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Enjoyed some spring-like weather and about my runs

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      2 comments

Monday and Tuesday were beautiful here in Minnesota. I took advantage of it and went for a 5-mile on each day. I started Monday's run a bit late and it got dark too fast, I get nervous running at dusk because of the critters. One year, when I wa... Read more

Starting my 4th week of Half marathon training

Monday, January 09, 2012      0 comments

I am starting week 4 of my training and the mileage is going to start adding up so my focus needs to be on sticking with the plan now. I did some figuring with the magic mile using what I had run in the past and am thinking that maybe the 2... Read more

I am going back to school

Sunday, January 08, 2012      2 comments

I am going to start classes tomorrow. I had been planning to go back to school but kept putting it off and last week, I decided to "Just Do It". I registered at the last minute and the counsler did everything in her power to get me registered. J... Read more

Did great til 7pm

Thursday, January 05, 2012      1 comments

So, yesterday, I decided to focus on Michael Pollan's advice to "eat food, not too much, mostly plants". I had oatmeal with fruit, flaxseed and almonds for breakfast. Post run, a cup of homemade minestrone soup. For lunch, I had a vegetable stir... Read more

"Eat food, not too much and mostly plants"

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      3 comments

That is a quote from Michael Pollan's book In Defense of Food. It seems like good advice, doesn't it? I am only in the first couple of chapters and it really has answered some questions that I have had about why do we need to have so much inform... Read more

Week 2 of my half Marathon training completed

Saturday, December 31, 2011      4 comments

Well, I finished week 2 and it is nothing to brag about. I did that workout using the Nike Training Club app and my muscles hurt for two days afterwards, so I ended taking a rest day on my run day and then another rest day on the cross training ... Read more

Review: Nike Training Club App

Thursday, December 29, 2011      4 comments

This is a free app on iTunes and so far, I think it is a great app. My hubby bought me an I Pod touch for the holiday and this is one of the apps as to why I wanted one. I think this is going to be a well used app for me. So, far I have on... Read more

Starting week 2 of my training for half marathon

Wednesday, December 28, 2011      7 comments

My run went well. I was feeling good and had to remind myself that I am using the run/walk technique and it took an effort to walk, but I am glad I did because I felt like I finished the run strong. I have a tendency to start out too fast and ge... Read more

Week 1 of training completed

Sunday, December 25, 2011      1 comments

Week one is finished! 15.4 miles with an average pace of 11:34 per mile. I am satisfied with my results. Although I was off by one day, my daughter was sick and I had to take care of my grandson so I missed a run day, but I just switched the day... Read more

This is wierd for me...

Wednesday, December 14, 2011      6 comments

I did it! I registered for a half marathon to be run on April 28, 2012. It feels wierd for me, because of the distance - half marathon. Does this mean I am a runner?! I have done several 5k this summer and was thinking of doing a 10k this s... Read more

Did I say I was starting over?

Friday, December 09, 2011      6 comments

Honestly, if I had a dollar for every time I said that, I'd be a millionaire by now. emoticon I seem to have a... Read more

Life Happens....

Sunday, December 04, 2011      6 comments

I just read a post about someone who took a detour on losing weight because "life happens". This got me thinking about how many times I have used that as an excuse to eat poorly, not exercise and become downright lazy about doing the things I ne... Read more

Ways to help with those cravings this season:

Friday, December 02, 2011      7 comments

Some tips to help with those cravings over the holidays: 1. Drink more water - I find that when I am eating more junk food it is because, in reality, I am really thirsty not hungry. 2. Brush Your Teeth - some how a clean, fresh minty mout... Read more

I am going to need an extra dose of...

Wednesday, November 30, 2011      4 comments

committment to eating foods that will nuture and strengthen my body because it seems DH is almost proud of the fact that he is over-indulging in sugary snacks and is constantly buying the stuff so it is in the house. Last night when we wer... Read more

Can I do a Half Marathon?

Sunday, November 27, 2011      7 comments

I set a goal to do a 10k next year, but as I was looking for local races I happened to see one that is close by where I live is going to have pacers for the marathon. And they had just my pace. I think a marathon would be too much for me at this... Read more


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