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1/2 Marathons, 1/2 Dome and 1/2 a Century?

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

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My fitness level seems to be improving lately. This summer I scrambled through the business of traveling to Ohio for my son's wedding and then planning a large reception for the new couple here in our home town a month later. I made it to the gym and off on runs with Running Buddy a few times when we were both in town but my diet really took a hit. As much as I try, when I am not strictly on the South Beach "lifestyle" I gain and gain and gain. It doesn't stop! Just keeps going up! Well, now that I am home and we are back into the fall routine of school I am feeling more in control of taking care of me. The gym or a long morning in the hills with Running Buddy are how most days start and my diet seems to be getting better and better. I have less cravings, am eating very low carb and am not near as hungry all the time. It really makes all the difference in the world!

I am officially in training for my next half marathon. I'm tempted to say it will be my last but with my 50th birthday coming next summer I'm thinking it would be a great goal to accomplish once again next fall. Today Running Buddy and I met at the gym. We are working on getting her in shape for her annual trek up Half Dome. She came up with the greatest idea today - next July, we do it together for our birthdays. Our birthdays are two days apart. Six years and two days, lol, me being the older. I'm so grateful to have a friend that is willing to hang out with me and "wait up" for her old friend when I start lagging behind. I'm super excited about this new idea and will have to noodle it for a while. All the climbing sounds awesome but the "cables" where you pull yourself up and along between two rocks with nothing on either side between you and the valley bellow... Let's just say, I'm excited about the challenge and will think it over. Very carefully.

Thanks for reading! Have you ever done a major climb like Half Dome? I'd love to hear about it!

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    I have never done a climb but I have done half-marathons. I am registered for one next spring on st patty's day weekend. I wish you luck with your training and success dieting. i was low carbing and fell off the wagon. I am starting over. It works the best and easiest to follow.

    Amy
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