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    Quote Originally Posted by beerbelly View Post
    My co-workers gave me two beautiful roses because I work so hard for them. Wow!!! I can't tell you how much I love them and only want to work harder for all of us!
    What great people to work with!

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    Congrats on the new job Hyper!
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    Hooray for you, Hyper! I hope you will be very happy at your new job! Best of luck to you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClosetRTWatcher View Post
    I posted back in January in the "Dieting" thread that I had taken off a good chunk of weight over the previous year. I am happy to say that I have kept it off so far. I had been doing some running even before the weight loss, but was having problems with pain in my shins and knees. Once I lost some weight all of the pain went away. I have been able to push my longest running distance now to 8 miles! I have had a couple of people tell me I should try running a half-marathon, and that is actually starting to seem within reach!

    ETA - I just realized my post count has recently exceeded 4,000!
    Congratulations!

    Time flies when you're having fun!

    I think your running history is great. How did you get to 8 miles at once? I tried for so long and could never get passed 5 miles.

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    Congrats ClosetRTWatcher!! What an accomplishment. I'm not a runner myself. In fact, if you see me running, you'd better run too because there's most likely a rabid dog or a killer clown chasing me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debb70 View Post
    Congratulations!

    Time flies when you're having fun!

    I think your running history is great. How did you get to 8 miles at once? I tried for so long and could never get passed 5 miles.
    I started out by figuring out routes in my neighborhood that were 2 and 4 miles, and I could mix and match the two. First I got to the point where I was doing 4 pretty regularly. As the weather started getting cooler I realized that when I finished a run I felt like I could keep going if I wanted. At that point I pushed up to 6. After doing that a couple of times I tried doubling my 4 mile loop and it worked beautifully! For me cooler weather is a key ingredient. I could never do longer distances in hot weather with direct sun, UGH!! Now the challenge is trying to work a run in after work, but before it gets dark!

    It also helped me a LOT to use a website like mapmyrun.com where I could easily come up with routes of certain distances ahead of time! I would LOVE to try to hit 10 miles sometime soon - that is my next challenge for myself!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClosetRTWatcher View Post
    I started out by figuring out routes in my neighborhood that were 2 and 4 miles, and I could mix and match the two. First I got to the point where I was doing 4 pretty regularly. As the weather started getting cooler I realized that when I finished a run I felt like I could keep going if I wanted. At that point I pushed up to 6. After doing that a couple of times I tried doubling my 4 mile loop and it worked beautifully! For me cooler weather is a key ingredient. I could never do longer distances in hot weather with direct sun, UGH!! Now the challenge is trying to work a run in after work, but before it gets dark!

    It also helped me a LOT to use a website like mapmyrun.com where I could easily come up with routes of certain distances ahead of time! I would LOVE to try to hit 10 miles sometime soon - that is my next challenge for myself!
    Well done! I think this sounds very impressive, and it's cool you have set goals for yourself
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    I appreciate your tips on your running. I never felt like I could go more after 5 miles. I tried many times. Maybe my nutrition wasn't right or I'm just not a long distance runner. lol

    Good luck with reaching your goals! It sounds like you are really enjoying yourself.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClosetRTWatcher View Post
    It also helped me a LOT to use a website like mapmyrun.com where I could easily come up with routes of certain distances ahead of time! I would LOVE to try to hit 10 miles sometime soon - that is my next challenge for myself!
    I DID IT! 10.5 miles last Friday! I also successfully avoided stiff muscles enough to do another 6.4 on Sunday!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ClosetRTWatcher View Post
    I DID IT! 10.5 miles last Friday! I also successfully avoided stiff muscles enough to do another 6.4 on Sunday!
    I rarely wander into this thread and have missed all this running talk - congratulations! I am an avid runner. My favorite distance is 8-10k.
    Are you racing? I do about 3 per year, though have only managed one half-marathon. A full marathon is on my bucket list.
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