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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