Friday

Friday, July 30, 2010

Daily Stats:
Route: Deadend and Back
Distance: 1.5 miles
Total time: 23:48
Pace: 15:52 min per mile
In zone: 17:56
Ave. Hr.: 122
Max. Hr: 132
Cals burned: 363
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Got out on the road at 9:25. What a difference a week makes. The wildflowers on my route have grown so much taller. It's absolutely gorgeous. the scale has been moving steadily downward. It's gratifying to see. My right knee still feels a bit funny - not painful, just stiff, but like I have to watch how I walk on it. When I jogged, I didn't feel anything at all.

Wednesday

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Daily Stats:
Route: Deadend and Back
Distance: 1.5 miles
Total time: 25:56
Pace: 17:17 min per mile
In zone: 17:50
Ave. Hr.: 121
Max. Hr: 130
Cals burned: 389
Temp: 75
Warm and humid
Wow! My time really suffered today. Guess a little inconsistency is not great for improving time. I just could not stay in my zone this morning. I am now sneezing.
I went in for my post endoscopy consult. The good news is, no stomach ulcer, no colitis. The hiatal hernia doesn't sound like much fun, nor is adding another med (omeprazole), but I'm grateful that's all it was.

Sunday

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Daily Stats:
Route: Deadend and Back
Distance: 1.5 miles
Total time: 22.29
Pace: 14:59 min per mile
In zone: 19:20
Ave. Hr.: 125
Max. Hr: 140
Cals burned: 361
Temp: 75
Warm and humid
Great run this morning. Today is official weigh-in day. Back in a few.

Okay, I'm down .4 from last week. Not stellar, but not bad. Melisa ran a race yesterday and did a 9 minute mile. Cheryl did her first race in under a 12 minute mile. I am inspired to get my rear in gear.

Thursday

Thursday, July 15, 2010

I'm headed out the door in a few minutes after having my usual argument with myself.  It's always worse after a few days off.  It's humid out and the air is heavy with the smells of the feedlot to our South.  But I know I will feel terrific when I get back, so off I go.

Daily stats
Route: Deadend/railroad loop/back
Distance: 2 miles
Total time: 30:49
Pace: 15:45 min per mile
In zone: 25 minutes
Ave. Hr.: 126
Max. Hr: 141
Cals burned: 502
73 degrees
Got out the door at 9:20.  Thankfully, the wind had shifted by the time I got outside. All I could smell was the hay bales up on the deadend and the smell of fabric softener from Recker's house.

Tuesday

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

I feel sick today.  Remember that endoscopy I had?  One of the indications said hiatal hernia.  Harold did not mention a hiatal hernia, but he may not have understood the doctor who has quite a thick accent.  That would sure explain the nausea and other fun things that have been happening.  I meant to get up this morning to go out for a run, but I turned off my old phone (which I used for an alarm) when I let Madison play with it and didn't wake up early enough.  Guess what food is a "no-no" with a hiatal hernia.  Chocolate.  Guess I'll be losing some weight now. 

Sunday

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Daily Stats:
Route: Deadend and Back
Distance: 1.5 miles
Total time: 23:40
Pace: 15:46 min per mile
Ave. Hr.: 125
Max. Hr: 136
Cals burned: 379
Temp: 75
Warm and humid
Got out on the road at a little before 9:00. I had thought we would be on our way home from Ohio, but we got back last night. I took my flip video along this morning.

Here is the turn-around at the deadend.  Gosh, I sound very out of breath!

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 This is the last leg of the route - my favorite.  :)

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Here are the stones I picked up for today.  I cheated and picked up 2, but that's okay because one morning I was running late and didn't pick up any.

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Here's a clip showing my "stone victory" garden. I would post more, but the bandwidth is again slow. The beeping you hear is my heartrate monitor telling me to get moving.


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Saturday

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Can't wait to get back out on the road tomorrow.  I had an endoscopy yesterday.  Of course they didn't find anything.  What I think I need is an ultra sound. We're headed to Ohio today for a family reunion so tomorrow I resume my run/walk schedule.

Wednesday

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

It's a little after 9:00 and it's already 80 degrees.  I better get movin' because it's not going to get any cooler.  :(
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Wow!  It is humid out there.  But I did it and I'm proud of myself.  If I get moving right away on a hot day, I find I am much better off.  If I start out slow, I'm lethargic all day long.

Daily stats
Route: Fencepost east of Mike's/back
Distance: 2 miles
Total time: 32:14
Pace: 16:07 min per mile
In zone: 25 minutes
Ave. Hr.: 128
Max. Hr: 145
Cals burned: 549
 I got out on the road at 9:35.  I should have been up before 7:00, but oh well, I got my run in.  I haven't taken this route in a long time.  I am hoping to work up to my Summerton route by fall.  That's 4 miles.

Sunday

Sunday, July 4, 2010

I am very proud of myself for not succumbing to a binge last night.  Things have taken a very strange turn and I am feeling very insecure right now.

Daily stats
Route: Deadend/railroad loop/back
Distance: 2 miles
Total time: 31:42
Pace: 15:42 min per mile
In zone: 29 minutes
Ave. Hr.: 127
Max. Hr: 143
Cals burned: 521

I needed this run.  I know that God is with me, no matter what.

Saturday

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Daily stats
Route: Deadend/Brown's driveway/Back
Distance: 2 miles
Total time: 33:03
Pace: 16:31 min per mile
In zone: 20 minutes
Ave. Hr.: 125
Max. Hr: 137
Cals burned: 530

I got out on the road little before 9:00.  I fertilized my little garden this morning.  Added a bunch of new stones.  (Harold had the loading tractor out in the yard and it was a goldmine of rocks and stones).  I need to take a new picture of my garden.  It is the prettiest I've ever had.

Thursday

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Daily stats
Route: Deadend/loop/back
Distance: 2.25 miles
Total time: 35:22
Pace: 15:43 min per mile
In zone: 20 minutes
Ave. Hr.: 125
Max. Hr: 138
Cals burned: 500

I got out on the road a little after 8:00. I need to check the distance on my route. The stones continue to accumulate in my little garden! :) Today is a new month. I am going to concentrate on diet for a while. One thing I have learned. Late night eating leads to urgency at the end of a run; if you know what I mean.