BodySMOOCHES

“Jillian Michaels’ BodySHRED class is coming to the Y!” So read the post for one my local Y locations, in Facebook. A few months ago there as a similar post for a class called “R.I.P.P.E.D.” I expect BodyREND, then BodyDETONATE to be on that schedule in the future. What is this love affair with masochism,…

Because we can can can

So far, I’ve picked two for 2013. Around mid-September, I assessed the list of races I did/planned to do in 2012 and realized that it had hit ten. Nine of them were running races; the first of them was the American Birkebeiner classic ski race. As I did this math, I realized that I’d overcommitted…

Great expectations

The main thing I wanted at the end of each day this past weekend (meaning Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) was to get out of all the stretchy workout clothing that I had been wearing for a total of perhaps 20 hours. I found this desire surprising for three reasons: a) two years ago I spent…

To market, to market.

Flow. Menstruation. Rivers. Power. Muscle-bound half-naked men making scary sounds while lifting large iron objects. Or, something plugged into a wall. Or, somebody wearing a bodysuit. Vinyasa. What language is that? Yoga. Quiet room, no sweating. Candles? Bending bodies into improbable contortions, even if it’s just attempting to touch one’s oh-so-distant toes. I think I’d…

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…

Recovery

Hubby likes colorful food, originally uploaded by arahbahn. I’m not entirely sure that my slow, flat 8-miler yesterday gave me a need for recovery fuel, but here’s what it ended up being: one of the Buttermilk Ham & Cheese Muffins that I made on Saturday. 27.3 grams carbs, 9.6 grams protein were in it. It…