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Saturday, October 17, 2009

The unending saga of Janice's Journey to run!
I hopped on the treadmill, confident until the voice in my ipod informed me that the warm up was 4 or 5 minutes- I cannot remember because the next sentence told me that I would be running for 25 minutes. What? Me?
Oh yes me- oh yes I did this. I completed week 6 session 3 going 2.75 miles in 33.27 minutes. I took a tip from the beginning runner's team and slowed my pace. I had been running at 5.8mph. I went to 5.5mph and had a much better time of it. I am not going for speed- I just want to accomplish my 5k. I also felt as if I could have kept going after the workout ended. I have to remember that if I follow the program by odds of completing my goal increase. If I try to rush it and go unprepared I may not reach my goal and might get hurt in the interim.
I told my son about 30 times on the way home "can you believe it, I ran for 25 whole minutes?!?". At the start of time 31 he suggested that maybe it would be a good idea to let my Spark Friends know since it would be new information to all of them! LOL- he is a great and very patient kid. He even said that he'd start running again to get ready to run the 5k with me- he did cross country last year but is loving swimming now.
One other exciting thing today- though I can't really top the former couch potato running for 25 minutes straight without any stopping at all....
I am going to a halloween party. I don't go out. I decided that even if I don't have anyone to go with I'm going to go. Life does not stop because you can't get a date (I have plenty of experience with this one, believe me). For this party you are to come dressed up as an elegant wedding guest. I decided it would be fun to go to the thrift stores and get a prom gown and dress it up big time. It's literally been years since I really dressed up. I got stood up for the prom in high school and decided that this party will be my mini reinactment of the prom. I am on the I love Stephen King team- please don't let it be a "Carrie" moment! I found two dresses and purchased them both- guess how much------this is the kicker-----$3 each. I could not believe it! Found them at the Discovery Store (benefits the American Cancer Society). My sister asked how poofy the sleeves are- lol, believe it or not I think that both are really nice. I'm even thinking of taking pics and letting you decide which one to wear!
I would not be where I am now without the support of all of my Spark People. I thank each of you for your support and caring.
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    Definitely send pics!!! I can't wait to see them, I'm sure you will look beautiful! I think that's awesome that you are going to the party. I'm so excited to hear all about it :)

    About the running.. WOOHOO!!!! Go You! That's so fantastic, you are kicking butt! :D
    3131 days ago
  • LUNA2000
    Congratulations girl!! emoticon
    3136 days ago
    Congrats on your accomplishments. I KNEW you could do it!! You rock!!
    3139 days ago
  • SUNSET24
    We are soooooooooooooooooooo PROUD of you! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

    Keep up the good work! emoticon
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    3142 days ago
    I don't know how many times I've done C25K, always got stuck at week 3 or 4 so you have major happy dances going on from me, congratulations!
    3142 days ago
    Jan -- you are AWESOME!!! 25 minutes!! I can finally do 25 minutes but am still shuffling along at 5.0 and 5.1 pace. But like you, I'm not in a race. The ironman doc I work for says distance before speed. Your party sounds so fun! I never got stood up for my prom -- because I didn't get invited in the first place. Pride wouldn't let me agree to be a "hostess" which is what the dateless girls got to go single as, so have fun for me too!!
    emoticon A good fairy to turn you into the belle of the ball!
    3142 days ago
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    3142 days ago
    You go girl!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting. That is alot of accomplishments.
    3142 days ago
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