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Brain, why can't we be friends?
Tuesday, February 14, 2012      8 comments

I so often feel like I'm battling with my brain. Battling negative thoughts, moods, the tendency to think that EVERYthing is falling apart when one thing goes wrong... (catastrophic thinking - I'm looking to write a research thesis on this in th... Read more
insert a witty 'I'm getting back on the wagon' blog title here. Tis the season!
Thursday, February 02, 2012      9 comments

I've been finding my posts getting a little long winded lately, so I thought I'd deposit some of that nonsense in a blog entry instead. Now I can be INSANELY long winded! My feet are feeling much better and my 5 week xray looked fine so I h... Read more
Choice child moments
Thursday, February 02, 2012      4 comments

Mom. I think your legs are too muscular for that bathing suit. (time to get back to *Sparking*)... Read more
Stress and learning
Monday, October 24, 2011      2 comments

So I wanted to share something about this weekend. I completed my training to be a First Aid Instructor for the Red Cross - woo hoo! I'm so glad I got it done, and so proud of myself for doing it. It was hard for me! I've seen so many people cra... Read more
Birthday fitness test!
Monday, October 03, 2011      7 comments

As I have done on other birthdays and will likely continue to do in years to come, I gave myself a little fitness test - ran as far as I could ;o) I've been feeling pretty crummy on my runs these days. I've speculated that it might be all the hi... Read more
parent musing
Sunday, September 18, 2011      14 comments

So, I went canoeing with my 8-y/o yesterday - how fun! A very crisp Fall morning (we even had our toques on!) It was my first time in a canoe since my first wedding anniversary! It took me a little while to get the hang of it again - turning was... Read more
September 11-17 Fitness and insanity* (*not the workout!) plan
Sunday, September 11, 2011      10 comments

**edit*** So, after some very astute and much appreciated comments, I realize I need to revise my schedule to include a bit of REST (revolutionary concept!), some better study planning and some FUN! ***Monday - switching it up again! REal... Read more
S'More challenge!! GO AZURE GIRLS!!!
Friday, September 09, 2011      3 comments

***edit: I'm AMAZED that I haven't been eating all my freggies. I think I get those in great quantities every day, but somehow my perception wasn't accurate. Hmmm... food for thought! S'MORE CHALLENGE: Sweat - 5 pts for each 15 minutes... Read more
Some random thoughts about stress, anxiety and BLC
Friday, September 09, 2011      7 comments

Gee whiz, I haven't blogged in awhile! Amazing, with all the changes going on in my life, you'd think I'd want to blurb it out a bit more. eeeeenyhoooo.. First week of school and first week of BLC - what a hit! It's been challenging trying ... Read more
Four leaf clover update
Monday, June 27, 2011      11 comments

So, many of you know that my daughter is a four-leaf-clover-finder. She's found hundreds and hundreds of them. The question always hangs in the air - what to do with them? We've made pendants in the past, and they're awesome, but we need ot... Read more
Hittin' the wall but feeling fine about it.
Tuesday, May 24, 2011      8 comments

Ugh! Ever have one of those runs where it feels like slogging through cheese? Where each arm swing and footfall has to be consciously forced? I felt like a puppet with tangled strings. Yikes!!! Pulled back from the 5/1's to about a 3 1/2 /1 situ... Read more
So far so good
Sunday, May 22, 2011      6 comments

I'm on day 19 of my daily exericise streak, just finished week two of a 'serious' workout every day and day 3 of my daily running experiment. I've been going at a fairly easy pace so I don't hurt myself and it's really paying off. I feel like my... Read more
A new idea: Run more!!
Friday, May 20, 2011      10 comments

Ok, I'm pretty sure I'm gonna take some flak for this one, that's why I've been loathe to 'announce' it but.... I've decided to try running (almost) every day. Now, don't yell at me yet. Hear me out first. Or, don't if you don't like t... Read more
Not homeless any longer!
Monday, May 02, 2011      23 comments

So we bought a house! sigh. After dragging our butts all over the 'borough, looking at (as our Real Estate Agent put it,) "every conceivable type of house" - we finally fo... Read more
News from The Trent
Monday, March 14, 2011      7 comments

So, I went to P'borough on the weekend for open house at Trent university. Oh man, I think I was the only person there who didn't bring my mom and dad! A couple times I had to explain that I was there for me. Eeeek! I had a chance to talk ... Read more

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