Friday, May 29, 2009

This last week

This past set of days off with my husband, we packed for the day and went hiking around Burnt Lake. We walked a couple of miles and then found a spot to fish and cook lunch on a fire. It was fun and our kids did great on the hike which means oh so many more similar hikes in our future! I have been getting up each morning and walking/jogging 2 to 4 miles. My 5 year old has been coming with me and has surprised me with his stamina.

I found that the shoes do make the difference. I wore my good Saucony shoes and was able to jog for a mile.

I am at 80 miles on my 100 mile goal. Go Me!

Sunday, May 24, 2009


My legs were sore from Friday's exercise. Yay!

Saturday I walked and jogged 3 miles with Sister pulling her cart. She did awesome with her pulling. I can tell she likes it because when I got out the cart she ran over and sat between the traces.

I wore my newer shoes and I think that made a big difference. All totaled I jogged about 1/2 a mile out of the 3 miles with zero knee pain. What a relief! I am going to keep working up slowly because I have learned too many times that when I do too much too soon, I pay for it with hurt knees. Then it takes forever for them to heal and I have to start all over again.

Every time I have tried to start running again in the last 2 years I have gotten a schedule made up from the running books that I study. I follow it exactly and do too much. This time I am going to get myself out there each day(except Sunday) and run when my body tells me to and walk when I need to.

Friday, May 22, 2009

walk with the dog

I walked 3 miles with my dog sister. She pulled her cart while we walked. The first mile we went without her cart and she was all over the road. When she was pulling her cart she walked in a straight line. Interesting. She got pretty tired the last mile so it will do some good for her to build up her mileage. We can build up together! I tried jogging for a minute but had to stop when my knees started hurting. I will keep trying and see what comes of it.
Later in the day I did 15 minutes of stair stepping followed by another mile of walking. I started a club for my boys where we read books about great men and learn about Indians. Right now we are reading about Geronimo and the Apaches. They ran 4 miles with a mouth full of water as one of their 'manhood' tests. We simplified it to running 1 mile with a mouth full of water. We all practiced today by walking a mile with the mouth full. I passed a man riding his 4 wheeler and had to just wave and smile with my mouth closed. Awkward. The most difficult part about it wasn't the need to have some water, but the pressure on the cheeks for a mile. I finished the day with 15 minutes of strength exercises.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Let's Begin

I have been working towards my goal of 100 miles. I am at 62 miles after doing a mixture of biking, walking, and jogging. When I get to 100 miles I get a good microphone.