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Steph on Fitness April 22, 2012

I want to get in shape.  I think most people do.  So I’ve set a few goals for myself:

  • Complete a 5k among the top half of finishers
  • Be willing to wear a two-piece bathingsuit without wearing a coverup
  • Go to the gym more often
  • Eat better

The first two are very specific goals.  The second two basically define the lifestyle changes I need to make in order to make the first two possible.

Want to know more about what I’m up to?

You can see my latest blog posts about fitness.

Runs/walks for 2015:

  • Super Sunday, 5k, Cambridge, MA 2/1  Insanely cold, and I almost didn’t run it!  But ran the whole thing, with a friend running with me the whole way!
  • Walk for Hunger, 20-mile charity walk, Boston, MA 5/3

Runs/walks for 2014:

  • Spring Classic, 5k, Cambridge, MA 4/27 Not my best, but I finished!
  • Walk for Hunger, 20-mile walk, starting and ending in Boston, MA 5/4  Looking forward to signing up when they open registration in February.  And hoping to raise even more money than last year!  Completed all 20 miles, and raised over $3000!
  • Run Wild 5k at the Stone Zoo, 5k, Stoneham, MA 8/23 Hot day, but nice route, and we got to check out the Stone Zoo beforehand!
  • Fall Classic 5k, 5k, Cambridge, MA 9/21 Seems to be at my normal ~10:30/minute pace
  • Winter Classic 5k, 5k, Cambridge, MA 12/7  Also around my ~10:30/minute pace….but CRAZY COLD!

Runs/walks in 2013:

  • Spring Classic, 5k, Cambridge MA 4/28 (It’s a follow up to the Winter Classic!) I got a new 5k PR, under 32 minutes!
  • Walk For Hunger, 20-mile walk, starting and ending in Boston, MA.  5/5 Check out my donation page!
  • Tory Row 5k, 5k, Cambridge, MA. 6/23 Their slogan is “Like last year, only faster”.  While it wasn’t my best time (I’ll blame the heat), I did beat last year’s time!
  • Tavern to Tavern 5k, 5k.  Cambridge, MA 9/22.  Hoping the route is better as promised!  Another PR, almost a 10-minute mile.
  • Mercer County Turkey Trot, 5k, West Windsor, NJ 11/28.  My first Turkey Trot!  Another PR for me, just over 30 minutes!  And my sisters were there to cheer me on!  They made an awesome poster for me, too.
  • Winter Classic, 5k, Cambridge, MA 12/8.  Third year in a row doing this race. Cold day!  Not my best time, but better than last year’s time!

Runs/walks in 2012:

  • An Ras Mor, 5k, Cambridge, MA 3/25 Completed faster than my last 5k!
  • Walk For Hunger, 20-mile charity walk, Boston, MA 5/6 (I blogged about it)  Success!  I finished all 20 miles, and raised over $1k!
  • Tory Row 5k, 5k, Cambridge, MA 6/3 Completed, around the same time as An Ras Mor.
  • Tavern To Tavern 5k, 5k, Cambidge, MA 8/19 Not sure how accurate the timing was (No actual starting line) but my time was less than 35 minutes!  Which is good for me.  Fastest 5k time so far!
  • Winter Classic, 5k, Cambridge, MA 12/9 This was also under 35 minutes, and I’ve got a new PR!  Will continue my Couch to 5k training for my next 5k…Looking forward to 2013!
  • Participated in the Holiday Bootie Buster Challenge as well.

I update my fitness activities/runs on dailymile:

fitness apps

Check out my workout history there!  We can even be dailymile friends 🙂

We can also be friends on Nike+ and Fitbit.

P.S. If this page looks familiar, it’s because I was inspired by Elizabeth at On Tap for Today.  My page is modeled after her Fitness On Tap page.

 

One Response to “Steph on Fitness”

  1. Don’t feel too bad because Tory Row was my slowest 5k of the year. Too hot!


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