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Laugh!
6/1/2014 5:22:13 PM,  7 COMMENTS

The power of laughter is profound. Shoulders lift, the head tilts upward, deep healthy breathing occurs, and one (or more) of your worries has dissipa...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Sweet dreams are made of cheese...
5/29/2014 3:25:28 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Too punny: ...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

5 Reasons to Run a (Half) Marathon
5/28/2014 1:16:11 PM,  11 COMMENTS

I haven't run a lot since my last 'organized' training for my half-marathon in April. Walked bunches, but actively run, just a few times here and ther...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Memorial Day
5/25/2014 9:23:55 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Celebrated annually in May, Memorial Day is an occasion for remembering those who died while serving their country in the United States armed fo...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Complexities of Losing Weight
5/24/2014 3:26:44 PM,  7 COMMENTS

Happy Saturday all! I found this very short video of Dawn Brooks, she is a participant on a PBS documentary called "All of Me". I have not seen the sh...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Wanna Play Frisbee?
5/23/2014 10:04:33 AM,  7 COMMENTS

No, seriously. Anyone? My arm is getting tired. The pup has found a new obsession besides her beloved tennis balls. The Pro-Classic Frisbee. And it ha...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Ripening an Avocado - Oven Method
5/22/2014 4:05:56 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Love avocados, but I did not grow up with them--hard to find in Central Ohio. So they were an adult find, around 1985, when I lived in Arizona. I've b...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

If Dogs Could Text
5/21/2014 10:09:50 PM,  6 COMMENTS

If my pup had opposable thumbs she would totally text ;-). Here's the link to the website for more funny stuff: fillthewell.com/if-dogs-could...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Finally Friday
5/16/2014 3:44:08 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Don't tell Saturday--my favorite day of the week--but Friday looks pretty good. This week had it all: drama, comedy, suspense and even a little bit of...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Here Comes the Sun
5/10/2014 10:23:28 PM,  5 COMMENTS

"It feels like years since it's been here, here comes the sun..." Spring has finally come to Ohio. Can I get an amen? Here are some sprin...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

To Race or not to Race
5/5/2014 7:29:57 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Runnerís World has a terrific article in it this month that deals with an issue Iíve been having for some time. The title of it is called ďDonít Even...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

In the end you'll feel better
5/4/2014 4:15:18 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Got up at o-dark-thirty to drop hubs off for another round of hiking in the great woods today, then drove home for another 6 hours. I had some c...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Wk 12 Training - San Diego Marathon
5/4/2014 2:49:07 PM,  8 COMMENTS

MONDAY Key Run Workout #3: Long Run 20 miles @ 11:22 (Start with easy running and gradually increase to long run pace.) ACTUAL 20 miles ...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Running shorts rec
4/30/2014 2:46:56 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Summer is the bane of my running existence. I gripe endlessly (it seems) about winter running, but in truth I like being covered up. Not so much for s...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Wk 11 Training - San Diego Marathon
4/28/2014 5:16:16 PM,  7 COMMENTS

MONDAY Rest Day TUESDAY Strength Training WEDNESDAY PLAN Key Run Workout #1: Track Repeats 10-20 min warm up 3 x 1600 @ 9:09...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

High Rate of Return
4/27/2014 1:09:39 PM,  17 COMMENTS

My pup seems to know all about this, as she's heavily invested in tennis balls. The bone adds a bit of diversity: ...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Lessons Learned from a Soft Diet
4/26/2014 9:41:03 PM,  5 COMMENTS

The primary lesson learned is that I donít particularly care for it, lol. I had a tooth extracted and bone grafting material placed almost 2 weeks ago...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

7 Unusual Races/Runs
4/23/2014 4:41:11 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Grinning here. Some of these races sound like fun, hee. In no particular order: 1. Krispy Kreme Challenge (North Carolina) The Krispy Kreme Ch...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Wk 10 Training - San Diego Marathon
4/20/2014 9:50:32 PM,  8 COMMENTS

MONDAY Rest Day TUESDAY PLAN Cross Train XT #1 Spin Workout (45 - 60 mon) 10 min warm up then increase to PE 2, PE 1 for last 5 mi ...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

3 Strong Women
4/20/2014 4:38:23 PM,  10 COMMENTS

I was looking for something to spice up my non-existent strength program and came across these ladies from the past. Set the Wayback Machine for...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Mad Dogs and Englishmen
4/14/2014 11:32:09 AM,  9 COMMENTS

...go out in the morning rain. I'm not truly English and, according to the song, they actually go out in the midday sun. But it's raining: here, so...  Read more

SMITTY4RL

Wk 9 Training - San Diego Marathon
4/13/2014 10:15:05 PM,  5 COMMENTS

MONDAY Rest TUESDAY PLAN Cross Train XT#1 Spin Workout (45 - 60 mon) 10 min warm up then increase to PE 2, PE 1 for last 5 min ACT...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Wk 8 Training - San Diego Marathon
4/12/2014 7:58:43 PM,  3 COMMENTS

