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(Day 7 of 180) Amazing 5K PR!!! (AKA: A Blessing Of Being Slow!)
Sunday, October 03, 2010      16 comments

Yesterday was my 2nd 5K since finishing C25K (Couch to 5K) in August. My 5K in September was a small, local event. But, this 5K was HUGE! It was the Houston Komen Race for the Cure... and we had over 32,000 (yes!) walkers and runners. I was amaz... Read more
September Reviews & October Goals
Sunday, October 03, 2010      3 comments

SEPTEMBER REVIEW: 1. Run 1st 5K (since 2003) on Sept 11th. - emoticon 2. Run 'my' lake 5K in under 46... Read more
(#5 of 180) Learning to Run My Own Race
Friday, October 01, 2010      3 comments

I picked up my bike tonight. Yes! It took almost 2 hours as I also needed a helmet and some other equipment. We didn't get home until late, so I'll be riding it tomorrow! I also am very nervous about my 5K tomorrow. It is further away then ... Read more
(#4 of 180) No Longer Overweight... Yeah!
Thursday, September 30, 2010      3 comments

I had an incredible workout with my trainer today. We did upper body and core and I was shaking when we were done. In fact, it was hard for me to redo my ponytail and put on some makeup! When I went in, I told my trainer that I had lost 2.5... Read more
(#3 of 180) Buying a Bike... a Short Turtorial
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      5 comments

Tonight my daughter and I went to a sporting store and I bought a bike!!! Unfortunately, they didn't have it in stock. But, it should be at the store on Friday. So, I'll pick up my new bike on Friday. A few weeks ago, I spent at least an ho... Read more
Becoming a Runner (with SP & C25K)
Wednesday, September 29, 2010      8 comments

I just posted a comment on another SPers page about learning to run with C25K (Couch to 5K). I thought I'd go ahead and post it here, too. Maybe it'll encourage someone... and it is a great reminder to myself of how far I've come in less than 4 ... Read more
(#2 of 180) My Shoes (& Legs!) Logged 5 Miles Today
Tuesday, September 28, 2010      4 comments

What a day! I ran 3.1 miles on the treadmill. I've never run that far on a treadmill. (I much prefer outdoors!) Anyway, I was a little frustrated that I had a 'goal' in mind and I wasn't getting there. I wanted to run a mile at a 14 min 17 sec p... Read more
(#1 of 180) Countdown to MY Half Marathon... 180 days
Monday, September 27, 2010      4 comments

My sister-in-law and I chose a half marathon to run together. It is half a year away. 6 months. 180 days. It is on March 27th in Dallas, TX. My sister-in-law will still be running the HM in late November, too, but I'll just be running the 5... Read more
Stomach Pains
Sunday, September 26, 2010      2 comments

I started having stomach pains about an hour after yesterday's long run. At first, I thought it was related to the run... I'd run my longest run ever....4.5 miles and 72 minutes! But, then the pain kept coming, and coming... Now, it is Sund... Read more
15 Pounds... GONE!!!
Sunday, September 26, 2010      9 comments

I can't believe it... I did it! I've now lost 15 pounds since June 1st. emoticon I actually started SP a li... Read more
Great Long Run...Now I'm Reconsidering Half Marathon
Saturday, September 25, 2010      4 comments

I had a GREAT long run today. My longest run before had been 3.5 miles which I've done 3 times in past 2 weeks. Today, I ran for 4.45 miles!!! It took 1 hour and 12 minutes, but it felt EASY all the way! And, I could have kept going, but my hubb... Read more
Working Out After Tendonitis Diagnosis
Thursday, September 23, 2010      3 comments

My doctor diagnosed me with tendonitis in my right wrist about a month ago. I've been taking it really easy with my wrist and sleeping in a splint. I've had good days & bad days, but it has been feeling a lot better the past few days. So, t... Read more
The Half Marathon Will Wait
Wednesday, September 22, 2010      2 comments

I was so excited last night as I talked with my sister-in-law about the possibility of my running a half marathon with her in 2 months. But, I spent a long, sleepless night... and decided that pushing for a half marathon that quickly would not b... Read more
Half Marathon Training Day #1???
Tuesday, September 21, 2010      0 comments

I had a great run on the treadmill today. I did my fastest mile ever - 14 mins 17 secs. And, I ran for several minutes at a 13 min 57 sec pace. I ended up doing 2 miles at 14 mins 30 secs. It felt great!!! So, my sister-in-law is running a... Read more
Getting Faster... Oh, Yeah!!!
Sunday, September 19, 2010      3 comments

I am getting faster! I've been trying to work on speed by using a faster speed on the treadmill. That's probably part of it. Part of it is also just that I'm getting faster as I'm learning to run and it is part of the process. Anyway, I was thri... Read more

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