Going on a #SummerSweatStreak 

Going on a #SummerSweatStreak 

The Runner’s World Summer RunStreak is one of my favorite summer running “events”. It’s a great way to stave off the summer patio drinking weight gain, and is an easy way to get mileage in for fall races.  This year, I’m not able to run, or even walk or bike, potentially through July 4th, but … Continue reading

Sometimes, it’s more than just “being whiny”

Sometimes, it’s more than just “being whiny”

In my last post, I admitted that I was having some very real issues after breaking my foot 8 weeks ago. I’ve since started talking with a counselor (actually chatting via secure message because it’s flexible and meets my schedule, which I’m loving) who’s helping me deal with them. I’ve been surprised, to say the … Continue reading

How often do you make goals? 

How often do you make goals? 

Last week, I started putting my goals on FB each morning as a way to stay accountable.  As the days passed, I found myself being more comfortable if I did not meet every goal.  I was happy to be making better choices, and have something to reach for each and every day.  So, oddly, the … Continue reading

Admitting defeat, and depression 

Within 2 minutes of my mom answering my phone call on Mother’s Day she started to apologize to me for not checking in on me by phone more while I’ve been sidelined from life with a broken foot. Immediately reminded her I can just as easily pick up the phone, which I hadn’t done a … Continue reading

May the Goals be with You

May the Goals be with You

I’m not doing great with checking in on my monthly goals lately. Here’s to trying again, because it’s not about being perfect, it’s about progressing.  Stick to the Point(s) I started using Weight Watchers again back in March. I have been a bit haphazard with use of it, and my lack of progress shows it. … Continue reading

What I’m Loving This Month: April 2016

What I’m Loving This Month: April 2016

It’s been an interesting month. Not much in the way of working out after breaking my foot in the first couple of days of the month, and a lot of sitting around, which is the antithesis of my norm. But, it’s given me an opportunity to experience new things, and I’m learning how to deal … Continue reading

Swerving to avoid the deer…

Swerving to avoid the deer…

It’s been 23 days since breaking my foot. It feels like a lifetime. Doing anything, everything, takes more time and energy. I’m beyond frustrated.  After falling and catching myself with my broken foot for the third weekend in a row, I couldn’t sleep last night. I read “The Girl on the Train” in its entirety … Continue reading

Perspectives change

Perspectives change

This time 2 weeks ago, I was enjoying a glass of bubbly as I wandered around the silent auction, trying to decide what to place my bets on. I had come to peace with the fact that I would not be running the Shamrock Shuffle the next day, nor would I be running Rock n … Continue reading

Foreshadowing at its worst

Foreshadowing at its worst

I went to the American Cancer Society Discovery Ball in Chicago last night with folks from work.  I love ACS because I have lost my Nana and Nampie both to cancer, and they out a ton of dollars into research (hence the Discovery Ball). I didn’t hesitate to  bid on some great silent auction items, … Continue reading