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Swiga: my secret weapon

Tuesday, November 15, 2011      5 comments

That would be swimming + yoga. Of course, until my shoulder starts to bother me like now. It's always something! My hip still bothers me after a long run, but some icing & yoga & I'm good to go. And swimming in general really seems to have ... Read more

Is it wise?

Monday, November 14, 2011      4 comments

The short answer is probably not. Initially I was going to title this: which is worse? An uber-rich dessert or baking cookies? I didn't have dessert - at the restaurant, anyway - when we went out this weekend, despite my long run. I've... Read more

I ate a snickers bar today

Saturday, November 12, 2011      9 comments

Well, sort of. I had a 20g protein honeystinger bar - chocolate covered peanut butter - after my 12 mile run. And OMG was it good. I was practically moaning in the car it tasted so good. It was a pretty good run. Man, was it cold! Mid-40s b... Read more

Let's hear it for a rest day!

Friday, November 11, 2011      4 comments

It is sorely needed. This week has consisted of: 4 morning yoga sessions 4 doggie walks 4 10 minute abs sessions 1 easy run 1 interval run 1 easy swim 4 days of raking And of course the normal chores. Plus 3 mornings of bak... Read more

Lightbulb moment & some ramblings

Wednesday, November 09, 2011      8 comments

We all know not to compare ourselves to others, yet inevitably we do. Sometimes I read other people's blogs & I feel like a slacker. They run an "easy" 5 miles than walk another 5 just for giggles & grins! They run so much faster so effortl... Read more

Today is why we run

Tuesday, November 08, 2011      6 comments

I know, I know, the none runners are groaning not another running blog! Hey, just a few years ago that was me. You never know where life might take you. Today was a gift: absolutely gorgeous. Almost makes up for the snow in Oct. Almost. ... Read more

Coming clean

Monday, November 07, 2011      7 comments

One of the things I've really struggled with on this journey is tracking every BLT (bite, lick, taste). But I've made really great strides in that area. Today it was time to bite the bullet & figure out what all my little treats disguised a... Read more

I guess I've been doing it right all these yrs

Sunday, November 06, 2011      6 comments

I liked the yoga class last Sunday so much, I definitely don't want to do long runs on Sunday's because I want o go to the yoga class! I must've learned something from all those yoga DVDs, because so far she hasn't had to correct my form. S... Read more

Old faithfuls

Saturday, November 05, 2011      3 comments

The plan was for bagel & lox this morning; followed by chocolate chip pancakes - I had a long run of anywhere from 10 1/2 to 11 miles to do. Only the bagel turned out to be rock hard. Which was sort of ok, as I admitto some angst about how ... Read more

Trying a reality check

Friday, November 04, 2011      4 comments

I admit it: it bothers me that in the last 8 months I've gained 5 pounds. Actually, most of the weight I've gained has been in the last 2-3 months. Training for a HM . . . I know people can, and do, gain weight training for marathons. Knowing th... Read more

Desperately seeking dresses

Thursday, November 03, 2011      7 comments

That was me roughly 3 years ago. My niece was getting bat mitzvah'd and I'd put on a lot of weight. Most of my west coast relatives hadn't seen me at that weight - ever. I was searching high & low for a dress that could camouflage the pounds. ... Read more

The best laid plans

Wednesday, November 02, 2011      11 comments

My best advice for training for a HM? Give yourself more time than you think you'll need because you never know what will happen. Of course, keep in mind I haven't actually run a HM yet! I've been pretty lucky, but I've dealt with a painful... Read more

Hopefully I won't do THAT again

Tuesday, November 01, 2011      4 comments

Don't worry - nothing to do with Halloween candy. Not long after we got to 4 animals, we stopped giving out candy. We turned off all the lights, went into the bedroom - ok YOU! I'm talking to you - get your mind out of the gutter! Nothing like t... Read more

Some plateau misconceptions

Monday, October 31, 2011      7 comments

I read a blog a few days ago & it really bugged me. So be warned this is sort of a mini-rant. First it talked about how people misusecthe term plateau. Well, that point is actually true: if you haven't lost weight for a few days or one week... Read more

Music to the rescue

Saturday, October 29, 2011      6 comments

It's not supposed to snow that much today - more overnight - but it could get quite messy so I wanted to knock off my long run early. Despite the fact that the first time I checked I thought I'd been running longer & farther, it was a pretty goo... Read more


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