A Brand New Look

I actually took time out of life this year to learn web design. Pretty soon, I’ll be opening up my brand new shop! I’m excited to get started on this new adventure, although I’m not so excited about sitting on my behind all day. Clearly, this is going to take some planning so that I’m getting up and moving around pretty often.

I have a Fit Bit. I LOVE my Fit Bit. In fact, I named her Helga. Seemed fitting since she is always giving me hell if I don’t get up and move. Recently, I’ve had a bit of leg pain so in order to allow it to heal while not losing any fitness, I have been pedaling on the stationary bike. Unfortunately Helga doesn’t see that as “steps”. Sure, I can log it in as an activity, but according to her, it does not translate. IT DOES NOT COMPUTE!

This is a huge bummer because I have been able to work on my laptop while pedaling. The hardest part is avoiding dripping copious amounts of sweat into my laptop keyboard. But I have been going for anywhere from 60-120 minutes at a time, or 500-1000 calories. Helga, it seems, does not care.

Helga messages

Helga messages

There are a few ways I could handle this. I could lie and tell Helga I actually walked. I know what a walk translates to as far as calorie burn so I could make a guestimate. If she ever had the notion to ask why she didn’t see my walk, I could tell her I forgot to clip her to my bra. Hmmmm. Might work. Good thing is, she is just a chip. She really has no personality at all (no offense, Helga). And she probably won’t ask. But I guess I would know. And of course, the question is who the hell cares? I mean, I know I got a workout in. I know that I dripped a lot of sweat. Shouldn’t I just be happy with that? Do I need to let Helga rule my life? She sure has her hooks in me, that gal does.

I’m not sure how I got from web design to Helga. (See?)

Anyway, Neon Is My Color has a new, uncluttered look. What do you think? I’m hoping to help WordPress bloggers across the globe brighten and improve their blogs, not to mention small companies and businesses with their sites.

As soon as I launch, I’ll let you know. In the meantime, please check out some of my work! And let me know if you are interested in updating YOUR website!

I did some running this week on Tuesday and Thursday and I actually had some brilliant runs! I’m hoping this will translate to a killer half marathon time on Saturday. I plan to taper this week with just a few miles, but mainly rely on the stationary bike for the sweaty work. Hopefully this will give my leg the chance to rest up and start the healing process. Boston is just 198 days away!

Do you have a running blog? Please share it with me on my Facebook page! I’d love to come visit you!


3 Responses to A Brand New Look

  1. Emily says:

    I love the new look! As for Helga you could yell at her but again, like you pointed out, she’s an inanimate object so she probably wouldn’t know! Might help you burn a few calories though?! Happy Sunday!

  2. Ohhh I love the new look!!! I have been toying with the idea of re-doing my blog for ages now, except that I’m on Blogger. I haven’t the faintest idea about switching over. Do I even bother or do I just become self hosted. Oh the decisions. Makes my brain hurt. Thanks for setting up that facebook group too – such a wonderful idea!! I’ll be running Boston next year too! 😀

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