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Saturday, March 12, 2011

I’m not one of those avid runners who love miles at end jogs.  So I set out to challenge myself and make a goal, a goal to run the More/Fitness Half Marathon on April 3rd in NYC.  Yes, that’s 13.1 miles running, and for someone like myself who had never ran more than 4 miles in my life maybe 3 times this was going to be ruff.  Surprisingly though, and I say this with all honesty it really hasn’t been that bad.  I’m in week 7 of training and just ran 11 miles on Saturday, a personal record first!  For me, I’ve been on a training schedule that works best for me and I run at a pace I’m comfortable at, it’s not a race for me but rather a victory run for myself that I complete without stopping!  My 10 minute miles is a comfortable pace that fuels me with the endurance to finish without killing myself.  I’ve also learned a few tricks, I love the Nike+ ipod, for $30 it updates you while you run in a cool app style function.  I also had a gait analysis and got proper foot gear so I run more aligned, definitely a must!  So ladies, what’s your personal bucket list goal this year?

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beautyincrescendo wrote:
1) 3/14/2011 11:09:50 AM
Thanks, Achelle! This post was very inspiring. I just set a personal bucket list goal to run a 10K for a 4th of July (will be on the 5th actually). Wish me luck!! xoxo
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Meggoz wrote:
2) 3/14/2011 11:16:57 AM
Honestly, anything to lose some weight. I ride bikes more than anything. Running is far too much for me right now.
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KrisyT wrote:
3) 3/14/2011 11:29:53 AM
Bikes are my thing. I can't run. Music always goes so well with a work out.
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DivineD wrote:
4) 3/14/2011 11:33:02 AM
I plan to run the breast cancer awareness 5k this october, I have started training as we speak. Thanks for all the helpful advice. My goal to to finish the race, slow and steady. Thanks a million!!!
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nicolebergeron wrote:
5) 3/14/2011 11:35:44 AM
:) I love running!
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makeuplover101 wrote:
6) 3/14/2011 11:38:18 AM
I wish I could go running more..!
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elf123 wrote:
7) 3/14/2011 11:44:08 AM
I prefer power-walking in a park with hills, sometimes with small hand weights. Running seems to make my knees hurt more than anything.
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Sugarbear wrote:
8) 3/14/2011 11:44:57 AM
I lost 20 lbs. working out at the school gym last semester. My bad eating habits crept back over the holidays though so my goal is to get back on track and lose another 10 to 20 lbs. by summer.
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Alissa bLjsshjsjsjsk wrote:
9) 3/14/2011 11:45:50 AM
I love ELF and running haha! But I would much rather go online shopping than run :P
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lisa loves apollo wrote:
10) 3/14/2011 11:48:34 AM
My goal this year is to drop the baby weight. 2 years is too long to be carrying an extra 20 pounds. We'll see where this goes.
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maggie09 wrote:
11) 3/14/2011 11:50:32 AM
just received my makeup! very impressed with everything so far, i love the eyeliner pen and will be coming back for all colors! thanks elf!!
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DeeAna wrote:
12) 3/14/2011 11:51:10 AM
My husband and I have been trying to get healthy and run and eat right but so far its not working out for us :/
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tiffymarie wrote:
13) 3/14/2011 11:51:55 AM
I hear you Achelle! I'm running a half for the 3rd time in May, and it's still rough to train... I do 10 min miles too but it keeps me motivated and races are so fun! Running a full is on my bucket list for fall, but we'll see what happens :-) I'm not a natural runner but I truly enjoy it!
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Kash wrote:
14) 3/14/2011 11:53:51 AM
Finish working on my music.
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peachesyaj wrote:
15) 3/14/2011 11:54:21 AM
omg, congratulations to you! I started jogging two years ago every morning and I noticed how it changed my lifestlye. I started watching what I ate more carefully and I had more energy the rest of the day. My confidence also boost 100% so jogging is the best exercise to start if anyone wants to get in shape!! This year, I hope to get new bicycling gear ready for this spring! Minnesota has beautiful bike trails! :)
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maggie09 wrote:
16) 3/14/2011 11:55:02 AM
I have really been interested in running a marathon. I plan on training in the next coming weeks. i will start off slow since i have never ran one before. I have heard from friends that once you start running and get into it it really becomes enjoying and a way to run off the days stresses. hope it works for me!
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Caritas wrote:
17) 3/14/2011 11:58:44 AM
I plan on increasing my biking capability. I love to bike around the city and am a great sprinter, but I want to be able to take longer rides in shorter amounts of time. I want to increase my distance average to 20-30 miles per day! (Not every day haha)
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dotofoz wrote:
18) 3/14/2011 11:58:59 AM
2011 Bucket List Goal=Well-Defined "Sleeveless Worthy" Arms!
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EFG wrote:
19) 3/14/2011 12:02:16 PM
Great job and good luck at your marathon! One thing on my bucket list is to do something similiar to yours, participating in more running/fitness events. I am doing Warrior Dash next weekend, so I am excited!
