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Old 06-22-2014, 05:22 PM   #31
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I've got less than a week until my 5k! I'm excited, but a little nervous. I know it's shallow and all, but I reeeeeeeeeally don't want to be last. And since it's on a military base, I'm afraid everyone else will be super fit. So. We'll see, I guess. I'd like to do it in under 37 minutes (if I can match your 36, Kitcherella, I'll be a happy camper).

CrazyCatWoman, that's one of the reason I like running! Makes it really easy and enjoyable to exercise in different places. I'm visiting my parents for two weeks this summer (they live across the country from me), and I'm really looking forward to running on the back roads around their house. Hopefully that'll work like your running did and offset the weight gain from all the food...

Good story, Robsia! I'm still kinda terrified of a marathon, but maybe one day...

How do you like the earbuds, Novus? I used to use SkullCandy earbuds, and they were really comfortable but the sound always went out on one side within a couple months. I couldn't figure out if I was doing something wrong or just had the bad luck to buy three or four 'lemons' in a row.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:52 AM   #32
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On Sunday I did a 28 minute run. 2.19 miles, 12:49 pace. Yesterday I started the 10K training program. Yay! I think it's kinna sneaky that they start you training to run 6 miles with an itsy bitsy 15 minute run. I managed to do the 15 minutes with intervals of 6 minute run/90 second walk. It was terribly humid....sweet sweaty mercy! Oh, and I'm loving the Skull Candy earbuds - great sound, great fit.

Good luck with your 5K BigChiefHoho! Even if you do come in last place (which I doubt you will!) just remember that you're still ahead of the person sitting at home eating donuts and watching TV.

Happy running everyone! Have a great week!
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Old 06-29-2014, 10:08 AM   #33
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2 miles with NO WALK INTERVALS!!! Bam...nailed it! From 2 minutes to 2 miles in 3 weeks. Yay!

How was the 5K BigChiefHoho?
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Old 07-01-2014, 09:53 AM   #34
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Nice job, Novus! Two miles is GREAT! How'd it feel?

My 5k.... did not happen. My husband had to go out of town unexpectedly and I didn't have anyone to watch the kids, so I wound up going to the gym as usual and just running a few miles on the treadmill instead. Boo. So now I'm looking at one in August.
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Old 07-02-2014, 03:59 PM   #35
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Noooooo! I'm so sorry, BigChief! You worked so hard!
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Old 07-23-2014, 01:05 AM   #36
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Hello all - how are you doing ?

I just wanted to check in. I am doing 5km runs regularly and had my 10km race on Saturday. I was very pleased with it as I had had a few knee problems and also the dreaded 'runner's tummy'. No details, but it wasn't nice!

I am really enjoying this 'new me' - to think a year ago I was just able to run on a treadmill for maybe 2 minutes. Also, it is really helping my body adjust to my new weight and shape. I am surprised I am still losing a bit of weight. I know, if I want to keep running, I have to do more work on muscles and get back to the gym regularly, but right now it is just so lovely to run outside. Soon enough it'll be snowy winter and then I'll spend enough time indoors.
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