Thursday, August 19, 2010

Daily Stats:
Route: Deadend/Loop/Back
Distance: 2.1 miles
Total time: 32:
Pace: 15:23 min per mile
Ave. Hr.: 129
Max. Hr: 144
Cals burned: 552
Got out on the road about 7:40 pm. No knee problems at all tonight.  It felt great to get out.  The last time it was only 10 minutes and I don't think I even posted it. I jogged much more of the route.  As my weight goes down I plan to work toward running the whole 2.1 miles.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Daily Stats:
Route: Deadend/Loop/Back+a slight grandkid detour
Distance: 2.1 miles
Total time: 34:53
Pace: 16:36 min per mile
Ave. Hr.: 125
Max. Hr: 140
Cals burned: 559
Got out on the road about 7:00 pm.  I have moved my workouts to late afternoon.  It's then or never.  :)  Now that I'm used to it, it's okay.  Plus it frees up my mornings.


Sunday, August 15, 2010

My new friend Loretta posted this video on her blog today. It speaks for itself.


Saturday, August 14, 2010

We did it.  We did it. We did it, Hurray!

We did the 5k.  I'm not even sure what it was for.  I think it was for cancer or some other worthy cause.  Our route was along the rail trail.  I didn't run much of it because my feet were tired.  I'm used to running first thing in the morning and this race began at 9:00 pm.  It was quite interesting to see bats dive bombing  us every 10 seconds or so.  I brought up the rear,  and I was 10 second behind my Highland Festival time.  Melisa, of course, was the winner of the 3 of us.  Anna moves at a pretty good pace for someone who doesn't train much.  She was about 1/4 mile ahead of me the whole way.  I was the last 5k person in, but I don't care.  When you know you're last, you can relax and enjoy the route.


Friday, August 13, 2010

Their is a 5k tomorrow that I will be participating in.  I have not been at all consistent with working out.  I am hoping to get back into the swing of things once this heat and humidity takes a hike.  Hopefully I can get a picture of the three of us.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

I have seriously been slacking off on my workouts.  I think my "perfectionist" mentality has been sabotaging me.  I had it in my head that if I didn't get my workout in first thing in the morning, I might as well forget it.  I was viewing it as something to get out of the way - not something to enjoy.  Why bother doing something if you don't enjoy it?  I mean I know why I need to do it, but I can enjoy the process too, can't I?  So tonight I went for a 2 mile walk.  It felt great!!!


Saturday, August 7, 2010

Well, it's been a while. I just have not been motivated to do anything. I think a lot of it had to do with the heat and humidity, but my right knee has been protesting what it's been asked to carry. I made myself get on the treadmill today. It wasn't a spectacular workout, but I got some reading done and burned a few calories.

I have to confess that I have been keeping another blog.  I have some issues to work out and blogging helps me do that, but at the same time, I don't want it open to comments or misinterpretation by some of my regular readers.  Some day I may share it, but for now it is private.  That's why I haven't been here as regularly.

One of the reasons I opted for the treadmill today - despite how gorgeous it is outside - is because I am reading a book by Chantel Hobbs called The One Day Weigh.  It's very inspirational because she is completely honest about herself  - moreso than I could ever be on a public blog.