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Training Run
Monday, April 08, 2013      18 comments

I ran the lake tonight with my training group. It's 2.84 miles and I did it in 26 minutes and 4 seconds, which is a minute and 10 seconds faster than I did it four weeks ago. I feel pretty good about that!... Read more
Great Time at Disney's Animal Kingdom
Sunday, April 07, 2013      12 comments

We had a great time yesterday at Animal Kingdom. For lunch we ate at Tusker's Restaurant in "Africa". We ate with Micky, Goofy, Donald, and Daisy, who all signed Natalie's autograph book and Natalie got to dance with them! An african buffet was... Read more
Wrestled with Myself
Friday, April 05, 2013      26 comments

My training plan called for a recovery swim today, so I packed up and headed to the Y after feeding Gwen and dropping Natalie off at kindergarten. Got Gwen settled into the nursery and changed into my Speedo purple bathing suit with my new swim... Read more
Rewarding the Behavior You Want
Thursday, April 04, 2013      20 comments

"The best way to use rewards to improve results is to identify the particular actions or behaviors that lead to the overall result you want, and then reward yourself for doing those behaviors." Of course!! Yet for years I rewarded myself for wha... Read more
Nature Ride and Inspiring Video
Wednesday, April 03, 2013      20 comments

Today was a gorgeous day and I enjoyed it thoroughly with a 25 mile bike ride, including a new part of the trail I had not ridden before. There was an incident with a snake in which I had to take my feet off the pedals to evade his raised neck, ... Read more
Fitness Update
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      19 comments

Last night I ran hill repeats with my coach and training group. We had a half mile course that was uphill the whole way. After warm up, we were to run up hard and run back easy. Some of the slower women weren't there last eve; I hope they haven'... Read more
What to Display on the Ticker?
Monday, April 01, 2013      22 comments

If you've been following my blogs you know that I'm working with a running coach following a training plan designed to enable me to run faster. The goal is to beat my 5K time for the Mayfaire 5K on the evening of May 11th. It's almost always hot... Read more
Happy Easter!
Sunday, March 31, 2013      18 comments

Here's some pictures from the YMCA's Easter Egg Hunt yesterday: We had fun. I'm cookin... Read more
Fitness Paraphernalia
Saturday, March 30, 2013      18 comments

Yesterday I tried out my new swim goggles. I could not believe what a difference they made! I could see very well in the water even though they are not prescription goggles. It made me feel much more comfortable swimming the crawl stroke. Unfor... Read more
Good Run
Friday, March 29, 2013      22 comments

Yesterday I ran according to my training plan. After a half mile walk and an easy warm up mile run, I was to run at 9 minute per mile pace, three one-mile repeats. I made the first mile in 8:47 which is probably my fastest ever; definitely the f... Read more
Savor the Compliment
Thursday, March 28, 2013      28 comments

My hubby and I went to senior dancing this morning on this gorgeous sunny day. Dancing always reminds me of all the hours I spent at dances in my teens, embarrassed and disappointed that no one asked me to dance. My hubby was known as an incredi... Read more
The Biggest Maintenance Surprise
Tuesday, March 26, 2013      27 comments

Thinking over the last 4 years, there have been quite a few surprises in this maintenance journey. That I would learn to love exercise is a surprise. That I would become a runner, and a competitive one at that, was totally unanticipated. That I ... Read more
Steel Cut Oats Review
Monday, March 25, 2013      29 comments

I love it! I love it!! I went to Anthony's Health Hut here in Lakeland FL and bought 2 one pound bags of steel cut oats (at $1.50 per pound. I'll have to compare the price elsewhere.) I cooked 1 cup of oats, using 3:1:: water:oats, brought it to... Read more
Sign of Maintenance
Sunday, March 24, 2013      32 comments

Yesterday I did some of my reward shopping, celebrating 4 years of being a healthy BMI, after more than 5 decades of obesity/overweight. I got a new wristwatch I really like that will remind me frequently of my commitment to healthy living. I al... Read more
Good Training Week
Friday, March 22, 2013      23 comments

This week I've followed my training plan pretty well. Monday night was the run with the coach. I'd say it was a group run, but the only place it was a group was at the starting line. We did a half mile warm up and then two 1.5 mile repeats with ... Read more

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