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Finding a new running partner
I talk a lot on this blog about my dog Molly, and my puppy - Grimm. Molly's been my running partner for the last three years, but her recent diagnosis with hip dysplasia means she can't run with me like she has in the past. I wasn't planning on ... Read more
Waffling, waffling... waffles.
Ok, this really has nothing to do with waffles, with the exception of my recent obsession with breakfast food - made some killer cinnamon roll buckwheat pancakes last weekend and have been enjoying the leftovers all week.
My alarm didn't go... Read more
Time time time... is (not) on my side
I realized yesterday that I'm being very unrealistic with my own expectations of how much time I need to allow for the things I'm trying to make sure I do. I'm just not factoring in enough time to get things done. I have this perception that eve... Read more
I really should have blogged this week - several times actually - but things just kept getting in the way. I felt like I was moving through molasses all week. No matter how hard I tried to get ahead on things, I just couldn't keep up. It was lik... Read more
It is truly amazing the amount of psychological crap I have to wade through to get myself to a yoga class. I LOVE yoga. Why should it be so hard to go to a yoga class? You'd think the super deal I got on 5 yoga classes almost 2 weeks ago would h... Read more
All that talk about not beating myself up for not exercising the last couple of days, and guess who woke up with a big, fat tension headache this morning? That's right, me. And guess what TOTALLY SQUASHED said tension headache? A nice, long, bri... Read more
Not the best couple of days, but not the worst
I sound like a broken record: good intentions, overwhelming responsibilities. I planned to come home and run yesterday, but I didn't make it happen. I got stuck at the pharmacy then came home with just enough time to heat up some leftovers and r... Read more
A good step forward...
... even if it was after a couple of steps back. Today was awesome. I got so much accomplished. Yesterday... not so much. Friday? Like the Twilight Zone. I had the best of intentions to run Friday then do some yoga on Saturday, but it just was n... Read more
Coincidence, or cue to action?
I was a little disappointed in myself for going another weekend without making time for yoga. This weekend was just full of school work, with a little grocery shopping thrown in, just to make sure there's food in the house (don't want to be eati... Read more
What a difference a day can make
My Monday night high just came crashing down around my head. Yesterday was rough to say the least and today was even worse. I know that getting regular exercise is going to help me manage all the stress in my life, but what if I'm just not cut o... Read more
Proof in the pudding
I had good intentions of blogging again last week or at least once over the weekend, but no such luck. It has been nonstop since last Wednesday. I had a great run on Friday, then my sister and her guy came down for the weekend and the three of u... Read more
Lights, camera, ACTION
First of all, thank you to everyone who commented on my last post. This place really is full of supportive, caring, and helpful folks!
Well, I've encountered my share of barriers to successfully incorporating enough exercise to get me throu... Read more
Having a tough time
I got up a little later than I should have on Friday, but still managed to get in a short run before work. I find my days really getting away from me anymore - I can't believe how fast the time passes me by. I've been incredibly busy at work and... Read more
Overcoming the barriers
Using the Health Belief Model to develop strategies to change my behavior regarding regular exercise, there are a number of constructs that come into play. Knowing that I am likely to be under high levels of stress due to school and work schedul... Read more
The running student
Anyone who knows me well, knows I love to write. Why I have never blogged before... who knows. Now I have motivation. I recently began a masters degree program in Health Promotion Management. I am passionate about health, I find reward in helpin... Read more