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Update on My New Life in the USA
Friday, June 22, 2012      8 comments

I know that everyone has been due a blog entry for some time. I haven't forgotten everyone; it's just been a crazy whirlwind since finding out that I couldn't go back to India. Basically, what I learned from the immigration lawyer was that I w... Read more
Dear May, We need to talk....
Friday, May 18, 2012      4 comments

So, I just weighed myself for the first time since being back in the USA. I've gained 4 pounds. FOUR POUNDS. UGH. I've never been one to obsess about the scale, but I've been so damn proud of myself for losing weight, and now here it is ... cree... Read more
March Math & April Photos
Tuesday, April 10, 2012      8 comments

I know it's late, but since things have been so crazy, I wanted to reflect on my March numbers, and post some pictures from this morning. (The photos are more for my sake than yours, but, in the spirit of sharing, you can also see.) I want to st... Read more
Dubai: The Vegas of the Middle East
Saturday, April 07, 2012      6 comments

I finally have a moment to catch all of you up on my Dubai adventures! I'm sorry things have been so delayed; it's the end of the school year here in India so things are crazy with year-end data checking, helping administer year-end exams, and e... Read more
Got in an easy run in my new Vibrams!
Thursday, March 22, 2012      2 comments

I got in an easy 2.14 miles in 24 minutes (about 11:12 pace) after the IT band issue started on Monday. I didn't hurt during, and so far I haven't hurt after (about 3.5 hours post-run so far!). Whoo hoo! However, I did get a gnarly side stitch, ... Read more
Feeling a bit better!
Wednesday, March 21, 2012      2 comments

So I took yesterday completely off from cardio, and just did some stretches and hip strengthening exercises, and then went to a gentle yoga class in the evening. My yoga teacher gave me some good asanas that can help stretch my IT band. I ... Read more
Potential Injury Advice
Monday, March 19, 2012      7 comments

Alright, Sparkies, I need your advice. I went for my longest run yet today (60 minutes, 5.43 miles), even though I was only supposed to do 4 miles, but I wanted to see if I could run for a full hour. However, this run and the last run have cause... Read more
Skipped my long run today :(
Saturday, March 17, 2012      1 comments

On Friday, I went for a run outside - my first without headphones. I really enjoyed it and got to listen and pay attention to more things - early morning prayers at the temple, the men putting their produce out to be sold, and the women sweeping... Read more
My first tempo run - I did it!
Tuesday, March 13, 2012      5 comments

I did my first tempo run today on the treadmill! -7 minutes at 5.5 pace (11:00) -23 minutes at 5.8 pace (10:21) -6 minutes at 5.5 pace (11:00) So, I ended up running 20 seconds slower than what I want my race pace to be (10:00) fo... Read more
This may be TMI, but it's a legitimate concern!
Sunday, March 11, 2012      8 comments

So, I'm warning you now. This blog may be TMI. So please read at your own risk. However, it is a legitimate and serious concern that I'd like some answers for, if you're willing to offer one. I did my long run this morning (4.3 miles) outsi... Read more
Why did I think I needed to...
Friday, March 09, 2012      5 comments

...run 3.38 miles in 36 minuets, do my entire strength training routine (whole body) AND go to yoga for sixty minutes today?!?!? I'm insane!!!! AHHH! I'm sore, but I feel GREAT right now. I'm still glad I went. I've already been to yoga 3 times ... Read more
Hol(i) cow! So many colors!
Thursday, March 08, 2012      9 comments

Today was Holi in India. It's a giant celebration that involves colored powder, water balloons, cracking eggs, and tons and tons of music and running around. It's basically a chance to be five years old (with the benefit of drinking) and throw c... Read more
I didn't realize that...
Tuesday, March 06, 2012      6 comments

...my thighs *almost* aren't touching until I walked to the gym today. Whaaaaaaaa??? When in the heck has that happened, except when I was like freakin' 10 years old?!? So, Sparkie friends, I need some ideas for inner thigh workouts (besides run... Read more
March Goals
Saturday, March 03, 2012      4 comments

I figured I should probably have some March goals for myself, although they might be of the unconventional type. :) *Celebrate the HELL out of my 25th birthday in Dubai with my friend Olenka for 5 days. *Meditate every day for at least 10... Read more
First run outside in India!
Saturday, March 03, 2012      3 comments

So boss was supposed to go running with me this morning, but he wanted to sleep in. I thought, "Okay. Crap. Now I need to find somewhere to run!" since we were going to go to the horse racing track (and he has a car - so it's easier to get to!),... Read more

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