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  • #137675

    Nascfan
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    So sad to read yesterday that the wine and dine is going virtual this year
    :(
    How disappointing. I hope everyone gets to take part even though it’s virtual.
    :minnie:

    My poor wife couldn’t stop crying last night. :(

    #137677

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    I’ve been sloooooowly building my runs back. And when I say slowly, boy do I mean it. But I still don’t feel like I’m getting anywhere. I’m tired. I struggle. I’m starting to dread running. I completely push myself to go. But I don’t enjoy it.
    A few months back I downloaded the Nike run app. I have been using runkeeper for years now, but I liked the idea of the guided runs on Nike. Since I’ve been feeling so crappy when I run, and since I finally got my mileage up to 2, this morning I thought, eh, let me give a guided run a try. So I did a 20 minute guided run. I LOVED IT. This was the first run I was able to do without stopping. When the run first started the coach was talking sooooo much I though, oh man, if this dude talks the entire time I’ll never make it through. :P But, although he talked a lot, there were times when he was silent. So it worked out
    ;)
    But, I felt really good during the run, and finished strong, and like I said,I didn’t feel the need to stop and walk. I was pleased.
    Looking forward to my next run And that is sayin something!
    :up: :up: :up: :up:

    #137678

    missingWDW
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    …now I just need to get my eating habits back on track….
    Oh Lordy
    Maybe I can find an eating coach app that yells at you at the appropriate times, “PUT. THE. COOKIE. DOWN!!!!“
    :surprised:

    #137679

    Nascfan
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    Great job @missingwdw! I’m so glad you were able to find some joy in it again! You’re doing awesome, it’s so hard to push through anything anymore. So proud of you!

    #137680

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    @nascfan
    Yeah it’s tough. You work so hard and then it’s cancelled. It would have been an amazing weekend for all of you together!
    Now, you just have to plan for the next one
    ;)

    #137681

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    @nascfan I saw that yesterday when i got home and thought you of instantly. I thought you had been planning this :( I am so sorry :( For all the runners out there that were so looking forward to being able to be there again :(


    #137694

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    @missingWDW. Great job !! It’s so hard to keep doing it when your not wanting to but I’m glad you are!!

    I am so sad about W&D, I was really excited I run at Disney again and the theme is so cool ! :( :(

    #137710

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    Hey guys! Been some time but thought I’d come back here and get some motivation.

    About 2 months ago I was feeling really sorry for myself about my health and nothing was working. I even tried Noom and lost zero weight and just felt so crummy the whole time. Finally seeing a specialist and telling them how I’m feeling, tests later, I finally have a reason for feeling so terrible, looking so terrible, and being so depressed about it! Turns out allergens can be more than sniffles… And tag that with an endocrine disorder i was all sorts out of whack.

    Dairy Free, Soy Free, Gluten Free, No-added Sugar diet and two weeks into that I felt like I could take on the world again! I was sleeping well, I wasn’t waking up feeling like I’d been run over.

    I live in a teeny-tiny Midwest town with no fitness anything. So a local bakery, (LOL I know right? ) started a fitness class in the garage to her bakery. (it smells pretty darn good while I’m trying to pay attention in class!) She does something similar to Zumba three times a week, at 5;30 am. :surprised: Since I was feeling so good, I started getting up and doing that. I really enjoy it.

    About 2 weeks ago, after having lost 20lbs (barely doing anything! Just eating foods that weren’t killing me! :surprised: ) I thought, I should get on the treadmill on days I don’t go to Amber’s. And first time I walked/ran 1.5 miles and was at about 16min/mile. Been running on the treadmill (I know guys, but I have rugrats at home and can’t leave) about 3 time a week in addition to Amber’s workouts (3 times a week).

    Yesterday I was up to 2 miles (mostly running, a few times I fast-walked) and hit a 14.5 min/mile. GUYS! this is so exciting for me. I can’t believe I am finally back to running, and not only that, doing well. And feeling great with it to. Last time I was running I felt like sludge but doing it anyway (Before I learned I was destroying my body with the wrong foods).

    Sorry it got so drawn out, but I just wanted to let you all know that I hope that I can do a Disney run with all of you here in the near future, now that I don’t feel like a slug of a human! :D

    :ariel:

    #137719

    warrsm
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    @sarahjoe37 oh my goodness!! So happy you are seeing some positive results after all of that!! You are seriously on fire right now! I wish I had a third if your motivation :) :) :clap: :clap: :clap:

    #137720

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    @sarahjoe37 I’m so glad you found out you were having allergy issues! A food change can make all the difference! The wrong foods for your specific needs cause so many of those issues. I’ve gone through elimination diets to help with my autoimmune and I feel amazing when I’m on them. All the extra bloat and weight retention finally starts to let go. I’m so very happy and am cheering you on! I have no clue how on earth you can stay focused while working out in a bakery garage! LOL I would want to lick the walls! ;) Keep at it! I need to get back on the running wagon soon! We would love to have you join us at a runDisney race! I know a bunch of us plan to be there for Star Wars in April!

    #137721

    Nascfan
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    @sarahjoe37 that is so awesome! I am so happy for you and proud of you too! You’re doing so great and finding out those foods were causing you such pain and havoc, great job! We do plan to sign up for Star Wars races for April 2021 in the slim hopes they will be a go. Once those are canceled though I don’t know if we’ll ever be back again. But I hope you can either go for those or sometime in the future! There’s nothing like a Disney race!

    #137722

    sarahjoe37
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    Thank you @warrsm! Finally seeing change in myself has really lit a fire under my butt. I just hope I keep it up.


    @eeyorepoohfan
    sometimes when she’s baking bread, I am so distracted! And I can’t have any of it! :(

    Our plan has been for the last 2 years to go in March of 2021. But we may end up moving it out a little bit to April or May. How soon in advance do you have to sign up for a RunDisney run? Like a year?

    #137723

    sarahjoe37
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    @Nascfan I hope it’s not the end for you… :( Things will get better. I know they will.

    #137724

    warrsm
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    I am still hoping to try for Star Wars. Did I miss the sign up? So worried they will kept postponing :(

    #137725

    Nascfan
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    @sarahjoe37 and @warrsm Star Wars races go on sale next month, August 6 for AP holders and August 11 for general. They will probably sell out within hours.


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