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Thursday, August 28, 2014

I finally made it out at lunch! I started my run mentally prepared but my confidence quickly deteriorated between mile 1 and 2. UGH! I was running 5 miles just 4 weeks ago and now I'm struggling to run a 5k!

I ended up walking most of my course, but as I continued I tried to desperately think if positives about the run: At least I'm out here, one step at a time, I ran 5 miles once and I can do it again, I'll get there, I can do this...

My body is sore and not used to the abuse. I'll have to get back into PiYo to keep my limbs flexible. I always feel so much better when I incorporate PiYO into my workout routine. I did a little bit on my own after my run to really stretch my hips and knees out. Tonight, I might do some PiYo core. That might also help.

In the meantime, I'm going to keep trying to find ways to tweak my game plan so I can successfully run a 10k in 31/2 weeks. I can't believe my race is less than a month away. I hope my friend can run it with me. That will definitely help.

I'm going to go back a week or two in my training (run 10 minutes, walk 1 minute x4) instead of trying to unsuccessfully run 15 min and walk 1 min x 3. That might help. It might rebuild my confidence too. I'll also throw in a short speed run once my body is used to the motion of running again.

Deep breathes. Everything will be fine. If running a 10k were easy, everyone would do it!

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REFFIE1 8/28/2014 5:01PM

    Congratulations for seeing your run or walk through to the end. If you don't do your 10K in a month, you can always do it another time. See how it goes and be careful not to injure yourself. I admire you for setting great goals!

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SUE5007 8/28/2014 5:00PM

    I'm sure you will catch back up quickly. Four weeks isn't that long. The first 2 runs are the hardest. emoticon Good luck with your 10k!

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Finally Motivated, But Can't Do Anything About It.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

This morning I put together my 21 Day Fix challenge material. I'm launching the team in less than 2 weeks! Putting the posts and tips together really helped throw the Spark to light my fires. I want to get out and run so bad but I didn't bring my gymbag into work today. I woke up feeling worse so decided to give my body time to recover from this sinus infection.

I'm feeling better, now, though. All I want to do is GO! I'll try to do some PiYo tonight to get my body used to the exertion.

Speaking of PiYo, I just found out that there's a PiYo certification class coming to my area in October. I am soooooo excited!! I feel like something is happening on that date but I'm going to try to work something out with hubby. This is the only date available that even remotely close to my house; so, it's now or never.

Let me know if you're interested in joining my 21 Day Fix team. It's going to be a fun way to launch ourselves into the Fall season!


Making my own steam (Pictures from Ireland)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

It has been hard getting back into my training routine following vacation and a concussion. I was pumping myself up to get rolling with it this week but on Sunday my throat started to hurt. Oh BOY. I immediately started to take some antibiotics that we had in the house. The medicine has helped prevent the infection from getting bad, but I'm not getting any better either.

Today I feel simply exhausted. My chest is also tight and I have a bit of a cough so working out is definitely out of the question for at least week. That will leave me about 2 weeks to train for my 10k. Awesome.

Regardless, I'm going to maintain a positive attitude and continue to track calories. Maybe I can lose a few to help lighten my load as I'm running. lol. I'll also try to get some PiYo in, at least the less strenuous sessions. I'm so behind in PiYo, I'm not even going to attempt to catch up. I'll probably start over after my race.

Here's a picture of me at Knowth historical site in Co. Meath, Ireland.

I am a certified Jameson Whiskey Taster!

Breathtaking views all around.

Hubs pretending to be the High King of Ireland at Trim Castle.

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REFFIE1 8/26/2014 11:41AM

Thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures of Ireland. Don't worry you will get back on track!

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21 Day Fix Challenge

Friday, August 22, 2014

Ireland was fantastic! Hubs and I had a magical time, so much so that we're thinking of moving there. I'm actually amazed that I didn't gain that much weight while we were there, must have been all that walking. Still, my good eating habits have gone out the window and I have a 10k to run in 4 weeks!

Anyone else struggling to get back into the swing after vacation? I'm starting a 21 day challenge group that will focus on portion control and committing to 30 minutes of exercise a day. Is anyone interested in joining? The challenge group will start the second week in September, so let me know if you want me to add you to the group.

Together we can jumpstart our weight loss and feel great going into the holiday season.

...I'm trying to post a few pictures from our trip but it's not letting me at the moment. I'll try again later.

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/22/2014 7:54PM

    glad you had a good time! welcome back emoticon

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Bon Voyage!

Thursday, August 07, 2014

This will probably be my last post until I return from Ireland. I am so excited. It's starting to hit me, we're actually doing this. In two days, we'll be sleeping in a castle and taking long walks along the Cliffs of Moher!

It's going to be an amazing experience, one for the books! I'm tapping my toes to the sound of traditional Irish music streaming from Pandora radio. IN a few days I'll be listening to the real thing at O'Conner's Pub in Doolin. This world is amazing and I thank God for it every day.

Yesterday I went for a very slow jog with my friend. We went 2 miles in 40 minutes. Still, that was enough to land me a huge headache today. I know, I asked for it running with a concussion. I didn't bring my gym bag to work today. I've learned my lesson. I'll save it for our trip! We aren't planning anything crazy while we're there. Just some hiking and general sightseeing. I will also be horseback riding towards the end of our trek but it will only be for an hour and because hubby will be coming along, we won't be doing anything more than walking. I'd lve to see him handle a trot, but I want him to feel safe. My dream has been to gallop across the Irish landscape but I may have to save that for Scotland (also on my bucket list).

I'm going to try to eat sensibly but won't hold myself back from trying the country's sweet delicacies. That would be silly.

STay tuned. I'll be posting pictures upon my return.

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    Lucky! I bet it will beautiful! Have fun! :)

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REFFIE1 8/7/2014 10:49PM

Ah, the luck of the Irish! Have a fabulous trip!

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1MORNINGWALKER 8/7/2014 11:01AM

    So lucky, someday I will get there.. Have fun emoticon

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    Have a great time!
emoticon Find one of these while you are there.

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/7/2014 9:25AM

    pfft double post for some reason.

Comment edited on: 8/7/2014 9:26:28 AM

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A_RARE_BEAN 8/7/2014 9:25AM

    Enjoy enjoy enjoy!! I have always wanted to go to Ireland, you'll be just a stones throw away from us, don't forget to wave emoticon

Truly have a fabulous time, will look forward to your pics when you get back! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MSFROGGIE 8/7/2014 9:19AM


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NUTRON3 8/7/2014 9:15AM

    Have fun!

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