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Old 08-08-2008, 05:52 PM   #31
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Asynchronous, I have captured your Precious Sunlight, and am holding it for ransom! Offer me something nice! Mwa ha ha!
Than you to the kind Kelleigh, who helped me get it from you!
Julie J08, you have a great, Positive Attitude!
I did day 2 yesterday, after WW, and I went just before the sun set, and I felt really good afterwards.
Fauxtini, I find that if I run on the treadmill, my ankles feel really tight and stiff, but if I run on the grass and gravel pathways, this does not happen. I don't know about running tracks, I haven't been on one since high school. Does anyone else notice a difference?
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Old 08-08-2008, 07:12 PM   #32
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kofarg- i havnt really noticed that.. but i've only done the treadmill thing once. i'm sure the grass and gravel is much better on the limbs tho. for sure!
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I did my walk this morning, 2 miles. Only felt the knee a teeny bit. I think I found a place to run on grass, I'm going to check that out tomorrow. I think I'll try the jogging intervals again maybe Monday, and do less than was called for even in Week 1. Super baby steps. I'm hopeful after a couple weeks of super slow progressing I can pick up the pace again. It's frustrating to be limited by the connective tissues instead of the cardiovascular. But I'm hanging in there. I wanna run
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I'm a little behind, but I got day 2 of week 1 in this morning. I thought it was harder this time, probably because I pushed myself a little. I did 2 on the treadmill for my walk part again and all but four of my runs were just at 3. That's right, I did four of my run cycles at 4 on my treadmill. Man, the outside of my left calf was burning. What is that?
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:14 PM   #35
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Asynchronous, I have captured your Precious Sunlight, and am holding it for ransom! Offer me something nice! Mwa ha ha!
Than you to the kind Kelleigh, who helped me get it from you!
You must have, cause the past several days have been overcast and much cooler! *hugs to you*

Week 1 down! Did day 3 today, which means I can rest on sunday and pick up week 2 on monday, so excited about that. My one wish is that I started this plan sooner, there won't be any 5ks near me (that I could go to) to test myself at until april. Ah well, I'll be up to the 5k by then!

BTW I made myself the best after workout shake today- I had some frozen orange juice that I had melted a little bit of honey in to make an ice and some frozen yogurt- Edy's makes one that's actually got live active cultures and everything. So I just mixed up the two, added in some OJ and milk, and it was like an orange julius, so yummy!
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:49 PM   #36
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I did day a fourth day of week one today. I must say.. it's only been a week but I feel stronger already! I love it! Im still panting and heaving but I actualy caught myself thinking.. holy.. i could go longer if i needed to. yaaahooo!! hehe I doubt I will be saying that when I start week 2 on monday.. lol
Anyway.. so glad I started this.. I love feeling powerful and in control of my body!!
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Old 08-09-2008, 02:58 PM   #37
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I suck!
I totally spaced the challenge. In fact, I haven't done any exercise this week. I'm eating well and still losing lbs, but I've been lazy.
I will staart week 1 on Monday, so I'll be a week behind everyone else, but I will not give up.
Reading all of the posts inspired me! Thank you all!
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Old 08-09-2008, 03:01 PM   #38
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I will staart week 1 on Monday, so I'll be a week behind everyone else, but I will not give up.Misty
I'll be there with you. I mostly only walked this week because of some knee pain. Will try to eaaaaase on into Week 1 next week.
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I did day 3 today at the gym, because of rain. I got a free 3-day pass. so I better use it.
Asynchronous, I kind of used up all your sunshine yesterday, and um, mine's gone, too. So, I'll have to get back to you on that, and I'm uh, sorry I stole it. It was wrong. So... That's all.
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Asynchronous, I kind of used up all your sunshine yesterday, and um, mine's gone, too. So, I'll have to get back to you on that, and I'm uh, sorry I stole it. It was wrong.
Lol, well, as long as you know it was a bad thing to do, I suppose I forgive you ;-p

But, if you wanna steal it again, I could prolly turn my head. You know, for old time's sake
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I will start week 1 on Monday, so I'll be a week behind everyone else
I'm late jumping in, so I'll be starting with you.
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I'm a week behind too, but excited to try it out. I downloaded the podcast onto my iPod tonight...bring on Monday, lol

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Old 08-10-2008, 07:39 PM   #43
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Sorry I haven't been posting like I should...this week has been as crazy as they come! BUT it is over with and I got my 3 days in.....I'm looking forward to week 2 and I would like to do more than 3 days in week two!!

See you ladies tomorrow when I start the week 2 thread!
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Just finished my 3rd day today as well. Looking forward to week 2. I also hope to do more than 3 days/week next week.

Good luck to everyone!
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Yay, I did a modified Week 1, Day 1 today, no knee pain .
I was just counting, counted 15 for jogging, 45 for walking, I think that's really about 30-45 seconds jogging, 1.5-2min for walking. Anyway, it was 2 miles in roughly 31 minutes, including warmup/cooldown. Got in 7 cycles of the jog/walk sets. Got to see if I can get the podcast, I think my timing may be way off. But I'm excited that I could jog again.
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