>Some of you may have already seen my post on Daily Mile about my great five-miler today. I have to say that I could not believe I ran that fast! I mean, I know I've been training hard, but by the way I was feeling as I was forcing myself to get out the door, I … Continue reading >Improvements
>I'm treating myself to Starbucks on this lovely spring break morning. My car is over at the shop getting new tires, new oil and new wiper blades, so I'll be here for a little while. I did bring things to study, but unlike my life three or four years ago, it has nothing to do … Continue reading >When will we be happy?
>How in the world did this happen? Only five weeks left? I remember when I was getting excited because it was *only* six months away. Wow.I ran only 18 miles this week... Sunday: one-hour hike with Becca Monday: rest... again Tuesday: 5-point-something miles... good pace (<10:00)Wednesday: Nothing.. had an SVT episode at work and was … Continue reading >Marathon Training: Week 13.. WHAT?!
>Chip Ingram's podcasts (Living on the Edge) are some of my favorites, especially his recent series called Spiritual Simplicity. He talks biblically about how to go about simplifying your life by following two commandments: love God, and love others. He describes how when we're so on-the-go all the time, we don't have the time or … Continue reading >Spiritual simplicity: rest.
>While I am very excited about moving to El Paso, I can't help but think my Spanish skills are lacking. I never experience a full study abroad program, though I have traveled to three countries. My longest stay was only ten days, just about the time you start feeling comfortable. I taught for two years, … Continue reading >Hi. Me llamo Elizabeth y I speak Spanglish.
>What a great week!! With caffeine and sweets not clouding my vision or fitness, I felt really good this week.Monday: 3 mile recovery-ish run, strength trainingTuesday: 5 mile tempo run, strength training... this one felt great!! I love tempo runs.Wednesday: 4 mile runThursday and Friday: rest, did a little stretching.Saturday: 20-miler with Gabriela!!! Our pace … Continue reading >Marathon Training: Week 12
>Anyone who knows me knows that I love to eat. Going to the grocery store is therapeutic, as long as I have the cash on hand. I treat it like a date with myself, really. I have my list and pen, and I wander up and down the aisles perusing everything. I'm not stressed because … Continue reading >My budding culinary prowess…ish.
>I've been abstaining from caffeine for three weeks. It's been great! I love still being able to have coffee in the morning.. I think the simple ritual wakes me up more than the caffeine did. And when it comes to fountain drinks, the decision is a lot less stressful because there's less to choose from! … Continue reading >My body is happy
>I think it's obvious by my background for the blog that I love the Grand Canyon. I've written a little about Arizona before, and rehashed details from our trip last June, but I don't think I posted pictures. I wish I had all my pictures from my 1995 trip scanned in.. I was a wee … Continue reading >Why I love the Grand Canyon, a photoblog.
>A friend asked about what I've done to get healthy, and this is part of a message I sent her. Thought I'd post it on here in case anyone needed/wanted some advice or encouragement!1. I LOVE sparkpeople.com. It's free and has everything you'd need to know about weight loss. It even has a whole database … Continue reading >My philosophy on nutrition (and a little about exercise)