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Thursday, July 21, 2011


Set my alarm for 4:30am b/c the training schedule called for 5 miles today.  I'm exhausted mentally from the overwhelming load of new information and critical nature at my new job (8 days in) which I know is making me more physically tired.  I also have a looming Aug deadline for grad school work that I've fallen way behind in.  I'm saying all this to paint the picture as to why I didn't want to get up at 4:30a.m.  I am TIRED.  So I hit snooze a couple of times and lived in that half awake, have asleep state until I finally got my butt up around 5:20am.  I got dressed, went outside, and its so humid all my windows in my house are fogged up.  Seriously.  I realized I was never going to make it to the beach, spend the 60 mins I needed to run the 5 miles today and get back by 6:15am when my husband leaves for work.  UGH - the dilemma!

I ended up going back in the house and running on my treadmill.  I was feeling so un energetic that I only set my ipod for 30 mins b/c I really didn't think I could make it past that.  The first 20 mins just are hard, body feels heavy, my boobs are sore (pms?), blech.  After 20 mins, I'm feeling better, knees feel better, I feel smoothed out.  Running isn't hurting and my heart/lungs feel good.  So I keep going and get to my 5 miles in  60 mins.  NICE!  I was on my treadmill, in the AC, and I still SWEAT like crazy.  It actually made me feel accomplished.  I've noticed the more I run, the earlier in the run I'm sweating.  And I'm sweating more.   Wonder why that is?

Anyway - here I am - with my proud sweat.  No make up, making a silly face  (I'm just not that good at making serious faces), and my vitamin zero water, lemonade flavor.  Sweetened with stevia so there is no sugar/splenda either.  I'm hooked on this stuff.


  1. Awesome - it's that 20 minute wall I've talked about. Once you get past that you can do anything.

  2. I have read that as your metabolism increases you sweat more!! You would think the fatter you are the more you sweat...but even at my heaviest (329 pounds) I NEVER sweated (I don't think that is the proper past tense...but I'm going with it) and now a 222 I sweat like a pig when I run...but it feels good!! Endorphins should be bottled and sold!!!

  3. I have found that too - the more I work out - the easier the workouts become to get through the more I sweat. It's actually a measure of where I am in my "getting back into working out" journey I have taken from time to time. I really love Jessica's thought that you sweat more as your metabolism increases - I'm totally going with that as the reason!!

  4. I like Vitamin Water Zero, but I LOVE Sobe Zero. Just flavor preferences probably. I don't think you are set up to let me respond to your comment, so I wanted to tell you that I will definitely post more about the Paleo book once I read it. Also, I love my Bugg. When the scale isn't moving, it gives me encouragement that I know I'm doing the right thing and to keep on track.

    Way to kick those 5 miles ass! (If miles had asses.)

  5. I don't know how you get up that early! Good for you for getting your workout on! I'll have to try that vitamin water, it sounds good!

  6. Great Job! I always have a hard time with the first mile - feels like torture and I want to give up but then something kicks in and gets easier.

  7. so going to have to try that vitamin water!!

  8. I didn't have my email linked to my comments either until I read a great post from Draz. I copied some of it for you here:

    so many times I click on a blogger's name who has commented on a blog that I commented on - in hopes of finding their blog so I can start following them. Imagine my dismay when I click on the name and their blog name/link isn't shown and I cannot follow them. You're missing out on followers when you don't like your blog to your name!!!

    I believe you can do this under My Account (top right). Then click on Blogger settings and you should come to the Edit User Profile section. Under show my blogs - click there and pick which blogs to link to your user name so people can find YOUR BLOG!!!

    To see if you have this working - go back to a blog you commented on and click on your highlighted name in the comment. Does clicking on your name take you to a link to your blog or does it take you to a user profile with no blog link? You WANT people to be able to click on your name and easily find your blog right?

    In this same section - see that line that says show my email address....I think this is another HUGE thing bloggers need to utilize. I could be wrong but I think this spot is the option that allows your email to show up in comments.

    For example....when someone comments on my blog the comment shows up in my email inbox like this:

    From: Kari noreply-comment@blogger.com and then the comment shows here.

  9. 4:30am. I could never do it. Ever! So impressed.

  10. I just sent you an email to your yahoo account! We're totally excited!!


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