The Advantages Far Outweigh the Disadvantages, But...
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
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
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!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I know sleep is very important for health, mood, and weight management. Last year I did the SparkPeople Better Sleep Challenge and tried several new methods to sleep better. Some of them I have continued, some I have modified, and some I have le... Read more
In Praise of Sensible & Compassionate Friends
My new dear SparkFriend, Freelady, made a great observation yesterday. She said that reading the comments on my blogs from my "sensible & compassionate" friends always gives her something to think about. She is absolutely correct. I am blessed w... Read more
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