Monthly Archive: November 2015

Citizen by Billy Sherwood and the Miles Zip!!

The Run – November 12, 2015 – Creek Out and Back

Being the fair-weather runner that I am, I was a little concerned on Thursday, when I could see that it was raining in the morning. I thought that maybe my run would be washed out like it was on Tuesday.But the front moved through and by the time I was ready to run at around 4 o’clock it was cloudy but not raining. I decided that I would run my Creek Out and Back since it was getting close to dark and that course crosses only one main street and it is an easy run, which fit well with a day that started a 7 am at Target!! read more

The Newpart – April Verch and a Fast Mile!

The Run: Tuesday, November 3, 2015 – Four Miles

So the good news from  Tuesday’s run was that I ran my fastest mile of the year a 9:42 mile! The better news was that it was the fourth mile of a four mile run and came after a 10:21 mile!! So even though I just missed going under 40 minutes for the total time for the run was 40:25, it was still a great run. Here are the mile splits: Mile 1 10:05 /mile, Mile 2 10:11 /mile, Mile 3 10:21 /mile and Mile 4 9:42 /mile. read more

Happiness and Diet reads from the Library!

Checked Out – Books on Sustainable Happiness, The Burn Diet and Grain and Your Brain!!

So yesterday I had to take a book back to the library that my daughter had at college.  The book was due back in early September and the library was now charging me for the book and had suspended my borrowing privileges. But now they have the book back and all is forgiven and things are back to normal!

I did well through the new fiction books, as I didn’t get anything new to read.There were a couple of books that peaked me interest, but I’ll save them for another time. However, I didn’t make it through the nonfiction books though without picking up a few books! read more

Sky Architects Danish Prog on a Four-Mile Run!

The Run – Friday October 30, 2015 – 4 miles

So again I am two runs behind. On Friday (Oct 30th) I ran four miles over flat course and then yesterday I ran a practice 10K over portions of the same course and of course adding a coupe of more miles. Yesterday’s run was a little more challenging, I tried to keep it slow throughout the run and did maintain a pace that was slower than Thursday’s run but still maybe a little faster than I wanted to run. In my defense, I will say that I had to keep the pace a little faster because of the impending darkness. I had hoped to start the run around 3 o’clock, but then I went to Target instead and didn’t start my run until around 4:15 so with the end of Daylight Savings Time It was getting dark over the last part of the run!! read more

World Vegan Day and the NYC Marathon – Nov. 1st

 World Vegan Day – November 1st!

I was all ready to have some Archer Farms Korean Barbecue for lunch, until I went to Wikipedia to see what was happening outside of my world today! What I discovered is that today is World Vegan Day and the start of World Vegan Month! So Korean Barbecue didn’t seem quite right fork today.Luckily I still had a vegan meal in the cabinet….Punjab Choley! For those of you who like me may not know that much about World Vegan Day here is some background from Wikipedia…… read more

Sunday Morning – Yoga, Meditation and Halloween!

Transformation - Sherry Finzer and Darin MahoneyThis morning ‘s exercising consisted of the second Richard Hittleman yoga routine (my favorite) followed by a 15-minute meditation. Lately, I have not been using any music during my meditation, but this morning I decided that on a quiet Sunday morning, a soundtrack would be nice. I picked the album Transformation by Sherry Finzer and Darin Mahoney. It was a good choice…and I am still listening to the album! It’s a perfect Sunday morning album. Sherry writes this about the album on her website… read more