JEM0622's Blogs

Fighting the Negative Nancy
Tuesday, June 30, 2009      3 comments

I've had to do a lot of self coaching lately. I put on the clothes that I once filled and they fall off. I am making good choices with food. I'm getting my runs in. But the scale. I was very motivated by the scale moving. Yes, my BMI is in the h... Read more
Figuring Out the Fuel
Monday, June 29, 2009      1 comments

I've learned a lot in the last few weeks about nutrition (still struggling to eat enough many days...but trying) and fuel. What to throw in to push up the carb level without blowing the rest of my tracking. I am fortunate that I do not get cram... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 8, Day 1
Sunday, June 28, 2009      0 comments

This 11 miler went far easier than the last time I ran 11 miles. What a big difference when you fuel the right way. I also had my new toy...a camelback that my mother gave me for my birthday. Very handy because I could put all the little things ... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 7, Day 6
Sunday, June 28, 2009      0 comments

There was never a good time to run today. Hot hot hot and humid. Blech. Waited until very late day and the hubby came along. Temp: upper 80s and very humid 3.08 miles 43:46 minutes 14'10 pace 660 calories burned... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 7, Day 4
Wednesday, June 24, 2009      0 comments

Definitely had to get out early today because the temps are rising, and the humidity also. The beach can be more intimidating for a slower runner like me...folks out at a faster pace and not using the same training regimine...but I just reminded... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 7, Day 1
Monday, June 22, 2009      0 comments

The skies were threatening, so I wrapped my pullover around my waist. I did not get up an hour early to eat the power bar. I threw caution to the wind and ate a clif bar energy bar as I started out. No cramping or anything bad. Yahoo! The area w... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 6, Day 5
Monday, June 22, 2009      0 comments

I was a bit concerned when I started out b/c my knees bothered me, but I made it through. upper 70s 49 minutes 3.5 miles 914 calories burned 13'59 pace ... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 6, Day 3
Tuesday, June 16, 2009      1 comments

Mother Nature blessed me this evening! Cool, rain to the North, and little humidity. It was great! I see the most beautiful little yellow finches on my run. So neat to see them flutter about. So here are the details: Temp: ?? Rest assured, ... Read more
Reeling Myself In a Bit
Tuesday, June 16, 2009      0 comments

We sure can put the blinders on and just go sometimes. I seem to have put myself in this predicament on nutrition and my run schedule. At least I am stumbling upon conversation or helpful folks who either remind me to check my references, or poi... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 6, Day 1
Sunday, June 14, 2009      2 comments

Boy oh boy..well..another long one. I started out early in cooler temps, and that was a tremendous help. Did not really feel the sun until halfway through my run. At that point, the sun was at my back. I downed about 32 oz water over the entire ... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 5, Day 7
Saturday, June 13, 2009      0 comments

We have had constant storms roll through, and it has been hot and humid to boot. Ugh! I have other happenings to deal with, so I went out shortly after I woke this morning (thank you to my girls for getting me up just after sunrise so Mommy woul... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 5, Day 4
Wednesday, June 10, 2009      0 comments

We had a lot of passing thunderstorms yesterday, so I had to seize the afternoon. I changed my clothes, set up the Ipod, and took off with the dog. Man did she take me for a run at first! Good golly! You would think she was a dang racehorse! I j... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 5, Day 1
Sunday, June 07, 2009      5 comments

I had some angst about today. I was supposed to meet up with some veteran distance runners who were planning to go 3 miles further than I planned to go. Well, I underestimated the was supposed to take 30-ish minutes...instead it was 4... Read more
Susan G. Komen Race 4 The Cure 5k Walk
Saturday, June 06, 2009      2 comments

Woke up at 6am (grrr) to start the coffee, change, and get breakfast set. Headed out at 6:30am with my Mom (Dad/Gpa watched the 4 kids for us) and we took the Metro in. A few out of commission escalators...which my mother did not care for...but ... Read more
Marathon Training: Week 4, Day 6
Friday, June 05, 2009      0 comments

A rainy, cool day. This is ideal weather for me. I ran my first 5k in the cool, misty rain and I loved every minute of it! I did make sure I had a short sleeved shirt layered over my arm band for the iPod to prevent any casualties. It was a litt... Read more

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