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Big ice skating day

Friday, January 06, 2012      2 comments

I was on the ice for about 90 minutes today. There were only about 4 other people on the ice, perfect to practice circles on one foot, working on inside and outside edges. The most important thing is that I learned to relax the muscles in my fee... Read more

Computer trouble and warmer weather

Thursday, January 05, 2012      2 comments

My computer crashed 3 days ago. After taking it in to a repair shop I found that the problem was not just a virus, which I knew about, but also a dying hard drive, which I suspected. The computer was getting old, over 4 years and was stilling ru... Read more

A nice long run to finish the year!

Saturday, December 31, 2011      3 comments

My husband and I ran together, well, let's say at the same time. He covered almost 8 miles during the time it took me to do 6 miles. The whole run was on a gravel road, slight elevations, so I expected to be a little slower. Overall I'm happy... Read more

PERFECTIONISM - The killer of all joy

Thursday, December 29, 2011      8 comments

Are you God? No? Then you aren't perfect! Shame on you! When are you finally going to get this right? emoticon Read more

Customizing the Maffetone method, diet improvement and a recommendation

Thursday, December 29, 2011      2 comments

I'm doing better with my diet. I'm more consistent in staying away from sugar and white carbs. In addition I decided to experiment a little more with slightly raising my target heart rate during running to 136. This felt very comfortable and... Read more

2 blogs in one day? size 8 going to the thrift store!

Monday, December 26, 2011      12 comments

This was too good to wait with 'til tomorrow. While my weight is the same that it was last fall, 139 lbs., it's distributed much differently. I can fit in all my size 6 clothes, while last year size 8 was getting very tight. Yeah! So we are drop... Read more

A different Christmas dinner, Just another run and some yummies

Monday, December 26, 2011      6 comments

Christmas dinner yesterday was pot roast with onions and carrots, spinach with sour cream sauce, oven-baked winter squash and wild rice. We managed to stay a little on the low-carb side and I really don't miss the turkey at all. The price for or... Read more

A Great Christmas Eve Long Run

Saturday, December 24, 2011      6 comments

This is my 3rd long run. I went 5.5 miles in 1:12:40 for an average speed of 4.5 mph, finally a significant improvement. Average pulse was 133 bpm, temperatures were in the low 40's, no wind. I felt like I could have kept going for a long time. ... Read more

Winter Sostice - finally a trail ride- memories

Wednesday, December 21, 2011      4 comments

The weather was perfect, bright and sunny. So I finally made the time and took Blue Eagle out for about 1 1/2 hours. She did not want to leave the barn at first because she has another horse as a buddy now. But once we had gone a little ways she... Read more

Time for a quick run and some dog walking

Monday, December 19, 2011      3 comments

I ran on the treadmill for 3 miles, average heart rate was 135, total time was 44:10 min. Mile 1: 4.1 Mile 2: 4.1 Mile 3: 4.0 I realized that I have been walking less than I usually do because there are so few daylight hours ... Read more

Slowly increasing length of runs

Saturday, December 17, 2011      4 comments

Today I ran for 65 minutes and went 4.7 miles in light wind. The weather was nice and mild so I ran in my Vibram Five Fingers. This is my second week of using the Hal Higdon Novice program. I think the most important reason for me to enter ... Read more

Another dreadmill day

Thursday, December 15, 2011      4 comments

The days are just too short to run outside sometimes. I walked dogs, went ice skating for 1/2 hour and then after doing all the chores it was dark. So I did another treadmill run. 3 miles, average heartrate 134, incline 2. Mile 1: 4.1 m... Read more

MAF test on treadmill

Tuesday, December 13, 2011      5 comments

I ran 3 miles on the treadmill with incline of 2 in 44:40 min. That's just a tiny bit better than an average of 4 mph. Heart rate was 134, which is what I've set as my new target heart rate, mostly because I felt very comfortable at this heart r... Read more

skating and horse training

Monday, December 12, 2011      5 comments

I spent almost 90 minutes on the ice today. My balance is getting better, but it sometimes feels like 2 steps forward, 3 steps back. Today they had very nice classical music playing at the ice rink, slow and relaxing, perfect to practice slow, f... Read more

Running in the cold and skating progress

Sunday, December 11, 2011      10 comments

Today was my first run in freezing temperatures. I decided to try a pair of wrestling shoes that I had bought a year ago because they have several qualities of minimalist shoes but are like high-top sneakers in that they cover the ankle and are ... Read more


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