Canadian in Candia

December 26, 2009

Running Training Links

Filed under: Internet, Life — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 8:00 pm

Buffalo's Freezer 5kAs I mentioned on Monday, I’ve been running again. I’ve been sticking to it quite well. There’s a few factors that seem to have helped me this time around.

First is the support of friends. I’ve made a few friends who want to join me in races and training and for that I am very grateful. Your encouragement has been so valuable to me.

Second is my high energy fool of a dog. Cooper needs the exercise and can be quite “vocal” about his need for speed.

Third is the tracking I’ve been doing. There are several internet resources I have found that have helped me keep track of my training and keep me motivated to keep going further and faster. Here’s a few of the sites I’ve been using lately.

  1. SparkPeople – This is pretty much a diet and exercise community. It has food, weight and exercise tracking programs as well as wonderful support communities, diet and exercise plans and plenty of hints and tips.
  2. RunningAhead – I find this to be a very powerful program. You can modify it to include pretty much any sport in any category you would like. So you could ad a horseback riding category and have sub-categories for Cross-Country, Jumping and Dressage. It’s a little hard to start off with, but I love it now that I know how to use it. The reports section is great.
  3. – I think an important part of staying motivated is having fitness goals. This is why I keep signing up for small races. I mostly use Active to find races to look forward to, but they have lots of training tips and articles too.
  4. – Another site with excellent race info. They are the originators of the Couch-To-5K running plan. An excellent training plan if you’ve never run before.

September 4, 2009

Where I’ve been

Filed under: Internet — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 1:19 pm

Steam to the top of the maple house
I’ve had to break my daily posting routine. Not because I don’t have time to post or topics I want to write about, but because my computer wont work.

I bought this DELL Inspiron 1525 shortly after moving to Candia in Mid-Sept of 2008. The computer still works great, but the AC adaptor will not charge the computer anymore. Going on Dell’s website I guess this is a common problem with their adaptors, but I also don’t want to use any non-approved adaptors. So while I wait for a response from Dell (or go buy a universal adaptor) I guess my updates will be fewer and farther between.

It can’t be too long. I started grad school with an online class this week, so I will need access to the internet.

This is obviously also why I haven’t been commenting on all my favorite blogs. I’m sure you are all posting lovely things. I’m just very irritated with DELL now.

August 10, 2009

Surviving the World

Filed under: hiking, Internet — Tags: , , — Miriam @ 12:00 pm

I was planning on linking to this webcomic in a large Link-love style post but this morning they posted something that is so true to my life that I had to share. Surviving the World is a webcomic about all sorts of random life situations.

Today’s post (Lesson 414) is about hiking. And the situation which  our group of friends often jokes about is that hiking partners have a purpose. We need to have someone to eat if we get lost.

Check them out.

Surviving the World - Lesson 414

Surviving the World - Lesson 414

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