Tag Archives: Running

Exercise even if you don’t want to

Have you ever noticed that when you don’t want to exercise, that’s when you really need it the most? I came very close to blowing off my workout tonight.  Instead, I did day 3 of Couch to 5K, which was … Continue reading

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Beautiful Morning Walk

I intended to do C25K W1D1 with Chocolate this morning. I got three running intervals done, but a little girl from the neighborhood wanted to walk her puppy with us, so I walked the rest of the time. Still good, … Continue reading

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It’s a Dog-Walking Miracle

I’ve seen those dog harnesses for years.  You know the ones.  They look like what sled dogs wear.  I’ve been meaning to get one for a long time, but never got around to it.  Since my bicep and more importantly, … Continue reading

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Experiments in Running with My Dog

I have always wanted to have a dog to run with, even before I was running. I don’t know why. It just seemed cool. Chocolate has been with me two years, but I’ve only recently taken up running again.  I … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K – Graduation Day

Nine weeks completed.  Wow. It was a beautiful day today.  We’ve had a little cold snap the last few days, so it was only 76 when I went to run at 9:00 this morning.  I ran the same loop as … Continue reading

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Mango-Strawberry Smoothie

I didn’t have time for the sandwich and fruit that I had planned for lunch today.  I needed something I could whip together and eat in the car.  So, a smoothie. . . 1 cup milk 1/2 cup orange juice … Continue reading

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Adult Fitness Test – Take 2

I did the President’s Challenge Adult Fitness test again on Sunday (May 31).  I’m officially 9 percent fitter than I was a month ago (not really – the whole thing is based on percentiles, not percentages, but this sounds better, … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K – W9D1

Short post today. I had a long day at work.  The kind of day where the old me would have come home and mixed up a martini.  The new me, however, did W9D1 of Couch to 5K, abs, yoga, and … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K – W8D3

I cannot believe that I’ve completed Week 8.  Only one week until graduation! I ran outside today, for the first time since I did the 5K a month ago.  I had been trying to run outside once a week, but … Continue reading

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Exercise – It Doesn’t Have to Be All or Nothing

I have such an all-or-nothing personality.  My house gets messy and I think “I don’t have time to clean the whole thing, so I may as well do something else.”  If I mess up on my diet, I think, “oh … Continue reading

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