I Can't Go Home
OneKidsMom reminds us often about the importance of planning our day so that we can be successful in our journeys to achieve and maintain good health. This morning as I was planning, I realized something that often determines my daily success o... Read more
Strength Training... Medieval Style
One of my good running friends (Carter) is very active in the SCA - the Society for Creative Anachronism. I had never heard of it until I started seeing pictures of her on Facebook in medieval garb. Sometimes she was in dresses, but much of th... Read more
Happiness Is Bad for the Economy?
A Facebook friend shared a photo of a page from a book - Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig.
"Happiness is bad for the economy. If we were happy with what we had, why would we need more? How do you sell an anti-aging moisturizer? You mak... Read more
I had tendinitis just about everywhere in my lower body at some point after taking up running. I had posterior tibial tendinitis, patellar tendinitis, iliotibial band syndrome, and Achilles tendinitis. I didn't have them all at the same time, ... Read more
6 Days On, 1 Day Off
In 1999, my sister and brother-in-law gave me the book "Body for Life" by Bill Phillips. I was getting into fitness for the first time, and I read it, cover to cover. I gave away my copy years ago so I can't refer to it directly, but what I th... Read more
The First Day of the Rest of Your Life
A few weeks ago, I became SparkFriends with JannieWannie. In her bio, she says, "Each day I renew my commitment to my health. I am willing to invest time and effort into my well-being."
This morning, I read a post on my Facebook newsfeed ... Read more
Whey? No WAY... unless...
Since beginning to track my nutrition, I'm finding it's hard to get the recommended daily amount of protein. I like meat and nuts, but I just don't eat a lot of them. Eggs are something I like quite a bit, so maybe I can add in some more eggs ... Read more
Sacrifice and Strength
Yesterday I posted a blog entry that began with St. Augustine saying that prayer is more powerful when accompanied by sacrifice. I thought a bit more about sacrifice over the course of the day.
In the season of Lent, some Christian denomin... Read more
Challenges, Sacrifice, and Appreciation
A couple weeks ago, our pastor reminded us how St. Augustine said that prayer is most powerful when accompanied by sacrifice. I have Googled for an exact quote, but I can't find one, so I guess if you want to know exactly what St. Augustine sai... Read more
The Perfect Time to "X" - Smart Forecasts!
A few days ago, I posted about the RunKeeper app and how wonderful it is. You can track all kinds of activities (not just running), and set it up to sync to your SparkPeople fitness tracker.
I've got another app I used for many years befor... Read more
I've told you before that my favorite cardio activity is running. Like many people, I prefer to run outside as opposed to indoors on a treadmill (although I don't dislike that, either.)
A few days ago, I wrote about RunKeeper Go and how it... Read more
An Anti-Inflammatory Concoction
I've been struggling with tendinitis issues in my arms lately, which is not good when you're a concert pianist. So a caring, health-conscious good friend of mine (who also happens to be a professional violinist) gave me a recipe for an anti-inf... Read more
I discovered fitness 18 years ago, at the age of 29. At that time, I discovered that running is the cardio exercise my body is best suited for and that (coincidentally?) I like the best. Now, I'm not going to try to sell anyone on running in th... Read more
Resisting the Baking Frenzy
As you may know, I've recently begun tracking my nutrition again after a long, long time away. Boy, was I overeating. Here's one thing that causes me to struggle with overeating (and eating poorly).
Baking treats for my family.
My ki... Read more
Creatures of Habit
It's a unusually cold, snowy morning in the south as I write this. The birds are in a feeding frenzy around our feeders. There are about 30 birds out there, including 6 finches on the thistle seed feeder alone.
We have a large picture win... Read more