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I had said I was going to keep updates on my blog as I worked through my running class but apparently I didn’t mean I was going to do that often. I’ve been to all the classes so far and I’ve been trying to keep up with the workouts. Because I am me the process is going slow because I don’t want to hurt myself. At first I ended up with some minor knee pain but that went away after switching to walking for a bit. Now I’m having on-going hip issues to the point that I’m going to see the doctor tomorrow and just make sure it’s nothing too serious. It’s possible it’s related to my sciatic nerve or it’s a muscular issue, I really don’t know.

I’ve also been doing my 3x a week work outs with my personal trainer and I’ve been able to make good progress there. After what seems like about a month long of not seeing any weight loss I finally saw a loss this morning. I had become a bit to lax in my food tracking and that had to have effected my losses. Now I am back on track 100% and will work to keep it that way.

On July 4th my friend and I went on a nature hike/scavenger hunt at Pioneers Park Nature Center which was a lot of fun but I ended up coming home with 6 ticks, which was less than fun. Then Saturday night I met friends in Firth, NE to watch the fireworks show there and it was really fun.

I’ve been reading a lot too and making good use of my public library. I just need to be careful I don’t check out more books than I can read! Also last month I had the first meeting of the book club I helped start and it was a lot of fun. The next couple months will be interesting as I am doing a 6 week work rotation at the Apple Retail Store in Omaha. That’s going to be a lot of driving but it will be worth it for the training and experience.

Hopefully everyone else is doing well!

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This year I finally signed up for Beginner’s Luck which is a running class that helps you train for a 5k. I’ve wanted to take this class for a few years now but for various reasons I haven’t been able (see: surgery, job, etc). I’m going to document my progress in the blog and maybe even make a few videos as well.

I have tried doing the couch to 5k program a few times on my own but I end up giving up for various reasons. I like the idea of having a weekly session where we get to hear speakers and then work on our running. We have a workout plan to follow that includes running twice a week on our own so I’m going to have to schedule that in with my other workouts. I’m really excited about this opportunity!

I have thought about my goals for running and what I want to get from it. Overall I just want to accomplish running a 5k and I will be more than happy with that as a goal. I’ve done 5ks before but I’ve never ran one from start to finish without stopping to walk. I suppose if I really like it that I will train for a 10k and maybe a half marathon. I think doing a half marathon once would be good just to cross of a list of accomplishments but I’m not sure if I’ll want to do it more than once.

While I’m excited for the class to start I’m also nervous. I’m slow and I know I’m a beginner so I’m a bit worried about having to keep up with a group. I will push myself the best I can and that’s all I can do. I’ve talked to a few of my friends that have done the class before and they all have said it’s fun and supportive. I still have that flashback to junior high when I couldn’t run the mile and being so slow – something I really want to move past. Junior high was a long time ago and I have nothing to prove for that any more so I should let it go!

So the class starts tomorrow night and I will update you all after the first class!

Vital Stats

Name: Angela
Age: 36
Height: 5'8"
Total Weight Lost: 46lbs

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