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I MISS Running

Friday, December 12, 2014      1 comments

I cannot believe how much I miss being able to run. It's taken me twenty-odd years to make such a statement, but my recent ankle sprain has me chomping at the bit to heal and return. I haven't even ventured to power-walk but have relied on stre... Read more

The Thrill of Victory and the Agony of The Feet

Saturday, December 06, 2014      1 comments

I ran this morning and logged in 3.32 miles in 38:19 but managed to wrench my left ankle on an uneven sidewalk in the neighborhood. Grrrr!!! I've been icing it and keeping it elevated. I have a race in one week and want to be able to finish it... Read more

Only 300 Minutes Left!

Sunday, November 30, 2014      2 comments

I have only 300 minutes left to meet my annual goal of 12,000 fitness minutes. Perhaps I can make it to 13,000 for the year with a little extra effort during the last month. We'll see how it goes. I'm enjoying my last day of holiday by baking ... Read more

Thanksgiving Perspective

Thursday, November 27, 2014      2 comments

"Make a joyful noise to the LORD, all the earth! Serve the LORD with gladness! Come into His presence with singing! Know that the LORD, he is God! It is He Who made us, and we are His; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Ente... Read more

I Ran My Race

Tuesday, November 25, 2014      2 comments

I signed up for and ran a virtual 5K this week. It was actually a wee bit longer. I ran 3.16 miles in 38:55. Thank You, LORD, for allowing me to run the distance. It has been three months since I officially started training for 5K distances. One... Read more

Two Runs So Far

Thursday, November 13, 2014      4 comments

My first run was 2.12 miles on Monday for 24:52 on the track at the school around the corner. Today's run was 2.30 miles with a time of 28:29 on pavement in the wind. I felt good at the pace and had no desire to speed up. I think I like the coo... Read more

Keeping Up

Saturday, November 01, 2014      4 comments

I ran twice this week and feel good about myself. They weren't the long runs of last week but kept me in shape for any future races I plan to undertake. Feeling strong today! The picture below was taken last week as I reached the end of my 5K ... Read more


Wednesday, October 29, 2014      3 comments

I baked four batches of cookies tonight; half will go to work with me tomorrow. I hope I can drag my happy hide out of bed in the morning. More anon. emoticon... <a href=Read more

Goal Achieved! I did my 5K race!

Saturday, October 25, 2014      0 comments

My fellow staffers and I posed for a picture before the race began. I ran a 5K in 35:31 on pavement at an 11:27 mile pace for my birthday. That's pretty good, if I say so myself. That's me on the end in the bright yellow shoes. Read more

Last Training Run

Wednesday, October 22, 2014      2 comments

I planned to run at least two miles this morning, but something in me said, "Keep going!" I ran 3.2 miles in 37:48 and burned 427 calories for my trouble. The next time I plan to run will be on Saturday morning for my 5K race. I am elated but ... Read more

I Ran the Distance

Saturday, October 18, 2014      3 comments

I ran 3.11 miles today in preparation for my 5K in one week. I just had to see if the legs had it in them, and they did. My time was 34:20, and I burned 435 calories. Whew! I have an ESL Supplemental certification test on Monday morning, so I ... Read more

Making Progress - Second Run of the Week

Thursday, October 16, 2014      2 comments

I ran 2.73 miles in 31:38 and burned 374 calories for my efforts. It felt good even though I'd been up a little bit later than I expected. My race is in nine days, and I pick up my packet on Saturday. Woo-hoo!!! Read more

First Run of the Week - October 14, 2014

Tuesday, October 14, 2014      3 comments

I ran 2.65 miles in 31:04 this morning in 50-something degree weather. It was marvelous to return from a run without sweat coursing down my face. I think I am part-Siberian Husky after all. Ha ha ha! I've registered for my race on October 25 an... Read more

Run Day - October 7, 2014

Tuesday, October 07, 2014      3 comments

I didn't run yesterday when the lightning flashed as my alarm. I held off until today and ran 2.39 miles in 27:50ish and burned 329 calories. I feel accomplished despite the lack of sleep. LORD, thank You for the stamina to keep going. ... Read more

This Week's Progress - October 4, 2014

Saturday, October 04, 2014      2 comments

In 50 degree weather before the sun illuminated the sky, I ran 2.39 miles in 27:46 and burned 329 calories for the day. My race is in three weeks, and I had a 'flu shot on Thursday afternoon which explains my vitamin C addiction the past two da... Read more

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