Monthly Archives: February, 2009

Wind me up and watch me go!

That is how I felt today on my run and the words of one of the songs on my playlist. I love this song by Pink called  “Bad Influence”, which is ironic since I think I am increasing becoming an good influence! This song came on at mile 4.5 and although I was feeling pretty …

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Happy Thursday

I like Thursdays. I have worked hard all week and the prospect of a rest day is very near. On Thursday’s I give it my all – like the final leg of the race. I want to finish strong. Today was no exception. I got up and had a good upper body and ab workout. …

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All about the running!

This week it is all about the running. Last week I was focused on the weight loss. Don’t get me wrong, I still plan on losing a pound ot two this week, but that is not the focus. My running schedule is the toughest one so far. I am going to ease up on my …

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5.5 miles – good to go

Today was my long run – the longest distance so far. I was excited to see how I would do. No problem. I was excited to go out despite the temperature here being in the low 40’s and the wind howling. Luckily it was not as windy at Harmon Field. After a 10 min walking …

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52

Yep – that is how many pounds I have now officially lost!! YIPPEE! This week of hard work and counting calories paid off. I dropped 4 pounds and that is what I needed. I wanted to break through the 50 pound mark. I logged every single calorie I ate this week and it paid off. …

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Two tough workouts!

My morning started by working out with Jilliann in her new DVD  – “No More Trouble Zones”. It was very hard – 6 – 7 minute segments of strength training circuits. I was dripping sweat! The hardest of all was an exercise called “surrender”. I couldn’t find a picture or video and I am not …

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New Jillian videos

Over the weekend my new videos came and I was so excited. Jillian really knows how to burn some calories. This morning I got up a little earlier so I could get in a 45 min workout with the new video – “Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism”. The cover claims it will help me lose “up …

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My new PR

I couldn’t be happier about my race today. I finished the 5K in 33:33 minutes (well, 33:33 on  my Garmin)! I felt good the whole time – my foot never hurt at all.  The race started the first quarter mile or so on a slight up hill then leveled off. There was another slight uphill …

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Good workout tonight

I had a good run at the track tonight. I had to walk 1 mile at a 14:30 pace, then alternate running at a 11:30 pace with walking for a few intervals then finishing up with another 1 mile walk. I realized that I need to concentrate when trying to run, or walk, a certain …

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The diagnosis…

I went to the podiatrist today and learned that I have a neuroma. A neuroma (according to Mayoclinic.com) is: A neuroma is a noncancerous (benign) growth of nerve tissue that can develop in various parts of your body. Morton’s neuroma occurs in a nerve in your foot, often between your third and fourth toes. The …

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