Monthly Archives: May 2012

The Mini-Mountain Challenge….

Gotta want it!

Soon, I’ll be jogging ALL the way up this mini-mountain. But for now, a cruising pace does the trick. šŸ™‚

It’s official, I am now signed up to do the City to the Sea Half Marathon! My friend and I celebrated last night by dining on a heart-healthy enchilada casserole I made—if you’d like the recipe, shoot me a note—and leftover bulgur salad. Yumyum!

Tonight I will walk/jog for six miles on predominantly flat land (I prefer going uphill, but I’ll settle for what I can get in. Plus, cross-training is essential in the preparation of a half marathon.

Ciao for now.


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After 14 years, here I go again….

It was 1998, October, when I ran my last half marathon. At that time, I averaged thirty-five miles of running per week and was in tip top physical shape. But today, I have ran thirty-five miles in two years! Yahoo! Well, I must try regardless of what once was and what actually is. Right?

The training began on Sunday with a hike in the heat up a thousand plus feet equating to 1.25 hours. Not bad, not great, but definitely not bad at all. Tomorrow I will hike up the same mountain and extend my journey another three miles one-way totaling a whopping eight miles total. I’m salivating at the mere thought of such an excursion!

I calculate I’ll be back to running thirty-plus miles per week by September. Keep your fingers crossed for me as I undertake the second major challenge of 2012. The first one is finishing my third novel and starting its sequel by the same month. The last two novels I wrote kept me in my writing chair much too long causing me to gain some unwanted mass around my mid-body—not this time folks!

Until the next time when I have met the second of many goals already set in motion.

Ciao for now, this is yms signing off from Grover Beach, California!

PS: My puppy may be too young to run long. Maybe next year. šŸ™‚

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