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It's now too hot and humid to run

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For me, anyway. Today I walked 2 miles. Way too humid to run. It is difficult to feel like there is any oxygen out there! Swimming to start this weekend.

Weight update: Up 3 lbs. last week. Down a pound on weight in today. Still on the see-saw. Should I join a gym so I can run on a treadmill for the summer? I hate treadmills.

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Post July 4th workout and update

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I took off a week from running since my legs were hurting everyday, all day. So it was a bit challenging to start back up this week. I'm so greatful for the cooler mornings that we've been having.

Today: 1.77 miles
Weight: let's not talk about it; I'm on a see-saw right now.
Eating fairly well. Staying away from sweets.

Bought a new swimsuit yesterday, so can start swimming when it is too hot to run or walk. Not your traditional swimwear; I wanted something to exercise and do laps in. It's more for cross-training. More to come.....
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This week's update

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Sunday was my long workout. Did 3.42 miles. Walked about 2/3 of it, ran the rest. Definitely need to carry a water bottle now with these high temperatures and humidity. I bought this one from Amazon.
Today I did 2.17 miles at my current rate/speed (25/35sec.) It seems to be working for me and I might stay at this rate throughout the summer; not sure yet. Today's humidity this a.m. was the highest that I have felt while running. I might have to change up my routine come July and August. I'm thinking about other options.

Kind of a boring update this week. To read my previous post, go here.

Why won't my body do what I want?

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Good run this morning. My legs felt strong, no foot pain. Doing the same intervals and did 2 miles. Low humidity pre-dawn, then it started to get a bid humid. The only problem was my pounding headache half way through the run; so bad, that the pain went from the top left side of my head, down thru my eye and side of my nose, and down into my teeth. I never had a pain in my head like this. (I hope I'm not having a brain aneurysm.) Finished with a walk.

Weight update: I'm up 2 pounds. You know, I'm about ready to give up the fight with my weight. Maybe the numbers on the scale don't matter just that much as long as I feel good, feel strong, and am gaining strength and endurance with my run/walking. My heart and lungs are strong and I continue to feel stronger, and running is getting easier. As long as my current clothes fit and I don't get any bigger, what's a number anyway?


Though I continue to struggle with sugar, I am eating healthy overall. So, I…

Summer is here!

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And so is the humidity! Ran today, my long run/walk (3.18 mi.). Went out at 6:00am, pre-dawn. So humid. I don't know what this summer will bring. It's time to buy a water pouch to carry along with me now while exercising. If not to drink, I can always pour it over my head to help cool down. Still working at 25 sec. run/35 sec. walk per minute. I have NOT gotten on a scale this week.

Seven months till race time. Is it crunch time? I think it is time for me to really get serious about what I'm eating. I've got to remind myself what is important to me and why I decided to take this exercise challenge and continue to work towards my goal. I'm not having problems with the exercise part. I'm going to work on my mind. Thinking before I eat, staying away from sweets, sugar, desserts, and limiting my bread/carb intake. I will eat more fruits and vegetables! This has got to work. Stay positive.

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This is one of the hardest things I've tried to do

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Update: This morning's run: 2.3 miles at a new interval speed of 25sec. run/ 35sec walk per minute. I wanted to increase to 30/30 starting this week, but making the 25/35 is challenging enough for me right now. Cooler outside, a bit of a breeze, and very cloudy for my run this a.m. Body felt heavy during this workout this morning. Did abs also. I'm glad I got out early enough before the rain started this morning.

No weight change.

And here is my problem. I definitely have a problem with sugar. I need to avoid it all the way. I am constantly struggling with this "diet" plan. Doing Weight Watchers if you did not know. I'm honestly tracking my points, but I can't get past the bad foods I end up eating. I love sweets! It is so hard to avoid, refuse, or just not think about eating something sweet. A true sugar addiction.

Don't let me grocery shop alone. I can't be trusted. Today, I told myself that I would not buy any snacks, treats, sugar…

I had a hard morning running

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It was a tough run this morning. First of all, not getting enough sleep; I got up at 12:30 a.m. this morning. Did a bunch of stuff around the house, took a 1/2 hour nap, then went out to run. Really humid this morning. 78% humidity. Is that high? No energy. I got winded fast. I know that I need to slow down or walk when I feel like I can't swallow. (I'm allergic to exercise-just kidding!)

Did 2.23 miles total. Managed to get to 77 IntV, which is better than my usual 82-84. So I surprised myself. I also did abs this morning. I want to increase running time next week, but I might do one more run at my current rate, since today was difficult. It might just be one of those "bad" days. I'm not discouraged.
Check back next week.

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