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Meeting my 2015 Goals

Sunday, May 03, 2015      7 comments

This year I set 4 running goals: 1. Run a favorite trail loop without stopping. 2. Run that favorite trail loop in under an hour. 3. Run a half marathon in under 2 and ... Read more

5k Next Sunday

Monday, April 27, 2015      6 comments

I'm running in the high school sports booster 5k race next weekend. A nice smalltime race. But I'm all dazzled by the lights because I've decided this is the year I run a 5k under 30 minutes. This is my first 5k of 2015, and since it's only Apri... Read more

Half Marathon Race Report

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      5 comments

Great weather starting in high 40s and got up to low 60s. Clear blue skies to really set off this spectacular coastal run. I’d say the Santa Cruz Half Marathon is in my top 3 list for prettiest races I’ve ever run. Gear: Wished I'd worn... Read more

Half Marathon Race Report

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      2 comments

Great weather starting in high 40s and got up to low 60s. Clear blue skies to really set off this spectacular coastal run. I’d say the Santa Cruz Half Marathon is in my top 3 list for prettiest races I’ve ever run. Gear: Wished I'd worn... Read more

Eating My Pain

Saturday, April 11, 2015      4 comments

For the most part I don't binge any more. Most feelings will just be feelings. Physical hurt is different; I still numb out the pain with food. Yesterday my hip and back were hurting because my chiro had to push them pretty hard to get me p... Read more

April Goals

Friday, March 27, 2015      1 comments

Half marathon mid-April (need to figure out if I’m sleeping near the race or if I’m driving there early early early with a friend) 2 mile time trial to get a sense as to how fast I am currently. Register for 5k early May. Weight: lose ... Read more

Crushing My Comfort Zone

Thursday, March 26, 2015      4 comments

Running a 5k under 30 minutes is outside of my current perception of myself, but it's totally part of how I want to see myself. Doing that would count as crushing my comfort zone. Crushing my comfort zone is a phrase I got from another Sparker C... Read more

I bonked Saturday

Monday, March 09, 2015      1 comments

I bonked Saturday. Thursday Id run the favorite trail hard, setting a new PR. Saturday I ate my usual breakfast, had a caffeinated Stinger 68 minutes, around mile 6 AND I needed it. Saturdays run just felt hard, not mental hard but hard on th... Read more

2 mile time trial

Wednesday, March 04, 2015      1 comments

I'm on a running team that has regular 2 mile time trial. These are a good way for us to get a sense of how our speed is working and protecting our times for races. We did one last month and I ran it below 20 minutes for the first time. Last n... Read more

2015 Goals

Wednesday, December 03, 2014      1 comments

Pondering on 2015 goals. Here's some that have gotten real, meaning I WANT them, not just "wouldn't that be cool if". :) 1. Lose 40 pounds. While the idea of 40 sounds like FORTYYYYYYYY as in big and huge and scary, when I think of th... Read more

That Inner Critic

Monday, October 13, 2014      5 comments

A few weeks ago on either my ten or twelve mile training run, well, the run wasnt any fun. It was just hard and mentally I had a hard time. The big hill in the middle of the run was freaking me out in the miles before I got there, and needless ... Read more

Post Long Run Nutrition

Friday, September 12, 2014      4 comments

Since the summer I've been working every couple weeks with a dietiican. My eating is now pretty tightly tweaked to healthy, but we're still finetuning some. This week's skills are to have in place proper post-run food when I've run an hour ... Read more

Running Goals

Thursday, September 11, 2014      2 comments

It's interesting how running goals come and go. Certainly I plan on having an awesome half next month, and I'm doing lots of mental as well as physical prep for that. But right now a new goal has emerged. There's a very hilly 5 mileish loop... Read more

Needing Comfort Foods!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014      1 comments

I'm at the start of a hard time that I've already lived through once. Last time it blew my weight up, and I'd really prefer not to have to go through that again. I'm recognizing that when I'm crazy stressed, feeling like I can't breathe, that I ... Read more

Learning to Run Faster

Saturday, August 16, 2014      6 comments

Processing this article. greatist.com/fitness/25-
ways-run-faster-now The big ideas for me to put into practice are: Use the treadmill to practice running at higher speeds Keep my eyes forward looking ten to twenty y... Read more


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