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Loss of Fitness After Time Off

Friday, May 30, 2014      3 comments

Emotionally and physically, 2014 has been a rough year. So, I spent a lot of time using this as an excuse to eat without logging. (Which means, turning a blind eye to the amount and quality of the calories I was consuming from November throug... Read more

Sub-Freezing Half Marathon & Comfort Food

Tuesday, January 28, 2014      5 comments

I could focus on all of the weight that I've gained and kept since Thanksgiving, but I think I'll look at recent positives instead. Manhattan Half - Recap: This weekend I ran the Fred Lebow Manhattan Half Marathon in Central Park. My hus... Read more

So, I ran yesterday...

Monday, November 18, 2013      1 comments

... I ran 5 miles at the park yesterday. It's amazing how freeing and easy a nice 5 mile run can be, when its not part of a larger training program. I felt like I could do two more laps, but it was really, really nice knowing that I didn't nee... Read more

Logging for Realz

Sunday, November 17, 2013      0 comments

As of tonight, we are back to hard core logging - not just logging estimates of what we ate, but carefully planning a day in advance, and weighing everything down to the lettuce on our sandwiches. (Though, we might ditch this *one* tiny item, b... Read more

short am workout

Wednesday, November 13, 2013      1 comments

I didn't get a big workout in today, but I did work out a little - so, I'm declaring a victory in weight training, and a draw for cardio today. I did legs - leg press, calf raises, leg extension and leg curl, and I did some core - knee rais... Read more

Life Between Marathons

Tuesday, November 12, 2013      5 comments

I ran my first NYC marathon on 3 November, and I'm already signed up for my 6th NJ marathon at the end of April. That leaves less than 4 weeks until I start my next 20 week marathon training program. My goal is to make the most of this time. ... Read more

2013 NYC Marathon

Monday, November 11, 2013      4 comments

Starting with the positive - I ran the NYC marathon last week, and it was a really great experience - much more fun than I imagined it would be. It was worth the 2 year wait. The crowd support was amazing. My time was ok. I can't really ... Read more

Bad Blogger

Thursday, August 22, 2013      4 comments

I'll admit it - I am a bad blogger. Come to think of it, I'm not such a good food or exercise logger either..... maybe this is why I haven't been blogging. I find my regression in healthy activities embarrassing. I am tracking some food ... Read more

Cooking, Logging, Running

Tuesday, January 08, 2013      3 comments

I think I'm finally getting back in a healthy groove. I've been doing a lot of cooking, logging & running recently - and it think I'm starting to see some results. (It's always so hard for me to continue in healthy habits if I don't feel like ... Read more

Moving Forward

Wednesday, January 02, 2013      3 comments

Happy New Year! Today, I keep thinking, "Today is the first day of the rest of your life." I have a ton of holiday health sins to atone for - starting.... now.... Read more

Ups and Downs

Monday, December 10, 2012      4 comments

On the upside, my 5K time is down. On the downside, my weight is up. *sigh* Focusing on the positive, I've PR'ed my last 3 5K races, and in one of them, I was dressed as a hot dog. (I know, right?) On Saturday, I broke 28 minutes, ... Read more

Thanksgiving - lost the battle but not the war

Saturday, December 01, 2012      3 comments

So..... it's been unbelievably long since I've blogged here. I've been doing a decent job of tracking calories & semi decent with exercise - but I just haven't been blogging. A whole heck of a lot has gone on since my last post... but starting... Read more


Wednesday, September 26, 2012      7 comments

I can't seem to get excited about anything. I find my diet frustrating, my marathon training time consuming, my commute oppressive, my job uninspiring, ..... and I suffer from an overall lack of sleep and time in the day, .... and I feel like I... Read more

Tough Day Ahead

Monday, September 17, 2012      4 comments

It's not even 11:00 AM, and I can't stop thinking about lunch. Looks like it's gonna be a tough day. Plan of action: Drink a cup of tea and some water, and hold off until at least 11:30. My tea is brewed and on my desk, my water bott... Read more

Taking down my own road blocks

Friday, September 07, 2012      1 comments

I try not to get marathon training mixed up with losing weight. For me, they are two separate things. I just forget sometimes, but I really need to keep those things separate. My real goal should to not let marathon training interfere with... Read more

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