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Misty

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About Misty

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  • Birthday 06/13/1982

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  1. I took the dog for a 5k run this morning. We managed to shave 2 minutes off of our time. (43 minutes today) Another couple weeks of this kind of progress and we might be able to do an under 30 minute 5k. It certainly seemed easier for both of us today, at no point was I dragging the dog behind me and every time I asked if she was ready to run she would speed up without hesitation. I ran my regular route backwards today for a change of pace and it felt easier this way. Oddly, it felt like I descended more than I climbed. As for my other goals for the week... I fasted twice this past week and
  2. Last week was a wash as far as this challenge goes. I was feeling some severe muscle fatigue and that on top of bad allergies and a huge blister on the pad of one of my feet kept me from being very active. I didn't do any fast days partly because I was concerned that my muscle fatigue might be from my anemia and I concentrated on getting my iron level back up. I did, however, manage to avoid snacks for the most part and was mindful of what I ate. This week is going better already. Monday I fasted, yesterday I started weaning myself off of my breakfast cereal habit by cutting by serving size in
  3. Thanks Misty for the great comment! :) Hope the working out is going well!

  4. Thanks for that, it's not like I really need any extra help to be confused but I appreciate the effort!
  5. Ooops! I didn't even see the google doc forms...not since signing up for the 6 week challenge one at least. I'll be more observant.
  6. Hmmm, k. I only asked because I've done both challenges now and my name hasn't appeared on either list. I figured my runs must have been too slow to qualify.
  7. May I ask how the point winners are determined? Is it the top X times or how's-a-what's-it? I'm curious because I really want to earn a challenge point and wanna have an idea of how long it will take me to win one. Thanks!
  8. Yeah, I did my best to keep to the week 2 intervals, unfortunately most of the roads that I had to cross came up while I was running. I did my best to keep running in place instead of just standing there waiting for the cars to clear out. Unlike the Week 1 plan, Week 2 is awfully challenging for me, who'd have ever thought that 90 seconds could seem so long! Hopefully by the end of this next week, those 90 second intervals are a breeze and I can start thinking about week 3.
  9. This is the same message from the week 2 challenge thread. I was thrilled at myself for finishing my five kilometer run... until I looked at the time. How the hell did I run so slowly?! I just extended my local running route to 5k today. I'm still working on the Couch to 5k plan and week 2 is kicking my ass, so I wasn't able to fully run every interval. My timing is embarrassingly pathetic compared to nearly everybody else but I did not stop moving for a single second so I feel I've earned the right to say that at least I completed a 5k. It took me just over 50 minutes however so I'm worried t
  10. I just extended my local running route to 5k today. I'm still working on the Couch to 5k plan and week 2 is kicking my ass, so I wasn't able to fully run every interval. My timing is embarrassingly pathetic compared to nearly everybody else but I did not stop moving for a single second so I feel I've earned the right to say that at least I completed a 5k. It took me just over 50 minutes however so I'm worried that something isn't right with my mapping or something. A ten minute kilometer is most people's walking speed and I was honest to god running for those intervals. My walk isn't that rid
  11. Well, I dunno just how big of a geek you are but if you're a video game nerd, maybe this will help. Right now I'm playing the Avengers game on Facebook. I have to buy my heroes, get them enough XP and then save up money until I can pay for their training to level up. THEN, after all that waiting, I have to wait anywhere up to a full day to a week for their training to finish so they're at the next level. I know for a fact that I've played games with that system before. It's so exciting when you finally get them ready to level up... then you have to wait and even if you use them in a fight, i
  12. I've been kinda strict with mine since the beginning and it helps that she's a shepherd mix, her entire life revolves around doing whatever she has to do to earn praise. Last week when I ran with her, she was right there at heel but I was frustrated that I couldn't swing my arms and that I had to stop and wait for her to do her business. We came home along a fairly empty stretch of residential road and I let her off leash just to see what would happen. When we're walking, she tries to stay at heel but gets super distracted by all the things to smell and walls to climb and you have to remind h
  13. You said spiffy. I can't remember the last time I've heard 'spiffy' I missed it so much and you just made my day. I'm actually rather inspired by the time you're finding for all of these workouts. I've got two part-time kids and a freelance job, so much more time than you have and yet I keep finding excuses to stay on my ass. I just followed you on Fitocracy so that seeing YOUR workouts might make me get off of my own ass and do one as well. Keep up the good work, sounds to me like you're already off to a great start!
  14. I just had to comment on your avatar. You've got a great booby. :)

  15. I ran a slightly longer than 4k route today. Had I thought to check the weekly challenge first, I would have expanded it to 5 but oh well. I got home at seconds past the thirty minute mark. The second week of the couch to 5k seems much more my level. It was hard but do-able. I'll do it again this weekend. This past week I have been working 12 hour days and fighting off a persistent migraine so I haven't been able to do much exercise. I did manage to teach my boys to run stairs one night since it was too rainy to walk the dog. We have a flight and a half of stairs from the basement to the upst
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