Today I Start Again
The half is in 6 days. 6 days. I am freaking out. I'm going to run today, since I skipped my run on Friday and yesterday. Granted, I was only scheduled to run Friday, but I'm really mad at myself that I just skipped it! How do I expect myself to... Read more
Since a 6 Pack is Slightly too Far Out of Reach...
I will reroute. That's right. Friends, I have a new goal. Initially, it was to get a 6 pack, but then I decided it's probably not humanly possible on this chickie (I've been wanting to say that all week! :D) after 2 kids. So it has been altered.... Read more
The Latest Running Adventures of Abby, Queen of Running Skirts
Well, although the title is not original (all copyrights of geniusness go to CINERICIA :D), I am back and alive and still running (well, not currently).
It was a crazy couple of weeks! Between work and kids and the usual day-to-day crazines... Read more
My 2 New Addictions
After 3 days of not running, I did it. I got back out there and knocked off about 13 miles. I honestly don't know what got into me. The task of running seemed to be more than I could handle. I got dressed, got the shoes on, and even went out the... Read more
Most of the time, I ramble. Today is one of those times.
Hehe, I am one happy fastinista (yes, and a Runner's World geek - for those of you who aren't totally up to date on every RW issue, there was an article in the August 2011 issue about cute running and workout clothes for women). I have 2 running... Read more
I Know. I Wasn't Able to Keep Up with a 1st Grade Daredevil on a Bike. But I Did A Long Run!
I have to say, it's been a nice day (and I'm not just talking about the weather :D). I tracked my food, stayed in my calorie range, went for my long run, didn't have dessert (because I listened to my body and realized it was full from all the yu... Read more
Fresh Start: Take 2 (Shoot, or is it 3? Maybe 4? Probably more, but that's not the point).
It seems to me that everyone sees their bodies as the enemy. They look in the mirror and scrutinize themselves. "Oh, look at the wrinkle there, the pouch there, the fold there". And I admit, my body did used to be the enemy. Until I started runn... Read more
Taking it Slow and Some Food... For Thought :)
For those of you with super sonic memories (meaning you DON'T eat at Sonic... sorry bad pun), then you may recall I had my first group training session yesterday. Don't worry if you don't. I barely did either.
Well, I survived. But I can't ... Read more
Tempo Talk is in the Air(waves?) - So I Must Join In!
Needless to say, there are good days and bad days. Likewise, there are bad runs and good runs. I always try (and succeed - but it's possible it's just from bad memory and I don't know, aging) to forget the bad runs, but then I have the opposite ... Read more
There Was Wind. There Was Pain. And Now There is a Pic.
Well my spark friends, I have a good report. It was as windy as heck again today. It hurt, and it was definitely not pleasant. At all. But I did it - 13 miles, and almost the exact same time as last weekend when there was no wind, and normal Mar... Read more
I Love Her to Death, But Honey, Did You REALLY Have to Make Cupcakes?!
Sigh. The news isn't great. I feel like I have to own up now whenever I do something "bad". So here it is.
1st of all, I only ran 2 miles. Not the 13 like I was planning. But here's the thing, I got out there, and it was windy! I mean WINDY... Read more
You Can Now Bow Down and Refer to Me as a Half Marathon Goddess
Yeah, right. Forget the bowing down and goddess part, but oh goodness, I did it! I am now officially registered for the 2012 Get in Gear Half Marathon! What did I just do? Well, the $55 registration fee has already be deducted from my credit car... Read more
The Deadly Mix of Lack of Sleep and Some Runner's Endorphins
There are some days when I just question my sanity. Okay, more than some. Okay, so maybe every day, but that's not the point here!
Based on my recent experiences for the past week or so, the combination of a lack of sleep and exercise can b... Read more
Gettin' Down and Dirty
Hehe, sometimes you just have to give up all control and pretend you're a kid again. This is something that is normally quite difficult for me (the giving up control part - I've been a control freak from age 0 :D), but maybe it was the warm weat... Read more
Just A Little Bit of Darkness - Just to Kick that Cancer's Sorry Butt!
Okay, I admit it. My one sugar instance has been taken care of for this week. But! Here's the really good news! I just had one! One little, itsy bitsy piece of dark (and I mean DARK) chocolate. When I called to check in with my mom this afternoo... Read more