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All About My Daddy!

Saturday, July 30, 2011      4 comments

This is AQUAPOWERS 10 year-old daughter, Ashley speaking. I think my daddy starting to run is bad and good. This is why. It is bad because I use to love to hug my daddy all the time but now he has a "6-pack" so it hurts my face ( I'm really ... Read more

My first running trophy!

Wednesday, July 27, 2011      5 comments

I ran the Scottish Rite Freemasons 5K Run on Saturday July 23. I'm going to try to run this race every year because it was the first race I ran last year after I starting running last January. It is a small race with less than 150 runners, but i... Read more

Fairfield Half Marathon Experience

Tuesday, June 28, 2011      9 comments

On Sunday June 26, I ran my second career half marathon, the Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon. The race started and finished at Jennings Beach. It was a great day for the beach, warm and muggy. I soon discovered that great beach days donít... Read more

Half Marathon tomorrow (6/26)

Saturday, June 25, 2011      4 comments

I'm running my second ever half marathon tomorrow, The Stratton Faxon Fairfield Half Marathon. I took a few days off of running and can't wait to get going! I would love to break 1:50. Wish me luck.... Read more

First run with the Garmin 305

Saturday, April 23, 2011      6 comments

After reading many reviews, I decided to purchase the Garmin Forerunner 305 GPS running watch. I have always been interested in statistics, so it wasn't a difficult decision to purchase the watch. If you are interested in what kind of data this ... Read more

I really want to like strength training

Wednesday, February 23, 2011      3 comments

I wish had a passion for strength training like I do for running. After changing my diet and running 3-5 days a week, I lost 40 pounds in the first seven months 2010 and got to my target BMI of 22. I also got into strength training for a good si... Read more

My First Half Marathon Experience

Monday, October 11, 2010      9 comments

I woke up early Saturday morning fired up and ready to run my first half marathon. The weather in Hartford Connecticut could not have been better for running. A crisp, clear, sunny, 50F. I had granola bar and coffee an hour and a half before ra... Read more

The five mile road race today, October 3.

Sunday, October 03, 2010      4 comments

I ran our local five-mile Apple Harvest Road Race today. It was scenic run with gentle rolling hills. There was a 5K and a 5 mile run. Everyone started together and the 5K'ers split off just before mile one. My goal was to finish under 40 minute... Read more

Last long run before my first 1/2 marathon

Sunday, September 26, 2010      2 comments

I'll be running in my first 1/2 marathon in 13 days. Today was my last scheduled long run. The weather was perfect early this morning as I ran 12 miles in 1:40:35. While I was happy with my time, I developed a side stitch in the last mile. For ... Read more

The long(er) Sunday run

Monday, August 23, 2010      5 comments

I am training for my first 1/2 marathon using Hal Higdon's intermediate program. Sunday called for a 8 mile run. I used mapmyrun to map out a nice route around town. I even printed out the map to study prior to my run. I head out and hit the fir... Read more

My first 5K race

Saturday, July 24, 2010      6 comments

I ran my first 5K race this morning. I'm calling it my first 5K race even though I ran in two others, one as a teenager and another in college. I didn't train for either of those and didn't consider myself a runner. I ran the one in college with... Read more

Running for the fun of it.

Wednesday, June 09, 2010      4 comments

I lost 30 pounds between January and April. I have since transitioned into maintaining a healthy lifestyle. While losing the weight, I found it was best for me to raise early 3-4 days a week to run on the treadmill or outside as the weather impr... Read more