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Groundhog Day Workout: Off the treadmill!

Outside runing on an unseasonably warm day in February! I joined a gym last week, and for three days in a row I couldn’t make myself run any more than two miles, I was so bored. SO glad to get some fresh air. Hopefully the weather holds for a few more days so I can go back to my new gym energized!

Today’s training plan was for speed work, something I’m really not that good at. “For your workout for today you are going to run on a flat course for 40 minutes; 10 minutes easy, 10 minutes strong, 5 minutes easy, 10 minutes strong, 5 minutes easy.”

My speed work went more like this: 10 easy, 7 strong, 5 easy, 5 strong, 5 easy, 5 strong, 3 easy. But that’s okay. I followed it a little bit, stayed with the pattern. I could have stayed in bed, but I got up and moved! I’ll try again tomorrow. Left hip kind of sore today.

Running this weekend with Heather! Doing the Starbucks 10k route, which does not unfortunately allow for a stop at Starbucks….however, if we go four extra blocks we can detour back to the Treehouse Coffee Shop at the end 🙂

My active.com profile, which I have been sorely neglecting, is saying that the Canyonlands Half Marathon is 44 days away. C.R.A.P.

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Literary Graveyard: Which Cemetery is the Most Literary?

Found this on Twitter. What an interesting article.

I have an inexplicable attraction to cemeteries. It’s weird. Spiritually I know they’re useless–the body is only a vessel for the spirit and the soul. And if I’m going to mourn someone, I’m not going to go visit their final “resting place,” because their spirit never spent any time there while it was in the body, so why would I have any connection to a place they have no connection to? Doesn’t make sense.

But there are people out there that are very committed to gravesites. And I suppose that’s why I like them. Not that think that a cemetery is the **most* appropriate memorial, but it is nice that people take so much time to upkeep and decorate. Shows, in a way, how much someone was missed.

Back to the author topic, I think I may have to design a European tour around famous cemeteries. And then an author cemetery tour. Sweet.

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Addiction, obsession, same thing.

I asked Facebook for some stress relief. Nicole Maloy recommended this.

Bahahah. Oh. Silly.

Pause. Stare.

I don’t have time for this. Well whatever. Maybe jus*pop*

Pause. *pop*

Hah. So dumb, where do *pop* people come up *pop pa pop* with this crazy *pop*

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Hah. DONE. Take that. *fresh sheet* I really have–

Wait, “manic mode?”

POPOPOPOPPPOPPPOPOPOPOPOPOPPOPPPOPPOPOPPOPOPOPPPPRRRRAAAAAAGHHHHHHHHFFF

*pop*

So I accomplished nothing. But I feel better.

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My Review of ASICS Gel Kayano 16 Stability Running Shoe Womens

Originally submitted at The Sports Authority

The ASICS® Gel Kayano 16 women's running shoe is packed with performance technology; it features an Impact Guidance System (I.G.S.®), which enhances the foot's natural gait to ensure smooth, efficient turnover. The Discrete Heel Unit attenuates shock on impact, while a ComforDry&#…

Repeat buyer!

By The Get Out Girl from Philadelphia, PA on 11/25/2010

 

5out of 5

Pros: Sturdy, Targets Muscles, Easy To Use, Comfortable

Best Uses: Running, Sports Training, Endurance Training, Outdoors, General Fitness, Indoors

Describe Yourself: Avid Athlete

Was this a gift?: No

I have run about 150 miles in these shoes. Love them so much I’m buying them again without even considering any other pair!

Should note that I use foot-specific insoles. My legs feel great when I’m finished because of all the cushioning, no joint pain at all until recent lower back strain (which tells me the footbed has worn). I may just replace the insoles on the old shoes and see if that makes a difference.

I’m a pavement runner, although I’ve done a little light trail running in these and they’ve been fine.

(legalese)

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New Blog

Starting over over here; feel a little stuck in the old blog, and a little trapped in the group blog. Time to blaze a new trail 🙂

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