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Tangible progress
Sunday, December 27, 2009      0 comments

So last Tuesday was the last day I walked. Until today. Yes, I took five days off...between Christmas travel and prep, plus dealing with snow and ice and rain and flooding (love those NC mountains!), I just didn't get in any exercise. However, t... Read more
Starting the "long walk" training
Sunday, December 20, 2009      0 comments

Well, today was our "long walk" day...we did 4.15 miles in 77 minutes. So we're still doing about an 18:34 minute mile pace, but it'll improve, I have no doubt. Jeremy and I have mapped out two solid loops around our neighborhood--which is somew... Read more
Friday, December 18, 2009      2 comments

I just signed up to walk the first-ever Flying Pirate Half Marathon! Paid for and's scheduled for April 18, 2010 in the Outer Banks! I'm stupid excited...not only because it'll be my first-ever half (and there's a VERY generous c... Read more
Strength training
Sunday, December 13, 2009      0 comments

Still wondering if I'm doing enough upper body strength training. I did about half an hour of an upper body workout on the Sports Active for Wii, but I'm really not feeling like I did anything substantial. I do follow some of the strength traini... Read more
Listening to one's body
Saturday, December 12, 2009      1 comments

Cold and rain do not make for a good combination in my world. It's not raining yet, but it will be soon. I can tell, because I am a human barometer. Every joint I have ever injured aches like nobody's business when the combo of rain and cold are... Read more
Seeing progress
Monday, December 07, 2009      3 comments

I knew my body was tightening up! Especially in my upper back/bust area. In three weeks, I've lost 1.5 inches across my back. The upper body workouts and walking must be making an impact, and I'm glad for that. I just hope the numbers keep decre... Read more
Getting better at this
Saturday, November 28, 2009      3 comments

I'm starting to see some changes in my fitness level...for the better. I made a point to take a 2.25-mile walk on National Overconsumption Day (okay, Thanksgiving), and I also didn't overeat. Today I did the Leslie Sansone 5-mile fat-burning wal... Read more
New shoes!
Sunday, November 15, 2009      3 comments

Yesterday I went and got properly fitted for a pair of running (walking) shoes. Did the 2.25-mile loop around my neighborhood in them...they seem to be a good match. Need to get different socks, but I think that these will work just fine for my ... Read more
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      0 comments

Didn't flame out, exactly...have had some physical setbacks. I have been having some pulse rate issues (high/irregular) and also, the weather changed, which has made every previous injury I have had ache like nobody's business. I know I have ost... Read more
Twice in one day
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      3 comments

I made myself get up this morning. I didn't want to, but I did...and did the high calorie burn Leslie Sansone WATP DVD. Then tonight, I went walking around my neighborhood w/my BF for nearly an hour--2.25 miles. Yes, that's slow, but still nursi... Read more
Oh dark thirty
Monday, October 05, 2009      3 comments

Got up much earlier this morning than I have in a long time. Since I've been unemployed, I've gotten in the habit of not getting up until 8 or later, which is unacceptable. I'm 95% employed (have a new remote position starting this week, and hav... Read more
I'm gonna do it!
Sunday, October 04, 2009      3 comments

After fantasizing for YEARS about walking a half marathon, I've decided it's time to start training for it. I'm not getting any younger, and I have a goal of doing this by the time I'm 40. I found a great one that's three hours from home that I ... Read more

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