Monthly Archives: July 2009

Practicing What We eat During a Race

A friend did a solo 8-mile walk this past Sunday to get ready for the upcoming Parkersburg Half Marathon this August. I’ve been telling her how much I love Clif Shot Bloks, and she decided to try them during the … Continue reading

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Hills Tonight

We’ve been doing our hill workouts at Griggs Reservoir in Central Ohio for several months. I was curious how far we have actually been walking, since I don’t have GPS (yet). I went to MapMyWalk and in the satellite view … Continue reading

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667 Posts

I just noticed my last post was number 666. Needless to say, as soon as I saw it, I had to post something new. Whew! I’m at 667! Next post will be more meaningful. (180)

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Walking Through my Cold

Took a short walk yesterday and ended up coughing hard. So today I tried to take it easy, yet I still wanted to get in a little bit of distance. My solution was to walk a slow 3 miles. I … Continue reading

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Importance of Hydration and Nutrition

Many Central Ohio walkers were at Fleet Feet last week for a nutrition and hydration clinic presented by Steven Devor of OSU. Dr. Devor is with the Health and Exercise Science Program, and Department of Physiology and Cell Biology and … Continue reading

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Sidelined by Summer Cold

Who catches a cold in July? My husband — who then proceeded to give it to me! Yesterday, it was still a mild cold so I had planned to do my hill workout (not fast or hard). Since it was … Continue reading

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I Thought I Was Fast Before…

I coerced Elaine and Deb into doing a speed workout with me today. Last week I started doing 1/4 mile sprints at Griggs Reservoir. That first day I did 6 reps. This week was a little harder — the asphalt … Continue reading

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Preparing to Walk in the Rain

Today my training schedule called for an easy 4 miles. On my way home from work, I was positive it would rain while I was out walking. So, what should I wear in the rain? It was about 70 degrees … Continue reading

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Great Salad Idea

When eating dinner at a friend’s house the other night, I was introduced to a simple and somewhat low-calorie way to put dressing on a salad. After chopping up the veggies, she sprinkled on blue cheese crumbles and splashed everything … Continue reading

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8 miles and We Were Flying — For Us

14:36 per mile is what I figured we did today. And that was for the entire 7.8 miles we timed. (We used 0.2 for cool down.) This is not fast for many of you, but I have been hovering around … Continue reading

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