You know I'm a super girl
Yesterday, the (major US auto) company I've been working for had a company picnic for everyone at headquarters. They enforced attendance by closing the cafeterias. My schedule has been totally off for the past few weeks, so I haven't had time to... Read more
Thinking and running, running and thinking
Many thanks to everyone for the lovely comments on yesterday's blog post. You guys really make me feel like I accomplished something, even if it wasn't what I set out to do. And do I know how to make lemonade out of lemons, or what?
One of... Read more
My Funny 5K Fiasco
Or, "Running My First 5K 'Backwards'"
I don't know if I mentioned that the 5K I ran on Saturday was not only my first 5K, it was the inaugural year for that particular 5K. Let's just say there are some details they need to iron out before n... Read more
Running my first 5K tomorrow!
I'm pretty excited about this weekend. When I read Jeff Galloway's "Half Marathon: You Can Do It" and found the beginner half marathon training program, I was amazed at how perfectly it fit into the time running up to Disney's Princess Half Mara... Read more
Yesterday evening, I finally got around to my weekly long run. I'm not sure why I kept putting it off. I was tired, sure. But that's no reason. Anyway, I started my run around 7:30 in the evening. It was starting to get cooler and was about 82 d... Read more
Back to reality
Well, I am back at work after staycation and my conference in Chicago. And whatever excellent progress I may have made while resting and staying home was obliterated in the four days I was in Chicago. Way too much food and free booze. However, I... Read more
A run and a revelation
Today, I woke up pretty early for a Saturday. I think "sleepcation" has finally normalized my need for sleep. I went to bed at about 12:30 AM and woke up at 7:00 on the dot, with no alarm. I've been getting a full eight hours a night since last ... Read more
First day of staycation
After pestering my boss, I was able to convince him that this week is the ideal time for me to take a last-minute, week-long vacation! I got the final confirmation on Friday afternoon. You know it's bad when you think of things you can do on vac... Read more
Testing, testing, 1-2-3...
I'm heading north to my parents' house for the weekend. Going to my parents' has always provided certain... challenges for me, diet and fitness-wise. After all, I learned the majority of my bad nutrition habits while living in their house. Thing... Read more
Sometimes I have cravings for foods I don't even like
I just realized that I'm having a craving for "birthday cake." And what I mean by that is cheap yellow cake mix cake and canned frosting. You know the kind of cake I'm talking about. The kind of cake that, if asked to identify the flavor, I wou... Read more
I am pretty cranky lately. For one thing, I've got a giant knot in my right shoulder that has been hanging around since Monday afternoon. For another, I'm stretched way too thin. On Monday afternoon, I was struggling to get something done at wor... Read more
Going through scale withdrawl today
As part of my self-prescribed "reset period," I recently decided to cease using my scale until I return from Chicago on August 13. In reality, it's not a terribly long time from now (it's a measly three weeks), but it feels like an eternity. I'm... Read more
The one thing I don't like about SP
Last night I did my second strength training session this week and feel pretty good about it. I figured I was due for a weight increase, so I added weight to the exercises I was doing. I don't think I'm quite ready to do 15 reps for my now-20 po... Read more
Can we knock it off with the Thursday storms, please?
This week has been pretty interesting. On Monday, I ran for 2.42 miles. On Tuesday, I did strength training and cardio. On Wednesday, I dragged my friend to the gym with me for another 2.25 mile run. She claims it made her run longer. She's been... Read more
"Hey, that's me!"
Had another good day yesterday. I left work earlier than usual and managed to make it to the gym before 7:00 PM. I felt sooo much better starting earlier, though the gym is a little more crowded at that time. Last night was cross-training and st... Read more