Assessing the Damage of Time Off

I'm trying really hard to not beat myself up for taking time off from running and eating mindfully in order to focus on a few short term/high stress projects in my life. Between May 1 and July 15 of this year we renovated our kitchen, staged and … [Read more...]

Our New Life is Just Ahead

A month has gone by since my last post. That is inexcusable. Now I will proceed to make excuses...or at least try to explain. Until today, I hadn't run in a month. It's hard to write about running when you're not actually running. The last … [Read more...]

Update on my Swollen Hands

Last week was a bit scary for me. On the Friday before the Race the Runways Half Marathon, we had a big snowstorm. Huge, heavy flakes fell rapidly and accumulate to what I would guess to be about 5 inches on our driveway. I was working from home … [Read more...]

The Vacation Hangover Cure

My first week on the Slow Carb diet (aka The 4 Hour Body) went extremely well. I lost 2.4 pounds in the first week of the eating plan. Then I went on vacation. I spent all of last week near Cancun, Mexico at an all-inclusive resort. I … [Read more...]

Day 365 | Looking Back and Looking Forward

Goals. I like to take time on the last day of the year to reflect on what I've accomplished and to set goals for the upcoming year.  I feel very strongly that goals work if you set them and don't forget them.  This year I feel very good about … [Read more...]

Day 352 | Writers Block and Running Block

A couple of weeks ago, I told my friends and family on facebook about this website.  Up until that point, I had been writing this rather anonymously and really didn't want anyone I knew to read it (except my husband).    But I made up my … [Read more...]

Day 273 | HCG Keeps on Rising

Quick post today. I'm in a wedding this weekend so my time is not my own right now. I did get a call from my doctor this evening and my HCG level went up again this week. Not by a lot, but it is up to 12,900. My doctor gave me all the options … [Read more...]

Day 261 | Achieving the Goal

Finish Line

Today was the day. The half-marathon. I set this goal at the beginning of the year. I had no idea when I set that goal that I was going to have any other obstacles in my way other than have to train my body to be able to run 13.1 miles. What I … [Read more...]

Day 260 | Disturbing News the Day Before the Race

A few minutes after I arrived at work this morning, I got a phone call from my doctors office. I had taken a follow up blood test on Wednesday and told them not to expedite the results (because I have to pay for the extra costs) since I knew what … [Read more...]