My Year To Thrive

"My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style." ~Maya Angelou

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Upcoming New Running Game App: Run An Empire

My philosophy is: If you can’t have fun, there’s no sense in doing it.
~Paul Walker
(Brainy Quotes)

Reading a comment thread in the Fit Fatties Facebook group, I found a mention of Run An Empire. It’s a running game app (app game? story app? “strategy running game”), similar to Zombies, Run!.  The difference being, from what I can see — it’s still in closed beta, instead of earning items to build up your virtual zombie compound, you actually capture & defend the real world space you run through.

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Perfectionism, Stress, & Routines

When you aim for perfection, you discover it’s a moving target.
~George Fisher (Quote Garden)

My writing area

This is where the magic happens. Now that I have my own place I finally have room for a writing area! The white binder with a couple of notebooks on top of it is the never-ending novel. I have decided this will be the year I finally finish revising & editing, & let it go. Seriously. I’m going to do it!

I wrote a couple of years ago about things I was letting fear hold me back from. So far, I’ve had a job, started dating & had a boyfriend — even if he turned out to be shitty, moved to a larger city, I’ve become more social & made a lot of new friends, & I’ve started checking out the comedy scene here & working on a set.  Now, I have my own apartment! :D

Like a lot of big life changes, even positive ones, it can be stressful. I’m really happy with my decision, but it is a major step, especially financially.  I am working with vocational rehab though to go back to work; a long-term job, not something seasonal.

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Whether it’s 2 or 22, your size has little to do with how beautiful you feel |

Whether it's 2 or 22, your size has little to do with how beautiful you feel |
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Whether it’s 2 or 22, your size has little to do with how beautiful you feel |

This article showed up on my personal Facebook page, & I thought it was pretty great.  So, of course I had to share it with you guys!  It’s message is certainly one I share & promote.

When you think about your best friends, do you ever think “If she was only a size 2, I’d enjoy hanging out with her so much more”? Of course not. That’s ridiculous.

So then why do we think that way about ourselves?

Working toward becoming a healthy person is a good and worthy goal, something I should be proud of.

Working toward becoming a size 6 is not.

It’s just not. It is not good or worthy. It has nothing to do with being a healthier me or a better me or feeling more beautiful.


Read the complete article here & click below for a brief update on me.

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How To Exercise Out Of Self-Love and Not Due To Fat-Shaming | Everyday Feminism

How To Exercise Out Of Self-Love and Not Due To Fat-Shaming — Everyday Feminism

Catching up on some things at the library.  I am getting closer to the ‘net at home; probably in the next couple of weeks.  Yay!  I got behind on my 31 Miles to Halloween challenge, but have been making the push this week to catch up my miles.  I should just squeak by.  Finished C25K w1d2 with J. yesterday, & we will finish the week up tomorrow.  Yay again!  The prize for October was to be spearmint teas & related goodies, based on my previous article about tea for PCOS.  I have it together, but decided to wait to until I can be more active here before posting it.

So, on to the meat here.  A couple of friends posted this on fb & I got it in the EF newsletter today, so I figured why not.  It’s a fairly brief article, as most of their stuff is, & does a good job of summing the issue up.

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Still Here

Alas I am still without internet at the new place, but I’m trying to get the owner motivated in that direction. Sadly, he’s old & doesn’t care much for technology.

Did C25K wk 2, but a friend wants to start now so I’m starting over. I have been taking my housemate’s dog with me.

Hope you are all doing wonderful & planning on having a happy Halloween.

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5 Lessons from Kids About Running | Salty Running

5 Lessons from Kids About Running – Salty Running

Still no interwebs at the house.  Looks like it’s going to be a couple of weeks.  Changed the password to my blog on my phone, but it didn’t sync to my  laptop OS & I couldn’t find out where it was hidden on my phone’s OS.  Finally figured it out today.  Brains!  They’re not just for zombie snacks.  So here I am with a very quick share for running week.

Have not been exercising because I’ve been in OMGChange mode, plus lazy, plus it has stormed all week so I haven’t gotten outside.  I need to get out & stalk a new running/walking area this weekend because I do still intend to start C25K on Monday.  I found the gym here, but then remembered I left my gym key with my dad because he’s working on my car.  I could go during office hours, but from their fb page the new manager seems all grrgrr gymgym weightsweights don’t be a big fat loser person so I’m just going to hide out until I get my key.  I’m pretty sure moving has to count for something as exercise.

From Lemongrass (which I’m allergic to btw) at Salty Running, five things she’s learned/remembered about running from her kids.


19 + 6 Reasons to Start Running

“There are as many reasons for running as there are days in the year, years in my life. But mostly I run because I am an animal and a child, an artist and a saint. So, too, are you. Find your own play, your own self-renewing compulsion, and you will become the person you are meant to be.”
~George Sheehan

source: HuffPo

I got moved yesterday.  Had my intake at the county MHC here today & see my new therapist later this week.  I also began the process of getting signed up with vocational rehab, so hopefully I can get a job here.  Sadly, there is no internet at the house yet, so I’m writing this from the library where I have to wear pants, & it’s hella cold, so this will be brief.

Since I’ll be starting C25K next Monday, I’ve decided to focus on running this week.  Yay!

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