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    CleBkPkr got a reaction from Crabapple in Where do you call home?   
    I was just in AZ recently for vacation. Love it there!
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Ninjajedi in Do you use a fitness tracker?   
    I have been totaly into these things since I got my first Garmin 310xt. I dig them. I have had many Garmins, a couple Fitbits, which both broke, and a Samsung. I now have a Garmin Fenix 5 Sapphire. Paired with my HRM strap I can get some cool data. I never had a Polar or Suunto. Anyone have anything to add? I am a Garmin guy all the way if you haven't guessed that.
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Ninjajedi in 5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019   
    Awesome! Thanks for sharing, I really enjoyed reading that.
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Crabapple in 5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019   
    That's great!
    I'm glad you beat your previous time.
     
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    CleBkPkr got a reaction from owl in 5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019   
    What a fun time this was! So my plan was to improve on my time from my first 5K on Thanksgiving 2018. That one I finished according to my bib time 1:00:08.74  (19:24/M). Today I finished 52:59.8  (17:05/M) I would say that was a pretty good job. I'll count it as a success. I also started my fitbit tracker about 18 seconds before I actually crossed the starting line. My tracker had me completing the race at 54:49 (I had to wait to stop it until I was past the crowd) with a pace of 16:43/M so I dunno lol
    I really didn't run much. I did "sprint" at times and honestly once I got going I felt pretty good. According to fitbit my last mile was on track for a pace of 16:01/M.
    The weather was down right cold! It was in the 20s at the start but the sun was shinging and it made for a beautiful day. At the half way point I ditched my gloves and headband. I was plenty warm Thank you everyone for the words of encouragement! This race was just what I needed to motivate me to keep working on this. I'll be scanning the websites for more races to sign up for this year. Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone!
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Sinead210k in Where do you call home?   
    Edinburgh, Scotland
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Ninjajedi in W4D1   
    In the back of my mind I knew I couldn't keep up, but I tried. I just couldn't get those 5 minute runs done without walking. Looks like I will be stuck on week 4 for a bit. I'm not giving up though. Thanks for reading. Happy running folks!
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Ninjajedi in Where do you call home?   
    Just curious where y'all are from. I live in Fresno, Califonia. 
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    CleBkPkr got a reaction from Crabapple in 5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019   
    I read the last part and just started cracking up! I can just see me stripping off layers as I near the finish LOL
    I decided on a thin base layer, long sleeve t shirt and my north face. Bottoms are my leggings. And kilt of course lol 
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    CleBkPkr got a reaction from Crabapple in Training for April 5k   
    I’ve read in more than one place that a cup of coffee in the morning before a workout/run is a lot of people’s “go to”. I don’t think an 8 ounce  cup of coffee is a problem. It’s a problem if it’s more like pots of coffee or massive sized cups with tons of sugary additives. I vote to stick with  the morning jo 
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    CleBkPkr got a reaction from Crabapple in Weightloss and Park runs.   
    The big show for me I am hoping is the Turkey Trot this year on Thanksgiving. Last year it was my first ever 5K and even though I walked it, that race was what put me on this path. I did run the last 50 yards. My cousin’s son was waiting for me after he had finished. He ran up next to me and said “come in finish big” and he ran with me across the line. It was awesome! 
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Runner in training in Need to get in shape   
    I am trying to get into running because I do many other sports and need to get in shape for them. I play lax and soccer both which require a lot of running. I also do wrestling - even though I am a girl - and that requires a lot of endurance I'm hoping to get better at running.
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    CleBkPkr reacted to MJ Stone in Improving my physical, mental, and spiritual health   
    My goals for 2019 
    1).  To continue my weight loss journey with the goal of losing 10lbs per month or 100lbs total for the year
    2). Continue to develop and grow the love that I have for myself 
    3). To complete at least thee 5k walks or runs for charities I support
    4). To meditate and pray daily, along with becoming more involved in my church and scripture readings
    5). To just be happy and to live my life to the fullest. 
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    CleBkPkr reacted to owl in Here (again) after a health scare   
    Silver Pie
    That's what I'm hoping too. She actually took me off of the diuretic because I was so dizzy I had to leave work one day.  I am down about 10 lbs already (helped by drastic water loss but I'll still take it) and I can feel improvements in my flexibility and my stamina.  I will argue my case for getting off the pills again at the 25lbs lost mark.  
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    CleBkPkr reacted to owl in Weightloss and Park runs.   
    Dear MellowYellow,,
    Welcome!  I also joined up to drop some weight.  I was doing great 6 years ago and had completed 2 5ks  but life stuff happened and I ended up gaining all my former weight back. I think also that it was a bit of "resting on my laurels" because I had accomplished my goal of a 5k race.  So now I am back with a bigger goal, a 10k.  And again life is interfering a bit with back and medication issues, but I really think the key is to dust yourself off and keep going toward your goals.  You can do it!!!  and when you do, immediately start thinking about your next goal so your focus is on the journey forward always heading for that next  bigger goal.  
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    CleBkPkr got a reaction from owl in 5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019   
    I read the last part and just started cracking up! I can just see me stripping off layers as I near the finish LOL
    I decided on a thin base layer, long sleeve t shirt and my north face. Bottoms are my leggings. And kilt of course lol 
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Crabapple in Training for April 5k   
    On some thread that I can't find now, I posted that coffee leaches calcium from one's bones. Turns out that the amount is negligible. (Sorry for the large font below. It's a copy and paste from an email I sent this morning.)
    If 1-2 tablespoons of milk offsets the negative effects of caffeine/coffee, then it really is nothing to worry about, so I'm back with drinking coffee on my run days.   https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/12204390/
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    CleBkPkr reacted to owl in 5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019   
    Good Luck!  You can do this.  I really like the idea of a back back for layers. Or, my cousin the marathon runner says, "wear old clothes as outer layers and don't worry about getting them back."  
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Crabapple in 5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019   
    Definitely layers. Maybe a backpack to carry any layers you take off?
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    CleBkPkr got a reaction from owl in 5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019   
    This weekend I’m participating in a 5K/Guinness World Record Kilt Run. I’m excited and nervous too! I need some good vibes my way! My goal is to finish ahead of my 5K I was in this past Thanksgiving. 
    I won’t “run” the whole thing but I sure hope to finish with some good stretches of running. Please! Send those positive vibes my way 
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    CleBkPkr got a reaction from Crabapple in This may sound rediculous   
    lol yes! I really did. Got them at Marshalls so you know they were a bargain 
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    CleBkPkr got a reaction from Crabapple in 5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019   
    With the weather coming in looking more like a polar bear run! 
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Ninjajedi in Week 3 Day 3   
    Just finished week 3, now on to week 4. Its intimidating to say the least. But I didnt think I could do week 3 and I did. Happy running folks!
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Crabapple in 5K on St. Patrick’s Day 2019   
    Good vibes coming your way.
    I hope it warms up a little there. For us, today makes two days in a row that we had sun. That hasn't happened for maybe a month or more.
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    CleBkPkr reacted to Crabapple in Week 3 Day 3 ugh   
    Thanks for posting that. That's very encouraging to all of us who struggle to keep the pace that the c25k wants us to keep.
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