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Biggest Loser's Marathon

Friday, September 23, 2011      10 comments

I just wrote a long comment on a thread about the new Biggest Loser season. I've watched only part of the first far. (I just haven't had time to finish it yet.) A lot of us are very disturbed that they announced that ALL of the cont... Read more

Something's Wrong

Tuesday, September 20, 2011      14 comments

I don't know if I'm overtraining (likely) or burned out (I hope not!) or if it is just stress (got that, too)! I just want to QUIT! I can barely run. I had a goal of 5 miles today, but told myself 4 would be fine. I only made it 3, and I wa... Read more

Race Recap...Where I'm #1!

Sunday, September 11, 2011      21 comments

Yesterday I ran my anniversary race...the same 5K that I did for the first time last year after completing couch to 5K (C25K). And, my race bib was amazingly...#1! I got quite a few comments and heard people commenting as I walked around the rac... Read more

Back to Where It All Began

Friday, September 09, 2011      11 comments

One year ago this weekend, I raced in my first 5K. I had just completed couch to 5K (C25K) and was hoping to run the entire way. However, it was very hot out and I didn't know how to pace myself. I was very proud of myself for finishing the race... Read more

Hills on the Treadmill = FUN!

Thursday, September 01, 2011      8 comments

Yesterday's run was supposed to be a hill workout. But, the last time I tried the hill workout it was all in the sun and near 90 degrees. So, I decided to move it indoors! I'm reading a triathlon book by McMillan and decided to do his 'hill... Read more

Trying New Classes

Thursday, September 01, 2011      6 comments

This week I've been trying new classes at the Y! I have the free time now that my daughter is in school. And, since I'm now going to be able to do all 3 half marathons, I'm not sure I'll be doing the sprint triathlon I'd signed up for in late Oc... Read more

That was SCARY!

Monday, August 29, 2011      21 comments

Today's run was a practice 5K after a mile warmup. I joined my 'new' MWF group of runners, though, as I've mentioned...I'm slower than them so I really run alone! Our path today was around the RiverWalk which is 3 miles & then a mile around a bi... Read more

Energizer Bunny Run

Saturday, August 27, 2011      9 comments

I posted last weekend how I had a fairly lousy 7 mile run...though I did it so I won't complain too much! But, the weekend before I'd ran 6 miles and felt like the Energizer Bunny (EB). Well, I had another EB run today! I am tapering a bit ... Read more

Side Stitches & Sweat & Breathing....

Wednesday, August 24, 2011      9 comments

I went on my 2nd run with my new group. I LOVE this group! They are so nice. And, today several people joined us that didn't run on Monday. And, one of them was slower than me! It just makes me feel better as I was afraid I was going to cause pr... Read more

My Run with a Triathlon CHAMPION!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011      10 comments

Yesterday I went on a run with a different running group. They were kicking off the school year as our kids are back in school. My running coach is the assistant coach and one of her friends is the head coach. First of all, this was the fri... Read more

From Energizer Bunny Last Weekend, to...

Saturday, August 20, 2011      9 comments

emoticon today! Yes, during last weekend's long run I felt like the energizer bunny! Read more

21!!! Yes! (and Yoga...Yuck...Sorry!)

Friday, August 19, 2011      4 comments

I really struggled with what workout(s) to do today. Since my daughter is now in school, I have lots of free/me time! And, there are so many classes at the gym(s) that I want to do. Today there were so many 'fun' things to choose from! But, I ha... Read more

"Hill" Workout! & Learning to FINISH STRONG!

Thursday, August 18, 2011      8 comments

Today I ran my first 'real' hill workout! Here's how it went... First of all, I didn't get to start until 9 am as I dropped my daughter off for her first day of school! (She's 10, but we've homeschooled until now. BIG DAY for both of us!) S... Read more

Swimming Drill: Thumb to Thigh

Tuesday, August 16, 2011      6 comments

Besides doing pilates on the reformer (with my daughter agian!) today, I did a short swimming workout. I would have done 30+ minutes, but my daughter really wanted to play. So, I asked her to let me have 20 minutes to swim laps and then we'd pla... Read more

Changing Up the Runs is FUN!

Monday, August 15, 2011      7 comments

Today my coach had me do a different kind of run. I warmed up for a mile (as always!) and then did the following. 1 min at 12:45 pace, 1 min at 11:45 pace, 1 min at 10:45 pace, and 1 min at 9:45 pace. Then, I was allowed a recovery minute (I slo... Read more

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