At the finish line

I did it. I stepped on that scale this morning, and after 7 months, 2 weeks and 5 days from when I “officially” started this journey, I was there. People asked me, “OK, what’s next?” Don’t get me wrong, there are always things that I’d like to change, but … I’d like to just take […]

Embrace the hills — I got on my bike today for the second time this week/year. I did an abbreviated version of the LA-DU route, and despite being 25 lbs. lighter and considerably fitter, I still averaged .3 mph slower than I did at the race. The hills were tough — so tough — but […]

Working hard always wins

Working hard always wins This came across my news feed today in the context of Web design, but it totally made me think of fitness. I used to always want to buy magazines about how to be in better shape, buy cookbooks about how to eat better, read websites about how to diet better, buy […]

I went to work in a jacket and scarf. I walked home from work today with just a sweater on. I took the sweater off to walk the dogs. I went upstairs, and without giving it much thought, I put on shorts and a T-shirt. I got my tunes ready, iPod on, stepped outside … […]

Balance and Growth

I’ve been working more to notice and appreciate balance this week. Last week, when I ran the half marathon, I had a great run. I was strong. I was confident. I was fast. Afterwards … I was tired. It was tired in a good kind of way. Accomplished. But in the past few days after […]

I’ve been on a photos-of-me kick lately. And today, I got a fabulous haircut from my fabulous hairdresser, Hillary, at Orbit! I feel like I’ve had an accomplished day. I got up to go running in Brunswick at 8 a.m., got my 9 miles in (with a new running friend, Val!) and picked out a […]

A coda to the protein shake post: I had been feeling … less than super today. Everyone around me has been sick and I was getting the scratchy throat feeling myself. I drank lots of water, popped a Tylenol and figured I’d take the night off from running. I made dinner (leftover Peanut Tofu Satay […]

Mmm, I found a way to make my big tub of “Designer Protein Whey” palatable. 1 cup almond milk 4-5 ice cubes 4-5 frozen strawberries 1/2 banana 1 scoop protein powder YUM! You can barely taste that awful stuff amid the delicious berry goodness.

So, my new favorite thing, as introduced to me by Carrots ‘N’ Cake, is almond milk. It has 60% of the calories that milk does, no saturated fat, and the same amount of calcium. Milk, cheese and butter are very near and dear to my heart. I do not think you can replace these things […]