so, it's been a while.
I've been on and off SP for the last month or so, trying to be consistent with tracking but failing most of the time. I just didn't have the motivation at the end of the day.
one thing I was consistent with wa... Read more
A funny thing happened on my way to losing some lbs...
Lately I've been feeling like a "new me," a woman with energy and enthusiasm, excited to make plans with friends and enjoy the summer. A woman with goals and the drive and wherewithal ... Read more
Technically, I've been running since I was eleven years old.
(I guess even more technically, I've been running since I was a little, little kid, as most kids are pretty prone to running.)
But I've been running as a sport since I was ... Read more
This morning, NPR featured the following short article on their website:
www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo -way/2012/04/02/149876890/ photo-the-first-woman-to-e nter-the-boston-marathon?sc=fb&cc=fp
To paraphrase, they... Read more
Well, I'm all signed up to run the Chicago Marathon in October!
It's sort of insane that you have to register so early for this thing - although I understand why, as my dad runs it every year - but luckily, I'm in training for the Kenosha... Read more
So, today started out on a couple of bummer notes:
- Thursdays are my weigh days (I do it once a week at the gym, while in my weight loss mode), and today I showed a gain for the first time since September. It's not much, and obviously due... Read more
Today, our office intern brought in something called gooey butter cake that she made - it is apparently a "St. Louis thing," and I had to Google it to find out what it is. Well, the first hit from my search was a Paula Deen recipe for it, which... Read more
So, thirty days ahead of schedule, I've met my first tier weight loss goal! Thanks to advice from SP, I broke my entire weight loss goal up into two tiers (so it wouldn't seem so overwhelming), and then into smaller sub-tiers that I could give ... Read more
Today I had to run on the treadmill at the gym (blargh), because it was rainy outside. The one thing that made me happy about that, however, was that I could weigh myself (I don't keep a scale in the house), and check out my progress. Because ... Read more
Two years ago today I married my amazing husband, and it was the most beautiful, festive, music-filled day imaginable.
My husband is a touring musician, so unfortunately this is the second year that we haven't been together to celebrate (o... Read more
Today I had a 5 mile run on my training schedule, and I really had to talk myself into it. All I wanted was to laze around in my yoga pants, maybe eat some popcorn, and wait for the 2 hour I Love Lucy block to come on TV.
But, I did it -... Read more
So, today was one of those bad days.
The weather was gray and rainy.
The train to the office was crowded and smelled like farts.
I came in to the office to an unexpected project that sucked up my whole day.
My checkin... Read more
So this past Labor Day weekend, I ran a 10k with my mom, dad and sister. Well, technically I ran it with my mom, as my dad and sister were setting a faster pace for themselves. I was just trying to finish, having taken a long hiatus from serio... Read more
So, today is Chicago is hot, humid and basically gross. The little window AC unit is doing its best, but I still woke up feeling lazy and wilted.
I spent the morning doing homework (yay accomplishing something before noon on a Sunday!), a... Read more