Saturday, October 23, 2010
Friday, October 22, 2010
Uggs by Jimmy Choo. Have the greatest respect for Tamara Mellon, but seriously, these look like they were designed by Brüno. Props to Amber Valetta for doing all that she can, almost succeeding in making EVEN THESE appear somewhat sessy.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
(Because I'm a prude, this is all I will share of my undergarments with the internet. Also in pic: showing how well I've matched my passport. Going to NYC on Sunday!)
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
This week, make sure you make it out the door or to the gym 3 times as well. You should work out for 30 minutes. Nothing scary. But this time, run your 2-minute runs as often as you can. Ideal would be 2 minutes run - 2 minute walk, but if that's too much, then settle for 2 minute runs followed by 4 minute walk until your half-hour is up.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Helping you even more with those 2 minutes
As you try to run your two minutes, these thoughts will likely go off on a loud speaker in your head:
- Why am I doing this?
- This is pointless.
- I hate this.
- I'm not a runner, I'm a walker.
- Not everyone can be a runner.
- I must look ridiculous.
- There's no dignity in running.
- I'm too old to start running.
- This is hard.
Think of these thoughts as disturbances. That's all they are. Work through them. It's just 2 minutes. You can do it. You will do it. This week.
Use these thoughts if you need counter action:
- I'm doing this because I know it will feel good, eventually.
- Though I think this is pointless now, it's not pointless to use a body if I have one.
- I hate this now, but this now is not forever.
- I can be a runner and a walker.
- Everyone with working legs and feet can be a runner. And some other people.
- I may look ridiculous. Who cares?
- There's no dignity in running. Dignity is overrated.
- I'm too old to start running. It's never too late to get healthy.
- This is hard. And I get stronger by the minute.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
- A good sports bra.
- Running tights. I hear your protests - you look big in them, you're not comfortable wearing them. Bla bla bla. You know what I say? Get them. I believe one of the most effective ways to stop women from reaching their running potential is our own tendency to wear sweatpants on workouts. Don't do it. There's enough to fight when getting your running going without adding excess textile material to the list.
- Good shoes.
- Running socks. They are expensive, but work in a ritual way. You should wear them only when running. They signal that you take this as seriously as you should.
- Personally, I also wear (and swear by my) orthotics. If you have bunions or any kind of knee/foot/back problems it could be a good idea to see an orthopedist before you start running for real.
- If you're a man, chances are great that you think you'll need a Garmin Forerunner as well. You might. Later on.
Yes this is a lot. But it's an investment in yourself.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Saturday, October 2, 2010
As I tucked you in earlier this evening, you begged me to stay.