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Walked for 3 hours

Sunday, October 26, 2014

I didn't have a car yesterday and the weather was beautiful so I decided to walk to the local library. The round trip, including returning a book and checking out two new ones that were on hold, took just about 3 hours. It was harder than I expected, to tell the truth. I ended up with a small blister and my knees felt stiff by the end of the walk. emoticon My goodness, how do those marathoners do it?!??
But it was good exercise and a good lesson in how long things take without wheels. I also got a much better look at the neighborhood than the usual breeze-by.
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WENDYANNE61 10/26/2014 3:28PM

    Gosh, that was quite a hike by the sounds - my limit is about 1 hour in each direction with a nice coffee break in-between! Hope you were able to soak in the bath afterwards!

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SANDRALEET 10/26/2014 11:13AM

    Walk to everything you can I walk 3/4 miles to pick up light things pay bills etc

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JACKIEWALKS4FUN 10/26/2014 10:41AM

    emoticon Love walking, hope your blister heals fast.

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MIRAGE727 10/26/2014 9:39AM

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I sincerely hope you stretched after. The proof is in the DOMS!
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Finished my 5K!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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 works.
Thank you, Spark People, for this and everything else!
Woo hoo!
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MIRAGE727 10/1/2014 8:45AM

    Yes, the Training Program is there But YOU made it work! YOU stepped up to the starting line, and YOU crossed the finish line! Now make it a part of your lifestyle! I'm HAPPY when my Spark TeamMates own it!
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BRAINYBLONDE5 9/28/2014 6:14PM

    Woohoo you are AWESOME!

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MOBYCARP 9/28/2014 1:08PM

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And this, from someone who said she would never be a runner. Guess what? You are a runner now.

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LIZBETHSUE 9/28/2014 12:45PM

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KNEEMAKER 9/28/2014 11:39AM

  Keep on keeping on! emoticon

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SANDRALEET 9/28/2014 11:36AM

    there is a lot we can do

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WENDYANNE61 9/28/2014 11:19AM

    Brillant, Mary! Bask in the lovely feeling of achievement you must be feeling now! emoticon

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MONTREALESTMOI 9/28/2014 10:50AM

    Hey hey now! Look at you!!!! Such good news for a Sunday morning, I tell ya!

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Finished with Week 2!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

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 it the required 40 minutes. So, okay then.
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My knees and shins felt tired, but not really sore and I don't feel bone-tired the way I did after the jogs in Week 1 so that's definitely progress. I don't plan to become a "runner," but I'm excited to be getting stronger and looking forward to the race itself. Still quite a ways to go. I've been jogging in an air-conditioned gym on a treadmill with almost no incline. I can only imagine the challenge of adding asphalt and gravel and humidity and a few dips to the mix. But for now
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LINDAM.1 8/4/2014 11:34PM

  You are doing better than I am.

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CHERYLE51 8/3/2014 7:57PM

    Keep up the good work. You are doing awesome. My DD and I are joining the gym again. I have been walking a lot with DH, but he hasn't felt good lately and the weather here in Pittsburgh hasn't been very cooperative, so back to the gym. I may do zumba again, I don't know. I gained whatever weight I lost last month. I am so disappointed.

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DOLLYHOLLY 7/29/2014 12:50PM

    emoticon Wow 5K goal. emoticon

xoxo

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WENDYANNE61 7/27/2014 1:53PM

    Hi Mary, you are doing great! I started literally jogging from one lamp-post to the other, then walking til I caught my breath and then jogging on to the next lamp-post. Over a period of 4 months I built that up to being able to jog 5km in 30ish minutes.

Now, I am reduced to walking again since my achilles op - so take to your heels and run - you can do it for sure! Warm baths with soothing salts and calming lotions are great after training too - Hugs!

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144AUTUMN 7/27/2014 12:25PM

  You can do it!!

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MKBWNSUGAR 7/27/2014 11:46AM

    I don't have a desire to be a runner either. This was a natural progression for me since I've always been a walker, and I wanted to do a 5K. I don't even call myself a runner, I'm a jogger because my pace is so slow. I went thru the 5 week walk/jog program first and progressed to this one. I am improving though and for that I'm grateful. emoticon

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It's easier when you follow the rules.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

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 with almost no incline)....
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But I finished!
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That was the end of week 1, however, so now I'm supposed to bump up to 4 minutes of jogging for every 1 minute of walking. Hmmm... Just when I was getting to like week 1. Well, we'll see.
In the meantime,
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CHERYLE51 8/3/2014 7:46PM

    You are a better woman than I am. I could probably jog/walk for about a minute if I was lucky. Good going though. Let us know how you are doing.




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WENDYANNE61 7/21/2014 12:46AM

    You are well on your way, Mary! I know that boiled tomato look! emoticon A coolish bath with epsom salts works wonders though!

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MIRAGE727 7/20/2014 9:55PM

    Take your time, pace accordingly, don't get ahead of yourself, and enjoy the view around you, Mary!
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TAFODIL24 7/20/2014 9:31PM

    I say you can do it ~ way to go, Mary!

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This is hard.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

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 instead of 5 mph. Still I kept jogging, with a very quick break to tie my shoelace, so it wasn't a complete rout. I thought I had this and training would be easy, but now I can see that I will have to work for it!
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Oh, for heaven's sake, I just posted my results from Day 2 and saw that I had mistakenly jumped to Week 2 and was trying to run 4 minutes for every 1 minute of walking. That explains some of my difficulty, I think. Looking for Day 3 to be a breeze after this...
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CHERYLE51 7/20/2014 12:21PM

    Wow! A 5K jogging???? You are much braver than I am. I want to do a 5K walking of which is easy. I keep thinking that me and my oldest DD should do a 5K together. emoticon

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WENDYANNE61 7/19/2014 12:23PM

    That explains things, Mary! Have a blast on Day 3! emoticon

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TAFODIL24 7/18/2014 9:19PM

    emoticon sounds frustrating but just think how "easy" the next round will seem.

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IONA72 7/18/2014 4:55PM

    Haha always read the small print!
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ARNETTELEE 7/17/2014 8:40PM

  You can do it!

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