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Running outside!
Monday, March 09, 2015      1 comments

First run in a very long time. Foot injuries, bad weather, snow, freezing rain, ice . . . today it was sunny and 60 degrees and while my foot is still not completely better, I wanted to try a run. Started easy with day 1 of C25K, some good music... Read more
Put on your oxygen mask first
Saturday, January 24, 2015      1 comments

Interesting post showed up on my FB feed. While I'm at a later point in my life and practicing a bit more body acceptance than this woman, it's still something to think about. Is self-care selfish? http://www.babble.com/bo
dy-min... Read more
5K race day!
Sunday, April 27, 2014      3 comments

I have now run a 'real' 5K! Good experience, learning experience. The good: Best time ever for the first mile, under 10 minutes. I did the whole thing! 13 minute miles, not too shabby. Solidly in the middle of the pack. The l... Read more
Running in the dark
Thursday, April 24, 2014      2 comments

With cold and rain, and a thesis due, my training has slipped a bit. I've tried to push myself back into it as the 5k is Sunday. Yesterday's run I didn't get to until 9 PM, very late for me. But I did it. Cold, dark, windy, aching legs, b... Read more
Wednesday, April 09, 2014      1 comments

Scarily few weeks in the semester and a final portfolio, written report, and presentation all due by May 2. Then there's job hunting and keeping up with kid stuff, the garden, and summer plans. I'm trying to keep my fitness streak going and have... Read more
Adaptation, not excuses
Tuesday, March 25, 2014      3 comments

I made a great big batch of healthy Asian coleslaw this week. Shredded cabbage, carrots, edamame, sesame-cilantro dressing. I ate a bowl of it. I really didn't like it. I am now accepting the fact that I am just not a raw cabba... Read more
Great Falls
Saturday, March 22, 2014      3 comments

Great walk on the Potomac today. The weather finally warmed up, and while I've done the MD side of Great Falls, I have not seen it from VA. Not many leaves on the trees yet but a good day to be outside, and an easy way to get my steps in. Even a... Read more
Angry running!
Friday, March 21, 2014      4 comments

Was just reading another blog at a completely unrelated site, discussing breakups. The comments were giving ideas for how to recover. One thing that I just found out other people do is "angry running." I thought it was just me. As you're running... Read more
Bow to Your Corner
Sunday, August 12, 2012      3 comments

Dance day yesterday. Both an afternoon and evening dance including a visit from the man who wrote the book on traditional square dance. Shades of 5th grade gym class, but it's more fun with adults and really really good live music. Five hours of... Read more
Thank you Nike
Friday, August 10, 2012      2 comments

In case you haven't seen the Nike ad www.youtube.com/watch?fe
XRj89cWa0 Kudos to this kid for just getting out there. I know Nike's old tag line was "Just Do It" and that is what this ... Read more
Fun and Frustration
Thursday, August 02, 2012      1 comments

Got to the pool today and TV camera was out front AGAIN. Have had to play dodge'em the past week to avoid showing up on national TV with ratty hair in a grungy bathing suit. Today the lobby was crowded with people watching Michael's 200 IM race,... Read more
Olympic Fever
Monday, July 30, 2012      2 comments

I'm not excited about the Olympics in some ways: too many commercials, coverage focused on the U.S. athletes. But in other ways, it's incredibly inspiring. My youngest was bored while watching the opening ceremony, and then commented at the... Read more
Fiddle Party Time
Sunday, July 29, 2012      0 comments

I went to a workshop yesterday that one of my bandmates was leading. We finished by playing for the evening dance. For the night, I sat between two adorable 20-something kids, both exceptional musicians. Cradle robbing, and I'm old enough to be ... Read more
Saying no
Wednesday, July 25, 2012      4 comments

My little guy had a burger wish last night so we went to Five Guys. I got a small burger, but put what I wanted on it. And we split an order of fries. He was full. I was full. There was still half an order of fries left. I could have eaten more,... Read more
Standup Paddleboard
Saturday, July 21, 2012      1 comments

First time I'd ever tried this. A friend had wanted to go with me last summer but timing didn't work out. It did work out today. Cool day, light rain and perfect conditions for spotting birds including a red-winged blackbird, osprey catching fis... Read more

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