(#3 of 180) Buying a Bike... a Short Turtorial
Tonight my daughter and I went to a sporting store and I bought a bike!!! Unfortunately, they didn't have it in stock. But, it should be at the store on Friday. So, I'll pick up my new bike on Friday.
A few weeks ago, I spent at least an ho... Read more
Becoming a Runner (with SP & C25K)
I just posted a comment on another SPers page about learning to run with C25K (Couch to 5K). I thought I'd go ahead and post it here, too. Maybe it'll encourage someone... and it is a great reminder to myself of how far I've come in less than 4 ... Read more
(#2 of 180) My Shoes (& Legs!) Logged 5 Miles Today
What a day! I ran 3.1 miles on the treadmill. I've never run that far on a treadmill. (I much prefer outdoors!) Anyway, I was a little frustrated that I had a 'goal' in mind and I wasn't getting there. I wanted to run a mile at a 14 min 17 sec p... Read more
(#1 of 180) Countdown to MY Half Marathon... 180 days
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
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!!!
I can't believe it... I did it! I've now lost 15 pounds since June 1st.
I actually started SP a litt... Read more
Great Long Run...Now I'm Reconsidering Half Marathon
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
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
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???
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!!!
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
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!!!
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!!!
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)
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
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