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Changing it up.

Sunday, March 31, 2019

I have been busy at the gym this winter. My normal week is one day of spinning, soon to be two; two days of weight group active class; one day of swimming laps; and walking the dog the other days. I am now running more than walking since the weather has finally turned to more springlike. We ran 5.5 miles yesterday.

I wondered how gym time vs. running over the winter would pan out. I am happy to say it has done me well. I average a slightly faster pace and my cardio is as good as last fall. I think the added muscle has helped, too. I bought new shoes and I think that helped make yesterday's run glorious.

Today in my Facebook memories was the one year anniversary of running my 50 mile "race." It's one I doubt my body will be able to do again and I am fine with that. I'd rather run with my dog and my sole sisters than all the miles.

Now to get my bike out and get on the road and trail with it!
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    emoticon You are such an inspiration on Sparks Mako! I am so proud of you! emoticon
    578 days ago
    Good that your gym time has paid off! Good luck to you as you do your runs!
    579 days ago
    Happy to hear your choices are supporting you. I found the same thing with the gym vs. running. No loss of pacing or cardio. Don't expect that to be the case all of the times. Things do change. But, it was a pleasant surprise when it did occur.

    Enjoy yourself!
    579 days ago
    Congrats on seeing the rewards of your winter work!

    That's 50 is an amazing accomplishment!

    579 days ago
    Great job on all your work this winter. I am so happy spring is here and we can get back outside! I bet you will be faster.
    580 days ago
    Time moves on, we change, and we deal with adjustments, eh? I think I've done my last half marathon, and perhaps my last running race. Walking may be my future active choice. And that's OK. Life goes on!

    Enjoy your choices!
    580 days ago
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