Monthly Archives: August, 2010

Run, rest, repeat

The weekend started off with a 7 mile run around the lake. The group was officially meeting a 7:30 for the loop which is 4.8 miles so I decided to get there early to knock out what I could before the group run. I headed out on a side loop that I learned about to …

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I can dream, can’t I?

In my dreams I am running down a smooth path with a few small hills thrown in just for the fun of it. I am smooth and my breathing is quiet and deep. I have a great pace – maybe about 8 minutes per mile. The music is playing, the sun is shining and I …

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Backwards!

I tell you what – doing P90X BEFORE speed training is NOT a good combination. I had an excellent Legs and Back and ab workout this morning before work and felt great. I can feel my legs getting stronger… even my hips felt good. I was dripping sweat and gave it all I had. Fast …

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Oooh Rah!

I had a great run tonight. I am actually almost back to the pace I need to be and I am so happy. It is only my third week of training and I am regaining my lost fitness faster than I thought I would. I read an article today that said your muscles remember strength …

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Stress Fighters

I am going to think of my workouts this week as Stress Fighters. Exercise is known to release chemicals in the brain called endorphins. These things are supposed to help alleviate stress and pain. Sounds great and since I have to work out 6 times a week anyways then I might as well get as …

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Now what?

It is 10:30AM on a Saturday morning and I have already done everything that I planned to accomplish today…. 6 mile run, P90X, abs and stretching. It feels good to have it all out of the way; usually I run and then save P90X for later which sometimes doesn’t always work out. Today I figured …

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Glorious rest day

Today was so stressful at work – I am SO very happy today was rest day. Although, maybe burning off some of the stress by running probably could have helped. I am so tired of being so stressed all the time. I am just a worker-bee… I like working and thinking of ways to help …

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Sweet Rewards

Chocolate milk is the best reward after a long run! You wouldn’t think milk would be refreshing, but it is. I love my little Organic Valley low fat, single-serving containers of milk that I get from Costco. I throw a few in the fridge each week so they are ready when I am. The best …

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Heat, speed, legs

I had a big day – lots I wanted to accomplish. At lunch I headed out to the track (the back parking lot), in the heat and blazing sun. I needed a hat, but had my sunglasses and water so I was ready to go. I headed down there with a small group of people …

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3 miles no sweat!

Well, actually… there was a ton of sweat involved! I was drenched after my 3.1 mile run. I ran it at a perfect pace for my training and felt good. I decided to run at night so I got to the park a little after 7:00, walked a bit to warm-up and turned on my …

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