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I Am a Runner!

Sunday, March 27, 2011      15 comments

It is true! I found it on the web site. I came in third in my age group in my 5K race. I don't know that I want that fact to change anything and yet I am unabashedly an award junkie. Yesterday, I bought two running books. This morning I tried a ... Read more

Accolades ????

Saturday, March 26, 2011      17 comments

Today at Weight Watchers a woman I ran the Senior Games 5K Road Race with told me that I left too early. She said that despite the fact that I saw many, many people cross the finish line before me, that I came in third in my age group and should... Read more

The Advantages Far Outweigh the Disadvantages, But...

Thursday, March 24, 2011      14 comments

As I retrieved my sweaty clothes from my car after my very good gym workout this morning, many of the advantages of my healthy lifestyle were going through my mind: I'm healthier, I'm more energetic, I feel better, I look better, I feel better a... Read more

Update

Tuesday, March 22, 2011      13 comments

Since I've been focused on running one good thing has happened. I've lost -- at least temporarily -- my obsession with the scale. I'm up a bit and then down a bit. I'm eating, not perfectly, but very good. I'm meeting all my exercise goals. My w... Read more

Training Tip

Monday, March 21, 2011      10 comments

Okay. I finished with the race tips. It's kind of audacious of me to post a training tip because my training was, at best, hit and miss. I read a poster that said there was a 5K road race for people over 50 and I said to myself I wonder if I ca... Read more

My Race Tips: Last One For Now!

Sunday, March 20, 2011      11 comments

Hey: 1,2,3,4, 4.5, 6!! I skipped 5. Oh, well. Here's my last one for now. My tip is don't flop! 5a. I wish I'd gotten my glasses adjusted before the race. My grandkids knock and pull on my glasses all the time and my glasses tend to s... Read more

My Race Tips: Number 6

Saturday, March 19, 2011      8 comments

Here's my last tip about feet, unless of course, I think up another one! My feet have not been biggest asset. I wore corrective shoes as a kid. I have big bunions and have been diagnosed with a Morton's neuroma. When I was fitted for my sho... Read more

My Race Tips: Number 4 and 4.5

Friday, March 18, 2011      7 comments

I'm still focused on the feet today, but of course, good feet are obviously essential to running. Here's kind of two tips in one. When I went to the fancy-shmancy running store and had my stride evaluated, they recommended not only the pair... Read more

My Race Tips: Number Three

Thursday, March 17, 2011      9 comments

While I continue to savor my success, I'm sharing what I learned during my first 5K race. Third tip: Double knot your shoe strings. I learned this one the hard way during a training run!!... Read more

My Race Tips: Number Two

Wednesday, March 16, 2011      11 comments

Remember that I am now an "expert" since I have run one 5K race! So I have decided to share my tips. Grain of salt (not to be taken internally due to sodium) is recommended to go along with these tips! Second tip: I've read over and over ag... Read more

My Race Tips: Number One

Tuesday, March 15, 2011      12 comments

Now that I am an "expert," having run one 5K race, I feel entitled to post my tips! Warning: they may need a grain of salt to go with them. First tip: be sure to trim and smooth your toe nails before the big race. I thought of that the night bef... Read more

How Inspiring!!

Monday, March 14, 2011      11 comments

I am proud of my 31.17 minute 5K finish, but I witnessed something far more inspirational during that race than my performance. Near the back of the pack was a gentleman running with six inch steps and a determined look on his face. Before the r... Read more

Probably TMI (Too Much Info) About My Race

Sunday, March 13, 2011      24 comments

Honestly, I was asked for more information about my race, so here it is: It was 41 degrees when I woke up at 6am. I ate a big bowl of oatmeal because I didn't think I could run without food and without some time for it to sit on my stomach.... Read more

The Amazing Race

Saturday, March 12, 2011      14 comments

I did it! I did it! My time for the 5K was 31.17 minutes. I more than made my goal -- I was far from last. Well, I was far from first, too, but like I say, I more than made my goal. My daughter was a dear. She is a massage therapist and a... Read more

Oh, No!

Friday, March 11, 2011      14 comments

I woke up this morning feeling fine. But as I walked from the parking lot to the Y where I intended to go to Zumba class, I felt pain in my lower back. I had difficulty sitting down and getting up and pain when moving from side to side. I have h... Read more


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