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#31 of 49 Old 04-15-2004, 05:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Shantimama~I'm sorry to hear you are under a lot of stress. The reason I started running was to destress myself as well, or rather, take a healthy approah to dealing with stress. I thought, physical health=mental health, right? I do feel better, and though the stress is still there, doesn't seem unsurmountable anymore, kwim???

Okay, I DON"T know what to do...I haven't registered for the marathon yet, and I was JUST about to do so...but now, I'm wondering if I should do the 10k, rather than the 5k?
I still have almost 4 wks of training, and I can start incorporating a 10 k run once/wk...until then? Or should I stick to my original idea, 5 k in May, and 10k in August???
Oh, so many decisions!!!!!
I'm working tonight, so I'll be bound to the pc!!!

I also agree about excercise, and healthy eating...today, I was tempted to make myself some mac and cheese for lunch , but fixed myself up a salad instead!!!!
Very proud of that...hopefully I do well tonight at work!!!
Missbliss~I like your mantra, can I use it?
SpiralChrissy~Sounds like you're getting into the groove of active living!!!
Schatz~Glad to hear you are better, and very glad dd is better!!!thanks for the encouragement, and have a good weekend...

WENDY~THINKING OF YOU...HOPING YOUR INTERVIEW IS GOING WELL!!!!
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The rain has finally stopped here! My run/walk today was actually dry! I get really cranky at the cars on my road when it is raining. It is amazing, I can feel myself getting stronger and the running getting easier daily. Now, if only the pushups would start getting easier :

Shantimama, , I hope that you are able to get out today for a walk. And I will keep hoping your stress will lessen.

Mamasoleil, of course you can use my mantra. I find it particularly effective on the big hill, to counteract the "I'm tired and weak feelings"

Spiralchrissy, Good job! Doesn't it feel good to keep following through with exercise? Sometimes I really have to talk myself into walking out the door, but I always feel good that I do.

I'm really counting on a walk/run tomorrow to help keep me sane, mil is coming up for the day with her (oh so fun new) boyfriend. (Did you catch my sarcasm?) Mil always asks me what I'm doing about THE WEIGHT, so it will be great to say, I've got to go excercise, bye! :
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Missbliss~Glad the rain is gone, but I think you sent it my way!!!!

Well, I'm about to bike home, in the pouring rain. It's the LAST thing I want to do, I'm just finishing my second night shft, it's 617am, and still dark outside...because of all the clouds.
Good news is....my sis sent me a package yesterday, with her size SMALL biking pants (she got herself a new pair)...and though they are VERY snug, they are wearable....I sniff sniff, haven't worn size small, in over 5 yrs...sniff sniff!!!!
THis has motivated me SO much more...I will RUN rain or shine!!!
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Bit of a sluggish run today...one set of 14mins, one 10 min set and one 3 min set, with a minute of stretching between sets.
Not too bad considering i just got off two night shifts and didn't REALLY want to go running.
But, I wore a tank top, which was fun!!!
Only 2.75 miles today...two MAJOR hills...
Tomorrow, I'm trying for 4.5 miles.....

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Mamasoleil, I think it is great that you manage to run at all, coming off two night shifts

I did my 5th run this week today, 2 min run X 6, 4 min walk X 5
It is a little more than two miles, with a couple of big hills. Most of the time I am either running up or down. Running down the hills is equally challenging, because I try really hard not to run fast while my dog is pulling really hard. I can sometimes have knee problems, so I don't want too much impact on the downhills.

I also did my pushups and situps. I can definitely tell that I'm building muscle, but I'm still really pushing myself to do 10 pushups and 50 situps a day.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend
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Oh I missed the new thread....

I've done pretty well this week. I have run four times so far...25, 35, 35, 22 mins. I want to run 40 min. tomorrow. My goal was really just to run 5x this week and tomorrow is the last day of the week. I really hope I don't wimp out.

Geo how did the interview go?

mamasoleil - go baby go! I'll cheer for you if you cheer for me! :LOL It's not even tomorrow and I don't feel like it!
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Haven't been yet...and don't really feel like it...but I'm going to take a really scenic path...so should help a little..it's also fairly flat going....
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It is hard to get out there sometimes, isn't it??

I'm getting ready to do my yoga tape...but it would be oh, so much easier to just sit here and play on the internet!

I get so little time to myself 2hours a day while baby naps that it's hard to use it for my highes good. But, I'm doing it. 10more minutes of posting and I'm out there!!

Happy SUNday!
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I did it!!!!

I just ran 7.05ks...4.4miles.
42 mins of running, 4mins of walking.
So freaking proud of myself.
It's the longest run I've done so far!!!!

So, my stats for the wk are:
16.37kms>Running
64kms>biking
5kms>walking(poor dogs)
750>situps
150>pushups....


I only did 3 runs this wk...due to work schedule, and kid schedule..but the biking made up for it!!! I feel good..next wk though, back on track with 5 runs!!!!

The next thread will be in the Fitness and Weight management forum..cause I noticed they added Fitness to the title...and so we should head there. I'll post a link tomorrow,

Happy trails....

