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Thursday, March 07, 2013      1 comments

My shoulder was really sore last night but I managed to get some sleep thanks to a kidney destroying amount of naproxen sodium. While yesterday, the only visible damage was road rash on the back of my shoulder, today the front was black and blue... Read more
Regarding Yesterday...
Wednesday, March 06, 2013      4 comments

...Today I beat the snow and found my keys at mile 23. That's the good news. The bad news is that I was so intent in looking for them that I was hunched over the handlebars. I was so excited to find them that I braked hard, did an endo, an... Read more
Oh, The Horror...
Tuesday, March 05, 2013      3 comments

... Of Losing My Car Key While Running A Long Distance. I wanted to do my challenge run on the same relatively flat course I used before so I could compare times and arrive home intact so I drove to the next town and parked in some friends'... Read more
Mixing It Up...
Monday, March 04, 2013      2 comments

...In March Since my body won't let me set a goal of running a whole lot faster, I've been working with duration. My January goal was to complete four 10K races. Check. February's was to run 150 miles. Check +25. My March goal is to complet... Read more
Big Bird...
Tuesday, February 26, 2013      4 comments

Judith and I saw a bald eagle close up on our walk today. We were just past the end of our property going west when I saw a shadow on the road that looked like a glider was coming toward us. We looked up and saw it from the underside. It was fas... Read more
A Running History...
Sunday, February 24, 2013      3 comments

...of My Running Footwear - or Chasing Imelda Marcos I remember the first non-hand-me-down non-thrift-shop shoes I ever got. For my 10th birthday, my mother let me order a pair of military surplus sneakers from Hudson's Supply. They were a ... Read more
Best Laid Plans...
Thursday, February 21, 2013      3 comments

..go awry. Monday's run left me with the beginnings of several toe blisters. My shoes fit but there was a lot of road salt residue and even though it was dry, it got through the mesh of my shoes and mixed with sweat making my socks stick. T... Read more
First Twenty Mile Run...
Monday, February 18, 2013      10 comments

...DONE. And it cost me 1 Cliff Bar, 2 GU Energy Gels, 20 oz.Powerade Zero, the beginnings of 4 toe blisters, and 4 hours. That's relatively inexpensive for an afternoon's recreation. Other than the blisters, I feel pretty OK, but I'm going... Read more
Confidence to Doubt Ratio is...
Sunday, February 17, 2013      7 comments

...VERY GOOD. I was online in the wee hours and maybe wasn't thinking clearly when I signed up for this challenge on Strava.com: ****************************
*********** March 2013 Long Run Run 20 miles in a single run. 03/01/201... Read more
Friday, February 15, 2013      4 comments

I've been putting in a lot more mileage this year and have been trying to adjust my calorie intake. I haven't got it right yet, swinging from 176 to 188 lbs and back a few times. I still have good control over the "bad for me" foods. I can easil... Read more
Friday, February 08, 2013      2 comments

Among the many spoofs of Dos Equis' "Most Interesting Man in the World" is one where he says "I may not always go to the gym, but when I do, I tell Facebook." Oh, well. Wednesday, I took a day off. I felt good this Thursday morning, so I ... Read more
It's Done
Tuesday, February 05, 2013      3 comments

Well the Strava.com half marathon challenge was met. I got out of the house almost three hours later than I had planned, but I finished more than an hour faster than I had expected, so I'll take it. I was going for consistency and form rath... Read more
Just To Lock Me In...
Monday, February 04, 2013      1 comments

...to running 13.1 K in the A.M. Last month I committed to and completed four 10K races. This month I joined a challenge on app.strava.com/challenge
s . I have until the 10th to run a half marathon training run and upload... Read more
January Freeze 10K Series: Done!
Saturday, January 26, 2013      3 comments

The official temp for today's 10K race was 7 degrees. Wind, although not as bad as expected, made it feel colder. That didn't stop 80 intrepid runners from showing up and completing the race. These are pictures of people warming up pre-race... Read more
Baby, It's Cold Outside...
Wednesday, January 23, 2013      3 comments

...But I was toasty when I ran today. Yesterday I wasn't prepared and gave up after a mile-and-a-half. I didn't want to get frostbite. I wasn't going to do that twice in a row. OK: Here's a screen grab from Accuweather just before I st... Read more

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