Monthly Archives: September, 2009

Tired!

I am so tired I can barely keep my eyes open! It just hit me all of a sudden. It was a pretty stressful day at work – lots of “panic-emergencies”, as I like to call them. Luckily it was nothing that prevented me from my lunch-time run. It was another perfect day outside. I …

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Beautiful day!

Today it actually felt like fall today. The air was cool and the sky was clear. It was perfect running weather. I was looking forward to my lunch time run. I had to get 3 miles in and I did. I felt pretty good the entire time despite my aching legs. I am still pretty …

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Stretch those legs!

Boy were my legs ready for some stretching tonight. I brought out the yoga strap and stretched for about 30 minutes, following the Aaron Mattes technique of Active Isolated Stretching. This type of stretching is supposed to help “achieve maximum circulation, oxygenation, relaxation, lymphatic circulation, nutritional deliverance and tissue elongation” (Specific Stretching for Everyone, 6). …

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More hills!

Despite my whining about the little hills yesterday I decided I needed more. The Ache Around the Lake race will be here before I know it and clearly I need more practice. I met up with Scarlette and Leslie and we set off at a good pace – about what I did a couple of …

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Race for the Cure – Upstate

Today was a fun and inspiring day.  The Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure is a huge event that raises money and awareness for breast cancer. This event in Greenville, SC was a pretty big event – over 5,000 runners and walkers participated. The event was excellent – VERY organized and festive. Lots of …

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Tomorrow is race day

Tomorrow is the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Upstate in Greenville, SC. Our team got in the game a bit late – only 5 weeks before the race. In that time we were able to raise over $2500.00! I think that is pretty good. Tomorrow the race goal is to get in the …

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What has changed?

It is a funny thing that happened over this past year… I became committed, dedicated and focused about my fitness. To top it off, I am enjoying it. I have tried in the past to exercise and to want to be a runner or whatever, but I would get bored or side tracked. I really …

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Food Experiment

The last week or so I have been trying a new diet – I was testing it out to see if it is something I wanted to try maybe for a 30 day challenge. After the first week I don’t feel that great…I was going to try to eat a vegan diet for a month …

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Dreary does not mean cool

I headed out at lunch to do my 3.1 mile run. I had a busy morning and I was looking forward to getting outside. My morning was so busy that I hardly drank any of my water – maybe a cup… I usually have about 4 cups before lunch. I also missed my morning snack. …

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From Jillian

Today was a good day of cross training – some weights, elliptical, stretching and core. A nice day of rest for my legs before my legs have three days of running. Hopefully the weather holds out at lunch time so I can get all my miles in. I logged in to Jillian’s site to find …

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