Monthly Archives: May 2008

Shocking Facts about Pop

I heard a shocking statistic earlier this week on the Oprah show. (I know, I said I’m boycotting Oprah, but Dr. Oz was on, and I like him.) Dr. Oz stated that if everyone stopped drinking soft drinks (that’s “pop” … Continue reading

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Four Cookies

That is the number of cookies I ate last night for no reason. Truth be told, I ate 5 cookies – the first one was on purpose because I really wanted it. It was the last chocolate mocha carmel cookie … Continue reading

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New PR!

Today’s UA Memorial Day Race was great! I’ve never entered this 5-mile event before, but it is well supported by members of the Buckeye Striders and other local walking clubs. Though slightly hilly, I had a great race! We started … Continue reading

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Happy Memorial Day

Memorial Day is one of those holidays I didn’t understand as a kid. It was always May 30, my Grandma’s and my sister’s birthday. (For a number of years I think my sister thought the parade was for her.) And … Continue reading

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Saturday Morning Group Walk

Our group walk (Buckeye Striders) was at one of my favorite parks today – Sharon Woods. The big loop is 3.8 miles, but there is a mark for a full 4-miles. We walked to the 4-mile mark in 57:28. That … Continue reading

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Speed Workouts Pay Off

Today we did three 1-mile laps at race pace. We have a 5-mile race Monday morning. I thought we should shoot for a 14:30 pace, but was out-voted. Here’s the cool thing: We walked at what felt like our normal … Continue reading

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Life Gets in the Way

OK, I had planned to leave the office on time, rush home, walk, fix dinner and finish up some stuff. I got caught up on some last minute things and left the office 30 min late. Not the end of … Continue reading

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Great Training Walk

Saturday morning I met with the walking club I’m a member of, the Buckeye Striders, and we had a great walk. We went to a beautiful park I’ve never been to before. The temps were mild, the sun was shining … Continue reading

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Internet Issues

The other night I suddenly lost my Internet connection. I followed all of the diagnostic instructions — I was unplugging and rebooting my router like crazy. Very frustrated, I finally quit trying and logged off. OK, everyone would have to … Continue reading

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First Speed Workout

I tried to get out of our first speed workout since Big Sur (2 weeks ago) because of the rain, but Deb insisted it had stopped in plenty of time. (Nice switch for us.) We lightened the workout a little. … Continue reading

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