Lesplease wrote:Hey! I just saw your progress pics post! You are SO AWESOME! Just thought I'd drop a note in here, too! I know you mentioned that you were diagnosed with type 2 in '08, is that improving since you have changed your lifestyle? Hope you don't mind my asking (:
Lesplease wrote:That is so awesome! You have no idea what your journey means to me (: My dad is at risk all things cardiovascular ): He's "too old to change" and comments every day that he's going to "die on these damn drugs". I love seeing people make the complete 180 and get off the drugs. Have you noticed anything else since you started? I know that you are running and doing your 5k (congratulations on the sign up, btw!) But do you find you have more energy? Do you feel better, in general? More positive attitude, fewer aches and pains and just general 'blahhh' kind of days?
I am so full of questions!
EdgarHF wrote:I want to put a few of my goals in writing. I am using goals to keep me in the mental state to keep myself going on this fitness quest. I have short time goals to mentally give myself some immediate gratification. I have some mid timelength goals to give myself some milestones that are not too distant, and I have some long term goals. The long term goals are to make help make this journey a lifetime one. Whenever I make a any goal I am going to replace it with a new one. So here goes..
Run 30 minutes without walking while posting a sub 14 minute to the mile time.
Get my weight below 244 lbs. This was a mid length goal and a milestone. But, I think I will reach this weight within the next 30 days. 244lbs means I passed the halfway point to my total weight loss goal. (190)
mid timelength goals
Run a 5K race in under 38 minutes -- I want to eventually replace this with run a 10K
reach a total weight of 190 lbs. In the beginning this was my major goal. It is indeed a big milestone, but it no longer THE BIG ONE.
maintain a weight of 190 and keep working out for two years -- remember when I reach one goal I must replace with a new one. (change it to five years then)
THE BIG ONE -- I have been thinking about this one for awhile now. It is also one of those bucket list items and I am reluctant to put it in writing. But, I know what it is
Hi Edgar...I'm just getting caught up on your journal. congrats on taking the plunge and committing to a 5K!! yay!! Like you said, you already have the distance down, now you can focus more on improving your times. Have you done any interval training? Sprints? Running slow for 1 min, then running as fast as you can for like 20 to 30 secs? It will help build speed. I try to do at least 1 to 2 interval workouts in the week, and one long run (longer than your race distance) to build endurance.EdgarHF wrote:I signed up for my 5K race today. Its on Aug 7th, so I have about 7 weeks to get ready. I have already run 5K on my own so the distance is not a problem, but I want to do it in a decent time.
I love "runner talk".EdgarHF wrote:I want fresh legs for tomorrow's run.
EdgarHF wrote:I see some AWOL regulars have returned
fitoverforty wrote:Have you done any interval training? Sprints? Running slow for 1 min, then running as fast as you can for like 20 to 30 secs? It will help build speed
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