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Scott in Florida - Oct 3 + 7 weeks
« on: November 21, 2012, 06:44:44 AM »
Down 1 pound this week, which is fine.  Any progress is good.

Thanksgiving morning I'll be running the Turkey Trot 10k here in Clearwater.  It's a Thanksgiving tradition for something like 37 years here.  Last time I ran it was sometime back in the early 80s, which seems like a lifetime ago.  Should be fun!  Last year's race:  http://youtu.be/5K3GmVHLD-Q

I hope you guys have a great Thanksgiving!  Don't eat anything that doesn't help you toward your goal!

Scott

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Re: Scott in Florida - Oct 3 + 7 weeks
« Reply #1 on: November 21, 2012, 07:07:17 AM »
That is great Scott!!  I'll take 1 lb any day...LOL  Good luck in that Turkey Trot  :)

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« Reply #2 on: November 21, 2012, 09:07:37 AM »
I hope to one day be able to run at least a half marathon! Happy Thanksgiving Scott

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Re: Scott in Florida - Oct 3 + 7 weeks
« Reply #3 on: November 21, 2012, 09:23:49 AM »
Have fun Scott!! Happy Turkey Day Everyone!!! ;D

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« Reply #4 on: November 21, 2012, 09:54:44 AM »
I hope to one day be able to run at least a half marathon! Happy Thanksgiving Scott

Great goal Stephanie!  Are you running currently?  When do you think you might do this?  My first half marathon is coming up in February.

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Re: Scott in Florida - Oct 3 + 7 weeks
« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2012, 11:05:30 AM »
Way to go Scottinflorida! Have fun on your run! Sounds like you are gaining muscles from all the good exercise you are doing?! :)



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Re: Scott in Florida - Oct 3 + 7 weeks
« Reply #6 on: November 21, 2012, 08:22:59 PM »
i recently started walking/jogging again. we had our philly marathon here last weekend and i had alot of friends who did it. i am not anywhere near training yet, but baby steps just trying to get motivated to atleast be able to run a mile again. reading your success is inspiring  :)

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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2012, 09:04:58 PM »
That is exactly how I started!  I couldn't run for about 20 years.  2 years ago I started out by jogging for about 2 minutes because that is as much as I could do.  It helps that I actually enjoy it; I know some people really hate running.  One of my favorite sayings is "My sport is your sport's punishment"  :)

If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend the book Born to Run.  It was a big part of my being able to start running again as well.

http://www.amazon.com/Born-Run-Hidden-Superathletes-Greatest/dp/0307279189/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1353549755&sr=8-1&keywords=born+to+run+christopher+mcdougall

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Re: Scott in Florida - Oct 3 + 7 weeks
« Reply #8 on: November 22, 2012, 10:38:59 AM »
I read this book at Scotts suggestion and its WONDERFUL!  ;D

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Re: Scott in Florida - Oct 3 + 7 weeks
« Reply #9 on: November 23, 2012, 08:00:31 PM »
Omgosh I used to run every day back when the babies were little... I would put em in the runner stroller and drag my sister with me to watch them so i could run a little longer.. lol Now I can run a fever without feelin like Im gonna keel over! I am going to read that book Scott suggested .. it sounds really good... Umpa are you a runner or do you like the alyptical better??? I played allot of Volley ball in High School.. wondering aside from walking what you guys have found fun to do for exercise at this part of the newbee journey? I am hiking and I always love that.



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« Reply #10 on: November 24, 2012, 01:24:52 PM »
Hi Scott! I have not read it . I will def pick this up :) always looking for a good read . Thank you !