Exercise is cheaper than therapy
Of course, the snag is that you need to find an activity that you really like. I think that's where a lot of people get hung up; if their exercise of choice feels terrible all the time, then they're going to be much less likely to want to get u... Read more
Recovery week over - time to get back to business! Up before the sun and ran 3.5 miles.
I've got all my training workouts planned for the rest of the year - now I've just got to find an event to train *for.*
I guess I don't really n... Read more
So I'm a big fan of classic film. I'm kind of a film fanatic in general, but I really love classic films. As such, I am a devotee of Turner Classic Movies (TCM). I watch the channel almost exclusively, I am a frequent live-tweeter with #TCMPa... Read more
Mehhhhh weather :(
I love running (really more of a love/hate), but one thing that I really don't like about it is how dependent it makes me upon the weather. I know there are die-hards out there that will run in any kind of weather... but I am NOT one of them, e... Read more
Well, now that the half marathon is under my belt (sort of - what a strange, wonderful thing that was...), it's time to plot out my next phase. I found it to be very helpful to make an actual schedule of my training and stick it to my bathroom ... Read more
Achievement unlocked: Half Marathon
Ohhh you guys. The Blerch East was NOT easy, and not because it was a 13-mile run.
It was not your ordinary 13-mile run.
It was in the woods. On mountainous trails. With rocks, sticks, roots, holes, and bear poop.
Yes, bear poo... Read more
Last training run...
I've made it! Made it to the end of my half-marathon training program! The race is Saturday, whether I'm ready for it or not... but I think I'm ready. I ran an easy 2 miles this morning (and lost a nose ring along the way - kinda pissed about... Read more
More medical adventures!
I went to the doctor for my follow-up yesterday.
Good news: my brain scan came back with nothing unusual (I hesitate to declare my brain "normal" - those who know me well would argue with that). No tumors, bleeds, holes, etc.
That wa... Read more
Well, friends - I ran my last big long run yesterday: TEN MILES. Did I walk a portion of it? You bet. But I ran the first six miles straight, and then I probably walked only just a tiny portion of the remaining four. I'm not going to beat m... Read more
"Runner's high" is REAL!!
Holy cow, you guys...
So even in spite of feeling draggy yesterday, I went out for my run yesterday evening.
I had five miles scheduled for last night, but since this is my final week and I've been consistently running five miles with ... Read more
Well - I went back to the doctor yesterday.
I haven't talked about this much, because it's not something that I really like talking about... but I've been experiencing memory problems recently. Not like not being able to find my keys or pu... Read more
So, this is my final week of HARD training for the Blerch Half!! I've got two five milers and a ten miler (!!) scheduled for this week, then next week is my taper before actual race day on 9/26. I'm excited and terrified all at once!
I've... Read more
Got my massage, got my good weather.
Going to get my run, too. I am hopeful that nothing goes wrong, but if it does, it does.
Finishing.... Read more
Again - thank you to all the people who took time to offer helpful suggestions and supportive things to say yesterday. Some days, I really don't know what I'd do without Sparkpeople...
I am using today to rest and regroup. It's a grey, ... Read more
SO ANGRY AND FRUSTRATED
DISCLAIMER: I'm venting here today. If you're looking for positivity, I'm afraid I haven't got much of that at the moment. I'm sorry. Today, I need to write about my anger and my fear and my frustration.
I had absolutely ... Read more
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