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(#1 of 180) Countdown to MY Half Marathon... 180 days

Monday, September 27, 2010      4 comments

My sister-in-law and I chose a half marathon to run together. It is half a year away. 6 months. 180 days. It is on March 27th in Dallas, TX. My sister-in-law will still be running the HM in late November, too, but I'll just be running the 5... Read more

Stomach Pains

Sunday, September 26, 2010      2 comments

I started having stomach pains about an hour after yesterday's long run. At first, I thought it was related to the run... I'd run my longest run ever....4.5 miles and 72 minutes! But, then the pain kept coming, and coming... Now, it is Sund... Read more

15 Pounds... GONE!!!

Sunday, September 26, 2010      9 comments

I can't believe it... I did it! I've now lost 15 pounds since June 1st. emoticon I actually started SP a litt... Read more

Great Long Run...Now I'm Reconsidering Half Marathon

Saturday, September 25, 2010      4 comments

I had a GREAT long run today. My longest run before had been 3.5 miles which I've done 3 times in past 2 weeks. Today, I ran for 4.45 miles!!! It took 1 hour and 12 minutes, but it felt EASY all the way! And, I could have kept going, but my hubb... Read more

Working Out After Tendonitis Diagnosis

Thursday, September 23, 2010      3 comments

My doctor diagnosed me with tendonitis in my right wrist about a month ago. I've been taking it really easy with my wrist and sleeping in a splint. I've had good days & bad days, but it has been feeling a lot better the past few days. So, t... Read more

The Half Marathon Will Wait

Wednesday, September 22, 2010      2 comments

I was so excited last night as I talked with my sister-in-law about the possibility of my running a half marathon with her in 2 months. But, I spent a long, sleepless night... and decided that pushing for a half marathon that quickly would not b... Read more

Half Marathon Training Day #1???

Tuesday, September 21, 2010      0 comments

I had a great run on the treadmill today. I did my fastest mile ever - 14 mins 17 secs. And, I ran for several minutes at a 13 min 57 sec pace. I ended up doing 2 miles at 14 mins 30 secs. It felt great!!! So, my sister-in-law is running a... Read more

Getting Faster... Oh, Yeah!!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010      3 comments

I am getting faster! I've been trying to work on speed by using a faster speed on the treadmill. That's probably part of it. Part of it is also just that I'm getting faster as I'm learning to run and it is part of the process. Anyway, I was thri... Read more

Learning to Like a Treadmill

Tuesday, September 14, 2010      3 comments

With school back in session and the sun coming up later each morning, I haven't been able to run outside on the weekdays. So, I am now running on a treadmill (aka dreadmill) every Tuesday. I really haven't been enjoying it much... until today! <... Read more

I Ran My First 5K!!!

Saturday, September 11, 2010      20 comments

I did it! I ran my first 5K. It feels great! (self portrait before the race) So, some things I'm proud of: ... I finished! ... I broke a 15 minute mile (yeah!) ... Read more

My "First" 5K is TOMORROW!!!

Friday, September 10, 2010      12 comments

Well, I have worked HARD to get to this point! I started running on June 3rd with C25K (couch to 5K). At first you have to run 1 minute at a time, and it was so hard!!! When we bumped it up to 3 minutes, I was so proud of myself! I felt like I'd... Read more

Um... cramps... (for girls)

Monday, September 06, 2010      4 comments

So, I went on my 2nd long run today... almost 3.5 miles! I can NOT believe I can now run this far! I started C25K at the beginning of June and had trouble running ONE MINUTE then! And, now I can run for over 50 minutes! (Well, I include my 5 min... Read more

Monthly Totals

Wednesday, September 01, 2010      4 comments

Fitness Minutes: June 2010 - 1293 minutes (21.6 hours) - WOW! July 2010 - 1628 minutes (27.1 hours) - WOW!!! August 2010 - 981 (16.35 hours) - hmmm... Calories Burned: June 2010 - 6134 calories July 2010 - 9132 calories Au... Read more

August Review & September Goals

Wednesday, September 01, 2010      4 comments

I have not done very well in a lot of areas this month, but I have still made progress! Here's my monthly review & new goals. August goals: 1. Run 3x per week - ALMOST MET... 1 week husband was working early and I only got in 2 runs. ... Read more

Weekend Workouts

Monday, August 30, 2010      2 comments

I had a great weekend. All of my husband's family flew in and went to our new lake house. (There are a grand total of 9 of us.) My sister-in-law is training for a half-marathon in November (and marathon next spring) and we were going to workout ... Read more

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