I haven't forgotten about you all.

By bettymachete Latest Reply 2011-02-16 14:22:53 -0600
Started 2010-09-21 12:11:27 -0500

I'm sorry I haven't been posting very much of late. With school in full swing and family related issues, I've found my time has been very limited. Some good news came to me recently though that I wanted to share, my A1c is now 5.3 and I feel great about it. I've been running 5-7 miles at a time now and this is comming from a girl who really disliked running for a very long time. I attribute much of my success to this site. The support and encouragement have meant so much to me. The friendships I have made and continue to make, keep me going. So I send my big thanks to you all.

13 replies

Kaiyle 2011-02-16 14:12:51 -0600 Report

It's so good to hear how well you're doing my friend. What an awesome A1c!!! Keep up the hard work and continue enjoying the benefits of it.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2010-09-23 12:18:14 -0500 Report

Impressive, fantastick on both counts. Don't leave us to far behind in your dust, keep us caught up with your progress.

RAYT721 2010-09-21 16:43:44 -0500 Report

I have missed you! I am so glad to hear of your progresses and accomplishments. We are family and encourage you in all you do. Big hugs!!!

GabbyPA 2010-09-21 15:35:20 -0500 Report

Hi Betty, That is great news! I have missed you, but it is always great to see you pop up, no matter how far apart. Such great success I am sure will spur you to even greater things. Thanks for letting us know.

thabrat30 2010-09-21 12:50:06 -0500 Report

Awesome! Keep it up! How long did it take you to get to 5-7 miles. I am at 1.5 right now and I split it in half. By the time I am done, I am pooped and I am just beginning my day!

bettymachete 2010-09-21 13:33:54 -0500 Report

I started much like you …small goals just broke a mile in two parts. Then I began using this "train for a 5k" email program on about.com http://running.about.com/c/ec/32.htm. It's a good beginning . It's nice because I could print out my plan and email it to my doctor and get her approval. It makes realistic goals and gives you great tips. If you stay motivated and keep up with it in 8 weeks you are ready for a 5k, if you wanted to try it. I celebrate my passing goals by buying myself some funky fluffy socks. Polka-dots were when I hit 5 miles since I can now run 5 comfortably without stopping.

Pacing myself and setting small goals helped me to increase my run bit by bit. Good luck to you. Let me know how things are working out. Since the fall is here there will be lots of opportunity for you to get into a 5 k to test out your abilities as you go along. Even if you choose to walk and run finishing a 5 k is a great motivator and something to be proud of.

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