Band season over, and I am back!
It has been almost a month since I last did my "weekly" blog.
I have a son in marching band, and for the past month we have been at regional rather than local competitions, which took up my Saturdays from about 5 am until often 1 or 2 am on... Read more
Did 10 miles ... In two parts
OOPS ... PHOTOS NOT LOADING ... WILL TRY TO ADD THEM LATER!
Wanted to add some diatance today, but am hoping to get a 10k race in next weekend (if the family schedule cooperates). So today I jogged just short of 7 miles, then hit pause. I t... Read more
Picking up the pace with cooler temps
The weather suddenly turned back to fall again for the past few days, and bam, I suddenly felt so much stronger and more energized on my runs!
Had a good run Thursday night after a few short and slow runs for the previous week. I know some... Read more
Struggling for time and motivation
I have been absent from Spark People for a couple of weeks. Things are OK, just very busy.
I am trying to keep up on my health and fitness goals, but it is a struggle. Not getting enough exercise, not eating as well as I should, and not get... Read more
Made it through my first half :-)
I made it! Our cool week of cool fall weather turned first into major rain storms on Friday and then into hot and humid weather by Saturday. So glad for that 6:30 am start!
Still it was tough. The hills were not as steep as those I've been... Read more
Beautiful weather, and a week from my half marathon
Love summer, but boy, the dip into fall temperatures this week has been quite a treat!
I have been doing breakfast and my evening reading/writing out on our deck under the trees. This is because when I let our two dogs out to the back yard,... Read more
Ready for my half marathon!
Yesterday I did my last long run before my first half-marathon race, which is two weeks away (August 23). Made it 15 miles with lots of hills and felt good all the way. Yay!
So I know I will be able to do the 13 miles without much troubl... Read more
500 miles since last July
According to the phone app that I use to track my run miles, last week I hit exactly 500 miles at the end of July. I started tracking in July of 2013. Amazing how all those miles add up!
Of course it's not completely accurate, because I don... Read more
Made the hills, but not the distance
On yesterday's long run, I tried to combine both hills and distance. I powered through the first three sets of hills feeling strong, then had a bit of flat to rest up. But when I hit the last set of hills, smaller compared to what I'd already do... Read more
Be the tortoise
I always do my weekly blog on Sundays, but yesterday my internet connection was not cooperating, and I decided it was a sign that I should go to bed early. Which felt good, so I was glad I did.
Had a really busy week with lots of things goi... Read more
15 miles today!
And it actually felt good, especially the getting done part :-)
From the feedback of several people on the Jeff Galloway Training for any Length Race Team, I bought and used a GymBoss interval timer for the first time today. Loved it! So mu... Read more
I'm in no hurry ...
The other day I was contemplating that I am almost to my three year Spark anniversary, and probably should be frustrated that I have not quite met my goal weight. Been hovering just above it for quite a while now. But I'm not. In fact, I sort o... Read more
Nice jogs, relaxing yoga, refreshing swim
Got my long jog in Saturday - 12 miles - early enough to just have the heat and humidity catching me at the end and on my walk home. Whew! Felt stronger this time than when I last ran that distance, although I'm sure it was at least partly due t... Read more
A good week - need to be more careful about sleep
Almost forgot it was blog day, so I will keep this short and sweet. Got everything done and ready for the start of the week. I was just about to download a new book to start on before bed when
I realized I hadn't done my weekly blog earlier i... Read more
New pressure cooker to experiment with!
Felt great this past week despite being really busy. Having some crazy times at work, but did well with my exercise and refocused my eating. I noticed that I was letting too much processed junk creep back into my diet.
This week I did some... Read more
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