Sunday, August 18, 2013
I am getting ready to retire my Saucony Omni 11 and decided to switch brands this time. Asics definitely has a different feel, but Saucony has been making so many changes to the Omni that it is no longer the same shoe as when I started wearing them. It is like parting with a long time friend. You know the break-up is coming but you try to work things out, but eventually you know you have to say good-bye.
Saturday, August 17, 2013
It has been one thing after another this past week and I am feeling the stress. Not only that but things happened that interfered with my runs. So much for trying to do at least 15 miles a week.
To relieve my stress, I got up early this morning, had my coffee and did not tell anyone and went for a run. 8.72 miles and it felt great.
I decided to start the Bridge to 10k Program, using the podcasts, and ended up doing W1D1 twice. It felt so good to be outside running and having no one bother me. Yeah, right, my daughter calls me, but I ignore the ring. Then my husband calls, I was on the cool down of the podcast so I took the call mainly because I did not tell anyone I went running and thought some one should know where I was at.
But anyway, back to the run...the workout was warmup 5 min, 10 minute run/1 minute walk x 4, 5 minute cool down. One of the songs has the words: "It's amazing what we have done..." and it made me think of how far I have come in my fitness routine. This month is my 4 year anniversary of being serious about running.
I half-heartily attempted to run a couple years before that and could not run 1/10 of a mile. This morning on most of those 10 minute intervals I actually felt like a runner. Me? A runner?! Yeah, I am a runner! I love that feeling! And I kept thinking "It is amazing at what I have done."
How about you? What amazing thing have you accomplished?
Sunday, August 11, 2013
Not as good as I hoped for, but ok since I beat this route/race's time from last year. by 20 seconds. My granddaughter came in at 33:47, beating her last time at this race also.
Now, I am going to begin the Faster 5k program by Todd Lange (runningmatemedia.com and the 5k101 podcasts), I am doing a race in September that I did my personal best. (30:23) I am hoping to get close to that
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
My husband has a friend whose doctor told him he had a bad back and would eventually need surgery. Over the course of time, this friend started to walk with a cane, then a walker and was thinking about investing in a wheel chair to help him cope with his back problems.
I had seen him when he was in the "walker stage" and he looked like he was unsteady on his feet as he hobbled down the hallway.
But, he seen a different doctor who told him that there was nothing wrong with his spine. "Oh, well then, I guess I really do not need this cane or walker," he said. And now he is walking around without the use of his cane and walker.
What gives? A scammer? Or someone who believes what he is told and then acts accordingly? Start acting like you are sick and feeble just because the doctor said that is going to happen? This guy had a very rough childhood and I can see if his doctor was sympathetic and caring that he would have taken his doctor's word. And I can just hear my mother-in-law telling him that he needs to have a wheel chair to help him get around.
It is almost like researching a disease then every little ache and pain is a symptom of this disease. Ah, the joy of all the medical advice on the internet. Read or heard about it? Well, I got it.
Just the other day, my husband and I were watching a program that mentioned the statistics an those who have diabetes and pre-diabetes. He remarked that it was 1/3 of the population. I wonder how many of these people will just go along with the diagnosis and not make the necessary changes needed to be healthier just because they were told they have diabetes. They are probably being told they will eventually need to take insulin.
Now, if I can just get it into my head, "The fat I eat, is the fat I wear," and stop eating so many foods that have a high fat content. Then I am sure I can breakthrough this plateau...
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