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Old 09-03-2012, 10:36 AM   #226
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Question of the Week--September 2, 2012

Happy Labor Day!!!

My short term ( fall ) goals center around our November trip to Mexico. Fitness wise I would like to be strong enough to continue running on vacation, maybe along the beach in terms of weight loss, I would like to fit into my old bathing suit - its one or two sizes smaller than the one I wore this summer.

To make sure I meet these goals I am continuing my C25K and signed up for another 5K at the end of October! I am also using MFP to keep track if my eating habits!

At this point my fitness is more important than weight loss. I am so out of shape that just going up the stairs is tiring. Also, I REALLY want to be a positive role model for my kids

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Old 09-03-2012, 11:40 AM   #227
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I'm new to this board (and to running) so I thought I'd post my intro.

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Upcoming Races: My first 5K was a local one yesterday. My goal was to run the whole thing. I did. I have another local one in two weeks and then my husband, daughter, and I are doing the 5K during TOT weekend at WDW on September 29. That whole weekend is my reward for losing 100 pounds and I cannot wait.
Completed Races in 2012 (or earlier): Nada. My first 5K was yesterday (at 43).
Favorite Race: None yet but finishing yesterday was amazing.
Anything else you want to share (age, where you live, etc): I'm 43 and in December of 2009, I weighed 257 pounds. I've lost 103 pounds since then including about 50 in the past six months when I finally got serious. I've been walking 6 - 12 miles a day since early spring and just switched over to running parts of those miles about two months ago. Sometimes, I run 3 miles and then walk the rest and sometimes I do intervals. I teach math part time at a local college (where my husband teaches full time) and we have a high school junior who keeps us on our toes. I'm running because I'm within 20 pounds of my goal weight and I need something to keep me motivated. Races are perfect for me for that reason.
And for fun, favorite running shoe: For now, I'm just in a pair of Saucony's. I just bought my first pair of running shorts (ever) on Friday so I am way, way behind the curve. I am completely clueless.
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Old 09-03-2012, 11:54 AM   #228
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Fitness goal: To not lose the momentum I've had over the summer. My goal every day is to get in a minimum of two hours of exercise. Most of that is running/walking but I also have access to a gym at work for free and I've been doing the elliptical over there as well. I need to add in strength training.

Weight Loss Goal: I'm so up in the air about this. I'm at 154 so for now, my goal is simply the 140's. Ultimately, I'd like to get to 128.5 which would be exactly half of my former weight but I'm just not sure if that's reachable.

How will I reach the goals? The big thing for me is routine so I plan to keep getting up and out the door by 4. That gives me a solid two hours to work out before my daughter has to catch her school bus. I also have been vegetarian since early spring and I don't plan to stop that any time soon. I eat a ton of veggies and fruits and beans. No bread and no sweets other than the occasional frozen yogurt and Vita Tops. My big splurges are Morningstar products. I love them but am trying to do better about eating them. So processed but a plain Asian patty is just my favorite thing!
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:14 PM   #229
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Welcome! I'm sorry about the shin splints. Are you religiously stretching your calves? Are you icing after every run? Have you had your shoes checked? Shin splints are not fun. I avoided them this time around (been running since 2010) by cross training, stretching and trying to avoid runs too many days in a row. But in the past I have had some nasty issues. I hope you are back to normal soon!

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So did anyone end up running the DL half? That's on my Wish list, but until we stop traveling for fall football games and the w&d I don't know if I will squeeze it in.
I have been icing. It has made a big difference. I should look at specific stretches for my calves. My shoes are fairly new. I got them on June. I'm wondering if I need a different pair with more oomph to them. Right now I'm in a Asics Kayano. I'm wondering if I should be in the Foundation. There is a running store in Lincoln that I was thinking about going to. It's about an hour and a half from me but will probably be worth it if I can make sure I'm in the right shoe.

Thanks for the advice.

As far as TQOTW my goal is to lose 8lbs by Thanksgiving. We are traveling to see family. If I lose those 8 it will be a total of 25 in a year.

