Monthly Archives: February 2010

Challenging Snowy Walk

I prefer to have Sundays be my rest days. Unfortunately, I’ve had to get my mileage in on Sundays the last few weeks. Today was no exception, though I didn’t walk as far as scheduled. I finally had some free … Continue reading

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Snow Finally Taking its Toll

Friday night my husband and I went out for a little while. It had started to snow and the roads were horrible! Based on the slickness of the local streets, I decided to not even attempt to meet the Buckeye … Continue reading

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More Heart Rate Monitor Questions

I recently purchased the book Heart Monitor Training for the Compleat Idiot by John L. Parker, Jr. By following the instructions in the book, I have determined that my maximum heart rate is 188 bpm. While walking, I have been … Continue reading

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A Sunny Walk Helps Keep Winter Blues Away

Deb, Elaine and I had a great walk along Griggs Reservoir today. The sun was shining, the streets were clear, the river was frozen over and it was beautiful! The sunshine and brisk air helped to push away some of … Continue reading

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Short Walk Today — Starting to Lose Weight

Funny how though it was relatively warm today, I actually felt pretty chilly walking tonight. I think part of the reason it was feeling cold is that it is really damp out there! It was a little warmer today and … Continue reading

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Push Up Update

Yesterday we did the “exhaustion test,” which simply involves doing as many push ups as you can until you are exhausted. This helps to determine which training schedule to be used over the next few weeks. I was very excited … Continue reading

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8 Miles Today!

It was 34 degrees and drizzling about 8 this morning when I arrived at Sharon Woods park to walk 8 miles. Because of my son’s wrestling schedule, I was unable to walk with the Buckeye Striders yesterday and ended up … Continue reading

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Too Much Snow to Walk

There was way too much snow over the last few days for me to walk. Because the Arizona Distance Classic is more for fun than for time, I’m not too terribly worried. I know I can finish — I just … Continue reading

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Taking Larry Up on His Bet

OK, I decided to take LarryWalksFast up on his bet. I’m betting that I can lose 10 lbs by June 1 and keep it off for a year. As many people know, I’ve been wanting to get down to 120 … Continue reading

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Love/Hate Chipotle

I took a couple kids to Chipotle the other day. (They are athletes and had burned a ton of calories that day.) We all ordered our burrito bols and burritos and went back to our house to eat. We got … Continue reading

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