Monthly Archives: August 2010

Do I Like my New Shoes?

I haven’t decided yet. The shoes are a little heavier than I like for short distances, but tonight I was feeling as if I was racewalking while wearing them. I need the extra support for longer distances, I just can’t … Continue reading

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Viewing a Water Stop from the Other Side

The members of the Buckeye Striders volunteered to work a water stop at the Spirit of Columbus Half Marathon yesterday. The experience was a whole lot better than last year’s race — both for the volunteers and the race participants. … Continue reading

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New Shoes

Makani II by Scott. I arrived at FrontRunner today with the intention of buying another pair of Asics exactly like the pair I have been wearing since March. (I know, I put way too many miles on my shoes to … Continue reading

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A Friday Morning Walk

Me on the deck in front of Antrim Lake. Happy Friday! You are here! The morning was so beautiful I took advantage of the time off from work to head to Antrim Park to get in a couple of laps.¬†With … Continue reading

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Columbus Marathon Promotions

It’s old news that the Columbus Marathon has a new race director, Darris Blackford. What is new is the pre-race activities promoting the marathon. I’m impressed! Some of the activities include a group run on National Run Day, another group … Continue reading

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Easy Laps

Because I walked hard yesterday, I did a couple of easy laps around the big block in my neighborhood. But, what started out as just three easy laps turned into four. Truthfully, the last two were not as easy as … Continue reading

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Tonight’s Surprises

When I got to Antrim Park it was almost too chilly for the sleeveless shirt I chose to wear. (I was freezing!) I ran into my nephew David! The last time I ran into David at Antrim, we were both … Continue reading

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Making Stairs Fun

A friend recently sent an e-mail to me with this video embedded. What a great way to get people to exercise without their knowing it! I searched the Internet for the source of this video and I could not find … Continue reading

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10 Miles — More or Less

Today the Buckeye Striders were at Sharon Woods, one of my favorite places to walk. Though we are all training for half marathons, we are at slightly different distances this week. I needed 10 miles, others needed 8 or 4. … Continue reading

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Stress Reduction Through Walking

Because of a rough day at work, I decided that rather than just walk in the neighborhood, I needed a “destination.” It always makes a walk better when I can go somewhere that feels special. Some of my favorite locations … Continue reading

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