Monday, July 30, 2007

running update

Here is the secret to my running. I'm currently at week 8. I've impressed myself. I thought 3 minutes seemed like an awfully long time!

Week Run Walk Repeat Total Time
1 1 min 2 min 7x 21 min
2 1 min 1 min 10x 20 min
3 2 min 1 min 7x 21 min
4 3 min 1 min 5x 20 min
5 4 min 1 min 4x 20 min
6 6 min 1 min 3x 21 min
7 9 min 1 min 2x 20 min
8 12 min 1 min Then run 7 min 20 min
9 15 min 1 min Then run 4 min 20 min
10 20 min Leap for joy 20 min

Note: Always warm up for your workout with a couple minutes of walking and/or slow jogging, and cool down afterward with the same. If you cannot reach 20 minutes of continuous running, try to run 8 or 9 minutes, walk 1 or 2 minutes, and repeat. When you succeed at reaching the 20-minute goal-and you will-gradually increase your distance to whatever level you choose.

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Potter Madness

Maybe I'm a big dork. Maybe not. I (and 2 million other people) have pre-ordered the 7th and final book "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows". It comes out Saturday the 21st, so Friday I'll be waiting in line at midnight for the book. Thank goodness I don't have to work saturday. I'll be reading all day!!!
Some guy supposedly leaked the ending on the internet. And if it's true, I know who dies. Which is kind of a bummer, but it's OK becasue the guy only said a few sentences. I'm sure he missed something important.
I still have my own theories. I think Snape is good, even though he killed Dumbledore. Dumbledore told Snape that the only way Voldemort would trust is if he killed Dumbledore to prove his "loyalty" to the dark side. It was Dumbledore's scarafice! Snape was also in love with Harry's mom when they were in school. Harry obviously has to defeat Voldemort because that's the way fiction goes. Any other theories? Let me know :-)

Friday, July 06, 2007

(one) Milestone

yesterday, I was able to run a mile without stopping. it took about 10 minutes. It doesn't seem like much, considering people run marathons all the time, but it was a lot to me. I think I'm going to set a goal to enter a 5K in the fall. If I could get to one mile in one month, I certainly could get to 3 or more by October-ish. I can go longer with walking breaks (i generally try to do a little more than 2 each time i go), but one mile is my max without walking.

I've already mapped my loop for when I visit Watertown at