My fitness goal is to continue running. I really love it. It will be when the weather gets bad that it will be more challenging. I'd also like to continue with Wii Fit yoga on my no running days. I love that as well. Most of the time I just don't do it though. I love that I can actually touch my toes now.
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Old 09-03-2012, 02:39 PM   #230
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Question of the Week--September 2, 2012
What are your goals--fitness and weight loss--for the fall? Do you have a plan to achieve these goals? Did you put it in writing? Is it a specific plan or a vague plan? Share what you would like with the group.
Like I said, been struggling a bit this summer. Overall, doing ok, but I feel like I have lost focus. I signed up for the Mickey (26.2) in January and over the past few weeks I have felt absolutely paralyzed by the idea of new injuries or just "failing." Meaning--not doing enough work to be able to cross the finish line uninjured or in good shape. So then I find myself reverting back to old bad habits--bad food choices, negative self-talk during my runs (you know the old--who do you think you are kidding, you are still the same old fat chick who is going to fail), and overall just not feeling good about things. It all kind of came to a head a couple of weeks ago when I started having some back pain flare up. (For folks who don't know I spent 2011 dealing with severe gluten issues and multiple injuries).

Anyhow, I knew I had to do something different. I decided that the most I was going to do for a long run for the marathon is 20 miles and that I had to make a commitment to cross training on off days. I have also stopped taking group fitness classes at the Y--they were fun, but the injury potential well outweighs the benefit.

Wednesday is my "official" start to fall training. I am signed up to start with a physical trainer at the Y 2x a week for a couple weeks for strength training--and we will go from there. I am committed to 2 pool runs a week, 2 piyo classes, 2 short runs, and 1 long run, along with the time with the trainer.

I am also committed to MFP---again.....ugh. My weight is fine. As long as I don't put on anymore, but I am just feeling a little---fluffy right now. Like MB, I had a weight goal--which may or may not be realistic. I never quite got to it, but I know I can easily drop 5 pounds or so which will help with my running, and also help with that fluffy feeling.

I am giving myself two more days off, and then back to tracking.

The think that I really need to work on though, is the negative self-talk. I don't know where it is coming from--I thought I had nipped it in the bud. I think it is mostly coming from FEAR. Fear of failure. Fear of injury. So the best way to overcome that fear--a plan!

So here is this weeks workouts:
M--run
T--run
W--pool run, physical trainer, piyo
R--run
F--pool run, physical trainer
S--long run (14 miles)
S--OFF

Thanks for your patience with my long reply. I obviously needed to think about this a little bit.

BBL with replies.
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:23 PM   #231
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This was in Mike's inbox today--and I thought it was pretty interesting. It's talking about how training for an iron man is like a job search, but I think a lot of what is talked about is pretty relevant to training for any goal.

http://www.cenedella.com/job-search/...ercent-mental/
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Old 09-03-2012, 03:55 PM   #232
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To make sure I meet these goals I am continuing my C25K and signed up for another 5K at the end of October! I am also using MFP to keep track if my eating habits!

At this point my fitness is more important than weight loss. I am so out of shape that just going up the stairs is tiring. Also, I REALLY want to be a positive role model for my kids

Good Luck to everyone this fall!!
Great goals! And very exciting about your next 5k.

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I'm new to this board (and to running) so I thought I'd post my intro.

Name: MB (stands for Mary Beth but MB suits me way better)
DisName: disneymom2one
Upcoming Races: My first 5K was a local one yesterday. My goal was to run the whole thing. I did. I have another local one in two weeks and then my husband, daughter, and I are doing the 5K during TOT weekend at WDW on September 29. That whole weekend is my reward for losing 100 pounds and I cannot wait.
Completed Races in 2012 (or earlier): Nada. My first 5K was yesterday (at 43).
Favorite Race: None yet but finishing yesterday was amazing.
Anything else you want to share (age, where you live, etc): I'm 43 and in December of 2009, I weighed 257 pounds. I've lost 103 pounds since then including about 50 in the past six months when I finally got serious. I've been walking 6 - 12 miles a day since early spring and just switched over to running parts of those miles about two months ago. Sometimes, I run 3 miles and then walk the rest and sometimes I do intervals. I teach math part time at a local college (where my husband teaches full time) and we have a high school junior who keeps us on our toes. I'm running because I'm within 20 pounds of my goal weight and I need something to keep me motivated. Races are perfect for me for that reason.
And for fun, favorite running shoe: For now, I'm just in a pair of Saucony's. I just bought my first pair of running shorts (ever) on Friday so I am way, way behind the curve. I am completely clueless.
Congratulations on that 100 pounds! That is awesome. I can't wait to hear all about the TOT 5k! What a great reward!

