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Mile after Mile

Monday, November 01, 2010      12 comments

I use beginner triathlete to track my running miles (and now my cycling miles -someday I'll track my swimming miles, too!) I was looking over my miles and I can't believe the numbers I'm seeing. I really am a runner! RUNNING (I started runn... Read more

October Reviews & November Goals

Sunday, October 31, 2010      4 comments

Another month is coming to an end. Time to look back and then look forward! OCTOBER GOALS (crazy month, so goals shorter) 1. Lose 3.5 pounds - that would put me at 139.5! Read more

20 Day Countdown

Sunday, October 31, 2010      0 comments

I know I'm going against traditional wisdom, but I went ahead and signed up for my first half marathon! At that point, I'll have been running just under 6 months. And, I hope to have a 10 mile run before then. Right now, my longest is 7 miles. B... Read more

7 Miles! I can't believe it!

Saturday, October 30, 2010      5 comments

This morning my goal was to run for 90 minutes and see how far I could go. I was expecting to go about 6 miles. It was COLD this morning! 39 degrees! That's really cold considering I've run in 86 degrees Tuesday and 80 degrees on Thursday. ... Read more

Prayer Update

Friday, October 29, 2010      2 comments

I've posted a couple of requests about the mom of two of my daughter's friends. The mom, Pam, has had brain tumors twice before and they reappeared about a month ago. Within a week, she was paralyzed from the waist down because of a tumor on her... Read more

Why I'll Wait 5 Months for My Half

Thursday, October 28, 2010      5 comments

I've mentioned several times lately that I've been contemplating running a half marathon in late November even though I haven't really been training. Tonight, my sister-in-law sent me a link to an article. www.washingtonpost.com/w
p-s... Read more

Hot Run in October!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010      5 comments

I planned on running 7 miles today. I just wanted to see if I could do it. Well, 'life' got in the way and I started about an hour after I'd planned. And, it was HOT! I took off on my run and was in the shade for the first 20=25 minutes. Th... Read more

Random Things About Me...

Tuesday, October 19, 2010      5 comments

I "stole" this idea from MMS354. If you post about yourself, let me know! I'd love to read it. Four jobs I have had in my life: 1. Research Scientist 2. Middle School Science Teacher 3. Administrative Assistant 4. Switchboard Op... Read more

Another PR... and my "secret weapon"

Monday, October 18, 2010      13 comments

I ran my third 5K in 5 weeks on Saturday. This one was in Dallas near my mom's. I drove up Friday and didn't get there until after 5 pm. I was TIRED and thought this wasn't a great way to spend the evening before a race! We had a house full... Read more

Urgent Prayer Request

Monday, October 18, 2010      16 comments

My daughter has two friends (sisters - and one of the girls is my student) whose mom was just rediagnosed with brain tumors 2 weeks ago. She had a massive stroke on Friday and is in a coma. They are talking about taking her off of the respirator... Read more

Thankful for Bike Helmets! (Please Wear Yours!)

Thursday, October 14, 2010      5 comments

My trainer took me out on a ride again today. Our plan was to do our route from last week twice, so about 13 miles. We only made it about 3.4 miles because my trainer, Kevin, wiped out. He insists that I did not contribute to it, but I'm a ... Read more

"Masters" Swim Class... It Sounds So Scary!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010      6 comments

Today I signed up for a Masters Swim Class at my Y! I am excited, and nervous. It doesn't start until November 1st, so I have a few weeks to get used to the idea. The "Masters" in the title really throws me - I'm certainly NOT a 'master' swimmer... Read more

I Can't Believe It... I Ran Over 5 MILES today!!!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010      10 comments

I feel like doing a Happy Dance. emoticon I ran 5.2 miles today!!! Not only that, but I did it in a pretty quick ti... Read more

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


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