JPRAHL's Blogs

Survivin' from 8 to 5
Monday, October 19, 2009      0 comments

"Our lives from 8 to 5 basically suck." - My friend Bob. He's right. Here we are, two smart and clever late-twentysomethings with college degrees stuck in jobs we're good at, but we hate. I'm a receptionist, and feel about as val... Read more
Weekend warrior!
Sunday, October 18, 2009      1 comments

Whew. This is the first weekend in.. forever.. that I've been healthy and not splurged on my calories. Tonight, we're exploring the wonders of the Hungry Girl cookbooks on my bookshelf and making Eggplant Lasagna, Banana Split shakes, home... Read more
Friday, October 16, 2009      2 comments

OMG. My 60 minute lunch was actually 50 today, so I knew I had to hustle, but geez! I'm delighted. I avoided temptation twice more today, first by skipping the cookies for Employee Appreciation Day, and then by throwing away the Mounta... Read more
43:12 (but..)
Thursday, October 15, 2009      0 comments

....BUT I walked the whole time, as fast as I could, with an incline even! And managed to burn a really great amount of calories along the way. I work as a receptionist, and my lunch doesn't happen until 2:30pm, which is an hour after our ... Read more
Temptation is everywhere.
Thursday, October 15, 2009      3 comments

I just felt the need to document yesterday, as I am SO proud of myself. It's as if the diet gods wanted me to fail yesterday. #1. I work out at lunch. Sometimes, when I'm tired, I skip it and head to the food court near my office with ... Read more
36:36! (Thanks, MC Hammer!)
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      0 comments

Holy cow. I wasn't expecting that fast. I was bothered by something and dwelling on it and my ipod was on random and all of a sudden MC Hammer came on and boom - I'd reached 3.1 miles. Huh. Rock on.... Read more
Do something each day that scares you...
Wednesday, October 14, 2009      0 comments

In the interest of keeping myself motivated, as well as adhering to the title of this post, I signed up for Chicago's Rudolph Ramble 8k yesterday. It's an 8k in mid-December, and those are two things that scare me. I did the Shamrock... Read more
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      1 comments

Geez, that was exhausting. BUT, I'm so delighted. I'm pushing myself by adding more and more running time into my 5k time. Today, I started off by running a mile and then added in a few more running increments (usually about .2 - .3 o... Read more
SUPER new discovery
Tuesday, October 13, 2009      3 comments

Maybe I'm just behind the times and never realized this, but thanks to the wonder of Netflix, you can not only get tons of fitness DVDs delivered to your mailbox, but you can also stream fitness DVDs instantly through your computer (or, in our c... Read more
Monday, October 12, 2009      2 comments

After a weekend of not working out at all, and being consumed by being a bridesmaid in one of my best friends wedding, I got back on the treadmill today expecting disaster. While I wasn't a disaster - Anything under 40 minutes is a minor vi... Read more
Thursday, October 08, 2009      1 comments

42 minutes. It's kind of disappointing to me that today's 5k (3.1 mile) time was 42 minutes, after two days of better times. BUT, I'm just happy I finished my 45 minutes of cardio, as my mind and body were both telling me to stop the entir... Read more
Wednesday, October 07, 2009      2 comments

...had I not forgotten my socks, it would have been better, but my shoes started to rub my feet uncomfortably when I was finishing my mile run segment, so I stopped. Still. Not bad?... Read more
Tuesday, October 06, 2009      0 comments

NOW we're getting somewhere. I wound up doing 45 minutes and 3.4 miles on the treadmill today, but my 5k time was 39:40, a vast improvement over yesterdays time of 44:15. This happened largely because I ran a mile in the middle of walking a... Read more
Monday, October 05, 2009      4 comments

I did 3.1 miles on the treadmill today for the first time in months, and it took me 44 mintues and 15 seconds. While this is not a bad time, it's about 13 minutes longer than my best 5k time, so I intend to shave off at least a few mintues befor... Read more
Gettin' my bridal butt in gear!
Monday, September 28, 2009      2 comments

Well, I hauled out my Adidas and got back on the treadmill today. I walked for 45 minutes, burning 245 calories, which I figure is a good start-again since I haven't worked out in a while and my wisdom tooth removal sites still throb when ... Read more

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