So I dropped off the face of the blogosphere for a month and a half or something. Oh yes, I’m still here – new camera collecting dust while I’ve been off having fun with much of the following:
1. The Primal Blueprint Meets The 4-Hour Body.
I devoted a bunch of posts in December to the wonders of The Primal Blueprint and how much I was digging it, right? Well, The 4-Hour Body by Tim Ferris deserves the same accolades. Quite informative and entertaining in many respects. Funny, inspiring and errr, intriguing? (Be sure to check out the chapter on the 15 minute female orgasm, for the illustrations if nothing else.)
I was fortunate enough to get my electronic hands on the free digital copy that Tim gave out in the first 24 hours following the book’s release. I have been reading and revisiting it and telling anyone who will listen all about it for nearly two months now. He spouts much of the same stuff about sugar, grains and refined carbs that Mark does – so Tim is singing my tune. As the Monkees would say – I’m a believer (when it comes to getting the majority of your carbs from vegetables.) Wait, that’s part of the song, right?
More to follow on what I’m eating (or as the case may be, NOT eating) these days if I can get my posting act in gear here.
2. Yoga (Nearly) Everyday
I’ve done yoga on and off for a couple years now, but never really went out of my way to practice with any sort of regularity during that time. I always just squeezed in a practice session at home when I could, sometimes with weeks spaced between me and my mat. But then we got a YMCA membership in September of last year and I started hitting up a couple of the yoga classes they offer. Before I knew it I found myself enjoying a more regular practice again, while admittedly still being a bit hit or miss with it.
Then Santa dropped an issue of Yoga Journal into my stocking and the downward dog broke loose. Like most things, as soon as I start reading about something I get totally pumped and bam! suddenly I’m doing Warrior III in my kitchen and Ava is asking if the girl bended into a pretzel on the front cover of the magazine is a real person. A couple classes a week with a smattering of yogadownload plus some Do It Myself Yoga when I’m short on time and voila! A regular yoga practice was born and has quickly proven to be a thing I’m eager to make time for these days.
Yoga! Every day! Even one pose a day can be considered a yoga practice. Try it. You’ll like it. You’ll see.
3. Signed up for a half-marathon.
I ran the inaugural Flower City Half Marathon in Rochester last year with a time of 1:51:11. I had hoped to PR (and beat my 1:47 from 2009) but no dice. This year? I’m ready to rock a sub-1:45 on May 1, baby! (Maybe.)
4. Less Time on the Computer
for more time with the fam, staying on top of the housework, practicing yoga, plenty of running, hanging out in the produce section and apparently not blogging about any of it.
So this is where I’ve been. More details and food photos to follow!