Run/walk ratios and other thoughts
What a beautiful long weekend I've had! Lots of exercise, good eating, and I feel rested and relaxed. Makes me realize (although of course I already know) that I need to find time away from work more often.
On Saturday I started out by do... Read more
Going for another 5
I have been maintaining at about 160 for quite a while now, which is 5 poounds above my original goal weight. That was fine with me, because the original goal was fairly random, and just seemed to naturally plateau just over 160 once I was eati... Read more
Getting back to normal
This week I worked fewer hours, spread my jogging miles over 3 runs instead of just 1 or 2, logged my food consistently, and made dinner at home all week. Whew! It felt good to gain a bit of my life back after working so many hours over the las... Read more
2nd blog for today, because the day is too beautiful to not share!
I usually blog once a week, but today I am an over-achiever, I guess. Had a sunny, hot, sweaty jog. It was almost 80 degrees compared to 50 a week ago. Since I had to take it slow while I get adjusted to the heat, I took some photos on my... Read more
Tracking food. Ugh, and Yay!
Tracking, tracking, tracking. Ugh. I hate (love) it.
Yeah, yeah ... I know it works. But I tell myself I don't like it because it takes too long (which it doesn't ... with the latest phone app and the favorites/ recent lists, it takes liter... Read more
Rules for Good Eating
So I'm much better at exercising than I am at eating right. Oh, I do just great when I lay out my menus for the week and then simply follow the plan. That makes it easy.
But (as you can see from last week's blog about plan B,C and D) when... Read more
It's often about Plan B, or C or even D ...
One of my Spark friends recently posted a graphic about "Plan B", and the past couple of weeks I've realized how important it is to always have that backup plan.
I've been working 12 hour days. Several of them, in a row. Which isn't as bad as ... Read more
Shorts for the first time this year!
What glorious running weather we had this weekend! It felt wonderful to go out in shorts and tee shirt and feel the sunshine on my face, arms and legs!
I did 10 mile... Read more
Trying to keep up ...
Whew. Last week was really busy at work, which meant I got less done at home, which made for a busy weekend, too.
Did a 20k last Saturday, but then didn't run again until today. Yikes! A whole week! But I tried to walk and exercise a lot a... Read more
Journaling and healthy habits
Ok. I have always been a writer, so maybe it's just me. I was that crazy girl in school who LOVED tests with essay questions and would rather write a paper than do just about any other kind of homework. I was a newspaper journalist for several... Read more
Ran 7 miles yesterday and was considering another run today. I don't usually do two days in a row, but have lately on the weekends if I can't get any running in during the week. But got to doing little things around the house, feeling kinda lazy... Read more
Pi Day Pi K Race (and pie)
Started out with a Pi Day Pi K race this morning! Talked my 15-year-old son and his girlfriend into joining me- OK, well it was not so much my talking as the pizza and fruit pie presented at the finish line that got them. But it was fun.
... Read more
Treats and Rewards - What works?
Let's admit it. We all work better with some positive reinforcement. Lately I have read a few Spark blogs about treats and rewards, and so I have found myself thinking this over.
I work with children (and adults) and I have two black labs... Read more
Slowing things down
Lately I have been trying to do more yoga and meditation, and I have noticed a big difference in my patience, my focus and my happiness.
Taking the time to stop, focus inward, and check in on my own mind and body helps me focus on the "now"... Read more
Embrace the Season
I grew up mostly in the Northwest. Now that I am transplanted to the Midwest, I so miss the mountains and the ocean. But I love having four distinct seasons. Yes, even when it is sooooooo cold and even when it's terribly hot.
OK, I won'... Read more
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