I ran a 4 mile race last Saturday with a few friends (see my last blog) and we decided to make post-race a beach hang-out day.
There was a sandbar out in the ocean that my friends and I wanted to swim out to. However, it was a bit of... Read more
After I took up running, I set a goal for myself: to run one 3 mile (minimum) race per month between April and September. I signed up for races as a way to motivate myself to continue to train and run. I was worried that during the summer, I wou... Read more
We're supposed to post this as an update to our SparkPages but I really hate how tiny the text and space is on the side of SparkPages. I don't find it aesthetically pleasing. Until SP decides to change the layout, I'm not going to fiddle around ... Read more
Thanks guys for all the get well wishes! I'm still not 100% today but I'm slowly but surely improving. I still have a cough that comes and goes but it sounds like it's breaking up now. The unfortunate thing is that I'm still a snot factory. It's... Read more
Who catches a cold in the summer time? Apparently, I do.
Friday morning, I woke up feeling like I had been run over by a truck. I had a sore throat and terrible nasal congestion. The nasal congestion was giving me sinus pain and a split... Read more
Yes, you read that correctly. I dropped a mouse. And I swear that at the end of my (hopefully) amusing story, there IS a Spark relevant observation.
For those of you who may not know, I work in a research lab where we use mice as our an... Read more
Yesterday was my 32nd birthday.
All in all, I have to say that my life is pretty good. I have a family who loves me. I have good friends who love me as if I were family. And I am married to a wonderful man who loves me.
I've al... Read more
I meant to post this on Friday but got swamped at work and then was busy prepping for a party on Saturday, which turned out to be a disaster (although THAT was not my fault). With all the crap I've had to deal with last week and this weekend, I ... Read more
OK, so I just got home and I'm kind of tired but I am still so pumped with adrenaline and endorphins from my race.
This was only my second race ever and my first chip timed race. I'm eager to find out my official race time tomorrow. 9 a... Read more
I thought I'd share an inspirational story that didn't come from Spark. I met my friend Lily in college. She has had a really remarkable weight loss journey. She had a wake up call last year when her grandmother past away. Between being overweig... Read more
Work has been kicking my butt again and I just haven't had the time to go online and check out what's happening with all of you in SparkLand. I have to confess, I did kind of miss hearing what's going on with all of you. Slowly but surely I'll c... Read more
Two weeks ago I blogged about hitting my goal weight. And I talked about how one of my biggest motivating factors to maintain is to be able to fit into this red dress, which is my favorite dress:
Today, I officially finished my 5K your way training program. Never mind that I ran my first 5K (at the Bronx Zoo) 3 weeks ago and I actually ran most of it (with a few short walking breaks). I should have been able to finish the 5 week program ... Read more
The blog ideas are swirling in my head but I have been super busy with work, and well, life so I haven't had the time to sit down and write them. But worry not, SparkFriends, the blogs will come because if I let these ideas fester any longer in ... Read more
I've got a question for all of you: do you have any recommendations for non-alcoholic no or low calorie drinks that I can order at happy hour?
Here's the reason why I ask. Tomorrow night, I am going to a networking happy hour event hosted ... Read more