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chasingthenow

Kentucky 41102
23. Happily married and living in Japan as an English teacher. Doing my best to stay healthy, active, and maintain my weight loss without as many Western conveniences.
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Chasing the Now no longer by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Okay friends—remember back around Christmas time when I debated quitting blogging? Well there’s more to the story that I haven’t told you… As J and I are starting prep ... Read on »
Vibram Five Fingers Review: 2.5 months in by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living If you aren’t the least bit interested in barefoot running, this post is not for you. However, if you are like I was and feel very neutral and skeptical about barefoot run ... Read on »
The Weekly Wind Down: March 11, 2012 by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It’s been a really good running week. You know how some weeks running just seems like the most natural thing your body could be doing, while others it seems like it ... Read on »
Registered and ready by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I did it! I took the plunge. After thinking it over for about a week and a half, I registered for the Detroit Free Press/Talmer Bank Marathon this morning. The ... Read on »
In Numbers by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living 2000 – The amount of Yen I was surprised to find left on my pre-paid pool card when I had a hankering to swim this morning. Score! 550 – The number of me ... Read on »
Four barefoot miles by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Fantastic run this AM. Fantastic. Fun. And FOUR. My first 4-miler in the Vibram Five Fingers and it felt great. I took my time and enjoyed running a little long ... Read on »
Delicious dinner for one by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Shew. I think the allergy medicine is starting to kick this hay fever in the ass. Finally. I am the biggest baby when I’m sick (I admit it!) and I’m ready to be back to 10 ... Read on »
Baw Bee Q by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Despite my hay fever allergies stirring up big time yesterday (that’s what I’ve determined the problem to be), we had so much fun hanging out with Marc and Ana at their pl ... Read on »
A rough start by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Rough morning over here at my place. I went to bed with the beginnings of a scratchy throat and woke up with a full-blown sore throat. On top of that, J snored ALL. NI ... Read on »
Humbled. by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Sometimes I need to be humbled. My husband will positively reaffirm that. This morning’s run humbled me, and it reminded me that not every run is going to be a winner—and ... Read on »
The Marathon Itch by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Last night I had a marathon dream. Except, I wasn’t re-living my first marathon… I was running my second. I guess all the contemplating I’ve been doing about a second mara ... Read on »
Special delivery mood booster by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The current forecast SUCKS. It’s not June—the typical rainy season—and I am sick of all this rain! The only positive I can see is that the rain might bring in s ... Read on »
Rabbit, Rabbit by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy March. Technically it’s March 2 for me, but I know most of you are at least 13 or 14 hours behind Japan. I said my “rabbit, rabbit” yesterday for the first time ... Read on »
Shorts, Veggies, and Meatballs by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Attention! Today was a very good day. I finally got to break out some shorts and give my pale, pale legs a little sun-action. The high today was 55 and I just c ... Read on »
February 2012 Favorites (VIDEO) by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Products mentioned: Nivea Smooth Moisturizing Cream Cover Girl Cheekers blush in Brick Rose Maybelline 8-in-1 BB Base in Natural China Gla ... Read on »
He said he loved me by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In case you missed it, this morning I revealed our post-Japan plans . We’re both still riding the high of J’s accomplishment, so not a lot got done today. The w ... Read on »
The Big News: Our Post-Japan Plans by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living J and I moved to Japan in August 2009 for him to begin teaching English in a Japanese high school. The plan was to live here for three years and head back to the U.S. to s ... Read on »
Birthday and Big News! by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Happy Birthday to ME! Today I became a quarter-centurion. So weird to think of it that way… but really it just means I’m 25 years old. And to kick off the first day of ... Read on »
Pit Days by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living At least once a week I have what I like to call a Pit day… as in bottomless pit. I think we all have days where it seems like you eat, and eat, and eat but never feel trul ... Read on »
How I spent my 24th year by chasingthenow Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Tomorrow’s my birthday, which has had me thinking about the past year of my life. 24 was a great year—perhaps the most memorable year yet. Life was turned upside down ... Read on »