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This week has been pretty exciting: new shoes, first track practice with TNT, and lots of love from family & friends in the contributions to the fundraising.

I haven’t been feeling particularly OP this week.  I should be walking on my own in order to prepare for the half marathon, but I haven’t.  Sunday and Monday nights I did a workout DVD, and I walked 3/4 of a mile on Wednesday, but that’s about it.  I’ve also had a bit of an increased appetite this week because of TOM.  I’ve been staying within my points (using my extra 35), so I shouldn’t have anything to worry about on weigh-in day, but I wasn’t as diligent about my tracking.  I did keep track of what I was eating in my head, but that never makes me feel as confident or organized as when I’m actually imputting what I’ve eaten into my Points Tracker. I usually track every day using eTools, but this week my main focus was on setting up the TNT fundraising page and making sure I thanked everyone for their donations.  I guess I should cut myself a little bit of a break, because the whole TNT thing is a whole new world, and sometimes you can only concentrate on so many things at once.

Tomorrow we’re scheduled to walk 4 miles, which is incredibly daunting.  I haven’t walked that far at once in years.  The Turkey Trot was a 5k, and that almost killed me.  Now that I have the new shoes, I’m hoping that I will be able to go a lot farther without too many problems.  They’re giving us 2 hours to walk the 4 miles, which means 30 minutes/mile, and I know I can do that.  I’m hoping I can average a 20-minute mile, but I’m going to keep the whole “slow and steady” idea in mind.  I’ll be really proud of myself for just completing it.

So next week (beginning on Sunday), I’m going to make a point of getting in more practices on my own.  Which means I’ll have to hit the gym.  I haven’t been inside my 24 Hour Fitness in months because I’ve been finding that I like working out outside of the gym better.  I’ve kept up my membership because I know I’ll use it a lot more frequently in the summer when I’m off.  I’ve been avoiding the treadmill like the plague, but now that I’ve signed up to walk the half marathon, it only makes sense to get back on it.  I’m thinking I may ease my way into it, though.  Maybe a warmup on the elliptical for about 20 minutes and then 40 minutes or so on the treadmill to start.

All in all, this week has been wonderful so far.  Lots of new, positive experiences.

I’d better get to bed now, since I have to be up at 5:30am (on a Saturday!) in order to make it to the TNT training.  Wish me luck that I don’t hit the snooze button too many times.


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