Feeling Down (SP related)
First, since I haven't written a blog since my last one, I want to give my greatest thanks to everyone who commented then. It seems a silly thing sometimes to be so upset over a simple inability to exercise the way I want to or as much as I wan... Read more
I don't know how to deal with this.
My leg is injured again, every bit as bad as the first time. I can't put any weight on it at all without serious pain.
The worst is I didn't even DO anything to it. I went for a freaking half hour walk last night during my son's baseball ... Read more
I DID IT! (Hook Mountain 5K, April 21, 2013)
31:55. I can't stop smiling. I seriously wasn't even daring to hope that I'd break 35 minutes -- to break 32? That's crazy-sauce, people! And it feels SO good.
It is a gorgeous April day today. A little chilly, and a whole lot windy, b... Read more
Injury and Illness, yay
Ugh. Never take good health for granted.
The last few days have been lousy for me. First, I injured my lower left leg. I'm not sure what's wrong with it, but it's conceivable it's a stress fracture. If it is, that means no walking or ru... Read more
Ladies and gentlemen, my mother.
"Just be careful you don't go the other way and become anorexic."
Sigh. I love you too, Mom.
I like to think she means well...... Read more
I had a good workout today. Mostly moderate intensity, but I also finally gathered the courage to push that speed lever all the way up to the second red line on my ancient treadmill for a set of short (1 minute) "sprints" -- the first time I've... Read more
5K on April 21st? I think yes.
I was originally thinking not to brave an actual 5K race until at least May or June, but the reasons why are not so persuasive as they were a couple of weeks ago.
First, the running is going insanely well, better than I ever expected. I ha... Read more
Mushed-up blueberries make a delicious substitute for jam in PB&J sandwiches.
Don't ask. ;)... Read more
It would be more convenient if I didn't have to crop the kiddo out of just about every picture I've ever had taken of myself in the last six years in order to post them on the 'net, but such is life. Plus, my husband would have a hemorrhage if ... Read more
Do 95% of Diets Fail? (part 1)
You hear this statistic all the time. "95% of diets fail, and you just wind up fatter than you started." "It's almost impossible to keep weight off long-term and it just hurts your metabolism if you try, so don't even try." "Why put yourself ... Read more
Chucking out the safety clothes.
Latest addition to the list: One dark green fleece pullover, vintage 1990-something, originally "borrowed" off my father maybe ten years ago, and one of the few things in my wardrobe I could still wear at 190+ pounds and not feel like a sausage ... Read more
What a beautiful day we've had, the first really nice day in I-can't-remember-how-long. We all packed into the car (husband and me, kiddo, in-laws) and went to the lake and got some exercise on the jogging path there. It was grand. I think we... Read more
What an interesting week
Not quite in the "may you live in interesting times" sense of interesting, but it's been something. Maybe challenging would be a better word.
I started this past week on a real high, had very good weight loss for the week previous and more... Read more
I'm going through a bit of a struggle the last couple of days. I've increased the intensity of my exercise program pretty dramatically in the past ten days or so (mostly by adding some running) and done quite well with duration too. (Also a ch... Read more
So, my mother-in-law is coming ...
On Sunday. She'll be here about two weeks.
This woman is a Tamil mother from the old school, and I adore her. But she cooks, oh lord, she cooks.
That "what" of what she cooks is no issue. We eat Tamil food at least half the time our... Read more