And the next day...
After I left work yesterday, I headed straight for the gym to change and then take a short run. It had rained yesterday afternoon, so the temperature went from 95 degrees to about 78, so I ran around the lake in the park next to the gym. This ma... Read more
This is harder
The decision to join SparkPeople back in January 2010 was easy. I wanted to lose weight. SP provided a method and had the success stories to back it up. Decision made! A little over a year later, I'd lost 40 pounds and I was getting ready for my... Read more
I feel good. I think my hips do lie.
So, my right hip flexor and psoas are back to being horribly tight and sore. It was doing this a lot back in January and February in the weeks leading up to the half marathon. It "miraculously" went away right before the half and I'm pretty sure... Read more
Ugh, Monday. And to combat this, a late 5K report.
So, today I woke up later than I would have liked to and got stuck in traffic, leading me to be much later to work than usual. Bleah. And as soon as I got to work, I started feeling light-headed and nauseated. Double bleah. I'm not terribly conc... Read more
At long last, Princess (now with even more pictures)
So, at long last I'm ready to make a real return to SparkPeople after weeks of going a bit nuts. Part of that is finally, finally, finally posting my race report for the Princess Half-Marathon. Now, you're going to have to bear with me because i... Read more
Just a brief blog post today. I arrived late last night and am trying to catch up. I would have posted while at WDW, but the only internet connection was in my parents' bedroom. Didn't like that at all!
Anyway, I finished! My pace was reall... Read more
Leaving tomorrow morning
I'm about to skip out of work (not literally, despite yesterday's status update), but I wanted to write a blog post first. I have a ton of stuff left to do at home before I can call it good and go to sleep for a few hours. I have an early flight... Read more
Discretion is the better part of valor
But is it possible to be too careful?
So, it is exactly one week until Princess. In fact, if my predictions are right, I should be crossing the finish line right around now, give or take a half hour. (Not sure when my start time will be.) I... Read more
Even Pollyanna must have got the blues sometimes
So, I'm having some family issues and have been struggling with them for a while. As many of you may know, my sister and her partner adopted two kids last fall. Their oldest, my niece, has had a history of mental illness dating back years. Becau... Read more
Be your own Valentine
Many, many years ago, I started treating myself to little presents for Valentine's Day. It started with a rose and a box of half-priced chocolates when I was in college. The next year, it was pajamas from Victoria's Secret. Eventually, I came up... Read more
My face froze that way!
So, running has added a new wrinkle to my life.
When I started running again after weeks of PT, it was just in time for running outside to become winter running. I run inside on my weekday runs because it's dark when I get... Read more
I'm not sure if I've really talked about this before, but I am totally nervous about the Princess Half Marathon. It's in 19 days. That's not a month of Sundays. That's not even three Sundays. There's this Sunday, then next Sunday, then on the fo... Read more
Super Build Weekend
So, one of the goals I have for this year is some pretty serious home improvement. I came up with three projects to improve the decor and functionality of my living room. And when I say "projects," I mean, "building furniture from scratch using ... Read more
"Gotta be with moving forward." "Like a shark."
That title brought to you by Xander Harris's subconscious. (It's from a dream sequence on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer.")
Yesterday, I set my status to say that I'm planning ahead. I'm thinking about a lot of things lately. For instance, I'm ... Read more
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Some things I forgot to mention yesterday
First of all, thank you so much for the kind words on my aunt's passing. She was quite a lady.
Second, I forgot to finish my thoughts on running with my Yak Trax on during my eight mile run. I ended up running one two mile lap with them on,... Read more