Month: January 2013


I’m only slightly cranky to be out of my routines this week.  Coach is gallivanting, and I am left to fend for myself for working out and other assorted entertainment. I decided to move my morning runs to lunchtime to avoid the bore of lifting weights alone.  I would rather run in the morning, but I have to admit it’s nice to head out … Read More Hunger

If You’re Happy and You Know It… Wait – There’s More

It used to be that I didn’t know what to write sometimes because I was so terribly miserable.  Now, I don’t know what to write because I’m deliriously happy, and I really just don’t have the appropriate vocabulary to describe my state of mind.  Plus, it seems a little obnoxious to talk incessantly about my good fortune. I’m still happy.  Yeah.  Still.  And I … Read More If You’re Happy and You Know It… Wait – There’s More

The Cinderella Diet

I’m as high as a kite this week.  I finally decided to listen to Coach’s advice that I needed to take in more calories, not less, in order to reach my fitness goals.  I was willing to entertain the idea that he might know something about nutrition, since he has a body that’s in better shape than most of the men half his age.  … Read More The Cinderella Diet


I’m scoring pretty high on the feel-good scale this week.  Balls are still in the air, but I’m content to juggle them for now, at least until my arms get tired or I drop them all.  Speaking of arms… I whined to Coach this week about the layer of ick covering up my beautiful arm muscles which must surely lie just beneath the surface.  … Read More Disarming

Pushing the Limits

I’m looking at 10 impressive medals laid out in a row on my desk.  They mean nothing and everything, all at the same time.  Hunks of metal and ribbons I essentially paid for with my race-entry fees, but each one holds a story of courage and determination and, so far, the pride of a new personal record that took me by surprise every time.  … Read More Pushing the Limits

Steer Clear

The clarity and drive to be organized that led me into this new calendar year have not yet escaped me.  I’m digging into lots of scary, dusty places that I haven’t dared to venture into in the 7 years since my divorce. The deeper I go, the greater the clarity and the drive. It amazes me how all the different roles I play can … Read More Steer Clear

Life Saver

I feel like a broken record.  I don’t know how many times I can try to describe my happiness without being repetitive or nauseating. First of all, I’m sharing my hope; if anyone follows my stories and can relate to any of the challenges, that person should know that an unhappy life can be changed in the twinkling of an eye.  Being miserable today … Read More Life Saver

Week One Status Report

This week was a little crazy with a holiday falling in the middle of it, but it felt so good to get back to some of my normal routines with work and fitness.  The scale is budging at a beautiful rate. Coach changed some things up at the gym to start off the new year, and I’m feeling the lovely aching of my overworked … Read More Week One Status Report