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I still feel so unprepared for my third 5K run! It is this Saturday!

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Happy Wednesday everyone!

The last time I did an official 5K was 10/13. In my head, I planned out training for the rest of October & November to include at least twice a week. I really wanted to shave a minute or two off of my last time of 36:36. Unfortunately, I only jogged a few times since then! Why did I slack off? It wasn't just the sickness. Mentally something was off. I did my own personal turkey trot in my neighborhood on Black Friday. I got a time of 38:22. I am still so happy with that time - but I still need to up my training!

I really was hoping to have my running shoes broken in by now. Unfortunately, the pair I ordered was a 1/2 size too big, so I had to return them. I am still looking to get a replacement pair!

I feel super unprepared for this race on Saturday morning. The 5K proceeds go to an Arthritis foundation - so I know I am at least racing for a good cause. I also hope this race helps push me to train More! I really would like to start using the treadmill at my home! I keep saying it over & over that I want to. I just NEED To start doing it. I don't know where my motivation went!

I still track my food and fitness. I really want to lose 3 pounds by the end of this month. Also, I need to up my fitness minutes!! I still feel proud of myself for everything I have accomplished so far. It seems like I need more KICKS to get me moving! I can't keep blaming the cooler weather & darker skies for my lack of fitness. When tax season comes in, I will have even less free time to exercise... so I really need to keep moving forward!!!!!!

My Jolly Holiday Challenge starts 12/10. Hopefully their mini challenges really help motivate me again! I already started not having tortilla chips! It has only been 5 days, but it seems so hard for me already!! I know I can last the 8 weeks!!

Hopefully everyone has a lovely rest of the week- I can't believe it is Wednesday already & December 5th already!!!

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    Sorry so late on the return - Kim just have fun - enjoy yourself ! I know you will ! Hugs LIL Racer emoticon
    2021 days ago
  • HI-NRG
    Your time doesn't matter, it's that you did it that counts.

    Here is an image for you.
    As you come to the finish line I want you to picture all your Spark Friends and Team Members standing on both sides, chanting and cheering you on. We may not be there in reality, but we'll always be there virtually.
    You Go Girl!!!

    2021 days ago
  • BISCO_
    emoticon You Got This!!!
    2021 days ago
    Just give it your best on Saturday- I bet you'll surprise yourself!

    And it sounds like maybe you are becoming complacent on your exercise. It happens to all of us, unfortunately. emoticon

    It's OK though. Any time you think you can do it, think back to any times in the past when you thought you couldn't do something, and you DID IT ANYWAY. That's part of who you are, and YOU CAN DO IT!
    2021 days ago
    I am so in awe of you!!! Just keep Sparkin'!!
    2021 days ago
    Wish you good luck for the upcoming race, perhaps you will get faster time than your previous race!
    2021 days ago
    Give it your best and enjoy yourself. Be in the present moment and focus on the finish line. emoticon emoticon
    2022 days ago
    This is a tough time of year to stay motivated. My suggestion is to register for a 10K - you know you can do 5K, but upping the ante will give you something to really train for.

    2022 days ago
    2022 days ago
    emoticon I find the easiest way to motivate myself is to say ... Ill do 10 MINUTES! If Im done - Im done .... Im never done :) But it helps just get me going!

    Wishing you all the luck and speedy feet on Saturday :)
    2022 days ago
    You can do this 5K. You have come a long ways and you can't give up now.
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    2022 days ago
    Wishing you a best of luck on your 5k. You can do it !! I hope you get your motivation back. Let me know if anything that I can be of your help. You do have a tool ( treadmill ) at home . I really hope you will start using it. You can have a good walking exercise session at comfort of your own home. You do not have to worry about weather cold or hot and stranger's eye. You can do good cardio exercise almost 24 hr if you want to. I think this is such a privilege, you are so lucky to have one at home. Not everybody has one. I do have one also and I am so appreciate it to have one in my house and use it everyday. This is a best investment I ever made. (^ ^)}

    About your tortilla chips, Yes, you can do it !! If you can do with out flies for over 10 weeks which i am so proud of you about, definitely you can do it with out tortilla chip too. Keep pushing. You will appreciate result later. (^!^))

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    2022 days ago
    Way to go, I know it will be great. If you are anything like me, before finding SP you never did a 5K. So the fact that you are doing one, is SUPER incredible, no matter how fast/slow you go! BTW I think your time is really great, my best time is nearly 10 minutes slower than yours!! I don't jog that much, mostly fast walking. So, keep it up, you are motivating me to get off my duff, and do a neighborhood 5K, I always feel so good when I do it!

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    2022 days ago
    I'm doing one this weekend too and figure that even if I end up walking part of it, it will be a blast and festive and fun to participate. Try not to put too much pressure on your self and really enjoy the excitement of the race and festivities. You'll do great!
    2022 days ago
  • LYNSEY723
    You can do it!!! I am also doing a race this weekend for an Arthritis foundation. As long as we finish - that is the important part! You can do it!!!
    2022 days ago
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