-H0LY-Y0GA-'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%2DH0LY%2DY0GA%2D -H0LY-Y0GA-'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ SparkPeople status and goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599736 I am an avid runner and Holy Yogi. I don't spend much time on SP these days, except to log my nutrition and fitness (beginning again with the New Year in 2014, since I am finally facing up to the fact that "you can't outrun a bad diet."). I am a leader of the Holy Yoga team and am glad to answer any questions you may have about that. There isn't a ton of activity on the team, but I want to make sure that there continues to be some information here about Holy Yoga. It is a life-changing practi... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 07:49:00 EST Summer Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904014 I really, really hate logging my food. I do need to do it, though. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Other goals: <BR> <BR> Run 25-30 miles per week (4 days, incl one day of hill/speed training) <BR> Physical Therapy/Strength training 2-3 days per week. <BR> Yoga 2-3+ days per week. <BR> <BR> I am considering a few races, including a 5k and 2-10ks. I hate 5ks because I find it much harder to run that fast, even for a shorter time period. I would love to run a 5k under 25 minutes (PR is 25:35, but that was la... Wed, 30 May 2012 09:43:28 EST Marathon Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806903 Well, I finished!! It rained pretty much the entire time, and since the race was on trail, we had lots of mud and puddles (oh yeah, and slick trestles). In the beginning we could go around the puddles, but by the end they pretty much took up the trail. The first half felt great, then my knee hurt from mile 14 on. My splits averaged 9:44 in the first half, and 11:11-ish in the second. My lungs never gave out on me, just my knee. I stopped to stretch that quad several times which helped, and al... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 08:56:16 EST Final few days before marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4799361 Oh boy. Here we go. I have one more run (an easy three miler) today, then my first marathon on Sunday. I have done pretty much everything my plan called for, plus many a trip to the chiropractor to try to help my tight right hip/tight and sometimes painful left hamstring issue - and the occasional flare-up of my SI joint. It seems to have mostly helped. Hip is great, hamstring is, well, there. Not painful, just noticeable. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am still not set on a race strategy. All of the a... Thu, 22 Mar 2012 08:49:49 EST Las Vegas Half Marathon Race Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4622715 Google the RocknRoll Las Vegas Half and you will find lots of complaints. People even say they got sick from the water (I didn't). My only complaints were that it was really crowded. I just don't think it is possible to organize 44,000 people. People literally could not get to the proper corrals, so there were lots of walkers up front and lots of weaving in an out. I even saw a guy trip, tuck and roll and get back up to keep running. It was very hard to keep any sort of pace with so many peop... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 12:34:24 EST Survived Thanksgiving. On to Marathon training. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4602515 To update anyone who read my previous blog )waffling about running a race when I was just coming off a pretty brutal one), I opted out. I am glad I did. My knee is still not at 100%. I am running easy though and it is much better. I have a race coming up this Sunday (Las Vegas RocknRoll Half) but will be treating it as a training run. Beginning 12/5, I have 16 weeks until my first full marathon so do not want to start off with a setback from running too hard. We are also going to be on vacati... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 10:47:45 EST Half marathon report, and your opinion, please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583432 I ran a hilly half marathon on Saturday and am still walking around like an old woman (quads are sore). There were about three+ miles of hills at the beginning, 6-7 lovely flat to rolling miles in between, and 3 more miles of monster hills at the end. I was on pace for a sub-2 (which is my ultimate dream goal for the Half) until the last two miles, then my knee just basically had had enough. I think it was the downhills that killed the knee, but of course the uphills slowed me down! I have be... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 09:39:32 EST Grief and Running and Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4506681 I started running again last week after being unable to do anything at all. Paralyzed by grief and no desire to do anything but hug my sister and cry over her sweet son's death. <BR> <BR> Running was something I did that brought me joy, but now it is really medicine. It doesn't feel good yet, but it will someday. Now it just feels necessary. The struggle of it gives me something to fight against, since nothing can be done to change what happened. <BR> <BR> My yoga practice is just breath r... Tue, 27 Sep 2011 12:18:55 EST Fall! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4447541 I am back at work today (I work at a high school) and am both thankful for the return of routine and dreading it. I have several races planned this fall and am wondering how I am going to fit all my miles in with work and the days getting shorter. <BR> <BR> I am also hoping that being roped to my desk more will keep me a little more accountable with SP, since the iphone app only has the food and fitness logs. I love that, but miss reading articles and posts. On the phone I just don't bothe... