Three weeks post-half...
...and today was the first time my ankle/foot felt good enough to try an EASY training...amble. ;) I did go to Fleet Feet and got some inserts for my training shoes to help with the foot/ankle strain I sustained during the Myrtle Beach Mini Mara... Read more
Kicking butt and taking names!
Okay, not so much. I finished the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon on Sunday with a time of 3:31:56. I'm insanely pleased with this time, even though the course limit was 3:30 (I still got a finisher's medal) and I was in a world of serious hurt at th... Read more
So the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon is on Sunday. (I'm walking, not running.) I've had some health things come up in the last couple of weeks that I'm afraid will affect my performance.
--I found out I'm Vitamin D deficient. Explains why I'v... Read more
Interval training--I can take it or leave it. Today's plan to walk 11+ miles thwarted by yesterday's interval training...made my hip and knee joints ache, and my hamstrings and quads are a bit tight. So having to readjust the training plan AGAIN... Read more
Crossposted from my personal blog.
So, I'm crazy late to the interval training game. Admittedly, I've been putting it off. It wasn't as bad as I was anticipating (although Jeremy was consistent in his "we're not going fast enough" smart-ass... Read more
This is crossposted from my personal blog.
So we've been stuck for awhile on not being able to walk more than five miles without stopping for some reason. These reasons tended to range from "I don't wanna any more" to "I'm rubbing a blister... Read more
Ran a SparkAmerica minutes report.
So I had set a monthly goal of 1,000 fitness minutes at the start of this year. The actual SparkAmerica total came out to be 11,968 (not 12,000--weird). Anyway, I haven't actually hit 1,000 fitness minutes in a month since January. Not even the ... Read more
Back to tracking
So I know that tracking what goes in my mouth is pretty effective for me with regard to weight loss. Yet I tend to sabotage myself by not doing it. I will make a concerted effort to break this bad habit--as of today, I'm back to tracking.
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New shoes--check. New socks--check. New time to get out of the house before it gets too crazy hot--check. Still unable to push through 5.4 miles--check.
What is going on?
Thing is, my body CAN take this sort of punishment. I've walked ... Read more
One step forward, two steps back
Also known as self-sabotage.
I have done this before. I lose some weight and/or inches, I feel better about myself, I start slacking. I know deep down that I simply cannot do this anymore, yet I still continue this behavior. It's taking me... Read more
Neglecting myself? Never again!
I've been allowed to stray from my goals of fitness and weight loss by sweetened food and ultra-hot temperatures outside. I've been eating too much sugary stuff (calorie-rich and nutrient-poor) and not exercising. Which is bad all around, since ... Read more
Ups and downs in training
Well, it's been three weeks since I last posted. That was to tout my ability to hike seven miles. Well, that same weekend (Memorial Day, for those keeping score), literally when we were leaving to get in the car to drive home, I wrenched my back... Read more
Wow, all that half marathon training was good for something.
Visiting with Jeremy's family over Memorial Day weekend. Yesterday, Jeremy, his brother, and I went for a hike. Did I mention that they live outside of Asheville, NC? Where there are lots of MOUNTAINS? (This is significant...we live in Raleigh, ... Read more
Change in plans
Well, Jeremy and I drove the course for the City of Oaks Half Marathon and decided we didn't want to do it after all. So we switched gears, and decided on another race for the fall--the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon, on October 24. We also decided ... Read more
Starting the next phase of the journey
You know the journey: the one that's a million steps, but it starts with the first? That's where I am. :P
Today is nearly three weeks since the Flying Pirate. And I've been a slug for most of that three weeks, and it's aggravating me. My o... Read more