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January 17, 2019 8:42 pm

Broken Leg – Part Two

When we left off, I had arrived at home from the Emergency Room in the wee hours of the night. I was so hopped up on adrenaline that I never did end up falling asleep that night and stayed awake for the entire next day. I mostly spent the morning responding to DMs and text… Read more > Comments Off on Broken Leg – Part Two

January 16, 2019 2:05 pm

Broken Leg

In December 2017, my friend and coworker Tarra told me she was going to start participating in a “Fresh Meat” (newbie) roller derby program in the bigger town about an hour away from where we live. She offered to be the carpool “derby car” if I wanted to come along, and I definitely did! I… Read more > Comments Off on Broken Leg

October 6, 2014 10:59 am


strong – strĂ´NG (adjective) 1. having the power to move heavy weights or perform other physically demanding tasks. I started a bodyweight challenge for the month of October in order to beef myself up a bit. I’m tired of barely being able to support my own bodyweight on the monkey bars when I play with… Read more > Comments Off on Strength

June 27, 2013 7:41 pm

Second 5K: Complete!

In my last entry, we discussed my slothlike running capabilities and my 16+ minute miles. You will imagine my surprise when, in the middle of my run, my Nike+ app spoke up and announced that I had completed a mile in just shy of 14 minutes. As it turned out, my slowest mile in this… Read more > 4 Comments >

June 20, 2013 8:48 pm


I understand that listening to other people talk about their workouts is possibly the most boring thing ever, but I can’t help myself. Saturday, I went for a run at my parents’ house. I’m still doing C25K, and have been repeating days from weeks 6, 7, and 8 for the last few weeks. I can… Read more > 10 Comments >

April 28, 2013 2:42 pm

First 5K!

This last weekend, I completed my first 5K! It was called the Hope Pie Run, and you brought a pie and $5 to enter. I made a simple apple pie. I got there early and, despite recognizing a high school classmate’s parents, I didn’t know anybody there. Daniel was at work and my parents were… Read more > 3 Comments >

April 9, 2013 3:55 pm

I’m A Machine

Last month, inspired by Melissa’s success, Daniel and I adopted a quasi-paleo diet. I say “quasi-paleo” because Daniel is a vegetarian and it’s very difficult to be fully Paleo while veg unless you want to eat eggs for every meal (no), and because I am a wuss and I don’t want to spend every waking… Read more > 5 Comments >

November 10, 2012 10:13 pm

The Annual Brief Running Phase

It seems like every fall, I go through a phase where I really feel like I should be a runner. Actually, let’s start this by saying I am not a runner by any stretch of the imagination. I was a competitive gymnast for a while, but the only running you do in gymnastics is on… Read more > 5 Comments >

July 17, 2008 8:38 pm

The Fitness Class and the Wii

Several weeks ago, I signed up for a fitness class. The company that puts it on used to call it “bootcamp” but they changed the name to make it sound less scary. It meets three times a week (Monday, Wednesday and Saturday) for an hour, and the classes are different each time. So far, we’ve… Read more > 6 Comments >