True! Health! Confessions!
Now it’s time for a breakdown: Okay, so I didn’t take the time to get a Trenta this morning. But not because I’m opposed to the concept! I just decided to work from home and not stop on the way to work. Because I worked from home I discovered that my roommate does an elaborate quasi-yogic stretching routine in the mornings… right outside my window. Finally! Someone who...
If I had a nickel for every time a thin woman complained to me about how it’s so annoying that she gets hit on all the time…I would have a lot of nickels but no more self-esteem than when I started. ((Kanye shrug))
Things are looking up
Today an acquaintance posted on Twitter about finding the Trenta size at a Starbucks in Brooklyn. I’ve only been looking for one for over a year now because I’m fascinated by it as an Emblem Of Our Time and a scapegoat for “the obesity crisis.” Coincidentally, I have to be at work at 7AM tomorrow. I’m going to drink ALL the iced coffee!! Edited to add: Hopefully it...
One week out
Last week I went to a sports doctor to get my cranky calf checked out. (Long story short, my calf has been bothering me since the week after the New Orleans Half, plus a week of rest, plus denial, plus cross-training, plus an ill-advised 7.5-miler…) Diagnosis: The doc said my problem was likely the combination of some kind of instant trauma (stepping off a curb, executing an unfamiliar...
Tonight I did a strength workout I made up for myself at home while listening to Patton Oswalt: No Reason To Complain (I recommend it) and in that ~40 minute span — I did 100 modified push-ups. Not all in a row (I did [5-5-5]*4, 5-5-5-5, 5-5-5 and 5). And even so my arms are about to fall off and I may have trouble operating a mouse tomorrow, but no matter. Now please message...
Where are sweets? Everybody on diet!– Disgruntled man in work cafeteria reviewing the free leftovers. The Russian accent just made it more ominously fantastic.
Do you eat cheese at least 3 times per week?– Actual question on the (exhaustive) intake form I filled out at the sports doc’s this morning. More later, but upshot is I’m not broken and should be back up to full speed in under 6 weeks, so I’m a happy lady. And I had cheese with my breakfast of course (3 times? Try 6 out of...
Me duele la pantorrilla*
I haven’t run or done any weight-bearing exercises on my leg in a week, except walking as I normally would. Nevertheless, my calf has not gotten better. It is crazy to me how much it has not gotten better, and in the mean time I’ve been going insane with the possibilities. (THE INTERNET: “Going?”) So, it’s off to the doctor! WebMD symptom checker, which I should...
Congratulations, Ashley Judd
You just found out that women are stigmatized and criticized for the way they look. Good for you!
Monkey in the water
Notes from cross-training in the pool for the first time yesterday: Ah, for the empty YMCAs of my youth! I don’t know why I was thinking I could just waltz in and take a lane, since there were only 4 (with 2 swimmers in each). I only waited about 10 minutes though, which is completely acceptable. I’m not used to lane-sharing, but it went okay. My lane buddy, who looked like Diego...
NYT Well Blog: How Exercise May Make Addictions... →
“Some research shows that exercise may stimulate reward centers in the brain, helping to ease cravings for drugs or other substances. But according to an eye-opening new study of cocaine-addicted mice, dedicated exercise may in some cases make it even harder to break an addiction.”
Ridiculously Photogenic Guy on Good Morning... →
rfgr26: Makes me love this whole meme even more! Zeddie Little has a great attitude about being the Ridiculously Photogenic Guy. I hope he’s in my NYCM corral so his reflected light can shine down on me. (Swell of them to include the photographer, too.) ETA: He’s running the marathon for the John Ritter Foundation, in case you want to make yourself look good (see what I did...
Stubborn is my middle name
Who’s got two thumbs and a probable muscle strain? (Cut for: injury minutiae, token amount of whining, resolve.) [[MORE]] So, confession: My right calf has been bothering me since New Orleans (I mentioned it here, in case you love minutiae) and it’s still bothering me. I don’t remember doing anything to it specifically; it just developed this low-level ache. I haven’t...
McSweeney's: An Open Letter to the Person Who... →
All I want to do is sing—and this, this here run, is likely the closest opportunity I will ever have to living out that dream of being an 80’s pop icon. —Sarah Klenakis
there are like 60 cats in here.: Listicle for a... →
unicornfandancing: When you use the phrase “it’s going to be one of those days” every single day it ceases to have meaning to me and I begin to doubt your ability to determine good from bad and wrong from right. What I’m saying is; perspective: get some.
Today someone asked me if I had just had a baby and I DIDN’T kill her on the spot. I mean she was 13 but STILL.
"Mad Men" and body image
Spoilers for last night’s episode “The Tea Leaves” below. [[MORE]] I thought “The Tea Leaves,” featured a fascinating glimpse into medicine and health in the ’60s, when your mother in law can recommend you take diet pills and you actually take her advice, when you get cancer and you can’t even talk about it. (One of the show’s “Oh, how the...
In which some people are just fools.
I just have to say. I went out for my run leaving behind two angry and puzzled roommates who didn’t understand why I couldn’t do a shorter run or put it off so that I could wait at home for their subletter and help him move in while they went to IKEA. Their subletter. Come on, man! They didn’t even say please, just started acting like I was ruining their day because they...