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Finally a run and some sunshine - more musings on diet
Monday, January 23, 2012      2 comments

It had been a whole week since I last went for a run and that one was only 4 miles instead of a long run of 9 miles. Since the roads were so snowy and/or icy and the weather so windy that running outside was not an option but I could not safely ... Read more
An evening with Caballo Blanco - a vibrant memory - and an appeal
Saturday, January 21, 2012      7 comments

Caballo Blanco (real name Micah True) is the runner I wanted to talk about in today's post. But before I start telling you about what Caballo taught me let me start by saying that in the last few weeks I was contemplating the ideal diet for r... Read more
Lots of unsorted thoughts about food and gluttony
Thursday, January 19, 2012      6 comments

It all started with being reminded by a friend on spark of a great runner who eats a very simple diet. Simpler than most people in this country would eat. But more about that tomorrow. Then I thought of the joke about the child that doesn't wa... Read more
3 hours of shoveling snow and almost that long tracking what I ate
Thursday, January 19, 2012      9 comments

Ok, that's a little exaggerated, but it may have been over an hour. It took forever in part because I had to enter all the ingredients for recipes, then divide it into servings and enter the info per serving. I eat a lot of little things as snac... Read more
For any jocks and jockettes out there
Wednesday, January 18, 2012      2 comments

Here is a link to a video from ABC that explains why cardio is more important than strength training and why anyone should have a physical regularly:
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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

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