Power is a very idyllic concept. Those who possess it can be presented with some hard choices. Some become corrupted by it. Some fear it. I think I fall into the latter category, although I am not certain why that is. It was suggested that ... Read more
Based on the Sparkpeople featured article on Facebook www.sparkpeople.com/reso urce/motivation_articles.a sp?id=1849 , I have decided to document answers to the questions presented.
What will be different and better?
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This was a bloody HUGE race! I thought Portland was big. This was more than double the size. In Portland there were 23 pace corrals. In Seattle, there were (at least) 47. When I found the start line, about 5 minutes after the initial gun at... Read more
After a long workout yesterday that left me physically spent, and confident that I had done something right as a result, I woke up today quite sore. My legs and lower back were sore, as well as my pectorals and biceps (likely delayed from Monda... Read more
I have 10 weeks in front of me to focus on my nutrition and fitness. I am hoping to bust through a plateau, experiment in the kitchen with meals I can prepare ahead of time for easy access throughout the work week, and start a container garden ... Read more
Today marks the end of a weekend that saw all three of my daughters graduate. My youngest graduated 6th grade, my middle daughter from high school (as senior speaker no less), and my eldest from college with her AA degree. All three graduated ... Read more
I just bought a book titled Eating on the Wild Side. The premise of the book is that as humans have evolved, so has the food we eat. Well, duh. More specifically, it discusses how our diet took a huge dip in nutritional bang for the buck when ... Read more
The course was absolutely beautiful. It was run almost entirely on the paved North Olympic Discovery Trail, which is a rails-to-trails project. For the most part it was flat and fast, but there were two killer hills. One was ... Read more
Living mindfully has always been an elusive concept for me. I have always seen happiness as something on my horizon, just out of my reach until some prerequisites allow it to happen. My list of prerequisites include, but are not limited to:
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This was by far the most well-organized event I have participated in to date. Not that the others weren't great, but this was a pocket of excellence. The expo was truly incredible. The sponsors offered a plethora of swag, and I was pleasantly... Read more
Thanks THEFIRESPIRAL for the stylistic suggestion that follows.
Things I want to remember from the weekend and the race.
Canada is a different country. I am reminded every time I go.
Don't look for the Interstate in a country full... Read more
I did manage the 10 miles yesterday. I started to get sore and tired at mile 8. That makes sense because that was where my training stopped last time. Each time I go a little further, the wall moves back. I wasn't worried about being able to... Read more
My training plan calls for 9 miles this weekend, then 10, 11-12, 6-8 and then the Portland Half marathon on May 19th. I am thinking of altering my training slightly to accommodate another race in there. I would like to also run the BMO Vancouv... Read more
In my head, I go to this place: "Once I reach my goal weight, I will be happy."
Just so you know, that's a load of crap.
I speak from experience, because I lost 60 pounds in 2006, but *I* was still there. I with my issues, fears, a... Read more
I didn't want to work out today. I had to work late, had a late appointment, I was hungry, sore from Monday's workout and tired. I had pretty much already talked myself out of it until my daughter informed me that we *had* to go to the Y becau... Read more