Well, let's start with the good:
I hit my weight loss goal for this week. I wanted to be at 155, and I made it... so, yay! Conservatively estimating a loss of one pound per week, I'm hoping to be at goal (135) by the end of the year. Hop... Read more
I have been giving a lot of thought to the scale lately.
I know it is not the end-all, be-all marker of progress and fitness.
In fact, I gave up stepping on the scale for a while because I felt like I was developing an unhealthy relati... Read more
Okay, first of all, it's NASTY HOT outside. Yes, I know it's summer, and summer tends to be hot... but we have excessive heat warnings and air quality alerts in effect. If you live anywhere in the northeastern United States, this is not news.
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Nothing quite so humbling as spending two hours in front of huge mirrors in a dance studio.
I have lots and lots and LOTS of room for improvement.
Feeling a little blecchy about it. I'm doing great - my runs are awes... Read more
Yesterday's run was four miles of slow torture.
I don't think I've ever done anything THAT physical in weather THAT hot/humid before. I was entirely soaked afterward. I got it done - and even managed to take some seconds off my pace! - ... Read more
Soooo I'm using Hal Higdon's Half Marathon Novice 1 training program, which is 10.5 weeks. In case you're wondering what that is, here's a link:
www.halhigdon.com/assets /_legacy/halfmarathon/half novice.pdf
I wan... Read more
As I got up to run this morning, I knew it was going to be gross and humid. There was condensation on the outside of my home's windows, and a thick, grey mist hung in the still air. I checked the weather conditions from my phone: temperature ... Read more
How is it possible to run AND WALK a 5k (3.1 miles) faster than straight-up running 3 miles with no walking?
I ran/walked the 5k on Sunday in 38:52.
This morning, I ran (no walking) 3 miles and it took me 41:26.
I don’t get it... Read more
So, I ran my first 5k.
I'm not going to be ashamed to admit it: I was disappointed in my performance. I'm trying to not let it diminish the personal importance of what I did and the learning experience of it. It was both of those things,... Read more
Even in spite of being nervous for this 5k, I'm still in a really great mood... three day weekend coming up, office closing early... I'm pretty jazzed. :)
Going to spend tonight really resting and relaxing. I'm going to get my hair done a... Read more
So, I keep fussing with myself about crosstraining as I'm wrapping up my final (!!!) week of Couch to 5k. After this week, I run the 5k on Sunday, and then I start training for the half marathon in earnest... and if I don't start crosstraining ... Read more
Well, I am now headlong into Week 8 of Couch to 5k.
Today is another milestone day in that my total distance walked and ran was 3.01 - just under 5k - and I did it in 38 minutes. This leads me to believe that I could probably run a whole 5... Read more
I ran two miles with no stops today! I haven't done that in years!
I'm feeling pretty darn good about that.
I started hooping last night. Fun! HARDER THAN I REMEMBER. When I was a kid, I could keep a hoop spinning arou... Read more