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Fitness goal: To not lose the momentum I've had over the summer. My goal every day is to get in a minimum of two hours of exercise. Most of that is running/walking but I also have access to a gym at work for free and I've been doing the elliptical over there as well. I need to add in strength training.

Weight Loss Goal: I'm so up in the air about this. I'm at 154 so for now, my goal is simply the 140's. Ultimately, I'd like to get to 128.5 which would be exactly half of my former weight but I'm just not sure if that's reachable.

How will I reach the goals? The big thing for me is routine so I plan to keep getting up and out the door by 4. That gives me a solid two hours to work out before my daughter has to catch her school bus. I also have been vegetarian since early spring and I don't plan to stop that any time soon. I eat a ton of veggies and fruits and beans. No bread and no sweets other than the occasional frozen yogurt and Vita Tops. My big splurges are Morningstar products. I love them but am trying to do better about eating them. So processed but a plain Asian patty is just my favorite thing!
I am very impressed with your workout schedule. I still get tired pretty easily when I get much over 1800 min a month---but I am slowly improving. I think it is left over from the unresolved gluten issues--I was feeling pretty lousy by the time I stopped eating it in 2011.

I am a mostly vegetarian (I occasionally cheat on bacon, of all things). Beans are my favorite and I am getting pretty good at making gluten free bean burgers and then freezing them. I then reheat them on the George Forman. I used to love spicy black bean burgers--can't remember the brand, but can't eat them anymore. Anyhow, let me know if you want to know anything about "make your own" bean burgers.

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I have been icing. It has made a big difference. I should look at specific stretches for my calves. My shoes are fairly new. I got them on June. I'm wondering if I need a different pair with more oomph to them. Right now I'm in a Asics Kayano. I'm wondering if I should be in the Foundation. There is a running store in Lincoln that I was thinking about going to. It's about an hour and a half from me but will probably be worth it if I can make sure I'm in the right shoe.

Thanks for the advice.

As far as TQOTW my goal is to lose 8lbs by Thanksgiving. We are traveling to see family. If I lose those 8 it will be a total of 25 in a year.

My fitness goal is to continue running. I really love it. It will be when the weather gets bad that it will be more challenging. I'd also like to continue with Wii Fit yoga on my no running days. I love that as well. Most of the time I just don't do it though. I love that I can actually touch my toes now.
The Kayano (sp?) is a stability shoe which should be correcting for pronation. Mike used to wear them before going gradually to a more minimalist shoe. Anyhow, were you able to verify that you needed a stability shoe? I pronated when I weighed 50 pounds more, and now suppinate slightly. I ran for too long in the stability shoes and ended up with some issues. I googled it and running in a stability shoe should not aggravate shin splints, but according to the article I read, the wrong shoe could make shin splints worse. So it might be worth going to the shoe store if you get a chance. Once you figure out what you need, you should be able to order replacements online if you can't find them locally. The article also suggested compression socks for shin splints, but I have never tried them.

Isn't yoga awesome? I mean honestly, I still have a tendency to count down the minutes until it's over (haha) but I am very, very flexible which is great.

Here is something from RW about shin splints:
http://www.runnersworld.com/communit...-pt-routine/.0
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Have compression socks. I love them I won't run in anything else.

I really need to get to the running store so they can help analyze my gait. My SIL who is a physical therapist has helped me adjust my running style as well. So I'm not so flat footed anymore.

