I set out this morning pretty loaded down:
30 oz water
Several PB pretzels
Chocolate banana bar
And I used everything except the iPod (mapping if I lost my way) & iPod... Read more
Every day the sun rises & every sunrise is different. Everyday is different. Everyday is a gift. I've been getting up early to watch the sun rise every day & we often walk out to watch the sunset, too. And every one is different.
Sadly, the... Read more
This is a difficult month to set goals, since I'm gone half the month, but if last month taught me anything, it's that if you don't set goals you'll never achieve them.
1. Track retail therapy
Not the normal grocery store or household stu... Read more
It's all a trade off: trading momentary gastronomic pleasure for low energy; trading foods that fuel your body properly for what your stomach claims it *really* wants. Trading "rest", aka being a couch potato, for the exercise that will energize... Read more
I'm surprised at how quickly I've seemed to bounce back . . . but tomorrow & a short "long" run will give me a better picture. I swam a couple of times this week & did some kettle bells this morning, plus walking te dogs, & I seem mostly back to... Read more
I must say when I was hit by the news about my dad last week, I wanted sweets. I knew it had nothing to do with hunger; it was totally an emotional response. And I gave in - in a healthy way.
I had a granola bar. That was it.
In fact,... Read more
So yeah, I got my PR, but I am more than post-HM sore - I am in some pain. IT on both legs & hamstrings; mostly it's just soreness, but there's a bit of pain onmy left leg. I don't think I really hurt myself; I think with a few days rest (hopefu... Read more
Brrrrr! 15-20 mph winds is NOT good running weather. Unofficially, it's a PR of 2:47, a full 10 minutes faster than my last HM. For the first time I really didn't feel like I could've gone on when I finished, but I'm getting ahead of myself.
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I'm really tired so this will be short & sweet.
My father is out of the hospital, but it looks fairly certain he will have brain surgery . . . but not when. Not this weekend, anyway, so I will be running my 3rd HM.
I am really, really ... Read more
When it rains, it pours, as they say.
My mother called around lunchtime to inform us that my father is in the hospital. Apparently he's had a brain tumor for years that they believe to be benign, which is now growing & causing symptoms & th... Read more
Getting the cats to the vet yesterday was a breeze; Simba isn't a problem & since it was a dreary, rainy day, Gizmo was napping in the carrier already & all I had to do was shut the door.
Unfortunately Simba, who was doing so well, seems to... Read more
I found the above article in More Magazine very interesting. Yes, I took the quiz; no, I'm not a food addict. Or m I a food addict in recovery? Because once an addict always an addict, r... Read more
I truly believe things happen for a reason. So when I called to let the holistic vet know what supplements I need & they wanted to know when I would pick them up and I was supposed to have an appointment today . . .
The good thing is that I... Read more
As I finished my short long run yesterday, I thought about the difference between that run & my first run of that training season: coming off of 3 weeks sick, a month off of running, a simple 2 mile run felt so HARD. How would I ever run 13.1aga... Read more
Well yesterday was frustrating. The kitchen light, which has been dying, finally gave up the ghost. It's a fluorescent, so not something I can fix by myself. Sat down to write my blog - had something to say! - servers weren't working & I never g... Read more