Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Removing Temptation

Well, I am now 49 years + 1 day old! I've decided to make this year ahead a year of better health! So what did I do? I removed temptation. Hello, my name is Lesley, and I love pizza! I can now admit that I HAD the apps for both Domino's Pizza AND Papa John's on my iPhone. And guess what! I just deleted them! Will it keep me from ever ordering pizza again? Doubt it, but now it'll be a little bit harder! And some days, it is the little things that help make a difference.

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Rock 'n' Roll Series Coming to Raleigh!

The Raleigh City Council gave approval on Tuesday for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series to do a marathon in Raleigh, starting in 2014. My first reaction was, "Wow! That sounds great!" My second thought was, "Will they have a half marathon too?!"  See, I've always wanted to do a Rock 'n' Roll race, just to see what it's like, but the total cost has been a bit over my budget. The race registration  for Rock 'n' Roll races is a little high, but the "official hotel" rates within close proximity to the start and finish lines are even higher, and sometimes require a 2-3 night stay. (That's the case for the Virginia Beach race, anyway.)

As word as spread through the local running community, I learned that feelings are mixed about a RnR race coming to town. Someone on Facebook compared it to Walmart coming to town, and out-muscling the local marathons. I'm not deep enough into the running scene to know if that will be the case or not. Time will tell.

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I'd love to hear opinions from  local runners, as well those who have participated in Rock 'n' Roll races! What do you think?

Sunday, December 02, 2012

Great Gym Workout

I made it to the gym yesterday for the first time in a while, and it felt great! I rode on the recumbent bike for 18 minutes, did some hammer and bicep curls and stretched in the weight room, then hopped in the hot tub. After several minutes in the hot tub, I got into the big pool, and stretched some more, then used a noodle to do some light strength training and a little more stretching. Dessert? Time in the steamroom! I felt so much more relaxed afterward, just amazing! My IT bands aren't fussy today, which tells me something! Yay!

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