C25K W3D2, Vibram’s Day 6

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I wish there was a safe way for me to run with my Canon Digital Rebel XT because oh my goodness was it a gorgeous day yesterday!  The Mad River Path was sun-soaked and despite the temperature hanging at 65º, it felt like a summer day while running in direct sunlight.  This made it much easier for me to relax into my body and just enjoy my time outdoors.

It wasn’t all peaches and cream.  Thanks to the mild patellar tendon ...

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It’s All Connected

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I’m always fascinated by muscular anatomy.  Without our skeletal muscles our bones would collapse in a pile on the floor.  The physics behind how muscles and fascia keep our bones upright and functional is astounding.  Once one begins to learn about these connections between muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and fascia it becomes clear that there are really no isolated issues in the body because all of these cells work together to create homeostasis as we know it.  Let me explain.

Today, ...

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C25K W3D1, Vibram’s Day 5

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I am not Super Woman.  Crap.

Yesterday was my first day back to work from staycation.  I have the privilege of working for a business that’s right on the Mad River Path and we’re encouraged to bring our dogs to work.  Today I took not just Toby, my awesome lab, running with me, but I also brought along his best friend Owen, a Golden Retriever who would much rather be digging rocks up at the river than running.  It was a ...

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C25K W2D3, Vibram’s Day 4

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Wow, I was really blown away by how much the weather effected my run yesterday!  It was the last C25K day of week 2, which is still pretty gentle.  My past two sessions, while slightly more challenging than week 1, were totally do-able; I even had a smile on my face for most of W2D2!  Yesterday, though, had a rough start.

It was an unseasonably cold morning, even for Vermont.  At just barely above freezing, the forecast promised to be a ...

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C25K W2D2, Vibram’s Day 3

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Ah, some sunshine!  Toby and I were back at the Stowe Quiet Path yesterday morning for our third barefoot running experience.  Well, to be fair, Toby is always a barefoot runner; perhaps he can teach me a thing or two.  The weather was picture perfect.  It just reached 50ºF when we got to the path, which made it cool enough to be comfortable while running but warm enough to keep me motivated and smiling.

I must be running and possibly even ...

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C25K W2D1, Vibram’s Day 2

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Yesterday was another chilly wet morning here in Vermont as I headed out to start week two of Couch-to-5K.  Toby, my trusty lab, and I headed to the Stowe Quiet Path just in time for the rain to turn to a nice light mist.  I dawdled a bit at the car, wrapping my iPhone in a plastic sandwich bag, and took plenty of time to stretch.

I’ve gotta say, I had an awesome time.  The runs were longer and this was ...

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C25K W1D3, Vibram FiveFingers KSO’s Day 1

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Yesterday, I completed my first week of C25K. The first week is nice and gentle: walk briskly for five minutes, then alternate jogging for 60 seconds and walking for 90 seconds for 20 minutes, cool down with another five minute walk. This was totally doable, even for someone like me who hates running.

The first two days of the program (note, I ran three days in one week which is the expectation; this is not a seven-day-a-week runathon) ...

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Barefoot Running on C25K

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I am not a runner.  I have never been a runner.  I have gone so far to say that I will never be a runner.  In high school I was on track and field and I somehow got away with refusing to run.  I sprinted, I jumped, but I did not run.  Apparently, I am a hypocrite because now, for the first time in my life, I am learning to run and loving it so far.

As I mention in my ...

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