I know that I'm unlikely to keep up with a blog on SparkPeople *and* my real blog, and since I like my real blog a lot more it gets priority. However! At this point I'm willing to try just about anything if it keeps me on track, so here I am. Th... Read more
This is What an Austinite Looks Like
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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