Monthly Archives: June 2012

6/25/12: Monday Marathon Weight Loss Challenge Weigh-In

I didn’t start this challenge on the 18th, but will use my weigh-in from Wed. the 20th as my starting weigh-in. 6/20/12:  164.4 lbs. 6/25/12:  164.6 lbs. Weekly weight gain/(loss): +0.2 lbs. Total weight gain/(loss): +0.2 lbs.  Would I liked … Continue reading

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6/20/12: Weigh-In Wednesday & a New Challenge

Yes, we’re back to that, post-marathon. 6/20/12:  164.4 lbs. Not where I’d like to be, but I didn’t gain as much as I feared (less than 5 lbs) over the course of marathon training.  It kind of feels good, to … Continue reading

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Marathon Weekend: Photo Blog

  And saw the happy timing chip. After the speakers and expo-shopping, we went and had a very nice pasta dinner.  I only ate the one serving, and I didn’t feel over-full, so that was nice. After dinner, we got … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Marathon Race Weekend Recap

Well, through rainy days and cold weather and injuries (one old that I didn’t want to flare up, that didn’t, and one new that I couldn’t have predicted before training) and early wake-up alarms and going to bed at 9 … Continue reading

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10 RIGHT, LEFT, RIGHT, LEFT; 20 GOTO10; 30 END=26.2MILES

(some of you may not remember programming in BASIC, which I learned as a 10-year-old, when I got my first computer (a Commodore 64).  The simple string in the title says that I should do the action “right, left, right, … Continue reading

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Cadence

I run 4 steps, then breathe.  This is my cadence, whether I racewalk (where I learned it) or run.  Right, left, right, left, breathe in, breathe out, right, left, right, left. I usually don’t feel like I’ve worked out the … Continue reading

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TEN! TEN DAYS! AH! AH! AH!

10 days. I thought this would never come.  By tomorrow, it’ll be single digits to get to the marathon. 30 weeks of training, getting up early on precious weekend mornings, opting for logging the miles and the hours on the … Continue reading

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