True to my 2019 Challenge to not have ANY Cocoa-Cola, I ended the year the way I had planned on last New Year's Eve, by having Coke to celebrate the New Year. Greg ended up finding a case of Mexican Coke (made with cane sugar, not corn syrup like the US version) at Sam's Club... Continue Reading →
A Greater Appreciation…
This past year of 2019 has taught me a lot. I have learned how to be myself, how to deal with pain and how to slow down. I have become much more mindful of what I say, what I do and what is important to me. And even though I wasn’t physically able to hit... Continue Reading →
Why we do the things we do…
Have you ever had a habit that you suddenly wonder why you continue to do it? Last week after my doctor’s appointment and the sudden realization that I had no idea how much protein I consume on a daily basis, I downloaded a couple of food tracking apps to start tracking how much protein I... Continue Reading →
Knowing is half the battle…
Well, today has been quite the learning experience. After almost 13 years post-op, you would think I would have mastered my dietary needs by now, especially being as stats driven as I am. Today, I had my 3-week surgical follow-up after my hernia & bowel obstruction surgery. I have been severely fatigued for almost the... Continue Reading →
The Comfort of a Bad Habit…
This past weekend I was in Portland, OR for The West Coast Planners Candy Shop, which is, you guessed it, a planner convention. I had an amazing time and met so many wonderful people I cannot even put the weekend into words. Just trust me when I say, it was worth every penny spent! I... Continue Reading →
13 Weird, Cool & Creatively Different things about Me!
Right off the bat, most folks associate the number 13 with bad luck but for me, it’s always been my lucky number. I was born on the 13th and the number 13 has always made me happy. It’s not even really a numbers thing, I have always been a much bigger fan of the number... Continue Reading →
Today is a WIN!
So, it seems that I just ended September with the best stats I have had…in well over a year. My run goal for 2019 was to hit 30 miles a month, and I have missed that goal a couple of months this year due to my neck injury. However, in September I ran 46.69 miles,... Continue Reading →
Life should be a Snow Globe, not an Hour Glass!
This past weekend I was in Atlanta, GA for DragonCon 2019. I have been going to DragonCon for about 14 years now. I started going because of my friend Johnny, I met in high school, who introduced me to the world of science fiction conventions and henceforth, changed my life. Each year a group of... Continue Reading →
Last night was 5k Wednesday. Like most Wednesdays, I found myself at my favorite local park and I immediately got into exercise mode. I love this particular park because it has great hills, clear paths, and perfect scenery. Aside from the millennials riding motorized skateboards and scooters while paying too much attention to their phones,... Continue Reading →
Finding Sanity for $31.17
Yesterday morning I woke up at 6:27am, which for me is sleeping in, and knew my morning would be hectic as Greg and I were going to see Avengers:Endgame at 10:25am and I wanted to get my morning workout done beforehand. I got up, had my coffee, my quiet time and headed out at 7:45am... Continue Reading →