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Wow, it's Monday...I'm so out of it. But here are some goals:

3x-gym, elliptical or treadmill
2x-30 minutes power walk around the neighborhood
1x-5 mile long run/walk

You know, it's really stinkin' hot here, but honestly, it doesn't feel as bad as it did in Ohio. The contrast, maybe? Anyway, Geo, get that pool access already!
 

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Hi!

My goals for the week are:
-3 x 2.5 mile runs
-ab work at least 5 nights

Yes, I have long ago given up the battle of what my 3.5 year old son wears. My MIL however recently gave me her much wanted (HA!) wisdom. She says that each day I should pick out 3 outfits and let him choose one. Okay yeah because I have nothing better to do with my time, than that?
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Didn't run today but will in the morning.
 

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I also received similar helpful advice.

Oh, yeah, I've also decided I don't really care which feet each shoe goes on, and I don't care if clothes are inside out and backwards.
 

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Oh, yeah, I've also decided I don't really care which feet each shoe goes on, and I don't care if clothes are inside out and backwards.
 

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:LOL You guys are just letting me know what I have in store for me, aren't you?

Let's see.. my goals for the rest of the week are to run 3x (whatever mileage my body feels like). That's it.
I did 4.5 miles with DD in the jogger today. It felt hot, for once, and it was only 66!
 

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went for a run saturday. iced my knees as soon as i got home and i've been pain-free! woohoo!! i might run this evening if both girls go to bed easily. if not, it'll have to be tomorrow.

it's hot here, too. and hazy. gross. central texas in the summer is oh-so-lovely.
 

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Hi ladies. I didn't post last week because, well, I didn't run but once.
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I have excuses out of my ears, but I should've been able to do better than that. This week I get to prove myself again.


Monday - Yoga and abs
Tuesday - Run 2 and lift
Wednesday - Run 1.5 and abs
Thursday - Yoga and lift
Friday - Run 1.5
Saturday - Run 3.5
Sunday - Yoga and abs
 

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I've just started running and right now my goal is 25-30 minutes 4-5 times a week. This seems like a pretty timid start compared with what some of you are accomplishing but I'm trying to set something that I can actually reach so I don't get discouraged
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Just subscribing here...

I've just started running and right now my goal is 25-30 minutes 4-5 times a week. This seems like a pretty timid start compared with what some of you are accomplishing but I'm trying to set something that I can actually reach so I don't get discouraged
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Welcome! That's a great place to start. You have to build up time/mileage slowly so you aren't too hard on your body mentally or physically. Keep it up!
 

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MizLiz, after 25 years of running off and on, 25-30 minutes 4-5 times a week is just about what I do! I do try to run one longer run a week, but otherwise, stick to my 3 10-minute miles. Welcome, and make whatever goals work for you! The ladies here will help you stick to them.

No run today. I am wiped from the weekend. I did do 2 runs over the weekend, so am taking today off. Goal is to run Tues, Wed, and Thurs, with one day being speed work.
Weds will be the hard day to get in, even though it's my day off. The kids and I are taking a field trip into the suburbs to go to Whole Foods and Trader Joe's, and do some other shopping. Then Justin has a baseball game that night. So we'll see if I can get it in.
I was hoping to try out an aerobics class at the Y this week, but my oldest ds who can babysit in the early am for me is gone at a church conference this week. Will have to wait until next week.
 

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T-4.25 mi + resistance bands
W-work, no run
Th-4 mi + stability ball
F-4 mi + resistance bands
S-try for long run (+60 min)
S-4.5 mi + stability ball

It's going to get tricky for me to get in my stability ball/resistance bands... DS just dropped a nap, so now I'm down to (gulp) one nap a day. Yeesh. Please, someone tell me he *will* nap for longer than an hour eventually?!?!?
 

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last night i ran up a mountain (as much as i could) and then down it and then tacked on a 15 minute muddy trail loop. my goal is to run up the mountain once a week to prepare for this 1/2 marathon. today i'm going to try to mountain bike with my dh. Wed will be a 35 minute trail run. rest day on Thurs and maybe a distance trail run on Friday. Sat i'm signed up for an all day, outside climbing class. And father's day I'll be holding down the fort.
 

