SLENDERELLA61
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I'll Rest
Tuesday, September 16, 2014      15 comments

I'm not going to run today due to a productive cough. I really hate getting off my training schedule. If I don't run my group on Saturday it will be hard for me to get back on schedule for my upcoming half marathon. I don't feel bad. I really f... Read more
Got Away with It
Monday, September 15, 2014      16 comments

The Brooks Adrenaline running shoes I bought a few weeks ago did great on short runs. I had switched back to Brooks because they seemed to last longer and not wear down on the outer edge as fast. I ran about 5 training runs and 2 races in them w... Read more
You May Admire My Trophy
Sunday, September 14, 2014      34 comments

No suspense here. I took first place in my age group in this 4-race series. And I'm not too proud to accept the trophy even when I was the only one in my age group. ... Read more
He Beat Me! Hooray!!
Saturday, September 13, 2014      21 comments

My nephew, Martin, who has lost 71 pounds and brought his 5K times down from 49 minutes to 32 minutes beat me for the first time today, twice!! WooHoo!!! He is 29 years old and he is suppose to beat his 65 year old aunt. I am so proud of him. He... Read more
Are We Ready for the Aching Quad?
Friday, September 12, 2014      14 comments

Just couldn't blog yesterday. Appreciate those of you (ONEKIDSMOM comes to mind immediately) who hit a thoughtful, sensitive and positive tone. Good job! I really enjoyed reading blogs yesterday for some perspective. This eve at 7:30pm I'll... Read more
Two More Comments About Gym Bags
Wednesday, September 10, 2014      15 comments

1. I never feel cleaner than after a good sweaty workout and then a great shower. To magnify that feeling, I love to brush and floss my teeth afterwards, too. My dentist gives out sealing plastic bags that hold toothpaste, toothbrush, floss and... Read more
Bike Shorts Work and Other Fitness Issues
Tuesday, September 09, 2014      15 comments

Proud to report no soreness from spin class yesterday. The instructor kept saying to cement your bottom to the seat, but I found that difficult. I bounced some. I doubted the padded bike shorts would be sufficient, but they did great! Will defin... Read more
Appreciate Life!
Monday, September 08, 2014      17 comments

Turn about is fair play. I have encouraged the niece and nephew to run and now they are both involving me in additional fitness pursuits. Yesterday I wrote about the Aching Quad events coming up this weekend that I promised Martin I would run. ... Read more
Correcting Yesterday's Blog
Sunday, September 07, 2014      18 comments

Most everything I wrote in yesterday's blog was accurate, with one glaring exception. My next scheduled race is not November 8th, but September 12th, and oh yea, and September 13th. Martin talked me into running the Aching Quad, four races in 24... Read more
I'm a Winner, but You Already Knew That!!
Saturday, September 06, 2014      26 comments

It was great! Although I have run over 20 5Ks in the past 3 and a half years, today was the first time I used Galloway's run-walk-run method. I took a total of 17 eight second walk breaks during my 29:14:04 race. I used a run:walk ratio of 90 s... Read more
Packet Pick-Up and Prep
Friday, September 05, 2014      21 comments

Today is race packet pick-up for the Faster with FitNiche 5K I'll run tomorrow. I already know my number, 151. It is predicted to be 74 degrees, 100% humidity, with no chance of rain, although I take the prediction with a grain of salt as I've g... Read more
Exercise Flexibility
Thursday, September 04, 2014      16 comments

Flexibility is an important factor when it comes to living an active life, at least it has been for me. There is something to be said for habits and routines. Some people can schedule their workouts and stick to that schedule with very little de... Read more
Now About that Gym Bag
Wednesday, September 03, 2014      16 comments

When I first started packing a bag of clothing and items to take to the gym I was always coming from work. So I'd bring the clothes I was going to workout in. When I was working out at Curves they didn't have showers, so I'd go home in my workou... Read more
Another Installment of How I Got Active
Tuesday, September 02, 2014      16 comments

Another tactic I used to get active was to find little ways to sneak more activity into my day. At Weight Watchers I heard park on the far side of the parking lot. OK. When I had to wait in line for the copy machine, I could do kick backs and ca... Read more
TV Time CAN Contribute to Fitness
Monday, September 01, 2014      14 comments

Yesterday was our first football game of the season. My husband is a University of Tennessee graduate and football fanatic. He loves anything Tennessee. He is a big fan of basketball, both mens and womens, and baseball, softball, anything Tennes... Read more

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