It's a heavy thing to deal with. We all do deal with it, even if the bouts are not as near or deep as someone else's. It is still a terrible thing.
This past Thursday, my grandmother died. It was extremely sudden and unforeseen, but the Lor... Read more
Let's get back to it.
After the past several weeks of recovering from a suspected case of shin splints, I decided that the 5k I was working towards is not the one for me. I will run a 5k some day--but November does not equate to this particular 'someday.'
I've n... Read more
It's a short one, but sometimes I have a lot to say -- and right now, I don't...
So, for the past week or so, my shins have been killing within the first few minutes of running/jogging...and even more recently, they've been hurting when wal... Read more
Towards the 5k!
My walk/run training for the 5k in November started Wednesday, and even though it's shaped for beginners, I'm pretty sure it's supposed to be for beginners who are even mildly in shape... Which I am not.
I went to the track Tuesday, just to... Read more
Pleasantly Plump does NOT describe me.
However you want to phrase it: pleasantly plump, junk in the trunk, curvy wurvy, heavyset, overweight, obese, fat, it doesn't matter: I'm tired of being it.
Yes, I have curves. I will always have curves. But I don't have to let my curves be... Read more
Maintenance, Maintenance, Maintenance.
Unfortunately, it seems I can't even do that. I lost four pounds in one month without trying, and I think I became comfortable the next month (which was August). If there's one thing that seems to be my enemy, it's over-comfortableness.
I ... Read more
As I said in my previous blog, I don't do bandwagons....but if I did, I've sure as heck fallen off of this one in the past few weeks.
Though I did lose weight, I lost the momentum of walking and eating right. Now, I didn't go off the deep ... Read more
I don't jump on bandwagons.
There are so many times that you could summarize a new (or old) concept by saying, "It's very much a 'jump-on-the-bandwagon' concept."
But the thing is: weight loss is not a concept -- it's a struggle. It's a journey.
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I got my ticket for the long way 'round.
And this is not the one with the prettiest of views.
After a two-day break (again, not the greatest of ideas), the best friend and I get with it and head to the track once more. We did jog, though not as much as I did last time, and we went... Read more
Just Keep Walking...Just Keep Walking, Walking, Walking.
In the (somewhat revised) words of Dory from 'Finding Nemo,' "Just keep walking, just keep walking, just keep walking, walking, walking....what do we do? We walk."
Today, I hit a milestone. I went to the track with my best friend at 3:00 in... Read more
Is that wind? I'm being blown away...
I log onto SparkPeople, totally prepared to write a blog entry about how I walked again today, and then (by chance, I assure you) I check my last entry...there are three comments on it, all of which are simple encouragements from people I don't ... Read more
Six Miles (roughly), Three Days, and a Bruise
Today marks the third consecutive day that my best friend and I have walked/semi-jogged almost two miles. Today, however, is the first day that I've gotten a bruise (I don't know if it is one yet or not, but it definitely hurt).
Since Frid... Read more