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Maybe owning the 5# helped!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

I feel like I struggled a bit during this half training trying to feed myself well so that I wouldn't lose weight, but not too much so that I wouldn't gain. I know I over ate some on the week-ends, knowing I needed the calories, because I was burning so much! I know I gained muscle because I increased my weights and faithfully went to zumba and toning 2-3 days per week. I can see the difference!!! I updated my ticker to own up to the 5 lb gain. Training was over so time to pull it back and get strict with my foods again as I did before. I lost 3.2 lbs this week, maybe even more, because 145 was just the average I have kept for the past 2 months, I've seen fluctuations from 144-147 on the scale. This just makes me feel really positive and also, owning the numbers, sharing them with all of you, pushes me even harder. I can't worry about the scales when I am running 20-30 miles a week, but I can use them to keep myself in check. emoticon Feeling strong and in control!!


This may very well be a season that I am one to watch!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Another 5k today and only 6 days post 1/2 marathon. I ran over 22 miles this week, that is just crazy to me! I don't know if I am still on a runners high, but I set a new PR today and got first place in my age group by 11 minutes. (I could have stopped and taken a break) Glad I didn't though!

So glad to have this support system and we all placed! Everyone in the 5k Crew placed today!!
and even at another race they kicked butt!

Today marked Sara's 30th 5K in her journey to 30 by age 30! I was proud to be there for her, sorry I beat her by like 2 minutes! Ooops! She is my rock!

Oh and incase I didn't mention and if you are still hanging on and reading and looking! My new PR 28:38.0!!

My goal, get under 28 minutes! I am going to be a sweaty hot mess, but I am going to do it!!

BTW, I have gained 5 lbs so going to add that to my ticker, but I think it was all muscle!!

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KYLIECAT1 4/12/2014 10:06PM

    Whooo Great job and Great pic's you are my Hero ! emoticon

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DMEYER4 4/12/2014 9:13PM

  great job everybody who ran. you look great keep up the good work

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Can I brag for a minute? New 1/2 Marathon PR.

Monday, April 07, 2014

I really feel like I do have bragging rights at this point!! I ran my 2nd 1/2 marathon yesterday in Xenia, Oh. Very little sleep the night before because being from Kentucky there was no way I was going to be in bed when the Wildcats were playing in the final four! Woohoo, they won!!

Ok back to the race! If you want to call it a race when you are not expecting to win, just to do your best and finish, so I guess I was racing myself in fact! I wanted to beat my November time which was 2:33:53 and I did! BY A LOT!!!!!!!!!!!


All I really wanted was to get under 2:30 and boy did I ever!! Yup, I'm bragging, A BUNCH!!

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JELLI-LEAN 4/9/2014 6:27PM

    emoticon Great Job!!

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LIGHTNING572 4/8/2014 12:07AM

    Congratulations, you have earned those bragging rights!!

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KYLIECAT1 4/8/2014 12:06AM

    You can brag for as long as you wanna ! you earned it ! emoticon emoticon

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    Awesome!!! emoticon

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SWEETNEEY 4/7/2014 8:19PM

    You entitled to Brag for 2, 234.2 years. emoticon

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Hills upon hills we go!

Monday, March 31, 2014

I really need to work on hills, Sunday's 5k was a hilly one and I did it in 31:45. Yikes!

7th overall female, 1st in my age group.

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    Way to go Jewel! I'm back on Spark, and looking for motivation! So happy to see you are still on here and doing so great! emoticon

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JELLI-LEAN 4/2/2014 12:47PM

    emoticon That is great with hills!!!

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Friday, March 21, 2014

Did it!! I signed up for the Biggest Loser 1/2 Marathon in Charleston, WV at the end of June. I have time right?? Finish the April 6th 1/2, rest a week, start training again. 12 weeks exactly between the two. Technically I don't need to start training at the bottom, as long as I maintain a minimum 6 mile run each week for a few weeks and I can run 2 3's and make the rest peeriod a little long without stressing my body out. I think?? LOL I'm excited!

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JELLI-LEAN 3/23/2014 12:24PM

    I'm excited for you! You're going to have the best time!!

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    Your commitment is inspirational!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    that's awesome!!!

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