Race Review: The Color Run

Note: My mother, sisters, and I were invited to do the Color Run as Kohl's Yes2You Rewards VIPs and were given free race entries for the race. My sisters paid my nephews' entry fees themselves.I have done a lot of races but have never tried the Color Run. When invited to try it by Kohl's Yes2You Rewards, though, I was game ....more

This does not inspire confidence

I saw my endocrinologist today. The good news: My thyroid nodules have shrunk. The bad news: Looks like the right side of my thyroid has completely crapped out ....more

The problem with the Marthas of the world

"I want to rule the interwebz!" Last week Roni posted a question-and-answer from an anonymous poster who called herself Martha. I thought Roni did a good job of thoughtfully answering, though maybe that she gave too nice of a response what was not, in my opinion, a nicely-asked question. The commenter painted my friends (and let's face it, me) in an ugly light, ignoring every positive thing we are and try to do to focus in on all of our worst flaws.Some of my friends had fun with it for a little while going on about #marthawouldnotapprove until Roni asked them to stop, which was fine too ....more

Fitness after Fitbloggin'

I know I haven't blogged in a long time. ...more

The real cost of being cheap

When I scheduled my flights for Fitbloggin', I worked hard to find the cheapest flight I could -- I was worried about money, and I didn't want to spend more than I had to.This is why I was riding with my husband, who was so nice to drive me, an hour to the Detroit airport before the sun had even come up. On the way there, I got a call that said my flight didn't leave for almost 2 hours after its scheduled departure, which meant I missed my connection to Denver. I am still not sure what time I am getting to Denver, but I am going to hustle to the first flight leaving after I land and try to go standby ....more

The hardest part of training

Tonight I tried swimming in my wetsuit for only the second time. I'm afraid it is a little bit too small, because getting the thing on is such a project. It feels constricting ....more

Enell Ambassador Race Report: Tri Goddess Tri

I am an Enell Ambassador. Enell paid my entry fee to this race and has also provided me...more

Fit by Fitbloggin' update: A few weeks to go

I leave for Fitbloggin' in two dozen days! The time has rushed by. I haven't posted an update in almost a month ....more

Fit by Fitbloggin' update: Positive developments

I have a hectic week coming up and I need to stay calm and centered. After talking to a friend last Friday and then reflecting, I realize that there are some people at work who either enjoy creating a stressful environment or who are feeling so much distress that they can't help but spread it. Maybe a little of both.As much as I wish I had the ability to help make these problems better for them, I don't, and I am not serving anyone by getting caught up in the frenzy of it all ....more

Jawbone UP 24 vs. FitBit Charge: And the winner is...

I think I need another gadget or two I had been tracking with the Jawbone UP for about a year, and decided to give the UP 24...more