Anyone want to shape up in 2017? A continuing journey from last year.......

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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,426
    I have been sick.. really sick.. lost 7 lbs just in that.. so today will be my first day back on the trail.. not going to push things as this whatever it was, really wiped me out.. for the first time in my life, I experienced fever cramping.
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,426
    Never made it on trail.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 7,802

    Never made it on trail.

    That's ok, you will. It will be that much nicer after missing it.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 7,802
    I did an hr 15 of lifting chest and arms, then 45 minutes/4.25 miles on the treadmill.
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  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,716

    I have been sick.. really sick.. lost 7 lbs just in that.. so today will be my first day back on the trail.. not going to push things as this whatever it was, really wiped me out.. for the first time in my life, I experienced fever cramping.

    I hope you feel better, whispering hands!

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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,426
    Ms. Haiku said:

    I have been sick.. really sick.. lost 7 lbs just in that.. so today will be my first day back on the trail.. not going to push things as this whatever it was, really wiped me out.. for the first time in my life, I experienced fever cramping.

    I hope you feel better, whispering hands!

    Thank you. Finally feel better.
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,426
    rgambs said:

    Never made it on trail.

    That's ok, you will. It will be that much nicer after missing it.
    Thank you. It really will.
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness San DiegoPosts: 1,797
    So, maybe I'll join in here, if that's okay.
    I don't actually have an exercise goal at the moment, which is weird but true.
    In a nutshell: I've had thyroid disease for ten years or so. I've been a casual runner for 20+ years to help me manage stress and depression/ avoid killing people, but once my illness was under control I began running with more purpose, because there's nothing like no longer being able to do something you took for granted to make you REALLY want to do it again. [Hyperthyroidism causes muscle wasting, which most noticeably affects your large muscle groups, as well as an accelerated heartrate and a bunch of other stuff. I was so sick that I couldn't walk across the room without blacking out.] I now run about fifty miles/ week; I'm taking a break from racing, because I'm not a morning person and I'm REALLY not a people person in the morning, but I love to run trails and to run on the beach.

    After many years of casual weightlifting, this year I began working with a trainer who has taken that aspect of my fitness to the next level. My husband is very pleased with the results. ;) He (my trainer) also is forcing me to get friendly with a foam roller and --- ack! -- a PVC pipe, for those really stubborn knots. On a whim, I ran a Santa Run (5K) -- obliterated my years-old PR by nearly two minutes, but didn't bother stretching or warming up beforehand, since I was just running on a whim. I've spent the last four months trying to work through the knots and strains in my hamstrings and gluteal muscles, thanks to that dumb move. Getting old sucks.

    So, I find myself exercising like a fiend, two hours/ day on average, just to keep moving and stay busy, and to get me out of the house (I'm a brand-new empty-nester, and my husband's on track to be United's favorite customer this year).

    Since I'm taking a break from racing, I am struggling to come up with viable goals for myself. My trainer gave me a goal of being able to do a pull-up, and I'm on board with that. Frankly, I don't really have any weight to lose -- maybe three pounds, tops -- and I suck at dieting. I'm enjoying having the time to spend on myself, and I'm in the best shape of my life at ::cough:: years of age, but I keep feeling as if I need to have a goal, even though healthy lifestyle changes should be goals in and of themselves.

    Anyway, that's me: running 50 miles/ week, lifting 4-5 hours/week, foam rolling not quite often enough, and, now, trying yoga for the first time.
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  • whispering handswhispering hands Under your skinPosts: 13,426

    So, maybe I'll join in here, if that's okay.
    I don't actually have an exercise goal at the moment, which is weird but true.
    In a nutshell: I've had thyroid disease for ten years or so. I've been a casual runner for 20+ years to help me manage stress and depression/ avoid killing people, but once my illness was under control I began running with more purpose, because there's nothing like no longer being able to do something you took for granted to make you REALLY want to do it again. [Hyperthyroidism causes muscle wasting, which most noticeably affects your large muscle groups, as well as an accelerated heartrate and a bunch of other stuff. I was so sick that I couldn't walk across the room without blacking out.] I now run about fifty miles/ week; I'm taking a break from racing, because I'm not a morning person and I'm REALLY not a people person in the morning, but I love to run trails and to run on the beach.

