On the fence
So, the first weekend of February I hurt my back. Something was going on with the disks--they're bulging, not quite herniated, but they intermittently give me sciatica and weak legs and back. This was one of those times. February was pretty much... Read more
Walking so far this year has been a bit erratic. Did six miles on New Year's Day; then a whole lot of nothing. :/ This past week, got hit with a three-day migraine...lovely. It was of the caliber of "OMG I gotta miss work"...bad. Anyway, was fee... Read more
Well, another year has passed by and a new year is starting. And as usual, I'm one of the throngs of folks with a goal of getting healthy/losing weight/etc. this year. I admit, I fell off the wagon towards the end of last year. My weight was up ... Read more
Eight miles this weekend!
Most of November's been a washout on the workout front, between the foot/ankle injury I sustained during the Myrtle Beach Mini Marathon back on October 24 and the sinus ick of doom that's kept me sidelined. At least until this weekend.
Yest... Read more
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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