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5k Here I Come!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The first actual race is tomorrow, and I have now run a full 5k distance 3 times, twice out on the open in hills. All things going as planned, I should be just fine. YAY!!!

Now the weather and my calves just have to cooperate. My calves are steadily getting tighter, and the weather is threatening to snow the day before. Stretching multiple times every day this week, and hoping that it's only a little snow. Then I can just bring the shoes for the snow just in case.

Then once that happens, I'm going to use that as motivation to eat real food again, instead of crap. Oh, and to start training for that 10k, since I'm almost at 4 miles already.

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PATSYB7 1/30/2014 6:33AM

    Good luck and I hope the weather cooperates! I wear heel cushions in my shoes. I've blown out my Achilles tendons before and it's not fun. Keep up the good work!

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Oh Hello Again

Friday, January 03, 2014

So, my phone died.

Which meant no more tracker. Which meant no more tracking, unless I actually made it on the computer. And that didn't happen except for homework. Not to mention since it was the last semester, I ate crap. Oh, and we've been eating crap at the house, that's reason number two. It's been terrible, food wise. So I'm at a steady 155 again. Not horrible, but five pounds over healthy for my body weight, and back up from my goal. Not okay.

The ups are, still dating awesome boyfriend. Actually, we're probably part of the problem, since we've eaten out often. But he's trying to lose weight too, now, so ha. No more eating out. At least no more eating crap when eating out. Also, he's happy to help me, because he's much better than me at willpower. He just looks at me and says you don't need it and you know it, and I feel better about not eating it. Funny how that works. Also, I can now run 2 miles no problem. I'll find out in a month when I do the first official 5k if I can go 3 without stopping. God willing, I hope so. Then I can focus on speed and staying that way, then hopefully up to a 10k by summer. That's the goal, anyways. Oh, and I finished school!!! Graduation is in May sometime, which is post-goal date. We'll see if I can be in awesome shape by then. Maybe I'll treat myself to a race as a reward. Or a great outfit for under the cap and gown.

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PATSYB7 1/4/2014 8:01AM

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USMAWIFE 1/3/2014 10:51PM

    congrats on finishing school

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Friday, September 06, 2013

Well, I've been forgetting about this logging and tracking and blogging a bit lately. Admittedly it's been a little bit of slacking in all areas, but not a total bust.

I've gone back up to somewhere between 150 and 155. Can't say for sure where because the scale keeps fluctuating and I never get on it at the same time. Either way, not too terrible of a gain back, but still not a habit I want to continue.

The one thing I have still done is continue the running. I've made it to running a full mile and a half. Now I just have to keep going. I'm going to do another week of mile and a half, then up it goes by a little more, just to push the buttons and see if I can. I think I can, just by how quick I recover after the mile and a half, but I'm going to make sure before I push myself that far.

And I do have to watch what I eat a little better. It's been slowly getting better, but there's still some crap food in there more than it should be. Going to try and get it down to once a week instead of as often as it is.

In other news, having Mr. I Run Four Miles for Practice as a boyfriend really has been great motivation to keep running. And he's encouraging when I so much as get my mile and half in, which is nice. Someday I may be able to catch up to him. Then it's time for half marathon and marathon training.

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PATSYB7 9/7/2013 6:06AM

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Ups and Downs

Thursday, July 25, 2013

It's been a while.

The Up is that I've been doing good with the running, and at least mostly stable on the weight for the most part still. Oh, and guy I was dating is now my boyfriend, that was definitely a perk. We've been enjoying each other, and it's nice that someone finds me attractive enough to be as affectionate as he is.

The down is my hips were being weird the last two weeks, as in my hip joints were hurting and my lower back therefore hurting. I now have yoga for that. Then today at work I did something to absolutely infuriate my shin muscle. I'm not even kidding. How THAT muscle, on one side mind you, is now suddenly swollen, I have no idea. In the last ten minutes of work it freaked, I got home and iced it. Tried a walk(certainly wasn't running), it didn't last two miles. Got it home and iced it again, and it's still a bit touchy. We're going have fun with this one.

In the meantime, the eating habits were getting refocused, and certainly are now. Oh the fun we're having getting the last fifteen pounds off.

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EWL978 7/25/2013 10:54PM

    You're doing GREAT!!

Just keep on keeping on the best to you!!

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Getting Better at It

Friday, July 05, 2013

Well, there wasn't much tracking or exercise this week, at least not in the gym. I'll probably end up in the elliptical the next two days just to actually do that, since I didn't really do much else with work picking up extra hours this week.

I was a bit more mindful of what I ate, and actually managed to track most of a couple of days. I find it more important that I was actually thinking about it though, rather than the putting it in. Especially since otherwise the only favor I'm doing myself is obsessing over where to find it in my phone app, and the good Lord knows I'm texting and talking on that thing too much as it is.

I did receive the nicest compliment from the guy I'm dating, because we were having a fun conversation about weight and body image. He was apparently a pudgy kid most of his life, so he's also paranoid about being healthy, and I was talking to him about the next fifteen pounds I have to lose, and he was rather insistent that it looks perfectly fine right now and apparently distributes itself well on my body, but he's fully supportive of the trying to stay healthy focus. I find that incredibly reassuring, especially coming from someone as adorable as him.

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PATSYB7 7/6/2013 5:51AM

    It's nice to get a compliment! Keep Sparking!

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