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Monday, May 18, 2015      6 comments

I had a somewhat painful run on Friday - aggravated something in my gimp leg - but still wanted to cross-train on Saturday, so I opted for yoga. YOU GUYS. The pain WENT AWAY during yoga. It initially was a little bit painful, but as I war... Read more

The best-laid plans...

Thursday, May 14, 2015      4 comments

Ha. Last night was my lone night off this week, as I am in tech for a show that opens tomorrow. My plan was to go to the store to grab something healthy for dinner, get home, go for my run, fix dinner immediately afterward, and do laundry ... Read more

Exercise - the best medicine

Tuesday, May 05, 2015      4 comments

It's true that if you find something you absolutely love to do, it doesn't feel like work... ...and even though running is hard, I truly had no trouble popping out of bed and getting it done this morning. It felt great to watch the sun ris... Read more


Monday, May 04, 2015      3 comments

First of all, the weather was OUTSTANDING this weekend. Seriously, the whole weekend was just amazing!! I spent as much time as I could outside enjoying it! First, I hit up a huge garden market with my friend Deb... and I probably spent w... Read more


Thursday, April 30, 2015      1 comments

So my go-to quickie breakfast - my egg white, spinach and cheese breakfast wrap from Wawa - tasted downright gross this morning. I've decided I'm never going to get one again. Barfy. After a somewhat scary run on Saturday (I had some pain... Read more

So far, so good!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015      2 comments

Took the new shoes out for a spin last night, and they felt GREAT - though it did take me a little bit of time to get accustomed to the extra cushioning under the forefoot, I felt that it gave me a much better forefoot strike/heel "kiss" than th... Read more

New shoes!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015      2 comments

So my Vibram Fivefingers - which work great for short runs - are probably not going to work real well for a half marathon. I went to Delaware Running Company, and the knowledgable staff there suggested that I get racing flats and recommende... Read more

Back in training, and it feels so good...

Monday, April 20, 2015      4 comments

I'm sore, but I'm so flippin' happy. It feels really great to have a plan that I'm confident with. I've got yoga scheduled for tonight, and boy do I need it. All that stretching is going to feel soooooo good!!... Read more

Planning my training!

Thursday, April 16, 2015      2 comments

So, I have decided to suck it up and run the Beat the Blerch Half Marathon on September 26 with my friend Sara. I was kind of scared to do it, but she said, "We're not breaking any land speed records. We're going to run most of it, walk if we ... Read more

Ready to try again!

Thursday, April 09, 2015      3 comments

My leg feels pretty good - only a little stiffness - so I'm going to go for a super-easy trial run today and see how I do. I'm glad I gave myself the time off to really let that heal... and although I was super grumpy about it, I got over it an... Read more

One step at a time...

Thursday, April 02, 2015      0 comments

...there's no need to rush...'s just like learning to fly... ...or falling in love...'s gonna happen when it's supposed to happen... Love that song, too! Things are getting better. I took a walk yesterday (about .75 ... Read more


Wednesday, April 01, 2015      2 comments

I love April... and not just because it's my birthday month (39 already!). Weather's getting warmer, soft rains are falling, grass is greening, and the earth smells of new life. I absolutely love, love, LOVE this time of year. :) Als... Read more

Better today!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015      1 comments

Leg isn't NEARLY as tweaky as it was yesterday. Hooray! Still going to keep it rested until Monday or so, but I feel so much more optimistic about things now. I'm still a little depressed, but I'm not going to let it get to me. ... Read more

Son of a...

Monday, March 30, 2015      2 comments

Well, I've managed to hurt myself already. I was over halfway into my run yesterday when I had to dodge a car that was careening down a street in my 50% sidewalk-less neighborhood... I ran out of the street and up onto one of the sloped par... Read more

Fitness is hard.

Friday, March 27, 2015      4 comments

One of the hardest things about finding and sticking to an exercise routine is figuring out what you organically love to do. If you love to do something that happens to also be physically active, it's much more likely that you'll stick to it an... Read more

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