Pleasantly surprised, but worried.
Friday, April 13, 2018 15 comments
I was a bit apprehensive about stepping on the scale today since I've tailored my running way back. I was pleasantly surprised and was maintaining just a pound over my "favorite" weight. I'll take it. It's in my range and at the lower end of it.... Read more
I run again!
Sunday, April 08, 2018 11 comments
Yesterday was the first time I ran since my 50 miles last Saturday. I intended just to go for a walk with my dog at the running/mountain bike park, but with the sun out and the breeze mild, I just couldn't help myself. I ran! We ended up r... Read more
50 miles in the book!
Sunday, April 01, 2018 23 comments
Race day was great and horrible. It started mild with a slight breeze. The first half of the race the breeze was at my back and it was really pleasant. I found a pace that was comfortable and it ended up I was running right around 11:15 minute ... Read more
Ready as I am going to be.
Friday, March 30, 2018 10 comments
Yesterday I went to the chiropractor once more before my race. I increased my carbs, but otherwise kept eating clean. I am as ready as I'm going to be for tomorrow. The weather isn't going to be as nice as originally predicted. The course is a... Read more
I got "cracked."
Friday, March 23, 2018 12 comments
I tried to run four miles on Wednesday and I was hurting! Lots of stopping, stretching, and walking. It felt like I was "off." I called and got into the chiropractor the next day. I was right! (Symptoms were the same as the last injury thre... Read more
Getting there, slowly.
Tuesday, March 20, 2018 10 comments
I have been taking it easy. I have traded running for walking the past few days. I've been doing the distance, just slower. Today one plan calls for an hour to 1 1/2 hour of easy running, the other 4 miles. I am just starting to get a sor... Read more
Saturday, March 17, 2018 11 comments
Two weeks from today I am hoping to be almost finished running a 50 mile "race." My goal is to finish around 11 hours. However, my hamstring has been complaining so I will be happy just finishing. I have received advice to not run for two ... Read more
Training, training and more training.
Monday, March 12, 2018 11 comments
I am doing pretty well sticking to my training plan. I have two tweak it here and there, depending on conferences, meetings, etc. I run hills a lot, even when it doesn't call for it. It seems to be making a difference. I've run over 36 miles in ... Read more
A "Good Sore"
Sunday, February 25, 2018 15 comments
Yesterday I pushed my limits. A friend and I did a Half Ironman to benefit MS. I ended up biking 56.15 miles, running 13.19 and swimming over 1.25 miles in 9.47. We probably took about 30 - 40 minutes to refuel, stretch, go to the restroom, ref... Read more
Fly Eagles Fly!
Monday, February 05, 2018 8 comments
I am switching my Monday rest day to Sunday. I didn't get a workout in due to the Super Bowl. I did get an entire game of elevated heart rate and adrenaline rush! It was all worth it to see the Philadelphia Eagles win their first Super Bowl! ... Read more
Saturday, February 03, 2018 10 comments
Today I swam laps for one hour and then met my sole sister and ran 12.5 miles. I am tired, but I love the "good sore" that workouts bring. Why do I do such craziness? I am getting ready for a 1/2 Ironman in a few weeks. It will benefit MS ... Read more
I feel like a bada$$.
Saturday, January 20, 2018 10 comments
I haven't really swam in over 35 years. Oh, I've played in pools, hung out at lakes and just enjoyed the water, but I haven't swam. Well, I did today! I swam laps continuously for an hour. Then, I went out and ran 10 miles on some hilly countr... Read more
Monday, January 15, 2018 13 comments
I felt much better today! I did 60 minutes on the elliptical today. It came to 4.3 miles. Tomorrow is a "rest" day so only a 30 minute walk. Hopefully, the weather and my body will make it a run day on Wednesday. Thanks for all the positiv... Read more
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