I'm also the same as you, counting the minutes until the yoga is over but loving the flexibility it has given me.
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Old 09-03-2012, 05:04 PM   #234
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I would love any recipes you have. I've found a few but I really want to keep the patty at under 120 calories or so. I don't really count calories but I like to keep my three meals at 300 (or so) each and to do that, I really need a low cal entree. But any direction you have would be great. I *know* the Morningstars aren't the best for me but they are so good.

As to the working out, it's more than crazy. Fortunately, I naturally get up super early so I can get most of those minutes in before the day really starts. I have a very supportive husband who joins me about 45 minutes in and that point, we leave our neighborhood. For the first 45 minutes, I just literally run up and down our street. I was going around the block but had an encounter with a coyote a few weeks ago so that has mostly ended - unless I'm really bored and feeling brave.

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Great goals! And very exciting about your next 5k.


Congratulations on that 100 pounds! That is awesome. I can't wait to hear all about the TOT 5k! What a great reward!


I am very impressed with your workout schedule. I still get tired pretty easily when I get much over 1800 min a month---but I am slowly improving. I think it is left over from the unresolved gluten issues--I was feeling pretty lousy by the time I stopped eating it in 2011.

I am a mostly vegetarian (I occasionally cheat on bacon, of all things). Beans are my favorite and I am getting pretty good at making gluten free bean burgers and then freezing them. I then reheat them on the George Forman. I used to love spicy black bean burgers--can't remember the brand, but can't eat them anymore. Anyhow, let me know if you want to know anything about "make your own" bean burgers.


The Kayano (sp?) is a stability shoe which should be correcting for pronation. Mike used to wear them before going gradually to a more minimalist shoe. Anyhow, were you able to verify that you needed a stability shoe? I pronated when I weighed 50 pounds more, and now suppinate slightly. I ran for too long in the stability shoes and ended up with some issues. I googled it and running in a stability shoe should not aggravate shin splints, but according to the article I read, the wrong shoe could make shin splints worse. So it might be worth going to the shoe store if you get a chance. Once you figure out what you need, you should be able to order replacements online if you can't find them locally. The article also suggested compression socks for shin splints, but I have never tried them.

Isn't yoga awesome? I mean honestly, I still have a tendency to count down the minutes until it's over (haha) but I am very, very flexible which is great.

Here is something from RW about shin splints:
http://www.runnersworld.com/communit...-pt-routine/.0
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Here is my opinion. Can you comfortably walk 3 miles now? And by comfortably, I mean, are you very sore afterwards? Are you huffing and puffing at the end? If you can comfortably walk three miles then I say go for it. I did not do c25k so I don't know what the week 4 intervals are, but you can always tweak them. The point of a progressive program is to get you in shape and avoid injuries--which come from going out too fast too far at the beginning, so as long as you listen to your body, I don't think it is unreasonable to do a 5k at this point.

You will eventually get to the point where you will think nothing of going 3 miles, but if it still seems like a "long" distance then take it easy and have a goal of to finish. It's your first race, so it is a PR no matter what.

Let me know if you sign up and I will add you to the first page.

--And get some good shoes as soon as you can. Injuries sneak up on you and you don't want to spend time fighting off something that can be prevented.


Thanks for the advice. I think I'll sign up for the one in September. When I do my c25k workouts, I run/walk about 2.5 miles. I could walk 3 miles easily I think. I'll just go for it. The worst that could happen is I have to walk more than I want to.
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Question of the Week--September 2, 2012
What are your goals--fitness and weight loss--for the fall? Do you have a plan to achieve these goals? Did you put it in writing? Is it a specific plan or a vague plan? Share what you would like with the group.
My goals are to finish c25k, run at least one 5k and lose 7 or 8 pounds by our trip in October. I'm also doing a program tht helps you build up to 100 pushups so that's a goal as well. This isn't really a fitness goal, but I'd like to get some running shoes this month too. They weren't in writing, but I guess now they are. You guys make me stick to it.
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