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:25:24 EST How to win a trophy :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4300386 OK, beyond working hard and training for the specific race, I must say again that it really helps to register for races in small towns. In a smaller field, a runner has a much better chance of placing. <BR> <BR> I ran a 5k last weekend in my tiny little town, sponsored by the local high school cross country team. I ran with a group from church, including some kids who were running their first 5k. My public goal was a PR, and my private goal was to be the first Master's female. <BR> <BR> Sco... Wed, 15 Jun 2011 12:17:14 EST What is your maintenance secret? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4240904 I am really struggling with maintenance. I have been at my goal weight before then put 10-15 pounds back on and started over (repeat ad nauseum). I really don't want to screw it up this time. I am finding, though, that I am really obsessing over it and I don't think that is healthy either. <BR> <BR> I know that logging my food is crucial, but don't want to be obsessive about it either. I want to set a healthy example for my kids without being over the top. I welcome any advice from current m... Wed, 18 May 2011 11:33:59 EST Mrs. Incredible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4225566 When I was running on Monday, on a much hillier route than I ever would have attempted a year ago, I noticed that my shadow looked like the cartoon Mrs. Incredible... all stretched out and hippy. It made me giggle to think about looking like a cartoon as I ran, and then I thought that Mrs. Incredible wouldn't be a bad choice to emulate: trying to do a million things as a mom. Then I remembered her specific super power: she is flexible! So my yogi-self got a laugh out of that, too. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 11 May 2011 12:51:53 EST Race day inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4222679 As I said in my initial race report blog, my 10k on Saturday was lots of fun - great weather, beautiful course and great people. As in most cases in life, the people really made the most difference. I have been running with several friends for about a year. We have all progressed at our own speeds and really enjoy supporting each other and going to races together. <BR> <BR> We also see some local legends at a lot of the races. One of those we admire set the over- 70 men's course record at t... Tue, 10 May 2011 10:00:27 EST So much fun!! 10 k Race Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4220308 First of all, thanks so much for all of your support, SP friends! I felt encouraged and pumped up and ready to rock for my race on Saturday. <BR> <BR> I use a RW app on my phone that had me at a goal pace of 9:01/mile and finish of 56:04. I knew that was going to be quite a stretch for me so had myself all psyched up to shoot for 9:10/mile, which still would have solidly beaten my old PR (59:22 in my first 10k last summer). The weather was perfect and it was an amazing stretch of almost ent... Mon, 9 May 2011 11:41:17 EST getting past dinner time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4207601 OK so I just went to a meeting at work and was determined NOT to have the sugar cookies that were served. FAIL. I had 3, then returned to find candy in my mailbox (darn you teacher appreciation week!). Anywho, way overdid my calories for this time of day - usually I eat about half my calories at work and half at home afterward. I am posting this here to see if it has any impact on my ability to stay accountable for the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> Interestingly, my kids and I had a conversatio... Tue, 3 May 2011 14:23:51 EST Race Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4124113 The National Half Marathon is on the books! I was battling a cold right up to and through race day, but the worst of it was over by then. Very thankful for that. My brother in law got up ridiculously early to drive me into DC for the race. We left in plenty of time but hit major traffic everywhere we tried to go. I am used to much smaller races so this was quite an experience. When I got there, the sun was up and there were no lines for the portapotties because the race was essentially under... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 13:37:52 EST Tapering... 5 days til Half... goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4106704 Good morning! I am getting really antsy about the Half this weekend. Had a great week last week but probably ran too many miles. Focus this week is just rest with a couple of easy runs. My friend and I have been using an iPod app from Runner's World to determine our schedule and it is funny how the thing has us do completely different stuff prepping for the same race. Anywho.... I am scheduled for 3 miles easy today and tomorrow, then 5 (3 tempo) on Wednesday. 2 days rest and then the race on... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 09:21:07 EST Home stretch to next Half - random report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4060099 I ran 8 miles yesterday, with 4 fast (for me) mile repeats and 1/2 mile cooldowns in between. Felt great up until the last repeat when my right knee started really complaining. I stopped and put on my runner's knee strap on my right knee and slowed down considerably to the end. Normally I run with straps on both knees but am experimenting with running without them. Easy runs go fine but yesterday was a definite fail. Besides the fact that I should've started out with the knee straps, I also ... Wed, 2 Mar 2011 10:43:07 EST Strength training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3958970 OK, so what I love to do is run and do yoga. I get some strength training from the yoga, but definitely not enough. There have been times when I have been really focusing on the strength (particularly kettlebell training, which I like and know is very effective) but lately I just cannot get off my duff to do it!! I have set what I think is a reasonable goal of just two strength training sessions a week and am making a statement here with the hope that I will actually do it! <BR> <BR> My week... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 10:00:19 EST New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3876235 Happy 2011, Sparkfriends! This last month has been a rough one at our house. Emergency back surgery for my husband complete with very slow recovery that is still ongoing. Spent a week in the hospital and now recovering at home. I have practiced yoga exactly once in the past three weeks and am feeling the negative effects. Very thankful for lots of supportive friends. The Body of Christ is alive and well and has been supporting and serving us at every turn! <BR> <BR> Things are getting bette... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 10:16:13 EST 2:14:22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3797727 11 of 20 in my age group. Knee hurt, nose ran, but really enjoyed the race and am pleased with how I did. New PR for Half :). Sun, 21 Nov 2010 15:31:48 EST More Half review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3756907 Thanks so much for your encouragement! I am still basking in the glow of finishing my first Half and finding it difficult not to tell everyone I see about my accomplishment. I did put a 13.1 magnet on my car, but am otherwise trying not to bother the people at work with my race report. At least you chose to click here, right? <BR> <BR> After tons of planning and careful packing (3 outfits to prepare for any weather possibility) I got to the race without my visor. My beloved visor - I never r... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 12:33:54 EST Whoo-hoo!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3751903 We did it! My knees have a Half Marathon hangover but the race went well. My official time was 2:17:56!! I was really pleased with that - was shooting for under 2:30. My running partner for the race is consistently faster than I am so I helped him hold back early and he helped me move it along later. I had a sticker on my watch reminding me that I needed to run 11:23 miles to stay under 2:30... but our average was 10:32. I had a moment of insanity when I thought 2:15 was possible (someday!) b... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 13:55:49 EST counting down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3745828 Yesterday's easy 3 miler was my last training run before the Half on Saturday. My primary running partner has dropped out of the race due to knee pain which is sad for both of us. Scary also, since who knows what will happen between now and Saturday. I wince everytime my big, rambunctious dog crashes into me. My other training partner, who normally wipes up the trail with all of us, is running slower now due to recuperating from an injury so I will probably run with him for at least some of ... Thu, 28 Oct 2010 09:24:10 EST Last (really) long run before half http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3722991 We will do 8 miles next weekend, but yesterday's run was the last and longest before the Half on the 30th. 11.5 miles. My foot held up well. BOTH feet were hurting a little by the end and knee hurt beginning at mile 8 or 9. I adjusted my knee strap/brace (I wear a Cho-pat strap on one knee and a regular runner's/jumper's knee strap on the left) to get through the last few miles. <BR> <BR> My overall pace was just under 12 minutes a mile. I'd like to do 11:30 per mile in the actual race and ... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 11:07:25 EST long run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3704183 Ran 9.5 this morning! It was mighty chilly when we started but ended up beautiful and just the right temperature. I thought my hands would freeze off for the first few miles - gloves next time. <BR> <BR> :) Sat, 9 Oct 2010 19:12:57 EST Countdown to Half continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3699141 22 days until my first half marathon!! <BR> <BR> My foot/ankle situation is pretty much resolved, but the jump back into running has aggravated my knees. Not too terrible, but enough that I am icing a lot and making sure to get the rest in. We will not be able to stick to our original training plan that included a long run of 12-13 miles in training, but do hope to get to 11. Even if we only make 10 in training, though, most training plans say that the excitement of the race itself is enough... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:46:29 EST Back on my feet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3684398 I am happy to report that my foot feels MUCH better after a bunch of trips to the chiropractor (so thankful a friend suggested it.... traditional medicine wasn't getting me anywhere so I figured, what the heck? ...and it really has helped). <BR> <BR> I have only been doing short runs on the treadmill (3-3.5 miles, every other day) but I think I will be ready to be on the trail on Sunday. My "long" run will not be very long but I think I will be able to build back up quickly if I take it easy... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 10:26:10 EST Hobbling along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3617976 I roll my ankle a little bit almost 2 weeks ago and didn't think much of it. Then, I ran a 5k (PR!) and took the next day off as usual. That Monday, ouch! 3 miles in I was limping home. I rested several days (and ate all along the way to drown my sorrows) and tried again Saturday. No dice. 3 miles in I was limping again. Taking more time off now, but a little (OK, a lot) worried about getting back into training for my half marathon on October 30 without much more delay. I am sleeping tons, ea... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 10:01:02 EST Great quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3579628 "In the confrontation between the stream and the rock, the stream always wins--not through strength but by perseverance." <BR> <BR> <BR> H. Jackson Brown Fri, 27 Aug 2010 09:45:16 EST Why I'd rather run in the morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3576357 There are lots of reasons why I'd rather run in the morning, not the least of which is the fact that a run is just a great way to start the day. Other things are the temperature and the fact that my kids are still asleep. I was reminded of just how much I prefer the morning on my run last night. I had planned a morning run but my partner bailed due to light rain and it was still too dark to go it alone on our trail (in said partner's defense, I didn't argue and went back to sleep for 2 hours)... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:14:22 EST Prep for Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3513106 Hi SPers! My 10k a couple of weeks ago was such fun - way more fun than a 5k. I felt like I had time to really enjoy it.... and I finished in 59:22. I was hoping for under an hour and there it was. Perfect weather, flat course, lots of encouragement from family. Loved it!! <BR> <BR> Anyway, next on my plate is a half marathon! My friend and I have been training for several months now, and did a long run today of 8 miles. Actually, we did run/walk intervals of 8 minutes running and 1 minute w... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 17:26:54 EST Hilly 5k shocker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3373080 So it turns out that even though I really dragged UP the hills ... and even walked a few times... those downhills really helped my time! Official time was 28:30, and a new PR. :) <BR> <BR> My friend PRd as well and now we are wishing we had dug a little deeper up the hills. Next time! Not sure of overall placement but I was 3rd in my age group. :) Sat, 26 Jun 2010 13:23:02 EST Tomorrow's very hilly 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3370707 My friend and I waffled a little bit before signing up for a 5k tomorrow because it is VERY hilly. I have done very little hill training and both 5ks I have run in have been mostly flat. Rather than worry about times, though, we are going to treat it as a training challenge and just do what we can. I am resting my legs today and reviewing articles about form for hills! Fri, 25 Jun 2010 14:58:40 EST 5k PR! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3327131 A shout-out to Zorbs13 who commented that I could probably run a sub 30 5k (rather than my goal of sub 31). I did it!! It was hot, and I definitely felt like my head might explode at the end but I did it!! My Garmin 305 said 29:29, and the official clock time was 29:28. It was a great morning with friends, too - we all rocked it! <BR> <BR> Thanks, SPers, for the encouragement! <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> Sat, 12 Jun 2010 12:59:44 EST 5k goals part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3309574 I skipped out on my friend's Sunday night run (she wanted to do a timed 5k, I wanted to do an easy 2 or so since I had run longish Saturday) and ran this morning. Nice breeze, beautiful morning. I ran 3.1 about 30 seconds slower than I did on Saturday (gotta get Bodyglide or ALWAYS wear tights/bike shorts. Yeah, TMI, I know - but that chub rub on the thighs was no fun!) <BR> <BR> My other a-ha experience of the morning was that I have been training almost completely on roads or paved paths..... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 12:26:36 EST Goals for 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3304343 I have my next (second!) 5k coming up on 6/12. The first one was brutally hot and I was glad to have survived the heat, and I ran with a friend and stayed on pace with her. We are both running in this one, but I plan to run at my own pace and hope to run it at around 31 minutes. We ran the other in 33:35. I didn't love the time, but it was my first "real" race and, as I said, it was REALLY HOT! <BR> <BR> My training runs at the 5k distance have mostly been in the mid-32 minute range but I ra... Sat, 5 Jun 2010 21:02:30 EST Ice, ice, baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3276547 I am completely dependent on ice. Yesterday I ran and didn't have time to ice before work. I think the school nurse (where I work) thinks I am little nutty but I went in there for ice as soon as I got to work. It makes an amazing difference in my knee maintenance to ice after every run. Sometimes I ice again later in the day. <BR> <BR> This morning I did not plan to need the ice. I was doing a simple band workout and felt a pop in my back (in the same spot where, die to arthritis in my spine... Fri, 28 May 2010 09:43:14 EST stolen from my favorite blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3273322 We Are the Decisive Element <BR> <BR> I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element. <BR> It is my personal approach that creates the climate. <BR> It is my daily mood that makes the weather. <BR> I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous. <BR> I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration. <BR> I can humiliate or humor, hurt or heal. <BR> In all situations, it is my response that decides whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated,... Thu, 27 May 2010 10:39:29 EST Garmin 305 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3221825 I got a Garmin 305 for Mother's Day - whoo-hoo! I am really excited about it. It is ginormous but the newer, smaller version was more than 100 dollars more and didn't seem to do much more except look better. <BR> <BR> This morning I ran with it for the first time. I ran 3.2 miles in a neighborhood behind my hosue, which involves a lot of back and forth because it is a small neighborhood. It is nice to be able to just leave the house and start running, though, and it has both little hills and... Wed, 12 May 