(30 Mar - 6 April) MONDAY Key Run Workout #1: Track Repeats 20 min warm up 6 x 800m @ 4:12 (1:30 RI) 10 min cool down ACTUAL Inter...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

JASR II 30K Good time in Pittsburg :-)
4/1/2014 9:55:45 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Just finished the JASR 2014 30K. This was the second time Iíve had the pleasure of going to Pittsburg and what a great time I had. JASR stands for ď...  Read more

MCCOURTT

Wk 7 Training - San Diego Marathon
3/28/2014 11:14:50 PM,  7 COMMENTS

MONDAY Rest Day TUESDAY Strength Training Run Workout: Easy Run Distance: 3 miles Intervals - :30/:40 Splits - 12:01 / 11:33 / 11:...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Wk 6 Training - San Diego Marathon
3/26/2014 1:08:07 PM,  6 COMMENTS

MONDAY Key Run Workout #1: Track Repeats 20 min warm up 2 x 1200m @ 6:24 4 x 800m @ 4:12 10 min cool down ACTUAL Intervals - :60/:10...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

How can I become a faster runner?
3/21/2014 6:01:37 PM,  7 COMMENTS

That is a question I get asked a lot. There is no one single (simple) answer to that question, not to mention no "sure fire, guaranteed" method. But o...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Wk 5 Training - San Diego Marathon
3/16/2014 8:52:40 PM,  8 COMMENTS

MONDAY Key Run Workout #1: Track Repeats 2 mile warm up 3 x 1600m @ 8:40 10 min cool down ACTUAL 11:53 / 9:44 / 8:33 / 8:30 / 8:36 ...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Wk 4 Training - San Diego Marathon
3/10/2014 10:47:40 PM,  7 COMMENTS

MONDAY Key Run Workout #1: Track Repeats 1 mile warm up 4 x 800 @ 4:12, 2 min RI 10 min cool down ACTUAL: 9:04 / 4:00 / 4:01 / 3:59 / 4...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Austin Marathon Race Report
2/17/2014 2:15:22 PM,  20 COMMENTS

Sunday, 16 February 2014, I ran my 18th marathon, the Austin Marathon. This race was also my first marathon, back on 14 February, 2010. I had hoped to...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Notes on Plantar Fasciitis
2/3/2014 2:02:15 PM,  15 COMMENTS

Plantar fasciitis is a type of tendinitis that affects the plantar fascia connective tissue (a piece of connective tissue thatís most similar to a ten...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Past, Present, and Future
1/26/2014 2:04:13 PM,  14 COMMENTS

Today is my five year anniversary on Sparkpeople. Yesterday, I reviewed some blogs from the last five years that documented my recent progress. I...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Looking Back Over 5 Years on SparkPeople
1/25/2014 4:51:16 PM,  11 COMMENTS

Tomorrow, 01/26/2014, marks my fifth anniversary on SparkPeople. That's a lot longer than I expected to stay when I signed up all those years ago. I w...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Notes on Running Economy
1/22/2014 2:06:11 PM,  9 COMMENTS

Running economy is a measure of how efficiently a person uses oxygen while running at a given pace, i.e. the energy (fuel) required to run at a given...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Another marathon's off the bucket list - THANK YOU Georgia!
1/20/2014 7:07:57 PM,  4 COMMENTS

Well, another marathon's off the bucket list, and what a gem of a marathon. This one was at Warner Robins AF base, in Georgia, held by the ďThe Museu...  Read more

MCCOURTT

3M Half Marathon Race Report
1/19/2014 3:22:13 PM,  17 COMMENTS

The race went very well this morning. It was a beautiful day -- clear skies, sunny, low humidity, no wind to speak of. The sun was just coming up as t...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Photos from a run
12/22/2013 7:44:19 PM,  8 COMMENTS

Ran 8 miles with my husband and our dog. Wissahickon valley park in philadelphia. ...  Read more

TRILLIUM22

Running Journal: 12/16 - 12/22/2013
12/22/2013 5:27:49 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Week 10: Training for Austin Marathon MONDAY Recovery Run Distance: 3.25 miles Location: Treadmill Ave Pace: 11:40 Notes: I took wal...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Running Journal: 12/09 - 12/15/2013
12/17/2013 4:36:29 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Week 9: Training for Austin Marathon Monday Easy Run Distance: 6 miles Notes: I did this one on my treadmill. I started at 3.5 mph (17:0...  Read more

LIVE2RUN4LIFE

Just a photo from a run
12/12/2013 5:32:46 PM,  13 COMMENTS

Ran 4 miles on this snowy trail....  Read more

TRILLIUM22

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