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T minus one! [Nov. 29th, 2007|11:18 pm]
Lindsey Kuper
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And I'm 96.3% done!

Now, if only I had anything to show for it.

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[User Picture]From: qousqous
2007-11-30 04:44 pm (UTC)
Being awesome isn't enough?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-11-30 07:00 pm (UTC)
Aw. I'm just frustrated that I don't seem to be in any better shape than I was a month ago. Perhaps I am and I don't realize it.

I like this "month" thing, though. It's not too hard to commit to doing something every day for a month.
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[User Picture]From: qousqous
2007-11-30 07:22 pm (UTC)
How much did you usually run before? Running isn't any easier or faster?

Indeed, a month isn't too long.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-11-30 09:59 pm (UTC)
From about March through May in the years 2004, 2005, and 2006, I was running this much in terms of mileage. I've never actually gone running every day for a month, though. That's new.

It may have gotten easier since the beginning of the month, but it's hard to say. It was never exactly hard. I'm pretty sure it hasn't gotten any faster, but I wasn't really trying to get faster.
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[User Picture]From: qousqous
2007-11-30 10:20 pm (UTC)
Every day for a month is pretty amazing, I think. Maybe you should just keep track of how many miles you run every, say, week, and try to keep increasing that.

I think of running as fairly hard, but I've never been a runner. I guess once you get in good enough shape to just go, it's a lot like walking—you can pretty much do it indefinitely.

What improvement were you hoping for? I bet you you could climb stairs more easily now, or sprint faster, or something. I also bet you could do better in a marathon now.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-11-30 10:56 pm (UTC)
The improvement I was hoping for was to be smokin' hot.
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[User Picture]From: qousqous
2007-11-30 11:00 pm (UTC)
Put something flammable on you and see what happens.
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[User Picture]From: lovemotionstory
2007-11-30 09:18 pm (UTC)
you probably are and don't see it. getting more fit through regular exercise is something that changes you a tiny bit every day, so you might not be able to notice it really. like a frog boiling in a slowly heated pan. maybe if yo uhad taken extensive pictures of your body at the beginning of the month and then took more at the end you could have put them side by side and seen a difference..


perhaps if you kept it up for another month you could...


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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-11-30 10:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks for reminding me of that. I've been here before. I should have learned by now that the change is gradual.
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[User Picture]From: qousqous
2007-11-30 10:21 pm (UTC)
64 is an awesome resting heart rate. What is it now?
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-11-30 10:55 pm (UTC)
If I could find my pulse, I could tell you. I bet that 64 was inaccurate, though.

Other statistics, as if you care: I weigh 145 pounds now. I've been as low as 127 (May 2006). That was Totally Insane. I think that 135 or so would be ideal.
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[User Picture]From: qousqous
2007-11-30 11:01 pm (UTC)
I like to go to the drug store or grocery store or whatever and use the blood pressure machines. They tell you your pulse as well.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-11-30 11:03 pm (UTC)

58.

All right, with my fingers pressed hard into my upper arm, squishing the poor axillary artery against the bone, I can just barely feel it. My wrists seem to be useless for pulse-taking.
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[User Picture]From: qousqous
2007-11-30 11:11 pm (UTC)

Re: 58.

58 is crazy good.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-12-01 09:04 am (UTC)

Re: 58.

I just tried it again (this time my neck), and I got 70. That's probably more accurate.
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[User Picture]From: lovemotionstory
2007-11-30 10:30 pm (UTC)
it's a tricky one to remember, for sure.
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[User Picture]From: linettasky
2007-11-30 11:22 pm (UTC)
I've been thinking about beginning to run. It appeals to me, I'm just lazy and can't seem to make myself actually *do* it. I need motivation...and maybe better shoes.
My coworker started running this spring or summer. She's 5'5", maybe, and pretty slim -- probably weighs around 120 -- and she hasn't done any kind of official exercise before. Her clothed appearance hasn't changed. I imagine that she probably looks different without her clothes, but I don't see that.
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[User Picture]From: qousqous
2007-12-01 09:22 am (UTC)
I really want to start running too. I can't right now because of my back (well, I could, but it would really stress my disc in a way that it shouldn't be stressed right now) but once that's fixed, I'm gonna do it.
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[User Picture]From: lindseykuper
2007-12-03 12:01 am (UTC)
One way to motivate yourself might be to pick out a race sometime in the next six months, that you'd like to be in. That way, you have a concrete goal to work toward. Pick a distance that'll be a challenge for you, but not inconceivably hard. If you're like me (I'm not fast), your goal will be simply to finish, not to break any records.

I've used the guides on Hal Higdon's website a lot over the last few years. The site is perhaps a bit dorky, but it's sound advice!
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