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Sunday, July 24, 2011      13 comments

Today I got my bike out of the garage. How excited it must have been! She's just sat there with air slowly leaking out of her tires for almost 2 months. Shame on me! But...I'm back into training mode!!! I have faithfully worked out 6 days/week f... Read more

"Long Run" of 4 Miles

Saturday, July 23, 2011      7 comments

It seems like it's been awhile since my long runs were 'only' 4 miles. In late April through early June, I'd worked up to long runs of 6-8.5 miles. But, then the HEAT & the vacations happened. So, I've not been doing 'long' runs. Today, tho... Read more

One Year Ago Today...

Friday, July 22, 2011      4 comments

I enjoyed reading SanDiego John's post which showed what he'd posted a year ago. So, I looked back to see what I'd posted. I was in the middle of Coach to 5K, the running program where I started at the beginning of last June. I'm amazed at how f... Read more

New Running Coach & Pilates Reformer

Wednesday, July 20, 2011      6 comments

So, I went for an initial consult with a running coach today. She is the same coach who talked me back into the water after I panicked during an open water swim clinic before my sprint triathlon. She trains both runners & triathletes. The c... Read more

First Run with Group

Saturday, July 16, 2011      7 comments

So, yesterday I signed up for a running group which culminates in a half marathon (or marathon) in January here in Houston. I am running the HM that day, so I signed up for that group. I was just a little nervous as it actually started last week... Read more

My Goals & Upcoming Races (as shared with perspective coach)

Friday, July 15, 2011      6 comments

I contacted a possible running coach today. She told me to send her a detailed email about my goals. This is what I sent her... Thanks for the phone call! I did have a little trouble with our phone connection, so please forgive me if I ask ... Read more

My Plans & Fears

Friday, July 15, 2011      6 comments

Here's an email I sent my sister-in-law today. She's now scheduled to run her first marathon in less than 90 days. She's also starting to consider an IronMan triathlon and sent me a link to a blog about 4 moms training for an IM in 2012. Read more

Another 1st...Waterskiing!!!

Monday, July 04, 2011      12 comments

This weekend I learned to waterski! Yep! I'm 41, and I've tried twice before (about ages 10 & 17), but I actually learned to waterski this weekend! Yesterday was my fi... Read more

A Bad Run...What's That?

Friday, June 24, 2011      10 comments

I feel like my past 7 runs have been good...or even great...runs! That's amazing to me! Usually I have 1 or 2 or 3 'good' runs, and then a 'bad' run. Well, I've been on an incredible streak! So, it was bound to happen. Today... I had... a bad ru... Read more

Where do I go from here?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011      14 comments

I had another great run today. That's 6 in a row!!! Wow!!! I decided to kind of 'repeat' my great run on the beach from Friday. If you'll remember, I did a mile in incredible time for me! Then, we did some high knees, running back... Read more

What can happen when someone BELIEVES in you!

Sunday, June 19, 2011      31 comments

I am still in FL & having a wonderful time. We are having a great vacation...and I've had 3 wonderful morning runs on the beach! My last run was Friday. My sister-in-law, the one who got me started running, got up at 6 am to run on the beac... Read more

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

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