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Diet

Posted under Health, Macrobiotic, Nutrition, Running - Aug 30th, 14 - Comments Off on Diet

We’re going through some temporary difficult times right now– nothing too bad and nothing we can’t work through– but it means making some small sacrifices. That makes this the perfect time to experiment with my diet! I’ve long been intrigued by the concept of macrobiotics and I tend to like to eat the same thing […]

Calf Strain

Posted under Health, Injuries, Running, Streak - Jul 9th, 13 - Comments Off on Calf Strain

I made it to 20 days last Thursday. Thursday evening, my left calf felt twingey, so I decided to rest on Friday. That was probably a good idea. That evening, I decided to take my dogs on the same hilly walk around the block we always take, wearing Vibrams (very common for my walk.) About […]

Weight Loss = Fat Shaming?

Posted under Body Image, Health, Heart Rate, Plans and Goals, Running, Streak, Support - Jun 24th, 13 - Comments Off on Weight Loss = Fat Shaming?

I have been indirectly accused of fat-shaming twice this weekend. Once was in a response to a discussion about a blogger who lost 30 pounds and then was accused of fat-shaming because she answered questions about how she did it and posted before and after pictures. The second hurt more because it was a friend […]

3 Mile Run

Posted under Health, Kettlebells, Nutrition, Running - Apr 25th, 13 - Comments Off on 3 Mile Run

Today’s run was an easy three miles (except because all of my runs are on hills, there’s really no such thing as easy. I let myself walk a lot.) Afterwards, since it was another Ashtanga rest day, I did some kettlebell swings, pull-ups, and deadlifts. Once I feel adjusted to the running and yoga schedule, […]

Diet

Posted under Health, Nutrition, Plans and Goals, Veg*n - Sep 13th, 12 - Comments Off on Diet

I have to get it together with my diet. I need to start now. I wish there was an app where I could tell it to remind me to eat & tell me what to eat, but there isn’t, so I’ll have to do it myself. I’ve talked a bit about some of the changes […]

Treadmill Desk & Bike & Run

Posted under Health, Nutrition, Running - Jul 29th, 11 - Comments Off on Treadmill Desk & Bike & Run

So this week, I finally rigged up a desk for my treadmill. I have to spend hours working on the computer every day and I’m lucky enough to get to work from home several days a week. So I decided to rig up a shelf-desk so I can walk slowly while working. It’s super-easy to […]

11 Days Later

Posted under Health, Nutrition, Plans and Goals - Feb 27th, 11 - 2 Comments

I have decided I am going to try to lose just a few pounds, to get below 160 consistently. I really feel like I will run faster if I am lighter. I’m not dieting, though. I’m going to do a combination of cutting back on some of my treats (smaller soy lattes, only one Cherry […]

Breathing

Posted under 2008, Health - Apr 28th, 08 - Comments Off on Breathing

So, a couple of days ago, I found out I have asthma. I’ve had exercise-induced asthma for years (probably for my entire life, but it really became a problem when I was stationed in Korea.) Recently, though, I’ve had a lot of trouble just living life. Going up a flight of stairs makes me feel […]

178.4

Posted under 2007, Health, Intuitive, Nutrition, Veg*n, Weigh-Ins - Feb 6th, 07 - 2 Comments

178.4 was yesterday’s weight, and the official weight of the week, but today, I was 177.1. It’s driving me nuts that I can’t remember something I wanted to talk about earlier. It has something to do with my new attitudes about food. It’s so refreshing to feel “normal.” How strange that I had to go […]

Day 3?

Posted under 2007, Health - Jan 3rd, 07 - 2 Comments

I’m still fighting this stupid cold that I got before Christmas. It has completely sapped my energy. So, I have not yet worked out this year, except for a short walk yesterday. I’m hoping to be able to do something light tomorrow. I want to be back up to half an hour of running by […]