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Parties in Japan
Sunday, February 03, 2013      15 comments

One day, you sit down at your desk in the crowded staff room of your Japanese office and notice a slip of paper on your desk. It's an invitation to an enkai (a party). The invitation has the type of party, the location, the time, and the price. ... Read more
Dear Me (BLC21 Goals)
Friday, January 25, 2013      5 comments

Dear Me, I know you are kind of a mess right now. The re-entry process after a long vacation is tough. And you are still feeling bleah. But I think you will see that as you start to make positive changes, you will start to feel better. Th... Read more
Forest ABCs of me
Saturday, January 12, 2013      6 comments

A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? Yes, I think so. Well, sort of. Maybe? In certain ways? B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) Goldie?(long time BLCer)? Former BLC team(s)? Goldie - I have be... Read more
November Map
Friday, November 02, 2012      5 comments

I love planning! Carrying out said plan...eeeeeeh. But I'm going to do my best for my health and for the Forest this month! RAWR! My biggest goal by November 30 is to be the healthiest I can be. I've been under a load of stress lately, an... Read more
Shifting Gears
Sunday, October 28, 2012      6 comments

So, our assignment LAST week was to do a re-evaluation blog of our BLC20 goals. I didn't do mine in time...oops. I'm doing it now, anyways, because it's something I want to do. Also, if I don't blog, I'll have to go clean something. When I ... Read more
My first half marathon
Sunday, September 30, 2012      13 comments

Well, I've now completed my first half marathon, and it's a great feeling. My feet do not agree, but who asked them? I got to Asahikawa yesterday morning, and spent the day with a lovely new friend. We did some shopping and had coffee, and ... Read more
Creative Writing 101 - On to Victory
Friday, September 14, 2012      8 comments

The next twelve weeks are going to be awesome! Fall is my favorite time of year, and I'm looking forward to soaking it in. Food: For the next 12 weeks, I'd really like to focus on eating real food and hydrating. I want to be in good condit... Read more
Forest ABC's of me
Saturday, September 08, 2012      8 comments

Huzzah! I stopped off at the library to type this blog. Kind of feeling like a high schooler again. A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? Yes, I've especially noticed that since I started running in races. However, impossib... Read more
Feeling invincible! Much better than invisible...
Saturday, April 21, 2012      8 comments

Well, I feel silly blogging twice in one day, but today at the gym I just hit a goal I've been chasing FOREVER. I ran 5K in under 30 minutes! My BLC19 goal was going to be able to run 5K in under 35 minutes. That is the cutoff time fo... Read more
Forest ABC's - Happy BLC19
Friday, April 20, 2012      11 comments

(This is where I live) A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? Yes, I think it does - even competition with myself. B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(fi... Read more
Looking for packing/lunch tips!
Friday, March 30, 2012      1 comments

Hello, Sparkers! Ifm looking for some advice about packing and lunches. And I seem to be doing it the long way! I live in Japan, and I travel a lot visiting schools. When I travel, I like to take the least amount of stuff possible. I ... Read more
Two Week Accountability Blog
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      3 comments

OK, I'm just going to keep track of my stats in this blog for the next 2 weeks - just as an easy way for me to look back. And because it will be fun! ... Read more
Kudamono + Yasai = Kudasai!
Friday, January 20, 2012      5 comments

As I was getting ready to create my freggie tracker blog for the weekend challenge, I thought about something. Kudamono in Japanese is fruit, and yasai is vegetable. Well, if you merge them together like we merge fruit and veggie to make freggie... Read more
Forest ABC's
Tuesday, January 10, 2012      5 comments

OK, here are my Forest ABC's! So excited to get this round going! A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? Yes, especially if I’m competing as a part of a team B is for BLC rounds... Newbie?(first BLC round) Oldie?(1-3 rounds) ... Read more
How do you hydrate?
Sunday, December 11, 2011      4 comments

I have a long-standing battle with hydration. I know how important it is for me, but to be honest, sometimes I'd rather drink nothing than choke down another glass of water. How do you stay hydrated, especially in the cold, cold winter?... Read more

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