MIZLIZ8's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MIZLIZ8 MIZLIZ8'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/ Exploring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3750297 DH (dear husband) decided to run this morning instead of joining me for cycling so I headed off to the rendezvous point wondering who else would show up. Elliot and his son Daniel, both fit young cyclists (Elliot is young at heart!) braved the chilly morning which promised to bloom into a gorgeous, windless, sunny day. With a game plan of riding between 40 and 45 miles, we set off. <BR> <BR> Daniel had to turn back after a few miles, a bad cough compounded by the chill. That left Ellio... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 14:08:10 EST Race Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3736873 The best part of the race report is that all my team-mates and I had a safe, fun race at the Firethorne Triathlon. The water was a brisk 73 degrees so I got to use the wet suit and had a pretty good swim. I managed to stay on course (didn’t go “out to sea!”) and didn’t get kicked! I finished within seconds of my target time. (I tried a new product called “Foggle” which is an anti-fog wipe for your goggles in an individual foil packet. Worked great!) <BR> <em>237</em> <BR> <BR> The bik... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 14:26:23 EST Joys of Trail Running: Avoiding/Overcoming Obstacles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3702165 My son and I went to Brazos Bend State Park to run and get the lay of the land for our upcoming Half Marathon Trail Run in January. The park is touted as the Home of the American Alligator and signs everywhere warned not to feed or approach the gators. We were hoping we might see one or two as we ran along Elm Lake Trail, or around 40 Acre Lake. <BR> My son, the much faster runner, was far ahead of me and took a wrong turn. I wouldn’t have caught up with him except that he had spotted ... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 16:39:31 EST Joys of Trail Running: Seeing the Big Picture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3685893 I have always enjoyed trail running but now that I have committed to the Brazos Bend Trail Run (13.1 miles) I am doing most of my training off road. There are many wonderful aspects of trail running and a few drawbacks that I thought I would explore, and ponder some life lessons along the way. <BR> <BR> I read an article about off road running that made quite a point about keeping eyes on the ground a few feet in front of you to prevent falls. This is generally good advice except for the ... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 22:14:22 EST