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Thursday, September 02, 2010

I used to run alot. I trained for and ran a half marathon last fall, and felt so burned out! So, I started doing HIIT and strength training. When I switched what I was doing with my cardio, I really noticed quickly that my endurance level dropped. I also became somewhat of a wuss when it comes to pushing myself hard. I think it's because with the HIIT, you are done so quick. Which is nice, and it is an effective way to do cardio. BUT, I miss running. I miss running an "easy three" and doing well at 5k races.

So, I've been running a little bit more lately. I ran my timed mile last night and finished it in 8:20. That's my best time this year. (I started out at 11:33)! I'm excited to see progress and also excited that I am less lazy about pushing my body. I also did my VERY FIRST chin up last night. I made my husband come and watch!

I feel like I am finally making some progress again!
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  • PATTYFMFL
    and you want ME to run a 5 or 10K with YOU!??? Way to go!
    3704 days ago
  • BARBARA8541
    You are definitely making progreess. You should be proud of your running time. I know I can't run that fast. Just keep it up and you will feel better everyday!!
    3708 days ago
  • DONNA47FMFL
    Way to go Kim! It's hard to find the right "mix" to get in the best possible shape and still have fun doing it. I'm proud of you for working to switch things up.

    Congrats on the chin up!

    I did my first ever pull up a couple of weeks ago. I made my husband watch and then sent a text message to my brother-in-law who is also into fitness stuff. I was so excited. I'm working to be able to do 2 in a row...so far I only did that once but I can now easily do one even after a tought ST workout.

    We Can Do This!!!!

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    3708 days ago
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