jenrunsaustin

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    jenrunsaustin reacted to pags98 in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    Awesome!  I got 2 5 mile hikes in this weekend.  One in a steady rain (fell and cut up my knee and finger a good bit) and the second on a super windy and cold day with my bum knee.  Definitely feeling some Tiger Blood type energy which is nice.  No new food dreams thankfully but a lot of random dreams (bought a car that I'd never want to buy in one).  So my sleep has definitely improved.  Clothes are fitting that didn't fit before, brain much more nimble and my cravings are pretty much gone.  There were 2 dozen donuts in our Monday morning meeting and they didn't even tempt me...although they were Dunkin Donuts which are kind of trash anyway in my opinion.  
    Did a ton of meal prep yesterday but it was big stuff that will feed us for the next few days before needing to cook again.  Sheet pan Sweet Potatoes/Kale/Egg breakfast and Zucchini Lasagna.  Each one means 5 meals each for my wife and I.  
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    Made it thru another weekend, s couple 4 and 6 mile runs with additional miles to get 10 each day towards run the year.  Saturday felt pretty dead, but today was better.  Crossing my fingers I am making the turn to pos energy since I have a half marathon next sunday!
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from Dr. Science Squirrel in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    I am still hanging in there following the program to the letter, but getting really tired of it.  I have plenty of food, like the taste, but it just is not fun (like mid point of a marathon).  I have been social, but miss eating and drinking (my beer if that a week or mocha latte) while out with friends.  
    I know that this point if hard as it is a lot "why am I doing this" actually the word I use in my mind, I really don't want to type here...  I definitely do not feel better in the areas I was hoping would this elimination would help, but I guess that is really typical as well.
    Still do not have a lot of energy in my legs for my runs
    I know I'm sounding whinny here, but over all attitude isn't that bad.
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from Dr. Science Squirrel in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    I am still hanging in there following the program to the letter, but getting really tired of it.  I have plenty of food, like the taste, but it just is not fun (like mid point of a marathon).  I have been social, but miss eating and drinking (my beer if that a week or mocha latte) while out with friends.  
    I know that this point if hard as it is a lot "why am I doing this" actually the word I use in my mind, I really don't want to type here...  I definitely do not feel better in the areas I was hoping would this elimination would help, but I guess that is really typical as well.
    Still do not have a lot of energy in my legs for my runs
    I know I'm sounding whinny here, but over all attitude isn't that bad.
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    Food is still going ok, get to go to a work function tonight and watch everyone else it and drink, I think it will be fine, just a bit boring and cutting into my running time!
    Body is definitely tired, but I am changing a lot and asking it to stay very active so not surprised.  I think doing the running/hike/walk challenge at the same time is actually helping as it give me another thing to obsess about besides food.
    @GraceMelodie glad you found out you are still a runner
    @Katrina2428 welcome, first days are very hard, you got this
    @pags98 six flags definitely hard work!  Probably nothing you could eat there
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    jenrunsaustin reacted to GraceMelodie in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    Great idea!  Combining errands with walking is an great way to get the miles in.  I am thinking about walking to work and running back home this week.  I work 3.5 miles from home and it is completely flat so it would be doable.
    I am only 3 miles under my goal mileage for this week.  I was a little sore after running 3 miles and walking 4.5 miles yesterday but I discovered I am still a runner.  Yesterday I had some tummy trouble and slept 10 hours last night but I feel much better today.  I hope you all have a good Day 7!
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    I thought  I Wrote on here about an hour ago wonder where that went
    Anyways 10 miles today, legs had nothing on th up hills and I am still feel beat up 6 hours later.
    Foods going ok, had shrimp,  bacon and guacamole for lunch and making Chile for dinner.
    Keep going one step/meal at a time
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    Walk 2.5 miles to get my cup of coffee this morning (5 miles round trip) good to get the miles in, still get out of the house and be whole30. 
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from GraceMelodie in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    @GraceMelodie  I am doing the 2019 mile challenge with Run the Edge run by Olympian Adam Goucher.  I did it in 2017 but very supportive world wide group.  They have a tracker that syncs with garmin, strava, or manually enter, medal, etc.  You can do it solo or as a team.
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    jenrunsaustin reacted to GraceMelodie in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    I like the idea of running/hiking/walking 2019 miles this year.  It breaks down to just under 6 miles a day.  I used to be a serious runner and cross country coach.  I ran track & cross country in high school and in my 20s and 30s, I ran 3 marathons, several half marathons and many shorter distance races.  I had to look up BQ, and realized it meant Boston Qualifying.  I came close with a best marathon time of 3:48 when I was 26 years old.  Now in my 40s, I hike and walk and occasionally run.  I love to hike, so I'd like to join your group to inspire me to hike/walk 6 miles a day.  I am on Day 2 and this is my 3rd Whole 30.  I only walked 2 miles yesterday, so I have some catching up to do.  Thank you for inspiring me and giving me a fun new fitness goal!!
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    jenrunsaustin reacted to samianne724 in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    Welcome @GraceMelodie   I have never heard of this Run the Edge thing before, thanks for sharing @jenrunsaustin!! I adore the Goucher family so I will definitely look into that. 
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    jenrunsaustin reacted to pags98 in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    I'm a relatively new runner even though I'm in my 40s, I abused food for many many years and running was not even close to an option (I was the guy you hoped for if there was a bear nearby - you just had to outrun me). 
    I started around March of last year and did my first 5k in May.  I did a total of 6 this year and did 1 successful and 1 unsuccessful (28 day) Whole30.  I did a 5k in the midst of my successful Whole30.  But a 5k is much different than your numbers of course. Hah.
