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Week 6, Day 1 Report Posted & Links…

I finally wrote about Monday’s workout! You can read it on my Week 6 page. Doing Day 2 today, so that should be up soon, too.

If you get a chance, check out Steps 1 & 2 of a 3-Step series from Roni on her site, Roni’s Weigh, called, “3 Steps to a Healthier YOU!” She’s got a lot of personal insight into getting healthier and accepting your body before you can change it, and how losing weight didn’t make her happy, but getting healthier did. Step 2 is about throwing away the idea of being “on a diet” and making good choices, instead. If you make a wrong choice, make a better choice the next time. It’s a very insteresting read. I’ll post the link to Step 3 when it’s on the site.

Step 1: Self-Acceptance

Step 2: Stateless Dieting


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Walking vs. Running & Net Calories

I just found an interesting article on that asks the question, “How Many Calories Are You Really Burning?” and talks about the differences in calories burned between walking and running. I had no idea that there’s a difference between “total” calories burned and “net” calories burned. It’s an interesting read. Has anyone else ever heard of this?

Week 6 begins for me tomorrow. After doing the 20-minute run yesterday, I feel that tomorrow’s will be a lot easier, having shorter, more frequent intervals. I wonder why it’s after the longer run? Maybe it’s deceptively more challenging, or maybe it’s a merciful break before the 25-minute run at the end of the week.  😛


20 Minutes…On Cloud Nine!

I finished Week 5 with a 20-minute run! I’ve posted my report on my Week 5 page. What a feeling!

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8 Minutes!

Today was Day Two of Week 5, meaning I had to do two sets of 8-minute runs, with a walking break in the middle. I also had my very first “should I be going on” moment, when I started feeling a little nagging feeling in my lower right leg. Both reports for the week so far are posted here, on my Week 5 page.

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Week 5 is underway! Also, dress picture posted…

The first report for Week 5 is up, on my Week 5 page. I also updated my prior post about trying on my wedding dress after 10 years. I finally reached the weight I was then, and it even fit better this time than it did on my wedding day! You can see the photo toward the bottom of my Week 4 page.

Here’s a link to an article by Dave Bailey for all of us beginning runners (and maybe some entertainment for the old pros) that I found thanks to a post by JennerVT over at the Running Ahead boards: At 33, I Suddenly Got the Running Bug.

I hope everyone’s week is going well!


Week Four Done…and My Wedding Dress Fits!

My report for the last day of Week Four is posted. It was also the day I was able to put on my wedding dress again, after 10 years! Read about it here

UPDATE: Photo is now posted of me in my wedding dress.  😛

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C25K Week Four Report…It’s Getting Better! Updated

Week Four is off to a great start! Check out my report here.

Day two report posted – 9/24.

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Finished Week Three!

I’ve posted the last report for Week Three. Read it here. 🙂

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Testing my New Nike+!

Though I don’t plan on using it regularly until I finish at least the next few weeks of the C25K, when I am doing longer run times and not short intervals, I thought I’d make sure everything was working right, so I hooked it all up and did a quick 6-minute walk/run to see if it would all be captured. This is a day off the C25K for me, but I couldn’t resist testing it today. Here’s my chart for the short test:

Testing my new Nike+ gear - Short walk/run

Testing my new Nike+ gear - Short walk/run


W3D2 Report Posted

I’ve finished Week Three, Day Two and posted my report on the Week Three page. As always, scroll down to see the latest!  🙂

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