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Excuse of the Day
Thursday, October 13, 2011      7 comments

OK - so everyone has those days when things just don't go according to plan, but when you're already in a vulnerable position sometimes it's easier to make excuses for partaking in bad behaviour when the going gets tough instead of making the be... Read more
The Food & The Fuel (And the Difference Between the Two)
Wednesday, October 12, 2011      13 comments

When I eat a HUGE double chocolate brownie 2-4 hours before heading out for a run, I can knock out 9 miles like my arse is on fire. In fact - that's exactly what I did yesterday. I stayed within my calorie range for everything else I ate durin... Read more
Tuesday, September 27, 2011      17 comments

Well - I did it. I officially launched the first phase of a new idea that I've been working on for a few months now. Here it is. Tell me what you think! And if you're interested and live in the Chicago area, PLEASE sign up! SWAP/MEET! ... Read more
Kenya 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011      13 comments

I finally finished editing my Kenya photos. These are mine only and not the compilation album yet of my brother and cousins as well. Hoping to narrow down all our pics together into one MASTER ALBUM of the trip - so stay tuned for more! ... Read more
The Things I Can Do
Tuesday, September 20, 2011      21 comments

It hasn't been easy - getting "back on the wagon" after vacation. And in the middle of a plateau, no less. But if anything is going to jar me out of this feeling of being stuck, it's up to me to figure out what that is and DO IT. Despite ... Read more
The Great Boredom Rift
Tuesday, September 13, 2011      15 comments

So it was only a matter of time, right? Vacation euphoria has passed and left in its wake a serious time-off hangover, the all-too-familiar "I don't get another vacation for at least a year" depression and capital B, BOREDOM. Sure, I have ... Read more
The Africa Blog
Monday, September 12, 2011      31 comments

I know you're all expecting an epic travelog - and I seriously don't want to disappoint, but one of the main reasons I have been so silent since coming back from vacation, is, well...I'm SPEECHLESS. There is no beauty like Africa. Vast p... Read more
Cloud Nine
Wednesday, July 27, 2011      51 comments

A couple of weeks ago, Nikhil invited me on a boat cruise of the Chicago harbour. His friend's wife was planning a party for his friend who just defended his PhD thesis and a bunch of his close friends were getting together to celebrate his gra... Read more
Oh, Sweet Vices
Thursday, July 21, 2011      21 comments

Found this blog in Runner's World today: bigguyblog.runnersworld.
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And Then That Happened...
Friday, July 15, 2011      27 comments

To all of my new Sparkfriends (and to those of you who have been with me since the start) - I am not perfect. I know sometimes I write things that might make you think I have this whole thing figured out, like there's no stopping me, and like I... Read more
Practicing What I Preach: No Hypocrites Here
Thursday, July 14, 2011      23 comments

Back in May I wrote a Spark Guest Blog about being selfish - or rather - self centered. I talked about the importance of fulfilling yourself first before others and taking ample time for your own goals and aspirations. If you want to read ... Read more
Starved Rock: Revisited
Thursday, July 07, 2011      37 comments

I just had a pretty incredible long weekend. So great that it's been really tough for me to get my head back in the work game this week - but isn't that what long weekends should be all about anyway? About a year ago I visited Starved Rock... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Onederland Attained: and 113 Reasons Why It's Great to Be Here!
Tuesday, June 28, 2011      530 comments

This is the blog I've been waiting to write for a LONG time. 113 pounds of collecting reasons why it I will NEVER go back to where I came from and incentives to keep right on going. This is the final chapter in my Onederland Blogs. 1. I ... Read more
Running Into Onederland!
Friday, June 24, 2011      35 comments

So remember how I was whinging less than 24 hours ago about not being able to gallop across the Onederland mile marker? I woke up this morning and decided to take matters back into my own hands and laced up for a run. The goal? 4 miles. ... Read more
Onederland, The Elusive
Friday, June 24, 2011      19 comments

I thought I was going to hit it this week kids. I really did. But sadly the scale is still bouncing daily between 201.2 and 203. I just can't seem to get it to budge any lower. Not that I've been giving it optimal conditions to do so. I... Read more

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