    My running goals this year are to run the Peachtree Road Race (10k) in July, a Half Marathon in the Fall and 10 5K races sprinkled in throughout the year (my first will be on January 12th).  I'm a slow runner at the current time but I've been getting better.  My first 5k was 39 minutes in May and I'm around 33 minutes now.  So my other running goal will be getting my first sub-30 5k.  Baby steps for sure.  I didn't really know how to improve my speed until doing more research recently so hoping to break many more barriers.  I was pondering doing the run the year as well but my combine that with my biking.  
    I enjoy hiking as well and have started doing some trail running which I absolutely love.  So I anticipate doing more of that this year!
    All that to say, I'm also starting Jan 2nd. 
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    jenrunsaustin reacted to samianne724 in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    Also a runner! Goal is to start tomorrow. I've done one "true" whole30 before, a few smaller ones (7 day, 28 day, 14 day) thrown in there over the past few years as well. Wanting to do a true whole 30 the right way this month, and I suspect it might jolt my system! I've been pretty paleo over the past 3 years but have really slid away from that the past 6 months (eating peanut butter on toast right as we speak!) The first time I did a whole30 I was pretty lethargic or apathetic toward running during the first 2 weeks, so hoping to avoid that but we'll see. I do want to BQ at some point this year, but I have yet to commit to any races this year except for a half marathon in a couple of weeks. Other than that, I want to try to run 2019 miles in 2019, so just keeping the mileage up. I need people to hold me accountable so I'm so happy to have found this thread!
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    jenrunsaustin reacted to akrosane in Runner starting Jan 2nd - looking for support group   
    Also a runner and triathlete. Have been taking a break the past few years but want to start getting back in shape and seeing what I can make this old body do! ( I'm 55).I do eat pretty healthy for the most part but haven't been as good as I should have the last few months. Lots of social gatherings and wine!...need a kick start so tomorrow is my start day. First time doing Whole30. Only have 3 races right now ( Lavaman, Coeur d'Alene 70.3, Super frog 70.3) but will do some running events or local triathlons. I like the 2019 miles in 2019 goal and a BQ would be nice...but not sure about that one yet. I've gotten really slow over the years!
    Anyway, here is to a new start!!
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from Shelly :) in Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018   
    thanks for everyone encouragement,  still hanging in there.
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from Shelly :) in Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018   
    thanks for everyone encouragement,  still hanging in there.
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from dnewc in Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018   
    Eating a wonderful simple breakfast of scrambled eggs with Avocado and Pico de Gallo (tomatoes, jalapenos, onion and cilantro) all very easy to do in my office kitchen which consists of a refrigerator, sink and microwave but at least it is something.
    I was surprised at how easy the weekend was, even met a friend for a "beer" which I had ice tea -yay me!  I am getting kind of bored and want somethings like chips, not because I am craving them, but because i like them.
    I really admire all of you who are doing this with families and still providing them with their "normal" meals, treats, etc.
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from Sunshine2020 in Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018   
    @Sunshine2020 Not giving up just having a harder time today.  I do deal with some depression and when it come on it makes me not want to do anything I should be doing.  I can usually push thru the things I really have to get done, but at the same time try not to be too hard on myself.  So probably bored isn't quite the right word.  
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    jenrunsaustin reacted to ShannonM816 in Instant Pot Recipes?   
    I know Michell Tam does a lot of Instant Pot recipes, most either Whole30 or easily modified to be. Her latest cookbook has a few IP recipes, but her website has a roundup of them here:  https://nomnompaleo.com/post/125878339293/my-top-paleo-pressure-cookerinstant-pot-recipes  
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from Shelly :) in Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018   
    Just made this salad - I did the coconut dressing option - one of the best salads I have ever made!  I did put a little more of the spice on the chicken when I cooked it.
    https://www.paleorunningmomma.com/paleo-chicken-cobb-salad-whole30/
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from Shelly :) in Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018   
    It is actually going pretty well today, ran with my group, a little bit tough, then walked with some other friends that included a stop for breakfast which was sweet potato hash with a couple eggs.  What is really surprising to me is I am not just pacing around the house trying not to eat, which is pretty typical of Saturdays.   I am just comfortable and good with just my meals.  I will savor this moment!
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from Shelly :) in Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018   
    Had some Poke Poke last night with a friend, it was quite humorous to listen to us talk with the "cook" (not sure of the term to use since it is raw tuna) ended up being compliant when we got down to the coconut amino acids instead of the soy sauce and we got the avocado, cucumber, and tomato salad instead of the rice.
    My Run yesterday was really hard (very hilly) and I felt like I had no energy in my legs, but got done what I wanted to - just slower. 
    No headache today or body aches - yay, but still tired an lacking motivation and focus on my work tasks.  (Did have to run from the room after our meeting since they brought breakfast tacos which are much harder for me to turn down than a doughnut)
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from SalW in Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018   
    Hope you feel better soon @SalW  my mood is slightly better as the day goes on, I still feel like I have run a marathon and then been beaten with a board - just kidding, but my body is tired and achy.  This too shall pass... Right?
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from SalW in Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018   
    Hope you feel better soon @SalW  my mood is slightly better as the day goes on, I still feel like I have run a marathon and then been beaten with a board - just kidding, but my body is tired and achy.  This too shall pass... Right?
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    jenrunsaustin got a reaction from Sunshine2020 in Start date Mon. Feb 12th 2018   
    Day 2 was ok, not as bad as Day 1, but Day 3 is setting up to be a dozey.  My whole body hurts, I didn't set my alarm, but luckily only woke up 15 min late, still managed to cook breakfast (already tired of eggs and sausage) and grabbed some lunch, but I can tell today it is going to be tough (especially with the chocolate sitting next to me from some co-workers which I will share with some other people a little later, just another thing to deal with.  I may be on here bitching a lot today - please forgive me.