International No Diet Day

May 06, 2011
In chronological order, in honor of International No Diet Day: I remember being in third grade, and telling my friends that I was only going to drink water for three days I remember feeling targeted and alone, because I couldn't run the mile for the President's Physical Fitnes Test Year after year after year I remember driving up to Boston, so that I could be evaluated at Children's Hospital I saw the nutritionist I remember that she told me ... keep reading

On Taking It Slow Even When You Want To go Fast

April 22, 2011
I'm not really a "move slowly kind of girl" My preference for life is a little more full-tilt, highly caffeinated, go big or go home I like to move quickly However, lately, I have been practicing moving much, much slower than I would like The background story is that I used to be an athlete, and running is not a foreign concept to me I have run a bajillion suicides in my life, pounded away on the pavement for miles, and swam a more laps that ... keep reading

On Feeling Fat and Exercising in Public

April 21, 2011
The thing about doing this Couch to 5K program is that I have to leave the cozy confines of my apartment and hit the street with my exercising In the past six weeks, I have gone out and RUN IN PUBLIC three times a week - often in the rain or snow, and frequently at peak traffic time Coming from a small town, it never ceases to amaze me how much traffic there is out there, both cars and other people meandering/running/biking/rowing I remember ... keep reading

Breakfast and Broken Promises: a CHANGE Post

April 13, 2011
I have said it before, and I'll say it again: I don't like change But, if there is anything that is unavoidable in the world, it's changeĀ  It seems that the more that you try to avoid change, and the more anxiety that you have about a pending lack of stability in your environment - the quicker it finds you I am a nester I love few things more than a cozy bed, a refrigerator chock full of delicious, and knowing exactly what tomorrow is ... keep reading

Give Your Body a Vacation

April 11, 2011
Lately I have been thinking a lot about how lovely it would feel to go on vacation A long vacation A vacation that looked like this: Marzipan, her sweetheart, her computer, a couple of magazines, cup of coffee, and beach, for approximately 30 days But we'll just file that away under Things You Dream About 24/7 in Grad School However, the other day when I was returning from my run, as I was fantasizing about my dream vacation, I got to ... keep reading
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