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7/1/10 3:56 P

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I'm in the middle of week 5 of the couch to 5K program. I've never been a runner before and I really enjoy it. I was drawn to the idea of running but I didn't think I could being so heavy but I read the blog about RWC (running while chunky) and it changed my life.
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I am already planning my next run in July...

The ocean . . . cold and wild the surf, rushing in to overwhelm
the beach, the wind, stinging my cheeks, enveloping me
in total freedom.
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7/1/10 3:38 P

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Five miles is impressive. How long have you been running?

Carrie Hardister

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6/30/10 9:58 P

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6/30/10 5:11 P

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6/30/10 4:49 P

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WOO HOO 4 U!!!!!!

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6/30/10 4:22 P

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That's Great! Looks like I should get a new pair of shoes. LOL

Good luck (you won't need it) on the race on Saturday!

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6/30/10 2:05 P

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6/29/10 9:38 P

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Way to go! I hope to be there in a few months, slow but shirley emoticon

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6/29/10 9:02 P

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Way to go! That is awesome!

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6/29/10 8:52 P

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6/29/10 8:44 P

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Great job!

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6/29/10 8:09 P

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The shoes? Adias. I saw a post at work with a coupon for 50% off at the Adias store here in town so Friday we went and I found a beautiful pair that are normally $65 but with the 50% off they were only $32.50! They fit so well and felt so good on my feet. It's funny but my husband has been telling me for years to spend the extra money and buy good shoes and I always poo-poo'd him saying that I would rather save the money but oh what a difference a good shoe makes!!!! It is the best $32.50 that I ever spent! emoticon

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the beach, the wind, stinging my cheeks, enveloping me
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6/29/10 5:40 P

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6/29/10 4:16 P

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That,s awesome. I know I love my shoes. It definitely makes a difference. Enjoy your race.

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6/29/10 3:40 P

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Whoo-hoo!! Good for you! I know first hand what a big difference shoes can make in your running! To run 5 miles! That must have really spiked your confidence going into your running your first 5K! You know now you can do this! Have fun!

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6/29/10 3:22 P

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Are you going to let us know what brand of shoe you got - I could use some! LOL Way to go!

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6/29/10 3:21 P

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That is truly fantastic! I look forward to the day when I can do the same.

I cannot make myself be thin today, but I CAN be healthier by making a few smart choices. I focus on what needs to be done today and tomorrow takes care of itself.

You can complain because roses have thorns. Or you can rejoice that thorns have roses.—Ziggy

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6/29/10 3:19 P

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That is awesome! I am looking forward to the day I can run a full 5 miles.

Best of Luck,
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6/29/10 3:18 P

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Nice job! That is sooo great! Good luck w your race!

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6/29/10 3:18 P

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Way to go! I want some of what you're having, including your wonder-shoes! WOW! What an inspiration.

Have a great time Saturday!
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6/29/10 3:15 P

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On Friday I bought a new pair of running shoes. They felt so good on my feet that I just flew through my run. I'm running an hour at a stretch now and I did five miles that night. It felt awesome!

Last week I had some issues with running in any sort of heat. I changed my work schedule a bit so I can come in later two days a week. Starting today I did my regular aerobics workout and then I did my run all before work. It was beautiful. The air was cool and I got to watch the sun come up while I ran.

My first 5K is on Saturday and I'm looking forward to it!



The ocean . . . cold and wild the surf, rushing in to overwhelm
the beach, the wind, stinging my cheeks, enveloping me
in total freedom.
- Scott Holman


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