Late last week, I got sick with a head cold. I can’t even tell you the last time I’ve been sick. It’s been a while. I attribute my healthy diet, running and managing stress to this immunity I’ve had. I guess that even the most healthy of us can’t fight off all of the yucky… Continue reading A challenging week
The week started off well, with a 3.5 mile run on Monday, speed work intervals on Tuesday, and another 3.5 mile run on Wednesday. Then on Thursday, we were supposed to get our taxes done and so I decided to make Thursday my rest day for the week. Thursday night, I didn’t feel well and… Continue reading Week 2 of Marathon Training
Bear with me, folks; I need to have a bragging moment. I have earned the following title: “World’s Okayest Runner” Don’t be jealous. I ran a lot of miles and set and achieved a lot of running goals to get to the level of Okayest. With a lot of blood, sweat and tears, you may also reach this… Continue reading Stop comparing yourself to others
Ah, Sunday, you are bittersweet. You are the most relaxing day of the week, and yet your arrival means that Monday and a new work week are just a day away. It was another busy week! I started marathon training! My first week went like this: Monday – 3-mile run Tuesday – 1:2 intervals x 6… Continue reading Highlights of the week: 2/9/15
Yesterday was my first day of marathon training and it started off with little fanfare. I don’t know what I was expecting: a big fireworks display, a small parade, or perhaps a Whitney Houston-worthy version sung of the Star Spangled Banner? Nope. Marathon training started with an easy 3-mile run. Tonight I’m doing 1:2 X… Continue reading Marathon training begins!
A snow day on Monday: Starting this series on Netflix: Watching this documentary (available on Netflix). The John Muir Trail has gone on my hiking bucket list! My book group’s February selection; I started it this week and can’t put it down! Veggie sandwich from a local coffee shop with a side of peppers for lunch… Continue reading Highlights – Week of 2/2/15
I’ve been reading a lot about philosophy and meditation, in particular about Jainism, which is an ancient religion from India that teaches that the way to liberation and bliss is to live a life of harmlessness and renunciation. In particular, Jains live a life of non-violence and try not to cause any harm to other… Continue reading Karma
This post might piss some people off or offend. My apologies in advance, but I just have to vent about something that has been weighing on my mind for some time. As a vegan, a runner, and someone who lives a pretty healthy lifestyle, I get this a lot from people: “I’d like to ______,… Continue reading You can’t or you won’t?