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  • texsurfmonkey Pro 125 posts since
    Mar 22, 2011
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    2,535. Apr 18, 2011 7:21 AM (in response to Lorena52)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    What a great idea, and if you do not have a shelter (which they are not hard to find) ours also accepts donation online via paypal at petsolution.org

     

    Everyone had good runs this weekend. Now starts a new week. So far no wind here today, but it is west texas, so I am sure something will change in 15 minutes LOL

     

    Have a great Monday all!!





    9/11/2010 Habitat for Humanity 5K 41.18

    10/10/10 10-10-10 10K 1:27:12

    10/30/2010 Fit For Life 5K 37.07.50

    11/06/2010 Kick for Kenya 10K 1:17:12

    01/01/2011 New Years Day 5K 34.22

    01/08/2011 Monohans Sandhills 5K 34:38

    02/06/2011 Surf City USA 1/2 Marathon 3:00:39

    02/12/2011 Cupids Run 5K 34:13

    3/26/2011 Bloodgusher 5K 37.11

    4/9/2011 Run From The Cops 10K 1:18:21.80

    4/30/2011 South Padre Island Sand Crab 10K 1:20:24 Night run on the beach!!

    5/21/2011 Running Feet For Helping Hands 5 Mile (63.35)

    7/22/2011 San Antonio Chupacabra 10K (night run, trail run)

    7/30/2011 Tall City Triathlon 2:00:23.7 (swim 15:13.4) (bike 56.09)(5K 45:00.9)

    9/10/2011 Comanche Warrior Triathlon

    10/01/2011 Crossroads HM, Odessa, Texas (gonna shoot for a 2:35:00)

    02/05/2012 - Surf City HM 2:53:02

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Penguins-Lambs-and-Bears-oh-my/152835968118339

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    2,536. Apr 18, 2011 8:26 AM (in response to texsurfmonkey)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Jack, Fantastic post.  We should all bookmark it.

    Emmaliegh....or is it AnnMarie.....really enjoyed your blog Running from obiesity ....and congrats on your pr for HM and for your taking control of your weight.I admire and heartly applaude you!!

    I have a question for you and others in the health care field. (My son is a CRNA and daughter an RN). Why, when those in the health care field see the toll that excess weight and lack of exercise takes on one's body, do they continue to take the path to early demise rather than doing what they know is best for their health and body?  My son is a bit overweight he's 6'4 and could stand to lose 50 lbs, I keep telling him he better protect his knees and joints. My daugter is fine and runs w/ me, but I just see so many health care workers at the hospitals and dr offices that are poor examples of what health should be.

    Soul.....I think Jesus wore Hurache Sandals.

    Wow, this thread has been busy. I've enjoyed reading all of the posts. Welcome to the new members and congrats to all who ran races this weekend.

     

    I've not scheduled any races, just running for the hell-th of it, and for the fun.  I'll do some races this summer, just seems my schedule hasn't worked out for it.

    Did a 3.1yesterday w/ my daughter and a 4.1 this morning by my self. Both were easy runs as I'm just getting to putting that 4th day of running per week in my schedule (2 back to back).

     

    Marie





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • theconster Expert 47 posts since
    Nov 30, 2010
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    2,537. Apr 18, 2011 11:07 AM (in response to willwrite4chocolate)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Wow! A 10k in 1:20:12? i did a 5.21 mile last friday in 1:31:25...but that was my first 5 mile run, so i'm ok with that! Today i just ran a street run of 1.16 m in 19.54 min, but had to stop and answer my phone and check my vm...the phone calls and texts inerrupt my music on my phone...talk about distractions! i REALLY need an ipod. Oh well, at least i did something today, b/c i'm now feeling like if i don't do anything i'll be dragging the rest of my day.

     

    tex, sounds like you've been talking to people from nebraska, b/c we say the same thing...if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes and it will change, and i'm totally down with the virtual pup run, although i don't think my cat would run with me...she'd just make me chase her...hey, that would help my pr!

     

    after all this running i've been doing, i'm still not sure where my motivation lies. I started b/c someone (a long time ago) told me i shouldn't do it b/c of my weight. i don't necessarily need to be first, but don't want to be last, but i want to finish...and i enjoyed the comaradarie at my last race. So i think it's a bit of everything all into one. My next race (i have to sign up for) will be in mid may, and will be my first 5k. they won't be doing official timing, but will have a clock there. i could technically do the 10k, but want to be gradual in this.

