I am absolutely ecstatic to announce that my hiatus from running has finally ended, and although I’ve only got about 3.5 miles under my feet so far this week, the ankle feels good as new, and I’m ready to take on my own personal trail turkey trot tomorrow.

I know I have been pussy footing around getting back into running. Erring on the side of caution in order to push back my return to doing something I love so much, going mildly psychotic in the meanwhile,and growing more and more irritable as the days went by. I have to be honest though… I probably could’ve started back a week earlier, but I was scared.

First of all, I only started running in April, so I know how bad it sucks when you first start running. At least for me it did. It’s uncomfortable, your lungs hurt, your legs hurt, your pride takes a beat down, it’s time consuming… Starting running and sticking to it takes balls. Since I have been injured, I have been counting the days I’ve gone since running, knowing each one that passed would make my “comeback” that much more like starting all over again. Yet when I started feeling better, I just tried to push back that first run even longer, because I knew how horrible it was going to be, and following the Paleo diet wasn’t all that easy as well.  Read More

Ways to Begin Writing a Book

Writing a book is the wish a lot of people.

When age catches up with you and you have nothing to make everyone recall you, it’s sometimes quite sad. What makes people happy is the way they are recalled by others as better person, as useful person who has ever contribute their dedication and service to the world. A wide variety of ways can be taken for making yourself recalled and provides sweet memory for you. One of them is by creating a book. Your name is printed on the cover of book and whenever people read your books. They will read your name and remember you as good writer. Do you want to be such a thing? Well, it’s time to challenge yourself by writing a book.

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What makes you sexy?


Frederick’s of Hollywood store on Hollywood Boulevard in Hollywood, California (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I got a nice little email in my inbox today from Frederick’s of Hollywood. Apparently it’s National Lingerie Day. Who knew? Now while I could definitely use a couple of new bras, I’m very well stocked on lingerie. It’s hard to throw out items that get very little wear, so lingerie can become a giant stockpile, sort of a like a post-war apocalyptic explosion of lace and ribbon. The worst part is lingerie may or may not be what makes you feel sexy.

I once heard a man say that the sexiest thing he ever saw was a woman walking around in his dress shirt because it reminded him of the evening they had just had and their future together. As a bit of a tomboy, I feel sexiest walking around in my husband’s muscle tank and a pair of boxer shorts. But I also love getting dressed up to go out, rolling on the fishnet stockings and slipping into a pair of high heels. When I’m in the boxer shorts I remember that I’m comfortable with myself and my body, and that confidence makes me sexy. When I’m all dressed up it’s a reminder that I take time to take care of myself and that also makes me sexy. So in honor of National Lingerie day, do something nice for yourself. Find what makes you feel sexy. Write it, scream it, do whatever you gotta do. If you need, buy some lingerie! (I hear they’re on sale.)





Good morning MLYWers. It’s Nick from Step Away from the Mall taking over for the day as part of the Yakezie blog swap on couples and money. If you head on over to Step Away from the blog you’ll find a corresponding post on the very same topic. So let’s dig in. At 5:30 p.m., four years ago today, I saw something for the first time that sticks with me like it was yesterday. It all happened in a matter of seconds. But it seemed like hours. I was standing with a buddy of mine when suddenly my father-in-law appeared standing next to my wife. He looked very serious.

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Why I Crossfit and You Should too

It’s effective. After I first started Crossfitting, this chick, who couldn’t even do 5 girl-style pushups started doing regular pushups within 2 weeks…and lots of them too. I saw muscles, I had innate strength for daily life.  It just freaking works, you must have faith in the methodology and the programming.  If you’ve been trying boring treadmills and elliptical and traditional strength, bodybuilding routines and have gotten burnt out and bored and haven’t seen results, give Crossfit a try.  The reasons why and how it works are found at the official Crossfit site.

crossfit_12It doesn’t take very long. The longest Workout of the Day (WOD) I’ve ever done took me about 30 minutes and that was only once. So, it’s effective and it’s quick – WIN!

It’s not boring. Every WOD is different.  Even if I’m doing the same one I did 3 months ago, it’s still different because I’m lifting more, jumping higher, running faster, running longer distances, etc.  So you never truly repeat the same work out twice.  And, it’s so intense that for those 10 or 15 minutes you’re WODing you cannot focus on anything else on your mind. If you’re worried about something, or your mind wanders, or if you can’t turn off all the ideas in your head, you’ll get a reprieve during your WOD.  The result is better focus and increased concentration in other areas of your life.

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