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Day 6: More of the Same Laziness

June 13, 2012


Lady Sisyphus embarks on a 30-day journey to no added sugar. Day six was okay. It wasn’t stellar but it wasn’t a total loss. I started off with a great five mile run/walk in the morning. I ran (almost literally) into a posse of older women on bikes. Always inspiring. Foodwise, it was more of […]

Day 3, Part 1: I am the One-Tenth!

June 9, 2012


Lady Sisyphus embarks on a 30-day journey to no added sugar. 9am. It is day three and I am one-tenth of the way into my no-added-sugar challenge.  Speaking of mileage, I am happy that I have put in 18 miles on my feet this week. There was a time when 18 would have represented the […]

Back on the Trail

June 6, 2012


Lady Sisyphus went running! Well, it was sort-of running. It was hot and I was tired and I had new shoes on and it was a new trail and…I exercised. Let’s leave it at that. As we have been packing and moving, I have lost all sense of routine the last few months. I’ve been […]

I Jumped the Shark

June 4, 2012


Lady Sisyphus has been preoccupied. We have been in the midst of a job-related move since February. I’d like to say that I’ve been the model of healthy living by eating well and exercising often. But I haven’t. Help me, Jesus. I started on this journey way back in January 2008. I signed up for […]

Irisin the Messenger Goddess of Brown Fat

January 12, 2012


Phew, Lady Sisyphus can stop now.  According to news reports, scientists have isolated an exercise hormone. Surely a pill (to be taken in lieu of exercise) is just around the bend! Okay, it’s not that simple. But it is intriguing. (And it has to do with another mythological character, Iris!) Scientists have known since 2009 […]

Slow Runner Fast Eater

January 10, 2012


If I were to be given a Native American name it would be Slow Runner Fast Eater. I started running in 2008. In a Forrest Gump-like fit, I put on shoes, got on the treadmill and started running. The only difference between Forrest Gump and me is that I was overweight and had the cardio […]

Dental Work vs. Strength Work

January 7, 2012


Today I am NOT going to talk about food. I am going to talk about a subject that – for me – ranks right up there with dental work: strength training. I can’t do a pushup to save my life. I never have. I was the kid who dreaded the flexed-arm bar hang, the rope […]