Benefits of jogging regularly
Just 4 more months to finish my goal of completing 615 miles in 2015. (It's my part of a team challenge, along with my sister-in-law in Seattle and uncle in Texas, to do 2015 in 2015.) As a team we are well ahead of schedule, and I am also ahe... Read more
Prepping for another half next weekend!
My third half marathon is next Saturday and I'm pretty excited! My first half was about a year ago, and my only goal was to get through it (which I did, and felt pretty good, so it was a success).
I did a second half marathon about a month a... Read more
Another fun event ...
Yesterday I volunteered for an Adventure Games in our city. Happened upon this because it was listed on a running website, but when I checked it out it w... Read more
Every Mile Is Worth My While
Ran a half marathon on the 4th of July with a local group that supports people who need to lose 50 or more pounds. The half-marthon is their last e... Read more
Up and down. Grrrr....
Or rather down and up. Was so excited about easily dropping the first three pounds of that elusive last 5 pounds. Thought maybe after maintaining for so long just above, that now it would be easy. Should have known better. :-/
Last week en... Read more
Those little, not invisible, munchies
You know the munchies I mean ... The first slice sample at the deli counter or the free samples along the aisles. The bites you eat before or while cooking dinner. That thing you grab while walking through the kitchen when you mean just to gra... Read more
Consistency is Really About TODAY
I am now trying to kick the last 5 pounds toward my goal weight after happily maintaining just above it for quite a while. I am having to relearn the things I knew when I started out.
The biggest item being the importance of consistency. I sta... Read more
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
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