Even though my family is in from out of town - and my other cousin ditched me for spin this morning - I still made it to the gym in time for a little elliptical fun. Which was really nice in a way - cause I haven’t elliptical-ed much at ALL in two weeks, and it used to be my go-to-comfortable exercise. I pumped out 500 calories in ~40 minutes (not including cooldown) and headed home, for a...
To say my dad was pleased with my retirement gift for him would be an understatement. Next to the Paul McCartney tickets I got him for his 60th birthday, this is probably the next best gift I’ve ever gotten him ever. My dad rarely likes a present he’s given. But tonight, the night before his last day of work ever, I gave him the PO Box from 1902 that I blogged about earlier this...
Waking up and and finding out that one of your best friends who you haven’t seen in almost TWO YEARS is FINALLY coming home from CHINA in a MONTH for a COUPLE OF WEEKS is the absolute best fucking news you could have on a Friday morning EVER. Ever, people. EVER! I cannot wait to wrap my arms around my dear, dear friend. I’ve missed him so.
92 Degree Run
My friend Kelly and I only did 2.6 miles tonight from warmup to cool down in Frick Park. But the run was hilly and hot. Through trails and woods and all around. A beautiful, beautiful hard run that I am still proud of. Such a hot run. A run I am definitely feeling as I drift into deep sleep.
Maybe young women don’t wonder whether they can have it all any longer, but in...– Nora Ephron, in her 1996 Wellesley commencement address, debunking (16 years ahead of time) the Atlantic’s current cover story “Why women still can’t have it all.” (via washingtonpoststyle)
Today was… Long Sleepy Productive Chatty Chiropractor-required Frozen-Yogurt-surprised 4 miles walked And talked With an old friend Snuggling with another friends baby Home to shower And eat And snuggle up To read But instead, falling fast asleep. Hump Day is complete.
Dear Summer 2012
becomingiron: I’ve waited for you so long. Today I glanced at the calendar and realized June is almost over. Where has the time gone? Please slow down. You’re passing too quickly and there’s so much I’ve yet to do. Love, Me July cannot arrive on Sunday. I’m not ready to say goodbye to June yet.
Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.– Nora Ephron (1941-2012)
"Excuse me, miss."
Tonight on my run, I was truckin’ along, letting Kelly Clarkson set my pace. ”Don’t Waste Your Time” was on full blast and I was thisclose to busting out with, “DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME TRYIN’ TO FIX, WHAT I WANT TO ERASE, WHAT I NEED TO FORGET….” It’s a song I haven’t listened to in a long, long time but it felt good to keep pace with...
The weather outside is perfection.
I am dying to leave work and go for a run - but I have NO running buddies. It’s crazy to think that I have to force myself to run alone, whereas before I was afraid to run with anyone else. Dear Self: Don’t waste this day. Go run.
Why, hello 190s.
It’s nice to see you again. SDSD Weight: 211.9 Today: 199.1 Total: -12.8
So. My friend just signed us up for a 10K.
…in September. Remember how I couldn’t do the The Great Race? Well. The wedding I was going to be in was called off. Which is awful and terrible, but I don’t really feel comfortable posting about it here. BUT. That being said. That day is now free for the 5K. (Silver lining of a very dark cloud? Yes.) But - that 5K - is now, apparently, going to be a 10K. Queue the freaking out....
Unofficial Weigh-In Day
Pre-Surgery: 202ish Post-Surgery: 201* -1lb Total Loss Since Game On/Slim Down San Diego… 10.9lbs Total Til SDSD Goal August 12… 14.1 Possible? Who knows. But SO HAPPY to see the scale go down - even with my lack of calorie counting & workouts for 8 days because of the surgery.
I know I talk crap on being a twentysomething but I’m only half-kidding. In...– Why Being In Your 20s Is Awesome, Thought Catalog. Also. What I try to tell myself every single day.
Is hitting the gym after work for the first time since surgery? THIS GIRL. Counting calories again & working out & drinking the water & doing all of the things right.
I can’t believe how sucked in I am with this whole 50 Shades of Grey. And I’m only 81 pages in. Why is it already 12:45 a.m.? Edit: 2 a.m. Book, I don’t know how to quit you. Tuesday is going to be even sleepier than Monday was!
As much as I love napping guilt free..
I’ve also been eating guilt free for two days. And no workouts either, obviously. Just lots of sleeping. And eating. And Kardashian episodes. It’ll be nice to get back to work tomorrow. Even if it’s just for half a day. I don’t want to wreck my hard work because of boredom & recovery.
Basically what happened to me today. →
Except it was a little harder because my cyst was between the bone & the muscle, rather than inbetween the muscle & the fat like it normally is. And my forehead looks WAY WORSE NOW. haha