Monday, February 28, 2022

Just 5 Words?

I'm always up for a challenge.

Trying to pick just five words to describe myself was far from easy. After all, it's nearly impossible to assume a subjective analysis of oneself.

That said, here's what I came up with...

Saturday, February 26, 2022

Into The Light

This week's theme would have to be "Out of the Darkness and Into the Light."

Let's just say I have really been embracing the increased daylight, the sunshine-filled days, and the excitement of easing closer to Spring (and, ultimately, Summer).

The sunrises are showing up (most days) while I'm still outside, before getting ready for my workday. The sunsets are coming later, well after I've gotten home from work. And, although the temps are still feeling very much winter-like, the wind (on occasion) is starting feel more balmy than frigid.

Seriously, what's not to love?

Thursday, February 24, 2022

A Visit to the February 'Fessional

Just when I think I have nothing to 'fess about...a few seconds later, a few 'fessions come to light. 

Yes, it's that time of the month again (and already). Care to join me?

Got any 'fessions of your own to share? 

If you don't mind, I'll go first...

Monday, February 21, 2022

Running Against the Wind...some thoughts

Can we talk about he wind?

I have, on many occasions, proclaimed the wind as my nemesis. 

This is not contingent on any particular season, though it's far more of an issue in the colder months.

What is it about this force of nature that is so humbling, yet empowering?

I have a few thoughts on the matter...

Saturday, February 19, 2022

Awaiting the next Dragon to Slay

It was a week...

There was sunshine. There was wind. Cold temps. Fleeting warm (for February) temps. Did I mention the wind? Inside workouts in the Glisten-n-Glow Den. Outside fitness in the fresh windy air. 

Plenty to do; and many a dragon to slay. 

Thursday, February 17, 2022

The Defender Ring

Ever heard the phrase, "The ring's the thing?"

Well, it has merit, at least if we're talking about fashion, function and peace of mind.

Case in point: The Defender Ring.

Saturday, February 12, 2022

We Be Back (mostly) outside

It's always a treasure getting back outside...

After a crazy cold first week back from Florida, this second week rewarded me with much better seasonal weather conditions. Well, at least in the early part of the week. Things took a bit of a downwarad spiral, literally, towards the week's end. 

Let's just say winter in Iowa ain't for sissies. But Holy Brrr, Batman...can we just fast-forward to summer-like weather already? I can handle the cold, but the psychotic wind (and subsequent sub-ZERO windchill) has got to go.

Tuesday, February 8, 2022

A Few Fun Favorites from '21

Call me crazy, but I love my fitness gear almost as much as the feel-good endorphins from a solid workout. 

Yes, there's the running shoes (and they have played a valuable part), but there's also a few extras that have upped my #SweatEquity experience. While none of these I'd call essential, all of them have merit. 

And they all were key players in my '21 fitness game.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

A not-so-warm Welcome Back

Baby, it's not just cold outside, it's ridiculously frigid.

Even by Iowa standards, the past week was downright brutal. We're talking single digits temps on the daily, as well as double-digit mph wind. That just means the feels-like was sub-ZERO on the daily as well. Thankfully, there wasn't any new snow or ice, so I'll give Momma N kudos for that.

How did my fitness fare? I'm glad you asked...

Thursday, February 3, 2022

Carpe Diem; Seize the Coffee


As the saying goes, carpe diem. 

Seize the day, and seize the drink...just make sure you grab something warm.

Holy frigid freeze-out, Batman! It's been cold, even by Iowa standards. It's a good thing I have a hearty supply of chai on hand. Rest assured, I'm drinking it hot (I can't imagine drinking anything on ice, given the current sub-ZERO feels-like weather conditions).

Anyways, it's that time of the month for gathering and chatting over coffee (or any beverage of choice). I have my chai latte' in hand and a few things to share...