Six years on Spark People
I just realized today that I passed a milestone last week. I've been a member since May 15, 2009. Woo hoo! I've learned so much here on Spark People, made some great Spark friends, trained for and completed a 5K, and learned how to make exercise... Read more
Inspired by my parents!
I just got back from visiting my "Aged Parents." Dad is 91 and Mom will be 88 in January. Yet they lead a life more active than most people half their ages! Playing bridge, going to concerts, meeting with friends, watching sports, cheering on th... Read more
Walked for 3 hours
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 expe... Read more
Finished my 5K!
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 w... Read more
Finished with Week 2!
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 ... Read more
It's easier when you follow the rules.
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 wi... Read more
This is hard.
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 ... Read more
First day of training
Okay, I've been talking about a race (my first!) for a long time.... Too long. And now the universe has finally sent me an unmistakable sign. The hospital where we go for everything is holding a 5K ... on my birthday! I cannot turn that down.
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Time for a course correction!
I just noticed that I missed my 5th year anniversary at Spark People. I'll give myself a trophy for being active that long. I'm stronger, more muscular, and in much better shape than I was 5 years ago!!
Proud of myself!
I woke up feeling drained from a difficult week, and I decided I was too tired to go to my Zumba class. It turns out that was the right decision. It gave me time to wake up completely and start to feel better, and I was then able to salvage my e... Read more
The treadmill revisited
I ran as fast as I could for several days. Not THAT fast, mind you, but fast for me. And then I was tired, so tired, and so on Sunday I got on the treadmill and decided to jog at my old pace and for just 20 minutes. It seemed SO easy!
What le... Read more
My, my, my!
I was on the treadmill at the gym tonight and noticed that there is a setting marked "5K." Okay, that's my goal for this year so I decided to try it. I chose Level 2, thinking that would be modest but do-able. Oh, boy!!! Level 2 means running ov... Read more
Nailed it! And then some....
I drove to the gym in a snow storm in order to run on the treadmill. Okay, it's crazy, but I wanted to do it. And I nailed jogging a mile, most of it at 4.3-4.5 m.p.h. Woo hoo! It was more of a challenge mentally than physically. I've been geari... Read more
A new goal
My goal for this year is to participate in a 5K race. I'm not the racing kind normally, but I think I can do a 5K and it seems like a good way to challenge myself just a bit. I'm heading to the gym later today and will see if I can jog a mile wi... Read more
Four years on Spark People
I will be celebrating by going to aerobics class! I still have some pounds to lose, but I am much stronger than I was 4 years ago and that's what matters to me. I don't have diabetes and my cholesterol is in check so that is another victory. It'... Read more
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