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For the past couple weeks, I've been pretty consistent about getting at least 2500-3000 calories daily. I have not really started exercising at all, except for occasional jogging maybe once or twice a month for the past few months. So yesterday I finally began working out again. At a gym. Slightly intimidating, but it went quite well I think. I decided to try timing a mile to see where I am. Now, I used to run, about two years ago, and when I did, my fastest mile I recorded was an 8:40--not too amazing but nothing terrible. I expected my mile time yesterday to be in the 10/11 minute range, since I am totally out of shape. However, IT WAS 8:48!! Only 8 seconds slower than my fastest ever!

I can only attribute this to my change in diet, especially because I have not been training. Before, I was not eating high carb, high calorie, or even vegan (I was vegetarian but a junk food vegetarian). Now, I am able to run a mile just as fast out of shape--and it was not even painful and I am not very sore at all today.

So I should set some realistic goals:

1. Run a sub 8-minute mile. (I have never thought I would be capable of this but now I believe it's possible.)

2. Run a 5K.

3. Try a 10K.

4. Start lifting weights.

So, my goal to run a 5K shouldn't be hard--that is something I've done before and could probably do now without much pain. My goal for a 10K sounds a bit more daunting--that's 6.2 miles, and I'm sure would take me at least an hour if I tried right now. But once I reach this goal of running a 10K, maybe I'll feel ready to try a half marathon. Who knows. Then even a marathon. That would be insane for me, the girl who used to HATE running and be so slow. As for the goal to start lifting, I have done this before so it's not too scary but is ever so slightly intimidating. Anyway, my time limit for these goals is the end of this semester (so end of April/beginning of May).

When I used to run it was for my high school PE class, and their final every year is to run a community 5K. So I may sign up for that race this year and say hello to my old teachers; I know they'd be pleased to see me still running and doing much better. I should tell them thank you. Haha.

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Comment by Marina on January 17, 2014 at 5:46am

Yay! Good luck with  your running. :) It definitely helps to have a buddy!

Comment by Drea on January 16, 2014 at 1:19pm
I am trying to start running every day as well:)
Comment by Drea on January 16, 2014 at 1:19pm
That's awesome!!!
Comment by Windlord on January 15, 2014 at 2:35pm

Solid goals, and very doable with enough work, eats, and rest.

You're welcome to track your improvements in the fitness thread with our other athletes. 

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