    After many years of casual weightlifting, this year I began working with a trainer who has taken that aspect of my fitness to the next level. My husband is very pleased with the results. ;) He (my trainer) also is forcing me to get friendly with a foam roller and --- ack! -- a PVC pipe, for those really stubborn knots. On a whim, I ran a Santa Run (5K) -- obliterated my years-old PR by nearly two minutes, but didn't bother stretching or warming up beforehand, since I was just running on a whim. I've spent the last four months trying to work through the knots and strains in my hamstrings and gluteal muscles, thanks to that dumb move. Getting old sucks.

    So, I find myself exercising like a fiend, two hours/ day on average, just to keep moving and stay busy, and to get me out of the house (I'm a brand-new empty-nester, and my husband's on track to be United's favorite customer this year).

    Since I'm taking a break from racing, I am struggling to come up with viable goals for myself. My trainer gave me a goal of being able to do a pull-up, and I'm on board with that. Frankly, I don't really have any weight to lose -- maybe three pounds, tops -- and I suck at dieting. I'm enjoying having the time to spend on myself, and I'm in the best shape of my life at ::cough:: years of age, but I keep feeling as if I need to have a goal, even though healthy lifestyle changes should be goals in and of themselves.

    Anyway, that's me: running 50 miles/ week, lifting 4-5 hours/week, foam rolling not quite often enough, and, now, trying yoga for the first time.

    Awesome! I have neuropathy and it is spreading so I exercise to keep my
    Limbs healthy. Welcome to our support group. Everyone does something different. We're glad to have you.
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  • markymark550markymark550 Columbia, SCPosts: 3,925
    Welcome curmudgeoness!
  • Ms. HaikuMs. Haiku Washington DCPosts: 6,716

    So, maybe I'll join in here, if that's okay.
    I don't actually have an exercise goal at the moment, which is weird but true.
    In a nutshell: I've had thyroid disease for ten years or so. I've been a casual runner for 20+ years to help me manage stress and depression/ avoid killing people, but once my illness was under control I began running with more purpose, because there's nothing like no longer being able to do something you took for granted to make you REALLY want to do it again. [Hyperthyroidism causes muscle wasting, which most noticeably affects your large muscle groups, as well as an accelerated heartrate and a bunch of other stuff. I was so sick that I couldn't walk across the room without blacking out.] I now run about fifty miles/ week; I'm taking a break from racing, because I'm not a morning person and I'm REALLY not a people person in the morning, but I love to run trails and to run on the beach.

    After many years of casual weightlifting, this year I began working with a trainer who has taken that aspect of my fitness to the next level. My husband is very pleased with the results. ;) He (my trainer) also is forcing me to get friendly with a foam roller and --- ack! -- a PVC pipe, for those really stubborn knots. On a whim, I ran a Santa Run (5K) -- obliterated my years-old PR by nearly two minutes, but didn't bother stretching or warming up beforehand, since I was just running on a whim. I've spent the last four months trying to work through the knots and strains in my hamstrings and gluteal muscles, thanks to that dumb move. Getting old sucks.

    So, I find myself exercising like a fiend, two hours/ day on average, just to keep moving and stay busy, and to get me out of the house (I'm a brand-new empty-nester, and my husband's on track to be United's favorite customer this year).

    Since I'm taking a break from racing, I am struggling to come up with viable goals for myself. My trainer gave me a goal of being able to do a pull-up, and I'm on board with that. Frankly, I don't really have any weight to lose -- maybe three pounds, tops -- and I suck at dieting. I'm enjoying having the time to spend on myself, and I'm in the best shape of my life at ::cough:: years of age, but I keep feeling as if I need to have a goal, even though healthy lifestyle changes should be goals in and of themselves.

    Anyway, that's me: running 50 miles/ week, lifting 4-5 hours/week, foam rolling not quite often enough, and, now, trying yoga for the first time.

