Some Pictures of my Recent Life

Sup y’all.  I’ve been pretty lazy about blogging because I just haven’t felt like writing anything.  I have had several ideas for posts, but as soon as I sat down to write them, I just wasn’t feeling it and shut it down.  I’m still not feeling very up to writing at the moment, but I wanted to share a few pictures from the last week or so.  Enjoy! 🙂 So that’s what I’ve been up to in just about as many words as I want to write right now.  I hope you are having a great day! 🙂

I Broke My No-Coffee Streak

Confession: I don’t really like scrambled eggs. Confession #2:  I will eat them for breakfast anyway because they are a quick and easy source of protein in the morning.  When I can, I would much rather have pancakes, waffles, or even a bagel, but we can’t have everything.  I had pancakes yesterday and the day before that. 🙂 I’m drinking coffee this morning for the first time since Friday.  Today is Wednesday, so that means I went four days without coffee or caffeine of any sort (unless you count chocolate).  The Java Chip Mint Stout I drank the other nightContinue reading

HHN1 Week 2 (6/1-6/8)

This morning, I discovered my calling as a Chipmunk Rescuer.  I was running past a house when I saw a cat in the yard holding something in its mouth.  It saw me, got scared, dropped what it was holding, and ran away toward the house.  Then, a chipmunk ran away from the same spot in the opposite direction.  I hope both animals can be happy now. This is just a quick post about last week’s training.  Last week was Week 2 of Hal Higdon’s Novice 1 (non-)marathon training plan.  I have nothing much to say, except that I felt it wentContinue reading

Thoughts from Today’s Long Run

This morning, the plan said to run 7 miles. On Thursday, I had asked Matt if he wanted to accompany me to a nearby park for the day’s 3-miler. He said he couldn’t make it but offered to run with me Saturday instead. When I said I was running 7 on Saturday, I totally did not expect him to want to come, but he offered! It was very exciting. We got to the park around 8:30am and set out for the run. I really feel bad that my current comfortable pace is so slow because it’s so below his level,Continue reading

A Swing of the Pendulum

Have you ever heard the analogy of the pendulum?  The idea is that things tend to go from one extreme to another before finding a balance.  I first heard it in a Jewish history class when we were talking about the move from ultra-orthodox to ultra-reform, before Orthodoxy and Reform Judaism became less extreme and Conservative Judaism developed. That’s how I feel about my perception of my body’s aches and pains right now.  When I first started running “seriously” and up until quite recently, I thought of every pain as something to run through.  I only stopped if I couldn’t walk.Continue reading