Oh Woe is the Treadmill

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As I embarked on week six, day two of my couch to 5k training, I couldn’t really get in a groove. The schedule was pretty decent today: 5 minute warm up, 10 minute jog, 3 minute walk, 10 minute jog, 5 minute cool down. But from the time I started the first jog I just couldn’t run right. My calf was hurting on one leg, my knee was hurting on the other leg, and it was really really challenging to get through. So much so that as I finished and slowed down to my walking pace I decided that I would just walk the rest. Not worth getting hurt over it. Continue reading

True Life: I’m too Lazy for Cover-up

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Check out that mug, eh! Here’s the deal – there’s a blemish on my nose that will not quit. It’s one of those muthas that just has a life of its own – know what I’m sayin’? Sure you do. Well I’m here to tell you that I rocked that bad boy all day. No concealer, no foundation, no tinted moisturizer, nada. For one reason, I’ve found that more product on top of a zit (unless it has salicylic acid in it) just makes it worse. Continue reading

I am a Heater

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There are times when I rue my thick, curly hair. This is one of those times. It’s 40 degrees outside and I walk into my building sweating because my hair is an insulator or epic proportions. Wah wah wahhhhh, right?

It probably doesn’t help that I was fully protected against the elements, but that is neither here nor there.

Maintain, maintain, maintain

So I just finished week six, day one of the couch to 5k program. It was challenging. Even though it was back to shorter intervals, it was raining so I had to do it on the treadmill. I’m not a big fan of the treadmill. I don’t know why I used to be so against running outside but now I love it because it’s so easy! You don’t have to fiddle with buttons or worry about falling off the track (which happens often for me, no judging). When you want to run, you run, when you want to walk, you walk! It’s amazing how we’ve made things so complicated. Continue reading

Well, I’m Back

Oh my goodness, so I’ve definitely neglected this baby. What better time than now to come back, right? Right. Well mostly I’m writing to share that I just completed my first twenty minute run. I can honestly say that never in my life have I been able to run that long without stopping or just giving up. It’s been a long road to get to this point (probably seven weeks or so) but I did it! Continue reading