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I Swam 100M Today...

Monday, August 25, 2014      0 comments

...without stopping. That's still a way from the 300 I need to do in order to complete my first triathlon at the end of September. Nevertheless, I'm extremely pleased with myself. I probably could have done it before now, but I'm not always one ... Read more

Fitness Minutes Goal Reached!

Monday, August 04, 2014      1 comments

Last Tuesday, I reached my yearly fitness minutes goal. 15,600. Time for a new one! Over 6,000 of those minutes were put in during June and July. The last 2 months of workouts have been a struggle. Getting up at 6AM five days a week, when ... Read more

I Was So Distracted...

Tuesday, July 22, 2014      2 comments

"I was so distracted looking at how beautiful you are that I forgot my yoga stuff." That's what I heard a woman say today when she came back into the locker room at the Y. I didn't look up, so I'm not 100% sure she was talking to me, but I... Read more

I Won't Start, But I Will Finish

Saturday, July 19, 2014      3 comments

A run in the rain that is. It's been a while since I've encountered one. Today's was a little under 2 miles, but it was still truly exhilarating.... Read more

Days With _______ and Half Full

Thursday, July 17, 2014      1 comments

At the end of May, I eliminated the unhealthy behaviors I justified indulging in because of first-year teacher stress. I’ve been keeping mental notes about the numbers of days I’ve gone without certain things in my life. Today, I decided to reco... Read more

The Only Thing Worse...

Thursday, July 10, 2014      2 comments

than a workout so hard it makes me feel like I'm going to die is a workout so easy it makes me feel like I wasted my time. I had 2 workouts like that today and have been in a bad mood because of them. From now I'll lift weights when I can't make... Read more

$25 For 8 Pieces of Fruit...

Wednesday, July 09, 2014      2 comments

instead of $5 for candy. They were completely overpriced but totally worth it because oranges are not the only fruit. Guava, passionfruit and pomegranates -- the holy trinity of fruits. I think this just means I'll just have to move to a locale ... Read more

40 Days Alcohol Free

Tuesday, July 08, 2014      3 comments

Today marks 40 days of no alcohol . While I've been counting those days, I only just realized that it's the longest I've gone without having alcohol in my system since I started teaching last summer. Don't get me wrong I didn't drink everyday. H... Read more

Spirit Athlete: Eric Moussambani

Saturday, July 05, 2014      0 comments

After mulling over the idea for a few months now, I've committed to incorporating triathlons into my race schedule for several reasons. 1. I think they'll be less damaging on my body. 2. Swimming will allow me to develop upper body strengt... Read more

Exercise Moments of Bliss: This Week's A Summary

Saturday, July 05, 2014      1 comments

I've started to think that recording more of these moments of bliss will be helpful because I can look back at them when I lose motivation. There have been few over the last couple of days, and most seem to have something to do with nature. One ... Read more

Today I Saw 129.6 on the Scale...

Thursday, July 03, 2014      2 comments

..but I wasn't standing on it. The woman who was was about my height, and seeing her made realize that perhaps getting under 130 wouldn't be a good look for me. I know getting under 120 wouldn't because my sister weighs 110 pounds. Despite... Read more

Exercise Moment of Bliss: Why Did the Turtle Cross the Road?

Sunday, June 29, 2014      2 comments

With about 1 mile left, I saw a car come to an abrupt halt, a man jump out of the passenger side, and run across the street to pick up and a turtle and place it back next to the lake. Made my day because that turtle is me... in that I am in ever... Read more

Finish Line Motivation and Crescent City Classic 10K

Saturday, April 19, 2014      2 comments

I've convinced myself that I don't care that there's never anyone waiting for me at the finish line of a race. (My sister came to my first one, but never returned because I kind of lost my head on her...) However, both my sister and mother... Read more

Bridge Run #1

Monday, April 07, 2014      1 comments

I meant to write something about it on Saturday, but I passed out as soon as I got home. I woke up sick that morning and had only gotten 3 hours of sleep. As I stood... Read more

Two Gym Memberships?

Wednesday, March 12, 2014      0 comments

So I'm trying to figure out if it's crazy to have two gym memberships. I started trying out another gym because of a Groupon. The new gym offers a much wider selection of classes than the Y. I like the barré class because it reminds me of when ... Read more


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