For the last few years, June 1 has been kind of a downer day for me. Four years ago today, I was furloughed from a teaching job that I LOVED. I was great at my job, my kiddos loved me, and I thought I'd be doing that job for a long time. Nope.
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This week I'm going to start a sugar detox. I've been hemming and hawing over this for a while, but I'm just going to DO IT this week. Make a plan, carry out the plan. I saved an article from a magazine - how to do a detox in three weeks. This w... Read more
I sucked it up, set the alarm, and woke up for a run today. I got in about 2.25 miles. I had perfect timing, too - as soon as I crossed the street to my apartment, it started to rain. Hard.
On Friday I took a morning yoga class - it totall... Read more
I'm trying something new today - a morning yoga class before I have to go into work. The timing means I need to seriously get my life together before I go; when I come home, I won't have much time to get ready for work. But I can do it!
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One of my favorite feelings is when things just seem to start falling into place. The plan starts making more sense, it's actually enjoyable to get up early to work out, and I look forward to yoga after work.
I ran a 10-mile race on Sunday... Read more
After a day off yesterday, I feel refreshed and ready to go. On Sunday, I ran the Broad Street Run, a 10-mile race in Philly. It was cold, rainy, and pretty miserable. But I did it. Phew! Yesterday I took a class called "Gentle Yoga" and it was ... Read more
Planning... I both love and hate it. In the moment, I feel like I could be doing something more productive. But when it's time for me to have a meal and I know exactly what I'm going to do... that's when I appreciate meal planning.
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I have re-discovered the joy of turkey bacon. Hubs got a lot of it over the weekend, so I had some for breakfast and some more for a snack when I got home. SO GOOD.
Got in a run this morning, a little over 4.5 miles. I am so excited that it... Read more
My calendar is filling up and I'm not so sure that's a good thing.
Between classes, book clubs, concerts, work commitments, and race training, I'm not so sure I'm really enjoying all of it. When I write this stuff on the calendar I think I ... Read more
March successes (so far):
- I bought a new water glass for work, and I am drinking a TON of water throughout the day. This means I have to pee a lot, but I know it's helping me manage my eating.
- Every week I've been getting more mindful ab... Read more
Any time I get up to run, I have to give myself a little pat on the back. It's not easy to get up early on a chilly March day, when it's so toasty under the covers. But I have a race coming up in May, and I have to get in my miles. And I skipped... Read more
It was another great run this morning. I got in a good four miles before I had to go to work.
- drank a lot of water
- didn't eat too much pizza at my lunch meeting
- ate a yogurt for a snack.
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Every day I drink a little more water at work. Today I'll drink even more!
I've been having trouble waking up early for my runs - I had been hitting snooze, re-setting my alarm for an hour later... so I got myself a new alarm app (White Noi... Read more
It's amazing what I can get done when I just DO stuff instead of think about it incessantly. This morning, I thought "I should paint my nails when I get home." And I have plenty of time before I have to go to work - I wake up early with plenty o... Read more
Back to the basics.
- 2 big bottles of water at work
- no eating snacks from the basement at work (we give out snacks to families and that's where we store them)
- get to bed by 9:30 so I can wake up at 5:30 so I can run before work.
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