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"This is not a race with the calendar!"..."It's more of a hike, complete with hills, valleys, plateaus and obstacles in my path. "

"Never trade what you want the most for what you want at the moment."

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to ...
"This is not a race with the calendar!"..."It's more of a hike, complete with hills, valleys, plateaus and obstacles in my path. "

"Never trade what you want the most for what you want at the moment."

“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.” -Elizabeth Gilbert

"Don't let the fear of the time it will take to accomplish something stand in the way of your doing it. The time will pass anyway; we might just as well put that passing time to the best possible use."
~ Earl Nightingale

"A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty." Winston Churchill

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February 2011...I'm trying to get back on the wagon again. Every few months I suffer from mental burn out, but I'm trying to find ways to over come it.

May 20th 2011: I jogged on the treadmill for ONE HOUR straight! (Not including my warm up or cool down.) Miracle! I was only going 4.2 - 4.3 mph to keep my HR in the 150's and to keep my knee from getting sore, but it's a great start! Now I get to work on my speed.

September 5th 2011: Went straight to the hardest hike of the season. Hiking Mt. Timpanogos, 14 miles, elevation 11,749 at summit with a gain 4370 ft. Honestly we didn't make it to the top. After 6 hours of hiking we were at 10,500 ft and called it a day. Next time we will be more prepared. I walked about 12 miles, over 35,000 steps and burned over 5400 calories. One of the best hikes I've ever done, it was absolutely beautiful. (And extremely tiring!) It wasn't the successful hike I hoped for, if I had been training for it I would have done better. Now I have something to compare it to next time. :)

January 2012: Hubby wants to run a Half Marathon this year. I can already do a 5k on the treadmill but it's not a quick pace. We're going to run a 5k in April and then go from there. Running outside is a struggle for me because I have a hard time finding, and keeping, a pace that my heart and lungs can keep up with. I hope to get a hold of that while improving my time. Hoping I adapt quickly.

April 2012: The last month or so, my hubby has been my kite when we go for our 5k runs. His pace is slightly faster than mine, so seeing him run slightly ahead of me gently pulls me along mentally. I've broken my PR three times this month! My race is on the 28th. My goal was a 5k in 35 minutes and what-ever seconds. I should be able to beat that goal...and smash my original 5k time of 42 minutes.
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Member Since: 1/17/2007

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My Goals:
Try to avoid mental burn-out and keep in mind that the scale is not my only measure of success.

Run my second 5k in April 2012 in 35 minutes. - DONE and BEATEN

January 5k time: 42:00
March 5k time: 35:10
April 28th 5k Race time: 32:49

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Wife to my soulmate for 17 years, mother of two fantastic kids and two boxers Brutus and Hercules. I love the outdoors and photography.

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"Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't mind."
Dr. Suess

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Thanks for the blog comment about my difficulty running outside. I use Endomondo but it only tells me when I reach a mile and I swear it lies because my track is always zig zagg and not straight. Do you recommend a good app?



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