After spending most of my life as a regular journal-keeper, first in writing and later on several websites, it's weird to me that I let so much time go between posts now. Some of it is that I live my life in a far less internal way, but I still... Read more
Well. This year has been quite interesting so far.
I was rocking it out with my workouts and my food and my job search when I decided to take a chance on a volunteer opportunity that I thought might lead to a "real" job down the road that ... Read more
Some workout notes:
* Last weekend's long run was kind of a bust. Developed a stitch that wouldn't go away around mile 3. Spent a lot of time walking and jogging slowly; got to the point where it was bearable but I could still feel it... Read more
I'm calling this week 1 even though it's not, because it's Week 1 of me writing about what I did/am doing for the week.
Sunday/Wednesday - Strength:
* Squats, straight-arm raises, shoulder thrust, pull-down, tricep extensions, all ... Read more
I thought I should write a little about what I'm doing, mostly because writing things down makes them more official.
The basic schedule, a week in the life of a marathoner wannabe, goes something like this:
* Sunday - Strength t... Read more
A Lesson in Portions
Last week I did a double-duty big-mama grocery shopping. The partner and I are trying to transition out of party-mode eating and back to basics and health. So I was going down my list, grabbing a lot of stuff, and I missed a small detail. We ... Read more
New Year, New Races
[Cross-posted from my blog http://runanyarun.blogspot.com
Alright, kids. So here's the deal.
Ever since I finished the Nike Women's Marathon, I've been thinking "hey that was an amazing experience that I will never forget, but I ... Read more
Did it right
Just over a year ago, I did the Dexter-Ann Arbor Half Marathon. It was a disappointing race on many levels. I did everything wrong, and it showed in my time. I finished in 2:40:51.
Today I ran the Minneapolis Half Marathon. My goal was... Read more
This past weekend the man and I ran our first race together, a 7k. It was his first race ever. The day was sunny and cold, and it was quite brisk along the Mississippi. People were in great spirits and decorated with festive St Patty's Day i... Read more
Begin the Begin
The month of February, despite being my birth month, was kind of hard.
But it's over now. The sun is out longer, the temps are warming up. And I'm really excited about spring!
So to give myself a jump-start, I changed my goal tracker... Read more
Five years ago today I was in Venice, celebrating my 24th birthday with friends from work. We had just finished up at a business meeting in Switzerland, and we decided to take advantage of prepaid airfare to spend another 10 days in Italy befor... Read more
8 miles in 87:14, including 3 2-minute walk breaks. This puts me just under 11 min/mile (10:54), which is especially awesome given the walk breaks and given that the first 5-10 minutes were warming up to my pace (starting at 11:42). I walked 5... Read more
the challenge: 5 mins walk, 20 mins at "uncomfortable" speed, 5 mins walk
what i did: 5 mins walk, 5 mins warm-up at 11:42 pace, 10 mins at 9:22, 5 mins at 9:31, 5 mins 11:31-11:42, 7 mins cool-down walk starting at 14:40 pace
this is ... Read more
A lot of crap has happened (and failed to happen) over the past few months.
I recently joined a gym, and have been going with the manfriend on a pretty regular schedule, which is helping quite a lot. After discussing training ... Read more
This whole corn syrup thing
So I tend to soapbox, and I admit it. I try not to get worked up about things, because really there's only so much time and energy in the day. But this article (http://www.sparkpeople.com/re
asp?id=486) p... Read more