In the Aftermath of Accomplishing Dreams
So now that I ran my first whole marathon in 2009 in california;
now that i have lost 60 pounds and come into uncharted territory in terms of consistency in weight loss;
now that i have run the entire new york city marathon, my second ... Read more
A Letter to My Dad
NOTE: Be careful, it's personal. and with that, be respectful. There's probably a lot in the letter that you don't have backstory to, so hey. Read it for what it's worth, if you wish. :D Thanks as always for all the love and encouragement a... Read more
Things I Want to Confess Today
- I'm afraid if I get really close to any of you, any closer than we already are, that you'll realize some inherent character flaw in me that will explain why all my closest real life friends have been slash-and-burned from my life and why my re... Read more
I FINISHED THE NEW YORK CITY MARATHON!: A 26.2 Race Report
God I was nervous for the ING New York City Marathon. Only because I have been working sick lately with three jobs and cutting sleep for months and I thought by now I would have done irreperable damage to my body. Which I have noticed differen... Read more
If I Were...
If I were a stone, I would be: a smooth pebble from the beach
If I were a tree, I would be: a lemon tree
If I were a bird, I would be: a cardinal
If I were an insect, I would be a: ladybug
If I were a machine, I would be a: time machine ... Read more
this week's drama and photos!
i always feel like i'm scrambling to play catch up on here these days. here's another cathartic recap of my life lately. wow was this week unbelievable.
monday - a client at work steals one of my movies after i leave two out in their livi... Read more
Saving Money For The Holidays
So I didn't get a chance to fill out the WTF check-in card for 10/11-10/15 and it's a general sign to me that I have been slipping lately. I need to finish my grad work this weekend and pull out my calendar book and fill in times when i'm going... Read more
my shift's about to be over but here's some fun, random updates.
a) thank you all for your advice on my last blog. i'm chugging through i think; sent a letter last week trying to reattempt negotiation at health ins at my new job since they... Read more
hard choices to make
Here are the reasons why I haven't quit my full time overnight job even though i have another full time job and another part time job.
- i said i'd work til the end of the year.\ and it feels important to me on an integrity level to keep my... Read more
Dash the Jetsetting Marathoner
so here's something possibly stupid i did.
Flying to NYC in about four weeks to see my favorite ladies in all the land, the AB girls who have cheered me on and kept me company through 2010 as I worked towards my goals.
couldn't... Read more
WTF Weekend Report Card & Life Lately
So this weekend, we were on our own for the WTF challenge, so let's go with the positives.
- I got in not one, but TWO workouts with the Stair Stepper, a machine I haven't ventured towards before now. My god, what a sweat buster!! I was li... Read more
So I got some bad news.
Turns out another organization here, the homeless shelter, is also planning a 5k for the very next day after the one I'm trying to organize. I found out because I went to our main running org's website to see if my ... Read more
I Have Something For You.
This is for anyone who knows what it means to be fat, different, depressed, anyone who has ever desired more, dreamed big, had doubts. This is for anyone who knows what it means to be a runner or who wants to know what it means to be happy, or ... Read more
Post Run and Dash is so vain, I bet she thinks this blog is about her
So I got to the gym a little after four and found out that it's Friday. duh. They closed at 8 not 9:30 like I thought. Boo. So I ended up running 80 laps... equalling ten miles, not the 18 I thought I'd run. Hey, there's always tomorrow.
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Stream of Dashiousness
Eating has been fairly decent today.
Breakfast: Pumpkin Flax Granola with Almond Milk
Stonyfield o'Soy Strawberry Yogurt
Lunch: Spinach salad without dressing
tomatoes, cucumbers, fresh mushrooms, grapes, strawberries, and avocado ... Read more