     

    ok, so one other question...how do i get my race results on here permanently so i don't have to look them up every single time? my last race didn't post results to active.com.

     

    ya'll have a groovy week, and great runs this week too!

     

    theconster

     

    Race for Grace-4/9/11-2m funrun/35:03:49





    Completed Races:

    RACE for GRACE-2m Fun Run-4/9/11 (35:03:49)-Grand Island, NE

    Richard H. Young Hospital's 5k or 10k walk or run for Mental Health-10k run 5/14/11 (1:47:00)-Kearney, NE

    Buffalo County Stampede-2011-Half Marathon 6/12/11 (4:04:00) - (Late Start)-Kearney, NE

    18th Annual Olympiad-5k 6/25/11 (49:44)-Kearney, NE

    Shelton Stampede-2011-5k 7/4/11 (49:26 pr)-Shelton, NE

    Lizzie's Run 5k- 8/13/11 (48:44 pr)-Kearney, NE

    Kilometers for C.O.P.S. 5k *inaugural*-8/28/11 (51:52:88 chip), (52:05:59 end) - (First altitude 5k)-Golden, CO

    Running To Cure Breast Cancer 10k-9/5/11 (1:43:43 official-pr)-North Platte, NE

    Pending Races:

    Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 5k-Oct 2

    Rebecca Adams Green Foundation Cow-Pie 5k/Half marathon Oct.15

  • nashemir Rookie 2 posts since
    Apr 18, 2011
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    2,538. Apr 18, 2011 12:44 PM (in response to Donna914)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hello;

     

    This is a bit lengthy, but it was to show progress.  I would just like to say keep going!  You will get quickerm more solid and confident in your running. Pretty soon you will be getting in the winners circle!

     

    I am in the military and i guess I have to consider myself a penguin runner.  I used to run track sprints in high school, and have never run for distance.  Anyway, being in the military for over 10 years, I have had to consistently run 1.5 miles.  When I started in 1997, I couldnt even run more than 1 lap of the track.  I had to run walk the 1.5 during most of basic training.  while the other people could consistently run, I was so out of breath, tired, and not knowing how to train to go faster.  At finishing basic, I barely squeeked out 1.5 in 21 minutes.  I know that was pretty horrible.  I remember in one of my tech schools, I was timed and it took 32 minutes for me to run 2 miles = 16 min a mil.  Needless to say, I was pretty mortified.

     

    As the years have come and gone, my 1,5 mil has gotten faster.  From nearly 17 min (back when I could run it that slow and not fail my PT test), about 5 years ago, I have been working on getting the time lower.  The last scored test I did 15:30 but with help (another pacer runner), and it seemed I was dying after I finished.

     

    I decided this year to really become a runner.  I signed up for 5 races, 2: 5K's, 1:  4 mil, 1:  10K, and the sabino run last weekend.  I also have been running at least 3 miles every other day at the gym. I have been doing sprints on the base track and have kept a log of time.

     

    All this to say that the more you run and try, the better you will become.  I have been working on tempo runs and keeping a schedule for 3 weeks to gauge my progress.  For example, this next 3 weeks I want to focus on getting faster at the beginning of the race instead of being slow at the beginning and having to run faster at the end.  I was given this advice (training schedule information) through PTL's in our squadron, looking on-line and using some common sense as to not pushing myself to much.

     

    An example week of training after having already ran a training regimen for at least 30 days may look something like this:

     

    Monday = 3 mile temp run= 5 min warm up, 25 min run at a tempo pace (pace you are working but can still talk, 80 % of what you think max could be), 5 min cool down

    Wens = 5 mil tempo run = 10 min warm up (25 pushups), 35-45 min tempo pace , 5-10 cool down

    Fri-sat= 7 mil tempo run = 10 min warm up (25 pushups), 50 min tempo pace, 5-10 cool down

    Thur (PT day) = sprints = 1 lap warm up, 8 laps/2 miles sprints (sprint 1 lap or 1/2 lap, jog a lap, sprint a lap, etc (( whichever you can start doing)), 1 lap cool down

     

    I have found that by doing sprints, my legs adjusted to me wanting to move faster.  In all, I found that sprints helped me sprint out the end of a race.  My legs are able to pick up more, I seem to have more energy.

