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Wednesday, June 01, 2016      5 comments

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. ... Read more
Sunday, May 22, 2016      1 comments

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
Sunday, May 08, 2016      2 comments

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
Friday, May 06, 2016      2 comments

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! To... Read more
Thursday, May 05, 2016      3 comments

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
Tuesday, May 03, 2016      3 comments

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
Tuesday, April 19, 2016      5 comments

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. Last nig... Read more
Monday, April 18, 2016      3 comments

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
Tuesday, April 12, 2016      2 comments

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
Tuesday, March 22, 2016      5 comments

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
Sunday, March 06, 2016      6 comments

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
Tuesday, March 01, 2016      1 comments

It was another great run this morning. I got in a good four miles before I had to go to work. Today I: - drank a lot of water - didn't eat too much pizza at my lunch meeting - ate a yogurt for a snack. ... Read more
Tuesday, February 23, 2016      3 comments

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
Monday, February 22, 2016      2 comments

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
Thursday, February 18, 2016      5 comments

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. ... Read more

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