September 2, 2008


This morning’s post is a random collection of things I want to post that I’m not even going to bother trying to link together. Public service announcement: check out the Runner’s Wave. Can anyone explain to me what the course for the Queens Half-Marathon is like? NYRR’s explanation kind of sucks. Specifically: does it loop? Is it hilly? And is the start hopefully close enough to the finish that my mom will be able to find her way between the two even though she’s severely directionally challenged? I am doing it no matter what, because I want to finish all …

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August 20, 2008

Workout and a Healthy Meal: Toasted Papaya

I just had the best workout. Did my normal routine of going from machine to machine, but this time I did mini circuits by constantly switching back and forth between the machines. I usually do three sets of 15, but today I did two machines at a time: one set of 15 on machine A, one set of 15 on machine B, then one set of 8 but at a much higher weight on machine A, likewise on B, and finishing up with sets of 15. I was shocked to see how much weight I could put on the machines …

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August 19, 2008

I’m not in Austin

Project didn’t end up happening, which is kind of par for the course. Basically, you should never count on going somewhere until you’re actually on the plane and in flight… and even then I’d say you still have a 10% chance of having the project get cancelled. So what does this mean I’m up to? Ah, wonderful things. I’m currently lying in bed, half-watching the Rachael Ray show on television (shut up), and doing some research for a potential client. Sometimes when I get ambitious, I put my computer on top of my tall dresser and get on my mini …

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August 15, 2008

Healthy Meal: Raw Vegan Pizza

I haven’t really been posting my raw vegan recipes becaues they’re not really cooking, and so many people thought it was gross when I had that kale smoothie that I didn’t know what a receptive audience I’d have. I think this is one of my favorite raw vegan recipes I’ve tried so far – pizza! I made two of these and when I ate the first one and saw how amazing it was, I took a picture of the second so I could post it. In a food processor, combine:1 large tomato1/4 red onion2 cloves garlicParsley, basil, oregano, and whatever …

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August 15, 2008

Personal training kickoff

I just had a kickoff to personal training at my gym (to be trained, not to become a trainer. That goal totally fell by the wayside). I had no idea what to expect – I assumed she’d be putting me on a treadmill to see how fast I could go, or having me benchpress ridiculous weights to see how strong I was. Not so! Instead, she gave me this cool functional fitness thing that was really easy, but allowed her trained eye to see imbalances in my body. Here’s what I learned: My shoulder are very very narrow – I …

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