Cool beans! It wasn't too cold this morning, so I got the bicycle out and had a super ride for my cardio workout. I also did my Track to 500 strength exercises, and the Day 4 10-minute Spring into Shape video. I like those videos. Did my stretch... Read more
Well, I was hoping to push it on my run this morning, but my friends were more inclined to walk. Still, it was a good, fast 3.3 mile walk, and I followed it up with a one mile run. I also did my Track to 500 lunges, push-ups and squats. Also, be... Read more
Woohoo, day 2 on Spring into Shape and Track to 500! Loved the Crunchless Core Day 2 video from the bootcamp challenge! Otherwise, went pretty easy today, a half hour brisk walk, then 2 sets of 12 reps on lunges, push-ups, squats and bent-over r... Read more
A great start
Woohoo, off to a great start on the Spring into Shape Bootcamp Challenge as well as Justducky's Track to 500 Challenge.
This morning I did: 2 sets of 12 reps lunges, squats, pushups, (those three count towards my Track to 500, so that's 72... Read more
positive plan of action for the new year
Went out for a three-mile run this morning. Mother Nature has been kind here in Michigan, so the road was pretty clear and not even slippery. It made for a good run.
It's almost the New Year, which I have every expectation will be a good on... Read more
back in the saddle
The last few weeks I seem to have let myself get a little derailed. It was such a challenge to find a time to run that I was hardly getting any of my usual runs in, except on the weekends. I was even eating stuff I usually wouldn't, and I didn't... Read more
Running at the edge of night
So, I managed to leave work a little early so I could go running while there was still some daylight. I got home, changed into my running gear, and took off down the road.
Problem was, I cut it a little too close. And that big dog that scar... Read more
runnnning through winter
I ran about 5 miles yesterday, and 3 miles on Saturday. Today is a rest day for me. Mondays are always tough days to get exercise in, so it's a good day to plan for a rest.
With the shortening days, and the cold weather, I am really having... Read more
blew off my run!?
Doggonnit! I missed my run today, and I have no one to blame but myself.
I usually have a longish run first thing in the morning on Sundays, and I always love those runs. I got up this morning, however, and just felt... well, lazy. I had a... Read more
I guess I never wrote about the 10K I ran on Sept. 18. It was fantastic! There were over 2500 people gathered that morning at the Detroit Zoo to 'run wild.' Most of them ran in the 5K, but there were tons of people in the 10K, too. This time, I ... Read more
two books and some running thoughts
So, I got two new books recently, and I really like both of them. The first was The New Rules of Lifting for Women. After running all summer, I wanted to get a little more of a plan and instruction on strength training. I was doing strength trai... Read more
sprints in the rain
Booyah! Left work, got my gear on and my older running shoes ('cause I knew they were going to get messy), and headed to the trail. It was kinda cold and there was a steady rain. I almost didn't go, but knew I'd be unhappy later if I didn't.
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Running thoughts first 5K
I ran my first 5K yesterday.
I have been running all summer long with a very cool training group. Currently, I run about 4 days a week. I usually run 3 or 4 miles, sometimes longer on the weekend. On track night, I do intervals with a grea... Read more
sparkin' for two years, cool
Hey, cool. It's been two years that I've been Sparkin'. Not always consistent in the past, but ultimately learned some new habits, ways of thinking and being that truly are consistent now. Lost weight, feel great, made friends. Yay SP!... Read more
I am so happy about my weight loss. I feel so good. I enjoy feeling good in my clothes. I love the compliments I get. It's given me so much confidence.
I am very motivated to maintain my weight loss, but now I need to apply some of the SP c... Read more