Remembering what I actually like
I went to see The Great Gatsby with my book group last night. Almost all of us just bought a ticket and headed into the theater, but one person stopped and bought a large popcorn.
I felt very lucky that she was seated at the other end of th... Read more
I'm a lumberjack and I'm okay
Spent over three hours working on the yard. Which included taking my little electric chainsaw and cutting down a couple of "volunteer" trees. It was a lot of heavy work, but I really enjoyed it. Sometimes I think I should have gone into physical... Read more
First day of actually feeling human again. So what do I do? Two hours of heavy gardening, half an hour of garage cleaning, and 40 minutes of biking.
Can't fathom WHY I'm worn out....... Read more
Back in the saddle
Daughter Erin and I had a biking date with friends this evening, just a leisurely hour of riding. But it was a gorgeous day, so I decided to bike commute into town this morning. on the way back, I took the detour that takes me through a beautifu... Read more
The stupid, it burns
I've come up with a new word: irritaining. It's when something aggravating happens, but it's so ridiculous or absurd that you can't help but laugh at it.
In this case, it was a heating bill that came with the acknowledgement that we are now... Read more
Come rain or come shine
My daughter is usually a really good exercise buddy, but I realized today that she has been my downfall when it comes to biking this year.
She is not the dedicated biker that I am. She is much more of a runner. But I've gotten really used t... Read more
Not doing as well as I'd like
Saturday I went on a 5k. I had not jogged since I broke my tailbone in February, but we were going with a group of friends and I had organized it, so I figured I'd better show up. Two miles in I managed to pull my hamstring. I was smart enough t... Read more
On the day I was born, my grandad went out and bought me a hula hoop. Now, 55 years later, I am finally learning how to use one. I'm older now than he was when he bought it for me. But I'll always be a kid at heart.... Read more
I'm involved in a spring challenge wherein my team is the Beautiful Butterflies. How appropriate. I am in need of a transformation this spring. My diet, my exercise routine, my life. And more color is the ticket, just like butterflies. More colo... Read more
I need beef. Lightly killed and put on a platter.
The last few days of March I was feeling continually hungry and stressed and just...off. Last night I made beef stroganoff. And today I feel a billion times better.
I have been trying to cut down on beef consumption, but I find that if I do... Read more
110 Days Until Hawaii
So, I started off my new diet plan by...completely blowing the day. Oi.
But I'm not going to let that throw me off. Tomorrow is a new day, and I get to start again.... Read more
111 days to Hawaii
My mother-in-law is taking the whole family on a Hawaiian cruise in July. I am very excited about it, but also in need of stepping up my training and eating. I'm actually not fussed about what I will look like in a swim suit; this is much more a... Read more
Step one: fuel the tank
First MetroPark ride today! The wind managed to be in my face no matter what direction I turned, and about 3/4 of the way into the ride I remembered what the thing was I'd been standing in the living room trying to remember to do: eat something.... Read more
I went from "Guh, I have nothing planned for dinner and am too hungry to cook" to really tasty bastardized Indian curry with tons of veggies in, like, half an hour. Thanks, stray jar of masala simmer sauce in the cabinet! I totally ignored your ... Read more
Today was one of those days when I just could NOT wake up. My girls left around 9am to go snowboarding up in New York, and I got up to help them get out the door. Then I crawled back into bed with my sweetie, snuggled up on his shoulder, and fel... Read more