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3 Marathon Movies and today's run.
Saturday, June 01, 2013      4 comments

In the last week or so David and I have watched three movies about marathons. He's been a good sport about it, really. I was never so good about watching movies about his girevoy sport! Two were serious and one was just for fun. Runni... Read more
Training - 5/28 Kettlebells and Running and 5/29 Running
Thursday, May 30, 2013      2 comments

Yesterday I did a short set of intervals with a light kettlebell and walking on the treadmill. I also did some other things, like skipping, skater squats, wall pushups, bicycle crunches and reverse crunches, but it's the kettlebells I want to t... Read more
Today's less pleasant run put in perspective with Korean soldier's runs
Monday, May 27, 2013      7 comments

Today was not such a great day for me. Last night my allergies were so bad I had to sleep on the wedge, which isn't very comfortable, but it's better than not breathing. Hot flashes woke me up several times, too. So I knew when I got on the t... Read more
Today's run - much better!
Saturday, May 25, 2013      5 comments

I slept reasonably well last night, ate breakfast and showered this morning before my run. I know that doesn't make a lot of sense, but my aim is to be cool. I went to the gym with wet hair to use the treadmill. (I tend to breathe better ... Read more
Started incorporating some plyometrics
Friday, May 24, 2013      2 comments

I decided to introduce a few plyometric moves into my routine. My knees have iffy cartilage so I can't do a lot of "ballistic" moves, like a P90X video. However, I've felt very little muscle fatigue from any of my activity - just a general, pl... Read more
Perimenopause, Nausea and Running
Tuesday, May 21, 2013      6 comments

I assume I am not fighting any bug or major illness other than perimenopause. I am the right age - almost 48 - and have just passed a gargantuan pre-nursing/med school physical, including a 9-vial complete blood test. My kidneys are showing so... Read more
Running in Oakland... and upcoming 5k at Umpqua Lighthouse
Monday, May 20, 2013      9 comments

This morning's run was on the treadmill to save time (hey... I'm already doing 12 minute miles!) but I am itching to take Solly back out to Oakland. The last time we went, he handled all the commotion fairly well, so he may be "toughening up" ... Read more
Middle-aged women and epiphanies about running
Saturday, May 18, 2013      17 comments

My husband is still somewhat in shock, I think. He just came home from his conference and found out that I signed up for a second 5k race. He is a lifelong athlete but has never seen me do much exercise that wasn't USEFUL, like digging and wee... Read more
Measurements (of a Juice Apple)
Friday, May 17, 2013      6 comments

I'm an apple, I suppose, but with lumps. What we call a juice apple since we can't sell it for eating fresh. Or a mesomorph with lumps. Big shoulders, narrow hips, all my weight in my waist/belly. Naturally have blocky thighs, which are resi... Read more
A quickie - nerve damage
Thursday, May 16, 2013      9 comments

I just said I was going to get ready for work, so I'll make this quick. I got my husband to agree before he left town to take pictures when he returned for the BLC if I get selected for a team. One of them will be a picture of me trying ... Read more
New shoes for an under-pronator - and nope, can't compare myself to Pre
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      6 comments

I got the day off to wait for ac repairmen again. They were here, done and gone in a flash, which left me free to go buy shoes! Yaaay for me! I live out in the sticks, so my careful research on Runners' World and other websites didn't do me a... Read more
Overoptimistic or just inspired? First Race on one of Pre's trails!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013      4 comments

I just started jogging on the treadmill more than 1 minute at a time last week and I just registered for my first 5k tonight. My right ankle has hurt since that 9.5 minute treadmill run, when I happened to be wearing shoes I bought at a thrift ... Read more
The Fonzie Church
Monday, May 13, 2013      11 comments

These Days are Ours... ours.. ours.... Happy Days! I can't help myself. I just have to interrupt my own math homework to slick back my hair, strike poses and sing "These Days are Ours... ours, ours.... Happy Days!" Lawd help me whe... Read more
Pick up the pieces and move on
Friday, May 10, 2013      10 comments

I got the dreaded letter last night. The piece of mail I've been waiting for all year, the one that says my last hope into nursing school was dashed. I kind of knew it already. I've been having manual labor dreams for weeks. I've been drivin... Read more
Playing any part in the operetta
Thursday, May 09, 2013      4 comments

This morning before I left for the gym I stood in front of the mirror, flexing my biceps. I've always had biceps, and big shoulders. I've been accused of looking manly over a dozen times since I gained weight and I don't like it. When I was y... Read more

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