Monthly Archives: October 2009

Darn! No Hills Today!

My walking buddies were not up for hills today. I tried to talk them into it, but cleaning out gutters and raking leaves made one person a little too tired. Darn! Instead we did our Plan B walk – 3 … Continue reading

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This Week’s Workouts

Because I’m not training for a specific event right now, I decided to try to keep walking five days a week to maintain my level of fitness. Like many of you, if I’m not training for an event, I often … Continue reading

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Columbus Marathon Start Worse Than Thought

In my review of the Columbus Marathon, I glossed over the confusing starting line. Part of the reason I did that is that I thought most of the problem was our fault. I just assumed my friends and I didn’t … Continue reading

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Columbus Marathon (Half) Report — Finally

The temperatures were in the low 40s as we lined up for the Columbus Marathon (Half) at 7:30 on Sunday October 18. I had on several layers with the plan to shed a few as necessary, along with long pants, … Continue reading

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10 Things to Like about the Columbus Marathon (Half)

I recently started creating lists of the positives and negatives of various races I enter. Here are my Columbus Marathon (Half) lists: 10 Things I Liked About the Columbus Marathon1. Nice scenic neighborhoods!2. Plenty of water stops.3. Great volunteers.4. Obvious … Continue reading

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Tweeting During a Race

I toyed with the idea of Tweeting about the Columbus Marathon Half during the race last Sunday. Because I have a typical cell phone (no keyboard), and I am really slow at texting, I thought it might not be a … Continue reading

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Too Tired to Post

Earlier today I finished the Columbus Marathon Half in 3:11:15. My muscles are tight, and I just could not push today. That was the fastest I could go. As soon as I got home, we head off to do a … Continue reading

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Healthy Walking

It is exactly 0.64 miles from my house to the grocery store — well, one of the grocery stores that are within walking distance from my house. I walked that distance tonight because I was dying for a tasty Greek … Continue reading

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Easy 2 Miles

Today was a scheduled day of rest. However, I was feeling a little bit antsy and it was a beautiful day, so I did an easy 2-mile walk to the library. The sun was shining and the temps were mild. … Continue reading

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Really Tight Muscles

The Columbus Marathon (Half) is a week away, so we walked only 6 miles this morning. I’m glad we did such a short distance — my leg muscles were really tight and it took forever to warm up. (Usually, if … Continue reading

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