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June 2009 Blog Posts (35)

Taken to school on an endurance walk

After staying up past midnight last night, Patti and I decided to wake up before 0600 and go for a long walk. We hit the road a 0615 carrying a Power Gel and bottle of water each. I ran some for the first few miles but came back and walked with Patti from about mile 2 on.

Let me just remind you that Patti is a fast walker. We were trucking right along and talking about everything I could think of. I know she probably wished I would talk less, but I am a chatter box when you run with… Continue

Added by Darryl Herren on June 10, 2009 at 5:35pm — 2 Comments

Corrib Pub Run 5K One Year Later - Still Running Outside of My Comfort Zone

Yesterday my husband, daughter and I ran the Corrib Pub Run 5K. It was 81 degrees with the noon sun smiling on over 2000 runners. All proceeds go to benefit Boston neighborhoods. The mood was festive and I felt a sense of triumph returning to the first road race I had ever run. My daughter decided she was gonna take off and run her own race - how apropros for our almost 22 year old daughter who is finding her way in the world. My husband said he would stay with me but he wanted me to push… Continue

Added by Mary McManus on June 10, 2009 at 5:23pm — No Comments

YM no way

so after my 2 free trial visits i am sad to say i will not be joining the Y. this morning i got up with the intention of swimming. unfortunately, so had many others. they were asking people to share lanes. now i am no pro swimmer or anything, but how the heck do you share lanes? someone is getting kicked in the head. no thanks. so i wind up doing the stationary bike and the treadmill. gee, if only there was a place more convenient where i could use this same equipment AND not pay a monthly… Continue

Added by renee on June 9, 2009 at 9:39am — 1 Comment

what the...? or c25k w2d1 FAIL!

went to the gym this morning and ran on their treadmill. 1st, i dont like their treadmills, they are very noisy and you have to crank up the speed 1/10 at a time unlike mine at home, so i think i will not be using their treadmill there anymore, just mine.

but 2nd, and here is the what the? part, i couldnt do week 2! maybe it was just a bad morning, i dont know, i dont know how a treadmill could be THAT different. after the 1st 90 seconds i was gasping for breath and i never fully… Continue

Added by renee on June 8, 2009 at 9:13am — No Comments

Fearless Predictions for this year’s Movie Remakes

Once you see the movie lineup for this year, you’ll think that maybe Hollywood producers are running out of ideas for the big screen.

Theaters will be filled with remakes of movies from twenty to thirty years ago such as Fame, Star Trek, Footloose, and The Taking of Pelham 123. If you are lucky to have been alive during those eras, it will be a good day for you at the box office.

However, if you’re one of those who only knew about those movies through Google or through… Continue

Added by Georgie Rose on June 7, 2009 at 9:53pm — No Comments

Marathon training finally gets underway

The procrastination to begin a serious training program for a marathon in Feb 2010 finally came to an end this morning. I will have to say if felt really good to get out and run again, after several years of doing what I like to refer to as “resting”. In reality, my “resting” was just my sad attempt at justifying pure laziness. At any rate, those days are behind me now, and its time to get motivated.

First run was nothing special. Just a nice easy 3-miler along the Nueces River here… Continue

Added by Wayne Short on June 6, 2009 at 10:34am — 2 Comments


Time to say goodbye to my '09 Brooks Beasts, finally. They have served me and the 12 in 12 challenge admirably, at Carlsbad, Austin, Napa Valley, Salt Lake City, Big Sur and Rock and Roll San Diego. I think they need a rest.

The big question now is...do I get new shoes...or not?

MORE ON THE BLOG AT http://12months12races.blogspot.com

Added by michael b on June 5, 2009 at 9:48pm — 1 Comment

yeah, so about wednesday...

ok, yeah, i totally didnt run wednesday. wednesday was a huge stress day and i just wanted to go home and hide under the covers. yes i know exercise is good for stress, but i was so drained i couldnt find the energy to put on the shoes. at least i didnt stress eat, so yay for me there.

so thursday i did do my last day of week 1. i spaced out and missed the cue to walk on cycle 7 and wound up running for about 2 minutes then walking 30 seconds then running my last 60 secs, and i was… Continue

Added by renee on June 5, 2009 at 11:48am — No Comments

It isn't just mental - it's very physical!

I cannot believe it! I am sick again. How can someone work out for the better part of two years become so sick and not completely get better? Another trip to the doc on Tuesday to get another steroid shot, more steroids and an anti-biotic! I AM NOT A SICK PERSON - never have been. I have given up almost all physical activity trying to get better ... what more can I do?! Thanks for letting me vent and can't wait to get past this and be able to run, work out and do more distance biking. I'm also… Continue

Added by Lynda on June 5, 2009 at 9:15am — 4 Comments

Brand New Oakland Marathon Planned for March 2010

Corrigan Sports Announces Oakland Running Festival

First Marathon to Take Place in City in 25 years

Oakland, Calif. – Corrigan Sports Enterprises (CSE) announced today the creation of the Oakland Running Festival to take place March 26-28, 2010 through the streets of Oakland, Calif. The event will feature a marathon, half-marathon, four-person team relay, 5k, kids’ fun run and health and fitness expo.

This will be the first marathon in Oakland since 1984 and the… Continue

Added by Rocky on June 2, 2009 at 11:10pm — 2 Comments

Want To Run Longer, Without Injury?

check this out. http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/02/health/02well.html?_r=2&em

cheers, all

Added by michael b on June 2, 2009 at 10:45pm — 1 Comment

Hospital Hill

This will be my first 10k race and it will be a tough one. It has some pretty darn good hills to conquer, especially the very first one which is known as Hospital Hill. I feel ready and hope to do well. Start out easy and finish strong!! They have an awesome goody bag and great finishers medals too!! And the best part are the pancakes that follow!! That is incentive enough!! I'm excited and can't wait to do this.

Added by Dana on June 1, 2009 at 11:04pm — 1 Comment

c25k w1d2 CHECK

OH, I am not even going to try to tell you i burst through the door and jumped onto the treadmill. i dragged in, put on my exercise clothes and sat on the couch staring at the treadmill. i aaaaalllllmost had myself talked into the "i will do it tomorrow morning" thing, but at the last minute i just said what the heck and got on and i did it!

week 1 day 2 complete. me 2 lazy 0 *insert suitably inspiring music here*

see you wednesday, and thanks for helping to keep me going.

Added by renee on June 1, 2009 at 8:38pm — No Comments

c25k w1d2 TBC

blech. i was awful this weekend. ate lots of processed stuff, stayed up too late, didnt do much of anything physical, and i am paying for it. i feel sluggish and blah and i didnt get up this morning *eye roll*. garbage in garbage out, right?

so i will be doing it tonight when i get home and blog afterward. i wrote it here, now im accountable. ya hear that *points at self* you are accountable so do it! i guess i told me.


Added by renee on June 1, 2009 at 3:40pm — 1 Comment


The big challenge on this course is the climb up the 168 freeway, closed off for us 22,000 runners. It's about a two mile climb, twice as long as Big Sur's trek up to Hurricane Point. Perhaps I should have geared down to 2:1's here, as I did at Big Sur, but I didn't. It may have been my one mistake this time around. At the start of the climb I was setting a PR pace. By the time I crested the peak, I had lost it. Not to worry, I told myself.

MORE ON THE BLOG @… Continue

Added by michael b on June 1, 2009 at 9:46am — No Comments

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