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A nice compliment
Thursday, June 25, 2009      4 comments

Tuesday night was our weekly group run, and it (to me anyway) was a difficult almost 6 mile run in 90 degree heat. I finished it in 1:08. That's not too fast, but it was OK. I have been investigating a couple things, and I think there is some... Read more
Vacation Recap and total randomness!
Sunday, June 14, 2009      2 comments

My trip to Hilton Head Island was so much fun. My sister and her kids went with us, so my son had someone to play with in the ocean and he loved it! As for fitness, I ran and or rode my bike every day. I think I logged 17 miles running ... Read more
Tuesday, May 26, 2009      3 comments

OK, if' you've been reading my blogs, you know that I have been plagued by injuries for the past 6 months or so. I've gotten slower. But, I have decided that I'm running for me, not necessarily for time (although if I did get back to my "last ... Read more
I am the worst driver ever~
Thursday, May 21, 2009      3 comments

Ok, so when I was on my way to work I was planning on blogging about how proud I was of myself for doing a hill workout on my own - with no coaches or other runners. And, how I maintained a decent pace for all of my hill repeats, which were r... Read more
Moving. And stuff
Wednesday, May 13, 2009      1 comments

This is not about getting myself moving - I do that. I am transferring to a different school next year. I have been in my current building for 15 long years. I am a science teacher, so I have accumulated a lot of "stuff" over that period ... Read more
My mother's day
Monday, May 11, 2009      3 comments

Well, it was interesting to say the least. We were supposed to go to my BIL and SIL's house for mother's day. Now, before I start telling the story, let me just say that every time I eat at their house, I end up with food poisoning, so I decid... Read more
Well, there will be other days to set PR's.
Sunday, May 03, 2009      8 comments

that's pretty much it, in a nutshell. I had my slowest marathon ever - like 5:28, almost an hour slower than my best. I just wasn't feeling it at all today. It was about 900% humidity, and kinda rainy and I was so hot! I'm not trying to compl... Read more
It's MY race.
Thursday, April 30, 2009      5 comments

That's what I have to remember. As I look back over my training, which started at the end of 2008, a lot has happened. I joined a running group and found a GREAT group of people who all run around my pace. As I got hurt, I got slower, and (I ... Read more
The mental preparation.
Monday, April 27, 2009      8 comments

OK, I had a good run today. I mean, it wasn't an 8:00 mile pace or anything stellar like that, but it felt good. All of my runs last week (after the 20) felt SO bad, that I was starting to get worried that when I was injured, I lost some cond... Read more
Not a Boston Race Report
Tuesday, April 21, 2009      3 comments

OK, this is not a Boston race report, but I have a question for all - BQ'ers and non-BQ'ers. Why is it that Boston is the ultimate in marathons - is it because you have to qualify to get in? And, qualifying makes you "fast"? I'm just curious,... Read more
I did it! I did it! I did it!
Saturday, April 18, 2009      5 comments

I completed my whole 20 mile run today without freakish unusual pain. I am so proud of myself. It was actually my fastest 20 miler ever. Once I got a Garmin, I discovered that the loop I used to do as a 5 mile loop was only 4.7, so all of my p... Read more
The REAL reason my hip hurts.
Thursday, April 16, 2009      5 comments

Yesterday, I had a physical therapy session to get a better handle on this hip thing. As it turns out, I have bursitis in my right hip. But, another interesting tidbit of information came up. I mentioned to the PT that I have problems with m... Read more
Watching everyone else do 20 miles...
Monday, April 13, 2009      1 comments

My running group did 20 on Saturday. I felt the need to be involved (I mean, I had this 5 hour block of time on my calendar for 4 months, and I wanted to be there to support my fellow runners), so I volunteered to be the water station at mile 1... Read more
What is my problem?
Friday, April 10, 2009      5 comments

Went for a short run (2.5 miles yesterday). What was I thinking???? I repeat, what was I thinking??? I'm back to square one! It hurts AGAIN! Oh, well; I was shooting for a run on Sunday, but that's probably not a good idea - my next schedul... Read more
Feeling better
Thursday, April 09, 2009      3 comments

I am feeling much better. The massage that I got on Sunday (one hour - legs only) really put some pep back into my step. I have been stretching and using this stuff called biofreeze on my right hip to heal it up. I haven't done any card... Read more

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