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Thursday, October 21, 2010

I'm counting Sept. 28th as my official re-beginning. That is the day I went to a running store & had my walking/running gait analyzed and bought a pair of shoes to suit me. Before that I had started paying more attention to what I was eating & how much, but buying the shoes was a way for me to commit to a more active lifestyle.

Since then... I have consistently exercised at least 6 days per week. Every other day, I'm jogging on the treadmill at home. Not ready to go back to back days yet, but I'm up to a little over 20 minutes of jogging. I am constantly amazed at what the body can handle and how quickly it can adapt. 3 weeks ago I felt like I could not jog for 5 minutes and now I'm past 20. Not sure exactly where I go from here - but I'm looking forward to increasing my time/distance and eventually my speed. Who knows, maybe I'll even soon ready to try it outside?

I really am enjoying the process so far. Its not about weight loss (though that will be a nice side effect) but its about building a better me. And its nice to take a little time each day where I am only responsible for me. While I love my kids & husband & home and I even enjoy my job(s) its great to concentrate on just me somtimes. :)
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  • LEKLOV
    Although running outside was harder on my legs, I enjoyed it so much more. I ended up getting shin splints and now I have to run on the treadmill since it's lower impact BUT, if you feel ready, I would try running outside. I found that I can run outside much longer outside than on the treadmill. I think it's because I have so much more to look at that it distracts me. Congrats on the success in just 3 weeks! Keep it up!
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