Meg's Miles, 2015
I don't know if anyone remembered me talking about it last year, but on January 13th, 2014 a local woman named Meg Menzies was struck by a car and killed while training for the Boston Marathon. The following Saturday was the start of the Monumen... Read more
Let's make the rest of 2014 count!
It would be so easy just to write off this last month of the year. Especially with the holidays. Especially with being pregnant. I really kind of checked out for a few days. It started Thursday, and went right on through the pint of Ben and Jerr... Read more
2014 American Family Fitness Half Marathon 11-15-2014
Saturday I started in my first half marathon. I've been training for this sucker since about mid-August. I put in the miles and the training time and I was ready to go and also just ready to have this thing completed and no longer looming over m... Read more
I have no idea how one gracefully goes about announcing these things, so here we go:
I'm pregnant! Say hello to Fergus the Fetus.
It's still pretty early, I'm not d... Read more
I finished something!
Well, ok, I still have the actual race to do, but I officially finished my half marathon training yesterday with a ten mile walk! This Saturday I'll probably do a little four or five mile taper, but the hard stuff is finished! I don't know that ... Read more
Weekend catch up
My weekend was filled with super quiet, and super excitement!
Saturday I took as a full on rest day. Between exercising during the week, half marathon training and general housework/chores, I hadn't had a real day off in close to three week... Read more
Girls Gone Strong Results
I forget if I mentioned it, but a month ago my gym started a self guided challenge called Girls Gone Strong. Basically, you picked a muscle group you wanted to work on and a pre-assessment was done. Three reps of the highest weight you could mai... Read more
26 days to go, one more long walk.
My ticker has informed me there are only 26 days until my half marathon. Let me tell you guys; I am so ready to get this thing over with. My best friend is doing it with me and we had our next to last big walk yesterday. Nine miles. Nine. Flippi... Read more
Change in Plans
So. I just sent my nutritionist a big fat break up email. I got my first bill for what my insurance doesn't cover and it was $200 for three visits! My poor little HSA account can't take that kind of abuse. I can't only put in $200 a month as it ... Read more
The Wheels on the Bus Go Round and Round
Until they fall off. (I'm giving you fair warning now, there is some non-graphic lady parts discussion below, if that's something you'd rather not read.)
The wheels kind of fell off my bus this weekend. Looser habits have been kind of creep... Read more
Thoughts From the Office Bathroom Mirror
Isn't it funny how much a neckline can change how you look? I'm wearing a fairly wide, scooped neckline shirt. It's a bit like a pheasant top. If it wouldn't be totally embarrasing to get caught at it, I'd take a selfie for reference.
As I... Read more
Has anyone used the Vivo Fit?
My FitBit is probably going to hear this and disown me! Does anyone have any experience with the Vivo Fit? I was looking at its specs today online and I really like that it is water resistant up to 50 meters and has a heart rate monitor built-in... Read more
National Novel Writers Month (aka NaNoWriMo)
Has anyone done this before? I did it back in '09. The brief explanation is that for the 30 days of November you are challenged to write 50,000. They have a site where you can upload your word count and connect with other local participants, etc... Read more
Musings on a Gloomy Thursday
I was reading a friend's blog on being respectful and treating other people decently that stirred up a lot of feelings for me on something that I need to do more work on.
I am generally a friendly, open person. We all encounter those peopl... Read more
Pretty Muddy 2014
This was my first mud run, so I really had no idea of what to expect. I was advised to bring a garbage for muddy things, a change of clothes and shoes and a towel, which I heeded. What I wasn't expecting was to pay $10 to park! According to the ... Read more