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Tracking food for one day! Surprise!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012      7 comments

I tracked my food yesterday in part to try out this feature on Spark and in part because I wanted to see how many carbs I eat when I don't eat beans or grains. The first suprise was that spark recommends 1600-1950 calories for me. That is abou... Read more

Running in the snow and some diet experiments

Monday, January 16, 2012      4 comments

I decided to skip my long run this past weekend since my muscles were still a little sore even today. We did finally get some snow so I had a chance to try out my gaiters. I also used my winter spikes on the packed snow. I'm glad I'm running... Read more

A different RICE method and a little riding adventure

Saturday, January 14, 2012      7 comments

I felt fine this morning. We took the dogs for a walk in a muddy field that was just above freezing. I tried to clean the mud off my boots by sliding them along the ground sideways. Within a few seconds of that I realized that a muscle in my but... Read more

Running and ice skating in freezing weather

Thursday, January 12, 2012      5 comments

I felt better today, not 100% but close. We had bright sunshine but under 30 degrees most of the day. I walked dogs in the morning for about an hour. We went ice skating for about an hour after that and then I went for a 4 mile run. My heart... Read more

Tired, not feeling great, very short run

Tuesday, January 10, 2012      2 comments

I think it was probably starting on the day of my last long run. Not sleeping well did finally affect my immune system, nothing major, I can't even call it a cold, just a mild sinus headache for the last two days. But I notice these little thing... Read more

Long run of 7 miles

Saturday, January 07, 2012      6 comments

My distances are getting longer but I'm slowing down a little instead of getting faster. I'm not sure what the reasons are. I didn't sleep too well this past week, that could have something to do with it. In any case, I will just keep going and... Read more

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

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