Monthly Archives: October, 2009

Heart Rate Training

Although I am not specifically following a heart rate training program, I try to be in tune with my heart rate and making sure I keep it in a good zone for exercising and what it is at rest. There are tons of good websites out there to explain what your heart rate range should …

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Rest Day Eve

I just dawned on me that most of my Thursday posts dwell on the wonderful fact that tomorrow is rest day. I am sorry for that but I cannot describe what a nice feeling it is to have one day off from exercise. By Thursday nights my body is tired. My running is going well …

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Much Better!

Today was a productive and fun day. Really a huge turn-around from yesterday, as Wednesdays usually are. Right after work I quickly changed and headed to Harmon Field to meet up with Scarlette¬† an official Tryon Running Club run.¬† Only one other lady showed up – hopefully more will start coming. It is really fun …

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Tuesday

What else is there to say? Did you know that apparently in the Greek world Tuesday is an unlucky day…. hmmm, I think it is that way in the adidas world, too! I think it is becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy. So, instead of dwelling on the miserableness that was today I will focus on the …

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Goals

I was thinking the other night about the changes I have been going through this year. I have lost weight, ran races, met new people, finished P90X… these are the big things but there are smaller things everyday. One being, not having negative thoughts about myself. How often did I used to think that I …

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Nine miles – DONE!

Today was my longest run yet… I ran nine miles in 1 hour and 40 minutes. I was a really nice run down a long road and back. It is really the perfect place to run – lots of open fields, mountain views and horses. Very few cars passed me and I was able to …

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Calorie burn Saturday

Today I woke up with a really sore right hip and was worried how today’s run would go. I spent a lot of time in the morning trying to loosen it up. I did some dynamic stretching then some acitve isolated stretching. It still was sore on my way to the run, but it did …

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The price of fashion

Well, I do not think anyone would call me a fashionista, but as we move in to the fall season I have switched from capris and flat shoes to slacks and heels. I have to say that I have had a TON of compliments this week at work. I bought a few new things last …

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Running buddies

Today I really struggled again with wanting to run and was on the brink of not doing it. I thought those 3 miles didn’t matter in the grand scheme of things… but they do. They matter because I commited to running a plan and I need to do it right. There are no shortcuts to …

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Legs like lead

It has finally hit me – my muscles are tired. I have been running pretty strong for a few weeks now and I am feeling the mileage increase this week. I had my 5 mile run today and it was all I could do to finish it. I once again played a bit of a …

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