Summer Cooking

Summer time makes me want to eat constantly, consuming as much fresh fruits and vegetables as possible before the season is over and all you have left at your disposal is a whole mess of questionable imported produce.  Which, don’t get me wrong, I love being able to buy Peruvian asparagus in mid-February, but there’s…

Cowboy boots & Confidence

Over the past month, it’s become pretty clear to me how much of my self-confidence is tied up in running. I didn’t start running to gain self-confidence, but as an escape from a day-to-day existence that I wasn’t happy with. But, running offered me a way to be in my physical body without worrying about…

What A Week!

Boy, am I glad this week is nearly through! And I was only at work for 3 days of it!  I am enthusiastically awaiting the weekend and this upcoming week, which, thankfully, will be class-free. Michigan was a blast (more on that in a later post), but scrambling to get everything done to go away…

I’m alive!

Sorry for the radio silence the last couple weeks — stuff has been BUSY! But now I’m on vacation up in Michigan and it’s glorious! In just a day, I feel so unwound. I have the space and time to sleep in, breathe, do all the exercise and eating I want to, enjoy a beer,…

The Big Reveal

So, last week I asked you all to vote on my new hair cut and I gathered all of the pictures together into a collage and brought them to my hair stylist on Friday evening and got my locks cut off! It was intensely liberating, and, even though 3 separate people walked by my chair…

No Running.

This past week was a whirlwind of busy! Work has been kind of ridiculous for both myself and A, I’m in the middle of a six-week intensive Biochemistry class, I’m going to physical therapy twice a week, and still trying to maintain a somewhat normal schedule with respect to exercise, cooking, sleeping and spending time…

Thankful

I’m really starting to look forward to Thursdays so I can write this “Thankful” post and give myself the little bit of time and space to truly reflect on what I’m feeling joyful or thankful or grateful for this week. Although this week has been busy and a bit stressful at times, I am feeling…

Vote On My New ‘Do!

Something about summer always gives me the urge to cut off all my hair.  It’s curly, and in the warmer temperatures and higher humidity, it regularly turns into a big, wooly mess that typically gets pulled back into a bun just so I don’t start hacking at it with kitchen scissors in a heat-induced rage….

Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger

After my undoing at the Vermont City Marathon a little over a week ago, I jumped immediately into “fix it” mode.  I confirmed with my regular doctor that nothing was torn, broken or ruptured and got a prescription for physical therapy.  Great!  So I headed to the physical therapist two days later for an initial…

Foodstuffs

This week has been, admittedly, a tad boring on the food front. A is gone, so I haven’t really been motivated to make anything of note for dinner (in fact, every night this week I’ve eaten a banana with sunflower seed butter, broccolini and mashed cauliflower that I made on Tuesday and ate from the…