The miles really do add up.
I was perusing the SparkTeams and came across one that intrigued me--500 miles in 2010. It got me to thinking--how many miles (that is, what I've written down as exercise in my paper exercise journal) have I walked in 2010? So I went back and ad... Read more
I'm going slightly mad.
Okay, not really...but I suspect my boyfriend thinks so. :) I just signed us up for a local half marathon in March (thanks to a tip from DUKEFAN86)--the Tobacco Road Half Marathon in Cary, NC, on Sunday, March 20, 2011. Reason he thinks I'm slig... Read more
No clever title today, I don't feel well.
Well, the sinus ick that's been dogging me since before the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon has finally won. I went home early from work with a bit of a fever yesterday, and planning to see the doctor today and get some antibiotics. I've had so much ... Read more
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
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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