Biggest Loser's Marathon
I just wrote a long comment on a thread about the new Biggest Loser season. I've watched only part of the first episode...so 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
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!
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
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!
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
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!
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
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....
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!
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...
Yes, during last weekend's long run I felt like the energizer bunny! Read more
21!!! Yes! (and Yoga...Yuck...Sorry!)
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!
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
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!
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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