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Beach Run...the Beauty & the Pain
Monday, June 13, 2011      10 comments

We are in Florida for vacation. This morning, I got up at 6:20 & headed to the beach for a run. We'd walked on the beach last night and I was 'itching' to run on the beach. I had just read a little article that said the best way to run on t... Read more
Running for Help (& checking in)
Monday, June 06, 2011      17 comments

On saturday, one of the coaches at my daughter's swim meet came around asking if anyone had any Benadryl. One of the swimmers on the other team was having an allergic reaction. I don't know how bad the child was, but I thought I had some Benadr... Read more
It's Getting So HOT Out!
Friday, May 27, 2011      8 comments

This has been a HOT week to workout! Right now, my daughter has swimming practice from 7-8 pm 3 days a week. Then, on Fridays, here practice is 4:45-5:45. So, this is my main workout time. So, this week I did the following: Sunday - ran 6... Read more
Oh, yeah...Netflix!
Wednesday, May 25, 2011      7 comments

I have been struggling with doing any weight training since my triathlon earlier this month. I quit working out with my trainer & have been struggling on my own...barely doing any Strength work. I have been contemplating buying P90X or Insanity,... Read more
Help! I'm Suctioned to the Ceiling! (funny!)(Challenge #2)
Friday, May 20, 2011      11 comments

Yikes! The ceiling has a mighty suctioning force! ... Read more
The Next Good Run...
Friday, May 20, 2011      4 comments

I just posted this as a response to another SPer's post (4EVERADONEGIRL's) who had a bad run last weekend & was going to try again tomorrow. I thought I should just post it on my blog, too! So, here it is! "Maybe you'll surprise yourself an... Read more
2 Mile Tempo Run
Thursday, May 19, 2011      9 comments

I am learning to do different kinds of runs. In the past, I either did a long run or a short run. I've been working on intervals the past few weeks. And, tonight I did a tempo run. (At least, that's what I think it is called!) My goal was t... Read more
Handstand CHALLENGE!
Thursday, May 19, 2011      6 comments

As I mentioned yesterday, I did a handstand in my backyard for the first time in years! I did about 10 yesterday and another 15 today. I feel like such a kid! (And I'm over 40...) I want to challenge all of you out there to try a HANDSTAND ... Read more
No Hip Pain! and, working out on my own!
Wednesday, May 18, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday I had my bike refitted and a flat tire fixed. Well, it went flat again almost immediately! (After 1 mile.) I honestly don't know if something was wrong with the tube, or I ran over some glass (again?), but they fixed my tire again toda... Read more
Picking Up the Pace! (& looking for half marathon plan)
Tuesday, May 17, 2011      10 comments

Tonight I ran almost 3.5 miles in 40 minutes. That's an 11:58 pace. Anything under 12 minutes is great for me. But, the best part was my intervals. For 30 minutes, I ran 2 minutes and walked 1 minute...just like I did a week ago. Last week,... Read more
Getting Faster!
Monday, May 16, 2011      10 comments

Yes, I'm wanting to 'get faster' in my runs. But, this about withIN a long run. I just seem to start out slow and then get faster! I guess a few times I've started out too fast, but usually I tend to get faster & faster. Here's an example: ... Read more
Virtual Half???
Sunday, May 15, 2011      8 comments

On Thursday, my workout was cancelled as my daughter's swim practice was cancelled when some rain & cool winds blew through. So, I ended up running on Friday during her practice instead. While Tuesday-Thursday practices are at 7 pm, Friday pract... Read more
CrossFit... A Humbling Experience (w/photos)
Thursday, May 12, 2011      18 comments

I finally tried CrossFit yesterday and my daughter tried the kids' program. She loved it! I am a little unsure right now. Our warmup was on the rowing machine. We had to take turns as there were 7 rowers and about 21 people. This was an unu... Read more
Just 2 More
Wednesday, May 11, 2011      7 comments

The scale moved down this morning. emoticon I really don't understand it as I've taken most of the past week off (e... Read more
Running Again!
Tuesday, May 10, 2011      13 comments

I went running tonight. I am so proud of myself! It was about 90 degrees today and I wasn't sure I was going to be able to make myself run. But, I did! Actually, I took off 2 days before my triathlon, then had the triathlon, and then have ... Read more

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