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Day 69: Run, Jess, Run!

Posted Apr 11 2010 12:06am

For some reason, Forrest Gump popped into my head today. I aspire to be like Forrest. I think I might add running across the USA to my list of life goals. Running across America sounds pretty damn amazing. For now, however, I’ll focus on the present. Baby steps first. By the time you read this, I will be running my first 5K race ever .

So cheer for me, and cheer for yourself. If I can do it, so can you.

I encourage you all to find a 5K race, sign up, mark your calendars, and start training!



Pre-Race Pasta – Dinner: penne pasta with garlic, onions, mushrooms, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, basil, thyme, turkey bacon and Swiss cheese. Carb me up!


Consumption: 1573 calories, 25.85g of fat. Total steps: 18,322

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Workout: Treadmill. Bench press. Biceps. SAUNA.

I did a sprint/walk mile in 10 minutes. Apparently, I can hold an 8.3 pace for longer than a minute. I’m pumped! I also re-discovered my love for the sauna. Talk about an amazing sweat.

For the weekly challenge , I finished the day with eight 17-ounce bottles of water.

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