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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

    I fully plan on running outdoors as much as possible. Mostly because I'm not sure if the treadmill is all that accurate at measuring distance, plus it's all flat. Also because I doubt there are any domed races out there, so it'd probably be good to train in the conditions I would be running in.
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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

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    I fully plan on running outdoors as much as possible. Mostly because I'm not sure if the treadmill is all that accurate at measuring distance, plus it's all flat. Also because I doubt there are any domed races out there, so it'd probably be good to train in the conditions I would be running in.
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    Speaking of conditions: 4.4 today in cold, gray, wet, and windy. The "out" portion wasn't so bad, but the "back" was a grind. Then again, the first time I ran the River Bank 25K, it was in a torrential downpour.
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    One year ago today, I completed the Kal-Haven trail run, a 33.5 mile trip from Kalamazoo to South Haven.

    This year, ultras and marathons aren't even in the picture. This year, I'm imagining half-marathons and 25K as if I'm doing them for the first time.
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    To prevent more tales of woe, I've been asking questions. "Can you do this? Should you do this? Are you adequately prepared for this?" And in terms of the marathon, my favorite distance, it's not gonna happen right now. I have so many unknowns with hormones and a busy schedule that I won't be able to carve out large chunks of time to get 15-20 miles in.

    I'm also saying "Protect Your House." If something hurts and I can't explain it, or if I had a long day and feel too tired to run or do something intense, I'll switch down to yoga and Pilates.

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    Went over 10,000 steps today at 11:59 PM.

    Now that tax season is over, and warm weather is hitting, I can get out and whack away at the BP and weight again.
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    Update: I joined a women only running group. It is called "Moms on the Run". You do not have to be a mom to join. Just want to learn or continue to run. It doesn't matter your shape or size. It is very supportive. Got my arse kicked the first time back on Tuesday. I was crawling up the stairs and plopped right into the tub.

    Now that it is finally nice outside, I am taking advantage of the trails around the neighborhood by walking. Yesterday, I did a walk/run combo. Today was walking as hubby came with. He doesn't run. Hopefully I will get my bike back next weekend and I can start biking again.
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    Ran the Rivertown Half-Marathon yesterday in 2:24:18, pace of 11:01. At about mile 12, my ankle started hurting. Also at mile 12, I had this brief notion of signing up for a fall marathon. But afterward, with my ankle in pain (it's just worn down and weak), and going through hormones, and so many unknowns... I backed off that notion.
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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

    Started drinking La Croix water.

    Yeah, all the trendy Instagrammy selfie-taking Millennials are all over it, but if you're trying to kick soda it's a godsend. Liking the cherry lime.
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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Twitch Boy View Post
    Started drinking La Croix water.

    Yeah, all the trendy Instagrammy selfie-taking Millennials are all over it, but if you're trying to kick soda it's a godsend. Liking the cherry lime.
    Good choice. Klarbrunn is good too.

    Went back to taking my coffee as black as it comes. Still not switching to the D word, but I figure if I pay good money for coffee, I want to appreciate it. I recommend Death Wish.
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    River Bank 25K: 2:51:xx. Not sure of official time, don't even care, really. I do know that I fought hard for this one. Somehow at mile 11, I caught a fire and went ahead of the 11:00 pacers, and finished just ahead of them. They came in behind me and we all hugged each other.

    This is the longest I will be running this year. Today told me that I need to get my right ankle looked at, and then add "foot/ankle day" to my workout routine.
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    I hurt my knee last night at the gym and I am ****ing ****ed. We were outside, and doing jumping jacks on the pavement (while holding weighted ropes). I came down funny on my knee, I stuck it out through the rest of class, but this morning it was very stiff and sore, especially towards the outside and back of the knee. I'm hoping it's some kind of strain and not a ligament thing.

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    Side effect of HRT: retaining water. The good news is that I haven't gained any fat, holding at a 31.5" waist/36.5" hips.

    I'm hoping more intense workouts and more water (currently drinking 7-8 24oz water bottles a day) can help flush this out.
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    I am extremely proud of my dad. He weighed 372 when we moved to Holland in March 2017, and now he weighs 318. His Type II diabetes has drastically improved since moving here as well. Reasons:

    -he's eating my cooking, and I have taught him to cook basic recipes. We don't really do fast food, and if it is, the most we'll do is Panera Bread or Potbelly.
    -He has a job where he's standing for 8 hours a shift. Prior to this, he was a taxi driver, sitting for 11-12 hours a day.
    -We stopped buying pop on a regular basis. If anything, we'll get something out of the Meijer Coke Freestyle machine when we're there. And if I buy a 2 liter for home, it's a mixer.
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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

    189.2

    Lightest I’ve been in about 10 years. Down 12 pounds since tax season. Trying to get under 185 by August. Only thing really hanging out there is the low number on the BP. That number doesn’t want to dip (and stay) below 90.

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    I drink a smoothie a day to start my day and a Naked Juice on my way home so I don't fall asleep behind the wheel. Have been tweaking the recipes.

    How do people do so much meal prep? Timing is brutal.

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    Re: Fitness (Diet/Exercise) 2018: One Step At A Time

    Looking at swim lessons for two reasons:

    1. My legs need some kind of rest....

    2. Am looking at triathlon again, and thinking it would be less stressful than duathlon. If I could get swim lessons, and stay on top of it... am looking at a half-Iron eventually.
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