Swimming and being comfortable in your own skin


You know, it makes me sad to think how much time I missed out on swimming these last four years. I bought a swimsuit 4 weeks ago and have gone swimming every single week since. I love swimming. I always have. I could have been a lifeguard when I was in HS but didn’t want […]

Race Report: Starting (and finishing) my first half marathon

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“The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start.” – John Bingham It started out like any normal Sunday. Well, any normal Sunday where you get up at 4 a.m. to get ready and catch a bus at 5 a.m. to your first half marathon. You know, the […]

Do as I say, not as I do


I’ve been struggling with something for awhile now and I can’t keep it bottled up anymore. I’ve tried to be upbeat and positive about this whole sprained foot fiasco. Oh wait, you don’t know about this do you? Yeah, that’s right. I never blogged about it. Why? Well, I kept putting it off… and off… […]

A walk down skinny lane… and fatty place


First, we begin with some cuteness overload. That’s me and my first dog Sammy, circa 1985. Wasn’t I a cute li’l kid? Moving on… I was looking through some old photos from high school that had been posted on Facebook and couldn’t help but think, wow, that was ME. In the Photo #1 below, I […]

Am I crazy?

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Two workouts/one day. Yep, I’m certifiable. Actually, I think I’m on some kind of high. Is this what it feels like to be fit? Is this what it feels like to know you’re doing something RIGHT? Cuz if it is, I’m down with it. A few notes: The part I hate most about my body […]

How did I just realize this?


I bought my winter coat last year during an after winter clearance sale. It was a steal at $13. Well I just had a li’l punch to the gut. Imagine my surprise to see it is a maternity coat. Shiz. No wonder it fits so nicely. Omg. I am sitting at the airport right now […]