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The real reason I try to run 5k's.



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I used to be one of those obnoxious people who could eat anything and never gain weight. I couldn't gain weight when that was the goal even. It's not longer the case and now I really have to start paying more attention to what I eat and what I do.

Other things - I'm in the process of doing a re-write on a book I hope to ultimately get published.

Spiritually - I consider myself a non-denominational pagan. ;)

I am seriously addicted to reading books. It's rare for me to be reading less than three books as a time. I am so addicted, that I recently decided to give in to the audiobook world. The 15 minute commute to work was just "free" time I wasn't reading.

Member Since: 1/6/2013

Fitness Minutes: 37,385

My Goals:
The newest goal (as of 01-03-16) :

Restarting the C25K program. I hate running, but I hate that me knees make it almost impossible to run. I keep doing 5K's though so the plan is to start up again. The first one of the year is usually the last weekend in April. Starting the C25K on the 4th of January should get me on target for that. My last 5K was my best 5K time to date - 35:24. I'd like to be in that range for the first 5K on April 30th.

I'm trying to do little things more for my mental health now. I've been in maintenance for weight for years now. It's time to work on other things.

My Program:
Continuing to track workouts. If the weight starts to move too much, I'll track my food more intently.

Trying to keep improving my 5K times during the year.

I still want to write more, but I want to learn more as well. I'll be doing some free courses online, but I've also decided to try to learn German.

Personal Information:
Married for 24 years. We have 3 boys.

The oldest (age 27) is autistic and recently found a job after being out of work for most of last year after a bout of severe depression.

The middle son (affectionately called the boy) is 23 and studying creative writing and music in college.

The youngest is 10. Yes, we did forget how that happens. He loves camping, baseball, basketball, running around, reading, telling stories.

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I have alternate realities in my head that I write about. If I could get something published, that would be wonderful, but unlikely. Still going to give it a try though.

I read. My husband says I'm addicted, but I could stop any time I wanted to. Not likely to happen in my lifetime.

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    I have been saying 'I've got another 5 yrs.....' etc, then it occurred to me that the Spark ticker might be able to handle a countdown of several years (I wasn't sure it would -but it did!) - and once done, I decided to leave it there - it's quite a number to think about. 24 yrs - you could try putting that into the ticker! Yeah - like you say, short of of a lotto win (and I don't even buy a ticket!)
    130 days ago
    Hiya - no we don't have snow (yet - it is forecast for next week) - we very rarely get it here on the SW tip of the UK. But the hail is icy and the wind is really evil!
    145 days ago
    Hiya! Don't feel too sorry for me having to work Saturday - I've just had Weds/Thurs/Friday off - it's not so bad really.
    152 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I have to admit to enjoying snow shoveling too. At least when we only get a few inches. It is peaceful.
    184 days ago
  • v JANET552
    I totally get your attitude toward snow right now. I'm sure you had way more than enough last year but we don't live in northern climates for the frigid temps. We need more snow too. We got 8 inches just after Christmas and really haven't seen anything much since. I wouldn't mind more at all.
    188 days ago
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