    Awesome! My exercise goals are your exercise reality :) . . . one day, one day, I will run 50 miles/week.
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  • rgambsrgambs Posts: 7,802

    So, maybe I'll join in here, if that's okay.
    I don't actually have an exercise goal at the moment, which is weird but true.
    In a nutshell: I've had thyroid disease for ten years or so. I've been a casual runner for 20+ years to help me manage stress and depression/ avoid killing people, but once my illness was under control I began running with more purpose, because there's nothing like no longer being able to do something you took for granted to make you REALLY want to do it again. [Hyperthyroidism causes muscle wasting, which most noticeably affects your large muscle groups, as well as an accelerated heartrate and a bunch of other stuff. I was so sick that I couldn't walk across the room without blacking out.] I now run about fifty miles/ week; I'm taking a break from racing, because I'm not a morning person and I'm REALLY not a people person in the morning, but I love to run trails and to run on the beach.

    After many years of casual weightlifting, this year I began working with a trainer who has taken that aspect of my fitness to the next level. My husband is very pleased with the results. ;) He (my trainer) also is forcing me to get friendly with a foam roller and --- ack! -- a PVC pipe, for those really stubborn knots. On a whim, I ran a Santa Run (5K) -- obliterated my years-old PR by nearly two minutes, but didn't bother stretching or warming up beforehand, since I was just running on a whim. I've spent the last four months trying to work through the knots and strains in my hamstrings and gluteal muscles, thanks to that dumb move. Getting old sucks.

    So, I find myself exercising like a fiend, two hours/ day on average, just to keep moving and stay busy, and to get me out of the house (I'm a brand-new empty-nester, and my husband's on track to be United's favorite customer this year).

    Since I'm taking a break from racing, I am struggling to come up with viable goals for myself. My trainer gave me a goal of being able to do a pull-up, and I'm on board with that. Frankly, I don't really have any weight to lose -- maybe three pounds, tops -- and I suck at dieting. I'm enjoying having the time to spend on myself, and I'm in the best shape of my life at ::cough:: years of age, but I keep feeling as if I need to have a goal, even though healthy lifestyle changes should be goals in and of themselves.

    Anyway, that's me: running 50 miles/ week, lifting 4-5 hours/week, foam rolling not quite often enough, and, now, trying yoga for the first time.

    I think the goal of doing a pull-up is a good one! Make it 5 and 20 push-ups!!
    Running is just a small part of fitness, there are so many other aspects.
    I've never run 50 miles a week, that's a bunch! I am averaging 15.
    When I was in peak shape as a wrestler, I could do 150 squats without pausing. There is just so much to fitness that I am sad sometimes at the abundance of attention that is paid to running.
    Yoga is great, wrestling/judo/jiu-jitsu is even better, CrossFit is a cult lol.
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness San DiegoPosts: 1,797
    edited April 24
    rgambs said:



    I think the goal of doing a pull-up is a good one! Make it 5 and 20 push-ups!!
    Running is just a small part of fitness, there are so many other aspects.
    I've never run 50 miles a week, that's a bunch! I am averaging 15.
    When I was in peak shape as a wrestler, I could do 150 squats without pausing. There is just so much to fitness that I am sad sometimes at the abundance of attention that is paid to running.
    Yoga is great, wrestling/judo/jiu-jitsu is even better, CrossFit is a cult lol.

    The push-ups I can do. =) Cross-Fit is not for me; I run to be alone, and group exercise makes me squirrelly. The fact that I meet my trainer at a gym, well, that's as social as my exercise gets, for now (yeah, I'mo happy that there is no talking in yoga).

    I've done weight training on and off since I was fourteen or so, so it's comfortable and familiar to me. My issue is that, while I am pretty fit, I am not athletic -- meaning, for me, the simpler the activity is, the better, LOL. My metabolism also is trashed thanks to my thyroid. I've been tracking my food intake pretty diligently for the last few months: My average calorie deficit each day is about 1000, I'm rarely hungry, and the scale has not budged. In other words, running lets me eat "normally" (1700-1800 calories/day) without gaining several pounds per week.
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  • curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness San DiegoPosts: 1,797
    Anyway, my goal for the week appears to be "exhaust myself." My man is gone for ten out of the next eleven days, so it's just me and the cats.

    Today, I ran 5.5 miles on the treadmill, spent an hour lifting (upper body) at the gym with my trainer, and then ran another 5.5 miles at the beach. Odds are very good that I will fall asleep on the floor tonight while stretching/ working on knots. Odds are even better that I will not lose an ounce this week; all of this effort, and it's just maintenance.
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