April 2011

Trivia Tuesday

I ended up having a perfect afternoon – the morning’s disaster at the DMV is long forgotten. :) I think it’s the sunny weather.  It’s hard to be annoyed in the spring, isn’t it?   I worked hard all afternoon, plowing through work on the book.  At some point, I made this lovely smoothie: In [...]


Braid and Breathe

DMV was a nightmare this morning.  Two hours of my life that I’ll never get back.  I’m not sure if this is surprising factoid or you’d expect it, but I’m actually really disorganized with paperwork.  Anytime I have to find something important, it becomes a hour-long search of insanity.    We got to the front [...]


ANDI Scores

Morning!  Hope all is well with you.  Let’s dive right in, shall we? Last night, a reader named Lili sent me a link to the ANDI score system.  This concept, which is a lot like NuVal, is a pretty cool way to look at food.    ANDI stands for “Aggregate Nutrient Density Index," which ranks [...]


Spontaneous Monday Out

The Husband and I were running errands, usual Monday stuff, when he turned to me and said, “How about we get an adult beverage at an outside bar we’ve never been to?”   It. was. awesome.  Made my Monday that much better.  We talked a lot about our upcoming vacation (we’re going somewhere tropical and [...]


Weekly Roundup

One way I maintain healthy habits with exercise is that I choose to take a macro view of my workouts.  What does this mean?  This means that instead of thinking, “Dammit, I didn’t workout today… Now I feel guilty for skipping the gym…,” I can look at the entire week as a whole and say, [...]


7 Inspiring Fitness Non-Fiction Books

Review of The Long Run: A New York City Firefighter's Triumphant Comeback from Crash Victim to Elite Athlete  Katie from Keeping Up With Katie said: “What I hoped would be a good read, far exceeded my expectations and left me in tears at some points and feeling motivated and grateful all at the same time.  [...]


Outside All Day

Told you I’d be making the Mmm Sauce again tonight! :) But first…   DadHTP, the Husband, and I spent the day at the US National Whitewater Center, which is a outdoor recreation and athletic training facility for whitewater rafting, kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, mountain biking and hiking. All the rapids are man-made so it’s [...]


Call for Book Reviews

Something fun:  I’m looking for YOUR one-paragraph book reviews of popular sport/endurance/healthy eating books, like Born to Run, Ultramarathon Man, Fast Food Nation, Age is Just a Number, It’s Not About The Bike, What I Talk About When I Talk About Running, and more. I want to compile all your reviews in a big post [...]


Just Do It

You know when you get all dressed up for your workout, and then you somehow get distracted?  And your motivation starts to tank?  And you just think, “Hmm, maybe I will skip my workout and just lay in the grass bed instead.” That totally happened to me this afternoon!  I worked until 2:15 and then [...]


Best Race Signs

It’s raining, it’s pouring…   I would love to be back in bed and snoring!   But I’m not – I’m up and ready to tackle the day.  Yesterday was very productive, and I’m hoping to replicating my noteworthy writing spree again today.   Productive face: Alright, that productive face was staged. :)    Breakfast was [...]


Watery Math

Thanks so much for your support of my decision to begin training for a triathlon… that might become a Aquabike… that might become just a swim, depending on my injury status.  :)  I feel SO good after making the decision to be proactive and positive about swimming more.  I went back to the Charlotte Aquatic [...]


Tri Focus

Dealing with this troublesome knee injury (one month and counting) is no fun.  That’s why I’ve decided to focus on what I can do instead of what I cannot do. Racing is a big, big part of my life.  Training for races has occupied most weekends for the last four years or so of my [...]


Spring Ptitim Salad

Hello, gorgeous.    Get in my belly.   This light, flavorful Spring Ptitim Salad just blew me away.  It was the perfect dinner to enjoy at the clinic – totally portable, dirties up one dish, and I could eat it cold (one day I will get a microwave for the clinic, but there’s not really [...]


Travel Overload

Hi, friends!   So you might be wondering why I always take such care to be super healthy on those short work trips, especially when it’s just a quick overnighter.  The truth is that I find traveling for work to be very, very draining, and I always end up feeling like I got hit by [...]

Healthy Tipping Point