Archive for May, 2010

C25K W8D2+D3, Vibram’s Day 20 +21

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It’s a twofer!  The VT Biz Expo ate the middle of my week so while the running was still right on target, I didn’t quite find time for the blogging.

I had two very different runs for my last days of week 8.  Both were 28 minutes but they took place in very different weather conditions.  Day two was full of fail.  It was Wednesday and the temperatures were predicted to be in the 90’s; this is Vermont, right?!  I decided ...

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C25K W8D1, Vibram’s Day 19

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Yesterday wins as being my most awesome run ever!  It was a hot one, 86˚ and humid, and I wasn’t looking forward to running in the direct mid-day sun.  However, Owen, Toby and I braved it and I really took advantage of the Vibram Fivefingers flexibility!

This was a 28 minute run; just three minutes longer than the previous week.  We headed out on the West side of the Mad River Path and I was grateful for the shade that the ...

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C25K W7D3, Vibram’s Day 18

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Hooray to another week down!  I can’t believe that in two more weeks I’ll have completed C25K; where do I go from there?  No, that’s not rhetorical, I’m really looking for suggestions!

Yesterday’s run was a little more stressful than I would have liked.  I took Toby and Owen out with me on the Mad River Path and about a mile into the run I saw that one of the fields we run around was being tilled.  Large tractor pulling sharp ...

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C25K W7D2, Vibram’s Day 17

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One of the things I’m really enjoying about running is that I encounter something new every week.  Whether I’m watching the trail evolve as the seasons change, or I’m experiencing new muscle aches and finding solutions to keep my body happy, there is always something new keeping my attention.  Yesterday, I was met with the challenge of a new weather experience.

“People run in the rain; I’ve seen it, I know it’s true!  Not only do people run in the rain, ...

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C25K W7D1, Barefoot!

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Yesterday I had the pleasure of attending the Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility (VBSR) Spring Conference.  It’s always a treat to network with local businesses and bring many minds together to look towards a future of business that give back to their employees, the economy, the environment and the community.  The real highlight of the day was hearing great keynote speeches from both Senator Leahy and Sanders.

Due to the conference, my day was thrown off a bit.  I planned ...

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C25K W6D3, Vibram’s Day 16

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Yesterday rocked!!  I was a little bummed that it was overcast and cool outside.  This was the longest run I’ve done so far so I was nervous and the variable weather added to those nerves.  To combat my insecurities, I took my time stretching and really tried to connect with my body and ground myself before taking off.  When I felt really ready, Toby and I took off to the “other side” of the river.

The East side of the Mad ...

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C25K W6D2, Vibram’s Day 15

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Another gorgeous day in Vermont yesterday!  I headed out early to The Mad River Path with Owen, my co-worker’s dog, and Toby.  The routine was two ten minute runs with a three minute walk in between.  The first run was smooth as silk.  We headed along the trail past the first meadow, curled into the woods and popped out at the second meadow to quite a Vermonty surprise; fresh manure!  For two young retrievers this was like stumbling upon a ...

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C25K W6D1, Vibram’s Day 14

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Woo-hoo week six!!  I’m seriously excited to have come this far, and I have to admit it flew by!  While my running has been on schedule, this blog entry is a little past-schedule thanks to an exploding work week.  I’ll try to be brief today.

Monday brought colder temperatures but lots of sun to the Mad River Valley.  I’ve definitely noticed that I labor more in the colder weather, and I caught myself looking at the clock a few times during ...

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The Side-Stitch; What I Didn’t Learn In The Costume Shop

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I’m happy to report that my blisters have quickly transitioned from painful to barely-there thanks to those Epsom Salt soaks and a local organic foot salve I picked up at Healthy Living.  I’m not even wearing the Band-Aids anymore and am walking around pain-free!  While I’m glad I don’t need to run in the bizarre snow-sun-shower we’re having today, I’m excited to get back out there tomorrow!

For today, let’s talk about Exercise related Transient Abdominal Pain (ETAP), aka “side-stitches” ...

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C25K W5D3, Vibram’s Day 13

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Woo-hoo!  I survived the great 20-minute run!  Unfortunately, it wasn’t all peaches and cream.

My schedule was swapped around a little this week, so instead of running in the valley yesterday I ran along Lake Champlain in Burlington.  There’s a gorgeous, albeit overcrowded, rec path that follows the lake as it curls around  from the center of town.  Here’s a map in case you’re local and interested in checking it out.  If you’re unconvinced of its beauty, here is a ...

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