Category Archive: 'fitness'

Do You? Or Don’t You?

  I want to ask all my fellow mothers a serious question. There’s been a lot of talk in the media and at playgroups about a pernicious and evil substance hidden in the foods we give our children. No, not arsenic. Not lead shavings. I’m talking about High Fructose Corn Syrup, or HFCS. I haven’t […]

The downside of losing weight

Sure, the benefits of getting fit far outweigh the cons. But changing your size – in any direction – has negatives that few people seem to talk about. Here are mine.


I turned thirty-one years old this year. Thirty-one before I finally decided to give exercise a try. Thirty-one when I signed up for my first 5k. There are exactly thirty-one days until the big race. As of this morning I’ve lost thirty-one pounds. It looks like I have a new lucky number. Maybe I should […]

The Biggest Cry Baby

It’s hard to run when you’re trying not to cry and your throat closes down and you can’t breathe. It’s also a little embarrassing when you’re running and your breathing starts sounding like you’re sucking air through a harmonica. People are bound to come ask if you’re having a heart attack if you don’t get it together, pronto.

Sick Freaks

Two years ago we went on the best vacation we’ve ever had. We spent seven lovely days in Jamaica, lying on a beach, snorkeling, drinking sweet things and eating jerk chicken. It was everything you read about and worth every cent. Not even having our luggage left behind in Miami could spoil it (always pack […]