My nightmare is real. My son thinks I'm fat.
Say what you want about six year olds, they are unabashedly HONEST.
My youngest son loves Dinosaurs, Pokémon, Cheese and his Mommy. He is snuggly, and bright and funny, and we like to play games before bedtime. In one such game, which we ... Read more
40 pounds. 40 weeks. 40th Birthday.
In exactly 40 weeks, I turn 40 years old, and I am officially the heaviest I have been since meeting my husband (not counting pregnancies). While I have the most loving, supportive husband in the world, who swears he doesn't notice the weight g... Read more
You run slow? YOU ARE AWESOME!
Yesterday, I stumbled upon an article in the NYTimes about traditionally fast marathoners decrying the so-called "plodders" who have taken up running, and for whom it takes more than 5 and a half hours to finish a marathon. They complain that t... Read more
Should I or Shouldn't I?
I am traveling to Walt Disney World next January to participate in the WDW Marathon Weekend. My little brother and I ran the marathon this past January, (our first marathon!) and he is determined to do the "Dopey Challenge" next year. That's 4... Read more
It's official! I'm a size 12!
I love being a size 12. I know I'm still well above my "healthy" BMI range, but I don't care. I love my curves, and when I'm in a 12, I feel pretty fantastic.
I've been fretting lately a lot about the scale not moving down for me. I've l... Read more
How NOT to think of Elephants.
A fellow blogger today wrote something profound, and it has helped me better understand a struggle I've been having.
Anniesadventure wrote: "Find the positive in our goals. Find the feel-good part of the goal and think about it often. Try t... Read more
GEEZ, Running faster is HARD.
I am a s-l-o-w runner. Runner is really a little generous...I am a slow "shuffler." But I had made peace with it. (12:30-13 minutes per mile is average for me, and on really long runs, I get even slower...14 or 15 minutes for anything over a ... Read more
The MIRACLE of Toe-socks.
I am a runner. Since the beginning of my running adventures, I had resigned myself to the fact that I would forever have to put up with weird, pointy callouses on the fourth toes of both my feet. See, those little piggies like to creep underne... Read more
I must have lost my mind.
Two weeks ago I ran the Disney marathon. I never thought, in my previous 37 years on earth, that I would do something so stupid. I didn't think I would do it until the day I decided to do it. That day was my baby brother's 30th birthday. Her... Read more
I can't believe I DID IT!
That is ME! And I just finished a MARATHON! I do NOT look like a person who runs marathons. I look like what I am - a mother of 2 who likes food and wine. But through... Read more
Where did THAT come from?!?!
I turn 37 in a few months. Birthdays don't usually bother me - I actually enjoy indulging in a little selfishness. But this year feels different. Because I have very recently noticed something about my body. It is AGING.
Yes, I realiz... Read more
In nine days I will do the hardest thing I've ever done.
This Indianapolis 500 Festival Mini-Marathon is in 9 days, and I am signed up to run it. For the uninitiated, it's a half-marathon - 13.1 miles. I have never run 13.1 miles in my life. I have run 11.5 miles in a training run and I didn't die ... Read more
Runners are weirdos.
I left a comment on a community page today entitled "What keeps you motivated to run?" Then, during my run today, I decided I had a lot more to say on the subject.
See, a year ago, I would have BLOWN right past that comment page. I was a N... Read more
WORST. DAY. EVER. and it's only noon......
I am having the WORST DAY EVER.
First, I am on a cleanse to fit into a stupid dress this Saturday, and it's making me cranky.
Second, my 2-year old has decided that the best way to spend his mornings is to stand in the middle of the kitchen ... Read more
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I bought the dress!
I'm going to a formal fancy-dress party in 30 days. On New Years' Eve, I treated myself to a little shopping, knowing that the cocktail dresses would be on sale, and I found one that ROCKS. It's strapless, tight, short and gorgeous. I love it... Read more