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Rain Reflections and Today's Focus
Monday, September 19, 2016      13 comments

I forgot to mention the POSITIVE aspect of the rain for the final race of the Aching Quad series. When I got to Lake Hollingsworth around 6:30pm for the 7pm race on Saturday evening it was 94 degrees. When the rain rolled in just minutes before ... Read more
Surprise! Easy Run Wins!!
Sunday, September 18, 2016      18 comments

I believe it was my 41st 5K. It was the first race I ever ran in an absolute downpour the entire way. There was not one square inch of me dry. And no one could sneak up on any of the runners because everyone's shoes were squishing and squawking ... Read more
Aching Quad Race 3/4 Finished!
Saturday, September 17, 2016      12 comments

After the 5K last eve, the one mile race at 7am and the two mile race at 8:30am, I am in second place in my age group. Just one race to go in this Aching Quad series, a 5K at 6:30pm. Met two really nice "young" guys, both named Tim. The on... Read more
Ready for Aching Quad and 6 Year Old
Friday, September 16, 2016      12 comments

Hey, the SMALL Aching Quad shirt fits and feels great! That's a pick-me-up on a day I'm not smiling at the scale. ... Read more
To Finish Aching Quad and Keep Trying
Wednesday, September 14, 2016      10 comments

Just got in my last run before the Aching Quad challenge, four races in 24 hours starting Friday evening at 7:30pm. Last time I ran it I was the only one in my age group, but this year they are giving Aching Quad finisher's medals to everyone wh... Read more
Grandparents Day 2016
Monday, September 12, 2016      13 comments

This year we have 2 kids to join for Grandparents' Day at our local elementary school. First we met Natalie at 10:55. I snapped this picture of Old Dad (Gary) with our big girl: ... Read more
Eating with Hands?
Sunday, September 11, 2016      12 comments

What is your experience with eating with your hands? This article says it can increase mindful eating and have other benefits: www.theprimalist.com/5-r
easons-why-you-should-eat-
with-your-hands/ I am just not sure.... Read more
I Highly Recommend It!
Saturday, September 10, 2016      12 comments

"Sweat is a reward. Earn it and share it with pride," wrote Leah, my Galloway pace group leader, after this morning's run. Guess sweat does cool you down, so that is a reward. I certainly was rewarded a whole lot for my run this morning!! Hope a... Read more
At The Same Time
Friday, September 09, 2016      9 comments

I'm glad to report my weight is back in range, even if just barely, at 132.8. So I'm 3%, or 3.8 pounds over my center weight. In looking at my eating and drinking in the last week, I see a lot of good, but I've got some challenges, too. I'm hitt... Read more
Personal Training #2
Wednesday, September 07, 2016      12 comments

Just got home from my second personal trainer session at Anytime Fitness. I remember ONEKIDSMOM blogging about her boy-wonder. Well, mine has returned from tours in Iraq and I'd never call him a boy. But he seems to have had quite a bit of exper... Read more
Today's Thoughts
Tuesday, September 06, 2016      9 comments

What to blog about today? So many things running through my head. Random thoughts: * love my new, bright, clean gym * the gym has 3 showers, each very attractive and private in its own little room * won't be posting any more pictu... Read more
Aiming for a Deficit Today
Sunday, September 04, 2016      12 comments

I read it here on a blog several years ago, "You can't outrun a bad diet." So very true. Yesterday, despite burning 600+ calories exercising, and eating lots of healthy food, I did not have a calorie deficit for the day. I am over my scream weig... Read more
Just Paranoid Enough
Saturday, September 03, 2016      13 comments

Today was race rehearsal of 6.5 miles for my Galloway group. We ran a trail near my home, starting in the dark. Here's a sunrise on the trail picture: ... Read more
First Personal Trainer Session at Anytime Fitness
Wednesday, August 31, 2016      14 comments

My first workout with the trainer lasted about 40 minutes. I don't even know the names of all the equipment. We warmed up on the row machine (which I had never used before but really liked) and then used several different straps and weighted bar... Read more
Personal Trainer, Running Plans, Schedule Change
Tuesday, August 30, 2016      10 comments

I met with the personal trainer today. Looking forward to doing some very challenging strength training. I start tomorrow. Rode my bike the 20 minutes there and 20 minutes home as Gary had doc appt. I also did 30 minute elliptical while at gym a... Read more

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