Monthly Archives: November 2015

Hiking in my own neighborhood

My neighborhood is 100% car-oriented suburb (not my favorite thing, but it’s what I’ve got). However, nearby is a very nice trail system that extends 20-30 miles along a creekbed. I’ve hiked pretty far along it in one direction, and … Continue reading

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Turkey Day 5k: race report

I’m headed out the door for Thanksgiving dinner, but I wanted to write and say that the race this morning went really well! At 7am my partner and I got in the car and headed up (yes, he sacrificed his … Continue reading

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Tapering and trying on dresses

In my effort to taper effectively yet still continue exercising, I did some upper body lifting, trying not to be too heavy with it. I did toss in wood chops, situps, bird dog, and leg extensions from table– so that … Continue reading

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Lunch and run, too close together

This abbreviated training plan has an abbreviated taper: 3 miles yesterday, 2 miles today, then done until Thursday morning. So my run today was super short and it ought to have been easy peasy. Just one problem though! I ate … Continue reading

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Almost there…

After today’s workout, I have just one more training run before the race. I think I’m about ready to take a break from serious running; for one thing, it’s just too darn cold out there! Today was 40F and a … Continue reading

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Being an active agent of life

Well, on my way to the gym I was ready to take a nap on the treadmill, but about an hour later I’d finished 5 solid miles instead. Hopefully my legs feel as good next Thursday! I’m tired but suffering … Continue reading

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Holiday Party Amazon

Today’s workout was very short, both because it’s a recovery day and because I have a ton of work to do and a good amount of focus to get it done. One set of upper body lifts (bicep, pec flys, … Continue reading

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You have permission to eat.

Looks like I’m (finally) at the place in my training where I can just bang out 3 miles on the treadmill without any fuss– today’s run was a solid 35 minutes, negative splits, and I felt like it barely got … Continue reading

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Milestones and 4 miles of intervals

This was the second-to-last hard workout of my training plan: 8x400m intervals. (Friday calls for 5 miles fast, which is a different kind of hard.) I finished in 48 minutes and fought with my shoes the whole time. I have … Continue reading

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That’s a first: Bit by a dog…

I had half a mile left to go in my 7 mile run today when I ran past a young woman walking a small dog. She was playing on her phone and wasn’t paying attention, and must have been holding … Continue reading

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