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2 Dec 2008
Categorized As: Hogzilla, running

This is the first, and possibly the last video blog for FCR. Anyway, hope you enjoy and please tell me what you think!

2 Dec 2008
Categorized As: Hogzilla

I feel it. That enthusiasm I had 2 weeks ago for this running adventure? It’s slipping away.

I knew it would happen. It always happens around week 3. When it gets hard. When something makes me change my schedule. When I just don’t feel like going. When I realize a good beer (or 4) would feel better than a good run–even if only for that moment.

The real life excuses are there. And as far as excuses go, they’re legitimate. The holidays are busy and food filled. (actually, this was the first year I really overindulged in a long time.) I’m on deadline. A pretty serious one actually–and since my computer died a couple of weeks ago, I’m behind. Way behind. It’s nobody’s fault but my own because I didn’t back up properly–still the stress is there. And the thought that I can’t take an hour from my day to go work out feels real. (Even if I spend an hour or more on the internet…if I’m at my computer, I feel like I’m working.) It’s getting cold. I really, really, REALLY don’t enjoy the running in the cold. I tried to. I wanted to. But I don’t. I’m honestly inspired and amazed by Cinde who l ives in FREAKING FARGO and is running outside. She is awesome.

So go to the gym, right? Riiiiight.

Again, I’m great with the excuses.

My friend Rocki St. Claire has recently become a running addict. She swears that my writing productivity will increase if I stick to exercising. (She’s also on me about my diet, but 1 thing at a time, okay, Crackwhore my friend?) Mentally I know she’s right.


I’m not blogging for encouragement here. I’m just discussing a pattern that I’ve discovered over the past 10 years of fitness and diet failures. I’m the only one who is stopping myself from going to the gym, from hitting the pavement, from eating right, and from getting healthy.

I know this.

I’m just trying to figure out why I seem to always fail at the same point. Why is it so difficult to push through and keep going. Am I afraid of success? Cuz God knows I can’t be afraid of failure–I’ve been failing for a long time now.

2 Dec 2008
Categorized As: CarbKiller

I can finally listen to Christmas music without feeling silly. First up is a soundtrack. Can you guess what it is? I’ll give you a hint, it’s by John Williams of course. (If you click on his name it will come up and you can listen to the YouTube version.

What is your fave seasonal song? And don’t just limit it to Christmas songs, I happen to love all three of Adam Sandler’s Chanukah (maybe it’s Hanukkah? I’m never sure) songs too.