Saturday melting pot

Last night M and I went to a client celebratory dinner event. It was a casino/carnival themed thing with free-flowing drinks and a pretty yummy salad and vegetables for dinner. My tastebuds of your average 4 year old do not eat salmon, so M had my entree and I ate his vegetables and my own.…

The Absolute Worst Fitness Trend | T Nation

For trainer J, reading about and following others in the fitness industry is part of his ongoing continuing education. He is my gatekeeper for all things fitness and shared this article with me today. With the week I'm having, this article articulated all the anxieties and fears that have been flaring up for me this…

Smoothie life

My recent dietary life of smoothies for 2 meals per day has been a bit of an experiment as well as an eating adventure. One thing that has become a constant, though, is my smoothie cup. The smoothie cup is a large stainless still travel cup with a lid and a straw. The lid is…

Self-care

Listen to your body, they said. But what if body says "I need donuts!" What if body says "I've done 3 tricep dips today, let's stop now and go get donuts!" I have learned to ignore body and all it's whining. Mostly is baseline sensible. Mostly. But in my newsfeed and email recently the whole "self-care"…

Restorative yoga

I went to a restorative yoga class this morning in lieu of the gym. While not as vigorous or calorie scorching as running through a List of the day, it was hugely beneficial to calming the brain and talking mind back from the ledge. Plus I got a good, deep hit of sleep and woke…

Burn baby burn

Since we are in Reno for the air races, some of you reading may be worried about crashes. Nope. Not even at the airport yet, still at the hotel and sipping a cup of coffee. Our room is at the end of a long hallway. As part of my commitment to continuing the exercise portion…

Peaks and valleys

This is a first for me - blogging from a local Starbuck's. Everything is fine at home, wifi is fully functional and working perfectly. But I wanted/needed caffeine this morning and felt a strong desire for a change of scenery for this post. Because honestly, I'm having the good, the great, the really shitty this…

Sunglasses FOUND!

Interrupting today's training recap to report that while, yes, I am kind of cracking under the wedding pressure deadlines and questions and commitments, today the very nice woman at the lighting store called to say she found my sunglasses and has them at the store. Yahoo! I'll fetch them at lunch and strike another item on…

The Honor System

A lot of places I frequent have these boxes labeled "candy for charity." The idea is you put in your quarter or whatever amount and take a piece of the candy in the box. While I typically see them on counters manned and lightly supervised by a business employee, occasionally the boxes are left somewhere else…