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Timeless 4

Comments: Yesterday, as I was putting the Garmin in the gym bag I was thinking to myself, “I really need to charge it tonight.” Did I do it? Nope! So today the infamous “Battery Low” message displayed and it shut off shortly thereafter. Oh well. What’s another run without a time? 🙂

The new ‘loafers’ felt good on the feet and I had a good run. It was a tad bit windy at times, but it was a nice way to cool down.

Is it all finally paying off???: After the run/shower I got dressed and looked in the mirror I noticed that my rear (would it be appropriate to say “ass”?) was no longer there…baggy pants! omg! And last night I was going through winter running clothes in preparation for winter (hey, autumn starts on the 22nd!) I tried some of the shirts on that I had bought but were too small (I tend to do that *sigh*). Holy Batman, they fit! Including my Columbus Marathon shirt, woot!

I haven’t decided yet what I am going to run on Saturday. It will be somewhere between 10 and 15. I am looking forward to the peace and quiet during that run.

Time: 10 am

Weather: 65, sunny, windy

Clothes: NB shirt & shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid Guide (0 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: about 42 min

Split: about 10:30

Course: To Goodale Park, x 2 and back.

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Posted by on September 18, 2008 in 4, Blogroll, Running


Solemn 4 miler

Comments: Has really another year gone by since we last paid tribute to the events that took place on 9/11/2001? That is unbelievable. My heart aches more than usual and my thoughts are with the all the people that were affected by this tragedy.

Today was a solemn run, used to think about the things we take for granted. It was a good run, I did not push it and enjoyed the time I had to myself. I am hoping that with another weight loss of 5 to 10 lbs I can turn that 10:18 min/mile into an even 10 min/mile, but I am willing to wait and work on it.

Time: 10:00am

Weather: 70, sunny

Clothes: Heart Walk shirt, Adidas shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (346.9 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: 41:12

Split: 10:18

Course: To Goodale Park, x 2 and back.

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Posted by on September 11, 2008 in 4, 9/11, Blogroll, Running


4 @ work (10:21) & Strength Training @ home

Comments: On my way to work in the morning the radio stationed mentioned that it will be another hot day. So I had the hubby tell my temporary boss (my actual boss is on vacation) that I will be late to work.

I had left my regular Garmin (Forerunner 205) at home so I used my backup (Forerunner 201) instead. What a difference in tracking between the both. The 201 was not able to track me 1/4 of the time. The 205 usually never looses me once it finds me. In the long run it didn’t matter, because all I needed was something to track my overall time. I already had the distance measured.

The run was good. This was my fastest 4 miler ever at work. 🙂 The thing is though, I tell myself to have a comfortable, slow run, just to enjoy what I am doing, but then I always start chasing my previous time. No, I don’t look at my watch during the run, but internally I want to run faster than the last time. I really need to work on that!

Time: 7:00am

Weather: 70, dawn

Clothes: Old MiT shirt, Pearl Izumi Shorts

Shoes: Grid (320.8 miles)

Distance: 4 miles

Time: 41:22

Split: 10:21

Course: To Goodale Park, x 2 and back.


Strength training at home using the weight machine, free weights, and stretch robe.

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Posted by on September 4, 2008 in 4, Running, Strength Training


4 @ work (10:24)

Comments: This run was better than yesterday’s, but only because I had no side sitches. I felt strong. Instead of playing the “run to there game” and then walk, I played the “let’s run to there faster” game. It worked, because this is my fastes 4 miler since I have been writing down my times religiously (since 1/9/2007). I know I used to run faster than this (9:30 min/miles); in 2005. But for now I am excited.

Certainly the cooler temperatures have something to do with this, but I would also like to think that all this strength training has helped too.

While in the gym after my run, I first stretched and then did some tricep bench dips. Instead of using one bench though I placed my feet on another bench. I did 2 sets of 20. It kicked my butt, or triceps rather. After I got up one of the regular guys made a comment.

JJ: I only see a few women who do the bench dip that way. It’s not easy.

Me: Yeah, I have big triceps.

In hindsight I should have just said “thank you” lol. I think that all those pushups that I have been doing really helped re-develop my tries. I am going to stop the Push-Up Challange though. I feel I need to concentrate on my upper body weight workout (all around) instead of trying to get to 100 push ups. The program is great though and I recommend it to anyone.

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: 65, light rain

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (299.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: 41:35

Split: 10:22

Course: To Goodale Park, 2 loops and back.

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Posted by on August 27, 2008 in 4, Running, Strong Run


4 @ work

Comments: As soon as I turned my Garmin on it told me that it’s batteries were low. Well, I be dang! I had just recharged that silly apparatus. But, I must have had a blond moment and put it on the charger while still on, so when I removed it off the charger it died a slow, but certain death. Urgh! I see another charge in it’s immediate future.

The run was a very good one. One of my strongest so far, I think. I ran the whole 4 miles without stopping. 🙂

Time: 10:00 am

Weather: mid 60’s, sunny

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (295.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: ??:??

Split: ??:??

Course: To Goodale Park, 2 loops and back.


Posted by on August 26, 2008 in 4, Running, Strong Run


4 @ work (10:44)

Comments: Side pains again, starting around mile one. They did not get better until after mile 3. I wonder what’s up with that? Overall good run though. A bit hot (sunny) for my taste, and I didn’t have anything to drink with me.

Time: 10:00am

Weather: 75, sunny

Clothes: MiT Shirt, NB shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (281.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: 42:54

Split: 10:44

Course: To Goodale Park x2 and back.

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Posted by on August 20, 2008 in 4, Running, Side Pains


4 @ home (10:48) & Push Ups

Comments: Good run, negtative split. Met a new dog on the run. “Buddy”, who is really friendly, but doesn’t listen to his owner very well. I stopped my watch around mile 2.5 to greet him properly.

I did have side pains I had to work through starting at mile 1 through mile 3. 😦

Time: 7:30PM

Weather: 70’s, dusk nice

Clothes: MiT Shirt, Adidas shorts

Shoes: Saucony ProGrid (277.2 miles)

Distance: 4

Time: 43:13

Split: 10:48

Course: Over 256 and back



Week 4 – Day 1: 16 x 13 x 13 x 11 x 19 (72 total) (My body was tired from the 4 mile run and the strength training from the day before, but I did all the required push ups)

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Posted by on August 19, 2008 in 100 Push-Ups, 4, Running, Side Pains