Winner, Workouts, Work, and Wacky Fuzzballs

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Oh dear heavens, where to begin? I've been working long and strange hours, so food has had to be simple. I realized yesterday that I hadn't been to a grocery store in nearly 3 weeks – which is so unusual for me! I have had many salads, too few green smoothies, baked oatmeal, and vegan pizza! Nothing outrageously unhealthy, but I will be looking forward to next week and being back to relatively normal hours for a few days!


The past two weeks have definitely been all about the runs and kickboxing! A relatively new chain opened up 3 studios in my region, and I've been going at least twice a week. It's called 9Round, and there are essentially 9 stations, with a 3 minute workout at each station. It can be anything from punches, kicks, squats, lunges, burpees (yuck), and between each station, there's a 30 second transition exercise. Planks, jumping jacks, jump rope – those seem to be some of the standards. The last station is core, and it's killer. According to my HR monitor, I get 400-500 calories burned in that short workout. And I am sore for days after!

On days I'm not getting some gratification of punching and kicking the crap out of something, I run. Our weather has been a mixed bag lately (warm one day, cold and wet the next), but hopefully we're on the upswing with warmer and consistent weather.

I haven't had much time for yoga, and I can definitely tell. My muscles are a little tight, so hopefully I'll have time soon. I truly have had 10-18 hr days most of the last 3 weeks, which hasn't left me much time for family, cooking, friends, nor yoga.


It's been a good few weeks. Hectic, but good. When you spend 18 months building a new computer system and all the stuff that goes with it (designing, building, testing, training, etc), the most gratifying thing is seeing your customers use it. It's nerve wracking – is it going to work, did I forget something, etc….but they have all gone very well so far (knock on wood), so I'm hopeful that the rest will go well too. We've brought 4 sites up so far – hence the crazy hours.

On a totally unrelated side note, spring sucks. I have the most awful allergies in the spring, and I've had very little relief in the past month or so. I can't wait to start whining about the crazy heat, because at least that will just be sweat – but I will be able to breathe!

It's otherwise been quiet. Trying to spend as much time with my family as possible – which has been far too infrequent, taking too many pictures of the families fuzzier members, and taking one day at a time.


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I am a 45 yo busy career single mom and doctoral student attempting to find her inner athlete, be a gluten-free(ish) vegan, and find a way to balance it all without going crazy! I love to cook, read, run, box, do yoga, dance, travel, and learn as many new things as I can - which often gets me in trouble.... I am passionate about life in general, and if I didn't write about it, I'd probably implode.

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