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About WandaV

  • Birthday 11/04/1967

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    Writing historical fiction for 8-12 year olds, Reading, Bass Fishing... and now getting into shape and running!

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  3. Thank you, Azatol. I feel like a winner.
  4. Today I did w9d1. Went to a different track. With Mountains. Urrrr..... Hills.... Ok. They are definitely inclines. LOL! Between the cold air and the inclines, I felt the new challenge. I only ran 2 miles in the 30 minutes. I've decided to be proud of that and to see it as a new chance to test myself and get stronger/faster. I'll continue to train there until my first fast-approaching 5K.
  5. Completed week 8 day 3 today! But am I really finished running? Not by a long shot! I'll be signing up for the Turkey Trot and run my first 5K on Thanksgiving morning. And now I want to see how fast and how long I can run. This is kind of addictive! (thank y'all for the support!)
  6. My new shoes are Asics(with neon pink laces!). I have my first run in them tomorrow morning. :-)
  7. I bought my first ever 'official running shoes' last night. They fit like a dream. The shoelaces are neon pink. And I can't wait to try them out tomorrow morning! This may sound silly to y'all who've been running a while, but for me, this is exciting! Week 6 will end in shiny triumph. (I hope) And week 7 looks great from here. Does anybody else remember their first trainers fondly? LOL
  8. I use a fanny pack. small pocket holds keys, Large pocket holds phone. I don't use earphones but crank up my speaker.
  9. Thanks all for the uplifting words and support. I started week 6 again this morning! It was a little more difficult than the last time I did it, but that's ok. I finished it. It's amazing what that did for me. I guess I'm stronger than I thought. This 5K journey continually teaches me about myself!
  10. I had wall to wall obligations through the weekend. Burned my candle at both ends. Monday came and I barely crawled out of bed in time to get to work. Then it was birthday hostessing for daughter's b'day. Yesterday crawled, worked, and had a meeting until late. I'm at work now, dragging. Will I ever feel like running again? Ugh!
  11. Did my w6d1 on Monday. Knew something was amiss. Doctor visit on Tueday confirmed a UTI. Jarring movement is very uncomfortable right now, so I'll wait for next Monday and start week 6 again. I hope. It's a little discouraging. :-(
  12. Thunderstruck by AC/DC. Can't stand the lead singer's voice, but the song sure will get me moving!
  13. Hello all. I'm totally new to all of this, was truly a couch potato. Now I've begun week 6. (hurray!) I run in the early mornings. Since I live in the country, I'm hesitant to do my runs on the road. The lighting is bad and sometimes the drivers are worse. I drive to the local high school and use their track. Without inclines. Will this hurt me when I finally get to run my first 5K? There is a park nearby with a running track complete with a couple of slopes, but it won't be very well lit and the cracks in the asphalt are horrendous, an accident waiting to happen. Thoughts?
  14. I dreaded w5d3, too, but I rearranged my playlist, put on my big girl panties, and went for it! I did it!!! Surprised myself! Now I'm feeling that if I can make that hurdle, I can make the ones to come. I will do this.
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