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Six years ago I decided (age) 42 would be my magic number. I stepped on the scale for the first time in a LONG time. It was a BIG number, it was a SCARY number, but mostly I knew I had to own that number. I lost 40 pounds, leaving the obese category behind. In 2014 I committed myself to working out HARD and a low sugar diet, losing more weight and gaining nice definition. Then life happened, and I lost momentum, gaining some weight back. My goals now are different, and include completing my first ever marathon at age 48. GULP! You can read about the next part of my journey here.

Thursday, April 7, 2011


I have never been a runner. Even as a kid, I could barely run. I have been walking / running on the treadmill, waiting for there to be a little more light in the evenings so I can run at the track. I had been counting minutes : walking vs jogging, but that gets confusing and tedious.

So now my goal is to be able to do 3.1 miles in 35 - 40 minutes, whichever way I can get there. Currently I walk at 4 mph, and then bump it up just a tad to jog every few minutes. Even at that I am pretty damn sweaty at the end.

I am looking forward to the day that the kid who could never run participates in a 5K.


Jo said...

I want to participate in an "official" 5K, also. I can do my own, but that's different. My speed is pretty much the same as yours, which is fine for this old lady.

Julie said...

A 5K in that time is really good for walking/jogging. I think the best time at the last 5K in my town was 20:18 or so and it was a teen, the adults averaged about 28-35. My first time was 38 minutes and we walked it. My next 5K is in May and it will be another walking 5K and then in June my first running. I have a ways to go to be able to run the full thing but like you, I'm going to work hard and do it. You are doing awesome, keep it up.
Take care and have a blessed night sleep.

kristi said...

Congrats on your loss..new follower here, hopefully you can check out my blog!