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Return to the Real World

Wednesday, August 12, 2009      2 comments

Returning from vacation is brutal; I'm not ready to give up relaxing days with good friends. With having no more serious goals than to decide where to sight see next and what we would have for dinner or what the next moves at backgammon should ... Read more

Week 11 Marathon Training: Still Going Strong

Sunday, July 26, 2009      5 comments

This week I got back on track with the training schedule. Tuesday’s run, just 3.1 miles, felt much longer. I started out right after work and had hoped to set a PR for a training run. Instead, it turned out to be one of my longest—about 31 m... Read more

Week 10: Marathon Training

Sunday, July 19, 2009      3 comments

This was a difficult week; several days I really did not want to run. Tuesday's Indians were fun, but for the rest of the week everything felt like a chore. Today's 6-miler turned into a 5.75 miler. Last Sunday's 12-miler felt better than to... Read more

Indians

Wednesday, July 15, 2009      1 comments

When I arrived at the Beginners' Running Group last night, the rumor was we'd be running "Indians" for 30 minutes. There was lots of chatter, but no one was explaining what they were. I had a feeling I was in for a big surprise. Coach f... Read more

Week 9: Marathon Training

Monday, July 13, 2009      5 comments

Sunday I dragged my sorry butt out for the scheduled 12-mile run. By the time I talked myself into going, it was almost 11 a.m. and 69 emoticonRead more

Blame it on the Beer

Sunday, July 12, 2009      2 comments

DH and I met friends last night for pizza to finalize our vacation plans. My plan was to have a salad and 1 slice of pizza. We got there a few minutes late (had to sit in the car to wait out a torrential downpour) and there was already 2 pitc... Read more

Arts Festival Temptations

Friday, July 10, 2009      1 comments

Whew!!! I made it unscathed by sinful sweets such as cheesecake on a stick and deep fried oreos. There are some really evil people out there dreaming of new foods to make us go astray. Who are these fiends? I split a small paper bag o... Read more

A Challenging Weekend

Friday, July 10, 2009      2 comments

This is going to be a fabulous but challenging weekend. This afternoon I'm going to the Arts Festival which is a mine field of good things to eat--dozens of food vendors with everything from chicken on a stick, to Kettle Korn, sausage sandwich... Read more

Confessions of a Cross Dresser

Sunday, July 05, 2009      2 comments

I thought that title might spark a little purient interest; it's so much more provocative than "Week Eight: Marathon Training." It's true--I am a cross dresser. This is probably a shock to my friends, but it's lonely here in the closet, and... Read more

Week 7: Marathon Training. Last at last.

Sunday, June 28, 2009      4 comments

Training is going well and I'm following the Galloway plan fairly faithfully. Runs have been 30-45 minutes and I alternate them with walking or cross training (weights/yoga). I've been so focused on running, that I've forgotten how nice i... Read more

Week 6: Marathon Training Using Jeff Galloway's Plan

Sunday, June 21, 2009      8 comments

June 21, 2009 (end of week 6) I'm not quite sure when it happened, but some time after committing to running The Flying Pig Marathon in May 2010, I became mildly obsessed with the thought of running a marathon in 2009. I'd tell friends and... Read more

I Feel Like I Swallowed a Beachball

Saturday, June 13, 2009      5 comments

Last night the "Fit Chicks" & friends and spouses got together for our 2nd annual Poker Paddle. Our leader went out earlier in the day and hid challenges around a lake. Our mission was to paddle via kayak out to the markers, grab a challenge, ... Read more

Running in the Rain

Friday, June 12, 2009      6 comments

I headed out under gray skies last night to get in an hour run. About 20 minutes into it, the sky opened up and the rain began to fall. At times it was a hard rain, others a light drizzle. I felt at least 40 years younger--it's so much fun to... Read more

Run, Rabbit, Run

Wednesday, June 10, 2009      5 comments

Last night our beginners' running group met to run 6 quarter miles with a limit of 4 minutes per quarter mile. The task at hand was to run up to the cones as fast as possible--if you finished in 1:58, then you got to enjoy a 2:02 rest until th... Read more

Cycling the Erie Canal: Lockport to Palmyra

Monday, June 08, 2009      3 comments

Four friends started in Lockport, NY on Friday and ended in Palmyra, NY on Sunday, averaging about 28 miles per day. Even the most recreational cyclist could plan a trip along this section of the canal since there are so many communities to st... Read more


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