Monthly Archives: December 2009

Walking at Year’s End

When I got up this morning there was about an inch of snow on the ground and the thermometer on the front window said it was about 39 degrees. I knew my racewalking shoes just would not work. Not only … Continue reading

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Stay Away From Extremes

While searching the internet for some information for my walking club newsletter earlier today, I found a good blog post about extreme dieting at http://www.danfalkenberg.com/. Dan does not post often, but the few posts he makes are informative. In September … Continue reading

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Using my Heart Rate Monitor

I got a heart rate monitor for my birthday this year, but have not used it enough yet to know what to do with it. I went through the book that came with it and set the maximum heart rate, … Continue reading

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Walking in Snow

Today, I awoke to more snow. It wasn’t big, beautiful, heavy flakes like you see in Christmas movies that make you want to run outside and play — it was tiny flakes that are hard and frozen, and kind of … Continue reading

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I am Such a Hypocrite!

Last night it was snowing as I went to bed, but it wasn’t cold. I was excited and even looked forward to walking this morning. However, I got stuck on a blog posting I really wanted to finish (different blog) … Continue reading

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Officially a Slug

Yesterday was beautiful! I was ready to go walking, got distracted and before I knew it, it was after 9! Yes, I do walk year round. Yes, I do walk when it is cold. Yes, I do walk in the … Continue reading

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Glad I Did NOT Enter This Race!

Today there was a 4-mile race scheduled for Sharon Woods park here in central Ohio. I entered this winter race before and I had thought about entering this year. However, I heard that rain was predicted. I don’t do rain … Continue reading

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Heat Wave — It was really 22 Degrees

Don’t know why I was so worried about the weather this morning. It was only 3 degrees colder than last week, and last week I was fine with two wicking shirts and a jacket. This week I added a fleece … Continue reading

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Predicted to be 16 in Morning

I’m a little bit odd that sometimes I look forward to walking in cold weather. When you are bundled up appropriately and there is no wind it can be fun! So, though the cold, rain and wind prevented me from … Continue reading

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New Shoes — New Balance

Finally! I finally bought a new pair of shoes for walking — New Balance 905s. Because it’s been awhile since I’ve had a pair of shoes I was really happy with, I took my last five pairs of shoes and … Continue reading

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