I have been writing regularly about the earthquake and its aftermath here in Tokyo on my blog, but I thought that this particular post deserved a mention here.
On Friday I went to my first group exercise class since the earthquake hit exac... Read more
I’m sure you all know that Japan experienced a major earthquake on Friday. Eric and I, as well as all of our friends and loved ones, are safe and have not suffered any significant damage, though we are quite shaken up.
I have been tw... Read more
I've written up a recap of the first day of my weekend trip to Yamanashi Prefecture for my first 10k race. Actual race recap coming up soon!
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I got my numbers this morning. I had planned to get them last Wednesday, but unfortunately I was late to the gym and then had a run of social obligations and have been putting it off for the last week so as to avoid skewed results from the bloat... Read more
Here's a tentative try at coming up with what seems like a good time guide for the gym, if I were to get there on time regularly. I'm also hoping to work some evening yoga in, but that remains to be seen/planned. This may need to be shuffled for... Read more
Week one of the current plan showed me that 1700 calories is not too much for my active body to handle.. so what has week two shown me?
Week two has shown me that just because I can handle increasing my intake, there's a fine line between f... Read more
Well, it's been a little over a week since I started my new February plan, so I guess it's time to check in and share my progress and my thoughts.
So far? I like it.
For a recap, I decided to increase my intake by about 200 or so ca... Read more
So one of my resolutions last night was to research and pick out some races for this year in order to have some concrete goals to aim for. I'm thinking a 5k in the spring, and a 10k in the fall, though of course this might change depending on my... Read more
I don't think I ever updated about this, but in October of this past year I ran my first 5k. I did the 2009 Run for the Cure around the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Based on my condition in June I briefly entertained the notion of going for the 10k... Read more
I will update later with a catch up entry and my current progress, but I got my latest numbers today, and it led to some very serious thinking about my goals and approach. Explanation and reasoning forthcoming, I just want to get this down befor... Read more
I swear to god I nearly cried when I got my numbers this morning.. I was so shocked! For the first time in the two years that I have been on spark and going to the gym, I bulked. I am just so amazed and proud of myself that I can't even really p... Read more
This feels very strange to type, but I think I might need to start looking for ways to make my running more challenging. Yes.. I just typed that. I don't really know when it happened, and I don't really know that it will stick, but the last week... Read more
I've been busy at work the last week or so, and since work is where I am usually in the best mental place for writing (it being directly after my walk/gym/walk triple energy punch) that means that I have had to put off updates I've been wanting ... Read more
As often happens, it's been a long time since I last posted any sort of an update or status report. Honestly, that's because progress has been kind of up and down and/or stalled since my last entry. I was doing pretty well and feeling good going... Read more