Jeff Galloway, a 70's-current era Olympic runner, developed a run-walk-run method that has allowed hundreds of thousands of runners to complete half- and full-marathons. He is a long-time writer for Runner's World Magazine. I ran my first half... Read more
Packet Pick Up
I signed up for another 5k this weekend. It's being given by the same rec center that held the one I participated in two months ago. Yesterday I went to pick up the bag with my number, etc. and the guy behind the desk asked me what size tee sh... Read more
Haven't been around for a while. Maybe I've settled in, and am at my new normal?
It's funny how real life can interfere with one's goals. I had family visit for Memorial Day weekend, and I haven't been here more than half a dozen times since. I knew I'd be crazy skewed that weekend (you're gonna kill me, I'll explain short... Read more
I Rocked that 5k!
Last summer when I joined SparkPeople I decided I needed a long-term goal. I used to jog a bit, but at the time I could barely go a very, very slow mile on a treadmill before I was wiped out and my knees hurt badly. I decided that in the sprin... Read more
Running outdoors is SOOO much harder than on the treadmill!
Inspired by a friend and some nice weather I decided last night that today I would try to run about 5k outdoors. My heart is set on participating in a local 5k in about two weeks. I've been working out on a treadmill all winter, and can maint... Read more
Hilarious 1970's Weight Watcher's recipies
*WARNING* *DISCLAIMER* Not for the easily offended or sensitive reader
A woman found some recipe cards from Weight Watchers in her mother's basement, and blogged about them.
Who'd have t... Read more
An early birthday gift from my bathroom scale
Today I finally reached a goal, I've lost 40 pounds! This was my uber-secret minimum goal, the least I could lose and consider myself successful. Truthfully I still have a way to go yet, and then there's the keeping it off bit, but today is a ... Read more
The little things can be the most encouraging
I recently had a brief conversation with an acquaintance I see for a few minutes about once a month. He tilted his head, looked at me and asked if I had gotten a new haircut. I have long hair that goes about midway down my back, not even any b... Read more
Not going to let this cold keep me down
So I've had a virus of some type for the past day and a half, and it's really wiped me out. I'm fine if I just sit around or lie down, but getting up and doing things wipes me out pretty quickly. Today was scheduled as one of my exercise days ... Read more
My position in the heirarchy
My family consists of two adults, two kids, two cats, and a fish. My level of respect is at the top of the cats.
Been true for a while, but reinforced again tonight. Rats.... Read more
Excellent! Outstanding! Couldn't be better!
These are the words my doctor left me with at the end of my physical this morning! She thought it was great that I'd lost 30 pounds since my last visit. Of all my friends and family only one friend has noticed that I've lost weight, so having ... Read more
Winter is here
So far we've had a snowless winter, very strange except that last year was much the same. It's gotten quite cold though: 7 degrees F, with a wind chill of -12 F. I suppose we've gone from "Brisk" to "Bracing" winds Read more
Not really a New Year's Resolution, but...
...I think I need to be posting to my Spark Blog more. Everyday stuff, which will have interest to few, but will benefit me more.
For my friends, please don't consider these things spam. It's a therapy of sorts, maybe a public diary. I'v... Read more
Just got off the treadmill, and I'm so discouraged.
Let me start by saying that a month or two ago I made a secret goal: I want to run in a 5k, and finish it without walking and with a respectable time. The next 5k in the area isn't scheduled until May, plenty of time, and since it's icy and 19... Read more
I can button my winter coat! WOO!
Yes, it's the same coat I've been wearing for 15 or 20 years now, and by rights I could probably get a new one without having to feel too guilty. After "outgrowing" it last winter I almost did just that, but it really bothered me that the reas... Read more
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