Ya’ll know I’m not a political blogger. Of course I’ve got my opinion and all, and I even delve into race issues every so often. But I was given the opportunity to be one of the bloggers for an upcoming PBS documentary called Race 2012: A Conversation About Race & Politics in America .
And I thought, meh, why not?
There’s plenty out in the blogosphere about Barack Obama not doing anything during his four years, and there’s also tons of chatter about … Read more ...
It’s days later and I am still finding dirt. It’s behind my ears, under my nails and in other crevasses you don’t want to hear about.
Me and my girls finished the Pretty Muddy race. It was a fabulous 5K with about 10 obstacle courses on beautiful farmland in Chicago’s far south suburbs. The morning festivities started off at my house,
Before the Pretty Muddy race.
where three of us piled into my friend’s new Honda Pilot. (Her husband was adamant that he was … Read more ...
Tomorrow morning I’m running a 5K. I haven’t been training. I honestly don’t even remember the last time I ran 3.1 miles.
But I’m going.
I’ve always taken my training seriously. For the marathon, I didn’t miss a single work out. For my half marathons, 10Ks or climbing the Sears Tower, I trained.
Not this time.
I don’t know if it’s because I figured, it’s a 5K, so how hard could that be? Or if it’s because I know it’s not timed because it’s not … Read more ...
(Cue up the Beastie Boys.)
It’s time to get dirty. (Mix in Christina Aguilera’s “Dirrty”) OK, enough of the music montage, you’ve heard me bellyache about my belly.
I’ve been working out, (yay!) eating right (double yay) and drinking less (boo!) The progress is slow, but slow and steady wins the race, right? Speaking of races, I’ve signed up for the Pretty Muddy Women’s Run.
It’s only for us girls and it’s 5K of outdoor terrain featuring architectural obstacles … Read more ...
I’ve got a bad hangover. A cruise hangover. It’s not a headache situation, but more of a belly situation that’s hanging over my jeans. I gained a bunch of weight while on my five-day cruise.
It’s impressive really when you think about it. In five days, FIVE I gained…. (drumroll) Nine pounds. That’s more than my children weighed when they were born. I started off the cruise trying to be good, but that lasted about 45 minutes because of the all-eat-til-you-drop options. Just trying … Read more ...