Category Archives: Fitness

All things aerobic, running, and related to exercise

TRI retrospective

I got into the Triathlon last year at Joella Peterson’s encouragement. We trained together all year, starting in January 2011! It really strengthened our friendship and was great fun. When I started, I didn’t even know HOW to swim freestyle. … Continue reading

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Cast your (chocolate) upon the waters…

When I had found this awesome chocolate a few months ago, I shared my find with a co-worker. Today, she and another staff member brought me an assortment of Alter Echo chocolate for a belated birthday gift!! Cha-ching! I was running … Continue reading

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Healthy & Happy

5 Things that make me happy:  (Almost) no plantar faciitis pain. P90X training (specifically, wall-squats) that have come in handy lately having to access several public restrooms. Nice weather -> Rich on his motorcycle -> I’m drive solo to work … Continue reading

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All dressed up and nowhere to go (yet)

There’s nothing like new warm-weather running gear to provide motivation to get out and run in the chilly, damp Northwest. I knew my outfit was cool, so I put forth the extra umph to my run so I’d look cool … Continue reading

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Too much synchronicity

Only worked 1/2 day today so I could get to the Lodge to see Hahn Bin perform. I had put my gym stuff in the car in the morning, thinking I’d already be at the lodge at 4 and it … Continue reading

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1:38 at 56

The day after I turned 56 I competed in my first triathlon. The swim was the hardest–I had a hard time regulating my breathing, even though I trained the most on the swim. At the last minute, I switched to … Continue reading

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Crystal Mountain Adventure

(Rich and I coming down the bunny hill…) Haha. We did 2 runs on the bunny hill, then felt we were ready to take on the higher slope. It was still labeled “Beginner” –was even called the Tinkerbell Run, so … Continue reading

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2.47.47.8

My first (and NOT last!) 1/2 marathon in Ogden, UT this past weekend. I had been very anxious about the whole thing, such that I didn’t sleep much the night before. When I did finally fall asleep sometime after midnight, … Continue reading

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fly

I wasn’t a “runner” back then, but the day I turned 51, I ran four miles just to prove I wasn’t “old.” Three and a half years later, I have to admit that I look pretty darn old in these … Continue reading

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hot hot hot yoga

Went to my first Hot Yoga class last night. I was happy that I was able to hold my own with all the “regulars” though a few of the poses were definitely beyond my abililities (Bow, Eagle, Camel). I have … Continue reading

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