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Bike Ride & Yoga Sunday

Sunday, July 21, 2013      0 comments

I've really been having trouble staying active in this heat. I have no desire to go for my usual outdoor runs. For some reason, I haven't even been motivated enough to pop in a DVD for an indoor workout. I've felt like I'm in a rut. So wit... Read more

11.12 miles this week!

Saturday, April 20, 2013      0 comments

My running progress continues! I'm happy that I'm really sticking with my running goals. This week I went on 3 runs totaling 11.12 miles. My run this morning was 6.29 miles, which happens to be my longest run since August 12th. I'd like to... Read more

Not perfect, but getting there

Saturday, April 13, 2013      0 comments

I mentioned last week that my goal for the month is to each week beat my running mileage from the corresponding week in March. This week I did beat my goal of 5.44 miles, but I did it by going on one 5.85 mile run this morning. That's not the ki... Read more

8.65 miles this week!

Saturday, April 06, 2013      1 comments

One of my goals for the month of April is that each week, I want to beat my running mileage from the corresponding week in March. At the beginning of the month, I also set a goal that I'd start adding 5+ mile runs to my workout routine. My final... Read more

Spring is here!

Saturday, March 30, 2013      1 comments

Today was just beautiful. One of those days you just don't want to go back inside. I went out for a run today planning to run at least 3.5 miles to bring my total mileage for the month to 21 miles. While out there, I ended up feeling so go... Read more

Joining a CSA for organic, fresh produce

Sunday, March 24, 2013      1 comments

I think this is going to be the year I join a CSA (community-supported agriculture). Back as an undergrad at college I used to occasionally volunteer at one with some friends, and on the days we volunteered they always allowed us to take home so... Read more

The City Benefit

Sunday, February 10, 2013      1 comments

I'm an urban planning grad student, so I must admit I'm a little biased towards cities. I recently came to a realization that makes me love them even more! I've realized that just being in a city makes me a healthier person. 1) I'm complet... Read more

First Run of the New Year!

Saturday, January 05, 2013      4 comments

This morning I went on my first run in the new year, and I feel great! I feel great despite the fact that it was my first run in 28 days. I feel great despite the fact that it was my shortest standalone run in over a year. I feel great despite t... Read more

Here's to a Happy, Healthy Holiday Season

Saturday, November 24, 2012      1 comments

My goal for this holiday season: make healthy choices that I won't regret come Jan 1. I think I'm off to a good start. On Thanksgiving morning, I went for a 2.5-mile jog around my neighborhood before setting off for my parents' house. I ju... Read more

Resisting Hurricane Snacks

Monday, October 29, 2012      2 comments

When bad weather hits, like this monster of a storm preparing to pummel the East Coast, everyone rushes out to stock up on must-haves. What a whole lot of people end up doing is convincing themselves they need unhealthy foods like cookies, potat... Read more

Didn't Meet My Goal

Saturday, October 20, 2012      4 comments

Well, despite my strong start in the beginning of the week, I didn't stick with my plan. My plan was to complete Week 1 of Jillian Michaels Body Revolution (with Thursday as a rest day). I was successful on Days 1-4, but then on Wednesday I got ... Read more

Woo Hoo Time!

Tuesday, October 16, 2012      1 comments

You've got to celebrate the small successes. I'm happy today because I have now exercised 4 days in a row after a couple months of inconsistency. I am on Day 4 of Jillian Michaels' Body Revolution and really striving to follow it through t... Read more

Another Plan

Saturday, October 13, 2012      2 comments

I just love to make plans... and then not follow them. But I'm not giving up on myself. I still believe I have it in me to follow something through start to finish. So here it goes again. Lately, I haven't had the motivation to run as much... Read more

100 Pushups, 200 Situps, 200 Squats Challenge

Saturday, September 08, 2012      3 comments

I know this workout has been around for a while, but I only really just heard about it on a running podcast I listen to. It's kind of intriguing and seems easy to follow. I like that all I have to do is roll out my mat and get to it! The i... Read more

Where's my motivation?

Sunday, September 02, 2012      1 comments

On August 12, the date of my last blog post, I sounded so positive. That day I took time for myself, I had gone on a great 8-mile run, and I was looking forward to continuing my journey. Since then, 21 days ago, I have logged just 11 or so... Read more


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