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Sunday's 5 Miler..WOW!
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      9 comments

I had a great 5 mile run on Sunday! Since my bike fall on Wednesday, I'd taken 3 days off. My back was finally feeling up to it, and I went out and RAN! Here are some stats on my run: Nutrition: I had 6 oz of Lean Body before run. Onl... Read more
Today's Run...a 5K PR
Tuesday, August 02, 2011      13 comments

I enjoyed Zumba with my daughter last night, and a great 3 mile run today. My coach had given me a challenging workout, and I went to bed worried that I couldn't do it. But, I was determined to do my best! My assignment was to run 3 miles.... Read more
Group Ride...& Fall...& Ride!
Thursday, July 28, 2011      8 comments

Last night I went on my first local group ride. It is with a local group & is for beginners/intermediates. I invited a friend along, and we had a great time chatting on the ride back & forth! She is a new friend & started riding last year, but h... Read more
They will tell you 'no', and you will tell them "YES!"
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      12 comments

SUZWARNR posted an incredible Nike quote that really spoke to me. I gave a pretty emotional response - both through my tears & my words! I thought I'd share it here... "All your life you are told the things you cannot do. All your life they... Read more
4x400 speed workout (& a 5K PR!)
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      4 comments

On my schedule from my new running coach today was a 4x400 speed workout. I was supposed to run 1 mile as a warmup and 1 mile as a cool down. And, basically, we use the McMillan Running Calculator to figure out how fast I should be going. My tim... Read more
What makes a good coach/trainer?
Tuesday, July 26, 2011      4 comments

One of my groups had this question posted today. I wrote a response and thought I would share it here, too! Great question!!! I've had 3 different personal trainers and I just hired a running coach last week. Here's some of what I've found ... Read more
Are you pushing yourself enough? (I'm not!)
Monday, July 25, 2011      13 comments

When I lift weights, I feel I really push myself. When I run, I thought I was pushing myself. But, my running coach thinks I'm being too comfortable! And, from today & the past couple of months, I think she's right! Today was a TREADMILL TE... Read more
Sunday, July 24, 2011      13 comments

Today I got my bike out of the garage. How excited it must have been! She's just sat there with air slowly leaking out of her tires for almost 2 months. Shame on me! But...I'm back into training mode!!! I have faithfully worked out 6 days/week f... Read more
"Long Run" of 4 Miles
Saturday, July 23, 2011      7 comments

It seems like it's been awhile since my long runs were 'only' 4 miles. In late April through early June, I'd worked up to long runs of 6-8.5 miles. But, then the HEAT & the vacations happened. So, I've not been doing 'long' runs. Today, tho... Read more
One Year Ago Today...
Friday, July 22, 2011      4 comments

I enjoyed reading SanDiego John's post which showed what he'd posted a year ago. So, I looked back to see what I'd posted. I was in the middle of Coach to 5K, the running program where I started at the beginning of last June. I'm amazed at how f... Read more
New Running Coach & Pilates Reformer
Wednesday, July 20, 2011      6 comments

So, I went for an initial consult with a running coach today. She is the same coach who talked me back into the water after I panicked during an open water swim clinic before my sprint triathlon. She trains both runners & triathletes. The c... Read more
First Run with Group
Saturday, July 16, 2011      7 comments

So, yesterday I signed up for a running group which culminates in a half marathon (or marathon) in January here in Houston. I am running the HM that day, so I signed up for that group. I was just a little nervous as it actually started last week... Read more
My Goals & Upcoming Races (as shared with perspective coach)
Friday, July 15, 2011      6 comments

I contacted a possible running coach today. She told me to send her a detailed email about my goals. This is what I sent her... Thanks for the phone call! I did have a little trouble with our phone connection, so please forgive me if I ask ... Read more
My Plans & Fears
Friday, July 15, 2011      6 comments

Here's an email I sent my sister-in-law today. She's now scheduled to run her first marathon in less than 90 days. She's also starting to consider an IronMan triathlon and sent me a link to a blog about 4 moms training for an IM in 2012. ... Read more
Another 1st...Waterskiing!!!
Monday, July 04, 2011      12 comments

This weekend I learned to waterski! Yep! I'm 41, and I've tried twice before (about ages 10 & 17), but I actually learned to waterski this weekend! Yesterday was my f... Read more

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