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Off to the University of Minnesota
Saturday, March 24, 2012      1 comments

Our daughter was accepted to the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus earlier this year, and today we go for an orientation. I'm so proud of her and so thankful to Jesus for eighteen years of grace in raising her, especially for the fact t... Read more
5K Today and a Recovery Ride
Thursday, March 22, 2012      2 comments

Completed week five workout 2 of 3 in my half-marathon training plan today, a 5K. I'm training to walk/jog because I'm just not in good enough shape to jog the whole time but that's okay by me. It's a huge deal for me to even want to jog much le... Read more
Out for a 5K this morning
Tuesday, March 20, 2012      1 comments

Alright, here we go, week five of the half-marathon training plan. Today I will jog/walk a 5k and then again on Thursday, followed by a 7 mile jog/walk on Sunday with some cycling in between. It's overcast and 54 degrees this morning, but just h... Read more
Exercise Plan for the Week or Turtles are Immune to Wind Resistance
Monday, March 19, 2012      2 comments

Had a great 5 mile jog/walk yesterday. It was beautiful in the Minneapolis area, although the wind was blowing very hard. When I'm cycling that makes a huge difference but it doesn't bother me at all when I'm jogging. I'm sure faster runners are... Read more
Day of Rest Yesterday, 5 Mile Jog/Walk Today
Sunday, March 18, 2012      1 comments

I was scheduled to take a 5 mile jog/walk yesterday but my body was telling me that it needed a day off and I said "yes." I'm glad I did, I feel much better today, and so I'm off in about 5 minutes to complete this workout. Tomorrow's my d... Read more
So Proud of My Daughter
Saturday, March 17, 2012      1 comments

Last night our family went to the Hall of Fame Dance Competition where our daughter and her dance team competed in the hip-hop category--and won first place! They now qualify to go to a national competition in Chicago but it remains to be seen i... Read more
Recovery Ride Today
Friday, March 16, 2012      1 comments

Had a good 5K jog/walk yesterday, plan to take a recovery ride today as I'm feeling pretty tired. I've learned to live by the rule "when in doubt cut it out," that is, when you're body is tired and you're not sure if you should push through and ... Read more
Strength Workout on the Bike
Thursday, March 15, 2012      1 comments

Had a great day of exercise yesterday. Jogged/walked for 2.5 miles in the morning, worked for a few hours, and then hopped on the bike for a 22 miler. Yesterday was a strength training day on the bike so here's what I did. After a 10 minut... Read more
Bad News, Good News
Wednesday, March 14, 2012      4 comments

Bad news: ran out of time yesterday and couldn't do my training run. Good news: have plenty of time today and will be able to get that in this morning, and also go for a bike ride later in the day as planned. Yeah for me, can't wait ... Read more
Training Plan for the Week
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      0 comments

Mondays are my one day off per week which means that Tuesdays are like Mondays to me. So with that, here's my training plan for this week: Tuesday: 2.5 mile jog/walk, upper body strength in gym Wednesday: 20 mile bike ride, strength work... Read more
Good Ride Saturday, Day Off Today
Monday, March 12, 2012      2 comments

Had a good ride Saturday, a 22-mile cadence exercise on a lovely day. I came in a bit slower than I had hoped but that's okay. I was supposed to take a 5 mile jog/walk yesterday but was so busy with meetings and such. I didn't get home until 8:0... Read more
Yesterday a Run & Ride, Today Just a Ride!
Saturday, March 10, 2012      0 comments

Yesterday I continued my half-marathon training plan by jogging/walking in 2/1 intervals for about 3 miles. Then I got on the bike trainer for about 45 minutes while watching stage three of the Tirreno-Adriatico. It was a close sprint but, of co... Read more
Half-Marathon Training--Week 3
Friday, March 09, 2012      1 comments

In January I blogged about a half-marathon training plan I had just begun. Unfortunately, I did not stick to the plan and so I'm now a bit behind the eight-ball but not too bad. Last week I took a couple of walk/jogs and felt pretty good given t... Read more
Long Day, Good Day
Saturday, January 14, 2012      0 comments

Well, I'm just finishing up a very long day. At the door at 6:30 a.m. and just finished up at 12:00 a.m. Wow, today was so long that it's now tomorrow! But it was a very good and fruitful day, and I'm grateful to God for it. Hope you had a good ... Read more
Half-Marathon Training--Weeks 1-2
Thursday, January 12, 2012      0 comments

One of my major goals for this year is to complete my first half-marathon. The farthest I've run, or rather jogged, to this point is 5k so this is quite a step up for me and thus I've altered a 12-week training plan I found on the web into an 18... Read more

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