     

    All in all, I have been doing the 3,5,7 miles, every 3 weeks increasing my pace to 10% more than the last weeks pace (for example, last year on the treadmill I averaged 12:30 min/mils ((and I thought that was great, boy was I wrong))... I decided to continue to use the treadmill (for pacing) and (started this current practice regimen)) and paced myself at 11:15 min mil when I started this regimen Feb 27. The next week I increased my pace to 10:50 mil/min.  The next week I tried a 10:30 pace).  These steady increases for 1, kicked my butt, but, as I ran longer, my body got used to the pace and I was able to keep it up longer, and keep it up with more confidence that I didnt need to slow down or feel tired.  I saw a steady progress in the month of March, because I could run a lot longer, and seemingly at at a faster pace.

     

    I wrote the above paragraph to report my latest min/miles.  This morning I was able to do a consistent 9:40 pace without needing (or my brain telling me) I needed to slow down.  I still did my fartlecks (1 min increase pace to 8:34) at the last 7 min of the 30 minutes I wanted to run and I still felt great.

     

    Saturday,I ran the 7.8 mile Sabino Canyon Sunset Run here in Tucson in 92 (1:32:01)) min...bad because I wasnt expecting to have soo much trouble with the inclines, but good because I saw I could effectively run 8 miles and still have energy left. I finally have a gauge, and I feel pretty confident my first 1/2 marathon is around the corner and totally doable, with good times, with a little bit more training and staying consistent in my schedule.  (Diet included!)  All in all, I can see progress, all be it in little increments.

     

    So, I wrote all that to say, you will get better, faster, and more confident. At the sabino run, I saw elderly people who defintely had more uphill courage and strength than did I, and I thought it was great for them, kind of embarrasing for me.  I resolved as I ran the first 3 miles of hills pretty decently (but slowly) that I would keep working to get better. THe last hill killed me, and I had to make up the time on the way back. I caught up to alot of people, but as I was running, I assessed my training routine and adjusted it to reflect I needed to be faster at the outset of the race, hence more tempo work.

     

    Moreover, I used to be terrified at the start of races..I wanted so bad to participate, but was so scared of the results and how I would run in the beginning.  Now, I'm thinking of doing one SAR race every weekend.... it seems like its getting addictive.  All this while I have bronchitis this week, and some severe allergies to Arizona.... after the run saturday one lady suggessted I actually use my inhaler.... I told her Im not asthmatic, Im jut sick and have allergies.....

     

    Whatever you do, you can relish in the fact that every runner starts from somewhere to improve and get better.  Some people may have the genetics to run fast from birth and therefore will always hit the finish line first..those people Im sure exist but I dont see many of them.  I see more of us, me a 30-something who will make it into running for time and pace, not for a medal, but for my satisfaction that I worked, progressed, set a goal, stuck with it, acheived it, know I can do anything I set my mind to, and will continue to do this for a healthier lifestyle.  I may have not answered anything and babbled, but I know you'll be a penguin-turned-rabbit in the future.  I may not have given anyone else any drive, but, hey, to know alot of us in the same boat gives comraderie when one thinks they are alone.

     

    Happy running!

     

    Leigh B

  • texsurfmonkey Pro 125 posts since
    Mar 22, 2011
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    2,539. Apr 18, 2011 12:22 PM (in response to theconster)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Go up to the top right and click on my active it will take you to your page. Go to the left you will find edit profile that will take you to your profile where you can add things about yourself including your races and times. make sure you save your changes and it will appear at the bottom "signature" lime each time you post. Can't wait to see it filled up with accomplishments!!





    9/11/2010 Habitat for Humanity 5K 41.18

    10/10/10 10-10-10 10K 1:27:12

    10/30/2010 Fit For Life 5K 37.07.50

    11/06/2010 Kick for Kenya 10K 1:17:12

    01/01/2011 New Years Day 5K 34.22

    01/08/2011 Monohans Sandhills 5K 34:38

    02/06/2011 Surf City USA 1/2 Marathon 3:00:39

    02/12/2011 Cupids Run 5K 34:13

    3/26/2011 Bloodgusher 5K 37.11

    4/9/2011 Run From The Cops 10K 1:18:21.80

    4/30/2011 South Padre Island Sand Crab 10K 1:20:24 Night run on the beach!!

