN do it and that maybe I'm just one of those people that don't do well with how boring the treadmill is, but I don't know if I quite want to graduate to week 5. Maybe I'll do week 4 again next week "properly" without the break from painful shins and to solidify what I have, and then do week 5 the week after that.

PS: I knew from reading on here that good shoes make a difference, but I never knew how much of a difference, since I was never a runner. This is SO worth the money!

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8/10/11 12:39 P

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Did some training yesterday for the start of week 4. I pushed myself and got through the regiment. I didn't think I could do it. I had to keep giving myself a pep talk. I kept saying "move those legs" and "come one you can do it."

I want to do this. I want to be a better runner and I want to finished the 5K.

I am going to do some cross training today, probably some strength training. I could use all the help I can get.

Believe in what you are doing, let nothing stand in your way and make the impossible a reality.


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LAURIE5658
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8/9/11 1:33 P

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Running offers awesome and doable challenges. Don't be nervous about and just enjoy the process! You are doing awesome!!!!

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AURORAMILLET
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8/9/11 1:19 P

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I am just starting week 4 this week and I am apprehensive about kicking it up a notch. I want to do well though. I am not giving up.

Only have less than two weeks until the big day. I have to do what I can each day.

Also, Rluchmun, glad you got new shoes!

Believe in what you are doing, let nothing stand in your way and make the impossible a reality.


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RLUCHMUN
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8/8/11 3:47 P

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Well, I just went and splurged on new Asics. I usually work out in the mornings but I didn't want to run with worn-out shoes so I went for a walk instead. Thinking of starting week 4 day 1 again this evening. Part of me is apprehensive because the whole week 4 thing was so painful so far, so much more than week 3 has - but another part of me is proud for sticking with it, and is determined to do this!



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8/4/11 11:42 A

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Wow you've actually already gone a long way, being in Week 4 now. Why not keep on Week 4 until you feel better about it?


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8/4/11 12:06 A

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New shoes may be a good idea. I admire your perseverance!

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LAURIE5658
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8/3/11 9:59 P

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I urge you strongly to do week 4 over again. It would be totally worth it!

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RLUCHMUN
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8/3/11 9:39 P

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My first run was... bad. I was not feeling well (headache from not sleeping very well) but I held myself up to it and managed to get to 1.5 miles. My second run was worse. My knee started bothering me and my mileage went down to 1.48 miles. I'm thinking of doing week 4 next week again because this really isn't going very well :(

I might need new shoes, too, which I don't know how to go about getting. College is starting again soon and those books/fees are expensive :(



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