2010 11:11:47 EST Reflections on first 5K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3182898 First of all, no race should take place in May at 11 am!! The heat and humidity were BRUTAL! <BR> <BR> Other than that, I am pleased that we made it through our first race and can't wait for another (preferably in less oppressive heat). My friend and I stayed together the whole time and took a couple of walk breaks. I was able to talk comfortably throughout, but my heart rate was still much higher than when I typically train. Avg was 165 (93% of max!), when usually this is on the high end - ... Sat, 1 May 2010 16:20:31 EST 5k on Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3171228 As the day approaches for the 5k, we've hit a couple of glitches. My friend and I are scrambling for child care and are SO thankful for our church family, since both of our husbands are working on Saturday. People are really stepping up and these two moms really appreciate it! <BR> <BR> I have been only able to run every third day because my decrepit knees need 2 days of recovery between runs, but I have been comfortably running for 30-35 minutes each time. I seldom measure distance but fee... Wed, 28 Apr 2010 12:48:21 EST February snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2888245 We are finally back at school/work after more than two weeks out. We probably shouldn't even be going today since some of the roads are still questionable, but I'm glad to be back in civiliation. I did love hibernating for two weeks, but it is NOT good for the waistline and I am paying the price now. Had a good workout this morning and now just need to lay off the Valentine candy!!! Tue, 16 Feb 2010 10:57:11 EST 30 day shred update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2812849 So, I have been doing the 30 day shred, but realized early on that due to the high impact of the cardio, my knees can only hack 4 days a week rather than 5. I am still planning to continue but have adjusted my finish goal to when I'll have 30 done. It is a good little workout - I only burn about 215 calories for level 1, but it is enough to feel like I did something. <BR> <BR> I definitely think my days of working hard an hour each day are over. I am ok with that though. The way my mind work... Fri, 29 Jan 2010 11:12:14 EST Praying for Haiti, counting my blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2738920 I have a friend who is on a mission/work trip to Haiti right now. He is safe although his plans to come home may be altered. I praise God for his safety and I am just completely overwhelmed by the devastation of this earthquake. Haiti is already the poorest country in the Western hemisphere and now this. <BR> <BR> So this morning I woke up to my alarm, turn on lights, booted up my laptop and worked out to a dvd, drank clean water, took a warm shower, got dressed, had a nice breakfast and h... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 09:58:06 EST Thawing out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2728929 We are back to a full week in the schools this week - bummer! No 2 hour delay, today. I was really getting used to it. <BR> <BR> A friend and I did the 30 day Shred last night and made a plan to do 30 days over 6 weeks (some together, some at each of our houses). The workout is nice and short and challenging enough to feel like I did something, but I'll also continue with my other stuff: yoga, walking, some KB swings here and there. <BR> <BR> Back to logging food online today. The food is... Mon, 11 Jan 2010 12:30:05 EST New Year's Revolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2685913 A blog I love to read used Revolution instead of Resolution. I like it. I do have some specific fitness resolutions for this year: <BR> <BR> *Yoga at least 2x a week (I teach 2-3 classes in addition to this home practice goal) <BR> *Cardio 3x a week (going to try to get a plan in place to eventually be able to run again without reinjuring my knee. Will start with walking the dog in addition to my workout videos... also dusting off the treadmill) <BR> *Kettlebells 2x a week (yeah, that is not... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 14:25:01 EST Long time no blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2612369 I have been very unmotivated with fits and starts of healthy eating and working out but mostly eating whatever is handy and only breaking a sweat a few times a week. I get tired of listening to myself go from highly motivated to blob ... often in the same day. The fact of the matter is that I am getting older and need to have a routine that allows for more rest (for knees in particular) without completely taking me off the wagon. The earlier days of go-go-go were somehow easier. Working out w... Sat, 5 Dec 2009 15:00:09 EST Trail run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2116192 Some of my trail run today was definitely a hike instead. Whew! I previewed some of the 5k course I plan(ned!) to run on June 13. It was unbelievably tough! Lots of hills, some pretty steep. The good news is that most of it is nice and shady, but I am now waffling between changing to walker status or just planning to walk a lot of it. My son was thinking of running with me until I showed him the trail the other day. I don't want to wimp out, but my knee was definitely feeling it. <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Jun 2009 13:02:59 EST Duh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2112033 I went to check out the 5k course for my race on June 13. I should've known I was in for it when the race was called an "adventure" run. LOTS of hills. A couple of them pretty darn steep. I definitely see some walking in my future but will plan to run the parts I can. I'm sure it'd be best for my first real 5k to be a nice flat course, but this is the first one I've seen that offered child care during the race! <BR> <BR> <em>134</em> Mon, 1 Jun 2009 10:48:39 EST