Happy Feet Running Club - Day 1
I signed up for this 6 week running group at the gym, hoping to shake things up a little, torch some calories, and learn some techniques on form to prevent injuries.
As a new runner (about a year) and in my mid-40s, I was a little intimidat... Read more
Too Busy? Just Keep Going.
These past couple weeks have been crazy busy, and the next few will continue to be as well. I haven't had the time to do much more than log in to Spark every day. Since I know my focus on weight loss isn't strong right now, I'm trying to maintai... Read more
Taking play about homophobia to Westboro
I've only been on and off SP sporadically because I'm helping DH with his latest project. He wrote a play a few years ago called "The Bus" that performed here in VT, and now he's been invited to have it play Off Broadway. It's about homophobia, ... Read more
Gym comes through! Yay!
The phone calls, comment cards and polite letters have helped. The gym who dismissed my favorite trainer (read last blog post) has tried their best to make it good.
They're giving everyone in the class the next 6-week Women's Strength Trai... Read more
How to move on after losing a favorite trainer?
RANT: The gym I've been working out at had a great women's strength training class. Had.
For "personal reasons" they have fired the awesome trainer that was leading the class. In the middle of a session, no less. Too late to scream "Don't c... Read more
Polish heritage: Hard time of year for me foodwise!
Long Rant Because I Need to Get This Off My Chest:
The placek! Oh, the placek! If you don't know, it's a rich yeasted bread made with a ton of egg yolks and butter and sugar, with a streusel-like topping on it. Baked in loaf pans so each sl... Read more
Strength Train new runners - from a new runner!
It has taken me a LONG time (years) to get here, but now I can just go for a run when I want to. I tried taking my walks up to runs many, many times, but always found it too hard - too much knee pain, too much hip pain, too much. Blegh. I wanted... Read more
Virtual 5K done! Virtual cheering!
I've spent the last two nights going over the route I mapped out on GoogleMaps in my head - picturing the course, picturing me running it. I was a little nervous about the chilly temp this morning (41 degrees) 'cause I wanted to run in shorts, n... Read more
Frozen yogurt mistake
Ate pretty well all day yesterday, so asked my husband to run out for pizza for dinner - just one slice, two if they were small. (I was working on his website, so he was game.) He lucked onto a fabulous pie at a local shop - Someone had ordered ... Read more
Some days it's just hard
Getting a little tired, getting a little cranky - Some days it's just hard to keep going.
I threw "perfect" out the window, and am trying to give myself credit for doing "better." I haven't kept under my calorie limits in a while, but keep... Read more
Frustration with the Scale - Literally
That darn scale! I just bought a new digital one in December.
I've been kind of stuck at 125 for the past few weeks, and haven't weighed myself in a week. This morning I got up early to let the dog out and thought it was time to see where I... Read more
Nice n Easy follows Cocky n Stupid
I strained my back yesterday lifting too much weight on deadlifts. I thought my form was good, and I could handle it, but I started to feel twinges in my back during the 2nd set, and lightened up a bit for the 3rd. Too late - damage done. Yester... Read more
A Day Off
I didn't zip out the door to the gym this morning to continue the routine I've set up for myself. Today was originally scheduled as a run day, but I could tell last night that my body needed a day off. So this morning I snuggled in bed with my h... Read more
Today my oldest son is 19 years old! Wow! That just seems amazing. He's a great kid and is a light in my life. He's not at home anymore, so I miss him. He's out in the world where he should be, learning and growing.
Today my older sister is... Read more
Small Success for a Newbie!
I've been plugging away, making these positive changes to my lifestyle, and wondering when I'd see results. I was 132 pounds in early December, and 130 when I signed up for SP, and very flabby.
The scale has bounced around a bit - I even s... Read more
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