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Trying to re-motivate
Wednesday, October 05, 2011      3 comments

Everything was going so well! I was eating well, and paying close attention to my portions. I was running every other day, and had done that for just over three weeks. I was really ENJOYING running. But then the floods came, the darker mor... Read more
The dark days of ... Autumn?
Friday, September 16, 2011      5 comments

I've had a problem getting up this week. I told myself that after the flooding I'd get back on track--waking up early, going for a run, starting my day right. But the darkness is killing my "get up and go-itiveness." I've barely even noticed... Read more
Natural disasters are hell on a diet
Monday, September 12, 2011      5 comments

This past weekend my little town of Harrisburg was inundated with so much rain that the Susquehanna river went raging from 5 feet to 25.2 feet in a couple of days. We were well aware that our house was situated in a flood zone when we bought t... Read more
Keep on truckin!
Friday, September 02, 2011      3 comments

Today I finally woke up at my desired waking time--4:30! I've always been an early riser, but lately my body's been thinking that 4:30 might be kind of ridiculous. I've done it before, though, so I knew I could do it again. And this morning I... Read more
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      9 comments

This week I've cut my coffee consumption considerably. I never wanted to be a coffee drinker. I was so PROUD of myself for having such disdain for the warm, caffeinated, pleasing taste and smell of coffee. But a few years ago I started a jo... Read more
Monday, August 29, 2011      8 comments

This'll be short and sweet. This morning I got up and started my 2nd week of running. I increased my run intervals by 30 seconds, adding 15 minutes of running time to my routine. I feel great about running more than once and calling it a day... Read more
runnin' legs
Friday, August 26, 2011      3 comments

OhmigodI'msore! This morning I finished my first week of a Couch-5k program. My first few days of running were pretty enjoyable. This one? Ehh... I enjoyed it, except that at each walking interval I felt like my legs would give way un... Read more
"I'm perfect!"
Thursday, August 25, 2011      5 comments

I say this a lot. To cashiers To bank tellers To co-workers To anyone who asks that politely cursory question "How are you?" "I'm perfect!" I reply I started doing this several years ago, after hearing a friend say it repeatedly.... Read more
I survived the earthquake!
Wednesday, August 24, 2011      4 comments

Okay, well I suppose everyone did, actually. But my desk was shaking like crazy. Still, it never donned on me that it might be an earthquake. I lived on the west coast for 10 years and never felt one, so the posibility didn't even enter my mind ... Read more
Think good thoughts!
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      7 comments

It's a beautiful day here, and my spirits are high! The last couple of days one of my favorite quotes has been running through my head, and I'll share it here. It's worth meditating on. And remember--think good thoughts!! Watch your th... Read more
So Far So Good
Friday, August 19, 2011      1 comments

After having a killer headache for a couple of days, it looks like Friday will be alright! I got up early this morning and went for a run, came back and had a healthy breakfast, walked for my first break at work, and have my lunch and snacks ... Read more
Healthier eating rocks
Tuesday, August 16, 2011      5 comments

I'm amazed by the difference in my energy level after eating healthier food, even for a day or two. The last couple of weeks I've been bad about leaving work for lunch and driving through McDonald's on my way home. I would get one of their cra... Read more
Monday, August 15, 2011      4 comments

Okay, while I did manage to ride my bike both days over the weekend (not very strenuously, either), I did not get up this morning and exercise. I woke up and lay in bed contemplating getting up. then I played some Scrabble, and had some coffee. ... Read more
Full steam ahead!
Friday, August 12, 2011      3 comments

I'm hoping this will be an active weekend for me. Although we're pretty busy with staging and remodeling parts of our house, I'm hoping to squeeze in an hour a day for some quality bike riding. Gorgeous weather here right now, so it should be ... Read more