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  • Three sisters. One in Virginia. One in London. One in New York. None of whom wear shorts. Ever.

  • the mission?

    Running.
    Taking delight.
    Learning Italian.
    Getting to Italy.
    Wearing shorts.
    In Italy.
    June 2011.

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oats & grass. day ONE.

First I made these for breakfast. Maple Oat Scones from Cooks Illustrated.

Not fattening. Pretty good food photography. Though. And Delicious.

Then I STARTED MY FIRST DAY of Running training. The 8 week course for beginners.

Which meant I walked.

Here. In my field of dreams in my backyard in Cold Spring, NY.

I did the 30 minute walk, briskly, very briskly through our field and then into the woods. I was sweating and it was a beautiful fall’ish day here. I find that walking fast, with a purpose, the intent to raise the heart-rate is actually very challenging. The motion almost gets so awkward that I want to run. So, that’s a good thing. When soon I start alternating walking with running.

Off to a promising start.

Also, my iPod touch was on “shake to shuffle”. Not recommended. As each slight bounce jiggled the Ipod and changed the song. It was a bit manic.

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5 Responses

  1. Yay for starting! It does feel strange when you walk that fast. Remember when racewalking started back in the 90s?

    David and Daisy and I went jog / walking at Pony Pasture today. It was in the 40s though so I didn’t break much of a sweat.

  2. Colleen,

    Check out this “Get Running” app for the iPod Touch – it’s based on the Couch to 5K plan.

    http://splendid-things.co.uk/getrunning/

    • This is VERY cool. I love apps. Maybe I’ll switch to the Couch to 5k plan, too. Love this.

  3. Beautiful scones and oats.

  4. The scones look delicious.

    Thanks for the mention of Get Running! Let me know if you’ve got any questions about it – or you could ask the other Get Running users on our forum:

    http://forum.splendid-things.co.uk

    Enjoy the running!

    Best regards,
    Benjohn (developer of Get Running)

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