Tag Archives: Running

Spinning is Evil. . .and other tales from the Mediterranean

I went on a Mediterranean cruise last week, which was fabulous and not as detrimental to my weight loss plan as I had feared.  One hears such amazing stories about the food on cruises (all true).   Apparently the average person … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K Week 6 Day 3

I am really liking this week.  D2 (which I didn’t have time to post about) was very good and D3 was awesome. Today was my first 25-minute run.  I won’t say it was a breeze, but it wasn’t hard.  If … Continue reading

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Namaste Yoga – Head to Knee

I remembered last week that I have FitTV in my satellite package, so I checked out the program schedule.  Lo and behold, there is a yoga series.  I decided to tivo an episode and try it out.  The first episode … Continue reading

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Healthcare Classic 5K

I ran my first 5K (well, first in five years, second total) yesterday. I got off to a bit of a rocky start.  My intention was to do the C25K W6D1 intervals, since that was my regularly scheduled run for … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K W5D3

The Run Yes, today was the big one.  The first 20-minute run.  And I did it! It really is all mental.  I went in with the knowledge that I would complete this run.  Failure was not an option.  I did … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K W5D2

I’m starting to feel like a “real” runner. I made it through today’s 8-minute jogging intervals without stopping.  I used a couple of strategies to help me get through. First, I used two songs of about four minutes each for … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K W5D1

OMG, I’m exhausted.  Today’s workout was amazing, but it took everything out of me. I did Day 1 of Week 5 today and I ran outside, since it was Saturday.  The heat had more of an impact than I had … Continue reading

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A Mini-Reward

About a week after I started this plan, I went back and analyzed my diet/exercise activity for the last year looking for patterns and triggers that had caused me to fail.  I discovered that I tend to stay on plan … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K Week 4 Day 3

Week 4 is done, baby!  The workout was excellent.  The run was a little tougher than Monday, which I think is because of Tuesday’s workout (FIRM Body Sculpt); my body was still tired. Since it was Wednesday, I ran on … Continue reading

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Couch to 5K Week 4 Day 2 – a great run and a small adventure

Yes!  I love to run!  Today totally made up for Saturday. I ran on the treadmill, which is usually easier than running outside, so I had no doubt that I would complete all the intervals.  I was watching the timer … Continue reading

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