Monthly Archives: December 2015

Runs and rings

My legs held up for a 4-miler on the treadmill today in a completely average time of 49:56. I think the effects of spending time in heels last weekend are finally trickling down; my arches and Achilles are starting to … Continue reading

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And this is why you should always have a spotter.

Yet another tough workout today. To spare my legs, I stuck with lifting only upper body (bench, OHP, rows, bicep, tricep). Or was it to avoid the hated squats? Anyway, that’s how I did it. At the 10th rep of … Continue reading

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Making some trade-offs

Lifting heavy and distance running don’t mix very well for me. I applaud the folks who can bust out big squats and then run 5 miles the next day, but I am not one of those people. Yes, I’m grumpy … Continue reading

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Relax and get it done

After taking 3 days off I’m feeling kind of unmotivated but also feeling like I need to be playing catch-up somehow. That’s a bad idea– that feeling of ‘need to do moooore’ leads to dissatisfaction with what I do do. … Continue reading

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My bodycon dress and my belly: A dilemma

No park run today– instead I had to go in early to cram 3 miles in before a morning conference call. Sigh. Maybe Sunday I can go for a run/hike in the nice weather. Anyway, the 3 miles went by … Continue reading

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The real reason I do farmer’s walks…

Today was the potluck holiday party at my work, and I volunteered to help with setting up this morning. The office ladies were struggling to get the screw caps off the cans of Sterno to heat up the food. They … Continue reading

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Hard runs make me sneeze.

Yes, it’s true: any run that leaves me over-heated afterwards will give me a drippy nose and make me sneeze my head off for the next few hours… or days. It’s frustrating! Today’s hard run was 4 miles on the … Continue reading

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