Out of Steam


Sorry I haven’t posted in a bit. I had an awful set of runs last month and I’m finding it have to find the steam to keep pushing. The lack of weightloss after the baby and lack of exercise have also been aggrevating my eating disorder, so I have been in a circle of convincing myself to eat then getting so disgusted that I say “F* it” and gorge. Gorging, of course, only makes me more anxious and upset with myself. Then I have to convince myself to eat again.

The runs, well… it was almost litteral. Last run I had, I suddenly had to go. I even went to hide in a bush in desperation, but could not find a place where no one would see. Got through the mile to the restrooms with a duck walk as I figured out how to pick my son up from school when I shit my pants (I was pretty convinced). Fortunately, I made it to the bathroom… and it was closed. I ended up with the baby on my knee in a port-a-potty (which I had to wait for). It was the most terrible run; it was tramatic.

The run before that? I ran a little over a mile out before the baby began to wail. I carried her almost a mile.

I have, however, tried to set up a few exercise meet-ups in a local group, so maybe that will pan out.

Wish me luck.

5 Mistakes I make Running


I was perusing the interwebs in my normal computer time way when I came across an article about what trainers do post work out. It gave me inspiration on maybe listing some of my personal faux paus when I run.

1. I almost never stretch post run. I do a cool down walk, but I rarely take the time to stretch post workout now. I can certainly feel the lack, as many parts of my body hurt. It’s probably much worse with the stroller.

2. I usually don’t bring water or snacks. I’m bringing water more with the stroller, but even when I would run around 50 miles a week, I would never bring water. I hate carrying it. I don’t even care when I run 14+ miles (3hr+), I wouldn’t do it. I did hydrate pre-run, but I HATE carrying it. And, no, I don’t like wearing it either.

3. My gait is heavier now. I’m working on this.  I used to be better on trails or the road. Treadmill? Total elephant.

4. I wear my shoes too long. I’m poor. I use a normal stroller too. You’ve gotta use what you have.

5. Sometimes, I don’t eat first. Generally, it’s a mistake when I’m in a rush.

What are some of the mistakes you guys make running/working out? I’d love to do a follow up with some additions if I get enough.

Chocolate Coconut Tart (V, GF)


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Holidays are the time to splurge on little indulgences, but when there seems to be a celebration almost every month it can be hard to stay on track. It’s nice when we can just embrace the festivities in full-force without spending the whole meal thinking how many calories we are consuming. I say, enjoy it.

Indulge, savor the moment with friends and family, and then  the next day get right back on your health horse and continue on your nutritious path. Isn’t that what life is all about anyway? Balance.

In my family there are many food intolerances, so whenever there is any sort of gathering we always make an effort to make a meal that everyone can enjoy. Since I am usually in charge of dessert, I always have fun trying to create something that is both delicious and allergy-free.

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Running Tool


If you are an aficionado of walking, running, or jogging I’ve got just the tool for you.

http://www.walkjogrun.net/

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You can use this website to log your miles, find routes, and various other little things. I discovered it over a year ago, and it is by far the best of all of the free pages I’ve found.

They also have an iphone app (and an andriod one coming soon). I’ve never used it (I don’t partake in the none-fruit apple), but it has pretty good reviews. It’s a $5 dollar app, but it’s cheaper than a gps watch or jawbone, etc…

Anyone else love it too?