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Hey Ladies!

I have also developed a high threshold for inside out, backwards, awful combinations and even, on occasion, out-of-season clothing. I just can't let ds do the wrong-foot thing, though. Looks sooooo uncomfortable.

Great goals! I intend to run at least one 5.5 miler (which I did on Saturday--no intervals--straight run!) this week, preferably two, and two three-milers. I'm also alternating evening walks and bike rides. Trying to bust through what appears to be the next weight loss plateau. Either they are coming with less time and weight between, or I am becoming less and less disciplined.
: I'll do Pilates 4x, too, but that has just become something we do. Hope running falls into that kind of place.

Did not run or walk yesterday. Had to babysit early in the day, and had more tornado weather late in the day, and in between it was 90 degrees. Looks like we have 3 days of 70s ahead, so those will have to be good days for runs!

I am now fitting into clothes 4 full sizes (as in subtract 8) smaller than one year ago. I may only be averaging a pound a week, but after a year, even that adds up! :LOL
 

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1jooj - Wow! Four sizes...that is amazing...and the slower you lose it the more likely it is to stay off


Didn't run last night....we had a big rain storm which at least cleared up some of the smog that has been hanging around for the last week.
 

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welcome mizliz! that sounds like great goals to me. Those 30 minutes will get you in great shape and if you ever *want* to do more, you will have a great base going.

ljooj--congrats on the weight loss!! isn't running amazing! the plateaus suck but sounds like you've busted through them before, so you can do it again.


grnmtnmama--could you maybe lead a running camp for the rest of us? your runs just sound like so much fun!

heat index today is 106, so I will be hitting the gym. But it's supposed to be nice this weekend, as in, low 80s. :LOL Oh and I had an OB appointment yesterday and had only gained one pound in the past month! I was so excited, because last month I had gained 8, so I guess it is going to even out after all. yay for running, and not eating *too* many Oreos.
 

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heat index today is 106, so I will be hitting the gym. But it's supposed to be nice this weekend, as in, low 80s.
I forget what weather in the south is like. As much as I
it here, I miss hot weather a teeny tiny bit. I'm getting sick of rain (speaking of which, it's raining AGAIN!). But supposed to be nice this weekend, as in high 70s!

Ok I didn't post my goals for the week and here it is Tuesday already.

sunday - begin building fence with dh
monday - watch dh through window as he works on said fence in rain
tues - finish up draft of paper in time for getting in 30 mins on the treadmill
wed - swim 25 minutes, possibly yoga
thursday - 30 mins on treadmill
fri - 25 min swim
sat and sunday - BOTH days take dd and dog out for a long walk.

hold me accountable ok?
 

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hi everyone!

i have a wonky week - moving into my new office space today so my home office is up to my eyeballs in boxes. must..finish..before..movers..arrive..

today would be my run day, but i don't think i am going to make it. i am averaging every 2 days. the couch-5k says 3 times a week, so i am almost there. need to get back to every other day again.


kerc- do you live in pac nw like me? what's with all the rain where you are?

i know it is hot everywhere else, but here is my monthly plea for
-send it on over ladies!

 

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heat index today is 106, so I will be hitting the gym.
same here.

my running has to be in the evenings. dh goes into work super early. rides his bike into work and lifts weights in their workout room. i'm a little jealous! i might have to start running after we get the girls to sleep instead of going before dinner because it's cooler once the sun starts to set. getting dd2 to sleep is still somewhat of a challenge, though, so that could be a hit or miss plan. oh well. i'll be able to exercise regularly eventually, right?

speaking of regular exercise, i need a double jogger. they're pricey though. but i could at least take both girls on a walk in the mornings. i know i can't run with dd2 for a few more months until her head is less wobbly. anyone have one? what do you like/dislike about it? do you actually run with your kids in it?

kerc -- we'll hold you accountable! (someone might have to remind me, though :LOL )

1jooj -- what an inspiration! congrats on the weight loss. i'm hoping to report the same thing in a few months.

hollysmom -- i'm jealous of your rain storm. it's hot and hazy here!

mizliz -- welcome!!

doctorjen -- you always sound so busy. i'm impressed you run ever.

baby's waking. gotta go!
 
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