I thought that changing from working full time to working half time would, you know, give me more time. But at least this first week of half time work, I have been so busy I've barely managed to log in to sparkpeople. I've broken my streak of ge... Read more
Best Dam Run 10k race report
I finished in 1:16:23, an average of about 12:30 minute/miles.
I'll go ahead and start off with saying I'm not that happy with the race. I didn't go as fast as I thought I could have, and I didn't have as much fun as I wanted to. Struggling... Read more
Not a good headspace...
For every day I feel like a "real" runner, there's another day when I'm sure my body was just not meant for athleticism and trying is only doing myself harm.
Sunday was that kind of day. My heart rate was just spiking up after what felt lik... Read more
About that "real runner" thing...
This morning I woke up half an hour earlier than usual to get my run in. I guess autumn has been sneaking up on me, because I was NOT expecting it to be so dark out at 6am! Turns out sunrise isn't til 6:45 these days--yikes. Plus, it was drizzli... Read more
"When did you become a real runner?"
ROYABOYA asked me that this morning, and it's actually something I've been thinking about all week. On Tuesday I ran a 12 minute mile on the treadmill and didn't get out of breath, and today I ran for 6 miles, my longest run ever. When DID I bec... Read more
I've been thinking about this entry for three or four days now. At first I just really didn't want to write an entry about my August goals, because I have this looooong list constantly running through my head of things I could do better. Be more... Read more
For the record...
So I have this strength training routine set up for me at my gym, which is great and all except I haven't been there to do it since the 10th. (I've had no problem getting all my runs in, though. But isn't that the way it always seems to work? Do... Read more
Honestly not sure whether I had a good run today!
I was very foolish and stayed up 2 hours past my bedtime last night for no particular reason, so decided to run after work today instead of before work. I gotta say, for someone who is NOT a morning person, I'm getting kind of addicted to runnin... Read more
Back on the wagon--July will be better than June.
So one of the reasons I pay my gym kind of ridiculous amounts of money is that apparently, when I stop going for several weeks, they give me a call and offer me a free personal training session to get me started again. Awesome!
It went real... Read more
Ha ha ha
I just did this video:
(It's one of the ones I posted about last time.) I had a REALLY hard time with it and had to pause it maybe f... Read more
Core workout videos
My gym recently sent out links to these core workout videos, and since I've been really enjoying them, I thought I'd share! Read more
Trying not to focus on the scale
Just wanted to give a quick update. I've been feeling frustrated about not being able to get below 140lbs. I remember feeling this way about being over 145 in November, and hovering at 147 for what felt like forever. And at 150 too, the wait to ... Read more
Reversing the spiral
The other day I was talking with a friend of mine about depression, and how easy it is to get into a downward spiral that seems totally out of control. Perhaps something happens that makes me feel bad, just something someone says or unconsciousl... Read more
Born to run? HAH!!!
There are some people who step out of their front door every morning and start running. There are some people who start running for the first time in their lives, and 6 months later they're training for a marathon. There are some people who run ... Read more
Jaime Escalante quote
I read in the news today that Jaime Escalante died, and started reading more about him. He was a teacher at a poorly-performing school in California in the '80s, who led his students to pass the AP Calculus exam. In '88 he was the subject of the... Read more
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