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Standing back and taking a very deep breath....
Sunday, June 27, 2010      5 comments

Hi all, First of all, I am so touched and honored by so many amazing coments left on my previous blog. Its nice to know that I can slip a bit and still have folks not judge me by the occasional off days. So.... it seems that the uni... Read more
Sometimes it is so very very difficult to stay positive.
Saturday, June 26, 2010      18 comments

This really has very little to do with my Year of Intentional Eating and Intentional Movement. I am having one of those weeks where so many things just go wrong, or south, or break. I am by nature a positive person but it is getting so ver... Read more
An Ode to my lunch.
Thursday, June 24, 2010      2 comments

Just-picked snap peas, tender pods stretched tight across the sugary fruit like cheap bustiers. Strawberries, sweetly blood-luscious, still drunk-warm with sunlight. Spinach, tender-crisp, so fresh life still pumps through its veins. Bas... Read more
Spinning half way 'round the solar system.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010      4 comments

Six months ago the days had gotten as short as they were going to get. The wan sunlight, which had been overpowered by the long, harsh winter darkness, had finally turned the corner and shone just a moment or two longer than the day before. Th... Read more
W1D2 - Jumping off the Plateau with both feet!
Saturday, June 19, 2010      5 comments

Well, I guess I was right about the plateau being a mind thing, not a body thing. I had been tracking (almost perfectly) 1.5 pounds a week since the beginning of the year. I could almost calculate my weight just by knowing what week of the... Read more
Couch to 5k
Thursday, June 17, 2010      12 comments

Wow. emoticon Up until yesterday, I have never, ever run before. Seriously, never. I have always been someone who moved slow but could mo... Read more
Yoga in the face of Ennui
Wednesday, June 16, 2010      4 comments

I have had an on and off relationship with yoga since 1983 when I took my first class. I didn’t form a daily practice though until the late 90’s when I studied yoga both in a class and as a solo spiritual pursuit. Yoga is my body armor which ... Read more
Right now I am NOT stress eating. (ARRRRRRG!)
Tuesday, June 15, 2010      5 comments

I am currently not running to the store to buy carts full of greasy salty junk. Nor am I stopping on the way for a delux double butter burger, cheese curds & a frozen custard (dang you Wisconsin delicacies!!!) Nor am I scouring the kitchen for... Read more
Stretch Marks of Honor
Monday, June 14, 2010      2 comments

Ooooo.... I just have to tell you about the dream I had last night. I may not be done processing what it means. It just feels like one of those dreams which will either go with me in the back of my mind for a couple days and if I don't "get ... Read more
This too shall pass...
Friday, June 11, 2010      9 comments

Warning: If you are uncomfortable with the trials & tribulations of "a woman of a certain age" please stop now. We would both hate to shock your delicate sensibilities. Hot flashes suck. Seriously, I have been putting up with them for wh... Read more
Smile when you ride that, mister!
Thursday, June 10, 2010      7 comments

So.... I went on a morning bike ride again. This time I went up through campus, out through the woods in the reserve, and then on up and around to Jordan Road and then back - 9.5 miles in 50 minutes. Today's route though is pretty popul... Read more
Whose Body is THAT?
Wednesday, June 09, 2010      10 comments

Tween-agers are so cute and so ugly at the same time. It is such an awkward time. First my nose and my front teeth grew to adult-sized, then my ears and my forehead… there was progress, but nothing smooth or predictable. It kind of feels ... Read more
Question #2: In general what fitness goals do you have?
Tuesday, June 08, 2010      2 comments

Besides the yarn shop, I work part-time as support staff on a University of Wisconsin campus. This summer I am taking part in the Personal Trainer program as a guinea pig. I will meet twice a week for five weeks with a student in the School of... Read more
This morning's ride
Sunday, June 06, 2010      5 comments

Oh, just got back from riding the Casimir Loop this morning... it is now 8:30 am on a Sunday morning. Both man-of-my-dreams and monkey-child are both still asleep so no one but Albert (the cat) noticed I was gone and am now back. By the w... Read more
a treat, not a cheat
Saturday, June 05, 2010      5 comments

So yesterday I was bummed because the weather had foiled both my biking and my swimming intentions. I had time before work and also time during the 3 hours between work & the shop - but it was pouring all day. So I made up for it by walking t... Read more

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