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Busy Weekend Ahead
Friday, December 03, 2010      1 comments

Yesterday (Thursday) turned into my 'rest' day of the week. I'm ok with that, though I intended it to be today. I was out of the house from 6:45am til 11pm, and decided not to put in a cardio session that late at night. Probably should have t... Read more
First day of the last month of 2010
Wednesday, December 01, 2010      0 comments

Seems a little odd to think - another year is practically done. But I have no regrets. I can look back and say I have made progress this year. I must admit that progress has come in the last 2 1/2 months. But its still progress! Got in ... Read more
Wakeup Call: Heart Attack
Tuesday, November 23, 2010      4 comments

A close friend, someone I've known for 2 1/2 decades, had a mild heart attack several days ago. I think we say 'mild' just because it softens the blow a little. She had a heart attack. Mild or not, its pretty serious stuff! A real eye opener... Read more
Planning the week ahead
Friday, November 19, 2010      2 comments

Run tonight or tomorrow. (Run day & rest day, just not yet sure which is which.) Sunday I'm meeting up with a friend for a long walk - first step toward the plan to walk a 1/2 marathon in March. Monday morning - run before work. That... Read more
Running Update
Thursday, November 18, 2010      0 comments

Got in another run last night, same as Monday. Stretching, followed by 1 minute walking to loosen up. Then 30 minutes running, followed by 2 minutes walking and more stretching. 2.5 miles total, 2.3 in a continuous run. It felt good. My cal... Read more
New tool to help with running/walking: audio books
Tuesday, November 16, 2010      2 comments

Did not think of it on my own, but I love the idea. I have checked out an audio book from my local library & added it to my Blackberry. Look forward to starting it tomorrow. Should keep me from thinking about all the other things on my to do ... Read more
I'm off the fence: 1/2 marathon
Monday, November 15, 2010      1 comments

So for the past few weeks I have been toying with the idea of signing up to walk a 1/2 marathon in March. No more toying... I'm going to do it. The basic requirement is to maintain or exceed 4.0 mph for walkers. I can do that - just have to ... Read more
So far, so good
Monday, November 08, 2010      0 comments

I am enjoying the boot camp. I feel like I am challenging myself to do my best - yet the instructor is not an ogre. He seems to understand that we're not all at the same level fitness-wise. Which is good, because most there are well ahead of ... Read more
New Month: November
Monday, November 01, 2010      0 comments

I am starting the month at 157.2. Down 7-8 pounds in the past 5 weeks. While I am proud of that - I really want to see continued improvement in the fitness department. Live healthier, and the weight loss will follow. That is my theory. I wi... Read more
Looking forward to November
Thursday, October 28, 2010      0 comments

Can't believe October is pretty much history. 28 days ago I was running for just a couple of minutes at a time. Tonight is to be my 3rd time running 2 miles in 25 minutes... So on Saturday, if all goes well, I intend to add 1-2 minutes. Then... Read more
Signed up for my first race
Friday, October 22, 2010      5 comments

So I've stated (here, to friends, my son, etc.) that I have set a goal of running a 5k. I decided yesterday that I want to run my first 'race' this year. I came across a site that lists tons of information on races of all sorts all over the st... Read more
My How Time Flies
Thursday, October 21, 2010      3 comments

I'm counting Sept. 28th as my official re-beginning. That is the day I went to a running store & had my walking/running gait analyzed and bought a pair of shoes to suit me. Before that I had started paying more attention to what I was eating &... Read more
Goal Exceeded :)
Thursday, October 14, 2010      3 comments

So, I had set a goal of jogging for a 1/2 mile stretch by the end of this week. I also signed up for an early morning boot camp daily - the first 3 weeks of November. Figured I might as well make myself get up earlier now, since I'll have to s... Read more
Boot Camp & Vitamins
Tuesday, October 12, 2010      0 comments

Yesterday I tried to donate blood - but my iron was too low. Eating well balanced is a bit of an issue for me, and I have not taken vitamins in ages. (Have a bottle on my kitchen window sill, almost full, with a sell by date of 6/09.) I had t... Read more
Looking forward to another good week!
Monday, October 11, 2010      3 comments

I feel like last week was really good, and so this week should be good also. :) Official cardio plan/goal for the week: 5 days @ 30-40 minutes on either the treadmill or outside depending on the weather... Would like to be able to jog fo... Read more