I stumbled across this and wanted to post it:
1. Don’t be a whiner. Nobody likes a whiner, not even other whiners.
2. Walking out the door is often the toughest part of a run.
3. Don’t make running your life. Make it part of your life. ... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 4, Day 3
I strongly questioned whether or not I would run tonight. A very warm and humid day. But I have long runs ahead of me and goodness knows it is going to be warm. I was thoroughly hydrated, so that was not an issue. It had been an hour since I ate... Read more
A Leap of Nutritional Faith
Knowledge is power, right? I've been using an HRM since March. I know I burn more calories when I run than when I use the elliptical. It has helped me to understand my body a bit better, and justify eating on the high end of my caloric range som... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 4, Day 1
Before I went to bed, I checked the temps/weather, and needed to get an idea on distance/route because I was going to attempt extending my run by 2 miles. I figure I could extend by 1 mile...but at a couple points during my run schedule I have t... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 3, Day 7
I had two kids and a dog in tow for this run, and I just needed to get my miles in...so here goes:
Temp: 75 degrees and sunny
14'44 minute mile
806 calories burned
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I feel that it is important for me to 'out' myself and my bad choices of today. I had been craving something sweet (more like a baked good) and had nothing on hand. Well wouldn't you know...the kind ice cream people handling our summer socials (... Read more
Obstacles? We Don't Need No Stinkin' Obstacles!
I was asked recently what obstacles I have that prevent me from reaching my goal. I answered with conviction 'obstacles are just excuses'. To a point, I think they can be. Whatever we can say stands in the way of eating right, or fitting in fitn... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 3, Day 3
I felt like a brick during my run today. I did have long pants on, a ball cap, and a hoodie b/c it was misty out and cooler. A far cry from the warm weekend! I felt a tightening in my throat and it was annoying! But I kept on keepin' on. I did n... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 3, Day 1
Well, the last week was tough. Only one entry. No other runs besides the long run. I got terribly sick, but I'm doing much better. I did have to evacuate the sinuses a few time without a tissue. Not pretty, but it felt good when it was over! I t... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 2, Day 1
I think I can, I think I can, I think I can! Said the Little Engine That Could.
That would be me on my long run day. I had a comical moment that I must share. When I first started out I just thought about running. After mile marker 1, the ... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 1, Day 7
I should have run yesterday, but I had roadblocks (2 sick kids, 1 kid started school on time, and another started 2 hrs late). I usually run while all 4 kiddos are in school...but that did not happen. So on to today. I eyeballed the elliptical, ... Read more
Running buddies? Maybe!
I'm a little psyched this morning. I joined a local running club and I have been reading the forum boards. There was a poll about running and music. I participated, and some folks were going on about safety if you are plugged in and such. I pipe... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 1, Day 3
Yesterday was a rest day for me. I've been dealing with some mystery tummy upset. Don't know what is up. But it isn't debilitating. Just annoying! So today was filled with excitement and insight. My BFF, Shana, sent her Nano to me. My Shuffle di... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 1, Day 1
I seem to have a quandry. I extended my run slightly. I am not one to focus on fast...just finishing. Overall I kept a good pace...running for 2 and walking for 2 and so on. My entire route (with added distance) was 55 minutes total. The quandry... Read more
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Reflecting on Mom's
This time of year is actually more emotional for me than any other time. Some folks get this way around Thanksgiving or Christmas. I tend to get this way because of all the sentimental hand-made things from my kids....telling me what they love a... Read more