The Worst Race Recap Ever

June 8, 2015

On Saturday, hundreds of people competed in the Tower 2 Tower stair race in Oxnard, California. I’ve been planning on being there for months now, but I did not race that day. And that makes this recap the worst recap ever.

Long story short: I injured myself a few days prior.

Long story long: On Wednesday, I decided to Read the rest of this entry »


Do You Know What These Are? The Answer May Make Your Head Explode!

June 4, 2015

I hate clickbait headlines, but they sure are fun to write! I’m fairly certain your head will remain intact after reading this article, but hopefully the subject matter will intrigue, educate, and delight you, because it did me. I found something at the store last week that I never seen before, and since I’m a curious sonofabitch, I bought some.

Do you know what these are?

fresh-green-almonds

I had no idea, and when I read the sign, I immediately grabbed a Read the rest of this entry »


June Weigh-In Results and Workout Progress Report

June 3, 2015

Remember the depression I mentioned last week? I’m feeling much better (thank you for all your messages and encouragement!), but I gotta address that depression one last time, because it had an effect on my weight. I do a weigh-in on the first of every month, and this one came after nearly two weeks of feeling kinda low. As a result, this is what I added to my weight loss chart the other morning:

June-Weight-Loss-Chart-Update

It’s a bummer. Two months of Read the rest of this entry »


Help! I Don’t Know What To Call This Awesome Salad Dressing

June 2, 2015

You can call me a lot of things, but a lousy salad maker is not one of them. Check out this beauty!

close-up-salad-veggies-strawberries

That’s spring mix as a base, topped with Read the rest of this entry »


Dealing With Depression By Doing Two of My Favorite Things

May 29, 2015

I’ve been blue the past week and a half. I often get this way after big races, and the One World Trade Center event in Manhattan certainly qualifies as a big race. I’ve been good about exercising since I’ve been back from New York, but other things have suffered. My eating, for one, hasn’t been great, and I haven’t been productive with other things I have going on.

This post isn’t about depression, though. It’s about getting over a depression. I was tired of feeling unmotivated and lethargic. I was tired of being the guest of honor at my own pity party. So I thought about what I could do that would make me feel better. And I came with two activities, neither of which I had done in a long time, that might just goose me out of this funk. Then I decided to do both in one day.

Here’s a hint about the first one: Read the rest of this entry »


Parmesan Zucchini Chips

May 27, 2015

There’s nothing better than a crispy, crunchy snack. I crave potato chips (and corn chips) (and Cheetos) frequently, so I like having a way to satisfy that craving that’s actually nutritious. Enter zucchini chips. They are exactly what they sound like… and they start with zucchini.

extra-fancy-zucchini-la-salad-company

These are Read the rest of this entry »


New York City on Foot

May 22, 2015

I spent four full days in New York City, and excluding getting to and from the airport, I only got in a car once, and that was the morning of my big race. Apart from that, I walked and took subways. I became a subway pro – figuring out Read the rest of this entry »


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