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10 Miles... Yes!

Sunday, October 10, 2010      5 comments

I rode my new bike today... for 10 miles! I bought the bike a week ago Friday night, so I've only had it for about 9 days. I've already put 23 miles on it! And, I'd only rode 3 times in the past 30 years or so. I'm thrilled! When I did my 7... Read more

If It Ain't Broke...

Saturday, October 09, 2010      9 comments

I know I'd been 'complaining' about how slow I run. Then, I amazed myself last Saturday by taking almost 6 minutes off of my 5K time... dropping my per minute speed by about 2 minutes! I was amazed! This week, I've been reading a lot about ... Read more

Photos from Last Week's Komen 5K

Saturday, October 09, 2010      2 comments

Close up of my face with "pink ribbon" face painted on. Me after the 5K at our lake house. Read more

Battle Wound... proof (photo) that I'm becoming a cyclist! Or trying!

Saturday, October 09, 2010      3 comments

Here's a photo of my arm showing my arm wounds from my bike wreck wtih my daughter on Tuesday night. I had a larger scratch on my forearm and a smaller one on my wrist. (B... Read more

(Day 12 of 180) Rest is Good!

Friday, October 08, 2010      1 comments

After yesterday's mega-workout, I took the day off today. It feels good to rest, but I can't wait to run tomorrow! I'm debating between doing my long run tomorrow or Tuesday. I now have several hours free on Tuesday mornings and might switch tha... Read more

(Day 11 of 180) 850 Calories!

Thursday, October 07, 2010      6 comments

I had an amazing day today. First of all, we went to the doctor to have my daughter's wrist x-rayed after our bike incident. No broken bones! Yeah! After I dropped her off at our co-op, I went and worked out HARD for 40 minutes with my pers... Read more

(Day 9 of 180) Bike Wreck

Tuesday, October 05, 2010      6 comments

Yes, I just got my new bike on Friday and I had a wreck today. My daughter and I were riding our bikes around the neighborhood tonight. We were both in the street and she decided to ride on the sidewalk. She went up one driveway and I sped... Read more

(Day 8 of 180) Breaking in My New Bike

Monday, October 04, 2010      5 comments

After my 5K on Saturday, I drove up to our lake house. I thought I'd shower, eat some lunch, and then have a nap, but I ended up going out on the jet skis with my husband. Then, my daughter wanted to go bike riding, so I hopped on and we went fo... Read more

(Day 7 of 180) Amazing 5K PR!!! (AKA: A Blessing Of Being Slow!)

Sunday, October 03, 2010      16 comments

Yesterday was my 2nd 5K since finishing C25K (Couch to 5K) in August. My 5K in September was a small, local event. But, this 5K was HUGE! It was the Houston Komen Race for the Cure... and we had over 32,000 (yes!) walkers and runners. I was amaz... Read more

September Reviews & October Goals

Sunday, October 03, 2010      3 comments

SEPTEMBER REVIEW: 1. Run 1st 5K (since 2003) on Sept 11th. - emoticon 2. Run 'my' lake 5K in under 46 m... Read more

(#5 of 180) Learning to Run My Own Race

Friday, October 01, 2010      3 comments

I picked up my bike tonight. Yes! It took almost 2 hours as I also needed a helmet and some other equipment. We didn't get home until late, so I'll be riding it tomorrow! I also am very nervous about my 5K tomorrow. It is further away then ... Read more

(#4 of 180) No Longer Overweight... Yeah!

Thursday, September 30, 2010      3 comments

I had an incredible workout with my trainer today. We did upper body and core and I was shaking when we were done. In fact, it was hard for me to redo my ponytail and put on some makeup! When I went in, I told my trainer that I had lost 2.5... Read more

(#3 of 180) Buying a Bike... a Short Turtorial

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      5 comments

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)

Wednesday, September 29, 2010      8 comments

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

Tuesday, September 28, 2010      4 comments

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

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