    5/21/2011 Running Feet For Helping Hands 5 Mile (63.35)

    7/22/2011 San Antonio Chupacabra 10K (night run, trail run)

    7/30/2011 Tall City Triathlon 2:00:23.7 (swim 15:13.4) (bike 56.09)(5K 45:00.9)

    9/10/2011 Comanche Warrior Triathlon

    10/01/2011 Crossroads HM, Odessa, Texas (gonna shoot for a 2:35:00)

    02/05/2012 - Surf City HM 2:53:02

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Penguins-Lambs-and-Bears-oh-my/152835968118339

  • willwrite4chocolate Pro 124 posts since
    Aug 1, 2010
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    2,540. Apr 18, 2011 12:23 PM (in response to theconster)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Forgot to say in my earlier post that I too would be up for the virtual pup run. My pup (a yellow lab named Morgan) can do a 5K! He probably can do any race faster than I do, but he's very polite and simply runs beside me. The way he goes after squirrels, I'd say he's naturally a sprinter! I wonder if we could get some help from The Dog Run to make it even bigger than just our penguin community.

     

    Dear theconster - to put your times in your signature line, go up to "My Active" then click on "Edit Profile." Scroll down. There's a big box where you can create your own signature line. That's where I've put my times in. It was running really slow today when I went to add my most recent results so be patient.

     

    ~ Nita (who keeps forgeting to add her actual name to her sign line!)





    ~ Nita

  • Lorena52 Pro 102 posts since
    Jan 16, 2011
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    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Nita - I'm glad to know your name, but since I will do almost anything for Chocolate, I like your screen name, too!





    Pear Blossom 5K 4/9/11 39:24

    Lake of the Woods 5K 6/4/11  36:41

    Blue Lake All Women's Sprint Tri 2:10:13

    Portland Half Marathon 10/9/11

    DFL > DNS (Dead last is better than did not start!)

  • Joan the pt Expert 51 posts since
    Oct 25, 2010
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    2,542. Apr 18, 2011 4:08 PM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hi Marie,

    You are always very encouraging to everybody, so thank you for that. The thing about being overweight is,it's tough to lose it. People who are at least 30#s overweight know what they look like. They look in the mirror everyday and see themselves. But being more than at least 30#s overweight is hard. I weigh about 113# and am 5'3. I am trying to lose 5#s which on me would be a significant change. For someone 50#s overweight, 5#s would be a drop in the bucket, they wouldn't see a great change. So, it is as hard for a 50# overweight person to lose 5#s as it is for me to lose the damn 5#s. So to be obese, a 5# weight loss doesn't seem to be anything. To cut to the chase it is depressingly harsh to be overweight in a society that dotes on thinness. An obese person whether they work in health care or not, knows what needs to be done. But for a lot of effort, the don't get the instant gratification  that a smaller person would

     

    ON a more positive note keep up the good work and thanks for your encouraging words.

     

    Keep on trucking

     

    Joan (sorry about the rambling message)

  • flamomof3 Legend 1,927 posts since
    Dec 14, 2007
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    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Congrats on your 10k and time!

  • PaintingLady Legend 906 posts since
    Dec 12, 2009
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    2,544. Apr 18, 2011 7:49 PM (in response to Joan the pt)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Joan, I certainly didn't mean to insult or belittle in any way and hope it wasn't taken that way. Hey, I've gained and lost the same 15-20 pounds more than I like to admit.  So I know it is hard  to lose and even more difficult to keep it off.

    What befuddles me is when health care  professional see the consequences of that unhealthy lifestyle first hand on a daily basis; how can they not want to change.  That is why I heartly commend Emmaliegh and others who are taking that bold step to take charge of their life and their health! They can be the best advocates.

    If I did offend anyone, please accept my appology.

    Marie





    Marie from Tennessee

    Training for Disney 2013 Goofy Challenge.....Yes, I'm certifiably CRAZY!

    61 year olds must be out of their minds to run a half marathon followed by a full the next day!

