JPRAHL's Blogs

The Race is Run!
Sunday, April 26, 2009      2 comments

OFFICIAL 5K TIME - 31:19! The Ravenswood Run is done and over - and though I didn't feel great during it (had to walk a few times, though I might throw up - which Im blaming on eating tons of edamame last night) I managed to shave about 30 ... Read more
Biometric Screening Results (and 2 days til the race!)
Friday, April 24, 2009      4 comments

My office had the BlueCross people in today to give free biometric screenings to interested employees. As I was curious about my cholesterol - since I take after my Dad, and his is really high - I attended and took part. And rocked it out. ... Read more
3 days 'til the race - and, I think I have a "Dumb Luck Gnome."
Thursday, April 23, 2009      1 comments

AND NOW - A STORY! I was beating myself up when I left for work this morning, as the minute I got on the bus I realized I had left my gym clothes at home. Today is one of those micro-scheduled days, where I have to leave work at 5, fi... Read more
4 days 'til the race.
Wednesday, April 22, 2009      0 comments

Woot. 4 days until the race - and to save my knees a day of incessant pounding while running, I've decided to enjoy the nice weather (it's supposed to get to 57 today! Which is nice, because it was freezing and was supposed to snow yesterd... Read more
5 days 'til the race!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009      1 comments

I ran yesterday on my lunch break (400 calories burned) and then went home last night and spent 30 minutes with Maya, the Wii Personal Trainer - on a core workout. Um, I can feel my abs today. Today, same plan - except it's "Biggest Loser" ... Read more
6 days 'til the race! (and weekend round-up)
Monday, April 20, 2009      1 comments

I'm so happy I made it through a weekend within my calorie range, and managed to give myself some rest time, and managed to have good food at a great party, in addition to fulfilling my last obligations to this festival I'm directing in. Whee! N... Read more
Day of rest - and party prep!
Saturday, April 18, 2009      1 comments

Eric and I are having some dear friends over tonight to watch the premiere of Grey Gardens on HBO, since we and all our friends are fairly obsessed with the Beales. So, today is a day of rest from specific fitness, but I'm running around ... Read more
9 days 'til the race..
Friday, April 17, 2009      3 comments

Whew. It is Friday, I have worked out each day at lunch this week - and, despite being tiiiiired, I feel great. Todays run was a half-hour, at a speed of 5.8 - which felt even better than 5.7 did. (I ran for months at 5.4 and it was ... Read more
a wonderful breakfast
Friday, April 17, 2009      0 comments

Im one of those people who is always STARVING in the morning, so breakfast is hugely important to me. Today, I took a Dannon Vanilla Light and Fit Yogurt, a banana, and 2 tablespoons of flaxseed and combined them - and the results were deli... Read more
10 DAYS!!
Thursday, April 16, 2009      0 comments

I've been training SUPER hard - and it's showing. I upped my speed the last few days, and running faster actually feels easier than when I run slower. That has to be a good sign, right? Yesterday was very much an "I don't wanna" day, as I tried ... Read more
12 days 'til the race...
Tuesday, April 14, 2009      1 comments

...and I'm still training with daily 30 minute runs on weekdays. It's pretty awesome. I'm feeling really strong, and it's becoming easier and easier to increase speed and not die along the way. Sparkpeople upped my allotted calories base... Read more
16 days 'til the race..
Friday, April 10, 2009      0 comments

..AND My 27th birthday is tomorrow. Wow. 27. That seems crazy. Whatever happened to 19, you know? Eric had rehearsal last night, so after dinner I went to The Vitamin Shoppe and spent some birthday $. I've been tired and weak-ish after my r... Read more
17 days 'til the race...
Thursday, April 09, 2009      1 comments

....and boy, are my legs tired. No, seriously. They're super sore right now, which I'm attributing to yesterday's lunchtime run, which was at a faster speed than I normally run. It was fine, and I wasn't that overly exhausted when I was d... Read more
Opening Up re: my Anxiety
Wednesday, April 08, 2009      4 comments

It has come to my attention lately that my "quirk" might actually be Social Anxiety Disorder. Yep, I'm now one of those people with a diagnosis - or at least, I will be as soon as I find time to get to my lovely and attentive Doctor to ver... Read more
19 Days...
Tuesday, April 07, 2009      1 comments

Today, my lunch fell 2 hours earlier than it normally does in my workday (12:15 instead of 2:00ish) which meant that the gym here at work, being lunch hour, was packed. However, I still got on a treadmill and ran, then switched to the elliptical... Read more

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