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Back on the bandwagon
Monday, January 04, 2010      0 comments

It's hard to believe that I haven't been on here since sometime in September 2008. Part of the problem for me was that, being mostly vegetarian, the preset food plans weren't creative enough and I was getting tired of plugging my own information... Read more
I made it 3.5 miles
Sunday, September 28, 2008      1 comments

Yesterday, I ran my highest mileage yet: 3.5 miles. I did this without stopping, which was my overall goal. I also wanted to try and slow my pace down. Instead of getting to the 16+ min/mile I was aiming for, I averaged a 15:29 min/mile. Thi... Read more
Slow Down- Day 2
Thursday, September 25, 2008      0 comments

Today was the second time I tried to run my pace via my HR. I ran 2 miles and made every effort to stay at a slower jog, aiming to keep my HR between 135 and 155. My average HR was 148, my max was 163. Overall, not bad. My run time was 31:52,... Read more
Two days for the price of one
Tuesday, September 23, 2008      0 comments

Yesterday was my stretch and strength day. I decided I would do my "Fat-burning Pilates" DVD. It is a 40-minute routine that is standing Pilates/Cardio for the first half, followed by Pilates floor exercises/Yoga stretching for the second half... Read more
I'm nothing if not consistent
Sunday, September 21, 2008      1 comments

We decided to head out today to make-up the run we missed earlier this week. My husband and I had no idea how our run would go after the 5K yesterday. He's not really run 2 days in a row. I have, but it's been a while. We ran on Forbidden Dr... Read more
A PB at Limerick Park 5K
Saturday, September 20, 2008      0 comments

Today was the rescheduled date for the Limerick Park 5K we were supposed to run on my birthday (9/6). However, remnants of Hurricane Hannah forced the race to be postponed. This morning, at 8:45am, we registered for the event and then made... Read more
Another 2 1/2 miles down, many more to go
Tuesday, September 16, 2008      0 comments

Since it was a bit on the chilly side (yes, I'm a wuss. But I'm a wuss who'd rather wait until it warms up than suck on an inhaler before I jog), I held off on my run until a bit past noon today. I decided for a change of pace and went over to... Read more
Training run
Sunday, September 14, 2008      0 comments

Today I ran 2.5 miles for my training run. In order for both of us to get our run in, my husband and I decided to go over to Forbidden Drive in the vicinity of Chestnut Hill, PA. I kept an eye on our daughter while my husband ran. She and I w... Read more
I'm confused
Thursday, September 11, 2008      0 comments

Yesterday was my 30 minutes of cross-training, so I did Tae-Bo Cardio Circuit for 34 minutes. According to my HRM, my average HR was 146, the high was 164. I burned 337 kCal, 19g of fat at 76%. I was "in zone" for 6 min and "above zone" for 2... Read more
Still figuring it out
Tuesday, September 09, 2008      0 comments

Week 2 of the 8K training started yesterday. I did my stretch & strength session, including the Week 3, Day 1 of the 100 push-up challenge. Today I ran another 2 miles. I decided to do the Dunkin' Donuts out & back. It amazes me how often I'... Read more
Taking the HRM for a test-run
Sunday, September 07, 2008      1 comments

My son developed a 1.64 mile route that I converted to a 2.03 mile route and we went out for our run together. He walked in parts because his quad was bothering him a bit. There were some inclines, but they were more gradual in nature than so... Read more
More tortoise, less hare
Friday, September 05, 2008      0 comments

Yesterday I did another 2-mile run. Same out to the Dunkin' Donuts and back route as the previous two runs. I forgot to activate the stopwatch feature, though I really thought that I had. While leaving for my run, I noticed it was about 2:27.... Read more
Begin at the beginning
Tuesday, September 02, 2008      1 comments

I officially started my 8K training. I am following Hal Higdon's 8K training for Novices. I will still only be running 3x/week (Tues, Thurs, Sun). However, I will also be adding in a stretch & strength day (Mondays), and 2 cross-training sess... Read more
Easy 2-miler
Sunday, August 31, 2008      0 comments

Since we were helping friends move later in the day, I decided to do an easier 2-mile run yesterday morning. There were some mild inclines involved, but I was able to make it through without stopping or walking. My first mile was 14:47. My se... Read more
Setting the wheels in motion
Friday, August 29, 2008      0 comments

Due to several things conspiring against me, I was not able to get a run in since completing the Run with the Dolphins 5K on Sunday until last night. Even that almost didn't work out. However, at 7:15 last night, I laced-up my sneakers and got... Read more

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