November 29, 2020
I hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving! Mine was very quiet and nice, and full of good food and quality time with my parents, because, due to the pandemic, it was just the three of us. Oh, and JJ. Can’t forget about JJ! Here he is licking his lips as my mom bastes the turkey.
I’ve been making good progress in my quest to lose weight, and I refuse to let a food-based holiday derail everything. That’s why I Read the rest of this entry »
November 23, 2020
I make an annual Thanksgiving trip to my sister’s place in Colorado. I’ve gone there every year since 2002… except this year. The pandemic caused my family to rethink how we’ll celebrate this Thanksgiving, and instead of being one of ten or more of us in Colorado, I’ll be one of three, having turkey day with my parents, right here in Michigan. It’s a bummer, but we’d rather have a smaller celebration by choice this year, than have empty seats at the table every year.
I’m going to enjoy Thanksgiving, no matter the change of location. And I’ve going to lean on my now-vintage Thanksgiving Pledge to help me do that. I created this Thanksgiving Pledge in 2010, and I have taken it every single year since then. It allows me to enjoy whatever I want on Thanksgiving, without feeling terrible the next day or completely abandoning my healthy living efforts. Take the pledge with me! Read the rest of this entry »
November 15, 2020
I’m chugging along, folks. At the beginning of the month, I was down four pounds, but then the other day, I was up five. Losing weight isn’t easy, but I’m not giving up!
That’s a post-workout selfie from this morning. I’ve had a very healthy weekend. I took that picture at my gym after using the Read the rest of this entry »
November 1, 2020
I completed 40 races in 2019 (in honor of my 40th birthday), and one of the most memorable was the Corn Maze 5K. An entire 5K race, all held within a giant corn maze! So I was super excited (and a bit trepidatious) to attend this year’s Corn Maze 5K, a few weeks back.
Let’s start with the elephant in the room: How did they hold a live, in-person race during a pandemic? With a lot of changes and safety protocols. First of all, Read the rest of this entry »
November 1, 2020
I spent some quality time with my favorite running buddy yesterday, and he thanked me with a big ol’ kiss!
JJ and I completed the Pride Stride 5K yesterday, which was a virtual race, which meant we could run it anywhere we wanted, and then submit our time to their website. Virtual races have become Read the rest of this entry »