So, I stopped running altogether...
...and gained 49 pounds.
To be fair, I also stopped eating right, drinking water, all those things, and generally became a writer sloth.
I suppose it could have been worse. I could've gained 50!
So, I'm back on this s#it.
I w... Read more
Fartleks and Cadence Drills and Long Runs, Oh My!
Yepper, I started Galloway's Speed Training this week.
It's going to take a looooooong time for me build up to any sort of respectable speed, that much I can tell you for sure! But, I'm nothing if not patient.
I will say, after the fi... Read more
Err, um, let's try this again...
1000 MINUTES IN APRIL!!!!!!
LET'S DO THIS THING!!!!!!... Read more
A Thousand Times, Yes!
This April will mark my first full year of being active on SP -- but before my first year is out, there's something I wanna do, something I've never actually done on Spark:
Earn a "1,000 Monthly Fitness Minutes" medal.
I know, I know, ... Read more
So, I have this habit, this thing that I do that I would like to stop.
It's like this: I go out for a run, and I'm "enjoying"* it. The first couple laps are always rough, but by Lap 3 I've generally found my groove -- dog's in heaven and al... Read more
The Universe Doesn't Owe You A Thing...
Buckle up, buttercup, time for some words of truth:
Hard as it is to say, the universe doesn't owe you a damn thing.
If something doesn't go your way, if you get the flu, if you get some bad news, if you get a speeding ticket or if a ... Read more
Testing Update #3
The grades are in -- and my Kiddo ROCKS!
She not only made the grades she needed, but she scored leaps and bounds ahead:
She was supposed to meet or exceed 75th percentile in Language: She achieved 99th percentile!
She was supposed t... Read more
Testing Update #2
We still haven't gotten the Kiddo's ITBS scores in to see if she's eligible for the Magnet program (delivery of the scores has been delayed twice so far, now supposed to arrive sometime next week!) -- but the Magnet School's Open House for paren... Read more
Steal* This Playlist #3
---22 Songs, 1.3 hours, 105.8 MB / WARNING: Mostly rough and tumble with the odd bit of fluff. Oh, and Andrew W.K. makes even *me* run fast. As always, naughty lyrics abound!---
Sure Shot/Beastie Boys
Army of Me ... Read more
Miracle Weight Loss Product!
So, the last few weeks have been tough on the weight loss front for me.
As I mentioned in an earlier blog, December was spent gaining and losing the same four pounds, over and over. January has been spent trying to get myself back on trac... Read more
Not A Moment Wasted!
Today's insane schedule:
4:45am - Wake Up
4:45-5:45am - Shower, toothbrush, makeup, hair: Dressed!
5:45-6:00am - Get Kiddo's stuff (clothes ironed, lunchbox packed) ready for school
6:00-7:00am - Commute to early AM shoot, eat breakf... Read more
November/December 2012 Good Stuff (NSVs)
Whoo-daddy, the end of 2012 was a rocky ride, in so many regards. Lotsa stress, plus the holidays hit me hard this year! Starting with Thanksgiving, I feel like I've been on a mechanical bullride of weight loss and exercise efforts -- smooth sai... Read more
Testing Update #1
The Kiddo survived her math test, and proclaimed it "fun" and easy.
She claims that NOTHING that we studied was on the test (gosh, thanks, iXL!), but that she thinks she did well.
We should find out her scores in January, and they'll l... Read more
Dream Diary #1
Last night I dreamt about running for the very first time since taking to the track.
In it, I was running a mythical race sponsored by Publix grocery store. I was running crazy fast, and was drenched in sweat, but I wasn't tired at all. I d... Read more
I don't often blog about my life outside of my SP weight loss efforts, but I realized this week just how uniquely stressful my current situation is, and I feel motivated to d... Read more
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