I'm a slow runner. For nearly five years that had been my identity. I ran - a lot - nearly every single day and for on average 30 to 40 miles per week, but I did so slowly. I rarely finished a 6 mile run in under an hour if I was by myself and … Continue reading Give yourself a chance to try
Hey there! It's been a while. Sometimes when you're moving and working and spending an incredible amount of time in an un-air-conditioned car time slips away from you. One minute, it's August 21 and you're thinking you have nearly a month left of summer, time to go to the beach, to catch up with old … Continue reading A full year werth your while
In honor of Kids Eat Right month for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics I am brining you a story from my experience working with elementary school children last Fall in Maryland during my Dietetic Internship. “The last rule I need each of you to remember before we start our tasting is that no matter … Continue reading Just take one bite
In the 6th grade lunchtime was at 10:40 a.m. I remember classmates and teachers complaining about how early it was. I remember my parents remarking about how unreasonable that was. And I remember absolutely loving it. Lunchtime was 10:40 and I've never gotten over it. Maybe it's just me, but the first thing I … Continue reading How long until lunchtime?
There was a time when waking up at 4:45 to run for two plus hours felt normal. The alarm would go off, I'd jump out of bed, put on my already laid out clothes, chow down on a granola bar, sip some water and head out the door. This week (apart from Monday when I … Continue reading Finding your hour for exercise
It's August, it's hot and the last thing you ever want to do is turn on the oven. Sticking to no-cook meals like salads or options that can be made on the grill or in the microwave (such as corn on the cob or BBQ anything) is typically you're best bet for reducing the sweat … Continue reading No sweat summer sweets
"Anyone else want a cookie?" I asked my new college friends as I stood up to return my empty plate. They all stared at me, pursing their lips slightly. "I really don't want to gain the Freshman 15," one said. "Sorry, I was bad at breakfast so I can't risk a cookie now, I'll be … Continue reading Life with Ed: Drowning in a diet culture
I opened my eyes a crack. The light was streaming into my basement window and I could guess that even though my body felt like it needed at least another hour my alarm would be going off momentarily. I closed my eyes and thought about turning it off. I could have that extra hour of … Continue reading Having a buddy makes all the difference
Just under 11 months ago, I was training for a marathon, eating lots of peanut butter, getting back to blogging, taking pictures of my feet and trying to figure out how to fit everything I owned in my little silver car. Today, I’m training for a marathon, eating lots of peanut butter, getting back to … Continue reading Six weeks and two letters later
Always travel with a snack, or two, or an entire stash including at least 3 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches. That's my motto for traveling (or even just a simple outing). I don't know whether this trait is genetic or learned (I have at least one Aunt who swears by this), but I certainly have … Continue reading Security snacks, the dos and don’ts
I slid open my closet door in my old bedroom back at my parents house. I was looking for a sweat shirt. It had been 85ºF when I left Maryland and I had seen no reason to pack anything warmer than a t-shirt, but now, at nearly midnight, it was less than 60 and I … Continue reading Life with ED: Relearning to be you
As a junior in high school (six years ago now, ahh!!) I remember walking to school during the first week in June and thinking, this is the last time I'll ever go to school in June. I really can't tell you why that felt so significant to me, but it did. June had always been just … Continue reading It’s not summer yet?