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I am a runner!!!

Today was the last day of my three weeks to a 30 minute running habit program and I just finished it. It was five intervals of five minutes running/1 minute walking. I adopted a very different course today, one that was almost universally uphill. WTF?!?!? What was I thinking?? It was hellish. But you know what? It makes accomplishing it that much sweeter. I did it and I am so proud of myself I could positively burst. Tomorrow is a rest day, then on Monday I commence my new eight week program. I am positively looking forward to that. For the rest of today I guess I will construct a perimeter :)

Running on empty....

That's how I thought today would be. Yesterday we worked all afternoon getting one side of the fence up. I was completely exhausted last night and I thought that I wouldn't be able to run this morning. Luckily I was wrong :)

Today is the next to last day of my running program. 21 days ago I started a program to get me running 30 minutes in 3 weeks. I did it. It did it. All is good. But now what? Initially I just wanted to get back into running. Okay, I'm there but I don't want to stop. I have found that this program has been so great I want another one. So I found an 8 week to 5k program. Cool. I signed up and will start that on Monday. I wanted to find a 5k race around the time I ended that program so I was training towards something. No luck. That is getting too close to the Honolulu Marathon and all the races are getting longer - 15k, 20k. Ummmm, yeah....no way.... So I just kept poking around. I finally found a race that's the beginning of t…

Computers and other nonsense

My laptop is down. I clicked on a link in Facebook and apparently caught a virus. I have to take it in to have it cleaned but right now I just don't have the money. Luckily I have 2 other computers so I am good.

I went to the periodontist yesterday. I have gum disease. Big shock. Not!! My mouth is a mess. My lower jaw is shorter then my upper jaw, my teeth don't line up right, and I have thin gums. Not a good combination. Anyway, I have a hole in my gum near my front teeth that I have had for years. This has resulted in bone loss and the teeth on either side are now starting to get loose. So yesterday I went to have it looked at and see about fixing. I was really, really dreading it. I just knew it was going to cost thousands of dollars and be extremely painful. Last person I know that had a similar problem had to have their gums cut and peeled back, the teeth cleaned and then the gums sewn up. It sounds horrible. Luckily they don't do that anymore. Now th…

Running, running, running......

I'm very excited about my running progress.  I'm not going fast and I'm not going far but I'm going....and that is exciting...Today is a rest day and then 3 more run days and I am done with the program I started. That is exciting too.  I have a terrible habit of starting something and then not finishing it.  So this whole program has been good all around. I now need to start looking for the next phase of my running.  I want to continue. 

I've been reading and thinking a lot about my fitness.  I'm trying very, very hard to focus on the health aspect and not the number on the scale - though that's a little easier now since my scale is gone.  I've also come across some interesting HIIT (high intensity interval training) information lately.  It's supposed to burn more fat and be better for your heart and lungs.  My running training has kind of been like that and I've downloaded some specific HIIT workouts.  I'm thinking, since I really have limi…

Prevailing Wisdom

Do you ever wonder about the prevailing wisdom?  I mean look at some of the things that people absolutely and completely buy into without question:

You should eat 3 meals a day.  Really?  Do you think our ancestors, the caveman, had the convenience of eating 3 times a day?  I don't think so.  I think they ate when they could and ate a lot.  Or, you should eat 5-6 small meals a day.  This one kills me because it's hard for us to do imagine how hard it was for cavemen.  I don't think so.  You have to eat a certain amount of protein with each meal.  Again, really?  Where did the caveman get all this protein.  He had no refrigerators and therefore no way to store his kill.  He ate it and when it was gone he ate plants until he killed something else.  You can should only lose 1-2 lbs a week to remain healthy.  I would love to know where this came from.  Yes, continuously not eating buts a tremendous strain on your organs.  But eating healthy and working out can result in more t…