SILVERSCRY's SparkPeople Blog SILVERSCRY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Outdoor Running I visited my best friend in Oakland this weekend and since neither one of us wanted to miss our own weekend workouts ( <em>224</em> ), we incorporated working out into our weekend plans. We ran around Lake Merritt, each at our own paces. It was cloudy and a little chilly with a little bit of misty rain every once in a while. Despite the less-than-ideal weather, and despite the fact that I haven't run outside in a loooong time now due to the cold Washington winter, I DID FANTASTIC. <B... Sun, 3 May 2009 21:13:04 EST A new accomplishment Today I did something I have NEVER done before: I ran 2 miles WITHOUT STOPPING. No walking, no stopping, and didn't really feel like it was getting hard until the end, when my breath was a bit more ragged and I had a little cramp in my side. My legs had been tired of doing the same thing over and over since about 1/2 mile into the run, but I pushed past the mental block and told my legs that was just how it was going to be. They may be bored, but they weren't incapable. Let's keep going.... Sat, 20 Sep 2008 15:46:49 EST activity levels rising... I took some time a few days ago to make myself a fitness tracking chart that tracks the things most important to me: <BR> - measurements (bicep, upper arm, chest, waist, hips, thigh) <BR> - weight (just for reference -- as I previously explained, I don't think my scale is consistent) <BR> - Daily Goal #1: Eat 2+ fruits/veggies every day <BR> - Daily Goal #2: Cardio for 20+ minutes every day <BR> <BR> The Daily Goals are simple checkboxes. Either I met the goal or I didn't. <BR> <BR> I al... Sun, 7 Sep 2008 01:25:02 EST scales I don't think I believe scales anymore. My friend's is 2 pounds lower than mine. My parents' is 4 pounds lower than mine. I don't know what my real weight is, so I just gotta look at loss on one consistent scale. Mon, 1 Sep 2008 20:35:52 EST