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Feb 26

February 26, 2013

Setbacks

Setbacks can be a big problem for people who are trying to stay healthy or on a specific workout plan/diet. But setbacks happen all the time. They are a part of life. Life just doesn’t work out exactly how we plan it. I recently had eye surgery. It is called PRK so while it gives the same result as Lasik the recovery is anything but similar. PRK is a longer recovery and can be very painful. I was one of…

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Feb 14

February 14, 2013

20 Minutes

Have you ever heard that 20 minutes is how long it takes your brain to register that you are full? I am not a doctor nor have I studied this fact but I have read it a few times. I recently started thinking about this more. Being so busy and having a lot on my plate I tend to rush through meals more than I probably should. I scarf my breakfast down so I can get to work on time,…

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Feb 6

February 6, 2013

13 Miles… On a treadmill

I ran a half marathon.  Not in a race.  Voluntarily.  On.A.Treadmill.  Okay, let me back up here and explain.  My husband and I are currently training for either a half or full marathon in April.  We both decided we would sign up and just see how the training goes then decide probably around March which distance we would do.  So I set up a training plan for us that would follow your normal marathon training.  I have never run a…

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Jan 24

January 24, 2013

Training Plans – Part 2

When I signed up for my second marathon I initially thought I would just do the same training plan I did for the first one and maybe just try to run a little faster or harder.  I realized though, that doing the same training plan and the same type of training I did before will probably only produce… the same result.  I was happy with the result but I wanted to do better.  I wanted to beat my goal of…

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Jan 17

January 17, 2013

Training Plans – Part 1

I have been asked a lot about my training plans.  Various questions come my way about how long they are, where I get them, if I like them, did I really follow them, etc.  Well, I will tell you about MY experience with training plans.  The first part of this post will cover my first marathon and the training plan I used.  I will follow with two more posts about my second marathon and upcoming (hopefully) third marathon that I…

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Jan 3

January 3, 2013

New Years Resolutions and Failures

I used to hate New Year’s resolutions. I thought they were pointless. I figured if you want to have a goal or do something then just do it. Why do we need a specific date or holiday to force us? But then I realized that was a little unfair. If someone wants to make a resolution because of a new year, holiday, whatever then go for it. As long as you stick to it and plan well, it’s really not…

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