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DIVA DC half Marathon, and MCM week 12

Sunday, September 15, 2013      4 comments

The plan for this week was: 4,8,5,12 What I ran: 4,7,0,13.1 Tuesday was a nice run. I ran easy, 11:30's. Just around the neighborhood. Wednesday, life got in the way of running in the morning. I had a couple of meetings for the ... Read more

MCM Training, Week 11

Friday, September 06, 2013      1 comments

The training period is 18 weeks... More than half way there!!! Last week was a step up week, as is this week. Last week:3,7,4,15. This week: 4,8,4,16. I got all the runs in last week, with a small modification... Instead of the 4mile... Read more

Week 9 D2 MCM training

Wednesday, August 21, 2013      4 comments

Yesterday was a great run... Today.. Not so much! When I was running, it was a nice, easy pace. But, I was tired, lethargic, heavy, bloated. Icky. I walked a lot. Pretty much every mile, I would walk for a bit. Sometimes more than... Read more

Getting Stronger

Tuesday, August 20, 2013      2 comments

I am not a fast runner. Especially since I've gained back a bunch of weight. (working on that... but it's slow going) But, I am getting faster & stronger! This morning, I had a 3 mile run on my schedule. I got up early (and got the kids... Read more

13.1 mile training run

Sunday, August 18, 2013      7 comments

I did it! I ran 13 + miles for a training run! Next week, I step back to 10, then the week after that I start running longer than I have ever run. I'm apprehensive, and looking forward to it, all at the same time. My run today, start... Read more

Yoga Today

Saturday, August 17, 2013      1 comments

Yes.. I went out for a great yoga practice today. It was a variable class, one where the flow is always different, different parts are worked. Today, it was abs, opening hips, and more abs. the opening of hips, and buttock stretches were grea... Read more

MCM Training w4

Sunday, July 28, 2013      2 comments

Training is going GREAT!! Today was my long run for the week! I met up with a couple of running buddies. We went for a nice, super hilly 10 miles. I left at that point, as my plan was only 10. They both ran another 3 miles. It took me 2 h... Read more

Home made chia seed 'gel'

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      2 comments

A big part of running long runs is the fueling. I use lots of gels that I buy... But I would really like to decrease the amount of chemicals I put in my body. I saw this recipe for a gel alternative for long runs. www.nomeatathl... Read more

Running Again

Tuesday, July 16, 2013      1 comments

Last week was not a good week for running!!! On Saturday, June 6th, I slipped mowing the lawn. I ended up straining my left thigh. Being the stubborn person that I am... I ran the next day. 7 miles. Did Ok.. but had a couple of issues: it wa... Read more

MCM training D3W2

Wednesday, July 03, 2013      1 comments

Hmmm.. I think my number is a bit off.. Oh Well... Yesterday I went to a track event put on by my running club. It's a fun, no pressure chance to run sprints, short and long ones, with others. It's timed, but no prizes. It costs $3 a w... Read more

MCM training D2W2

Tuesday, July 02, 2013      1 comments

Training is going well so far. Y es... I realize that it's only the second week... but I've been feeling super good while running! I ran long on Saturday, while at my parents house. Running there is always a hilly experience! I ran 6.5 m... Read more

MCM training D3W1

Wednesday, June 26, 2013      0 comments

Done for today. 3 miles. I met with a friend, about half way thru my run. It was great to have someone to run with. I think I'll have to call her and set up some running dates with her. It makes those morning runs so much more fun! Plus... Read more

MCM training D2W1

Tuesday, June 25, 2013      1 comments

Today's goal was 3 miles. Did it. 11:30, 11:30, 11 splits. I walked again at the 2 mile mark. not sure why I keep doing this. Tomorrow is another 3 miles. Will run a different route to shake things up, so that I have a me... Read more

MCM training D1W1

Monday, June 24, 2013      4 comments

The plan has me running Tues, Wed, Thurs & Saturday. 3,4,3,6 I ran this morning, as I have a 12 hour car trip planned on Thursday. So, I just moved the running up by a day. It was a great run! 3.2 miles. WarmUp & Cool down included. ... Read more

Started a new challenge today

Monday, May 27, 2013      2 comments

Started a new challenge today. It's a simple one. Run every day, at least 1 mile, between Memorial Day, and Independence day. Today: 2 miles on the treadmill. I just wasn't moving much today, but this evening, in order to hit the cha... Read more


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