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25k countdown and building confidence

Sunday, April 19, 2015      6 comments

My first 25k is in about a month. The longest race to this point has been 10k. Yesterday's training schedule called for a mild-paced, mostly flat 10-12 miles. Knowing I wouldn't be contending with steep hills that I would have to hike, I ... Read more

The hills are getting smaller

Sunday, April 05, 2015      6 comments

Saturday I was scheduled to run 10-12 miles for my 25k training but I was with someone having an off-day and we ended up at 6.25 miles in about two hours. It wasn’t much of a workout, but it was good to be there for someone else and I had a f... Read more

I have lots of places to go but back isn’t one of them - 160 Flights of stairs done!

Saturday, January 24, 2015      4 comments

I did it! I completed a 160-flight stair race (over 3100 individual stairs). I wasn’t as physically prepared as I planned but I got it done. I was more concerned about the mental challenges but in the end, I was prepared for that too. ... Read more

Beautiful Trail Run Saturday

Sunday, October 05, 2014      8 comments

The views were some of the best we've ever enjoyed. I felt strong and good. I think a 25k may be in my future. Read more

September Refocus

Monday, September 01, 2014      3 comments

I've reached some goals this summer and it's time to think about what's next. Over the last many months, my aim has been related to physical-activity pursuits; it's time to get some of the basics back to a level that will help me reach my weigh... Read more

Hike with Payoffs

Sunday, August 31, 2014      8 comments

A lot of our hikes this summer have been for conditioning or training. Today we hike a trail with two great pay offs! It was great to feel strong and in-control on some steep and challenging sections. It was great not to be passed but to ... Read more

Big mid-term goal reached

Monday, August 18, 2014      2 comments

2800 feet up in 1.8 miles emoticon More leg and lung burning fun for another mid-term goal. Very good wor... Read more

Stadium Stair Race - 816 Stairs Up and 816 Stairs down

Sunday, August 03, 2014      7 comments

Today was a training opportunity for a steep hike/climb in about 3 weeks. A stair race in a local historic stadium benefiting a foundation that provides sanctuary to abandoned, abused and neglected dogs and cats and much more. It was hard!... Read more

Hike pics from weekend and a bit of a scare

Sunday, June 29, 2014      10 comments

Two Hike Saturday - One ended at a water crossing running too fast and deep. The other was a short group hike with coworkers to a beautiful water fall. One Hike Today - Our most challenging elevation gain to date and a little more than 5 h... Read more

Active Weekend - Cake Making, Hiking, Running & Kayaking

Sunday, June 22, 2014      4 comments

As mentioned a couple days ago, hubby's old truck was stolen. When we thought we'd never see it again - assuming it was taken for parts, we were on the road to acceptance. Acceptance turned to sadness and a sick feeling when we saw what... Read more

Almost 1400 of these

Saturday, June 14, 2014      8 comments

388 up... ...then down repeat a couple times do the long-middle section an extra time before going all the way down the final round Felt like I was goin... Read more

Can strength exercise "sold" for aesthetic reasons make me stronger?

Monday, June 02, 2014      3 comments

I have a question that I probably should post on the Fitness and Exercise message board but I wanted to start here. I feel like I should know better and this is a silly question, but you know what they say about questions... As I've m... Read more

2nd 10k done

Sunday, June 01, 2014      5 comments

emoticon I completed my 2nd 10k this morning and I improved my time from the first by more than 20 minutes. I'... Read more

Last Week Recap and This Week Focus

Monday, May 26, 2014      4 comments

Last week recap: - I tried to find bulgur (do not want quick cooking) but so far no luck. I have some recipes, now I just need the grain. I may purchase online but I'd like to try it first. - Ate what was planned 5 days. Salmon only 2 da... Read more

Sat. Hike pic and training

Sunday, May 25, 2014      3 comments

I have a goal in August to complete a particularly steep hike (2800 ft up in 1.8 miles). It's a big and important goal for me. Saturday morning we revisited a special hike we haven't hiked since Jun and Dec 2012 for some hill work. It is ab... Read more


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