JPRAHL's Blogs

Monday - 20 days 'til the Ravenswood Run!
Monday, April 06, 2009      1 comments

I've decided to track my work towards beating my time at the Ravenswood Run on 4/26. Todays weight - 150 Todays run - 0-3 warm-up walk 3-13 run @ 5.5 13-33 run @ 5.4 33-36 walk @ 4.1 36-40 Cooldown walk. CALORIES:34... Read more
Back to the treadmill...
Wednesday, April 01, 2009      0 comments

With the Shuffle now 2 days behind me, and my thighs and shins not hating me QUITE as much, I got back on the treadmill today and did a 30 minute run while listening to "Now thats what I call music 68." (Don't ask.) It felt easy and refreshing, ... Read more
Life changes...
Tuesday, March 31, 2009      0 comments

Eric and I are both ready to streamline our lives/collective life AND get healthy. We're getting tired of grabbing bagels and coffee as the only option for dinner most nights when we're in rehearsal. An active life in a vibrant theatre co... Read more
I ran the Shamrock Shuffle!
Monday, March 30, 2009      4 comments

I completed my first Shamrock Shuffle yesterday - my first 8k race. Geez, what a day. It was snowing and slushy and all around pretty gross outside, our shoes were soak... Read more
4 days 'til the Shuffle!
Wednesday, March 25, 2009      1 comments

After my "Let's run 5 miles and then nearly pass out" incident, Im being sure to pack enough calories into me to allow me necessary strength and endurance for running, without using excess calories to add additional weight. I'm also drinking mor... Read more
6 days til the Shuffle!
Monday, March 23, 2009      0 comments

The 2009 Shamrock Shuffle is in 6 days! Whee! I ran/walked 5 miles last night, and did okay - until I got done and my body freaked out due to probably a lack of calories and hydration and perhaps an overabundance of caffiene. I felt like I ... Read more
A new life
Friday, March 20, 2009      0 comments

I feel like I'm entering a new phase of my life -- I don't carry my food journal around with me every second of every day anymore. At first, this was a terrifying concept to me - as I was sure it would wind up with me eating copious amount... Read more
I'm back!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009      1 comments

I'll admit it - I've had a month of eating whatever I wanted and rarely exercising. This has taken it's toll, as I stepped on a scale today and weigh 153 pounds - which... Read more
It's been a while.
Thursday, January 22, 2009      0 comments

It's been a while, sparkpeople. 2 weeks, in fact. I've blown my calories a few times, I've worked out not as often as I should, and I've been super busy - I'm directing 4 plays right now, no joke, and life is insane... as our apartment building... Read more
HOLY COW! It's my 1 year Spark Anniversary!
Thursday, January 08, 2009      3 comments

Wow! Thats awesome. It snuck up on me. It's been an amazing year. I weighed in today. I have lost EXACTLY 40 pounds since I started. :)... Read more
Back to real life.
Monday, January 05, 2009      1 comments

Well, the holidays were tragic as far as my dieting and fitness went. I don't even want to weigh in, but whatever the number says... I'll be okay. The last two weeks have been spent traveling, resting, dealing with the collapse of the roof in m... Read more
Happy New Year!
Thursday, January 01, 2009      0 comments

So I have admitted my cowardice when it comes to cold weather and have backed out of the New Years Day 5k I was gong to run. I just can't handle cold weather -- I never have been able to. So yeah, I backed out of the firt 5k of the year. ... Read more
Day 356: Holidazed and Not at all confused.
Monday, December 29, 2008      1 comments

I did horribly this holiday season. I haven't yet weighed in, but I can feel it in my pants and can see it in my stomach, I overate and didn't exercise enough (though I did at least exercise at all...) and have obviously gained a few pounds. I'm... Read more
Day 346: Ready to Run Away
Friday, December 19, 2008      0 comments

My office is not my friend lately. I am so ready for my vacation, which begins in 1 hour and 20 minutes. I will be in Michigan, at home, for 8 days. I can't even begin to tell you. Can't. Even. Begin. For example, due to... Read more
Day 342: Owning Up.
Monday, December 15, 2008      0 comments

I blew my calories both Saturday and Sunday, AND I didn't work out. And you know what? It might just be okay. It was a cold weekend, gifted with the notorious 'Aunt Flo" that I got to spend in complete and utter relaxation with my wonderf... Read more

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