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Exciting Firsts!

Thursday, January 03, 2013

A week or so ago, I finally got to the 5 minutes of running point. Eeee! I'm great at walking at a 3.5 to 3.7 pace, but beyond that -- ugh. So I broke through that wall last week and have been trying to maintain at least 5 minutes of running during my 15 - 20 minutes of treadmill time.

Then, and this is where I'm most amped -- tonight there was so much energy at the gym. I got to the treadmill after strength training to find about seven people, all running, on the treadmills. There was one open for me, so after the warm up, I started to run right along next to all these energized, positive people. It felt AWESOME!

So then ... my first for tonight. I was feeling so excited about the energy in the gym tonight, after the mile on the treadmill, I spent 15 minutes on the stationary bike, and then -- THEN -- I got up the courage to brave the dreaded elliptical.

That machine is a beast. But you know what, for ten whole minutes, I owned it!

And I'm looking forward to getting back on that beast tomorrow.


Now ... to determine a first for next week as well...
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    That's great!! Way to challenge yourself. See? This is why I need to join a gym again...
    1996 days ago
    emoticon That's awesome.

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    1997 days ago
    LMAO ~ Read my blog about running on the treadmill, those amazing runners sure provide motivation!!! GOOD FOR YOU!!!

    Remember you can do anything you set your mind to.
    Commit to it. One tiny step at a time to live healthier physically and mentally!!

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    (¸.•♥´ (¸ ;.•♥ Kelly ♥•¸ .
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    Sweet Success!! Goals & Planning are everything to reach your dream!
    Don’t be a gingerbread woman, be a ROCKSTAR!
    I’m that person…Apologizing right up front! (TREADMILL BLOG)

    1997 days ago
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