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OMGoodness What Have I Done

Friday, November 14, 2014

I signed up for - not a 5k - not a 10k - BUT a 15k and I’m really excited. It all started when I unexpectedly walked 8.6 miles with another SP. I felt so good afterward, I thought I should do it more often. Of course that walk was at my 20 minute mile pace and not the 14.59 minute mile pace the race requires.

Training started this week and I did run/walk a 15 minute mile without a second to spare. But again, that was one mile. It’s going to be a push and I’m going to have to work hard, but it’s a fun goal and I have three months to prepare. Another training exercise I’m doing is stair climbing. I’m walking up/down 10 flights of stairs (for now) at work 1-2x a day.

I’m not a super competitive person so this 15k is a good personal goal for me because it makes me push hard to obtain something I normally would approach very casually - 5k events are a walk in the park for me.

As I move toward a healthier, happier place where fitness and nutrition are top on my list, I realize what a personal journey it is for me. I’m happy to be doing this for me, by me.

OMGoodness What Have I Done - I’ve taken control of my life and it feels good.

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1/26/15 - doing stairs and feeling pretty good. Later, at the gym - So proud of myself: 4.0 miles in under an hour (by 2+ mins) on the treadmill. It's not the same as running on my own, but I pushed myself last night and felt strong. emoticon emoticon

11/14 2 miles in 28 mins.
11/15 1 hour in pool arm and leg exercises/light lap swimming
11/17 stairs and walking on treadmill
11/18 walk-cycle 105 mins (trained 1 mile under 15 mins)
11/18 stairs and walked at lunch
11/19 strolled at lunch and 71 mins on eliptical
11/20 off day
11/21 strolled on treadmill and got up to 3.8 for awhile + chased dragon
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  • no profile photo CD15088984
    I think you should be very proud of yourself. Others that signed up for a 15k may have given up...but your plan to gradually make it work seems logical and on the path to a healthy and happy new lifestyle. Good job! 👏👏

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    2372 days ago
  • DEBIGENE
    What a great experience it will be regardless of the outcome. I so applaud your effort to do it. I know you will be a success because I know how hard you work at reaching your goals. Knowing that your journey to getting and living a healthy is just that .... YOUR journey .... and it is so important that you tailor it to your lifestyle and that's what makes it so personal. It is all about YOU !!!

    Best of luck to you my friend, I know you will do it and you'll have fun doing it too.

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    2373 days ago
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