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Running is the new crack....=)

Monday, December 05, 2011

Yes, that's right...all you people looking for a new addiction! Running is it. But here's the deal...unlike "real bad drugs" running takes work and a little bit of hate at the beginning to get to the good stuff (no immediate high...so very sorry)...once you get past the first few miles, you will actually start to crave the pain of adding new miles, running faster, taking on hills. Today is the first day I noticed it. I missed my run this morning to take hubby to airport. So, I decided that there was no excuse and I NEEDED to get that run in this afternoon. I craved it! So, I did. And boy did it feel great. Sure it was a little shorter of a run than my normal ones, but I did go fast and I did meet a milestone. =) I ran 3 miles in 29 minutes...the great thing...I stopped to walk to readjust the dog's leash...I stopped for a second to cross a busy street and still made it in 29 minutes! I have a goal of finishing a 5k this weekend in 28:30. I think I can actually do it!

So this new "crack" that I am living off of is a great thing! I am also noticing my clothes getting looser on me and my legs tightening up even more! So, join the crowd...get running!
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  • KTMAE2006
    Woohoo!! I love that you've got a new crack! I also love it. However its definitely something you have to keep up, because mileage doesn't last forever. Either way, I now don't feel like I've gotten a good workout in unless its 5k or more! Keep it up dear!
    3372 days ago
  • CHEPRBYTHEDOZN
    SWeet time! I have no doubts, with your regular run time,that you'll get under 29 min. this weekend. I'm going for much closer to under 28....My last 5k was 26:?? and my training runs were 30ish. I'm hitting the subscribe to your blog so I can see how this weekend goes! Best of luck!
    3372 days ago
  • ELISELOVE1
    emoticon job
    3372 days ago
  • JESSNSTONE
    You are fast! That's awesome! My fastest 5k time is 31 minutes. Would love to get under 30 someday! Keep up the awesome work!
    3372 days ago
  • LESLIESENIOR
    I couldn't agree more!! I'm old and in recovery from a "bad addiction" so running has become my new hobby. I'm not fast, and I don't need to set records, but I just have to stay consistent.
    Thanks for the great blog!
    3373 days ago
  • LYNMEINDERS
    Go you...thats awesome....
    3373 days ago
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