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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Running One Day At A Time

I am finally back to running!



It is hard to believe that I am running again. Three months ago I started my training to start running again after some injuries. See that post HERE. I knew it would take some time to get back to running but I am happy to say I succeeded in my goals and I am really enjoying running again. I love that I can run five miles without having to stop. I never thought I would reach this point but I took it easy with days of walking and running combined along with some great supplements. I also learned the importance of stretching, icing and wearing the right shoes.


   These cute shoes are the Mizuno Catalyst. I have never worn this brand before and I like the  way they fit. These shoes are lightweight and do a great job of supporting my feet, even my high arches!  I just love the way these shoes conform to my feet, like wearing a glove.


    I am loving these Fruit Me Up!  all natural fruit pouches for a healthy snack after running. I love that  they contain a full serving of delicious fruit! They also contain no added water or fruit juice concentrate and have 25% less sugar per oz. than most leading brands. Don't you love how the pouch matches my outfit? These fruit pouches come in many flavors. They even have ones that offer an extra Boost of nutrients like calcium, fiber, antioxidant Vitamin C and Omega-3 ALA in every delicious flavor combination. I just love the colorful pouches!



My next goal with my running is to start increasing my speed. Right now I am comfortable with just running five miles a day. I am thinking a couple more weeks of getting more comfortable with my distance before I try increasing my speed. Then I will do spurts of speed to get comfortable with the breathing. I might even register for a 4th of July race this year. My ultimate goal this year is to run the 5K race at the ShiftCon conference in December. 


 I am sure by then I will be back to my 8-minute miles. 

"These opinions are my own and I received a sample of Fruit Me Up! pouches and a pair of Mizuno Catalyst shoes to facilitate this post."

25 comments:

  1. Great job getting back out there and running again! Keep up the good work.

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  2. Well done on getting back out there with the running :) I am loving your trainers and the fruit me ups sound delicious. x

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  3. I love your outfit, it's really cute. Good job getting back out there.

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  4. Great Job, getting out there.I wished I could.

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  5. Awesome that you are running again. You look cute in that outfit.

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  6. Nice sneakers. It certainly is important to look good when running down the road.

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  7. I miss running, I am into biking lately and I am enjoying it too.

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  8. Terrific! Glad to know you're back in shape and running again, that's a happy achievement. I am curious about that fruity treat, definitely worth a try!

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  9. It's so important to have great shoes. It can mean the difference between having an injury or not.

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  10. Great job on getting back out there again! I am loving the look of those Fruit Me ups!! yum!

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  11. I think it's great that you are working your way back into running, especially after an injury. The Fruit Me Ups pouches look like a great on-the-go snack too!

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  12. I have a Mizuno pair, too! They're one of the best leading brands in sports shoes. Those Fruit Me Ups do have an attractive, colorful appearance!

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  13. Happy for you! It's awesome to get back into the things we love.

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  14. Good shoes is a must for running! My middle son is starting to train for cross country in school next year so he has been doing alot of running.

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  15. It's great to hear that you are running again. I love your shoes!

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  16. Those are nice running shoes! Good to hear that you are back into running.

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  17. I need to get in to running more. I love to walk though. I love your shoes too! I have a few pairs of nice running shoes. They really do make a difference.

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  18. Good for you! It's hard to get back after an injury. Love the shoes, too!

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  20. Your running gear looks fab. I love the bright blue sneakers.

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  21. Love this kind of running gear, looks so cool!

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  22. Those sneakers are popping...that should motivate you to keep running. Nothing like getting back to exercise after a break

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  23. 5 miles a day? You are super woman! How long have you been running?

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  24. It's so important to have good sneakers! It means the difference between having an injury or not!

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  25. I'm just really happy for you that you are starting this. I can't even run a block. I'd be so tired immediately. The drink and keeping yourself hydrated is so very important.

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