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Lys   

I'm not really late. I signed up late but I have been working out. For example today I hiked for nearly 2 1/2 hours.

 

My primary goal is to get my 5K time down to around 35 minutes in the next 5 weeks and work up to 10K distance by 10 weeks. My two angles of attack are 1) running--increasing distance/stamina first, then decreasing time and 2) nutrition--I'm stuck in a stoveless hotel room for at least 2 more weeks and possibly the next 10. I have a fridge and a microwave. Lately I've either been eating a lot of junk or not eating much of anything. There's actually a 3rd thing: getting enough sleep. I tend to have a hard time making myself go to bed on time when I'm away from home. (Well, at home too, but it's worse away from home.)

 

 

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Hi!  What are your current times for those distances?

 

What are your options for food (ie, grocery stores, etc)?  Do you have sink to wash utensils at?

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Lys   

Currently my 5K is 45-50 minutes. I haven't done 10K in ... 2 years, and I had to restrict myself to walking the 2nd half of it due to ITB pain at my knee (due to not working my way up properly to that distance). So I'll start working up to 10K in a couple of weeks.

 

I do have a sink for washing dishes and two sets of dishes. I just bought a kitchen knife because the dinner knife didn't like to cut tomatoes. I can easily get to a grocery store. I have lettuce (and tomatoes), mango, raspberries, and frozen meals as well as bread and PB&J, orange juice, and milk, etc. I'm in class all day and tend to get the munchies when I sit at a desk for long periods of time.

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I do a LOT of traveling :) 

 

some of it is hiking and some of it is with a hotel :) 

 

with a fridge and microwave you can do LOTS!!! 

 

if you have a thrift store nearby check for a crock pot (they are only 20ish at walmart but you can get used too) - I will toss a bag of frozen chicken in it and a bag of frozen veggies and a can of tomatoes.... instant soup.... it's food for at least a full day! it also makes it nice for having food there when you get home from the doing of stuffs because then you don't have to THINK about cooking in that tiny microwave you just have to get out your spoon!

 

 

I actually always take my crock pot when I am going to a hotel ;)

 

 

I also got a cheapo picnic set (I have three kids I travel with so ours has 4 place settings) that I keep in the car for travel... and I keep a portable kitchen (spices... dish soap... cutlery...) it all fits into a plastic shoe box type thing... and that works as my dish tub (which is REALLY nice when the hotel only has a one well sink!) 

 

 

if you need ideas for stuff to eat while traveling I am your go to girl ;)

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Hey Lys! I’m Leeroy an Ambassador for the Adventurer’s!

 

Good goals and welcome to Level 1 and good luck with your challenge! I am working towards 5K as well so good luck!

 

If you’re interested in finding more tips, stories, and motivation from Adventurers that have similar goals to yours head on over to the Adventurer’s Tavern where you’ll find people always willing to chat. If you’d like to talk to me you can either check out my current challenge or pm me on the board.  If you have any questions on how to use the forums, check out this tutorial. I’ll be following your topic here as well so you’ll probably see me again anyway.

 

Good luck with your challenge!

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Lys   

Thanks everyone. I went running today. I was *so* tired this morning and trying to follow a 3.5mi route today I rather overdid it. Rather than following the map, which would have been less than 3.5, I followed the arrows on the road, which ended up more than 3.5. I was beat! I don't know if a crock pot is allowed in my room; I have 2 weeks left of this class and Salad Additions are working pretty well, but my next class is 8 weeks, and I'm driving to it, so I'll look into that option, especially if I don't have a stove. At least I don't have the use the bathroom sink for washing dishes--that's always so awkward!

 

Does anyone have any experience with releasing a knot that on the inside of the shin? about a third of the way up from my ankle.

 

Well, I should be asleep by now. zzzzzzzzzzz :moon:

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Lys   

3 mile run/walk 45minutes. It was sunny today & the sun was intense! I ate better today: <8oz of Coke, I drank milk with my Little Debbie fudge round; the fudge round was small. I should probably make a tomato and cucumber salad before I break into my ice cream. :-) The grocery store didn't have regular Pace medium picante sauce, so, not liking chunky sauce, I decided to try one of their new (to me at least) "restaurant" style salsas. I picked up the garlic and lime one, but it kinda disappointed--not enough lime, and it's rather chunky. Oh well, it's not bad.