    Disney Half Marathon 1/7/2012 2:37:59

    Bear Hunt 5K 9/24/11 28:28 pb

    Trojan Trek Trail 5K 8/6/11 31:45

    Expo 10K 5/28/11 1:01:28,

    Expo 10K 5/26/12 1:05:39

    Eastman 10K 9/8/2012 1:01:11 pb

    "Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us." Hebrews 12:1


  • emmaleigh47 Pro 174 posts since
    Jun 24, 2010
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    2,545. Apr 18, 2011 8:05 PM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Thank you for your kind words. I did not take your post offensively at all. I think one of the problems with health care is that the lifestyle lends it to putting other people first and teaching yourself to put yourself last. When I worked as a floor nurse, I often would go 12 hour without going to the bathroom or eating anything because I was charge nurse and someone always needed me. It was not good for me overall..... the stress and the not eating led to binging at night. Exhaustion made it too difficult to find time to workout (or the energy) I was split shift nights and days so I lost time and I worked an average of 55 hours per week.

     

    My first job as an NP I worked 60-70 hours per week ... again putting everyone else ahead of me. It wasnt until I resigned from my job due to a buy-out that I realized I needed to spend some time taking care of myself. I have lost about 30 pounds since I started to take control of my life in June 2010 (and I started by running .... very very very slowly). When I started a new job in July, I was worried I wouldnt be able to keep up my workout routine, but by then I was hooked on running. In August I started my doctorate ... and yep I still find the time to workout.

     

    I now run 3 days per week, including training for half marathons.... and I do P90X as well. I am healthier and happier than I have been in a looong time.

    Sorry for the ramble





    Started: July 2010 at 273#

    Fox Cities 5K on 9/17: 45:19 (264#)

    Shake a Tail Feather 5K on 10/16: 45:09 (254#)

    Hope Run for Africa 5K on 10/23: 42:45 (248#)

    Jingle Bell Run 5K on 11/6/10: 44:20 (248#)

    Turkey Trot 5 mile on 11/25/10: (246#)

    Miami ING Half Marathon 3:23:56

    Oshkosh Half Marathon 3:16:38 (PR)

    Cellcom Half Marathon in GB (horridly windy race) 3:21:56 (244#)

  • Jasmine1972 Legend 927 posts since
    Sep 24, 2009
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    2,546. Apr 18, 2011 8:24 PM (in response to PaintingLady)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Hey -y'all! I haven't posted much lately because I'm having a hard time finding time to even read all of the posts. In fact, it has been keeping me from running. So many people have so much to say.  Congrats to all with your progress and your race times.  My thoughts and wishes are with all of you as we run along this journey, and I'll be watching mostly from the sidelines.

     

    Besides "fitness", my primary reason for all of this training is to lose weight, but I've been stuck in this same 3 lb wt range for 8 wks, in spite of lots of workouts, but also with some self-sabotages.  And since last June, down only 10#.  I still am trying and working out, but I sure hope it doesn't take 5 years to lose the next 50#.

     

    HM in two wks, sprint tri in 4 wks. Still trying to get my last long run in.





    Jo Ann C

    Started Walking 7/15/09 Weight = 265#; C25K Grad 11/6/09

    8/30/09 5K (62:42) 262# 10/2/10 5K (37:44) 206# 3/26/11 5K (36:42) PR 202#

    6/19/10 10K (83:47) 208# 3/6/11 UAH 10K (79:18) 200#

    6/27/10 IronGirl, Atlanta Tri S 1/3m/B 18m/R 3m (2:42:10) 207#; 5/15/11 - (2:34:08 200)#

    9/25/10 Women's HM, Nashville (3:27:10) 209#, 11/13/10 Huntsville HM (3:17:27) 203#

    2/13/11 Mercedes HM, B'ham (3:02:02) 203#; 3/19/11 Rocket 10mi (2:13:37) PR

    4/30/11 RnR HM Nashville (3:10:12); 5/15/11 5/30/11 Cotton Row 10K (84:36) ;

    6/11/11 Mt. Mania 15K (2:17:12); 7/16/11 Wet Dog Tri (98:56);

    8/13/11 Mtn Lakes Tri; (2:13:32); 8/28 Rocketman Oly Tri; 9/10 Frantic Frog Tri (1:52:35)

    9/24/11 Womens HM (2:54:28) 195# PR; 10/1 Toray 5K (35:35 PR);

    10/15/11 Liz Hurley 5K (36:24); 10/22 Book-it 10K (74:51 PR) 197#;
    11/12/11 Huntsville HM - Target 2:50

  • MamaBear56 Pro 168 posts since
    Dec 16, 2010
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    2,547. Apr 18, 2011 10:42 PM (in response to Jasmine1972)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Jasmine1972, WOW you knocked a lot off your HM time in the last little bit.  Good for you!  I too am kinda stuck in the weight loss department.  My sweet tooth is taking it's toll.  Hopefully I'll see some improvement when I hit the scales at Weight Watchers tommorw night.  I joined in August and haven't quite gotten -15 lbs yet.  Seems I have been losing and gaining the same 3 lbs for a couple of months now.  Unfortunately I know most of it is my own doing.  I need to buckle down and follow the darn program and especially the journalling.





