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Old 10-26-2009, 02:23 PM   #1
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So I've been training for a 5K on December 5th (following the C25K program). I haven't been following the program exactly, but have been trying to increase the distance that I run each week.

On Friday night, I decided to see if I could complete a 5K without walking. I made it in 42 mins and 27 seconds! Because the route is a loop from my apartment, it isn't exactly a 5k but actually a bit more at 3.22 miles.

I felt so great about it I spammed facebook, twitter, and my LJ account

Last night, I wanted to see if I could lower my time and I finished the same 3.22 mile loop in 40 mins and 15 seconds.

The other good news on the health front is that I'm finally in new territory after staying at a plateau for a while. I'm now down to 264 and just 24 pounds away from getting rid of the "obesity" label and just being overweight.

I can't wait till I can say I'm just fat!
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Old 10-26-2009, 02:30 PM   #2
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That's awesome! Sounds like you are really kicking things up a notch... and of course the benefit is that you realize just how amazing you are. Not to mention, that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to.

Way to set a healthy example for the rest of us!

Oh, and congrats on beating that plateau. That's gotta feel great!
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Old 10-26-2009, 03:46 PM   #3
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That is awesome - congrats! I am in the middle of C25K, too - my endurance and times have improved a lot. I did a 5K earlier this month, clocking in at 49 minutes and will be doing another one in a couple weeks' time - hopefully I'll be able to cut some of my time.

LOL @ the fat comment!
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:02 PM   #4
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Congrats! I'm in week 4 of C25K thanks to seeing you post about it.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:17 PM   #5
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now down to 264 and just 24 pounds away from getting rid of the "obesity" label and just being overweight.

I can't wait till I can say I'm just fat!
LOL- Yea, I can't wait to be 'Just Fat.' I've still got another 55 lbs before that happens. On the upside, as of this morning, I'm no longer Morbidly Obese... just regular Obese.
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Old 10-26-2009, 04:46 PM   #6
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you know those really annoying nagging tv trainers? thats me on facebook pal i'll be on your back until dec 5th now!
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:24 PM   #7
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Thats great! I'm going to try to run in a 5k this January so I hope I can keep up with the C25K schedule and do it as well.
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Old 10-26-2009, 06:47 PM   #8
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Good for you! I'm glad to hear it is going well for you. Good luck with your new PRs.
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Old 10-27-2009, 12:23 AM   #9
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slimming whats your facebook? i could use a swift kick in the booty too :P
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Old 10-27-2009, 08:19 AM   #10
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Way to go Matt!
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