Monthly Archives: March 2008

Can’t Walk a Straight Line

Many know that I have no experience walking on a treadmill. Today I got up at 5 a.m. to try it out while I’m traveling. It took a few tries to figure out how to set it for what I … Continue reading

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Cure for Achy Legs

Usually when I travel alone, I try to make time for a nightly bubble bath. To me this feels like something special. I hate scrubbing my own tub at home, especially after a 14-year-old boy has used the shower, so … Continue reading

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Blisters – And I Know Better!

We walked 12 miles Saturday. I love step down days when training for a long-distance event! After 16 miles last week, I really needed a shorter walk this weekend. I started to panic about whether I will be able to … Continue reading

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New Shoes

I just got two new pairs of shoes: One pair is very light, flexible and great for walking really fast; The other pair is heavier, well padded and great for walking long distance. Both are by New Balance. I noticed … Continue reading

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16 miles

16 miles is the longest distance I have walked since I completed my last full marathon in 2002. When we started at 7:30, it was a beautiful Saturday morning. At the beginning of our last loop, it started to sleet. … Continue reading

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Group vs Solo Walking

For the most part, I’m a little different from most of the other walkers I know. I like walking alone, I like listening to a great audio book and zoning out while I do my miles, I like walking when … Continue reading

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8 X 400 in Sleet

It has been raining on and off for about two days. We were scheduled to do 8 X 400 sprints today. Knowing that Deb never walks in the rain, especially when it is cold outside, I anticipated not going to … Continue reading

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Walking in the Rain

It was pouring and I wanted to get in a couple of easy miles, so I walked to the library. The umbrella didn’t make much difference. Though my hair was dry, I was soaked to above my knees. I’m hoping … Continue reading

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Nearly 14 Miles

When Deb picks the day we do our long slow distance, it is always the one day of the weekend that the weather is great. Today was perfect – the rain stopped, the sun was shining, the snow melted. We … Continue reading

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Great Day for Walking

Yesterday I was wearing boots and trudging through “snow cone” style snow. Today, the snow is about 90 percent melted and the sun was very bright! With no jackets and too heavy of walking pants, we did 3 X 1 … Continue reading

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