I forgot to post our training the last couple weeks.  Week 4 was a good jump in running from 3 to 5 minutes, but we got ‘er done…

Week 4: Day 1, 2 & 3:
5 minute warm up
3 minute jog/90 second walk
5 minute jog/2 minute 30 second walk
3 minute jog/90 second walk
5 minute jog/2 minute 30 second walk
5 minute cool down

Week 5, however… much more challenging:  Well, for some…

Syd Week 5 – Day 2

Week 5 – Day 1:
5 minute warm up
5 minute jog/3 minute walk (repeat 3 times)
5 minute cool down

Week 5 – Day 2:
5 minute warm up
8 minute jog
5 minute walk
8 minute jog
5 minute cool down

With week 5 being a bit more running, I wondered how Syd would do.  We both struggled a bit at times over the past several weeks, and day 3 of week 5 was a 20 minute run.  20 minutes in a row!!  I just wasn’t sure how either of us would do it.

I always do my runs in the early morning when no one else is up and although I got through the 20 minute run, I did ok the first 15 minutes..it was the last 5 where I struggled, it was not easy.  But I tell you, a little 10 year old girl was my inspiration to hoof it out…to keep going…to not give up.

After all, how could I expect her to run the whole thing if I didn’t?!!  So yes…it is Sydney who is my inspiration to push through.

When it was time for Syd to do her run that afternoon, I made sure to turn on her favorite show, and I ran in place next to her while she ran so she wouldn’t feel so alone.

She did AMAZING!!  She didn’t even look like she was struggling!!

Syd killed the 20 minutes
My face as she was running…

 

 

Week 5 – Day 3:
5 minute warm up
20 minute jog
5 minute cool down

 

 

 

 

 

 

She is so going to kick my butt.

My eating was much better this past week (AND WEEKEND which I have found is my biggest challenge; staying true to eating well.)

Not thrilled with the numbers on the scale, but they’re better than they have been.  So, results starting with week 6:

Weighing in at 176.6   YAY!!  But inches wise, not a huge difference since week 1 {sniffle, sniffle… I know, that’s my own fault.}  At least there’s a little change.  🙂

Day 1 – Day 35

With this being Thanksgiving week…I am going to try to NOT gain weight.  We’ll see if I can stay away from the yummies at our Thanksgiving celebration and instead focus on what I am thankful for, not what I’m missing.

Hang in there…we’re in this together!!!  🙂  Just keep running!!

“I have observed something else under the sun. The fastest runner doesn’t always win the race, and the strongest warrior doesn’t always win the battle. The wise sometimes go hungry, and the skillful are not necessarily wealthy. And those who are educated don’t always lead successful lives. It is all decided by chance, by being in the right place at the right time.”   Ecclesiastes 9:11 (NLT)

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