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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Dry Heaves

Don't you just love that? Sadly, I relate all too well. Maybe that's a good thing though. I'll just keep telling myself that.

Before I started typing, I realized I'd been staring at my computer screen for several minutes. I have a headache that is making it difficult to think and focus. As you can imagine, I'm getting tons of quality work finished. Luckily blogging is easier than editing. However, I can now call this a Web site rather than just a blog, because I bought my domain name. So now if you go to, this little old blog/site is what you'll find. Don't worry. If you don't feel like changing your Reader, you'll still end up here if you use the address. It just makes things easier for everyone. And easy is good.

Something that hasn't been easy has been changing my mindset when I'm running lately. I've been running by time rather than distance. It has been a fun but challenging change. I had no idea it would be so hard to run 40 minutes and end up with 4.17 miles. There is just something about ending with anything but a .00, .25 or .75. But I'm working on getting over it. It has been fun to be surprised at the end of every run and to see how my perception of how fast and how far I am running matches (or doesn't match at all) the reality.

I have also started doing more cross training recently. Last week I only ran four times but worked out six. After spending at least a month each of the past two years injured, I am trying hard to stay strong, fit and healthy in 2012.

What are your goals for 2012?


  1. I saw that picture on Facebook and had to share as well. I really love it.

    I switched from time from distance several years ago and it was hard to adjust to at first.

    My goal for 2012, "Believe" and finish the Triple Bypass Ride.

  2. I love that so much!

    Way to go on your domain name, too!

  3. I love the poster! My main goal for 2012 is to do my first marathon! Hopefully, it will happen.

  4. Very exciting that you bought your domain and I think that your plan sounds great! It is a wonderful time of year to build a solid base and not worry about pace at all.

  5. dry heaves...I am the Queen.
    Every single race 10k and up.
    it is not pretty.

    I need to do like you now and xtrain more. I run 6 days a week and now I am getting pain I never had before and I dont want it to lead to injury.


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