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Monday, May 17, 2010

I ran on Saturday for the first time in a week and a half and it felt great. I know a week and a half is not really a long time, but when you’ve become addicted to running, ahem, it feels like forever. Not only is running helping to get me in physical shape, but it helps with my sanity, too. I’m much sharper, and quite honestly, much happier when I get my run on.

So, that’s what I did with my marathon training group this past Saturday. We ran a little more than 6 miles and experimented with some 2:1 run/walk intervals. That means, we warmed up running and then alternated running for 2 minutes then walking for 1 minute for the remainder of the time. I have to admit I was skeptical and clinging to the idea of only running, but I can see how intervals would be very helpful over the course of 26.2 (can’t forget the .2); and I’m definitely open to trying it again. Oh, and no, intervals did not slow us down, if anything we finished a little faster than a straight run.

Me after my run, rockin’ my new “I’m a Runner Not a Hater” T-shirt

How about you? What are you doing to get your body and mind in shape? I’d love to know and cheer you on!

Winks & Smiles,
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3 comments:

Reggie May 17, 2010 at 6:46 PM  

I like to walk, not run; but I understand why someone would enjoy it so much. I haven't actually ran in years....and I really didn't enjoy it then. But I did lose roughly 35 pounds walking and watching what I ate last year. I started the year off at almost 215 and I ended the year at somewhere between 175-180. I'm going to make it my business to continue the healthy eating and continuous exercise.

Enjoy your running!!!

MOMSWEB May 17, 2010 at 7:49 PM  

I agree, exercise helps mentally in amazing ways. I use to be a runner, now I'm a dancer and a walker. Dancing is my favorite - no excuses are available regardless of the weather.

Anne May 17, 2010 at 10:05 PM  

I use the run 10 minutes/walk 1 minute Running room method! It's served me well so far :)

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