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Lifestyle for ultimate health and to maintain energy/flexibility/stamina as I age and to enjoy all those outdoor activities I love.

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  • 901 calories
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  1. RUN
    great On the treadmill @ the gym 4 mi

    Tues night run club - it wasn't that cold (48 deg) but it was dark & very windy so I wimped out on the TM. .5 mi WU; 3 mi run; .5 mi CD; CD stretches. Run at 12:07 pace which I'm ve... read more

    • Alan G
      Alan G

      Treadmills aren't for wimps... you just need to be a little desperate. Nice job getting it done, Vickie!

      about 8 hours ago Like

    • Sue R.
      Sue R.

      Way to go Vickie!!

      about 2 hours ago Like

  2. RUN
    good Enjoying the cool weather @ D... 5.5 mi

    MUCH better than last Monday's run - avg pace 12:52 vs 17:15. That awful lethargic feeling was gone. .5 mi WU; 4 mi run, avg HR 150; 1 mi CD. In the mid to upper 30s, sunny & the high wi... read more

    • Alan G
      Alan G

      Glad to see you are back into the groove, Vickie. I'm liking the cold too. Let's hope we don't need snow shoes any time soon.

      1 day ago Like1 person

    • Vickie H.
      Vickie H.

      Thanks Alan!

      about 20 hours ago Like

  3. RUN
    alright Hill repeats @ Dry Creek 3 mi

    3 miles of 1/4 mile hill repeats, recovery was back down the hill. Avg pace overall 12:28.

  4. Shared Photo

  5. Shared Photo

    Part of the trail I ran today, an old historical farmstead off of Dry Creek. There is a lake/pond under all that snow. I used snowtrax for the first time today as there's still quite a bit of... read more

  6. RUN
    tired I kept telling myself...ALL m... 7 mi

    As rested & strong as I felt on my hill repeats on Sat, I was very tired & struggled this entire run today. But I wanted to get my miles in & thought if I get an avg easy HR in that wo... read more

    • Vickie H.
      Vickie H.

      Although the day started out at 7 degrees I didn't run until noon when the wind had disappeared and the temp went up to a balmy 40! Turned out to be a beautiful sunny day.

      8 days ago Like1 person

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    • Alan G
      Alan G

      You'll figure it out, Vickie. I believe some people, me included, go through a change as winter sets in. Maybe you are fighting an instinctive hibernation mode... or something like it.

      8 days ago Like1 person

    • Vickie H.
      Vickie H.

      Thanks Alan. Never thought of that but that kind of makes sense to me. That would explain also all my "nesting instincts" that have come into full force recently - cleaning closets, cooking - hope that keeps up!

      8 days ago Like

  7. RUN
    great 1/4 mile Hill Repeats at Dry ... 3.89 mi 00:52 13:15 pace

    I felt so rested - great feeling. Forgot to set my garmin to 1/4 mile, so only have pace by mile, best pace was 12:19. We did hill repeats the entire time, back downhill was recovery, I ran the e... read more

    • Bob B.
      Bob B.

      That was a really fine workout, Vickie. Hill Repeats are tough. And for sure the gloves when it's below 40°. When 20° and below, I also wear a handkerchief around my face to cover my nose and upper lip. Helps warm the air I breathe.

      11 days ago Like

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    • Alan G
      Alan G

      The cold is a great motivator to keep moving along. Nice job, Vickie.

      10 days ago Like1 person

    • Vickie H.
      Vickie H.

      Thanks Alan! That's so true - it's the best way to stay warm!

      10 days ago Like

  8. Shared Photo

    During my run at East Lake this morning - you can see that cold front moving in. Completely clouded over now.

  9. RUN
    tired 8.5 mi @ East Lake 7.5 mi

    .5 mi WU, 6 mi run, 1 mi CD. Avg HR 137, avg pace 14:44. Well, the only good thing I can say is I did get my 6 miles in. DONE! My legs were so heavy, I just dragged myself thru that whole thing.... read more

  10. RUN
    good Hill repeats at Dry Creek 4 mi

    .5 mi WU; 5X .25 mile hill repeats, run back down was recovery; around .5 mi CD. Haven't done hills in awhile, they're still HARD! Good workout tho. 60 deg, sunny weather, no wind!

  11. FIT
    good F.I.T. functional integrated ... 01:00

    Description of class: "Challenge yourself beyond traditional strength training with this advanced, total body functional strength training class. We will challenge your muscular endurance as w... read more

  12. RUN
    great Evening run on the treadmill 4 mi

    .6 mi WU, 2.61 mi run @ 11:29 pace, .8 mi CD. Running at the gym with the Run Club. HR ranged from 130 up to 170 in last few minutes. Felt great!

  13. I've been off DM more than on lately. But I think I've got my medical issues under control now! Plan to run tomorrow & hopefully get back to my 4 runs a week schedule!!

  14. RUN
    good Mod HR run on the TM - wet & ... 4.5 mi

    .5 mi WU; 3 mi run; 1 mi CD. Run at 13:07 avg pace, avg HR 133. Felt good on this run - felt 100% better than my last run!

  15. RUN
    tired Not . feeling . it . today 3.81 mi

    That was just a crappy run - in more ways than one. I struggled with every step the entire run. .47 WU; 3 mi run; .34 CD. Avg HR(after 1st mile when my HR finally settled down) was 131 avg, targ... read more

  16. RUN
    great Mod target HR 135 Run 5.55 mi

    .5 mi WU; 4 mi run, 13:17 avg pace, avg HR 134; 1.05 mi CD. Took a mile to get my HR to settle down, so the numbers represent miles 2-4. Later morning run so about 45 deg, sun out & not a clo... read more

  17. RUN
    good Cardio Resistance Training class 01:00

    Haven't been to class in a few weeks, time to get back in the groove. I could tell I hadn't been in awhile, about 3/4s thru I had to stop & put my head down because of dizziness, did... read more

  18. RUN
    great Mod HR & long run day @ Dry C... 9.45 mi

    .5 mi WU; 7.95 run, 1 mi CD. Avg pace 16:39, arrgghh! So frustrated. Having some health issues which prevented me from running yesterday. Also found out those "wonky" HR's from pre... read more

    • Vickie H.
      Vickie H.

      Including WU & CD it took me 2:43:40 to get those miles in. It took me so long, my husband called to see if I was okay.

      about 1 month ago Like

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    • Alexandra W.
      Alexandra W.

      Oh, how I do hate scanning my HR readings for spikes and then wondering if they are a real problem or just some electronic malfunction. I have AF, but luckily it only kicked in when my HR was low eg in bed, and now I'm on pills I haven't had an incident for over 2 years. Not a good memory, though, so I sympathise with your problems.

      30 days ago Like1 person

    • Vickie H.
      Vickie H.

      Thanks Alexandra. I've missed your postings on DM!

      30 days ago Like

  19. RUN
    good Sprints @ the H.S. track 4.5 mi

    800meter WU, 400meterX3 with 20 second rests, 400m recovery, 800meter X3 20 sec rests, 400m recovery, 1 mi, 400m CD. Used my Garmin HR, it showed avg HR 176. Paces ranged from 8:12 in 400s to 11... read more

  20. RUN
    great Mod Target HR (135) Run 5.5 mi

    Felt strong, ran that 4 miles 1 min 3 sec faster than I did last week @ the same HR. .5 mi WU; 4 mi run, avg HR 136, pace 12:08; 1 mi CD. Trails almost to myself again this morning, sunny, low 50... read more