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2015 Plans and Goals

Posted under Circus Arts, Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Pole, Running - Dec 26th, 14 - Comments Off on 2015 Plans and Goals

My fitness went slightly off the rails in the last three months of 2014. It was a perfect storm of losing all of my favorite teachers at my dance studio, being broke, and moving up a level so eating more in order to gain strength. As I said in my half-marathon wrap-up, I did gain […]

Running and Asthma

Posted under Plans and Goals, Running - Sep 9th, 13 - Comments Off on Running and Asthma

I’ve had asthma for a while, probably since I was stationed in Korea in 1990-1991. For a long time, it was “just” exercise-induced asthma that I could keep under control by taking albuterol before running. While I was in grad school and didn’t have time to exercise (working two jobs, raising two kids, going to […]

Weight Loss = Fat Shaming?

Posted under Body Image, Health, Heart Rate, Plans and Goals, Running, Streak, Support - Jun 24th, 13 - Comments Off on Weight Loss = Fat Shaming?

I have been indirectly accused of fat-shaming twice this weekend. Once was in a response to a discussion about a blogger who lost 30 pounds and then was accused of fat-shaming because she answered questions about how she did it and posted before and after pictures. The second hurt more because it was a friend […]

First training plan

Posted under Boston, Plans and Goals, Running - Apr 21st, 13 - 2 Comments

This week is my first week of training for a sub-65 minute 10K. If we have moved by then, I have my eye on a 10K in Reston. If we’re still here, I’ll run the local group’s monthly 10K (they almost always offer 1 mile, 5K, or 10K.) My PR for 10K is exactly 60 […]

Detrained 5K

Posted under Kettlebells, Plans and Goals, Running, Yoga - Apr 20th, 13 - Comments Off on Detrained 5K

When I told Mr. Z I was planning to qualify for Boston, he told me, hey, the local group is doing a 5K right in your backyard! (He’s in VA, while I’m here until I get a job there.) I’ll be heading out in about three hours. It’s about a mile to the starting point, […]

Boston Plan: Phase 1

Posted under Boston, Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Running - Apr 17th, 13 - Comments Off on Boston Plan: Phase 1

I have a long way to go before I am able to seriously consider qualifying for Boston, possibly several years. I’m breaking my plan into phases to prepare myself physically and mentally. Although I’ve always enjoyed working out, I would have to say I have never seriously pushed myself to achieve new levels. I tend […]

Treadmill Run

It rained all weekend, so since I run in the dark, I decided not to compound my foolishness by running in the dark and wet. So I did my Sunday 8X400s on the treadmill. They were definitely easier than outside. I started at 6.1 mph and got one interval in 6.5 mph. The problem with […]

Good skating workout

Posted under 25 in 5, Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Roller Derby, Skating, Workouts 2012 - Sep 14th, 12 - Comments Off on Good skating workout

Last night’s open skate was good. Two of my teammates were there so we worked on speed and sprinting starts. We did 25 laps (I did mine in 5:13) and I also did two sets of 5 laps in 1:00. My technique is improving! I think the running, pull-ups, and kettlebells are helping. I start […]

Diet

Posted under Health, Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Veg*n - Sep 13th, 12 - Comments Off on Diet

I have to get it together with my diet. I need to start now. I wish there was an app where I could tell it to remind me to eat & tell me what to eat, but there isn’t, so I’ll have to do it myself. I’ve talked a bit about some of the changes […]

Insomnia and Training Plans

Posted under Plans and Goals, Running, Skating - Sep 5th, 12 - Comments Off on Insomnia and Training Plans

I have got to do something about insomnia. I hate that even if I’m tired, it’s hard for me to get to sleep. Right after I said I wanted to start training for running again, a friend put out a call for people to join her in a Tough Mudder race (10 miles, with obstacles.) […]