2012... The Crossroads
Sunday, January 01, 2012      4 comments

For 2012, I’m not thinking new beginnings. This year is about staying healthy, getting my house in order, and enjoying my family. I’ve been in a very weird place for the last few months. We decided to try for baby #2, and it took a while f... Read more
Siiiiiick... and possibly a little whiny
Sunday, November 13, 2011      5 comments

So my teeny little cold from last week is heading into bronchitis-land. I ran 3 miles on Friday afternoon -- at that point, I was still mostly just sniffly -- and by that night I was coughing my head off. This is what happens when you have... Read more
Sit, Walk, or Run, but Don't Wobble
Sunday, October 30, 2011      9 comments

Many years ago, I owned a t-shirt with the Zen proverb “Sit, walk, or run, but don’t wobble” emblazoned on the back. At the time, I was a gymnast and often wore the ... Read more
A dream, deferred
Saturday, September 24, 2011      4 comments

Last month, I made the difficult decision to put off running a half marathon. As I was injured and unable to fully train, it was really the only decision to be made. This was the icing on the crap-cake that was my summer, for the record... ... Read more
August Goals
Wednesday, August 03, 2011      2 comments

I realize that it's only the 3rd, but August isn't going so well so far. (Sick baby, no sleep... ugh!) So this month, I'm keeping it simple: * Drink less coffee (it's really not a sleep substitute, anyway) * Run as much as I ca... Read more
July Goals
Saturday, July 02, 2011      3 comments

I haven't set monthly goals in ages and ages, so it's definitely time to start up again! In July, I will: * Go to bed on time, and not fall asleep on the couch. * Exercise 30 minutes per day, and at least 1000 minutes for the mo... Read more
Changes coming down the pike...
Thursday, June 30, 2011      7 comments

I’m pretty sure I’ve agreed to have another baby. DH let me live under the delusion that one was enough for almost 2 years, but when he saw a moment of weakness (pretty much everyone I know is either pregnant or planning to be), he swooped... Read more
Wait, what?????
Sunday, June 19, 2011      6 comments

DH, DD, and I are a happy little family of 3. Four if you count the dog, which we generally do. While we had originally planned for a larger family, we decided to stick with one child once we realized just how hectic life would become. Or ... Read more
Well, that's not right...
Sunday, June 12, 2011      5 comments

Bear with me, please. It's the continuing saga of my Stupid Foot. My Stupid Foot is getting better. PT has reduced the swelling dramatically, and it's now only 1.5 cm larger than my left foot. It was 5 cm when I first started PT in Februar... Read more
Day 9... Doing Well!
Sunday, June 05, 2011      2 comments

Today marks day 9 of my 111-day challenge. So far, I've exercised for a minimum of 30 minutes per day and worked out a better plan for when and how I'm going to get that exercise in. YAY! DD has NOT been cooperating in the area of sle... Read more
My 111-Day Challenge
Sunday, May 29, 2011      3 comments

So I keep asking myself: What will give me the kick in the pants I need to get my weight loss moving again? How can I get back in the habit of exercising and eating well? And how can I get it all done without impacting my time with DH and DD too... Read more
Making Plans
Sunday, May 22, 2011      3 comments

So, as I'm in an allergy-induced exercise hiatus (enough with the pollen already!), I'm taking this time to reflect on what I've done, and what I still need to do. I've been on a plateau for ... well, a very long time now. I'm stuck right ... Read more
Unsupportive Spouse
Saturday, May 14, 2011      8 comments

DH has become a major roadblock in the last few weeks, and I’m not sure how to resolve our issues. He’s very unhappy with himself lately (a knee injury last summer has had him out of work for almost a year, and he’s gained a substantial amount o... Read more
Sparkies, Sparkies, Everywhere
Saturday, April 30, 2011      4 comments

Dear Spark Friends, Thank you for your constant encouragement. Online and off, I carry you throughout my day as I try to make good decisions and lead a healthier life. In the morning, I reconsider that third cup of coffee, because... Read more
Well, that's odd...
Saturday, April 23, 2011      4 comments

I'm still battling my ankle issue. It's getting stronger -- slowly but surely! -- but it's definitely something I'm going to be dealing with for the next few months. In particular, as I began increasing my mileage in preparation for this f... Read more

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