Rules for a super slow-runner

Run slower. If that doesn’t work, try harder. Give up worrying about your stride rate, and carry along sunscreen to reapply. Get a running buddy, and converse. Maybe rethink the idea of going for a long run with your former rugby teammate, who played in the wing position, scored a lot and ran 7:30’s the last time she…

Teetering

I’ve been musing on a different way to organize my week. Could it work? And by “work” I mean if I did this, would I become more sane, and less stressed out by my obligations? Monday: Physical fitness day. Do all my running, cooking, healthy eating, stretching, strength workouts, and avoid alcohol and the TV…

Cycles

Go, go, go, go go and stop. Happy April.

To do

In the middle of a staff meeting today, my mind and pencil wandered for a short spell, and I drew a familiar grid on my note pad. Along the top row were letters signifying the days of this week, and down the left side were 3 categories. I filled in the grid, in an effort…

avoiding the big D

Yesterday I took to work a gym bag packed with contingency plans. Plan A was to go for a run at lunch; plan B was to head to Melissa’s 6pm spin class, if it was too rainy at lunch. Plan C was to attend a work-related happy hour, bag the whole cardio thing, then go…

off-kilter

Perfect timing: the 11am meal that I ate, just proceeding a yoga teacher-training lecture on Ayurveda, is a meal that upset my stomach, albeit to a small (as in, fleeting) degree. The meal, pictured at right, included a pineapple-coconut scone, a chèvre, mashed potato, sweet potato and walnut pesto omelet, with a salad that included…