Archive for May, 2010

May 29th, 2010 - 7:20 pm § in Exercise

A Month Out – What Do I Need to Know?

I am just about a month away from my first half-marathon. The training has been going great and I am getting more and more excited as the weeks wind down. Last week our coach made it very clear it was time to get serious. We had to figure out in the next two weeks how […][...]

May 28th, 2010 - 1:43 pm § in Exercise

More Sweat Time, Doesn’t Equal More Snooze Time

I have always been a poor sleeper. Blame it on what I call my stress genetics but at three, I was sitting in my bed crying about how I had to do my homework before I could go the bed. It wasn’t until college that I even started to like nap time. Even then it […][...]

May 24th, 2010 - 7:07 pm § in Exercise

Running in the Heat

Two weekends ago I was in Florida for my fiancé’s law school graduation. And it was a lovely 100 degrees. Thursday wasn’t so bad, there was a cool breeze that probably brought the temp down to about a low 90. But Friday was unbearable and there was no way I was running stadiums, same thing [&he[...]

May 19th, 2010 - 8:10 am § in Exercise

It’s In Your Genes

When I was with my mom last week she recounted a conversation she had with a friend about her lack of desire to exercise. She said she didn’t understand how her response to stress was eating, while others was shopping or exercising. She wanted to know why she wasn’t of the exercising kind. Turns[...]

May 16th, 2010 - 6:27 pm § in Running Through My Mind

Traveling Not for the Weary

On my run today, I started thinking about something a former supervisor said about my work ethic. She was explaining how a colleague was upset about traveling to a client in another state every two weeks. After speaking with this colleague my supervisor’s reaction was “if this was Laney she woul[...]

May 12th, 2010 - 6:29 am § in Uncategorized

Obesity Task Force Targets In-Store Ads, Packaging

Obesity Task Force Targets In-Store Ads, Packaging. More on obesity from the White House[...]

May 12th, 2010 - 6:28 am § in Uncategorized

White House Obesity Report Suggests More P.E. is Not Enough

The  plan to battle childhood obesity released yesterday by the White House emphasizes the notion that it’s not enough to tell kids to go outside and run around – we’ve also got to change what they (and we) are putting in their mouths.[...]

May 10th, 2010 - 8:24 pm § in Uncategorized

Obesity – Threat Level Orange

The latest national security threat, the growing obesity epidemic. As of 2005, at least 9 million young adults — 27 percent of all Americans ages 17 to 24 — were too overweight to serve in the military, according to the Army’s analysis of national data. And since then, these high numbers have [...]

May 9th, 2010 - 11:02 am § in Uncategorized

A Running Marketing Ploy

I heard in passing that May was National Runner’s Month, so I decided to do a little digging. Turns out it’s actually a marketing campaign by Dick’s Sporting Goods. Per their press release Runner’s Month is “a new, major sports-marketing initiative to promote running and highlight the reta[...]

May 9th, 2010 - 10:58 am § in Exercise

The Wedding Diet

Every bride wants to look her best on her wedding day and since I have been the same weight for the last five years (believe me there have been efforts to lose) I decided starting early was the best thing. So even though I have a year and a half before my wedding I decided […][...]