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Week in Review

Monday, May 14, 2012

It was a bit of a strange week. Lots of ups and downs. Had some kind of very annoying stomach bug on Friday, but luckily it didn't last beyond a day.

Saturday was an almost perfect day -- went to watch my kids get their green belts in karate, followed by lunch with the kids and their dad, and then some garage sale visits. Got home and went shopping with my boyfriend, then started reading the newest Charlaine Harris novel in my hammock, followed by a little nap. Then I went for a run. Spent the evening making some food for a mother's day visit with the boyfriend's mom and watching a movie.

I worked on BOGUSANNIE's challenge last week -- to write down cravings. It was interesting -- I'm going to do it again this week. What I found was that I don't often have specific cravings. I feel the urge to eat, but most often it isn't that I want a specific food, I just want to eat. I'm going to try to pay a little more attention to cravings this week, to see if I can dig a little deeper into what's going on.

This will be my final week of the C25K running program. I'll do 30 minute runs this week. I'm still fairly slow -- not sure what to do to increase my speed, or whether that will just happen as I continue running -- maybe I'll consult the Sparkteams for some advice. After this final week of 30 minute runs, I will plan a 5K route to run and see how long it takes -- I know it will take longer than 30 minutes. My short-ish term goal is to run 5K in under 40 minutes. I don't expect to achieve that in May -- maybe June.

That's about it for now -- I'll likely be back once I'm able to see BOGUSANNIE's Monday challenge.

In terms of May goals, here's how things went last week:

- Be able to run 30 minutes continuously -- almost there. Ran 29 minutes on Saturday. Today I'll officially go for 30.
- Be able to run 5K -- this week I'll plan a 5K route
- Have reached $250 raised for the Relay to End Kids Cancer -- haven't done much so far -- need to work on this one
- Have logged more than 1510 fitness minutes -- at 610 minutes this month so far. Need to step things up slightly to meet this target.
- Have lost 6.5 pounds -- lost one pound this week, which I found kind of amazing since I didn't feel I was particularly careful about what I ate.
- Continue to drink 8 cups or more of water each day - Yep
- Continue to limit diet coke to 2 cans or less each day - Yep, but this continues to be hard
- Log into Sparkpeople every day - Done
- Track my food every day - Done
- Blog at least once a week - Done
- Read the blog posts of my Sparkfriends - Read blogs 4 days out of 7
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    BTW...I thought of this afterwards and keep meaning to tell you...When you are writing out your cravings you could also write out when you want to eat, and then add how you are feeling what you are doing...so instead of a food tracker you have this emotions trackers...It may help you get to what you true triggers are...just a thought
    3116 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    great goals and good job on making them
    3117 days ago
  • no profile photo CD12068091
    You'll get faster. It really does come with time. I've found relaxing in the run helps me pick up the pace. Kind of the opposite of what you would think. I'm not fast by any stretch but I run a mile in about three minutes less than six months ago. You should be so proud of yourself. You are doing GREAT.
    3117 days ago
    You had a GREAT week!!!

    My advice about speeding up your run is to just keep doing it to complete it...the speed will become greater as you get used to it...that's how I built mine up... the other thing you need to decide is why you are running....when I finally did THAT is made a difference....I THOUGHT I was running for one reason then somewhere along my C25K it became about speed and timing and pace. Once I did it for my original reason, because I liked to run, it took the stress off and I enjoyed it more and was able to really focus on ME while I was out there...my breathing, everything. I also stopped running with music, someone had suggested trying it for a couple of runs and I LOVED it...nothing but ME and my running...anyway...I ramble on!

    3117 days ago
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