Archive for September, 2014

The Great Race, Peeing My Pants, and Racial Vitriol

Posted by Vicki on September 28th, 2014 under Uncategorized
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Yesterday, I announced to my family – tentatively – that i might consider trying the half marathon again this spring. Today, I changed my mind. Because today, in the midst of running this year’s 10 K portion of Pittsburgh’s The Great Race, I was really struggling to get myself through it, and as races go, […]

Forgot To Mention Scary Tunnel

Posted by Vicki on September 21st, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, Exercise, fitness, friends & family, Funny things, inspiration, Lifestyle, philosophy
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While in scary tunnel, called The Paw Paw Tunnel, which is in Maryland on the way to Little Orleans, our final stop before returning home, I was reminded of Max’s journey on foot from somewhere in Maryland on Tow Path or Great Allegheny Passage to somewhere in PA. I actually think he started on GAP […]

Time to Set The Next Smart Goal!

Posted by Vicki on September 20th, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, fond memories, friends & family, inspiration, Lifestyle, weight, Weight Gain, Weight Loss, weight management, Wellness
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Our second annual bike ride along the Great Allegheny Passage has, alas, ended with our arrival at our doorstep around three on Tuesday. Much better weather than last year, and about thirtyish extra miles this year, with 31 the first day, 32 the second and 44 the third, with some additional miles thrown in off […]


Posted by Vicki on September 11th, 2014 under fitness, Lifestyle, love, Nutrition, philosophy
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Last post before bike trip,again with the Allegheny Passage, but more mileage, from Confluence to Little Orleans. Excited, but worried about cb who has not cycled at all since last year. Despite my warnings, cajolings, commands, demands, and other attempts to gently persuade. Oh, well. We will take lots of rests – Grace and i […]

Safe, Caref and Hap. That’s All That Matters

Posted by Vicki on September 7th, 2014 under craziness, friends & family, love, stress management
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For a brief moment yesterday, I did not feel stressed out. It was the moment an hour or so before bedtime, when I began to search for some video clips I could use in that October Grand Rounds I am scheduled to do. Something about finding a site that had video clips and beginning to […]

Empty Schedule

Posted by Vicki on September 6th, 2014 under Exercise, food!, Lifestyle, Wellness
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I may be done with the extreme food restrictions I have been imposing on myself. Yesterday it was torture not to have my usual breakfast. Today also. So today, perhaps in compensation, I consumed too much yunch. I am getting to feel deprived, which usually ends up backfiring big time. Besides, weight has come down […]

Why A Little OCD is a Good Thing

Posted by Vicki on September 4th, 2014 under Eating Behavior, Exercise, fitness, fond memories, stupid, venting
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I don’t really have OCD, at least not the severe kind. I do have anxiety, which brings out OCD type features. The anxiety part can get out of hand sometimes, but only when it leads to freaking the fuck out, which I do pretty rarely these days, unlike in my younger years. I am still […]

Of Cutting Back And Etiquette

Posted by Vicki on September 1st, 2014 under aspirations, Attitude, Eating Behavior, friends & family, Funny things, weight, Weight Gain, weight management
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Ok. I realize that for the next three days – including today – before my WW meeting, I can cut back. I can cut out part of breakfast, which definitely can be excessive if not all that hungry, like this morning. Today, I did not have yogurt or all the Fiber One I usually have, […]