Monthly Archives: January, 2009

I met some more runners!

I went to the track tonight to do my 3.5 mile run. I was rounding mile 2.5 and a group of runners were coming my direction. As they past they invited me to run with them. I said I probably couldn’t keep up, but they said “sure you can!” So, I I joined in… just …

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Ice, Ice, Baby…

yes, that was the theme last night, this morning and tonight. Ice on the shins, on the calfs, and my left hamstring. Last night I just felt a little tight and the ice felt good. This morning my hamstring was sore. It hurt getting out of bed and took awhile to loosen up. I went …

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I Ran Like Crazy Tonight!

Speed training was awesome! I did all my intervals and I did them under my alloted time. The running coach said the pacing is important so I should try not to run them faster. Believe me, I was NOT TRYING to run them faster – they just about killed me. I learned after the first …

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Do It Again… Only Better

The theme for this week is “Do it again… only better”. Last week was a good weightloss week and if I want to continue on the downward trend I have to keep improving. I have this saying stuck in my head. It actually comes from this game that my daughter had growing up called the …

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A Break Through!

My hard work this week paid off. I lost 5 pounds! That makes a total of 45 pounds that are gone forever! I am feeling better than ever and getting compliments everyday. I worked out morning and lunch today but I am taking tonight and tomorrow off from hard exercising. Maybe a walk or hike, …

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Last Chance Thursday

For me weigh-in days are Friday. So, that means Thursday is the “last chance work-out” day.  I ate clean and got all my water in. I walked for 30 min this morning, did the elliptical for 30 min at lunch and ran two miles on the treadmill followed by walking to total an hour.  I …

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First Speed Training Session…

I would like to say that I ran like the wind, but I cannot. I did run as fast as I could and I felt like I was running like the wind. Probably more like a gentle breeze though! Here was the plan for today: 10 min walking warm-up 2x800m in 4:30 walk/run 400 m …

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The day after 5 miles…

I woke up today and my whole body hurt. The weirdest was my upper back. I cannot think of anything else I could have done to cause my back to hurt so I have to assume it was the running. Right between my shoulder blades it feels like I got hit with a bat. I …

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The One Hour Challenge

For today’s run I wanted to see how far I could go in one hour. I set myself at a good pace and set off. At the 3.1 mile mark I was slower than my last 5K race apce  – 37.39. I felt really good – no problem to keep going. Cariovascularly I had no …

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Non-Scale success to the rescue!

I decided to measure myself this morning since I haven’t in about a month. Although I have not lost much weight lately I feel like I am thinner and my clothes are definately looser. Unfortunately I only measured three places – I wish mow I had measured more: In the past month I lost – …

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