Published by : Catherine Kunst

Slowly Getting Faster

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  I ran the Boulder Half Marathon on Sunday. It remains one of the prettiest courses that I have ever run. It was a perfect fall day. The temperature at the start of the race was perhaps 50 rising to the mid 60s by the time I finished. The sun was bright. The leaves on the […]

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Fall in Yellowstone

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I took a quick trip to Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming this past weekend. I recommend taking more time – a week at least, two would be better. I plotted a leisurely route mostly avoiding interstate, and generally not covering more than 300 miles a day. This map was created on myscenicdrives.com. My travelling companion […]

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Bridal Veil Falls

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I love Colorado in the Fall. It’s still warm and sunny but there is a crispness to the air; the leaves on some trees are just starting to turn. I love the sounds and smells of the dry leaves as the wind blows. One great thing about being between jobs is that I have an […]

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My First 10K

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I turned 42 on Monday. I thought about getting a massage, but instead I signed up for the Boulder Spring Half as a birthday present to myself.  While I’ve done a 5K, a marathon and a half-marathon in the past, I’d never done a 10K before today. For the most part I’ve been lazy with my […]

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Fit Women

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I virtually met a number of amazing women back in 2004 when I first started focusing on fitness, initially following the original Body for Life program created by Bill Phillips who is now doing a program called Transformation. At first (2004-2005) I faithfully tracked my progress in Excel, and took pictures every few weeks. Many […]

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Last January I made a failed attempt to leap back into fitness with the Turbulence Training plan leading up to the Turbulence Training 500 workout. I did make it through some of the workouts but often found, like my recent experience with Evil Jen, that not being able to walk up and down stairs comfortably […]

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Evil Jen

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I joined a gym about a block from my work about 6 weeks ago. One thing they do for all new members is assign you to have two personal training sessions. The fist session is a fitness assessment – you get weighed & calipered to assess body fat, heart rate & blood pressure are tested, […]

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Coming up for air

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This week had far too many days that started with 7 AM meetings and ended with me arriving home at about 10 PM. Even knowing that this is what my week would look like, I started Turbulence Training this week. It was simply time. I took my fine before pictures and posted them to the […]

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Diabulimia

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I saw a headline today "Diabulimics shun insulin to get thin." I am horrified. Unregulated diabetes (chronically high blood sugar) will cause blindness, kidney failure, heart disease and nerve damage. It is the major cause of limb amputations. Untreated diabetes can lead to diabetic induced comas (generally from diabetic ketoacidosis) and death. In spite of […]

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Back on Track

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You might have noticed that I’ve not been fully committed to fitness for  quite some time. I’ve made a few false starts trying to get back to it but just never quite got there. I’m not sure why I did not keep that promise to myself. Sure there were major scheduling issues. My fun with […]

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