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Hey hope youy ankle feels better, have to be careful as shin splints happen around that area and take a long time to recover! Glad you are starting off well!

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Lys   

Thanks! It's sore in the same general area I had stress fractures several years ago. Fortunately there's no one specific sore spot on the bone; don't want that again. I've been working on massaging and stretching my calf muscle.

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Lys   

Yesterday I ran a whole mile without walking, walked about a tenth, jogged another half, then walked the rest of the way back to my room and stretched. The inside of my left shin still hurts, and I'm starting to get worried about fractures. When I put my left heel on a low wall to stretch my hamstring, I felt strain just inside and alongside my shin bone near the middle. I don't think it is localized as when I did have stress fractures. Additionally, I can't feel any localized pain when I press with my thumb alongside my shin, so that helps me feel better. I was just looking at my numbers and realized that I just quadrupled my (originally short) distance as soon as I got here to this class; I didn't ease into it as much as I thought I did. I started off walking, primarily b/c of gaining 5000' in altitude, but I've been doing 3+ miles 4 days a week for the last 3 weeks and wasn't anywhere close to that (unless I was bicycling) before then.  Yesterday's distance was less but with a solid 12 minutes of running as opposed to all the walk breaks I'd been taking.

 

I picked up some more fruits and veggies yesterday--and a couple of not so healthy things, but the more and harder I exercise, the lower my tolerance for sugar and junk.

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Lys   

I haven't been to the doctor yet this time around, but it did start feeling better today, possibly in part b/c I got rid of a major stressor (turned in a paper) and got some outdoor time hiking again. I'll massage it tonight and try running again tomorrow. Half the trick is not to emotionally/mentally overstress. (The other half is increasing time/distance/intensity appropriately.)  Sunshine, vitamin D, being outdoors, good day.

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Lys   

Went to dinner tonight with a couple of friends from class. Good food and lots of conversation. I'm pretty introverted but not so much that I don't need and appreciate some social interaction occasionally (& probably more often than in this past month). When I got back to my hotel, my shin hardly twinged as I walked to my room. :-) yay. There's still a tender area, but it's not nearly as bad as Tuesday.

 

Yesterday evening I went for a long slow walk, and my shin was feeling improved by the time I finished (2 miles in ~50 minutes, including stopping to take some photos).

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Glad the leg is starting to feel better, when you get the right level of social interaction that is great, I'm not really either extrovert or introvert but still get quite drained after lots of socialising!

 

I think the walk sounds good for the leg easing it back, sounds like a lovely time to be had!

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Lys   

Class #2, in Alabama. Man it's muggy here! I had a hard run this morning; it got warm fast. 1.5mi, 17:20min. More running tomorrow morning.

 

Again no stove, but my microwave has a toaster. I'm not sure it opens as far as it should, but it works. Can't use a crockpot though: "Use of portable cooking appliances is not permitted." I've picked up some potatoes, yogurt, cheese, and salad stuff for now.

 

Oh and my shin has been feeling much better; a little achy after this morning but nothing like a week ago.

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Lys   

Well, it's been a busy couple of weeks. I've done more running and even ran (jogged, shuffled) >2.5 miles w/o walking, though I do appreciate a well-timed walk break here and there. I found out the 10K isn't really a 10K but a self-paced 5K followed by 2.5 mi more with a team. Yesterday's 2mi run was 26:35min (& pretty hilly).

 

I also found a website linking to some microwave recipes, so I can do some better grocery shopping, which would be helpful b/c my new freezer is even smaller than the last one. :-S  At least I got to come home for Labor Day weekend. Yay! My 6yo was just scheming how he could come up with enough $$ to buy his own Minecraft account. He's pretty clever, but he's not getting an account.

 

Still working on that whole sleep issue. :moon:

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