I finished a women's running book by Galloway and his wife. He is the one who recommends walking breaks in with the running. I'm kind of trying that method. My four mile run this morning had 30 seconds of walk break about every 5 minutes. I made... Read more
Run and Be Active
I read a running article today that was eye opening. It cited a study of women runners over the age of 50. It found that older women runners only burned 80 calories more per day than women the same age who were non-runners. They attributed it to... Read more
I Am a Runner!
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
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...
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
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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