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Finished my 5K!
Sunday, September 28, 2014      13 comments

I should probably wait until they post the official times, but I'm too excited and proud of myself. I jogged the whole course and finished faster than I expected. And I feel great! The 5K Your Way training here on Spark People really, really w... Read more
Finished with Week 2!
Sunday, July 27, 2014      9 comments

I'm getting ready to jog up a storm in my first 5K in the fall, but first I have to get through training. Week 2 was a bit of a challenge for me, especially Day 2. But Day 3 was today and it was slightly easier and by walking and jogging I made ... Read more
It's easier when you follow the rules.
Sunday, July 20, 2014      5 comments

Today I went to the gym and did the 5K workout the way it was intended. Much better results! Yes, it was still very challenging and I looked like I'd been working all day in the sun when I finished (instead of just over 30 min. on a treadmill wi... Read more
This is hard.
Thursday, July 17, 2014      5 comments

Oh, boy. I went on the treadmill for Week 1, Day 2 of 5K training. It was tough. I tried to jog with the incline on, but tired out after 15 minutes so I had to drop back, increase my recovery from 1 minute to 2, and do the last 4 minutes at 4.5 ... Read more
First day of training
Tuesday, July 15, 2014      5 comments

Okay, I've been talking about a race (my first!) for a long time.... Too long. And now the universe has finally sent me an unmistakable sign. The hospital where we go for everything is holding a 5K ... on my birthday! I cannot turn that down. ... Read more
Time for a course correction!
Sunday, June 01, 2014      7 comments

I just noticed that I missed my 5th year anniversary at Spark People. I'll give myself a trophy for being active that long. I'm stronger, more muscular, and in much better shape than I was 5 years ago!! ... Read more
Proud of myself!
Saturday, January 25, 2014      10 comments

I woke up feeling drained from a difficult week, and I decided I was too tired to go to my Zumba class. It turns out that was the right decision. It gave me time to wake up completely and start to feel better, and I was then able to salvage my e... Read more
The treadmill revisited
Monday, January 13, 2014      7 comments

I ran as fast as I could for several days. Not THAT fast, mind you, but fast for me. And then I was tired, so tired, and so on Sunday I got on the treadmill and decided to jog at my old pace and for just 20 minutes. It seemed SO easy! What le... Read more
My, my, my!
Thursday, January 09, 2014      9 comments

I was on the treadmill at the gym tonight and noticed that there is a setting marked "5K." Okay, that's my goal for this year so I decided to try it. I chose Level 2, thinking that would be modest but do-able. Oh, boy!!! Level 2 means running ov... Read more
Nailed it! And then some....
Friday, January 03, 2014      7 comments

I drove to the gym in a snow storm in order to run on the treadmill. Okay, it's crazy, but I wanted to do it. And I nailed jogging a mile, most of it at 4.3-4.5 m.p.h. Woo hoo! It was more of a challenge mentally than physically. I've been geari... Read more
A new goal
Thursday, January 02, 2014      4 comments

My goal for this year is to participate in a 5K race. I'm not the racing kind normally, but I think I can do a 5K and it seems like a good way to challenge myself just a bit. I'm heading to the gym later today and will see if I can jog a mile wi... Read more
Four years on Spark People
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      9 comments

I will be celebrating by going to aerobics class! I still have some pounds to lose, but I am much stronger than I was 4 years ago and that's what matters to me. I don't have diabetes and my cholesterol is in check so that is another victory. It'... Read more
When I lose 5 pounds....
Wednesday, March 20, 2013      7 comments

...I am going to buy myself a new workout shirt and donate the same amount of money to charity. I've already made room for it by donating one of my current shirts so now I just have to lose the five pounds. It won't be easy. I joined a challe... Read more
That killer workout!
Thursday, March 07, 2013      4 comments

I was inspired by one of my exercise buddies from aerobics class to try a step class. I'd been to it before, but not in quite a while, and when I heard that she was going, I decided to try it again myself. WOW! I thought I was in pretty good ... Read more
Taking stock of Pilates
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      4 comments

I first started going to Pilates a couple years ago and it was brutal at first. The first week in particular---I was literally sick from using muscles that hadn't been moved in decades! And, of course, I've had some ups and downs that have made ... Read more

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