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The Surreal Life
Friday, April 19, 2013      2 comments

Is this all really happening right now? I'd give you the update, but I'm trying not to watch the news. If you don't know what I'm talking about, search for "Boston manhunt" and you'll get everything you need to know. I'm a ways out of... Read more
Wednesday, April 17, 2013      1 comments

I worked from home yesterday after the Boston Marathon bombings. I work a mile away, and when everything went down, I thought it was thunder. If only . . . The past two weeks have been eventful and emotionally draining. Even before the bo... Read more
Report: 4/1/13
Tuesday, April 02, 2013      1 comments

@ Home Circuit, 34 min 5 min indoor row (22 strokes/min) 1 min rest 30-seconds on, 30-seconds off of: squat jumps, push ups, side lunges, balanced trunk twists w/ 8 lb medicine ball, burpees, supermans, mountain climbers 2 min rest 2... Read more
Just Watch Me
Sunday, March 31, 2013      3 comments

Sigh. One fall off a retaining wall and everything goes to heck. So yeah, I fell off the figurative bandwagon and let the holidays and a really tough time at work get me down. Now, I have no excuses left. It's time to get this thing d... Read more
From the Outside, In (Part 1)
Thursday, October 11, 2012      3 comments

I had a great run last night and I even made it to bed at a decent hour, but my body would not hear of hitting the pool this morning. I'm frustrated because I really wanted to swim at least one more time before the weekend--when I'll be travelin... Read more
Keeping Things Complicated
Wednesday, October 10, 2012      3 comments

I have to be honest with you: I love keeping things complicated. That usually means I'm juggling six different things at once, tackling projects with lots of moving pieces, and overanalyzing everything. When it comes to exercising, though, ... Read more
Getting Back on Track
Monday, October 08, 2012      3 comments

So I hopped back on the treadmill after giving my back a few days to rest, and this is how my run started: ... Read more
Food and Me
Saturday, October 06, 2012      2 comments

I've alluded to my "changed relationship with food" on my page, and after chatting to a few Sparkers whose stories reminded me of my own, I think it's time to get into the details. I *love* food. All food, really. Trace it back to my divers... Read more
On the Mend
Friday, October 05, 2012      4 comments

I woke up and actually wondered--just for a second--if I'd just imagined the muscle strain . . . It was a fabulous second, too. But then I moved wrong and the little knot mid-back (excuse me: thorax) gave a little twinge and I knew it... Read more
Thursday, October 04, 2012      5 comments

So I did it. I pulled something. In my back. And it's bad. It hurts every time I breathe. It hurts when I twist. It hurts when I stretch. Not even big bad high intensity movements. Just rolling over in bed and reaching for my coffee this mo... Read more
Catching Up
Wednesday, October 03, 2012      1 comments

It's been a long time, SP. Four years is a LONG time. So here's where things stand, in the cleanest nutshell I can manage. NOWADAYS, I AM . . . **26 **Married **A Homeowner **A Full-Fledged Book Editor **Owner of Two Dogs **A H... Read more
Monday, June 02, 2008      1 comments

A NOTE TO MYSELF AND ANYONE READING: I've deleted my old blog posts, mostly because they only contained info about where I was, and if I think about that too hard, I'll just get frustrated about how much further I let myself go. But this post ... Read more