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My First 5K - 5/4/08

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My Running Partner & I after my 1st Half Marathon

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My goal is to get back into exercising and eating healthier. I have done it in the past, but have picked up some bad habits along the way. The heaviest I was was 203 pounds which was caused by being unhappy in the situation I was in. I didn't feel like I could control anything in my life, so I decided to control my eating. Unfortunately it wasn't a good type of eating. Now I want to get back to the weight I was before, which was around 150 pounds and then evaluate from there.

I have a new found interest in running, but I am by no means a natural runner, so it is really a challenge for me. I started out with the goal of running a 5K and have reached that goal. I have recently completed the C25K and One Hour Runner programs and loved them. I am now going to be training for a half marathon that I hope to run in the Spring. I never thought I would accomplish these goals when I started out. It is amazing how different I feel, how bummed I am when I miss a run, and how much I am loving getting in shape. Running really is helping me to transform my life to something great!
Mini Goals & Rewards:
MET 5/2/08 *Reach 190 pounds: New Keith Urban CD
MET 3/7/09 *Reach 180 pounds: Order a new scrapbooking tool
*Reach 170 pounds: Get the People Puzzle book
*Reach 165 pounds: Season 6 of Friends
*Reach 160 pounds: New Movie
*Reach 155 pounds: New CD
*Reach 150 pounds: Something new for my house

MET 5/4/08*Finish C25K program & Run my first 5K: New Handbag
MET 5/26/08*Complete my first 10K: HR Monitor
MET 1/11/08*Finish 30 Days of 30 Day Shred : Sex and the City Movie
MET 9/20/08*Finish One-Hour Runner program: Schedule a massage
MET 9/28/08*Run 2nd 10K: New nail polish
Met 9/28/08*Beat my previous 10K time: Season 1 of Alias on DVD
Met 6/4/09 Complete Half Marathon Training: I-Pod
Met 6/7/09 Complete My First Half Marathon:
Met 5/24/09 Run 10K at a faster pace: Bride Wars Movie
MET 2/1/09 Complete All Bootcamp Workouts & Challenges: Mamma Mia Movie
*Beat previous Half Marathon Time: 10 new workout songs
Sunday - Rest
Monday - WBL & Speed Run
Tuesday - WBL & Spin Class or Run
Wednesday - Step Class
Thursday - WBL & 4 mile run
Friday - WBL
Saturday - Long Run
2008 Miles: 229.53
January miles: 40.61
February miles: 34.27
March miles: 62.72
April miles: 48.19
May miles: 63.7
6/2 - 5 mile run, 541 calories burned
6/5 - 3 mile run, 317 calories burned
6/7 - 13.1 mile run, 1938 calories burned
6/15 - 2.31 mile run, 294 calories burned
6/19 - 4 mile run
6/20 - 6 mile run, 767 calories burned
6/22 - 3.5 mile run, 536 calories burned

Member Since: 1/19/2007

Fitness Minutes: 13,187

My Goals:
*My goal weight is 150 pounds, to get me back to a healthy weight.

*Stay within my calorie range.

*Feel confident in how I look.

*Stick to my workouts, regardless of what is going on in life.

My Program:
C25K - 3 days a week. (Completed 4/26/08)

One Hour Runner - 3 days a week (Completed 9/20/08)

Hal Higdon Half Marathon Training - 5 days a week

Strength train 2 times a week.

Personal Information:
My Races:

Iron Girl 5K - May 4, 2008(34.55min)

Boulder Boulder 10K - May 26, 2008 (1hour 20.22min)

Panerathon 10K - Sept 28, 2008 (1hour 13 min)

Rock Slide 5K - Nov 8, 2008 (34 min)

Runnin' of The Green 7K - March 15, 2009 (50 min, 11 sec)

Boulder Boulder 10K - May 24, 2009 (1hour 9min)

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    You do have music right?

    Man I would just go for it, if its in your heart to try it. I have done so much running and the only thing that matters is that I complete my distance and that my player is charged up with some great tunes.

    I know you can do it.....if you want it emoticon

    Thanks for the kudos on my stats, I have been working hard and its paying off. Could I work harder......honestly yes....but I am working hard. I say that because its always good to raise the bar!

    Keep reaching for the stars and keep me posted on your decision. Heck with all the other runners its not like you can chit chat with a buddy.....just find someone a bit ahead of you that you want to pass. Thats what I do....

    emoticon Just saying.....
    Hugs T.
    4146 days ago
    Checking in on the next run..........are you doing it????
    4149 days ago
    emoticon Hey Rockstar glad you back into your workout routine, hope you aren't too sore tomorrow.

    Keep it up, you are doing great. emoticon

    Hugs Jas
    4150 days ago
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    .......On your 1/2 Marathon! I am so proud of you for just completing it without walking your a SUPA ROCKSTAR!

    Of course we missed you too so emoticon back!
    Keep it up and I can't wait to hear about the next one.
    Hugs, T.

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    4150 days ago
    Hey Hon,
    sorry for late reply, i'm glad your knee is getting better.

    I'm ok thanks, still trying to stay away from soda and chocolate. lol!

    Hope you are having a great weekend!

    Wishing you a great workout week! emoticon

    Hugs Jas
    4151 days ago
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