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2008 retrospective: What worked, what didn’t

Looking back, I certainly learned a bunch about what works and what doesn’t with regard to my getting fit. In no particular order… Works: Outrageous distance-based goal with deadline (Lazy Man’s Triathlon, first 5K race, first 5K continuous run, marathon, open water swim, triathlon… what else to come?) Doesn’t work: Exercising for X minutes Y […]

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Wed, December 31 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Strategy, Stress eating, Support, Useful tools » 4 Comments

I met my end of year goal to run 5K! Plus, new books (no reviews yet).

Well, Saturday I ran 5K for the first time! No walking, no stopping. With hills, even! I started fairly fast (for me) and made myself slow down just a bit and I was glad I did because I had the energy to run up a endless long mountain goat grade fairly steep incline (for me) […]

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Sun, December 28 2008 » Motivation, Persistence, Progress, Training journal » 4 Comments

Down 3.9 pounds: Biggest Loser Blog Edition final week

Well, the 3.9 is gone again. Phew! Back in business and feeling much better. This is the final weigh-in for the Biggest Loser Blog Edition, but I think my essentially maintaining through the holidays has eliminated me from the top competition. (If I yo-yo up and down a few pounds again over the next few […]

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Sat, December 27 2008 » Progress » 3 Comments

Another inspiring book! Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an all-night runner

Well, I have to say, I enjoy reading Karno’s books (and blog). I first read 50/50, his book about running 50 marathons in 50 days in 50 states — as in, in a row (thanks to Andrew for that tip). I immediately had to order Ultramarathon Man. No intention of doing one (a secret fantasy, […]

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Thu, December 11 2008 » Motivation » 4 Comments

Don’t laugh, but I’m going to do a triathlon

I have blogged about how I love watching marathons (and triathlons). The women and men who compete are so focused and determined. Positively inspiring. Then, recently, I read a post about a woman of size who completed a triathlon. And my dream began! (Oh, that I would have kept that post in my favorites. Sigh. […]

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Wed, August 27 2008 » Motivation, Strategy » 6 Comments