February 2012

Just Do It

I’ve decided that there are two types of people in this world:  those who would rather be horizontal on the couch, and those who possess innate motivation to just do it. Actually, I should clarify:  I think some people are more easily self-motivated in certain areas.  I should really give myself some credit; I have [...]


Play and Work

Today was all about play and work.  And more work.    The play part was the best part, of course!  It was our first lesson for the new season of Girls on the Run.  GOTR is an after-school program for third to fifth grade girls that encourages character development through running.  Our team consists of [...]


What a Drag

My The Naked Face Project will have to wait until tomorrow (I’m still gathering my thoughts), but I do have one little observation:  Swimming with leg hair feels SO strange. There’s so much drag!  Training with extra water resistance means I will be extra fast on April 1 when the Project ends, right? Right?!   [...]



I have two friends who strongly believe in the power of intentioning.  When you intention something, you mentally focus on your dream and imagine it happening. By intentioning your goal and putting it ‘out there to the universe,’ you will make it so. Now, some parts of intentioning sound dubious to me.  Goals, of course, [...]


BabyHTP: 24 Weeks

My, my.  What a difference 10 weeks makes.   Happy 24 weeks, BabyHTP!   This week, we’re working on brain and lung development.  Baby is also gaining more body fat and is now 11.81 inches long and weighs 1.32 pounds.  And – best of all – BabyHTP is now considered “legally viable” by my sources and [...]


All That

Lick the breakfast bowl clean! Every single nook and cranny.  (His nose does not normally bend like that!)   I’ve been up since 5:30 – why is it that you can never sleep when you really want to? But it’s not entirely a bad thing because my sleeplessness meant that James and I got to [...]



Sushi time! Sushi used to scare me.  A big factor was the seaweed flavor – I think it’s an acquired taste.  And then I found vegetarian sushi, and it all feel into place.  Sushi is deliciouuuuuus.  Especially with stuffings like beets and carrots and asparagus and tofu (untraditional sushi can be more than raw fish!). [...]


Home Savory Home

Back in Charlotte!  I missed home.  And all the kisses and cuddles that come with with it.  Maggie:  One crayon short of a full box.   The Husband and I drove directly from the airport to the clinic so we could get some work done, and then we headed home for lunch. I was so [...]


Book of Totals

This morning, I woke up in my hotel bed and I thought, “I wonder how many beds I’ve slept in?” (Not the hotel bed I woke up in this morning!  That bed was much more tropical.)   I have this weird fantasy that when I die, I’ll go to heaven and God will be waiting [...]


Indiana Beautiful

First things first – I had lunch at a restaurant called… wait for it… Epic Buffet.  I kid you not.  And it was, in fact, an epic buffet.   Okay. I just had to get that out of my system.   Today was a great day.  I flew to Lawrenceburg, Indiana for an Operation Beautiful [...]


Even More Best (Err – Worst) of Sky Mall

Here we go again! It’s Operation Beautiful’s ‘spring season.’ Every October and February, I do a slew of speaking events (timed roughly around Fat Talk Free Week in the fall and National Eating Disorder Awareness Week in the spring).  Today kicks off a five event series – I’m now in Indiana.   And this means [...]


Sunday Wrap-Up

I may hate laundry but I love laundry rooms. (House huntin’)   How was your Sunday?  It was dreary, cold, and windy today.  I would’ve loved to go on a long walk with James – this week has been pretty lackluster in terms of workouts – but the rain deterred me (after all, I just [...]


The 80%

Ugh.  Lesson learned (again): Eating lots of junky food makes me physically feel like… well, like junk. Yesterday was very busy and a little stressful, and without really realizing it, I managed to eat a huge portion of chips and salsa, a bowl of ice cream, and French fries within 5 hours.  Tasty, indeed.  Healthy? [...]


Post Flashback: Racing

Howdy.  It’s been an excellent Saturday.  I went to a friend’s birthday brunch and had a wonderful cheesy quiche.  After, we drove around to scope out some new (potential) neighborhoods and went to a Mexican restaurant and ate a ton of chips and salsa.  And then I sang I Will Always Love You to the [...]