Check that 10K box!
Saturday, October 27, 2007      2 comments

this morning I completed my first 10K in 20 years! It was cool (55 degrees), a bit overcast and the race was very small (~200 10K runners & 5K runners/walkers) and disorganized (many of us ran a few tenths off course due to lack of markers!)...b... Read more
PR'd a 5K!
Monday, October 08, 2007      3 comments

I'm focused on my 10K later this month, but I pushed hard today in a small local 5K and came up with a time of 25:01, that's an 8mm pace for a PR, woohoo!! Here's yet more evidence that I'm now faster & stronger than I was in my twenties, whic... Read more
slaying the demon
Tuesday, October 02, 2007      2 comments

Running is mostly mental, and never more so than when we stare down the demons that we created for ourselves. Today I ran my farthest ever--a smidge over 8 miles--a distance that I'd unsuccessfully attempted several times. Though I *knew* I... Read more
the eggbeater
Tuesday, September 25, 2007      0 comments

I had a great run yesterday with the club. It's the last week to run "The Dish" this season, that means about 5.5 miles with some killer hills and a fantastic view. At the top of the first climb the moon was up and almost full, shining through t... Read more
moving goalpost
Monday, September 24, 2007      0 comments

I promised myself I'd do a 10k this year but this week DH & I agreed to join some friends at their mountain cabin to celebrate Octoberfest--the bad news is that it means I can't run a 10k like I planned to on Sunday. Good news: chance to r... Read more
Tuesday, September 04, 2007      3 comments

rats. i think today's was my longest run to date, but i stopped a bit short (1/2 mile or so) of what i had planned. last week when i attempted this distance my knee stopped me just short of 10k, this week i got to 7.5 miles and nothing really hu... Read more
lean, mean, sleeping machine
Tuesday, August 28, 2007      1 comments

exercise helps me sleep better. in fact, it's getting so that on my rest days (nights) my sleep is restless & interrupted, when i've pounded the pavement i sleep well. it feels like i'm carrying extra stress into bed with me when i haven't worke... Read more
500 miles
Monday, August 20, 2007      0 comments

after entering yesterday's run, my coolrunning log tells me I have accumulated 500 miles this year...what a feeling of accomplishment! :) i'm not fast and i'm not training for anything ambitious, but all those sessions of plodding along, ... Read more
caffeine addiction...?
Friday, August 10, 2007      1 comments

i noticed something this week about my daily coffee intake--it's less these days than a year ago. although i still NEED my morning cup, i'm usually done by the end of my 2nd...this from someone who typically drank 3-4 cups. i didn't do anything ... Read more
performance anxiety...
Saturday, July 28, 2007      1 comments

Running is a funny thing, isn't it? At the beginning, I worried about just showing up for a race, then finishing, then I started to see improvements in my time and this made me want a PR at every I joined a running club, started doing... Read more
happy run!
Wednesday, July 25, 2007      0 comments

I just discovered something about myself. I've known for awhile that my MIND needs a body that runs & sweats, but today I learned that my BODY needs a mind that's active & challenged, too. Things are slow with work, and I've been spending ... Read more
bottomed out?
Wednesday, July 25, 2007      0 comments

Could I have discovered the BOTTOM of my healthy weight range? I've been stable at ~113 for a few months, then went on vacation and gained a bit so I tracked food for a week or so to get things under control. That seemed to be bringing me back ... Read more
NJ 5-miler
Wednesday, July 11, 2007      0 comments

Pre-race jitters...I thought I was past all that!! This coming weekend is a family visit to NJ. I decided to enter myself & DH in a 5-mile race on Saturday and I'm getting butterflies (THAT hasn't happened in YEARS!). I know I can run the... Read more
vacation conquered
Tuesday, July 10, 2007      0 comments

I just returned from a week in Hawaii and it feels like victory. Normally, it's about windsurfing (primarily) and eating (buffet breakfasts & nice dinners) so there's plenty of opportunity to pack on pounds. This time, though, my family is doing... Read more
stable, NOT static
Tuesday, June 19, 2007      0 comments

After a few months of maintenance, I've gotten used to the idea of "staying in the same place", but it requires constant effort. Fortunately, after a year+ of SP I've become tuned into that healthy feeling, so the payoff is worth the work. Now I... Read more

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