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This is What an Austinite Looks Like

Sunday, January 15, 2012      0 comments

So I was thinking earlier that I'm not really sure what the Austin stereotype is, apart from the general "weird". I think we're supposed to be hipsters, although I don't know what hipsters are. And I'm pretty sure I'm not one. Let me tell y... Read more


Thursday, January 12, 2012      3 comments

It was a bit chilly around here today (relatively speaking; those of you who are in the north, feel free to snicker), and I was working on a report for my volunteer job until well past the warmest bit of the day. So, I decided to use the apartme... Read more

Having Fun

Wednesday, January 11, 2012      0 comments

I plot my running routes to have turnarounds at intersections or other easy landmarks so that I can remember where to turn, since I generally plot them before going out and looking to see what's there. I have to rely on the accuracy of Google ma... Read more


Monday, January 09, 2012      0 comments

So, my runstreak has been derailed again. This time due to negligence... I was working on some writing I'm doing for Bike Texas (I volunteer for them a couple of hours a week, and we're in the midst of a major project), and after a few hours I l... Read more

Flexibility is for Other People

Saturday, January 07, 2012      2 comments

I informed my husband this morning that I intended to do Yoga X before running, so he decided to join me. This is great on a lot of levels, because he has a lot more experience than I do with yoga, so he can generally see when I'm doing it horri... Read more


Friday, January 06, 2012      0 comments

I finally broke down and did a P90X workout today, during a time when I could be reasonably sure of no interruptions. The deal I made with myself when I decided to do this was that I would do two workouts per week. The first one is to be strengt... Read more

The Neighbours Are Great

Thursday, January 05, 2012      0 comments

So I ran my two-mile route through my neighbourhood this evening. It's not my favourite route, mostly because it has massive hills in both directions (but the equally massive downhills in both directions do not endear it to me), and partly becau... Read more

Chilly Mornings + Encouraging Words

Wednesday, January 04, 2012      0 comments

I may live in Central Texas now, but I'm from Central Indiana. The only thing those two regions have in common is the 'Central'. I know what winter weather looks like, and I know that we don't get it in Austin. To put it another way: What Austin... Read more

Resolution Run + Today's Miles

Tuesday, January 03, 2012      2 comments

Is it a bit cynical to say that you can't get a bunch of politicians together without a lot of hot air floating around? Yes? Okay, how about: Before the run this morning there were a handful of inspirational speakers. Most of which hold some sor... Read more

Oops, and the Resolution Run

Monday, January 02, 2012      0 comments

So my run streak lasted all of four days before it was crashed by, of all things, my anniversary. Yep, I enjoyed hanging out with my husband yesterday and was unwilling to interrupt our time together by going for a run, however short. So, I'm ba... Read more

2012 Goals

Saturday, December 31, 2011      0 comments

I'm a little bit depressed, because I read my previous entries before starting on this one. And I'm afraid nothing much has changed since this time last year. So, a quick review of 2011, before I put this god-forsaken year behind me foreve... Read more

Reality Check

Tuesday, January 04, 2011      0 comments

Okay, I knew I was out of shape. I knew I had done too much eating and not enough exercising for the past five months. I knew I had gained weight. But this is just silly. I came home from my fastest run in months, all energized and rea... Read more

9000 Minutes

Tuesday, December 21, 2010      0 comments

My goal, at the beginning of the year, was 25,000 fitness minutes in 2010. I will probably finish close to 16,000. At the beginning of the year, I was training for a marathon. An average of 68.5 minutes per day was not at all far-fetch... Read more

Here I go again.

Saturday, December 18, 2010      0 comments

2010 was not a good year. It started off so brilliantly: I finished a marathon, got a promotion at work, and was having success in my weight-loss journey... and then the wheels came off the wagon. I decided to go back to university. I... Read more

Coming back to Earth

Tuesday, February 23, 2010      3 comments

I've been able to claim the title "Marathoner" for one week. And what a week it's been. Non-runners, who don't know how horrible my time really was, have been oohing and aahing over every sore muscle and the tales from every last mile. ... Read more

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