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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 […]

Monday Semi-Rest

Posted under Injuries, May 2013 Workout Challenge, Yoga - May 6th, 13 - Comments Off on Monday Semi-Rest

I got my new FiveFinger KSOs today! REI’s outlet was having a too-good-to-be-true sale on discontinued colors from 2011, and miracle of miracles, they had my size! My feet are 8.5 (39), which I believe is literally the most common shoe size for women, so I never get to buy shoes on clearance. I also […]

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 […]

Mostly Rest Day

Posted under Heart Rate, Injuries, May 2013 Workout Challenge, Yoga - May 3rd, 13 - Comments Off on Mostly Rest Day

I had to take another yoga rest day. My wrists are still sore. Tomorrow is the official rest day, so hopefully by Sunday, my wrists will be up to the series again. Tomorrow is an easy 2-mile run, so I think I’ll try the 140 heart rate. For the May workout challenge, I did: 30 […]

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 […]

Running Rest Day and Yoga Progress

Posted under Yoga - Apr 29th, 13 - Comments Off on Running Rest Day and Yoga Progress

Today is one of the rest days from running. Did some light yard work– mostly replacing washers on the various hoses and setting up a lazy person watering scheme on the balcony. I’m very, very slightly sore (feet and calves mostly) so it was good that I took the day from running like I’m supposed […]

Boston Blogs

Posted under Boston, Nutrition, Running, Yoga - Apr 22nd, 13 - Comments Off on Boston Blogs

I’ve read a lot of recaps of Boston since Monday. They all made me tear up, but this one really choked me up. Pace of Me: Boston. Inspiring stories of qualifying for Boston: Dolores of Breaking Barriers chased the Boston dream for 14 years before qualifying. Erika Huerta lost 80 pounds and became a competitive […]

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, […]

The thing I don’t talk about

Posted under Yoga - Mar 14th, 13 - Comments Off on The thing I don’t talk about

I realized that I don’t spend a lot of time talking about one activity that I have loved since I was 8 years old. Yoga. I remember finding a book in the library, Light on Yoga by B.K.S. Iyengar, and bringing it home so I could practice on the floor next to the kitchen table. […]