    Betty a.k.a. MamaBear56

    Started running/walking program December 1, 2010

    2/26/2011 Snow Joke HM 3:30:14

    3/26/2011 Missoula Make A Wish Foundation 5k 38:00

    4/17/2011 Rocky Mountain Bank Summit Classic 10K 1:22:41

    5/21/11 - West Valley School 5K 46:00??? (I know I can do better)

    5/22/11 - Weight Watchers 5K Walk (Completed with some jogging, untimed)

    8/6/11 - Roodell Run 10K 1:18:49

    10/2/11 - Fernie, BC HM 3:25:06

    "Whether you think can or think you can't...you are correct." Henry Ford

    "If you limit what you are willing to do, you limit what you can do." Anonymous


  • theconster Expert 47 posts since
    Nov 30, 2010
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    2,548. Apr 18, 2011 11:36 PM (in response to willwrite4chocolate)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    I"m almost to 2 weightloss goals...losing 100 lbs since  May 2005, and to my first goal weight of #175. Since last Jan (2010) I have lost 45lbs, but these last few are ridiculous!

    I'm hoping to crush these milestones by this July (my birthday), and want to be down to 150 by december, though my doc wants to see me maintain my current weight for a while...trust me...right now i'm having no problems maintaining...this plateau is driving me bonkers!

     

    hang in there folks! if i can do it, ya'll can too! Just keep putting those shoes on!

     

    theconster





    Completed Races:

    RACE for GRACE-2m Fun Run-4/9/11 (35:03:49)-Grand Island, NE

    Richard H. Young Hospital's 5k or 10k walk or run for Mental Health-10k run 5/14/11 (1:47:00)-Kearney, NE

    Buffalo County Stampede-2011-Half Marathon 6/12/11 (4:04:00) - (Late Start)-Kearney, NE

    18th Annual Olympiad-5k 6/25/11 (49:44)-Kearney, NE

    Shelton Stampede-2011-5k 7/4/11 (49:26 pr)-Shelton, NE

    Lizzie's Run 5k- 8/13/11 (48:44 pr)-Kearney, NE

    Kilometers for C.O.P.S. 5k *inaugural*-8/28/11 (51:52:88 chip), (52:05:59 end) - (First altitude 5k)-Golden, CO

    Running To Cure Breast Cancer 10k-9/5/11 (1:43:43 official-pr)-North Platte, NE

    Pending Races:

    Susan G Komen Race for the Cure 5k-Oct 2

    Rebecca Adams Green Foundation Cow-Pie 5k/Half marathon Oct.15

  • willwrite4chocolate Pro 124 posts since
    Aug 1, 2010
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    2,549. Apr 19, 2011 2:17 AM (in response to theconster)
    Re: Calling all Penguins (slow runners)

    Congrats to everybody who's lost weight. When I hit my 40's, the struggle began for me as well. Now that I'm perched on the top of the 40's facing 50 in August, middle-aged woman syndrome has really added to the battle. From what I hear from others in their 50's and 60's, it won't get any easier. That was probably the main reason I took up running again. Unfortunately, my mind sometimes thinks, "You're doing all this running. You can eat whatever you want!"  (Hence my screen name!!!) So, yes. I sabatoge myself from time to time. I'm currently reading the book The 4-Hour Body and toying with the idea of one binge day a week. I just don't want it to turn into a 7-day binge which, with my compulsive personality, it easily could. I know that when I eat certain foods (especially sugar and white flour) I just want more, but today I'm not willing to give them up. My mind says, "You're doing all this running. You deserve a treat!" And then I read an article that said with a little more running, my diet will be irrelevant. http://sweatscience.com/the-more-you-run-the-less-your-diet-affects-your-weight/ So I get confused about all this food business. And I watch with interest as many of us, myself included, battle the weight.

     

    Okay - that was a crazy ramble. What I'm trying to say is, hang in there everybody! You inspire me.

     

    ~ Nita





    ~ Nita

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