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TheNanny wrote:
20) 3/14/2011 12:03:38 PM
I'm looking forward to the warmer weather so I can get out and exercise, too. I've never been into running but I've been thinking about trying it this spring. Good luck to you!
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makeuplover101 wrote:
21) 3/14/2011 12:07:04 PM
do not be a donutmcdonaldluver3 you better thank me katie or else
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Staceymarie wrote:
22) 3/14/2011 12:09:32 PM
Wow so inspiring! After a cancer scare I've vowed to do things I've always wanted to like travel, get fit, and be more charitable. I go for jogs and recently joined a gym :)
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FashionGuru wrote:
23) 3/14/2011 12:10:55 PM
My goal is to eat healthy but I love the ipod!
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Doodiebug wrote:
24) 3/14/2011 12:17:36 PM
Since I'm asthmatic, I can't really run, but my brother has that ipod app. Good luck with your half marathon!
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Lady D wrote:
25) 3/14/2011 12:20:04 PM
Loved your blog! I've never really gone running because I could never find the time. Would love to though. Props to you though!! Keep up the great work.
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SarahN wrote:
26) 3/14/2011 1:20:05 PM
Good luck with your running! It's hard for me to stay motivated.
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JulieEDowning wrote:
27) 3/14/2011 1:57:45 PM
I'm the same way with running. I tend to have trouble breathing after running even just a little. I'm actually on week 4 of training for a 3 mile run; starting small. I've learned proper ways of breathing while running and good techniques. Running with music is a must.
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KGRunner wrote:
28) 3/14/2011 2:03:15 PM
I absolutely love running and normally run four miles a day, every day no matter what. But in December I started having knee problems and developed tendonitis because my right leg is a little bit shorter than my left, and my right knee was overcompensating for it. Where did you go to get your foot gear? I've tried going to Road Runner to get my running analyzed and it helped with my foot pain, but now I need to deal with the knee pain.
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MelissaMaily wrote:
29) 3/14/2011 2:18:33 PM
This is awesome! Your story totally motivates me, I'm not an avid runner but I do run here and there. I also believe it's good to not always try and compete to win, rather just finish your goal. My personal bucket list goal this year? I want to volunteer as much as I can, I want to help out at shelters, schools, and the community!
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Adbdiva wrote:
30) 3/14/2011 3:31:24 PM
I wish I could be as motivated as you to run! I love running but I don't think I'll ever be able to run that much. I think I'll get that Nike app you were talking about! Thanks forthe tip(:
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margs wrote:
31) 3/14/2011 5:32:03 PM
wow, congrats! I know a lot of people who do marathons and half marathons, and I know it takes a lot of endurance and training, so kudos to you!
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Lynz wrote:
32) 3/14/2011 6:15:47 PM
Thats amazing! i wish i had the time to do that! its so impressive <33 cant wait to look forward to your new posts!
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pintsizedmarina wrote:
33) 3/14/2011 7:25:08 PM
I am not a huge fan of running but love to workout! My bucket list is to start weight training with my husband and boys in our basement! It is a fun way to hang out with them and look cut in a bathing suit! Good luck on your race!
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lrose wrote:
34) 3/14/2011 7:26:27 PM
Good Luck with your running experience... I ran the Relay for Life in Indianapolis, Indiana 1/2 marathon, what an exhilarating experience and accomplishment.
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akrl wrote:
35) 3/14/2011 8:13:07 PM
My personal goal is to lose some weight. I plan to do this by eating healthy and working in more exercise into my daily routine.Easier said than done though!
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sarahhhhhhh wrote:
36) 3/14/2011 10:38:27 PM
to get in shape and eat better
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thebabymuse wrote:
37) 3/14/2011 8:29:14 PM
i'm currently pregnant, but i'd like to lose the baby weight quickly after birth with the help of pilates and running as i've done with my previous two. I WOULD ALSO LIKE TO RECEIVE THE ITEM THAT WAS MISSING FROM THE ORDER I RECEIVED ON FRIDAY... [order #2713009-S] THE MESSAGE I LEFT FRIDAY AFTERNOON ON THE CUSTOMER SERVICE HOTLINE WAS NOT RETURNED TODAY AND I'M BEGINNING TO THINK I WILL NEVER RECEIVE WHAT I PAID FOR.
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EricaB wrote:
38) 3/15/2011 12:16:56 AM
I need to start running! :)
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pinklips wrote:
39) 3/15/2011 9:05:22 AM
Unless Charlie Sheen receives help you will hear that he has overdosed on cocaine. The company he keeps all do drugs. I think when he realizes just how much he has lost he will start using again and this time the tiger blood will not save him!!
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Katiebug44 wrote:
40) 3/15/2011 9:54:45 AM
I recently ran a 7k for the first time and found a new love of running. Definitely going to be finding more runs to do for fun!
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Emmypiex3 wrote:
41) 3/15/2011 3:16:06 PM
To run everyday and shed a few pounds is my goal
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akdisco wrote:
42) 3/22/2011 1:37:57 AM
My personal goal is to lose some weight. I plan to do this by eating healthy and working in more exercise into my daily routine.
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