Tag: runner

32-29-78

Today is Day 32 of my Whole30 challenge.  Yep, I did it! I lasted the whole thirty days, and then some. Over the past month I have had many non-scale victories; clearer skin, thicker hair, better sleep, more energy, zero bloating, and a very even mood –which is huge for me, just ask my husband.

Read More

don’t ask me about my cast

Today is Day 16 of my Whole30 journey. I must say, it’s been wild, and rewarding thus far, and I can honestly see myself making this a lifestyle. As long as I can master the damn mayonnaise recipe! I think I’ve had it easier than most, with hardly any side effects, and no cravings, because

Read More

i want to have running bling like flavor flav

I just found out I was selected to support and promote the Mississippi Blues Marathon as part of the #BlueCrew. Whoo-hoo I’m so excited! I wanted to support and promote the 2016 Mississippi Blues Marathon because: I’m planning to run it with my friend Stephanie; we heard (repeatedly) while we were running another half marathon (weird,

Read More

whoa…i think i was just fat shamed

I made a quick stop at my neighborhood Walmart on the way to the beach today. I purchased SPF 50 lip balm, and a package of dog bones for the two-year old dog my son drove across three states, and then asked me to babysit, for eight months. As I was standing in the checkout

Read More

happy ordinary day

My husband likes his birthday to be “quiet and low-key, just like any other day.” And since low-key and quiet doesn’t come naturally to me (I spend a week celebrating my birthday yo) I spent years pushing his birthday-boundary, planning surprise parties, and forcing birthday dinners on him. And the parties and dinners always sucked.

Read More

keeping up with myself

I love fitness gadgets. Anything that measures my activity and prompts me to compete against myself makes me want it. Bad. Competitive much? I need the t-shirt. I must have blown through fifteen pedometers and Weight Watchers calculators back in the pre-smart phone day. When smart phones came along I used calorie counting and mileage

Read More

botox or subway?

Last week I learned I could get Botox for the cost of my regular doctor’s visit co-pay because I have migraines. So the wheels in my head started turning… I have never really thought about Botox. Probably because I heard somewhere, I think on the Real Housewives of New Jersey, that a single treatment of

Read More

Pretty Naked Piggies

I’ve been logging long miles training for my third half marathon in a couple of months, and I read online that an Epsom Salts bath is good for sore muscles, and that it will also detoxify your body. So the other night I decided to try it. Since I don’t normally take tub baths I

Read More

I’m not Punchy

Ever since I was bit by the cujo-pekingese, I run with pepper spray. Hopefully I will never have to spray a dog (or coyote), but if it comes down to a choice between my ass and Cujo; sorry PETA. I choose my ass. Dog bites hurt, and the effects of the bite last longer than

Read More

Running Jogs My Memory

I went for a run today. It was my second run of the week, which is unusual for me because by this point in the week I’ve normally run at least three times. But it’s Christmas week; we had a party; I was laid off; I miss my middle son; my mother is mean… Yeah.

Read More