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Hallmark Christmas

Tuesday, December 29, 2015      4 comments

I was going to write my New Year's resolution blog a little early - but my resolutions are basically the same every year - lose 10 pounds, run faster, get leaner. My sister-in-law commented that I'm having a "Hallmark" Christmas - you know,... Read more

Wineglass Half Marathon

Thursday, October 08, 2015      5 comments

What can I say? It all went as planned! I try to plan my distance events so that my husband will not be annoyed when I expect him to show up for them... I don't expect him to come cheer at local 5K's, but when I've put in the effort for a... Read more

Metro 10 - my first 10-miler

Wednesday, August 26, 2015      1 comments

A 10 mile race that starts at 10:00 (but in August? What were they thinking?) I guess they were thinking that 10 at 10 sounded good. Starting at 8 or 9 would have been about 10 degrees cooler... just saying! Otherwise a good race, w... Read more

Have you considered starting a walking program?

Friday, July 31, 2015      3 comments

A few years ago my new doctor asked me this. Must be on her list of standard questions for people my age. I laughed - and suggested politely that she might want to ask what I was doing for exercise before offering this suggestion. I was in th... Read more

Epic run of the summer

Monday, July 13, 2015      0 comments

So - it was an absolutely PERFECT lake weekend. Warm weather, but not too humid until late Sunday morning. Got in Friday night and daughter wanted to do the run to Hamilton the next day. This is a 9-mile run, with several big hills (one MO... Read more

Summer and the scale

Friday, July 10, 2015      1 comments

Well, I survived a week of vacation without gaining an ounce. Lots and lots of walking, 2 8-mile runs, a hilly 5-miler, swimming and lots of self-discipline about drinking and over-eating. Annoyed the family by making a huge salad to have with... Read more

Ready for Vacation

Friday, June 26, 2015      0 comments

So, the last couple of weeks have been good on the eating/exercise front, in spite of the sore hip. And the scale is finally starting to reflect that with about a pound a week loss finally putting me back in the 140's. The upcoming week wi... Read more

Update 6 19 2015

Friday, June 19, 2015      1 comments

Good week/bad week... Last Friday I lost my swim goggles and discovered I cannot swim the crawl with my eyes closed under water (I don't go straight!!!) So I swam mainly breast stroke. And my hip protested the extra work from the frog k... Read more

Struggling with PF - hanging in there

Tuesday, June 09, 2015      1 comments

No blog in over a year... Recovering from PF has been a long hard slog. The worst was over in 5 months, just as predicted. However, any uptick in activity or slacking off from stretching is rewarded with flare-ups... It's an iffy situation a... Read more

Warning - self pity ahead

Thursday, February 20, 2014      0 comments

Plantar fasciitis sucks. After 8 weeks of a night boot, steroids and limited exercise I finally got to an ortho. More "conservative treatment" ahead. More night boot (different boot of course) and $$$ orthotics (probably for life they... Read more

The AthHalf race report

Wednesday, October 30, 2013      1 comments

Based on my time, this was not a great race. Based on the circumstances and experience - it was! I had not planned to run this half marathon. I ran a marathon in early September and was enjoying running fewer miles and feeling good about ... Read more

The Most Fun You Can Have - while running a marathon

Thursday, September 19, 2013      3 comments

I've been looking at the Marathon du Medoc for several years. This year, for a variety of reasons, was THE year. A little background - I did my first marathon last year in Cleveland. The temperatures got very hot, I walked a lot - basic... Read more

Enjoying the Power Surge

Thursday, June 13, 2013      1 comments

Sometimes when you are training it seems as though you go forever without progress. Then in the space of a couple of weeks you make a HUGE jump in fitness/weight loss/whatever your goal is? I call this a power surge. I am delighting i... Read more

Easy 10-miler - not an oxymoron?

Thursday, June 06, 2013      2 comments

A couple of weeks ago I set out to run an "easy 10-miler". It was the weekend after my 1/2 marathon in Cleveland, which I had run relatively hard, and the temperatures had risen during the race. Usually I would pull back the miles significantl... Read more

Cleveland Half Marathon

Thursday, May 30, 2013      1 comments

Cleveland Half Marathon May 19, 2013 I've realized to my surprise that I haven't blogged here in five months... see what happens when I drop the "blog a progress report every month" from my New Year's resolution? So... Ran easy and ... Read more

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