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Breakthrough

Posted under Heart Rate, Running, Streak - Jul 2nd, 13 - Comments Off on Breakthrough

I had kind of a breakthrough today (day 17 of my streak.) Today was the first day I woke up sore. I didn’t sleep very well and I seriously considered taking a rest day from running (which would have been fine– I’m not married to my streak.) Then I thought about the fact that another […]

Progress!

Posted under Cathe, Running, Streak, Weigh-Ins - Jun 29th, 13 - Comments Off on Progress!

I’m pretty excited because today I saw a number on the scale that I haven’t seen since 1999. 149.5! Yesterday, I was excited because I hit 50 pounds lost, so today was just icing on the cake. Today is the day I start trying to eat more often. And I’m back to logging my food […]

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 […]

Still Running

Posted under Heart Rate, Running, Streak - Jun 23rd, 13 - Comments Off on Still Running

Even though I haven’t been updating this log, I have been running. I’ve started a running streak of sorts. I’ve now run eight days in a row and I feel pretty good about it. I’m doing the Maffetone style heart rate training, keeping my heart rate between 135 and 140. This can be a challenge […]

Four Hilly Miles

I ran the same 4.20 route I ran last Thursday. Although I ran it slightly slower, I was running it with a lower target heart rate (140 instead of 145.) I feel like I was able to run further on the hills before my heart rate got too high. I didn’t feel any stress from […]

Treadmill run

Posted under Heart Rate, May 2013 Workout Challenge, Running, Yoga - May 8th, 13 - Comments Off on Treadmill run

My first extra run. An easy 2.07 on the treadmill at about 139. I ran the whole time, but I did have to make a pit-stop after mile one. This evening, I was able to do a full Ashtanga series (well, up until Navasana.) My wrists are a little twingy, so I left out the […]

Sunday Run

Well, that run was excruciatingly slow and I still struggled to keep my heart rate below 140 at a 15:40 pace. I’m going to have to do at least some of my runs on the treadmill during this phase. Walking is very good for me and I enjoy it, but I do want to work […]

Easy 2-Miler

Posted under May 2013 Workout Challenge, Running - May 4th, 13 - 2 Comments

Back from an easy two mile run. I did a lot of reading last night about Maffetone-style training and I’m sold. I’ve dropped my heart rate alert down to 130-140 (180-my age.) I’m going to stay in that range for a while and see if I get any improvement. It will definitely be extremely slow, […]

Four mile run

Posted under May 2013 Workout Challenge, Running, Yoga - May 2nd, 13 - Comments Off on Four mile run

Today was a nice, easy four-mile run. I’m starting to feel just a little sore. I think I can push through, though, and it will be better in a couple of weeks. Once again, this was a heart rate run on hills. I got really hungry in the third mile– supposedly that means I was […]

Three Miles Plus Strides

Posted under Heart Rate, Running - Apr 30th, 13 - Comments Off on Three Miles Plus Strides

I’m really enjoying these low heart-rate runs. I feel great when I’m done and can’t wait to run again. I think I’m only a few weeks from being able to run the whole route under my target heart rate max (currently 147, but I suspect it should be closer to 140. Once I can run […]