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Testing My Knee
Sunday, October 23, 2011      8 comments

I tried my knee out today...and it went well! This was my first cardio since my knee started huring during Wednesday's run. First, in the morning, I went on a bike ride. I was going to take it slow & easy, but it felt so great! I ended up g... Read more
How Long is 30 Days??? (Day 1)
Saturday, October 22, 2011      10 comments

I'm getting ready to see how long the feel like! I decided to give up the following for 30 days: chips (which will be the hardest!), fries, onion rings, & soda. Chips have been my 'go to' food to pig out lately. Ugh! And, they just are NOT worth... Read more
Today's Good (TRX) & the Bad (My Knee)
Thursday, October 20, 2011      8 comments

I did my first TRX suspension training class today!!! It was neat! Yes, it was HARD...but what surprised me was that it wasn't just a strength workout, but my heart rate was really getting up there! My heart was pounding on several of the exerci... Read more
A Little Scared
Wednesday, October 19, 2011      10 comments

I live in the Houston area, and even last week our temps were up near 90. But, it has been cooling off in the mornings - it's been in the mid 60's to mid 70's. And, I did run my HM a week & a half ago with temps in the 60's. But, yesterday a coo... Read more
Ready for a Rest Day
Monday, October 17, 2011      9 comments

I've had 3 big workouts the past 3 days... Saturday - a 6 mile run for my 'reverse taper' week Sunday - a 15 mile bike ride in about 65 minutes - the first time I've been on my bike in weeks and a fairly long ride for me Monday - ran 4 ... Read more
Photos from Half Marathon
Sunday, October 16, 2011      19 comments

I didn't have anyone with me to take photos of my HM last weekend (as sister-in-law was running full which started in a different state), so I bought my photo! I wanted to share it. This is at the finish line. The crowd was really going WILD...i... Read more
This Morning's Dark Run
Saturday, October 15, 2011      9 comments

Today our Saturday group (a local USA Fit group) was running 8 6:10 am! It's DARK at that time of the morning! But, it was a lovely run! First of all, it was 57 degrees when I was getting dressed. It sounded chilly, so I put on c... Read more
To Run or To Walk/Run.... THAT is the Question
Friday, October 14, 2011      9 comments

I read a great blog entry today called "Darn You, Galloway!" on CARYNW's blog. It was about how she's 'discovered' the benefits of taking walk breaks. It was really interesting!
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Who Knows What Else I Can Do?
Thursday, October 13, 2011      16 comments

I am watching my DVR recording of this weeks' Biggest Loser episode. One of the contestants, Joe, just swam across a pool...something he was afraid to do. Then, he said those words, "Who knows what else I can do?" I paused the DVR and had t... Read more
Recommitted to ST & XT (strength & cross training)
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      6 comments

After seeing my sister-in-law after her first marathon on Sunday (it was BAD), I realized (again) today how important it is to do strength training and cross training. In fact, I think I AM going to go back and do triathlons this spring. I just ... Read more
HM #2...In Depth
Monday, October 10, 2011      26 comments

HI! I'm home!!! So, I have my computer instead of the iPad and it's easier to type. Before I forget all of the details, I thought I'd share the 'long' version of my 2nd half marathon. Here goes... I flew from Texas to Oklahoma on Friday aft... Read more
Sunday, October 09, 2011      18 comments

I ran my 2nd HM today...the Mother Road which is in KS, OK, & MO, though the half skips OK. I had a wonderful time, though it was a very challenging, hilly course! The weather & people were wonderful. And, it was a tiny race with about 500 runni... Read more
The Day Before...
Saturday, October 08, 2011      11 comments

Tomorrow is the big day! I'm excited and nervous...a good thing, right? I wish I was feeling better. I've had a cough and sore throat the past 2 days, though I think it is from allergies. I haven't gotten much sleep the past 2 nights, eithe... Read more
A Before & After Photo
Thursday, October 06, 2011      19 comments

As I prepare for my half marathon on Sunday, I've been looking back and wanted to share a 'before' photo. This is from March 2010 while in vacation in San Francisco. ... Read more
Last Chance Workout
Tuesday, October 04, 2011      8 comments

I kind of feel like a contestant on Biggest Loser today. I did my last HARD workout before tapering for my half marathon on Sunday. I did the same two 'new' classes that I did last week, and they are SO TOUGH!! First was the weight lifting ... Read more

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