Got the job!
My second interview for the job I really want (and have wanted for a couple years, and was actually hired for until suddenly the state's Division of Personnel decided upon review that I didn't meet the necessary experience qualifications and so ... Read more
How Current Me handles stress differently from Old Me
It's funny how I've changed in so many ways without realizing it as the change takes place. I only realize it way after the fact.
Like when I could suddenly cross my legs comfortably, or when I started absolutely ADORING fruit when previous... Read more
You know, I could almost run a half marathon
Yesterday, I ran for 11.7 miles. It took two hours and ten minutes. I was really tired, but I could actually have gone for longer. Still, I decided to stop because it was getting dark and I was afraid that my husband would be getting worried if ... Read more
Got a second interview!
This isn't exactly related to health and fitness, but I suppose it's related to wellness! I got a second interview for a job I've been trying to get for a LONG time. :) It's a job working in the collections of the state museum where I currently... Read more
I was just told that I look so healthy, I glow!
One of my coworkers is this very friendly and sweet middle-aged man from El Salvador who works with the schoolchildren that come visit our museum, so it's not like he was hitting on me with what he just told me. He's simply that earnest.
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Just a quick update on the mental issues
I had been struggling with the idea of eating more calories now that I'm supposed to be in maintenance, and also since my period stopped (don't know why, doctor didn't really try to figure out why yet, but it's possible I disrupted it with these... Read more
Longest run ever! Yet still a lazy day. :)
I had today off because I'm a state employee and today is an election day for WV. So I used my day off to get in a nice long run...turns out, I ran 11.85 miles (in 2 hours and 10 minutes)! If I'd known I was so close to an even 12, I'd have kep... Read more
My first 5k went really well! I'll have to post pictures later, but I had a great time.
It rained on us, but we still had a handful of people along the race route to cheer on the runners. (A scant handful, but still.) And there was a lot of... Read more
My first 5k is tomorrow!
I keep forgetting to post about my upcoming first-ever race!
My husband and I are doing the Race for the Cure 5k tomorrow morning. He's run an 8k before, as a teenager, but I've never done a race in my life (I certainly never thought I woul... Read more
Restarting my cycle...yeah, THAT cycle
This is going to get all kinds of TMI for some people...
...but basically, I've never missed a period in my life before, yet for some reason I haven't had one since early February. I have plenty of body fat, I'm not sick, and many many tes... Read more
Feeling conflicted about sleazy guys :)
In the last week, I've gotten several drive-by comments from guys while out walking or jogging, and another man checked out my legs today when I walked past him wearing shorts. I am repulsed by the kind of guy who does that sort of thing, but at... Read more
My healthyish Chinese take-out dinner!
We LOVE Chinese food, but hardly ever get it any more because of my restricted/healthy dietary choices nowadays. But we've wanted to try this Chinese food place nearby for a while, so we got take-out tonight. And I'm still so pleased with my cho... Read more
I went shopping today for a dress to wear to a friend's wedding. I tried on a lot of 6s, and they all fit (or were actually too small around my giant ribcage), but I also tried on pants in a 6 and they were kind of loose. And the dress that I en... Read more
The effect of a nice rest day
I didn't get to do my Zumba class yesterday because it was canceled, and I've been having difficulty lately with not getting all upset when I can't get a high intensity cardio workout in every day...but I tried really hard to be okay with yester... Read more
Two challenges: one physical, one mental
Yesterday I completed the Bodyrock 1000 rep challenge, which I found out about through a Sparkfriend's page (I can't for the life of me remember who now!). It seemed interesting, and it was something different to try. I love Zumba, and I like ru... Read more