I'm Rocking My 5 Milers
I've been at a 12 minute/mile pace for a 'long' time. And, I recently turned my 'short' weekday runs into 4-5 milers instead of 3 milers.
Early last week, I ran 5 miles on the treadmill, and was pleased to see my time! Since then, I've been... Read more
Who is that Woman in the Mirror? (& Navy Aviation Rescue Swimmers)
I was at my Y today. Not the one I've been going to lately, but the one I went to 8 years ago when my daughter was a preschooler. I used to love to take step class. I have taken Step twice this year, but at the 'new' Y...and the teacher isn't th... Read more
Then, 'shake it up!' Your body gets used to the same routine. I have found, for my body, that it even got used to eating the same number of calories each day! But, if you 'shake it up' and do something different, your body will probably respond!... Read more
"Work with what you have"
Anna, one of the trainer's on Biggest Loser, said that on this week's episode. The players got switched around this week & had new teammates & most of them had new trainers. And, they were NOT happy. And, they were complaining.
Anna reminde... Read more
My Cold Running Gear (with photos!)
Thought I'd share a few photos from my cold run on Saturday. My mom took these before I ran. The first is just me all bundled up. And, the second is when I'm warming up doing leg swings.
Solo Run High
I was up at my mom's near Dallas this weekend. On Friday, our high in Houston was near 80. Well, Saturday morning at my mom's house was a chilly 42 degrees. Brrr!!! Could I really go running? Would I?
So, I bundled up...long pants, long sle... Read more
Make Dr Appt...check!
Thanks for everyone who commented on my post last night. I DID make my doctor's appointment! I'll be seeing an orthopedic surgeon on Tuesday. I hope to get some answers! And relief!
Also, I did skip TRX today...yeah, me! But, I did the run ... Read more
It Can Wait
I've been lying here watching Biggest Loser while in pain. My knee & tailbone are both hurting. I have 3 half marathons coming up, and I should be concentrating on running & letting my knee heal. Instead, this week, I've been trying new classes ... Read more
Something I Didn't Want to See
I got on the scale this morning and saw something I didn't want to see. I'm back up 5.5 pounds!!! I hit 135.5, something I haven't seen since I went below it back in February or so. Maybe this is the wake up call I need. I want to cry! And, I wa... Read more
I Need a Mental Shift
I just read ON2VICTORY's post where he talks about preparing for the next level. He mentioned (my words) that he can't always control his working out because of his crazy schedule, but he COULD always control what he eats! And, that you can't ou... Read more
Testing My Knee
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)
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)
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
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
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
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