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mamasoleil you rock! on two fronts. For your wonderful run and for motivating me to run today! Your last post gave me the umph to do it. I ran 40 minutes, I don't know how far it was though. Probably between 3 1/2 and 4 miles.

So this week I ran a total of 162 minutes. Not bad for my third week of running. Next week I want to maintain, maybe have two 40 min runs instead of one, but otherwise the same.

No weight loss or anything, but it is getting easier.
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I gave myself sunday off. It has been really nice here today so I've been puttering around the yard, and doing errands. I pulled weeds in the greenhouses this morning. And I will do the situps and pushups tonight.
So, this weekI went out 5 X
ran 60 min
walked 100 min
350 situps
70 pushups

And I'm looking forward to next week.
Good job ladies!
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Hi folks. Thank you for all the well wishes for my trip. I think things went very well. I had to give two talks, the first of which was the best I've ever given. The second was ok, though I had a hard time making the first half interesting. I interviewed with 9 professors in the department as well as an associate dean. No one seemed to flinch when I gave them my estimate for startup. Everyone was very friendly and seemed interested in what I do.

They will be interviewing a total of 5 people for this position (3 is typical) and I was the first to come out. I only caught who one of the other 4 is, and well, he's not competition.

I did go running twice when I was in OH, but because of my crazy week, I didn't get much total exercise in last week:

Bike: 35 min
Jog: 79 min
Walk: 145 min
situps: 360
pushups: 135

I'm now doing 45 pushups each day (3x15) where 10 are from the toes. I think next week (starting today) I'll increase that to 15.

Just got back from a 37 min run in the heat and wind. That will count for next week. Off to do those situps and pushups.
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Wendy, so glad to hear all went well!!!
Babybugmama~I'm glad you are feeling motivated!!!! You've done very well, for three wks. And fwiw...I started running to lose weight, and I haven't dropped a lb, but have lost 5 inches in the waist, and 6 inches in my hips/butt...I know the weight will start lowering soon, but much of my fat is literally, turning into muscle, and though I'm melting away, the scale isn't showing it...so hey..what does the scale know!!!
Missbliss...way to go!!!
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I haven't lost inches or anything! But that's okay for now. I do want to convert the fat and eventually trim down. Honestly for me if I could lose about 5-10 pounds I would be at a really good weight for me. But the running is also for peace of mind.

I think I was able to pick up the time because of working out to tapes over the winter, plus I was running last year before it got cold (until about December).

Thanks!

Geofizz congrats on completing the interview. How long until you know of anything?
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How long until you know of anything?
Probably late May.
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I was supposed to do a 45 min walk, according to my program, but after a while it just was SOOOO dull. So, to spice things up a bit, I ran for 1 minute and walked 4. OK, so I only ran a total of 5 minutes, but it was something, and it was really windy and I was pushing the umbrella stroller. I felt like I could have run further, but I didn't want to overdo it.

I feel great!

I have done my program for 2 weeks, so now I am going to start incorporating some running. I think I will start with 2 run/3 walk for 30 and follow that plan while still doing the same time reccs of the program I am following.

I am looking for a 5K to sign up for. There are TONS here, so it is hard to decide.
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Hey Thistle -- go back and find the beginner runner thread that mamasoleil started a few months ago. You sound exactly like she did then -- And just look where she is now. Good job, mama! You're on your way.

MS -- It's sounding like things are going great. When is your race? Figure a 5 k should take something like 25-30 minutes and a 10 k twice that long. Do you think you can work up to ~50 minutes of running before then? Once I got up to running a continuous chunk of time, I've just been working to increase it by 5 minutes a week. How much would you have to increase it per week to make the 10 k? If it sounds reasonable, go for it. The adrenaline of doing something like that is going to make you go further than you could by yourself. Also, I don't see any reason why you have to run 10ks to train for a 10 k. Race day could be the first time you run that far. Seem reasonable? Is there a pace requirement? Could you do the 10 k and let yourself walk the last few minutes if you need to? (Mine has a 12 min/mile pace requirement for reopening the highway.) Can you sign up for the 10 k and run the 5 k instead if you decide to at the last minute?

(I think you can do the 10k).
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Race day could be the first time you run that far. Seem reasonable? Is there a pace requirement? Could you do the 10 k and let yourself walk the last few minutes if you need to? (Mine has a 12 min/mile pace requirement for reopening the highway.) Can you sign up for the 10 k and run the 5 k instead if you decide to at the last minute?
After yesterday's run, I'm sure I could build myself up to the 10k, and we can do 10/1's in that race...so it is totally doable...HOWEVER, I told myself I would do the 5k, to try and actually not be last, as I know I can run it at a decent speed. I figure I'm running about 7-8mph....
And there is a 10k in my town June 13th, I'm so there!!!!
Thistle, it starts like you did yesterday...though you may want to get a better stroller, running with an umbrella stroller, isn't all that safe...I remember rollerblading with my regular stroller, and almost tipping it on turns... That's when I invested in the jogger!!!!
Keep on keeping on, and come to the new week of running....
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If you heard a loud thud, it was me falling off the running wagon

We had company from out of town stay with us for a week. I didn't run at all I have no excuse.

I need to get back out there, and I plan to tomorrow. Reading about everyone's accomplishments keeps me moving....
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