Last Long Run Until "M" Day
Today was my last scheduled long run. My program called for 10 miles, but I ran 13.1 and finished the last mile with a cool down walk. The rest of this week will be easy runs every other day. Thursday will be the last day; I'm going to need a... Read more
Denzel Washington is in Town
Really. No joke. He's here to film the movie, "Unstoppable" about a run-away train. There's a rail line that goes right through the heart of my little 4-signal-light town. Pretty Cool. If the weather cooperates, they'll be filming all day t... Read more
Be warned; this blog is a downer.
Betrayed--that sums up how I feel tonight. And angry, frustrated, hopeless, and tired. There are probably a lot more adjectives that would work if I’d dig a little deeper. It’s been weeks since I’v... Read more
Back in the Saddle
This week I’m Spinning instead of running. Last Sunday’s HM left me with a blister the size of Rhode Island on the bottom of my foot. I didn’t know it was there until the early a.m. hours on Monday when I was roused from my sleep by a hot, bur... Read more
Aaahhh . . . massage
Two weeks ago I had a massage (it's been about a year since I' last had one) hoping that it would relieve what I think is Piriformis Syndrome. It was wonderful. The one-hour massage focused just on my glutes, hamstrings, quads and ITB. For th... Read more
Harrisburg Half Marathon Rocks
The organizers could not have wished for a more beautiful day. Last I had checked the weather, it was to be cool at 8 am---maybe mid-60s and partly sunny. What we got was a bit warmer with a beautiful clear, blue sky. Perfect for a 13-mile... Read more
Ready, Set, Go!!!
The practice runs are done, bags are almost packed, the new play list has been downloaded to the ipod, the PaceTAT arrived yesterday, and lots of carbs are on the menu. Now I just have to give it my all and have a great time. I’m a bit conce... Read more
The Most Fun You Can Have for $5
On Labor Day, a group of friends tested their mettle in canoe races on the Susquehanna River in Harrisburg. Registration was just five bucks and we could enter as many races as we wanted as long as we met the qualifications (i.e., age, gender).... Read more
A friend sent this to me and it's so true, I'd thought I'd share. Sorry I don't know who the author is. No doubt a very wise woman.
GIRLS IN MY CIRCLE
When I was little,
I used to believe in the concept of one best frie... Read more
Week 16 & 17: Marathon Training
Training over the past 2 weeks has fallen to the wayside. I'm trying not to freak out about it; the marathon's not until early November so there is plenty of time to get it all in.
How this is going to affect this Sunday's half marathon,... Read more
Week 15: Marathon Training
Yes, it's me again. You're probably getting tired of this. I know there are times when I am.
Last week was one of my better weeks. Tuesday's running group put in 4 miles; that's a bit more than usual. It was an easy run, all women, an... Read more
Eat Chocolate, Live Longer
Every day I test my knowledge with SparkPeople's trivia. I'm surprised at how much I thought I knew about nutrition, health, exercise, diets, etc., but don't. I'm averaging about a 78% correct response rate.
One of today's questions c... Read more
Marathon Training – Weeks 12 – 14
It’s time to catch up on my blogging.
Week 12 (July 27-Aug. 2) Short on training this week. Only ran on Tuesday, the rest of the week was walking and just a little biking. Did not get in my weekend run of 7 miles. Vacation, after all... Read more
Crazy Daisy, the jalapeno pepper eating dog
Last night I dropped a jalapeno pepper on the kitchen floor. Daisy, as usual, was glued to my leg while I prepared dinner, so she beat me to the pick up. Crunch, crunch, crunch, swallow, and it was gone. Okay, maybe it was a dud and wasn’t ve... Read more
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Ever since I planted the tomatoes in May, I've been eagerly awaiting the first picked tomato, plump and red (or yellow), and sun-warmed. For months I've been carefully tending the plants, trimming here and there, re-staking (they've gotten hug... Read more