Putting on my running shoes (in other words, ouch!)

It's really harder than it looks

So I ran about a mile and a half.  I didn’t run it hard.  I didn’t run it fast.  My Achilles is still killing me.  And these Puma compression tights that have like rubber inserts inside kept falling off my larger than usual booty.  It wasn’t pretty, but I sure was.  Through my huffing and puffing, I kept repeating to myself: “I didn’t get fast quickly before, but I did get fast eventually.”

And so I will be fast.


How have you come back from a major exercise slump?  Any great suggestions for me?


Ish is Getting Real

I am so sorry I have been completely MIA of late.  I told you years ago that I would be back with a vengeance because of some exciting news.  Well yeh, the back part didn’t pan out but I do have excellent news.  I have a wonderful four-month old.






Come on kids, did you really think Miss Heather was ready for a child.  I pity the fool.  (Though I have gained the weight that a child requires SMH)  I am new to a job that I absolutely love, but that also keeps me extremely busy and hopping around the country (and hopefully the world).  Wonderful for my wanderlust.  Not so wow for my weight loss efforts and marathon training.

Why oh why Lord did I sign up fir thisYes, I said Marathon Training.  This bad boy was delivered into my inbox today as a cruel reminder that I am slated to run the TCS NYC Marathon in early November.  At the instant moment, I am less than excited elated at the opportunity to test my mettle and accomplish this goal.  Admittedly, I am nowhere near the shape I need to be, nor near where I was this time last year, but I am making my way back with a training and eating plan.  The latter is also helping me into a bridesmaids dress I have to wear in a month.

So that’s some of what’s news with your girl.  I’ve done so much much traveling lately and I can’t wait to update you.  I am in love.  That’s always nice.  Parents are well.  Apartment is fine.  NYC is life.

Til next time…


Man I am out of shape…

With a few extra love and vacation pounds on my booty, working out is surely much more difficult.  But I am definitely not down and out.  In fact today’s return to Insanity went very well…


Insanity Plyometric Cardio Circuit (very hard but only one break)



Black bean purée, egg whites, Fage 0% Greek Yogurt Spicy Dip (and a grapefruit spritzer)

IMG_2949Warm Carmelized Fennel & Apple Salad w/ Shaved Parmesan


Peanut Butter Cup Protein Shake

IMG_2953Handful of Almonds

IMG_2956Turkey Sausage and Mustard Greens Sauce


Baked Fries & Ketchup

IMG_29543/4 Vanilla Porter