The big day is almost here. The day that I’ve been training for. Tomorrow I will be running my first half-marathon. I have no idea how it will go. I just know that I’m as ready as I can be, and while I may very well end up coming in last place, I know that… Continue reading Half-marathon is tomorrow!!!
So the greatly anticipated moment finally arrived this past Saturday night: the season premiere of Doctor Who and the debut of the 12th (or is it 13th? hmmmmm……) Doctor. First, let me say that when Peter Capaldi was announced as the new Doctor, I was fairly disappointed. Part of me had hoped they’d figure out a… Continue reading Review of the new Doctor
One of my favorite blogs is Nerd Fitness. I think that Steve writes such brilliant, inspirational posts! Here is a link to his post from today: Nerd Fitness I think that his post made an important point. While you shouldn’t think about the past too much, as there’s nothing you can do to change it,… Continue reading Me in the past, present and future
I love the feeling on Friday afternoons when the work day has ended and the weekend starts, don’t you? I started out my weekend with a Bob Harper DVD workout. Nothing like spaghetti arms and legs that feel like they’re on fire to start a weekend! Friday night dinners usually mean going out to a… Continue reading Weekend recap
I don’t know about anyone else, but I hope that when I leave this world, I have made a difference; that in some way, I have made the world a better place. I try to be kind. I try to be generous. I try to be strong and brave. I’m not what you would call… Continue reading Making a difference
This weekend, I did what I thought was the impossible: I ran 10 miles! I’ve been training for a half-marathon and 10 miles was actually supposed to be my long run last weekend, but because of painful blisters and hot weather, I wasn’t able to do the 10 miles. I set out for my run… Continue reading 10-mile run in the books!
TGIF! This week really flew by fast! It’s my husband’s birthday today, so we’re going to meet some friends at a Mexican restaurant tonight after work, where they have mushroom fajitas and THE best margaritas! Can’t wait! Yesterday was a pretty awesome day! My big project at work is building our lab website and it’s… Continue reading Yesterday was a good day.
As parents of two very active, busy daughters, my husband and I have spent the last 16 years or so completely focused on our kids. Volunteering for this, volunteering for that. Going to games, dance recitals, working in concession stands, organizing fundraisers……many evenings during the week and pretty much most of our weekends were activity-packed.… Continue reading Thank you, running!
When people find out that I’m a vegan, their first question is usually “What do you eat?” and then when I tell them what a plant-based diet looks like, they almost always say, “I could never do that!” Eating plant-based is not that hard. Once you get into a routine, and do a bit of planning… Continue reading What I typically eat
Sorry, I should have warned ya, huh? Caution: ugly feet up ahead! This is what my feet looked like after my long run on Saturday. It was supposed to be a 10-mile run, but I called it quits after 7 miles. My feet were killing me and I foolishly chose early afternoon during the hottest,… Continue reading My new nemesis: blisters. Boo.